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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council


Monday May 12th 2014, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Bateman Baugh, Bown, Broom, Clark, Harwood, Slaney Steppings and Thorpe. Cty Cllr. D Williams, AVBC Cllr Gee and 16 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.
Cllr M. Lane was unanimously elected as Chair (proposed by Cllr. Thorpe and seconded by Cllr. Broom).
Cllr. Brierton was unanimously elected as vice-Chair proposed by Cllr. Clark and seconded by Cllr. Harwood).
Members were allocated to committees (please see separate sheet). 

*In view of the public interest in the planning application for 113 houses off Roes Lane it was resolved to suspend Standing Orders in order to deal with this matter at the beginning of the meeting.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

14/1066 To receive apologies for absence:


14/1067 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.


14/1068 Police matters

No police present.
Contact is:
Chris was unable to attend the meeting but introduced himself by email.

14/1069 Members of the public (10 minutes)

The disappearance of the Common bus shelter was reported.

14/1070 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr Thorpe provided a written report.
AVBC Cllr Gee reported that he had received confirmation that the Planning Application for 113 houses off Roes Lane had been referred to the Planning Committee for discussion and that it would not be decided under delegated powers.
Cty Cllr Williams has been representing the issues of dropped curbs at Fritchley (sadly this work will not be undertaken in the next Financial Year), the state of the road surface at Bobbin Mill Hill and issues with the part-night street lighting programme – Clerk was instructed to follow up related to this matter.

14/1071 Minutes of the meeting of April 7th 2014

The Minutes were approved and signed. They can be viewed in Reception at the Glebe Field Centre and on the Market Place notice board.

14/1072 Matters arising from the meeting of April 7th 2014

STW Reservoir Project – Chair attended the liaison meeting held in April and reported that:
Traffic movements will increase from July as heavy plant is moved on to the site
Any complaints ref lorry movement must be accompanied by details of date/time/registration number/logo etc.
A website is now available offering contact details and useful information on the project in addition to the opportunity to report problems.
Chair reported that she had invited Leanne Town to attend a council meeting. Leanne intends to set up a committee which represents a wide range of local groups to advise on “Community Engagement” in relation to using any money donated by STW in the best interests of the community. Cllr. Baugh agreed to represent Crich, Cllr. Slaney – Whatstandwell and Cllr Bown – Fritchley. 
The bench seat at the Market Place is now in place – once again many thanks to Cllr. Steppings!
The new public notice board is ready for delivery.
Clerk was instructed to get more quotes for the refurbishment of the Market Place troughs.
It was agreed that a new public bench would be purchased for Wheatcroft.
On-going tenancy of the public toilets deferred to the next meeting.
Painting the telephone box on the Market Place – Clerk was instructed to get more quotes for the work.

14/1073 Report by the Parish Clerk:

The internally audited accounts were approved and signed by Chair. They will be sent to the external auditor.
The allotment rents have been collected and forwarded to Mr Briddon
A letter has been sent to AVBC planning regarding the proposed Roes Lane development (113 houses).
The poor state of Cromford Road has been reported to DCC
The new bench was vandalised on the first day, the matter has been reported to the police ref. CR/18724/14. Clerk has established that scratches on the wood can be covered by varnish and that a kit to repair the paintwork is available from the manufacturer if polishing out is not possible.
Pig kennels field shelters and wooden stables are being built around Woodhay Baulk Barn. Clerk was instructed to report the matter to AVBC.

14/1074 Planning Decisions

AVA/2014/0162 45 The Common 1st floor extension to rear

14/1075 Planning Applications

AVA/2014/0263 112 The Common – single storey tiled roof extension with facing bricks and Upvc windows and doors No objection
*AVA/2014/0281 land off Roes Lane, Crich – outline planning permission for 113 new dwellings Objection. Members of the Council were unanimous in objecting to this application and Clerk was instructed to write to AVBC detailing the grounds for the objection. This decision enjoyed the support of all members of the public present and of all those who had written to the Council
AVA/2014/0347 Yew Tree Cottage, The Common – rear extension No objection
AVA/2014/0356 land adjoining 4, North View – erection of 3 bedroom house No objection

14/1076 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account as per statement at 3rd April 2014     £22581.63  

Balance at end of Financial Year 2013-4 (to be C/F into 2014-5)  £22,385.80

Income: as per bank statement: £800.50. The first instalment of the Precept (£25,000) has been received.


C H Ludlam (Clerk’s salary) + expenses
Chq 115
Glebe Field Trust (includes annual increase)
Chq 116
Viking Direct (stamps and paper)
Chq 117
British Gas (WC electricity)
Chq 118
BT phone
Chq 119
BT internet
Chq 120
W Pollard (WC lock service)
Chq 121
Chq 122
Streetmaster (fixing bolts for bench)
Chq 123
L Spencer (work at RG and BG)
Chq 124
C Ludlam (brush dustpan and bracket)
Chq 125
Grass Track
Chq 126
C Ludlam
Chq 127
AVBC planning fee
Chq 128
Belper Skip Hire
Chq 129
AVBC Planning Application
Chq 130
B Wood internal audit
Chq 131
Moss Office Services (ledger)
Chq 132

14/1077 Items for Information

DALC Circular 09-2014.

14/1078 Communications from Parishioners

Email from a resident of Whatstandwell regarding continuing dissatisfaction with the part-night street lighting programme, a faulty street light and overgrown pavements at Main Rd.
Email from a resident of Drovers way regarding the impact of the traffic lights on the safety of traffic exiting that road.
Report of beer cans, bottles and broken glass at the RG – this has been reported to the police
Five emails expressing concern about the proposed Roes Lane housing development.

Part 2 Confidential items


NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday June 2nd 2014.

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
14th May 2014
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928