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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday 12th April 2010, held in the Glebe Field Centre.

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Cllr. Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton, Birkin, Clark, Fudge, Harwood, Steppings and Thorpe. Clerk in attendance. Nine members of the public


AVBC Cllr. Taylor, Cllrs. Bateman and Tromans

10/501 Matters raised by members of the public

Mrs. Hartshorne expressed concern over what she believes to be changes in the Fire and Rescue cover in areas served by Retained Fire Officers. Clerk was instructed to ask Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to send a representative to the next Parish Council meeting.

10/502 Declarations of interest

Chair declared a personal interest in planning application AVA/2010/0241

10/503 Police matters

Police were unable to be present and sent their apologies.

10/504 Local Authority Councillors

Cty Cllr. Jackson reported that �6 million damage had been caused to roads in Derbyshire by the harsh winter weather. The Government has awarded a grant of �1.7 million to help.

Three scooters to help the disabled have been purchased for use at Middleton Top and Shipley Park.

He has been monitoring the situation at Fritchley Green on Friday evenings and he is aware of the drainage problems at Potters Hill.

AVBC Cllr. Thorpe presented a written report

10/505 Minutes of the meeting of 15th March 2010

These were signed by Chair

10/506 Matters arising from the Minutes

Youth Club insurance - up to 10 �out of centre� activities per year are covered by Council�s insurance provided that they do not involve transport e.g. games on the RG would be covered, an adult to young person ratio of 1 to 10 would be expected. More adventurous activities should be referred to our insurers Zurich. In reply to a question from Cllr. Clark, Chair said that she had income (in the form of cash) from the Youth Club Tuck Shop and that she was arranging with the Clerk for this to be deposited at the bank.
Membership of Parish Council committees � the list was up-dated and will be published at the next meeting

Potters Lane drainage problems - . Council has been informed that AVBC Borough Development is fully aware of the situation and this will be considered in connection with any related planning applications.

An order has been placed for the Recreation Ground equipment repairs
The horse field planning application at Dimple Lane has been allowed but the way in which the decision was arrived at has been reported to the Standards Board.

10/507 Clerk�s Report

Allotments � these are looking very tidy, most of the rents have been paid and tenants have renewed their agreements. There are some new plots which will be allocated to parishioners on the waiting list. In response to a request from Mr Briddon, Clerk was instructed to get quotations for work to improve the footpath and car park at the allotments.

Aggregates Levy Sustainable Fund (ALSF)-the council can apply for funding for local projects. The process is rather complex but it was agreed to try to access some of this funding.

Parish Clerks� Network � Clerk informed the members of the existence of this group which has been set up to allow clerks to meet and to meet AVBC officers to discuss matters of mutual interest and concern

Phone box at the Market Place � The Tramway Museum would like to purchase this but the practical difficulties associated with moving such a structure are considerable. Nb the box at Fritchley Green is covered by a preservation order so that it will survive but not necessarily in working order. Cllr Thorpe pointed out that the box is in dire need of re-painting.

Land registry � Parish Council could register its land for a small fee. Chair offered to study the process and implications.

Rolls Royce monitoring results show no cause for concern

Cllr. Bateman noted in a telephone call that the Stand light is not lit � a member of the public who clearly has firsthand experience of operating the light explained that it is run by a rather delicate 24 volt system and that (unsurprisingly) it takes a battering from the wind. Maintenance can be costly and difficult, it also presents some Health and Safety issues for anyone working on the equipment. Cllr. Bateman is also concerned that parked vehicles on the Market Place are preventing buses from using the bus bay.
Clerk was instructed to seek to set up a meeting between Cty Cllr. Jackson and the Parish Council Transport Committee.

Cllr. Brierton presented a report on the most recent meeting of the Crich Quarry Liaison Committee, their next meeting will be held on Monday 11th October.

