of the Quarley Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 1st March 2022
in the Quarley Village Hall at 6.30pm.
Cllr Mr T Shelley
Cllr Mr N Constable
Cllr Mrs S Leech
Richard Waterman – Parish Clerk
Borough Councillor Mrs M Flood
County Councillor Mr C Donnelly
Member of the Public – Mandy Dobson
Borough Councillor Mr D Coole
Mrs J Ferguson declared an interest in Quarley Church.
Clerk reported that TVBC have informed him that the Parish Council can co-opt to
fill the vacancy.
OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING.
Chairman signed the minutes of the previous meeting as a true record.
– It was mentioned that one of the streetlights is covered in ivy. The Clerk
will report this to Street Lighting Maintenance but thought that it was probably
a job for the Lengthsman as the streetlights are owned by the Parish Council.
FARM – Mr N Constable gave the Parish Council an up-date on negotiations
regarding a Community Grant from the proposed extension to the Solar Farm. A
further meeting is to be held to discuss the Deed for the Community Development,
it has been indicated that monies will be paid to the Community within 10 days
of the start of construction, Cllr Mr N Constable thought this may be early
Spring. When all details have been confirmed the information will be made
available to the residents of Quarley.
Position 1st March 2022
Balance 1st April 2021
forward and income
in Bank 22/2/2022
Parish Council discussed the Clerks Administration Fee and agreed to increase
the payment from £720 a year to £900 a Year to recognise his 21 Years of
service. Proposed by Cllr Tim Shelley and Seconded by Cllr Joanna Ferguson. All
were no new Planning Applications to discuss.
COUNCILLOR MRS M FLOOD.
Full Council (25 February) approved its Budget for 2022/2023
Tax charge will increase by £5 a year per Band D property i.e. £148.91 to £151.91:
equivalent to 3.4% but is more than 2% less than the current rate of CPI.
will make £150 payments early in the new financial year to those in Council Tax
A-D bands, which comprise two thirds of Test Valley properties, with
discretionary funding for those lower income households in higher Council Tax
7-8% share of the council tax is more than £40 lower than the average for the
rest of England.
Cabinet - 23rd Feb 2022 - funding for charity and voluntary sector
and voluntary organisations will benefit from £1.2M over the next three years
in the latest cycle of the Council’s Revenue Funding Programme - awards
ranging from £2,500 to almost £270,000 per year to organisations delivering a
range of services, including mental health support, activities for older people,
Shopmobility, advice on debt, benefits and housing, youth provision and core
support for voluntary groups across the borough.
COUNCILLOR MR C DONNELLY
Mr C Donnelly reported that the Hampshire County Council part of the Council Tax
bill is to increase by 2.9%. HCC have put an additional £12 Million into
MRS J FERGUSON – Reported that the two benches purchased some time ago have
been erected and now need placing on the Village Green. A suitable site will be
agreed, and the benches installed by the next meeting.
David Preston who has been the Webmaster for the Web Site for many years has
indicated that he would like to retire.
Hobson has offered to put together a new Website for Quarley and take over as
Webmaster. The parish Council thought this excellent news and it was agreed that
a budget of £150 would be made available towards the cost.
Concerns were raised on the number of times there is Power Outage in the village. Having a Generator to power the Village Hall if there is an extended Power Outage to provide light and cooking was thought a good idea and will be investigated. The Village Hall Trustees will be contacted to gauge their thoughts. There are grants available from SSE. The next Community Resilience Meeting is to be held on the 5th May 2022
OF THE PUBLIC.
Dobson asked if the Solar Farm Works Traffic would come through the village?
Cllr Mr N Constable confirmed that all the Solar Farm Works Traffic would entre
the site through Lains Farm and would not come through the village or use Bush
Dobson asked if the there were any plans to celebrate the Queens Platinum
was discussed and it was suggested that issue of a celebration be sent out to
the village to gauge interest and to also ask for suggestions on how to
celebrate the Jubilee.
was suggested that a tree is planted to mark the Platinum Jubilee.
OF THE MEETING.
Chairman thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting.
OF THE NEXT MEETING
May 2022 at 6pm
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