A meeting of the Parish Council
was held on Monday 13th JUNE 2011 at the
COUNCILLORS PRESENT Mr Garland (Chairman), Mrs Batten
(Vice Chair), Messrs. Storey, Lambert, Spanswick, Glasscock, Cooper,
APOLOGIES received from Mr Reeve, Mr White CC & Sq Leader Neilds.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST none declared.
MINUTES of the last meeting were taken as read, agreed & duly signed.
PUBLIC SPEAKING the Chairman suspended the meeting for
members of the public present to address the meeting. Resident complained about
the condition of the
1 Feltwell Base email advising that the Battle of Britain flight is scheduled for 15.35 hrs on 4 July and the Red Arrows display at 1800hrs. Further details may become available as the date is closed in on. Email from Mr Samuels inviting Councillors to join the golf club to view the displays on 4th July, the Chairman advised this included family.
2 SNT PCSO Milburn advised that there had been an increase in fuel thefts around the area, people should be vigilante. She also confirmed that number plates were required re problem mopeds so a picture can build up and owners approached.
3 Risk Assessment Work on tennis court should be done next week. Cost to replace broken dome with flat window £286.77 plus £28 carriage net, Mrs Batten proposed flat window is purchased, seconded Mr Glasscock, all agreed. RST Irrigation fitted last window it was proposed by Chair that they are asked to fit new window, all agreed. Mr Cooper carried out report nothing new apparent. Mrs McGeeney to carry out next inspection.
MATTERS ARISING CONT
4 Rangers visited village 3/4th May, list of areas covered read out by Clerk. We will be contacted 3 weeks prior to next visit.
5 REGBIO - email from S Booth dated 19 May advising that he has asked their planning consultants to prepare a fee proposal for handling the planning application for the proposed plant, however ahead of instructing them further he asked that confirmation could be given that the Council, in principle, is still supportive of the scheme. Clerk forwarded email to Chairman for response, the Chair pointed Mr Booth to the last solicitors letter received by them. Mr Lambert advised land set aside is full of grass and needs spraying, allotment committee would look at this when inspection carried out over next few weeks.
6 Changing Rooms detailed report received from Mr Samuels, Clerk advised recommendations that included that the building appears to be beyond economic refurbishment, if it were refurbished, the investment will be in a poorly constructed 40yr old structure. It is clear that the building no longer meets the football club needs or requirements. Budgetary costs for consideration were also detailed. Clerk advised WREN would only consider a grant if the building was for multi sport use and a need was shown. Mr Spanswick felt a task group should be formed to look into the possibilities. Mr Storey felt that no consideration to refurbish this building should be given; a lot of money has been wasted on this building already, in his opinion. Mrs McGeeney felt that as there are currently 2 adult teams & 5 youth teams then something has to be done to keep football in this village. Mr Lawrence felt the first step was for this group to look at grants the Clerk advised she had been making enquiries about grants for the past 2 months and as previously advised because the Council has a substantial capital fund grants would not be forthcoming unless a scheme cost more than the funds available. Clerk advised one alternative would be to grant the football club a long lease on the building, then they may be able to obtain grants. After further discussion Mrs Batten proposed that the Parish Council demolishes the changing rooms building, seconded Mrs McGeeney, all agreed. The Chairman proposed a task group is set up Mrs Batten, Mrs Smith, Mrs McGeeney & Mr Spanswick volunteered to be on this group all agreed. Meeting to be held to discuss the way forward, Mr Lemon (Norfolk FA), Mr Samuels and representatives from the football teams to be invited.
7 Land Registry email from solicitor advising that it is possible, in theory, for the Council to apply to register a possessory title but this will be dependent upon the Council producing sufficient evidence to satisfy Land Registry. OS maps of both areas required and if possible a few digital photographs of the two areas. A statutory declaration will have to be sworn by somebody who has lived along while in the village, Mr Cooper would be able to do this. Extracts from Minutes showing maintenance of areas would be helpful. We may run into problems with land registry as neither area may be fenced off which is usually a requirement to show adverse possession. Chairman will send photos, Clerk to obtain OS maps.
roadway done cost £1865 net a little less than estimated price. Email from Mrs
Garland thanking the Council for having the work done. Water
supply still being looked into.
