Minutes 9th September 2015

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 9th September 2015 in Stoke Lacy Village Hall at 7.30pm

Present:
Councillor Neil Walters (Chairman); Councillors Anne Reece, Janet Ivison and John Westwood.
In attendance
Mrs Alma Westwood (Clerk)

The Councillors and Clerk of Stoke Lacy Parish Council send their sincere congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 on the occasion of her becoming the longest reigning UK Monarch today, 9th September, 2015

1/15 To receive and accept APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor CLIFFORD Bufton, detained at work; apologies accepted. Apologies also received from Ward Councillor Jonathan Lester, who sent a report, and CSO Susan Berrett.

2/15 To receive DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY OR PERSONAL INTEREST on Agenda items
No interests were declared.

3/15 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS PARISH COUNCIL MEETING held on Wednesday 8th July 2015 and EXTRA-ORDINARY MEETING held on 10th August 2015
Both sets of minutes were approved and signed.

4/15 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
There was no public participation

5/15 WARD COUNCILLORS’ AND POLICE REPORTS.
5/15 i Councillor Walters read out Ward Councillor Lester’s emailed report, which concerned recent actions of Herefordshire Council and his as Ward Councillor and Cabinet Member for Young People and Children’s Well-being. He expected the Core Strategy to be ratified some time in October.
He had met with Andrew Banks on the Newlands site. Mr Banks was still evaluating responses and may come to a recommendation by late October. (See Ward Cllr’s email published on Stoke Lacy PC website for further information.)

6/15 FINANCE
Current Account balance as at 31st August 2015: £3952.53
6/15 i Draft accounts from 1st July to 31st August 2014 as distributed: APPROVED.
6/15 ii The following payments were approved:

  • Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) – Annual subscription of £77
  • Invoice: Stoke Lacy Village Hall – Hall Hire May-August 2015 Including 2 extra-ordinary meetings): £60

6/15 iii The draft Budget was discussed; Precept to be set at November’s meeting

7/15 To consider PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 152414: proposed 3 bed detached house on land adjacent to Middlefields, Stoke Lacy, HR7 4HE
for Mrs Sandra Hadley
The Parish council had no objection to this application

8/15 To discuss LEASE OF FOOTPATH along A465 from Herefordshire Council:
Councillors studied copies of the draft proposed lease but were unable to make a
decision as further information was still to be received from the Locality Steward.
For decision at November’s meeting.

9/15 INFORMATION SHEET
9/15 i As already emailed: Correspondence from Anthony Bush, HALC courses, etc.
9/15 ii Update on SIDs, other A465 matters and Balfour Beattie works to minor roads.
9/15 iii Lengthsman’s and Parish Paths Partnership (P3) work:
None currently being undertaken.
9/15 iv Update on gates: further information still awaited from Ward Councillor Lester and/or Herefordshire Council (see July’s minutes)
9/15 v Half-year payment of clerk’s salary and PAYE noted, SCP 21.

10/15 ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR NEXT AGENDA
10/15 i Set Precept
10/15 ii Lease of footpath along A465
10/15 iii Gates – update

11/15 DATES FOR FUTURE PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS to May 2016
(all Wednesdays): 12th Nov (set precept); 2016: 13th Jan; 9th Mar
Annual Meetings:
11th May 2016, Parish Meeting at 7pm; Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm

The meeting closed at 8.18pm.