Meeting 4th May 2020 - online
The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 which came into force on 4 April permit remote meetings of Local Councils.
1. To receive and approve apologies.
2. To receive any Declarations of Interests.
3. To approve the Minutes of the meeting of 2nd March 2020.
4. To adjourn the meeting, to hold the Public Session. To reconvene the meeting.
5. To receive the Clerk’s report.
6. To consider planning matters: 20/00518/PND, Glebefields, Mill Lane, change of use of agricultural building to a two bedroom dwelling house. 20/00560/LBC | Works to listed building to enable the full refurbishment and repair of Chetwynd Bridge
7. To receive Councillors’ Reports.
8. To receive the Financial Report.
9. To approve payments on the payment schedule.
10. Date of next meeting – Monday 1st June 2020.
EDINGALE PARISH COUNCIL
DRAFT MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Meeting of the Parish Council
held on Monday 4th May 2020
at 7.30 pm, online.
Cllr Startin (Chair)
Present: Mrs M Jones, Clerk.
1. To receive and approve apologies
Cllr Cliffe had been unable to join the meeting. Apology approved.
2. To receive any Declarations of Interest
3. To approve the Minutes of the meeting of 2nd March 2020
The Minutes were approved and would be signed by the Chair when the Council next met at the Village Hall.
4. To adjourn the meeting, to hold the Public Session and to reconvene the meeting.
No members of the public had attended.
5. To receive the Clerk’s Report
Pumping station query – Severn Trent had responded that the well had been cleared of silt, the pump was replaced some years ago and there was no evidence of problems.
Rowley Close open space – crown lifting of the trees had been completed. A suggestion from residents to plant more trees would be considered on a future agenda as views on this varied. As the edges of the path were overgrown Cllr Startin would arrange for weed killer to be sprayed.
Covid-19 outbreak – events including Best Kept Village had been cancelled and the Village Hall and play park had been closed. Leaflets had been delivered informing households of the contact details of volunteers willing to help with delivery of essentials for those who were self isolating. Many had helped their neighbours and the Parish Council was grateful for this.
Right of Way at the end of Pessall Lane – a resident had advised Cllr Purkess that someone had put up a notice saying that the path was closed due to Covid-19; they had reported this to the County Council Rights of Way team. Insurance – renewal was due on 1st June.
Website – this had been updated with policy documents and an accessibility statement had been added to comply with new regulations.
Ambulance Service – no response yet to query about route during flooding.
A resident had suggested painting a rainbow on the road by the school to thank the NHS; Cllrs felt it would be distracting for drivers, Highways would not allow this. Enquiries would be made about putting up a flag or banner.
6. To consider any planning matters Applications:
20/00518/PND Glebefields, Mill Lane Change of use of agricultural building to a two bedroom dwelling house Although there was no objection comments on the drive and access would be sent to Planning.
20/00560/LBC Chetwynd Bridge Works to listed building to enable the full refurbishment and repair of Chetwynd Bridge Concerns about the width of the proposed single carriageway, the duration of road closures and delays to emergency services would be sent. No objection.
7. To receive Councillors’ Reports
Cllr Lacey referred to gas bottles left in front of the Black Horse pub again. The Clerk was asked to write to the owner pointing out that they should be chained up or moved for safety reasons.
Cllr Mason would purchase plants when local garden centres reopened. He also reported that bridge supports on a public footpath were rotted and this would need to be reported.
Cllr Startin said the pothole at the end of Croxall Road/Catton Road had been repaired but there was a further one to report on the way to Catton.
8. To receive the Financial Report (a) Bank reconciliation; £6885 had been brought forward and the precept of £14,000 had been received; the current account currently stood at £18,977. (b) The 2019-20 end of financial year accounts had been circulated; the performance against budget showed that administration costs were higher due to taxi payments, asset costs were higher due to the car park payment. (c) The total capital fund stood at £68,577. £49.82 had been received in half year interest from the Coop Bank. Interest rates had now been reduced. (d) Audit Forms had been received from Mazars and sent to the Internal Auditor. When returned and approved at the full Council they would be submitted to Mazars for external audit.
9. To approve the payments on the payment schedule Mrs M Jones, salary and expenses £259.62; Holy Trinity Church, further donation £400; The Village Gardeners, mowing £458.50; Stuart Phillips, tree surgery (3 visits) £625 RESOLVED to approve the payments.
The following payments made since the previous meeting were also approved;
Margaret Jones March salary/expenses 322.56
Holy Trinity Church Churchyard Donation 500.00
Acorn Taxis March 251.53
SPCA Annual Subs 198.00
Eon Christmas Lights 9.24
Prontaprint Printing 36.00
Edingale Village Hall Annual Room hire 132.00
Village Gardeners March mowing 458.50
10. Date of next meeting; Monday 1st June 2020, 7.30pm
The meeting closed at 8.20 p.m.