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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday July 6th 2015, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr. Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Anstead, Broom, Brown, Clark, Collison Smith, Walsh and Yorke. Two members of the public. Clerk in attendance.

Cty. Cllr. Williams and AVBC Cllr. Gee
Chair welcomed new members to the council which now has a full complement of 12.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

Election of vice-Chair:
Cllr. Clark (nominated by Cllr. Broom and seconded by Cllr. Brown) was elected un-opposed.

15/1242 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Bateman, Baugh and Thorpe. Cty. Cllr. Taylor

15/1243 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

Cllr. Collison – planning application AVA/2015/0427
Cllrs. Broom and Walsh – matters concerning DALC and Rural Action Derbyshire.

15/1244 Police matters

Contact is:
(collar number 3841) or telephone 101.
No police present

15/1245 Members of the public (10 minutes)

Concern was expressed regarding car boot sales being held in the Shuckstone Lane and Roes Lane  area.
The hedge adjacent to Cromford Rd. between the church and The Cross is over-growing the road.
A resident expressed her concern and circulated a written statement regarding planning application AVA/2015/0298

15/1246 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

Cty. Cllr. Williams is lobbying DCC with reference to:
Mobile library issues in Fritchley and Dimple Lane drainage. He was asked to seek help regarding speeding in Fritchley (Cllr. Smith has experience in these matters and wishes to be involved) and the poor state of the road at Bobbin Mill Hill.
AVBC Cllr Thorpe emailed a report to members.
AVBC Cllr. Gee reported on his attendance at the Roes Lane planning appeal.

15/1247 Minutes of the meeting of May 11th and June 1st 2015

The Minutes were accepted as a true record of the meetings and were signed by Chair.

15/1248 Matters arising from the meeting of June 1st 2015

“Committee” structure –members approved a revised system proposed by the Clerk and appointments were made accordingly:

Finance Committee (to report to Full Council – this committee does not have delegated powers).
Chair and vice Chair, Cllrs Bateman, Baugh and Broom.

Members with responsibility for advising council on:
Allotments, Burial Ground, Jubilee Ground and footpaths:  Cllr. Thorpe*
Winter Service: Cllr. Baugh *
Planning: Cllrs. Brown, Collison, Smith and Walsh (this group to take a lead role in helping the PC to formulate a view on planning applications within the area).
Recreation Ground Development (The PLACE project): Cllrs Clark and Yorke.

Appointment of Members to represent the Council on outside bodies:
The Ambergate Reservoir Liaison Group: (please note that Cllr Margaret Lane was appointed Chair of this group by the group! this position is not courtesy of her position as Chair of Crich PC). Cllr. Broom is also a member of this group. Cllr. Brown to deputise if necessary.
The Neighbourhood Plan working group: Chair, Cllrs Collison and Walsh.
Glebe Field Centre Management Committee: Cllr. Clark
Glebe Field Trust: Cllr. Thorpe
The Rolls Royce Local Liaison Committee ref. (Hilts Quarry): Cllr. Lane (Cllr. Brown to receive copies of reports.)
Derbyshire Association of Local Councils (DALC): Cllr. Broom.

It is hoped to appoint Snow Warden before winter.

*Further appointments needed

Unity Bank deposit account – council is now in a position to set up this account. It was resolved that a cheque for £15,000 be prepared for deposit in this account (see cheques below in 15/1251.
Neighbourhood Plan publicity stall will be on the Market Place on Saturday 11th July and will also be present at the village fete.
Roes Lane Planning Application appeal: Chair and other members made multiple visits to the appeal. Chair and members of the Keep Crich a Village campaign made representations and are to be congratulated on their commitment to the cause and on the care they have taken in preparing their case. Parishioners Gray, Jones, Oliver and Bettison were present throughout proceedings.

15/1249 Report by the Parish Clerk:

Cllr. Yorke reported on a very busy period for the PLACE project team:
Severn Trent Water has agreed to lay the new paths and they have provided 6 new benches. They will also erect a new information board. The group will be raising funds and attracting publicity by running the refreshment tent at Crich Fete and by holding two social events in the Glebe Field Centre.
Recreation Ground fence –posts have been removed and the ground levelled. 
Burial Ground extension – planning permission has now been granted. PC agreed the next phase of expenditure to get the necessary surveys done and permissions granted. Clerk is seeking information regarding the consecration process.
Road verge trimming – members were encouraged to support the “smart trimming campaign” which aims to encourage authorities to cut to improve sight lines and access without damaging ecosystems un-necessarily. 
RG play equipment safety inspection – Cllr. Yorke to consider the implications of the report
New seats now in place at Wheatcroft (bottom of Dark Lane) and Whatstandwell (Hindersitch Lane)
Car boot sales – concern expressed by 2 parishioners over new sites off Shuckstone Lane and Roes Lane – this situation to be monitored.
Parish Council accounts 2014-5 have been approved by the external auditor.
Allotments – all the allotments have been let and all but two are well maintained, Clerk has written to the tenants concerned.

15/1250 Planning Decisions

AVA/2015/0321 78, The Common – new dwelling
Comment made:
AVA/2015/ 0401Crich Carr Junior School- extension of playground

15/1251 Planning Applications

(Comments deferred until the Planning Advisory group has met)
AVA/2015/0457 Market House, Crich – detached dwelling (departure from local plan)
AVA/2015/0437 Woodhay Baulk Barn, Robin Hood – stable block and storage to replace temporary structures
AVA/2015/0427 Cliffside House, Wakebridge – single storey extension
AVA/2015/0298  8 Bowns Hill – demolition of garage. Erection of 2 storey unit. Engineering works to rear to reclaim land fallen into quarry
AVA/2015/0472 17, Chadwick Nick lane – infilling of existing balcony to create additional bedroom.
AVA/2015/0499  Holmfield, The Common, Crich – single storey extension to front. Loft conversion and remodelling of whole house
AVA/2015/0284 Yews Cottage, The Common – partial demolition of existing cottage and out buildings to be replaced by a detached house
AVA/2015/0477 33, The Common - balcony to rear of steel frame and glass panel construction.

15/1252 Accounts

Income £636.00


C .Ludlam salary and expenses
Chq 286
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 287
Chq 288
Premier 1 (UK) floral displays)
Chq 289
British Gas
Chq 290
Judy Berry (well-dressing expenses receipts provided)
Chq 291
AVBC election fees
Chq 292
ID fencing (RG fence removal and Dark Lane seat fixing)
Chq 293
“Crich Parish Council” Dep. Acct in Unity Bank
Chq 294
M. Lane (Chairs allowance)
Chq 295
Grass Track
Chq 296
C.Ludlam AVG tune up for laptop
Chq 297

15/1253 Items for Information

Rolls Royce monitoring report on Hilts quarry shows no unusual readings. Cllr. Brown to study the results.
Mr. and Mrs Friend kindly offered to keep the area clean around the new seat at Dark Lane.
Another request has been received regarding the provision of a grit bin at Woodside. The Winter Service group will consider this request when it is fully constituted.

15/1254 Communications from members of the public

Letter received objecting to planning application AVA/2015/0437

Part 2 Confidential items

The Clerks salary scale was reviewed.


NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday September 7th 2015.

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
7th July 2015
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928