Minutes October 2019

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SANDON and BURSTON PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 9th October 2019

At Sandon Parish Room   Commencing 7.30pm.

Present

Councillor J Charlton

Councillor R Harris

Councillor S Shelley               Chairman

Councillor H Wildblood

Councillor R Wildblood

 

County Councillor                  Councillor I Parry

District Councillor                  Councillor A Harp

Parishioners :-                          Mrs Selby,  Mrs K Hughes, Mr & Mrs Rundle

Visitor                                     Mrs T Gould

Clerk   B A Boughey

 

19/085             Apologies                                Councillor J T Charlton           (Work)

                        Councillor C Capjon               (Holiday)

19/086             Minutes

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Parish Council meeting of 11th September 2019

be signed by the meeting Chairman.

 

19/087             Chairman’s Announcements           No announcements

 

19/088             Declarations of Disclosable Personal Interests, Personal Declared Interests and

                        other Personal Interests.       None declared.

 

19/089             Outstanding Matters             Reports and Updates

19/089.1          A51 Traffic Issues through Sandon including the Burston junctions.

19/089.1.1       Issues raised that are currently being pursued by County Highways.

A51 Slow signs at the top of Butterhill Bank

Dog & Doublet junction road markings

Drain in Burston

Railway Bridge fence on Stafford Road

19/089.1.2       Councillor Parry update Council on the following issues :-

19/089.1.2.1    Stafford Road Canal Bridge priority system.  No realistic solution to overcome the

possibility of drivers taking a chance to beat the oncoming traffic.

19/089.1.2.2    A51 Burston Junctions.  Possibility of illuminated signs either side of the junction.

Solar powered signs nominally £3,000 each including installation.

Safe Road Partnership a possible source of funding in the future.

County Highways cannot justify installation of signs and would not provide any funds.

19/089.1.2.3    Dog & Doublet Road Junction.  Enhanced line marking and additional signage agreed,

now waiting for the availability of a Line Marking Machine.

19/089.1.2.4    Railway Bridge fence.  Stone office progressing the repair with Network Rail

19/089.1.2.5    Drain in Burston.  Work scheduled for this Winter.

 

19/089.2          Footpath 36 -Burston Pool to the Canal Bridge.

RESOLVED to install the metal self closing gate with hoops to form a Kissing Gate

09 October 2019 (2)

 

19/089.3          Sandon Gateways.  Waiting for proposals from Sandon Estate.

 

19/089.4          Clearing vegetation from the footpaths on the A51 and Hilderstone roads.

Encroachment of vegetation still requires clearing to maintain a usable footpath.

19/089.4.1       Community Payback team considering clearing vegetation on Stocks Lane.

 

19/089.5          Road Signs obscured by hedges and those requiring a clean.

Encroachment of vegetation on to the pathway.

19/089.5.1       Waiting for hedge cutting to be completed then assess the problem.

 

19/089.6          Defibrillator for Burston.

Further advice and information being sought. (Mr Rundle & Mrs Hughes) Agenda item.

 

19/089.7          Grit Box for Burston Lane at the Railway Bridge.

RESOLVED to purchase a Grit Box and site as suggested by County Highways.

 

19/089.8          New Clerk.  Applicant came forward via the Parish Councils’ Association.

Meeting with the Chairman to be arranged.

19/089.8.1       Purchase of reference books required for retaining by the Parish Council.

 

19/090             Planning

19/090.1          Applications returned to Stafford Borough Council –  Reply Awaited

19/090.1.1       19/30799/NOTH         Open Reach.  Pole at Home Farm Lodge.

19/090.1.2       19/30916/FUL                        Old Railway Station.  Workshop / Joinery Building

 

19/090.2          Application decisions by Stafford Borough Council.

19/090.1.1       19/29999/LBC            Allow  Sandon Hall.  Bell Tower Restoration Work

19/090.1.2       19/30711/FUL            Permit Shaw Wood Farm.  New Slurry Lagoon

19/090.1.4       19/30912/FUL            Permit Shaw Wood Farm.  New Cattle Shed No.2  Amended

19/090.1.6       19/30919/FUL            Permit Shaw Wood Farm.  New Cattle Shed No.3  Amended

19/090.2.1       19/31035/FUL            Permit The Walled Garden,  Sandon Estate. Installation of 3 Greenhouses

 

19/090.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation.

19/090.3.1       19/31149/FUL                        Butterhill Farm,  Butterhill Bank.  Agricultural Building

RESOLVED not to raise any objections.

