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Parish Council Minutes - Annual Parish Meeting 2002


Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting of the Helmdon Parish Council held on
Wednesday, 24th April 2002
in the Reading Room, Helmdon at 7:30 p.m..

Present: All the members of the Council, County Cllr Shepherd-Cross, District Cllr Robin Digby, PC Dawling, Village Constable and 52 members of the public.

The Chairman welcomed all present to the Annual Parish Meeting and explained the proceedings for the meeting. He said that all the matters discussed at the meeting would be referred to the next meeting of the Parish Council and would be considered there as it is not possible to vote on matters at the Annual Parish Meeting.

He then introduced the County Councillor, District Councillor and Parish Councillors and PC Dawling.

Cllr Shepherd Cross addressed the meeting and explained the restructuring of the NCC and Cllr Robin Digby spoke about various matters of interest concerning the SNC and in particular about developments in Brackley and the Central railway proposals.

PC Dawling spoke about crime in Helmdon which had increased since the previous year and said that this would be the last time he addressed the Helmdon Meeting as he was retiring in the summer.

Cllr Glassett launched the Speedwatch Campaign and Danny Moody presented a proposal to put together a Village Plan. The chairman said that these proposals would be discussed at the next Council meeting.

There was then an open forum where various topics including the state of the village roads and footpaths and the litter in the village were mentioned.

The Village of the Year competition was mentioned and the Chairman asked those present for their support. The thanks of the Council were expressed to Jeffs Coaches for repairing the bridge over the river in Wicket Mead.

After the general discussions all present were able to enjoy wine and nibbles and to have informal discussions with the various councillors and also to see the display of the Helmdon Web Site.

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