Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Parish Council Minutes - December 2018


                                                                        03 December 2018 (1)
LEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd December 2018
Leigh Village Hall commencing 7.50pm.
Following Public Participation which commenced at 7.40pm
Present
                        Councillor       E Beaman
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       A Raby

                        Parishioners
                        Mrs W Lewis,  Mrs V Johnson,  Mrs P Bowers, Mr J Slater,  Mr D Wilson,
                        Mr H Wilson,  Mr D Haycock,  Mr G Warburton

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

18/088             Apologies                    Councillor       B Barker          (Holiday)
                                                            Councillor       T Collins          (Work)
                                                            Councillor       M Snowden    (Work)

18/089             Chairman’s Announcements           None

18/090             Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests, other Interests
                        None declared.

18/091             Minutes
18/091.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 5th November 2018 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

18/092             Outstanding Matters
18/092.1          Spring Cottage, Lower Leigh.  Willow Tree on adjacent land.
                        Claim for damage to the property and householders vehicle, resulting from a branch
                        breaking off the tree, against the Parish Council.
18/092.1.1       Information forwarded to the Parish Council insurers for comment and advice.
                                   
18/093             Finance
18/093.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
18/093.2          Invoice   Cropper Grounds Maintenance   Recreation Ground Mowing for November                    £187.50 + £37.50 VAT   Total  £225.00 1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
18/093.3          Information received from the Parish Council Accountant regarding the forthcoming
                        requirement from the Pensions Regulator regarding the cyclical re-enrolment and
                        re-declaration due in February 2019.
18/093.3.1       Required forms completed and returned to the Accountant.
18/093.4          Precept Budget.  Details required from ESBC prior to finalising the Precept for
                        2019 /  2020 at the January meeting.




                                                                                                                        03 December 2018 (2)
18/094             Planning Applications
18/094.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
18/094.1.1       P/2018/00780              Willow Barn, School Lane, Lower Leigh. Extensions & Access
18/094.1.2       P/2018/01147              Morrilow Heath Farm, Hill Lane.
                                                            Agricultural Building.  Machinery, Bedding & Livestock Feed.
18/094.1.3       P/2018/01207              Church View, Withington Lane, Church Leigh.
                                                            Listed Building Application.  Internal alterations.
18/094.1.4       P/2018/01273              Church View, Withington Lane, Church Leigh
                                                            Single storey side extension.
18/094.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
18/094.2.1       P/2018/01112              Broad Oak Farm, Leigh Lane, Bramshall.
                        Permitted                     Conversion of Agricultural Buildings to two Dwellings.
18/094.2.2       P/2018/01276              The Willows, 3 Bents Lane
                        Permitted                     Side and Rear Extensions.
18/094.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
18/094.3.1       P/2018/01440              Middleton Green Farm.  Conversion of
                                                            Agricultural Building to dwelling.
18/094.3.1.1    RESOLVED to comment with regard to concerns regarding increased traffic at the
                        top of Leigh Lane and its junction with Hill Lane plus the possibility of indiscriminate
                        parking around the The Green during any construction phase.
18/094.4          Planning Appeals        None in progress.
18/094.5          Planning Queries         None

18/095             Correspondence
18/095.1          County Council           None

18/095.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council
18/095.2.1       Consultation - Open Space and Playing Pitch draft
                        (Supplementary Planning Document)             For information and comment as required.

18/095.3          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
18/095.3.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.

18/095.3.2       Correspondence from Mr Lakin, Spring Cottage,  Lower Leigh, regarding damage
                        caused by a branch falling from the Willow Tree.
18/095.3.3       Information from Western Power contractors with regard to tree pruning of the Willow
                        and trees on The Green as well as trees on Manor Lane during next week.

18/096             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
18/096.1          Councillor E Beaman.   Leigh Bank - gritting route / sand & salt piles query.
18/096.2          Councillor J Beaman.
18/096.2.1       Pull-in on The Bents to Dodsleigh road.  Need to fill in the pot holes.
18/096.2.2       Requirement for a Safe to store Parish documents.
                        Size, cost and a possible location details required to progress the acquisition.  Agenda.

18/097             Date of Next Meeting
18/097.1          Monday 3rd December 2019.  7.30pm at Leigh Village Hall.
The meeting concluded at 8.20pm. 
                                                                                    Signed             _______________      Chairman


                                                                                    Date                ______________.
Public Participation Meeting
Notes of the meeting held prior to the
Parish Council Meeting of 3rd December 2018

Public Participation prior to the Meeting.  Commencing at 7.40pm.  Concluding at 7.50pm.


