January 2023 Agenda

Digby Parish Council 


The parish council meeting will be held on Monday 9th January 2023 commencing at 7pm, in Digby War Memorial Hall for the purpose of considering and resolving business as set out in this agenda. County and District Councillors, the press and members of Digby electorate are cordially invited to join the meeting.


Public Forum

The public forum will proceed at 7pm for up to 15 mins, when members of the public may ask questions or make short statements to the council.  This time allocation can be extended by resolution of the council.


District & County Councillors' Matters

After the Public Forum each councillor will provide a 5 minute report on the business of their relevant council


If none of the above are in attendance the Parish Council will resolve to commence the full council meeting as soon as possible.

Clerk to the Council AMcDonald Date: 3/1/2023


1.  Chairman's Opening Remarks (23/001)

a) Welcome

2.  Apologies & Vacancy for a Councillor (23/002)

a) Apologies

b) Co-option of Parish Councillor

3.  Declarations of Pecuniary Interest & Applications of Dispensation (23/003)

a) To receive reports on Members' Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in relation to agenda    items and to receive any applications for Dispensation in accordance with the Localism Act 2011.

4.  Signing of the Minutes (23/004)

a) To resolve to accept the notes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 12th December 2022 as a true and accurate record of that meeting.

5.  Planning Matters (23/005)

a) Planning Application received


b) Decision Notice Received


6. General Parish Matters (23/006)

a)  To review the Website Accessibility Statement, the Privacy Notice and the Data Protection Policy

b)  Update on Cllr C Harvey memorial

c)  To consider a grant to Digby Pre-school

d)  Update on closure of the Mary Gresswell Trust.

e)  To consider the celebration of the Kings coronation.    

7.  Highways (23/007)

a) To report any pot holes or Highways issues.

b) To consider requesting the 30mph limit on Station Road to be extended to the far side of the bridge.

8.  The Village Hall (23/008)

a) To acknowledge receipt of the minutes from the latest meeting of the committee, and any comments, if required.

9.  Drainage (23/009)

a) To report any drainage issues. 

b) LCC response to deep water signage

c)  To progress the Riparian project

10. Playing Field, Play Areas and Village General (23/010)

a) Report on the monthly inspection of the play equipment. 

b) Update on the Bowls Club lease.

c)  To update on the flailing of Greendykes.

11.  Allotments (23/011)

a) To report on any updates from the Allotment Committee.

12.  Finance (23/012)

a) To note bank balances and approve bank reconciliation

b) To note any income received in Dec/Jan

Nil to date

c) To approve the following payments.

Amount VAT Total

Salaries/Expenses TBN

CJP Gardenservices – 30.00

Autela Payroll Services 43.59 8.72 52.31

NKDC – Tree Inspection 148.50 29.70 178.20

d)  To confirm the budget for 2023-24 and set the Precept.

e)  To confirm the Internal Audit has been completed.

d)  Update on the new signatories for the council's bank account

13.  Correspondence (23/013)

a) LALC Newsletter - Distributed to all councillors

b) NKDC Newsletter - Distributed to all councillors 

c) LCC Mobile Library dates for 2023 – to be placed in the noticeboard 

14.  Dates of Future Meetings (23/014)

Parish Council meetings

     For 2023 – 9th Jan, 13th Feb, 13th Mar, 12th Apr, 15th May, 12th Jun, 10th Jul, 14th Aug, 11th Sep, 9th Oct, 13th Nov, 11th Dec

Annual Parish Meeting 26th April

15.  Any Business to Note for the Next Agenda (23/015)


16.  Closed Session (23/016)

For confidential items in accordance with the Public Bodies Act 1960, if required.