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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday March 4th 2013, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Bateman, Bown, Broom, Clark, Harwood Slaney and Wells. Cty. Cllr. Jackson PCSO Donna Walker and 3 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non � confidential items

13/899 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Baugh, Steppings and Thorpe. AVBC Cllr. Gee.

13/900 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.


13/901 Police matters

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PCSO Walker stressed the need to “lock the back door” as a number of thefts have taken place by thieves sneaking into the house when residents were at home. She also reported the theft of garden ornaments.

13/902 Matters raised by members of the public (10 minutes)

13/903 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr Thorpe presented a written report.

Cty. Cllr Jackson reminded members that Driving Licences have an end date and that many motorists have an out of date licence .He recommended that rat problems should be referred to Severn Trent or AVBC and noted the comments made about the new road design at the bottom of Bullbridge Hill pending the installation of traffic lights.

13/904 Minutes of the meeting of February 4th 2013

Minutes of the meeting of were confirmed and signed by Chair.

13/905 Matters arising from the meeting of February 4th 2013

STW Reservoir Project (Chair). The most recent meeting of the liaison committee held on February 19th gave the opportunity to repeat the Parish Council�s concerns and suggestions regarding Road Safety issues directly to the notice of DCC Highways who for the first time sent a representative to the meeting. Severn Trent once again affirmed that they would meet the cost of the proposals which refer to traffic calming, signage and lorry movement. Chair informed the meeting that other essential Severn Trent works in the district e.g. those at Sawmills though not actually part of the reservoir project �would inevitably add to traffic problems. A further complication is the urgent need to refurbish or replace the smaller reservoir on Chadwick Nick/Cowper Lane
Other matters referred to at the meeting:

  • The traffic lights on Chadwick Nick Lane will not be brought into use.
  • Signage to route HGVs will be erected
  • Whatstandwell canal bridge will take 40 tonne lorries
  • Bus stops in the area of the junction of Bullbridge and the A610 will stay where they are
  • The main contractors (Costain) will monitor noise at houses near the reservoir site and vibration around the entrance to the haul road on The Common.
  • Costain hope to create some apprenticeship and work experience opportunities
  • The bell mouth of the haul road on The Common is finished and the road itself will be started in the next 10-12 weeks
  • Costain has expressed the wish to work with local businesses and schools.

Market Place Working Group (Cllr. Brierton) � the group has made a very good start and has a wealth of ideas relating to improving the seating and the surrounding area. Resolved: The group to report back to the next full meeting with detailed proposals and costs.
Winter Service Group (Cllr. Wells) � the provision has met the need very successfully this winter. Location of bins and the servicing of the bins will be reviewed for next winter.
Public Toilets (Cllr Wells). Resolved: It was agreed unanimously (Proposed Cllr Broom Seconded Cllr Clark) that the licence agreement be signed. The Parish Council will now take on the running of the toilets (initially for 1 year).
Floral displays: Clerk reported that the 3 year deal signed with Premier UK ensures that enhanced displays will be provided within the current budget.
Further to a point made at the last meeting regarding building extensions and repairs being in-keeping with the original in terms of design and materials it was Resolved that Clerk would write to the AVBC Enforcement Officer to report the unsuitable repairs to the roof of the Black Swan carried out on behalf of Greene King Brewery. The building is Grade 2 listed and is in the Conservation area.

13/906 Report by the Parish Clerk:

Allotment problems � Clerk described the way excess water had eroded the track. The source of the problem is not on the allotment site and is being investigated by the owners of the adjacent property which has itself been badly affected by the flood. The track has been temporarily repaired to a useable standard. Clerk to inform Ken Briddon (allotment ground owner).
Grounds Maintenance contract- Resolved: To re-award the contract to Grass Track.
Derbyshire Lives Through the Wars � this is a county wide initiative to record the impact of the wars on the lives of local people (next year being the centenary of the start of World War 1). Resolved: Clerk to inform the co-ordinators of any plans to be made by the Parish Council e.g. dedicating the new Market Place seating and of other plans in the local community such as the work being done by Crich Heritage Partnership.
Gangroad Project � Resolved: To accept the proposals for the Market Place and the Drying Ground in principle. Council awaits sight of the related planning applications. (Proposed Cllr. Broom and Seconded Cllr Clark and carried unanimously).�

13/907 Planning Decisions

AVA/2013/002 25, Cromford Rd. � replacement of dilapidated outdoor WC with single storey extension
AVA/2013/1148 Moor edge, Park Head � internal conversion and window alteration
AVA/2013/1014 Street Farm, Wheatcroft Lane � 3 log cabins.

13/908 Planning Applications

No objections were recorded regarding the following applications:
�AVA/2013/0090 Ann Croft, Plaistow Green Rd, - variation of a section 106 agreement to exchange 12 acres at Wakebridge for 12 acres at High Lane, Lea for farming practices
AVA/2013/0094 27 Culland View � conversion of garage into dining kitchen with link to lobby and WC (single storey).

�Housing to the rear of Coast Hill (Futures Homescapes).

13/909 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at
10th Febtruary 2013����� �35,212.28

Income as per bank statement:
10 January to 10 February 2013 �272


C H Ludlam (Clerk�s salary) + expense �492.50 chq 927������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
Glebe Field Trust �628.43 chq 928
Pennine Aggregates (grit/salt) �307.20 chq 929
DCC Fritchley PF Licence fee �120.00 chq 930
DALC (course fee) �40.00 chq 931
Viking Direct (inks) �58.69 chq 932
Belper Skip Hire �120.00 chq 934
Grass Track �407.16 chq 935

13/910 Items for Information

Disclosure and Barring Service � a revised CRB system.

13/911 Communications from Parishioners

Chair read a letter from a resident concerned about the lack of affordable housing in the Parish.
Chair read a letter from the pupils of Oaks class at Crich C of E Infant School which enclosed the results of a survey they had done on the state of the Recreation Ground and suggestions as to how it could be improved. They also enclosed posters designed to discourage the dropping of litter and dog fouling. Members were very impressed and the Clerk was instructed to write to the pupils informing them that their views would be taken into account when planned improvements to the RG take place.

Part 2 Confidential items



NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday April 8th 2013

Please note that this meeting will be preceded by the Annual Parish Meeting commencing at 7.00pm

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
9th March 2012
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
01773 853928