Minutes of Parish Council Meeting Held on Thursday 14th November 2019

Present.
Cllrs. R. McNeil Wilson, (chairman),G. Place, D. Barrass, R. Batt, J. Dovey, K. Lord, T. Toyn.
Dist. Cllr. P. Butikofer. J.Stibbons(clerk)

The chairman opened the meeting at 7.00pm,

1. Apologies None

3.There were no declarations of interest.

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 12th September 2019, having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Dovey they should be confirmed as correct. This was seconded by Cllr. Toyne and carried.
The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. There were no Matters arising from the Minutes

6. Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors
Dist.Cllr. P. Butikofer.
Splash – started construction. Careful consideration  had been given regarding wave machine. proved to be too expensive.
Sandscape project completed. After the latest storm, some sand has been moved, but then it was always known that some sand would shift and it is not a concern.
Won a bid for the heritage High `street Action Zone Fund. government initiative £975K. North Walsham has been the beneficiary. All of it has to be spent on heritage projects.
Passed a bid for electric vehicle charging points. received a grant from OLEF.

Long term empty properties, looking at higher council tax – 200%-300%. Will be next year dependent on how long they have been empty.

Corporate plan – will be coming to full council. This will be implementing the Lib Dem manifesto which outlines the strategic direction of the council for the next four years. This included – local homes for local people, environment, quality of life, coast climate change, financial sustainability and boosting and sustaining business growth.

Year Four of `Sporting `centre of Excellence initiative. To encourage children with talent for sport to get involved and take advantage of specialist coaching at Gresham’s. Running from October during school term – hockey, netball, cricket and running.
Prosecution of asbestos offences – two firms fined over £30K. BES Safe Removals Ltd (1st Choice Asbestos) – six offences fined £30K. Park Wright Training Services £800 – non removal of asbestos – not following procedures.

Successful application for local investment in future talent (LIFT) grant towards cost of skills training workshops for people employed in small business – tourism and hospitality – b&B, cafes, restaurant, leisure. Workshops will run from November 2019 to February 2020
Solar farm – planning given for extension from 20years to 40 years.
Karen ward has been nominated as the PPC for Lib Dems replacing Sir Norman Lamb.
Wind turbines at Selbrigg – still with the planning inspectorate.
Graham Allen Award winner 2019 – just announced. Winner was the Lookout on the Holkham Estate. Its an esteemed award given each year to the project considered to have made the most significant contribution to the build environment within the district.
No Broadband in East Beckham was discussed and Cllr. Butikofer explained how parts of Aylmerton had obtained connection from the Rural Broadband Scheme with grants obtainable.
A survey needs to be carried out to get all households and businesses involved.

7. Solar Community Fund Committee.
The committee are reviewing past projects and considering new ideas.
The new West Beckham village sign will be completed in 2020. No decision has yet been taken on
what to do with the old sign.
Heavy rain has caused some washing down of the East Beckham allotment track and the
Cllr. Barrass has agreed to keep the channel at the top of the track cleared. The bonfire heap at the
top of the allotments is now becoming a tip, with old carpets being dumped. Enquiries are to be
made to find someone who will pull the pile apart and burn it. It should not be burnt in situ as there
may be hedgehogs hibernation in the foliage
The Felbeck Trust have planted 350 trees at the West Beckham allotments.

8. Playing Field.
The gate has been repaired and replaced. The October inspection was completed by Cllr. Batt. It was noted that the condition of the equipment was satisfactory but the fence would soon need attention.

9. Financial matters.
Bank Balances at 14/11/2019 Current a/c £8957.59 Savings a/c £7083.30
A provisional budget for 2020-2021 was circulated to members. This included a precept figure of £3250.
It was proposed by Cllr. Dovey that the budget should be approved. This was seconded by Cllr. Barrass and carried.
The request for the payment of the precept for £3250 was then signed by the chairman and clerk.

The following invoices were approved and cheques signed:-
Chevertons Printing £100
J. Stibbons Salary and expenses £595.30
HMRC PAYE £122.80
Bodham Village Hall fee for meetings £54

10. Correspondence None

11. Matters for information only Highways are to asked if SLOW can be written in the road at
Church Corner (approaching from Gresham) and at Long lane. Also the ditch needs cleaning and
the hedge cutting near The Garth to prevent more flooding.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.08pm.

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EWB Agenda November 2019

To all members of the Council

Your presence is requested at a Meeting of E. & W. Beckham Parish Council on

Thursday 14th November 2019 at 7.00 pm
at the Bodham and Beckham Village Hall.

