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SANDON and BURSTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 9th January 2019
At Sandon Parish Room Commencing at 7.30pm.
Councillor C Capjon
Councillor J Charlton
Councillor S Shelley Chairman
District Councillor Councillor A Harp
Clerk B A Boughey
18/118 Apologies Councillor R Harris
Councillor R Wildblood
18/118.1 Other Apologies County Councillor Councillor I Parry
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Parish Council meeting of 12th December 2018
be signed by the meeting Chairman.
18/120 Chairman’s Announcements
18/120.1 The Chairman had received a letter of resignation from Councillor Hickey, citing a
change in circumstances for the coming year.
18/120.1.1 Stafford Borough Council to be notified. As the resignation has been submitted within
six months of a normal four yearly Parish Council election cycle there will be no call
for an election but the Parish Council may co-opt.
18/121 Declarations of Disclosable Personal Interests, Personal Declared Interests and
other Personal Interests. None declared.
18/122 Outstanding Matters Reports and Updates
18/122.1 Community Transport
Three further dates arranged for the Stafford Shopper Bus from Milwich and Sandon.
30th January, 27th February and 27th March.
18/122.2 A51 Traffic issues through Sandon including the Burston junctions.
Councillor Parry unavoidably unable to attend the meeting.
18/122.3 Burston Car Park resurface.
Preliminary quotation from Roe Contractors. Options for guidance involving different
grades of tarmac, all include similar drainage and soak away chamber provision.
£4,350, £4,110 and £3,500. Excluding VAT.
18/122.3.1 Consideration to be given to other options and further discussion.
18/122.4 Burston Lane Grit / Salt Box proposal
18/122.4.1 Current review by County Highways of Boxes and refilling.
RESOLVED to wait until the review is complete before considering purchase of a
Box for siting adjacent to the Railway Bridge.
18/122.5 Hilderstone Road Gate and Fence
Discussion on the fence section and its purpose and means of highlighting the gate
and fence generally. Reflectors and Bollards to be considered.
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18/122.6 Damaged fence at the Railway Bridge on the B5066, Stafford Road, Sandon.
18/122.6.1 Clerk’s Report. No progress with County Highways or Network Rail.
18/122.7 Footpath 36 – Burston Pool to the Canal Bridge
Problem with the reconstructed section following the recent brook high flow levels.
18/122.7.1 Repairs completed under the direction of Councillor Harris.
Further work being considered on the opposite side of the bank to the footpath,
to achieve a lower the flow level at this narrow point.
18/122.8 Continuation of Footpath 36 into Stone Rural Parish, Footpath 23.
Problem with brash being laid on a marshy section making underfoot conditions worse.
18/122.8.1 Councillor Harp to inform the Chairman of Stone Rural of the problem although
remedial work by the bailiff may be difficult during the Winter period.
18/123.1 Applications returned to Stafford Borough Council – Reply Awaited None
18/123.2 Application decisions by Stafford Borough Council. None
18/123.3 Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation. None
18/123.4 Planning Appeals or Queries None
18/124.1 Financial Statement presented by the Clerk. Bank Statement reconciliation checked.
18/124.2 Clerk’s Quarterly Salary. Gross £387.50. Net £310.10. PAYE £77.40. LGA 1972 s112(2)
RESOLVED to pay the Clerk’s Net Quarterly Salary and the PAYE to HMRC
18/124.3 2019 / 2020 Precept budget
18/124.3.1 RESOLVED to set a Precept of £9,535.00 which results in no change to householders
Parish Council element of the Council Tax bill compared with the current year.
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The meeting was adjourned for the County and District Councillor’s reports and convened thereafter.
18/125 Report from County Councillor. Not present. No report submitted.
18/126 Report from District Councillor.
Councillor Harp reported on relevant issues as they arose during the meeting.
18/127 Items Raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
18/127.1 Councillor Charlton
Problems with dog fouling around the School Lane loop, off the A51 in Sandon.
18/127.1.1 Councillor Harp to contact Stafford Borough (Streetscene) about the possibility of
placing a Dog Bin around the junction of the to lanes.
18/127.2 Councillor Shelley
Additional Street Lights on the A51 between the Hilderstone Road
and the Burston junction.
18/127.2.1 At the request of residents a check on the possibility of six additional lights giving a
50 metre spacing plus considering the position of power poles along the footway.
18/127.2.2 County Highways to be contacted regarding feasibility and costs.
18/128.1 Staffordshire County Council None
18/128.2 Stafford Borough Council None
18/128.3 Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
18/128.3.1 Weekly email update emails circulated for information.
18/129 Date of Next Meeting Wednesday 13th February 2019.
The Meeting concluded at 8.58pm.
Signed ________________ Chairman