Cllrs. Thorpe and Birkin will represent the Parish Council at the AVBC Civic Service

REMINDER: DCC PARISH and TOWN COUNCIL FORUM 6.30 PM on THURSDAY 22nd. APRIL at COUNTY HALL Winter Maintenance is on the agenda!

10/508 Planning decisions

AVA/2010/0162 Holly Cottage, Top Lane Whatstandwell, - telecom pole PERMITTED
AVA/2010/0050 The Old Engine Shed, Dimple Lane change of use (re-submission) REFUSED
AVA/2010/0132 Mooredge Farm, Parkhead � shower room PERMITTED
AVA/2010/0135 Dove Cottage, Potters Hill, Wheatcroft � revised external steps PERMITTED
AVA/2010/0075 Bank House, Dark Lane, Wheatcroft � granny annexe and conservatory PERMITTED
AVA/2010/1056 land at Dimple Lane, Crich � stable block, m�nage, store and track for private use. PERMITTED

10/509 Planning applications

AVA/2010/0312 Old Vicarage, Coast Hill, Crich � porch � NO OBJECTION
AVA/2010/0289 Butts Cottage, Wakebridge - extension to existing domestic outbuilding � NO OBJECTION but it was noted that an enforcement order on another structure at this address has still not been complied with.
AVA/2010/0287 Bobbin Mill Cottage, Fritchley � demolish outbuilding, form 2 storey extension with porch and refurbish existing building. Remove 3 trees. NO OBJECTION
AVA/2010/0277 18, Chapel Lane, Crich � single storey rear extension NO OBJECTION
AVA/2010/0266 Windsor House, Market Place, Crich � change of use from A1 retail to A3 restaurant - OBJECTION on the grounds of likely impact on the heart of the village, lack of dedicated parking, no reference to provision of additional refuse management facilities and the lack of consultation with the large number of property owners who would be affected.
AVA/2010/0241 Fairfield Farm Barn, Kirkham Lane, Fritchley � new stable block, extension to garage, roof work to existing outbuildings � NO OBJECTION but it was hoped that any permission would only be granted on the basis of the horse use being for private use only.
AVA/2010/0154 41, Weaver Close, Crich � single storey extension - NO OBJECTION
AVA/2010/0129 Tythe Barn, Shaws Hill Whatstandwell � single storey conservatory � NO OBJECTION

10/510 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank current A/C at 02.03.2010 �35569.10
Yorkshire Bank Charity A/C �130.14

C. H. Ludlam salary + expenses �476.82 chq 509
Glebe Field Trust �570.00 chq 510
Glebe Field Trust (Youth Club rent) �52.85 chq 511
L.Spencer work at RG and BG + expenses �347.41 chq 512
Grass track �375.79 chq 513
DCC grit and bins �538.40 chq 514
Belper book-keeping agency �50.00 chq 515
PJ Barnicoat Plant (work at Allotments) �1233.75 chq 516
Viking Direct stamps and paper �64.30 chq 517
Belper Skip Hire �94.00 chq 518
IPC Pension Builder (K.Briddon) �300.00 chq 519
L. Godfrey Wii game for Youth Club �28.71 chq 520
M. Lane Tuck shop stock and cash tin �285.73 chq 521

10/511 Circulars and publications

Letter from Shahid Malik MP regarding the �Big Lunch �on Sunday 18th. July 2010

10/512 Communications from members of the public

Letter from Fritchley Primary School thanking Council for grant

Email from Robert Dawes regarding the untidy state of the Sandy Lane refuse/re-cycling site. Clerk has reported this matter to AVBC. He also expresses concern over the litter problem around the parish especially on The Common; he commends the idea of a �Parish Litter Collection Day� involving residents and children � sadly, as pointed out by a number of members, this commendable idea would raise Health and Safety issues.

Letter of thanks for the donation from Crich W.I.

Chair thanked everyone for their attendance and the meeting closed at 9.05 pm.

NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday May 10th 2010
Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
16 April 2010
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
01773 853928