Minutes September 2019

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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)


19/074             Minutes

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

closing system.

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             Planning

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             Finance

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             Correspondence

19/083.1          Staffordshire County Council

19/083.1.1       Grit Boxes and Gritting Routes email.  Winter 2019 / 2020

19/    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




Date    ________________