BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 9th August, 2017 at the Scout HQ Cromer Rd., Beeston Regis – 7pm.
Present: M.Knowles (Chair), R.Smith, D.Thompson, Mrs.M.Wright, N.Wright, C.Goodwin, and the Clerk. Also present were two members of the public.
1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from R.Beckley, G.Dyson, M.Roffe and M.Church. Apologies were also received from J.Oliver (NCC).
1b. To receive Declarations of Interest on agenda items
No interests declared.
1c. To receive update re vacancy
Members had been notified of a parishioner, Mr.Stephen Anderson, who was interested in the vacancy and a brief CV had been circulated. After discussion it was agreed to co-opt SA (Prop: DT, Sec: RS). He would attend the next meeting when he would be asked to sign his Declaration of Acceptance of Office.
2. To approve the minutes of meeting held 12/7/17.
The minutes, which had already been circulated, were accepted as a true record.
(Prop: DT, Sec: CG).
3 . 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:
G.Sadler £80.00, (bus shelter cleaning),P.Bullimore £300.36,(net salary),
HMRC £18.60 (tax on salary), Beeston Hall School £136.97 (refrmts 60th anniv)
W.Runton Scouts £25.00 (hall), P.Bullimore £52.72 (admin exps).
Secret Gardens £130.00 (grass cut) (cheques 101801 – 101807).
*** The above payments, scheduled on the agenda, plus one urgent payment, were approved (Prop: DT, Sec: RS). The urgent payment was in the sum of £303.85 payable to E.Farrow for the new bus shelter seat (cheq. 101808). The reconciled bank balances, as checked and agreed, were as follows :- A/C 10162132 £2684.79 and
A/C 10162140 £8652.30.
(a) To note decisions/information received from NNDC/NCC since last meeting
The following was noted :-
PF/17/0904; Extension at 28, Regis Avenue – permission given.
(b) To consider planning applications received since agenda printed
(c) To receive update re Affordable Housing.
The Clerk had no further information. An excellent letter in the North Norfolk News, written by John Lefever of Hastoe Housing, re Affordable Housing was noted.
(d) PF/17/0492; Erectn of Dwelling for caretaker at Hilltop.
Members agreed to support this application but would encourage the imposition of conditions regarding lighting. BRPC was proud of its dark night skies.
(e) To note/consider Local Green Space Designations for Local Plan.
Members created a list of areas they wanted designating and delegated the Chair and the Clerk to finalise the submission to NNDC (Prop: NW, Sec: RS). The list included Cookies Field, the allotments, Beeston Hall Common, West Runton Scouts car park & recreation area, School playing fields, the church field, wood adjacent to Caxton Close, and Nuttalls Plantation.
(f) To consider modifications to Nfk Minerals Site Spec.Allocation Devel.Plan
As this did not deal with the immediate local area it was decided not to respond.
(g) To consider formal consultation on the Hornsea Project Three Windfarm
The deadline for responses was 20/9/17 and it was agreed to deal with this at the next meeting thereby allowing members to attend the public consultation at Weybourne Village Hall on 7/9/17. All information had been emailed to members on 2/8/17.
(m) To consider PCs responsibilities re the AONB.
This had been duly considered during 5d etc..
6. Highways/Footpath matters.
(a) To note/consider the NCC Highways Partnership Scheme 2018/19
It was noted that the scheme would continue in 2018-19 and would remain on the agenda for the time being.
(b) To consider the introduction of a 30mph speed limit on the A149 coast road.
The Clerk had still not received a response from NCC Highways.- Noted.
(c) To receive update re the damaged light in Caxton Park.
A written claim had been submitted and the insurers were now asking for further details and photographs. The Clerk would keep members updated.
(d) To receive update re the new bus shelter seat. (main shelter)
The work had been completed and this item would be removed from the agenda.
(e) To consider potholes in Britons Lane (DT)
DT reported that potholes and deterioration of the road edge needed attention in Britons Lane (from Heathside to the stonepits entrance). The Clerk would inform NCC Highways accordingly.
(f) To consider Sheringham TCs letter re roundabout at top of Holway Road
Members were totally in support of a roundabout at the top of Holway Road. It was thought that it would help alleviate the problems in Britons Lane which was currently being used as a “rat-run” by many drivers. The Clerk would inform STC.
(g) To consider extension to Secret Gardens contract (land off Britons Lane)
The Chair informed members that a parishioner had volunteered to maintain this small parcel of land and therefore would not require further consideration by members.
7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
The annual village tour by N.Lamb MP would be in Beeston Regis on Friday, 1/9/17 at approx. 12pm (Britons Lane car park) – noted.
8. To further consider the PC’s outing for parishioners children at Hilltop.
Details confirmed as per last months minutes – flyers delivered to households.
9. To note/consider the Merchant Navy Day on 3/9/17.
It was agreed to purchase a red ensign flag and hold a brief ceremony on 3/9/17 (Prop: MW, Sec: DT).
10. Local Council Award Scheme & Governance
(a) To receive update re LCAS.
It was hoped to progress this matter following agreement of last months minutes (item 2) which contained the appropriate resolutions for quality status.
11. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
J.Oliver (NCC) had emailed her report which was forwarded to members (4/8/17). It reported on the following :- (a) travellers at Pretty Corner (b) RNLI celebrations ; 150 years (c) new waste procurement contract (d) new Splash & Leisure Services contract (e) Green Flag awards (f) Digital Committee at NCC (g) campaign against domestic abuse and (h) report on Syrian Refugees.
M.Knowles spoke of a quiet month at NNDC and the fact that Mrs.Oliver had already covered the main points in her report.
12. Police Report /Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act.
There had been a “Cluster Report” which was circulated to members. The Clerk had not received any other information from the police.
13. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above).
Another Hornsea Project Three Windfarm newsletter had been received.
14. Resolution re Public Participation (comments/other matters).
Prop: DT, Sec: RS – agreed; a parishioner spoke of damage to his vehicle caused by potholes and there was a brief discussion re developments at Beeston Hall Farm.
15. To confirm date of next meeting & future agenda items.
This was confirmed for Wed. 13th September, 2017 – 7pm.