Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Parish Council Minutes - 2015 November

                                                                                                                                02 November 2015 (1)


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd November 2015

Leigh Village Hall Commencing 7.35pm.
Following Public Participation commencing at 7.30pm.
                        Councillor       B Barker          (Left the meeting after Minute 15/083)
                        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, Mr G Warburton

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

15/080             Apologies        None

15/081             Chairman’s Announcements           (None)

15/082             Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests and
                        other Interests
15/082.1          None declared.

15/083             Minutes
15/083.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 5th October 2015 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

15/084             Outstanding Matters
15/084.1          Emergency Plan.  No change, as September meeting.
15/084.2          Defibrillator proposal.  Pending W.I meeting.
15/084.3          Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner.
15/084.3.1       Report from Councillor Snowden.
                        Arrangements moving forward.   Signing up list now at the Post Office.
15/084.4          Church Leigh Notice Board.   Repair.
                        Mark Oakes quotation.  Repair £200.  Replacement £450.
15/084.4.1       RESOLVED to proceed with a replacement slightly larger than the existing board at
                        the quoted price.

15/085             Finance
15/085.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
15/085.2          Invoice.  ESBC  Lotteries Fee for Leigh Village Hall. £20.00.  LGA 1972 s137.
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.  As Precept Budget.
15/085.3          SPCA.  Planning Response Training Course.  21st October. £20.00  LGA 1972 s111.
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
                                                                                                                        02 November 2015 (2)

15/085.4          British Legion Poppy Appeal.  Donation for the wreath provided.  LGA 1972 s137.
                        RESOLVED to donate £25.00 to the RBL Poppy Appeal.
15/085.5          Invoice.  Reimbursement to Mrs C Astbury for payment to 1&1 Internet.
                        Quarterly Fee.  £9.12 plus £1.82 VAT.  Total £10.94.  LGA 1972 s142.
                        RESOLVED to reimburse Mrs Astbury.
15/085.6          Precept Budget for 2016 - 2017,  draft figures to be presented at the December meeting.

15/086             Planning Applications
15/086.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
15/086.1.1       P/2015/00625              Moor Farm, Manor Lane, Upper Leigh
15/086.1.2       P/2015/00626              Moor Farm, Manor Lane, Upper Leigh
15/086.1.3       P/2015/00877              White Cottage,  Leigh Crossing.  Certificate of Lawfulness.
15/086.1.4       P/2015/01158              Fairfields, Parkhall Lane.   Ridge Height extensions.

15/086.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council         None

15/086.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
15/086.3.1       P/2015/01356              Valley View, Lower Nobut Road.  Replacement septic tank.
                        RESOLVED to recommend approval.
15/086.3.2       P/2015/01471              Wood View, Hill Lane, Morrilow Heath. Agricultural Building.
                        RESOLVED to recommend approval.  Minority view regarding the excessive size.

15/086.4          Planning Appeals
15/086.4.1       P/2014/01189  Barn Croft, Dodsleigh.  Outline application for up to two dwellings.
                        Appeal against refusal.

15/086.5          Planning Queries
15/086.5.1       Land at Bustomley Lane.
                        Update from the Clerk relating to the involvement of the PCSO.

15/087             Correspondence
15/087.1          County Council
15/087.1.1       Neighbourhood Highway Team visit - Report.  Waiting for feedback.
15/087.1.2       Uttoxeter Renewal Workshop. 26th November.  For information.
15/087.1.3       Highways - replacement of finger post on Parkhall Lane.
15/087.1.4       Countryside Parks Consultation.  No proposals directly effecting the Parish.

15/087.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council
15/087.2.1       Neighbourhood Planning. Invitation from Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council to a
                        presentation by the ESBC Neighbourhood Planning and Support Officer.
                        Clerk’s report of the meeting followed by a discussion on Neighbourhood Plans.
15/087.2.2       Neighbourhood Forum meeting on 25th November, reminder.  For information.
15/087.2.3       Local Plan - Inspectors Report.  For information.
15/087.2.4       Raddle Lane road name sign replaced.

15/087.3          Community Council of Staffordshire
15/087.3.1       Best Kept Village Competition 2016.  For information.

15/087.4          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
15/087.4.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.

                                                                                                                        02 November 2015 (2)

15/087.5          East Staffordshire CCG.  Improving Lives Event - Uttoxeter 24th November.
                        For information.

15/088             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
15/088.1          Councillor Roe.
15/088.1.1       Potholes on Leigh Lane at Leigh Crossing still not repaired.
15/088.1.2       Pothole on Dodsleigh Lane between Dodleigh Cottage and Holmcroft.
15/088.2          Councillor Snowden.   Blythe Gate dogs issue.  PCSO to be contacted.
15/088.3          Councillor Collins.  Field spraying on fields adjoining the river at Lower Leigh.
                        Environmental Agency to the contacted.
15/088.4          Damaged stile at Upper Leigh.  Footpath 23 roadside stile.
                        Landowner to be contacted.
15/088.5          Clerk
                        Mrs Tabenor of Leigh Bank Farm.  Telephone call regarding the removal of the                              recycling containers in Tean and Checkley.
                        Post meeting note.  Staffordshire Moorlands District Council withdrew all Council
                        Recycling facilities in mid October 2015.

15/089             Date of Next Meeting
15/089.1          Monday 7th December 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 2nd November 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, Mr G Warburton
                        Clerk               B A Boughey

Mrs Lewis

1          Footpath at the bottom of Chebsey Bank adjacent to the Grass Dryer

            Has the path been cleared yet ?

1.1       The work was sanctioned by the Parish Council and awarded to Sam Chesters.
            Reminder required and alternative contractor to be considered if the work is not undertaken.

2          Overhanging roadside hedge

            Hedges around the ex Fole Dairy site require cutting back.

2.1       Highways to be contacted.