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Parish Council Report

Last night’s monthly Bramshott and Liphook Parish Council meeting (Monday May 12) was the first meeting of the newly-elected Council, so it was full of internal elections and some discussion about ongoing projects and initiatives.

REPORT by Freddie Dawkins

Official minutes from Monday night’s meeting will be made available from the Parish Office; this report is a quick, non-official summary, to highlight some of the major points.

The new members of the Council and their main elected positions are:

  • Chairman – Alan Jordan
  • Vice Chairman – Jim Walters

    The various Committees will be chaired and vice-chaired so:

  • Finance & Policy – Michael Croucher (c), Alan Jordan (v-c)
  • Planning – Anna James (c), Simon Coyte (v-c)
  • Recreation – Simon Coyte (c), Les Futcher (v-c)
  • Highways, Byways & Transport – Jim Walters (c), John Tough (v-c)
  • Millennium Centre Management – Barry Hope (c), Freddie Dawkins (v-c)

    The Forums will be chaired so:

  • Youth – Andrew Ellis
  • Planning – Simon Coyte
  • Sport & Recreation – Les Futcher
  • Allotments – Jim Bridge
  • Highways and Transport – John Tough
  • Byways – Freddie Dawkins

    The Millennium Centre Working Party will consist of:

  • Barry Hope
  • Michael Croucher
  • John Tough
  • Anna James
  • Andrew Ellis
  • Greg Amey

    Tony Groves continues as Parish Clerk, with Ann Haussauer as Assistant Clerk, and Gina Spencer as Parish Office Administrator.

    There are quite a few organisations, which the PC has links to, and most of these link representatives were also agreed last night. These include:

  • Liphook Village Hall Management Committee – Mr Campbell
  • Age Concern Liphook – Jim Bridge
  • Citizens Advice Bureau – Les Futcher
  • Peak Centre Trust – Michael Croucher
  • Liphook Community Magazine – Freddie Dawkins and Tony Groves (correspondent)
  • Bramshott Sick and Poor Fund – Miss Stafford
  • Bramshott Educational Trust – Mr Palmer
  • River Wey Trust – John Tough Preservation Society – Jim Walters
  • Bohunt Centre Management Committee – to be advised
  • Liphook Infant School Governor – Andrew Ellis
  • Liphook Junior School Governor – Mrs C West
  • Parish Transport – John Tough
  • Parish Sport and Recreation – to be advised
  • Parish Tree Warden – Mrs C Darter
  • Voluntary Action East Hampshire – Tony Groves

    Confirmation of some of the above positions will be made in the next few days, as some of those nominated were not able to attend last night’s meeting. A full list and contact numbers/addresses, will be available from the Parish Office, which is situated at:

    The Haskell Centre, Midhurst Road, Liphook GU30 7TN. Tel: 01428 722988. Fax: 01428 727335. E-mail: blpc@zoom.co.uk

    Citizen’s Advice Bureau

    Les Futcher recently attended the annual meeting of the area’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau, and reported that Bramshott & Liphook is the largest of the parish council financial contributors to Petersfield CAB’s funding, dedicating almost £5,000 to CAB activities in the past year. Over the past 12 months, the CAB has helped 610 clients, up from 516 the year before. However, Les Futcher reported that CAB expected a shortfall in its funding in the coming year, and would be about £3,000 in arrears, unless further funding could be found. It has been suggested that each PC in the area should allow an extra £300 – this would more than cover the projected shortfall. Otherwise, some CAB activity may have to be reduced.

  • Next meeting of the Planning Committee will be: Monday May 19 at The Haskell Centre. 8pm.
  • Next full Parish Council meeting will be at Monday June 16 at The Haskell Centre. 8pm.

    Article posted on: 18 May 2003

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