Minutes of meeting 6 Oct 2014

1/ Present
Mrs Bolam, Mr Kenny, Mr Ormston, Mr Stripp.
Apologies were received from Mrs O’Kane.

2/ Minutes of previous meeting 1.9.14 were approved and signed

3/ Matters arising: none

4/ Finance
The audited accounts and the external auditor’s report thereon were received.
The bank statement now shows a balance of £1,952.12, the second half precept having been received.
Payment of £40 for audit fees was approved, and a donation of £55 to the Air Ambulance.

5/ Planning
14/02869/FUL and 14/0270/LBC Orangery at Peels: supported
14NP084 extension at Holystone Grange Cottages: supported
14NP085 kennel conversion at Holystone Grange Cottages: no objections
It was noted that Harden Quarry is applying for planning consent for an extension.

6/ Roads
Councillors had met with Highways to obtain better information concerning road repairs and closures planned to start in Harbottle on 27.10.14.
Mr Stripp had joined a visit to the Cragend landslip site, where drainage works are now complete and the contract is due to be awarded very soon, with work completed by August 2015.
Mr Kenny will speak to Tom Burston to see if Pillar II funds can be directed towards transport infrastructure.

7/ Correspondence
Nothing of note.

8/ AOB
It was suggested that a seat to commemorate Haizel Young might be erected on the roadside at Sharperton, the land being part of the common. The clerk to start consultation with adjoining property owners.
BT intends to remove the public call box at Sharperton. The clerk to lodge an objection.

9/ Next meeting 10 November 2014

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