SANDON and BURSTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 11th September 2019
At Sandon Parish Room Commencing 7.30pm.
Councillor C Capjon
Councillor J Charlton
Councillor J T Charlton
Councillor S Shelley Chairman
Councillor H Wildblood
Councillor R Wildblood
District Councillor Councillor A Harp
Parishioners :- Mr & Mrs Rundle
Clerk B A Boughey
19/073 Apologies Councillor R Harris (Away)
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Parish Council meeting of 14th August 2019
be signed by the meeting Chairman.
19/075 Chairman’s Announcements No announcements
19/076 Declarations of Disclosable Personal Interests, Personal Declared Interests and
other Personal Interests. None declared.
19/077 Outstanding Matters Reports and Updates
19/077.1 A51 Traffic Issues through Sandon including the Burston junctions.
19/077.1.1 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
19/077.2 Footpath 36 -Burston Pool to the Canal Bridge.
Gate fastening. Geometry of the existing gate is not compatible with the proposed
Proposed that Councillor Shelley discusses the matter with Councillor Harris with a
view to installing the Gate element of a Kissing Gate system in such a way that the
Hoops may be installed at a later date if required.
Councillor Capjon proposed that appropriate signs are attached to any gate fitted.
19/077.3 Sandon Gateways. Waiting for proposals from Sandon Estate.
19/077.4 Clearing vegetation from the footpaths on the A51 and Hilderstone roads.
Hedge cutting by the Estate completed which helps but controlling encroachment
of vegetation is still required
19/077.4.1 Community Payback team to look at clearing vegetation on Stocks Lane.
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19/077.5 Road Signs obscured by hedges and those requiring a clean.
Encroachment of vegetation on to the pathway.
19/077.5.1 Waiting for hedge cutting to be completed then assess the problem.
19/077.5.2 A51 hedge behind the Blacksmiths Shop requires cutting – New property owners
now in residence. To be contacted when appropriate.
19/077.6 Defibrillator for Burston.
Further advice and information being sought. (Mr Rundle) Continued Agenda item.
19/077.7 Ducklings and the culvert on the brook at Trent Cottage, Burston
19/077.7.1 No reply to the query raised with Staffordshire Wildlife
19/077.8 New Clerk. Advert to be placed with the Parish Councils’ Association and a notice
included in the October edition of Compass.
19/078.1 Applications returned to Stafford Borough Council – Reply Awaited
19/078.1.1 19/29999/LBC Sandon Hall. Bell Tower Restoration Work
19/078.1.2 19/30711/FUL Shaw Wood Farm. New Slurry Lagoon
19/078.1.3 19/30799/NOTH Open Reach. Pole at Home Farm Lodge.
19/078.1.4 19/30912/FUL Shaw Wood Farm. New Cattle Shed No.2 Amended
19/078.1.5 19/30916/FUL Old Railway Station. Workshop / Joinery Building
19/078.1.6 19/30919/FUL Shaw Wood Farm. New Cattle Shed No.3 Amended
19/078.2 Application decisions by Stafford Borough Council. None
19/078.2.1 19/30601/FUL Allow Shaw Wood Farm. New Cattle Shed and Dairy
19/078.2.2 19/30909/FUL Allow Shaw Wood Farm. New Silage Clamp
19/078.3 Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation.
19/078.3.1 19/31035/FUL The Walled Garden, Sandon Estate. Installation of 3 Greenhouses
RESOLVED not to raise any objections.
19/078.4 Planning Appeals or Queries. None
19/079.1 Financial Statement presented by the Clerk.
19/079.2 Invoice. Community Transport August Shopper Bus. £50.50 Transport Act 1985 106A
RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
19/079.3 Donation. RBL Poppy Appeal. Supply of Wreath for Remembrance Day £30.00
RESOLVED to donate to the Poppy Appeal.
The meeting was adjourned for the County and District Councillor’s reports and convened thereafter.
19/080 Report from County Councillor. Not present. No Report.
19/081 Report from District Councillor.
19/081.1 Burston Pool. Renewal of Fishing Lease and the drafting of a revised leasing agreement.
Draft lease now submitted to Simon Hartley Fishing Club.
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19/082 Items Raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
19/082.1 Councillor Capjon – Councillor R Wildblood. Burston Car Park.
Concern about the durability of the new top surface. Is a further rolling required ?
19/082.2 Councillor J T Charlton. The replacement Stocks for Stocks Lane. Style of Stock.
Considered that the seat element should be dispensed with and to contact a Joiner to
quote for making the Stocks.
19/083.1 Staffordshire County Council
19/083.1.1 Grit Boxes and Gritting Routes email. Winter 2019 / 2020
19/083.1.1.1 Proposal to purchase a Grit Box for Burston Lane at the Railway Bridge.
Permission from County Highways required to site a Box on the roadside verge.
19/083.2 Stafford Borough Council
19/083.2.1 Parish Forum 26th September. 7.00pm Civic Centre, Stafford.
19/083.3 Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
19/083.3.1 Weekly email update emails circulated for information.
19/083.4 CPRE Information
19/083.5 Stone Lions – Prostate Cancer Screening. Tuesday 24th September.
19/083.6 Stone Liaison Meeting 18th September
19/084 Date of Next Meeting Wednesday 9th October 2019. 7.30pm Sandon Parish Room.
19/084.1 Apologies. Councillor J T Charlton.
The Meeting concluded at 9.10pm.
Signed ________________ Chairman