Annual Parish Meeting Report, Monday 26th April 2021

Upham Parish Council held their Annual Parish Assembly on Monday 26th April, 2021 virtually due to the Covid-19 emergency where face to face Meetings are not able to be held.  Cllr Halsall chaired the Meeting.  5 Parish Councillors were present, along with the Clerk (Mrs Anne Collins) and District Councillor Ruffell.  County Councillor Humby, District Councillor Lumby and Cllr Snowdon sent their apologies. 

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the Meeting.

District Council Report

A District Councillors’ Report was sent to the Clerk by District Councillor Lumby and District Councillor Ruffell.  The main items within the Report included the response by WCC to the pandemic, Council Tax, Winchester Sports and Leisure Park and speeding/noisy vehicles.  DC Ruffell informed Councillors about a 1 to 1 visit around the new Leisure Park in mid-May, and that planning permission has been given for a multi-storey car park opposite the Leisure Park for 287 spaces.  This will hopefully be completed in 2 years’ time.

Financial Report

The Clerk gave a Financial Report for 2020-21 which included the detailed Income and Expenditure for this financial year.  The Internal Auditor has signed off the Accounts and they are now ready to be presented to the External Auditor.  There were no questions asked regarding the accounts.

Police Report

There was no Police Report but Cllr Dalley did say that whilst he was speaking with PCSO Owen Reeves he stated that Upham had the lowest crime rate in the area.

Chair’s Report

Cllr Halsall gave a Chair’s Report.  This was circulated to Councillors.  The main issues included areas which the Parish Council have worked hard on throughout the year.  Although Covid-19 has changed the way in which we hold Meetings, other work has continued.  At the end of her Report Cllr Halsall thanked our County and District Councillors, and all her Councillors and the Clerk for the work that they have carried out through the year.

Cllr Halsall then closed the Meeting.  The Monthly Parish Council Meeting then followed this Meeting.

Clerk:                   Mrs Anne Collins

Telephone:           01489 860236

E-mail address:    uphamparishcouncil@gmail.com

Website address:  http://www.uphamvillage.org.uk

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