BRPC Minutes March 2015

BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 11th March, 2015 at the Scout HQ., Cromer Road, Beeston Regis – 7pm

Present: M.Knowles (Chair), M.Church, D.Thompson, G.Dyson, Mrs.M.Wright,
C.Goodwin, R.Beckley and the Clerk. Also present were PCSO. G.Bridges and two members of the public.
1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from Mrs.M.Roffe, P.Kemp, and H.Roper.

1b. To receive Declarations of Interest on agenda items
GD declared a non-prejudicial interest in 5d (he knows the applicant).

1c. To receive update re vacancy on parish council
Nothing further to report. PC elections were due in a few weeks time.

2. To approve the minutes of meeting held 11/2/15.
The minutes were accepted as a true record (Prop: DT, Sec: GD)

3 . Public Participation (requests to speak on agenda items)
No requests to speak on agenda items.

4. Finance:
(a) To approve invoices for payment and note bank balances:
C.Allen £70.00, (bus shelter cleaning),P.Bullimore £313.70,(net salary),
HMRC £78.40 (tax on salary), W.Runton Scouts £25.00, (hire of hall),
P.Bullimore £53.24, (admin exps).
The above payments scheduled on the agenda, plus one urgent payment, were approved (Prop: GD, Sec: DT). The urgent payment was to St.Andrews Church in the sum of £21.50 for the hire of the hall in April.

5. Planning:
(a) To note decisions/information received from NNDC/NCC since last meeting
The following was noted :-
PF/14/1515; Change of use of land at Priory Maze for 13 holiday chalets – NNDC had refused permission.
(b) To consider planning applications received since agenda printed
PF/15/0250; Erection of 14.75m wooden jump tower at Hilltop, Sheringwood.
Members agreed “no objections” to this application (Prop: RB, Sec: MW).
(c) To receive update re Affordable Housing in the parish.
There had been no further progress with the A149 site and therefore NNDC and Hastoe Housing would probably attend the next meeting.
(d) PF/15/0179; Erectn of extension at 22, Abbey Park (circ)
It was agreed to “support” this application (Prop: MW, Sec: RB)

(e) PF/15/1575; Demolition of bungalow/erectn of dwelling Sandywood, Sheringwood.
It was agreed to “support” this application (Prop: RB, Sec: DT).
(m) To consider PCs responsibilities re the AONB.
This had been duly considered during discussions.

6. Highways/Footpath matters.
(a) Update re Highways Partnership Scheme & vehicle activated signs
There had been no news from NCC Highways regarding the grant application although a recent newspaper article suggested many parishes would be successful with VAS.
(b) To further consider bench seat for PC land at Caxton Park.
MK and RB had looked at the site and suggested two bench/picnic seats (with disabled access) on the small triangle on the northern side of the existing footpath. This triangular area could have a tarmac surface. The Clerk was instructed to obtain costs for such a project and report back.
(c) To consider the fencing surrounding the Stone Pits land.
MW reported that the fence was being repaired and it was agreed to remove this matter from the agenda.

7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
The Clerk had no new announcements.
CG reported on his attendance at a recent SNAP meeting when it was agreed to remove the monitoring of Britons Lane from the priority list.

8. To consider future use of PC land at Caxton Park (RB)
RB suggested that this matter and 6(b) be amalgamated. Future use of the land could be discussed at the annual parish meeting.

9. To consider repair of bench seat near Church Close (RB)
This being a minor repair the Clerk was instructed to ask Ed Farrow to carry out the work.

10. Local Council Award Scheme & Governance
(a) To receive update re LCAS
CG had done some preparatory work looking at the criteria required to obtain the different levels/status for LCAS. The Clerk hoped to devote time to this in the future and members agreed that the Chair, Vice-Chair, and CG progress this matter. Members thanked CG for his work.
(b) To confirm venue and arrangements for Annual Parish Meeting
MR had booked St.Andrews Church hall for the APM on 8th April. It was agreed that the format for the meeting be the same as the previous year. Following a suggestion from DT it was agreed to invite a NCC Trading Standards Officer to the meeting to give a talk on rogue traders and bogus callers. The meeting would start at 7pm.

11. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
No councillors present.

12. Police Report /Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act and Community Speed Watch
PCSO.Bridges reported that there had been 8 calls to the police during the last month and 2 recorded crimes. There had been no responses from the posters on the notice board regarding volunteers for the Community Speed Watch and PCSO Bridges agreed to try and find further people interested.

13. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above)
The following was noted and would be circulated :- (a) letter re RNLI “house to house” collection commencing 13th April (b) NNDC agenda/minutes (c) copy of Chair’s letter to the Nth Norfolk News re LED lighting (d) letter requesting financial assistance from MAGPAS.

14. Resolution re Public Participation (comments/other matters)
Prop: DT, Sec: CG – agreed – meeting adjourned.
A parishioner suggested that community speed watch and the future of the PC land be placed on the annual parish meeting agenda.

15. To confirm date of next meeting, future agenda items, venue for future meetings.
Both the Annual Parish Meeting and the next PC Meeting would be on Wednesday,
8th April, 2015 commencing at 7pm. Both meetings at St.Andrews Church, Cromer Rd., Sheringham.
Following further news that the Scout HQ would continue to be made available on Wednesday evenings (see previous minutes) it was agreed to return to the Scout HQ for meetings commencing in May, 2015.

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