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Agenda 27th February 2013

February 23, 2013

Diddlebury Parish Council
Holly Cottage
Culmington
Ludlow
Shropshire SY8 2DF
http://www.2shrop.net/Diddlebury 21st February 2013

An ordinary meeting of Diddlebury Parish Council will be held at Diddlebury Village Hall on Wednesday 27th February 2013 at 7.30pm, when members are summoned to attend.

Yours sincerely

Jacqueline Watts, Clerk/RFO
Telephone: 01584 861 473
Email: diddleburypc@gmail.com
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AGENDA

1.0 Apologies for Absence
Members are asked to receive apologies from absent members
2.0 Declarations of Interest relating to this meeting
To receive declarations under consideration on this agenda in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 s32 and The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012.
3.0 Public involvement session: (Agenda Items Only)
4.0 Minutes
To approve as a correct record and sign the full Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting of Diddlebury Parish Council held on Wednesday 23rd January 2013.
5.0 Matters Arising
Updates from the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 23rd January 2013 that are not included elsewhere on the agenda.
6.0 Reports from Members
6.1 Chairman’s Report
6.2 Cllr Motleys Report, Shropshire Council
6.3 Other members Reports
7.0 Correspondence
7.1 Shropshire Council – Shropshire’s Emerging Planning Policy Framework Consultation Event – Shirehall, 5th March 2013, 7-8.30pm.
7.2 Mr T Bennett, Ale in the Dale 2013
7.3 Shropshire Infrastructure Partnership – MoveITon Digital Conference 6th March 2013, Craven Arms
7.4 Shropshire Council – Crime Reduction Campaign South Shropshire
7.5 SALC – Housing renewal assistance and adaptation policies – http://shropshire.gov.uk/housing.nsf/open/6197C72376F61BEB802575A6004E1DBC – For discussion
7.6 Shropshire Council – SAMDev Plan – Draft Development Management Policies consultation: 31st January to 28th March 2013 – http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/samdev
7.7 Shropshire Council – New Dog Control Orders proposed for Shropshire – Informal consultation, Town & Parish Councils – For discussion
8.0 Cheques Requested Members are asked to authorise the signing of invoices for payment
8.1 Diddlebury Village Hall (Rent for meeting February 2013 meeting) £16.00
8.0 Planning Applications
8.1 12/04329/FUL – Shepherds Barn, Corfton, SY7 9LD – Erection of Agricultural building (amended plans) – Amendments to the above proposal
10.0 Finance
10.1 Current Account Balance
11.0 Highways and Environment:
11.1 Drainage at Peaton Strand and Bouldon
12.0 Parish Plan: An update.
13.0 Minor Highways and Maintenance Grant
14.0 Risk Assessments – An update
15.0 Website: An update on http://www.2shrop.net/Diddlebury
16.0 Elections: Timetable
17.0 Any Other Business (for dissemination of information only)
18.0 Date of Next Meeting – Wednesday 27th March 2013, at 7.30pm in Westhope Village Hall

Membership: Councillors Mr D Hedgley (Chairman), Mrs M Fowler, Mr P Linton, Mr P Bellamy, Mr M Longmore,
Mr M Thomas, Mr G Povall, Mrs K Worthington, Mr T O’Boyle.

Draft Mins January 2013

February 23, 2013

DIDDLEBURY PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman: Cllr D Hedgley

Jacqueline Watts, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Holly Cottage, Culmington, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2DF (01584) 861 473
diddleburypc@gmail.com
http://www.2shrop.net/Diddlebury

Parish Council Meeting
On Wednesday 23rd January, 2013, 7.30pm at Diddlebury Village Hall

MINUTES

The Meeting commenced at 7.30pm

Present: Cllr Hedgley (Chairman), Cllr Fowler, Cllr O’Boyle, Cllr Thomas, Cllr Linton,
Cllr Bellamy, Cllr Povall, Cllr Worthington, Cllr Longmore.

1.0 In Attendance: 4 x members of the public, Cllr Motley (Shropshire Council) and the
Clerk, Mrs J Watts.

Apologies for Absence: Apologies were accepted from Sarah Thompson

2.0 Declarations of Interest relating to this meeting
Members are requested to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests they may have in matters to be considered at this meeting in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 s32 and The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012:

Cllr Mandy Fowler – (Agenda Item 17.0) Chair of Governors at Corvedale School
Cllr Povall – (Agenda Item 13.0) Relative of adjoining land owner

3.0 Public involvement session: (Agenda Items Only) – Those members of the public
in attendance were asked if they wished to comment on any Agenda item – No comments were made.

4.0 Minutes: RESOLVED (unanimous) that the Minutes of the Ordinary meeting of
Diddlebury Parish Council held on Wednesday 28th November 2012 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, subject to the following amendments:
6.1: Remove ‘communities’.
6.3: Change ‘be applied’ to ‘then apply’, and ‘onis’ amended to ‘onus’.
7.4: Change ‘AGM’ to ‘March’
14.0: Remove ‘If the Tally Ho ceased trading, he would reinstate the parking area’.
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Bellamy

5.0 Matters Arising – Updates from the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 28th November 2012 that are not included elsewhere on the agenda.

5.1 (Agenda Item 5.1) Website. Sara and Geoff have done a lot of work on the website and it is now at the point where as much information as possible needs putting on. A meeting will take place the week commencing the 4th February 2013. Clerk to write to organisations on Sara’s behalf ie School, Church, Village Hall. Once viable a mail-shot can be done across Parish. Corvedale.com will be phased out.

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5.2 (Agenda Item 5.3) Chairman will be contacting Martin Speight to arrange onsite meeting with Chris Jackson
5.3 (Agenda Item 7.1) Verbal confirmation has been received from Shropshire Council that the stream at the bottom of Mill Lane is their responsibility. Clerk has made enquiries about Diddlebury Parish Council receiving a Highway Maintenance and Environment Grant. Applications for such grants are no longer being received, but as Stream is responsibility of SC enquiries are being made for the grant being made available to DPC for a trial period of two years. Ongoing.
5.4 (Agenda Item 6.3) Meeting held with chair of Diddlebury Village Hall committee. New Licence is being drafted at the moment for Corvedale School to use Diddlebury Village Hall carpark.
5.5 (Agenda Item 11.0) Parish Plan presentation has been arranged for 13th and 16th February 2013.
5.6 (Agenda Item 12.0) Speed Management Policy – Feedback from Parish and Town Councils has been made available, which reports that Shropshire Council have already implemented a 30mph in most villages and other villages are being looked at with the Police.

6.0 Reports from Members

6.1 Chairman: An update from West Mercia on crime in the area. Information is being filtered through to http://www.2shrop.net . Police are experiencing a busy time. Pallets of sandbags has been postponed for the time being. Will review at a later date. The Chairman informed the meeting that although Cllr Longmore had moved out of the Parish, he remained qualified to sit on Council until May 2013. Elections notice has been put up on the Website and in Parish magazine. Parish precepts are not capped this year, but may be in future years. Further enquiries are being made.

6.2 Cllr Motley, Shropshire Council: Lisa Bedford has a supply of padlocks that are alarmed, guards for oil tanks and smart-water. Anyone who is interested can contact Lisa Bedford at Shropshire Council. Last 2 months have been spent in talks with Government as she is Vice Chair of Rural Network. In last financial settlement, rural authorities were disadvantaged by being 50% less per capita. RSN achieved getting further factors included that would make a difference to rural authorities.
Rural Broadband: SC had to register interest in high speed broadband. Process has ground on due to bureaucracy. The BDUK framework has to be state aid compliant. Early indications are that only one supplier will respond by 15/2/13, this being BT. Suppliers have been asked to provide solutions to SC key objectives, ie 100% of Shropshire to have a min of 2 megabits and provide as much superfast broadband (24mbps), the target being 90%. Concern is BT will not want to provide it as is not profitable. The alternative is BDUK, requiring match funding. BT has a monopoly on infrastructure in this area.
A workshop on the Road Safety Policy is being set up. Community led concerns to be relayed by Parish Councils, not the LJC, and be signed off by Council Local member.

6.3 Other members Reports: Cllr O’Boyle – Village Hall renewal plans continue to develop. Car Park has been discussed and further beer festival to be held in May 2013.

