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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Chair paid tribute to all those who are helping to care for the victims of the recent terrorist atrocities in London and Manchester. Members paid their respects to those who have lost their lives by observing a period of silence.


Monday June 5th 2017, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllrs. Lane (Chair), Clark (vice-Chair), Anstead, Baugh, Broom, Brown, Collison, Smith, Walsh and Yorke. One member of the public.

Clerk in attendance.

Part 1 Non – confidential items

17/1514 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllr. Thorpe.

17/1515 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

17/1516 Police matters

No police present.
Chair will write to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire to express local concern over the lack of a visible police presence and the lack of response to the recent crimes at the Post Office and Glebe Field Close.

17/1517 Members of the public (10 minutes)

It was reported that street light 21994 on the Common has be out for some months and that the “Plaistow Green” road nameplate is missing. Clerk will report these matters to DCC and AVBC.

17/1518 County and Borough Councillors

None present.

17/1519 Minutes of the meeting of May 8th 2017

The Minutes were accepted and signed by Chair

17/1520 Reports

Neighbourhood Plan – final instalment of grant from Groundwork UK has now been received and the production of the plan is now on the “last lap”. Members of the steering group are meeting AVBC planners on Tuesday 6th June.
PLACE project – the finalisation of a major grant from Veolia is going forward enabled by the generosity of Cllr. Smith. 50% of the grant can be made available immediately with the remainder payable on completion of the project. A further grant has been awarded from the Freemasonry Community Fund. The committee raised funds by providing refreshments at the Fire Station Open Day; they have distributed collection tins around the village and are joining the “Just Giving” website. Members thanked Cllr. Yorke for his continuing efforts on behalf of the project.
BG development – Chair will take further legal advice before signing the easement agreement regarding the low-pressure gas main, which runs through the site. In relation to this matter regarding parish land it was suggested that the Council investigates registration.

17/1521 Items for Discussion


  1. Approval of annual governance statement approved and signed by Chair
  2. Accounting statements 2016/7 section 2 p. 3 of Return approved and signed by Chair

An Equality and Diversity Policy was adopted unanimously (prop. Cllr. Broom sec. Cllr. Smith).
AVBC Local Plan – the proposed final version is being considered at a meeting held on Monday 5th June 2017.
Parish Council website – Cllrs. Anstead and Collison will begin their on-line training on Wednesday 7th June 2017.
New sub-station at Dimple Lane/Springfield Close – objections have been made to the parties concerned and residents have raised a petition but WPD have prescriptive rights and cannot be forced to re-locate the structure. It is hoped that they will bow to the weight of public opinion and move the box to a less obtrusive location.
Security for staff at Glebe Field Centre – this matter is under consideration by the Management Committee.
Recruitment of new Clerk – the present Clerk agreed to supply drafts of a job description, person specification and an advertisement for consideration by Members.
“Queens of the Mountains ladies cycle race – the pink promotional bicycle will be located near the junction of Allen Lane and Bullbridge Hill.

17/1522 Planning Decisions

AVA/2017/0342 10, The Common, Crich – conservatory
AVA/2017/0450 16, Dale Close, Fritchley non-material

17/1523 Planning Applications

AVA/2017 /0023 revised plans for development at Bowmer Lane   OBJECTION
AVA/2017/0594 land off Top Lane Whatstandwell new dwelling   NO OBJECTION
AVA/2017/0559 16, Dale Close Fritchley – replace gable end with full hip roof   NO OBJECTION
AVA/2017/0363 12 The Common – replacement of window    NO OBJECTION

17/1524 Accounts

Balance in Current Account at 23.5.17                     £70,880.89

Bank Reconciliation (Current Account) is available for inspection.
Deposit Account £20,314.43                                 

C. Ludlam (Clerk) 


Chq 587
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 588
HMR and C Tax and NI
Chq 589
Grass Track
Chq 590

British Gas

Chq 591
B Wood (internal audit)
Chq 592
L and S Accountancy Services (Tax and NI returns)
Chq 593
John Bettison (Neighbourhood Plan expenses)
Chq 594
DBS Plant Hire
Chq 595
M MacArther (work at RG and BG)
Chq 596
Viking Direct (stamps etc.)
Chq 597
Chq 598
M MacArther (adjustment)
Chq 599

17/1525 Items for Information

DALC Circulars
06 and 07-2017

17/1526 Communications from members of the public

Email regarding pollution caused by idling engines at Market Place
Email ref. residents protest at siting of sub-station at the Dimple, Crich.

Part 2 Confidential items

BG development (Quotes for landscaping work and consideration of easement agreement).

NEXT MEETING: MONDAY July 3rd 2017 at 7.30 PM
Clive Ludlam
(Parish Clerk)