MATTERS ARISING CONT
8 Wall, War Memorial still no response re fence, repairs to wall in progress.
9 Bulk Bin still waiting for c/note, new invoice incorrect, Clerk to hold until c/note received.
10 Bin, Bell Street new bin delivered Clerk to obtain costs from Mr Scarff, Mr Aldous & RST Irrigation to install. £10 money off voucher from Glasdon towards next purchase.
Audit nobody came forward to do audit, books taken to TWR completed.
Governance letter received from TWR this is required by the
12 Audit notices on parish noticeboard advertising electors rights.
14 Village Sign - no quotes received yet, Clerk to chase and obtain alternative quotes.
15 BT Kiosk Clerk to check condition.
Lane - NCC Highways has advised that
work on the drainage will commence about 26th July, during this work
it is necessary to close Short Beck for a period up to 3 weeks as the drain has
to be placed along the middle of the road, access to all properties will be
maintained from one direction at all times. Following this Long Lane will then
be shut for up to 3 weeks also. Diversions will be in place but a lot of
traffic will be sent along
17 Internet Security Clerk has purchased this cost £59.99.
18 Review of Committees Mr Storey & Mr Lawrence agreed to remain on allotment committee.
19 Armed Force Day the British Legion has a flag the Council can borrow to fly at the memorial. Clerk to ask Mr Lambourne if he will raise the flag for the Council
20 Grasscutting Verges now done Clerk to monitor.
MATTERS ARISING CONT
21 High Street Sign - email from Borough enquiring if owners of Londis still have sign for High Street, Mr Cooper advised they have not. A photograph would be useful so that a new sign could be placed in the right position and agreement from the owners of Londis is required. Mr Cooper advised owners had verbally agreed. Signs have to be reported using an e-form and photographs would be helpful, Clerk had advised she cannot send digital photos. Report for other damaged signs has not been received even though confirmation had been received that the report had been sent to the correct department. Clerk to report again.
22 Damaged S/Light Lantern unit o/s 2 Moatside the lantern is damaged, MHB has advised cost to replace lantern is £315.99 net. Clerk advised light is still working. It was agreed to leave it as it is still working.
23 E.ON - fixed EON price ends September, notice of new charges received Clerk re-negotiated these and fixed for 3 years, until September 2014. New charges advised.
24 Proposed Incinerator letter from the leader of the Borough Council enquiring if the Parish Council would write to C Spellman MP to advise of the views of the Council. After some discussion Mr Spanswick proposed a letter objecting to the proposal is sent to the MP, seconded Mrs McGeeney, Mrs Batten abstained, rest in favour.
Register Clerk read out list, grit bins to be added, all areas noted re
inspections. Oak garden in poor condition it was suggested that fake turf is
laid, Clerk to obtain information. People were not using the dog bin in
26 WNBC Clothing bank credit received £39.36. Electoral list alterations. Sports Council AGM held 9/6. Standards Board meeting agenda being held 15/6.
27 NCC new highways officer Mr Barnard has been replaced by Andrew Wallace.
28 NALC election members of executive committee. Summer conference being held 28/6. Training for Clerks & Councillors. Community resilience workshop in July.
29 NPFA membership invitation & copy of Playingfield newsletter.
31 Cambridgeshire/Peterborough CC development plan notice.
& Suffolk Water
33 EON improved bills.
34 Norse fencing section.
35 Brochures Clerks/Councils Direct. Wicksteed. Record RSS. Glasdon. Nottsport. Parish mag.
37 CHEQUES were signed for the following L Peckham £718.71,
38 PLANNING the following were APPROVED
G Russell, 58 Long Lane demolition of existing single storey extension &
construction of 2 storey side extension. L Hurrell, 2 Leonards Lane proposed 2
storey rear extension. S Wellington, 18 Lamberts Close
2 storey side extension a letter from resident received objecting to
application Clerk had advised that any objections must be made to the Borough
Council as the principle planning authority. J&B Simmons, Red Lodge Garage,
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
39 St Nicholas Churchyard footpaths full of weeds, Clerk to report to CGM.
to Highways potholes in Short Lane, road surface
41 E Truss MP notice of surgery being held 24/6 at Methwold, 6-7pm.
42 Receipts/Payment Book Clerk advised new one ordered cost £56.48 net.
Next meeting being held 11th July 2011.
Meeting declared closed 9.35pm.