AGENDA

 

COUNCILLORS PRESENT:  J Burrell, S Thredgle, L Canham, P Cutler, M Garford, J Hoadley, S Martin, E Morley

 

IN ATTENDANCE:  J Thomas – Parish Clerk and L Stelfox-Reeves

 

38/10/18CL: TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr K Kelly, Cllr M Mitchell, Cllr S Cummings and Cllr C Pearce

 

39/10/18CL: TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Cllr E Morley declared an interest in item 44 as she knows Mr J Willis

 

40/10/18CL: To approve the minutes of the COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON WEdneSDAY 25 JULY 2018

The minutes of the Council Meeting held on Wednesday 25 July 2018 were accepted as a true record by the Council and signed by the Chairman.

 

41/10/18CL: TO DISCUSS MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

There were no matters arising from previous minutes.

 

42/10/18CL: TO RECEIVE REPORTS FROM OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS AND AGENCIES

  1. Kent County Councillor’s Report

Members received a report from Cllr P Cole of Kent County Council. Cllr Cole reported there had been a traffic collision outside the Brent School and that KCC were looking at measures that can be put in place to prevent this happening again.

  1. Dartford Borough Councillors’ Reports for Stone and Castle

Cllr P Cutler reported that it was quiet on the ward. Cllr J Burrell reported that the trailer on London Road was being investigated by the Police as it has been dumped there for a long time now.

 

43/10/18CL: YOUTH SUMMIT

Members received 3 presentations regarding youth services in the Stone area. The first was from Mr J Hensman of Excelsior Safeguarding. Mr Hensman discussed the work that his company do to inform children and parents of the risks currently existing from gangs in the dartford and surrounding areas. He confirmed to members that the schools in the area would benefit from this work and that preparing children who would be at risk from these gangs should be a main focus.

Mr G Johnson of Refocus Project Ltd then talked about the work they do on Crime Prevention and that more effort to connect with the at-risk youths in the area.

Mr C Hennis of Playplace spoke to members regarding their work and their plans for six week programmes for the youths. Playplace focus on providing youth activities with particular focus on health and well-being.

The Chairman thanked everyone for their reports and the continued work they all do.

 

44/10/18CL: TO RESOLVE FUNDING AS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUTH PROJECTS

Members discussed the proposals and confirmed that they would need more information as to specifics for how the money is being spent to be able to agree to an amount.

 

45/10/18CL: TO RECEIVE A PRESENTATION FROM MR R JONES OF LANDLOGICAL REGARDING PROPOSALS FOR STONE PIT 1

Members heard the proposals for Stone Pit 1. Mr Jones confirmed that this would include a much needed medical centre, several shops to create a high street and hub for the community and football pitches. Mr Jones said that the area would retain its open character, that they had taken biodiversity into account and welcomed all in attendance to come to the public consultation being held at Stone Pavilion on November 6th from 2pm – 6pm.

 

46/10/18CL: TO NOTE THE DARTFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL RESOLUTION OF COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW

Members noted the resolution and resolved to contact the Dartford Planning Department for confirmation as to the reason for the line placement.

 

47/10/18CL: TO DISCUSS THE 20 IS PLENTY CAMPAIGN

Members received a video presentation of the 20 is plenty campaign which aims to reduce the dangers of traffic and encourage cycling and walking. As well a hopefully saving lives, it would hopefully reduce congestion and improve general health.

 

48/10/18CL: CONSULTATIONS
1. To resolve Council response to the Lower Thames Crossing Project Consultation

Members discussed consultation and resolved to draft a response.

 

  1. To resolve Council Response to the Kent Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation

Members resolved that the Council would object to the consultation due to the cost and worries that this would lead to an increase in fly-tipping.

 

49/10/18CL: PLANNING APPLICATIONS

  1. 18/01212/COU

Members resolved to object on the grounds of parking

  1. 18/010074/OUT

Members resolved to object on the grounds of parking and infrastructure

50/10/18CL: FINANCE

  1. To Authorise Payments

Members authorised the list of payments.

There being no further business, the chairman closed the meeting at 21:17