Council Minutes - October 2012



Meeting held on 3rd October 2012 at the Halford Bridge Inn at 7.30 p.m.
Meeting closed 8.05 p.m.
Cllrs Black (Chair) Gale, Machin and Redhead
Clerk: Karen Parnell
County and District Councillor Izzi Seccombe
Plus two members of the public

1. Apologies
Cllr Rickards

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 September 2012 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 5th September 2012
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in September 2012 and were duly signed by the Chairman.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
The public have been tending and planting the Millennium Garden. Grassing over some of the area is a consideration. Cars parking on the grass are an issue. Councillors will meet with residents to discuss possible further actions.

Ramblers attempting to use the Shakespeare Way are impeded by overgrowth and weeds. The footpath is a WCC issue but the relevant department is much reduced. Volunteer help is a consideration. Cllrs Seccombe and Gale will liaise with Keith Davenport at WCC on actions.

A double gate from a meadow needs replacing.
A stile in the village way deemed to have been repaired inadequately.
A tree needs to be removed from the river.

5. Matters arising
A) Grass cutting
SDC continue to cut the grass and the area by The Leys remains an issue.
Mike Solomon reiterated his offer to assist with cutting the grass in this area.

B) Drainage, highway Issues and village maintenance - Progress Report
No outstanding matters

6. Planning
Application(s) reference: 12/02080/TREE
Proposed : T1 weeping willow- Crown lifting to 3 metres above ground level and remove deadwood and split stubs.
At : The Mill House, Mill Lane, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BY
For : Mrs Lucas

Application(s) reference: 12/02109/FUL
Proposed : Proposed erection of single storey front extension
At : 3 Old Pound Cottages, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5DB
For : Mr John Walley

Application(s) reference: 12/02194/TREE
Proposed : G1 : Sycamores x 3 : Pollard
At : Village Hall, Mill Lane, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BY
For : Mr Robert Fincham

7. Finance:
SDC 50% Precept paid in 3600.00

Cheque No 100814 Karen Parnell 192.00 (Salary) 100815 Karen Parnell
18.00 (Expenses) 100816 Garden Aide 46.75

8. Correspondence
Nancy Aston, lately of Low Furlong and wife of Ken Aston who was on the PC has died.

9. Date of next meeting: 7th November 2012 (Same venue)

Meeting closed: 8.05pm

Signed: Chairman on 7th November 2012 Colin Black