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Minutes 12 January 2017







Councillors Cole (Chairman), Campbell (deputy), Juffkins, Huckvale, Morris, Councillors Bone, (Borough) PCSO Fenner, Alison McLaven, Clerk and 2 members of the public.


Councillor Gosling had advised he would be late, Councillor Hallam sent his apologies.


Minutes of Meeting held in the village hall

On Thursday 12th January 2017

  1. Present: Councillors Cole (Chairman), Campbell (deputy), Juffkins, Huckvale, Morris, Councillors Bone, (Borough) PCSO Fenner, Alison McLaven, Clerk and 2 members of the public.


  1. Apologies:


Councillor Gosling had advised he would be late, Councillor Hallam sent his apologies.


  1. Declaration of Interest:


There were none.


  1. Approval of Minutes of 10th November 2016


These were signed as a true and correct record, proposed by Councillor Morris seconded by Councillor Huckvale, all in favour.


  1. Public Question Time:


It was asked if we have a village design plan, Councillor Cole explained we have one from 2014, which he has been through, crossed off that which has been achieved and added new items. It will be discussed at the Annual Parish Meeting.


Affordable housing was mentioned, but there is no need for any more affordable housing in the village.


  1. Matters Arising


Councillor Morris was thanked for his hard work with the speed sign. He is still investigating costs of another sign.


Speed camera training will take place in February, we only have to supply 6 volunteers. Councillor Bone offered to join our volunteers and train as well.


  1. Dropped Kerb, Highways issues, opportunities in Northampton and Isham Roads


Councillor Cole and the clerk met with Helen Howard from Kier regarding pavement outside 3/5/7 Isham Road. Unfortunately due to the required width for pavements the telegraph pole would need to be moved, which would increase the cost. The work will be considered by Highways, but it would help if the Parish Council helped with costs. Councillor Cole proposed £1000, Councillor Campbell seconded, all in favour.


Northampton Road would be the best choice for a chicane due to the line of sight requirement for drivers. Traffic comes into the village from the Pytchley Road at great speed as well but the bends on the road make it unsuitable. Councillor Cole proposed offering £1000 towards this, Councillor Campbell seconded with all in favour.


The 2 quotes were discussed for the dropped kerb and Councillor Cole proposed, Councillor Campbell seconded all in favour of Colin Gilder doing the work.


  1. Enhancement Gang


It was agreed to ask the Enhancement Gang to clean all signs and clear of weeds, stain the wooden gateways, and clear around the lectern.


  1. Facebook Group


There is already an open group on Facebook for Orlingbury. The Police noted that sometimes people post crimes on Facebook but don’t report them to the Police. It was agreed to talk to Councillor Gosling and see if a link to Orlingbury info is possible


  1. Correspondence


Nalc Updates

NCC consultation on amalgamation of Whitefriars infant and Juniors.

ACRE smart meter roll out over county

Police crime reports – 2 crimes in December.


  1. Finance including setting the precept.


It should be noted that although we have just replaced the mower, it will require replacing in approximately 10 years and we are putting monies aside each year towards this.


The budget was discussed. Councillor Campbell proposed and Councillor Cole seconded all in favour of the precept being set at £7415. All in favour.


HMRC now require PAYE to be paid electronically. The Clerk will do this by direct debit monthly, and bring a copy of the online payment to the meetings in future.


The following payments were approved


952      E-on maintenance                   £121.66

953      E-on quarterly supply                         £775.84

954      A McLaven salary & exp       £211.65

DD      HMRC – PAYE                      £  52.00



  1. 12. Planning applications


The appeal for 11 properties in Harrowden Road has had the appeal refused, the reason being Wellingborough has its housing stock agreed.


  1. Any Other Business


Councillor Huckvale has received comments concerned with the amount of dog mess on fields. The Landowner has to be asked for permission to put signs on their land.  The Clerk will ask the dog warden for more signs and notices. If they are not available she will look into buying signs.


It is permissible to plant a tree on the green.


There is no news regarding a village post office.


There was discussion of gritting Northampton Road, but it is not on the highways list of roads to be gritted.


  1. Dates of the next meeting


The dates of the next meeting is 9th February 2017, at 7.30pm in the village hall.


There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.45 pm with thanks to those attending.







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