7.0 Correspondence
7.1 Shropshire Council – Information regarding riparian ownership – For information
Passed to the Corvedale News

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8.0 Cheques Requested
8.1 Mrs J M Watts (Clerks salary Oct-Dec 2012) £240.00
8.2 HMIT (PAYE Oct-Dec 2012) £60.00
8.3 Diddlebury Village Hall (Rent: 2 meetings in Nov 2012 and 1 x Jan 2013 meeting) £40.00
RESOLVED to pay Agenda Items 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3.
Proposed: Cllr Thomas
Seconded: Cllr Worthington

9.0 Planning Applications – None

10.0 Finance
10.1 Current Account Balance was £4098.51 as at 1/1/2013
10.2 Precept 2013/14
i. Members were asked to consider granting a dispensation for the purpose of setting the precept for 2013/14
RESOLVED to grant a dispensation to May 2013 when elections will take place.
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Povall
ii. Members were asked to approve precept for financial year 2013/14

The chairman prior to studying the budget figures raised concerns over possible 2% capping in future years which would only allow on present figures a budget rise of £53. He also outlined how we now had the additional burden of responsibility for the bus shelters, an increased need for a fully qualified clerk and the commensurate pay. Councillor Linton queried the cap as he believed that previously councils with budgets under £100,000 were exempt. Councillor Motley also acknowledged this. The clerk and chairman both reiterated the information they had been given from various sources which referred to the cap and Parish Councils. Councillor Motley agreed to seek clarification of this point.
The various options including cutting the roll out of new notice boards and membership fees was discussed along with the possible costs of maintenance and the need to increase insurance to cover assets and personal liability. Councillor Linton expressed concern that DPC reserves had been seriously reduced and even with an increase in the precept of £1000 they would remain under the previous figure. The clerk pointed out that, excluding allocated funds, the Council is not supposed to carry over more than 50% of the set precept which this year would have been £1325. Councillor Bellamy stated that the improved notice boards supported comments in the PPSG survey regarding improving communications in the parish. The chairman pointed out that if DPC met all the projected budget costs it would have a surplus of only £112 and a contingency of £50 to meet any unexpected expenses 2013-14 and may not be in a position to increase by any meaningful amount in setting the precept 2014/15.
The chairman proposed that DPC should increase the precept by £824.00 in order to allow the notice board roll out to continue, to give a budget of more than £100 for maintenance of assets, to cover insurance costs which may have to increase with the need to carry out a full risk assessment programme in order to satisfy the insurers and cover DPC from personal negligent claims against the council, to possibly support the new parish web site, to cover contingencies such as a possible need to support a new playground initiative linked to the VH development and to cover the increased responsibilities that appear to be getting passed down to DPC from SC. Councillor Motley agreed to make SC aware of the problems this caused. The increase would equate to only £4 per household but would provide the Parish

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Council with some flexibility and would cover a possible future cap which would hinder development and probably mean cuts in services. It was also acknowledged that DPC reduce the precept in future years if it found that it cover needs without fully utilising the precept.
DPC continue to seek to reduce costs with initiatives such as a volunteer group to service the assets. The chairman’s proposal was put to the vote .
RESOLVED that precept be increased to £3449.00.
Proposed: Cllr Hedgley
Seconded: Cllr Fowler

11.0 Highway and Environment – None

12.0 Parish Plan – Consultation meetings taking place Wednesday 13/2/13 and Saturday 16/2/13 where all data for each settlement in the parish will be made available and charts to make more significant and more difficult tables understandable. Data is available to download on website and a web address is available for enquiries. DPC need to be in a position before May to be able to submit the Parish Plan based on the PPSG’s findings to SC. Data should be ready for DPC by the March 2013 meeting from the PPSG. Their summaries will need to be approved by DPC. In order to keep a higher rate of 25% of the community infrastructure levy parish plans should be approved by the referendum, but it was felt that the PPSG Questionnaire was just that, and should reflect the views of those parishioners who returned the completed questionnaire, so a further referendum would not be needed.

13.0 Tally Ho, Bouldon: Site meeting has taken place between Chris Fisher, Chris Jackson, a representative of Mouchell, Cllr Linton, Cllr Hedgley and a local resident Mr Fisher. SC have agreed to carry out site investigations to see where the water pipe is and will pay for this. Mr Povall’s access to his field was discussed. A minimum specs quote will be provided to Mr Burgeiss, as he has offered to fund works. Mr Burgeiss can have further quotes carried out but would have to use a provider approved by Shropshire Council. If works are carried out, once completed the verge will be adopted by Highways, therefore, the materials used cannot be stone, but tarmac. Landscaping may be put by the bridge to prevent parking. The drainage will need to be looked at and parking designated by white lines. SC will write to villagers with a proposal. Mr Povall’s access will be dealt with separately and not by the Council. Cllr O’Boyle felt that tarmac was urban and totally out of keeping. Cllr Hedgley explained that the use of tarmac was for ease of maintenance and this point had been raised at the site visit. Coloured tarmac would double the cost and could not be repaired easily and would be a special contract. Mr Povall enquired if Highways owned the verge land. Cllr Hedgley advised that it had been confirmed that Highways owned the verge down to the sub-soil. The area of parking to the front of the Tally Ho did not belong to the Tally Ho, but to Highways.

14.0 Risk Assessments – Members are asked to discuss carrying out Risk Assessments on a regular basis. Clerk relayed to the meeting the importance of Risk assessments, that they tied in with the maintenance of assets and that once set up took very little time to complete. Clerk will prepare risk assessment templates for members to consider. Ongoing.

15.0 Maintenance of DPC assets – Members are asked to consider regular maintenance
of Parish Assets with a Maintenance Plan. The meeting agreed that this should be
implemented. The possibility of forming a group of volunteers to provide the labour for the
tasks would be a way of reducing costs.

16.0 Flood Action Groups for the Parish of Diddlebury – Members were asked to discuss next steps. Cllr Linton will attend a FAG meeting that has been organised for Culmington Parish on 26th March 2013, and report back to DPC to discuss next steps.

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17.0 Public Footpath at Corvedale School – After a discussion with Shropshire Council, the Clerk reported that the problems with the last application was that the proposed footpath line tied in with the proposed Village Hall, so when the VH application came to

nothing, it created an odd dog leg route which SC would not accept. SC are open to an offer of revisiting this, but would need to establish an acceptable line. The obvious path line would be around the school field. The difficulty with going around the outside of the school field is that it would involve not only the school, but the Village Hall Committee, the adjoining Landowner and other individuals. Therefore the proposed line would have to be agreeable to all parties. A more simple route would be for the school to do a footpath route around the edge of the field, but within the boundary and perhaps fence it off. Lucy McFarlane will be dealing with South Shropshire. It is up to Corvedale School to get the ball rolling with this. Clerk to forward information onto Chairman of the School Governors in readiness for next meeting.

18.0 Any Other Business (for dissemination of information only)
18.1 Pothole in front of Diddlebury Village Hall getting worse
18.2 In the recent snow, pupils for Ludlow Comprehensive School had been collected in the morning, but were reported as not having been collected from school in the afternoon, although as far as the Chairman was aware, they had. Some school buses collected from Corvedale School would not collect children in the afternoon to take them home.
18.3 Further to the loss of a local gentleman due to a heart attack, emphasis was put on the importance of having a defribulator available in the Corvedale Area. This should be a priority for a First Responders Group.

19.0 Date of Next Meeting – Wednesday 27th February 2013, at 7.30pm in Diddlebury Village Hall

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.45pm

Mins 28/11/12

January 18, 2013

DIDDLEBURY PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman: Cllr D Hedgley

Jacqueline Watts, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Holly Cottage, Culmington, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2DF (01584) 861 473
diddleburypc@gmail.com
http://www.2shrop.net/Diddlebury

Parish Council Meeting
On Wednesday 28th November, 2012, 7.30pm at Diddlebury Village Hall

MINUTES

Prior to the start of the meeting, members of the public were invited to discuss any matters of interest with their councillors.

Mr John Farley informed those in attendance that he was raising money to have revised leaflets printed for the ‘Three castles walk’. He brought to the attention of the meeting a footpath crossing the playing field at Corvedale School. He handed out plans to Councillors and members of the public.

Mr Farley advised the meeting that 2 yrs ago OFSTED expressed concerns to Corvedale School about the existing footpath crossing diagonally through the school playing field and that it should be diverted. A Council Officer had the Right of Way closed. Richard Hughes, the adjoining land owner, agreed unofficially to a path diverted around the school within his field. The Footpath Group erected footpath signs and put in the diversion route, and put in field furniture on the condition that Corvedale School submitted the application for the diversion (£1500). The diversion application submitted to planning was along the boundary of the hypothosised new Community Hall that was not built. Opponents to the Community Hall also opposed the footpath route. To date the diversion order has still not been done. Before doing leaflets, the Footpath Group would like to know if the footpath route goes through or around the school. Corvedale School Governors have said that they have money to put a barrier along the top part of the footpath. Mr Farley advised that the school cannot put a fence up until a footpath is in place, as they would be blocking a Right Of Way. This situation should be remedied in the interest of the community. Can the Parish Council put in efforts to get this expedited.

The Meeting commenced at 7.35pm

Present: Cllr Hedgley (Chairman), Cllr Fowler, Cllr O’Boyle, Cllr Thomas, Cllr Linton,
Cllr Bellamy, Cllr Povall, Cllr Longmore, Cllr Worthington,

In Attendance: 5 x members of the public and the Clerk

1.0 Apologies for Absence: Apologies were accepted from, Cllr Motley (Shropshire
Council)

2.0 Declarations of Interest relating to this meeting
Members are requested to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests they may have in matters to be considered at this meeting in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 s32 and The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012:
Personal/Prejudicial Interest: Cllr Povall (Agenda item 14.0 Tally Ho, Bouldon) – Cllr Povall is a relative to the objecting land owner.

The Chairman refreshed Councillors on the rules regarding disclosure of interests. If the Parish Council meeting should discuss or raise any matter relating to a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that a Councillor has recorded on their DPI form, the Councillor cannot talk at all in relation to the matter, not in the Public Involvement Session, nor in full meeting, and must leave the meeting when the item is discussed.

With regard to Personal or Prejudicial interests relating Council matters, in many cases a Councillor may know a planning applicant or person involved with a matter. In some cases, Councillors need to satisfy themselves whether or not the person concerned is a personal friend, in which case they must declare an interest. The distinction being whether or not the applicant is someone a Councillor may phone up and arrange to go out for the evening with, in which case they are a personal friend and a declaration be declared, or is the person someone that a Councillor would not arrange to go out with personally, but may speak to if out socially, in which case no declaration be necessary.

