Council Minutes - July 2013



Meeting held on 3rd July 2013 at the Halford Bridge Inn at 7.30 p.m.
Meeting closed 8.20 p.m.
Cllrs Black (Chair), Gale, Redhead and Rickards
Clerk: Karen Parnell
One member of the public was present

1. Apologies
Cllr Machin and SDC WCC Cllr Izzi Seccombe

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 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 24th April 2013
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in April 2013 and were duly signed as such.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
It was asked if the PC had considered purchasing an area of land which is potentially likely to be developed by the League of Friends. The Chairman pointed out that funding is an issue in the current economic climate and a plan would need to be established as to what to use the land for.
The PC would be supportive should the village wish to produce such a plan and fundraise to purchase the land for the community, but believe the initiative should come from the village and not the PC.

5. Matters arising and new matters
A) Drainage, highway Issues and village maintenance - Progress Report
A village clean-up was considered. Councillors will consider what areas need attention and who will undertake these works.

B) Bus shelter
Replacement slates will be facilitated.

C) Damage caused by use of playing field
Netting to protect the fence will be looked into.

D) Play area inspection
The report has been circulated and Cllr Rickards has assessed the area. No further action necessary at this time.

E) Village Archivist
The PC considered supporting a plan to amass an historic archive of memorabilia relevant to Halford and keep it in safe storage.
The Chairman will write an article for Village Voices to establish interest.

6. Planning
Application(s) reference: 13/01238/FUL
Proposed : Proposed new vehicular access and driveway to serve farmstead and associated dwelling including the change of use of land, together with the closure of the existing vehicular access to the site.
At : Willow Farm, Fosse Way, Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7PG
For : Mr And Mrs Cunnane (Willow Farm Ltd) No objection

Application(s) reference: 13/01444/FUL
Proposed : Proposed orangery to side of property. Substitute for approved conservatory 13/00585/FUL.
At : Mill Bank, Mill Lane, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BY
For : Mr And Mrs S Henderson No objection

Application(s) reference: 13/00852/FUL
Proposed : Two storey rear extension
At : Mistletoe Cottage, Fosse Way, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BN
For : Mr Simon Rutherford No representation Refused

Application(s) reference: 13/00585/FUL
Proposed : Conservatory to side of property
At : Mill Bank, Mill Lane, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BY
For : Mr And Mrs Stuart Henderson No representation Granted with conditions

7. Finance
941 Karen Parnell 384.00 (Salary) 942 26.00 (Expenses)
943 Garden Aide 20.25 944 Garden Aide 47.25 945 Playground Supplies Ltd (Play Area Inspection) 45.60 946 Garden Aide 47.25 947 Stratford District Council (Lease of Land) 175.00

8. Correspondence
SDC Publicity regarding Boundary Review

9. Date of next meeting: 11th September 2013 (Same venue)

Meeting closed: 8.20pm

Signed: Colin Black Chairman on 11th September 2013