Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Reports - Financial Year Ending 31 March 2015

Parish Council Minutes - 2015 June

                                                                                                                                                                01 June 2015 (1)


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 1st June 2015

Leigh Village Hall Commencing 7.40pm.
Following Public Participation commencing at 7.30pm.
                        Councillor       J Beaman        
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       M Roe
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        Parishioners     Mrs B Smallwood,  Mr L Ingram,  Mr G Warburton , Mr & Mrs Barker

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

15/029             Apologies                    None
15/029.1          Other Apologies          District Councillor      Councillor C Whittaker
15/030             Chairman’s Announcements           None

15/031             Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests and
                        other Interests
                        None at this stage.
15/031.1          Register of Financial Interest Forms completed by the four Member Councillors.

15/032             Minutes
15/004.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting
                        of 11th May 2015 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

15/033             Outstanding Matters
15/033.1          Ditch at Woodside Cottage, Middleton Green.
                        Work completed on laying a pipe and filling in the ditch completed earlier in the day.
15/033.2          Uttoxeter Recycling Centre closure.
                        An agreement has been reached between the County and District Councils to keep the                  present site open until September 2015 and then open a temporary facility until the new                County Council site is built.
15/033.3          War Memorial.  Meeting arranged with the Rev. Sue Willetts later this week.
15/033.4          Land at Lower Leigh.  Query relating to ownership of the triangular green within the                    road network.
                        A recent request to County Highways relating to the proposal to install a bench seat on
                        the green resulted in the response the it did not belong to County Highways.         
                        This is at variance with the advise received in 2012.
                        Further discussions with the County Highways in progress.
15/034             Finance
15/034.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
15/034.2          Clerk’s Quarterly Salary Gross £375.00. Net £300.00. PAYE £75.00.LGA 1972 s112(2)
15/034.2.1       RESOLVED to pay the Clerk the Net Salary of £300.00
15/034.2.2       RESOLVED to pay HMRC the PAYE of £75.00
                                                                                                                        01 June 2015 (2)

15/034.3          Friends of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service
                        Parish Tithe Map digitisation project.  Donation request.
15/034.3.1       RESOLVED to seek further information.  Agenda item for the next meeting.
15/034.4          Bank Mandate.  Forms submitted to Barclays Bank, adding Councillor Snowden as
                        a signatory in place of Councillor Ingram who did not seek re-election.

15/035             Planning Applications
15/035.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
15/035.1.1       P/2015/00152              Woodcutter Cottage,  Dodsleigh  Lane,  Godstone.
                                                            Demolition of a link to existing buildings, plus extensions to
                                                            form a separate dwelling.
15/035.1.2       P/2015/00182              Wellcroft Farm,  Church Leigh.
                                                            Demolition of existing outbuilding to facilitate erection of
                                                            garage, woodstore and gymnasium.
15/035.1.3       P/2015/00533              Land at Intakes Lane.  Agricultural Building.

15/035.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
15/035.2.1       P/2015 00218  Perm.  The Raddle,  Raddle Lane.  Retention of 1.8m fence and gates.
15/035.2.2       P/2015/00258  Perm.  New Farm, Nobut. Two storey side / single storey rear extension.
15/035.2.3       P/2015/00322  Ref.      Top House Farm,  Dodsleigh.  Conversion to form a dwelling.
15/035.2.4       P/2015/00403  Perm.  Elms Farm, Godstone.  Front & Side Extension plus Garage.
15/035.2.5       P/2015/00435  Ref.      Duck Paddle Farm, Withington.  Barn conversion to dwelling.
15/035.2.6       P/2015/00436  Perm.  Old Station Yard, Lower Leigh.  Extension / demolition / rebuild.