3.0 Public involvement session: (Agenda Items Only) – Those members of the public
in attendance were asked if they wished to comment on any Agenda item – No comments were made.

4.0 Minutes: RESOLVED (unanimous) that the Minutes of the Ordinary meeting of
Diddlebury Parish Council held on Wednesday 24th October 2012 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Proposed: Cllr Thomas
Seconded: Cllr Bellamy

RESOLVED (unanimous) that the Minutes of the extra Ordinary meeting of
Diddlebury Parish Council held on Wednesday 7th November 2012 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Fowler

5.0 Matters Arising – Updates from the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 24th October 2012 that are not included elsewhere on the agenda.

5.1 (Agenda Item 5.1 ) Website is being developed. Chairman suggested a section could be opened giving information on rural crime with Police Neighbourhood Watch updates.
5.2 (Agenda Item 11.0) Chairman has spoken to Eddie West requesting extension to January 2013 deadline. The extension has been agreed given the amount of work that is taking place in the parish. The January deadline had been set to allow the Place Plan responses to be fed into the LDF Implementation Plan being signed off in April 2013, which contained the Community Infrastructure Priorities (CIL 123 List) for the year ahead. In the case of Diddlebury Parish this is not of huge importance as the original priorities still held good or had been met. It was more important that balanced proposals supported by the data from the PPSG were submitted once completed. This being an annual process, DPC will get a further chance to influence the CIL in 2013/14 regarding monetary support priorities.

5.3 (Agenda Item 12.0) Clerk has spoken to Chris Jackson, Highways, and the secretary to St Peters Church. Chris Jackson is arranging a meeting date with Richard Hughes, Church Warden. A representative from DPC will attend on site meeting also.

6.0 Reports from Members

6.1 Chairman: Put notices out, responded to emails, relayed info from Rural Watch – Green light for UK broadband project, call for planning to boost growth, rural residents face costly budget cuts to communities, market towns and rural communities have slowest broadband. Thanks were given to the Corvedale News for notices regarding the widened footpath on the B4368 and the notice suggesting residents leave lights on in a property if they are going out. The meeting was advised that Bill Longmore is the new Commissioner of Police.
6.2 Cllr Motley, Shropshire Council – submitted a report in her absence, which contained updates/information on the attended Flood meeting at Culmington Village Hall, NFU quarterly meetings, Shropshire has been rated by OFSTED in the bottom 30 amongst local authorities for OFSTED inspection results for primary schools. Cllr Motley is concerned at the funding formula and that it may have a bigger impact on Shropshire schools, Shropshire currently being the fifth lowest funding authority in the country. She reported further on the Arts Council West Midlands Regional board; a new initiative meeting on Carbon reduction and sustainability (Incredible Edible Shropshire) and the LJC meeting held at Diddlebury. After the report Cllr Linton expressed concern over nothing having been done on broadband recently.
6.3 Other members Reports – Cllr Linton attended Flood meeting at Culmington Village Hall. As there was no agenda due to it being a Public meeting he felt that little was achieved. Riparian owners are responsible for keeping watercourses clear. Cllr Linton has written to the Environment Agency asking that all flood maps have a cross section measurement. A further email was sent to David Edwards asking to take this up with the Environment Agency. Cllr Linton felt that DPC should support the email sent. The meeting reported that Much Wenlock had set up a Flood Action Group (FAG). FAG should concentrate on particular watercourses. Westhope are as similarly interested in Seifton Brook as Culmington, as it affects both areas. Mill Stream, Diddlebury, affects Glebe Cottage and that specific part of Diddlebury, whereas Peaton may need their own FAG group for that area. Explore further as an Agenda Item in January 2013. A response had been received from Chris Jackson, Highways, regarding Cllr Linton’s flood enquiries. The response from Highways was that water depth markers could only be used in conjunction with a Ford. Kerb-stones used as water depth indicators, were potentially dangerous during high levels of water as they could be submerged and so create a hazard as cars may hit them. Money has been set-aside to be put in new concrete at the Ford at Bache Mill. Highways are monitoring closely the water at Patch House. Part of the flooding has been a result of obstructions within the stream behind the property. This has been addressed and is being monitored. Parishoners at both ends of flood zones within the parish will be issued with flood signs that can be put out on the road in adverse weather.
Cllr Bellamy – LJC – A Community update was given by the Police. A description of valuables should be kept and be marked with SMART water. West Midland Ambulance Service gave a presentation based on the ambulance service delivery developed in Stafford. This frees up ambulance staff and technicians from having to clean and re-stock ambulances, which results in a quicker turn

around. The meeting talked on where to position ambulances during a 24 hr period. To sum up, the service sounded that the parish would end up with a better service than it has now. West Midlands Ambulance Service were very much in favour of First Responders. The noise pollution at Otterfest was discussed. A presentation was confusing from the Councils public protection team regarding

licensing. Premises licences for Village Halls can have conditions imposed, but should people come along to a Village Hall and want an event Licence, they can do that and then apply  at very short notice. Temp Notice conditions are not as binding as those of a Premises Licence. A Premises Licence has obligations to notify the Public Protection Team and the Police, but this is not extended to Parish Councils. Onus is on applicants to do the notifying. This month Government has de-regulated live music events up to 11pm whereby no licence is required so long as the are fewer than 200 people. As of this month 2 new officers will be on an Out of Hours office team to handle complaints. Residents who experience damage to property after an event should notify the Police and the Licensing Department.

Cllr O’Boyle attended two consultation meetings for the Village Hall. Both were well attended. A questionnaire is being developed and will be delivered to every house in the parish in January 2013. Playground: It has been suggested that the licence be extended for a couple of years. Cllr O’Boyle was not sure if the school had been contacted, or what their response has been. Cllr Linton: Licence Agreement had clause that it could be terminated at a months notice, so there is a let out mechanism. Cllr O’Boyle: Site meeting suggested that group would be formed. O Boyle not aware of one. Cllr Hedgley: This was his understanding and the lead was to come from school and would need clarifying.
Cllr Bellamy: In new Parish Plan there is a need for green space and car parking. Shropshire Council have advised that it is possible to find money for such things and that it could improve Village Hall Committee getting money if they combined both, as it would increase parish benefit.

7.0 Correspondence

7.1 Janet Finney, Co-ordinator of the Stream Group – Request for money to be set aside for incidental expenses in maintaining the stream in Diddlebury village.

Clerk had raised query of ownership/responsibility for maintenance of stream down Mill Lane between where the road crosses the stream to the footbridge. If the maintenance of the stream was that of private owners then the parish Council should not be paying. If the maintenance were that of Shropshire Council, which was likely as it had a road to either side of it, then money should be sought from Shropshire Council. Clerk is currently obtaining clarification from Shropshire Council regarding ownership.
7.2 HM Revenue & Customs – Notification that as of April 2013, PAYE is to be
recorded online each quarter – For information
7.3 Shropshire Hills – 2011/12 Review of Progress and achievements booklet – For information
7.4 Severn Hospice – Request for grant towards work at Severn Hospice and Annual Report for y/e 31/3/11 – Put forward to March meeting 2013
7.5 Shropshire Council – SamDev, Position Statement and Update – For information

7.6 Shropshire Council, Natural Environment Team – Ash Dieback disease – For information
7.7 SALC – Notification of Event regarding affordable housing policy – 14/12/12 and Wednesday 23/1/13 at Shirehall 10am – 12noon – Chairman to attend.

8.0 Cheques Requested – None

9.0 Planning Applications

9.1 12/04659/FUL, Chapel House, Peaton, SY7 9DW – Erection of two-storey side
and rear extension following demolition of existing rear extension. Applicant advised by agent that planners would look at it more favourably if extension had dropped roof. Cllr Linton proposed that meeting approve the plans but recommend that the ridge and gutter line on the existing building be taken through to the new extension. The meeting had no objection but for aesthetic reasons the roof of the new extension continue the line of the existing building.
RESOLVED to support the application
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Longmore

10.0 Finance
10.1 Current Account Balance was £4098.51 as at 14/11/12

11.0 Parish Plan: An update – 8 sections to do, 3 and a half done. Public presentation probably in Feb 2013, to accommodate dates etc in Corvedale News. Data will be presented in graphs and pie charts with neutral comments to draw out what data is about. Proposals will be extrapolated from this.

12.0 Review of Shropshire Councils Speed Management Policy – Members are asked
to submit comment on the consultation. Cllr Linton reported to the meeting that he had read through the ‘Shropshire Council Road Safety Policy Draft for Consultation’ which was being reviewed based on the Department for Transports draft circular “Setting Local Speed Limits”. He had noted that Shropshire Councils Draft did not include the Department of Transports recommendation that “a 30 mph speed limit should be the norm in villages. It may also be appropriate to consider 20 mph zones and limits in built-up village streets”. A proposal was made that this observation be submitted to the consultation requesting that it be included.
Proposal: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Fowler

The clerk left the room for discussion to take place for Agenda Item 13.0.

