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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday 1st February 2010, held in the Glebe Field Centre.

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton, Birkin, Bown, Clark, Harwood, Fudge, Steppings, Thorpe and Tromans. Seven members of the public. Clerk in attendance.
Cty. Cllr. Jackson


Cllrs Bateman, Harrison and AVBC Cllr. Taylor

10/477 Matters raised by members of the public

A number of residents of the Amber View/Greenfields area of Fritchley felt that they had been neglected by various AVBC and DCC services including snow clearing, waste collection, street lighting and highway maintenance. They provided a copy of a letter illustrated with photographs to support their case . Chair explained that these matters should be pursued with the relevant Authority. AVBC Cllr. Thorpe offered to investigate the problems

10/478 Declarations of interest


10/479 Police matters

PC Peter Wilbourne and PCSO Donna Walker attended. They reported another quiet month on the local crime scene. Two reported incidents had been investigated viz. A burglary at The Briars and boys causing nuisance in the vicinity of The Glebe Field Centre.

They will be working with schools on the problem of inconsiderate parking which along with parking problems at Jefferies Lane was one of the issues identified at the Safer Neighbourhood Panel Meeting attended by Chair and Cllr. Thorpe. Police also said that they were monitoring alleged obstructive parking in the region of the Red Lion at Fritchley.

PC Wilbourne acknowledged a request from the Clerk to address problems at the RG and Jubilee Ground (see below)

10/480 Local Authority Councillors

Cty.Cllr. Jackson presented a written report. He took the opportunity to express his pride in the workforce which had worked so hard to keep the roads of Derbyshire open during the severe winter weather. Cllr.Steppings thanked Cty Cllr. Jackson for arranging the clearing of Potters Hill.

AVBC Cllr. Thorpe presented a written report and commented on the need for a grit bin at Kirkham Lane

10/481 Minutes of the meeting of 11th January 2010

These were signed by Chair after amendments including the addition of Cllr. Brierton to the attendance list.

10/482 Matters arising from the Minutes

The new light for Wheatsheaf Lane has been ordered.

An order has been placed for the refilling of all grit bins and the replacement of damaged/stolen bins including Kirkham Lane

Suggestions for Blue Plaques have been passed DCC. These include visits by John Wesley, Gandhi, George Stephenson and George Bernard Shaw (information from Crich Heritage Partnership).

Grass Track has offered the same mowing service at an unchanged price � this was accepted by Council.

Clerk was instructed to ask Cty Cllr. Jackson if he could arrange a meeting with the Transport Committee with particular reference to the Market Place.

10/483 Clerk�s Report

Planters 2010 - Council agreed to order a similar range of displays to those provided last year.

There are problems with broken glass at the RG play as the result of young people gathering there and drinking. A similar problem is reported at The Jubilee Ground. The matter has been reported to the Police and Mr. Spencer has been asked to clear the area. Clerk has advised Mr. Spencer to let him know if he needs any equipment to help with this unpleasant task.

Clerk will be absent from 19th February until 8th. March 2010. In the event of more inclement weather, Councillors who are aware of empty grit bins should contact Stuart Davenport at DCC tel 01629580000.

An allotment (plot 3) has become available � Council agreed that vacant plots should be offered to parishioners on the waiting list, not in the first instance to existing tenants.

No response has yet been received from Crich Scouts regarding Parish Councils� the offer of �6000 worth of support.

A letter has been sent to Chris Beale of AVBC demanding to know whether or not he has any intention of actioning Councils� request for remedial work at the RG to be done. Clerk was instructed to take the matter up with Simon Gladwin the senior officer dealing with such matters at AVBC.

In response to a query made to Cllr Brierton by Mr and Mrs Disney, Clerk has written explain the Council�s decision regarding the grant application from Fritchley and District OAP Association.

Crich Evergreen Club has returned their donation cheque as they feel that they may close as a result of falling attendance.

10/484 Planning decisions

A copy of the appeal decision re. the polythene shed at The Butts, Wakebridge has been received.
AVA/2009/1038 Barn Close Farm, Lynam Rd., extensions and alterations to farmhouse � PERMITTED
AVA/2009/1036 Barn Close Farm, Fritchley � barn conversion with parking PERMITTED

10/485 Planning applications

AVA/2010/0075 Bank House, Dark Lane Wheatcroft. Extension to granny annexe and erection of linking conservatory- NO OBJECTION per se but Clerk was instructed to inform AVBC Planning of on-going problems at the site including dust, noise from radios and plant, obstruction of the road and a set of large gates which open outwards across the roadside verge
AVA/2010/0050 The Old Engine Shed, The Dimple � Change of use application for 1st. Floor dormer window, open-sided porch and single storey extension (Cllr Thorpe reports this to be �invalid�).*
AVA/2010/0052 Nuncott, The Dimple, Fritchley � hardwood conservatory NO OBJECTION

*Clerk was instructed by Council to write to the planning department at AVBC (Borough Development) to re-iterate its� concerns over planning enforcement at The Briars, unauthorised development at The Old Engine Shed, The Dimple and road safety issues related to the use of a horse field at Dimple Lane (this site being subject to a current planning application) AVA/2009/1056).

10/486 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank current A/C at 05.01.10 �43560.35
Yorkshire Bank Charity A/C �130.14

C. H. Ludlam salary + expenses �456.68 Chq 479
Glebe Field Trust �570.00 Chq 480
L Spencer VOID Chq 481
DCC (grit and bins) �3265.06 Chq 482
Viking Direct (inks) �104.53 Chq 483
BT phone �8.30 Chq 484
BT Bband �46.46 Chq 485
M.Lane (bean bags for Youth Club) �91.76 Chq 486
Glebe Field Trust (YC rent) �34.95 Chq 487
Grass Track �375.79 Chq 488

10/487 Circulars and publications

Annual Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday July 4th at 3.00pm.
Fire and Rescue Control Centre
Countryside Events 2010 � booklet from DCC
Derby Community Climate Action Conference � more details.

10/488 Communications from members of the public

Letters of thanks for donations have been received from: Fritchley Christmas Tree Association, Crich Royal British Legion, Sims Charity, Crich Luncheon Club, Crich Junior School, and Tors Community Sports Club.
Email from David Wells thanking Council for grit and bins on Hollins Lane
Email from Mr and Mrs Brown thanking Council for the summer flower baskets and the Christmas trees

Chair thanked everyone for their attendance and the meeting closed at 9.30 pm.

NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday March 15th 2010
Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
15th January 2010
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
01773 853928