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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday 10th May 2010, held in the Glebe Field Centre.

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton, Bateman, Bown, Clark, Harwood, Fudge, Thorpe and Tromans. Cty. Cllr. Jackson and 5 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Cllrs. Birkin, Harrison and Steppings. AVBC Cllr. Taylor

10/513 Election of Chair and vice-Chair

Cllr. Lane (proposed by Cllr. Thorpe and seconded by Cllr. Brierton) was re-elected unopposed as Chair
Cllr. Brierton (proposed by Cllr. Clark and seconded by Cllr. Harwood) was re-elected un-opposed as vice -Chair

10/514 Matters raised by members of the public


10/515 Mr Brian Bennett and Mr. Bill Davis�Area Managers for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue

Chair welcomed them to the meeting and the two officers explained in detail the way in which Derbyshire Fire and Rescue provides cover for the community by deploying full-time and part-time officers based at Fire Stations which may not be manned for 24 hours per day. They explained that Derbyshire Fire and Rescue had re-organised its provision in the light of the enormous task of training officers to deal with a vast array of emergency situations and of the need to ensure their safety. In response to questions from Chair, they assured the meeting that Derbyshire was at the forefront of this type of reorganisation and that public safety would not be compromised.

10/516 Declarations of interest


10/517 Police matters

PC Peter Wilbourne attended the meeting. He reported that cable had been stolen from Crich Quarry and that motor-cycles were reported to be causing a nuisance around the RG, Chadwick Nick Lane and Coast Hill. He said that dealing with this type of nuisance was one of the priorities for the Safer Neighbourhood Team.

10/518 Local Authority Councillors

Cty.Cllr. Jackson reported that:
He now has a budget for the �Quiet Lanes� project
From next month there will be a county-wide Parish Highway newsletter called �Signpost�
The speed limit on the A615 (Tansley-Matlock) has been lowered
The speed limit on 600 miles of county roads is being reviewed
The �Have your say� initiative will give residents the opportunity to comment the future of Highways and Transport for the period 2011-2026
DCC has given �160,000 to Community Transport to help their funding
Chair took the opportunity to appraise Cty Cllr. Jackson of her concerns over the revised role of retained Fire and Rescue officers.
AVBC Cllr. Thorpe has kept the Clerk informed of her efforts get the Borough Council to clean up a number of locations in the Parish.

AVBC Cllr. Taylor: Had requested that the planning application at Windsor House, Market Place should be the subject of a site visit and that it should not be subject to a decision under delegated powers. Some revisions to the application have already been requested including reducing the opening hours which are now suggested as 7.00 pm until 11.00pm on Monday to Saturday and 7.00pm until 10.30 pm on Sundays. Consultation has been carried out according to the proper procedures.

10/519 Minutes of the meeting of April 12th 2010

These were signed by Chair

10/520 Matters arising from the Minutes

Membership of Parish Council Committees was confirmed
Cllr Jackson has been asked to meet the Parish Council Transport Committee
Chair reported on the Parish and Town Council Liaison Forum � the main item for discussion was the Highways Winter Maintenance Programme. A web-site called �Derbyshire Prepared� will convey information about weather related transport problems. A number of grit bins are available from DCC and the Clerk was instructed to apply for some of these for various locations around the Parish. The Community Response Plan was also discussed-this matter will be placed on the agenda for the next meeting. DCC will produce guidelines for the gritting of footpaths. Chair drew the attention of the meeting to problems caused by the theft of grit bins.
DCC has been informed of the lighting problem at The Tors and the broken light at Sandy Lane (as reported at the APM).

10/521 Clerk�s Report

A change to Standing Orders to show that there will be no Parish Council Meeting in August each year was formally adopted. However, a meeting of cheque signatories will be convened to enable the payment of invoices.
DCC informed of problems relating to the muddy state of the footpath and the rotten steps between The Common and Chadwick Nick Lane
DCC asked about the light for Wheatsheaf Lane- arrangements are in hand

10/522 Planning decisions

AVA/2010/1087 20, Chase View. 2 semi detached houses PERMITTED
AVA/2010/0129 Tythe Barn, Shaws Hill - conservatory WITHDRAWN
AVA/2010/0158 17, Hindersitch Lane, garage extension PERMITTED
AVA/2010/0170 Plaistow Hall Farm, extension and cottage REFUSED
AVA2010/0168 Plaistow Hall Farm, change of use � WITHDRAWN
AVA/2010/0154 41, Weaver Close, single storey extension PERMITTED
AVA/2010/0095 Old Bakery change of use �WITHDRAWN
AVA/2010/0289 Butts Cottage, Wakebridge � extension to outbuilding PERMITTED
AVA/2010/0299 Coddington Hall Farm � additional roof light PERMITTED

10/523 Planning applications
AVA/2010/0322 outline permission for one dwelling at 30 Top Hagg Lane NO OBJECTION
AVA/20(10/0379 0379 15 affordable homes at the rear of 27-35 Coast Hill*
AVA/2010/381 3 new bungalows to the N.E. of 27, Coasthill.*
AVA/2010/0337single storey ext. to rear (sitting room, utility room and wet room). 90 The Common, Crich NO OBJECTION

*Nick Wilder of Amber Valley housing attended the meeting and offered to answer any questions about the proposed developments to the rear of the Glebe In answer to questions from Cllr. Brierton he said that the traffic survey showed that the traffic generated by the houses would only be a fraction of that generated by the proposed Medical Centre and that the 3 bungalows referred to in a separate application were vital to the overall funding of the project. He also agreed that the latest plan places the 15 houses on a more compact site than was the case on the original plan Chair asked when sight of the section 106 agreement would be available and stressed that the Parish Council would wish to be involved in the lettings policy decisions in perpetuity..

10/523 Planning applications


10/524 Accounts

Financial statement 2009 � 2010
All account documents are available for inspection viz: cheque books, paying in books, invoices, the ledger and bank statements. All transactions are shown on a spread sheet. (Contact Parish Clerk).The internal audit is to be carried out on Thursday 13th of May 2010.
Income = �44610.62
Expenditure = �45417.25+ 947.41* = �46364.66

*This money was transferred from the Jubilee account (Jubilee account cheque number 0031) and is included as �income� in the ledger, therefore, in order to balance it also has to be shown as �expenditure� as it is not �new money�

Expenditure exceeded income by � 46364. 66 - �44610.62 = (� 1754.04)
The amount B/F from last year was � 3008.70
The amount to be B/F into 2010-2011 is �300080.70 - �1754 .04 = �28326.66

Yorkshire Bank current A/C at 01.04.2010 �29362.29 (end of Financial Year)
Yorkshire Bank Charity A/C �130.14 (not included in annual


C. H. Ludlam salary + expenses �464.41 chq 522
Glebe Field Trust �570.00 chq 523
L.Spencer work at RG and BG + expenses �179.48 chq 524
Viking Direct (inks and paper) �43.37 chq 525
Grass Track (April) �375.79 chq 526
HMR and C (underpayment) �247.77 chq 527
AVBC cleaning up at RG (glass) �48.47 chq 528
BT internet �23.49 chq 529
BT phone �3.80 chq 530

10/525 Circulars and publications


10/526 Communications from members of the public

Problems with litter around a footpath at Robin Hood (by telephone)
Email from Mrs Marsden re. allotment parking

Chair thanked everyone for their attendance and the meeting closed at 9.45 pm.

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