13.0 Clerks Annual Review of Employment and Salary
Clerks annual salary to increase to £1700 as of 1st April 2013
Proposed: Cllr Fowler
Seconded: Cllr Longmore

14.0 Tally Ho, Bouldon – Update on previously submitted planning application
The Chairman informed the meeting that the original planning application submitted by Mr Bergius had been withdraw on advice from the Planning Department as the grass verge in question was the responsibility of the Highway Authority. The Chairman spoke to the Planning Department and Highways regarding the current parking arrangements and the conditions due to cars parking on the verge on a regular basis. The Chairman suggested to the meeting that if Highways did want to proceed with an approach from a private individual

then a community led project could be put through by Diddlebury Parish Council. The current conditions were prejudicial to the safety of highway users, putting people off using the public house which was detrimental to core strategies and was an eyesore and very messy. Highways were not against the idea but had concerns that the brook was close to the road at one point and could be dangerous and an asbestos pipe was situated below the verge. The needs of Mr Povall’s access to his field had also to be considered. They did not however see these as insurmountable problems. If the Highways department agreed to a community led initiative by Diddlebury Parish Council to develop a parking area in Bouldon to improve the present facilities, Mr Bergius had offered to contribute to this, including the installation of double gates to Mr Povalls field.

The Chairman proposed exploring the development of the land as a strip for parking, to be funded by a private benefactor.
Proposed: Cllr Hedgley
Seconded: Cllr Longmore

15.0 Maintenance of DPC assets – Notice boards at Westhope Village Hall – A maintenance plan needs to be set up for the assets within the Parish, to include Bus Shelters. Clerk getting clarification from Highways as to responsibility of maintenance. A Risk Assessment and regular maintenance is required of new notice boards and other assets. Put forward to January 2013 meeting.

16.0 Any Other Business (for dissemination of information only)
16.1 Corvedale School Footpath issue for January 2013 Agenda
16.2 Highways & Environment to be regular Agenda heading

17.0 Date of Next Meeting – Wednesday 23rd January 2013, at 7.30pm in Diddlebury Village Hall

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.45pm

Minutes 7/11/12

November 13, 2012

DIDDLEBURY PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman: Cllr D Hedgley

Jacqueline Watts, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Holly Cottage, Culmington, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2DF (01584) 861 473
diddleburypc@gmail.com
http://www.corvedale.com

Extra Ordinary Parish Council Meeting
On Wednesday 7th November, 2012, 7.30pm at Diddlebury Village Hall

MINUTES

Prior to the start of the meeting, members of the public were invited to discuss any matters of interest with their councillors.

The Chairman explained to the meeting that the reason for having to hold an extra ordinary meeting of the Parish Council was that the planning application had been received only two days before the October meeting, and there had been insufficient time to make the public aware of the planning application before meeting. The Parish Councils response was required by Shropshire Council before the November 2012 meeting, therefore, an extra ordinary meeting had been necessary.

The Meeting commenced at 7.30pm

Present: Cllr Hedgley (Chairman), Cllr Fowler, Cllr O’Boyle, Cllr Worthington, Cllr
Thomas, Cllr Linton, Cllr Povall.

In Attendance: 9 members of the public and the Clerk

1.0 Apologies for Absence: Apologies were accepted from Cllr Motley
(Shropshire Council) and Cllr Bellamy.

2.0 Declarations of Interest relating to this meeting
Members are requested to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests they may have in matters to be considered at this meeting in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 s32 and The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012: – No declarations were made.

3.0 Public involvement session: (Agenda Items only) – Those members of the public
in attendance were asked if they wished to comment on the Agenda item –

A member of the public expressed to the meeting that they were interested in how manure will be dealt with. Mr Richard Morgan advised the meeting that manure would be removed after a 60 week cycle. Depending on what time of year the cleaning took place, for example, over August/September, the muck will be spread on arable ground. If over a winter month, the shed would be cleaned out and the muck sold. The member of public asked if the muck had to be left for a year before being used. Mr R Morgan replied that it did not need to be left for a year before going on fields.

An enquiry was made about lighting – Would lights be left on all night? Mr R Morgan informed the meeting that one low-energy light on the front of the building would remain on during the night. Other lights would be inside the building on a 12 hour shift time switch within the building itself.
No further comments were made.

4.0 Planning Applications

4.1 12/03836/FUL – Honeydene, Diddlebury, Craven Arms. Proposal: Erection of a poultry building for approximately 16,000 birds and associated feed bins.

The Chairman reported to the meeting that he had advised Mr Wrigley prior to the meeting of the planning application. Mr Wrigley had advised the Chairman that he had no objection to the planning application.

The Chairman outlined the application to members. The building must be kept very dry for ammonia reasons. At the end of a cycle, muck will be either spread on arable fields or sold, loaded and taken away. Mr Wrigley has spoken with Mr R Morgan, that muck is not spread on fields when events are taking place at Delbury Hall. A yearly average of 2.7 lorries a week will visit the farm. The busiest time for lorries would be during a switch over period, with 1 or 2 lorries bringing the birds, and one or 2 lorries when the birds leave the farm. When birds are in house there will be two lorries per week to collect the eggs. The Chairman advised the meeting that the application site is not in a flood plain, nor has it any drainage issues.

Cllr Linton asked the applicant, more out of interest, as power was critical, what would happen in an event where there was a loss of power, where potentially there could be a loss of birds. Mr R Morgan said that there was an external generator on site. Cllr Linton asked why there were no solar panels included within the application. Mr R Morgan said he had been advised by his architect that it had not been necessary to include them on the application, as they would not need a planning application for solar panels on an agricultural building. Mr Linton suggested that he seek further advice as the Parish Council had received applications for solar panels on similar agricultural buildings.

Cllr Fowler enquired if eggs were for breeding as there were cockerels also. Mr Morgan confirmed this.

Cllr O’Boyle referred to a bridle path issue that had been raised. Mr R Morgan advised the meeting that woodland screening on the map would be moved toward the shed for bridle path access. Permissive path is not affected. Cllr O’Boyle enquired if outside lighting would be pointing downwards so as not to affect the other side of the valley. Mr R Morgan confirmed that it would. Cllr O’Boyle asked what impact would the building have visually from footpaths. Mr R Morgan explained in detail to the meeting the landscape around the building and that from the footpath you would see the building, but screening and mature trees will be planted to provide further screening.

The Chairman asked the public if they wished to ask anything more before a decision was made. A member of the public, Mr Darren Tustin, asked the Chairman why he had contacted Mr Patrick Wrigley regarding the planning application. The Chairman replied that it was because his was the nearest property to the application site and would be most affected. Mr Tustin advised the meeting that Mr Wrigley’s property was not the nearest neighbour, but that he was. The Chairman apologised and said he had spoke to Mr Wrigley because of the nature of the business he runs. Mr Tustin informed the meeting that he had a holiday business with a property to let. Mr Tustin was asked if he had concerns he wished to put to the meeting regarding the application. Mr Tustin said that he was at the meeting to gather information. No other comments were made.

Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Fowler
RESOLVED (Unanimous) that the planning application be supported.

5.0 Any Other Business (for dissemination of information only)

5.1 The Chairman advised the meeting that he had spoken to Shropshire Council regarding an extension to the Local Development Form due back in January 2013. He had been advised that an extension could be given until the projected April 2013 completion date for the Parish Plan, but that any funding that goes with the Place Plan will be put in on what was submitted in 2012.

6.0 Date of Next Meetings – Wednesday 28th November 2012, at 7.30pm in Diddlebury Village Hall

There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.50pm

Minutes 24/10/12

October 29, 2012

DIDDLEBURY PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman: Cllr D Hedgley

Jacqueline Watts, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Holly Cottage, Culmington, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2DF (01584) 861 473
diddleburypc@gmail.com
http://www.corvedale.com

Parish Council Meeting
On Wednesday 24th October, 2012, 7.30 pm at Diddlebury Village Hall

MINUTES

Prior to the start of the meeting, members of the public were invited to discuss any matters of interest with their councillors.

The Meeting commenced at 7.35 pm

Present: Cllr Hedgley (Chairman), Cllr O’Boyle, Cllr Worthington, Cllr Thomas, Cllr
Linton, Cllr Bellamy

In Attendance: 5 members of the public and the Clerk

1.0 Apologies for Absence: Apologies were accepted from Cllr Fowler, Cllr Motley
(Shropshire Council), Cllr Longmore, Cllr Povall.

2.0 Declarations of Interest relating to this meeting
Members are requested to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests they may have in matters to be considered at this meeting in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 s32 and The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012: – None

3.0 Public involvement session: (Agenda Items Only) – Those members of the public
in attendance were asked if they wished to comment on any Agenda item – No comments were made.

4.0 Minutes: RESOLVED (unanimous) that the Minutes of the Ordinary meeting of
Diddlebury Parish Council held on Wednesday 26th September 2012 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Thomas

5.0 Matters Arising – Updates from the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 26th September 2012 that are not included elsewhere on the agenda.

5.1 (Agenda Item 5.1) Web Development – Initial meeting has taken place and Sara Thompson has made a start on content. Email addresses may be available for each Councillor to a Shropshire email address.
5.2 (Agenda Item 5.4) Highways had informed the Clerk that drainage issues had been identified on the bridge on the B4368, where works were currently being undertaken to widen the footpath. Negotiations were taking place with the adjacent land owner regarding drainage outfalls, and further drains were going to be put into the road. It was unlikely that these works would be carried out whilst the traffic lights were still in situ, but that the lights would be taken down and put up at a later date for works to take place.

