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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday 4th Mayl 2012, held in the Glebe Field Centre.



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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Bateman, Baugh, Bown, Clark, Harwood, Slaney, Steppings, Thorpe and Wells. Cty. Cllr. Jackson, AVBC Cllr. Gee and 3 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


  1. To elect a Chair
    Cllr. Lane proposed by Cllr. Harwood and seconded by Cllr. Thorpe was elected unopposed
  2. To elect a vice-Chair
    Cllr. Brierton proposed by Cllr. Clark and seconded by Cllr. Harwood was elected unopposed.
  3. To allocate members to committees
    Membership of committees remains unchanged except for the Finance Committee from which Cllr Harwood has stood down. Chair thanked Cllr. Harwood for her many years of sterling service on this committee.
    Cllr. Brierton (who has taken responsibility for the Beacon for some years) asked for help in lighting and supervising it for one hour from 10.00pm on June 4th. Cty Cllr Jackson and AVBC Cllr. Gee kindly volunteered.
  4. To accept and sign the internally audited accounts for 2011-2012 before submitting them to the Audit Commission
    Resolved: to accept and sign the Annual Accounts 2011-2012

Part 1 Non � confidential items

12/782 Apologies:

� Cllr. Broom, PCSO Walker

12/783 Declarations of Interest


12/ 784 Police matters

(Contact is:� )
The police were not represented at the meeting

12/ 785 Matters raised by members of the public

In response to a report from a parishioner it was Resolved that Clerk would ask Mr Spencer to clean out the Market Place troughs and do an extra litter pick around the periphery of the Recreation Ground.
In response to another report Cllr Wells explained that DCC acknowledges the need to improve the road surface and drainage at Hollins Lane.

12/786 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

�AVBC Cllr Thorpe (Please see written Cllr Thorpe’s report) � Resolved: Clerk to write to AVBC Planning to express concerns over the impact of any development of the old Stevenson’s site on traffic and road safety especially in view of the impending STW construction work at Chadwick Nick Lane

�Cty. Cllr. Jackson has been able to give �500 to Fritchley under Fives and is trying to access equipment from a closing school on their behalf. He also explained the “Jubilee View” project at Whatstandwell � a view which includes road/rail/canal and river. Cllr. Jackson agreed to remind DCC of the need to address the problem caused to land owners by seeding Himalayan Balsam on the canal side and of the fact that the pavement at the Market Place has not been re-surfaced.
AVBC Cllr Gee agreed to investigate the opening policy regarding the Market Place toilets

12/787 Minutes of the Meeting of 2nd April 2012

Minutes of the meeting of 2nd Aprilh were confirmed and signed by Chair

12/ 788 Matters arising

STW Reservoir Project � response to planning application. Resolved: Clerk to write to AVBC planning expressing no objection in principle to the application but detailing the road safety concerns and suggestions identified by the council at the special meeting held on 20 February 2012. (Copy to DCC Highways/Planning Control)�����
Standing Orders Resolved: to defer this item to the next meeting
Neighbourhood Planning (setting up a meeting with Guy Martin) Resolved: to invite Mr Martin to address the council on a date to be agreed when Cllr Broom returns.

12/789 Clerk's Report

Burial Ground Resolved; Clerk to write to those responsible for graves which do not comply with the BG regulations regarding the “decoration” of the area around individual plots
Need to set up a savings account dedicated to the proposed development of the Burial Ground � Resolved: Clerk to investigate placing �5,000 pounds in a 5 year fixed rate deposit account and �5,000 in an instant access account as part of the planning to expand the Burial Ground should that become necessary.
Proposed programme for part Night Lighting Scheme 2012/13 � this does not appear to affect Crich parish.
Safety issues and insurance related to the lighting of the Beacon: Resolved: to ensure that use of the Beacon complies with the terms of the Parish Council insurance policy.
Insurance issues regarding allowing Village Fete Committee to use the Recreation Ground: Resolved: to ask for a copy of the Fete Committees insurance policy for the event.
Need for replacement lap top computer (current model is now 5 years old, is getting slow and some of the keys are beginning to fail) and request for permission to purchase a replacement. Resolved: to allow Clerk to purchase a suitable replacement lap top.
Proposed housing project to rear of Glebe by Futures Homescape ex Amber Valley Housing (update) Resolved: to allow Mr Willder to address the June meeting

12/790 Planning Decisions

AVA/2012/0104 6, Dowie Way � conversion of garage to living room PERMITTED

12/791 Planning Applications

AVA/2012/0234 the Old Engine Shed, Dimple Lane, Crich � railway storage shed � No objection
AVA/2012/0288 Red Lion, Fritchley � detached house (outline) � Objection (over-development of site)
AVA/2012/0309 land off Middle Lane, Whatstandwell � conversion and extension of barn to form tourist accommodation � No objection
AVA/2012/0394��� 40, Main Rd Whatstandwell � extension � No objection
AVA/2012/ 0451�� 21, Cromford Rd Crich � alteration of roof angle to provide storage area � No objection


12/792 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at 9th April 2012������������ �21738.28������������������������������������


C H Ludlam (clerks salary)�� 516.03�Chq 816
Void�������Chq �817
CACN donation����150.00��Chq 818
Grass Track (March)�� 395.30 Chq �� 819
Grass Track (April)����407.16�Chq 820
Belper Skip Hire����108.00�Chq 821
DCC (CRB checks)����142.00���Chq ��� 822
Brian Wood (internal audit)���� 53.35���Chq � �823
HMR and C Tax and NI underpayment��� 120.20�Chq � 824
BT internet��� 23.74���Chq ��825
Glebe Field Trust (new rate)��� 628.43�Chq 826
Glebe Field trust YC rent����� 24.58��Chq ��827
L Spencer work at RG and BG��133.36���Chq � 828���������������������������������

12/793 Information

Crich Monitoring results (Rolls Royce).
The Playing Field � Rural Action Derbyshire magazine
Local Government Boundary Commission � draft recommendations

12/794 Communications from Parishioners


Part 2 Confidential items



NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday June 12 2012

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
01773 853928