Notes on the public recess
the June meeting the members of the Parish Council agreed that it was happy for
a summary of the items raised during the public recess to be reported. The
follow report has been written by the blog editor from the material supplied to
raised concerns over parking on the Green and asked what was happening with
regard to tidying up the area. The resident had spoken to the pub landlord at
the Ox and Plough who would put some money towards creating a pub parking area.
Steve Milner informed the resident that a working party had been set up but
they needed to get the views from all parties concerned. Carol Marshall had
been trying to do in order to get their thoughts on the matter. Tom Johnson
suggested approaching the Green Right Proprietors to allow more parking on the Green.
Carol Marshall said local residents think one of the parking areas is dangerous
and needs looking at - suggestions included getting rid of the rope and posts
at the parking areas to make it look tidier. Steve Milner suggested getting a
quote to repair one area and then to seek contributions from local residents. Another
resident raised the matter of Standing Orders and suggested that the Working
Party on this subject should include some residents. After discussions it was
agreed that two residents would join the working party which was going to review
Standing Orders. A resident also raised the matter of having a public recess at
Precept meetings. Steve Milner replied that the Parish Council had voted on this
matter recently and voted that no public recess would be included at Precept meetings.
Adrian Joel said public recess notes at Parish Council meetings should form an
appendix to meetings and should be published and main headings of matters
raised included in minutes. The Parish Clerk advised that this could be done if
the Parish Council wished. It was agreed this policy would be adopted. One resident
raised the matter of the Parish Council’s Bullying and Harassment Policy and
the Parish Clerk replied about this. A resident also raised the matter of employee’s
records being made available to Councillors and members of the public. This resident
was informed that employees’ records are covered in Standing Orders and they
would not be made public. The matter of Chapel Road School was raised and a resident
said the Parish Council should have a formal meeting and not a drop-in session.
Steve Milner said two consultations are taking place at the moment. A resident
raised the subject of who was organising the ‘Old Buckenham Spring Fair’ and
was informed that the Ox and Plough were responsible. One resident said the war
memorial will be cleaned on Tuesday 10 June. A resident spoke about the Green
which he thought was a great village asset but looked untidy at the moment. He
was informed of the issues surrounding the grass cutting of the Green.