AT THE MEETING of the PARISH COUNCIL held in the Community College Trimdon on TUESDAY 14 MAY 2013 at 7.30 p.m.



Councillors Appleton Burton Davison Dickinson Hughes Oliver J Thompson K Thompson and Trippett.


The Minutes of the meeting held on 16 April 2013 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.Policing in the Parish

The Council received details of recent crime statistics and arrest rates,

Sgt. O’Connor informed the Council that he was to retire shortly and that his post would be advertised shortly.

3.Training for Councillors

The Council noted details of the following training events –

Councillor & Chairmanship – Shotton Hall on 9 July 2013

Code of Conduct – to be announced

Planning Framework – to be announced

Registered Village Greens and Common Land – to be announced

It was agreed that any Councillor and the Clerk could attend.

4.Code of Conduct

The Council was reminded that under S.27 of the Localism Act 2011 the council is obliged to adopt the Code of Conduct.


That Trimdon Parish Council adopts the Code of Conduct as ascribed by the Localism Act 2011.

5.Standing Orders of the Council

The Council noted that its Standing Orders had not been reviewed since their adoption in 2004.

It was agreed that the Clerk bring forward any changes for consideration at a future meeting of the Council.

DCC            Procedures for filling a casual vacancy

7. Clerk’s Report – a) Accounts
That the following accounts be approved for payment –
481 Clerk Expenses £38.15 482 Arco Protective clothing £52.79 483 Smiths Gore Rent £10.00 484 HMRC Tax & NI £730.82 485 DCPF Pensions £623.87 486 Liddle Hedge cutting £336.00 487 N End Garage Fuel £545.00 488 D Jordan Skerne £180.00 489 Village Hall CAB £186.31 490 AoN Insurance £4947.00 491 CAB Grant £2500.00 492 Walkers Grass cutting £916.80 493 MKM Brushes etc £19.40 DD Ford Van lease £379.86

b) Cemetery Receipts
The Council noted cemetery receipts of £190.00 for April 2013.