Ruscombe Parish Council
Minutes of Meeting of the Parish Council
Held via Zoom Video call due to the Covid 19 virus outbreak
On Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 7:30pm
Councillors Present: Mr J May, Mrs C Bulman, Mr M Evans, Mr P Cassidy, and Mr G Howe (from item 125/21)
Clerk in attendance: Mrs R Reid
Mr May opened the meeting at 7:30pm.
121/21 Apologies for Absence: Mr G Merrick and Mrs J Holmes
122/21 Declaration of Interest: None
123/21Minutes: Minutes for 7th July 2021 circulated via email. Proposed by Mr May, seconded by Mr Cassidy, approved unanimously but not signed due to not being together.
124/21 Finance: Payments to consider: –
Sundew Ecology £2,751.20: Paid #1/8 2021
CR landscapes £120.00: Paid #2/8 2021
CR Landscapes £2,900.00: Paid #3/8 2021
Wokingham Borough Council £17,105.77: Paid #4/8 2021
Hamblin Watermains £1,422.00: Paid #5/8 2021
ONeill Homer £1,980.00: Paid #6/8 2021
Clerk wages and expenses £970.06: Paid #7/8 2021
Nest pension £91.15: Paid #8/8 2021
HMRC £37.82: Paid #9/8 2021
Thames Water £1863.00: Paid #10/8 2021
SSE (July) £32.83: Paid #11// 2021
These payments are proposed by Mrs Bulman, seconded by Mr Cassidy and approved unanimously.
Mr Howe joined the meeting.
125/21 Any other business:
Noticeboard: Mr May will remove existing and try and take it to the tip. The new one is on order.
New councillor: Mrs Reid will invite to September’s RPC meeting.
Flower planters: Mrs Reid will ask for a quote for three new planters, possible locations are: London Road at the end of Maple bank, Castle End Road boundary sign or Northbury avenue/St James Close junction.
Northbury Avenue trees: Varity identified as ‘Hall crab-apple’, Malus Halliana, Mrs Reid has asked CR Landscapes to use these or similar variety in their quote.
Land ownership: There has been numerous occasions where RPC have wondered who owns land, Mrs Reid will therefore sign up to a free trial of Parish Online to see if that helps RPC identify landowners.
Walking maps: Mrs Reid will list the walking maps on RPC website available to download and print at home and investigate printing of the large maps. Mrs Reid will advertise their availability via Facebook and noticeboards.
Mr May closed the meeting at 7:58pm.