MUGA Update

Unfortunately the MUGA is not yet finished, due to an issue with the fencing. Please can I remind everyone that if you have to go over or under a 6ft construction fence to access it that means you shouldn’t be going in there.

We have on a number of occasions had reason to believe people are accessing the area, the last thing we want is for anyone to get hurt so please keep out until it is finished.

We accept no liability for injury sustained while ignoring this advice.

We will let everyone know just as soon as it is open for use.

MEETING POSTPONED

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to postpone tonight’s PC meeting until next Tuesday the 14th of September.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

AGAR 2020/2021

Agar 2020.21

PLEASE CLICK ON LINK ABOVE FOR AGAR

Smaller authority name: SHERINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2021

 

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

NOTICE NOTES
 

 

1. Date of announcement  7TH SEPTEMBER 2021

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2019, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

 

LAUREN SCOTT

35 PERRY LANE

SHERINGTON

NEWPORT PAGNELL

MK19NH

 

commencing on  20TH SEPTEMBER 2021

 

 

and ending on 1ST OCTOBER 2021

 

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:

 

·         The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and

·         The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

 

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

 

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:

 

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

1 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD

(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)

 

5. This announcement is made by LAUREN SCOTT – CLERK 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda for the meeting 7th September 2021

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Tel: 07719 490247 Email: clerksheringtonpc@gmail.com

August 27th, 2021

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Sherington Parish council,

On Tuesday 7th September 2021, From 19:30 at Sherington Pavilion.

AGENDA

  1. RECEIVE AND ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

  2. RECEIVE ANY DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

  3. ACCEPT RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN AND VOTE IN NEW CHAIRMAN– Following the resignation of Ian Hindler.

  4. APPROVE MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING – Minutes from the meeting 26th July

  5. RECEIVE WARD COUNCILORS REPORT

  6. RECEIVE PCSO REPORT

  7. REVIEW ACTION LOG – this has been made available to all councilors before the meeting.

  8. CLERKS REPORT

    • Letters to residents with overhanging/untidy hedging.

    • Noticeboards for Perry Lane and Barwoods estate.

  9. VILLAGE CARETAKER REPORT

  10. PROJECT GROUP UPDATES – Discuss the opportunity to form smaller committees to focus on specific projects either short-term working groups or longer-term Subcommittees for the below areas and any others.

    • PAVILION – Willow tree needs some work, New bins needed, signs for MUGA area, fencing, floodlighting of the area.

    • MUGA – A mistake by the contractors means that the fencing is not quite complete.

    • SHOP – Discuss the options available and the response from our legal representation.

    • BARNCo – As above

    • LANDSCAPING – Bushes down the side of Pavilion car park & corner of Crofts end need to be kept in check.

    • BIODIVERSITY – Stonepits, Gods Acre.

    • DRAINAGE – Councillor Mears will present information.

    • HIGHWAYS – Councillor Shires will provide an update regarding Village signs and speed limits, The Clerk will read out a short statement received from a group of Parishioners.

  11. FINANCE

    • REVIEW MONTHLY BALANCES

    • APPROVE INVOICES FOR PAYMENT

  12. PLANNING APPLICATIONS –

  13. CONSIDER CORRESPONDENCE AND NEW CONSULTATIONS

  14. EXTERNAL MEETINGS – Meeting with PCSO

  15. COUNCILLORS ITEMS – Formation of Staff and Pay Committee.

  16. RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENT

  17. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 5th October.

Please be aware of current social distancing guidelines, mask wearing is at your own discretion, hand sanitiser is provided and should be used frequently.

Please be aware of current social distancing guidelines, mask-wearing is at your own discretion, hand sanitiser is provided and should be used frequently.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Lauren Scott, Assistant Clerk for Sherington Parish Council

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor August 2021

Due to the resignation of Ian Hindler.

We now have a vacancy on the Parish Council, This is an exciting opportunity to have your say on issues affecting our Parish and to make a difference to the village.

