Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting – 28th April ’17

Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting – 28th April 2017 at 19:30 (rescheduled from the 24th) is scheduled in the Village Hall (on the assumption the meeting takes place).

Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting Agenda – 24th April 2017

The hope is that the meeting will set the transfer date of the Village Hall to the Trust. The Trust had set a deadline to sign the Lease by the 8th May 2017 and judging by this Agenda this could still be achieved (26 months have elapsed since the Village Hall was officially completed).

10 thoughts on “Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting – 28th April ’17

  1. Lets hope the Village Hall given to the Community is managed soon by an appropriate body. Personally, I no longer care who in particular runs it as long as its run efficiently for all the community (VHT would be great). Interestingly, it is actually functioning properly under the auspices of the Parish Council, which I assume is down to David Harrison coordinating with Debbie Hill. We thank you for all the hard work you both have contributed.

    On the assumption the “TRUST” sign the lease before the Parish Council on Monday, and of course I hope they do, I have uploaded a copy of their Business plan for all to see from their website here.

  2. 20th April 2017 – BREAKING NEWS Source: http://urvh.org


    Tonight (20th April) the Trustees of Upper Rissington Village Hall Trust signed the lease, agreed between the Parish Council and the Trust and provided by our solicitors today, for the management and maintenance of the Upper Rissington Village Hall. We’re excited by the prospect of running the hall for the community and are enthusiastic for it’s future development and use as a hub for our community. As soon as the lease is signed by the Parish Council, next Monday, the Trust can review the processes and procedures that it documented over two years ago. We can also set in place the contracts, services, insurances and processes that will enable us to take over the management of the hall from 1st of June.

    Now it needs THREE councillors to turn up on Monday………

  3. Steve, I am afraid it’s all down to the fact that there are insufficient councillors. Around 18 months ago, there were 7 (full complement) now following resignations there are only 3. You need three councillors for a meeting and that’s all we have. Hence a no show means a cancellation.

    Also, once someone resigns, no one will volunteer to take their place.

    EDIT: It should also be noted that the 2nd May meeting will not take place as one or more of the three councillors cannot attend.

  4. As usual an interesting meeting. Hopefully the land that Cllr Flint, Cllr Maclean and Cllr Hepburn first identified with Rob Jones from Grainger’s over two years ago will now be bought for £1 by URPC.

    The actual process began on the 4th November 2014 with Rob Jones (Sales and Valuation Manager) when Cllr Flint contacted him. I am confused why this wan’t processed 2 years ago after Cllr Flint left URPC as Rob Jones contacted their solicitor to arrange the transfer.

    Cllr Flint passed on the details in July 2015 to the Temporary Clerk and then nothing happened from this point until Cllr Mackenzie-Charrington became involved recently at the request of URPC. Thankfully, progress has been made.

    Of course there are minimum legal costs, which should not prevent the village acquiring the land. The end result IS a result for the village irrespective of the politics.

  5. Audio Minutes are here! Audio File.

    Just listened to the Audio Minute, especially item 7:

      Date of the Next Meeting: To confirm the date of the next meeting.

    He did not set a date as per the Agenda item, showing incompetence. As Chairman he should have arrived at the meeting prepared to set the date. He says at 16:51 (on the tape) to the clerk that she will post that (meaning the date of the next meeting).

    The clerk at 17:02, asks would we want to work out a date?

    At 17:04, the Chairman says without my calendar, NO.

    At 17:14 the Chairman states the big issues are, without filling the vacant seats or one of us being out of the country or county, we do not have a quorum, (smirk, smirk – knowing exactly the meaning of his remarks). Then he closes with the word – Right.

    I am sure Cllr Hanks knows the implications a meeting not being scheduled, in that without any of the current three being available, no meeting can take place. He knows that there are people waiting in the side lines to be co-opted. Do you think he is game playing?

    NB: This must be the first time in URPC history when the Chairman has failed to set the next meeting date. All you have to ask yourself is why? Parish Council Meetings are serious matters and they should be treated with respect.

  6. Well, it seems common knowledge in the village which residents want to be co-opted onto the Council, so why not have another extraordinary meeting ASAP and get them on-board, it then makes it easier to arrange meetings. Or is that the problem, do the current Councillors want to co-opt more onto the Council?

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