Friday, 11 September 2015

Parish Council Minutes - 2015 August

                                                                                                                                                                03 August 2015 (1)


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd August 2015

Leigh Village Hall Commencing 7.35pm.
Following Public Participation commencing at 7.30pm.
                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       T Collins         
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Roe
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        District Councillor      Councillor C Whittaker

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis, Mrs B Smallwood, Mr G Warburton

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

15/050             Apologies                    None

15/051             Chairman’s Announcements
                        The Chairman congratulated Councillor Roe and his wife on the birth of their
                        first son, Thomas Henry.

15/052             Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests and
                        other Interests
                        None at this stage.

15/053             Minutes
15/053.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 6th July 2015 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

15/054             Outstanding Matters
15/054.1          Emergency Plan.
                        Minor contact amendments required and volunteer Co-ordinators required.
                        Suggested names of volunteers proposed, to be contacted, plus Councillor Durose,
                        Mrs Lewis (Leigh Village Hall contact) and the Clerk.
15/054.2          Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner.
15/054.2.1       Clerks Report.  No one had come forward in response to the advert in the Parish
15/054.2.2       Possible organiser proposed by Councillor Snowden, to be confirmed.
15/054.3          War Memorial.
15/054.3.1       Letter from Rev. Willetts to Lichfield Diocese, copy received.
                        No action required at present.
15/054.4          Church Leigh Notice Board.   Repair.
                        Reminder request for Mark Oakes to undertake the repair.

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15/054.5          Defibrillator proposal.
                        WI open meeting proposed on 10th November.  Guest speaker Mr David Wright,
                        Heart Start and volunteer with Staffordshire Search and Rescue.
                        RESOLVED that representatives attend the meeting as part of fact finding on
                        issues related to installing defibrillators.
15/054.6          Footpath 29 - Section by the Grain Dryer.  Clearing vegetation.
                        Verbal quote from SR Chesters Agricultural & Plant Contractor.  £50.00 plus VAT.
                        The work being quoted at a lower cost than the contract undertaken last year.
15/054.6.1       RESOLVED to accept this quotation.
15/054.7          Gully from School Lane to the Churchyard.  Clearing vegetation.
                        No action required at present.  Discussion on ownership / responsibility - Not known.

15/055             Finance
15/055.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
15/055.2          Leigh Village Hall.  Request for annual Precept funds of £1,500.00. LGA 1972 s137.
                        RESOLVED to donate the funds to the Village Hall.
15/055.3          Invoice.  Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association.  Councillors Training Course.
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice of £45.00.  LGA 1972 s111.
15/055.4          Invoice.  Reimbursement to Mrs C Astbury for payment to 1&1 Internet.
                        Quarterly fee plus domain name for two years.  £16.10 + £3.22VAT. Total £19.32.
                        RESOLVED to pay Mrs Astbury.
15/055.5          Invoice.  SR Chesters Agricultural & Plant Contractor.
                        Roadside ditch repairs at Woodside Cottage.  £150 + £30 VAT. Total £180.00.
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.  Highways Act 1980 s96.
15/055.6          Executive Check List for Financial Year End 31st March 2015.  To be completed.

15/056             Planning Applications
15/056.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
15/056.1.1       P/2015/00625              Moor Farm, Manor Lane, Upper Leigh
15/056.1.2       P/2015/00626              Moor Farm, Manor Lane, Upper Leigh
15/056.1.3       P/2015/00772              4 Rectory Close, Church Leigh.  Prior Notification.  Extension.
15/056.1.4       P/2015/00792              Land at Bustomley Lane, Morrilow Heath.  Agricultural Building.
15/056.1.5       P/2015/00805              All Saints Church.  Storage Container.
15/056.1.6       P/2015/00844              White Cottage,  Leigh Crossing.  Re Animal Shelter / Stables
15/056.1.7       P/2015/00877              White Cottage,  Leigh Crossing.  Certificate of Lawfulness.
15/056.1.8       P/2015/00901              Moor Farm, Manor Lane.  Barn conversions - Amendments
15/056.1.9       P/2015/00907              Moor Farm, Manor Lane.  Farmhouse - Alterations.