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5.3 (Agenda Item 6.1) Shropshire Housing Group meeting was rearranged for another date, but Chairman was unable to attend.
5.4 (Agenda Item 7.3) Chairmanship training was cancelled, and to be rearranged.
(Agenda Item 12.0) Charity Commission – Clerk had explored Charity Commission website and relayed to the meeting that nowhere does the Charity Commission website make any reference to the Chairman changing each meeting, nor that it should be the same person acting as Chairman at each meeting, only that a meeting should act as written in its Standing Orders. The role of a Custodian Trustee has no power over the day to day running of a charity. The Clerk spoke on the matter with Lisa Bedford, Shropshire Council, who confirmed the same.

6.0 Reports from Members

6.1 Chairman’s Report – The Chairman reported that it had been a quiet month. Election notices for Police Commissioner were displayed. Chairman training course had been cancelled. Website meeting was attended and work is commencing on development. Rural Services, DEFRA secretary has vowed to look into poor mobile phone service in rural areas. Rural Crime manifesto unveiled identifying rural crime, addressing fly tipping and thefts. The Chairman thanked the Council for condolence card after loss of his mother.

6.2 Other members Reports – Cllr Linton – reported on the Flood Forum meeting he had attended that day. Cllr Linton had on a previous occasion sent an email to Dave Edwards regarding flood issues in Diddlebury Parish. Although water is passable at Patch House, vehicles are not passing through as they don’t know how deep the water is. Clerk to follow up with Chris Jackson regarding this and flooding at Peaton Strand. Cllr Linton will produce a public notice to go in the Corvedale News covering information made available from Flood Forum meeting.

Cllr O’Boyle reported that he had attended a meeting regarding the planning of Diddlebury Village Hall renewal. There have been two events since, and both were well attended. The Harvest Supper was a success on the 6/10/12 with profits in the same region as last year due to the hard work from the volunteers in the planning, preparation and on the night. Plans are afoot to develop a Diddlebury Village Hall website. If this materialises, Diddlebury Village Hall would like link to Diddlebury Parish website. The Chairman said that the point of Shropnet was that it would be a website for the Parish, covering the Church, Village Hall, School, Parish Council etc. Sara Thompson would liaise with Tony Bennett. Plans are going ahead to hold a Folk evening in the Spring.

7.0 Correspondence
7.1 Shropshire Council – Complaints relating to ‘Otterfest’ – Letter from Bronwyn Hutchings (Noise Pollution Team) was relayed to the meeting. The Public Protection service is currently looking into an out-of-hours team. Future events needing a Temporary Event Notice where 2 nights or more of live music are involved, will be very carefully scrutinised.
7.2 Shropshire Council – Flood Awareness Campaign – Month long flood awareness campaign. Posters displayed on notice boards. Correspondence passed to Cllr Linton.
7.3 Shropshire Council – Review of Shropshire councils Speed Management
Policy – For information

8.0 Cheques Requested
Members were asked to authorise the signing of invoices for payment
8.1 Diddlebury Village Hall – Rent (April, May, July and Oct 2012) £52.00
8.2 Mazars Audit – External audit work y/e 31/3/12 £60.00
Proposed: Cllr Thomas
Seconded: Cllr Worthington

9.0 Planning Applications
9.1 12/04329/FUL – Shepherds Barn, Corfton – Erection of Oak Framed Agricultural Building
RESOLVED to support the application (4 in support, 1 against, 1 abstention)
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Bellamy
NB: (On the map contained within the application the boundary dividing the domestic curtilage from the agricultural curtilage has been omitted and should be clearly marked. The application is supported on the basis that the boundary between domestic and agricultural ground is clearly defined.)

9.2 12/03881/FUL – Hillend Farm, Westhope – Erection of agricultural workers dwelling
RESOLVED to support the application (1 abstention)
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Hedgley

10.0 Finance
10.1 Current Account Balance £4770.51 as of statement date 14/10/2012
10.2 Completion of audit for y/e 31/3/12 – External Auditors Report – Report read out to meeting giving requirements of Asset Register.
10.3 Notice of conclusion of the audit and right to inspect the Annual Return – Notice will be displayed on Diddlebury Village Hall notice board.

11.0 Parish Plan: An update on the progress made by the PPSG and a review on any
decisions regarding responses the PC may need to make, in regards to the final submission of the Parish Plan.

Cllr Bellamy reported that data had been received back from the Rural Community Council. Cllr Bellamy requested clarification that the data for the section on housing was to be lifted and provided to DPC to discuss. Chairman said PPSG should guide DPC on what data is saying and to make proposals to DPC for Parish Plan. Next PPSG meeting on housing section will be 15/11/12. PPSG will be taking advice from Lisa Bedford on holding a public meeting. It was decided that the council did not want to discuss housing as a separate issue from the rest of the plan, therefore, the Chairman would contact Shropshire Council to explore an extension for ‘Reviewing Your Place Plan’ feedback in January 2013, as DPC does not want to act on submitting a new Parish Plan until a fully proposed outline for the new plan in its entirely is received from the PPSG.

12.0 Access to St Peter Church, Diddlebury: Members are asked to discuss the safety
of the path adjacent to access to Diddlebury Church – The meeting discussed the current situation, and it was brought to the meetings attention that members of the public had recently fallen off the wall onto the road. Would an improvement in lighting help? Church light by bell-ringers door is obscured by holly bush. If the bush were cut to a lower height the visibility over the steps may be improved. It was suggested that it be put to the Church that lighting is required. Other measures were also discussed regarding stewarding and warnings of danger, before people leave events. Clerk to write to Church to meet with DPC and Chris Jackson on site to discuss options.

13.0 Any Other Business (for dissemination of information only)
13.1 Extra Ordinary meeting to be arranged for Wednesday 7th November at
7.30pm in Diddlebury Village Hall to consider pending Planning Application.
13.2 Agenda Item – Stream Group
13.3 Mill Lane, from B4368 to Corvedale School, is now included on secondary
gritting route.
13.4 Concerns were expressed over the unusual amount of mud on lanes and roads. Situation to be monitored.

14.0 Date of Next Meetings –

Wednesday 7th November 2012, at 7.30pm in Diddlebury Village Hall
Wednesday 28th November 2012, at 7.30pm in Diddlebury Village Hall

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.00pm

Minutes 26/09/12

October 3, 2012

DIDDLEBURY PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman: Cllr D Hedgley

Jacqueline Watts, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Holly Cottage, Culmington, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2DF (01584) 861 473
diddleburypc@gmail.com
http://www.corvedale.com

Parish Council Meeting
On Wednesday 26th September, 2012, 7.30 pm at Westhope Village Hall

MINUTES

Prior to the start of the meeting, members of the public were invited to discuss any matters of interest with their councillors.

The Meeting commenced at 7.35pm

Present: Cllr Hedgley (Chairman), Cllr O’Boyle, Cllr Povall, Cllr Longmore
Cllr Worthington, Cllr Thomas, Cllr Fowler, Cllr Linton

In Attendance: 8 x members of the public the Clerk and Cllr Motley (Shropshire Council)

1.0 Apologies for Absence: Apologies were accepted from Cllr Bellamy and Mr Tony
Bennett

2.0 Declarations of Interest relating to this meeting
Members are requested to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests they may have in matters to be considered at this meeting in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 s32 and The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012:
Cllr Povall declared an interest in Agenda Item 9.3 (Relative owns adjoining land)

3.0 Public involvement session: (Agenda Items Only) – Those members of the public
in attendance were asked if they wished to comment on any Agenda item – No comments were made. Chairman advised the meeting that the Public Involvement session for Agenda Item 11.0 Parish Plan, would be held prior to the Agenda item at that point in the meeting.
(Agenda Item 9.3): Mr Povall spoke to the meeting and expressed concerns over access to fields, that cars had been left across the gateway for one or more days preventing access. Also, that plans submitted with the application did not show detailed boundaries.

4.0 Minutes: RESOLVED (unanimous) that the Minutes of the Ordinary meeting of
Diddlebury Parish Council held on Wednesday 22nd August 2012 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, subject to amendment to Agenda Item 5.5, ‘questionnaire’ be changed to ‘advice sheet’ and ‘Corvedale School’ be amended to ‘Ludlow School’ and Agenda Item 6.1 be changed from ‘arranged with school’ to ‘arranged with Ludlow school’.
Proposed: Cllr Worthington
Seconded: Cllr Longmore

5.0 Matters Arising – Updates from the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 22nd August 2012 that are not included elsewhere on the agenda.

5.1 (Agenda Item 5.0 (5.3)) Chairman has been in correspondence with Charlotte Farrow to arrange a website development meeting. Unfortunately Ms Farrow had left and her

successor (Lorna Perry) had been on holiday and had moved office. She has now provided a link to information on how to set up Shropnet as her department currently had difficulties due to staffing to facilitate an onsite meeting. However she would do so if requested.

5.2 (Agenda Item 11.0) The Chairman advised the meeting that he had received no
response to letters sent out to Shropshire Council. He had followed this up with hand delivered letters but as yet had no reply. No letter was sent to Otterfest organiser. A reply had been received from the Police advising that there had been 4 calls to West Mercia control room at 8.00pm on 11/8/12, and at 12.19am, 12.42am and 12.51am on 12/8/12 relating to a noise coming from somewhere in the Corvedale. Police contacted ‘Otterfest’ requesting that the noise be lowered, which they agreed to. Police advised that they can not force music to be turned off or down unless it is an illegal event. The police were disappointed that SC had no out of hours Noise Prevention Team. Cllr Motley will be following the ‘Otterfest’ event up with the Licensing Committee. A letter had been received from Mr Tony Mantle, Police Licensing Officer, supporting correspondence from Police. DPC to raise issue at next LJC meeting. Chairman will continue to follow up matter with Shropshire Council. The police will closely monitor any applications for a similar event next year.

