Annual Parish Meeting

This year’s Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Thursday 26 September 2019 at Singleton Village Hall, commencing at 7.00pm. Members of the public are most welcome to attend. Minutes from last year’s Annual Parish Meeting can be viewed below:


Singleton Parish Council
Held at Singleton Village Hall, Singleton
on Thursday 31 May 2018 at 7.00 pm

Present: – Cllrs Smith (Chair), Lee (Vice Chair), Bailey, Chew and Gallagher and the Parish Clerk, Verena Henderson, who took the Minutes.
1. Apologies – None

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting held on 25 May 2017

The Minutes, having been previously circulated, were agreed as a true and correct record and duly signed by Cllr Gallagher who was the Chair for that period.

3. Chairman’s Report

Cllr Smith expressed his thanks to his colleagues and the Clerk for their help and support during his term of office. He also wanted to thank Cllr Chew for her continued and long-standing work on the parish’s behalf in her role as Borough Councillor. The main item during the year had been the proposed by-pass and the future of this was still uncertain. Cllr Smith wished the new Chair good luck for the forthcoming year.

4. Financial Report from the Clerk

The Clerk distributed a balance sheet for the end of the financial year 2017/2018 which showed a balance of £25,623. The accounts had been audited and agreed.

The main items of expenditure were:-

– Grasscutting contract – £5905
– Playground maintenance paid to Fylde BC – £2380
– Clerk’s Wages – £2520
– Annual repayment of loan (taken out for car park) – £1775

Two new items for this financial year were –

– New Speed Indicator Device – £3019
– Extra maintenance to play area -£1250

Full accounts are appended to these minutes.

5. Election of Chair and Vice Chair for the period 2018/2019

Chair – Cllr Lee – Proposed Cllr Gallagher, Seconded Cllr Smith – Agreed and accepted.
Vice-Chair – Cllr Bailey – Proposed Cllr Smith, Seconded Cllr Chew – Agreed and accepted.

6. Any questions from the public – None

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 7.15pm.

Signed …………………………………………… Dated ………………………………………

Verena Henderson
Clerk to the Parish Council
Tel: 01995 670455

End-of-Year Accounts for 2017/2018
Balances brought forward: – £ £
Community Direct Plus Account 8621
14-day Business Select account 19475
Total 28096

Plus Receipts: –
Precept 18652
Council Tax Reduction Grant 364
Reclaimed VAT –
LCC for grass-cutting –
Refund of Postage and insurance on package 158
Interest on bank accounts 10
Less Payments: –
Clerk’s wages 2520
Clerk’s expenses 732
Repayment of Loan (taken out for car park) 1775
Insurance 683
Rent 241
Grants to local organisations 100
New Speed Indicator Device 3019
Audit Fees 170
Newsletters/Xmas cards 284
Playground maintenance to Fylde BC 2380
Grasscutting contract 5905
Playground improvements 1250
Plants 600
SPID – (mounting) 900
General maintenance 559
Defibrillator expenses 97
Litter-picking 280
Thank-you’s 42
Christmas Tree lights 120

Total carried forward to 2018/2019 £25,623
Verena Henderson, Responsible Financial Officer