MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BORTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL HELD AT THE MEMORIAL HALL ON MONDAY 11 MAY 2015 AT 18.30 HRS
Present: Chairperson: L Moore (chaired the meeting until the election of the new chairperson)
W J Williams
In Attendance: County Cllr: R P Quant
Clerk: M C Walker
2 Members of the Public
1. Cllrs G B Jones and M J Willcox.
ELECTION OF A CHAIRPERSON
2. Cllr Jill Hulse was elected as Chairperson for 2015/16. All members present voted in favour.
DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
3. Cllr Hulse made her declaration of acceptance of office and took the Chair.
ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRPERSON
4. Cllr Carol Bainbridge was elected as Vice Chairperson for 2015/16. All members present voted in favour.
MINUTES OF THE LAST ANNUAL MEETING AND MATTERS ARISING
5. Copies of the Minutes of the Annual Meeting held on 12 May 2014 were available. The minutes had been confirmed as being a true record at the 2nd June 2014 meeting, Minute 44.
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT FOR 2014/15
6. May I take this opportunity to thank my fellow Councillors for their support during my year as Chair and I would like to thank Margaret and Ray for their help and support. My first role as Chair was to deal with the eviction of travellers from the council car park, which went well after a court hearing. It was a shame it came to this, and this is the main reason for the car park gates to remain closed. Phase two of the coastal defence work has now been completed. It all went smoothly and I’m sure we are all glad that we are now protected, following the floods of 2014 which tested Phase 1. I had the opportunity to attend the County Council dinner in Aberaeron as a representative of Borth Community Council. I have also attended a Freedom of Information course giving an insight into this subject and have information for our councillors. Carnival day was another success thanks to members of our village putting Borth on the map once again. We have had the pleasure of sculptor Ben Dearnley creating a lasting story of our Petrified Forest and sunken village, which stands proud opposite the Grand to form a talking point for visitors to Borth. Thanks go to Jill and Mike for all their hard work in finishing our Sea Defence Action Plan and thanks to all flood wardens for giving their time and commitment. We as a council have been successful in securing two defibrillators for our village, and are planning training for members of the public who are interested. We do have ongoing problems such as Dog fouling, overnight camping and awareness of youth problems throughout the village. We endeavour to deal with concerns as they are brought to our attention. May I again thank everyone for their support and may I wish my successor the very best.
INVITED QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
7. There were no questions from members of the public other than a comment from Mr Graham Taylor, backed by Mr James Davies, on the fact that there has been a definite improvement in professionalism on the Council and that current Councillors “get things done”. Mr Taylor, however, did ask what the current plans were in respect of the land behind the Medical Centre. The Clerk commented on the fact that she had seen Mr Charles Raw-Rees, Estate Agent, taking photographs of the site earlier that day. Cllr Quant said that he had tried to contact Mr Raw-Rees but had failed and would follow up with another telephone call.
CHECK INVENTORY OF COUNCIL’S DEEDS
8. The Clerk stated the original Deeds are held by the Council’s solicitor and that she holds duplicate copies, which were available for Cllrs to check.
9. There being no further business the Chairperson closed the meeting at 18.50hrs.
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