Made with Xara The Parish Council sits every month except August on the second Monday of the month in the Committee Room at Norton Village Hall. It is well supervised by the Council Leader Stuart Maunder. Meeting start at 7.30pm and members of the public are welcome to attend. As can be expected the Council deals with all matters local that affect the village and work very closely with the South Somerset District Council, so much so that the councillor who represents the village attends every meeting to understand the villagers point of view and put forward the views of the District Council and general advice. The Parish Clerk is Louise Brooks: Telephone: 01935 881882;  e-mail: The Minutes of meetings are publicised after they have been approved by the council as “A true record of the meeting”.  This approval takes place at the following meeting, therefore minutes posted here are up to two months after the related meeting. South Somerset MINUTES OF NORTON SUB HAMDON PARISH COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 11th JUNE 2018 IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM, THE VILLAGE HALL AT 7.30 P.M. 18/1286 PRESENT:  Mr S. Maunder (Chairman), Mrs P Biddle, Mr C Campbell, Mr B Matraves, Mr J Cole, Mr R Middleton Mrs L. Brooks  (Clerk), Mrs S. Seal (District Councillor), Mark Keating (County Councillor), Mrs E Maunder (CLT & HYG)  and 4  members of the public.  18/1287 APOLOGIES:   Mrs S More (Vice-Chairman) (Holiday)   18/1288 PUBLIC TIME  18/1288/a  Public Time:  A member of the public asked if anything could be done to slow the traffic down in New Road.  Both The Chairman and  The Clerk reported that they had had a recent Highways meeting and new signs were planned to be erected.  The Clerk  also said she would include it in her article for the newsletter again.           Action:  Clerk  Another member of the public requested that a training session be held for using the defibrillator.  The Clerk will look  into this and include it in the newsletter as well.                          Action:  Clerk  18/1288/b  P.C.S.O. Report: The PCSO was not present and no report had been received.    18/1288/c  District Councillor:   Councillor Seal discussed how SSDC were now entering phase 2 of their transformation and there were now new people  in new roles.  She also discussed the appeal for the land opposite Tinkabee Cottage,  Little Norton.  18/1288/d  County Councillor:   County Councillor Mark Keating had emailed a monthly report previous to the meeting to the Clerk who had forwarded it  to all the Parish Councillors’.  He discussed the library consultation which was due to close in a few days.  18/1288/e CLT Update  Mrs Maunder reported that the shop was still doing well.  18/1288/g  Hamdon Youth Group:   Councillor Biddle reported that the numbers of members still grow and there are now two sessions at Stoke catering for  different age groups, as well as the group that meet at Norton village hall.  Mrs Maunder reported that they are in the  process of applying for charitable status.  18/1289 MINUTES:   The Minutes from the May meeting have been circulated.  They were agreed and signed.  Proposed: Cllr. Campbell   Seconded: Cllr. Biddle  Agreed unanimously.  . 18/1290 MATTERS ARISING: 1. Notification of pay rise for Clerk:  The Clerk reported that in April 2018 there had been a National pay rise for Clerks.  The Clerk reported that her hourly rate would now be £9.52. 2. Update on past Highways meetings:  The Clerk reported that she had received an email from Garry Warren at Highways confirming all that was discussed at the recent site meeting.  He said that the SKC (School Keep Clear) markings will be added to their next line package.  The DYL (double yellow line) markings for the junctions would have to wait for their next amendment order later in the summer.  3. Update on New Road development meetings:  The Chairman reported that there was some damage to a pipe under the village hall car park (probably occurred when the village hall and MUGA were built) that needed repairing.  Marshwood Homes would do the work FOC when they connected the new pipe into the drain.  It was also reported that there was now no need for the second pond and instead a very large ditch had been dug that would carry any surface water to the other pond.  Councillor Maunder had checked with SCC flooding team who were aware of this and had agreed to it. 18/1291 PLANNING: 18/1291/a  Matters for report:  Nothing to report 18/1291/b      Decisions Notified: 18/01119/FUL – Arks Edge, Higher Street. The erection of a replacement conservatory.  The Parish Council had no objections to this.  APPROVED 18/01152/FUL – Cartbridge, Little Street.  Erection of a 6 bay garage:  APPROVED 18/1291/c Applications for consideration. 18/01097/FUL – Bridge House, Little Street.  Erection of a wall (part Retrospective) – No Objection 18/01353/FUL – Lynfield, New Road - Replacement roof structure to existing flat roof extension. No objection 17/04124/FUL - Land Opposite Tinkabee Cottage,Little Norton,Norton Sub Hamdon,Stoke Sub Hamdon,Somerset,, NOTIFICATION OF APPEAL 18/12892 FINANCE:  18/1292/a  Matters for report:   Nothing to report  18/1292/b  Matters for resolution  Price of new laptop for Clerk:  The Clerk reported that she had looked into the price of a new laptop, plus antivirus software and Microsoft Office and it would cost in the region of £460.00.  The Parish Council made a resolution to cap the spending for a new laptop at £500.00.  Clerk to purchase.                                 Action:  Clerk Proposed: Cllr. Maunder  Seconded: Cllr. Campbell  Agreed unanimously.  18/1292/c  Cheques Payable  Louise Brooks  Salary & Allowances – May 2018        £  338.80 chq no: 1371 Louise Brooks  Salary - backdate of pay increase for April  –applied from April 2018        £    18.10 chq no: 1372 Proposed: Cllr.Campbell Seconded: Cllr. Cole Agree unanimously. 18/1293 VILLAGE HALL:  Councillor Cole reported that new railings would be installed very soon on the verandah and new signage would be  erected as many people presumed the school was the hall.   18/1294 RECREATION GROUND:  The Clerk reported that the trees that had branches to be ‘lifted’ would be done  this Saturday and the following Saturday  the diseased Ash would be removed.  18/1295 CORRESPONDENCE:   The Clerk reported that all correspondence had been emailed to all the Parish Councillors:  1. .  Letter of thanks from The Reading Room.  A letter had been received from The Reading Room thanking the Parish Council for the recent donation towards the new flooring. 18/1296 FOOTPATHS: Nothing to report      18/1297 MEMBERS’ REPORTS: Noting to report  There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.20pm.  The next meeting will be held on Monday 9th July at 7.30pm in the COMMITTEE ROOM, VILLAGE HALL    Key Contact Details Authority Name NORTON SUB HAMDON PARISH COUNCIL CLERK & RESPONSIBLE FINANCE OFFICER NAME: Mrs Louise Brooks ADDRESS: Sheales Higher Street Norton sub Hamdon Somerset TA14 6SN TELEPHONE NO: 01935 881882 or  07791 561 426 EMAIL ADDRESS: CHAIRMAN NAME: Mr Stuart Maunder ADDRESS: 2, Church View, Great Street Norton sub Hamdon Somerset TA14 6SG TELEPHONE NO: 01935 881152 EMAIL ADDRESS: INDEPENDENT INTERNAL AUDITOR NAME: Mr Michael Orchard ADDRESS: Apple Lodge Rectory Lane Norton sub Hamdon Somerset TA14 6SP TELEPHONE NO: 01935 881344 EMAIL ADDRESS: