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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council


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Monday May 13th 2013, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Bateman, Bown, Broom, Clark, Harwood, Steppings, Thorpe and Wells. AVBC Cllr. Gee, Cty Cllr. D Williams and 2 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non � confidential items

  1. Election of Chair � Cllr. Lane was re-elected unopposed (Prop. Cllr Thorpe, Sec. Cllr. Broom)
  2. Election of vice-Chair - Cllr. Brierton was re-elected unopposed (Prop. Cllr. Thorpe, Sec. Cllr. Clark)
  3. Allocation of members to committees (see separate sheet).

�The Transport Committee has been disbanded, the Finance Committee is too large, and this will be addressed at the next meeting of that committee on Thursday 13th June.

13/923 To receive apologies for absence:

Cty. Cllr. Tomlinson, Cllr. Baugh and PCSO Walker.

13/924 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

Cllr. Thorpe (personal) Planning Application AVA/2013/0351

13/925 Police matters

(Contact is:�
Public are alerted to a number of thefts from garden sheds and of plants from gardens. Further, it was Resolved: to inform the police of continued obstructive parking on Sandy Lane.

13/926 Matters of the public (10 minutes)

Complaints were lodged regarding lack of information on the recent County and Borough elections and regarding a large pothole at the top of Hollins Lane.
While it is perfectly proper to report pot-holes and other highway problems to the Parish Council, members of the public are reminded that a faster response may be gained by telephoning “Call Derbyshire” on 01629580000 when the problem is first noticed

13/927 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr Thorpe presented a written report.

Chair welcomed newly elected Cty Cllr David Williams.

13/928 Minutes of the meeting of April 8th 2013

Minutes of the meeting of were confirmed and signed by Chair.

13/929 Matters arising from the meeting of April 8th 2013

STW Reservoir Project � Chair reported on the latest meeting of the Ambergate Reservoir Community Liaison Group. Resolved: Chair to raise concerns regarding the movement of large vehicles and the slow progress on construction of the haul road.
Market Place Working Group (Cllr. Steppings) � Resolved: a budget of �10,000 to be allocated to the refurbishment of the seating area, the replacement of the bench and provision of a new notice board. Clerk to arrange for the planning application and Cllr Steppings to liaise with builders. Cllr. Steppings was thanked for all his hard work on this project.
Open meeting � Resolved: Clerk to arrange invitations. Cllr Broom offered to help with the organisation
Public toilets (the grant of �600 has been received from AVBC). Cllr. Wells reported that apart from minor vandalism the project was working well.
Amber Valley Borough Council (Liz Prior) is pursuing Greene King Brewery regarding their use of unsuitable ridge tiles when repairing the roof of the Black Swan.

13/930 Report by the Parish Clerk:

The internally audited accounts were approved and signed by Chair.
Burial Ground capacity � Clerk estimated that the BG will be full in 4-5 years. Resolved: 1. To place a further �5000 in the BG Development Fund 2. Clerk to get an estimate for a new drive and turning area at current prices
Unsightly development at Windy Gap, Wakebridge � Resolved: This matter to be reported to AVBC Borough Development
Allotment rents Resolved: rents to be increased to �20 in March 2014 and �30 in March 2015 (full plot). In each case the rent to the landlord will remain at �10, the extra income to be set aside for repairs and development at the allotment site.
Trees on Parish land at Sun Lane Resolved: Chair to examine existing legal documents to establish ownership of the land.
Budgeting - a Finance Committee meeting will be held on Thursday June 13th at 7.30 pm.�

13/931 Planning Decisions

AVA/2012/1161 land adjacent to Gurnard Lodge, Top Lane � Erection of detached dwelling and garage.

13/932 Planning Applications

No objections were recorded regarding the following applications:
AVA/2013/0339 Park Head Farm � Conversion of former garages and pigsty to form new dwelling / workshop
AVA/2013/0340 � listed building consent for AVA/2013/0339 (see above)
AVA/2013/Raymond Cottage, Jefferies Lane � demolition of boundary wall to allow vehicle access
AVA/2013/AVA/2013/0325 10, Main Rd., Whatstandwell � replace conservatory with 2 storey extension including porch, lounge, bedroom and new conservatory.
AVA/2013/0323 The Old Surgery, Bulling Lane � proposed garage and change to elevations.
AVA/2013/0382 142, The Common � repairs to first floor lintels
AVA/2013/0316 4, Fritchley Lane, Fritchley � Certificate of Lawful Use re. single storey extension

The Parish Council to OBJECT to AVA/2013/0351 � Wainwrights Cottage, Fritchley. Single storey barn on the grounds that it is too large in relation to the size of the plot and the adjacent building.

13/933 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at
8th May 2013���� �46,166.34 (includes first instalment of Precept)

Income: as per bank statement
First instalment of Precept (�22000).������������������������������������


C H Ludlam (Clerk�s salary) + expenses �499.10 Chq 950
Glebe Field Trust �645.40 Chq 951
Pennine Aggregates (Grit) �201.60 Chq 952
W G Pollard Ltd (Toilet locks) �1653.72 Chq 953
BT Payment Services Ltd. (Phone)���� �72.32 Chq 954
BT Payment Services Ltd. (Internet) �76.28 Chq 955
Keptkleen (toilet cleaning) �30.00� Chq 956
Crich Glebe Field Trust Ltd. (PATs test) �14.00 Chq 957
Viking Direct (Inks) �39.54� Chq 958
Grass Track �419.38 Chq 959
British Gas (Toilet electricity)�� �23.15�� Chq 960
Brian Wood (Internal audit) �53.35 Chq 961
David Wells (Expenses ref. toilets) �15.50 Chq 962
Viking Direct (stamps) �220.68 Chq 963
HM Revenue and Customs �360.80� Chq 964


�5,000 will need to be transferred to the Burial Ground Development Fund

13/934 Items for Information

Chair will represent the Parish Council at the ceremony to present new Colours to the Mercian Regiment.

13/935 Communications from Parishioners

Part 2 Confidential items



NEXT MEETING 7. 30pm Monday June 3rd 2013

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
15th May 2013
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
01773 853928