OUTWOOD PARISH COUNCIL                                       

Draft Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday 13th November 2018        

at the Church Room

Present                                               Cllrs N Wyer, J. Howard, B Gosling, R Yeldham, and M Baldock. Parish Clerk: L Charlesworth

                                                               Also present: Cllrs Bourne and Fitzgerald. Mr A Jones, Mr I Frow and Mr N. Shaw.

13/1101 Apologies                         Cllr G Wates and Mr J Blackmore


13/1102 Minutes                             The minutes of the last meeting were approved and signed.

13/1103 Declarations                   None


13/1104County Councillor         Not present and no report

 13/1105 District Councillor       Cllr Fitzgerald reported that David Hodge is leaving SCC. Wheelie bins for non-recyclable rubbish will be provided from Autumn 2019. Cllr Bourne reported on progress with the tree report at the churchyard. Concern was expressed that there has not yet been enforcement of the refused planning applications at Sawmills.

13/1106 NT                                       NT volunteers have been working on the new section of the churchyard. Wassail at the community orchard on January 19th. The path across the common has been resurfaced.

13/1107 Planning                           2018/2129, Windmill Cottage, Outwood Common: Replacement of existing single-storey rear extension. No local objections.2018/2082 Slab Castle Cottage, Prince of Wales Road: Demolition of existing garage and carport and construction and repositioning of proposed garage, alteration of driveway and proposed new entrance driveway gate. No local objections.

 13/1108MUGA/Wells Field       Nothing to report- funds to be reserved for likely resurfacing


13/1109 Training                             SALC conference 15th November at Dorking Halls; Cllr Gosling to attend. Cllr Baldock to attend community housing conference.

13/1110 AVM                                    Date to be agreed before the next meeting; suggested speaker from East Surrey Domestic Abuse Service, and/or someone from community led housing.

13/1111Law and Order                 Police – Not present and no report

Neighbourhood WatchSome fly-tipping around the village; advice to be put in the Outwood News regarding scam phone calls.

Speedwatch – Mr N Shaw reported on recent activity.

13/1112Reports                                Highways and Speed Limits. Outwood Lane now reopened following drainage repairs by Harewood House. List of defective road signs have been sent to SCC. Any road-side vegetation which needs cutting back will also be reported.

Lloyd Hall – Expenditure now exceeds income although bookings are strong. The planning permission for additional parking at the Lloyd Hall has been approved. A budget estimate has been given as £13,500 plus VAT.

Aviation and Transport-Mr I Frow reported on the RACC October meeting. Mr A Jones reported on the Gatwick Noise Management Board and  the Gatwick Master Plan.

Community – Concerns were expressed regarding TDC’s handling of the stolen basket swing issue; Cllr Fitzgerald to investigate.

13/1113 Finance                              131113/1 The payments list was approved.

131113/2 Report from Clerk accepted.

131113/3 Precept approved at additional £500 per annum. Prop: Cllr Gosling, Sec: Cllr Wyer

13/1114 Next agenda                  Confirm Precept for 2019/20

Donation to St John’s                    



13/1115 Next Meeting                The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

Signed………………………………….                                                                                     8th January 2019