LEIGH PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 5th June 2017
Leigh Village Hall commencing 7.30pm.
Councillor J Beaman
Councillor T Collins
Councillor A Raby
Councillor M Roe
Councillor M Snowden
Parishioners Mrs W Lewis, Mr G Warburton
Clerk B A Boughey
17/028 Apologies Councillor B Barker (Work Commitment)
Councillor E Durose (Illness)
17/029 Chairman’s Announcements No announcements.
17/030 Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests and
other Interests None declared.
17/031 Appointment/Confirmation of Parish Council Representatives to
17/031.1 Omitted from the Annual Parish Council meeting of 8th May 2017.
Confirmation of appointees Mrs B Smallwood, Mrs C Dickin and Mr D Heath.
17/032.1 COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting
of 8th May 2017 be signed by the meeting Chairman.
17/033 Outstanding Matters
17/033.1 Defibrillators for the Farmers Arms and Middleton Green Telephone Box.
17/033.1.1 Wording for the labels established.
RESOLVED to purchase two labels.
17/033.1.2 Middleton Green Telephone Box Defibrillator
17/033.1.2.1 Defibrillator sign for the Telephone Box, replacing the missing “Telephone” sign.
Options to be considered for highlighting the location of the defibrillator.
17/033.1.2.2 Possibilities of a group to clear the vegetation from around the box.
17/033.1.2.3 Pursuing the painting of the box once the vegetation is cleared away.
17/033.2 Defibrillators generally.
Concern about lack of awareness of their existence and inhibitions about their use.
Publicity - through the questionnaire going out to all households primarily concerning
the Play Area on the Recreation Ground. Demonstration of their use at the Fete.
17/033.3 Lime Close Bench Seat
No definite knowledge of who and why it was placed there.
Probably East Staffordshire District Council from the time they were responsible
for the housing.
17/033.3.1 To check with the District Council and the May Ball to provide a replacement.
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17/033.4 New Notice Board for Church Leigh
Proposed to be fitted on the existing posts before the next meeting.
17/034.1 Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
17/034.2 Invoice Croppers Ground Maintenance Recreation Ground Mowing
May £187.50 + £37.50 VAT Total £225.00 1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b
17/034.3 Clerk’s Quarterly Salary. Gross £375.00 Net £300.00 PAYE £75.00 LGA 1972 s112(2)
17/034.3.1 RESOLVED to pay the Clerk the net salary of £300.00
17/034.3.2 RESOLVED to pay HMRC the PAYE of £75.00.
17/034.4 External Audit
All the necessary forms had been completed and forwarded to Grant Thornton.
17/034.5 Transparency Code Requirements
The information was completed and ready to be published on the website.
17/034.6 VAT Reclaim for 2016 / 2017. Notification of the BACS Remittance for £1,537.64.
17/035 Planning Applications
17/035.1 Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
17/035.1.1 P/2016/00863 Broad Oak Farm, Bramshall. Agricultural building to dwellings
17/035.1.2 P/2017/00320 1 Station View, Moor Lane, Lower Leigh.
Demolition of garage, erection of triple garage with work room.
17/035.1.3 P/2017/00472 Greenlea, Nobut to Withington Green. Agric.building to dwelling
17/035.2 Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
17/035.1.3 P/2017/00331 Barn Croft, Dodsleigh. Extensions, Double Garage, New Access.
17/035.1.4 P/2017/00298 & Associated LBC 00367. Church View, Church Leigh.
Allowed New Access, wall and gates, erection of detached garage
17/035.3 Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
17/035.3.1 P/2017/00545 Wood View, Hill Lane, Morrilow Heath.
Retention of an agricultural building.
17/035.3.1.1 RESOLVED to recommend approval.. No particular objections.
17/035.4 Planning Appeals None in progress.
17/035.5 Planning Queries None
17/036.1 County Council
17/036.1.1 A50 Growth Corridor. Update. For information.
17/036.1.2 Discussions with the Highway Liaison Officer, Request for a Highway maintenance
team to clear vegetation either side of visibility fencing opposite The Star and at
the top of Hot Hill Lane plus filling in passing places on Hot Hill Lane.
Issue of overgrowing hedges on Parkhall Lane adjacent to the A50 to be taken up by
Highways with the Highway Agency.
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17/036.2 East Staffordshire Borough Council None
17/036.3 Community Council of Staffordshire None
17/036.4 Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
17/036.4.1 Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.
17/036.5 email updates from Staffordshire Police on several matters. For information.
17/037 Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
17/037.1 Councillor Raby
17/037.1.1 PCSO David Higgs has now left, PCSO Craig Carroll is taking over his role.
17/037.2.1 Issue of inconsiderate parking of vehicles by The Star and on School Lane,
near to the junction with Parkhall Lane.
17/037.2.2 Footpath adjacent to the Grass Dryer at the bottom of Chebsey Bank.
Clearing undergrowth to be arranged.
17/038 Date of Next Meeting
17/038.1 Monday 3rd July 2017. 7.30pm.
The meeting concluded at 8.32pm.
Signed _______________ Chairman