Welcome to the Kimbolton & Stonely Parish Council
This is the official Website of Kimbolton & Stonely Parish Council. The website has been designed and constructed to provide what we hope will be a valuable resource of information to all residents of the village and act as a vehicle to find out more about what is happening within the Council and the wider Kimbolton & Stonely community.
We wish for the site to be as proactive as possible and to be a two way channel of advice, assistance and information between residents and the Parish Council.
It will be achieved by:
- involving local people more in what is happening in the village
- improving communication
- engaging everyone in local issues
NOTES ON THE KIMBOLTON & STONELY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
(Readers are reminded that this is an unapproved record of proceedings – should parishioners be interested in a particular issue there is no substitute for personal attendance. Some items discussed during the meeting may not be fully reported or even omitted)
PCSO Richard Braddick
PCSO Braddick came to the meeting to introduce himself to members as the new face of rural policing in the area. He has moved down from a large rural area in the Yorkshire Dales and has already been active in Kimbolton. He agreed to keep an eye on the restricted parking spaces on the High Street, amongst other things.
Councillor Peter Downes talked to members of the County’s decision to go ahead with the election of a Mayor for the combined authority of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough in 2018. There would be a staffed Mayoral office, probably in Peterborough, and the scheme would be Government-backed by £10m per annum for 30 years. The office would be primarily responsible for housing and transport.
Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Suitable contractors had visited to inspect the equipment and the possible site and a quote was awaited.
Kimbolton Entrance Sign – West
After last month’s agreement to purchase another ‘heritage’ sign for placement at the entry into Kimbolton from the west/north west, it was agreed to try to get some sponsorship/additional funding to help offset the cost.
16/02227 23 Stow Road – erect dwelling – refusal
16/02263 4 Hatchet Lane Stonely – variations – agreed
16/02291 6 Lotus Court, Harvard Ind Estate – side extension – agreed
16/02186 Wornditch Hall, Station Road – internal room changes - agreed
Working Party Reports
The monthly report was submitted, some plots were still being watched as not up to standard. The work on trimming of the hedges had started and would be finished during the month. A new combination lock had been purchased for the Rookery Lane gate and would be fitted and plot-holders informed.
A new Notice Board had been purchased and would be fitted in due course.
Approximately two thirds of the 56 paths in the parish had been walked. Most were found to be in good order and it had been decided by the WP to concentrate on getting faults rectified on one or two paths at a time, starting with those nearest to the centre of the parish.
(c) Football Club
A successful joint meeting between representatives of the Football Club and the PC had been held prior to this PC meeting in order to take matters forward more quickly.
War Memorial Lighting
The result of consultations with the PCC was awaited
2017-18 Budget & Precept
The Budget figures for the next financial year were studied and discussed and it was agreed to raise the Parish Council precept by 2% in line with projected inflation.
Date of next meeting: Thursday 15th December 2016
Meetings of the Parish Council are normally held on the last Thursday of the month at 7.00pm in the Fire Station. Because of statutory obligations regarding the length of time given for decisions on planning applications extra meetings may have to be held. Agendas for Council Meetings are displayed on the Parish notice boards and website at least three days before any meeting. If a parishioner has an interest in a particular planning application or other matter it is advisable to contact the Clerk to ascertain the exact date it will be discussed. Members of the public are welcome to attend and may raise particular items of interest or concern at the Public Forum at the start of meetings