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April 2007

Thurs 5th April 2007

 Present: - Chairman Mr J Quimby , Vice Chairman Mr K Colver , Mr P Hemmerdinger, Mrs M Hemmerdinger, Mrs E Jeffrey & Mrs D Morris 
Mrs Turner’s Representatives

2512    Minutes

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held 1st March 2007 were read and endorsed.  

2513    Public Question Time - None 

2514    Declarations Of Amendment To The Register Of Interests - None. 

2515    Declaration Of Interest To Items On Agenda – None. 

2516    Decisions Taken Under Delegated Powers

Cllr Colver  agreed to purchase 20 extra saplings to fill gaps in allotment hedgerow. 

2517    Planning Consultations

07/00393/FUL – 1 Meadowbrook Court – erection of single storey rear ext. to form conservatory – no objections.

07/00262/FUL – 8 Black Horse Hill – erection of single storey side ext, installation of dormer windows & external alterations (amended scheme) – a third letter of objection to be sent to NWLDC as Parish Council agreed the scheme would lead to a loss of privacy for a close neighbour (a letter had been received from the close neighbour objecting to the proposal due to loss of privacy, which Mrs Turner’s representatives endorsed).

07/00455/FUL – Plot 1, Westminster Ind. Est., Measham – erection of industrial units with offices, car parking/servicing & landscaping (views sought as it may affect land within the Parish) – a letter of concern to be sent to NWLDC pointing out the large increase in traffic including heavy goods (due to the size of the proposed buildings) which would have to pass by and through Appleby Parva and Appleby Magna (due to weight restrictions in Measham).  Letter to request all waste water disposal proposals do not affect brook running through Appleby Magna. 

2518    Planning Decision Notices

07/00151/FUL – 223 Tamworth Road – erection of two storey side ext. - granted            

07/00114/FUL – 8 Rectory Lane – erection of single storey ext. to front to form garage, conservatory & study – refused

07/00141/FUL – 5 Wren Close – erection of 2 x two storey side exts. – granted

07/00126/FUL – The Barn, 7 Duck Lake – erection of single storey rear ext. – granted  Noted. 

2519    Approval Of Budget And Financial Statements

1st April 06 to 18th March 07 budget & financial statements - Approved.

2520    Accounts For Payment

Karen Stirk – Clerk's Payment – 1st March to 31st March 07 - £282.43

Karen Stirk – Expenses for February 07 - £15.16

Appleby Magna Cricket Club – Maintenance of Recreation Ground - £579.10 (agreed March meeting)

1st Appleby Magna with Measham Scout Group – Donation - £50 (agreed March meeting)

Leics. & Rutland Playing Fields Association – Subscription - £10

J A Robinson – Grnd Maintenance cuts 1,2 & 3 - £180.00

ESPO – Laminator - £89.30 (The grant from L.C.C. to pay for this item  now received)

P R Horticultural Services Limited – A.M.C.C. mower repairs - £683.17 (it was agreed to pay this invoice on behalf of Appleby Magna Cricket Club due to the club maintaining the Recreation Ground and were to make a substantial contribution towards the cost of repair).

It was agreed for the clerk to purchase a computer to replace a failing system

2521    Proposed One – Way System on part of Church Street

The Chairman read a response received from Leicestershire County Council about the proposed one-way system on part of Church Street, which suggested a voluntary one way system at school times.  It was agreed the problem was due to the narrow lanes and therefore a 24 hour problem.  The clerk to write a strong letter to Dept. of Highways at L.C.C. informing of the recent near accidents due to school buses and large vehicles unable to pass safely on very narrow lanes and using grass verges, Parish Council still wish to have a one way system.  It was also agreed to contact NWLDC street environment about the poor parking on bends and corners at school dropping off and picking up times. 

2522    Review Clerk’s Remuneration

Recommended by the National Association of Local Councils and Society of Local Council Clerks an increase to the clerk’s salary as of April 2007, the Parish Council agreed.

2523    L.C.C. Partnership Funding for Rural Bus Shelters / Refurbishing Funding

It was agreed to request funding for refurbishment of the village bus shelter.

 2524    Allotment & Hedgerow Matters

The Chairman reported the rat situation on the allotments was improving due to the work carried out by the Pest Control Officer from NWLDC.  The Parish Council agreed to send a third letter to owners of an overgrown hedgerow, overhanging the Hall Yard footpath. 

Details were passed to the clerk about the owners of Bowleys Lane badly cut hedge, so that a letter could be sent requesting the hedge top be cut back and tidied.

Following boundary disputes/queries it was agreed to register the allotment gardens. Clerk to obtain the cost of registering all Parish Council land from the solicitors.  Cllr Colver requested the clerk write to Highways at L.C.C. to request the Hall Yard footpath be cleaned due to the weeds overgrowing the path and causing it to be slippy under foot.  Cllr. Jeffrey to inform the clerk about all sheds and greenhouses on the allotments, to check all had permission.  Concern was raised about the use of trickle hoses on the allotments; it was agreed to write to all allotment holders informing the use of  trickle hoses is not allowed. 

2525    Ideas for Written Piece - Parish News Line

a)         Continued vandalism to the children’s play area on the Recreation ground.

2526    Urgent Items

Planning Consultation - 07/00508/FUL – 8 Rectory Lane – erection of two storey ext. to rear & external alterations to dwelling (revised scheme) – no objections but letter to request all building materials in keeping with existing. 

Wall between Appleby Magna surgery/48a Top Street - Letter received from a concerned resident about the replacement of an old brick wall with a fence.  It was agreed to inform Measham Medical Centre that the wall is within the conservation area and consultation and approval from the Conservation Officer would have to be sought prior to any works being carried out.  Concerned resident to be kept informed. 


Ms K. Stirk (Clerk to the Parish Council)   

10th April 2007

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