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September 2005

Thursday 1st September 2005

Present: - Mr J Quimby – Chairman, Mr K Colver – Vice Chairman,
Mrs E Jeffrey, Mr P Hemmerdinger and Mrs D. Morris  

Apologies: - Mrs M Hemmerdinger

2184    Minutes

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held 4th August 2005 were read and endorsed.

2185    Public Question Time


2186    Declarations Of Amendment To The Register Of Interests


2187    Declaration Of Interest To Items On Agenda


2188    Decisions Taken Under Delegated Powers


2189    Police Matters

Apologies for no police presence at the meeting were received from Police Inspector N. Straughan.  He requested all Parish Council meeting dates in order to improve the police attendance. 

2190    Presentations by Visitors


2191    Planning Applications

05/01239/FUL - Jasmine Cottage, 24 Snarestone Lane – insertion of two dormer windows – no objections

05/01227/FUL – 58 Top Street – erection of first floor extension – no objections

05/01267/AGD – Redhill Farm, 97 Top Street – erection of agricultural building – letter of objection to N.W.L.D.C.

05/01265/FUL – 20 Black Horse Hill – erection of single storey rear extension (incl. demolition of existing rear extension) – no objections 

2192    Planning Decision Notices

05/00932/FUL – 39 Top Street – insertion of rear dormer window - granted           

05/00941/FUL – 33 St. Michael's Drive – erection of single storey front & side ext. & conversion of existing garage to living accommodation - granted


2193    Approval Of Budget And Financial Statements

1st April 05 to 18th August 05 budget & financial statements


2194    Accounts For Payment

Karen Stirk – Clerk's Payment – 1st August to 31st August 05 - £282.43

Karen Stirk – 4 months increase salary back pay - £61.72

Karen Stirk – Expenses for July 05 - £10.39 

All cheques agreed and signed. 

2195    Request From Marlene Reid Centre For Parish Councillor To Attend Volunteer Centre Rural Road Show on 19th October 2005 at St. John Moore School

The Parish Councillors agreed to attend where possible and an article be put in the Parish News Line offering transport for villagers who otherwise may not be able to attend.  Also, details of the event to be passed to the W.I. and Welcome Club.

2196    Letter Received From Appleby Magna Cricket Club        

Proposals to improve cricket facilities on the recreation ground were discussed and it was agreed there were no objections to the changes if they did not affect other recreation ground users or footpath. 

2197    State Of Brook Next To Crown Inn

The Parish Council discussed debris in the brook and meshing at the side of the brook and agreed a letter be sent to the resident responsible requesting it be cleared.  Concerns were raised about possible blocking and damage to the culvert with the onset of Autumn/Winter.  The letter to include a reminder about the height of fencing allowed without the need for planning permission. 

2198    Request From BCTV For Hedge Laying Requirements & Problem of Overgrown Hedges

It was agreed to forward BCTV details to the Parochial Church Council.

A complaint had been received about an overgrown hedge in Botts Lane over hanging the highway, as the owner is not known to the Parish Council it was agreed to contact the District Council.  An overhanging hedge in New Street was reported which is normally cut on a regular basis, therefore, it was agreed to monitor the situation.

2199    'Local Works' Campaign For The Sustainable Communities Bill

The Parish Council discussed a request for support from the ‘Local Works’ campaign. It was agreed to support the bill but wished to inform them more commitments would require adequate resources. 

2200    Recreation Ground Play Equipment

It was reported the newly installed play train was unstable due to older children rocking the equipment.  It was agreed to contact the manufacturers urgently about securing the structure.

2201    Order of the British Empire Recommendation

The Parish Council agreed to the recommendation and requested the clerk obtain more details for the next meeting.

2202    Ideas for Written Piece - Parish News Line

The Parish Council agreed to put in the Parish News Line the following points: -

a) Parish Councillors to offer transportation to residents wishing to visit the Volunteer Centre Rural Road Show at the Sir John Moore School.

b) Request to villagers to report to the police any vandalism.

2203    Urgent Items 

(Taken as urgent to response times)

Planning Consultations

05/01316/FUL – 7 Bowleys Lane – erection of single storey front extension and alterations – no objections

Ms K. Stirk
Clerk to the Parish Council

4th September 2005

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