PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY 13 DECEMBER

The meeting will be held at the Church Centre and will start at 7pm.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 8 December of new restrictions it is expected that this meeting can go ahead as scheduled. Everyone is welcome but members of the public attending are asked to:

a) if possible, take a Lateral Flow test before coming to the meeting. Do NOT come if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms or have recently returned from abroad

b) wear masks for the whole meeting except when they are invited to speak (please let the Clerk know if you have a medical exemption);

c) use hand sanitiser on entry

d) sign in – please bring your own pen! The Parish Council will keep this record for 21 days for contact tracing purpose. It will then be shredded.

e) observe the social distancing measures. Please take your seat when you arrive and leave. Please do not gather to chat in the hall before or after the meeting. Please do not move chairs, except to sit with others from your household. Parish Council members may remove their masks while seated to enable debate. They should put their masks on when not seated.

f) please print the agenda below and bring it with you if you can

The agenda is available here

Draft minutes: Minutes of the previous Parish Council meeting on 8 November are here.
Earlier minutes can be found at Previous minutes

Co-option: the Parish Council will consider applications from those who have put themselves forward to join the Parish Council at this meeting.
The deadline for applications for the January meeting is 31 December. Please contact the Chairman, John Roberts on 01278 732484 if you would like to talk about being a Councillor. Details of how to join are available here: Co-option to the Council or please contact Caro at the Parish Office (733779 or by e-mail).

Planning applications:
Links to planning applications on the agenda are below (opens the  application in the Sedgemoor Planning website):

  • 36/21/00024 – 64 South Lane – Erection of single storey rear (North) extension part on site of existing (to be demolished) and formation of driveway

Parish Council meetings are open for the public to attend but are not public meetings. In order to facilitate contributions by members of the public there is a public session at the beginning of the formal meeting. 
During the public session, members of the public are welcome to address the Council on any matter relating to the agenda or on any other matter that they would like the Parish Council to consider at a future date. It is helpful if you inform the Chairman or the Clerk beforehand of any matter you wish to raise, so that the Clerk can have to hand any necessary information. Further details are available on page 2 of the agenda.
The Council is not required to give a response to a matter raised during the public session but may do so. Alternatively, the Chairman may direct the Clerk to follow the matter up or give a written response at a later date.
Please note that no decisions can be made and no expenditure approved on any item raised during the public session unless the matter has been legally notified on an agenda in advance.
At the end of the public participation session, the Chairman will resume the formal meeting under standing orders.

Members of the public are asked to respect the fact that this is a meeting of the Council to conduct Council business. They are not permitted to enter into the debate of agenda items unless invited by the Chairman. In this case, he will temporarily adjourn the meeting to allow that person (only) to speak.

The conduct of Parish Council meetings are governed by the Parish Council’s Standing Orders (amended and re-adopted on 11 October 2021). These are available from the Clerk (by e-mail on request) or on the Council’s website by clicking the document name above.