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SANDON and BURSTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 12th June 2019
At Sandon Parish Room Commencing 7.30pm.
Councillor J Charlton
Councillor J T Charlton
Councillor S Shelley Chairman
Councillor H Wildblood
Councillor R Wildblood
District Councillor Councillor A Harp (from Item 19/043)
Parishioners :- Mr & Mrs Rundle
Clerk B A Boughey
19/036 Apologies Councillor C Capjon (Holiday)
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Annual Parish Council meeting of 8th May 2019
be signed by the meeting Chairman.
19/038 Chairman’s Announcements No announcements
19/039 Parish Council Vacancy Co-option of Member Councillor
19/039.1 RESOLVED that Mr R Harris is co-opted as a Member Councillor.
19/039.1.1 Declarations of Acceptance of Office signed by the candidate.
19/040 Declarations of Disclosable Personal Interests, Personal Declared Interests and
other Personal Interests. None declared.
19/040.1 Stafford Borough Council Register of Councillors Interest Forms.
Form to be completed by the co-opted Member Councillor within 28 days.
19/041 Outstanding Matters Reports and Updates
19/041.1 A51 Traffic Issues through Sandon including the Burston junctions.
19/041.1.1 Pursuing a meeting with County Highways through Councillor Parry, to discuss the
40MPH speed limit extension to include the Burston junctions, the Dog & Doublet
Junction with respect to road marking and the additional issue of problems experienced
with traffic entering the single carriageway section South of Sandon.
19/041.1.2 Councillor Shelley reported that whilst working on the Sandon War Memorial for
six hours recently 12 vehicles travelling from the Stone direction turned right at the
Dog & Doublet junction using the first (No Entry) route and 1 vehicle travelling from
Stafford used the right hand (No Entry) route.
19/041.2 Damaged fence at the Railway Bridge on the B5066, Stafford Road, Sandon.
Looking for County Council assistance in pursuing those responsible for its
maintenance – probably Network Rail.
19/041.3 Footpath 36 -Burston Pool to the Canal Bridge.
Gate fastening system still to be completed but a temporary working solution is in place.
19/041.4 Sandon Gateways. Waiting for proposals from Sandon Estate.
19/041.5 Burston Car Park resurfacing.
Verbal quotation of £500 / £600 for rolling in recycled road surface material.
Requested that a quotation is provided in writing.
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19/041.6 The Stocks at the Hilderstone Road / Stocks Lane junction
The Parish Council undertook to maintain the Stocks once they were installed
by Mr Selby.
RESOLVED that the Stocks merited repair.
Councillor Shelley and Councillor J T Charlton to check what is required to
undertake the repair.
19/042.1 Applications returned to Stafford Borough Council – Reply Awaited None
19/042.2 Application decisions by Stafford Borough Council. None
19/042.3 Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation. None
19/042.4 Planning Appeals or Queries. None
19/043.1 Financial Statement presented by the Clerk.
19/043.2 GDPR Contract with Staffordshire County Council
Invoice for Data Protection Services. £150 LGA 1972 s111
RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
19/043.3 2018 / 2019 Accounts. Publishing of information on the Website as required by the Transparency Code. Exercise of Public Rights period 10th June to 19th July
19/043.4 Insurance Renewal. Receipt of Employers Liability and Public Liability Certificates
19/043.5 CPRE Membership. Current the subscription is £29 paid by standing order.
The subscription to become a full member is now £36.
RESOLVED to pay the extra £7. Agenda Item for the next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned for the County and District Councillor’s reports and convened thereafter.
19/044 Report from County Councillor. Not present.
19/044.1 In the process of arranging a meeting with Highway officers regarding A51 issues.
19/045 Report from District Councillor.
19/045.1 Burston Pool. Renewal of Fishing Lease and the drafting of a revised leasing agreement.
Discussion on the issues that should be included related to, fishing stages, maintenance
of the surrounding area, restriction on planting e.g. trees and the retention of two rods
for Burston Hall.
19/045.1.1 Request that the Parish Council view the draft Lease prior to publication.
19/045.2 Cattle gaining access to the Canal towpath.
It was believed from the meeting that cattle had gained access to the towpath through
a damaged metal gate. It was unclear how the gate could have been damaged in such
a way as significant force would have been required.
19/046 Items Raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
19/046.1 Councillor J T Charlton
The issue of road signs and overgrown highway pathways.
A number of road signs were becoming obscured by hedges and tree branches as well
as requiring a clean.
Pathways with vegetation growing through the tarmac overgrown verges.
19/046.1.1 Lack of maintenance by County Highways is the increasing problem.
Other solutions are required to maintain road signs and pathways.
19/046.1.2 There is still the possibility of involving the Community Payback scheme to address
some of these problems.
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19/046.2 Councillor Harris
The gully, by the triangle in Burston, had been recently cleared out.
An invoice for £90 has now been presented.
RESOLVED to pay this invoice at the next Parish Council meeting.
19/046.3 Councillor Shelley
Report of vehicles using the No Entry road system at Sandon War Memorial junction.
In a six hour period twelve vehicles travelling down the A51 from the Stone direction
turned right on to Stafford Road using the No Entry slip. One vehicle travelling from
Stafford used the No Entry slip to gain access on to the A51.
19/046.3.1 County Highways have scheduled road marking at this junction for more than a year.
To re-emphasise to County Highways the urgency of this work being completed.
19/047.1 Staffordshire County Council None
19/047.2 Stafford Borough Council
19/047.3 Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
19/047.3.1 Weekly email update emails circulated for information.
19/047.3.2 Training Courses available for Councillor. Fee paid by the Parish Council
19/047.4 Stone Liaison Meeting. 19th June. Frank Jordan Centre 3.00pm.
19/047.4.1 Councillor Harris intends to attend the meeting.
19/047.5 email received from Mr P Shaw.
Reporting that foul water was getting into Jolpool Brook between the railway bridge
on Burston Lane and the road bridge on Woodcock Lane resulting in foaming water
in the brook near the new gate on Footpath 36.
19/048 Date of Next Meeting Wednesday 10th July 2019. 7.30pm Sandon Parish Room.
The Meeting concluded at 9.40pm.
Signed ________________ Chairman