Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Wardington Parish Council held on Tuesday 19th May 2015 at 7.00pm in Wardington Memorial Hall

In Attendance:  Mr G Page, Mr N Bankes, Mrs A Pascoe, Mr M Patterson, Mr M Hickman (Clerk)

Apologies: Mr K Atack (District Councillor), Mr G Martin

Mr Murray and Mr Fenermore stepped down at the end of the last term. The Chairman expressed his thanks for their service which, in Mr Fenemore’s case, extended over more than 30 years. His experience will be missed.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting (May 13th 2014): These were agreed, signed and entered into the minutes book in June 2014 to prevent data loss.

1. Matters arising from previous meetings

There were no matters arising.


2. Election of Officers

2.1. Election of Chair

Mr Page is duly elected as Chairperson.

2.2. Election of Vice-Chair

Mr Bankes is duly elected as Vice-Chairperson. Due to other interests he will not be able to take up the turn of Chairperson until September 2017.

2.3. Co-option

Following the standing down of two councillors, there are vacancies available on the parish council. If you would like to be involved, please contact any of the councillors, or the clerk at wardingtonparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk. Interviews will be held after applications are received.


3. Acceptance of Office

Each councillor signed a declaration of acceptance of office form that will be retained by the clerk. A register of interests form will also be signed by each and sent to Cherwell District Council.


4. Parish Insurance

Renewal quote was received. Mr Page to assess current assets before the parish insurance is renewed.


5. Finance

5.1. Internal Audit Report

The internal auditor reported that though there was one bank statement missing from the parish files, the cheque books and cash accounts tallied up with the missing information and she was happy to sign this off.

5.2. Annual Return and Budget

Due to the HS2 meeting that was to follow, it was agreed that the clerk would send the accounts and budget to the councillors after the the meeting for them to inspect properly and they would be discussed at the monthly meeting the following week.

5.3. Subscriptions

Cheques authorised:

100773 ORCC annual susbcription. £50

100774 OALC annual subscription. £133.07


6. AOB

There was no other business


The meeting closed at 19:30pm. This was followed by the HS2 meeting.

The next meeting will be the annual meeting 2016. Date and time to be confirmed.