Parish Council Minutes 9th May 2018
Greetham Parish Council Minutes Wednesday May 9th 2018
Greetham Community Centre @7.30 pm
Members: Mr K. Edward (Chair); Mrs J. Denyer (Vice- Chair); Mr P. Hitchcox (PH); Mr D.Hodson (DH); Mrs A. Jenkins (AJ); Mrs R. Marshall (RM); Dr R. Oakes (RO).
Members of the public in attendance: 22
Comments: drains at top of Thistleton Lane
RCC Complaint procedure
Rutland Times article from 10 years ago.
Apologies for absence
Greetham Parish Council have received the resignation of Mrs S. Begy. The Chair thanked her for the work undertaken during her time as a Councillor.
Disclosure of interests in items on the agenda
Approval of minutes from April 3th 2018
Church Lane signage. The request for signage regarding HGV access has been forwarded to RCC Highways.
Church roof restoration. GPC are not able to contribute to this work as it is legally forbidden for PC funds to be spend on Church projects.
Black Horse. RCC have responded that there is a planning permission attached to this property so there is a responsibility on them to ensure that the site is safe.
Road and path near quarry. RCC have further intervened and are investigating the maintenance of the road within the quarry which may impact on the highway.
Street lighting. Further investigations highlight key areas where Main Street needs additional lighting. Next steps: Ascertain costings. Action: Clerk
Clerk’s salary review. Clerk left the room. Clerk’s salary to be increased to £2500 per annum. Proposed KE Seconded: JD Carried unanimously
Playground Project ring fenced funds. All grant monies paid by RCC and ring-fenced for this project have now been paid out.
Defib pads – £30 plus VAT plus £3.00 postage
Proposed PH Seconded: RM
Request for donation towards instillation of CCTV at Community Centre.
Proposed £2000. Proposed : JD Seconded: RO carried unanimously
Annual electricity bill: £322.83 (RCC) Proposed: KE Seconded: JDcarried unanimously
Came and Company : £530.52 (Insurance) Proposed: KE Seconded: RMCarried unanimously
LRALC renewal : £242.35 Proposed: DH Seconded: PH Carried unanimously
Planning – all planning applications can be accessed on the RCC website
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
2017/1185/FUL 30, Main Street. Approved (conditions as stated on decision notice)
2018/0072/FUL Old Greetham Inn. Approved.
2018/0071/LBA 31, Main Street. Approved.
Updating of Focus Group public membership terms in Standing Orders.
Amendment of Greetham Parish Council Focus Groups Terms of Reference.
Both to be bought to the June meeting. Action: DH
Bench Focus Group. One bench is ready and awaiting placement. Half way up Lane – 3 Parish Councillors will meet to decide position as soon as possible. Action: PH
For information: Benches on Village Green now cleaned.
Traffic Focus Group Meeting report. Data collection to take place. Action: PH
Local Plan/ Neighbourhood Plan
Draft local plan date is due for publication at the end of this month.
Consultation exercise on St George’s Barracks development commencing May 11th.
A six week programme of work is commencing on May 21st.
Floods, sewers and surface water / Conservation and environmental issues
Drains near Old School and drainage opposite Garden Centre site have both been reported.
Lorries in lay by. Query to Highways. Action: Clerk
Smoke emissions. Only 1 report received since the last meeting.
Heating. Work commences on the instillation of a new heating system on May 22nd.
Playground. Work commences on May 21st.
Documents circulated before this meeting: Data Protection Policy and Data Breach Policy. Proposed accepted subject to agreement of content by Ward Member. Proposed: KE Seconded PH Carried unanimously
Dates for future meetings
Correspondence and Communication
Leicestershire Mineral Waste
29th May Parish Forum.
11th May Masterplan Workshop (St George’s Barracks) JD to attend.
Email from resident – Northbrook Close builders car park regarding the debris, noise and antisocial behaviours of vehicle owners and the legality of the use of the land as a car park. RCC Enforcement Officer response: the debris is the responsibility of the land owner to clear; the car park is acceptable use of the land whilst construction is underway after which the hard core must be removed; noise and behaviour issues will be addressed.
Parish Forum minutes (distributed in advance)
Langham Parish Council. Request for information regarding dog walking restrictions.
Reports from outside bodies
KE/JD Meeting with Director for Places (Environment, Planning and transport) and Ward Member on 2/5/18. Issues discussed: B668;Community Centre; Neighbourhood Plan and Local Plan.
Tree Warden symposium planned for May 17th
Items for a future agenda
Date for Autumn village clean up. November 3rd 2018
Parish Council quarterly magazine
Date of next meeting –
Monday June 4th