Agenda March 2020

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Notice is hereby given that a Meeting of SANDON and BURSTON PARISH COUNCIL

will be held on WEDNESDAY 11 March 2020 at Sandon Parish Room

Commencing at 7.30pm.

Members of the Council are hereby summoned to attend


Prior to and at the conclusion of the meeting Members of the Public are invited to ask questions or make statements otherwise Standing Orders are adopted to regulate meeting business, unless revoked.




1          Apologies


  1. Minutes Meeting of the Parish Council held on 12 February 2020.


  1. Chairman’s Announcements


  1. Declarations of interests

4.1       DPI, Personal Declared Interests and other Personal Interests.


  1. Outstanding Matters Reports and Updates

5.1       Highways Update.

Dog & Doublet junction markings, Burston Grid, Railway Bridge Fence.

5.2       Footpath 36.  Burston Pool to Canal Bridge.  Temporary Closure.  Reinstatement update.

5.3       Sandon Gateways

5.4       Clearing vegetation from footpaths on the A51 and Hilderstone Road.

5.5       Road signs obscured by hedges and those requiring a clean.

Encroachment of vegetation on to the pathways.

5.6       Defibrillator for Burston – (July 2019)

5.7    Parish Council Noticeboard – Burston (glass now replaced)


  1. Planning

6.1       Applications returned to Stafford Borough Council – Reply Awaited

6.1.1    19/30916/FUL                        Old Railway Station.  Workshop / Joinery Building

6.1.2    19/31325/COU           Stone House Farm, Church Lane, Sandon

Change of Use – Dwelling to Children’s Care Home


6.2       Application Decisions by Stafford Borough Council   None


6.3       Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation   None


6.4       Planning Appeals or Queries               None


7          Finance

7.1       Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation. (Copy enclosed).

7.1.2    Stafford Borough Council – Parish Council election – 2 May 2019 Uncontested Parish Recharges – £98.54

7.1.3    Staffordshire Parish Councils Association – Annual Subscription £107 and NAC Affiliation Fee £20.  Total: £127


  1. Report from County Councillor


  1. Report from District Councillor


  1. Items Raised by Member Councillors / Clerk

10.1     Support Staffordshire – details of Free NHS Checks forwarded to Councillors.

10.2   Branch meeting of the Society of Local Council Clerks, Stone Town Council 12 March at 10.00 a.m. – Clerk to attend.

10.3     Stone Area Parish Liaison Group – Councillors’ comments regarding timing of meetings to be considered at next meeting of the Group on 22 April 2020.

10.4   Update on use of Shopper Bus – 12 people used the Shopper Bus on 5 March (7 Milwich, 5 Sandon).  The cost is £2.50 per person.

10.5     Stone Town Council Civic Dinner on 25 April 2020 at 7.00 p.m. at Stone House Hotel

10.6     Stone Town Council Mayor’s Charity Quiz Night, 27 March 2020 at 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 p.m. at Frank Jordan Centre


  1. Correspondence

11.1     Staffordshire County Council


11.2     Stafford Borough Council

11.2.1  Stafford Borough Council Local Plan 2020-2040 Issues and Options stage – consultation

Closing date: 12 noon 31 March 2020


11.3 Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Safety Plan 2020-2024 Consultation.

Closing date: 22 April 2020.


11.3     Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association

11.3.1  Weekly email updates forwarded to Councillors by email for information – 20 and 27 February; 5 March.


11.4     Any other correspondence received by the meeting date, for information.


  1. Date of Next Meeting      Wednesday 8 April Sandon Parish Room



13 March 2020



Mrs Tina Gould


Telephone        07503 167538