Parish Council Agenda 14 May 2019

Meeting of Buxted Parish Council to be held on 14th May 2019 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 9th April 2019 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.



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.



Adoption of Standing Orders and Review of Financial Regulations

Model Standing Orders 2018 England

ADOPTED model financial regulations – November 2014


Outstanding matters – For Information Only unless otherwise stated:


  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Public footpaths – Update on cut back of verge from FAD to Buxted School
  • Trees
  • Road Safety –
  • SLR Meeting with ESCC (to discuss various highways issues),
  • Pedestrian Crossing at Coopers Green traffic lights (Cllr. Illingworth)
  • Update on metal sign replacement with fingerposts
  • Wealden Local Development Framework – Local Plan
  • Property issues – Tree in pig area on Allotment site
  • Millenium Wood sculpture
  • Communications Matters: Website




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



Committee meetings



Finance: (i) to approve invoices for payment – to be tabled ii) to receive bank reconciliation for March and April 2019



Reports on other meetings attended by members



Members questions



Announcements – a) Chairman of the Council; b) Clerk to the Council – Reminder of Annual Assembly 22nd May 2019 at 7.30pm in The Reading Rooms, Church Road, Buxted





Ionides Trust Update to follow main parish council meeting:


  • Extension and resurface of Ionides Trust Car Park
  • Lease update
  • Maintenance
  • Scout Liason
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