Minutes of Annual Parish Meeting, 10th May 2018

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting
held on Thursday 10th May 2018
in The New Bridge Community Centre, Bridge Sollars

PRESENT: Councillor John Macklin (Chairman), Councillor Sue Hubbard (Vice-chairman) Cllr. Neil Newton; Cllr Rosemary Morgan; Cllr Serena Crump; Cllr. Muriel Holmes; Cllr S Keefe; Cllr Sharon Knights; Cllr Lesley Handscomb.

PRESENT:  Mrs Lesley Hay (Parish Clerk); Two members of the public present

Chairman welcomed those present to the Annual Parish Meeting

Apologies for absence:  Ward Cllr S Williams; Cllr Lewis Goldwater

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 11th May 2017 were accepted as a true record and it was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed they should be adopted and signed by the Chairman.

Chairman’s Report 2017-2018 – please see attached

Guest speaker – Mr Paul Norris – Locality Steward

The Chairman introduced Locality Steward Paul Norris.  Mr Norris explained that his main career had been as a Police Officer prior to ‘retiring’ and later becoming a Locality Steward on behalf of Balfour Beatty.  Mr Norris gave a short presentation on his work as a Locality Steward and then invited those present to a question and answer session.  Mr Norris dealt with questions on a vast variety of subjects before being thanked, by the Chairman, for a very informative presentation on the vast and varied duties undertaken by a Locality Steward.

Open Discussion – no questions were raised during the open session.

Chairman closed the meeting at 8.00p.m.

Refreshments followed.