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      CANCELLED MEETING

THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 9TH APRIL HAD TO BE CANCELLED AT VERY SHORT NOTICE, AS IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN QUORATE.

A NEW MEETING IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY 7TH MAY AT 6:30 PM IN ST PETER’S CHURCH

THE NEWLY ELECTED COUNCIL WILL BE INAUGURATED AT THIS MEETING, AND BUSINESS FROM THE CANCELLED MEETING WILL ALSO BE BROUGHT FORWARD

 

 

 

POLICE NOTICE – WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS

 

 

 

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Pockthorpe /Sparrow Hill PROW

Highways have sent this Pockthorpe NCC Highways final response, setting out the current situation.

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Vanessa King: letter announcing discovery rare and endangered species on her property.

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Merton Parish

Voting for the AVIVA Community Funding is now open.  

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Merton is a small parish, of some 1,350 acres.  There are two main settlement areas about a mile apart, one at Merton Hall and the other around the Village Green, and a number of isolated farms and homesteads.   In all, there are about 50 houses and just under 100 electors.

Merton boasts a round tower

St Peter’s

church St Peters situated in Merton Park

 

Village Hall  : The Merton Coronation Hall, as it was then known, was given to the Parish of Merton in the 1950’s by the late Lord Walsingham.  The hall is situated in the Village, just off the Green but started life in Westmere Farm and was moved to Merton Park when the battlefield area came into being.

The hall was moved to its present site in 1971, and was run successfully as a meeting place for some years.  A Charitable Trust was established in 1977, and the Parish Council are the Custodian Trustees. The hall gradually started losing money, and by the 1980’s the maintenance costs were far more than the income generated, and it fell into disuse.

The Parish Council managed to register ownership of the Village Hall with the Land Registry in 2013, and explored options to replace or refurbish the hall.  In 2015 parishioners opted for a refurbishment of the whole building.  In response to the parishioners’ choice, the Parish Council launched the Village Hall Restoration Project (see tab)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2019 Parish Council Elections

Nomination Papers

Nomination Papers (pdf version)

Nomination Papers (Word version)

General Information

Preliminary Information on forthcoming Elections

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Routine Monthly Newsletters

POLICE REPORTS

February Report 2019
January Report  2019

POLICE SPEEDWATCH STATS

Speedwatch Stats January 2019

STANTA REPORTS

April 2019 STANTA Activity 22 -28 apr
STANTA Activity 15 – 21 apr
STANTA Activity 08 – 14 apr
STANTA Activity 01 – 07 apr
March 2019 STANTA Activity 25 – 31 mar
STANTA Activity 18 – 24 mar
STANTA Activity 11 – 17 mar
STANTA Activity 04 – 10mar

 

 

 

 

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2019

Merton Agenda for 9th April 2019 meeting

Minutes 15 jan 2019

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2018

Latest Agenda

Merton agenda 11th September 2018

 

Minutes to December 2018

Minutes for meeting on 9th January

Minutes for meeting on 10 April 2018

Minutes for meeting on 22nd May 2018

Minutes for meeting on 11th September

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Annual Meetings of the Parish

Minutes

2018 annual meeting of the parish agenda

2017 annual meeting of the parish minutes

2016 Minutes for Annual parish

 

 

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VAT Returns

VAT return to May 17 2017

VAT RECLAIM TO 17 MAY 2017

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Village Hall Restoration Project archive

 

Progress

 2017 The Working Party looked into ways to raise funds and also ways in which the building might be used and become self-supporting once completed.  These ideas will be presented to the Parish Council for approval during the April meeting.  It is the intention that some of the fundraising ideas will be implemented in early April.
2015/2016 Outline Plans, presented at a Village Event in autumn 2016 received good support.    A Structural Survey was commissioned, and a Draft business plan produced.  In November 2016 a Village Hall Project Working Party was set up.

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Financial Information

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About the Village Hall

The Merton Coronation Hall, as it was then known, was given to the Parish of Merton in the 1950’s by the late Lord Walsingham.  The hall is situated in the Village, just off the Green but started life in Westmere Farm and was moved to Merton Park when the battlefield area came into being.

The hall was moved to its present site in 1971, and was run successfully as a meeting place for some years.  A Charitable Trust was established in 1977, and the Parish Council are the Custodian Trustees. The hall gradually started losing money, and by the 1980’s the maintenance costs were far more than the income generated, and it fell into disuse.

The Parish Council managed to register ownership of the Village Hall with the Land Registry in 2013, and explored options to replace or refurbish the hall.  In 2015 parishioners opted for a refurbishment of the whole building.  In response to the parishioners’ choice, the Parish Council launched the Village Hall Restoration Project.

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Calendar of Parish Council Meetings

Parish Council meetings are held at St Peter’s Church in Merton park on Tuesday evenings.  The meetings start at 6:00pm, and generally last for about one hour.  Normally there are four meetings each year viz.

January The precept for the following financial year is agreed.
April The draft accounts for the preceding year are reviewed.
May The Annual Meeting takes place. A new Chairman is elected.  The signed-off accounts are available for parishioners to examine. The Annual Return is reviewed and signed-off. The Code of Conduct, Standing Orders and Financial Regulations are reviewed.
September The draft budget for the next financial year is reviewed.

If any urgent business occurs outside this timetable, the Parish Council can also convene an extraordinary meeting.

The scheduled dates for this year are as follows:

06 September 20176

10 January 2017

04 April 2017

23 May 2017

05 September 2017

An agenda has, by law, to be published three days before the date of a parish council meeting. Agendas and Minutes of meetings are published on the Village Notice Board, and also on the website.

 

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