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                          DUNSFORD PARISH COUNCIL

                Clerk to the Council: Lynne Ogden, Moorview, EX67SB. 01392 811236

     To all members of Dunsford Parish Council            March  2019

You are summonsed to attend a meeting of the Parish Council at the Village hall Dressing Rooms on Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 7.45 pm

Democratic / Public Question Time: From 7.45 pm residents are invited to give their views and question the Parish Council on issues on this agenda or raise issues for future consideration at the discretion of the Chairman, before the start of the Parish Council meeting. Members of the public may not take part in the Parish Council meeting itself.   


1. Apologies To receive apologies and to approve reasons for absence 

2. Declaration of Interest Register of Interests:

a. Councillors are reminded of the need to update their register of interests.

b. To declare any personal interests in items on the agenda and their nature.

c. To declare any prejudicial interests in items on the agenda and their nature (Councillors with prejudicial interests must leave the room for the relevant items)

3. Minutes of the meeting held on February 5th, 2019   to consider the approval of the minutes of the last meeting of the Council

4. Progress reports

4.1  Action Points from last meeting- to update the Council & note those not completed

4.2  Clerk’s report – as attached

4.3  Bus Survey- update

4.4  Parish Council Policies To consider adopting1) Freedom of Information Policy and 2)Disciplinary Procedure and Grievance Policy

4.5  Village signage- continued discussion. Clarification of info. needed for quotes.

4.6  Village noticeboards - update

5. Correspondence: - List of correspondence received by email listed overleaf

6.  Finance

6.1.C/A   £8516.37 as at 17/01/19         BBI/A   £1823.85 as at 09/01/19

 Invoices to be paid:

           6.2 Clerk’s Salary – 4weeks x 10 hours a week - Gross pay   £392.32

           Net pay to Clerk £313.92 (Tax owing to HMRC £78.40 to be paid) + expenses of £36.99

          Total to Clerk - £350.91

             6.3 DALC for Good Cllrs Guides 2x £3.49  Total £6.98 (if received)

             6.4 HMRC quarterly tax payment (for January, February and March) - £254.80

             6.5 Internal Audit – Council to decide on Internal Auditor

             6.6  Bank Forms to be signed by Council for acceptance of new signatory

       7.Village Green Report (Cllr Morris)

8.DNPA, District and County Councillors’ reports

9. Planning: -  Applications 9.1 DNPA 0089/19 Clifford Barton, Drewsteignton – change of use of barn to accommodation for for use ancillary to a wedding venue.

Decisions –  9.2 None

10. Footpaths – update from Cllr Hayes

11. Housing Survey- Article in Parish Magazine and posters displayed. To discuss and decide on method of delivery of survey. To consider a Saturday morning workshop and decide on date.

12 Parish Website – continuing discussion. Feedback from Cllrs on the various websites, suggested by Cllr Radclyffe, required.                                                  

       13. Training/Meetings   Attended - 26/02/19 - Prep. For Elections 10am – 12.30pm-  £30 + VAT- Clerk    

               13.1 The Clerk will have be receiving Election Packs for all current Councillors and will distribute a.s.a.p. It is then the responsibility of each individual councillor to  complete and deliver their applications by the deadline of 4 p.m. on 3rd April 2019

       14.Review of contracts

              14.1 Clerk’s -  Review of contract/ pay scale (NALC scale attached for info./ Clerk currently at SCP 18)

             14.2 Village Green Maintenance – To decide on precise wording for tasks to be undertaken.

       15. Snow Warden Scheme To discuss the option of Dunsford joining this scheme    

       16. Matters brought forward by the Chairman (for information only /possible addition to next month’s agenda)

       17.  Date of next meeting     Tuesday April 2nd 2019   at the Village Hall Dressing Rooms, Dunsford, at 7.45 pm              

Signed           Lynne Ogden            Clerk to Dunsford Parish Council     28th February,2019



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