Monday, 14 August 2017

Leigh Parish Council Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Parish Council Minutes - July 2017

                                                                                                                                                                03 July 2017 (1)

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd July 2017
Leigh Village Hall commencing 7.45pm.
Following Public Participation which commenced at 7.30pm
                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        District Councillor                  Councillor C Whittaker

                        Parishioners     Mr G Warburton,  Mr B Chilton,  Mr I Lyon

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

17/039             Apologies                                            Councillor       A Raby            (Festival meeting)
                                                                                    Councillor       M Roe

17/040             Chairman’s Announcements           No announcements.

17/041             Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests and
                        other Interests                                    None declared.

17/042             Minutes
17/042.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 5th June 2017 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

17/043             Outstanding Matters
17/043.1          Defibrillators at the Farmers Arms and Middleton Green Telephone Box.
17/043.1.1       RESOLVED to purchase two labels from TSC Signs and a “Defibrillator”
                        sign for the Middleton Green Telephone Box from X2connect
17/043.2          Lime Close replacement Bench Seat.
                        RESOLVED to replace the seat, possibly acquiring a second hand bench from the
                        Borough Council.
17/043.3          New Notice Board for Church Leigh
                        Notice Board now in place.

17/044             Finance
17/044.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
17/044.2          Invoice   Croppers Ground Maintenance   Recreation Ground Mowing
                        June £187.50 + £37.50 VAT   Total  £225.00 1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b.
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
17/044.3          Invoice.  Leigh Village Hall.  Three Parish Council meetings, April, May, June.
                        £75.00.  LGA 1972 s111.
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.

                                                                                                                                                                03 July 2017 (2)

17/045             Planning Applications
17/045.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
17/045.1.1       P/2016/00863              Broad Oak Farm, Bramshall. Agricultural building to dwellings

17/045.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
17/045.2.1       P/2017/00320              1 Station View, Moor Lane, Lower Leigh.
                        Permitted                     Demolition of garage, erection of triple garage with work room.
17/045.2.2       P/2017/00472              Greenlea, Nobut to Withington Green. Agric.building to dwelling
17/045.2.3       P/2017/00545              Wood View, Hill Lane, Morrilow Heath.
                        Refused                        Retention of an agricultural building.

17/045.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
17/045.3.1       P/2017/00474              Lion Farm, Middleton Green.  Demolition of existing agricultural
                                                            buildings to form new access & change of use of agricultural
                                                            land for domestic purposes.
17/045.3.2       P/2017/00658              Cart Hovel, Lees Lane, Dodsleigh.  Conversion of Cart Hovel
                                                            to form dwelling plus erection of detached garage / wood store.
17/045.3.3       P/2017/00671              Bridge Farm, The Bents.  Erection of replacement garage / store.
17/045.3.4       P/2017/00756              Withington Farm House.  Siting of short term caravan.

17/045.3.5       RESOLVED not to object to the above applications.

17/045.4          Planning Appeals        None in progress.
17/045.5          Planning Queries         None

17/046             Correspondence
17/046.1          County Council
17/046.1.1       A50 Growth Corridor. Update.  For information.
17/046.1.2       Visibility fence opposite The Star - vegetation clearance initiated by the Parish Council
                        County Council to inspect the area due to the presence of Japanese Knotweed.
17/046.1.3       A50 / Parkhall Lane section.
                        Highways England to cut back trees on the A50 side of the fence in the Autumn.
17/046.1.4       Local Community Fund grant application details - for information.

17/046.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council
17/046.2.1       Draft Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document - Consultation.
                        For information and comment as required.

17/046.3          Community Council of Staffordshire             None

17/046.4          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
17/046.4.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.

17/046.5          Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioners Office
17/046.5.1       Cyber Crime information.      SPACE Summer activities programme.  For information.
17/046.5.2       Staffordshire Police and Fire Service merger consultation.  For comment as required.

                                                                                                                        03 July 2017 (3)

17/047             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
17/047.1          Councillor Snowden on behalf of Mr Lyon.   Question relating to placing posts etc
                        on the roadside verges to protect both the verges on the property.
17/047.1.2       A discussion on the issues followed. A matter for property owners to establish curtilage
                        boundaries and discuss the issues with County Highways.
17/047.2          Councillor Barker.   Church View, Church Leigh.  Roadside hedge at the junction of
                        Parkhall Lane and Withington Lane.    Problem of visibility afforded to drivers of
                        vehicles using this section of road.
17/047.2.1       Check on recent Planning Application approval condition details and write to the
                        residents should the problem remain.

17/048             Date of Next Meeting
17/048.1          Monday 7th August 2017. 7.30pm.

The meeting concluded at 8.40pm.
                                                                                    Signed             _______________      Chairman

                                                                                    Date                ______________.

Public Participation Meeting
Notes of the meeting held prior the
Parish Council Meeting of 3rd July 2017

Public Participation prior to the Meeting.  Commencing at 7.30pm.  Concluding at 7.45pm.

Present            Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       J Beaman
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        District Councillor      Councillor C Whittaker

                        Uttoxeter  PCSO

                        Parishioners     Mr G Warburton,  Mr B Chilton,  Mr I Lyon

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

Mr G Warburton

Question -  When is something going to be done about the roadside trees and bushes on the section
of Parkhall Lane which runs parallel to the A50.

Response from the Clerk.
Highways England state that they will be cutting back the tree branches
that are rooted on the A50 side of the partition fence in the Autumn.
Regarding the growth rooted on the Parkhall Lane side of the partition fence, County Highways are
aware of the problem and hopefully they will deal with the overgrown local roadside verge once
Highways England have finished their work.

Councillor Snowden

Commenting about the continuing problem of parking on School Lane near to the junction with
Parkhall Lane.   The PCSO present noted the problem and will pass the comments on to the new

PCSO for our area.