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Minutes of the Parish Meeting followed by the Stone Parish Council Meeting held in Stone Parish Rooms on Tuesday 12th March 2019 commencing at 7.30pm.

Present: Councillors Mr J Jordan (Chairman), Mr R Wignall, Mrs P Hill, Mrs Diane Bird, Mrs P Hart & Mrs Hilary Baxter.

In attendance: Mr S Clee Clerk, District Cllr Stephen Williams, County Councillor Marcus Hart, Ms Lisa Jones, Bill Waldron Lengthsman.

Apologies: Councillor Graham Higgs & PC Derya Mustafa.

Parish Meeting

The Chairman welcomed everybody to the Parish Meeting. He invited any elector residing within the parish to address the meeting. No member of the public wished to address the council and the Chairman closed the Parish Meeting and duly opened the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting at 7.35pm.

171 Confirmation of the Minutes

The minutes of the last meeting held on 8 th January 2019 as previously circulated were approved and signed by the Chairman.

172 Declaration of Interest for a) The Meeting and b) Any Changes to be notified to the Registers of Interests and Gifts & Hospitality;

a) None declared. b) There were none.

173 Public Speakers:

No members of the public wished to address the council.

174 Planning Matters:

The Council noted the current list of Planning Applications approved and pending by WFDC.

175 Councillors Reports

A written report had been received and circulated to all councillors from County Cllr Hart prior to the meeting he then gave a synopsis of the report and the discussions that took place following a meeting with himself the Chairman and Mr Paul Green of Worcestershire County Council. District Councillor Williams reported on a deal signed by the District Council for the demolition of Crown House in Kidderminster and the refurbishment of the District Council Green Street Depot Building being delayed due to a major structural beam collapsing and needing replacing with heavy steelwork.

The Chairman reported on a recent Chairman of Parish Councils meeting with Wyre Forest District Council where a presentation was given by Paul Round regarding Permitted Development Rights. It was agreed to invite Mr Round to the Councils July Meeting where he could give the same presentation to all councillors.

176 Correspondence & Progress Reports

The Council discussed the County Council consultation and proposals to increase the throughput of the Envirecover Energy From Waste Plant at Hartlebury from 200,000 to 230,000 Tonnes PA. It was RESOLVED to support this proposal.

177 Invitation to Graduation Ceremony at Madinatual Uloom School

It was agreed Councillors; Mrs Hill, Mrs Hart, Mrs Bird & Mrs Baxter would represent the Council on Saturday 23rd March 2019.

178 Finances

a) It was noted the Bank Balance currently stands at £10,163.34 which includes earmarked reserves and grants for specific works.

b) Accounts amounting to £808.65 made retrospectively were approved.

c) The Council noted the Income & Expenditure Spreadsheets circulated with the agenda for the new Municipal Year 2018-2019.

179 Date of the next Meeting

There being no other business the meeting ended at 20.25pm. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th May 2019 commencing at 7.30pm this being the AGM.

14th May 2019

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