Ryhall Parish Council – March 2023

Dave Amies – Chairman – The Post Office , Ryhall

David Wilby – County Councillor – Orchard House Essendine Road, Ryhall Stamford PE9 4HE dwilby@rutland.gov.uk

CLERK : Sarah Gresty, 077189 00848 clerk@ryhallparishcouncil.co.uk Ryhall Parish Council Website www.ryhallparishcouncil.co.uk

A full copy of the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held at the Village Hall on Monday 16 January 2023 can be found on the website. www.ryhallparishcouncil.co.uk

Main Points of Interest:

Budget 2023/24 and precept request to Rutland County Council (RCC).
Options on budget requirements and affordability for precept were presented and

considered at length.

Proposal 1: Cllr. Nebel proposed: Option E an 8.9% increase £5.09 per household on Band D per year. No Seconder was received. This proposal was rejected.

Proposal 2: Cllr. Smith proposed: Option D a 3.1% increase £1.82 per household on Band D per year, Seconded Cllr. Bellairs.

Proposal 3: Cllr Yates proposed: Option C a 5% increase £2.90 per household on Band D per year. Seconded Cllr. Nebel

Vote: Proposal 2 – 4 in favour, Cllr. Nebel against Proposal 3 – 2 in favour

Resolved by majority for a precept of £35,564 an increase of 3.1% to be submitted to RCC.

Thanks were expressed to Cllr. Gombault for his work on presenting these figures, full details are available on the website.

Village Issues

Street Lighting Cllr. Andy Yates had completed a survey of the street lighting. Re- sults hinge on what RCC consider they pay; ‘pence per kilowatt’ charges are estimat- ed 30p per kilowatt hour. As RPC is billed per street light, not usage, it is hard to challenge costings. There are 130 lights in

Ryhall,.Belmesthorpe is yet to be done. We need to research how many kilowatt hours can be saved if fittings changed. Action: Cllr. Yates to pursue this further.

Emergency Plan – An emergency plan document has been compiled and distributed to the Parish Council for use if ever required.

20mph Scheme A recent meeting with RCC Highways resulted in a
reduction from 23 to 14 signs being required and a reduction in costs to approx. £2.5k. Project start date and final details awaited from RCC.
Dates of Meetings for 2023 commencing at 19:00 

20 Feb – Methodist Church Hall 20 March Village Hall
17 Apr – Village Hall
15 May Village Hall

Annual Parish Meeting – A meeting for everyone to come and meet their new Parish Councillors after the election and to bring forward ideas. Thursday 25th May in the Village Hall

26 Jun Methodist Church Hall 17 July Village Hall
18 Sept Village Hall
23 Oct Methodist Church Hall 20 Nov Village Hall.

New Cemetery Extension Survey

Although the survey is now closed, we would still like to hear your views.

Please email the clerk who can send you a copy of the survey