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Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Crich Parish Council
Monday, 9 May 2005, in the Glebe Field Centre

Present: Cllr Goodhead (Chairman), Cllr Lane (Vice Chairman), Cllrs Bendon, Brierton, Cooke, Harris, Harwood, Salt, Smith, Tromans, and Whitney, Clerk in attendance, Cty Cllr Jackson, and 4 members of the public.

Apologies: Cllr Thorpe (absent on AVBC business) arrived after half an hour.

05/00 Matters raised by the public prior to the formal meeting
(a) Infant and Junior Schools.
(b) Cracked grit bin at top of Carr Lane / Cromford Road.
(c) FP 73 signpost (see 05/08 below).
(d) Occupancy of �affordable housing� units proposed at Woodside Farm development.
(e) Burial ground costs.

05/01 Election of Chairman
(Proposed by Cllr Brierton seconded by Cllr Salt)
RESOLVED: that Cllr Lane be elected Chairman. (Cllr Lane adopted the title of �Chair�.)

05/02 Election of Vice Chairman
(Proposed by Cllr Harwood seconded by Cllr Whitney)
RESOLVED: that Cllr Brierton be elected Vice Chairman.

05/03 Minutes of the meeting of 4 April 2005
RESOLVED: that these be signed by the Chair without amendment.

05/04 Matters arising from the Minutes
7108 Fritchley road safety: Cllr Salt informed the Council on Mr Bulaitis�s agreement with DCC.
7110/7107 Quarry slippage: Cllr Cooke remarked on what had happened at Ashover (Milltown).
RESOLVED: to write to DCC asking what could be done to reroute the affected footpath.
7112 Beech trees: Clerk had written to three tree surgeons and was meeting Neil Tomlinson, the only one to reply so far, on 10 May.

05/05 Declarations of interest
Cllr Brierton declared an interest in planning item AVA/2005/0459 and took no part on the discussion on this matter.

05/06 Appointments to Council committees and external bodies 2005/6
Council committees
Beacon Cllr Brierton
Blackspot Lighting Cllrs Lane, Salt
Burial Ground Cllrs Brierton, Goodhead, Harwood
Common Land, Footpaths & Jubilee Cllrs Cooke, Tromans
Finance Cllrs Brierton, Goodhead, Harris, Lane, Whitney
Transport Cllrs Bendon, Cooke, Smith
Outside bodies
Charities Funds Mr P Bentham-Hill
DALC Cllr Lane
Glebe Field Centre Management Committee Cllr Harris
Glebe Field Centre Trustee Cllr Thorpe
Playgroup Cllr Bendon
Police & Community Consultative Group Cllrs Salt, Tromans, Mrs Wellby
Quarry Liaison Cllr Bendon
RR/Environment Agency/Stakeholder Group Cllr Harris
RR Hilts Quarry Liaison Cllr Lane
Tree Wardens Mr and Mrs Varty
School Governors (for record though no longer Council appointments)
Crich CE Infant School Cllr Whitney
Crich Junior School Cllr Harwood
Crich Carr CE Primary School Cllr Bendon
Fritchley CE Primary School Cllr Thorpe

05/07 Police matters
No PC attended. A burglary had occurred in Church Street, Fritchley and the bus shelter on Crich Market Place had one glass panel destroyed. Cllr Salt reported from the 20 April meeting of the Police Consultative Meeting that the mobile Police van was continuing to come to Crich once a fortnight on Thursdays.
RESOLVED: to write to Inspector Lish on the reported slow response time to the bus shelter incident and also on responsibility for enforcement of traffic regulations.

Clerk�s report
05/08 Footpaths 61 and 73 DCC was requesting the owner to repair a stile on FP 61 by Crich Chase. DCC would restore the finger post for FP 73 on The Common.
05/09 Fritchley Sports Club The new pavilion was finished.
05/10 Grit bins (AVBC) AVBC invited comments on a plan to transfer grit bin maintenance to Parish Councils.
RESOLVED: to reply that the Council emphatically prefers the present arrangements so that rural parishes are not unduly penalized.
05/11 NALC Standing Orders and Clerk�s Guide (purchase) Clerk had purchased in the Council�s name 12 copies of NALC Standing Orders & Chairmanship to help in redrafting of the Council�s own Standing Orders (Minute 7100 of 7 March). Clerk also recommended purchase of as many copies of Local Council Clerk�s Guide (2004 edn) as were required to help Councillors in their general role.
RESOLVED: to confirm purchase of 12 copies NALC Standing Orders and also to purchase 12 Local Council Clerk�s Guide.

05/12 DCC Highways
The Council considered a letter from DCC of 12 April and a reply from the Clerk in consultation with Cllr Lane of 20 April. Cllr Smith also pointed out two errors in new signage.
RESOLVED: Transport Committee to meet to consider response to DCC.

Burial Ground
05/13 Memorial inspection Paul Dean the independent inspector nominated by Zurich Insurance would inspect over 18�19 July. The Clerk presented a draft notice for local public display.
RESOLVED: to adopt the notice with minor amendment for display in the burial ground and in Crich Parish area. Clerk also to draft press advertisement for the next meeting; meanwhile also to attempt to place a story with local press and Radio Derby in consultation with the Chair.
05/14 Resignation of caretaker Derek Harwood tendered his resignation from the end of May.
RESOLVED: Clerk to place local notice of vacancy.

