BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 12th February, 2014 at the Scout HQ., Cromer Road, Beeston Regis – 7pm.
Present: R.Beckley (Chair), Mrs.M.Roffe, D.Thompson, G.Dyson, P.Kemp, Mrs.M.Wright, C.Goodwin, B.Hill, and the Clerk. Also present were B.Hannah (NCC), PCSO. Bridges, and three members of the public.
1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from M.Knowles and H.Roper. Apologies were also received from Mrs.A.Sweeney (NNDC).
1b. To receive Declarations of Interest on agenda items
No declarations made.
2. To approve the minutes of meeting held 18/12/13 (circulated)
These had been circulated and were accepted as a true record (Prop: DT, Sec: MW).
3 . Public Participation (requests to speak on agenda items)
There was no requests to speak on any of the agenda items.
(a) To approve invoices for payment and note bank balances:
C.Allen £70.00, (bus shelter cleaning),P.Bullimore £286.80,(net salary), HMRC £11.40 (tax on salary), W.Runton Scouts £25.00, (hire of hall),P.Bullimore £47.20, (admin exps)
The above payments, scheduled on the agenda, were approved (Prop: DT, Sec: MR). The following payments were made during January having been given approval by the three members given delegated authority :- P.Bullimore £286.60 (Clerks net salary), HMRC £11.60 (tax on salary), T.T.Jones Electrical £159.80 (street light mtce) Morston PC £3.73 (photocopying), P.Bullimore £40.00 (clerks exps), C.Allen £70.00 (bus shelter cleaning). The Bank Balances were as follows :- A/C 10162132 £8,671 and A/C 10162140 £5,316. The balances included the Sheringham Shoal Grant monies which had not yet been used.
The Chair, with members agreement, took items 11 and 12 next (see appropriate min)
(a) To note decisions/information received from NNDC/NCC since last meeting
The following were noted :-
PF/13/1363: Dormer window at St.Patricks, Church Close – permission given.
PF/13/1313: Erectn of extensions at 75, Abbey Park – permission given.
Picket fence at 59, Priory Close – the appeal was dismissed.
Partially constructed dwelling at Heath Barn – the appeal date had been extended.
The Chair stated that mediation was required to sort the problem at 59, Priory Cl.
(b) To consider planning applications received since agenda printed
(m) To consider PCs responsibilities re the AONB.
This had been duly considered.
6. Highways/Footpath matters
(a) To note Highways Rangers visit week commencing 3/3/14
It was noted that the NCC Highways Rangers would be visiting the parish week commencing 3/3/14. Members were asked to notify the Clerk if they spotted small jobs/works that needed carrying out. It was noted that the flower bulbs planted by MR’s team were now shooting, and FP17 adjacent/parallel to the caravan site had been cleared by the caravan park. The Clerk was asked to write a letter of thanks to the caravan pk. There were many minor problems needing the Highways Engineers attention and it was agreed the Clerk arranges a meeting with Steve White (6 monthly meeting). The following would be brought to his attention :- tarmac lifting near A149 railway bridge, water lying on road surface at southern end of Britons Lane, pot holes on Britons Lane adjacent to Heathside, and blocked drains near Heathside.
The Clerk had reported a dog fouling problem in Regis Ave., to NNDC.
The wooden fence next to the A149 railway bridge had been repaired.
7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
The Clerk had no announcements regarding meetings.
RB reported on his attendance at the Coastal Issues Forum on 4/2/14. There was much discussion regarding the tidal surge and information received by both him and the Clerk would be circulated.
8. PC Assets:
(a) To receive verbal report re lighting by the Clerk (incl. LEDs)
The Clerk reported that the faulty light on the A149/Cromer Road (east of Britons Lane) would not be repaired now that the transfer to a LED was imminent.
The contractor hoped to carry out the work, installing 24 LEDs, at the end of February or March. – noted.
(b) To receive update re new lighting maintenance contract.
The contract for street lighting maintenance would be drawn up following the installation of the remaining LEDs. (see 8a)
(c) To consider new bench seats near caravan park and school (RB)
It was agreed the Clerk submits an application for the installation of street furniture to NCC Highways and consider this matter further at another meeting.
The village sign had been damaged and needed urgent attention (as per DT). The Clerk would instruct Ed Farrow to make safe and liaise with DT. A report and quotation for the work would be available for the next meeting.
A finger post sign on Caxton Park also needed repair and would be referred to EF>
9. To consider NNDC consultation re licensing policy for sex establishments
Papers had been circulated but members did not wish to respond.
10. Quality Parish Status & Governance
(a) To review Clerks Salary & Contract
RB would be reporting back to members as soon as possible.
(b) To review Standing Orders
The Clerk was looking at the new NALC Model Code before members considered this matter.
(c) Review of Public Participation at meetings
Members were happy with the current arrangements. (items 3 and 14 on agendas)
11. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
B.Hannah (NCC) reported on the following :- (a) he supported the Crime Commissioners budget as he hoped to avoid losing police on the beat (b) the NCC Committee System comes in during May 14 (c) the NCC Budget was still to be finalised (d) residents parking permits was being considered for Cromer and Sheringham. The Chair thanked BH for his report and attendance.
12. Police Report & Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act.
PCSO.Bridges reported that there had been no recorded crimes in the parish since the last meeting. There had been no real issues raised during the police surgery. The SNT priorities were (a) dog fouling in the Sheringham area (b) speeding in Weybourne on the A149 and (c) general vehicle and traffic enforcement. The Chair thanked her for the report.
13. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above)
The Clerk drew attention to the following :- NNDC information pack re recent flooding, acknowledgement from Information Commissioners Office re data protectn
Request from MAGPAS for donation (refer to APM), another letter re bus shelter from parishioner (Clerk to reply stating no further action), and NALC information.
All to be circulated.
14. Resolution re Public Participation (comments/other matters)
Agreed (Prop;BH, Sec: DT) – meeting adjourned – a parishioner asked whether there had been any comments re the bus shelter following the newsletter article (there had not) – problems with the grit bin near 37, Regis Ave (next agenda) – meeting reopened.
15. To confirm date of next meeting – future agenda items
This was confirmed for Wed. 12th March, 2014. – to agree a calendar of meetings for 2014-15 would be on the agenda (incl APM)