MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 12TH OCTOBER 2018 AT 7.30 PM
AT NORTHAW VILLAGE HALL

PRESENT Councillor Sally Pollitt – Chairman
Councillor Andrea Allgood
Councillor Jane Brook
Councillor Peter Dace
Councillor Jim Sharkey
Councillor Eric Wilcox

Deputy Clerk – Carol Branigan
4 Members of the Public

The Chairman made the normal announcement regarding the recording of the Meeting.

69/18 Apologies
Apologies were received from Cllr Mike Clark & PCSO Deborah Rogers

70/18 Declarations of Interest
Cllr Andrea Allgood declared a conflict on item 4 regarding relationship status with one of the candidates so would not be voting on that item.

71/18 Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Minutes were discussed as Councillors were concerned about several inaccuracies. The minutes were therefore signed as not agreed. Areas of inaccuracy will be recorded separately and filed alongside minutes of 13th September 2018.

72/18 Co-option of Councillor
There were two candidates, Fred Allgood and Brent Cheetham. Both candidates presented the skills and experience they would bring to the Council. After the vote, Fred Allgood was announced as the new co-opted Councillor.

73/18 Security of KGV
The Chair and Deputy Clerk reported on the final quote from the company who would offer both installation and monitoring of the CCTV cameras.
RESOLVED – The contract would be awarded to Hertfordshire CCTV Partnership after checking there was not a prolonged period of being tied to this company.

It was reported that a threat had been made to a member of staff at KGV. Police had been informed and a review of the risk assessment had been done.

To ensure police increase their priority on criminal damage in Cuffley and Northaw, it was highlighted that all criminal damage should be reported via the 101 call centre.

74/18 Agreement of Cover for next 6 weeks
The Chairman asked for agreement on increasing input to the Parish Office during the Clerk’s absence. The following were likely to be needed, increased hours for the Deputy Clerk, Financial Officer and support staff. We will also need to increase some IT support and to use our external consultant to complete our Data Protection work.
RESOLVED – All Councillors agreed the necessary cost of covering the above.

75/18 Urgent Business
The Green Belt Review response had been completed by our external consultant. We have been invited to appear at the review hearings. To ensure that we have briefed our consultant fully, we will need a face to face meeting with them with a cost of approximately £1000.

RESOLVED – The necessary spend for this meeting should go ahead.
Councillor Fred Allgood made his Declaration of Acceptance of Office

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.35pm.

Signed_____________________________________________ Date_________________________________________

 

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