Monday May 9th 2016, held in the Glebe Field Centre
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Cllr. Lane (Chair), Cllr. Clark (vice-Chair), Cllrs. Anstead, Bateman, Baugh, Broom, Brown, Collison, Smith, Thorpe, Walsh and Yorke. Cty. Cllr. Williams. Clerk in attendance.
Appointment of Chair, vice-Chair and members of committees and working groups:
Cllr. Lane (prop. Cllr. Broom and sec. Cllr. Collison) was elected as Chair unopposed.
Cllr. Clark (prop. Cllr. Broom and sec. Cllr. Collison) was elected as vice-Chair unopposed.
Allotments, Burial Ground, Jubilee Ground and Footpaths – Cllrs. Anstead, Thorpe and Yorke
Winter Service – Cllrs Anstead and Baugh.
Planning – Cllrs Brown, Collison, Smith and Walsh.
Recreation Ground Development (the PLACE project) – Cllrs. Clark and Yorke.
Ambergate Reservoir Liaison Group – Cllrs. Lane and Broom (reserve Cllr. Brown).
Neighbourhood Plan Working Group – Cllrs. Collison, Lane and Walsh.
Glebe Field Centre Management Committee – Cllr. Clark.
Glebe Field Centre Trust – Cllr. Thorpe.
Rolls Royce Hilts Quarry Group – Cllr. Lane (reports also to Cllr. Brown).
Derbyshire Association of Local Councils – Cllr. Broom .
Cty. Cllr. Taylor, AVBC Cllr. Gee
Cllrs Broom and Walsh – Neighbourhood Plan (as members of Rural Action Derbyshire).
Cllr. Lane (Glebe Field Centre Trustee)
Chair welcomed PCSO Christopher Bannister (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to the meeting and thanked him for his attendance. He reported concerns about non-residential property burglaries in the area and agreed to report concerns expressed about speeding and obstructive parking on The Common. He was up-dated on the problems associated with traffic and vandalism related incidents around Fritchley Green.
The growth of ivy and other plants is narrowing Cromford Rd., between the Cross and the Parish Church. This will be reported to DCC.
AVBC Cllr. Thorpe and Cty. Cllr. Williams provided emailed reports.
The Minutes were accepted and signed by Chair.
Chair is corresponding with the Chief Executive of AVBC regarding concerns over the lack of opportunity for members of the public to represent their views at planning enquiries even when they wish to correct inaccurate information submitted by other parties.
Neighbourhood Plan – Chair provided a written report. Members acknowledged the hard work and time commitment of this working group and thanked them for it.
STW reservoir liaison – Chair provided a written report.PLACE project – Cllr. Yorke emailed a report.
It was confirmed that the Parish Council will donate £1100 to purchase an information board for the project to commemorate the Pentrich Revolution. The PC will also pay the planning fees and will maintain the board for 5 years.
Burial Ground Development – Clerk is investigating the site clearing and consecration issues related to bringing the currently unused part of the existing burial area into use.
Derwent Valley cycleway – Clerk has written to Derek Latham expressing the council’s support in principle.
Accounts – The Audit Report and Governance Statement were received and approved and the Annual Report to the external auditor was signed off.
Damage to Fritchley Green – there have been a number of worrying issues over the last few months including:
The Parish Council has discussed the matter with AVBC (with the help of AVBC Cllr. Thorpe), the police (PCSO Bannister) and DCC (with the help of Cty. Cllr. Williams) and a number of remedial options have been discussed and are under consideration including:
Members agreed to consider the options with a view to further discussion and decision making at the June meeting of the full Council.
It was unanimously resolved to close the “Charity Bank Account” which has been inactive for at least 7 years. The balance will be transferred to the Parish Council current account.
Defibrillators – the boxes provided free of charge by the British Heart Foundation are not lockable (in line with their policy). Council considers that lockable units would be more practical and approved the cost of providing 3 replacement doors with key pad operated locks at a cost of £950 if it is not possible to acquire lockable cabinets free of charge.
Cllr. Walsh agreed to attend the DCC Parish and Town Council Liaison Forum.
Clerk was instructed to arrange for the provision of a new noticeboard for Fritchley working to a budget of no more than £1200.
Unused Youth Club equipment – representatives of the local schools will be invited to view the equipment together and divide the items between themselves.
The Parish Beacon – the Crich Fire and Rescue team attended and were most helpful. It is hoped that they can attend future lightings. PC will need to review the transport and storage of the bottled gas in order to meet current safety regulations.
Concern was expressed regarding the speed limits on Main Rd., Whatstandwell. It was resolved to ask Cty Cllr Tylor to represent these concerns to DCC.
AVA/2016/0256 The Cottage, The Dimple – 2 storey extension
AVA/2016/0238 Yew Tree Cottage, The Common 2 storey extension
AVA/20160283 55A The Common conversion of garage to self- contained accommodation
AVA/2016/0187 Fairfield Farm, Kirkham Lane, Fritchley - change of use of land to agricultural/equestrian with horse exercise area and loose box.
AVA/2016022 19, Hindersitch Lane new conservatory etc.
AVA/2016/0339 land off Roe’s Lane – reserved matters, application for outline permission AVA/2014/0281 (n.b.this is the original Gladman application for 113 houses) OBJECTION on the following grounds:
AVA/2016/0367 1 Mansion Cottages – demolition of lean-to and conservatory. Build new double/single storey extension NO OBJECTION.
AVA/2016/0457 88, The Common – non-material amendment to AVA/2015/0853 (2 storey side and single storey rear extension) NO OBJECTION.
Balance in Current Account at 8.05.16 £64,692.36
Income £28,180 (includes 1st instalment of Precept)
|C. Ludlam (Clerk) salary and expenses||
|Glebe Field Trust||
Belper Skip Hire
|B Wood Internal audit||
|C. Parkinson Neigh. Plan expenses||
|HMR and C Tax L Spencer work at RG and BG||
Email regarding the lighting of the Beacon.
Monday 6th June 2016
8th May 2016
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU