Present: Mr D Purnell (Chairman).

Mr K Brown; Mrs K Glancy; Mr S Hale; Mr K Larkin; Mr D Palmer; & Mr L Smitherman.

District Councillor: Mrs J Cordwell; and Mr P Smith.

County Councillor: Dr J Cordwell.

The Clerk: Mr R Symons & Mrs M King (Burial Clerk).

There were no members of the public in attendance.

  1. To Receive and Accept Apologies for absence.

  1. Apologies were received and accepted from District Councillor Mr. A. O’Connor.

  2. Declaration of Interests. The Chairman invited members to declare any Interests relating to this Meeting. There were none.

  3. To Approve and Sign the Minutes of the Meeting held on held on 3 September 2012, as a true record. The Minutes of the August Ordinary Meeting had previously been distributed to all members and displayed on the public notice boards and the website. All members agreed the Minutes should be signed, as a true and accurate record. The Minutes were duly signed.

  1. The Council noted Matters arising from the Minutes, not covered by agenda items.

The Clerk referred to his Update Note, which had been issued prior to the Meeting. He had:

  1. The Chairman closed the Meeting for Public Discussion and Questions.

There was none. The Chairman re-opened the Meeting.

  1. The Council considered and commented upon the following Planning Applications:

  1. The Council noted that Stroud District Planning Authority has agreed to give Permission for:

  1. The Council received a written District Council Report from District Council Mrs June Cordwell. There being no questions the Chairman thanked Councillor Mrs Cordwell for her Report.

  1. The Council received a written County Council Report from County Councillor Dr J Cordwell. Following comments from the Councillors, the Chairman thanked Councillor Dr Cordwell for his report.

  1. The Chairman invited Parish Councillors to report on Committees and Meetings they had attended.

  1. The Council discussed and comment upon the Draft Agreement (“Working Together in Stroud District”) for consultation between parish/town councils and the District Council. Following discussion the Clerk was requested to respond to GAPTC in Support of the Draft, with a suggestion that a Review Period of 12 months should be added to the document.

  1. The Council considered and discussed the proposal for a Parish Information Board. It was agreed that this proposal should be included in the Council’s 2013/14 budget. After discussion it was agreed that Mr Smitherman would put some time into exploring the potential of part funding the Board through sponsorship by local businesses. Mr Smitherman agreed to provide further information by the time of the Budget discussions at the November Meeting. The Clerk agreed to explore the need for obtaining permission to install the Board in the agreed preferred location near the ‘bus stop.

  1. Finances.

  1. The Council approved the Invoices and drew up cheques for the following items on the Payments Schedule:

  1. The Council received a Cemetery Report.

  1. The Council considered and approved requests to introduce/amend memorials for:

  1. The Clerk informed the Council of the need to introduce “Cemetery Regulations” and advised the Council on how he will take this work forward.

  1. The Council received for information details of Correspondence & Messages. (See attached).

There being no further business the Chairman closed the Meeting at 9.10 pm.

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Village Hall on Monday 5 November at 7.30 pm.