Monday, 25 April 2016

British Bill of Rights


Kingsley Parish Council TEN TO EIGHT

Kingsley Parish Council will meet on Thursday, 28th April 2016 in the Kingsley Centre at 7.50pm

AGENDA

1. Chairman’s Opening Remarks
2. Apologies for Absence
3. Declarations of Personal/Prejudicial Interest
4. Public Question Time
Public Questions
Consideration of agenda items which will be open to public participation
Visit from Catherine Kirkham (Rural Housing Enabler), Joshua Boots (from Hyde Housing), Nathanael King-Smith (from MH Architects)
To receive an update on designs of the Affordable Houses (HARAH) to be built in Kingsley

5. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting held on 24th March 2016
6. Matters Arising
7. Planning Applications
Applications ongoing:
Enforcement APP/M1710/W/15/3141363 Land at Forge Road, Sleaford, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 9LL
TAG Farnborough Airport Air Space Change Proposal

SDNP/15/05743/LDE Pear Tree Barn, The Straits, Kingsley, GU35 9NT
Certificate of lawful development for existing use – The use of the building as B1C – vehicle servicing, classic car restoration. Storage, sales and distribution of vehicle parts, and manufacture of vehicle parts.

53404/003 The Wood Yard, Main Road, Kingsley, Bordon
Open fronted wood store

SDNP/16/01234/FUL Land South of Foxes Green Street Kingsley, Hampshire, GU35 9NN Change of use of existing agricultural land to provide two equestrian stables and tack room
Chimney and use of industrial buildings, 4 Park Ironworks, near Churchfields, Kingsley
To receive an update from Cllr Lowe of meeting with Paula Debenham of EHDC Planning
New application:
1 Orchard Cottages, Oakhanger Road, Bordon GU35 9JP
Two storey side extension, and pitched roof to replace existing flat roof

8. St Nicholas Cemetery & Cemetery Chapel
To receive an update from Cllr Rigden
To accept new charges/fees for St Nicholas Cemetery

9. Transport, Highways and Road Safety
To receive an update from Cllr Lowe on Main Road/Forge Road naming ballot and Lengthsman
Scheme

10. Commons, Village Greens and Rights of Way
To consider the repair to the aerial runway seat on the children’s play equipment on Upper Green
at a cost of £247.00
To consider SSE application for wayleave under footpath 6 for electrical supply to new house

11. Community Resilience
12. Fest in the Field Event
To receive an update from Cllr Rigden

13. Environment and Biodiversity
14. Kingsley Village Forum
The next village forum will be held on Wednesday 04th May 2016 at the Kingsley Centre

15. Housing, Business & Commerce
16. Review of Capital Projects
17. Communications
The correspondence received this month was listed by the clerk and circulated to all councillors
prior to the meeting.

18. Broadband
To receive an update from Cllr Clayton and Cllr Coury

19. District Councillor
20. Procedures, Finance and Payments
Changes to banking mandate and arrangements
To note letter sent to Parish Clerk about workplace pension arrangements
Payments to be made & Accounts to accept
April 2016 Payments Schedule

Payment DatePayeePayment ModeDescriptionAmount
22/04/2016Southern ElectricDDInvoice for period 23/12/15 to 01/04/16 Electricity at St Nicholas Chapel22.42
25/04/2016P.J GraceBACSInvoice for tree disposal at St Nicholas Cemetery102.00
25/04/2016HALCBACSInvoice no 0392 HALC Affiliation fees 2016/17203.00
25/04/2016HALCBACSInvoice no 0393 NALC Levy 2016/1732.00
25/04/2016Headley Parish CouncilBACSInvoice no C1516-02 Speed Limit Reminder
Deployments 2015/16
456.00
25/04/2016Friends of Binsted SchoolBACSGrant for Fest in the Field1200.00
25/04/2016Karine Nana YonkoBACSInv 0001/2016-17 clerk's April 2016 expenses72.40
27/04/2016Karine Nana YonkoBACSClerk's April 2016 salary332.40

Date of Next Meeting of Kingsley Parish Council -
Thursday 26th May 2016 – 7.30 pm at the Kingsley Centre

Friday, 22 April 2016

Vera Maddigan

This month's edition is tinged with considerable sadness as my aunt, Vera Maddigan, nee Yeomans, passed away on 30th March after a short illness. Those readers amongst you will, no doubt, recall that Vera had attended a couple of the most recent meetings in the Kingsley centre at which all things Kingsley past were remembered. 

Vera was born in Standford, near Whitehill, on 10th June 1926 and was the eldest of two girls in the large Yeomans family of seven. Moving to Oakhanger shortly after her birth, she remained there until marrying and moving to Canada at the age of nineteen. She, like the rest of her brothers and sisters attended Kingsley school and, as was the way of things in those days, made the journey to and from school on foot. Upon leaving school she worked in the village shop which was then Coxes, later to become Shadeys, shop and bakery. She met her husband Russel as a result of her father's regular visits to the Red Lion pub in Oakhanger. Russel was stationed, at the time, at Bordon camp with his regiment in the Canadian army. Having discovered the Red Lion he made it his local and consequently met Alf, Vera’s father and my grandfather. Invited home by Alf, Russel met Vera, and their romance began. They were married and left for Canada in 1946 just after the war ended. 

Russel was one of two boys and had been born in Kingston Ontario, his parents were of Irish origin. Russel's father had, like Russel, been sent to Europe with his regiment during the first world war. He was sent to Belgium where he met his death close to Ypres. Having, many years earlier researched these matters, I was able to track his movements to an incredibly degree, thanks to the quite splendid Imperial War Museum and their superb staff. Russel's father was extremely unlucky as he was killed on the eve of his departure from the area on rest and recuperation. He, together with a comrade,was sent out between the German and Canadian lines on a scouting mission. Sadly the German artillery opened up and both were killed. It was around 0100hrs in the morning. They were, like thousands of others, never recovered from the battle field. Russel's father is commemorated upon the Menin Gate memorial. Who knows what might have happened, survival then was very much a lottery. It is known, had he survived Ypres, he was destined to go with his regiment to Vimy Ridge. Vimy Ridge being the scene of massive Canadian activity and of huge strategic importance. A high ridge, Vimy overlooks the mining area in the valley below and was fought for by both sides of the conflict with tenacity and, consequently, huge losses. For much of the time the front lines of both sides were just a few yards apart, the enemy could not only be seen but heard as well. Now a magnificent Canadian memorial garden, Vimy was not a place to find oneself as life expectation was often measured in hours rather than days.

So it was that Mrs. Maddigan senior found herself a widow with two small sons. Fortunately she was an astute business woman. She became employed in an estate agency and went on to build a considerable property portfolio which included a farm and several houses. She successfully raised her boys until they, like their father, found themselves in the army and fighting another war in Europe. 

For English girls marrying a soldier and crossing the Atlantic it was also very much a lottery in it''s own right. So many war brides, as they were know, found misery and disappointment. Vera was not one of them. She was adored by Russ, ( as he was generally known ), and lived a full and happy life in Canada. When Mrs. Maddigan passed away the two boys inherited her property and, although they continued to work, they probably didn't have to. Russ was a few years older than Vera and he passed away several years ago. Vera remained in Canada until 2010 when she made the decision to return to England. Many of her lifelong friends had passed on and her family were back in England. She bought a flat in Alton and was living there at the time of her death. She would have been ninety in June of this year. R.I.P