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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday 5th Sept 2011, held in the Glebe Field Centre.

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Present:

Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Brierton (vice-Chair), Bateman, Baugh, Bown, Broom, Clark Harwood, Slaney, Steppings, Thorpe, Wells, Cty Cllr. Jackson and 22 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.

Apologies:

None

11/680 Matters raised by members of the public

A resident of Chadwick Nick Lane expressed public concern regarding the impact of construction work at the STW reservoir site. The director of The Briars also expressed concern and described the contact he had already had with the engineers. After some discussion it was agreed that a Working Group be set up to represent the interests of the community. It was agreed that the group would meet on 19th September at 7.00pm at The Glebe. The Parish Council will be represented by Cllrs. Lane, Broom and Slaney. Residents will represented by Denise Haslam of Chadwick Nick Lane and Fr. Robbie O�Callaghan of The Briars.

A resident expressed concern over the narrowness of the access to the site of the proposed Amber Valley Housing to the rear of The Glebe.

It was reported that a number of metal thefts have occurred recently.

In reply to a question Chair explained that there is no public access to the new Medical Centre past the bungalows.

11/681 Declarations of Interest

Cllrs Lane and Thorpe declared an interest in the matter relating to Carnival parking at the Glebe.
Cllr. Bateman declared an interest in the planning application relating to Costcutter.

11/682 Police matters

No police present.
PC Wilbourne has been transferred to another part of the county. Council thanked him for his work and wished him well in the future. PCSO Shaw will continue to serve the area.

11/683 Local Authority Councillors

Cty Cllr Jackson reported that: - He is preparing a public information pamphlet on the problems of Japanese knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Ragwort. His interest in remedial work on the pavement at the Market Place continues � we await the contractors.

AVBC Cllr. Thorpe (see written report).

11/684 Minutes of the Meeting of 4th July 2011

These were approved by 10 votes to 2 (Cllrs Baugh and Bateman) and were signed by Chair

11/685 Matters arising

Derwent Treescapes hope to commence the work on the beech trees at the Recreation Ground before mid-September.
It was agreed to ask Mr. Spencer to water and mulch the distressed Jubilee oak tree in the Glebe grounds.
Ambergate Reservoir Project � a residents� group has been set up (see above).
Winter Service Working Group � Cllr wells presented a comprehensive written report of the work done so far and expanded on its content. He asked members to nominate routes to be added to the DCC �tertiary category of gritting list� and announced that the group believes that Crich would be best served by employing a local contractor to help with additional gritting. It was agreed that the Parish Council would order an initial fill of all its grit bins once their locations had been finalised and placed on a data base. Cllr. Steppings said that the group was in negotiation with representatives of the New Medical Centre and Lloyds Pharmacy to ensure that a plan to keep clear access during winter weather is in place. Chair thanked the group for its excellent work so far and thanked Cllr. Slaney for volunteering to act as Snow Warden. The next meeting will be held on 21st September
Allotment car park and footpath � Cllr Brierton is trying to contact the contractor in order to organise the laying of road planings as soon as possible.
AVHLtd project to build affordable homes near The Glebe �the public consultation will take place on Wednesday October 12th 4.30 � 7.30 pm.
Registering Parish land � Chair has this in hand and will contact Professor Eggleston who has specialist local knowledge. Cllr. Slaney asked to be involved in future meetings on this subject