15/035.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
15/035.3.1       P/2015/00542              Sherratts Wood Farm.  Retention of a Farm Track
The meeting was adjourned to hear the views of Mr & Mrs Barker on this application only and reconvened thereafter.
15/    RESOLVED to recommend refusal by majority decision.  1 for, 1 neutral, 2 against.
                        Track not justified, there already existed a track system and several accesses on to the                   site from the highway.  The existing access is to an agricultural field, the work appears                  excessive related to its stated aims.  Introducing land drainage would have been a less
                        invasive development.  If the course hardcore track is retained then it would benefit from
                        a more suitable top surface.               
15/035.3.2       P/2015/00625              Moor Farm, Manor Lane, Upper Leigh
                        RESOLVED to recommend approval.  No objections raised.
15/035.3.3       P/2015/00626              Moor Farm, Manor Lane, Upper Leigh
                        RESOLVED to recommend approval.  No objections raised.
15/035.3.4       P/2015/00700              Dodsleigh Cottage,  Dodsleigh.  Single storey Garden Room
                        RESOLVED to recommend approval.  No objections raised.
15/035.3.5       P/2015/00735              Spring Cottage,  Lower Leigh.  Double Garage, Store & Log Store.
                        RESOLVED to recommend approval.  No objections raised.

15/035.4          Planning Appeals
15/035.4.1       P/2014/01189  Barn Croft, Dodsleigh.  Outline application for up to two dwellings.
                        Appeal against refusal.

15/035.5          Planning Queries
15/035.5.1       Land off The Bents to Dodsleigh Road on the Dodsleigh side to the river.
                        No development change.

                                                                                                                        01 June 2015 (3)
15/036             Correspondence
15/036.1          County Council
15/036.1.1       Mobile Library - Changes to the Service from April 2016.  Consultation process.
                        The proposals include withdrawing the Mobile Library in Leigh.

15/036.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council
15/036.2.1       Parish Council Election Process for May 2015 Elections.  Vacancy for three Councillors.
15/    Nominations submitted.
                        Andrew Raby and Bruce Barker.
                        RESOLVED to Co-opt the two nominated parishioners as Council Members.
                        Declaration of Acceptance of Office and Register of Financial Interests to be completed.

15/036.3          Community Council of Staffordshire             None

15/036.4          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
15/036.4.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.

15/037             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
15/037.1          Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner.
                        RESOLVED support the dinner and to set the date as 12th December 2015.
                        RESOLVED to continue with the same Caterers as 2014.  Unchanged quote received.
                        RESOLVED to advertise in the Parish Magazine for someone to organise the event.
15/037.2          Purchase of High Visibility Jackets for Litter Picking Volunteers
                        RESOLVED to authorised the purchase of jackets when and as required.
15/037.3          Church Leigh Notice Board
                        RESOLVED to contact Mark Oakes regarding repair of the Notice Board.
15/037.4          Councillor Snowden raised the issue of providing a Defibrillator, possibly a the
                        Village Hall.  Typical cost £500 to £1,100.  The matter of security was discussed.
15/037.4.1       RESOLVED to pursue enquiries.  Agenda item for next meeting.

15/038             Date of Next Meeting
15/038.1          Monday 6th July 2015.   Leigh Village Hall 7.30pm.

The meeting concluded at 9.05pm.
                                                                                    Signed             _______________      Chairman

                                                                                    Date                _______________

Public Participation Meeting
Notes of the meeting held prior the
Parish Council Meeting of 1st June 2015

Public Participation prior to the Meeting.  Commencing at 7.30pm.  Concluding at 7.40pm.

                        Councillor       J Beaman
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       M Roe
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        Parishioners     Mrs B Smallwood,  Mr L Ingram,  Mr G Warburton , Mr & Mrs Barker

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

Mr B Barker
Wished to address the meeting regarding the Planning Application  P/2015/00542  Sherratts Wood Farm.

Suggested that the Parish Council meeting could be adjourned at the appropriate time, when the application is discussed at Agenda Item 7.3.1.

Mr L Ingram
Comment on the apparent satisfactory outcome following the proposal to close the Uttoxeter Recycling Facility.

Mr G Warburton
Comment on surface water lying on the roads in various places, e.g. Middleton Green and Dodsleigh Lane by Dodsley Grange.

Mrs Smallwood
Comment on surface water on the roads at Moor Lane and Chebsey Bank.

The issue of surface water had been raised with County Highways with respect to Dodsleigh Lane and Chebsey Bank.  South Staffs Water claim that the water is not from their supply system.