Glynde & Beddingham Parish Council
I would formally like to convey my thanks to fellow councillors, vice chair and our clerk for all their hard work this year.
During the last year the Parish Council has
•met on 11 occasions since the last Annual Parish Meeting, 6 ordinary meetings were held to undertake formal Parish Council matters and 5 Planning Committee meeting
•Had installed an electricity supply to our recreation ground with the help of contributions from Glynde & Beddingham Flower Show and Fete Committee and from the Glynde Beddingham and Firle Memorial Parade Committee
•Welcomed Maria Caulfield MP, community speedwatch, and community policing representatives to Parish Council Meetings
•Held liaison meetings with Glynde Estates and met with Love Supreme to represent villagers interests
•Facilitated and contributed to a community celebration beacon bonfire and firework display on Caburn to mark the Queen’s Birthday
•Commenced a Governance Review to join the 2 Civil Parishes of Glynde & Beddingham as 1 for all statutory purposes
•Critiqued the proposal to split Glynde & Beddingham Parishes for the purpose of County Council elections and the proposal to bring Beddingham into a new ward/division of Newhaven North.
•Been represented at Lewes District Association meetings by Johnny Denis and Ben Wilson
•Maintained an active role in discussions about highway improvements on the A27 with Kim King representing the Council at the Atkins Consultation
•Commissioned a competition to create a logo for the Parish Council and created a Community Shield award for the Flower Show
•Considered 12 planning applications
•Had our 2014/15 accounts audited by Littlejohn LLP who found them to be in good condition
•With considerable extra input from our Clerk, Damian Mooncie, we have, we believe, met statutory compliance with the new Transparency Code and been successful in acquiring additional funding and resource to help us achieve compliance. Our new website http://gbpc.moonfruit.com/ is now live.
In addition to the business of Council, we have also agreed the following changes to the ways we do business and intend to enact these over the coming months
•Produce a annual business plan and a term plan over the number of years to the next election
•Create greater public awareness of the role and activity of the council through an occasional newsletter, articles in parish magazine, a logo to be applied to our activities to increase awareness of our what we are involved in and support, and to make use of social media
•Encourage public participation in meeting by holding themed meetings on topics of interest, publicising the meetings and making the meetings physically welcoming
Cllr. Johnny Denis
Chair, Glynde and Beddingham Parish Council 2015-16
Glynde & Beddingham Parish Council Chairman’s Annual Report 2015/16: