Old Catton

Clerk’s Report – 9th May 2017 to 12th June 2017

At present the Parish Council is required to pay all Tax and National Insurance contributions on a quarterly basis. On 7th May I received correspondence from HMRC stating that with immediate effect we are now required to pay these contributions monthly, thus meaning extra work to be completed by myself monthly.

I am pleased to confirm that the office computers have now been updated so that we have Microsoft Publisher installed and maintenance on all three computers has also been undertaken.

Some works to a Sycamore tree in the woodland area of the Recreation Ground has taken place due to branches over hanging a neighbouring property.

The Deputy Clerk has bene in contact with Mr Chris Mayes at NCC Highways regarding the TROD in Woodham Leas and is awaiting a response.

A bench has been ordered for Swansgate to the value o £250.00. The office is awaiting an answer from Broadland District Council regarding 50% contribution.

All staff wages and pensions for May 2017 have been processed.

Five members of staff received First Aid Refresher and AED Training.

The Clerk has been liaising with the Parish Councils Solicitor regarding a new fence and gate that has been erected by a neighbouring property to the Recreation Ground and as a result a letter has been sent to the residents concerned.

There were several broken tiles on the roof of the Pavilion which have now been dealt with by contractors.

The Clerk attended the Leadership in Action Seminar on 7th and 8th June. A full report of the course will be distributed at the next council meeting.

Peninsula Business Services: -

Peninsula emailed me 8 times during the month reminding me of Health and Safety tasks that need completing.
I have used the HR online system to log staff holiday requests and appointments in this period.
Peninsula have emailed me regarding new year budgeting for businesses and holiday pay.
Peninsula have sent me emails regarding Webinar training that is free of charge to existing clients and I am therefore booked onto or have attended the following webinars: -

• 12th May at 11am – How to Manage Misconduct and Discipline
• 15th May at 11am – Contracts of Employment: The Basics
• 31st May at 2pm – Invest in Investigations
• 6th June at 11.30am – Getting the most from Appraisals
• 9th June at 1.30pm – Health & Safety: Control of Contractors
• 12th June at 3.30pm – Employee Sickness: How to take Control
• 15th June at 11am – Know the Law on Subject Access Requests
• 22nd June at 10am – Managing Flexible Working Requests
• 27th June at 12 noon – Amending Employee Entitlements
• 29th June at 2.30pm – Recruitment & Selection/Interviewing
• 5th July at 11.30am – Onboarding: Integrating New Recruits
• 19th July at 12.30pm – Getting a grip on Harassment
• 25th July at 12.30pm – Rights for Employees when they have a Baby
• 26th July at 11am – Health & Safety: Asbestos Awareness
• 27th July at 2.00pm – Conflict Management
• 4th August at 12.30pm – Managing Social Media Use in your Organisation
• 9th August at 12.30pm – Health & Safety: Display Screen Equipment & Office Safety
• 14th August at 2.00pm – Demystifying Statutory Sick Pay
• 14th September at 12.30pm – Understanding Annual Leave Entitlements

Produced by Melanie Eversfield, Clerk to Old Catton Parish Council