Council Minutes - July 2010


Meeting held on 7th July 2010 at the Halford Bridge Inn at 7.30 p.m.
Meeting closed 8.30 p.m.
Cllrs Black (Chair) Gale, Price and Rickards
Clerk: Karen Parnell
1. Apologies
Cllr Neil Liddell

2. Declaration of Interests Councillors are asked to declare personal interests in any items on the agenda. Councillors are reminded that the code of conduct that took effect from 5th June 2007 provides that should they have a prejudicial interest in any matter under discussion, they should withdraw from the room and not seek to influence a decision about the matter.

3. Approval of minutes of meeting held on the 2nd June 2010
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in June 2010 and were duly signed as such.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
No public were present.

5. Matters arising
A) Drainage Issues/Village Maintenance - Progress Report
Drainage issues have been dealt with outside the Manor House, Queen Street and jetting has also taken place. Clearance of weeds in the area between the pub and the bridge will take place in the near future.

B) Communication with residents
Feedback forms will be in place from the September meeting onwards.

C) Burial ground at St Mary's Church Maintenance
All works are now complete and the Diocese has been informed. The final payment has now been raised.

D) Telephone Box works and progress regarding its gallery/photographic usage.
Reglazing will now take place by Alcester Glass w/c 13/07/10
Using the phone box as a static photo frame incorporating village events and artwork continues to be pursued. Cllr Black will look into a way of locking the box and cut the hedge, Cllr Price will research ways of attaching photos/art/a panel to publicise the presentation and liaise with schools/media and Cllr Rickards and Andy Faithful are in the process of painting the box. Thanks were conveyed to Andy for his help. Replacing the light bulb will be considered.

E) Noticeboard resurfacing - Progress report
Cllr Black has completed this job with cork tiles.

F) Village maintenance - Green areas and parking
This remains an ongoing issue, lessened by the recent weather and village tidy up.

G) Possible replacement of flowers in the Millennium garden or other options
It was established that some plants were unsuitable when originally planted. A quote will be obtained for turfing the area and ongoing maintenance thereof prior to any decision making.

H) Play area - Ideas to reduce damages
The PC again discussed this matter and decided signage was not a viable option.

6. Planning

7. Finance
Cheque No 100703 Karen Parnell 360.00 (Salary July/August) 100704 Karen Parnell 11.70 (Expenses) 100705 SDC (Play area lease) 175.00 100706 Alcester Glass Centre (Phone box re-glazing) 493.50 100707 Garden Aide 43.75 100708 I K Barnard (Burial ground) 875.37 100709 Viking Direct (Ink) 54.23 100710 S C Black (Noticeboard repairs) 34.76 100713 S C Black (Phone box repairs) 38.19

8. Correspondence:
WCC Rights of way consultation
WCC Notification regarding LTP3 consultation
(Cllr Rickards will look at the document in full and report back to the PC)
Halford Emergency Plan is now updated and available online from WCC.

It was requested traffic calming issues be placed on the September agenda.

9. Date of next meeting: 1st September 2010 (Same venue)
Meeting closed: 8.30pm

Signed: Colin Black - Chairman on 1st September 2010