AMPORT PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on Monday June 27th 2005 at
7.45 pm in Weyhill Fairground Hall.
Mr I. Morrison, (Chairman), Lt Col Stephens, (Vice
Chairman), Mrs Diana Preston, Mrs Sarah Hammer, Mr Maurice Hardy, Mrs Carolyn
Mallam, Mr Bill Gore, Mr Tim Southern and Mrs Suzanne Hoare (Clerk)
1 member of the public attended.
The village correspondent was in attendance.
Apologies. Mr Ian Long, Mr Neville Geake,.
2. Minutes of the Previous Meeting
These were agreed and signed.
3. Matters Arising from the last meeting
Election of remaining officers -
Maurice Hardy was confirmed by those present as the Highways officer.
Bill Gore was elected by those present to the role of Footpaths Officer.
Maurice Hardy was elected by those present to the role of Communication officer
and this will include the supervision of the parish notice boards.
Stagecoach has yet to reply concerning the bus stop at Fox.
The ROSPA report has been received; the ‘Tarzan’
swing was rejected as being unsafe.
No further maintenance was required this year. The grass under the Mattas has
been killed off, this needs to be allowed to re-grow, and Carolyn Mallam will
take this matter up with Testvalley Gardencare.
A letter complaining about dogs running free on the Green has been received,
however the Parish Council did not feel it could act in this matter.
Village Design Statement
The final draft of the VDS is with Neville Geake and a
public meeting is planned for the autumn. The draft will come before the Parish
Council at the next meeting.
Footpaths and Highways
Although HCC have cut some footpaths, they have not
cut all of them. It has not been possible to get them to return and finish the
task therefore many footpaths are in a very overgrown state. Maurice Hardy
reported that his preferred contractor was ready to start work and it was voted
to get the July cut done as soon as possible. Followed by a further cut in
September or October. The cost will be £800 a cut and this is for a 2-year
contract subject to the work being satisfactory.
Nether cottage has erected a fence alongside the watercress beds footpath -
however this is in no way detrimental.
The Monxton transport group has resigned on mass, as
it was not possible to further the 20mph speed limit objective.
The temporary speed reducing ‘pinch points’ are to be made permanent in
Monxton and the Parish Council will monitor their effectiveness with a view to
introducing a similar scheme in Amport.
5. Planning Applications
All of the above cheques were approved by those Parish
A budget update was presented showing expenditure for the
first 3 months of the financial year. This was determined to be satisfactory and
approved by those councillors present.
8. AOB and Correspondence
Maurice Hardy asked that the request for an additional
sign at the bottom of Sarson Lane be followed up Clerk
Carolyn Mallam asked for comments on whether the village should have a
welcome pack for new villagers - perhaps this could be a joint project with the
PCC. Agenda item for the next meeting.
Diana Preston commented that the Cholderton lane signpost was overgrown - an
item for Parish Council Highways Officer MH
Meeting closed at 9 10pm.
Date of next meeting July 18th at the AMPORT SCHOOL - 7.45pm