BOSBURY AND CODDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Thursday 6th November 2014 at 7.30pm
Councillors S Bosley (Chairman), G Blandford, Mrs J Boyle, J Hayes, M Hosking, J Joyce-Townsend, GC Paganuzzi, B Taylor, I Wadell and P Whitehead
Footpath Warden J Boyce
J Chester – Parish Clerk
| The chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.
1/11/14 Apologies Received – Cllr M Twigg (work commitments), Ward Cllr C Attwood (illness)
2/11/14 Declarations of Interest & Requests for Dispensation – none
3/11/14 To approve minutes of the meeting held on 2nd October 2014 (previously circulated)
The minutes were approved as a true and accurate record and duly signed by the chairman.
4/11/14 To receive a brief report from the Ward Councillor(s):
There was no report available from either Ward Councillor.
5/11/14 Open Forum for Local Residents to raise matters relevant to the Parish Council
A resident commented that they were glad to see that the hedge had been cut at Rosemount. A couple of drains between Temple Court and the farm drive need attention from the lengthsman. The drain at the Church Gate is undergoing investigation and future works to repair it are planned.
a) Update on proposed development on Land West of Upper Court Road, Bosbury
This planning application goes before Herefordshire Council Planning Committee for a decision on 19th November. Cllr Hosking advised that English Heritage have asked why they have not been consulted. The parish council are keeping on top of any further communications and will prepare a statement to be read out at this meeting by the planning committee chairman Cllr Whitehead.
Cllr Hosking will also speak at the meeting objecting as a member of public.
b) Neighbourhood Plan Report and NDP Funding
The draft Plan has been sent to 270 households and the statutory consultees. Feedback received has resulted in the final draft being written and sent to Herefordshire Council Neighbourhood Planning Team. It will take around seven weeks for Herefordshire Council to undertake the formal process and a further four months before it goes to referendum. The election next year may cause further delays.
c) Update on Defibrillator for Bosbury
Deferred until December as Cllr Twigg had sent his apologies
d) BT Consultation on proposed public payphone removals
The phone box in the village has been highlighted by BT as one to be removed. BT have offered that the parish council could buy it for £1. It was proposed that it would be a good “home” for the defibrillator. Cllr Hosking is to check if it is listed. The clerk is to check ongoing maintenance costs, insurance aspects and cost of electricity. It was decided to do these checks before making a final decision. RESOLVED
e) Update on considering listing the Bell Inn as an asset of community value
Deferred to December meeting.
7/11/14 Highways and Footpaths
a) Traffic Speed Management – Cllr Joyce-Townsend confirmed that the beige anti-skid tarmac and new white lines are in place. The 30mph signs are due to be moved in the next few weeks and then the scheme is complete. Covert speed monitoring will then take place under the same format as before and during the scheme. The results of which will decide what is done at the Cradley end of the village. Members and residents present expressed their thanks to Cllr Joyce-Townsend for his time and hard work on this matter.
b) Road Conditions / Winter Self Help / Flooding
The clerk has circulated Balfour Beatty’s programme of works for the village for November. The salt/grit stored at Church Farm Coddington needs moving to a new site. The clerk was asked to check with Balfour Beatty if all salt bins have been filled and replaced where necessary and to chase sandbags and the available stocks for residents to help themselves. RESOLVED
c) To discuss future maintenance of River Leadon
The Internal Drainage Board, Environment Agency and landowners are in consultation over the future maintenance of the River Leadon.
d) Balfour Beatty Programme of Works and priority list for resurfacing
e) Update from Footpath Warden James Boyce
The footpath warden is awaiting a reply from Neil James Balfour Beatty Locality Steward on the diseased trees along the footpath by the hall and the footpath at Swinmoor Common.
A parish footpath map to define bridleways and paths is being compiled and when complete will be printed for distribution and display on notice boards.
A suggestion was made that the parish council purchase an A3 printer for these maps and also any future planning applications.
f) Lengthsman Jobs
Leaves are to be cleared from drains and gullies. The grip between Nash End and Bosbury House needs clearing. Some road signs need strimming around to make them visible. The ditch in Coddington needs rodding under driveways to clear blockages and allow water to flow freely. The first Saturday in December has been suggested to start trimming the hedge around the burial ground.
Councillors were asked to consider the lengthsman match funding offer from Herefordshire Council and bring their thoughts to the December meeting.
a) To agree Finance Report and note Bank Reconciliation RESOLVED
b) Payments RESOLVED
622: J H Landscapes Ltd – NDP Postage – £232.29
623: J Chester – Clerk salary and expenses Oct – as agreed
Direct Debit – Information Commission Office – Data Protection – £35.00
c) New Financial Regulations – deferred to discuss and adopt at the December meeting.
d) To discuss 2015/16 Precept Requirement – the clerk had drafted a suggested budget. Election costs, HALC subscription, SID costs, A3 printer and lengthsman match funding figures need clarifying before final decision is made at the December meeting.
e) Bank Mandate – Cllr Hayes was added as a signatory and the mandate completed. Signatories confirmed as Cllr Bosley, Blandford, Boyle, Hayes and Whitehead.
9/11/14 Training / Meetings
a) To note Dates and attendees of meetings:-
19th November – Herefordshire Council planning committee meeting, Shire Hall Hereford 10am.
19th November – informal Cluster Group meeting at Tarrington 7.30pm
HALC “Wise Owl” training programme noted.
b) Reports from meetings attended –
Balfour Beatty Annual Plan Exhibition 23rd October. Cllrs Bosley and Whitehead attended this useful meeting. There were a number of stands, programmes of work were on show and details on how locality stewards were working. Balfour Beatty advised of a new LED lighting scheme being installed shortly, and cllrs had brought back a number of leaflets. It is intended to be an annual event.
10/11/14 To review the Information, Correspondence and Outstanding Actions Sheet (circulated) – reviewed and updated
11/11/14 To note the Planning Record – noted
12/11/14 Items for next meeting
Report from Planning Committee meeting 19th November
13/11/14 Date of Next Scheduled Meeting – Thurs 4th December 2014 at Coddington Church
Councillors who were not members of the planning committee left the meeting at this point.
a) Planning Applications to be considered:- none
P142501/FH & P142502/L Briarcroft, Catley Southfield, HR8 1QR
Proposed replacement tractor and implement store. Remove obsolete dutch
barn and out-buildings.
PC Comment: The Parish Council support this application
P142941/FH The Cottage, Catley, HR8 1QW
Proposed upgrade and link extension to existing dwelling
PC Comment: The Parish Council support this application
P143002/FH Noverings Farmhouse, Bosbury, HR8 1QD
Proposed variation of condition 2 of planning permission 140987/FH (replace
existing building with new pool building and link to house) – change of roof
covering to steel profile sheeting and to include black flue pipe.
PC Comment: The Parish Council object to this application as they would
prefer the roof materials to be sympathetic to the existing buildings
P143015/FH New Vicarage, Bosbury, HR8 1QA
Proposed single storey extension
PC Comment: The Parish Council support this application but wish to ensure materials used are in keeping with the main house.
b) To confirm response to Considered Applications – none
Meeting closed at 9.55pm