Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Council Contacts - 2015 August


Parish Councillors                                                              August 2015

Bruce Barker                              01889 502571
John Beaman      Chairman          01889 502401
Toby Collins                                01889 502324
Ernie Durose                               01538 722357
Andrew Raby                              01538 723621
Matthew Roe                               01889 502494
Michael Snowden                        01889 502548

Clerk          Brian Boughey        01889 502757
Bents Cottage, The Bents, Leigh, Stoke on Trent  ST10 4QD


Staffordshire County Council                   0300 111 8000

County Councillor        Philip Atkins        01785 276121  

East Staffordshire Borough Council         01283 508000 

Borough Councillor     Colin Whittaker  01889 562467  

Parish Council Minutes - 2015 October

                                                                                                                                                                05 October 2015 (1)


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 5th October 2015

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

                        Parishioners     Mrs B Smallwood, Mr G Warburton

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

15/070             Apologies
                        Councillor       T Collins          (Away)
15/070.1          Other Apologies          District Councillor      Councillor C Whittaker

15/071             Chairman’s Announcements           (None)

15/072             Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests and
                        other Interests
15/072.1          Councillor Roe.  Planning Application consultation.  Minute Reference 15/076.3.1

15/073             Minutes
15/073.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 7th September 2015 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

15/074             Outstanding Matters
15/074.1          Emergency Plan.  No change, as September meeting.
15/074.2          Defibrillator proposal.  Pending W.I meeting.
15/074.3          Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner.
                        Discussion on detailed aspects.  Arrangements moving forward.
15/074.4          Church Leigh Notice Board.   Repair.
                        Mark Oakes to quote for replacement of the backboard.
15/074.5          Remembrance Service.  Poppy Wreath.   To be arranged.

15/075             Finance
15/075.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
15/075.2          Balens Insurance Broker.  Handbell Insurance - Annual Premium Renewal.  £139.79
                        Precept Budget.  £160.00.  LGA 1972 s137.
                        RESOLVED to pay the Insurance for the year commencing 1st October 2015.
15/075.3          Leigh Village Hall.  Hire of Hall for 3 Parish Council Meetings.
                        July, August, September.   £75.00.  LGA 1972 s111.
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
15/075.4          Leigh Produce Show 2016.  Request to donate towards the cost of printing schedules.
                        RESOLVED to pay for printing costs, estimated to be £125.00
                                                                                                                        05 October 2015 (2)
15/076             Planning Applications
15/076.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
15/076.1.1       P/2015/00625              Moor Farm, Manor Lane, Upper Leigh
15/076.1.2       P/2015/00626              Moor Farm, Manor Lane, Upper Leigh
15/076.1.3       P/2015/00877              White Cottage,  Leigh Crossing.  Certificate of Lawfulness.

15/076.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
15/076.2.1       P/2015/00978  Perm.  The Cottage, Nobut.  Demolition and erection of dwelling.
15/076.2.2       P/2015/01018  Ref.      The Mistals, Lees Lane, Dodsleigh.  Conversion to form dwelling
15/076.2.3       P/2015/01022  Perm.  Duck Paddle Farm, Withington.  Barn to dwelling conversion.

15/076.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
15/076.3.1       P/2015/01158              Fairfields, Parkhall Lane.   Ridge Height extensions.
15/    Councillor Roe declared an interest in this application.  The item was moved as the
                        last Agenda item and after answering questions Councillor Roe left the meeting.
15/    RESOLVED to recommend approval.

15/076.4          Planning Appeals
15/076.4.1       P/2014/01189  Barn Croft, Dodsleigh.  Outline application for up to two dwellings.
                        Appeal against refusal.
15/076.5          Planning Queries
15/076.5.1       Land at Bustomley Lane.  Update from the Clerk.

15/077             Correspondence
15/077.1          County Council
15/077.1.2       Neighbourhood Highway Team visit - week commencing 12th October.

15/077.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council
15/077.2.1       Neighbourhood Planning. Invitation from Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council to a
                        presentation by the ESBC Neighbourhood Planning and Support Officer.
15/077.2.2       Neighbourhood Forum meeting on 25th November.  For information.          

15/077.3          Community Council of Staffordshire             None

15/077.4          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
15/077.4.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.
15/077.4.2       Planning Consultation Response - Training Course.
                        One place booked for the course on 21st October.  Councillor Roe now to attend.

15/078             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
15/078.1          Councillor Beaman.  PCSO update regarding the piece of land by the river off
                        The Bents to Dodsleigh Road.     Wedding Fayre notices at Park Hall Farm.

15/079             Date of Next Meeting
15/079.1          Monday 2nd November 2015.   Leigh Village Hall 7.30pm.

The meeting concluded at 8.45pm.                            
                                                                                    Signed             _______________      Chairman

                                                                                    Date                ______________

Public Participation Meeting
Notes of the meeting held prior the
Parish Council Meeting of 5th October 2015

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

                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Roe
                        Councillor       M Snowden

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

Mrs Smallwood

A Horse Chestnut Tree at Lower Leigh.   Tree Preservation Order Reference T2, Plot 6297.
It is no longer there.

Discussion followed as to when it was last seen.

Post Meeting Note.  The tree was felled on the instruction of the landowner some eighteen months ago following a significant branch breaking off and the tree being deemed unsafe.