Monday January 5th 2015, held in the Glebe Field Centre
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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Baugh, Bown, Clark, Harwood, Steppings, Thorpe and Wells. Cty Cllrs. Taylor and Williams, AVBC Cllr. Gee and 3 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.
Cllrs. Broom and Slaney.
Cllr Thorpe declared a personal interest in the matter of making a grant to support the Community First Responders.
Contact is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone 101 and mention collar number 3841
The grit bin has been stolen from Hollins Lane and blocks of compacted snow were maliciously placed in the road.
Concern was expressed about the poor level of road clearing and gritting following the snow fall on Boxing Day. Cty Cllrs. Taylor and Williams agreed to represent these concerns to DCC.Concern was also expressed regarding the poor road surfaces in the Hollins Lane/Plaistow Green area.
AVBC Cllr Gee expressed thanks to Mr Wheeldon for clearing the snow from Sandy Lane.
Cty Cllr Williams reported that the dropped kerbs at Fritchley have now been put in place and that he would be reporting his own and the Parish Council concerns over the poor gritting service during the recent snowy weather to DCC Highways.
Cty Cllr. Taylor reported that the Sun Lane railings are now on the DCC “to do list” and that the source of water flowing across the Market Place is being investigated by DCC Highways, in the meantime ICE warning signs will be deployed when necessary. Flooding on Main Road Whatstandwell is on the “major works list” for the next Financial Year.
Both County Councillors were asked to pass on concerns to DCC regarding the “impossibility” of contacting Call Derbyshire around the Christmas period,
The Minutes were accepted and signed by Chair.
Burial Ground development – Clerk has now received an email containing advice from AVBC which he will circulate to members. There is likely to be a real cost related to gaining permission in addition to any construction costs.
Neighbourhood Plan – Clerk has publicised the inaugural meeting which is to be held on Monday 19th January 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. On Wednesday 7th January a group of members will be holding a meeting to plan the public meeting.
To consider making a donation/grant to the local Community First Responder group – Members felt strongly that this is a most worthy service but Council would require a formal letter of application for support. Any decision was deferred until the return of Cllr. Broom (Chair of Finance).
There was some discussion about the provision of a defibrillator in the disused telephone box on the Market Place. Cllr Baugh informed the meeting that such a machine is already available at the Fire Station.
Winter Service – thanks to the persuasive powers of Cllr Wells the free allocation of grit from DCC (the result of our membership of the Snow Warden Scheme) has been safely stowed at the Glebe Field Centre. Cllr Wells will undertake a survey of all the bins and will arrange refills as required.
He reported that the bin has been stolen from Hollins Lane and that blocks of compacted snow were maliciously placed in the roadway at Hollins Lane (Clerk to report these matters to the police).
Re-planting of trees at the RG (Cllr. Bateman) – in the absence of Cllr. Bateman this matter was not discussed.
The theft of pansies from the planter on Bulling Lane has been reported to the police.
The missing handrail and blocked drain on Sun Lane have been reported to Call Derbyshire.
Letters of thanks for grants have been received from Fritchley Christmas Tree Association, Sims Charity, Crich pre-School, Crich Care-line, Muddlealong and the Cliff Inn Horticultural Society.
Clerk removed 40 empty beer bottles from the RG on Monday 2nd December with associated packaging,
Chair is pursuing the idea of creating an "alcohol free zone” around the RG.
RESOLVED unanimously to renew the annual Parish insurance policy with Came and Co. for a three year term.
Yorkshire Bank Current Account at 10th December 2014 £50,571.00
|C H Ludlam (Clerk’s salary) + expenses||
|Glebe Field Trust||
|Derwent Skip Hire||
|HMR and C||
|CACN donation (website use)||
|Came and Co. Parish Insurance||
|The Loaf (compensation for Christmas tree)||
|Glebe Field Trust Christmas tree||
|Cllr C Bown (small Christmas trees)||
|L Spencer (work at RG and BG)||
|Crich Parish Council (deposit account)||
Please note that cheque 225 replaces cheque 146 which has not been presented and has been scrapped.
DALC Circular 27-14.Rolls Royce monitoring results show no trends to give grounds for concern.
Letter from Heather Johnson of Crich Luncheon Club expressing regret that the PC was unable to offer her organisation a grant this year.
NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday February 2nd 2015.
6th January 2015
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU