MINUTES of the Annual Parish Meeting
Thursday 10 April 2003 at 8.00 p.m. at Holmes Chapel Primary School
Parish Councillors Mrs J Booth (Chairman) Mr AC Rickards (Vice-Chairman) Mrs ME Coombs Mrs DE Currie Mr PJ Gregory Mrs IM Mackenzie Mrs SJ Maddock Mrs YD Moore Mr DR Peake
County Councillor K Oliver
9 members of the public
2 Police representatives
Apologies for absence received from Mr TJ Howkins Mr RC Parry Mr J Rigby (all attending CBC meeting) Mrs AC Nichols, Mr FWN Cowgill, Mr & Mrs B Dear
The Chairman reported the sad death of Lawrence Massey on Wednesday 9 April 2003. He was a former member of the Parish Council and had been involved in many areas of village life. At the Chairmanís request those present stood in silence in his memory
The minutes of the 2002 Annual Parish Meeting were read approved and signed as an accurate record.
The Clerk presented a brief report on the Councilís finances.
The Chairman read a report on the last Council year and items for the future.
Mr John Clowes thanked all organisations and individuals who had helped, with particular mention of a donation from the Community Trust; he outlined areas for consideration: new contacts with CBC following the retirement of Philip Von Schijndel; a scheme for the area around the toilets; maintenance of the area around the car park in front of Mc Carthy & Stone site; the path in front of the library
PC Dave Newton gave a brief report on recent issues including drug problems at the Comprehensive School, anti-social behaviour, the raid at Nat West Bank, action on parking problems
The Chairman opened the meeting for questions and comments and the following issues were raised:
Copies of bus service timetables and contact details for the Police Community Action team were available
The formal business ended at 8.40 p.m.
Wine and cheese were served to allow informal discussions to take place