Minutes of the Informal Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council (held remotely)

at 12.00 am on Monday 6th April 2020

 

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197      MEMBERS PRESENT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllrs Bell (Chair), Bradshaw, Davis, Drury, Kimber, Rivero and Warren.

 

            APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllr Fowler, Clerk (due to illness).

          

198     MEMBERS INTERESTS

None received.

                  

199      RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA

            None received.

 

200      PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME

This did not take place due to the meeting being virtual.

 

201      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON 25th FEBRUARY 2020                     

            

To be approved at the next scheduled Council meeting.

                       

202      MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:

 

Not applicable.

 

203      PLAYGROUNDS

a)    Notices for playgrounds

Resolved that:

i)          notices, stating that the playgrounds are closed, following Government guidelines, be attached to the playground equipment in both Old Town and Pecket Well playgrounds.

ii)         the notice also be displayed on the Wadsworth Parish Council noticeboards, website, post office and be shared on the Old Town Facebook Group.

iii)         benches did not need to be taped up, as following advice from YLCA and local police, it was better to leave them open, allowing people to continue to exercise and therefore benefit in terms of mental health needs, as well as physical well-being.

204      FACEBOOK AND WEBSITE

           

            This item was covered under item 203.

 

205      NOTICEBOARDS AND VILLAGE SHOP

            This item was covered under item 203 and item 206.

206      URGENT MATTERS REQUIRING FUTURE MEETINGS BEFORE THE END OF LOCKDOWN

a)    Councillor Contact Details

Resolved that: a further notice giving contact details of four councillors, who can take calls, (Cllrs Davis, Drury, Kimber and Warren) and details of the Parish Council website be posted.

b)    Over Eighty Year Olds

It was noted that the Post Office had kindly contacted everyone on the list of people over 80, who received Christmas parcels to ensure they have sufficient support during the lockdown.

Resolved that: the Council thank the Post Office for its concern and work in relation to the above.

c)    Staffing

Resolved that: the contract and job description prepared by the Staffing Committee be emailed to Cllrs prior to the next meeting, for their consideration, and that a motion be placed on the next agenda recommending acceptance.                                                                                                               

                207       DATE OF NEXT MEETING & APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE

                             Informal meeting of the Parish Council 28th April 2020 – to be held remotely.

                    

            The meeting closed at 1.00 pm