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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday October 3th 2016, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Chair welcomed Cllr. Thorpe back to the council following the sad loss of her husband Terry. Cllr. Thorpe thanked Members for the help, support and kind expressions of sympathy she had received.


Cllr. Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Anstead, Baugh, Broom,  Brown, Clark (vice-Chair), Collison, Smith, Thorpe, Walsh and Yorke.  Cty. Cllr. Williams, AVBC Cllr. Gee and 2 members of the public.
Clerk in attendance.

Part 1 Non – confidential items

16/1409 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Bateman, Broom, Thorpe and Yorke

16/1410 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

Chair – Planning Application AVA/2016/0974 (personal)
Cllr. Brown – Planning Application AVA/2016/0940 (personal).
It was resolved unanimously (prop. Cllr. Collison sec. Cllr. Broom) to allow a request from Chair to participate in the discussions regarding the withdrawal of funding for Day Care at the Glebe by the Clinical Commissioning Group (Chair is Glebe Field Trustee).

16/1411 Police matters

No police present
Contact: PCSO Christopher Bannister 3841
Chair reported that she had met with PCSO Bannister to discuss road safety and child safety issues (particularly the dark path leading to the school playing field) at Fritchley Green. Members of the group of councillors working on the problems related to Fritchley Green will seek to erect signage to publicise the availability of the school playing field for public use and to have the bushes over-growing the access path cut back.

16/1412 Members of the public (10 minutes)

Concern over the lack of a grit bin near the top of Hollins Lane was reported. Last winter a pile of grit was provided as previous grit bins had been stolen.

16/1413 County and Borough Councillors

Cty. Cllr. Williams offered to support the efforts to find funding to enable Day Care to continue at the Glebe Field Centre.
AVBC Cllr. Gee has delivered a copy of the conditions relating to work practices to the site agent at Roes Lane and has requested that they be observed to protect residents from undue noise and traffic obstruction.
AVBC Cllr. Thorpe has reported the problem of car parking in the Market Place bus bay to Cty .Cllr. Taylor.

16/1414 Minutes of the meeting of September 5th 2016

The Minutes were accepted and signed by Chair.

16/1415 Reports

The future of day care at the Glebe Field Centre – Chair reported that the Clinical Commissioning Group is withdrawing funding with immediate effect – this will make it difficult for the Glebe Field Trust to maintain the service.
There was unanimous agreement that:

  1. The day care service is first rate, is tremendously important to the clients from within the Parish and from surrounding parishes and should be maintained if at all possible.
  2. The Parish Council RESOLVED to provide whatever financial support is possible, appropriate and reasonable (prop. Cllr. Brown and sec. Cllr. Broom).  Clerk was instructed to investigate the guidelines relating to grant giving by the Parish Council.

Chair also reported that the Glebe Management Committee will investigate all avenues to provide alternative funding. (For information the Glebe Field Trust is a “Not for profit charity”).
Chair has sent a written reminder to AVBC Planning Officer Rae Gee asking for a response regarding the position of “affordable housing” in the Futures Homescapes application to build off Coast Hill. She is also pursuing AVBC to enforce the reinstatement of the protected wall knocked down during the construction of a new dwelling in the grounds of the Red Lion at Fritchley.
The preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan is progressing well.
PLACE project Cllr. Yorke reported that the following applications for funding have been submitted or are in preparation:
  Derbyshire Environmental Trust (£29,000)
  AVIVA (£25,000)
  TESCO plastic bag scheme
  Veolia (up to £70,000).

16/1416 Items for Discussion

New grit bins will be provided at Hindersitch Lane and Woodside Close. Cllrs. Anstead and Baugh (Winter Service Team) will carry out an inspection of grit bins in order to inform the filling programme in preparation for winter.
Un-used Youth Club equipment was displayed in the Glebe but no school representatives attended. The equipment will now be offered for sale at a fund raising event for Day Care.
Clerk reported that he is in discussion with a local individual who is willing to undertake the work of keeping the Burial Ground and other areas of the Parish tidy.

16/1417 Planning Decisions

AVA/2016/0783 1, Cromford Rd., Crich – renovation of window frames.
AVA/2016/0768 Scout Hut, Crich – timber shed.
AVA/2016/0769 The Bungalow, School Lane, Crich – first floor extension (2 bedrooms, bathroom award en-suite).
AVA/2016/0741 land adjacent to 91, Bullbridge Hill – single storey dwelling.
AVA/2016/0667 Tollgate Cottage, Bowmer Lane, Fritchley – detached dwelling.
AVA/2016/0795 Fritchley Primary School – canopy.

16/1418 Planning Applications

AVA/2016/0940 23 Church St. Fritchley – replacement windows. No objection.
AVA/2016/0974 Standcliff  House, Town End, Crich – minor dwelling outline application – No Objection subject to conditions relating to landscaping, removal of materials from the demolition, use of natural stone and location within the plot.
AVA/2016/0908 Highlander Farm, Wheatcroft – extension to agricultural building. No objection.
AVA/2016/0952 Thurlow Booth Farm, Whatstandwell remove conservatory and construct 2 storey extension. (Dependent relative accommodation). Re-submission of AVA/2015/1183. No objection.
AVA/2016/0819 Bakers Cottage, The Common - Rear porch and roof lights (conservation area). No objection.
AVA/2016/0945 201, Crich Common, Fritchley - new dwelling. No objection.
AVA/2016/016/0999 14, Amber View Rd. Fritchley – alterations and extension. No objection.

16/1419 Accounts

Balance in Current Account at 31.09.16   £85,139.15              

This includes £27,250.00 (second instalment of Precept) and £2,443.32 (VAT refund)


C. Ludlam (Clerk) 
Chq 461
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 462
Grass Track
Chq 463
British Gas (electricity supply to public toilet)
Chq 464

J Young (flooring in Parish Room)

Chq 465
Joe Brown (groundwork at RG)
Chq 466
Chq 467
Derwent Waste  
Chq 468
Viking Direct (inks)
Chq 469

Planning with People (NP consultant)

Chq 470
HMR and C Tax and NI   
Chq 471
L D Ludlam (putting Burial Records on computer)
Chq 472
MLS (Fritchley Noticeboard)
Chq 473


16/1420 Items for Information

DALC circulars 2016
Invitation to attend DALC AGM to be held at Chatsworth House.

16/1421 Communications from members of the public

Emailed request for a tree to be inspected. This tree is growing on the Recreation Ground and overhangs the garage of a property at 4, Sheldon Gardens. A survey shows the tree to be healthy and not in need of surgery at this time.

Part 2 Confidential items



Monday 7th November 2016 7.30 pm

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928