The Parish Council meeting on 16th February 2017 was attended by Councillors Brian Frith, Beverley Humphreys, Andrew Coleman, Graham Gale, Dawn Welsby and Sarah Allen. Also present were the Clerk and ten members of the public.
Some of the main items discussed at the meeting are mentioned here. Full minutes of the meeting are available here in draft form until agreed by the Council at the next meeting (16th March 2017).
The following planning applications were discussed:
- 2017 / 0244 – Kingsmuir, Low Road – New vehicular access – The parish council had no objections to this application.
- 2017 / 0194 – Telecommunications Tower, Northfield Road – 18m high tower. This application was discussed at some length and the parish council resolved to object to this application.
Residents may have seen in the EDP recently that the parish council made a successful bid to the Big Lottery Fund. The bid will cover the cost of providing a defibrillator in the phone box on Low Road, Forncett St Mary. The parish council is in the process of formally adopting ownership of this box from BT. A training session will be arranged in due course, probably at the village hall but this will be well advertised in advance of the event. The last training provided, when the defibrillator was installed in the phone box on Long Stratton Rd, was extremely well attended and received very positive feedback.
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held at the village hall on Thursday 20 April 2017, commencing at 7pm. This is a chance for clubs and groups in the village to get together and report on everything they have been doing during the last year. Everyone is welcome to attend.