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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Parish Plan Working Group

July 31, 2015

MINUTES of the meeting of the Parish Plan Working Group on Friday 31 July 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Village Centre, Hurstpierpoint. 

Members Present: Bob Sampson (Committee Chairman) 

  Steve Whitehead  

Also Present: Pam Mitchell (Parish Councillor) 

  Roberta Taylor, Assistant Clerk 

PPLN15/001.  Election of the Chairman:  The Working Group was asked to elect its chairman for the Council Year from 16 July 2015.  It was decided that a Chairman would be elected for this meeting only because two members were not present; the Chairman of the Working Group would be elected at the next meeting.  For this meeting, Cllr B Sampson was elected as Chairman.   

PPLN15/002.  Apologies for absence and declarations of interest:  The following apologies for absence were received from Cllr R Jackson and Cllr M Stokes.  There were no declarations of interest in accordance with the Code of Conduct. 

PPLN15/003.  Review of 2011 – 16 Parish Plan:  The Parish Plan – Part 1 Community Life 2011 – 16 and the Action Plans Table were reviewed. 

The following points were noted:   

Some topics on Parish Plan 2011-16 that were considered important to suggest for the new Parish Plan were Young People, Information, Environment/Climate Change, and Elderly.  The Local Community Group exhibition could be organised every 2-3 years by a local community group.  Ongoing programmes for 3.1 streetlights, 3.2 dog waste bins, 3.3 recreation grounds, 3.5 seats and 3.6 Village Garden were noted.  4.3 Sayers Common Community Shop has been formed and is doing extremely well. 

The Parish Plan Questionnaire should be A4 size as it is easier to read and comment on.  There should be space by each question for comments.  When the person filling in the questionnaire wants to strongly disagree to a question, there should be a section for them to say WHY. 

PPLN15/004.  Date of next meetings:  Friday 7 August at 7:30pm in the Parish Council Office; and 

Thursday 27 August at 7:30pm in the Conference Room.   [The reason for two meetings in August is to work on the questionnaire so that it can be reviewed at the Community Affairs Committee meeting in September 2015.] 

There being no other business, the Chairman closed the Meeting at   9.50 pm.    

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Chairman 

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