Extraordinary Meeting – 1st September 2020



Councillors are hereby summoned to attend, and members of the public and press are invited to attend the next meeting of Bramley Parish Council, to be held on:


Date: Tuesday 1st September 2020 Time: 7.00pm
Place: https://zoom.us/j/95394006694

Meeting ID: 953 9400 6694


1. Apologies for Absence
2. To receive declarations of interest relating to items on the agenda
3. Open Forum – To hear matters raised by members of the public, or Cllrs with a prejudicial interest either on agenda items (maximum period of 10 minutes only).

(NB for non-agenda items Members of the Council are not permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification)

4. To ratify the following motions:
  a.       Funding for leaflet on support contacts in Covid crisis – £80

b.       Suspension of burial ground fees, excluding purchase of Exclusive Rights

c.       Litter Warden salary increase to include national minimum wage increase

d.       Suspension of Annual Meeting until May 2021, with all post holders remaining in place until then (as a result of guidance from NALC and HALC)

e.       Donation to Church and School food bank/uniform supply – £500

f.        Pay the hall rent for Little Apples during the Covid crisis, until such time as they return to normal service.  Review monthly.

g.       Grant request from Little Apples for £400 towards replacing the fence around the enclosed play area

h.       Recall of £3500 funds from Clift Meadow Trust for the now cancelled village fete

i.         £1000 Grant to Tadley Citizens Advice

j.         Grant application for £350 from Knitted Bramley for start-up costs for community project

k.       Approval for letter of complaint to BDBC re planning officer’s behaviour and lack of action on s.106 matters relating to the Minchens Lane development

l.         To send a letter to HCC Highways requesting that they review the verge trimming schedule, allowing some verges to grow untrimmed.  This would promote biodiversity.

m.     To purchase a cradle swing seat and bench fixing kit for the new playground at Clift Meadow – £472

n.       To purchase 10 Microsoft Surface tablets and 2-year warranty for same as per the quote from Stone Computers

o.       It was decided at the meeting on 17th March to suspend public meetings for the foreseeable future (via the adoption and triggering of the HCID policy). Proposal that this decision is rescinded, and that public meetings should resume.

p.       All regular PC meetings for the foreseeable future should be held virtually, until such time as it is deemed safe to resume physical meetings.  The tool to be used for virtual meetings is Zoom, and a license for one year should be purchased for £119.90.

q.       To approve the rebuilding of the Bramley Green bus shelter subject to insurance approval of our chosen contractor

r.        To cancel the membership of the HALC HR consultancy service and use the insurer provided rradar service instead

s.        Finance for April, May, June, July, and August 2020 (bank statements, payments and reconciliation)

t.        Planning decisions for April, May, June, July, and August (as per attached planning summaries)

5. Date of Next Meeting –Tuesday 15th September 2020






Signed: Maxta Thomas                                                                 Date:     25th August 2020