If you are interested in joining our team please email the Clerk, Lauren Scott in the first instance on

clerksheringtonpc@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Minutes from the meeting 26th July 2021

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Draft Minutes of the meeting of Sherington Parish Council held at the Pavilion on Monday 26th July 2021, commencing at 6.30 pm

 

PRESENT: Cllrs Hindler (Chair), McNeil, Meldrum, Nokes, Mears, and Palmer. Parish Clerk Will Pike and Assistant Clerk Lauren Scott.

 

  1. RECEIVE AND ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllr Shires

 

  1. RECEIVE ANY DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None.

 

  1. APPROVE MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING

Approved.

 

  1. APPROVAL OF AUDIT DOCUMENTATION

The annual audit was presented to the Council by the RFO (Will Pike) and approved by all. The documentation will now be made available to the public via the website.

 

  1. BANK MANDATE

All were in agreement to make the following changes to the Metro Bank bank mandate after changes in the make-up of the Council over previous months.

 

Remove from the mandate altogether:

 

Sarah Crabb

Matthew Crabb

Dennis Readman

 

Add to the mandate with ‘view only access’ as currently set up:

 

Wendy Mears

Michael Nokes

Peter Palmer

 

Add to the mandate with ‘all access’ as currently set up:

 

Lauren Scott

 

It was also agreed that the registered address should be changed to that of the new assistant clerk Lauren Scott, which is;  35 Perry Lane

Sherington

Newport Pagnell

Bucks

MK16 9NH.

 

Changes are to be implemented immediately allowing new members to join when they can access the bank to complete the mandated identity checks.

 

  1. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

51 Crofts End – Two story side extension and single-story rear extension:

All were in agreement to respond to the application with no objections. The clerk will notify Milton Keynes Council accordingly.

 

2 Lauds Mews – Erection of two storey rear extension:

All were in agreement to respond to the application with no objections. The clerk will notify Milton Keynes Council accordingly.

 

Land to the West of 11 Water Lane – The erection of a residential dwelling with associated parking and amenity space:

After much debate, all were in agreement to oppose the application based on the current Neighbourhood Plan. A draft response will be drawn up by the Clerk for review prior to submission to Milton Keynes Council.

 

  1. COUNCILORS ITEMS:

After some debate, it was agreed to move the ‘Public Items’ agenda item in previous meetings to a later position. Hopefully this will allow more public participation and unnecessary duplication of items across the meetings.

 

  1. DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 7.30 pm at the Pavilion subject to any ongoing restrictions.

Minutes from the meeting 13th July 2021

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Minutes of the meeting of Sherington Parish Council held at the Pavilion on Tuesday 13th July 2021, commencing at 7.30 pm

PRESENT: Cllrs Hindler (Chair), McNeil, Mears, Nokes, Palmer, Meldrum, and Shires, Parish Clerk Will Pike, assistant Clerk Lauren Scott

ALSO ATTENDING: 3 members of the public.

  1. RECEIVE AND ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

None

  1. RECEIVE ANY DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Cllr Shires as the owner of Pavilion field and contractor that deals with verges and hedges.

  1. APPROVE MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING

Approved.

  1. RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS

A member of the public asked why the ward councillors report section had been removed from the agenda and why the ward councillors had been made to feel unwelcome. The member of the public was assured that the ward councillors are more than welcome, but their section of the agenda had been removed as they could speak under public comment.

  1. RECEIVE PCSO REPORT

No report had been provided. Parish clerks will continue to invite them.

  1. REVIEW ACTION LOG

This is available to all councillors.

  1. CLERKS REPORT

Assistant Parish Clerk : Lauren Scott provided the following updates:

A change to the PC website is in process, this will mean changing to a Gov.UK domain name and issuing all councillors with councillor email addresses attached to the site as a central record keeping hub.

  1. VILLAGE CARETAKERS REPORT

Jeff Charles commented that with the inclement weather there wasn’t much to report but work was underway to prepare the area for the MUGA.

Jeff also enquired if any councillors had been approached by Open reach as a number of vans have been spotted doing work around the village, although none had been approached in an official capacity a councillor informed him that this is just investigative work looking into the possibility of bringing faster broadband to the village.

