Parish Council Minutes May 9th 2011
Minutes of meeting held on Monday May 9th 2011
Present –Marjorie Richardson (In the chair), David Blake, Martin Heazell, Margaret Long, Olga Murkin, John Offord, Wendy Timbs , John Wheelhouse
District Councillor Liz Heazell and County Councillor Sebastian Kindersley were in attendance
There were no members of the public present
1. Election of Chairman – Marjorie Richardson was elected, prop by JW sec. by WT
2 Apologies for absence –Lucian Hatfield,
3 Members Declaration of Interest – ML and DB on Yellow lines around school
4 Open Forum – none
5 Minutes of meeting held on April 11th were agreed and signed, prop by WT seconded by MH
6 Matters to be reported from these minutes – footpaths at Rectory Farm, Hauxton – LH advised that new maps showing footpaths on Rectory Farm and Beech Farm had been received. These will be circulated
Play Area inspections quote from Digley associates monthly £20 per visit, quarterly £30 per visit
Annual £45 – this company to be checked out – they are members of the Register of Play Inspectors International (checked since meeting) JH
7 Election of Vice-Chairman – David Blake was elected, proposed by MR seconded by JO
8 Allocation of responsibilities
- Allotments CK
- Environment 2/3 MH, WT, LH?
- Finance DB
- Grass Cutting JO
- Planning general JO
- Planning TM JW
- Police Liaison MR
- Risk Assessment WT, JW
- Village Hall MR, OM
- Warden Scheme ML, OM, CK
- Web site LH?
9 Planning – S/0806/11 – replacement conservatory (retrospective) 16 Badcock Rd) – recommended
Permission granted by SCDC for the following – Extension and alterations at The Old Dairy, Harston Rd. Statement from SCDC that planning permission is not required by Tim Austin for the erection of a steel clad grain store building at Lessana Farm, Cantelupe Rd
10 Additional Matters for discussion – Risk Assessments – schedule almost complete WT
Meeting scheduled for Friday 13th Trumpington Meadows School plans – postponed. To be rescheduled for June 13th at 6.30pm before next HPC meeting
RoSPA inspection report received showing very few minor problems on play area, and skate park
Check to be made on permissive path signs on Cantelupe Farm
Tree reported down in Broad Lane
Update on cycle path from Haslingfield to Trumpington required
Grass in Wellhouse Meadow is being cut fortnightly instead of every three weeks and is being cut too short.
Irrigators on Cantelupe Farm were incorrectly set recently causing ‘saturating’ problems to cyclists and walkers
A visit is being planned for councillors to view the development at Trinity Farm towards the end of July. Contracts have been signed for 6 out of the 9 private dwellings
MR had spoken to James Fisher at SCDC re Section 106 payments. All payments agreed so far are for outdoor projects. Requests are required before agreements are reached if money for indoor projects is required.
11 County Councillors Report –. The Guided bus has been handed over to CCC. There is still some work to be done, no definite opening date has been fixed. CCC are considering withdrawing bus passes from use on Park and Ride buses and may not allow their use on the Guided bus. People to be encouraged to make better use of the No 75 bus.
12 District Councillors Report – Wisbey’s Yard Pond – work carried out on decking is of a poor
standard and unfinished. Payment to be withheld until rectified. Rob Mungovan to be contacted to discuss with contractors. Some allotment land in the country may be reclaimed for housing development. No more details at present.
13 Committee and Working party Reports
A – Environment – a few copies of version 2 of the footpath map are available. Suggestions for amendments welcome
B – Pavilion – terracing at the front to be replaced on 11.5.11. Two additional lights to be installed at the front on 25th May. The trees on the inside of the recreation ground require trimming. The gang mowers are to be covered with a lockable tarpaulin.
C – Allotments – no report
14 Correspondence – the suggestions for street names for Trumpington Meadows has been acknowledged and there is to be a meeting between interested parties to discuss all names submitted.
Grass cutting on Public rights of Way, 2 cuts will take place this year and we are asked to advise CCC if a path which is normally cut has been left uncut by the end of May
Meeting on Wed 18th May at 7.30pm in the meeting room at Queen Edith’s chapel, Wulfstan Way about the future of Cambridgeshire Library Services. Speakers will be Sir Peter Brown CCC cabinet member for communities and Christine May acting head of libraries
15 Arrangements for Annual Meeting – Jean Hunter will attend and will speak from 8.15pm. LH to advise JH of time. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served between the business meeting and the talk OM and WT
16 Comments on Yellow Lines around the school – many comments have been received. These to be sent to Karen Lunn with a covering note stating that that HPC stand by their decision to have the lines painted.
17 Insurance renewal – a new favourable quote has been received from Zurich Insurance, saving the council £1K per annum This to be checked by DB
18 Annual Footpath Inspection – forms were distributed to be completed and returned at the June meeting
Footpaths 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,and 14 JO
Footpath 2 MR
Footpaths 9 and 10 JW
Footpath 11 DS
Footpath 12 MR
Footpath 13 WT and OM
Footpath 15 MH
19 Finance – Resolution to pay outstanding accounts proposed JO by seconded by OM
The first precept payment has been received, and the payment for water rate from the Allotments society
The loan payment to the Public Works Loan Board has been paid by direct debit. The amount now outstanding is £63,382
Date of next meeting Monday June 13th 2011
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