Monday, 23 October 2017

Parish Council Minuted - September 2017

                                                                                        04 September 2017 (1)

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 4th September 2017
Leigh Village Hall commencing 7.35pm.
Following Public Participation which commenced 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     Mr G Warburton,  Mrs W Lewis,  Mrs B Smallwood.
                        Clerk               B A Boughey

17/059             Apologies                                None

17/060             Chairman’s Announcements           No announcements.

17/061             Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests, other Interests
                        None declared.

17/062             Minutes
17/062.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 7th August 2017 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

17/063             Outstanding Matters
17/063.1          Middleton Green Telephone Box Defibrillator.
17/063.1.1       Report from Councillor Collins.  The vegetation had been cleared from around the box
                        with particular help from Neil and Lynn Whittingham.  As this work has now been
                        completed it is necessary to move on with painting the box.
17/063.1.2       Signs stating that the defibrillators had been purchased resulting from funds raised by
                        Leigh WI had been fixed to this defibrillator and the unit located at the Farmers Arms.
17/063.2          Lime Close replacement bench
17/063.2.1       The existing damaged wooden bench had now been removed and scrapped.
17/063.2.2       RESOLVED to purchase a metal bench from David Ogilvie Ltd.  WW1 pattern, a black               bench with poppies painted red.  Cost £647 plus fixing kits at £9.50 and delivery £105.
                        A grant from the Borough Council, through Councillor Whittaker, of around £500 offered                         to offset the cost to the Parish.
                        Options to combine with other orders for benches by the Borough Council, or other
                        Parish Councils, to be considered in order to reduce delivery costs.

17/064             Finance
17/064.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
17/064.2          Invoice.  Grant Thornton UK LLP.  External Audit Fee.  £100 + £20 VAT.  Total £120.
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.  LGA 1972 s111.
17/064.3          Clerks Quarterly Salary. Gross £375.00 Net £300.00 PAYE £75.00  LGA 1972 s112(2)
17/064.3.1       RESOLVED to pay the Clerk the net salary of £300.00
17/064.3.2       RESOLVED to pay HMRC the PAYE of £75.00.
                                                                                                                                                                04 September 2017 (2)
17/065             Planning Applications
17/065.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
17/065.1.1       P/2016/00863              Broad Oak Farm, Bramshall. Agricultural building to dwellings
17/065.1.2       P/2017/00617              Land at Top House Farm, Middleton Green.
                                                            Demolition of existing building- New dwelling and access.
17/065.1.3       P/2017/00658              Cart Hovel, Lees Lane, Dodsleigh.  Conversion of Cart Hovel
                                                            to form dwelling plus erection of detached garage / wood store.
17/065.1.4       P/2017/00671              Bridge Farm, The Bents.  Erection of replacement garage / store.
17/065.1.5       P/2017/00756              Withington Farm House.  Siting of short term caravan.
17/065.1.6       P/2017/00770              4 Bents Lane, Church Leigh.  Two storey rear extension.
17/065.1.7       P/2017/00903              The Burleys,  Leigh Crossing.  Demolition of garage / extensions.

17/065.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
17/065.2.1       P/2017/00807  Perm.  Wood View,  Morrilow Heath.  Retention of agricultural building
17/065.2.2       P/2017/00750  Perm.  3 Bents Lane, Church Leigh.  Single storey rear & side extension.
17/065.2.3       P/2017/00897  Perm.  1 Withington Court.  Erection of detached Summerhouse.

17/065.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
17/065.3.1       P/2017/00986              Land South of Painly Hill Farm, Stone Road, Bramshall.
                                                            Western Power Distribution. Overhead conductor upgrade.
                        RESOLVED not to raise any objections to the application.
17/065.3.2       P/2017/01031              Sherratts Wood Farm.
                                                            Erection of a barn style building for a classroom
                        RESOLVED not to raise any objections to the specific application but to comment on
                        the unsightly state of the site generally.
17/065.4          Planning Appeals        None in progress.
17/065.5          Planning Queries         None

17/066             Correspondence
17/066.1          County Council
17/066.1.1       Subsidised Bus Route Review - Consultation.
                        RESOLVED to opt for Option 1, retaining the Uttoxeter Mobility route which includes
                        the Wednesday service through Leigh.
17/066.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council              None
17/066.3          Community Council of Staffordshire             None
17/066.4          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
17/066.4.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.

17/067             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
17/067.1          Clerk.  Thanks to Councillor Roe for cutting back the undergrowth on the footpath which
                        runs passed the Grass Dryer.
17/067.1.1       Discussion on the need to cut back the associated section of hedge.
                        Landowner and contractor to be contacted.   AGENDA.
17/067.2          Councillor Beaman.  Dodsleigh Lane at Godstone - roadside hedge requires cutting back.
17/067.3          Councillor Whittaker.  Outlining a County Council initiative giving support to rural
                        Public Houses in relation to creating local community hubs.

17/068             Date of Next Meeting
17/068.1          Monday 2nd October 2017. 7.30pm.
The meeting concluded at 8.35pm.                             Signed             _______________      Chairman

                                                                                    Date                ______________.

Public Participation Meeting
Notes of the meeting held prior the
Parish Council Meeting of 4th September 2017

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

Present            Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       J Beaman
                        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

1          Advising the meeting about a recent break-in into a garage with chainsaws and strimmers stolen.

2          Questioning relating to this years Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner.
            Querying he arranged date and advertising details.

2.1       Response from Councillor Snowden.
            The set date is Saturday 9th December and the event will be advertised in the October edition
            of the Parish Magazine.