Stanhoe Parish Council

Clerk to Council – , Southgate House, Docking Road, Stanhoe, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 8QF

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting

Held on Thursday 28th May 2009 in Village Hall at 7pm

Present: Cllrs Pamela Austin, Terry Austin, Pen Roche, Mark Roche, Rosemary Brown, Jill Fenn, Don Bridge

Also present six members of public

1. To elect Parish Council Chairman

Pamela Austin expressed wish to stand down but would consider being chairman again in the future. Terry Austin was elected to be chairman for next 12 months.

2. To consider accepting apologies for absence

No apologies received. All present.

3. To record declarations of interest from members on any item to be discussed

No interests were declared.

4. To approve the Minutes of the last council meeting held on 22nd January 2009

Resolved to approve the minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

5. To adjourn meeting to allow public participation

A spokesperson for the a group of residents expressed their concern over the proposed Windfarm in the Stanhoe/Creake/Syderstone area. It was agreed that the Chiplow group ATAC would be consulted with a view to holding a public meeting to discuss the proposed windfarm. Terry Austin to contact Reg Thompson.

6. Annual parish meeting was reviewed. A vote of thanks to all who worked to make it a success

The following are the items the village wanted in order of descending popularity:

a. 30 mph speed limit on Bircham road instead of 40.

b. A Bus service to serve the village. Suggested that some Coast hopper services could be routed through Stanhoe/Docking/Sedgeford instead of along the coast road. Terry Austin to make initial enquiries.

c. Improved 30 mph signage on Docking Rd.

d. Internet Access for Villagers.

7. Funding

The council was informed by Pamela Austin that a funding application to the second home owners fund had been successful. An award of £1420 for equipment was given to the Stanhoe Archive Group. The equipment will also be available for use by other groups in the village.

8. To review the decision making process

The council agreed that in future Planning applications will be passed to the Chairman and he will convene an informal meeting so all can view the plans communally. The meeting will agree the decision and supporting arguments. These will be passed to the Clerk who will forward them to the B. C Planning Dept.

9. To discuss Playing field support

An application to erect a building as a changing room on the playing field was presented by M. Roche (Chairman of Mary Esther Hollway Memorial Trust ). The planning dept wanted to confirm that the Parish gave their commitment to maintain the playing field. The Council agreed they would continue to cut the grass for the duration of the existing contract.

10. To approve insurance policy

It was agreed to accept the insurance renewal quote from Allianz. It was also agreed that persons taking part in Speedwatch activities were acting as volunteers of the Parish Council and therefore Public and Employers Liability sections of the policy would apply.

11. To Discuss Wind Farms

Having been discussed in the Public part of the meeting this item was passed over.

12. Payment was approved for repairing playing field fence

13. To receive items for next agenda and set meeting dates

Emergency Plan

Wind Farm



Parish Meeting Dates

Parish Annual meeting set for 22nd April 2010

Parish Meeting 2nd July 2009 and 10th September 2009.