CORTON PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD AT THE PAVILION,
CORTON PLAYING FIELDS, CORTON
THURSDAY 12TH MAY 2011 FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Present: Cllr John Burford, Cllr Maureen Boughton, Cllr Dr Steven Taylor, Cllr Heather Habbin, Cllr Tony
Roberts, County & District Cllr Mary Rudd, District Cllr David Coulam, County Cllr Bruce Provan, Mrs
Margaret Warne (Clerk) and two members of the public.
27/11. Appointment of Chairman: The Clerk advised that Cllr Stephen Pavey had indicated that he would
be prepared to stand as Chairman. Cllr Dr Steven Taylor nominated Cllr Stephen Pavey to be
Chairman, seconded Cllr Heather Habbin, and agreed by those present.
28/11. Appointment of Vice Chairman: Cllr Maureen Boughton agreed to stand as Vice Chair.
Nominated by Cllr John Burford, and seconded by Cllr Dr Steven Taylor and agreed by those present.
In the absence of the appointed Chair, Cllr Maureen Boughton chaired the meeting.
29/11. Apologies: received from Cllr Stephen Pavey and PCSO Susan Kershaw
30/11. Minutes of Previous Meeting: Proposed as a true record by Cllr John Burford, seconded by Cllr Dr
Steven Taylor, and agreed by those present. The Chairman for the meeting signed the minutes for the
31/11. Appointment of Representatives to Committees
Playing Field Committee Cllr Maureen Boughton
Poors Land Trust and Almshouses Cllr Dr Steven Taylor
Finance Committee Cllr John Burford, Cllr Maureen Boughton and
Cllr Stephen Pavey
School Governors Mrs Lynne Pavey
32/11. Confirmation of Annual Subscriptions and Grants
The meeting agreed that Corton Parish Council would continue to subscribe to the Suffolk
Association of Local Councils at a cost of £369.
It was also agreed that the payment of a donation of £400 would be paid to St. Bartholomew’s
These annual subscriptions and grants were proposed by Cllr John Burford and seconded by Cllr Dr
Steven Taylor and agreed by those present.
33/11. Confirmation of Appointment of Internal Auditor
Cllr John Burford proposed that Corton Parish Council continue to use Mr Stephen Ames as Internal
Auditor. Seconded Cllr Heather Habbin and agreed by those present. An appreciation of thanks to be
sent to Mr. Ames.
34/11. To consider co-option to the Parish Council
No persons came forward to be co-opted. There are still three vacancies to be filled.
35/11 Other Business:
Signatories – Cllr John Burford advised that the Finance Committee had recommended that
Cllr Maureen Boughton be added as the third signatory. Cllr Dr Steven Taylor proposed, and
Cllr Heather Habbin seconded, and agreed by those present. Clerk to carry out necessary paperwork.
1. WDC – World of Planning (circulated)
2. WDC – Open Space Supplementary Planning Document
3. BBC – Digital Switchover
4. WDC – The Big Lunch – 5th June
5. SCC – Household Waste Recycling Centres
6. WDC - Community Led Planning
7. Various emails relating to PF Charity and VH Charity
8. SALC – Quality Council Status (circulated)
9. SALC - Team of Three Councillors for Driving Show on Dave (circulated)
10. SALC - Publicity of Events
11. Waveney Norse - Quotations for grass and hedge cutting (accepted by Finance)
12. WDC – Permission for Land Adjacent Fourstones (1 House & Garage)
13. Came & Co – Independent Annual Inspection Service
14. SALC – Training Calendar for 2011
15. SALC – HMRC/PAYE – Offer for Payroll services - £7 per month
16. SALC – Survey
17. Norton Peskett – Confirmation of Registration of Land
18. SALC – New Strategic Direction - Country Parks/Libraries/Youth (circulated)
19. Simon Brooks – Play England Resources – Handouts available
20. WDC – Election Purdah (circulated)
21. SALC – Councillors Networking Day (circulated)
22. Suffolk Passenger Transport – Revised Bus Services (circulated)
23. Suffolk ACRE Newsletter – circulated
24. SALC – Mobile Library Service (circulated)
25. SCC – Notification of Waste Recycling Centre hours
26. Gunton Park Residents Assoc - Withdrawal of bus services
27. Suffolk CCB – Walkers deviating from footpaths and crossing farm land
28. Mr Shilling – Burglaries in Mills Drive and Boundaries relating to the playing field &
trees etc. providing cover
29. Marine Space Ltd. Information on Dredging
30. SCC – Trusted Trader Scheme (posters)
31. SCC – Changes to SCC street lights (posters)
With regard to Item 13, Inspection of Play Areas, Cllr John Burford proposed and Cllr Dr Steven
Taylor seconded that Corton Parish Council change from using RoSPA inspections carried out by
Playsafety Limited and commission a new supplier recommended by Came & Co (our insurance
brokers). Agreed by those present.