Present
                        Councillor       E Beaman
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       A Raby

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis, Mrs V Johnson,  Mrs P Bowers,  Mr J Slater
                                                Mr D Wilson,  Mr H Wilson,  Mr D Haycock,  Mr G Warburton

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

Mrs W Lewis

Question on behalf of the Village Hall Committee regarding the current repairs to the roof
Could the Parish Council pay the invoice and reclaim the VAT if the Village Hall paid over the invoiced amount less the VAT content.
The answer is No, it would be illegal to do so.
The Parish Council could pay for the cost of the repair and reclaim VAT if the Parish Council placed the order, paid out of its own funds, gives the services to the Village Hall and does not receive payment from the Village Hall.

Parish Council Minutes - October 2018


                                                                                        01 October 2018 (1)
LEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 1st October 2018
Leigh Village Hall commencing 7.30pm.
Present
                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       E Beaman
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       T Collins
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis,  Mr J Slater, Mr D Wilson,  Mr H Wilson

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

18/068             Apologies                    Councillor       A Raby (Work)
18/068.1          Other Apologies          District Councillor      Councillor C Whittaker

18/069             Chairman’s Announcements           None

18/070             Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests, other Interests
                        None declared.

18/071             Minutes
18/071.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 3rd September 2018 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

18/072             Outstanding Matters
18/072.1          School traffic and parking problems at starting and finishing times.
18/072.1.1       Request through the County Councillor for County Highways to provide Speed
                        Indicating Devices.
                                   
18/073             Finance
18/073.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
18/073.2          Invoice              Cropper Grounds Maintenance.  Recreation Field Mowing.
                        August            £187.50 + £37.50 VAT  Total £225.00.  1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b
                        September       £187.50 + £37.50 VAT  Total £225.00.  1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b
                        RESOLVED to pay the two months gross payment  £450.00.
18/073.3          Clerk’s Quarterly Salary.  Gross £375.00.  Net £300.00  PAYE £75.00
                        RESOLVED to pay the Clerk the Net Salary of £300.00
                        RESOLVED to pay HMRC the PAYE of £75.00
18/073.4          Invoice.  Leigh Village Hall. Council Meetings Jul, Aug, Sep. £75.00  LGA 1972 s111
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
18/074.5          Invoice.  Balens Ltd.  Handbell Insurance  £149.09.  LGA 1972 s137.
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
18/074.6          VAT Refund 2017 / 2018.  Total received £1,206.51.  Claimed  £859.82
                        Difference of £346.69 which is the VAT refund for Sandon and Burston Parish Council.
                        RESOLVED to pay Sandon and Burston Parish Council their share of the refund.


                                                                                                                        01 October 2018
18/074             Planning Applications
18/074.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
18/074.1.1       P/2018/00779              Manor Farm, Upper Leigh. Listed Building Amended Scheme.
18/074.1.2       P/2018/00780              Willow Barn, School Lane, Lower Leigh. Extensions & Access
18/074.1.3       P/2018/00896              Wood View,  Morrilow Heath.  Agricultural Livestock Building.
18/074.1.4       P/2018/00975              Manor Farm,  Upper Leigh.  Demolition & Replacement of an
                        Revised Scheme           existing attached outbuilding & erection of side / rear extension.
18/074.1.5       P/2018/00989              Land at Church View Meadow,  Dodsleigh. Agricultural Building
18/074.1.6       P/2018/01004              Stable Block adjoining Little Headlands Barn, Withington
                                                            Conversion and Alteration to form Illustration / Design Studio.
18/074.1.7       P/2018/01072              Greenlea,  Nobut Road to Withington Green
                                                            Conversion of Agricultural Building to Dwelling.

18/074.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council         None
                                                                                                                       
18/074.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
18/074.3.1       P/2018/01012              Agricultural Building , Dodsleigh Lane / Intakes Lane
                                                            Extension to existing Agricultural Building for the
                                                            storage of Machinery and Animal Fodder.
18/074.3.2       P/2018/01112              Broad Oak Farm, Leigh Lane, Bramshall.
                                                            Conversion of Agricultural Buildings to two Dwellings.
18/074.3.3       P/2018/01169              Land South West of Greensnips, Withington.
                                                            Upgrade of overhead conductors and pole replacement.
                        No objections raised to any of the three Planning Applications submitted.

18/074.4          Planning Appeals        None in progress.
18/074.5          Planning Queries         None

18/075             Correspondence
18/075.1          County Council           None

18/075.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council
18/075.2.1       Local Levy Grant funding for small scale flood alleviation schemes.  For information.
18/075.2.2       Review of Polling Stations.  For information.

18/075.3          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
18/075.3.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.

