Parish Council Agenda 8 May 2018


Meeting of Buxted Parish Council to be held on 8th May 2018 at 7.30pm in The Reading Room, Church Road, Buxted.


The public have a right and are welcome to attend and at the discretion of the Chairman, members of the public may ask questions prior to the commencement of the business proper. Any Police update will be given at this point.


In attendance at the meeting will be Inspector Gross of Sussex Police who will be providing some details of crime statistics for the parish.





Election of Chairman of the Council for the forthcoming year



Signing of Declaration of Acceptance of Office by the new Chairman



Election of Vice Chairman of the Council



Apologies for absence



Declarations of members’ interests in respect of items on this agenda



Minutes of the 10th April 2018 meeting (previously circulated) to be confirmed and signed



Election/appointment of members of various Committees and other bodies and to agree areas of responsibility



ESCC/WDC report



Annual Governance Statement:

To review the effectiveness of the system of internal control and prepare the annual governance statement.

Statement of internal controls finance Buxted

Buxted Annual Governance Statement 2018 to be signed

Buxted Internal Audit Report 2017-18 


Annual Accounting Statements:

10.1 For full parish council to consider the Accounting Statements

10.2 Resolve that full parish council approve the Accounting Statements

10.3 For the Chairman to sign the annual Accounting Statements.

End of year financial report 31st March 2018

Detailed Receipts & Payments by Budget Heading 31_03_2018

Bank – Cash and Investment Reconciliation as at 31 March 2018

11 Review of Parish Council Standing Orders and Financial Regulations

Outstanding matters – For Information Only unless otherwise stated:


  • Parish Telecommunications Mast
  • Public footpaths
  • Trees
  • Road Safety – Buxted High Street Pedestrian/Speed Surveys update; Buxted High Street drainage update
  • Ionides Trust – Transfer of Management of land to Parish Council
  • New community hall
  • Defibrillators
  • Wealden Local Development Framework – Local Plan
  • Property issues – Consideration of quotes to relocate water pipe on the allotment track; damage to Reading Room front wall update and consideration of quote to bollard car park
  • Communications Matters: Website



Correspondence – as listed and subsequently updated and circulated at the meeting


P1 Residents of Five Ash Down – Request for the Parish Council to consider traffic calming measures in Court Lane, Five Ash Down

P2 Local Residents – Anti social behaviour in Gordon Road



Committee meetings



Finance: (i) to approve invoices for payment – to be tabled ii) to receive bank reconciliation for April



Reports on other meetings attended by members



Members questions



Announcements – a) Chairman of the Council; b) Clerk to the Council



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