Agenda for June Meeting of Welney Parish Council

Tuesday 05 June, 2018 at 19.30

The William Marshall Centre, Hurn Drove, Welney PE14 9SD


Tel: 07731 157935

e-mail: clerk@welneypc.org.uk











 Meeting Housekeeping Announcements


Emergency evacuation procedures

Mobile phones to silent or switched off

Audio-visual recording for openness and transparency

Welcome to press & members of public

Confidential matters notice – if necessary to alert press and public about exclusion







  Meeting Governance Transparency


  To receive & accept Members’ Apologies for Absence – for electoral


  To receive Members’ Declarations of Interest – on items to be discussed









   Public Participation


Ouse Washes project presentation

Police report

County councillor report & questions

Borough Councillor report & questions





  To approve minutes of previous meeting/s – 01 May 2018


Annual Meeting – 01 May 2018



  Welcome to new member


Completion of acceptance










  Annual Return


Approval of Assets Register

Exemption Certificate for External Audit

Internal Audit Report

Annual Governance Statement (for AGAR)

Approval of Statement of Accounts (for AGAR)


7   Clerk’s Report & Parish Council Administration

Clerk’s Report



Parish Council Administration


1.  Signatories – changes

2.  Co-option of new members & dependencies on resignation and due process to alert public of opening

3.  Standing orders – actions required

4.  Financial Regulations

5.  Complaints Policy

6.  GDPR Policy & adherence

7.  Insurance

8.  IT equipment

9.  Email policy & passwords


8   Finance & Bills for Payment

  Bills for Payment


Previously agreed bills remaining unsettled due to change of signatories:

Agreed bills for payment:

·         BCKL&WN = collection from dog waste bins @ £ 329.47 incl VAT

·         Norfolk ALC membership charges @ £168.44 incl VAT


Agreed bills awaiting clarification regarding relevant lawful powers:

·         BCKL&WN = annual Upwell car park maintenance contribution in advance for 2018/2019 @ £150.00


Agreement re payments in future:

·    to add £5 to cover cost of SIM for phone for Clerk – Pay&Go SIM purchased @ £20 as signatories not set up to pay enabling bill

·    to add payment for web-site

·    to add payment for SAM2 post (£150 for post and bracket)


New payments to approve:

1.      Came & Co – insurance renewal

2.      Westcotec 8796 of 09/05/2108 for street lighting @ £111.12 plus VAT @ 22.22 = 133.34ie 8796 from WESTCOTEC Ltd. – 09/05/



  Expected Receipts


VAT Refund of about £7k is expected. Clerk to report arrival when access provided

to bank account for on-line inquires.



  Authorised signatories & bank mandates – update



  Matters Arising


1.      Precept received as cleared funds

2.      RUG contract – signed copy to be placed in records.

3.      Parish Plan vs Neighbourhood Plan – deferred for discussion at another date

4.      GDPR – amendments to be emphasised in Standing Orders – update on status

5.      Ouse Washes works – email sent requesting attendance at 05 June meeting

6.      Community Speed Watch – update


10   Village Management – Council Committee & Councillor lead on Specific Subjects

  Community Speed Watch – update




  SAM2 Speed Monitoring Camera – update

  Highway Matters – update

·      Feedback on scheduled meeting

·      Payment for signage subsidised through Parish Partners that requires £175 + VAT from parish.



Flood warning services



  Pot holes



  Grass Cutting – non-playing field

   Road safety – lines of sight, visibility of road signage and barrier



  Drainage grill – Hurn Drove – non-playing field



Events in Welney – update



  Footpath funding for March Road  – update from PG





Summary of emails to 29 May, 2018:

1.      Came & Co – GDPR / insurance renewal invitation (playing field) / Reminder as due 08 June

2.      Barclays – bank mandate changes updated

3.      NPFA – newsletter

4.      BCKL&WN – GDPR alert re service impact / weekly planning lists / procedures for election or co-option of new member

