Seamer Parish Council update

The March meeting commenced with an Open Forum, attended by two members of the community. Within the main meeting agenda, planning application were noted, including those current and granted. Village maintenance issues were discussed, including a progress report on the VAS signage. Work on the village green was expected to commence at the end of March. The Chair gave feedback on the recent six CSW (Speed Watch) deployments and it was noted that due to the Covid-19 restrictions, no further Speed Watches would take place until restrictions were lifted. There
had been no new applications to the Community Fund. The Chairman reported on the appointment of Mrs Carolyn Kitching as the Independent Chairman of the Community Fund. Councillor Paul Chapman reported on the Climate Action Group and plans to plant trees along the A172. Due to the absence of Councillor Mark Murphy, there were no updates on the Village Hall Committee or VE Day. Progress regarding Bank Top was reported, full details of which are included in the main minutes. On the advice of the Parish Council insurers, the Parish Clerk had produced a detailed risk assessment regarding the remit of the Parish Council. The site at Graham’s Engineering was also discussed. Correspondence received and financial statements were noted, together with noting that the next meeting of the Parish Council would follow the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 19th May to which all residents are invited. (N.B. However, since the March Parish Council meeting a note on the Parish boards has been posted to alert residents to the likelihood of the meeting on 19th May being postponed, due to Covid-19 restrictions).
Minutes of this meeting are displayed on the noticeboards and on the website. An update from the next Parish Council meeting will appear in the Grapevine.
Residents can access information about Parish Council and Community Fund matters in the following ways:
a) Attendance at the bimonthly Parish Council meetings, details of which are publicised in various locations: e.g. Parish Council noticeboards, website.
b) The Grapevine, where articles are regularly published.
c) Parish Council minutes; these are displayed on noticeboards and on the website.
d) By attendance at the Pop-In on Monday mornings, which Parish Council members attend whenever possible. If there are any points that need clarification, these will be fed back to the main PC
e) Residents are able to contact the Parish Council via email or telephone to discuss any matters that are of concern to them. 
All matters concerned with the Community Fund are discussed as an agenda item at Parish Council meetings. Any residents who attend form part of the discussion and all viewpoints are taken into consideration when making a final decision.

Philip Taylor, Chair of the Parish Council  | Email: (Parish Clerk) Seamer Parish Council encompasses Seamer and Tame Bridge.

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