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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday January 6th 2014, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Present: Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair) Baugh, Bown, Broom, Clark, Harwood, Slaney, Steppings and Wells, Cty Cllr. D Williams, AVBC Cllr. Gee and 3 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

14/1014 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Bateman (personal) and Thorpe (medical).

14/1015 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

Clerk reminded members of the importance of declaring any interest in any agenda item. Declaration of an interest is entirely the responsibility of the individual member and any failure to do so would constitute a breach of the agreed Code of Conduct by that member.
Clerk provided each member with a form to be used to register any such interest.

Cllrs. Brierton and Wells – Planning Application AVA/2013/0808 (personal)
Cllr Broom – Planning Application AVA/2013/1065 (personal).

14/1016 Police matters

(Contact is:
Damage to the new seating area at the Market Place to be reported.

Members expressed disappointment that it does not now seem possible for the police to be represented at Parish Council meetings.

14/1017 Matters of the public (10 minutes)

It has not been possible to identify any resident who received written information about part-night street lighting. This information to be passed to DCC.

14/1018 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

The meeting thanked Cty. Cllr. Williams for his work on behalf of the Parish. He agreed to continue to pursue the matter of the poor road surface on Hollins Lane and the unfinished repairs on Potters Hill.
Council expressed regret that Cty Cllr Martin Tomlinson had not been able to attend any of its meetings and Clerk was instructed to write to him re-affirming the open invitation to attend. It was agreed that Parish matters requiring his attention should be conveyed to him by email.

14/1019 Minutes of the meeting of December 2nd 2013

The Minutes were approved and signed.

14/1020 Matters arising from the meeting of December 2nd 2013

Winter Service – Clerk to order an extra grit bin for the Burial Ground drive.
Market Place development - Cllr Steppings reported that despite some minor vandalism the project is nearing completion. He also informed the meeting that Diane (the proprietor of Crich Hair and Beauty) has kindly offered to install a metal rail along the top of the new wall, members agreed to accept to this generous offer and Clerk was instructed to write a letter of thanks to Diane, Cllr Steppings thanked Cllr Brierton for all his support and hard work throughout the project. Chair thanked both Cllrs Steppings and Brierton on behalf of the whole Council. RESOLVED: The wording on the commemorative plaque to be:



Clerk will pursue compensation for the damage done to Fritchley Green.
The Precept claim form (2014-2015) was signed ready for presentation to AVBC.
Cllr Wells explained that no decision on the Parish Councils continued involvement with the public toilets can be taken until AVBC clarify the terms of the agreement if it is to continue for a further year or more.
It was agreed that a meeting would be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday January 22nd with the aim of identifying and prioritising future Parish developments.

14/1021 Report by the Parish Clerk:

Parish map- Clerk will continue to discuss this matter with the authors of the existing map.
A letter has been sent to Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service regretting the proposed closure of Crich Fire Station. Receipt of this letter has been acknowledged.
The poor sequencing and timing of traffic lights at bottom of Bullbridge Hill has been rectified by DCC Highways.
A letter of congratulations was sent to James Lewis regarding his auctioneering marathon in support of local charities.
The Pestforce contract ref. mole control at Burial Ground. RESOLVED: The contract to be extended for a further year.
Insurance of Members possessions – this matter and other matters related to insurance to be discussed at the next meeting.
The training event run by Sarita Presland of DALC was helpful and informative.

14/1022 Planning Decisions

AVA/2013/1003 Tramway Museum – raised walkway.
AVA/2013/0943 Park Head Farm Conversion of triple garage to ancillary accommodation and pigsty to office.
AVA/2013/0962 Top Hagg Lane – extensions and alterations.

14/1023 Planning Applications

AVA/2013/1084 Woodhay Baulk Farm – conversion of existing farm building to single storey dwelling (re-submission) NO OBJECTION (7 votes to 3)
AVA/2013/0808 Moor Edge Farm Park Head – conversion of farm buildings into dwelling house OBJECTION (7 vote to 2 with 1 abstention) on grounds that this is a working farm building and there seems no justification in changing its use
AVA/2013/1065 4 North View, Crich – Creation of 3/4 bedroom property in the garden of North View (departure from the adopted plan). NO OBJECTION
AVA/2013/1086 School House 1, Hindersitch Lane Whatstandwell – Erection of detached dwelling (departure from adopted plan). NO OBJECTION – comment made about safety issues as the site is adjacent to Crich Carr School.

14/1024 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account as per statement at 23 December 2013  £46,767.69


C Ludlam
Chq 046
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 047
Crich Luncheon Club*
Chq 048
Crich Brass*
Chq 049
Fritchley Christmas tree*
Chq 050
Chq 051
Sims Charity*
Chq 052
Crich Fete*
Chq 053
Crich pre School*
Chq 054
Whatstandwell WI*
Chq 055
Cliff Inn Horticultural Society*
Chq 056
Whatstandwell Social Club*
Chq 057
Fritchley u Fives*
Chq 058
Fritchley with Crich WI *
Chq 059
Andrew Churchman (Stonemason)
Chq 060
Viking Direct (stamps)
Chq 061
Streetmaster (bench)
Chq 062
Chq 063
Chq 064
Chq 065
Fritchley Christmas tree Assoc.
Chq 066
British Gas (WC electricity)
Chq 067
J Steppings (Teak oil)
Chq 068
Charles Gregory and Sons (Timber) Ltd
Chq 069
J Steppings (expenses)
Chq 070
  • Donation/grant

14/1025 Items for Information

DALC Circular 22-201
Rolls Royce monitoring results – no abnormal readings   

14/1026 Communications from Parishioners

Part 2 Confidential items



NEXT MEETING 7. 30pm Monday February 3rd 2014

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
9th January 2014
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928