Minutes APM 14 May 2012

PARISH CLERK – Mrs Sara Archer, 204 Monkton St, Monkton, Nr Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 4JN   
01843 821989  email: clerk@monktonparish.co.uk

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Monday 14 May 2012 at 6.30 pm in Monkton Village Hall

PRESENT: Cllrs John Way (Chairman), Nick Cole (Vice-Chairman), Gilly Brown, Tony              Davies, Graham Constable and Sara Archer (Clerk), plus Aaron Kluibenschadl (Community Warden) and 5 parishioners

Councillor John Way welcomed parishioners to the meeting.  He opened the floor to the  public and asked if anyone had any issues they would like to raise. An outline of the  concerns discussed is as follows:
i) Fly Tipping – An incident of fly tipping at the Recreation Ground was raised.  The Clerk confirmed that the problem had been reported to TDC who would be removing the items as soon as possible.  It was suggested that signage was placed around the premises, however, it was felt this would not be practicable.

ii)  Highways – It was reported that the chain fence at the entrance to Seamark Close had been damaged by children playing in the area.  The Community Warden requested any such incident is reported to him directly to deal with in order that he may take any action as necessary.

iii)  Recreation Ground – A number of issues were raised with regard to the Recreation Ground. 
 – It was noted that the grass had not been cut recently.  The clerk would contact Serco to advise of the problem.

– The resurfacing works on the car park had been completed however concern was expressed that it had not been finished to a satisfactory standard.  It was explained that a reputable company had carried out the works and the site would be re-visited to ensure that the surface had not suffered damage.

– It was felt that the children’s play area was hazardous and needed immediate attention.  It was advised that the issue had been itemised on the Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting and would then be discussed in detail.

iv) Community Warden – Aaron informed the meeting that he holds a ‘Morning Surgery’ at the Methodist Church Hall on a Thursday between 10am – 12pm. Parishioners were invited to raise any concerns/issues with him and he would endeavour to investigate the problems on their behalf.          – Aaron informed the meeting that he had recently approached the School to raise awareness of the issue of children riding their cycles/scooters around the village in a dangerous and inconsiderate manner.  The matter would be discussed during School assembly and had also been reported to the Police Community Support Officer who would be monitoring the situation.
– Aaron also advised that a number of cars had been broken into in Minster and Cliffsend.  Villagers were asked to be vigilant and ensure their vehicles were locked at all times.

Meeting closed at 6.45pm


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