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Rock Parish Council


Monday 31 July 2023 7.00pm

Far Forest Sports Pavilion


Councillors Richard Williams (Chairman), Ms Sandra Woodhouse, Andrew Croot, Ms Sally Watkins, Nick Stones, David Nott, Emily Seldon, Ms Sue Morris and Ms Isobel Hedges Ward

In attendance:

Mr S Clee, Clerk, Mr and Mrs Clive Skidmore, Community Support Officer (CSO) Jeni Bray and County Councillor Dan Morehead.


Douglas Godwin

2307 Confirmation of the minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting held on 26 June 2023, as previously circulated, were approved and signed by the Chairman

2308 Declaration of Interest for a) The Meeting and b) Any changes to be notified to the Registers of Interests and Gifts and Hospitality.

This was no declarations made.

2309 Public participation:

No member of the public wished to address the parish council.

2310 Planning applications:

015 23/0460/LPA Construction of new access and five bar gate at land to west of Ranters Bank.

It was RESOLVED to refuse this application until Highways are happy with the access.

016 23/0471/FUL Conversion of barn to workshop (retrospective) at Wylde Farm, Wylde Lane, High Oak, Heightington.

It was RESOLVED to approve this application.

017 23/0500/FUL Proposed construction of new dwelling 9redesign of Plot 1 of 20/0637/S73 at High Clows Bungalow, Worcester Road, Clows Top.

It was RESOLVED to support this application.

2311 Correspondence:

All correspondence had been circulated to members via email prior to the meeting. Councillor Isobel Hedges Ward will be writing tonight’s report for the Rock and District News.

2312 District and county councillor reports:

County Councillor Dan Morehead had circulated his written report and was happy to answer any questions.

2313 Finances:

  1. Council approved invoices amounting to £573.22 for payment tonight.
  2. Council noted the income and expenditure sheets to date.
  3. Council approved the Annual Governance Statement for 2022-2023 and Authorised the chairman and clerk to sign them accordingly.
  4. The Council further approved the Accounting Statements for 2022-2023 and Authorised the chairman and clerk to sign them accordingly.
  5. Council approved the clerk and chairman complete the Annual Accounts for 2022-2023 In accordance with Messrs. P K Littlejohn requirements.
  6. Council approved Ms Abi Bloor being appointed as our internal auditor for 2023-2024 municipal year.

2314 Date of the next meeting:

There being no other business the meeting ended at 7.45pm. The next meeting will be held on Monday 25 September 2023.

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