Agenda January 2024

Dear Councillor,             29th December 2023
You are hereby summoned to attend the meeting of Long Bennington Parish Council to be held on 8th January 2024 in the Village Hall, Long Bennington. The public forum is scheduled to take place at 7.00pm and the Council meeting will follow on immediately, the business to be transacted at the meeting is listed below.
Yours sincerely,
Jane Evans
Clerk to the Council
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Declarations of Interest
3. Minutes and Matters arising from the previous meeting (unless agenda items).
4. County Councillor Report   
5. District Council Report 
6. Planning:-
- Planning Applications S23/1616 Doran Application for change of use of from 
agricultural land to use as a residential caravan site for 13 (no) gypsy / traveller pitches Valley Lane Long Bennington 
- Approvals S23/1940 Hudson. Conditional approval of the erection of a garden 
room at 4 Rose Gardens, Long Bennington.
S23/1814 Maxwell. Conditional approval of a porch door canopy, 
front extension, rear extension to dwelling and exterior alterations to existing at Priory Corner 73 Church Street, Long Bennington
- Refusals None
- Planning Appeals/Withdrawals None
- Other Planning Issues None
7. Section 106 monies – to provide update following confirmation of sum available from SKDC 
8. Village Hall Ownership Structure – to discuss current position 
9. Gateway Project – to discuss how to proceed with the lower sum now offered by SKDC
10. Bennington Close – to discuss conversion of a property to a HMO.
11. Precept – to discuss budget for 2024/25.
12. Chairman and Clerk’s Reports :-
Clerk’s Report attached
13. Finance:-
- Issue of Cheques and Direct Payment Authorisation as follows:
LB Village Hall – hall hire £ 94.50
Chattertons £600.00
Community Heartbeat Trust £1,884.00
Nublue £88.52
Belvoir Property Services Ltd £2160.00
Clerk expenses £40.73
Salaries £1342.42 + £140.00 £1482.42
Direct Debit BT £87.44
SO re Microsoft 365 £5.99
Total (incl VAT) £6443.60
Up to date financial statements.
- To approve Community Cleaner hours worked and payment.
14. Reports:-
- Playing Field Management Committee 
- Village Hall Management Committee
- School Liaison 
- Emergency Planning Group Report
- Road Safety Committee 
- Police Report
- Footpaths Report and Streetlights Report
- Witham Meadow Project Report
15. Correspondence: - see list
16. Items for next agenda and Parish News Report.
17. Date of next meeting 5th February 2024