Council Minutes - July 2014



Meeting held on 2nd July 2014 at the Halford Bridge Inn at 7.30 p.m.
Meeting closed 8.05 p.m.
Cllrs Gale (Chair), Black and Bannister
Clerk: Karen Parnell
One member of the public was present

1. Apologies
Cllrs Ivor Machin and Ian 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 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 14th May 2014
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in May 2014 and were duly signed as such.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
No member of the public wished to speak.

5. Matters arising and new matters
A) Drainage, highway Issues and village maintenance - Progress Report
No drainage issues. WCC will repair bollards and a repeater.
A meeting will take place with Cllr Gale and WCC regarding dropping the kerb in the near future. A streetlight has been repaired.

B) Play area inspection
Not taken place as yet.

C) Village Archivist
Maggie Bannister is trying to assess what information is in the archives.
Census information will be obtained and included on the PC website.
Bowls club records and books on Halford could also be incorporated.
A filing cabinet will be sought to store hard copies and WI records in the Village Hall.

D) Bus Shelter
Options were discussed including slates, felt and rubber. Ray Jones will research further and submit a quote to the PC.

E) Traffic Calming
A meeting will be sought between WCC the PC and the police on this matter.

F) Dropping of Kerb
Item covered earlier within this agenda.

G) Sponsorship and locating of benches
Locations will be sought for two benches possibly by the church or village hall.
Cllr Gale will purchase a third bench from the PC.

H) Provision of basketball net
This is now in place and the children are most appreciative.

6. Planning
Application(s) reference: 14/01265/TREE
Proposed: - T1: Yew: 50% crown reduction - T2: Laburnum: fell - T3: Sycamore: fell
At: Yew Tree Cottage, Mill Lane, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BY
For: Mr John Alexander Granted

Application(s) reference: 14/01665/LBC
Proposed: Listed Building Consent- block up existing hay barn door (located within south west elevation) and re-hanging door internally on south west wall. Un-block existing external window located within south east elevation. Insertion of four number roof lights within existing barn roof. Single storey rear extension (glass and timber ) including moss roof and one number glass roof light.
At: The Malt House, Queen Street, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BT
For: Mrs Heather Gopsill No objecion

7. Finance
974 Karen Parnell 384.00 (Salary) 975 26.00 (Expenses)
976 Garden Aide 67.50 977 Garden Aide 47.25 978 Ray Jones (Baseball Net) 159.95 979 Ray Jones (Baseball Net) 16.00

8. Correspondence
Letter of resignation from Cllr Ivor Machin:
Due to the resignation of Cllr Ivor Machin a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for Halford Parish Council.
The vacancy will be filled by election if, within fourteen days of the date of the notice, any ten local government electors for Halford submit a written request to the Returning Officer at SDC and if no such election is called the PC will co-opt a Councillor in due course.

9. Date of next meeting: 3rd September 2014 (Same venue)

Meeting closed: 8.05pm

Signed: Nick Gale Chairman on 3rd September 2014