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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday December 3rd 2012, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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Present:

Cllr Lane (Chair), Brierton (vice-Chair), Bown, Broom, Clark, Harwood, Slaney, Steppings Thorpe and Wells. AVBC Cllr. Gee and 9 members of the public. Clerk in attendance.

AGENDA

Part 1 Non � confidential items

12/860 Apologies:

Cllrs. Bateman and Baugh.

12/861 Declarations of Interest

Cllrs. Wells and Steppings (residents who may be affected by the proposed wind turbine at Wheatcroft), Cllrs. Lane, Clark and Thorpe (Glebe Field Centre grant).

12/862 Police matters

(Contact is:� Donna.Walker@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.uk)
No police present.

12/863 Matters raised by members of the public (10 minutes)

A number of residents of Wheatcroft attended the meeting to express their opposition to a likely planning application for a wind turbine in the area.� One letter was read to the meeting and another had been received by post. Chair explained that Members would study the application when it was made.

12/864 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

Cllr. Thorpe provided a written report.

12/865 Minutes of the meeting of November 12th 2012

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

12/866 Matters arising from the meeting of November 12th 2012

STW Reservoir Project - a letter sent to Cty Cllr Spencer of DCC ref failure by AVBC to incorporate road safety measures into planning permission for STW reservoir project has been acknowledged..
Letter sent to Cty Cllr Spencer ref the need for speed restrictions on rural roads has been acknowledged.
Christmas trees are now in place. Chair thanked Cllr. Clark for his work on this project.
Public toilets it was Resolved: to take over the public toilets for one year under licence from AVBC. The costings prepared by Cllr Wells seem to be within the budget of the Council (�2,000 pa running costs and �2,000 refurbishment). Cllr wells was thanked for all his work and he will continue to pursue the financial, practical and legal aspects of the project with a view to re-opening in the New Year �
Winter Service � thanks to the work of the Winter Service group council is ready for winter. Cllr Slaney (Snow Warden) has already been out salting the main pedestrian walkways.
Notice boards � Resolved: to incorporate a new good quality notice board into a project to improve the Market Place. Cllrs. Brierton, Broom, Clark, Stepping and Wells agreed to join a Market Place Working Group.
Cllr Broom reported that she had attended an informal Wednesday morning “Cafe cluster” led by the executive of DALC � she found it a most useful way of sharing ideas and getting answers. Cllr Broom encouraged other Members to attend future events.
Chair reported that she had attended a meeting concerning Digital Derbyshire. She distributed explanatory literature and explained the advantage of having a local ”broadband champion” to push for better broadband coverage in rural areas.
A broken fence at the Jubilee and a damaged seat at the Market Place have been referred to Mr Spencer for repair.

12/867 Report by the Parish Clerk:

Report from Finance Committee � the Council is operating within its budget.
Grants to local organisations: Resolved: the following grants to be made to organisations within the Parish Council area.
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Whatstandwell Social Club �150
Whatstandwell WI �150
Fritchley with Crich WI �150
Fritchley Christmas Tree� Assoc. �250
Muddlealong �150
Crich pre School �100
Fritchley OAP Assoc. ��150
Crich Luncheon Club �150
(On condition that none of this money is used as a donation to another charity)
Sims Trust �120
(The Sims Trust is defunct.� As the Parish Council is the main financial contributor it was agreed to request the labels in the Bibles are changed to reflect this fact).

It was further agreed to recommend that from 1st April 2013 the monthly contribution to the Glebe Field Trust should be increased by the CPI at that time and that the annual contribution to CACN, whose website the Parish Council uses, should be increased from �120 to �150.

Gangroad project � Council awaits further detail on the proposals for information boards and a pit tub to be displayed at Fritchley
A New metal litter bin has been ordered for the RG play area to replace the burnt plastic one.

12/868 Planning Decisions

All permitted:
AVA/2012/0871 Tramway Museum � demolish and replace house
AVA/20121071 Bowmer Rough Farm � agricultural building.

12/869 Planning Applications

AVA/2012/0945 Red Lion, Fritchley � replacement doors and windows: Objection on the grounds that both the Georgian design and the use of UPVc are inappropriate
AVA/2012/1079 Old Engine Shed, Dimple Lane � non material amendment: No objection.

12/870 Accounts

Yorkshire Bank Current Account at
10th November 2012���44243.48

Income as per bank statement:
10 October to 10 November: �233.09 (Burial ground).

Expenditure:

C H Ludlam (clerk�s salary) + expenses �493.65 chq 875
Haddon Estates (Small Chr. Trees �295.2 chq 889
C H Ludlam (Clerk�s salary) + expenses �495.80 chq 890
Glebe Field Trust �628.43 chq 891
HC Slingsby (litter bin) �126.00 chq 892
PC World �647.99 chq 893
Grass Track �407.16 chq 894
D Sturt (Christmas Tree) �700.00 chq 895
Sign and Print (Ripley) Ltd. (grit bin notice) �36.00 chq 896
C Ludlam (expenses) �8.60 chq 897

Members identified the following spending priority areas for monies from this Financial Year
Public toilets �4,000
Market Place �5,000*
Recreation ground equipment �10,000
Burial Ground Fund �5,000
*Cllrs. Brierton, Broom, Clark and steppings agreed to set up a Market Place Development working Group������ �����������������������������������������������������������������

12/871 Items for Information

12/872 Communications from Parishioners

Email ref. concern over the drop below the Tors footpath. This has been reported to DCC Rights of Way.

Invitation from Fritchley CE Primary School to attend their performance of “Christmas with the Aliens” on Wednesday 12th December at 9.30 am. Please confirm your attendance before Friday 7th on 01773 852216.

Part 2 Confidential items

None

 

NEXT MEETING 7. 30 pm Monday January 7th 2013

Clive Ludlam,
Parish Clerk
5th December 2012
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, Matlock DE4 5 EU
crichparishcouncil@btconnect.com
01773 853928