11/686 Clerks Report

The Parish Accounts 2010-2011 have been approved by the Audit Commission
Recording meetings � the way meetings are recorded and minutes are presented was discussed. Clerk was invited to consider the matter from his perspective and to report back.
Farmers market � it was thought that it would be an attractive idea but the fact that the shops already sell local produce gave rise to concerns that such a market could have an adverse effect on local traders.
Signage for new Medical Centre (from Market Place) � it was agreed that this is a matter for the Medical Centre and for Lloyds Pharmacy.
It was agreed that the Cultivation Licence for the Bulling Lane traffic island required the Council to accept an unreasonable level of responsibility for what may go on underground (cables, pipes etc). Flowers or a planter would produce fewer potential problems so it was agreed to add the site to the list for floral decoration next spring.
Footpath sign at Market Place � the missing sign has been reported to DCC. Cllr Slaney asked that DCC be informed that the gravel on the path made it impassable for pushchairs.
Youth Club � Council acknowledged receipt of constitution, accounts, insurance, minutes and autumn programme. It was stated that the Parish Council is not responsible for paying for Youth Club insurance.
Allocation of Councillors to Wards:
Crich Ward (7); Cllrs. Brierton, Bateman, Baugh, Broom, Harwood, Steppings, and Wells
Fritchley Ward (3): Cllrs. Lane, Bown and Thorpe
Whatstandwell Ward (2): Cllrs. Clark and Slaney
Vandalism at RG Play Area. There were problems early in the school holidays. The Police and Len Spencer have responded admirably and the Recreation Ground has been relatively trouble free recently. It was agreed that more litter bins (larger if possible) should be made available. Cllr Thorpe agreed to ask AVBC why they had suddenly ceased to empty the bins
FP 55 Church Meadow to Cromford Rd the missing sign has been reported to DCC.

11/687 Planning Decisions

The following applications are permitted:
AVA/2011/0666 Conway Read, The Common change of external material
AVA/2011/0642 Penrose, Sandy Lane � extension and change of windows
AVA/2011/0539 25 Chadwick Nick Lane � re-building of conservatory. First floor extension.
AVA/2011/0566 17, The Common � 2 storey rear extension
AVA/2011/0480 Coddington Hall Farm � various works
AVA/2011/0518 Crich Medical Centre � illuminated sign

The following re-submission has been withdrawn:
AVA/2011/0446 land at Dimple Lane � stables and menage

11/688 Planning Applications

All members are encouraged to view new applications on the AVBC website if possible

AVA/2011/0711 23, The Common � time extant ref.AVA/2008/0906 3 new houses PLANNING OFFICERS TO BE ASKED TO VIEW THE SITE FROM THE OVERLOOKED HOUSES BELOW
AVA/2011/0730 4, Dimple Villas, Dimple Lane, Crich � single storey kitchen extension NO OBJECTION
AVA/2011/0718 Fitzroy Cottage, Jefferies Lane � new pitched roof and internal alterations NO OBJECTION
AVA/2011/Costcutter, Market Place � en-suite bedroom extension to flat and double garage with store over on land at rear. PLANNERS ASKED TO CONSIDER THE SCALE OF THE GARAGE DEVELOPMENT
AVA/2011/0824 West house Farm, Plaistow Green Rd. � change of use (barn to residential). THIS SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO AN AGRICULTURAL TIE.
AVA/2011/0806 The Old Bakehouse, Victoria House, The Common � 2 fascia signs � NO OBJECTION
AVA/2011/0805 The Old Bakehouse, Victoria House, The Common- internal and external changes to divide the premises into two. NO OBJECTION

11/689 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at 10th July 2011 �32455.18
Expenditure:

C. Ludlam (Clerk) Salary + expenses �481.03 Chq. 702
Glebe Field Trust �598.50 Chq.703
Glebe Field Trust YC rent �23.30 Chq.704
BT phone �22.03 Chq.705
BT Internet �23.98 Chq.706
Grass Track �395.30 Chq.707
DALC Course (Cllr. Wells) �15.00 Chq.708
C. Ludlam expenses �16.93 Chq.709
L.Spencer work at RG and BG �189.36Chq. 710
Grass Track �395.30 Chq.711
DCC knotweed spraying �261.71Chq. 712
Audit Commission �342.00 Chq.713
L Spencer expenses �6.00 Chq.714


11/690 Information Received

DALC Annual Report

11/691 Communications from Parishioners

Letter from Glebe Field Trust Management Committee re. Nuisance car parking at Carnival. Clerk will write to the Carnival committee.
Letter objecting to extant planning application AVA/2008/0906 � this application seeks an extension of the approval already granted and gives the opportunity to raise any new objections. (See Planning Applications above).

 

11/692 Confidential Matter

Conduct of Members of the Council � It was resolved to remind Councillors of the Code of Conduct they had signed in respect of their conduct as a Member of the Parish Council

 

NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday Oct 3rd 2011


Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
15 June 2011
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
crichparishcouncil@btconnect.com
01773 853928