05/15 Warden services
Cllr Bendon presented a resolution on an invitation to Key Services to extend its contract with the Council.
RESOLVED: to approve the resolution after the addition of Fritchley Drying Ground.

05/16 Planning decisions
AVA/2004/1343 Land adjacent Nether Nook, Chapel Lane: erection of 2 dwellings + 2 dble garages. Granted
AVA/2005/0027 Ladybird Cottage, The Dimple, Fritchley: extension for new kitchen. Granted
AVA/2005/0098 The Poplars, Ambergate: rear ext for bedroom, study + bathroom. Granted
AVA/2005/0118 3 Tors Spring, Crich: 2 storey side ext for garage, bedroom + bathroom. Granted
AVA/2005/0119 23 Chadwick Nick Lane, Fritchley: porch ext + detached carport. Granted

05/17 Planning applications
AVA/2005/0406 The Yews, The Common (Jerram): outline for 1 new dwelling. �No objection.�
AVA/2005/0414 19 Hindersitch Lane (Greeson): conservatory. �No objection.�
AVA/2005/0424 Crich News, Market Place (DE Telegraph): illuminated shop fascia sign. �The Parish Council objects to this application on two grounds: (a) the colour bright red is not in keeping with the Market Place and (b) the lighting is intrusive. On (b) it is not clear at what times the sign is to be illuminated. If the application is granted the Council asks that permission is only for hours of shop opening.�
AVA/2005/0454 14 Springfield Close (Welby): ext for kitchen/dining room. �No objection.�
AVA/2005/0456 1 Bowns Hill (Briggs): replace porch + conservatory + new garage (listed building). �No objection.�
AVA/2005/0459 138 The Common (Brierton): 1 storey ext for garage + kitchen extension. �No objection.�
AVA/2005/0471 Land at Woodside Farm (Taylor Woodrow): 23 new dwellings. Objection to be drafted by Clerk and Chair.
AVA/2005/0488 106 The Common (Mason): 2 storey rear extension. �No objection.�
AVA/2005/0493 4 Holly Bank Court, Crich (Barry): 2 storey rear extension. �No objection.�

Accounts
05/18 Balances 10 March Current �22631.07; Jubilee �944.59; Charity �112.52
Income
05/19 Yorkshire Bank re: current a/c interest (31.3) �32.68
05/20 Yorkshire Bank re: Jubilee a/c interest (31.3) �00.09
05/21 Petts Stonemasons re: memorial (4.4) �36.00
05/22 Hoults Memorials re: memorials (4.4) �54.00
05/23 AVBC re: half year Precept (14.4) �19000.00
05/24 Hoults Memorials re: vase (25.4) �36.00
05/25 AVBC re: lighting matching grant (25.4) �280.99
05/26 J Allen & Son re: burial (4.5) �100.00
Expenditure
05/27 DALC re: Standing Orders and Chairmanship 918 �76.63
05/28 Derwent Waste Management re: BG skip 919 �70.50
05/29 Key Services re: March grass cutting 920 �217.39
05/30 Viking Direct re: BG bin liners 921 �26.78
05/31 AVBC re: part cost of Warden�s medical report 922 �12.50
05/32 M D A Coultas re: April salary 923 �529.55
05/33 Derek Harwood re: April caretaking BG 924 �86.67
05/34 AVBC re: Parish Warden Oct 2004�Mar 2005 925 �1790.87
05/35 Glebe Field Trust: April contribution 926 �440.00

05/36 Statement of accounts 2004/5
Clerk presented draft statement of accounts 2004/5.
RESOLVED: to approve the draft statement for subsequent audit.

05/37 Financial Standing Orders
Clerk presented FSOs for Holmesfield Parish Council based on the NALC model and suggested they could be amended for Crich. It was a legal requirement to have FSOs and the present general Standing Orders did not cover finance adequately.
RESOLVED: to pass these to the Finance Committee for further discussion.

05/38 Standing Orders amendments
Clerk presented a draft list of amendments to Standing Orders.
RESOLVED: Clerk to add any further suggestions from members and present to next meeting.

05/39 Correspondence from other authorities
Alfreton Police and Community Consultative Group 20 April
EMRA: Proposals for a Review of the East Midlands Regional Plan and associated documents.

Information
05/40 Cllr Goodhead said that the Burial Ground was being strimmed but not adequately cleared of the residue. Clerk to ask Key Services.
05/41 Cllr Harwood said that the surface condition of Wheatsheaf Lane was poor and also that it was subject to flooding and mud deposits in the middle part. Referred to Transport Committee.
05/42 Cllr Brierton asked for a time limit to meetings. Chair said she would not usually take meetings over two hours.
05/43 Cllr Harris said an A-board for the fish and chip shop was illegally placed on the pavement.
05/44 Cllr Salt recommended the Fritchley Festival to everyone on Monday 30 May afternoon.
05/45 Chair was to attend RR Local Liaison Committee on 13 May. She also asked Clerk to write to MDMC on the 20 January car navigational rally along Dimple Lane.

The Chair thanked members and public for their attendance and closed the meeting at 10.10 pm