5.3 (Agenda Item 5.0 (13.0)) Cllr Linton has sent a email to Dave Edwards, Environmental Officer informing him of flood issues experienced by the Parish on 13/7/12. Clerk informed the meeting that Culmington PC were organising a flood meeting in November and invited DPC to be involved, as both Parish Councils were experiencing the same problems. Clerk will keep members advised.

5.4 Cllr Fowler informed the meeting that during the heavy rainfall on 24/9/12 flooding had occurred on the B4368 due to a blocked drain on the bridge. The contractors working on site had cleared the drain and prevented flooding..

6.0 Reports from Members

6.1 Chairman’s Report – The Chairman reported having dealt with correspondence relating to ‘Otterfest’, copies of the advice sheet on housing were put up on notice boards, he attended a meeting at Shropshire Housing Group where one member collapsed and the meeting was stopped, to be reconvened at a later date. A trigger point issue for return of results from questionnaire was corresponded to at length, and he gave a summary of information from the Rural Service Network, quoting Wind Farms should be putting more into local initiatives, rural homes are less affordable, with the an average price of £171,000 in urban areas as oppose to £201,000 in rural areas, the smallest proportion of first time buyers and social housing stock are in rural areas with older people being more socially isolated in rural areas.

6.2 Cllr Motley, Shropshire Council – Munslow have a new Clerk, Mrs Russet from
Church Stretton, also clerk for Hope Bowlder. Cllr Motley dealt with ‘Otterfest’ issues and will be speaking to the Licensing Department and Noise Pollution team at Shropshire Council. Funding formula for schools likely to have knock on effect for Shropshire. Government are reviewing all formulas for schools, as it wants to simplify it. Concerns are that rural areas will lose out as they have fewer numbers of pupils in schools. The review will affect school meals. Schools may have to negotiate a contract themselves with school services or pool resources and get Shire Services to provide for all of them. Alternatively a local pub/restaurant/WI group etc may be able to do food for their local school. A difference of £130 less per head is going into rural authorities than in urban authorities. Government have said they will recognise how much more expensive it is to provide rural services. Rural economy may lose out in ‘Damping’ – levelling down of funds. Elections in Church Stretton and Craven Arms resulted in Lee Chapman returning.

6.3 Other members Reports – Cllr Worthington – 18/9/12 Buzzard meeting – ongoing
matter of lack of drivers, 2 drivers retiring. Continuing to look at small vehicle and
outing to garage to view small vehicles. Buzzard will be providing shopping trips for Christmas, which will be advertised in the Corvedale News.

Cllr O’Boyle – Reported on Diddlebury Village Hall meeting. A Harvest Supper will take place on 6/10/12. Booking fees for the Village Hall will increase as of 1/9/2012. The next village hall committee meeting will be 8/10/12. Cllr Linton asked if there had been any developments on the renewal of the Licence for the School to use the village hall car park. Cllr O’Boyle replied that a letter had been sent to the School Authority extending the Licence for a further 6 months, but the Village Hall Committee had not yet received a response.

7.0 Correspondence
7.1 Shropshire Community Council – Event information – 24/10/12 Big Energy Saving Event , Church Stretton. Winter Warmer Event 13/11/12 Craven Arms Community Centre – For information.
7.2 Shropshire Council – Retaining wall realignment works, Diddlebury – Works commenced 17/9/12 for 5 weeks. Road will be reduced to one lane and traffic control put into effect for the duration of the works.
7.3 SALC – Chairmanship part 2 training 11/10/12 – Cllr Hedgley and Fowler will be attending at a cost of £20 each.
7.4 Shropshire Care Info Central – End of Life Care/How to Deal with Abuse/How to avoid falling – For information
7.5 First Responders Event Poster: 16/10/2012 in Culmington Village Hall at 7.00pm – Leaflets and Posters made available.
7.6 Shropshire Council – Councillor Vacancies Occurring on or after 7/11/12 – For information
7.7 Philip Dunne, MP – Abolition of the Standards Board. Openness on Councillors’ Interests – For information
7.8 Audit Commission – Appointment of external auditor from 2012/13 – For information

7.9 Mr T Bennett – Email correspondence – DPC Information Sheet Accompanying PPSG Questionnaire Housing Section – Email was relayed to meeting to be taken into consideration for Agenda Item 11.0.

8.0 Cheques Requested
Members were asked to authorise the signing of invoices for payment
8.1 Diddlebury Parish Plan (Shropshire Neighbourhood and Parish Plan Steering Group grant) £500.00.
8.2 Mrs J Watts (Clerk Salary: July/Aug/Sept 2012) £240.00
8.3 HMIT (PAYE: July/Aug/Sept 2012) £60.00
8.4 Mrs J Watts (Reimbursement of Petty Cash for 6 months April-Sept 2012) £159.48.
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Longmore

9.0 Planning Applications
9.1 12/03701/FUL – 1 North Sutton Cottages, Great Sutton – Erection of first floor extension to side.
RESOLVED to support the application – (1 abstention)
Proposed: Cllr Worthington
Seconded: Cllr Linton

9.2 12/03778/FUL – Lower House Farm, Middlehope – Erection of extension to dwelling
RESOLVED to support the application – (1 abstention)
Proposed: Cllr Thomas
Seconded: Cllr Fowler

9.3 12/02650/FUL – The Tally Ho Inn, Bouldon – Formation of hard standing to form car park area. Cllr Linton reminded the meeting that at a previous meeting when the statement of proposals was discussed, DPC had been agreeable in principal to the proposed planning application. In his opinion, the planning application put before this meeting was scant, drawings did not indicate what area was indicated for car parking, only the location of the ground. Cllr Linton put to the meeting that the online objection raised by Mr R Povall regarding land issues that had not been resolved. It was proposed not to support the current application and that it be reconsidered when all points in the objection had been addressed, ie rights of land itself, materials to be used, more detailed map to the area, access to field, and a detailed plan showing the exact location of the car parking. Cllr O’Boyle reiterated the carpark be kept in keeping with the environmental appearance and quality of grass verge and asked that the meeting consider consulting with the planning office that if by supporting the application, was a precedent being set for similar car parking for other businesses.
RESOLVED (unanimous) to NOT SUPPORT the application and that the applicant be asked to resubmit the application providing an Environment Statement, a detailed drawing, information on the materials to be used and addressing the access to Mr Povall’s field.
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Fowler

9.4 12/03943/FUL – Jacks Barn , Bouldon – Erection of single storey sun room extension.
Cllr Linton asked Mr Perks, the applicant, if when the original application to convert the property was first submitted and approved, had there been any limitations. Mr Perks advised that there were none that he was aware of.
RESOLVED to support the application (1 abstention)
Proposed: Cllr Fowler
Seconded: Cllr Povall

10.0 Finance
10.1 Current Account Balance £4701.99 as of statement date 14/9/12
10.2 Notification of rent increase for Diddlebury Village Hall as of September 2012 – Email from Diddlebury Village Hall Treasurer was relayed to the meeting advising that as of 1/9/12 the rental charge would increase to £8.00 per hour for user groups. Based on Diddlebury Parish Council using the room for between 1 to 2 hours, a charge of £16.00 each meeting would be applied from 1/9/12. The Clerk asked the meeting to consider paying one annual invoice for 8 meetings in advance, rather than each individual meeting on a month by month basis.
Proposed: Cllr Fowler
Seconded: Cllr Linton
RESOLVED (1 abstention) – to accept a rent increase of £16.00 per meeting as of September 2012, and to pay rent in one lump sum in advance for 8 meetings in a financial year.
10.3 Current Account Signatories – Current account signatories have been updated to Mr Hedgley (Chairman), Mrs Fowler (Vice Chairman) and Mr Thomas (Councillor).

11.0 Parish Plan: To discuss the methodology to be adopted by DPC following
receipt of the recommendations from the PPSG:

A member of the public relayed to the meeting that there were some feelings within the parish that a decision on what Diddlebury Parish became ie hub, cluster, hinterland, had already been made and that statistics would be sorted to support that decision regardless of the results of the questionnaire.

The Chairman responded to this by explaining that the initial strategy was for the PPSG to find out the wishes of the Parish and be independent of DPC. DPC have only been involved when discussing the content of the questionnaire housing section advice sheet, which had the heavy footprint of PPSG input when it went out, and had requested to see the questionnaire before it went out merely to ensure that it would provide the necessary information required to update the plan. The Chairman sees it that the PPSG will receive the data back, and will make recommendations to DPC in regards to the Parish Plan including housing, the needs of the parish and how to move forward. DPC cannot pluck something out of thin air to go to Shropshire Council Planning (SCP), it must be backed by evidence from PPSG. If DPC ignore this data, SCP would not accept it. Evidence received has to be used. The PPSG must have complete flexibility, and should not be tied by a set of triggers. The safety valve is that information has to come from the PPSG and is coming back to the public when a parish plan is presented to them in a council meeting. Cllr Linton agreed with the Chairman’s remarks.

The PPSG had a diverse group of members. Cllr Bellamy was not present at the meeting, but a member of the PPSG informed the meeting the PPSG intended on having a meeting for the public to see the data before the results were put out.

