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Meetings
 
The Commons Conservators meet in the Town Hall four times a year, usually in March, June, September and December.  The meetings for 2019 will be held on the following dates:

21 March 2019
20 June 2019
19 September 2019
5 December 2019
 
These meetings are attended by all twelve Conservators as well as the Clerk, Treasurer and Warden with the Administrator to take minutes.  
 
The Chairmanship rotates through the three groups of Conservators.  In the current year it is the turn of the Manor of Rusthall, who have selected Ewen Cameron as Chairman.  
 
In addition to those named above, the Conservators can invite others to the meeting.  The Chairman of the Friends of Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons, Clive Evans, is always invited together with the representative for Rusthall Parish Council, Liz Ellicott, and the local media.  Other people may also be invited to discuss particular agenda items if appropriate.
 
The meetings are open to members of the public who can observe from the observers' seats at the end of the meeting room but not speak unless invited to do so by the Conservators.
 
The next meeting will be held in the Town Hall at 2.00pm on 19 September 2019.  This is the agenda:

 

   

AGENDA

 

Meeting of the Commons Conservators

Thursday 19 September 2019 at 2.00 p.m.

Committee Room A, Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells

 

 

 

1.      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

2.      MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 20 June 2019 – enclosed

 

3.      MATTERS ARISING

 

4.      DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS – suggested dates

 

26 March 2020

25 June 2020

24 September 2020

10 December 2020

 

5.      WARDEN’S REPORT – attached

 

6.      FINANCIAL STATEMENT – attached

 

7.      BUDGET UPDATE - attached

 

8.      CLERK’S STATEMENT

 

9.      TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY – Louise Smith, Mark Gallant and Max Tant of KCC attending

 

10.  RISK REVIEW

 

11.  OPEN SPACES POLICY – recommended revision attached

 

12.  S106 PAYMENTS

 

13.  MOUNT EDGCUMBE

 

14.  STAFF PARKING

 

15.  ARCHAEOLOGY

 

16.  ANY OTHER BUSINESS

 

17.  PLANNING APPLICATIONS

 

Linden Park Cricket Club – change of use to office space.  Wrote to confirm that Conservators agreed.  Approved.

 

12 Rustwick – extension.  Wrote to point out that access to the road is through rock formations which must not be damaged.

 

Royal Retreat Hotel, Inner London Road – change of use to residential apartments. Pointed out the lack of outside space and that Common must not be damaged and asked for dialogue to work out best way to protect Common.  Agreed s106 payment with planners.

 

White Hart, Lower Green Road – third application to convert to apartment and build two houses behind. Wrote to reiterate that Common must be protected and express concern at parking issues.  Rejected.

 

18.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 5 December 2019 at 2.00pm

 

 




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