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Minutes of the extraordinary meeting of Crich Parish Council
Monday, 21 February 2005, in the Glebe Field Centre

Present: Cllr Goodhead (Chairman), Cllr Lane (Vice Chairman), Cllrs Bendon, Brierton, Cooke, Harwood, Salt, Smith, Tromans, and Whitney, Clerk in attendance, one member of the public.

Apologies: Cllrs Harris and Thorpe.

7079 Matters raised by the public
(a) The Chairman read a letter from Mrs Turville thanking the Council for sending flowers.
(b) Parking in the Market Place and Sandy lane area (taken up under item 7084).

7080 Minutes of the meeting of 7 February 2005
RESOLVED: that these be signed by the Chairman without amendment.

7081 Declaration of interest
Cllr Salt declared an interest in item 7090 as chairman of Fritchley Festival Fundraisers and did not vote.

7082 Matters arising from the Minutes

7083 Clerk�s appointment
The Clerk�s Appointment Panel had appointed Michael Coultas Clerk on 17 February after interviewing five applicants. The SCP scale and hours would be determined later and start from 1 March. The Panel would also agree with the Clerk on a formal contract of employment based on the DALC model.

7084 Crich Market Place Traffic Management Study (DCC Report)
The Council discussed the Traffic Management Study.
RESOLVED: Clerk to make a draft of all the views expressed; Clerk to ask DCC to break down their figure of �60,000 highway spending in Crich 2005/6; Clerk and Cllr Lane to follow up points raised with DCC last year.

7085 Clerk�s report
Councillor training Hulland Ward 16 April DALC training day 9.30�4 including lunch at �20 a head.
Crich Infant School pedestrian barrier Chairman of the Governors was to arrange a meeting of interested parties to discuss whether or not to request a barrier. Cllr Whitney among others reminded the Council that money had been voted towards this by the Council last year. A cost of around �200 had been projected.
RESOLVED: Clerk to remind the Infant School of the Council�s financial offer and assist in arranging a meeting.
Key Services 2005 quotation Key Services had clarified their quotation for 2005 maintenance.
RESOLVED: to accept Key Services� quotation for 2005.
Notice board repair Key Services had reglazed the notice board on Coasthill.

7086 Burial Ground
Additional inscription fee Clerk asked the Council to add an additional inscription fee to the list of charges, or not to charge for additional inscriptions, to clarify a recent instance of doubt.
RESOLVED: to set an additional inscription fee of �18.
Burial plan As a full grave plan did not exist, the caretaker was starting to compile a plan and the Clerk hoped he could assist. The intention was not only for historical purposes but also for identification of faulty memorials.
Land purchase: solicitor�s advance fees Flint Bishop Barnett had asked for a deposit of �250 which had been paid. They also requested a further �250 as surety for the vendor�s solicitor.
RESOLVED: to authorize retrospectively the first payment of �250 and to pay the further �250 as specified above.

7087 Parish Warden
Deferred to next meeting due to lack of information.

7088 Planning decisions
AVA/2004/0675 10 Amber View Road, Fritchley. Appeal dismissed
AVA/2004/1257 Broom Cottage, 39 Main Road, Whatstandwell: 2 storey extension. Granted
AVA/2004/1413 St Mary�s Church, Crich: extension for parish room. Refused

7089 Planning applications
DCC CD6/0205/189 Crich Junior School: metal palisade fence. �No comment.�
AVA/2005/0098 The Poplars, Matlock Road, Ambergate (Torr): rear extension. �No comment.�
AVA/2005/0099 and 0100 Derwent Hotel, Whatstandwell: signage. �No comment.�
AVA/2005/0118 3 Tors Spring, Crich (Edwards): 2 storey side extension. �No comment.�
AVA/2005/0119 23 Chadwick Nick Lane, Fritchley (Evans): porch extension + detached carport. �No comment.�

7090 S137 donations (unresolved items)
Fritchley Festival Fundraisers had now sent accounts for 2004. Alfreton Shopmobility had not replied.
RESOLVED: to make a donation under S137 of �120 to Fritchley Festival Fundraisers.

7091 Accounts
Balances 10 February Current a/c 7197.49; Savings a/c �18029.17; Jubilee a/c �944.50; Charity �112.52
Countryside Agency re: CRAMP grant (25.1) �900.37
Yorkshire Bank re: current a/c interest (31.1) �3.42
HM Customs & Excise re: VAT refund (7.2) �1512.37
Central Networks re: Jeffries Lane wayleave (15.2) �55.00
Motor Insurers Bureau re: Cross accident claim (15.2) �2214.50
DCC re: Minor Maintenance grant 2004/5 (15.2) �205.00
Archway FS re: ashes burial (15.2) �36.00
Flint Bishop Barnett re: deposit 417 �250.00
Flint Bishop Barnett re: Cleaver Thompson costs 418 �250.00
Zurich Municipal re: annual insurance 419 �696.95
Audit Commission re: audit fee 2003/4 420 �293.75
Fritchley Festival Fundraisers re: S137 donation 2004/5 901 �120.00

Savings a/c Clerk said that the existing savings account was obsolete and paid only one percent interest. As the current account was paying around two percent he suggested transferring the savings into the current account for the time being. He also outlined a plan to combine with Baslow & Bubnell Parish Council to be able to place sufficient on deposit (at least �25,000 jointly) to earn higher rates of at least four percent for a fixed one year term
RESOLVED: to close the savings account and place it in the current account; to consider longer term deposit options at the next meeting after the Clerk had presented a cash flow for 2005/6.

7092 Correspondence from other authorities
Derbyshire Greenwatch Awards 2005
Office of the Deputy PM: Why Neighbourhoods Matter / Vibrant Local Leadership

7093 Information
Clerk said that PC Sandra Haycock could address the Council in March on Neighbourhood Watch schemes in the parish (there were already four or five). He had asked the Environment Agency if they could come in April. Thanks had been sent by the Evergreen Club for the �200 donation. AVBC had been asked if they could remove an obscene graffito in Dark Lane footpath off Sandy Lane. Clerk finally presented emails from Fritchley School on the old (Parish Council) fence and on construction of a new pavilion.
Cllr Cooke informed of tyre dumping off Sandy Lane.

The Chairman thanked members and public for their attendance and closed the meeting at 9.50 pm