Cllr O’Boyle told the meeting that bearing in mind the history and background in this matter, it was important that items were on the DPC agenda, that it was a good idea that the PPSG have meeting for the public. The idea that the Chairman would not want small areas of the Parish dictated to by other areas was endorsed. All discussions had been well minuted and published. He felt that no decision should be made today as we have unforeseen data.

The PPSG will be reporting data from the questionnaire, but not making any decisions at their public meeting. Chairman said that he felt Community data should steer the direction of the Parish Plan. Not all areas of the Parish can be straight-jacketed, but indications can show what parts of the parish would like.

The questionnaire results will be returned to the PPSG, an intended public meeting will be arranged to show results. The PPSG can then go away and write their recommendations for a Parish Plan including housing needs. Recommendations will be put to DPC. Not until then should DPC get involved with considering a new policy.

Cllr O’Boyle – Suggested Agenda Item for next meeting and that the meeting adopt Cllr Linton’s proposal with proviso that PPSG need to confirm that public meeting will be happening and are happy with their expected role of producing a Parish Plan.

RESOLVED (Unanimous) .
Proposed: Cllr Linton – Proposal that no decision based upon result of questionnaire be made before results have been presented to the public by the PPSG and results of that exposure considered subject to input from PPSG.
Seconded: Cllr Thomas

12.0 Diddlebury Parish Council – Custodian Trustee to Diddlebury Village Hall

An enquiry had been made to the Clerk regarding Chairmanship of Diddlebury Village Hall Committee meetings. The clerk emailed Mr White, Solicitor, Shropshire Council enquiring if it was legal to have the Chairman role change at each monthly meeting, and if Diddlebury Parish Council, in its capacity as Custodian Trustee, held any responsibility.
Cllr Motley suggested Clerk contact Rural Community Council (RCC) who have a lot of dealings with Village Halls. Contact Ruth Mansfield and request RCC give any insight.
The matter was discussed.
RESOLVED (Unanimous) that Clerk contact Charity Commission.
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Hedgley

13.0 Any Other Business (for dissemination of information only)

13.1 Harvest Supper, 6/10/12 at Diddlebury Village Hall, 7-7.30pm
13.2 2 people fell off pavement outside of Diddlebury Church after a meeting on
Monday evening – Agenda item for next meeting to put railings outside Church.

14.0 Date of Next Meeting – Wednesday 24th October 2012, at 7.30pm in Diddlebury Village Hall

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.15pm

Minutes 22/8/12

September 21, 2012

DIDDLEBURY PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman: Cllr D Hedgley

Jacqueline Watts, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Holly Cottage, Culmington, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2DF (01584) 861 473
diddleburypc@gmail.com
http://www.corvedale.com

Parish Council Meeting
On Wednesday 22nd August, 2012, 7.30 pm at Diddlebury Village Hall

MINUTES

Prior to the start of the meeting, members of the public were invited to discuss any matters of interest with their councillors.

The Meeting commenced at 7.00pm

Present: Cllr Hedgley (Chairman), Cllr O’Boyle, Cllr Povall, Cllr Longmore
Cllr Worthington, Cllr Thomas, Cllr Fowler, Cllr Bellamy.

In Attendance: 3 x members of the public and the Clerk.

1.0 Apologies for Absence: Apologies were accepted from Cllr Linton, Cllr Motley

2.0 Declarations of Interest relating to this meeting
Members are requested to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests they may have in matters to be considered at this meeting in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 s32 and The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 – No declarations were made.

3.0 Public involvement session: (Agenda Items Only) – Those members of the public
in attendance were asked if they wished to comment on any Agenda item – No comments were made.

4.0 Minutes: RESOLVED (unanimous) that the Minutes of the Ordinary meeting of
Diddlebury Parish Council held on Wednesday 25th July 2012 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, subject to the removal of Cllr Bellamy from Agenda Item 11.
Proposed: Cllr Longmore
Seconded: Cllr Povall

5.0 Matters Arising – Updates from the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 25th July 2012 that are not included elsewhere on the agenda.

(Agenda Item 5.3) Shropshire Website meeting was booked for Monday 20/8/12, but Shropshire Council representative was unable to attend. Meeting will be rescheduled.
(Agenda Item 5.5) Advice Sheet has been printed and put in Corvedale News. Chairman will ensure one available on each village notice board. Invoice will come from Ludlow School in due course
(Agenda 6.1) Chairman attended Chairmanship Skills training.
(Agenda 7.1 and 7.2) Shropshire Parking and Planning Policies notices were put on parish notice boards.

(Agenda Item 13.0) Chairman and Cllr Linton are going through flood issues. Cllr Longmore will meet with Chris Jackson of Highways at some point.

6.0 Reports from Members
6.1 Chairman’s Report – Chairman reported that he had attended training, put various notices up, arranged with Ludlow School to run information sheets off and dealt with complaints relating to ‘Otterfest’. The Chairman reported on Rural Services Network – Some Local Authorities are making money available for community transport. There is a fall in tractor thefts, an increase in livestock, diesel and agricultural chemical thefts.

6.2 Cllr Motley, Shropshire Council – Unable to attend meeting.

6.3 Other members Reports:
Cllr Bellamy gave an update on the Parish Plan. The questionnaire will be delivered to houses by hand at the beginning of September. Cllr Bellamy will let Council members know if the PPSG are short of distributors. The reply date is 28/9/12. Returns will be by prepaid envelopes to the Community Council.

Cllr O’Boyle – Gave a report on the Diddlebury Village Hall committee meeting of August 2012.

7.0 Correspondence
7.1 Shropshire Council – Broadplace provision at Diddlebury Village Hall – Letter advised that future of all Broadplaces in Shropshire under discussion, and by September there should be a clear idea of the way forward. SC unlikely to fund internet connection for the purpose of Parish Council meetings. The usage would need to be for a wider community usage. The attendee feedback from the meeting held at Diddlebury in May 2012 to discuss the future potential of Broadplace implied there was little use within the community. In order to explore this further a question was put in the questionnaire for the Parish Plan regarding community IT needs, for which they are awaiting response. At present no decision has been made and comments and feedback are welcome.

8.0 Cheques Requested
Members were asked to authorise the signing of invoices for payment
8.1 SALC – Chairmanship training skills 27/7/12 – £20.00
8.2 Diddlebury Village Hall – Hire of room 22/8/12 – £12.00
Proposed: Cllr Fowler
Seconded: Cllr Bellamy

9.0 Planning Applications
9.1 12/03137/FUL – The Granary, Middlehope, Shropshire, SY7 9JS.
Proposal: Erection of a first floor extension and a single storey extension to west elevation

RESOLVED (unanimously) to support the application
Proposed: Cllr Bellamy
Seconded: Cllr Longmore
Clerk to enquire if planning applications continue to be advertised in the Shropshire Star.

10.0 Finance
10.1 Current Account Balance £4701.99 as of 22/8/12
10.2 Parish Plan Funding – A cheque for £500.00 had been received from the
Shropshire Neighbourhood & Parish Partnership group (SNAPP) towards the cost of the Parish Plan.

11.0 Noise Pollution – Members were relayed letters of complaint relating to a recent
event which generated noise over a 48 hour period.

Diddlebury Parish Council had received a number of complaints from Local residents over the noise from an event over the weekend of 11th August 2012. Initially it was unclear exactly where the noise was originating from as it affected such a large area. Diddlebury was badly affected but Peaton and Bouldon residents did not hear anything. Sutton was not too bad. Residents in Culmington could clearly hear the noise.

The Chairman spoke to Simon Ditton, Shropshire Council (SC), regarding the Temporary Events Notice (TEN). He enquired if the Parish Council could be notified beforehand of any future applications for TENs. SC advised that they have around 10,000 applications a year for TENs and that this suggestion was not practical. Most TENs were for music events and linked to licensed premises. The only people who could object to noise pollution were the Police and the Noise Pollution department. He was advised that if an event receives a lot of complaints, a marker is put down against the event to prevent it in future. When SC had received the TENs for ‘Otterfest’ at Lawton Farm, there were no ‘markers’ against the property address or the applicant (the landowner) to prevent the event.

The Chairman spoke to Bronwyn Hutchinson in Noise Pollution (NP), Shropshire Council.
Concerns were expressed that the event could be renamed and moved elsewhere. NP advised that the producers name was now logged, so NP will keep an eye open for his name in future. NP advised that the applicant had been written to and the landowner was adamant that the event will not happen again on his property and said that he had felt misled.

During these conversations the Chairman established that whilst only the Police and Noise Pollution could intervene with an event that was a disturbance, the Noise Pollution department had no out of hours unit to which complaints could be made. Furthermore, complaints had been made to the Police, but as far as the Parish Council was aware, the Police had taken no action.

It was reported to the meeting that Delbury Hall had been accused for the noise and it was nothing to do with Delbury Hall. Furthermore, the event is being promoted for next year to have increased numbers from 500 to 1000. Concerns were that the TEN may be for a different location and in a different name, which meant that unless the applicant had a previous history the event will take place. In this instance it would require action during the event by the Police and Noise Pollution.

DPC felt it was important that they were notified of any TENs applications so that they were able to ask for noise restrictions or traffic restrictions for example, and that these same principles should be used for any event, as with any music event there will always be objections.

Cllr Bellamy thanked Cllr Hedgley for his treatment of the complaints he had received, some of which were not nice, and for having handled the situation very calmly and politely.

Cllr Hedgley wished for it to be put on record that he had congratulated the Ale in the Dale event and would fully support the event next year.