J. Stibbons Clerk to the Council
7th Nov. 2019
The Public are invited to attend the above meeting

AGENDA

1. Apologies

2. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
(limited to four minutes per person and twenty minutes in total at discretion of the Chairman)
3. Declarations of interest.

4. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 12th September 2019.

5. Matters arising from the Minutes.

6 Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors

7. Solar Community Fund Committee.(Report)

8. Playing Field Inspection Report

9. Financial matters.
Bank Balances at 14/11/2019 Current a/c £8957.59 Savings a/c £7083.30
To approve the budget and set the precept for 2020-2021
To consider donation requests
To review the following invoices and approve payment:-
Chevertons Printing £100
J. Stibbons Salary and expenses £595.30
HMRC PAYE £122.80

10. Matters for information only or for the next agenda.

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Minutes of Parish Council Meeting Held on Thursday 12th September 2019

Present.
Cllr. G. Place, (chairman), R. Batt, J. Dovey,, T. Toyn. J.Stibbons (clerk)
Dist. Cllr. P. Butikofer.
The chairman opened the meeting at 7.00pm,

1. Apologies Cllrs. R. McNeil Wilson, D. Barrass, K. Lord.

3.There were no declarations of interest.

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 11th July 2019, having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Dovey that the minutes should be confirmed as correct. This was seconded by Cllr. Toyne and carried.
The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. There were no Matters arising from the Minutes

6. Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors
Dist.Cllr. P. Butikofer.
A decision not to proceed with the North Norfolk Sports Hub because the exchange of land
between the tennis club and the school did no happen. There will be other investments in tennis
across the district.
Egmere Enterprise Zone. Is not financially viable without a tenant signed up for at least one
unit. Tax payers money cannot be spent on speculative development. It will still keep its Enterprise
status at no extra cost. No more money will be spent until a new contract is signed.
Sheringham Leisure Centre It was decided not to proceed with a wave machine at the
because of the additional cost. There were 2000 signatures on the petition for a wave machine but only 400 of them were from Norfolk.
Work on the Leisure Centre will start on 16th September and be complete by September 2021.
A Deep History Marathon and half-marathon will take place on May 17th 2020. This will
draw attention to the beauty of the coast line and the importance that NNDC attaches to physical and mental health in the community.
Better Broadband goals have been achieved with NCC and other district councils to provide
high speed broadband. By end of March 2020 North Norfolk should have 92% coverage.
Planning enforcement teams have been active. A Demolition Order for a two storey building
has been served on a property which had been in breach of planning control and alleged further
amendments to an unlawful dwelling. This included a swimming pool and an area of hard standing.
Electrical vehicle charging points are to be installed in six council owner car parks with a
total of 48 points.
The Felbeck Trust have won an Environmental Award.

7. Solar Community Fund Committee.
It is planned to try and establish a “Good Neighbours” scheme. This will be discussed further at the
next committee meeting.
The members agreed that a reserve of between £5000 and £10000 should be retained in the Solar
Fund account to cover on-going maintenance in the future.

8. Allotment Track Repairs.
The roadway and car park have been repaired in a very satisfactory manner by S. Witham.
It was agreed to ask Withams to cut the road hedges back when they were in the area.

9. Playing Field.
The gate has been removed for repairs. The monthly inspection was satisfactory.

10. West Beckham Allotments.
The Felbeck Trust have agreed to put a plan in place for the maintenance of the West Beckham allotment site. A short letter of approval for this scheme to be added to the existing agreement was urgently required and was signed by the Vice-chairman in the absence of the chairman.
It was proposed by Cllr. Dovey that a donation of £1700 should be made to the Felbeck Trust to assist in the first phase of four cuts and cleaning up at the West Beckham old allotment site, Also the planting of trees. The shed will also be made secure for the storage of tools and other equipment.
This proposal was seconded by Cllr. Toyne and unanimously approved by the members present.
11. Financial matters.
Bank Balances at 11/7/2019 Current a/c £12238.01 Savings a/c £7072.98
The following invoices were approved and cheques signed:-
K. Lord Travelling (Village sign inspection/commission) £42.14
S. Witham Allotment track repairs £2160
Felbeck Trust Donation (see item 10) £1700

12. Correspondence None

13. Matters for information only
Norfolk County Council have agreed that “Lefty`s Lane, East Beckham is listed as a public
carriageway. It was accepted as a road but never surfaced.
It was reported that many road side hedges were becoming very overgrown in places and are
encroaching onto the carriageway.
There was an accident at Lodge Hill Corner on 12th August when a car coming from the Beckham
Road was in a collision

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.08pm.

