Annual Report May 2019

Annual Report 2019

Minutes of a meeting held Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 8.30 pm at the Village Hall

Present: Cllr Kent, Cllr Murdoch, Cllr Walne and Cllr Waples

In attendance: Mrs J Pettitt (parish clerk)
The chair opened the meeting at 7:40 pm
1. To receive and accept apologies for absence

2. To confirm the minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish held 15th May 2018
These were confirmed by the chair.

3. To receive the Albury Annual Report
The chair read out the following annual update:

The Parish Council would like to thank the following people:
• Ray Murdoch, Tracey Waples and Keith Wheatley for all their hard work on the parish council. We shall miss them!
• Ray Murdoch for his role as Chair during the last year and particularly for liaising with Herts County Council to resolve speeding issues and HGV issues in the village
• Tracey Waples for her role as Vice-chair and for her obtaining planning permission for our new sign as well as organising its design, ordering and safe delivery.
• Keith Wheatley for the various things he does free of charge throughout the village, especially the first phase of the clearance at the new village sign site.
• Councillor Davis for looking after our allotment gardens and for ordering and installing the water harvesting system at the village hall
• Pam Wright for her fantastic service to the village, editing and producing the village newsletter for so many years
• Maggie Vicary and Bella Clayden-Smith for litter picking to keep the village tidy
• Anne Sargisson for taking over Pam’s role and continuing to produce the Albury Newsletter every month
• Judi Murdoch for looking after our telephone kiosk library
• Herts County Council for contributing £5100 towards our new radar speed signs
• The new playground committee for organising the first phase of the playground refurbishment

Parish Council activities 2018-19 have included
• Providing a £10,000 grant towards the playground refurbishment which is being organised by a committee of residents
• Providing a £300 grant to Albury 60 Plus towards their Christmas lunch
• Installing a water harvester at the village hall for use by allotment holders
• Arranging the annual safety inspection of the playground
• Organising the fifth Annual Easter Egg Hunt
• Maintaining the allotment gardens and hedges in the village hall carpark
• Clearing the area by the white railings and repainting of the railings
• Contributing £5100 towards two radar speed signs recently installed in the village
• Organising the traditional village sign to be installed in May 2019

4. Question time


The chair closed the meeting at 7.50 pm