Meeting July 5th 2021
Parish Council Meeting at Edingale Village Hall
Agenda available below
The meeting will take place using social distancing measures
MEETING OF EDINGALE PARISH COUNCIL
Monday 5th July 2021 at 7.30 at Edingale Village Hall
-  To receive and approve apologies.
-  To receive any Declarations of Interests.
-  To approve the draft Minutes of the Meeting of 7th June 2021.
-  To hold the public session.
-  To receive the Clerk’s Report.
-  To consider any planning matters.
-  To approve an updated Health and Safety Policy.
-  To consider CCTV suggestion.
-  To receive Councillors’ reports.
-  To receive correspondence.
-  To receive a Financial Report.
-  To approve payments on the payment schedule.
-  To consider outcomes of the Clerk’s appraisal (confidential item).
-  Date of next meeting (Monday 6th September).
EDINGALE PARISH COUNCIL
DRAFT MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Meeting of the Parish Council
held on Monday 5th July 2021
at 7.30 pm, at Edingale Village Hall
Cllr Startin (Chair)
Present: Mrs M Jones, Clerk.
43.To receive and approve apologies
Cllr Lacey had apologised, his apology was accepted.
44.To receive any Declarations of Interest
- To approve the draft Minutes of the meeting of 7th June 2021 The Minutes were approved and signed by the Chair.
46. To hold the public session
No members of the public had attended.
47.To receive the Clerk’s report
Most of the potholes in Pessall Lane had been filled and the Highways team would be thanked for doing the work.
One nomination for honours had been submitted, and further information would be obtained on another nominee.
The Clerk had contacted the Wildlife Trust about litter at Croxall Lakes, they had agreed to improve signage and would be offered help with providing a litter bin.
The Lichfield Diocese had been contacted about the ownership of the footway in Church Lane and would make further investigation of the historical records.
The Parish Council had been informed that the Chetwynd Bridge resurfacing works had been delayed until April 2022 to obtain further permissions for work to the historic structure.
PCSO Costas had been contacted about drug dealing activity and this had ceased in the location giving concern.
The Highways officer had been reminded about the queries about village name signs and would answer these shortly.
48.To consider any planning matters
New application: 21/01129/FUL Mease Meadows – Erection of farm building with associated parking, fencing and gates to form separate area for dog kennels: Councillors discussed the application for a dog breeding building and had no objection other than a concern about possible noise from barking dogs which may cause a nuisance to nearby properties, and would request mitigation measures.
|20/01005/FUL The Barn, Mill Lane||COU to live/work unt||Approved|
|20/01278 Woodside Barn, Mill Lane||conversion of garage, link section, carport||Approved|
|2001325/6 6 Holding, Pessall Lane||extension of cow shed||Approved|
|21/0277/COU Woodside Barn, Mill Lane||Change of use of part of paddock||Approved|
|21/00475/FUH The Old Post Office||Removal of porch, 2 storey extension, replacement of conservatory||Pending consideration|
|21/00500/FUL 5 Holding, Pessall Lane||Replacement of barn||Pending|
|21/00553/FUH 12 Church Lane||Single storey extension||Approved|
|21/01032/ 7 Rowley Close||Conversion of garage||Pending|
Planning Appeal at Glebefields, Mill Lane; The Clerk would check the outcome of the appeal on Lichfield’s website and inform the Councillors.
Further documents were available on the Staffordshire County Council Orgreave application. No further comments would be sent. This would shortly go to Planning Committee.
Consultation on the Lichfield Local Plan 2040 had begun. The information had been circulated to Councillors and added to the website.
- To approve an updated Health and Safety Policy
The Health and Safety policy was approved.
- To consider CCTV suggestion
It had recently been suggested that village CCTV would be a solution to minor vandalism. This had been considered some years ago, and as then the issues of poor internet connection, data protection concerns and operating difficulties made this impractical. The Parish Council would not proceed with this.
- To receive Councillors’ Reports
Cllr Cliffe asked whether the contractor could mow around the Croxall Road sign.
Cllr Meikle asked for HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend to be considered at the next meeting. Information on this would be shared with the Village Hall.
Cllrs Mason and Purkess would share useful information from the recent Councillor training sessions at the next meeting.
- To receive correspondence
Lichfield District Council news items including public realm improvements, recycling options; the information had been posted on the Parish Council website.
Village Hall events had been displayed in the notice board
Mike Deegan Consulting, funding advice service, to be shared with the Village Hall
Support Staffordshire free training sessions; these would be advertised locally
Resident and Mary Howard School regarding traffic concerns; these concerns would be raised with Staffordshire Highways
Resident regarding the removal of the tarmac previously dumped on the layby near the bridge at the Harlaston Road/ Scotland Lane junction.
- To receive a Financial Report
A bank reconciliation was given. The current account stood at £20,183; capital totalled £69,077.
The Audit had been completed and the required information published on the website and notice board to comply with audit regulations regarding public rights.
54.To approve the payments on the payment schedule
Mrs M Jones, salary and expenses, £259.16;
Village Gardeners, June mowing, £490.46;
Wilson Traditional Farming, bridge repair, £921.42 revenue
It was RESOLVED to approve the payments, Cllr Purkess would authorise these.
- To consider outcomes of the Clerk’s appraisal (confidential item)
It was RESOLVED to increase the Clerk’s hours to 5 per week to reflect extra work maintaining the website. The salary would rise by 4 salary scale points as an appraisal had not been held for some years, and a pension contribution of 3% would be made.
56.Date of next meeting
Monday 6th September, 7.30 at Edingale Village Hall
The meeting closed at 8.30 p.m.