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East & West Beckham Parish AGM Agenda Thursday 12th September 2019

To all members of the Council

Your presence is requested at a Meeting of E. & W. Beckham Parish Council on

Thursday 12th September 2019 at 7.00 pm
at the Bodham and Beckham Village Hall.

J. Stibbons Clerk to the Council
4th Sept. 2019
The Public are invited to attend the above meeting

AGENDA

1. Apologies

2. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
(limited to four minutes per person and twenty minutes in total at discretion of the Chairman)
3. Declarations of interest.

4. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 11th July 2019.

5. Matters arising from the Minutes.

6 Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors

7. Solar Community Fund Committee.(Report)

8. Allotment Track Repairs

9. Playing Field Inspection Report

10. West Beckham allotments. To propose a donation to the Felbeck Trust as a “start-up” con tribution for cutting field and installation of a secure shed.

11. Financial matters.
Bank Balances at 12/9/2019 Current a/c £11125.73 Savings a/c £7079.77
To approve the following invoice and sign cheque:-
K. Lord Travelling (Village sign inspection/commission) £42.14

12. Matters for information only or for the next agenda.

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Minutes of Parish Council Meeting Held on Thursday 11th July 2019

Present.
Cllrs. R. McNeil Wilson (chairman) G. Place, D. Barrass, R. Batt, J. Dovey, K. Lord, T. Toyn.
Dist. Cllr. P. Botikofer. Mr. C. Ringer J.Stibbons (clerk)
The chairman opened the meeting at 7.00pm,

1. Apologies County Cllr. S. Botikofer

2. Cllr. R. Batt declared an interest in item 9.

3. The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 9th May 2019, having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Lord that the minutes should be confirmed as correct. This was seconded by Cllr. Dovey and carried.
The chairman then signed the minutes.

4. Matters arising from the Minutes It was noted that the shackles on the swing were not a danger at present.

5 Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors
Dist.Cllr. P. Botikofer.
Wind Turbines. The court of appeal has refused another appeal hearing. The applications will be decided by an planning inspector. All representations must be received before the end of September.
The council leader will be holding surgeries to allow residents to ask questions and give their views. These will be half hour appointments held on 30th July, 27th August, 24th September, 29th October, 26th November and 17th December.
Successful prosecutions have taken place for fly-tipping. 34 more trade waste customers are being licensed to collect waste.
Palm oil is being cleared from the beaches.

The chairman invited Mr Callum Ringer to address the meeting.
Work has started to collect comments and plans for a Community Shop, probably in Bodham.
The Plunkett Foundation have been very helpful with advice and possible funding.
Would Beckham be interested in joining the venture?
Questionnaires will be distributed with the Bodham village news letter.
Beckham parish councillors were thoroughly in favour of the idea and agreed to put questionnaires in their news letter to gauge the results.

6. Solar Community Fund Committee.
Water harvesting is working well.
A coloured version of the village sign is being prepared

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7. Allotment Track Repairs.
Several companies did not wish to quote for this work.
A quotation had been received from S. Witham to supply and spread Road Planeings at a cost of
£1800+VAT being £900 for the track to fill in the two wheel ruts. and £900 for the car park.
Cllr. Wilson proposed that this quotation should be accepted. This was seconded by Cllr. Dovey
and approved.

8. Playing Field.
The Playsafe (RoSPA) report was studied. The gate is to be fixed. The bars on the climbing cube are to be painted and a new back board installed to the Basket Ball net.
It was planned to replace the cube at a later date.

9. Planning
PF/19/1009 Solar Farm, Church Road, W. Beckham. Variation of condition to extend maximum operational lifetime to 40 years. This was supported by the parish council with the hope that the grant would be extended.

The clerk asked if members would indicate their wishes to him on future planning applications.
If there was opposition to any plans an emergency meeting could be called. If there was no reply to a
planning application sent out then it would be assumed that there was no objection.

10. West Beckham Allotments
The Parish Council did not agree to the compromise proposal for mixed use of grazing paddock,
trees and meadow/pond creation.
Instead, it was proposed by Cllr. Barrass that the Felbeck Trust should be appointed to manage the
whole four acres. This proposal was seconded by Cllr. Place and unanimously approved.
The meeting agreed that this would lead to the feeling of ‘open access’ to all members of the
community, simplicity of management in the longer term, and specific nature conservation.

