Minutes 24th April 2019

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 24th April 2019 7.30pm at Bromesberrow Village Hall

Present: Cllrs Terry, Stephens and Hunter

1. Election of Chairperson for the meeting – Cllr J. Stephens was elected.

2. Apologies for absence – There were no absences.

3. To receive Declarations of Interest – None were declared.

4. Public Participation – There were no members of the public present.

5. To confirm the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on the 12th February 2019 as a correct record.
These were signed as a correct record by the Chairperson.

6. Financial items
6.1 To approve and adopt the summary of receipts and payments.
This was approved and duly signed.
6.2 To consider and approve invoices for payment.
This was approved and duly signed.
The cost of the replacement defibrillator batteries was less than expected at £460.
6.3 To approve and adopt the Annual Governance Statement.
6.4 To approve and adopt the Accounting Statements.
6.5 To approve the signing of the Exemption Certificate.
These three agenda items above were signed and approved in preparation for the 2108/2019 audit.

Invoices paid since last meeting requiring approval
Payee Amount Cheque
Website Paid 30.00 22229
Paid 60.00 22230
Invoices to be paid at current meeting requiring approval
Defibrillator To pay 460.00 22231

7. Highways
Items discussed were the potholes in Sandfield and Beach Lane.
The state of the verges along Beach Lane.
The lack of vision when turning from Bell Lane into Beach Lane due to the fencing and bushes.

8. The future of the Parish Council.
The current Council, apart from one Councillor, are not seeking re-election.
There is only one nomination for the new Council so the future of the Parish Council is in doubt.
Forest of Dean District Council are obviously aware of the situation but no guidance on what will happen next has been released.
The outgoing Council has prepared the Audit for 2018/2019 ready for the internal auditor.