The meeting RESOLVED:

A letter be sent to Shropshire Council Noise Pollutions Department regarding there being no facility for reporting noise pollution out of office hours.
A letter be sent to Shropshire Council, Temporary Event License department, requesting that the Parish Council be forewarned or any TENs applications.
A letter be sent to the local Police office, querying action, how many complaints had been received and future action.
The Chairman will follow up a suggestion to contact the organiser of the ‘Otterfest’ event.

12.0 Any Other Business (for dissemination of information only)
12.1 installation of orange or mobile phone boosters are available. Cllr Longmore was awaiting something official.

13.0 Date of Next Meeting – Wednesday 26th September 2012, at 7.30pm in Westhope Village Hall

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.25pm

POSTER 27/2/13

August 28, 2012

DIDDLEBURY PARISH COUNCIL
(www.2shrop.net/Diddlebury)

NOTICE OF FORTHCOMING

DIDDLEBURY PARISH COUNCIL ORDINARY MEETING

TO BE HELD ON

WEDNESDAY

27th February 2013

7.30 P.M.

DIDDLEBURY VILLAGE HALL

Prior to the meeting members of the public are invited to discuss matters of interest with their Councillors

Minutes 25th July 2012

August 7, 2012

DIDDLEBURY PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman: Cllr D Hedgley

Jacqueline Watts, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Holly Cottage, Culmington, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2DF (01584) 861 473
diddleburypc@gmail.com
http://www.corvedale.com

Parish Council Meeting
On Wednesday 25th July, 2012, 7.30 pm at Diddlebury Village Hall

MINUTES

Prior to the start of the meeting, members of the public were invited to discuss any matters of interest with their councillors.

The Meeting commenced at 7.30pm

Present: Cllr Hedgley (Chairman), Cllr O’Boyle, Cllr Povall, Cllr Linton, Cllr Longmore
Cllr Worthington, Cllr Thomas

In Attendance: Cllr Motley (Shropshire Council), 3 x members of the public and the Clerk.

1.0 Apologies for Absence: Apologies were accepted from Cllr Fowler, Cllr Bellamy.

2.0 Declarations of Interest relating to this meeting
Members are requested to declare any personal and prejudicial interests they may have in matters to be considered at this meeting in accordance with the terms of the Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct)(England) Order 2007 issued under Section 51 of the Local Government Act 2000.
a) Declarations of personal interest – None
b) Declarations of prejudicial interest – None

3.0 Public involvement session: (Agenda Items Only) – Those members of the public
in attendance were asked if they wished to comment on any Agenda item – No comments were made.

4.0 Minutes: RESOLVED (unanimous) that the Minutes of the Ordinary meeting of
Diddlebury Parish Council held on Wednesday 27th June 2012 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, subject to 6.2 to be amended from ‘North to the other side of the A49 up the Grove site’ to ‘North, up the A49 to the Grove site’.
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Worthington

5.0 Matters Arising

5.1 (Agenda Item 5.3) New Place Plan comments have been published on Shropshire Council Website, have been checked, and the information is as was submitted by DPC. Email received by Chairman on Toolkit comment – the Chairman informed the meeting that the Place Plan will be based on the evidence that is returned from the questionnaire.
5.2 (Agenda Item 6.3) Letters have been sent out.
5.3 (Agenda Item 11.0) Chairman spoke to Anson Crouch and Martin Jones, who would like to be kept in the loop. Chair spoke to Charlotte Farrow, Shropshire
Council, who deals with Parish Websites. Meeting will be arranged. Interested people have been emailed. Chairman yet to speak to Dr Tim Hughes.
5.4 (Agenda Item 12.0) A letter has been sent to Diddlebury Village Hall Committee. Shropshire Council has been advised that if broadplace is removed, it would be detrimental to the Parish Council for viewing planning applications online at meetings. The Corvedale News has been successful with the funding application to the LJC and a printer will be purchased.
5.5 (Agenda Item 13.0) Does DPC need to qualify what affordable housing is? Meeting thought not. Draft questionnaire has been circulated – no comments received back from Councillors. Will go on notice boards and be circulated within September issue of the Corvedale News.
5.6 (Agenda Item 14.0) Forms are coming in still. Those that have been returned have been put online on Shropshire Councils website.

6.0 Reports from Members

6.1 Chairman’s Report – The Chairman reported on activities over past month, to include preparing and compiling questionnaire advice sheet, contacting Munslow Parish Council and people interested in supporting the website, put notices up for SAMDev Development meeting, attending DVH meeting in July to discuss parking. 26th July 2012, attending training at Shirehall on Chairmanship skills. Rural Network promoting fairer rural funding – looking to recognise this and come out with new funding formula. Possibly use of red diesel to grit roads.

6.2 Cllr Motley, Shropshire Council –Trading Company (IP&E) – idea is that this will enable trading of different elements within SC to be carried out in outside world within easier environment, in preparation of next cuts, expected in 2014. SC no longer has Chief Executive. The acting CE will be David Taylor, currently the Director of Children’s Services and Social Care.

Fairer Funding proposals have been influenced by work carried out on Rural Services Network, which have proved that rural communities are severely disadvantaged when it comes to money from Government. This will generate an increase in the annual grant.

Cllr Motley reported also on LJC meeting, and DEFRA news. BDUK project is still going through procurement procedure, registered interests have been extended to September.

6.3 Other members Reports

Cllr O’Boyle – Reported on Diddlebury Village Hall meeting.

7.0 Correspondence

7.1 Shropshire Council – Shropshire Parking Consultation 2012 – http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/parkingconsultation2012 – Discuss and submission of comments/suggestions by Monday 10th September 2012 – Notice to go on notice boards and in Corvedale News.
7.2 Shropshire Council – Consultation on changes to Planning Policies for Housing – http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/planningpolicy.nsf/open/8E41399C53C8A888802579350047DE62 – Discuss and submission of comments/suggestions by
Tuesday 28/8/12 – SC provided Posters at the request of the Chairman, to be displayed on notice boards.
7.3 Shropshire Community Messaging – Quarterly update – (Community Messaging registration: http://www.safer-shropshire.org) – West Mercia and Warwickshire are sharing information – Chairman relayed information for discussion.
7.4 Shropshire Council – Digital Futures Conference – For information

8.0 Cheques Requested – None

9.0 Planning Applications – None

10.0 Finance – Adjusted current Account Balance £4701.99

11.0 Village Hall Parking/School Playground – representatives of Hereford Diocese, Corvedale School Governors, Corvedale School, Diddlebury Parish Council and Diddlebury Village Hall Committee attended a meeting to discuss the relationship between Diddlebury Village Hall parking and Corvedale School Playground – The current agreement finishes on the 31/8/12. The Village Hall Committee (VHC) wants Corvedale School to look at options regarding the playground, ie if the Village Hall is rebuilt on the existing footprint and the parking issues. The VHC feel Corvedale School needs to be aware of the Village Halls need for car-parking. The meeting had no commitment from any party. As a result, the meeting agreed that it needed a working party to look at options available ie 1. Take the car park off the school and use it as parking for DVH. 2. The adjoining landowner is approached about land for parking or a playground for school use. 3. Where funding for possible alternative car park or playground would come from. Diddlebury Parish Council need to be involved in the process as it has a duty to ensure everything functions. The meeting agreed that a DVH rep,  Dave Hedgley, a School Governor and the new vicar sit on the new committee to investigate options with a suggested 6 –12 month extension agreement temporarily granted to the school. Cllr O’Boyle relayed to Diddlebury Parish Council that DVHC wished to thank the Parish Council Chairman for his input.

12.0 Place Plan – The updated Place Plan was put on the Shropshire Council website 6th July 2012, reflecting the changes DPC had asked to be made in it and will serve its purpose until DPC resubmit a new place plan in January 2013.

13.0 Floods – Discussion on flooding within Parish of Friday 13th July

Bache Mill: The Clerk had received email communication regarding flooding at Bache Mill, that the ford had broken up, a house flooded from the rising brook and off road water.
Mill Lane: Cllr Longmore reported that the width of the road was an issue, along with the existing shallow drainage system,
The Moors: Highways were subject to agricultural catchment and run off water, with pooling of water over-spilling from the B4368 into The Moors.

It was suggested that parishioners at both ends of flood zones have flood signs that can be put out on the road in adverse weather. A central location where sandbags could be stored, covered and replaced annually may be needed.
It was reported to the meeting that Highways will meet on site to discuss matters.
David Edwards, Drainage Engineer, – The meeting was asked, should Flood Forum meeting be approached for monies – mapping areas can be reinforced.
The Chairman suggested that a strategic plan should be made for areas that constantly flood – Ask Highways and EA what can be done on a local basis, ie removal of gravel from below bridge on Mill Lane, clearing of ditches, can run off from farms be addressed?
It was put to the meeting that all flooding should be fed through to Mr Edwards, Drainage Engineer, at the Flood Forum.
Resolved that Chair to liaise with Cllr Linton re Flood Forum. Write to David Edwards and Chris Jackson.

14.0 Any Other Business (for dissemination of information only)

Corvedale News not yet able to report new trustees of Diddlebury Village Hall Committee. Suggested that after annual AGM meeting, trustees are listed in C News,
Cllr Linton gave apologies in advance for August meeting

15.0 Date of Next Meeting – Wednesday 22nd August 2012, at 7.30pm in Diddlebury Village Hall

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.55pm.