Dates of meetings
Agenda - 13 June 2022
Agenda - 19 May 2022 Annual Parish Council Meeting
Agenda - 9 May 2022
Agenda - 11 April 2022
Agenda - 14 March 2022
Agenda - 22 February 2022 Extraordinary Meeting
Agenda - 14 February 2022
Agenda - 10 January 2022
December 2021 meeting Cancelled
Agenda - 8 November 2021
Agenda - 11 October 2021
Agenda - 13 September 2021
Agenda - 22 June
Agenda - 4 May 2021
Agenda - 20 April 2021
Agenda - 12 April 2021 - Cancelled
Agenda - 8 March 2021
Agenda - 8 February 2021
Agenda - 11 January 2021
Agenda - 14 December 2020
Agenda - 9 November 2020
Agenda - 12 October 2020
Agenda - 14 September 2020
Protocol on Filming/recording meetings
Parishioners Information wishing to attend pc meetings
Agenda - 4 May 2021

You are summoned to attend the Annual Parish Council Meeting of



4 May 2021

To be held remotely – 7.15 p.m.



The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”) came into force on the 4 April 2020.


The 2020 Regulations enable parish councils to hold remote meetings (including by video and telephone conferencing for a specified period until 7 May 2021).


Compton Martin Parish Council will be using


If members of the public wish to remotely join the meeting, please use the following


Meeting ID: 829 03 26 33 68

Passcode: 20 74 15


Please note there is a need to deal with the public participation session in a different way, if any member of the public which to raise an issue, please email the clerk,

by 5.00 p.m. on Friday 30 April 2021



The Vice Chairman of Compton Martin Parish Council to preside over Items 1


1.         Election of Officers: 

            1.         Chairman

      • To elect the Chairman of the Council
      • The Newly Elected Chairman to sign the Declaration of Acceptance of Office


            Newly elected Chairman to take over the chairmanship of the meeting


            2.         Vice Chairman/Chairmen

      • To elect the Vice Chairman/Vice Chairmen of the Council
      • The Newly Elected Vice Chairman/Vice Chairmen to sign the Declaration of Acceptance of Office


3.         Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer (Clerk)

4.         Press Representative (Clerk)

5.         Compton Martin Village Hall Representative

6.         ALCA Representatives – (Clerk plus one other)

7.         Chew Valley Forum Representative

8.         Local Flood Representative B&NES


2.         To receive and accept apologies for absence

3.         To receive any declaration of interest (Dpi) in the agenda


Public Participation Session


The Public Participation Session provides an opportunity for members of the public to raise questions about and comment on items on the agenda.  Time for this session is limited to 10 minutes (three minutes per person)


4.         To approve and sign the minutes of the previous meeting

·         20 April 2020 – Parish Council Meeting


5.         To consider the RESIGNATION OF Councillor Walton with effect from the 4th May 2021 and to agree that:

  1. The Clerk declares a vacancy to B&NES and places the notice on the notice boards
  2. If no requirement for an election by the due date given by B&NES the Clerk arranges the usual notice advertising the vacancy
  3. The Clerk to report back at the June meeting of progress made to recruit.


6.         To approve and adopt the Standing Orders for Compton Martin Parish Council 


7.         To approve and adopt the Code of Conduct for Compton Martin Parish Council

8.         To approve and adopt the Financial Regulations for Compton Martin Parish Council


9.         To approve  

·         The authorised signatories for the Unity Trust Bank mandate

·         Two signatories continue to be required for online and cheque payments.

·         Approve the Online banking policy for Compton Martin Parish Council


10.       To appoint an Internal Auditor – IAC Limited – to audit the accounts for 2021/22


11.       To review the Working Party structures and to appoint members and a chairman to serve on the following Working Parties for 2021/22. 

a)            Planning Working Party and lead for HELAA and CIL

                b)            Highways Working Party

                c)             Coombe View/The Batch and Pond Working Party

                d)            Footpath Walk Working Party

                e)             Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan and Placemaking


12        Finance Working Party

To appoint members, to include the Chairman on the Finance Working Party for 2019/20


13.       To adopt the following Parish Council Policies for 2019/20.

1.      General Data Protection Regulations

2.      Equal Opportunities

3.      Freedom of Information

4.      Health and Safety

5.      Protocol on Filming

6.      Grant Policy

7.      Training policy

8.      Privacy Policy


14.       Insurance Policy

    1. To confirm the Parish Council’s wish to continue to work with Came & Company as the Parish Council’s insurance agents.



15.       To confirm the following payments and signing of cheques:



Authorisation No







VAT Reclaim

Payee and Description






V Ilieva – May Clerk Salary






E Griffiths - My Clerk Salary

16.       To adopt the Council Asset Register for 2020/21, Reviewed annually in September for the following year by the FWP.


17.       To adopt the Council Risk Assessment for 2020/21.  Reviewed annually in September for the following year by the FWP.


18.       Draft Minutes

To confirm the Parish Council’s wish to publish draft minutes of Parish Council Meetings on the Parish Council website before approval.


19.       Parish Council Meetings

1.      To confirm and agree that future meetings of Compton Martin Parish Council will be held on the second Monday of each month (with the exception of August).

2.      To receive an update on legislation regarding remote meetings and agree the requirement regarding the parish council’s Zoom account

3.      To receive an update on the opening of the Village Hall and the Annual Parish Meeting


20.       Planning Applications

1.         To consider and comment on the following B&NES Planning Decisions received:

  1. 20/04311/FUL – Orchard Lodge, Highfield Lane, Compton Martin.  Erection of a ground level swimming pool (outdoor and open air) and open sided pool house in the garden.  PENDING
  2. 21/00940/FUL - Leamon Cottage, The Street, Compton Martin, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, BS40 6JF. Proposal: Replacement of existing UPVC wood effect doors, windows and glass roof of conservatory with new aluminium wood effect windows and doors, oak frame and clay tiled roof. PENDING


21. To receive a report from the Planning Working Party and consider their recommendations regarding the following Planning Applications.

            No applications received at the time of publishing the agenda for May 2021


22.       Correspondence

            None received at the tiem of publishing the agenda for May 2021.


23.       To receive Updates from Working Parties

            1. Coombe View, The Batch and The Pond

            2. Highways, to include the hedge and bank at Mendip Orchard

            3. An update regarding the pump

            4. An update regarding recent training


24.       To receive an update from District Councillor Victor Pritchard


25.       Future Dates of Meetings