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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday June 1st 2015, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr. Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Bateman, Baugh, Broom, Brown Clark, Smith, Thorpe and Walsh Two members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

15/1229 To receive apologies for absence:


15/1230 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

Cllr. Broom – DALC and Crich Carr School planning application. Cllr. Walsh as Trustee of RAD.

15/1231 Police matters

Contact is:
or telephone 101 and mention collar number 3841.
No police present

15/1232 Members of the public (10 minutes)

Complaint about lack of grass verge cutting around Crich – Cllr. Gee to refer this to AVBC and Cty. Cllr. To refer the matter to DCC.
AVBC Cllr. Gee also agreed to refer concerns about dog fouling to AVBC.

15/1233 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr Thorpe presented a written report. She also sought permission for Fritchley School to re-plant the daffodil bulbs at Fritchley Green, this permission was granted. She also reported that Amber First Responders now have 2 units on the road.
AVBC Cllr. Gee has asked that the planning application to build up to 113 houses off Roes Lane be referred to the Planning Committee of AVBC and not decided under delegated powers.

15/1234 Minutes of the meeting of April 11th 2015

The Minutes were accepted subject to amendment regarding the listing of appointment of members to committees and will be re-presented at the July meeting.

15/1235 Matters arising from the meeting of April 11th 2015

It was agreed that the final allocation of Members to Committees and as representatives on outside bodies will be deferred until a full council with 12 members can be convened. Clerk to prepare a revised format and nomenclature to rationalise the existing committee structure.
The proposal to open a deposit account with Unity Bank was adopted by unanimous vote and application forms required to set it up were completed by Cllrs. Lane, Clarke and Thorpe.
Clerk outlined the Co-option process and confirmed that interviews will take place on Tuesday June 2nd.
It was RESOLVED unanimously that all members who are available at the time would be involved in the interviews.
The most recent Severn Trent Reservoir Liaison Meeting took place on 22.5 2015 – Chair and Cllr. Broom attended. An “Open Day” is planned subject to Health and Safety issues. Traffic associated with the project is currently at a peak.
The most recent meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan working group was well attended, small groups are working on different aspects of information gathering, a questionnaire is being prepared and a stall will be set up at Crich Fete. The next meeting will be held at the Red Lion (Crich Tramway Village) on Monday June 8th. 

15/1236 Report by the Parish Clerk:

Clerk was instructed to write to the Planning Department at AVBC objecting to Planning Application AVA/2015/0426.
Clerk reported that he had 2 estimates for the tidying of the RG fence remains. He was instructed to put the work in hand.
Clerk reported that he had negotiated an improved deal for the provision of telephone and broadband with BT. Council agreed that this deal be accepted.

15/1237 Planning Decisions

Permitted: AVA/2015/0220  Bowmer Rough Farm, Chadwick Nick. – Demolition of outbuilding to be replaced by ancillary dwelling.

15/1238 Planning Applications

AVA/2015/0426 – land off Roes Lane up to 113 dwellings, with open space and landscaping. Departure from Local Plan - OBJECTION
AVA/2015/0401 Crich Carr School – extension of the playground involving walls, paving and fencing – NO OBJECTION

15/1239 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at 18th May 2015               £57965.65

Income £ 210.00


C. Ludlam salary and expenses

Chq 281

Glebe Field Trust
Chq 282
British Gas
Chq 283
Chq 284
Grass Track
Chq 285

15/1240 Items for Information


15/1241 Communications from members of the public

Crich Infant School request that they be allowed to use the Recreation Ground for their Sports Day on July 21st 2015 – permission was granted.
Request for a grit bin at the new Woodside development – residents advised to seek help from the developer.

Part 2 Confidential items



NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday June 6th 2015.

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
6th June 2015
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928