MEETING ON TUESDAY 27/05/14 IN COMMITTEE ROOM 2 OF THE SEDLESCOMBE VILLAGE HALL STARTING AT 18:30
PRESENT: Cllr J Vine-Hall (Chairman of the Council), Cllr P Glew (Vice-Chairman of the Council), Cllrs Anson, Chapman, Eldridge, Fraser, Lawrence (arrived late), Parsons
31 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE - Cllr Reynolds (holiday).
32 INTERESTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 2012 CODE OF CONDUCT
- Written requests for dispensation. None received.
- Declarations of interest from councillors re matters on the agenda. None received.
33 MINUTES OF COUNCIL MEETING. RESOLVED: That the Chairman is authorised to sign the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 13/05/14.
34 REPLACEMENT PARISH CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER/WEBSITE MANAGER
- Update. The recruitment process of sending out application packs and receiving completed applications had been undertaken by the Sussex and Surrey Association of Local Councils. On Wednesday 21/05/14, Cllrs Vine-Hall and Glew, together with the Parish Clerk had carried out a series of interviews of short-listed applicants to fill the above-mentioned post from 01/07/14 on the retirement of Pauline Raymond. Isabelle Mouland of Sussex and Surrey Association of Local Councils had also been present at the interviews.
- Appointment. One of the short-listed applicants was present to meet with the Council and it was agreed that further information would be obtained including up-to-date references.
35 APPROVAL OF TRAINING FEES. RESOLVED: That, if appropriate and available, the Council will pay £95 for attendance of the new Clerk at the SLCC Introduction to Finance Training Course on Monday 09/06/14 at East Grinstead. NB The cost of using SSALC for the recruitment process includes subsidised attendance at a new Clerk's SSALC Training Day.