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April 2006

Thursday 6th April 2006 

Present: - Mr J Quimby – Chairman, Mr K Colver – Vice Chairman &
Mrs M Hemmerdinger   

Apologies: - Mrs E Jeffrey, Mrs D. Morris & Mr P Hemmerdinger 

2297     Minutes

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held 2nd March 2006 were read and endorsed.  

2298     Public Question Time

Mr Saunders informed the meeting that another lorry had become stuck on a tight corner in the village.  Mr Saunders suggested better road signage on the outskirts of the village be requested from NWLDC to inform lorry drivers of their best route to enter the village.  The Parish Council agreed with the request and asked the clerk to bring previous requests to the next meeting for further discussion. 

Mr Hine complained about the destruction of grass verges on Top Street.  It is believed most of the damage has been caused by vehicles parking on the verges and larger vehicles pulling onto the verges to pass parked vehicles.  The Parish Council requested the clerk bring previous paperwork to the next meeting so problem can be discussed further. 

Mr Hines reported a footpath sign had been vandalised, Mr Dunkelman agreed to pass contact details for L.C.C. footpaths department. 

Mrs Chapman requested traffic calming measures for the entrance to Didcott Way due to the dangerous speed that vehicles turn into the very wide entrance.  It was suggested the entrance be narrowed to slow traffic down, this seemed to work recently when the entrance had been temporarily narrowed by Severn Trent Water.  It was agreed by the Parish Council to request traffic calming be investigated by the Highways Department. 

2299     Declarations Of Amendment To The Register Of Interests


2300     Declaration Of Interest To Items On Agenda

Councillor Colver declared an interest to an item on the urgent agenda – request from Mr Colver to erect a greenhouse on his allotment plot. 

2301     Decisions Taken Under Delegated Powers

06/00319/FUL – 1 Garton Close – single storey rear extension – no objections

06/00360/FUL – Birds Hill House, 231 Tamworth Road – erection of single storey side extension – no objections        


2302     Police Matters

No officer present.

2303     Planning Applications

06/00415/FUL – 95 Tamworth Road – erection of two storey side extension, single storey rear extension, detached garage & ext. alterations to dwelling – letter to NWLDC request building materials in keeping with surroundings & Village Design Statement

06/00472/FUL – 38 Church Street – erection of detached double garage – no objections

06/00458/FUL – 4 Botts Lane – erection of part single/part two storey ext. to rear – letter to NWLDC plans retrospective?       

 2304     Planning Decision Notices

06/00173/TCA – 11 Black Horse Hill – removal of 9 lilac trees & 1 apple tree – granted

06/00084/FUL – 21 Old End – extensions & alterations – granted

06/00123/FUL – 26 Hillside - erection of rear conservatory, garage conversion & other alterations – granted


2305     Approval Of Budget And Financial Statements

1st April 05 to 18th March 06 budget & financial statements


2306     Accounts For Payment

Karen Stirk – Clerk's Payment – 1st March to 31st March 06 - £282.43

Karen Stirk – Expenses for February 06 - £14.31

L.R.A.P.L.C. – Annual subscription 2006/07 - £232.00

J A Robinson – Grd. Maint. Cut 1 – £60.00

Leics & Rutland Playing Fields Assoc. – Annual subscription - £10

Sartoris Products Limited – Maypole & Braids – £364.34

ESPO – Stencil paint & notelets - £31.75

All cheques agreed and signed. 

2307     Closed Churchyard Fallen Wall

Clerk informed the Parish Council that ownership of church wall had still not been established despite contacting Church House, Leicester.  It was agreed to write to church to investigate previous building work to the wall, as Parish Council had not been consulted, to shed light on ownership. Item to be on May agenda. 

2308     Request from A.M.C.C. – Practice Nets

A request had been received from Appleby Magna Cricket Club for the Parish Council to purchase new practice nets.  The Parish Council agreed to the request, with A.M.C.C. to contribute a large sum towards the cost. 

2309     Didcott Way Willow Tree - Pollarding?

A resident had complained about a willow tree on a communal green being severely cut and wished to know if the Parish Council had authorised the work.  The Parish Council was unaware of the work carried out but agreed the willow tree would flourish following the pollard. 

2310     Urgent Items   

(Taken as urgent due to response times) 

Request for Greenhouse on Allotment – Mr Colver

It was agreed to put this item on the May agenda. 

N.W.L.D.C. – 100 DAY – Street Scene Campaign 2006

NWLDC had requested details of any litter / dog fouling problems.  Clerk to complete form including A42 lay-by litter, fly tipping & dog fouling. 

Account for Payment J.A. Robinson – Ground Maintenance  Cut 2 - £60

Cheque agreed & signed. 

Planning Consultation 06/00496/TCA – Bramble Cottage, 22A Black Horse Hill – reduction in height of 1 x willow tree in conservation area

No objections


Ms K. Stirk
Clerk to the Parish Council

9th April 2006

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