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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday April 7th 2014, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Baugh, Bown, Broom, Clark, Harwood, Slaney Steppings, Thorpe and Wells, Cty Cllr. D Williams AVBC Cllr Gee and 9 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

14/1053 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllr. Bateman.

14/1054 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

14/1055 Police matters

Contact is:
PCSO Jeffery attended and provided a copy of the local crime statistics.

14/1056 Members of the public (10 minutes)

Clerk was asked to report to DCC Highways on the poor state of the surface of the Cromford Road between Town End and The Cross.

14/1057 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

Cty Cllr. Williams continues to pursue the matter of street lighting being turned off in locations where this increases danger to the public with particular reference to Robin Hood and Main Rd, Whatstandwell.
He reported that DCC has acknowledged the need to repair pot-holes and to provide a new drain on Potters Hill – these matters will be attended to when funds allow.
Cty Cllr Williams was thanked for all the support he gives to the whole of the Crich PC area not just the part which falls inside his DCC constituency.
AVBC Cllr. Gee spoke of his concerns regarding large housing developments in Crich. He was able to report that the AVBC Strategic Plan (which will define those areas suitable for housing development) is at an advanced stage of preparation and that it will help to control unsuitable and unwanted development.

14/1058 Minutes of the meeting of March 3rd 2014

The Minutes were approved and signed after minor amendments.

14/1059 Matters arising from the meeting of March 3rd 2014

Report of Finance Committee meeting.  Resolved: The recommendations in the report be accepted
 in full.
STW reservoir project – there has been no meeting of the liaison group since the last meeting of the Parish Council. Cllr. Slaney reported that he had seen heavy vehicles, which could and should have used the Bullbridge Hill and haul road route, using the Whatstandwell access in contravention of agreements on traffic management. Chair agreed to report this to the next liaison meeting. 
A letter to Yorkshire Bank re. the change in the number of cheque signatories from 3 to 2 was signed by 3 signatories, as required by the bank, in order that the change can be put into effect.
A request by Cllr. Wells for approval for a service and inspection report on the locks at the public toilets was granted. Further, Cllr Wells was mandated to negotiate the future detail of the agreement between AVBC and Crich PC regarding the operation of the toilets. It was noted with regret that although AVBC gives a grant of £600 to help with the cost of running the toilets it also claims a payment from the Parish Council of £381.51 in Council Tax for the same building!!
Cllr. Steppings was pleased to report that the new Market Place bench will be delivered and fixed on May 1st at 8.00am (volunteers welcome)!

14/1060 Report by the Parish Clerk:

Direction signs to Glebe. Clerk read a letter from DCC Highways outlining some improvement and tidying up of the current signage to be undertaken at their expense.
Proposed housing developments in the PC area (the planning application for the Roes Lane development is likely to be made w/c 7 April 2014). Nine members of the public attended the meeting to express their concerns regarding the proposed housing development off Roes Lane. Clerk was instructed write to Derek Stafford (Chief Planning Officer of AVBC) with a copy to Gladman Developments expressing the concerns shared by members of the council and the public regarding this matter.
Renewal of grounds maintenance contract - this will be put out to tender.
Revised Financial Regulations – the draft provided by DALC will be studied by members of the Finance Committee who will make a recommendation to full council.
It was Resolved that Fritchley Christmas Tree Association be given permission to improve the Christmas tree base at Fritchley Green.

14/1061 Planning Decisions

AVA/2014/1065 4 North View, Market Place, Crich – new dwelling in garden WITHDRAWN.

14/1062 Planning Applications

AVA/2014/0119 78, The Common, Crich - new dwelling.  OBJECTION on the grounds that the building protrudes in front of the existing building line and that the limited manoeuvring area in front of the property makes safe exit of vehicles difficult.
AVA/2014/0162 45 The Common, Crich – first floor extension to rear. NO OBJECTION
AVA/2014/0226 8 Bowns Hill – replacement garage with ancillary room and decking. NO OBJECTION

14/1063 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account as per statement at 10th March 2014      £24721.70


C Ludlam
Chq 104
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 105
Glebe Field Trust (PATs testing)
Chq 106
AVBC toilet Rates
Chq 107
Chq 108
DALC course fee
Chq 109
Robin Harvey (stone for allotment track)
Chq 110
K Briddon (allotment rents) – IPS Pension Builder 
Chq 111
Grass Track
Chq 112
Viking Direct
Chq 113
Viking Direct
Chq 114

14/1064 Items for Information

DALC Circulars 06 and 07-2014
Rolls Royce Crich monitoring results- all normal.

14/1065 Communications from Parishioners

Letter of thanks for donation from Crich Fete Committee.
Three letters and an email from parishioners regarding the proposed housing development off Roes Lane.
Guidance for councillors from AVBC regarding publicity in the pre-election period.

Part 2 Confidential items


NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday May 12th 2014 this is the Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council.

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
9th April 2014
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928