Minutes 8th February 2017

MUCH MARCLE PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
Held in the Memorial Hall
On Wednesday 8th February 2017

Chairman T Weston
Councillors M Barber-Starkey, R Cotton, F Powell, A Taylor

Also Present D Baldwin Clerk to the Council
Cllr B Durkin Ward Member
1 member of the public

1. Apologies for absence – Apologies were received and accepted for Councillors G Baker, J Blandford, N Bullock and E Thomas

2. To receive Declarations of Interest
There were no Declarations of Interest at this point in the meeting

3. Public Participation
No members of the public present.

4. Minutes
The minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on the 14th December 2016 were approved as a correct record of that meeting and signed by the Chairman.

5. Ward Member Report
Councillor Durkin presented his report of January 2016, previously circulated by email, with the main points being:
Hereford Link road is progressing on schedule for opening this year.
Roofing rouge trader sentence to four years’ imprisonment.
Herefordshire “First Shell” exhibition extended due to popular demand
Due to significant reductions in its government funding, Herefordshire Council is proposing funding changes to carer support providers.
Herefordshire Council awarded a £1.5 million share of the £60 million Sustainable Travel Access Fund.
RESOLUTION: That the report be noted.

6. Neighbourhood Plan

6.1 Councillor Weston presented the report of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party meeting held on the 10th January 2017.
RESOLUTION: That the report be noted.

6.2 Councillor Weston presented the report of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party meeting held on the 17th January 2017.
RESOLUTION: That the report be noted.

6.3 Councillor Durkin reported on the meeting held at Herefordshire Council on the 24th January concerning their response to the draft plan that Kynaston is not identified as a settlement in Figures 4.14 and 4.15 of the Core Strategy and so should be treated as open countryside, which was contrary to written advice received. The conclusion was that 14% would not be achievable within the parish with this, therefore a strong, solid case needed to be put forward to the planning inspectorate in order for Rushall and Kynaston to be class as one settlement.

6.4 Councillor Weston gave a report on the informal meeting with local residents of Rushall and Kynaston to address their concerns.

6.5 This report to be approved with the following amendments.
RESOLUTION: Action to item 6, “Resident was asked to lead a sub-group”, to be changed to: asked to carry out gathering of local intelligence and ideas and results to be reported back to Council.

7. Parish Council Noticeboard
This item to be placed on the next agenda

8. British Red Cross Support at Home
The clerk reported that the British Red Cross had been invited to attend the March meeting to present their service to Councillors and was awaiting a response.

9. Training.
Councillors requested an evening meeting at a date convenient for all parties.

10. Planning Applications.

Site Little Puckmore, Much Marcle, HR8 2PG
Description Shed, Retrospective
P163527/FH No objection, but it has been brought to the attention of the Parish Council that the building is being used for business purposes as a Physiotherapy Clinic.

10.1 Planning Decisions
Bickerton Cottage, 162047 appeal against refusal.

11. Highways

11.1 The Parish Litter pick was scheduled for Saturday 11th March. Meeting at 9.30am at the village hall.

11.2 Highways issues to report:
Potholes: By the Walwyn on Dymock road, Watery Lane by Sunnybank, Nuttalls Farm, Hall Court, Kempley Road by Redlands.
Culverts: Blocked by Jink Robbin.
Water unable to run off road between the Barton’s and the Church needs cut through to let water drain away.

11.3 Footpaths
Nothing to report at this meeting.

12. Financial Items

12.1 Budget 2017/18
Councillors further reviewed the budget and precept for 2017/18
RESOLUTION: That the precept be set at £5950.

12.2 Summary of Receipts and Payments
The Clerk presented a report of the Payments and Receipts for the period to 30th January 2017, showing a bank balance of £9112.20
RESOLUTION: That the summary be approved.

12.3 Invoices for Payment
Councillors considered the payment of the invoices for:
Hall Hire NDP 55.00
Annual Website support 100.00
PAYE 118.60
Office Expenses 155.00
RESOLUTION: That the payment of the invoices in the sum of £428.60 be approved.

13. Correspondence
Councillors reviewed the list of correspondence received.
Discharge of Planning Letter, Waste Charges Consultation.
RESOLUTION: That the list of correspondence be noted

14. Matters to be raised for the next meeting
Parish Council Noticeboard

15. Date of the next meeting
The next meeting is currently scheduled for the 8th March 2017.

Meeting closed at 9.00pm.