BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 10th July, 2013 at the Scout HQ., Cromer Road, Beeston Regis – 7pm.
Present: M.Knowles (Chair), Mrs.M.Roffe, D.Thompson, G.Dyson, P.Kemp, Mrs.M.Wright, H.Roper, C.Goodwin, R.Beckley, B.Hill, and the Clerk. Also present were two members of the public.
1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from M.Church. Apologies were also received from B.Hannah (NCC) and PCSO.Bridges.
1b. To receive Declarations of Interest on agenda items
No interests declared.
2. To approve the minutes of meeting held 12/6/13 (circulated)
These had been circulated and were accepted as a true record (Prop: DT, Sec: RB)
3 . Resolution re Public Participation (requests to speak on agenda 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 £286.60,(net salary),
HMRC £11.60 (tax on salary), W.Runton Scouts £25.00, (hire of hall),
P.Bullimore £56.46, (admin exps), S.Meakin £65.00 (internal audit fee)
Secret Gdns £116.00 (grass cutting), T.T.Jones electrical £125.40 (repair light)
NNDC £748.80 (emptying dog bins 2013/14)
The above payments, scheduled on the agenda, were approved (Prop: DT, Sec: PK)
Bank balances:- A/C 10162132 £2482 & A/C 10162140 £7838 – noted.
The Clerk asked members to note that the bottle bank money for the year to 31/3/13 had been received from NNDC (£474.70). He had been informed that this scheme was being phased out after this financial year ending 31/3/14 because glass would be collected with the household waste from next spring.
(b) To consider request for from N.Walsham CAB.
Following discussions at the annual parish meeting members agreed to donate £100 (Prop: DT, Sec: MW). The Clerk would write asking that this money be used specifically for the North Walsham Bureau where parishioners made enquiries and received advice.
(a) To note decisions/information received from NNDC/NCC since last meeting
(b) To consider planning applications received since agenda printed
(c) To consider further report re proposed sand/gravel pit at E.Beckham
Members had no comments but appreciated being kept informed.
(d) To further note position re groundworks at Sheringwood
The Clerk had received nothing further in writing on this matter but understood that a retrospective planning application had now been submitted to NNDC.
(e) PF/13/0687; Erection of 0.9m high picket fence at 59, Priory Close (circ)
It was agreed “no objections” to this application (Prop: MW, Sec: MR)(there was one abstention)
(m) To consider PCs responsibilities re the AONB.
NCC Planning had informed the Clerk that the “stop notice” on Heath Barn, concerning the transportation and importation of waste, had expired, and they were now monitoring the situation. – noted.
6. Highways/Footpath matters
(a) update on survey/reports on footpaths/public rights of way
The CPRE had recognised the good work with maps etc. on the parish website and asked whether they could pass our contact details on to others. The second survey on the footpaths was still to be carried out.
(b) update on NCC Highways P’ship scheme re LED lighting
The Clerk informed members that the PC was top of the contractors list for the LED schemes and he and the Chair would be meeting them soon to progress this project. Outline approval had been received in respect of the grant application to the Sheringham Shoal Fund with a final application having to be completed and submitted in September 2013.
(c) To receive update on car parking during car boot sales.
A request for a yellow lines extension immediately in front of the field gates had been submitted to NCC Highways. The Clerk had been informed that it might be three years before this was considered. The Police were still monitoring car parking on sale days and reported that there had been no serious problems.
(d) To receive update on repair of gate on footpath FP17
The Clerk had nothing further to report.
(e) To receive update re drainage ditch (PC western boundary)
There was still no news from Sheringham TC re the proposed meeting.
7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
The Clerk reported the following :-
Dedication of Church Screen at All Saints Church, 28/7/13 – BH to attend.
Norfolk RCC AGM, 16/7/13 (Dereham) – noted.
NALC’s AGM, 5/10/13 (details to follow) – noted.
Reports made on the following :-
MK/PB attended NALCs Summer Conference – papers to be circulated.
MW/RB attended Charity meeting – MW and MR are now the PC representatives and the finance balances are looking healthy.
RB attended the West Runton Scouts AGM.
RB attended the Coastal Issues Forum field trip – very good trip – RB stated that revetments falling into disrepair were still effective and needed retaining.
8. PC Assets:
(a) To receive verbal report re lighting by the Clerk.
A faulty light in Caxton Close had been reported recently.
9. To consider Norfolk Coast Partnership questionnaire re Holiday Homes.
The papers and questionnaire had been circulated. Members did not wish to respond
10. Quality Parish Status & Governance
(a) To receive update re Annual Asset Inspection
The Clerk reported on the following :-
(a) The leaning light adjacent to the A149 lay-by had been repaired.
(b) Glass Shelter had been cleaned.
(c) Tree growing up light near 13, Abbey Pk had been cut down.
(d) Slatted seat nr Church Close – work done (invoice to follow)
(e) Trees overhanging A149 footpath (Abbey Pk, north) – letter sent to occupiers
(f) Priory Close dog bin – DT to repair a.s.a.p.
11. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
B.Hannah (NCC) had offered his apologies but had asked the Clerk to inform members that he was hopeful of organising a meeting with the Stone Pits and NCC Officers regarding a possible exit directly on to the A148 thereby getting rid of the problems associated with large vehicles using Britons Lane. – Noted.
12. Police Report & Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act.
The Clerk read the e-mailed crime report which stated that one crime had been recorded since the last meeting (burglary; building materials stolen) – noted.
13. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above)
The Clerk drew attention to the following :- Sheringham Shoal Newsletter, NNDC Energy Box (to be available to the public), NCC Your Norfolk magazine, Dudgeon Offshore Windfarm Newsletter, and NALC; various. All to be circulated.
14. Resolution re Public Participation (comments/other matters)
Prop: BH, Sec: DT – agreed – adjourned – reports of hedge clippings in Britons Lane following a cut by the farmer, now clear – request for Hillside Rd to have Energy Box. – meeting re-opened.
15. To confirm date of next meeting – future agenda items
This was confirmed for Wed.14th August, 2013 (7pm).