LEIGH PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 4th June 2018
Leigh Village Hall commencing 7.30pm.
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, Mr B Chilton
Clerk B A Boughey
18/028 Apologies None
18/029 Chairman’s Announcements None
18/030 Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests, other Interests
18/031.1 COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting
of 14th May 2018 be signed by the meeting Chairman.
18/032 Outstanding Matters
18/032.1 Lime Close Bench. Base now finished. Bench to be positioned on 9th June.
18/032.2 Middleton Green Telephone Box. No progress on arranging painting of the box.
18/032.3 The Green, Lower Leigh and other areas of land within or adjacent to the Highway
Following further discussions with County Highways, The Green is not included
on the Highways register or land charges register but all the other areas were -
the grassed triangles at Middleton Green / Morrilow Heath / Moor Lane, the area
adjacent to The Star, the visibility splays by the Post Office and Bents crossroads.
18/032.3.1 The County Council records show that the Recreation Ground is registered with
East Staffordshire Borough Council, registered ownership to be checked by Leigh
Recreation Ground committee.
18/032.3.2 East Staffordshire Borough Council legal department being consulted on any land
registered with the Borough within the Parish.
18/032.4 Manor Lane. The Manor corner. Installing chevrons.
As County Highways had not provided signs but had approved their use, a supplier
and costs have been obtained with a view to the Parish Council purchasing and
installing the signs.
18/032.4.1 Post meeting note. It is possible that County Highways will now provide the signs.
18/033.1 Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
18/033.2 Invoice Croppers Ground Maintenance Recreation Ground Mowing - May
£187.50 + £37.50 VAT Total £225.00 1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b
RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
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18/033.3 Transparency Code. Required information published on the website.
18/033.3.1 Notice of Appointment Date for the Exercise of Public Rights in relation to the
Accounts and Audit - 11th June to 20th July 2018.
18/033.4 Insurance. Notice of renewal and Employers / Public Liability certificates received.
18/033.5 Accountants. Revised “Terms of Engagement” contract, resulting from GDPR signed.
18/034 Planning Applications
18/034.1 Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
18/034.1.1 P/2018/00080 Waterloo Farm, Beamhurst. JCB application
18/034.1.2 P/2018/00185 Rose Hill, Leigh Crossing. Conversion - Barn to Dwelling
18/034.1.3 P/2018/00282 The Raddle, Raddle Lane. Retention of Agricultural Building
18/034.1.4 P/2018/00398 Bents Cottage, The Bents. Annexe to Holiday Let
18/034.1.5 P/2018/00569 The Old Rectory, Church Leigh. 3 Bay Oak Framed Garage.
18/034.2 Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
18/034.2.1 P/2018/00396 Permit The Bents, Field Lane. Change of Use.
Outbuilding to ancillary accommodation
18/034.2.2 P/2018/00433 Permit Bottom Hedge Farm, Bramshall. Agricultural Building
18/034.3 Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
18/034.3.1 P/2018/00611 Painley Hill Farm. Menage / Fence / Gates
RESOLVED to raise no objections.
18/034.3.2 P/2018/00631 Mallions Croft, Church Leigh. 2 Storey side ext. & rear porch
RESOLVED to raise no objections.
18/034.4 Planning Appeals None in progress.
18/034.5 Planning Queries None
18/035.1 County Council
18/035.1.1 Clerk’s Report. Discussion with area Highways Liaison Officer re Highway issues.
Chevron signs for Manor Lane, offer of road surface scrapping, responsibility for
land adjoining the A50 bridges, query related to the “green lane” the old road from
Leigh Bank to Parkhall Lane etc.
18/035.1.1.1 RESOLVED to accept the offer of road scrappings for offloading on Hot Hill Lane, at
the railway bridge and at the pull-in on The Bents to Dodsleigh road.
18/035.2 East Staffordshire Borough Council
18/035.2.1 Update on current issues presented by Councillor Whittaker.
18/035.2.2 The Parish Council wish to thank Councillor Whittaker for obtaining a grant towards
the cost of purchasing the Lime Close Bench and for storing, transporting and
helping to site the bench.
18/035.3 Community Council of Staffordshire None
18/035.4 Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
18/035.4.1 Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.
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18/036 Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
18/036.1 Councillor E Beaman
18/036.1.1 Leigh Recreation Ground. Long grass around the benches.
18/036.1.1.1 Strimming should be done four times a year by Croppers. To be checked.
18/036.1.2 Bents Lane - Traffic speeding around the bend between Heath Cottage and No.8
Bents Lane. There is an existing SLOW road marking sign in one direction.
18/036.1.3 Neighbourhood Watch issue and use of facebook.
18/036.1.4 Possibility of a Gas Pipeline for Leigh - query.
18/036.2 Councillor Snowden
Footpath adjacent to the Grass Dryer starting from the bottom of Chebsey Bank.
Need to cut back the vegetation.
18/036.3 Councillor J Beaman
Vegetation either side of the Visibility Railings opposite The Star requires cutting back.
18/036.4 Councillor Collins
Middleton Green grassed triangle. Four conifer trees growing on the green.
One growing into the Oak Tree plus potential future visibility hazard.
18/036.4.1 Councillor Collins to seek local opinion on cutting back or taking out the conifers.
18/037 Date of Next Meeting
18/037.1 Monday 2nd July 2018.
The meeting concluded at 8.43pm.
Signed _______________ Chairman