  1. PROJECT GROUPS

9.1           PAVILLION: It was confirmed that the door supplier had been contacted but due to national shortages the fitting had been pushed back again.

The pitch move will go ahead as planned.

9.2           M.U.G.A: Ian has been chasing the S106 money and will continue to do so, work starts on the MUGA next week.

9.3           SHOP: Cllr Meldrum will give an update in a separate meeting

9.4           BARN CO: A committee has been formed and is drawing up TOR’s

9.5           LANDSCAPING: It was noted that the path between Sherington and Newport Pagnell is overgrown again, councillors are chasing a more permanent solution, but as this area is MK councils responsibility, they will cut the verges as part of their scheme of works.

The overgrown verges on the Bedford Road and Gun Lane that are making it difficult to see while driving and narrowing the road will be cut back by Cllr Shires, a small debate ensued as to the timing of this cut to balance out vehicular safety and the safety of ground-nesting fledglings. It was taken to vote, Cllr Shires abstained from voting as he has an interest, the votes were tied at 3 to cut as soon as practicable and 3 to leave for a few more weeks, the chair had the casting vote so the verges will be cut as soon as practicable.

It was agreed that during the first few months of the year the grass cut provided by RTM every 3 weeks was too long between cuts, this meant that there was an excess of cut grass clippings leading it to look untidy, LS to investigate the possibility of doing fortnightly cuts for the first 3 or 4 months of the year.

9.6           DRAINAGE No updates currently.

9.7           HIGHWAYS: Cllrs Meldrum and Nokes are to set up a separate meeting to discuss further.

  1. FINANCE
  2. It was agreed by unanimous vote to add Assistant Clerk Lauren Scott to the Metro Bank Mandate with the same level of access as Clerk William Pike.

10.1         MONTHLY BALANCES:

                Current Account:     £26,861.05

                Savings Account:     £35,474.40

                Payments Due:        £2,651.39 (Plus further invoices to come)

                Total Funds:            £59,684.06

10.2         APPROVE INVOICES FOR PAYMENT: All were approved along with ‘placeholders’ for invoices due but not yet received.

10.3         BUDGET: Ongoing

                LS to write out a plan of training required, costs and timings to add to the budget.

  1. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

The portal was not working at the time, so it was agreed to add new planning to the website as soon as possible.

12.3         ANY OTHER APPLICATIONS: None

  1. CONSIDER CORRESPONDENCE AND NEW CONSULTATIONS:

Ongoing meetings regarding legal matters.

  1. EXTERNAL MEETINGS:

A meeting date was set for 26th July to discuss Shop and BarnCo business.

  1. COUNCILLORS ITEMS:

Cllr Meldrum has had 2 volunteers come forward to work on the neighbourhood plan update currently and councillors will go back to previous NP volunteers to ask for their continued support.

A budget needs to be agreed to pay for professional advice, this will be added to the agenda for the September meeting.

A councillor brought to the attention of the parish council that a sign had been removed at the beginning of the walk to stonepits Copse leaving a dangerous rusty stump – The village caretaker will make this safe as soon as possible.

  1. DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Tuesday 7th September at 7.30 pm at the Pavilion subject to any ongoing restrictions.

AGAR Report 2019/2020

Agar 2019.20

PLEASE CLICK ON LINK ABOVE FOR THE AGAR

Smaller authority name: SHERINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020

 

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

NOTICE NOTES
 

 

1. Date of announcement___6TH AUGUST 2021____________(a)

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2019, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

 

(b)   LAUREN SCOTT

35 PERRY LANE

SHERINGTON

NEWPORT PAGNELL

MK16 9NH

commencing on (c) 9TH AUGUST 2021

 

 

and ending on (d) 17TH SEPTEMBER 2021

 

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:

 

·         The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and

·         The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

 

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

 

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:

 

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

1 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD

(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)

 

5. This announcement is made by (e) LAUREN SCOTT – CLERK