15/056.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
15/056.2.1       P/2015/00152  Perm.  Woodcutter Cottage,  Dodsleigh  Lane,  Godstone.
                                                            Demolition of a link to existing buildings, plus extensions to
                                                            form a separate dwelling.
15/056.2.2       P/2015/00182  Perm.  Wellcroft Farm,  Church Leigh.
                                                            Demolition of existing outbuilding to facilitate erection of
                                                            garage, woodstore and gymnasium.
15/056.2.3       P/2015/00533  Perm.  Land at Intakes Lane.  Agricultural Building.

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15/056.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
15/056.3.1       P/2015/00971              Greensnips.  Withington.  Two storey & single storey extension.
                        RESOLVED to recommend approval.
15/056.3.2       P/2015/00978              The Cottage, Nobut.  Demolition and erection of dwelling.
                        RESOLVED to recommend approval.
15/056.3.3       P/2015/01022              Duck Paddle Farm, Withington.  Barn to dwelling conversion.
                        RESOLVED not to recommend approval.  Misgivings about the validity of the existing
                        buildings as a basis for dwelling conversion, over development of the site and
                        continuing concerns about the access on to the highway.

15/056.4          Planning Appeals
15/056.4.1       P/2014/01189  Barn Croft, Dodsleigh.  Outline application for up to two dwellings.
                        Appeal against refusal.
15/056.5          Planning Queries
15/056.5.1       Leigh Pentecostal Church.  Creation of additional car parking.
                        Concern that a change of use of the land is required.
                        RESOLVED to write to the Church suggesting that a change of use should be
                        formalised with the Planning Authority in case of future issues that may arise.
15/056.5.2       Land at Bustomley Lane.
                        Two caravans and a wooden hut on a small field opposite Wood Farm.
                        RESOLVED to check their status.

15/057             Correspondence
15/057.1          County Council
15/057.1.1       Community Highway Liaison Officer - Neighbourhood Highway Team visit.
                        Week beginning 12th October.  Projected work :-
                        Park Hall Road.  Section parallel to the A50.  Cutting back the encroaching hedging.
                        Clearing vegetation at the top of Hot Hill Lane.
                        Clearing vegetation around the culvert system at the junction of Hill Lane /
                        Intakes Lane / Raddle Lane.
                        Painting the Visibility Fencing on Leigh Lane at Upper Leigh.
15/057.1.2       Uttoxeter Recycling Facility - Update.  Moving to temporary site at the old
                        County Highways site at Hockley railway crossing on the Stafford road.

15/057.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council
15/057.2.1       Local Plan Modification Consultation.  For information.

15/057.3          Community Council of Staffordshire             None

15/057.4          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
15/057.4.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.
15/    County Rights of Way, footpath maintenance work.  Priority programme.

15/058             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
15/058.1          Councillor Beaman.   Leigh Bank.  Wide verge- new posts. Good job completed.

15/059             Date of Next Meeting
15/059.1          Monday 7th September 2015.   Leigh Village Hall 7.30pm.

The meeting concluded at 9.01pm.                             Signed             _______________      Chairman

                                                                                    Date                ______________

Public Participation Meeting
Notes of the meeting held prior the
Parish Council Meeting of 3rd August 2015

Public Participation prior to the Meeting.  Commencing at 7.30pm.  Concluding at 7.35pm.

                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       T Collins
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Roe
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        District Councillor      Councillor C Whittaker

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis, Mrs B Smallwood, Mr G Warburton
                        Clerk               B A Boughey

Mrs Smallwood

PCSO called to advise Upper Leigh residents about burglaries that had taken place over the weekend in the area.

Mr Warburton

Leigh Bank.  Right Hand side below the bends.  headwall stone, part of the drainage system when the A50 was built, protruding into the highway.

Rubbish left in plastic bags on Parkhall Lane at the junction with Brook Lane.