Bench Seat – It was agreed that Cllr Stephen Pavey as Chairman contact the school and advise that
the bench seat will remain outside the Village Room for the use of the community.
Cllr Heather Habbin raised the matter of the clock and photographs, plus front door, currently held by
Mr Michael Soanes. It was agreed that these items could be used in either the Pavilion or the Poors
Land Trust Community Centre, when refurbished.
Cllr Dr Steven Taylor confirmed that bolts have been added to the fence around the Village Rooms
for safety reasons when the children are entering or leaving the building.
Playing Field Notice Board Refurbishment – Work has been completed and it was agreed that the
invoice is to be paid.
SCC Speed Limit Notification – relating to reducing the limit from 40 mph to 30mph in Blundeston
Road. County & District Councillor Mary Rudd advised that SCC is waiting for a response from
Corton Parish Council relating to the earlier notification regarding 20 mph changes. Clerk to check.
Schedule of Parish Council Meetings – It was agreed that the Council would continue to meet on
the second Thursday of each month. However, Cllr Dr Steven Taylor felt strongly that meetings
should be held in the Village Room. Clerk to ask the Chairman to contact the school to ascertain
when Council could use it, and bring this to the next meeting to decide the way forward.
36/11. Matters arising for June 2011 meeting
Schedule of Parish Council Meetings
Waveney Norse Invoices
Submission of Accounts
37/11. Clerk’s Report including Accounts
Total of current monies held amounts to £45,117.50 (including the £30k invested in a Bond and the
Savings Account) of which £1000 is being held to pay for the Feasibility Study: £688 is held for
The Pit: £25 for the Memorial.
Received the sum of £5653.95 from the winding up of the Village Hall Management Committee, and
a refund of insurance, which has been placed in the Savings Account.
Received Notification from WDC of Remittance of first Precept Payment of £2750.00
Payments to be approved to be made this month are:
(a) SALC - Subscription £ 369.00
(b) Clerk’s Pay incl expenses £ 183.84
(c) Waveney Norse – Hedge Cutting (for 2010/11) £ 189.56
(d) Waveney Norse – Grass Cutting ” £ 170.52
(e) G Brown – Refurbishment of Notice Board £ 371.00
PLUS payments agreed at Finance Committee Meeting.
SALC Training £ 78.00
Clerk’s Pay £204.30
Norton Peskett £702.92
Cllr John Burford proposed and Cllr Dr Steven Taylor seconded these payments, agreed by those
Registered CPC as an employer. Started the process of paying using the PAYE scheme, and been
advised that CPC will only need to pay the HMRC quarterly (June, October, January and April).
There are penalties if the monies are not sent on time.
Collected paperwork from Internal Auditor and Accounts agreed.
Been asked if the old chairs from the school can be used in the Church They have been removed to
the church as there had to be somewhere to store them.
It was agreed that these chairs could be used by the Church.
Received email from resident in Mills Drive concerning the general state of fencing, amount of trees
and undergrowth which he feels is contributing to the number of burglaries in that road. Passed to
Playing Field Committee for action.
Received a Planning Application which will be circulated to Councillors, with a view to approval
being given at the next meeting.
Received notification of Road Closures for the Carnival in July.
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday, 9th June 2011 at 7.30 p.m. at The
Pavilion, Playing Field Corton.
The meeting closed at 9.30 p.m.