Present: Councillors Miss Bransfield (Chairman); A Burgess, Miss Chesher-Brazier and Mrs E O'Reilly.
Also Present: Roy Wade (Clerk to the Council)
The Minutes of the meeting held on 5 February 2007 were approved and signed by the Chairman.
67. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
68. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
None were made.
69. PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONSMAY 2007
Members discussed the arrangements for the forthcoming elections and it was noted that the four Members present would seek re-election.
The Chairman reported that she had spoken to a resident who had expressed an interest in serving on the Council and it was agreed that the Chairmman would pursue the matter further.
70. TRAFFIC CALMING
Councillor Tony Burgess submitted photographs of Coxheath, a village near Maidstone, which showed the traffic and pedestrian situation in that Village and its relationship to Acol.
Tony further reported that he held discussions with certain residents and that they were of the view that the current problems of congestion in the Village had been caused following the introduction of the traffic calming measures.
The Chairman also made Members aware of the funding of over £100,000 that had been made available to Coxheath whilst the monies available to Acol were only in the region of £20,000 maximum.
RESOLVED: (A) that the KAPC be asked whether they would use their good offices to arrange for a deputation from Acol Parish Council to visit Coxheath and discuss with their Parish Council representatives the traffic calming measures that have been introduced; and
(B) the Chairman to contact Mike Smith of County Highways to establish what funding is available to Acol and the current situation for the implementation of traffic calming proposals within the Village as well as requesting confirmation of the amount allocated to Coxheath.
71. SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS AND FINANCIAL MATTERS
Resolved: (A) that the under mentioned payments be made
Cheque no. 283
R Wade – Salary & expenses £331.13
Cheque no. 284
F A Fright – works to Rec £162.75
Cheque no. 285
Miss Bransfield – expenses £22.09
(B) The Clerk reported that the lap top computer had now been delivered and Council authorised payment when the invoice was received.
72. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
It was agreed that the next meeting would be held on 23 April 2007.
Time concluded: 6.00pm