Monxton Parish Council: Vacancy

Monxton Parish Council Elections 2019

2019 LOCAL ELECTIONS

Thursday 2nd May 2019

MAKE A CHANGE, BECOME A LOCAL COUNCILLOR

Monxton Village Parish Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in their local elections in 2019.

What do Councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

Can I stand?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

•           A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union

•           18 years of age or older

•           Live in an area that is served by a local council

How can I get involved?

Contact Heather Bourner Clerk to Parish Council at heather.bourner@googlemail.com to find out more or visit www.nalc.gov.uk/elections

Amport Green Playground

The Refurbishment of Amport Green Playground

As many of you will now know, Amport Parish Council, along with the Amport Playground Refurbishment Committee, have worked hard to secure grant funding from Test Valley Borough Council in order to provide our community with a fully refurbished playground which is both sympathetic to its surroundings on Amport Green and provides our growing community with hugely improved equipment for the children to enjoy for years to come. This much needed and eagerly awaited project has been in the making for a number of years, and has required a great deal of time, energy and community consultation to actually make it happen.  So it is with a sense of real satisfaction that we are now able to confirm that our new playground will be installed during the week commencing Monday 25th February.

FAWNS, one of the UK’s leading playground providers will commence the playground refurbishment works on Monday 25th February, and all being well, the works will be completed on Friday 1st March. A Heras fence will surround the playground area for the duration of the installation, providing a safe working environment for the works, as well as the users of Amport Green. The new pieces of equipment will be brought in each day by the installation team which ensures no equipment will be left unattended overnight.

To avoid as much disruption as possible, the FAWNS installation team will need the use the 3 car parking spaces closest to the swings, so please do not park in these spaces whilst the work is going on, to help avoid congestion, access issues and ultimately delay in installation.

We thank you for your cooperation whilst these refurbishment works are undertaken.

Gemma Pearce, Kate Cavalier, Ian Long, Jonny Kitson.

Manor Farm, Abbotts Ann – Alpine Group

Monxton Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 12 February 2019

7.30pm, Monxton & Amport Village Hall

We have invited the team from Alpine Group, who are currently based at Manor Farm, Abbotts Ann, to make a presentation of the plans for building a limited number of houses at the Manor Farm site in order to fund the move of the business to a new location in Andover.

If successful, this will end years of large steel lorries coming through Monxton causing noise, pollution and distress to residents, especially those on the High Street, Chalkpit Lane and Abbotts Ann Road.

The Parish Council is supporting this application in principle, subject to the details of the application being published.

We urge all villagers to attend this meeting and ask questions, so you can decide whether you wish to support or object the application. In the event you support the plan we need you to write to TVBC to support the application. Objectors will no doubt write with any concerns they may have with the plan.

As many of you may be aware the development is in Abbotts Ann parish, and AAPC are likely to object . The proposed development is outside the TVBC planning policy and as such will only be considered if Monxton villagers write in to support the plan.

Parish Council Meeting: 12 February 2019

Agenda

MONXTON PARISH COUNCIL

There will be a meeting of Monxton Parish Council at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 12th February  2019, at Monxton Village Hall.

Heather Bourner, Clerk to Monxton Parish Council

1 Apologies for Absence clerk  
2 Public Participation & Declarations of Interest  

Chair

 
3 Presentation

Alpine/Penchard re planning application to build some houses at Manor Farm to fund the move to a new site/workshop at a new location in Andover.

   
4. Village Hall Proposals Chair  
5 Minutes

(i) To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 16th October 18

To report on any matters arising.

 

 

Clerk

6 Report on environment & footpaths    
7 Report on Website    
8 Report on traffic    
9 Finance

i)  To note the bank balance as at

31/12/18

Lloyds £22677.93

ii)To approve the following payments and sign cheques:-

H Bourner sal                     £509.35

H Bourner exp                    £35.00

H Bourner add hours          £104.48

Thruxton PC Lengthsman  £475.50

TVATPC                             £15.00

County and Borough Councillors Report

 

Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
11

 

 

 

Planning

(i)              To note the following TVBC decision:

(ii)           To receive the Planning Advisory Committee’s recommendations on the following applications:

19/00070/FULLN & 19/00071/LBWN- Re-roof existing outbuilding Field House
12   Attendance at Events Chair
13 Correspondence Clerk
14 Any Other Business Clerk
15 Date of Next Meeting Clerk Provisional date 16th April

 

 

Monxton vs Amport Football Match Sunday 3 February

Don’t forget to come along to support the Monxton vs Amport Football match on Amport Green this Sunday (3rd Feb).

Everyone is welcome & village support very much encouraged & appreciated!

Event details are:

  • 10.30am kids game
  • 11am: main event, Monxton vs Amport  (25 mins each way)
  • 12.30 drinks & awards in The Hawk.

Current scoreboard: Monxton 2/ Amport 1… so it’s set to be another great, competitive game!

See you on Sunday!