Minutes 25/4/2012

Chairman: Cllr D Hedgley

Jacqueline Watts, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Holly Cottage, Culmington, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2DF (01584) 861 473

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


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 Thomas, Cllr O’Boyle, Cllr Povall, Cllr Linton,
Cllr Bellamy, Cllr Longmore.

In Attendance: Three members of the public and the Clerk.

1.0 Apologies for Absence: Apologies were accepted from Cllr Fowler (Work
commitment), Cllr Motley (Shropshire Council), Cllr Worthington (Business).

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
present were asked if they wished to comment on any Agenda item – No comments made.

4.0 Minutes: RESOLVED (unanimous) that the Minutes of the Parish Council meeting of
Diddlebury Parish Council held on 28th March 2012 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Proposed: Cllr Longmore
Seconded: Cllr Bellamy

5.0 Matters Arising

5.1 (Agenda Item 6.3) Village Hall carpark can only be used by the Church with the agreement of Diddlebury Village Hall, who will in turn advise Corvedale School. It was agreed that the Parish Council should write to Diddlebury Village Hall committee and request that they make Church Wardens aware of this condition.

5.2 (Agenda Item 6.2) Posters have been put up for Rural Development programme by the Chairman.

5.3 (Agenda Item 14.1) Potholes to the front of Diddlebury Village Hall had been reported to the Highway Authority. A plan was received from Shropshire Highways which shows their area of responsibility. The Plan confirms that the potholes are not the responsibility of Shropshire Highways. The meeting was informed that resurfacing works were scheduled to take place to the side of DVH during the half term by the contractors currently working at the school. Clerk to make enquiries.

5.4 (Agenda Item7.3) Application has been made to LJC for £100 grant and been accepted. The Chairman has submitted a formal acceptance to the LJC, and this will be followed up by a report in 3 months time.

5.5 (Agenda Item 7.7) An email has been sent to the Landlord of The Sun, Corfton, in response to correspondence received at the previous meeting, advising of the time and support given by DPC, that the topic had been put as an Agenda Item for the November 2011 meeting where it was discussed in depth, Cllr Motley had secured laptops, amongst other enquiries, Cllr O’Boyle had been asked to liaise with the Landlord and that the Parish Council felt they had supported the request well.

5.6 (Agenda Item 11.0) Chairman has arranged with Alison Brock a BDUK meeting for Saturday 12th May at 1.30pm for all Parishes in order to give the general public a chance to comment on the project. A notice has been placed in the Corvedale News, Clerk has emailed all local parishes. Website registration is being promoted by Shropshire Council.

5.7 (Agenda Item 13.1) Notice Board deposit has been sent.

6.0 Reports from Members

6.1Cllr Motley, Shropshire Council – Cllr Motley was unable to attend the meeting.

6.2 Chairman’s Report – The Chairman reported having carried out enquiries and correspondence in relation to Notice Boards, contacted Planning Enforcement regarding The Granary, Delbury Hall, as reroofing and internal works were taking place. A site visit from the Planning Enforcement is scheduled to take place around the 25th April and also at Milford House. The Chairman has spoken to Hayley Deighton, Shropshire Council, regarding the updating of the SamDev, which was due to take place in April, but to date had not yet taken place due to the amount of work involved with each Parish. The Chairman has requested a draft to check before publication.

6.3 Other members Reports: Cllr Bellary reported on PPSG – Two meetings in April regarding questionnaires. The housing section of the questionnaire explores if residents want housing or not, and if so, what amount of development. Each settlement will be able to express their desires. The Chairman’s understanding is that if a certain area wanted housing, the Parish would need to be part of a hub or cluster. It was suggested that the questionnaire explored whether parishioners want just affordable housing, or affordable housing and open market housing? Clarification should be sought from Hayley Deighton initially before the questionnaire is sent out.

Cllr O Boyle attended the Diddlebury Village Hall meeting to arrange AGM, which was publicised locally for 30th April 2012.

