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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday July 7th 2014, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Bateman, Baugh,  Bown, Broom, Clark, Steppings Thorpe and Wells. Cty Cllr. D Williams, AVBC Cllr Gee and 3 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

14/1092 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Harwood and Slaney.

14/1093 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.


14/1094 Police matters

PCSO Christopher Bannister attended the meeting.
Contact is:
Or telephone 101 and mention collar number 3841

14/1095 Members of the public (10 minutes)

A step at the top of Tors steps is loose.
Removal of the bus shelter from the Common/Fritchley Lane has also meant the loss of a well-used litter bin – Cllr Thorpe offered to refer this problem and the longstanding missing “Cromford Rd.” sign near the Cross to AVBC.

14/1096 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr Thorpe provided a written report.
AVBC Cllr Gee has pursued the problems caused by parking on the Common associated with the old slaughterhouse building site.
Cty Cllr Williams reported that he is trying to get a repair to a damaged drain and verge at Fritchley. He continues to tackle the consultation problems related to PNSL and the need for dropped curbs at Fritchley.

14/1097 Minutes of the meeting of June 2nd 2014

The Minutes were accepted and signed.

14/1098 Matters arising from the meeting of June 2nd 2014

On-going tenancy of the public toilets – Cllr Wells was deputed to arrange for the decoration of the unisex toilet and to negotiate a longer term lease from AVBC.
The telephone box on the Market Place is being painted.
STW project – Chair reported on the latest schedule of traffic and plant movements. The contractors generously lent a generator and other equipment to Whatstandwell Fete.

14/1099 Report by the Parish Clerk:

Signage to Glebe – Clerk was instructed to investigate the provision of a brown sign to replace the one taken from Coast Hill opposite the junction with Glebe Field Close.
Only two cheque signatories are now required.
Cllrs Broom and Clark agreed to visit Yorkshire Bank to open a new deposit account.
Meeting of Finance Committee – this has been postponed until autumn. Clerk to email updated accounts spreadsheets to members of the Finance Committee.
Damaged fence at RG – this is in need of repair. Clerk to get further estimates. Clerk was deputed to put the work in hand according to best value.
Troughs it was agreed to accept the quote from Andy Churchman. Mr Churchman also to be asked to fix the Wheatcroft bench.
Obstructed footpath at Church Meadows – DCC report that although not ideal, they are happy with the situation.
Cromford Rd pavement - both Cty Cllr Williams and AVBC Cllr Thorpe offered to try to get the bushes and briars cut back.  
Neighbourhood Plan – Clerk to contact Joe Dugdale to set up a meeting with Councillors regarding the drawing up such a plan.
RG playground inspection report – Clerk to pursue estimates for repair and refurbishment of the boundary fence and some of the equipment.
The Market Place noticeboard and commemorative plaque are now in place.
Rural Housing Survey see DALC Circular 15 – 2014.
Sending agendas by email- Members agreed to accept a paperless regime.
Request for change of date for September meeting – the next meeting of full council will take place on Monday 8th September.
Chair reported that Futures Homescapes are likely to lodge another application to build affordable housing to the rear of the Glebe before the next meeting. Clerk will monitor the situation and keep members informed.

14/1100 Planning Decisions

AVA/2013/1034 Woodhay Baulk Barn – conversion of agricultural building into single dwelling

14/1101 Planning Applications

AVA/2014/0550 Dial Farm, The Common – 2 agricultural buildings NO OBJECTION
AVA/2014/0535 land adjacent to 78 The Common – new dwelling (re-submission of AVA/2014/0119 which is a departure from the local plan) OBJECTION the proposed building is in front of the building line

14/1102 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at 10th June 2014                  £41,348.40
Charity Account at 1.7.2014                                 £130.13
Income: as per bank statement: £ 600                                

C H Ludlam (Clerk’s salary) + expenses
Chq 139
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 140
Chq 141
MLS public noticeboard
Chq 142
Chq 143
Premier 1 UK Floral displays
Chq 144
HMR and C Tax and NI
Chq 145
Yorkshire Bank Deposit Account chq. 
Payable to “Crich Parish Council”  
Chq 146*
L Spencer work at RG and BG
Chq 147
Grass Track
Chq 148
Chq 149

14/1103 Items for Information

DALC Circulars 13, 14 and 15 – 2014
Rolls Royce monitoring results at Hilts Quarry show no unusual readings

14/1104 Communications from Parishioners

Rev Brooks invited members to “Leavers Services” at which the Sims Bibles will be handed out:
Crich Carr School July 16th at 9.00 am
Crich Junior School July 21st at 2.00 pm
Fritchley School July 22nd at 2.30 pm in St Mary’s
Rev. Brooks asks if any member would like to read a poem at the World War 1 Commemoration to be held on 3rd August at 6.30 pm in St Mary’s. The poem is “1914” by Wilfred Owen.  Chair will attend the service and has volunteered to read the poem.

Part 2 Confidential items


NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday September 8th 2014.

(One week later than originally scheduled)

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
10th July 2014
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928