April Meeting




Mrs Dina Bedwell, 22 Great Harlings, Shotley Gate, Ipswich IP9 1NY

Tel:  01473 788248 Email: shotleypc@btinternet.com  


12 April 2015


All Parish Councillors are required to attend the Parish Council Meeting of the Shotley Parish Council to be held on Thursday 16th April 2015, at 7.15pm at Shotley Village Hall (large committee room).   All parishioners are also invited to attend. The meeting will be open to the public and any parishioner wishing to raise a matter should speak at item 3.

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Members of the public are reminded that the law permits any person to film, record, photograph or use social media in order to report on the proceedings of a meeting of the Council or its committees when they are open to the public. This does not extend to live verbal commentary.


  1. 1.         To receive and consider apologies for absence
  2. 2.         To receive declarations of interest and consider any dispensation requests received
  3. 3.         Suspension of standing orders: Meeting open for 10 minutes to allow members of the public to speak
  4. 4.         To approve Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting  held 19 March 2015
  5. 5.         Matters to report from previous meetings and to consider any further action
  6. 6.         To receive reports:

6.1               County Councillor (DW)

6.2               Safer Neighbourhood Team

6.3               Stour Footpath Group(GR)

6.4               Heritage Park (GR)

6.5               Noticeboard

  1. 7.         Finance:

7.1               To receive OSAC recommendations for the approval of the third quarter accounts

7.2               To receive and approve annual accounts to 31 March 2015

7.3               To approve Annual Return

7.4               To approve the Asset Register to 31 March 2015

7.5               To receive and note bank balances

7.6               To consider and approve  any further accounts for payment

  1. 8.         To receive and update the Clerk’s Action List
  2. 9.         To consider the purchase of a waste bin (to be sited at Kitchener Way (following consultation with Babergh DC)
  3. 10.      To receive update on request for permission from the Woodland Trust to erect a replacement bench at Ganges Wood and agree action
  4. 11.      To consider action to take following the closure of the Shotley Gate Stores (including the suggestion of a public meeting)
  5. 12.      To receive any further nominations for the Shotley Community Award
  6. 13.      Planning matters: To consider response on applications received from Babergh and note any decisions made
  7. 14.      To receive and note correspondence and consider any responses required (DB)
  8. 15.      Reports from Councillors on matters not itemised on agenda/to be included in next agenda (All)


Date of next meeting:  23 April (APM); 14 May (OSAC) and 21 May (APCM)


By Derek Davis on April 14th, 2015