Denton a village in South Norfolk, England

Denton Parish Council

DRAFT Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Thursday 15th September 2020 at 7.30 pm by way of video conferencing.

NB These are Draft minutes and subject to change at the next meeting.

Present: Councillors: Terry Hanner (Chairman), Ken Ashton, Robert Fearnley, Christine Kerr, Melissa Bunn, Stephen Barrett.
Also present: Jackie Ellis (Clerk), District Councillor - Chris Brown.

1. Welcome by the Chairman:
Terry Hanner welcomed everyone to the meeting.

2. To receive and accept apologies from members unable to attend:
None.

3. To receive any declarations of interest from members on any item to be discussed:
None.

4. To approve and sign the minutes of the last meeting.
The minutes of the 16th July 2020 meeting were approved and will be signed by Terry Hanner; Chairman, as a correct record.

5. Public Participation.
The meeting was not adjourned for public participation as there were no members of the public attending.

6. Reports from County and District Councillors
Chris Brown, District Councillor gave the following report:

Margaret Stone, County Councillor in her absence has sent a report which was forwarded to all councillors. The report was mainly about the challenging financial situation facing the county council. They are predicting a £129.7 million budget gap over the next four years. They are calling for funding from the Government, predicting that without it, the council will have to save £45.4 million next year alone.

7. Matters arising from the minutes of the last meeting.
None.

8. Update on Playing field issues and follow up from site meeting on 25th July, 2020.

9. To discuss and comment on Planning Applications received and related matters.
Applications received:

10. Manor Farm Road and Darrow Green Road Broadband.
A parishioner has enquired about this and was going to join tonight but was unable to as his broadband speed has deteriorated. He was happy for Christine Kerr to speak on his behalf.
20 properties are affected by poor broadband in this area of Denton. Karen O Kane has previously promised a solution to be implemented March 2020 but this has been withdrawn.
The Community Fibre Partnership Scheme is being looked into, this is a scheme whereby the government provides grants to businesses and residential properties to fund fibre underground cabling, but this could still mean that properties have to contribute as well.
It was agreed that we would write to Karen O Kane again. Christine Kerr said she would draft letter.

11. To approve payments to be made:

12. Any Other Matters.
None.

13. The meeting will be adjourned for public participation.
There were no members of the public attending.

14. Date and time of next meeting:
Tuesday, 10th November 2020 at 7.30pm (expected to be by video conferencing)

The meeting closed at 8.30pm.

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