DRAFT Minutes of VIRTUAL Extraordinary Meeting held on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 6.30 p.m.

  1. Apologies for Absence: Norman Lamb (NL)
    Absent:
    Stewart Walker (SW) 
    Participating: Philip Marwood (PM) [Chairman], Alan Mitchell [Vice Chairman], Pauline Durant (PD) [RFO], Sue Blagden (SB), John Harrison (JH), Ruth Russell (RR), Peter Smith (PS), Bruce Skinner (BS) [Clerk]
    Members of the Public: Steve Summers
    Members participating RESOLVED that the Council approves the reason for absence from the meeting of NL
  2. Minutes of Previous Meetings:
    It was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of 8 January should be ‘taken as read’.
     
    Clerk apologised to the meeting that the Draft Minutes of the 10 June Virtual Extra-ordinary Meeting had omitted to note that:
    Members participating RESOLVED that the Council approves the reason for absence from the meeting of NL, SW and PS.
    With that addition to the Minutes, it was RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Virtual Extra-ordinary Meeting of 10 June should be ‘taken as read’.
  3. Purpose of Meeting
    In order to relieve the conflict of interest resulting from the Parish Council Chairman also being Chairman of the village’s Eco-Management Sub-committee, to propose and appoint a replacement for the latter.

Outcome
As there were no other proposed candidates for the position, it was unanimously RESOLVED that SB should replace PM as Chairman of the village’s Eco-Management Sub-committee.

It was tacitly agreed that the suggestion that ‘In the event that the situation becomes too acrimonious, the land could be handed back to Birdsall Estates’ should be referred to the Eco-Management sub-committee (ECOSC) for consideration.

The members present observed a minute’s silence in memory of John Cleverly, former chairman of the Parish Council.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 6.45 p.m.