1. Present: Jane Bee (Chairman), Dominic Bayne, Mark Coatsworth, Sue Heslop, Richard Hughes, Julia Hunter, Jonathan Peacock, Caroline Peacock (Clerk).
2. Apologies: Stephen Hugill
3. Approval of previous Minutes: RH, JP
4. Matters arising:
a) Village Pond dredging – recent rainfall has filled the pond and two moorhen are present, so dredging is now on hold until later in the year.
b) Additions to the War Memorial on the Village Green. JP has written to South Bedburn PC proposing names for addition, and awaits a reply.
c) JP has booked an expert tree survey to be made before Hoppings in late August by Richard Lowe, estimated cost between £150 and £200.
d) Hamsterley Litter Pickers submitted for a DCC Environment Award.
e) CP would continue to press DCC for a bus shelter seat.
a) Audit passed and invoice paid.
Date of Next Meeting: Monday 10 September 2012,
The parish council wishes to remind all residents that the dumping of ANYTHING on the Village Green, including green waste and grass cuttings, is an offence that can be prosecuted in Law.
The Rotters green bag service can be used to dispose of all green waste.
This is a matter of ongoing concern, especially given the recent very wet weather, which makes slimy grass cuttings a safety hazard.