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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday 7th Nov 2011, held in the Glebe Field Centre.

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


Cllrs Bateman, Baugh and Thorpe.

11/706 Matters raised by members of the public

The DCC grit bin has been stolen from Dark Lane and an attempt was made to vandalise the bin on Hollins Lane � this bin has now been secured using a chain and padlock.
A lamp standard has been demolished at the Jefferies Lane/Jefferies Ave junction and the new lamp on Wheatsheaf Lane is rendered ineffective by the overgrown trees on AVBC land. These matters will be reported to DCC and AVBC respectively.
There are a number of problems relating to over grown verges and blocked road gullies around the Whatstandwell area. Cty Cllr. Jackson kindly offered to take these matters up with DCC.
The grit bin situation on Hindersitch Lane was raised as a concern. Cllr. Wells of the WSWG dealt with these matters and invited suggestions (with no promises!) for additional sites
The state of the upper end of Coast Hill was reported as being very poor. This is an un-adopted road and also a footpath � Clerk will report this to DCC Rights of Way.
AVBC Cllr. Gee asked if the Parish Council had a position on the proposed housing development to the rear of the Glebe. He was informed that the Council position remained as decided at the last meeting viz.: the Parish Council will consider the planning application when it is made.

11/707 Declarations of Interest


11/708 Police matters

Police were not represented. It was noted that a car has been damaged on Cromford Rd. and the Scout Hut has been broken into.

11/709 Local Authority Councillors

Cty Cllr Jackson reported that Sunday 20th November had been set as a date for the re-surfacing of the Market Place pavements � weather permitting
AVBC Cllr. Thorpe sent a written report.
AVBC Cllr. Gee � in answer to a question from Cllr. Broom, Cllr. Gee agreed to find out the current status of the AVBC Core Strategy/Local Plan which can have a major impact on the control of planning decisions.

11/710 Minutes of the Meeting of 3rd Oct 2011

Resolved � the minutes be accepted as a true record and signed by Chair.

11/711 Matters arising

Reporting on behalf of the Action Group, Cllr. Lane said that there will be a further Public Consultation on 7th December and that STW are to make a further presentation to the Action Group. Letters have been written to Severn Trent Water, Members of Parliament, the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Campaign for Rural England.
Cllr Wells presented a written report from the Winter Service Working Group along with a budget estimate to be considered by the Finance Committee.
It was agreed that discussions of the Standing Orders and Council Procedures be deferred to the next meeting.
The damaged Glebe sign has been reported to DCC
The car park at the allotments has been resurfaced

11/712 Clerk's Report

A Christmas tree has been ordered for the Market Place
Grit and bins have been ordered as identified by the WSWG.
Grants and Donations � applications have been received and will be considered by the Finance Committee
The Parish and Town Council Liaison meeting on10th November 2011 will be attended by 4 members of the council
Training for Councillors � Clerk asked members to inform him of the training they have undertaken so that he may keep a central record.
The �street art 2� produced by the Youth Club members was welcomed by Councillors. It will be attached to the wall in the Parish Room
Use of self-employed labour � Clerk explained that anyone whose services were employed by the council must have appropriate insurance. He is in contact with Mr Spencer regarding this matter.
Ownership of plots in the Burial Ground � this is a potentially contentious issue. Council may consider the use of Certificates of Exclusive Right to Burial
Scouts have put in a request to access to the �2000 grant set aside for their use. Cllr Clark offered to liaise with them to check that the conditions attached to the grant had been met.
Scheme for purchase of Heating Oil � Cllrs Broom and Clark are looking in to the scheme and will seek further information from Rural Action Derbyshire.

11/713 Finance Committee

Clerk produced a written report. The Finance Committee will meet again in November to consider the Precept and Grants/Donations

11/714 Planning Decisions

The following applications were all permitted:
AVA/2011/0805 The Old Bakehouse � various internal alterations and change of use
AVA/2011/00806 the Old Bakehouse - signs.
AVA/2011/00736 Balbriggan, Market Place � 2 storey extension
AVA/2011/0834 Potters Cottage, Potters Hill- animal shelter and feed store
AVA/2011/0824 Westhouse Farm, Plaistow Green- conversion of barn to dwelling
AVA/2011/ 0628 Costcutter, Market Place-extension to flat. Double garage
TRE/2011/0098 The Old Mill, The Dimple, Fritchley (trees)

11/715 Planning Applications

No objections were recorded regarding the following applications:

AVA/2011/0988 The Cottages, Sun lane � new driveway and parking
AVA/2011/0891 Coddington Hall Farm � extension to main farmhouse
AVA/2011/0937 3 Dowie Way � demolition of conservatory and erection of single storey extension
AVA/2011/1010 6, Coast Hill � non-material amendment for AVA/2009/0619. Change of roof line
AVA/2011/1027/ Eden End Cottage, Middle Lane Whatstandwell � 2 storey side extension. Comment � wooden windows preferred
AVA/2011/0882 Park Lodge Bullbridge Hill � conversion of outbuildings to dwelling

11/716 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at 9th October 2011 �46,937.86

C. Ludlam (Clerk) Salary + expenses �495.25 Chque 724
Glebe Field Trust �598.50 Chque 725
Plantscape �1308.00 Chque 726
Viking direct �45.34 Chque 727
Viking Direct �36.79 Chque 728
J. Steppings �11.48 Chque 729
Derwent Treescapes �6249.60 Chque 730
Derwent Waste (Belper Skip Hire) �108.00 Chque 731
Grass Track (September) �395.30 Chque 732
BT phone �13.17 Chque 733
Glebe Field Trust (YC rent) �23.30 Chque 734
Grass Track (October) �395.30 Chque 735
Grass track �270.00 Chque 736
DC Boffey (allotment car park) �1594.56 Chque 737
C. Ludlam (ink cart. Refill) �9.99 Chque 738

11/717 Information Received

Cty Cllr. Jackson � Information regarding �Community Action Grants�
AVBC ref. Wireless CCTV System. It would cost �2410 in the first year and �1050 in the second year. More information from PC Julie Hay 01773841652
Fritchley Primary School � members are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of the infant Nativity play
On Wednesday 14th December at 10.00am. The school is also holding a number of fund raising events.

11/718 Communications from Parishioners

Letter from Robin Harvey (writing on behalf of the allotment holders) thanking council for the improvements to the car park and drive



NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday December 5th. 2011

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
Dec 2011
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
01773 853928