Monday, 16 April 2018

Parish Council Minutes - 2018 March

                                                                                                                                        05 March 2018 (1)

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 5th March 2018
Leigh Village Hall commencing 7.40pm.
Following the Public Participation commencing at 7.30pm
                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       E Beaman
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis,  Mr J Slater,  Mr I Lyon

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

17/119             Apologies
                        Councillor T Collins,  Councillor E Durose
17/119.1          Other Apologies          District Councillor,  Councillor C Whittaker

17/120             Chairman’s Announcements
                        The Chairman congratulated Councillor Emma Beaman on the birth of her son.

17/121             Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests, other Interests
                        None declared.

17/122             Minutes
17/122.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 5th February 2018 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

17/123             Outstanding Matters
17/123.1          Road names in the Parish
17/123.1.1       RESOLVED not to continue with the naming process following the negative response
                        from East Staffordshire Borough Council and the cost involved in the process of
                        naming five roads at £1,000 plus £30 per dwelling on each of the identified roads with
                        no certainty of a successful outcome as total resident support would be required.
17/123.1.2       Clarification on the approach to road naming to be sought via Councillor Whittaker.

17/124             Finance
17/124.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
17/124.2          Invoice   Croppers Ground Maintenance   Recreation Ground Mowing
                        February          £187.50 + £37.50 VAT   Total  £225.00 1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b
                        Invoice   Croppers Ground Maintenance   Recreation Ground Mowing
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
17/124.3          Clerk’s Quarterly Salary Gross £375.00 Net £300.00  PAYE £75.00. LGA 1972 s112(2)
                        RESOLVED to pay the Clerk the Net Salary of £300.00
                        RESOLVED to pay HMRC the PAYE of £75.00
17/124.4          Donation received from the May Ball Committee of £355.98 to offset the cost of
                        the 2017 Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner which totalled £855.98.
17/124.5          Request from Leigh Produce Show organisers to fund printing costs for the 2018 show.
                        RESOLVED to fund the printing costs.

                                                                                                                        05 March 2018 (2)
17/125             Planning Applications
17/125.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
17/125.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
17/125.2.1       P/2017/01038  Permit Windy Fields Farm, Middleton Green.
                                                            Agricultural building to Dwelling
17/125.2.2       P/2017/01536  Grant.  Glebe House, School Lane, Church Leigh.  Tree felling/pruning
17/125.2.3       P/2017/01568  Refuse  Land at Church View Meadow, Dodsleigh.  Agricultural Building
17/125.2.4       P/2017/01598  Grant.  School Lane,  Church Leigh. TPO work requested by
                                                            Western Power.  Village Hall to Lime Close.
17/125.2.5       P/2017/01616  Refuse Middleton Green Farm.
                                                            Conversion of agricultural building to dwelling.
17/125.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
17/125.3.1       P/2018/00046 & Associated Listed Building Application P/2018/00054
                        Cherry Tree Cottage,  School Lane,  Church Leigh.  Erection of front porch.
                        RESOLVED to raise no objections to these application.
17/125.4          Planning Appeals        None in progress.
17/125.5          Planning Queries
17/125.5.1       The Raddle,  Raddle Lane.     Continuing concern about the site.
                                                                        Check with ESBC Planning on the current status.
17/126             Correspondence
17/126.1          County Council
17/126.1.1       County Highways, updates received relating to :- Dodsleigh Lane culvert problems
                        between the Raddle Lane junction and Lower Leigh Crossing - Works Orders raised,
                        Intakes Lane gouging of the verge - stone to be provided, Chevrons for The Manor
                        corner to be requested.

17/126.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council
                        Communications regarding Parish Road Naming.

17/126.3          Community Council of Staffordshire             None

17/126.4          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
17/126.4.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.
17/126.4.2       General Data Protection Regulations - County Council proposal.
                        RESOLVED to register the Parish Council’s interest in the offer to provide the
                        First Year assessment and Tier 1 Data Protection Officer provision at £290.00.

17/127             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
17/127.1          Councillor Raby.  Reporting the recent death of Tim Grey of Scarista House
17/127.2          Councillor J Beaman (and other Councillors)  Thanking those in the Community
                        who helped to clear blocked roads and rescued stranded vehicles during the
                        recent problems experienced with the snow.

17/128             Date of Next Meeting
17/128.1          Monday 2nd April 2018. 7.30pm.
The meeting concluded at 8.39pm. 
                                                                                    Signed             _______________      Chairman

                                                                                    Date                ______________.

Public Participation Meeting
Notes of the meeting held prior to the
Parish Council Meeting of 5th March 2018

Public Participation prior to the Meeting.  Commencing at 7.30pm.  Concluding at 7.40pm.

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

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis,  Mr J Slater,  Mr I Lyon

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

Mr I Lyon

Raising concern about The Raddle site on Raddle Lane.
An Alsatian type dog, on a chain anchored within the site, was able to get through the hedge and on to the roadside verge.  A danger to pedestrians, cyclists and dog walkers in particular.