TONIGHTS MEETING HAS BEEN CANNCELLED 

PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK WITH ANY PROBS  Next meeting   7th December

Same place and time 

 

 

 

 

Agenda for Parish Council meeting to be held on 13th December at the Beambridge Inn starting at 7.00pm

 

Please be aware of relevant Covid restrictions; keep safe

 

[A] Apologies and attendance

 

[B] Issues raised by members of the public

 

Item 1: Disclosures of interest by members on agenda items

 

Item 2: Minutes to be approved or amended and signed by the Chairman as a true record

 

Item 3: Matters arising from the previous minutes

[A] Jubilee celebrations

[B] Bee Bombs

[C] Footpath WG12/13

[D] Hemyock Place / Traffic Management Blackdown Hill Road

[E] Renovation of signpost at Briscoe Lane/Wellington Hill junction

[F] Risk assessment template for roadside working

 

Item 4: Police Liaison

[A] Speedwatch in Ford Street

 

Item 5: Planning, Infrastructure and Development

[A] Application 44/21/0019 at Burts Farm

[B] Monument Footpath

 

Item 6: Financial Issues

[A] Precept.

[B] Six monthly reconciliation

[C] Salary, administration allowance and PAYE for Q3

[D] Cosmic monthly payment (24th November)

 

Item 7: Any other urgent business

 

Date of the next meeting: 10th January 2022 at 7.00pm at the Beambridge Inn

 

 

 

 

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on November 8th 2021

Please be aware of relevant Covid restrictions; keep safe

 

[A] Apologies and attendance

Apologies were received from Councillor Hasell. All other councillors were present

[B] There were no members of the public present.

 

Item 1: There were no disclosures of interest by members on agenda items

 

Item 2: Minutes of the October meeting were approved and signed by the Chairman as a true record

 

Item 3: Matters arising from the previous minutes

[i] Stile on footpath WG12/13. Access has been made very difficult and after much discussion it was agreed that the possibility of a self-closing gate be considered.

ACTION: The chair will contact the landowner to clarify issues and try to provide a solution for necessary access.

The clerk will contact the footpaths officer to arrange a joint discussion with all three parties to discuss a possible and acceptable way forward and review the offer of a self-closing gte.

DONE: 9th November

 

[ii] Jubilee celebrations. The possibility of a joint celebration at the Monument had been raised by Wellington Town Council, although the clerk had received no response to emails.

ACTION: The chair will ask the National Trust to make direct contact with the Town Council.

 

The clerk to make contact with Wellington’s Town Clerk once more.

DONE: 10th November

 

[iii] Footpath at the Monument

There have been at least three incidents on this path and the problem is exacerbated by different ownership of the steps and the handrail. The latter is owned by the National Trust and needs replacing. The directional signage also needs to be amended as it points to a different path.

ACTION: The clerk will contact the Deane as owners of the steps to discuss the problem.

[iv] A “dumpy” grit bag has apparently been placed on Ford Street Hill and it was felt that one ought to be placed on the bends at neighbouring Wellington Hill

ACTION [1]: Clerk to check the Ford Street Hill site

DONE: 9th November

ACTION [2]: Clerk to enquire re placing on Wellington Hill.

DONE: 10th November

 

Item 4: Police Liaison

Thanks were expressed for the recent police report.

 

Item 5: Planning, Infrastructure and Development

[i] Replacement bench. This would be put on temporary hold as the landowner’s permission is needed to replace the bench. It may be possible to move it to another location and at the same time fully investigate its condition.

[ii] Street trading consent application for November 27th in Wellington

It was agreed to forward our support for this although it was hoped that local vendors would be encouraged in preference to those out of area.

ACTION: Clerk to contact the Licensing Service

DONE: 9th November

[iii] Hemyock Place road signage. This was the subject of much discussion and it was agreed that perhaps a meeting with Councillor Habgood be arranged, as the residents feel that an impasse has been reached. The chair would also be happy to join the discussions. This will be placed on the December agenda.

ACTION: Clerk to contact a local resident with the appropriate details.

DONE: 9th November

[iv] Planning application 43/21/0082 at West Winds, Standle. After much discussion the council expressed their approval

ACTION [1]: Clerk to log the approval on the planning website

DONE: 9th November

ACTION [2]: Councillor Frear to discuss the application with the applicant.

 

Item 6: Financial issues

[i] The financial balance stands at £18300.98 with one invoice for £96 to be paid. Approval for the latter was agreed, and papers signed.

ACTION: Clerk to pay the invoice to Cosmic Websites for the security update

DONE: 9th November

[ii] Precept request with a deadline of January 7th After discussion it was decided to delay the decision until the December meeting. The clerk would check all figures and make recommendations.

ACTION:  The clerk will investigate different scenarios, circulate the councillors, and place the final consideration on the December agenda.

DONE: Figures emailed to the council on 9th November.

[iii] Thanks have been received for the £300 Church grant from the Parish Council

[iv] Councillor Frear raised the issue of “Bee Bombs” to aid in improving some ground.

ACTION: Clerk and Councillor Frear to investigate requirements and costs and place on the December agenda.

 

Item 7: Any other urgent business

[i] Home Library Service

It was agreed that a poster advertising the new Home Library Service would be placed in the notice board at Ford Street and a copy emailed to the chair for inclusion on the website.

DONE: 9th November

[ii] Briscoe Lane repairs. Pothole repairs have been arranged for Briscoe Lane and following some communication with the clerk (as a private resident) the Highways Department has inspected the bridge and repairs agreed, although not an immediate priority. The clerk will contact the department should the stream overrun the bridge. Local residents are asked to do the same.

 

Other urgent business:

[1] Councillor Habgood outlined the “progress” made with the unitary authority. The Secretary of State has ordered that a unitary council will be progressed; this “continuing council” will maintain present contracts, and the final decision for implementation rests with the Secretary as above.

[2] Councillor Hill enquired regarding the state of the signpost at Briscoe Lane.

ACTION [1]: The chair to follow-up a previous enquiry with a contractor to ascertain if the signpost has been examined.

ACTION [2]: Clerk to enquire about insurance and other requirements with contractors working on and alongside the highway

DONE: 10th November

[3] Councillor Lane mentioned the cable upgrade across the parish to ostensibly cater for increased electric vehicle usage. This may presumably result in some outages.

 

Date of the next meeting: December 13th at 7.00pm at the Beambridge Inn

 

 

 

 

Agenda for Parish Council meeting to be held on November 8th at the Beambridge Inn starting at 7.00pm

 

Please be aware of relevant Covid restrictions; keep safe

 

 

[A] Apologies and attendance

 

[B] Issues raised by members of the public

 

Item 1: Disclosures of interest by members on agenda items

 

Item 2: Minutes to be approved or amended and signed by the Chairman as a true record

 

Item 3: Matters arising from the previous minutes

[i] Stile on WG12/13

[ii] Jubilee celebrations

[iii] Footpath at the Monument

 

Item 4: Police Liaison

X

Item 5: Planning, Infrastructure and Development

[i] Replacement bench

[ii] Street trading consent application

[iii] Hemyock Place road signage

 

Item 6: Financial issues

[i] Financial balance

[ii] Precept request with a deadline of January 7th

[iii] Church grant

 

Item 7: Any other urgent business

[i] Home Library Service

[ii] Briscoe Lane repairs

 

 

 

 

Date of the next meeting: December 13th