The first Full Council was held on Monday 21 January, sadly with no residents present.
We took a minute’s silence to remember the life of Alan Eade, formerly of Histon Parish Council for 25 years.
For draft minutes look here. Items of note:
Precept request to South Cambs District Council
Members voted for a 3% rise to the Band D equivalent, resulting in an increase in the Parish element of Council Tax next year of only £3.19 per annum per household. This modest increase includes some ambitious project delivery as well as some unavoidable administration and governance costs
Council were happy to be able to provide donations to the Cambridgeshire Shrievalty Trust who run The Bobby Scheme for victims of crime, and also the Cogwheel Trust, a charity working to improve emotional and psychological wellbeing in local people. The next round of donation requests will be reviewed at the Full Council meetings in June 2018 and January 2019
The Dementia Worker, Margaret Reed-Roberts, and Older People’s Co-Ordinator, Paul Seekings, attended the meeting to introduce themselves to Council and talk about their invaluable work in the community. The pair are employed by HICOM (Histon & Impington Community) together with a Mental Wellbeing Worker who makes up the team. The roles are funded from several sources, including the Parish Council who this year to date have funded in the sum of £8,000. Next year the Council has committed to funding of £12,000 for the roles
Following a resignation it is hoped the Council will be in a position to co-opt at its next meeting. Anyone interested in standing for this vacancy, please contact the office for more information
The next scheduled meeting of Full Council will be held on Monday 18th February at the Recreation Community Room, New Road, Impington. Refreshments are available from 7 p.m.
ALL ARE WELCOME!