March 2021 Parish council Meeting Agenda

Councillors are hereby summoned to attend the virtual meeting of

Bourtons Parish Council

to be held as a virtual meeting using the Zoom platform on

Wednesday March 10th 2021 at 7.30pm

Note that virtual meetings are authorised by Government legislation.

Should any member of the public wish to attend this virtual meeting they should email to request access information.  Note that all usual information incl. minutes will be published as usual on the Parish website.


Attendance  : to receive apologies for absence and to record those present at meeting.     Declarations of interest: to receive updates.

Public Participation Session: to receive questions and comments from members of the public on any items on the agenda, these will be noted as matters for next agenda or points of information.

Minutes: To receive and approve Minutes of Bourton Parish Council January virtual Meeting.           

00 Co-option of a new Councillor

                                To review interview & references from Ms G Duckworth and consider her cop-option onto the Council.

01  Footpaths update

  1.  To receive any updates; email from Beth Rutherford about backlog issues.

02  Highways update

  1. To receive any updates.

04  Defibrillators

  1. Inspection reports

05  Website update

  1. To receive any updates.
  • Projects
  1. Garners Field development update;
  2. Clock restoration – query re clock bell hammer.

07  Playgrounds & public spaces –  update

  1. Great & Little Bourton: Cllr safety inspection reports
  2. To discuss and agree : tree surgery LB.
  3. Repairs required to some LB.
  4. Creation of budget to install a gravel path at Burial Ground.
  • Allotments update
  1. To receive any updates; latest situation re Castle Water

09  Public transport

                a              Consider application from VDS for small grant towards project cost.

10  Village Hall / Community Hall – Closed by Government direction due to Coronavirus: update on re-opening.

Village Hall

  1. Guttering and oil tank bund repairs.
  2. Update on review of lease.
  3. Confirm PC representation on VHMC.

        Community Hall

  1. Lease to CIO – update
  2. Consideration of request from BCHC.

1-1 Healthcare

  1. To receive any updates.

50  Finance & administration

  1. To receive and APPROVE receipts and outgoing payments since last meeting.
  2. To receive and APPROVE the financial statement for Match 2021.
  3. Clerk to report on 1st meeting with new internal auditor
  4. Update on Winter Resilience planning.
  5. Registration of unregistered parish council land at the Land Registry; Clerk to update.
  6. Approve Section 137 grant application document.
  7. Consider the remuneration for Councillors for the next year.

60  Planning applications:  Consider any new planning applications and note planning decisions since last meeting.

New applications

21/00280/F Mr & Mrs Walden, Stonesfield House, Stanwell Lane, GB : new conservatory & extens.


No new decisions

Enforcement Matters

                                No updates

70  Correspondence:

To receive and consider any new correspondence:

  1. Grant application received from VDS, previously circulated.

80  New Business: Matters arising from correspondence etc, to discuss and propose:

90  District & County Councillors report

  1. To receive any updates and information from CDC and OCC.

Date of agenda      05/03/2021                              Stephen M Bowen                        Parish Clerk

View Minutes of Previous Meetings


Note of declaration of interest:

Any Member arriving after the start of the meeting is asked to declare personal interests as soon as practicable after their arrival even if the item in question has been considered: with the exception of the circumstances listed in paragraph 9(2) of the Local Code of Conduct for Members, a Member with a personal interest also has a prejudicial interest if it is one which a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would reasonably regard as so significant that it is likely to prejudice the Member’s judgement of the public interest. In such circumstances the Member must withdraw from the meeting room and should inform the Chairman accordingly; It is not practicable to offer detailed advice during the meeting on whether or not a personal interest should be declared or whether a personal interest should also be regarded as prejudicial.

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