BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 13th March, 2013 at the Scout HQ., Cromer Road, Beeston Regis – 7pm.
Present: M.Knowles (Chair), D.Thompson, G.Dyson, Mrs.M.Wright, C.Goodwin, R.Beckley, B.Hill and the Clerk. Also present were B.Hannah (NCC), and two members of the public
1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from H.Roper, P.Kemp, Mrs.M.Roffe, and M.Church. Apologies were also received from PCSO.Simms and Rhodri Oliver.
1b. To receive Declarations of Interest on agenda items
No interests declared.
2. To approve the minutes of meeting held 13/2/13 (circulated)
These had been circulated and were accepted as a true record (Prop: DT, Sec: GD)
3 . Resolution re Public Participation (requests to speak on specific items)
No requests to speak on agenda items.
(a) To approve invoices for payment and note bank balances:
C.Allen £70.00, (bus shelter cleaning),P.Bullimore £281.40,(net salary),
HMRC £16.80 (tax on salary), W.Runton Scouts £25.00, (hire of hall),
P.Bullimore £48.70, (admin exps), Morston PC £8.15 (photocopying)
The above payments, scheduled on the agenda, were approved (Prop: DT, Sec: RB).
Bank balances:- A/C 10162132 £2,441 & A/C 10162140 £3,838 – noted.
(a) To note decisions/information received from NNDC since last meeting
The following were noted :-
Fence at 59, Priory Close: an enforcement letter was to be sent by NNDC. a.s.a.p.
PF/12/1157: Heath Barn – a site meeting had taken place and a decision by the Development Committee was expected tomorrow (Officers were recommending to Members that this be refused). RB had prepared a written report for the committee which was read to councillors. This was approved (Prop: RB, Sec:DT). This confirmed the PC’s position and requested that the original planning gains such as a more tidy site and better access were not lost.
(b) To consider planning applications received since agenda printed
(k) To further consider Affordable Housing
The architect, via e-mail, reminded members of the other four sites originally listed for consideration. All had problems and had received negative comments when first considered. Members reluctantly agreed to remove this matter from the agenda (Prop: RB, Sec: MW) after many years of trying to find a suitable site.
(l) To consider PCs responsibilities re the AONB.
Members instructed the Clerk to speak with NNDC Planning Enforcement and the Highways Engineer regarding the large signs in the field at the top of Brits.Lane.
6. Highways/Footpath matters
(a) update on survey/reports on footpaths/public rights of way
The Chair spoke of his meeting with the NCC Highways Engineer when they discussed and considered the reports submitted to County Hall. Waymarkers had now been replaced and the Chair thought that the PC had done much of what could be done since taking on this task. A Finger-post sign was still to be erected near Beeston Hall School. The Chair suggested that a six monthly survey of all paths be carried out in the future.
(b) update/consider NCC Highways P’ship scheme re LED lighting
Following last months meeting the Clerk, liaising with the Chairman, had submitted a grant application to NCC. This was for 34 LEDs following a quotation from T.T.Jones Electrical Ltd. The cost of each light was £420 giving a contribution/grant from NCC of £10,710 and a PC contribution of £3,570 (Total cost = £14,280). The lights were situated at Regis Ave (7), Abbey Pk (16), Priory Close (9) and Britons Lane Close (2). Since the original submission to County Hall a lower quote from Amey Ltd. had been received (£365 per light) and a further and much lower quote from T.T.Jones Electrical Ltd (£320 per light). The Clerk would update NCC on the lower price recently received. Applications for funding were being considered by NCC at the end of April with the successful applicants being notified in May, 2013.
(c) to consider date & arrangements for village clean-up
It was agreed to carry this matter forward to the next meeting.
MW and B.Hannah (NCC) spoke briefly regarding overweight vehicles using the northern end of Britons Lane. BH asked for registration numbers of such vehicles to be forwarded to him or the police.
7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
The Clerk had no announcements.
8. PC Assets:
To receive verbal report re lighting by the Clerk.
As last month the Clerk had no faults to report to the contractors. – noted.
9. To receive update on NNDC’s Energy Box Scheme
The box was expected to arrive towards the end of the month. It needed to be available for use by parishioners. CG, with members permission, would put this information on the PC website.
10. Quality Parish Status & Governance
(a) To consider Qtly.Newsletter for March
It was likely that the next newsletter would be published in April and publicity regarding the Annual Parish Meeting would be included.
(b) To consider date & agenda for Annual Parish Meeting (May 2013)
Following the usual format it was agreed that the APM would be on 15th May, 2013.
(c To agree meeting dates for 2013-14
It was agreed to continue to meet on the second Wednesday of the month. The Clerk would produce a Calendar of PC meetings.
11. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
B.Hannah (NCC) spoke of responsibilities regarding the drain which formed the PCs western boundary adjacent to Beeston Common. He hoped to call a meeting soon regarding all interested parties. He referred to fly-tipping adjacent to a property in the Britons Lane Close area and hoped that the matter would soon be resolved.
12. Police Report & Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act.
Report received via e-mail:-
(a) no calls to the police from Beeston Regis since the last meeting
(b) next mobile police station will be on 10th April, 2013.
(c) Next SNAP meeting will be on 6th June, 2013.
13. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above)
The following was brought to the attention of members:-
(a) NNDC agenda/minutes as e-mailed to members.
(b) NCC newsletter “Managing Flood Risk”.
(c) Request for financial help from Nfk Accident Rescue (to Ann.Parish Meeting)
(d) NNDC “Outlook” magazine.
14. Resolution re Public Participation (comments/other matters)
Prop: BH, Sec: DT – agreed – meeting adjourned – no comments/matters raised.
– meeting reopened.
15. To confirm date of next meeting – future agenda items
This was confirmed for Wed.10th April, 2013 (7pm).