7.0 Correspondence

7.1 John Williams, Bridges & Structures Mgr, Shropshire Council – Footpath suggestion, from The Moors to the rear of Corvedale School, is being looked into, as well as the widening of the footbridge on the B4368. DPC will be given proposals once they have been compiled.
7.2 CPRE – AGM 2012 Thursday 10th May 2012 Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall- For information.
7.3 Shropshire Council – Rural Place Plan event on Wednesday 9th May, 7pm at Craven Arms Community Centre – For information. Members of PPSG will be attending.
7.4 Corvedale School – Invitation to Hall opening – Friday 27th April between 5.00pm and 6.30pm or Saturday 28th April between 10.00am and 11.30am –
For information.
7.5 ALC village SOS – Tuesday 15/5/12 10am – 3.30pm Shrewsbury Hospital – For information
7.6 Shropshire Council – Diddlebury Broadplace Review: Meeting at Diddlebury Village Hall on Wednesday 16th May at either 3.30pm or 7.30pm – To be confirmed.
7.7 Shropshire Community Messaging: Rural Watch Quarterly – a precis of criminal activity over the last 3 months – For information
7.8 Diddlebury Parochial Church – Letter of thanks
7.9 Corvedale Community Minibus – Letter of thanks

8.0 Cheques Requested

8.1 Parish Plan Steering Group (Money previously set aside) – £400.00 – A
breakdown of costs to produce the Parish Plan was provided to Councillors prior to the meeting. Cllr Bellamy was requested to provide a budget showing income and expenditure in relation to the £400.00. A further £350.00 designated to the PPSG remains available in the Parish accounts if required at a later date. The meeting resolved to pay the £400.00 in the meantime.
8.2 Came & Company – Parish Council Insurance – £265.00
8.3 ALC – Affiliation Fees 1/4/12 to 31/3/13 – £238.16
8.4 Corvedale Jubilee Celebrations – £100 grant allocation from Local Joint
Proposed: Cllr Linton
Seconded: Cllr Thomas
(RESOLVED unanimous to pay items 8.1 to 8.4)

9.0 Planning Applications
9.1 12/01488/FUL (validated: 05/04/2012) – Shepherds Barn, Corfton, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9LD. Proposal: Erection of detached building for ancillary domestic use. (Resubmission of withdrawn application 11/02355/FUL) – The Agents supporting correspondence was relayed to the meeting and discussed in detail.

Resolved: The meeting resolved (5 object/2 support) to OBJECT to the planning application with the following comment:

Diddlebury Parish Council (DPC) object to the application as it does not believe that the requirement for CRB checks is a valid reason for considering this to be added accommodation to the main house. DPC have concerns of what the internal structures of the building may actually comprise. For DPC to have been able to approve this application, it would have required a much more detailed plan.

10.0 Finance
10.1 Current Account balance – £5906.52
10.2 Mazars Audit – Received for completion for financial year ending 31/3/2012 – Forms have been received
10.3 Cash Book – Members are asked to consider the purchase a Cash Book for displaying accounts at Parish Council meetings
Proposed: Cllr Longmore
Seconded: Cllr Thomas
10.4 Parish & Town Plans Grant – Application Form for approval by Parish Council for grant application by Parish Plan Steering Group. – Copies were emailed to Councillors prior to the meeting.
Proposed: Cllr O’Boyle
Seconded: Cllr Hedgley

11.0 Parish Council Website
11.1 Councillors were asked to consider the setting up of a Parish Council website – The Clerk has registered for ShropNet and forwarded the password and login information to Councillors to allow them to explore the site template. A local resident had expressed an interest in setting the site up. The meeting agreed that the site would not be just for the Parish Council, but would be a ‘Diddlebury Parish’ Website. Each Parish group could set up and maintain its own part of the site ie Village Hall, Church, School, Groups and Committees. Parish Council to produce an advert to go in the Corvedale News for people to take a lead in the development.
Proposed: Cllr Hedgley
Seconded: Cllr O’Boyle

12.0 Any Other Business (for dissemination of information only)
Mill Lane, Potholes – Clerk to pass contact information onto Highway Authority so that a meeting on site with the resident could be arranged.
Orange signal went down in Diddlebury area on 25/4/12. Cllr Longmore is seeking an official response regarding upgrading in his capacity as Councillor.

13.0 Date of Next Meeting –Wednesday 23rd May, 2012 at 7.30pm in Diddlebury Village Hall.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.30pm.