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Minutes of the meeting of Crich Parish Council

Monday December 7th 2015, held in the Glebe Field Centre

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


Part 1 Non – confidential items

15/1292 To receive apologies for absence:


15/1293 To receive declarations of interest and to approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.

Cllrs. Broom and Walsh – Neighbourhood Plan (as members of Rural Action Derbyshire).
Cllrs Broom and Smith – Crich Patient Participation Group.
Cllr. Lane – Glebe Field Centre Trustee.

15/1294 Police matters

Contact: PCSO Christopher Bannister 3841
No police present but it was agreed to report concern to the police regarding accidents at the Bullbridge Hill junction with the A610.

15/1295 Members of the public (10 minutes)

Provision of salt/grit at Hollins Lane was requested. PC will provide strategically placed piles of grit as bins have been stolen in the past.

15/1296 Reports from County and Borough Councillors

AVBC Cllr. Thorpe provided an emailed report. She also emphasised her concern over traffic accidents at Bullbridge (see Police matters above) and reported that the recently formed First Responders service is being very well used.
DCC Cllr. Williams has been lobbying on behalf of the PC to hold the bus company responsible for the damage to Fritchley Green. The bus which conveys children from Fritchley Primary School to swimming lessons is hired centrally by DCC.
DCC Cty. Cllr. Taylor is trying to assist the PC in the following matters:
Water leak at Crich Market Place.
The poor condition of the un-adopted section of Coast Hill with particular reference to the difficulty of access for a disabled resident. He has established that some funds have been set aside for repairs before the end of the Financial year. Cllr. Smith reported that 2 of the more significant pot-holes may be repaired in the near future.
The matter of secondary school transport in the parish as raised by AVBC Cllr. Gee.
AVBC Cllr.Gee congratulated Chair on her election to the Standards Board and he informed the meeting of the recently held ceremony at which sporting achievements by local young people were recognised. PC will congratulate them when they have their details.

15/1297 Minutes of the meeting of November 2nd 2015

The Minutes were accepted and signed by Chair

15/1298 Matters arising from the meeting of November 2nd 2015

The recommendations in the report of the Finance Committee meeting held on November 18th 2015 (please see separate sheet) were accepted unanimously these included:
        Setting the Precept at a level 2% above the 2105-6 figure (Prop Cllr Broom Sec. Cllr. Clark)
        Setting the Budget for 2016-7 (Prop Cllr. Collison Sec. Cllr. Yorke*)
        Donations/grants 2016 (cheque payments listed below) (*)
        Burial Ground fees (*)
It was agreed that Clerk should investigate obtaining a Debit Card on behalf of the PC to facilitate purchases where cheques are not accepted e.g. internet buying. This matter to be evaluated by the Finance Committee.
Cllr. Anstead and the Clerk will present a report on the parish telephone, broadband and website deal to the January meeting. Members expressed interest in setting up Crich Parish Council website.
Roes Lane development  Section 106 Agreement – Clerk to write to AVBC requesting that the Parish Council be consulted when a further document is drawn up to identify the criteria for the allocation of social housing.
The first tranche (£2275) of the grant to help finance the production of a Neighbourhood Plan has been received. The group is making good progress, responses to the survey, which will be available on-line and in hard copy form should be in by February 1st 2016.Clerk was instructed to contact Rural Action Derbyshire to request an itemised invoice for the services provided by their consultant to date.
Cllr. Yorke reported that the PLACE project group has met twice since the last council meeting. It has received 4 proposals for the design of the recreation area and will meet with 3 suppliers to brief them before proceeding to the final submission and selection stage, which will involve the schools. Once the final decision as to what the project wishes to put in place is made the process of applying for grant funding can begin. The group has already obtained a number of quotes for the construction of the path.  

15/1299 Report by the Parish Clerk:

The British Heart Foundation has agreed to supply 3 defibrillators which are designed to be used without special training. The delivery will take place in stages. The PC will need to decide on the exact locations for the units – these will need approval by AVBC and it will be necessary to designate an individual to monitor their condition. Clerk to investigate the use of the de-commissioned telephone boxes at Crich Market Place and Fritchley Green.
Problems with footpaths at Tors Steps and Dowie Way have been reported to DCC Rights of Way
Burial Ground extension – Clerk reported that the geological survey and Coal Report have been carried out and the report sent to AVBC as part of the conditions related to the planning permission.
Winter service – dealing with applications for additional grit bins including the corner of the Tors and Chase View, Hindersitch Lane and Dimple Lane at either end. The Winter Service group will consider these applications against agreed criteria:
Proximity to DCC gritting route
Demonstration of need
Suitability of site for a bin (DCC approval required)
Budgetary considerations
Disposing of Youth Club equipment – a quantity of equipment used by the now defunct Youth Club is stored at the Glebe. The PC is keen for this to be used and is offering it free to a suitable home. Anyone representing an interested group should contact the Clerk.
Allotment access drive – Clerk is seeking quotes to repair the potholes and improve vehicular access.
Transferring burial records to computer – Members agreed that this needs to be done. Clerk to investigate the cost.
Christmas trees – Cllr Clark presented a report on the cost to the Council of the small trees attached to business premises. He was thanked for his hard work in organising this project.
The water leak at the market Place has been reported to STW and to DCC Highways as per emails sent to Members.

15/1300 Planning Decisions

AVA/2015/0853 86 The Common – side and rear extension
AVA/2015/0921 Ivy Bank Farm, Potters Hill, Wheatcroft – agricultural occupancy
AVA/2015/0895 The Homestead, Glen Rd., Whatstandwell – single storey side extension
AVA/2015/0782 Spring Cottage, Thurlow Booth – garage/car port/utility room
AVA/2015/1092 6 Glen Rd., Whatstandwell – additional hard landscaping/turning space/parking/garden shed.

15/1301 Planning Applications

AVA/2015/1003 4, North View Crich – conversion of 1 dwelling into 2 dwellings with parking NO OBJECTION
AVA/2015/1091 Woodhay Baulk Barn – outdoor riding arena NO OBJECTION
AVA/2015/0830 amended plans for 16 dwellings off The Common - FURTHER OBJECTION – the amended plans do not address the issues specified in the original objection

15/1302 Accounts

Balance in Current Account at 29.11.15   £57,238.21
Income   £1112.18 (BG fees) + £1842.10 VAT refund  

C. Ludlam (Clerk)
Chq 344
Glebe Field Trust
Chq 345
Viking Direct (inks)
Chq 346
Viking signs
Chq 347
Cllr C M Smith (travel exp.)
Chq 348
Grass Track
Chq 349
Derbyshire Toy Library
Chq 350
Crich Patient Participation Group
Chq 351
Crich Fete
Chq 352
Crich Luncheon Club
Chq 353
Fritchley with Crich WI
Chq 354
Chq 355
Crich Care-line
Chq 356
Fritchley Christmas tree association
Chq 357
Crich Pre-school
Chq 358
Sims Charity
Chq 359
Whatstandwell WI
Chq 360
Construction Design Solutions (BG site investigation)
Chq 361
C. Ludlam (insurance premium for L Spencer)
Chq 362
Crich Royal British Legion (wreath)
Chq 363
BT phone
Chq 364
Chq 365

The Parish Council will pay invoices up to a total of £200 to help with expenses for Crich well-dressing

15/1303 Items for Information

DALC circulars

15/1304 Communications from members of the public

Part 2 Confidential items


NEXT MEETING 7.30pm Monday January 4th 2015

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