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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday November 7th 2016, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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

Part 1 Non – confidential items

16/1423 To receive apologies for absence:

Cllrs. Anstead, Brown and Clark.

16/1424 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

It was unanimously agreed to grant Chair, who is a trustee of the Glebe Field Centre, permission to take part in discussions on providing financial support for the Glebe Field Centre Day-Care service.

16/1425 Police matters

No police present
Contact: PCSO Christopher Bannister 3841
It was agreed to invite Hardyal Dhindsa (Police and Crime Commissioner) to a meeting of the Council. He has expressed the desire to visit all settlements within the county. The Parish Council would wish to discuss the current policy on Rural Policing and the decline in police attendance at Council meetings.

16/1426 Members of the public (10 minutes)

Concerns were expressed regarding the risks caused by careless parking and narrowing of roads by uncut vegetation e.g. Cromford Rd. near the Church.
There are number of cases of reports regarding the failure of street lights being ignored by Derbyshire County Council.

16/1427 County and Borough Councillors

Cty. Cllr. Taylor is pursuing complaints made to DCC regarding faulty streetlights and to the excessive waiting times when telephoning “Call Derbyshire”. He has requested that the bus bay at Crich Market Place be extended with the intention of reducing the potential of bus parking being a cause of friction between motorists and bus drivers.
Cty. Cllr. Williams expressed his willingness to support efforts to find funding for the Day-care operation at the Glebe and to continue to help with finding a solution to the on-going problems at Fritchley Green.
AVBC Cllr. Gee continues to represent the best interests of the Parish in planning matters at the Borough Council. He presented a map showing the potential building sites within the Crich area. He was asked to urge AVBC to make available up to date data regarding the status of the 5 year housing supply plan for use at Planning Board meetings (in the past decisions have been made based on out of date information).
AVBC Cllr. Thorpe continues to be concerned about the misuse of Fritchley Green.

16/1428 Minutes of the meeting of October 3rd 2016

The Minutes were accepted with a minor alteration and signed by Chair.

16/1429 Reports

The Glebe Field Trust Management Committee continues to explore a number of avenues to find new funding for the Day Care provision. Cllr. Broom proposed (seconded by Cllr. Collison) that the Parish Council donates £2000 to the Glebe Field Trust, the motion was carried by 4 votes to 3.
Chair attended the Parish and Town Council Liaison Forum at which the following topics were addressed:

  • Care in the Community
  • The Derbyshire Observatory (a source of socio-economic data)
  • Road Hierarchy
  • First Contact scheme

Neighbourhood Plan
The plan is coming along well and has reached the pre-submission draft stage.
PLACE project
Cllr. Yorke encouraged members to support the bid for funds from Aviva by voting on-line.
BG development
The ground to the right of the existing graves has now been cleared and the hedge along the bottom boundary has been removed. Clerk will arrange for the new areas to be seeded and for the area to be consecrated in order to increase the capacity of the Burial Ground.
Christmas trees – orders for the large tree and the small tree and lights have been placed and confirmed.
Many thanks to Cllr. Clark for his working in sourcing the small trees and liaising with the traders who allow them to be attached to their property.
Defibrillator up-date
A site has been identified outside the Family Tree at Whatstandwell. Progress has been made with a view to siting a defibrillator in the disused telephone box on Crich Market Place. Clerk will follow up the possibility of siting a unit at Fritchley.

16/1430 Items for Discussion

Winter Service – all bins are now full. New bins have been sited on Hindersitch Lane and Woodside. The Parish Council has joined the county Snow Warden Scheme and will qualify for a free half tonne of grit/salt. It was agreed to provide a new grit bin for Hollins Lane.
Arranging for the weekly tidying of the Burial Ground, Recreation Ground and Jubilee Ground in addition to other small maintenance tasks around the Parish – local contractor Mr Michael MacArther commenced his duties on November 3rd 2016
Grants to organisations in the Parish Council area – applications received before the closing date will be considered at a meeting of the Finance Committee.
The next meeting of the Finance Committee will take place on Thursday November 24th at 6.00 pm.
Burial Ground records – 250 records are now on the data base. Council approved the use of a data in-putter to complete the task of entering the remaining 1000 records.
Allotments – all plots are now taken. Clerk has inspected the site with Robin Harvey (tenant’s representative) and will write to the small number of tenants whose care of their plots is not quite up to standard.

16/1431 Planning Decisions

AVA/2016/0819 Bakers Cottage, The Common – rear porch and roof lights.

16/1432 Planning Applications

AVA/20161054 Yew Cottage, Overcroft Lane. Crich – increased roof pitch of house under construction No objection
AVA/2016/1092 17, Hindersitch Lane, Whatstandwell - pre-built, pine log, 2 bedroom dwelling - OJECTION
AVA/2016/1122 Sycamore House, Plaistow Green Rd.- 2 storey side extension – No objection
AVA/2016/1011 Middle Cottage, Robin Hood, Whatstandwell – removal of condition 5 of Planning Permission AVA/2009/0880 to enable window alterations – No objection

16/1433 Accounts

Balance in Current Account at 27.10.16   £78,921.11               


C. Ludlam (Clerk) 
Chq 474
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 475
British Gas
Chq 476
Chq 477

Grass Track

Chq 478
Parallel Associates (Neigh. Plan expenses)
Chq 479
K Evans (topsoil for BG)
Chq 480
HMR and C Tax and NI   
Chq 481
C. Ludlam (Clerk) 
Chq 482
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 483
British Gas
Chq 484
Chq 485

Grass Track

Chq 486
Parallel Associates (Neigh. Plan expenses)
Chq 487
K Evans (topsoil for BG)
Chq 488
HMR and C Tax and NI   
Chq 489
C. Ludlam (Clerk) 
Chq 490
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 491
British Gas
Chq 492
Chq 493

Grass Track

Chq 494
Parallel Associates (Neigh. Plan expenses)
Chq 495


For information:.
Neighbourhood Plan resources available 2016/7

1. My Community Fund grant £6,697
2. Allocated in PC Budget 2106/7 (from Precept)       £2,000
3.Additional expenditure agreed at PC meeting 5th September 2016 £3,825*


TOTAL EXPENDITURE so far in 2016/7 (£9,767)

At the meeting held on September 5th 2016 it was resolved that the total cost of obtaining landscape evidence (item 3)* would be met by the PC from the Precept in addition to the £2000 already allocated in the Budget. Other expenses will be met from item 1 (above) and then from item 2.
It should be noted that the members of the Neighbourhood Planning Group have already given hours of their time and a great deal of effort on a voluntary basis.

16/1434 Items for Information

DALC circular 16-016
Rolls Royce monitoring results

16/1435 Communications from members of the public

Report of faulty street light at Dowie Way – Cty. Cllr. Taylor has reported this to DCC.

Part 2 Confidential items



Monday 5th December 2016 7.30 pm

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