GREAT BARROW PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Minutes – Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 7.30pm. At Barrow Village Hall.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 7.30pm.
At Barrow Village Hall.
|Cllr M Moulstone – Chairperson
Cllr S James
Cllr P Johnson
Cllr S Weaver
Members of the public: 3
Cllr A Faulkner – Work commitments
Cllr E Johnson – Holiday
Cllr J Owen – 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 9th January 2018.
Three members of the public attended and the following issues were raised:
1. A member of the public thought there was not enough information from the organisers of the Essar Half Marathon.
2. A member of the public queried footpath minutes on the website.
3. A member of the public asked when the trim trail equipment will be installed on the playing field and if the playing field accounts will be published.
4. A member of the public said that the rubbish from Barrowmore had not yet been cleared away.
5. A member of the public raised the state of the footpath between the White Horse Public House and the Village Hall, Cllr Moulton explained that there had recently been a walk around with a CWaC officer and it is our understanding that potholes will be filled and a weed spray undertaken in the near future.
A. The Cash Book was accepted to date.
B. £36 received from the sale of footpath booklets.
C. Payments for approval
Barrow Village Hall Room Hire £60.80
BDO External Audit £120
Clerk Pay Feb £337.26
Barrow Village Hall Room Hire £54
Came and Company Insurance £280
Clerk Expenses £29.37
ChALC Training £25 (one-third of total invoice shared with two other Parish Councils)
PC Dobbs – Fee refund for costs incurred for community website £59.88
Work will be undertaken on 18th February to trim trees on the B5132, this is to be funded by Members Budget funding from Cllr E Johnson.
The Parish Council insurance is part of a three-year agreement and therefore the council approved compliance with the terms already negotiated.
The council discussed a letter from Mr Frew regarding funding of the Parish Magazine and requesting that the annual £500 grant remains in place. Members agreed that they could not discuss such an arrangement in perpetuity but that they would consider the request on a year by year basis. It was RESOLVED to offer the grant on the basis that the Parish Council could have the space to print the full minutes and any notices pertaining to the work of the Parish Council.
It was RESOLVED unanimously to accept the financial information and payments for approval.
The planning register was accepted.
There were no objections from members to planning applications at Snail Top Cottages or 3 Rock Cottages.
Regarding application 18/00232/FUL The Barn at Morley Hall Lane, in principle there were no objections to the reinstatement of an agricultural building, however members remain concerned that the development works ongoing at Morely Hall are creating issues with flooding in the area and also believe that the applicant has submitted the application for a new entrance retrospectively as the new entrance has already been created. They are further concerned that this new entrance is creating issues with a lot of mud on the highway as lorries exit the farm and swing into the road.
Share options have been publicised and there has been a positive response from the village. Planning applications have been submitted and applications for grant funding are in progress
REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES AND SUBGROUPS
1. Barrow Parish Playing Field Committee – The playing field is looking into options for CCTV at the pavilion and will need to gather quotes for this. It was RESOLVED unanimously to approve £100 for the costs of internal decoration at the Pavilion. A number of signs have been stolen from around the playing field and at the pavilion, these may need replacing and the matter of the thefts will be discussed with PC Boulton. In addition to this, there is a requirement to trim lower branches on the trees on the perimeter of the field and this will be actioned when the weather improves.
2. Footpaths – The minutes of the most recent footpath committee meeting had been circulated to members. A meeting had been held with Mr Johnson at The Hough. Mr Johnson believes that there is no footpath along the track and that this is shown in the 1939 Deeds rather than the footpath goes around and along footpath 5. It is possible that other footpaths were added in 1959 and the Clerk will investigate whether it is possible for a request from the footpaths committee to view the minute books from 1953-1956 is possible through a visit to the country archives. The hedge has now been cut along footpath 5 however there is a problem with a large lump of sandstone blocking the path at the steps. Mr Johnson confirmed to Chris Youngs and Cllr Moulstone that it was acceptable for walkers to divert and exit via the gate while the steps are dangerous.
Cllr Moulton requested that the clerk order a copy of the book ‘Conservation Order’ from CWaC.
3. Police issues – There has been a change of PCSO for the area and PCSO D Netherton is no longer covering the Barrow area.
4. Barrowmore Liaison – Barrowmore have put together a new lease agreement for all tenants, the Clerk will read this and feedback to the next meeting.
The meeting closed at 8.50pm due to no longer having a quorum
DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 7.30pm.