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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday November 2nd 2015, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Cllr. Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Clark (vice-Chair), Anstead, Collison, Smith, Thorpe, Walsh and Yorke.
Cty Cllr. Williams, AVBC Cllr. Gee and 1 member of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Part 1 Non – confidential items

15/1279 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Bateman, Baugh, Broom and Brown, Cty. Cllr. Taylor.

15/1280 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

Cllr. Walsh – Neighbourhood Plan (as member of Rural Action Derbyshire).
Cllrs Lane and Thorpe – planning application AVA/2015/1057.

15/1281 Police matters

Contact: PCSO Christopher Bannister 3841
A PCSO was welcomed to the meeting. He reported on recent local crime figures and explained how such data can be accessed on line by visiting “My local police” and searching “Reported crime” He also warned that opportunist thieves become more active as the days get shorter – houses, sheds and vehicles should be locked even if left for only short periods.

15/1282 Members of the public (10 minutes)

The Tors Steps footpath is again in need of attention as is the deliberately over-grown footpath between Cromford Rd. (opposite the Church) and Dowie Way. The grit bin at the top of Dark Lane has been stolen.
STW has removed the grit bin from near their site entrance on Cowper Lane.
SATNAVs seem to be responsible for directing traffic along the narrow and steep Hindersitch Lane access towards Crich Tramway Village

15/1283 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr Thorpe emailed her report. She was congratulated on her success with supporting what is becoming a very active and successful local First Responder Service. First Responders have asked for 4x4 vehicle drivers to volunteer to help the community in winter weather e.g. taking local people to medical appointments.
Cllr Thorpe also informed the Council of the possibility of accessing a Government backed  scheme to put defibrillators in public places. Clerk was instructed to apply for 3 defibrillators with the intention of locating them at Crich Market Place, Fritchley Green and the canal car park at Whatstandwell. 
AVBC Cllr. Gee raised the issue of transport of local children to secondary schools – as the majority of them attend a school which is not the one designated for the area they do not get free transport. After some discussion Members agreed that although unfortunate, the situation is the result of a DCC policy which could not be changed without causing major knock-on effects. Cllr Gee was congratulated on his efforts and Members agreed to monitor the situation.

15/1284 Minutes of the meeting of October 5th 2015

The Minutes were accepted with minor amendments and signed by Chair.

15/1285 Matters arising from the meeting of October 5th 2015

Development of the Neighbourhood Plan is progressing and it is hoped that the first instalment of a grant to cover expenses will soon become available.
It was agreed to instruct CDS Consulting to organise the surveys necessary to gain permission for the extension of the Burial Ground and to prepare the necessary reports.
The PLACE project continues to progress towards approving a design for the refurbishment of the Recreation Ground play equipment.
The Parish Council grit bins are at least ¾ full in readiness for winter road conditions.  Clerk to investigate the implications of providing a grit bin on an un-adopted road  (Woodside).

15/1286 Report by the Parish Clerk:

The closing date for applications to receive a grant from the Parish Council has been. Properly completed applications will now be considered.
Clerk has written to the Chief Constable requesting a clarification of the means which still exist to enable contact between the police and the community.
It is proposed to hold a meeting of the Finance Committee on Wednesday 18th November at 7.00 pm in the Glebe.

15/1287 Planning Decisions

AVA/2015/1003 86, The Common,  2 storey side and single storey front extension.
Comment made
AVA/2015/0966 Coddington Hall Farm – Agricultural prior application for a portal frame building.

15/1288 Planning Applications

AVA/2015/1057 The Little Cottage, Dimple Lane, Fritchley – 2 storey side extension and detached single garage OBJECTION as the extension is very large compared with the existing property and it represents the loss of another small property suitable for occupation by a couple or a single person .
AVA/2015/1003 4, North View change of use from single dwelling to 2 dwellings NO OBJECTION.
AVA/2015/1045 Entrance to SSR The Common – related signs. NO OBJECTION provided they are removed when reservoir works are complete.

15/1289 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at November 10th 2015       £ 54339.39
Income   £973.50

C. Ludlam (Clerk)
Chq 333
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 334
Slingsby (grit bin)
Chq 335
Viking Direct (envelopes and flash drive)
Chq 336
Chq 337
Grass Track
Chq 338
Rural Action Derbyshire 
Chq 339
* To be queried

15/1290 Items for Information

DALC circulars

15/1291 Communications from members of the public

Email from a resident of Roes Lane regarding careless mowing of verges, damage to a mile post and traffic hazard at Roes Lane. These matters have been reported to DCC.

Part 2 Confidential items



NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday December 7th 2015

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
8th November 2015
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 EU
01773 853928