 

19/090.4          Planning Appeals or Queries.              None

 

19/091             Finance

19/091.1          Financial Statement presented by the Clerk.

19/091.2          Clerk’s Salary.  Gross £387.50. Net £309.90. PAYE £77.60.  LGA 1972 s112(2)

RESOLVED to pay the Net Salary to the Clerk and PAYE to HMRC

 

The meeting was adjourned for the County and District Councillor’s reports and convened thereafter.

19/092             Report from County Councillor.

19/092.1          Councillor Parry updated Council on the current issues raised with Highways,

Refer to Minute 19/089.1.2.

 

 

 

09 October 2019 (3)

19/093             Report from District Councillor.

19/093.1          Burston Pool.  Renewal of Fishing Lease.

Post meeting note Simon Hartley Fishing Club have now signed the new lease

covering fishing rights on the Pool

19/093.2          Mrs Hughes questioned Councillor Harp regarding the legitimacy of fishing from

the bank in front of Mill Pool Cottage, 10 Poolside and 11 Poolside.

On a recent occasion two fishermen were fishing from the bench seats, it was not

known whether or not they were members of the Fishing Club.

They were reportedly intimidating and abusive to Mrs Hughes and her children.

19/093.2.1       Council understood that there were two fishing stations between the Pool outlet and

Mill Pool Cottage.

19/093.2.2       Council determined that abusive and intimidating behaviour to residents or visitors

was not acceptable from those fishing the Pool and Stafford Borough should be

made aware of the incident.

 

19/094             Items Raised by Member Councillors / Clerk

19/094.1          Shopper Bus to Stafford.  Future dates arranged.

6th November, 4th December, 8th January, 5th February, 4th March.

19/094.2          On behalf of Burston residents.  Concern about the durability of the recent work

to improve the surface of Burston Car Park.

19/094.2.1       Councillor Harris to check the surface to see if this is what could be expected from

a treatment of five ton of compacted planings.

19/094.3          Councillor H Wildblood.

Proposal to install an electric car charging point on Burston Car Park

19/094.3.1       Feasibility and justification to be considered.  Agenda item.

 

19/095             Correspondence

19/095.1          Staffordshire County Council

19/095.1.1       email updates received from Stone Office on current Highway issues, for information.

 

19/095.2          Stafford Borough Council                  None

 

19/095.3          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association

19/095.3.1       Weekly email update emails circulated for information.

 

19/095.4          Stone Lions – Prostate Cancer Screening.  Tuesday 24th September.  Report

19/095.5          Stone Liaison Meeting   18th September.  Report.   No representative attended.

 

 

19/096             Date of Next Meeting    Wednesday 13th November 2019.  7.30pm. Sandon Parish Room.

 

The Meeting concluded at  9.20pm.

 

Signed ________________    Chairman

 

 

 

Date    ________________

 

 

 

Public Participation Meeting

Notes of the meeting held prior to the

Parish Council Meeting held on 9th October 2019

Commencing at 7.30pm.  Concluding at 7.30pm.

 

Present

Councillor J Charlton

Councillor R Harris

Councillor S Shelley               Chairman

Councillor H Wildblood

Councillor R Wildblood

 

County Councillor                  Councillor I Parry

District Councillor                  Councillor A Harp

Parishioners :-                          Mrs Selby,  Mrs K Hughes, Mr & Mrs Rundle

Visitor                                     Mrs T Gould

Clerk   B A Boughey

 

Mrs Selby       Remembrance Service and Sandon War Memorial

Informing the meeting that Mr Selby had arrangements in hand for the Service and was still

looking for someone to take over organising the event.

Mrs Selby thanked Councillor Shelley for his continuing work on the War Memorial

 

 

 

 

Public Participation Meeting

Notes of the meeting held following the

Parish Council Meeting held on 9th October 2019

Commencing at 9.20pm.  Concluding at 9.30pm.

 

Present

Councillor J Charlton

Councillor R Harris

Councillor S Shelley               Chairman

Councillor H Wildblood

Councillor R Wildblood

 

Parishioners :-                          Mrs Selby,  Mrs K Hughes, Mr & Mrs Rundle

Visitor                                     Mrs T Gould

Clerk   B A Boughey

 

Mr Rundle     The brook from Burston Pool to the Canal Culvert

Concern regarding the raised bed of the brook with gravel being washed down in the recent heavy rain.

The raised bed increasing the potential of flooding of the four cottage on the Old Mill site.

The brook bed has been cleared in the past but it was not known which organisation is responsible,

Canal & Rivers Trust / Environmental Agency / Severn Trent / County Council / Landowner or some other.