Notes from the Parish Council February Meeting
Mr Trevor Jones chaired the meeting with 6 members and 4 members of the Public.
Minutes of Last Meeting: These were agreed.
Parish Council Vacancy: An application had been received from Mr Steve Kent-Phillips of Tothill Road. This was considered and agreed. Mr Kent-Phillips signed the "Declaration of Acceptance of Office" and the Chairman invited him to join the meeting.
Councillor Fitch reported to the meeting.
Councillor Cane reported to the meeting.
- Grasscutting Contract for 2004 Season: Following tenders received, it was agreed that K H Services would be given the contract for the 2004 cutting season.
- Vehicular Access - Coopers Lane: The status of this access lane was followed up with John Cooper of CCC. He stated that this lane held a footpath status (footpath No.12) and that he could not sanction any vehicular access to this lane.
- Play Area - New Equipment: The application for Lottery funding is now complete and will be submitted shortly. The Sports & Recreation Committee has agreed verbally to contribute to the funding of this project.
- Whiteway Drove - Enforcement Notice: The Clerk confirmed with CCC that the removal of waste materials is continuing. CCC continue to monitor progress.
Correspondence received re access to "Allotment Plot", Mill Hill: It has been brought to the Parish Council's attention that access to an allotment plot on Mill Hill is being denied by the owners of Stocks Mill. It is the Parish Council's hope that this will not escalate and can be resolved in an amicable way. The Clerk will write to the owners of Stocks Mill to express the Parish Council's concern.
Meeting re share of Police Community Support Officer - 18/2/04: Mrs Sandra Wilson agreed to attend this meeting.
Recreation Ground - dealing with mole hills: The Clerk has obtained prices for the work needed to clear the area of moles. Following discussion, the Clerk was asked to clarify some of the details.
The Wildlife Trusts - renewal of subscription: The question was asked as to the benefits of subscribing to this organisation. The Clerk will check on this. Referred to next meeting.
Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial: This was agreed.
Final Confirmation of Precept for 2005/05: This was agreed at £11,000 - no increase on last year.
Correspondence Received: This was reported to the meeting.
Accounts for Payment: These were agreed.
The Barn, 1A Mill Hill - proposed two-storey rear extension to form dining room below the master bedroom above, along with additions and alterations internally. There were no objections to this application.
Any Other Business:
A request to install a grit bin at the bottom of Fairview Grove has been received. It was felt that perhaps the moving of the current one to mid-way might be a solution rather than adding another grit bin. The Parish Council would welcome the views of the residents of Fairview Grove on this. Please contact the Clerk. The Clerk will again approach CCC Highways about repair works needed to the footpath on Rogers Road from the speed sign up to the main road. Complaints about dog-fouling have been received. Reminder notice below.
The meeting closed at 9.50pm
Open Question Time:
Further information and discussions with reference to the allotment plot on Mill Hill.
The next Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday, 11thMarch 2004 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.