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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday November12th 2012, held in the Glebe Field Centre

The meeting was preceded by a short presentation on proposed wind turbines at Wheatcroft. About 70 residents attended and were told that the company proposing this development would keep them fully informed. This would include the holding of a public meeting. Photographs and maps were left at Reception in The Glebe for inspection by anyone interested.

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Cllrs. Lane (Chair), Bateman, Bown, Broom, Clark, Harwood, Slaney, Steppings and Wells. �

AVBC Cllr. Gee. �Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non � confidential items

12/847 Apologies:

Cllrs. Baugh, Brierton and Thorpe.
Cty. Cllr. Jackson. Members were concerned to hear that he has not been well and it was agreed to write a letter wishing him a speedy recovery.

12/848 Declarations of Interest


12/849 Police matters

(Contact is:�
No police present.
It was reported that road signs are again being defaced.

12/850 Matters raised by members of the public (10 minutes)

The poor state of Inns Lane at Moorwood Moor was reported. This is essentially a matter for South Wingfield PC but our Cllrs. Steppings and Wells are aware of the problem and have been in contact with AVBC and DCC. The cause is blocked land drains.

12/838 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr. Thorpe provided a written report
In response to a request from a member, AVBC Cllr. Gee agreed to provide a written report for future meetings.

12/852 Minutes of the meeting of October 1st 2012

Minutes of the meeting of were confirmed and signed by Chair.

12/853 Matters arising from the meeting of October 1st 2012

STW Reservoir Project � Cllr. Lane confirmed that the planning application had been approved but that the planning authority and DCC had not seen it necessary to incorporate the road safety measures requested by the Parish Council despite the fact that they were supported by STW who expressed a willingness to stand the cost. �Resolved: Clerk to write to Cty Cllr Simon Spencer regarding the Parish Council’s concern and disappointment.
Christmas trees � Cllr Clark reported that he had experienced great difficulty in sourcing the small trees but that they should now be delivered in mid November. Chair thanked him for his efforts regarding this matter. Clerk reported that the large Market Place Christmas Tree should be in place at the beginning of December.
Public toilets � Cllr. Wells produced a report on the feasibility of the toilets being taken on by the Parish Council. Resolved: Cllr. Wells be deputed to carry on with this work at an even more detailed level with a view to the Parish Council taking on the toilets for a trial period.
Winter Service � Cllr Wells reported that all 41 bins are in a good state of repair and are at least � full. Chair congratulated the Winter Service Group on their work and financial prudence.
Town and Parish Council Liaison report (Cllrs Broom and Wells) � Cllr. Broom amplified a written report.
Notice boards � Clerk asked for assistance in choosing a new board for the Market Place. Members were asked to look at various options on websites and Cllr. Steppings offered to undertake detailed research into the options.
Village map � Clerk is still investigating this potential project.
Neighbourhood Plan � what to do next? � Resolved: No immediate action but Cllr. Broom to monitor developments. Cllr. Wells suggested that the Parish Council should undertake an exercise to find out “what the people think”.

12/854 Report by the Parish Clerk:

Clerk thanked Cllrs. Brierton, Slaney, Steppings and Wells for all their work in filling and repairing grit bins, testing and sourcing different types of salt/grit and liaising with DCC over Winter Service matters.
Telephone system. � Clerk is researching the best deal.
Applications for Parish Council Grants � these will be considered at a meeting of the Finance Committee on Wednesday November 21st.
Clerk has written to Mr Brandon of Barn Close Farm, Fritchley thanking him for repairing the grit bin.
Future BT telephone and Broadband bills will be paid quarterly this will reduce the problem of late payment issues arising as the result of the billing dates and meeting dates (cheque signing) being out of step.

12/855 Planning Decisions

The following applications were all PERMITTED:
AVA/2012/326 Ambergate Reservoir refurbishment.
AVA/2012/766 Fence and gates at Scout Hut
AVA/20`2/0853 Wyncote, Shaw�s Hill, Whatstandwell � dormer window.

12/856 Planning Applications

AVA/2012/10, Main Rd. Whatstandwell - change of use of land at side from agricultural to dwelling land. Comment � Parish Council does not object to change to “garden status” but is concerned that this should not be the first step towards allowing a planning application which could impinge on open countryside within a conservation area. �
AVA/2012/0991 Coddington Hall Farm. Alterations and extension to farmhouse. No objection
AVA/2012/1014 Street Farm, Wheatcroft Lane, 3 x 2 bedroom log cabins and septic tank. Objection �not in-keeping with the area, potential traffic and access problems
AVA/2012/1017 2, Bowmer Rough Farm. Storage for cattle feed, bedding and agricultural machinery. No objection
AVA/2012/1024 21, Dale Close, Fritchley. 2 storey side extension, front porch and driveway extension. No objection.

12/857 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at
10th October 2012���44075.39

Income as per bank statement:
10 September to 10 October:�22,000 (second instalment of precept) + �160 (Burial ground) + �348.66 (Youth Club).


C H Ludlam (clerk�s salary) + expenses �493.65 chq 875���������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
Glebe Field Trust �628.43 chq 876
BT phone �36.60 chq 877
BT internet �25.42 chq 878
H.C.Slingsby (grit bin) �178.80 chq 879
Chemiclean (road salt) �177.60 chq 880
G Martin (travel expenses �Localism talk) �41.60 chq 881
Viking Direct (ink and pens) �37.38 chq 882
HMR and C Tax and NI 2nd qtr �360.80 chq 883
Grass Track �407.16 chq 884
L Spencer (ins. Premium + BG and RG work) �274.95 chq 885
RBL wreath �20.00� chq 886
Belper Skip Hire �120.00 chq 887
J Steppings (grit bin repair materials) �54.00 chq 888������������������� �����������������������������������������������������������������

12/858 Items for Information

Chair explained the concept of “Broadband Champion”. She will attend a meeting to find out more about the scheme (her husband has kindly agreed to attend in the role of interpreter!).

12/859 Communications from Parishioners

Letter re Planning Application AVA/2012/0863.
Email from ex Cllr. Tromans regarding an advantageous oil buying scheme. More information at oil @rural or on 01629824797 or 07903876811
Reply from Crich Heritage Partnership re. the proposed new seat at the Park Head Well site.
Email from Mr and Mrs Slaney re. Traffic calming measures in the Leashaw area. Resolved: Clerk to write to DCC supporting the concerns raised in the letter and expressing a general concern over the inappropriate speed limits on rural roads.

Part 2 Confidential items



NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday December 3rd 2012

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
5th November 2012
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
01773 853928