DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF SUTTON VENY PARISH COUNCIL held on Thursday 2nd November 2017
Present: Cllrs King (Chair), Guerri-Fear, Lusty, Morris, Walker & Wilson
2708. Acceptance of apologies for absence
Cllrs Goodman, Owen & Oxlade
2709. Open session for members of the public
2710. To receive declarations of interest
Cllr Wilson Re: 17/09587/TCA
2711. To confirm and sign minutes of the last meeting
Minutes of the meeting held on 5th October 2017 were circulated prior to this meeting and were accepted as a true record.
Proposed: Cllr Morris Seconded: Cllr Wilson
2712. Play Area Report – Decide schedule of works
A schedule of works resulting from the annual inspection report was decided. The Clerk will arrange quotes for the work and report back at the next meeting. Cllr Lusty also asked that a stake to secure the bin at an alternative location within the play area be arranged – all agreed subject to cost.
2713. Preliminary 2018 precept discussions
The Clerk circulated a breakdown of the current financial situation including anticipated costs to 31/03/2018. Further discussions will take place at the next meeting following receipt of the 2018 tax base figure from Wiltshire Council.
2714. Christmas Tree Arrangements
Cllr Walker will try to rearrange delivery of the tree for the morning of Thursday 30th November in order to secure more volunteers. Extra lights have been purchased and Brian Long has kindly agreed the loan of his generator and floodlights for Saturday 2nd December and the event will be advertised.
2715. Decision on second defibrillator
Cllr Lusty reported that the landlords of The Woolpack have kindly agreed the installation of a defibrillator cabinet on the pub wall, subject to the removal of the Police suggestions box. The Clerk will liaise with them. Following budget talks (2713) it was decided that money that had been earmarked for the village map in the current financial year would be used to fund the defibrillator. The Clerk will arrange.
Proposed: Cllr Guerri-Fear Seconded: Cllr Morris
2716. Chairman’s Report
Nothing to report
2717. Planning Committee Report
Wiltshire Council planning decisions:
17/08450/TCA – Veny Farm, Duck St – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
Parish Council consultations:
17/09118/TCA – Apple Tree Cottage, 111 High St – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
17/09308/TCA – 4 Greenhill Gardens – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
17/06534/FUL – Jobs Mill, Five Ash Lane – Proposed building in rear garden to house water turbine – NO OBJECTION
17/09587/TCA – The Old Rectory, Bests Lane – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
17/09638/TCA – 5 High St – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
17/09988/VAR – Kingsdown Farm, Lords Hill – Application to vary condition 10 to planning permission 17/03155/VAR to amend approved plans in respect of buildings 4 and 5
17/10340/TCA – Trinity Cottage, 3 Bests Lane – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
N W Adams (Play Area Inspection) £159.40
M Atyeo (Clerk’s salary & expenses) £1371.35
Proposed: Cllr Morris Seconded: Cllr Guerri-Fear
2719. Clerk’s report and correspondence received
The dog warden at Wiltshire Council advised that they do not provide dog poo bags. Stickers have been ordered to try and discourage disposal of dog poo in the play area bin.
The Clerk will request any tasks for the steward later in the month.
The Clerk asked is anyone was aware of a contractor we could employ to clear a severely overgrown allotment.
2720. Matters raised for discussion only
Cllr Wilson reported incidents of anti-social behaviour in the village.
2707. Items for newsletter and website
The Clerk will write the report for the village hall newsletter.
The meeting closed at 19:50
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on 7th December 2017 starting at 7:00pm in the Village Hall.
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