BRPC Minutes April 2015

BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 8th April, 2015 at
St.Andrews Church, Cromer Rd., Sheringham, (following the annual parish meeting).

Present : M.Knowles (Chair), M.Church, Mrs.M.Roffe, D.Thompson, G.Dyson,
Mrs.M.Wright, C.Goodwin, R.Beckley and the Clerk. Also present were B.Hannah (NCC), E.Ferguson (Housing Officer, NNDC), J.Lefever (Hastoe Housing Assoc) and four members of the public.

1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from P.Kemp and H.Roper. Apologies were also received from PCSO.Bridges.

1b. To receive Declarations of Interest on agenda items
RB declared a non-prejudicial interest in 5(d).

1c. To receive update re vacancy on parish council
Nothing further to report – PC elections due on 7th May.

2. To approve the minutes of meeting held 11/3/15.
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 £252.70,(net salary),
HMRC £63.20 (tax on salary), Morston PC £3.27 (copying charges),
P.Bullimore £52.30, (admin exps), J.Green £70.00 (payroll services),
Norfolk ALC £188.46 (annual sub), T.T.Jones Elect.£89.59 (lighting repair)
P.Bullimore £368.55 (holiday pay, 2014/15)
The above payments, scheduled on the agenda, plus one urgent payment , were approved (Prop: RB, Sec: DT). The urgent payment was in the sum of £45.00 to
E.Farrow for repairs to the bench seat opposite Church Close.
Bank balances were as follows :- A/C 10162132 £3326 & A/C 10162140 £4509.
(b) To consider pay review/holiday pay for bus shelter cleaner (RB)
RB spoke briefly on this item but it was agreed to carry this forward to the next meeting.

5. Planning:
(a) To note decisions/information received from NNDC/NCC since last meeting.
The following were noted :-
Tree Preservation Order on Sheringwood (TPO/15/0893) – General Order.
Tree Preservation Order at Heath Barn (TPO/15/0896) – Specific Trees.
PF/15/0056: Erectn of two car open garage at Two Pines, Sheringwood – permission.
PF/15/0064: Erectn of picket fence at 59, Priory Close – permission.
(b) To consider planning applications received since agenda printed
None received.
(c) To receive update re Affordable Housing (talk from NNDC/Hastoe Housing)
The Chair introduced Elaine Ferguson (Housing Officer, NNDC) and John Lefever
(Hastoe Housing Assoc) who gave an update regarding the site on the A149. EF explained that BRPC had been looking for a site for a long while and through its persistence the District Council were now looking at this site again, having rejected it a few years ago. She thought that it would make a good site for affordable housing.
JL agreed that it would make a good exception site and said that Hastoe Housing had been in negotiations with the owners of the land. He had also liaised with Chris Parsons from the architects Parsons & Whittley and there was a draft scheme in place. He hoped members would go and look at the Burnham Overy Staithe scheme which was a good example of his associations work. He would contact the Clerk with a view to members attending the official opening at Burnham. The Chair thanked EF and JL for their attendance.
(d) PF/15/0254; Demolition & Erection of Dwelling; Field Fare, Church Close.
It was agreed “no objections” to this application (Prop: MK, Sec: MR)
(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
The Clerk informed members that the PC had been successful with its application for grant aid towards a VAS. Norfolk CC had written and offered a 50% grant (£1600), towards a project expected to cost approx. £3200. It was agreed to go ahead and the Chair duly signed the acceptance of offer form. (Prop:RB, Sec:DT) The Clerk would submit this to County Hall and liaise with the Highways Engineer to progress this matter.

7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
The Clerk had no new announcements

8. To consider future use of PC land at Caxton Park (including bench seat)
It was agreed to carry this forward to the next meeting.

9. To note/consider lack of public transport to NNDC Offices (MW)
MW summarised her concerns for people without cars who needed to attend the main offices of NNDC. B.Hannah (NCC) agreed to investigate and report back.

10. Local Council Award Scheme & Governance
(a) To receive update re LCAS
Nothing further to report.
(b) To consider an asset inspection (shelters, seats, etc..)
DT and GD agreed to carry out the annual asset inspection and report back to council.

11. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
B.Hannah (NCC) had nothing further to add following his annual parish report.

12. Police Report /Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act and Community Speed Watch
Apologies had been received from PCSO.Bridges.

13. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above)
The following was noted and would be circulated :-
Norfolk RCC “Signpost” magazine, NNDC press release re parish council tax charges 2015/16, and NCC “Your Norfolk” magazine.

14. Resolution re Public Participation (comments/other matters)
No comments from the public.

15. To confirm date of next meeting, future agenda items, venue for future meetings.
This was confirmed for Wed.13th May, 2015 (7pm) – Meetings would return to the Scout HQ. – Election of Chairman would be the first item on the agenda for May.

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