Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Parish Council Minutes - 2018 April

                                                                                                                                        09 April 2018 (1)

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 9th April 2018
Leigh Village Hall commencing 8.00pm.
Following the Public Participation commencing at 7.30pm
                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       E Beaman
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       T Collins
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis,  Mr J Slater,  Mrs Patterson-Lycett,  Mr B Chilton

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

18/001             Apologies                    None

18/001.1          Other Apologies          District Councillor,  Councillor C Whittaker

18/002             Chairman’s Announcements
                        The Chairman announced the death of former long standing Parish Councillor,
                        Bernice Smallwood.  A present Council Member to officially represent the
                        Parish Council at the funeral.

18/003             Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests, other Interests
                        None declared.

18/004             Minutes
18/004.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 5th March 2018 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

18/005             Outstanding Matters
                        Painting of the Telephone Box at Middleton Green and siting of the bench at
                        Lime Close remain outstanding.  Improving weather necessary.      

18/006             Finance
18/006.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
18/006.2          Staffordshire Parish Councils Association  Annual Subscription £274.00
                        RESOLVED to pay the Annual Subscription.                       LGA 1972 s143
18/006.3          Invoice   Croppers Ground Maintenance   Recreation Ground Mowing - March
                        £187.50 + £37.50 VAT   Total  £225.00 1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
18/006.4          Invoice  Leigh Village Hall.  Council Meetings  Jan. Feb. Mar.  £75.00.  LGA 1972 s111
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
18/006.5          Clerks Postage  April 2016 to March 2017.  £30.02        LGA 1972 s111
                        RESOLVED to reimburse the Clerk.
18/006.6          Invoice  Woodward’s Printers.  £184.00.  Printing Leigh Show schedules.
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.        LGA 1972 s137
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18/006.7          End of Year Accounts.
18/006.7.1       Signing Financial Accounts Book,  Receipts & Payments Statement
                        & Supporting Statement
                        Signed by the Chairman and the Clerk as Responsible Financial Officer.
18/006.8          Presentation of Asset Register and Income & Expenditure Estimate by the Clerk.
18/006.9          Updated Accident Risk and Financial Risk Assessments presented by the Clerk
                        For amendment as required and acceptance at the Annual Meeting.
18/006.10        Internal Audit arrangements   Audit date scheduled for 3rd May with Hands & Co.
18/006.11        External Audit arrangements and requirements.  Mazars LLP Seminar
                        Report by the Clerk outlining the revised Audit procedure requirement.
18/006.12        BHIB Insurance Brokers - Aviva Insurance - Renewal of Policy
                        Notice that the new brokers should be providing a quotation one month prior to the
                        renewal date of 1st June.
18/006.13        VAT Reclaim.  Revised method of claiming VAT awaited from HMRC.

18/007             Planning Applications
18/007.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
18/007.1.1       P/2018/00046 & Associated Listed Building Application P/2018/00054
                        Cherry Tree Cottage,  School Lane,  Church Leigh.  Erection of front porch.
18/007.1.2       P/2018/00080              Waterloo Farm,  Beamhurst.  JCB application
18/007.1.3       P/2018/00241              White Cottage,  Leigh Crossing.  Stables conversion to Holiday Let
18/007.1.4       P/2018/00277              Middleton Green Farm.  Agricultural Building to Dwelling.

18/007.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
18/007.2.1       P/2018/00141  Permit Land West of Crossways Farm.  11kV overhead line rebuild

18/007.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
18/007.3.1       P/2018/00185              Rose Hill, Leigh Crossing.  Conversion - Barn to Dwelling
                        RESOLVED not to raise any objections.
18/007.3.2       P/2018/00270              Painley Hill Farm.  New Agricultural access
                        RESOLVED not to raise any objections.
18/007.3.3       P/2018/00282              The Raddle,  Raddle Lane.  Retention of Agricultural Building
                        RESOLVED unanimously to object to this application.  Covert build, agricultural
                        Justification, present state and usage of the site, unsuitability of Raddle Lane access.

18/007.4          Planning Appeals        None in progress.
18/007.5          Planning Queries         None

18/008             Correspondence
18/008.1          County Council
18/008.1.1       Rights of Way Consultation Conclusions.  For information.
18/008.1.2       A50 Update.  For information.
18/008.1.3       Encroaching hedge on Parkhall Lane adjacent to the A50
                        RESOLVED to arrange hedge cutting should there be no response from County Highways

18/008.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council

18/008.3          Community Council of Staffordshire
                        Announcement of merger with Support Staffordshire.  Annual subscription on hold.

18/008.4          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
18/008.4.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.

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18/009             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
18/009.1          Councillor Raby    The Green, Lower Leigh.  Chestnut Tree canker query.
18/009.1.1       Request that the County Council inspect the tree.
18/009.2          Councillor Snowden.  County Council Highways fault reporting App
18/009.2.1       Information on its use to be published in the Parish Magazine.
18/009.3          Councillor Collins.   Flooding on Hill Lane between Morrilow Heath and Stone Heath.
                        The problem had already been reported to County Highways.
18/009.4          Councillor J Beaman.  Commenting on flooding at Fole which in the past had not
                        generally occurred.

18/010             Date of Next Meeting
18/010.1          Monday 14th 2018. The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, following the Annual
                        Parish Assembly which commences at 7.00pm

The meeting concluded at 8.55pm. 
                                                                                    Signed             _______________      Chairman

                                                                                    Date                ______________.

Public Participation Meeting
Notes of the meeting held prior to the
Parish Council Meeting of 9th April 2018

Public Participation prior to the Meeting.  Commencing at 7.30pm.  Concluding at 8.00pm.

                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       E Beaman
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       T Collins
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis,  Mr J Slater,  Mrs E Patterson-Lycett,  Mr B Chilton

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

Mr Slater

State of the roads in general and potholes in particular.

Mrs Patterson-Lycett

Continuing from Mr Slater’s comments particularly in relation to the School Bus service.  Uncertainty regarding the service, whether it would run and which roads it would avoid - first due to the snow, then flooding and now the resulting potholes.

There followed a general discussion regarding the state of the roads in the Parish.

Letter to be sent to the County Councillor for Uttoxeter Rural Division, Councillor Philip Atkins.