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Précis of PC Minutes for the Meeting in December 2009 To read the recent minutes in full, see the village notice board or visit Minutes of previous meeting agreed Chair welcomed and thanked Rev John Hetherington who explained the origins, aims and operation of the Education Foundation Fund. Poor investment income currently means very limited funds are available. Funding generally goes to groups so available funds benefit as many as possible. However, applications will be considered from any source to benefit young persons, in education, less than 25 years of age. Finance C/A £339.20 H/I A/C £4,904.18 Budget and Precept proposals After much discussion, an increase of £5 per Band D property was agreed for 2010/2011. Correspondence In Society of Local Council Clerks subscription £72.00 Payment agreed

SDC Planning – copy of letter sent to landowners at Botany Bay re alleged unauthorised stable block. Copy of letter from Cllr Wright to Hillam Lights re costs of planting the troughs. Hillam light reimbursed costs. Clerk to write thanking them for their support.

Centre. Because of anticipated increased costs generally and probable one off expenses for renovating the War Memorial and refurbishing the gate posts at the cemetery, this was declined. It was agreed, however, that the PC would consider purchasing specific items.

NYCC – advising of BT ‘Adopt a Kiosk Scheme.’ Clerk to write to BT to ascertain if the company intend to disconnect the telephone in Hillam Square. Kiosk will be adopted by the PC in this event.

Correspondence Out NYCC Highways J. Hodgson re parcel of land outside 1 Lilac Oval.

Shire Group of IDB’s advising PC over maintenance of the dykes and advising a letter to NYCC Highways to request maintenance of the culvert. Clerk asked to write to the author of the letter, Mr. I Benn regarding progress/completion of the upgrading of the pumping station on Stocking Lane.

Mr D Cook – Demolition of a single storey section of existing dwelling and replace with part double and part single storey extension. Approved

Mr Styles, 2 Hillam Hall Lane expressing concern over the proposed development of 1 and 2 Ashfield Villas, and the possible increase in flooding of the area . Community Association asking for financial contribution to underpin the core running costs of the Community

Planning Matters Applications received

Mr MH Walton – work on Sycamore Tree at ‘Oak Lodge’ Chapel Street Approved Mr Burke – Erection of pole barn on land off Tom Lane An objection was made by the PC on the grounds that the structure is not necessary and would be intrusive on the environment. Refused

Hillam News Feb March 2010  
Hillam News Feb March 2010