Parish Council Minutes 2nd October 2017

        Greetham Parish Council Minutes Monday 2nd October 2017

Members Present : Mr K. Edward (Chair); Mrs J. Denyer (Vice- Chair) Mr P. Hitchcox; Dr R. Oakes; Mrs Ann Jenkins; Mrs S. Begy; Mrs R. Marshall.

In attendance: 2 members of the public

GPC thank the villagers who attended the RCC roadshow and following Village Meeting

 

1.

Apologies for absence

Chair

 

David Hodson (representing Greetham PC at the Parish Forum)

 

2

Disclosure of interests in items on the agenda

Chair

 

None given

 

3.

Approval of minutes from September 14th 2017

Chair

 

Proposed: JD      Seconded:  PH      Carried unanimously

 

4.

Matters arising

Chair

 

Ongoing

Church Lane meeting: Traffic Focus Group. The Traffic Focus Group suggest a letter is sent to residents of Church Lane/Shepherds Lane. For the November agenda.  

Grass/ verge cutting 2018. Apologies have been received from RCC and progress promised

Bench permits. Application forms have been acknowledged by RCC. In the interim obtain quotes for bases. Action: Clerk

From September meeting

RCC response to request to intervene with Environmental Agency (smoke emissions). Action: Ward Member

Western Power response to request for information. Contact details provided. Highways to be contacted regarding continued works in Church Lane.

 

 

 

 

5.

Finance

Chair

 

For information:

Annual Audit 2016/2017 completed

Most of the lamp post poppies have been sponsored.

 

For approval:

LRALC Membership £113  Proposed: KE  Seconded: JD  Carried unanimously

Grant Agreement between RCC and GPC. Paperwork has been received. Propose that GPC agree to Chair signing this document on behalf of GPCwith Vice Chair as second signatory. An electronic copy will be sent to all councillors when the final version is agreed.  Proposed:  RM    Seconded: SB      Carried unanimously.

 

6.

Planning – all planning applications can be accessed on the RCC website

Chair

 

6.1 Information/ clarification from Planning Enforcement Officerregarding:

Old Post Office, Main Street. A meeting arranged between RCC and the property owner is postponed until 22/10/17. An update will be given at this time.

 

66a Main Street.  Revised plans to be requested from RCC.

 

Hooby Lane Quarry is reported to have one pile over height which is continuing to be reduced. GPC to inform RCC of their continued concerns.

 

 

2017 /0769/CAT 3a, Great Lane. Fell Horse Chestnut. RCC have placed aTree Preservation Order on this tree.

 

2017/0903 /CAT 33, Main Street. Fell Atlas Cedar. 33,Main Street

Comment to be placed on planning page as suggested by tree wardenfollowing a site visit. 

 

2017/0278/FUL Ram Jam Inn. Grant Planning Permission. A full list of conditions attached to this is available on www.greethamrutland.com

 

Update of “Rutland local Plan 2016 - 2036, Local Plan Review, Consultation Draft Plan, July 2017” All documentation available on www.greethamrutland.com

PC response submitted. Report from Village Meeting included with additional photographic evidence, and including a query regarding permitted distance betweenhousing and intensive poultry farming. Additional photograph also submitted of evidence of drains overflowing.

 

Communication regarding darkness of mortar used at the Lovells development reported to RCC. All councillors request further communication with RCC.

 

 

7

Focus groups.

Chair

 

Positive comments have been received regarding the dog waste dispensers. An addition bin is awaiting instillation.

 

8.

Playground Project 

Chair

 

Lottery funds/ Biffa/ WREN will be approached for grants and funding. WREN stipulate that 10.7% is required from a third party to support any grant allocation. A letter from GPC agreeing to this stipulation is required.Proposed:  PH     Seconded: SB. Carried unanimously.

GPC to inform CC, as tenants, of Health and Safety requirements for the playground.

 

9

Floods, sewers and surface water / Conservation and environmental  issues

Chair

 

Hedge removal at Garden Centre development at Lovells. Police are dealing with the criminal action aspect and RCC dealing with replacement.

 

10

Community Centre Update

Chair

 

No meeting since last GPC. KE to attend next meeting.

 

11

Welcome Visit

Chair

 

All up to date

 

12

Village Clean Up

Chair

 

Date 28th October 10.00am at the Community Centre. All volunteers welcome.

This will be promoted on Facebook. Action: Clerk 25 risk assessment sheets (A5) are required. Action: DH

 

13

Correspondence and Communication 

Chair

 

Email from resident regarding tree on un-adopted road. Confirmation regarding specific tree has now been received. Response from GPC: this tree is on private land. Suggest landowner is contacted by resident.

FOI responses. DH to be consulted regarding further action.

RCC School policy review. 

 

 

14 

Reports from outside bodies

Chair

 

28/9/17 RCC Planning training. Attended by KE/JD/ Clerk. GPC to request Ward Member to lobby MP regarding the Neighbourhood Plan and PIP.Rutland. 

PH attended ‘Future of Social care in Rutland’ seminar.

 

15

Items for a future agenda

Chair

 

 

 

16.

Date of next meeting – Monday 6th November 2017-

 

 

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