Agenda

Parish Council Forum
Monday, 21st October, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP

Contact: Kit Silcock 

Items
No. Item

1.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

NOTES OF THE LAST MEETING

To confirm the Notes of the Parish Council Forum held on 15 July 2019.

4.

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE LAST MEETING

To discuss any matters arising from the Parish Council Forum held on 15 July 2019.

5.

"TALKBACK"

To receive updates from parish representatives on organisations they represent which might be of interest to other members of the Forum.

6.

CONDUCT COMMITTEE

Phil Horsfield – Deputy Director Corporate Governance (Monitoring Officer) – wishes to present an item regarding the Conduct Committee at Rutland County Councillor, detailing the role of the Committee and to remind parishes that they have been invited to nominate a representative.

 

An invitation to Town and Parish Councillors to express their interest in the vacancies went out with a closing date of 14 August 2019 but only one nomination, which was subsequently withdrawn, was received by the deadline. The deadline for receipt of nominations has now been extended until the end of October. Those who express an interest will be invited to complete an application form and candidates will be shortlisted by the committee for interviews to take place in November.

 

(20 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions)

 

7.

HIGHWAYS UPDATE

Councillor Lucy Stephenson – Portfolio Holder for Culture and Leisure, Highways, Transportation & Road Safety – to present an item regarding the following in relation to Highways in Rutland:

 

·         Hedge/Vegetation cutting – A follow up from issues raised over the summer – how Parishes can help in the first instance and what has been done by the Highways team to improve the situation.

·         Winter Maintenance – Reminder of policy including the snow warden scheme and communications with key organisations.

·         Community Speed Watch – Introducing plans to have one in Rutland, the work involved, and what the next steps are.

 

(35 Minutes, including 15 minutes for questions)

 

8.

TRANSFER OF LAND

Councillor Gordon Brown, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Environment, Planning, Property, and Finance, to provide information regarding land owned by the County Council in villages, that may be of more use to the Parish Councils.

 

(10 minutes, including 5 minutes for questions)

 

9.

ST GEORGE'S BARRACKS AND LOCAL PLAN UPDATE

To receive an update regarding St George’s Barracks and the Local Plan from Councillor Gordon Brown.

10.

PARISH BRIEFING PAPER

To receive the Parish Briefing Paper on issues currently affecting Rutland (to be circulated at the Forum).

 

Parish Clerks and Representatives are asked to display the document on parish notice boards.

11.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

To consider any other items of business.

12.

DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS

Parish Council Forum (7.00pm – Council Chamber)

 

·   Monday 13 January 2020

·   Monday 23 March 2020

 

Parish Council Working Group

 

·   Wednesday 11 December 2019

·   Wednesday 19 February 2020

 

 

Potential agenda items for the Parish Council Forum should be sent to the Governance Team at governance@rutland.gov.uk