18/076             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
18/076.1          Councillor Collins
                        Restoration of posts and chain link fencing around the grass triangle.
                        RESOLVED to erect posts, that were previously acquired, without chains initially.
18/076.2          Councillor J Beaman
                        Broken road sign at the junction of Parkhall Lane and School Lane.

18/077             Date of Next Meeting
18/077.1          Monday 5th November 2018.  7.30pm at Leigh Village Hall.

The meeting concluded at 8.13pm. 
                                                                                    Signed             _______________      Chairman

                                                                                    Date                ______________.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Parish Council Minutes - September 2018


            03 September 2018 (1)
LEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd September 2018
Leigh Village Hall commencing 7.30pm.
Present
                        Councillor       E Beaman
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       T Collins
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        District Councillor      Councillor C Whittaker

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis,  Mrs V Johnson,  Mrs P Bowers,  Mr J Slater,
                                                Mr D Wilson,  Mrs L Craven,  Mr L Craven

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

18/058             Apologies                    Councillor       B Barker          (Holiday)

18/059             Chairman’s Announcements           None

18/060             Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests, other Interests
                        None declared.

18/061             Minutes
18/061.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 6th August 2018 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

18/062             Outstanding Matters
                                   
18/063             Finance
18/063.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.

18/064             Planning Applications
18/064.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
18/064.1.1       P/2018/00779              Manor Farm, Upper Leigh. Listed Building Amended Scheme.
18/064.1.2       P/2018/00780              Willow Barn, School Lane, Lower Leigh. Extensions & Access
18/064.1.3       P/2018/00896              Wood View,  Morrilow Heath.  Agricultural Livestock Building.

18/064.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
18/064.2.1       P/2018/00080  Permit Waterloo Farm,  Beamhurst.  JCB application
18/064.2.2       P/2018/00750  Permit Rose Cottage,  Dodsleigh Lane,  Lower Leigh.  Extensions
                                                                                                                       
18/064.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
18/064.3.1       P/2018/00975              Manor Farm,  Upper Leigh.  Demolition & Replacement of an
                                                            existing attached outbuilding & erection of side and rear extension.
                                                            Revised scheme.
18/064.3.2       P/2018/00989              Land at Church View Meadow,  Dodsleigh.  Agricultural Building

                                                                                                                        03 September 2018

18/064.3.3       P/2018/01004              Stable Block adjoining Little Headlands Barn, Withington
                                                            Conversion and Alteration to form Illustration and Design Studio.
18/064.3.4       P/2018/01072              Greenlea,  Nobut Road to Withington Green
                                                            Conversion of Agricultural Building to Dwelling.

                        No objections raised to any of the four Planning Applications submitted.

18/064.4          Planning Appeals        None in progress.
18/064.5          Planning Queries         None

18/065             Correspondence
18/065.1          County Council
18/065.1.1       Alleged Footpath Consultation.  Roundhouse to Gratwich via Shaw Farm
                        RESOLVED that there were no issues effecting Leigh Parish
18/065.1.2       A50 Update.  For information.

18/065.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council              None

18/065.3          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
18/065.3.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.

18/066             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
18/066.1          Councillor E Beaman.
18/066.1.1       Query raised by a parishioner relating to development at the Old Stables, Manor Lane                   e.g. the “menage”, wood piles and building rubbish.
                        Councillor J Beaman outlined the history of the site.  No further action required.
18/066.1.2       Hill Lane adjacent to Sherratts Wood Road in Middleton Green.
                        Overgrown roadside hedge between Sherratts Wood Farm land and the crossroads.
                        RESOLVED to write and deliver letter to the gate postbox.
18/066.1.3       Planning Application 00896,  Wood View, Morrilow Heath.  Agricultural Building.
                        Additional information received from Mr. Wilson.
                        Planning comment response date now passed.
                        Additional information to be forwarded to Councillor Whittaker.
18/066.2          Councillor Collins.  School traffic / Children’s Safety issues at starting and finishing times.
                        Discussion on the following matters :-             Inconsiderate parking, other parking options,
                        controlled road crossings, road markings, introduction of Speed Indicating Devices.
18/066.2.1       Primarily it was a matter for the School to take the initiative with regard vehicle parking                and its associated children’s safety issues with involvement and cooperation          of parents                    and those who accompany children to school.
18/066.2.2       RESOLVED to write to the School and also contact County Highways regarding the
                        installation of Speed Indication Devices (SID’s)

18/067             Date of Next Meeting
18/067.1          Monday 1st October 2018.  7.30pm at Leigh Village Hall.

The meeting concluded at 8.42pm. 
                                                                                    Signed             _______________      Chairman


                                                                                    Date                ______________.