Full Council Minutes 21st April 2009
HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL
Clerk: Elaine Novorol
Guildhall, Church Street, Harwich CO12 3DS
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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL
21st APRIL 2009 at 8.03pm
at LONG MEADOWS COMMUNITY CENTRE, DOVERCOURT
Present: The Mayor, Councillor D Rutson, in the Chair
Councillors: B Brown, L Double, G Calver, A Colbourne,
D McLeod, S Henderson, J Wares, S Tyrer, R Callender,
A Morrison, L Payne, P Burke and M Gardner
The Clerk to the Council, Mrs E Novorol
Also present: 1 member of the press
173/08 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Brown
174/08 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
175/08 MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Mayor deferred this item to the next meeting.
176/08 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting of the Town Council
held on 11th March 2009 (previously circulated) be approved by the
177/08 FEASIBILITY STUDY, MAYFLOWER SCHOOL SITE
Councillor Rutson informed the meeting that the feasibility study will
commence in the near future. Councillor Double advised that, as the
study is to be funded by Essex County Council, the £1733 grant from
Harwich Town Council will no longer be required and Councillor
Rutson confirmed this to be correct.
178/08 THE FRYATT HOSPITAL
Further to minute 164/08, a letter from Dr. Zollinger-Reade confirming
that the Fryatt Hospital is not for sale was noted. The letter also
explained that service contracts at the hospital will be from a mixture
of NHS and independent sector providers.
RESOLVED: to write to Dr. Zollinger-Reade, thanking him for
providing both verbal and written assurances regarding the future of
the Fryatt Hospital and the services provided.
179/08 MINUTES OF THE ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE
Councillor A Colboune presented the minutes of the meeting held on
18th March 2009 (previously circulated).
RESOLVED: that the minutes be adopted.
Ref. minute A107/08, Councillor Tyrer requested that her objections be
noted and asked if there would be any contact with the allotment holder
prior to further progress with this matter. Councillor Colbourne
confirmed that all tenants at the King George’s Avenue site would be
contacted in due course.
Ref. minute A111/08, Councillor Calver thanked Councillor Colbourne
for the manner in which he had chaired the Allotments Committee and
for the achievements over the last year. The committee also gave
thanks to Mrs Susan Anderson, Assitant Clerk to the Council, for her
hard work on its behalf.
UTES OF THE FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE
Councillor J Wares presented the minutes of the meeting held on 14th
April 2009 (previously circulated).
RESOLVED: that the minutes, including the Part B of the meeting
and all recommendations, be adopted.
181/08 THE GAMBLING ACT 2005
Members noted the invitation to comment on the first draft of the
revised Gambling Licensing Policy Statement by 3rd July 2009.
182/08 BRIEF REPORTS OF MEMBERS
Councillor Payne referred to the presentation regarding the Harwich
Masterplan held on 20th April and described the proposals for Navyard
Wharf as exciting and claimed the scheme would lead to major
regeneration for the town.
Councillor Morrison gave details of a recent meeting of the Harwich
International Port LALC meeting.
Councillor B Brown gave details of the recent meeting of the Carless
Environmental Liaison Group and the proposal for events to held next
year to mark the 150th anniversary of the company.
Councillor Wares commented on the recent AGM of Harwich and
District Community Association that she had attended.
183/08 FINANCIAL UPDATE AND RECORD OF PAYMENTS
Payments and receipts, current balances, financial activity against
budgets and earmarked funds were noted.
RESOLVED: to authorise payments as listed in Appendix ‘A’.
184/08 LICENSING ACT 2003
The proposed amendments to the Statement of Licensing Policy.
Application 09/00312/PREMVA – Variation to Premises Licence (to
remove condition “Only persons over 21 years of age are permitted
into the basement area” and replace with “18 years and over”) – Al
185/08 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
The next meeting of Harwich Town Council will be held on
Wednesday13th May 2009 at The 1912 Centre, Harwich at 7.00pm or
at the rise of the Town Planning Committee Meeting, whichever is the
The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.35pm.