Minutes of Parish Council Meeting, 11th January 2024 7:30pm

Clerk: Philip Edwards (CiLCA) | Tel: 07988 471568 | clerk@hintonblewettpc.co.uk
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Councillors Present: C Elliott, D Cox, D Duckett (Chairman), D Huffadine (Vice Chairman) and P Young

Also Present: Philip Edwards (Clerk)


There was no public participation contributed by members of the public.


2401_[2] Apologies for Absence

RESOLVED: Apologies for absence were received from Cllr J O’Nians and absence was approved by the Parish Council

2401_[3] Declaration of Interest

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary or personal interests.

2401_[4] Confirmation of Minutes

RESOLVED: The Parish Council meeting minutes of Thursday 9th November 2023 were confirmed as an accurate record and signed by Chairman.


2401_[5] Chairman’s Report

The Chairman reported on attendance of the police advisory board, including a change in leadership of the group and crime figures. It was noted that resident should report any crimes online so that police can use this data to direct resources. The Chairman reported on the poor state of Coley Hill and other roads in Hinton Blewett and would continue to pursue this with Dst Cllr David Wood.

2401_[6] Clerk’s Report

  • The Clerk reported on vehicle track damage to the Barbury
  • Noted: correspondence shared with council members (see appendix)

2401_[7] Councillor Responsibilities and Meetings attended

  • Noted: Cllr Young had reported flooding on the road to Bishop Sutton on Fix my Street.

2401_[8] Ward Councillor’s Report

  • Apologies for absence were received from BANES District Cllr David Wood

2401_[9] FINANCE

(a) Payments and income – see appendix 2024-01 Finance Reports

  1. RESOLVED: payments to approve listed in finance report
  2. Noted: payments and Income listed in finance report
  3. Noted: bank reconciliation
  4. Noted: Year to date spend
  5. RESOLVED: The Parish Council approved employer pension contributions of 5.5% of gross salary.
  6. RESOLVED: The council approved a salary sacrifice scheme if requested by staff.
  7. RESOLVED: Approval of regular payment of pension contributions to HL by regular bank payment. A direct debit mandate was signed by two members.

2401_[10] BUDGET AND PRECEPT 2024-25

  • RESOLVED: To set the budget for 2024-25 with budgeted expenditure of £13299
  • RESOLVED: To set the precept for 2024-25 at £11458


RESOLVED: Application Reference23/04720/FUL
Application Address: Prospect Style Farm, Widcombe Hill, Hinton Blewett, Bristol, Bath And North East Somerset, BS39 5AS
Proposal: Erection of a single story timber wildlife hide.

Response: The Parish Council does not object or support this application. The Parish Council notes that the size and design is more in keeping with a holiday let or ancillary accommodation. The Parish Council would not support a change of use from a hide to develop this as domestic accommodation or a holiday let.


RESOLVED : Date of next meeting: March 2024, to be confirmed, following liaison with Dst Cllr Wood.

Schedule of council meetings: https://hintonblewettpc.co.uk/diary-of-parish-council-meetings/

There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 21.14

Agreed as a correct record,
signed by the Chairman of the meeting: _______________________ on:_______________
(Chairman initial all other pages)