PC Minutes 04/16


On Thursday 14th April 2016 @ 7.30pm


 Julia Phebey, Geoff Jenkins, Sarah Williams, Sheila Gibbins, Tony Dodd

 Also :

Apologies:  ABC Councillor Stephen Dehnel

Also present:  1 member of the public

1. Minutes  

The minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed. 

2. Matters arising

Village Green Parking – PC has emailed Mr Stanford offering assistance with completion of the forms. No update to report

Flooding & Roads –

KCC website says-

“Works completed” at Nut Trees and Little Guzzells – this is not the case and will be reported again.
The protruding drain cover in Shottenden Lane  – repairs on-going
Pond A252 – under investigation
Speed sign A252 – enquiry resolved
Rosemead – under investigation
Direction sign A252/Shottenden Lane – work done

Shottenden Lane name sign – has been demolished and awaits repairs by ABC

3. Planning

New application – Harbour Farm – new barn construction – MPC supported this application, but ABC have issued a notice of refusal

Foodari – there is now a dispute as to who is responsible for the upkeep of the passing bays as it appears that ABC may not have communicated to Foodari that a s278 notice was required.

4. Correspondence

KALC training courses notices

– 13th July – Burial Law and Management

– 6th May – Community Resilience and Emergency Planning

– 26th April and 12th  May – An introduction to Planning for Local Councils

Minutes of the ABC Planning Committee for 17th February and 16th March

UK Power Networks – advice re Priority Service Register for vulnerable residents in the event of network power loss.

KCC – Property owners responsibility re vegetation overhanging the public highway

5. Any other Business

Maple Barn – Works commenced are within planning consent

Queens 90th Birthday celebrations – It’s not possible to get many responses from the survey of residents and therefore, to ascertain how much interest there would be.

AGM – Molash AGM will be held in the village hall on 12th May at 7.30pm.

KALC reported that in future local councils may take on work currently done by KCC Highways and obviously be paid for it. It is early days in discussion of the project.

KALC new web page is under construction.

KALC reported that all Kent Fire and Rescue tenders have defibrillators on board.

GJ requested that MPC donate the usual £100 to help fund the grass cutting at the church.

JP to check records to see if any other local groups receive any grants at this time of year.

JP requested £40 to cover the cost of mowing around the village hall and memorial.

SD is now on the Policy & Planning Task Group, the Compliance and Enforcement group has been upgraded. He is also on the Armed Forces Disadvantaged group.

SW suggested that a full set of accounts for the last year of the Forester be requested of Challock PC, as all income and expenditure for the period should now be in.


The meeting closed at 9.35 pm

Next meeting Wednesday 11th May 2016 at 7.30pm


Molash website: www.molashpc.kentparishes.gov.uk