EAST KESWICK PARISH COUNCIL

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 26TH JULY 2016.

 

POLICE AND RESIDENTS FORUM No Police or residents attended. 

 

PRESENT Cllrs Batty, Pentith, Warren and Lord.

 

APOLOGIES  Cllrs Ogden, Bailey and Davies.                      

 

DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY AND OTHER INTERESTS. The Chairman declared an interest in Finance 1(f).

 

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON JUNE  28TH 2016.These were approved with a few amendments.

 

MATTERS ARISING

1.Long Term Lease requested by Collingham Junior Football Club. The Clerk had written to Harry Moores as proposed by the Chairman but had received no reply. It was agreed that she should contact Paul Robinson once again and inquire as to whether he had made any progress. The Chairman offered to ask Cllr Ogden to speak to Harry Moores again.  

2. Parish Walks  Both the long and the short walks have now taken place.  

3.”Pavements are for People” Leaflets.The Clerk had been provided by Andy Birkbeck  with an online copy which Cllrs would have had to distribute themselves The Clerk was asked to go back to Susan Mac Clachan and ask whether the PCSOs could deliver them.  

4.Storage of Bunting.  Cllr Pentith wasn't certain it would be possible for it to be stored at the Methodist chapel.  

5. Neighbourhood Plan    The Chairman reported that a number of comments have been received and will be reviewed by the committee on August 31st.

6. State of Ginnel between Main Street and Church Drive.  This is currently in good condition but work will be required on it before the winter. The Clerk was asked to write to the residents with properties backing on to the ginnel asking them to keep their hedges cut back hard.  Competitive quotations will be required for the path surface ,and she was asked to contact BTCV in the first instance and ask them to quote for a similar surface to that laid by them beside the tennis courts.

7.Playground- Further Comments from Moor Lane Residents and Work required following Playground Inspection .The Chairman had met one of the residents and discussed playground issues. The work proposed by Wicksteed Leisure had all been carried out by them.

8. Request for Bus Shelter opposite Duke of Wellington.  The Clerk reported that Metro had conducted a survey and found that there was insufficient usage to justify supplying a shelter.   

9.Newcomers' Lunch.  A Beer Festival had been arranged for October 1st, the date set for the Newcomers’ lunch. It was therefore agreed to defer the lunch until October 15th. Cllr Lord offered to place  an advert  in the Newsletter inviting all who have come to the village since May 2014  to contact the Clerk for details of the lunch.                                                                                                                                                    

10.Grass Cutting at Playground. The Clerk had reminded Mark Hullah of the Council’s concerns over grass cutting.  She was asked to write again asking for more details of the reasons for increased charges this year.

PLANNING

 

1.New Applications:  (a) 16/04271  and 16/04272- The old Parsonage- Proposed demolition of existing conservatory and WC ext., internal alterations, including structural openings and erection of a single storey rear extension.

It was resolved to make no objection.  

2.APPROVALS BY LCC:-

(a) 16/03064 – 67 Church Drive – Porch

(b) 16/02740 – 11A The Paddock – Ext.

 

FINANCE   

1.Bills for payment:-                                                     £ Net               VAT             Total

(a) J. Gallant – Salary & Expenses                             700.40                               700.40

(b) J. Gallant – Reimbursement Computer Help           25.00             5.00             30.00      

(c)HM Customs & Revenue – PAYE                          .161.60                               161.60

(d) Mr J. Priestley – Brushes for Painting Railings.

(e) EKVH – Rent                                                           55.00                                 55.00

(f) CMS – NP Production Work                                   340.00              68.00        408.00

(g) Wicksteed Leisure Ltd – Repairs                           351.50              70.30        421.80 

                                                                                                       

 N.B. ½ cost with BPC for (b)

It was resolved to pay the bills listed above.

 

CORRESPONDENCE AND NEW BUSINESS

1.Letter  re Speeding Traffic on Lumby Lane.   Cllrs have received a letter from  a Lumby Lane resident stating that she has had 3 cats killed on the Lane in the last 3 years, allegedly caused by speeding traffic. The Police had been informed and had carried out a couple of spot checks. She considers the 30mph signs to be too small, too infrequent, and generally ignored. She frequently  has vulnerable grandchildren to stay and fears that they are also at risk . She asks the Council to request speed calming measures. Cllrs discussed the problem but agreed to reply sympathising with the lady but regretting that there is nothing more to be done. Motorists can choose to ignore speeding restrictions and there is no way to enforce them.

MINOR MATTERS FOR DELEGATION TO CLERK/NEXT AGENDA

1.YW Problem at corner of Lumby Lane/ Main Street. The Clerk had been telephoned by the resident who had informed her of the problem a few weeks back . He has been informed by YW that they have not yet solved the problem completely and will need to return for a day’s work sometime after August 17. Provided there is not excessive rain between now and then the drain should continue to work satisfactorily.

2. Broken glass in Telephone Box The Clerk was asked to inform BT of this,

 

 

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