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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday July 15th 2013, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Baugh, Bown, Broom, Clark, Harwood, Slaney, Steppings and Thorpe. Cty Cllr. D Williams and 1 member of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

13/949 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Bateman and Wells and Cty. Cllr. Tomlinson.

13/950 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.


13/951 Police matters

(Contact is:
No police present. Clerk was instructed to inform PCSO Donna of the concern over obstructive parking on Sandy Lane.

13/952 Matters of the public (10 minutes)

General concern was expressed regarding overgrown verges.
The edge of the road at Hollins Lane is crumbling.
The high stone wall at Dimple Head is in a poor state of repair.
Resolved: Clerk to report these matters to DCC

13/953 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr Thorpe presented a written report.

13/954 Minutes of the meeting of April 8th 2013

The Minutes were approved and signed.

13/955 Matters arising from the meeting of April 8th 2013

STW Reservoir Project – Chair reported on the latest meeting of the Liaison Committee:
 Matters discussed included traffic signage, regarding the Top Hagg/Common junction, the haul road, the delivery to the site of large items such as the batching plant and site cabins and the possibility of community funding from STW.
Market Place Working Group - Cllr. Steppings reported that matters were well in hand with the builder and that planning consent was now awaited. Cllr. Steppings was thanked for his hard work regarding this project
The Bulling Lane road island – it was decided that no further action to reduce “road furniture” would be appropriate at the moment
The Open Meeting will take place on Monday 23rd September at the Glebe Field Centre commencing at 7.30 pm 

13/956 Report by the Parish Clerk:

Chair reported that she had represented the Council at the presentation of new colours to the Mercian Regiment and at the Annual Pilgrimage to Crich Stand. Chair and Cllr Brierton have met with Nick Wilders of Futures Homescapes regarding the withdrawn planning application to build homes to the rear of the Glebe Field Centre.
Report of Finance Committee Meeting held on 13th June 2013 (minutes circulated). Cllr. Broom has been elected as Chair of Finance. Cllr Clark was thanked for his hard work as the previous incumbent.
Cllr. Broom reported on whole Council training held at South Wingfield. Resolved: Cllr. Broom to investigate similar training for Crich Parish Council.
Report on Parish and Town Council Liaison Forum (Cllr Broom).
DCC Winter Service Scheme – the Council will continue to be part of the scheme with Cllr. Slaney continuing as Snow Warden.
The need for a pavement on Sandy Lane (Cllr. Slaney) Resolved: Clerk to refer the suggestion to DCC.
ROSPA report on the RG play equipment. Clerk: to arrange for the appropriate repairs to be carried out.
Registering the Black Swan as a “Community Asset” – are proceeding with this matter.
Parish land – Chair has studied the documents and will report more fully at the next meeting. Resolved: Clerk to meet with the AVBC Tree Officer to discuss the condition of trees in the Tors Quarry area.

13/957 Planning Decisions

AVA/2013/0339 Park Head Farm conversion of garage/pigsty into new dwelling

AVA/2013/0340 Park Head Farm as above but with listed building consent
AVA/2013/ 0325 10, Main Rd Whatstandwell – 2 storey extension
AVA/2013/0382 142, The Common – repair lintels
AVA/2013/0307 Raymond Cottage, Jefferies Lane – demolish wall
AVA/2013/0323 The Old Surgery, Bulling Lane – garage and change to elevation
AVA/2013/0378 The Gallery, Market Place – change of use from retail to holiday let
AVA/2013/0434 land at Woodside Farm, The Common – amendments to house types

13/958 Planning Applications

No objections were recorded regarding the following applications:
AVA/2013/0482 Crich Parish Council – Market Place notice board
AVA/2013/0483 Crich Parish Council - Rebuild of Market Place seating area
AVA/2013/0518 1, Chapel Row – re-roof, bathroom, new porch and internal alterations
AVA/2013/0529 1, Dowie Way – widen driveway
AVA/2013/0534 18 Hindersitch - replace old summer house with new shed

13/959 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at
10th July 2013     £42,286.86
Actual current balance after all written cheques have been presented £36,072

Income: as per bank statement £933.50                                   


C Ludlam (Clerk’s salary and expenses) £501.15 Chq 976
Glebe Field Trust £645.40 Chq 977
Keptkleen £189.00 Chq 978
P Ratcliffe (Market Place plans) £285.00 Chq 979
British Gas (WC electricity)     £30.01 Chq 980
Grass Track £419.38 Chq 981
Grass Track (cutting back bush at Mkt. Place) £54.00  Chq 982
Derwent Waste Skip (May) £120.00 Chq 983
Derwent Waste Skip (June) £120.00  Chq 984
Premier 1 (UK) Ltd. Floral display) £3348..00 Chq 985
Keptkleen £168.00  Chq 986


13/960 Items for Information

DALC Circulars 13-2013 and 13- 2014
Rolls Royce monitoring results – no results give any cause for concern
The Vicar invited Councillors to the school leaving services:
Crich Carr July 18th at 9.00am
Crich Junior July 18th at 10.30 am
Fritchley School July 23rd at 2.00 pm

13/961 Communications from Parishioners

Part 2 Confidential items



NEXT MEETING 7. 30pm Monday September 2nd 2013

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
16th July 2013
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928