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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday 7th December 2009, held in the Glebe Field Centre.

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Cllr Lane (Chair), Cllrs. Bateman, Birkin, Bown, Clark, Harwood, Steppings and Tromans. Five members of the public. Clerk in attendance.


Cllrs Brierton, Harrison, Fudge and Thorpe.
Cllr, Bateman said that he would be unable to attend the first three meetings in 2010 as he would be attending a course

09/453 Matters raised by members of the public

Excess amounts of water run down Dimple Lane, Roes Lane and Wheatcroft Lane. This is partly the result of heavy rain but where it is a consequence of blocked drains these will be reported to DCC Highways.

There is continuing concern about dog waste and about the failure of dog owners to clear the mess Clerk reminded the meeting that dog waste (sealed in plastic bags) can be put into ordinary litter bins.

There are two grit bins at the bottom of Amber Hill - one should be at the top. Also the new grit bin on Hollies Lane is in the wrong position � Cllr. Bown offered to review the current situation.

The footpath adjacent to the Recreation Ground is spoilt by litter. AVBC will be asked to do a clean-up.

Parking is a problem at many locations especially on Jefferies Lane and around The Beeches. Parking on pavements and in other areas which constitute an obstruction should be reported to the Police AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENCE. Where careless parking creates a problem for a disabled person they should seek the help of the Amber Valley Access Group .

09/454 Declarations of interest


09/455 Police matters

PCSO Donna Shaw reported that only one crime had been reported in the Parish during the past month.
She paid tribute to the work of Chair in setting up and organising the Youth Club which was proving to be very popular. The Police have made an award to Cllr. Lane for her energetic efforts with the club.
Chair took this opportunity to publicly thank the Police (particularly Donna and P.C. Peter Wilbourne) for their support, encouragement and financial assistance. She also thanked her husband David for the great deal of help and advice he had given in sourcing and setting up the electronic equipment.

09/456 Local Authority Councillors

Cty. Cllr. Jackson was not able to be present.
AVBC Cllr. Thorpe presented a written report.
AVBC Cllr Taylor was not able to be present..

09/457 Minutes of the meeting of 2nd November 2009

The minutes were approved and signed by Chair.

09/458 Matters arising from the Minutes

DCC began to fulfil the grit and grit bin order during w/c 23.11.09. Cllr. Bown offered to review the situation again to see if even more grit bins are needed
The small Christmas trees attached to buildings are already drawing compliments. Chair expressed thanks to Cllrs. Clark and Bown for their hard work.

09/459 Clerk�s Report

P Barnicoat was awarded the contract for clearing the badly overgrown allotment
Clerk will liaise with Ken Briddon and Crich Carr Primary School regarding repair of the damaged track
Contract for mowing etc. of RG and BG � Clerk will seek estimates.
Wheatsheaf Lane light � Clerk will consult with residents.

09/460 Finance Committee minutes 13.11.2009 (Written report)

Cllr. Clark (Chair of Finance) amplified the written report. Recommendations regarding grants/donations for the current round were adopted unanimously, cheques will be signed at the January meeting.

The claim for a precept of �34000 for the Financial Year 2010-11 was agreed and signed .

09/461 Planning decisions

The application related to The Old Engine Shed at Dimple Lane, Fritchley has been withdrawn
APP/1005/A/09/2108737 The Briars � APPEAL DISMISSED
AVA/2009/0880 Middle Cottage, Robin Hood - PERMITTED
TRE/2009/0491 Prune plum and yew tree - PERMITTED

09/462 Planning applications

TRE/2009/0504 Brook Cottage Bobbin Mill Hill, Fritchley - fell Christmas tree NO OBJECTION
AVA/2009/1036 Barn Close Farm, Lynam Rd Fritchley - Barn conversion NO OBJECTION
AVA/2009/1038 Barn Close Farm, Lynam Rd Fritchley _ Extensions to farmhouse NO OBJECTION
AVA/2009/1056 land at Dimple Lane, Crich stable block, m�nage, store roadway OBJECTION on the grounds of change of use (arable agricultural to equine) and potential for increasing traffic levels to an unacceptable and dangerous level.
AVA/2009/1079 Fairfield Barn, Kirkham Lane Fritchley NO OBJECTIONl

09/463 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank current A/C at 10.11.09 �47643.48
Yorkshire Bank Charity A/C � 130.14


C. H. Ludlam salary + expenses� 465.64 chq 432
Glebe Field Trust �570.00 4 chq 433
L Spencer �160.44 4 chq 434
Belper Town Council (Christmas tree lights)� 148.20 chq 435
M. Lane (Youth Club) �34.94 chq 436
M. Lane (Youth Club) �200.50 chq 437
Grass Track (October) �367.79 chq 438
Grass Track (strimming)� 77.63 chq 439
Keith Evans (top soil) �60.00 chq 440
BT phone �22.98 chq 441
DM Sturt (small Christmas trees) �78.40 chq 442
Amber Forge (Christmas tree holders) �310.50 chq 443
Viking Direct �84.99 chq 444
Viking Direct �174.49 chq 445
M. Lane (tuck shop stock) �92.36 chq 446

09/464 Circulars and publications

DCC � School �Keep Clear� and �No Stopping� orders- these will strengthen the powers to control parking around school entrances.
S.H.O.A.L . Council is sympathetic to the campaign to stop the use of a landfill site at Shirland Golf Club. Clerk to write to the action group.
Conditions re. Weight limits for lorries at Dukes Quarry
Derwent Valley Mills Partnership
DRCC Newsletter � The Playing Field.
Report of DCC Parish and Town Council forum � next meeting 22nd. April 2010 at County Hall.

09/465 Communications from members of the public

09/474 Communications from members of the public
Letter from Robin Harvey expressing concern over damage to the roadway at the allotments. Clerk to liaise with Crich Carr School, their agents and Ken Briddon to ensure that the path is restored to it�s former condition.
Christmas cards from the Mayor of Amber Valley and Mr Michael Coultas (former Clerk).

Chair thanked everyone for their attendance and the meeting closed at 9.15 pm.

NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday January 11th. 2010
Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk (15th December 2009)
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
01773 853928