5.      NPLaw – alert re footpath closure

6.      Suspension Bridge speed signage – update

7.      Stephenson-Smart – payroll service quotation

8.      Cromer roadshow invitation

9.      Community Action Norfolk – funding news / events & volunteering news / jobs / GDPR / membership expiry

10.  E.ON – market report

11.  NCC – notice of opening of new fire station in Downham Market

12.  Norfolk ALC – newsletters / vacancy for internal auditor / advance notice of training

13.  Norfolk PTS – advanced notice of training

14.  Wescotech – GDPR policy

15.  Growing Communities

16.  Assorted publicity – incl GO DADDY, YOLA,  – account summary / discount offer



  Planning Matters – The following planning applications are to be considered as part

of consultation process:


1.      The following application was made available for review after the last meeting and it was felt that there was no need to call an extraordinary meeting to debate the application. Consequently, the parish has not submitted a decision. Pisces Country Park Bedford Bank Welney Norfolk PE14 9TB Use of site as holiday park with 6 additional holiday units Ref: 18/00752/F

2.      No further applications notified by week-ending 26 May, 2018 that could be considered in time for posting the agenda.



  Items for Next Agenda – cannot be debated and voted in current meeting



  Confidential items – if  there are confidential matters to be discussed the press

and public must be excluded, citing appropriate standing order – with reference to

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960



  Date for next meeting =


    Meeting closure time – (if not 21.30 or 2 hours after start time) =  

Information for Parishioners

December 2017

Wash Road

Notice from Environment Agency

28 December 2017

The road accross the wetlands to be flooded within the next day or two due to the amount of rain in the last few days. The Road may not stay fllooded for long and may not be very deep.


Welney Road Closure

Ref: HS/12/82/PM4126/DB/PC 

For Immediate Release               

18 December 2017

One week road closure on A1101 Wisbech Road, Welney for carriageway repairs and resurfacing

Work will begin on Monday 22 January to carry out major carriageway repair and resurfacing works on A1101 Wisbech Road, Welney. The works will take one week to complete subject to suitable weather conditions.

The site will extend from the junction with Chestnut Avenue through to the entrance to Welney House Farm. Repairs will be carried out to over 3,500 square metres of carriageway that has started to fail.

During the resurfacing works it will be necessary to close the road to all through traffic whilst works are in progress. A fully signed official diversion via A1101 Littleport, A10 Downham Market, A1122 Outwell and A1101 Upwell will be in operation for the duration of the works.

Access to businesses and properties within the limits of the closure will be maintained from one end at all times but it is inevitable that there will be some disruption.

The County Council would like to thank people for their patience while these works to replace the existing worn out road surface are carried out.

The work which will cost £105,000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community & Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

For Further Information

Dave Barley, Surfacing Engineer   0344 800 8020.

Up-to-date information about roadworks in Norfolk is available on the County Council website at www.norfolk.gov.uk/roadworks

September 2017

Lining your food waste bin – information from Borough Council website

It is important that food waste is wrapped or placed in a bag when putting it into the outdoor bin as this helps to prevent food waste from sticking to the bin and keeps the bin cleaner.

Changes to the way that the food waste we collect is processed mean that you can use any of the following to put your food waste in or to line your bin:

  • plastic carrier bags
  • old fruit or vegetable bags
  • cereal box liners
  • any polythene bags
  • newspaper
  • or you can continue to use any compostable bags you may have

Bins that contain food waste that has not been wrapped or placed in a bag may not be emptied by the collection crews.

Please note, as there is no longer a requirement to use compostable caddy liners, we will not be stocking them for sale.

Consultation on help  with Council tax

The consultation for the 2018/2019 Council Tax Support scheme is now open and can be found at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/ ctsconsultation

Public consultation that is being run by NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners on Items that should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

You are invited to read more and have your say at 

www.engage.england.nhs.uk/ consultation/items-routinely- prescribed

The closing date for responses is 21 October 2017.