PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 7.30pm.
At Barrow Village Hall.
|Cllr M Moulstone – Chairperson
Cllr E Johnson
Cllr P Johnson
Cllr J Hassells (Joined the meeting 7.40pm)
Cllr F Rackham
Members of the public: 5
Cllr S James
Cllr S Weaver
|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 July 2018.
Members of the shop committee were in attendance to discuss progress on the plans for a shop for the village. A recent feasibility study has been well received and supported by the village. The next step is to hold a joint village meeting, the date proposed is 22nd September at the Pavilion.
The Parish Council has been asked to support the planning application being put forward from the committee as a shop has potential to benefit all members of the community. It was RESOLVED unanimously that the Parish Council would submit the plans to the planning department. The Parish Council are also supportive of the shop committee applying for grants subject to planning permission being granted.
A number of questions about the layout of the shop were discussed it is hoped plans will be finalised at the public meeting but the rationale for some of the layout is related to the shop also acting as a Post Office which would have set requirements. Terms of Reference will be settled following the public meeting.
Several other matters were raised by members of the public including pot holes on Old Hall Park. The trees that were cut down by the Parish Council near to the cricket ground have started to sprout and may need further work and there is a lot of mud on the road thought to be from Moreley Hall Farm.
A member of the public has raised concerns about the Rainbows group closing down. The Parish Council is always concerned to hear about any group or service in the village closing down and would be sympathetic to a grant request if that would support the group to continue and should the group wish to submit an application.
A. The Cash Book was accepted to date.
B. £45 was received from Cllr Johnson for ticket sales for the WW1 event
£54 was received from the footpaths committee
£10 was received from a member of the public for the WW1 event
C. Payments for approval
Cestrian signs £72.00
T. Spruce £450
Room Hire – Barrow History Group £54
Room Hire – Parish Council £44.80
TST domain name and web hosting £174.00
Clerk pay September £337.29
It was RESOLVED unanimously to accept the accounts for payment.
The planning register was accepted.
Application 18/03418/CAT was discussed there were no objections.
It has been reported to the council that a pizza takeaway business was operating at Milton Brook, this has been reported as it is thought no change of use had been applied for.
|REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES AND SUB GROUPS
1. Barrow Parish Playing Field Committee –The grass and grounds maintenance is being done regularly. The plans for an improved pavilion to include the village shop are taking shape. Quotes are being obtained for tree works which need doing on the field.
2. Footpaths – The footpaths committee had agreed at a recent meeting that the volunteering programme with Cheshire West and Chester was not something that they could support. The footpaths committee had also asked about insurance when volunteering on behalf of the Parish Council e.g. litter picking, the Clerk will investigate.
3. Police issues – The PCSO is now trained with speed monitoring equipment and hopes to be working in the village with the speed camera in the near future.
4. Barrowmore Liaison – The Parish Council are disappointed to report that Barrowmore have changed their mind about providing catering for the WW1 event in November. Cllr Johnson is awaiting new quotes. Cllr Moulstone attended a meeting of the bonfire committee in anticipation of an event in November as in previous years. Barrowmore have expressed concerns around hosting the event and further dicussions will take place as to whether the event can go ahead.
5. Allotments – The new shed is now in situ and the contribution from the Parish Council will be paid on receipt of an invoice.
6. NDP – The NDP has reached something of a stalemate due to changes in personnel at CWaC and the need for several re-drafts which take up a lot of time. It was suggested the NDP was submitted as it is after all the hard work on the plan even if the outcome is that it is rejected. Cllr Owen and Weaver have offered to help with formal submission of the plan.
The Clerk and Cllr Johnson had forwarded to all member plans from the Highways department to introduce 20 mph limits in the village. The Parish Council object to the proposals on the basis that key risk areas in the village, in particular the primary school are not included. The Parish Council cannot support the expenditure involved where there is little benefit to the village and would like to request that the funds allocated for the project are re-directed to schemes which will have more impact on safety.
At the recent Gowy gathering a biodiversity scheme to implement wild flowers and bulbs on selected verges was discussed, at present the funding for the project is not clear.
The defibrillator needs to be moved to the school, Cllr E Johnson will make enquiries about appropriate times for fitting it when she next visits the school.
The new defibrillator needs an outdoor box and then will be fitted to the phone box at Little Barrow.
Tickets are available for the event the choirs singing at the event have confirmed and it should be a good community occasion.
FINAL GOWY GATHERING
The event will take place on Friday 14th December at 7pm at the Bowshaw Centre to celebrate community and volunteers in the Gowy ward. Up to three people in each Parish will receive awards.
ITEMS FOR INFORMATION OR NEXT AGENDA
The meeting closed at 9.25pm
DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 7.30pm