MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL
Monday 19th May 2014 at 7.30pm at The Resource Centre
Present: Cllrs Jopp, Burchell, Davey, Murphy, Ovel, Stone, Taylor & J Smart (Clerk)
Apologies: Cllr Burt, Exley, Kent & Langton
1. Election of Chair of the Parish Council
Cllr Burchell, seconded by Cllr Davey, proposed Cllr Jopp. There being no further
nominations, Cllr Jopp was elected as Chair of the Parish Council for the forthcoming
2. Chairman’s Declaration of Acceptance to Office
Cllr Jopp signed the Declaration of Acceptance to Office.
3. Election of Vice-Chair of the Parish Council
Cllr Jopp, seconded by Cllr Stone, proposed Cllr Kent as Vice-Chair of the Parish
Council. There being no further nominations, Cllr Kent was elected Vice-Chair for the
4. Election of Committees of the Parish Council
Playing Fields & Open Spaces: Cllrs Jopp, Kent, Davey, Burchell, Langton, Stone, Murphy,
Environment, Highways & Transport: Cllrs Jopp, Kent, Davey, Ovel, Stone, Taylor.
Planning: Cllrs Jopp, Taylor, Burchell, Ovel, Exley, Davey, Murphy.
Finance & Personnel: Cllrs Jopp, Kent, Exley, Langton, Stone, Ovel.
Footpaths & Rights of Way: Cllr Burchell.
Pill in Bloom: Cllr Langton.
5. Election of Representatives to Outside Bodies
Pill & District Children’s & Young People’s Partnership: Cllrs Jopp and Taylor.
The Community Centre: Cllr Davey.
Allotments Committee: Cllr Taylor.
Port Liaison Committee: Cllrs Taylor, Kent, Exley & Langton.
Pill Community Foundation: Cllr Taylor.
Gordano Councils Transport Group: Cllrs Jopp and Ovel.
Community Forum: Cllrs Langton & Taylor.
Friends of Watchhouse Hill: Cllr Taylor.
6. Statutory Requirements
Standing Orders – to consider the need for additional Standing Orders, or amendments
to existing ones (26th
Financial Regulations – RECOMMEND APPROVAL from Finance Committee. Cllr Jopp
proposed, Cllr Stone seconded. All in favour. AGREED.
7. Approval of Annual Accounts and Annual Governance Statement 2013/2014
Cllr Jopp, seconded by Cllr Burchell, proposed approval of the Annual Accounts and
Governance Statement for the year ending 31st March 2014. Agreed.
8. Appointment of Internal Auditor 2014/2015
The Clerk advised that Mr Noel Ayling had again agreed to act as internal auditor to the
Parish Council for the year 2014/2015. Proposed by Cllr Jopp, seconded by Cllr Stone.