|Cllr M Moulstone – Chairperson
Cllr J Hassells
Cllr E Johnson
Cllr J Owen
Cllr S Weaver
Members of the public: 4
Cllr A Faulkner – Work commitments
Cllr S James – Unwell
Cllr P Johnson – Unwell
Cllr F Rackham – Family commitments
|DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
There were no new declarations of interest and no dispensations sought.
ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES.
It was RESOLVED unanimously to accept the minutes as an accurate record of the meeting held 10th October 2017.
Four members of the public attended and raised the following issues:
1. Branches at the bottom of the road leading to Barrowmore have not been cleared and used for the bonfire as expected – Cllr Moulstone will follow this up.
2. There are lots of potholes in the village.
3. The dangerous situation in Morley Lane with farm vehicles using the small lane has not improved.
4. A resident has been in contact with BT about tall trees affecting the connection to his property. The trees belong to the council and neither party will agree to cut them. Cllr E Johnson has already had a site visit with Mr Williams the tree officer at CWaC and she will follow up to see if this can be resolved. ACTION Cllr E Johnson to contact Mr Williams.
5. The footpath down towards the village hall from The White Horse is in very poor condition, this has previously been raised with CWaC and will be followed up.
6. The lane up towards the village hall car park and potential location for a village shop also has a surface that is uneven and would be unsatisfactory for elderly people or those with mobility issues/prams pushchairs etc. This lane will need improvements prior to a shop opening.
7. A member of the public felt that the September minutes under item 7.2 were inaccurate concerning the diversion of the footpath and suggested the following may be a better description, “The farmer is encouraging people not to use footpath 24, a public right of way and is asking them to use footpath 5 instead.”
A. The Cash Book was accepted to date.
B. Payment of funds raised at the village fireworks event was received, £1599.95 cash and £100 cheque. Monies from the sale of footpath booklets were also received £42 cash.
C. Payments for approval
Barrowmore electricity £21.62
J Tomlinson winter pansies £10
K Runciman Christmas event expenses £93.74
Christmas Trees for 2016 and 2017 £200
Mr Law, hedge cutting £210
Mr Spruce grass cutting £80
Barrow Village Hall Room Hire invoice 1732 £86
Barrow Village Hall Room Hire invoice 1742 £54
Barrow Village Hall Room Hire invoice 1743 £107.80
M Taylor Fireworks £500
Chester pyrotechnics £488.09
V Hockley CBS Registration Great Barrow Community Shop £310
Ink cartridges £29.99
Clerk expenses £37.37
Clerk pay for November £337.26
Clerk pay for October £337.26
It was RESOLVED unanimously to accept the financial information and payments for approval.
ACTION Cllr Weaver to ask K Runciman to forward bank details for payment of Christmas carol event.
A draft budget had been circulated by the Clerk following an Away morning on Sat 2nd December to discuss plans for the next financial year and was adopted as follows. This budget will inform the precept request which will be agreed at the January meeting.
The planning register was accepted.
The planning application for the conversion of an outbuilding at the Village Hall to form a community shop was discussed, 17/04963/FUL.
The Parish Council have part-funded this application and therefore will not be submitting comments.
An application has been submitted for Heath Farm on Irons Lane, 17/05047/FUL.
This site has been derelict for a long time but the development would be significant and members wished to have the full facts.
ACTION Clerk to request full planning papers from CWaC and an extension on the deadline for comments to allow them to consider the plans.
An application has been submitted for Autumn Barn on Mill Lane, 17/04988/FUL.
Members again wished to see the plans and consider the detail before forming comments.
ACTION Clerk to request paper plans.
Concerns were raised about the use of new farm entrances and access at Milton Brook and Little Barrow, there is lots of mud on the road and new hard standing has been laid. Cllr E Johnson will follow up both cases with the planning department and request a visit from planning enforcement.
The Shop has put in a planning application, they are unable to apply for grants and funding until planning is approved. Mr V Hockley is developing a business plan in consultation with other village residents.
REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES AND SUBGROUPS
1. Barrow Parish Playing Field Committee – The rocking horse has been repaired and there are two football teams using the playing field at the moment.
2. Footpaths – It was agreed that the Clerk would circulate footpath committee minutes to members on receipt. Cllr Moulstone will add the minutes to the noticeboards and Cllr Owen will add them to the website.
3. Police issues – Cllr E Johnson had met with PC Boulton and PCSO D Netherton to discuss Barrow issues. PC Boulton will attend the next Gowy forum on 18th December.
4. Barrowmore Liaison – Barrowmore would like to present plans at the next Parish Council meeting. It was agreed that this would not take place in the public Parish Council meeting but that the Parish Council would facilitate an opportunity for Barrowmore to publicise their plans in an informal session starting at 7.15pm ahead of the next meeting on 9th January.
The firework event at Barrowmore had been a great success, the purpose of the event is for the benefit of the community and it was agreed that grants would be given to community groups from the profits after costs had been covered.
RESOLVED unanimously £100 for Mums and Tots group, £100 for jellybeans and jelly tots and £100 donation to the British Legion.
5. Allotments – An allotment holder had given notice to leave but the plot will be re-let from March 2018.
6. NDP – There are no new updates to report.
Horse signs have been removed marking the no through route for horses at the cut through on Manor Park.
In addition footpath signs at Greysfield, Ferma Lane and Upper Lane have been damaged or removed.
ACTION Clerk to contact Peter Atkinson at CWaC.
On the B5132 at the bottom of Church Hill, there are lots of patches of potholes and the road is in bad condition.
At Little Barrow on Station Lane on the bridge, there are approximately 6 potholes.
The new tarmac is breaking up on Irons Lane
There are also lots of issues with speeding traffic through the village.
FOR INFORMATION OR NEXT MEETING
Correspondence had been received from a Stockton Heath Councillor congratulating the Parish Council on such a well-organised community event. The Parish Council wishes to formally thank all those who volunteered their time and assistance to make the event a success.
The Parish Council would also like to thank those people who helped with refreshments and organisation of the Christmas event at the Village Hall on 12th December.
DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 7.30pm with a presentation from Barrowmore preceding the meeting commencing at 7.15pm.