11. Financial matters.
Bank Balances at 11/7/2019 Current a/c £12238.01 Savings a/c £7072.98
The following invoices were approved and cheques signed:-
Playsafe Ltd (RoSPA) Inspection £86.4
J. Stibbons Salary and expenses £598.08
HMRC PAYE £122.80
S. Thurtle Grass cutting £305

All councillors expense claims for Nil amount were completed.

12. Correspondence None

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.47pm.

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ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019

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Annual Parish Meeting

Annual Parish Meeting

Called by: Mr. R. McNeil Wilson, (Chair),E&W Beckham Parish Council

The Annual Parish Meeting for E&W Beckham will take place on
Monday 9th May 2019 at 6.00 pm,
at the Bodham and Beckham Village Hall.

Agenda:

1. To read and approve the minutes of the E&W Beckham Annual Parish Meeting held on 21st May 2018

2. A report by the Chairman of the Parish Council on the year 2018 -2019.

3. General Public Questions

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East & West Beckham Parish AGM Agenda Thursday 9th May 2019

East and West Beckham Parish Council
Annual General Meeting

To all members of the Council

Your presence is requested at a Meeting of E. & W. Beckham Parish Council on

Thursday 9th May 2019 at 5.30 pm
at the Bodham and Beckham Village Hall.

J. Stibbons Clerk to the Council
2nd May 2019
The Public are invited to attend the above meeting

AGENDA

1. All elected council members to sign a Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

2. To elect a Chairman and Vice-Chairman

3. Minutes – To approve the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on
Thursday 14th March 2019.

4. Matters arising from the Minutes.

5. Any reports from the Police, County or District Councillors

6. Financial matters.
Bank Balance Current a/c £3496.29 Savings a/c £7679.66
To approve and sign the Certificate of Exemption from Full Audit for 2018-19
To approve accounts submitted to the meeting.
To consider and approve the annual governance statement.
To review and approve the accounting statement.

To approve the following invoices and sign cheques:-
NALC Subscription £139.71
J. Bishop Internal Auditor £30
J. Stibbons Salary/expenses £602.09
HMRC PAYE £122.80
D. McNeight Web hosting (2years) £216.51

7. Correspondence Working to improve emergency ambulance response times.
North Norfolk Local Plan consultation

8. Matters for information only or for the next agenda

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Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 14th March 2019

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Minutes of East and West Beckham Parish Council
Meeting Held on Thursday 14th March 2019

Present.
Cllrs. R. McNeil Wilson (chairman) G. Place, D. Barrass, J. Dovey, K. Lord,
Dist. Cllr. P. Botikofer. J.Stibbons (clerk)
The chairman opened the meeting at 7.25pm,

1. Apologies Cllr.R. Batt,

2. There were no declarations of interest.

3. The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 10th January 2019, having been previously circulated, it was noted that the report from Cllr. Knowles was incorrectly reported. It should record that Council tax on properties left empty for more than twelve months would be charged at 200%, not 100% as written. After this correction was approved it was proposed by Cllr. Barrass that the minutes should be confirmed as correct. This was seconded by Cllr. Place and carried.
The chairman then signed the minutes.

4. Matters arising from the Minutes
The insurance claim for the replacement bench for Sheringham Road has been finalised and a new bench purchased.

5 Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors
District Councillor P. Botikofer gave reports for the County and District Councils.
County Council.
The agreed budget approved an increase in council tax on a band D property of almost £70, being made up of £39 for the County Council, £24 for the Police and £4.95 for the District council.
The budget calculates a saving of £30 million in the current year with a three year shortfall of £74 million.
The Coast Hopper service will not be cut. Sanders are campaigning to have bus passes valid in areas where they are issued. A small fee could be charged for other pass holders from outside the area.
District Council
The budget allowed for £32,000 for community transport.
£130,000 for a Business Development Fund to assist start-up business.
£30,000 to allow all Toilets to be open during the day for the whole year.
£20,000 for number plate recognition cameras. The Police to provide the cameras at cost.
£2,000,000 to be set aside to form a Development Company. This will enable properties to be purchased from Flagship. These houses can then be let or sold on a right to buy basis.

6. Solar Community Fund Committee.
The Felbeck Trust have completed the installation of nest boxes on West Beckham Green and East
Beckham Common. They will help with the West Beckham allotment field if required.
Although a small section at the top of East Beckham common is owned by Gresham Farms
permission has been given for the Felbeck Trust to include this in their maintenance schedule.
The parish council approved a proposal by Cllr. Dovey that a donation of £100 should be made to
Felbeck Trust.

