Minutes Extra Ordinary Meeting 30th July 2018

Minutes of Walford Parish Council Extra Ordinary Meeting held at 6.30pm on Monday 30th July 2018 at Walford Village Hall

Present

Councillors: Frank Myers (Chairman), Eric Drummond (Vice Chairman), Murray Alston, Michael Agyeman, Dave Berry, Karen Chinn, Simeon Cole, Heather Evans, Angus McIntosh, Nesta Hirst, Neil Parfitt.

In attendance: Helen Tinson – HALC (meeting cover); 2 members of the public.

  1. Apologies for absence were received from Guy Smith and Sophie Hurley.
  1. Declarations of interest and written requests for dispensation … Eric Drummond declared a pecuniary interest in agenda item 3.1 Hom Farm, and Angus McIntosh declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 3.2.1 The Cottage, Flaxley House.
  1. To consider comments on Planning Applications to be determined by Herefordshire Council:

Cllr Eric Drummond left the room in accordance with his declaration of interest.

3.1 182484: Hom Farm, Hom Green, Ross on Wye, HR9 7TF

Prior notification of agricultural or forestry development – proposed building. The meeting was informed that Herefordshire Council are not accepting comments for this application.

Cllr Eric Drummond returned to the meeting.

3.2

3.2.1 182446: The Cottage, Flaxley House, Walford, HR9 5SB

Proposed single extensions to cottage in grounds of listed building.  No objections were noted and it was RESOLVED to submit a response accordingly.

3.2.2 182528: The Cottage, Flaxley House, Walford, HR9 5SB

Listed Building Consent: proposed single extensions to cottage in grounds of listed building.  No objections were noted and it was RESOLVED to submit a response accordingly.

A resolution was passed to exclude the public from the following confidential item:

  1. Appointment of new Clerk/RFO

The Chairman provided a summary from the Employment Selection Group and paid compliments to Cllrs Karen Chinn and Sophie Hurley for an exemplary recruitment process.  It was noted that one candidate stood out from those shortlisted and the selection group were unanimous in their proposal to recommend his appointment.  Following discussion it was unanimously RESOLVED that the position be offered to Richard Abolins.  Employment is proposed to begin 1st August 2018 on NJC Scale Point 32 with a review and potential increase by one scale point on satisfactory completion of 6 months probation period and an increase by one scale point on completion of CiLCA qualification within 12 months.  It was further RESOLVED that HALC be asked to provide meeting support for the next meeting and for one or two future meetings if/as required and the outgoing clerk will be contacted to ask if she is prepared to conduct a handover to the new clerk.

  1. Date of Next Meeting

      7.30pm on Wednesday 29th August 2018 at Bishopswood Village Hall

Meeting closed 7.00pm