Parish Council Meeting December 12th 2011
Minutes of the meeting held on December 12th 2011
Present –Marjorie Richardson (in the chair), Lucian Hatfield, Ray Jack, Christine Kipping, Margaret Long, Olga Murkin, John Offord, Wendy Timbs , John Wheelhouse
District Councillor Liz Heazell was in attendance
There were 2 members of the public present
1 Apologies for absence –Martin Heazell, Sebastian Kindersley
2 Members Declaration of Interest – None
3 Open Forum – None
4 Update on Trumpington Meadows – concern was expressed about decisions being made by SCDC without consultation with HPC. There was no action plan and no framework. It was decided to send a formal letter to Jo Mills asking SCDC to underwrite all costs incurred by HPC in the administration of TM, and to keep HPC better informed. MR had attended a meeting of Insite Arts. Photographs of artists work were inspected and four artists were selected for interview in January. One will be selected as the artist responsible for work in TM. LH reported that there was no funding for Trumpington Residents Association from the City Council. John Pym has promised to keep HPC informed of happenings at meetings between SCDC and Grosvenor Estates and Barrett Homes.
5 Minutes of meeting held on November 14th were agreed and signed, prop DB seconded by WT
6 Matters to be reported from these minutes –
Investigation into laying of paving slabs at no 25 Church St – this is being dealt with by the enforcement officer
Grass Cutting around Wisbey’s yard, quote received of £50 per annum – this will be refunded by Granta Housing Society
HPC’s letter concerning the Deregulation of schedule 1 of the licensing Act has been acknowledged
30 mph stickers distributed to residents of Barton Road
Bid submitted to CCC on behalf of HPC for two flashing signs in Barton Road, and two in the area of the school, plus single white lines across the entrances to no 1 and no 12 High St
No more information on 15 New Rd – letter to Jo Mills saying we are dissatisfied with the situation
7 Planning – S/2390/11 erection of detached garage, Huddlestones, River Lane – more information required
S/1806/11 – Amended plans for 26 New Road – recommended
Permission granted by SCDC for extension to dwellings 3, 4, 5 College Crescent
8 Additional Matters for discussion – there has been a break in at the tennis court with tennis balls
being scattered. Notices are on both boards about Christmas waste and recycling collections.
Enquiries have been made about the solar panels which are to be fitted on the Village Hall
Several pot holes around the village need reporting to CCC Highways
Enquiries to be made about the red caravan parked in Back Lane
Soil being delivered to the Manor is causing an obstruction at the end of Broad Lane
The enforcement officer is dealing with additional caravans being kept at the site in Barton Road
The hedge around the Wisbey’s Yard development due to be planted in the autumn has not been
9 County Councillors Report – no report
10 District Councillors Report – Parking in Fountain Lane has improved
The wall built at the rear of 62 High St is not according to the plans – enforcement officer is dealing
There have been 7 house burglaries in the village in the last week usually between 4.30 and 6pm
The Govt are building lots of new houses and are selling off council houses at 50% below market
Price. This does not provide sufficient income for new build in SCAMBS. This is being questioned
with the Govt. LH to arrange for the officer from SCDC responsible for section 106 payments to
come to the January meeting
11 Committee and Working party Reports
A – Environment – Jubilee oak tree planted in Wellhouse Meadow, it is much larger than expected. It has been protected with wire against munjac.
Application has been submitted to Cambs ACRE for funding to create a river reserve and river enhancement involving Clock Holt at Harston end of the village.
A map showing three footpaths around the village was approved.
B – Pavilion – The paving slabs at the front of the hall are to be re laid. An accident book is maintained by the committee, and there is public liability insurance in excess of £5m. A caretaker to replace Freddie Lawes is being sought
C – Allotments – The AGM has taken place and the minutes will be circulated. There are 33 tenants with just under a third joining in the last year. All available plots are now occupied. Better management of the water butts is required also the compost bays. The manure club is going well! The current balance is £1,483. A new committee was elected. Plans were discussed for developing the site
12 Correspondence – Street Lights are due to be replaced but not for some time. HPC decided to keep the existing lights rather than fund new ones.
13 Additional dog waste bin at Porker’s Lane – cost quoted £456, emptying cost £3 per week. LH to investigate this
14 Parking on pavement – problems have been solved
15 Report on Southern Fringe Health and Well Being Committee – as from January 2012 this
group will merge with the children and families sub group. The new web site will be launched on
1st February 2012, this will give information on all aspects of the development, including progress
on building, welcome pack information etc. Three history trails around the site are nearing
completion. An action plan is to be developed for pre-occupation and post-occupation of houses,
this will be a main agenda item for the January meeting.
Dates of next meetings –
Wednesday 18th January SF Community Forum at CPDC Foster Road
Thursday 9th February 7pm at Trumpington Village Hall – presentation on Grosvenor’s proposals to build a community stadium and sports village on Haslingfield Land
Next Community Health and Well Being Group meeting 1.30 – 3.30pm January 17th at Trumpington Pavilion
A Parish Council representative is invited to attend the sub group meetings- c/f to January meeting
17 Finance – Resolution to pay outstanding accounts proposed by CK seconded by JO
Section 106 payment received for Watson’s Yard £34,292.39
Precept requests for grants received from
Warden Scheme £1,500.00 as 2011/12
Connections Bus £2,250.00 increase of £250
Scarecrow Festival 2012 £1,000.00 as 2010
Church £ 300.00 as 2010
These were all agreed nem con
Date of next meeting Monday January 9th 2012 at 7pm
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