Agenda for 5th November


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Topic: Upton PC Meeting
Time: Nov 5, 2020 07:30 PM London

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Meeting ID: 871 4535 4183
Passcode: 986133


Receipts:      £
Mr & Mrs Lubbock – monthly grazing fee 99.17
Mooring fees 198.71
Memorial fee 325.00
Hugh Crane Ltd – allotment fee 1,810.00
HMRC – VAT refund 686.37
BDC – CIL monies 706.16
Payments between meetings:
Diocese of Norwich – allotment rent SO 1,401.00
Anglian Water – DD 11.97
Pauline James – clerk’s fee and exps 176.68
–          Standing order 300.00
Norfolk Pension Fund E’ers and E’ees 161.62
HMRC – PAYE 107.20
Broadland DC – collection of bin at churchyard 204.20
Poppy Appeal 225.00
Marshland Mardler 100.00
Garden Guardian – grasscutting 1,000.95
Balance c/f at 5th November 2020 202,984.98

The total amount includes a reserve of £86,565 for rent payable to the Environment Agency under the terms of the draft lease and earmarked reserves for repairs and replacement of assets of £91,428.

The General Fund balance is £24,991.98

County councillor’s report:

With the new lockdown restrictions we need to focus on the basics – Hands-Face-Space.  Unfortunately without the second lockdown there is a real concern that the NHS will simply be overwhelmed by patients with COVID-19.  If you have symptoms call 119 and get a test.  If you need help (including financial help) please call Norfolk County Council on 01603 223392 (option 5) or Broadland District Council on 01508 533933.  We are also entering flu season, which puts additional pressures on our NHS and unfortunately kills many people every year.  If you are over 65, or in a high risk group please contact your GP or pharmacy to book a flu vaccine, if you have not already been contacted.  If you are 50 to 64 there will be vaccines available from November and your GP will contact you to arrange appointments.

Norfolk County Council has been awarded Digital Council of the Year 2020.  NCC are working to extend full fibre by 2023 and up to 97% coverage in Norfolk over the next few years.  They have worked closely with mobile providers to provide council buildings (i.e. fire towers) and set up a protocol to allow quicker decision making, saving time and money for everyone.  Additionally they have set up the largest LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) in the UK.  This is free to use and will benefit many areas and save time and money.  One application has been the use of temperature sensors to indicate areas for gritting.  This will ultimately save a great deal of money and ensure gritters are targeted at areas with most need.

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