Monday, 1 March 2021

Parish Council Minutes - December 2020


                                                                                                                        07 December 2020 (1)



Meeting Cancelled                 Coronavirus Restrictions


Notes relating to cancelled meeting.


20/052.            Outstanding Matters

20/052.1          Trees at Lime Close.

                        The Planning Application submitted to ESBC for TPO work has been approved.

20/052.1.1       Following a site visit a quotation for completing the work specified in BB Trees has

                        been submitted by Staffordshire Tree Surgeons Contractors UK Ltd.

                        Quoted cost  £850.00 plus 20% VAT.

20/052.2          Clerk’s retirement.

20/052.2.1       There has been no interest in taking over the role from within the Parish to date.

20/052.2.2       The vacancy was advertised in the Parish Councils’ Association weekly bulletin which

                        resulted in enquires from two applicants who requested further information.

                        The process of employing a new Clerk is ongoing.


20/053.            Finance

20/053.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.

                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.

20/053.2          Invoice   Cropper Grounds Maintenance   Recreation Ground Mowing

                        November, December, January, February, March at £191.66 + £38.33 VAT per month                   Total  Net amount £958.30.  Total VAT £191.65      Gross amount              £1,1.49.95

                        Payment to the end of the financial year and end of the contract period.

                        Invoice paid.               1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b

20/053.3          Invoice.  Ionos (Website provider) via Carol Astbury.

                        £10.00 + £2.00 VAT.  Total £12.00 per month for October LGA 1972. S142

                        Invoice paid.

20/053.4          Invoice   ESBC  Small Societies Lotteries - License Fee £20.00  LGA 1972 s137.

                        Fee paid.

20/053.5          Clerk’s Quarterly Salary  Gross £412.50  Net £330.10  PAYE £82.40

                        Clerks paid the quarterly salary and PAYE paid to HMRC.            LGA 1972 s112(2)

20/053.6          Provisional 2021 / 2022 Precept Budget drafted for consideration.

                        Further details to be clarified by East Staffordshire Borough Council before the

                        Precept is required to be confirmed in January.



20/054.            Planning Applications

20/054.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited

20/054.1.1       P/2020/00595              Field House,  Parkhall Lane,  Church Leigh

                                                            Change of Use of Agricultural Land to form paddock,

                                                            erection of a stable block and formation of access.

20/054.1.2       P/2020/00650              Dodsleigh Lane / Intakes Lane.

                                                            Agricultural Workers mobile home for a  period of 3 years.

20/054.1.3       P/2020/00677              Wood View,  Morrilow Heath.

                                                            Increase of the existing 5 pitch Caravan Club Licensed site

                                                            from 5 to10 units

20/054.1.4       P/2020/00757              Checkley Bank Cottage,  Church Lane,  Checkley

                                                            Agricultural Storage Building.           



                                                                                                                                                        07 December 2020 (2)



20/054.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council

20/054.2.1       P/2020/00257              Bottom Hedge Farm,  Leigh Lane,  Bramshall.

                        Withdrawn                   Temporary Agricultural Workers dwelling for a period of 5 years.

20/054.2.2       P/2020/00646              Hayes House Farm,  Stone Road.

                        Permit                         Liarage building and muck store

20/054.2.3       P/2020/00718              High Birches,  Bustomley Lane,  Morrilow Heath.

                        Permit                         Erection of an Agricultural Building to house livestock and

                                                            Agricultural Supplies.

20/054.2.4       P/2020/00999              6 Rectory Close,  Church Leigh.

                        Permit                         Demolition of existing conservatory to facilitate erection of a                                                                      single storey side extension and a part two storey /

                                                            part single storey rear extension.

20/054.2.5       P/2020/01126              Trees at Lime Close, School Lane, Church Leigh.

                        Allowed                       Undertaking of required work on TPO Lime and Oak trees.


20/054.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation

20/054.3.1       P/2020/01225              Meadow Grange,  The Bents,  Leigh.  Demolition of Conservatory t                                                            to enable a rear part two storey / single storey extension

20/054.3.2       P/2020/01319              Oaklands Farm,  Bustomley Lane,  Morrilow Heath.

                                                            Retention of a Mobile Home and Amenity Area for an

                                                            Agricultural Worker for three years and installation of a biodisc                                                       treatment plant.


20/054.4          Planning Appeals        None in progress

20/054.5          Planning Queries         No new queries



20/055             Correspondence

20/055.1          County Council

20/055.1.1       emails. Coronavirus and recovery proposals. Ongoing updates received.    


20/055.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council              None


20/055.3          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association

20/055.3.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.

                        Including advert regarding the vacancy for a Clerk to Leigh Parish Council.


20/056             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk


20/057             Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

                        Monday 4th January 2021.  Leigh Village Hall.  Unlikely to be held