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The Horticultural Show will be held on 26th July. It was proposed by Cllr. Lord that £100 should be
donated to the Horticultural Committee to cover some of the administration costs. This was
seconded by Cllr. Place and approved.
The Council members thanked Cllr. Lord for her work in producing the neighbourhood sheet which
is to be distributed to all households.

7. Allotment Track Repairs
A quotation has been received to surface the track with Tarmac. Estimates from two other
contractors will be available at the May meeting.

8. Playing Field.
The monthly inspection report shows everything is in a satisfactory condition.
Playdale confirm that the timber used in the equipment has a 20 year guarantee and does not need treating. A new Playdale check list is to be incorporated in the check list already in use.

9. Mud at the Post Box and Noticeboard on Sheringham Road.
The “Pull-in” needs building up with rubble or tarmac. Highways are to be contacted to ask if permission is required to carry out the work.

10. District and Parish Elections.
Nomination papers were completed by all the members present.

11. Ostead and Vattenfall
The proposal for an Off Shore Ring main as sent to all local M.Ps and the planning inspectorate
was fully supported by the parish council. This proposal would allow all future offshore wind
farms to connect to this ring main and avoid the disruption which would be caused by the present
proposals.

12. Financial matters.
Bank Balances at 14/3/2019 Current a/c £12407.65 Savings a/c £7072.98
To approve the following payments and sign cheques,
Zurich Insurance Cover 2019-2020 £467.27
Chevertons Printing (inv.45478 & 45557) £169.20
Teak Bench Company Replacement bench (insurance claimed) £249.00

13. Correspondence
Carers Matter Norfolk. A request for this organisation, which gives assistance and support to local carers to be more fully publicised. The information will be included in the next news letter.
First Aid Course. A quotation was received from the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) to provide First Aid training. The course would be in two parts of two hours each. Cost would be £150 per session. It was agreed to ask a representative of NARS to address the parish council at a future meeting.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.43pm.

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Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 10th January 2019

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Minutes of East and West Beckham Parish Council
Meeting Held on Thursday 10th January 2019

Present.
Cllrs. R. McNeil Wilson (chairman) G. Place, D. Barrass, R. Batt, J. Dovey, K. Lord,
Dist. Cllr. M Knowles J.Stibbons (clerk)
The chairman opened the meeting at 7.00pm,

Apologies none

There were no declarations of interest.

The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 8th November 2018, having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Place that they should be confirmed as correct. This was seconded by Cllr. Dovey and carried. The chairman then signed the minutes.

Matters arising from the Minutes It was noted that the West Beckham allotments have been cut.

Report from District Councillor (Cllr. M. Knowles) Councillor Sarah Butikoferhas been elected as the new Leader of the Council. Thre is to be a cross-party cabinet.
There has been a bid submitted for money to provide a round-about on the A148 at the top of Holaway Road.
Properties left empty for more that twenty four months are to be charged 100% council tax.
There are proposals for community fridges to be made available. One is installed at Fakenham.
An Armed Forces chaplin has been apointed to help ex-servicemen.
There will be a consultation on the Local Plan in February.
The Beckham parish councillors agreed that for the May elections the PollingStation for East and West Beckham will be the Bodham and Beckham village hall.

Solar Community Fund Committee.
There had been no committee meeting due to the Christmas break.
The new Household Information Sheet has been completed.
The new grit bin and pic-nic table have been installed.
The colour proof of the village sign is now needed – cost £150- but the final black and white design
is first to be circulated to members for their approval.
The next SCFC committee meeting will be in February.

Allotment Track Repairs Quotations were not available at this meeting.

Playing Field (safety report) The pic-nic table is in a stable condition but the benches need sanding down.
Timber on the new equipment should have been pre-treated but it may need re-coating at some stage.
The hinge on the metal gate needs repairing. This work is to be put in hand.

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Financial matters.
Bank Balances at 10/1//2019 Current a/c £12543.60 Savings a/c £6464.75
The following payments were approved and cheques signed,
J. McNeil Wilson Ltd. Cutting allotment £86.40
J. Stibbons Salary/expenses £590.98
HMRC PAYE £122.80
R. Hudson Maintenance £200
S. Thurtle Grass/hedge cutting £300

11. Correspondence None

12. Matters for information only or for the next agenda.

The signpost on the A148 at Bodham does not have a finger board pointing to Beckham, there is now a
space as the “Hart” sign has been removed. Highway to be contacted.

Cars are again parking on the verge at the top of Lodge Hill and it is possible the “No Parking” signs have
been removed. Highways to be contacted.

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

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday 14th March 2019

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