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March 2011

Thursday 3rd March 2011, 7.30pm, Sir John Moore Community Building Appleby Magna

Present: -   Cllrs P Hemmerdinger (Chairman), J Quimby,
M Hemmerdinger,
Clerk Mrs Lindsay Swinfield, Police x 2, Members of the public x 4

Open forum for members of the public and press

Mr Pott queried a TPO (Tree Preservation Order) that had been part of a planning application consultation raised at a previous meeting – the Parish Council had not made any comment re the application.  The Chairman outlined the process and procedures followed by a Parish Council and these were endorsed by the Clerk.  A Parish Council is limited to consultation re planning applications, it does not have any powers of decision.

Mr David Bligh gave a brief demonstration of some of the exhibition material to be displayed on Saturday 5th March showing the outcome of the Thermal Imaging project – this was very interesting.

1118    Apologies – Cllrs Morris, Colver

1119    Declarations of Interest to Items on Agenda – Nil

1120    Declarations of Amendment to the Register of Interests – Nil

1121    Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held 3rd February 2011 were endorsed and signed.

1122    Decisions Taken Under Delegated Powers - Nil

1123    Police / Neighbourhood Watch Matters
a.         PC Chloe Canning reported that on 23rd February 2011 a burglary had taken place and was being investigated, and criminal damage to a field gate on Measham Road had been reported.  The Police left the meeting.
b.         Please ring 0116 2222222 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 to report suspicious behaviour or crimes.

1124    Planning Consultations
a.         11/00119/FUL, Pavilion, Recreation Ground Bowleys Lane, retention of sports pavilion (renewal of temporary planning permission ref:  01085) – no comment.
b.         11/00146/OUT, 10 Rectory Lane, land adjacent, erection of one detached dwelling with associated car parking and turfing (outline, access, layout and scale) – object on grounds that the planned dwelling is too close to neighbouring property, would like to see comments from neighbours in first instance.
c.         11/00145/FUL, 97 Top Street, change of use to outside storage of materials for commercial purposes and formation of landscaped bund – no comment.
d.         11/00138/LBC, 26 Top Street, creation of French doors on the gable end and a new internal opening between kitchen and utility room (listed building) – no comment.
e.         11/00174/TCA, St Michaels Church, Church Street, works to 2 no. trees in conservation area – no comment.

1125    Planning Decision Notices
a.         25 Didcott Way, removal of existing conservatory and construction of a two storey rear extension – granted.

1126    Chairman’s Report – nil to report

1127    Allotment Matters
a.         Following a brief discussion, all agreed to revise the Tenancy agreement to include the tenants signature and date – copy to be returned to the Clerk for filing.  All allotment plots have been allocated.

1128    Footpaths, Hedgerows & Street Matters
a.         A signpost pointing to the Sir John Moore School would be useful; Highways have objected, but   would perhaps allow a noticeboard – the Clerk to clarify this further with Cllr Morris.

1129    Recreation Ground & Street Furniture Matters – Nil to report

1130    Correspondence - Nil          

1131    Approval of Financial Statements & Payments
a.         The cheque list and bank reconciliation were reviewed and approved.
b.         Scribe Financial Database changes – the database has been changed and upgraded, necessitating a re-start of the cost codes and cost centres – the Clerk has carried this out ready for the new        financial year. 
c.         The Thermal Imaging Project has been completed and the payment applied for.
d.         Approve Internal Auditor for 2011 – in order to meet government auditing standards a new Internal Auditor has to be approved; the Clerk recommended Mr Ian Fraser who currently audits for several Parish Councils – all agreed that the Clerk write to Mr Fraser asking if he would act as Internal Auditor for Appleby Magna Parish Council.

1132    Stone Pit Land Charity
a.         NWLDC’s legal department has written to the Parish Council offering to prepare a Deed stating that any and all residual rights and liabilities of the District Council (including the right to receive rent under the agricultural leases, and any others should they exist) are transferred to the Parish Council).  They will take steps to ensure that the charity, and any duties to appoint trustees etc, also sits with the Parish.  The Deed will state that the Parish will assist NWLDC in this process if necessary.

            The Parish Council will discuss this further at the April meeting as this needs very careful consideration and legal assistance before any decision is taken.

1133    Ideas for written piece – Parish News Line
a.         The Parish Council and the Church are working together with Leicestershire County Council to fund tree improvement works in the closed Churchyard in the village.
b.         The Sir John Moore Foundation and other willing volunteers have set up a group called the Big Plan Working Group – whose main aim is to not only successfully utilise existing buildings and facilities but to create a new building at the rear of the existing building – the Parish Council is pleased to be part of the voluntary involvement of this group.
c.         There has been a burglary in the village which is currently being investigated, and criminal damage to a field gate has been reported.

1134    Urgent Items - nil

Cllr Hemmerdinger proposed the meeting move into confidential – all agreed.  Members of the public left the meeting.

Cllr P Hemmerdinger proposed the meeting move out of confidential – all agreed.

The meeting ended at  08.25 pm

Date of next meeting:  Annual Parish Meeting followed by Parish Council Meeting: April 7th 2011 – 7.30pm, The Stables Community room, Sir John Moore School

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