61/11/21CL: Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act 1972, s 85.

 

62/11/21CL: Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests

To receive disclosure of any pecuniary interests relating to meeting agenda items.

Having declared an interest, a member must not participate in discussion on the matter and must not take part in any vote unless an appropriate dispensation has been granted.

Relevant Legislation: Localism Act 2011, s 31.

 

63/11/21CL: Public Participation

The council meets and makes its decisions in public. A council meeting is not a public meeting. It is a meeting held in public and there is no requirement in law which allows members of the public to speak at such meetings.

However, the council is is keen to encourage public attendance at meetings and will therefore provide an opportunity to local registered electors to show it is committed to community engagement.

A maximum of 3 minutes is allowed per person to speak and the total length of time afforded for public participation at each meeting shall be no more than 15 minutes, subject to an extension of this time, in exceptional circumstances, being agreed by the Chairman.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act, s 100.

 

64/11/21CL: Approval of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the council held on Wednesday 22 September 2021

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act 1972, Sch 12, para 41 (1).

>View the PDF for Draft Minutes for 22 September 2021

 

65/11/21CL: Reports from other authorities and agencies

To receive reports from representatives of other authorities and agencies

  1. Kent Police

>View the Crime Statistics from Kent Policeopens PDF file

2. Kent County Council

3. Dartford Borough Council

 

66/11/21CL: Clerk’s Report

To receive an update from the Parish Clerk regarding ongoing projects and current issues.

>View the Clerk’s Report for November 2021opens PDF file

67/11/21CL: Public Realm Report

To receive and note the report for the Public Realm from the Grounds Manager.

>View the Public Realm Report for November 2021opens PDF file

68/11/21CL: Facilities Report

To receive and note the report for the Facilities at Stone Pavilion and the Claire Tiltman Centre from the Facilities Manager.

>View the Facilities Report for November 2021opens PDF file

69/11/21CL: Events

  1. To note details of the 2021 Remembrance Service at Stone Recreation Ground
    Members are requested to note the Remembrance service on Sunday 14th November 2021. The parade will begin in the Recreation Ground car park at 2.45pm and the procession will lead down to the War Memorial where the service will begin at 3pm.

>View the Remembrance Service 2021 posteropens PDF file

2. To note details of the 2021 Christmas Lights Switch On event.

>View the Events Update Report for November 2021opens PDF file

70/11/21CL: To receive and consider the findings of the external audit report for 2020-21

PKF Littlejohn LLP performed an external audit for Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Return. There were no errors or causes for concern found.

Relevant legislation: Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

>View the External Audit Report 2021opens PDF file

 

71/11/21CL: To note the budget monitoring report

Members are requested to note the details in the budget monitoring report  provided.

>View the Budget Monitoring Report November 2021opens PDF file

>View Appendix 1 for the Budget Monitoring Report November 2021opens PDF file

>View Appendix 2 for the Budget Monitoring Report November 2021opens PDF file

>View Appendix 3 for the Budget Monitoring Report November 2021opens PDF file

>View Appendix 4 for the Budget Monitoring Report November 2021opens PDF file

>View Appendix 5 for the Budget Monitoring Report November 2021opens PDF file

72/11/21CL: To resolve application for the Capacity Building Fund

Members are requested to resolve the council’s application for the Capacity Building Fund Grant from Dartford Borough Council.

>View the Capacity Building Fund Proposal Reportopens PDF file

73/11/21CL: Authorisation of Payments

A schedule of supplier payments is presented for council resolution to authorise payment.

>View the Schedule of supplier payments November 2021opens PDF file

74/11/21CL: Consultations

  1. To form Council response to the Kent Police and crime plan surveyLink to the Police and Crime Plan Survey

    2. To form Council response to the KCC Community Warden Service Review

    Kent County Council is implementing an Outcomes Based Budgeting approach across its services and as part of that implementation they have commissioned an independent review of the Council’s Community Warden Service to establish what evidence there is in terms of the service achieving its objectives and delivering value for money so that they can understand better the difference that it makes to residents and their communities.

    KALC would like us to provide them with feedback on the Community Warden Service in our area. In particular:

  2. What is your experience of the Community Warden Service in your area?
  3. Your views on how it is delivered, or should be delivered.
  4. The effect the Community Warden Service has in your area.
  5. Is the service available in the right parts of Kent?
  6. How could it be evaluated.
  7. Can you see ways of improving it?

 

75/11/21CL: Planning Applications

  1. To resolve representations to Major Planning Applications affecting the parish

21/01461/COU – Rear Of 82 London Road Stone Kent DA2 6AN

Change of use of storage buildings associated with 82 London Road to a tyre repair and garage business with ancillary storage (Class E(g)(iii) Industrial processes) (retrospective application)

2. To note representations by officers made under the council’s scheme of delegation

Planning Application Description Council Response
21/01463/FUL –   39 Castleridge Drive Greenhithe Kent DA9 9WR Provision of roof lights in front, side and rear elevations in connection with providing additional rooms in the roof space No Observation Made
21/01522/FUL – 9 Wheatley Close Stone Kent DA9 9QD Erection of a single storey rear extension No Observation Made
21/01556/FUL –  6 Elstar Mews Greenhithe Kent DA9 9WU Provision of roof lights in front and rear elevations, relocation of solar panels on rear elevation in connection with providing additional rooms in the roof space No Observation Made
21/01563/COU – Land Adjacent 74 Watling Street Stone Kent Continued use of land for storage of equipment for a demolition company (retrospective application) No Observation Made