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Agenda for the Mountfield Parish Council Meeting on 9th November 2021

Parish Council Members are summoned to a meeting of Mountfield Parish Council to be held on 9th November 2021 at 7.30pm in Mountfield Village Hall.

Members of the Press and Public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

1.         Disclosure of Interests

To receive any disclosures by Members of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any such interest and whether the Member regards the interest as a disclosable pecuniary interest under the terms of the Code of Conduct.

2.         Dispensations

3.         Apologies for absence

4.         Open Forum

4.1        County Council report (ESCC)

4.2        District Council report (RDC)

4.3        Public Question Time – to receive any questions or concerns from members of the public on matters on the agenda.

5.         Communication

To consider improvements for communication between MPC Members, the Mountfield community and third parties (Councillor Hollamby).

6.         Attendance at regular third party meetings

To consider an attendance rota for MPC Members for such meetings, e.g., Police, RALC etc. via Zoom. (Councillor Hollamby).

7.         Consultations

To consider MPC’s responses to the following consultations

  • RDC Infrastructure Delivery Plan
  • East Sussex, South Downs, Brighton and Hove Waste and Minerals Local Plan

7.         Planning

7.1        Planning applications for consideration

RR/2021/2005/P 5 Eatenden Lane

Single-storey and part two-storey side extension.

Click on this link to see full details on the RDC planning website

RR/2021/2164/P 3 Church Cottages, Church Road

Construction of replacement garage/car port

Click on this link to see full details on the RDC planning website

RR/2021/2345/P Tunstall Farmhouse, Mountfield Lane

Demolition of existing single-storey rear extension and construction of two-storey rear extension.  Conversion of existing attached three-bay garage to form games room and gym above.

Click on this link to see full details on the RDC planning website

7.2       Other planning matters for discussion

8.         Enforcement

8.1        RDC weekly enforcement list

8.2        Other enforcement matters for discussion

9.         Highways/Rights of Way

10.       Finance

10.1      Bank balances at 31.10.21

  • MPC deposit account - £21,824.61
  • MPC current account - £2,155.84
  • KGF current account - £4,170.07

10.2      Payments for approval

  • Clerk, salary/home office (Oct/Nov 2021), expenses - £941.21
  • *ESALC training session (P. Miles) - £72.00
  • *Godaddy domain renewal - £14.39
  • *Amazon Business, clear up after dog signs – 66.01

*Payment made

10.3      Approval of 3rd quarter accounts at 30.09.21

10.4      Approval of budget monitor and bank reconciliations at 31.10.21

10.5      Members to authorise for internet banking

11.       Dates of next meetings

14.12.21 – Planning meeting (provisional, will only be held if required)

11.01.22 – Full council meeting

Both to start at 7.30pm in Mountfield Village Hall

As you all probably know, John Snuggs has resigned from MPC and it is now legal for us to advertise for another councillor.
The application form is attached below and the deadline for responses is 4pm on Wednesday 7th July 2021 (preferably by email to me - - or by post to my address, this on on the application form.
If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me, either by phone - 01424 838414 or on my email above.
We hope to co-opt our new councillor at our meeting on Tuesday 13th July.

MPC Casual Vacancy Application Form

These are the legally required documents for the publication of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for an exempt authority 2020-21 and the documents required under the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities.
Please contact the Clerk/RFO on - - if you have any queries.

Public Rights Notice 2020-21
A Summary of Your Rights
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020-21
Bank Reconciliation at 31.03.21
Explanation of Variances 2020-21
Items of Expenditure over £100
Details of Public Land and Building Assets 2020-21
Councillor Responsibilities at 25.06.21

Due to the resignation of John Snuggs - we'll miss him - a casual vacancy has occurred for a parish councillor.  Click on the link below to see the legal notification, if an election is not requested, MPC hope to co-opt a new councillor at their July meeting (further details and application forms will be posted after 22.06.21).

Notice of Casual Vacancy 02.06.21

Click on the link below to see the agenda for the virtual Mountfield Parish Council planning meeting on 04.05.21 at 7.3pm.
If you would like to join this virtual meeting, please email me on - - and I will email you the link.

Click here to see the agenda for the MPC virtual planning meeting on 04.05.21