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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday 4th April 2011, held in the Glebe Field Centre.

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Present:

Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Bateman, Bown, Clark, Fudge, Harwood, Steppings, Thorpe, Tromans, Cty Cllr. Jackson and 7 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.

Apologies:

Cllrs. Birkin and AVBC Cllr. Taylor

11/627 Matters raised by members of the public

Two residents of Fritchley were allowed to explain the grounds for their objection to Planning application AVA/2011/0277 � stabling and construction of a m�nage at Bobbin Mill Hill, Fritchley viz;
Poor/dangerous access
Increased traffic on a narrow road
Development in a Conservation Area which does not provide enhancement
Creation of a stone track across the field without permission
Negative impact on the environment � smells, poor state of the field (accumulation of uncollected dung and rotting hay), noise of vehicles
Insecure fencing � horses have escaped damaging gardens and creating a road safety hazard
Suspicion that the project is not for only �personal use� as claimed in the application
Cty Cllr. Jackson said that he had already visited the site and asked to be kept informed of the Parish Councils� response - see below under Planning Applications.

11/628 Declarations of interest

Chair and Cllr. Thorpe declared an interest in discussions relating to parish council funding for the Glebe Field Trust

11/629 Police matters

No police present. Clerk was instructed to report parking of vehicles on the grass at the Jubilee ground which is owned by the Parish Council.

11/630 Local Authority Councillors

AVBC Cllr. Thorpe presented a written report
Cty Cllr. Jackson acknowledged the problems related to the road surface at Stand Lane and Plaistow Green, this is on the list but he is currently dealing with 2,000 miles of damaged road surface. With reference to DCC �Winter service� he said that the recent meeting had been inconclusive and a further meeting will be held. Councillors noted that they could not formulate a plan for grit and bins in Crich until the position of DCC and AVBC was made clear. Parish Council is not happy to be made to �stumble on� in this matter through no fault of its own. Cllr. Jackson reported that the county Council was not happy with the level of inconsiderate and obstructive parking, as the police no longer see this as a major issue for them DCC is seeking powers of implementation from the Government.

11/631 Minutes of the meeting of March 7th 2011

These were approved and signed by Chair.

11/632 Matters arising from the Minutes

Winter service from DCC - Clerk has written to Cty Cllr Jackson seeking a response to the letter of 11th. January (see above).
Clerk has written to Cty Cllr. Jackson concerning the condition of the road between Stand Lane and the bend heading for Plaistow Green. This letter has been acknowledged. (see above).
Beech trees at the Recreation Ground - it was agreed to ask Midland Tree Surgeons to carry out a full survey
Dog bins at Burial Ground and Top Hagg - Councillors agreed the siting of these bins. As the bin at the burial Ground has been purchased by the Parish Council it was agreed to ask Mr. Spencer to erect the bin near the grit box and to ask him to empty the bin as necessary (Clerk to discuss terms).
Investigation of AVBC invoice for work done on Recreation Ground play equipment � to date there has been no response, but a second invoice has been sent to the Parish Council! It was agreed that the invoice should not be paid unless a satisfactory response is forthcoming.
The original cheque to Cliff Inn Horticultural Society has been stopped at the bank and a new cheque has been issued.

11/633 Clerk�s Report

Future of the Public Conveniences � Council considers the provision of this facility to be very important to the Parish. However, it wants more consultation and information from amber Valley Borough Council relating to such issues as real cost, ownership, rates etc. clerk was instructed to report this to Simon Gladwin (Landscape Services).
Clerk has been in contact with Mr Briddon (owner of the allotment ground). He is keen that an allotment committee be set up after the elections. He states that he accepts responsibility for the fence between the allotments and the adjacent field and the he will ask his tenant to repair it as necessary.
Pupils at Crich Junior School and Fritchley Primary School were congratulated on the anti dog-fouling posters they produced. These will be displayed around the village. It was unanimously resolved to send each school a �25 book token as a mark of the Council�s appreciation.
A letter requesting an increase in funding from the current level of �570 per month was sent to Chair by the Managers of the Glebe Field Trust. Cllr. Clark explained the value of the Glebe Field centre to the village describing it as �the heartbeat of the village� which offered a wide range of social and medical services. After a long discussion, the main purpose of which was to establish the nature of the funding and the detail of the charging policy, it was agreed by 7 votes to 1 with 2 abstentions to increase the funding by 5% i.e. �28.50 per month. There was general agreement that it is important to maintain the high quality of the fabric of the building.
Clerk thanked all members for their help and support during the life of this Council

11/634 Planning decisions

AVA/2011/0092 new family dwelling at Southfield House PERMITTED
AVA/2011/1181 extension of time limit for application AVA/2005/0471 at Woodside Farm, The Common PERMITTED
AVA/2011/00765 changes to partially built garage forming granny flat and kitchen PERMITTED

11/635 Planning applications

All members are encouraged to view new applications on the AVBC website if possible

AVA/2011/0246 wooden stable block at Drovers Way, Ambergate � there is uncertainty as to whether or not this is in Crich Parish
AVA/2011/0227 Stables and m�nage at the Old Mill Dimple Lane, Fritchley Objection on the grounds that it is in the Conservation Area and the access is potentially dangerous.
AVA/2011/0239 New Medical Centre � change of hours. Pharmacy and Medical Centre 07.00 to 20.30 (Mon to Fri) and 08.00 to 13.00 (Sat). Glebe Field Centre parking 08.00 to 23.00 (every day).no objection
AVA/2011/0205 secure lobby and admin. area at Fritchley Primary School No objection
AVA/2011/0203 new dwelling at 78, The Common, Crich No objection

11/636 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at 10.03.11 - � 35470.20
Expenditure:
C. Ludlam (Clerk) Salary + expenses �480.16 chq. 651
Glebe Field Trust �570.00 chq. 652
BT �Phone �2.48 chq. 653
BT Internet �1.00 chq. 654
Belper Book Keeping Agency �50.00 chq. 655
Glasdon (grit bin for RG) �180.02 chq. 656
Cliff Inn Hort Soc (replacement chq.) �200.00 chq. 657
AVBC (non domestic rates on BG) �65.86 chq. 658
HMRC Tax and NI 4th qtr �375.95 chq. 659
Derbyshire County Council (W�sheaf Lane light) �2276.93 chq. 660
M. Lane (Youth Club) �17.00 chq. 661
Glebe Field Trust YC rent �58.25 chq. 662
Grass Track �383.78 chq. 663
L Spencer �126.06 chq. 664

11/637 Information received

SACRE Annual Report 2010-2011
Rolls Royce Monitoring Report � none of the results give cause for concern

11/638 Communications from members of the public

Letters of thanks for donations were received from Fritchley WI, Muddlealong and the Sims Charity.



Chair thanked everyone for their attendance

NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday May 9th 2011


Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
15 March 2010
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
crichparishcouncil@btconnect.com
01773 853928