AVENING PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF MEETING OF AVENING PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON

THURSDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2012 AT 7.30 PM

 

PRESENT: Cllr A Slater (Acting Chair), Cllr J Catterall, Cllr Mrs C Mitchell, Cllr Mrs G Parsons, Cllr J Parsons and Mrs C Braidwood (Locum Clerk)

 

In the absence of the Chairman, Cllr M Williamson, Cllr A Slater chaired the meeting.

 

93/12

Public Question Time

None

 

 

94/12

To Receive A Report About Crime And Anti Social Behaviour

 

Police Report for October (Attached)

Noted

 

Community Speedwatch

Not available

 

 

95/12

Apologies And Reasons For Absence

Cllr Williamson (Personal), Cllr T Beardsell (Personal), Cllr Mrs L Reid (Personal), Cllr D Conway (Personal) and Cllr AE Hicks (GCC)

 

 

96/12

Code of Conduct

To Receive Declarations Of Interest

Cllr J Parsons all items related to Planning

Cllr A Slater Item 103.1/12 Tree Works application 12/05117/TCONR

 

 

97/12

Matters Arising From The Minutes

 

Councillors Should Note That Decisions Should Not Be Taken Under This Item.

 

 

98/12

To Approve And Sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday, 18 October 2012.

The Minutes were then agreed as a true and accurate record and signed by the Chairman.

 

 

99/12

Action Points For Review

99.1/12

 

Action:

 

 

Action:

List of Assets

Grit bin at junction of Greenway Head and West End has been damaged and needs repair in addition to the bin on Ash path on Rectory Lane

Bench

Once repaired it is to be returned to concrete slab at junction of Rectory Lane and Steps Lane.

99.2/12

Bank Reconciliation

Noted

99.3/12

New Inn Lane Water Leak

Cllr Slater advised that this has now been resolved.

99.4/12

 

Action:

Lease Agreement for Village Hall

A copy of the lease has been located but as it may not be the final version, the Clerk was instructed to request one from the solicitors.

99.5/12

CDC Planning Email Alerts

The Clerk confirmed that all Members have been set up for CDC Planning alerts.

 

 

100/12

To Receive Progress Reports For Information

Nothing to report

 

 

101/12

Community Issues & Projects

101.1/12

Traffic And Highways

 

Feedback from Meeting with Scott Macaulay-Lowe (14 November 2012)

Cllr J Parsons reported back for the meeting with Scott Macaulay-Lowe:

Final proposal is to create a crossing at the old shop site and another on Tetbury Hill. This will include build outs on Tetbury Hill above the junction with Star Lane and opposite the old shop with an additional build out directly opposite the shop on High Street. The white line outside the shop would be extended to Chapel gates. The estimates cost is in the region of 22-24,000. Members expressed concern about funding and were more in favour of the build out and crossing on Tetbury hill rather than opposite the old shop site.

It was agreed to wait for further communications from Gloucestershire Highways.

Cllr Slater advised that he has reported the locations of pot holes.

101.2/12

Community Issues

 

       Update and to Discuss the Future of the Village Shop and Post Office and Road Improvements

Members were advised that the Council has been requested informally to take over the shop which is failing. During discussion it was agreed that there is a need for the supply of milk and newspapers and whilst the service may be more successful if reduced to these commodities and a Post Office, Members did not feel that the Council should take it over.

 

 

 

 

Action:

 

Action:

Action:

       Future Community Projects

Cllr Slater asked Members to give consideration to future projects and to ask friends and neighbours for suggestions. In the meantime, it was agreed:

-          To investigate the cost of wood cladding for the bus shelter in the layby opposite the Memorial Hall.

-          To investigate possible grant funding from Sports England to create a dedicated sports pitch on the Playing Field.

-          To obtain quotes for replacing the noticeboard at Nags Head.

 

 

102/12

Finance

102.1/12

Balance At Bank and Current Budget Status (Attached)

Noted

102.2/12

Bills For Payment

It was RESOLVED to approve the following bills for payment:

                 Braidwood - Locum Clerk 1 26 October 2012 and Expenses 354.35

                 HMRC Locum Clerk PAYE 67.20

102.3/12

 

 

Action:

Budget Preparation for 2013- 2014 (Attached)

Members considered the draft budget recommended by the Finance Committee and made amendments. It was agreed to finalise the budget and Precept request at the January meeting when it is hoped that the full Council will be present.

102.4/12

Update Assets Register (Attached)

Amended as attached.

 

 

103/12

Planning

103.1/12

To Consider Response to the following New Planning Applications

 

12/04764/FUL Old Nags Head, Nags Head Lane, Avening, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8NZ
Erection of single storey rear extension and porch

Response by: 29 November 2012

No Objections

 

12/04765/LBC Old Nags Head, Nags Head Lane, Avening, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8NZ
Erection of single storey rear extension and porch

Response by: 29 November 2012

No Objections

 

12/05117/TCONR
Carrigoona, New Inn Lane, Avening, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8NB
1) remove centre tree of 3 Beech. , 2) Right hand tree looking from house - remove smaller of two trunks. , 3) Left hand tree - crown raise by removing lower four limbs

Response by: 27 November 2012

No Objections

 

12/04565/FUL
Land Parcel Ruggers Green Wood And Oldfield Wood, West End, Avening, Gloucestershire.
Retention of existing residential mobile home and touring caravan and associated four car parking spaces. Erection of five timber sheds for storage and animal housing

Response by: 16 December 2012

Objections have been received from residents and Members raised the following issues:

         The main gate on the footpath has been padlocked by the occupants and there are reports of more people occupying the site and creating more noise.

         This is a retrospective application following enforcement action.

         The Council had commented on the unsuitability of the caravan on this site in the past and as it is still of the same opinion it should be repeated as strongly as possible.

         The woodland is totally unsuitable for full time occupancy.

It was RESOLVED to request a copy of the enforcement action which should be circulated to Members by email before the formal response is made and to notify GCC PROW that the footpath has been blocked.

103.2/12

To Note Decision Notices Received

 

12/04080/FUL
Application Permitted 24 October 2012
21 Nags Head Lane, Avening, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8NZ
Erection of single storey side extension

Noted

 

12/04733/COMPLY
Application Permitted 02 November 2012
Vale Farm, West End, Avening, TETBURY, Gloucestershire, GL8 8NE
Conversion of barns to residential use (revised scheme) and reinstatement of horse engine house - compliance with conditions 8 and 10

Noted

103.3/12

Planning Correspondence

None

 

 

104/12

To Consider Correspondence Received Since Publication of the Agenda

None

 

 

 

The next Meeting of Avening Parish Council will be held on Thursday, 17 January 2013 In Avening Memorial Hall at 7.30 pm.

All Are Welcome