For a PDF version of the minutes click here: Minutes_2018_07



held at Hilton Village Hall on

Monday 9 July 2018

at 7.30pm


Amy Plenderleith

Charles Cuddington

Peter Williams

Margaret  Cuddington

Public:                   None

  1. Apologies: Russell Pollard                   Jon Topham

Rachel Archer                    Beccy Salmon

Sian Davies                          Simon Brundish


  1. Declaration of Members interest –               None
  2. Public Speaking –               None

(At the start of the meeting a period of not more than fifteen minutes will be made available for members of the public and members of the Council to comment on any matter already on the agenda).

  1. Minutes of the last meeting on 25 June 2018 approved.
  2. Party in the Park – Saturday 7 July

Neighbourhood Steering Group Stand was well received (photo attached).  With thanks to Rachel for the use of her gazebo, the shade was very welcome on Saturday afternoon.  Charles prepared a board explaining what and where the green spaces are in the village which prompted some interest. Most people who stopped to chat about the Neighbourhood Plan had already filled out the questionnaire.  A few people took away the “website card” or a printed copy of the questionnaire.  We have had a couple banners printed to place around the village to remind people to fill out their questionnaire.

  1. Youth Club and John Port survey exercise.

It is planned for the Youth Club members to have an opportunity on Thursday 12 July to have a short presentation followed by the Questionnaire.

  • Charles & Sandra

We have yet to find a contact at John Port who will be able to pull this project together to enable the children to take part.

                When the Neighbourhood Plan is completed it was agreed that we would create an Appendix of the children’s comments.   As the exercise was very well received by the children and as they are our next generation in the village it is important we listen to what they have to say.

Peter has volunteered to revise the “Hilton” potted history provided by the History Group, and incorporate some modern “history” so it will mesh in with today’s view of the village(s).

  1. Questionnaire Group Feedback

At the last count (Mon  9 July) we had 651 returns.

We agreed to update the programme to end the survey on 31 July 2018.

  1. Grant money was received on Tuesday 3 July 2018.

NB          Still no sign of SDDC money

  1. Traffic Survey status

We should get the feedback by mid  August, for discussion at the September meeting.

  1. Budget – no change
  2. Updated program – extended to end July (see 7 above)
  3. Outstanding Action: Engagement strategy.
  4. Projected build of a “gas station” at Hoon. The impact on Hatton and Marston.

–               Amy has a list of questions in this regard.



Meeting closed at 8.30 pm.


The next meeting will be on Monday 13 August 2018 at the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

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