Southwick Parish Council
The Village Hall
ANNUAL VILLAGE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Meeting held on
Tuesday 21st May 2019 7.00PM.
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Present: - Cllrs. K. Noble, Chairman, Cllr. D. Jackson Deputy Chairman Cllr. S. Carey, Cllr. T. Curry, Cllr. J. Eaton,
Cllr. C. McCaw, Cllr. E Pomeroy, Cllr. F. Morland.
Steven F. King JP, The Parish Clerk.
Seven members of the public were present.
Apologies for absence: - Cllr. G Clayton, Cllr H Prickett.
Declarations of interest None declared
The minutes of the meeting held on 21st May 2018 were approved.
Annual report of the Council Cllr. Noble
Cllr Noble Reported…….
We are made up of ten members. One vacancy.
On June 10th we employed our current Clerk Mr Steven F. King JP
We dealt with 38 Planning applications all were visited by councillors.
Donations were made to Southwick School and the Defib machine at The Farmers Arms Southwick.PCSO Glover sent us regular Police reports but due to pressure of work could not always attend our meetings on a regular basis. Wiltshire Councillor H. Prickett was thanked for all his work and attendance at the monthly meetings of the council and the provision of such comprehensive monthly reports.
Thank you to John Fox for his work concerning editing the Southwick Village News. Also thank you to all councillors for their support throughout the year.
To receive a statement of accounts dated March 2019
The clerk presented the accounts including the cash book, bank statements and accounts which have been prepared for internal audit by Gooding’s Accountants, banks balances were stated and Vat recovery totalling £908.50.All papers were presented to the Council, the accounts were requested to be circulated to members by the Clerk.
Wiltshire Councillors Report
To receive an annual report from Wiltshire Councillor H. Prickett. It was noted that WC Cllr. H. Prickett provided on a monthly basis a very comprehensive report.
Policing by PSCO Glover of the village will now be handled by PCSO Matt Till of Wilts Constabulary and be the main point of contact for the Parish Council. Matt Till will be encouraged to attend the monthly meetings.
Southwick Village Hall Chairman’s report as follows
Southwick Playing Field Committee report
During the last year the committee has continued to meet on Thursdays has had 5meetings the majority of which have had good attendance.
Once again, the provision of well-maintained play equipment has had top priority. Regrettably this year we have had several bouts of vandalism to both adult and child equipment all of which has had to be repaired at accost. Once again, the continued lack of responsibility by some dog owners, has caused concern for not only the committee but also some of the villagers and sportsmen.
Following the successful hedge planting last year the committee have been doing some similar work at the boundary hedge near the garage this year. Thanks to Tony Doel, Ted Pomeroy, Ben Sansom and Kath Noble four dead trees have been felled and removed.
The use of only one football team using the pitch this year has allowed the grass to last much better despite this years unseasonal weather. The Beehive Cricket Club have continued to use the the square although their results have not been so good, and Southwick Show had another successful show on Bank Holiday Monday
Grass cutting and strimming has again been carried out by Richard Dent. Hedge cutting by Jackson & Sons, line marking by Dave Haines and other work by J.L. Pethers. Thanks, must also go to our regular helpers and supporters and to Southwick Parish Council for their financial assistance.
Finally, as chairman I must thank all the committee although small in number for their continued support so that between us all we try to ensure that the field which is our war memorial remains an asset for everyone.
Mr. E. G. Pomeroy BEM,
Southwick Playing Filed Management Committee
Resolution of which Written Notice has been given
Meeting closed at 7.15pm