Minutes 10th January 2018

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 10th January 2018 in Stoke Lacy Village Hall at 7.30pm

Present:
Councillor Neil Walters (Chairman); Councillors Janet Ivison, Anne Reece,and John Westwood.

In attendance
Mrs Alma Westwood (Clerk)
Ward Councillor Jonathan Lester (arrived at 7.35pm)

18.1 To receive and accept APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies received from Councillor Clifford Bufton; apologies accepted. Also CSO Susan Berrett.

18.2 To receive DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST on Agenda items
No interests were declared.

18.3 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS PARISH COUNCIL MEETING held on 8th November 2017
These were approved and signed.

18.4 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.
No members of the public were present

18.5 WARD COUNCILLOR’S AND POLICE REPORTS
18.5 i Ward Councillor Jonathan Lester reported on his meeting with Sanctuary Housing re. Newlands Development. He agreed that the Parish Council should be asking that permanent SIDs to be positioned at both entrances to Stoke Lacy on the A465. Councillor Walters was asked to retrieve the information on SIDs for Councillors to consider which type they would prefer, possibly run by solar panels, and Ward Councillor Lester would then pursue this with the developers. Other matters were also discussed.
18.5.ii. CSO Berrett was not present. She had phoned the Clerk and suggested a meeting with Pencombe Parish Council and Ian Connolly, a member of the Safer Roads Partnership, regarding safety at the junction to Little Cowarne off Stoke Hill; Clerk to arrange.

18.6 FINANCE
Current Account balance as at 31st December 2017: £6543.90
18.6 i Draft accounts from 1st November to 31st December 2017 as distributed: APPROVED.
18.6 ii There were no invoices to be paid

18.7 PLANNING APPLICATIONS AND DECISIONS
P174698 – Reserved matters, Newlands, Stoke Lacy
The Parish Council had approved the reserved matters, subject to requests that two permanent SIDs be installed at either end of the village and highway speed limit and safety matters be addressed

18.8 To consider REGISTERING AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE
It was agreed this was not relevant to this Parish Council

18.9 TRANSPARENCY CODE FUNDING APPLICATIONS
The Clerk reported that part of a government grant had been received to assist the Parish Council to comply with the new Transparency Code coming into effect in April. A further grant would be paid in February. This would enable the Parish Council to purchase a laptop and scanner and to set up a dedicated Parish Council website, as required by the new legislation.

18.10 GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)
The Clerk would forward relevant details of these when they were to hand; they should not impact this Parish Council too greatly

Ward Councillor Lester left the meeting at 8.45pm

18.11 INFORMATION SHEET
18.11 i As already emailed: Correspondence from Anthony Bush, HALC courses, etc.
18.11 ii Update on SIDs, other A465 matters and Balfour Beatty works to minor roads
18.11. iii Lengthsman: The Lengthsman Scheme ceases in April this year but Councillors requested that the Clerk register an interest in retaining a Lengthsman

18.12 ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR NEXT AGENDA
Community Newsletter; SIDs; new Councillors

DATES FOR FUTURE PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS to May 2018
(all Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Village Hall): 14th March
Annual Meetings:
9th May 2018: Parish Meeting at 7.30pm; Parish Council Meeting at 8.00pm

The meeting closed at 9.00pm.