Bloxham Parish Council Meeting - Monday 3 April 2017

at 7.30pm at St Mary's Parish Rooms, Bloxham

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Bloxham Parish Council Minutes 23 August 2016

MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD AT ST MARY’S PARISH ROOMS BLOXHAM ON TUESDAY 23 AUGUST 2016 AT 7.30PM

 

PRESENT:   Chairman, Councillor Jenny Yates; Councillors Steve Craggs, Mary Groves, Mike Hawtin, Gloria Lester-Stevens, Nick Raynor, Gillian Roberts, Sue Slater and Andrew Taplin.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE:  Theresa Goss (Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer) and one member of the public.

 

APOLOGIES:  Parish Councillors Stephen Phipps and Tom Smith submitted their apologies because they had a prior commitment and work commitments respectively and these were accepted.

 

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and reminded the Councillors and the public that recording of the meeting was permitted.  However, she asked that should anyone wish to record the proceedings, could they please advise the Parish Council so that this could be facilitated.

 

59/16   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Minute Number 60/16 – Butterfly Meadow Children’s Centre – Councillor Mike Hawtin declared an interest because his partner was employed at Butterfly Meadow Children’s Centre.

 

Members were reminded that advice on declarations of interest should be sought from the Clerk prior to the meeting, as advice could not be given to Councillors at Parish Council meetings.

 

Resolved that the report and interest be noted.

 

60/16   BUTTERFLY MEADOW CHILDREN’S CENTRE – The Chairman reported that there was a recommendation from the Resources Committee, which had met on 10 August 2016, that Parish Council funding for Butterfly Meadow should be approved, following the schedule below and the funding would be allocated from the New Homes Bonus.

 

Year 1              2017/2018       £5,000

Year 2              2018/2019       £5,000

Year 3              2019/2020       £5,000

 

It was noted that the Parish Council had already approved an allocation of £13,000 from the New Homes Bonus for the year 2016/2017.  However, the proposals for the Centre had changed since that decision had been made and funding was now requested as above.

 

The financial support which Butterfly Meadows was seeking from the Parish Council was to support their bid to the County Council’s Community Fund, for a total of £45,090.

 

If the funding was approved, the Chairman advised that Parish Council would receive monthly feedback, as well as an annual overview of the whole previous year.

 

The deadline for the bids to the County Council was the end of August, hence the need for the extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council to make a decision on this matter.

 

Resolved that New Homes Bonus be used to fund Butterfly Meadow Children’s Centre as follows:

Year 1              2017/2018       £5,000

Year 2              2018/2019       £5,000

Year 3              2019/2020       £5,000

 

(Proposed by Councillor Nick Raynor, seconded by Councillor Andrew Taplin and unanimously agreed).

 

61/16   MEETING DATES

 

Resolved that it be noted that, future meeting dates for Bloxham Parish Council were as stated below.  They would all commence at 7.30pm (unless stated otherwise) in St Mary’s Parish Rooms, Bloxham, and reference should be made to the agenda prior to the meeting:

 

  • 5 September 2016 at 7.45 pm
  • 3 October 2016
  • 7 November 2016
  • 5 December 2016

 

 

(The meeting closed at 7.55pm)