12 December 2018 (1)
SANDON and BURSTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 12th December 2018
At Sandon Parish Room Commencing at 7.30pm.
Councillor C Capjon
Councillor J Charlton
Councillor R Harris
Councillor S Shelley Chairman
Councillor R Wildblood
District Councillor Councillor A Harp
Clerk B A Boughey
18/106 Apologies Councillor P Hickey (Illness)
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Parish Council meeting of 14th November 2018
be signed by the meeting Chairman.
18/108 Chairman’s Announcements None
18/109 Declarations of Disclosable Personal Interests, Personal Declared Interests and
other Personal Interests. None declared.
18/110 Outstanding Matters Reports and Updates
18/110.1 Community Transport
18/110.1.1 Clerk’s Report. The first shopper bus journey to Stafford was completed on
Wednesday 5th December with five residents from Sandon and four from Milwich.
Dates for a once monthly service in the New Year to be confirmed with Community
18/110.2 Damaged fence at the Railway Bridge on the B5066, Stafford Road, Sandon.
18/110.2.1 Clerk’s Report. The contractors who felled the tree which caused further damage to
the fence do not accept responsibility for its repair and refer queries to Network Rail.
To be progressed with County Highways and Network Rail.
18/110.3 Hilderstone Road Gate and Fence
Discussion on the need for enhanced night time awareness of the gate and fence.
Possible addition of further reflectors.
18/110.4 Burston Car Park resurface.
Options of types of hard surface, associated drainage problems and costs to be obtained,
possibly by the January meeting, for inclusion in the Precept budget.
18/111.1 Applications returned to Stafford Borough Council – Reply Awaited None
18/111.2 Application decisions by Stafford Borough Council.
18/111.3.1 18/2929365/HOU White House Lane Cottage, Whitehouse Lane, Hollywood.
Link extension between dwelling extension and an outbuilding.
18/111.3 Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation.
18/111.4 Planning Appeals or Queries None
12 December 2018 (2)
18/112.1 Financial Statement presented by the Clerk. Bank Statement reconciliation checked.
18/112.2 Invoice. Community Link Stafford. Annual Group Registration Fee for Shopper Bus
journeys to Stafford for 2019. LGA 1972 s137.
RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
18/112.3 2019 / 2020 Precept budget
Details of Tax Base, Government Grant and Concurrent Function Allowance figures
received from Stafford Borough Council.
No change in the Grant and Allowance values but a slight increase in the Tax Base that
would enable the Parish Council to raise an additional £50 without any increase in
the rate paid by Householders as the Parish portion of the Council Tax.
18/112.4 Chairman’s Medallion
RESOLVED to update the medallion when appropriate.
The meeting was adjourned for the County and District Councillor’s reports and convened thereafter.
18/113 Report from County Councillor. Not present. No report submitted.
18/114 Report from District Councillor.
Councillor Harp reported on relevant issues as they arose during the meeting.
18/115 Items Raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
18/115.1 Councillor Hickey Update on the Mobile Library stopping on the Hilderstone Road.
Possibility of formalising this stop when the revised schedule begins in April 2019.
18/115.2 Councillor Wildblood.
18/115.2.1 Reporting on the accident on the A51 at the Burston junction.
18/115.2.2 Grit / Salt pile replenished at the Railway Bridge on Burston Lane
RESOLVED to look into providing a bin to store the grit / salt.
18/115.3 Councillor Harris
18/115.3.1 A51 – volume of traffic and excessive speed of vehicles through Sandon and at the
18/115.3.2 Bus Shelters in need of an external recoat of preservative.
18/18.104.22.168 RESOLVED that this maintenance work should be undertaken when weather conditions
and labour allows.
18/115.4 Considering the accident on the A51 and the increasing volume and speed of traffic it was
RESOLVED to request a meeting with Councillor Parry and also request a further
traffic survey is undertaken.
18/116.1 Staffordshire County Council None
18/116.2 Stafford Borough Council
18/116.2.1 Parish Forum. 27th September. Minutes of the meeting forwarded to Member Councillors.
18/116.3 Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
18/116.3.1 Weekly email update emails circulated for information.
18/116.4 Mid Staffs Ramblers email re damaged stile. Information passed on the Sandon Estate.
18/117 Date of Next Meeting Wednesday 9th January 2019.
The Meeting concluded at 8.43pm.
Signed ________________ Chairman