MINUTES OF THE CHEBSEY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD ON MONDAY 14 JUNE 2021 at 7 pm IN ALL SAINTS CHURCH, CHEBSEY
Present: Councillor Margaret Ainsworth-Hickman, Chair
Councillor Richard Hopley, Vice Chair
Councillor David Davis
Councillor Sarah Edge
Councillor John Green
Councillor Bob Jones
Councillor Julie Lawson
In attendance: Liz Harrington-Jones, Clerk
Councillor Peter Jones,
Councillors Jeremy Pert, Staffordshire County Council (SCC)
1143 Welcome and Public Participation
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting. Cllr Lawson reported that two males had been
seen acting suspiciously in
Several Councillors reported an abandoned trailer filled
with building refuse on
1144 Reports from Borough and
There were no reports from Borough or
1145 There were no Apologies.
1146 Declarations of Interest Cllr Hopley declared an interest in any items relating to Network Rail or HS2.
1147 Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 17 May 2021
Line 1, 1133, should read The Clerk would contact the landowner about the overhanging branch of an ash tree . . .
RESOLVED That subject to the above amendment the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 17 May 2021 were accepted as a true record of the meeting and were signed by the Chair.
1148 Matters Arising, from the meeting held on 17 May 2021 and not discussed as agenda items
Cllr Davis reported that work was continuing on the
refurbishment of The Railway,
Cllr Pert and the Chairman of Seighford PC had both
responded to reports of the overhanging hedge at
The Clerk had requested the attendance of the speed van at
Cllr Green would check on the defibrillator at
A local resident had agreed to remove the damaged bench
from the open space at
The Clerk had written to SCC Planning concerning the Lakesedge development.
Cllr Hopley reported that the SPCA planning course had been informative and provided advice on submitted comments on planning applications. The Clerk had circulated information on planning requirements for agricultural buildings.
The Clerk had negotiated a reduction in the rate quoted for
grass cutting at
The Clerk would invite Ms Paula Lees, SCC Highways, to attend the next meeting and brief Councillors and the public on Green Lanes and the work that would be required for The Brickle. The Friends of Norton Bridge and Chebsey Village Trust would be asked to contribute to the work that had been carried out to date. Action: Clerk
1149.i Planning decisions, Planning Appeals, and to consider any Planning Applications made
The following recent planning applications had been received:
Proposed demolition of existing lean to store to existing garage and the erection of a car and garage store and replanting of existing hedge
RESOLVED That Councillors had no comment to make.
The following Planning Decision has been made since 17 May 2021:
20/31923/COU Izaak Walton Golf Club,
Change of use of former golf club clubhouse and green keepers equipment accommodation shed to general light industrial use. Using existing car park area to (50 cars) TO support the general industrial/storage use.
1150.i To approve expenditure for June 2021
A J Parton (The Brickle) 1,104.00
Clerks salary (June) 166.40
HMRC, PAYE/NI 124.80 (April, May, June 2021)
SPCA, Planning training (Cllr Hopley) 30.00
BHIB Insurance 444.44
Total expenditure £2,049.64
It was agreed that the following payments would be paid after the satisfactory installation of the sign at the recreation area:
Dawkes & Co, repayment of retention from refurbishment of Recreation Area: 2,465.20 less 180.00 = £2,285
RESOLVED That the expenditure for June 2021 of £2,049.64 was approved.
RESOLVED That payments would be made to ViSign of £180.00 and Dawkes & Co of £2,285.00 on satisfactory installation of the sign at Norton Bridge Recreation Area.
1150.ii To approve finances for 2020/21, appointment of internal auditor, approval of AGAR submission
Dr J Wheeler of
An Extraordinary Meeting would be held on Wednesday 23 June 2021 to approve the annual finances and AGAR submission.
After discussion Councillors agreed to discuss future plans and expenditure at the next meeting.
1151 Highway and Footpath Matters
Cllr Green reported
that the new traffic island at
Councillors clarified the situation of the damaged black and white Cold Norton sign.
1152 Cold Norton Defibrillator
Councillors agreed that the defibrillator at Cold Norton should be replaced, as it was likely to last only two more years at most. The site is very accessible for the local community and users of a busy main road.
Sources to apply for funding were considered including Moto, AEDonate, Network Rail, HS2, Rotary Clubs, local industrial units, and residents associations at Lakesedge. It was agreed that Cllr Jones would draft a letter to the local residents associations; Councillors would consult with the local First Responder for advice. Action: Cllr Jones, Clerk
The design for the notice board had been finalised and installation was awaited.
1154 HS2/Network Rail Cllr Bob Jones had circulated a report on the recent HS2 Ecology presentation which had been impressive, but serious concerns remained about the effects of the project and the disruption to residents and the landscape. There is a consultation taking place on the Hybrid Bill procedure. The Chair thanked Cllr Jones for his work in keeping the Parish informed on HS2 matters.
1155 Procedure for recruitment of Parish Clerk
Two applications had been received; after discussion it was agreed to invite both candidates to attend an informal interview on Wednesday 23 June. Candidates would be asked to submit a personal statement beforehand. The Clerk would circulate draft questions and a matrix beforehand to Councillors.
1156 Corespondence received The Clerk reported the receipt of items of routine correspondence during lockdown; email correspondence had been forwarded to Councillors as appropriate.
1157 Items for the next Parish Council meeting
Councillors were asked to let the Clerk know of any items for the next full Parish Council meeting, which was scheduled for 5 July 2021 in All Saints Church, Chebsey. There being no further business the Chair thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting at 8.30 pm.
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