Council Minutes - January 2018



Meeting held on 3rd January 2018 at
The Bridge Inn, Halford at 7.30 pm
Meeting closed 8.50 pm
Cllrs Abernethy, Byard-Jones, Lewis, Whalley and Gale (Chair)
County Cllr Izzi Seccombe
Clerk: Karen Parnell
Two members of the public were present

1. Apologies

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 8th November 2017
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in November 2017 and were duly signed by the Chairman.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
The boundary implications for the Bowling Green site were explained.
The location of a traffic collision was discussed.
Publicity of the PC in Village Voices was discussed and future agenda items will be included as will information as provided to the editor.

5. Matters arising and new matters
A) Traffic issues

B) Village Maintenance
No new matters
A pin light is still in need of replacement and WCC are aware.
A root ball will be removed by the highways department in due course.
A footpath has been cleared and weeds removed from the bridges by the Community Payback Team.
SDC have provided a new bin which is in place.
Brambles will be trimmed back in due course.
Thanks were conveyed to a resident for clearing and improving the Millennium Garden.

C) Bus Shelter
Replacing 6 millimetre toughened glass has been researched by Cllr Abernethy and costs would be circa 300.00 plus VAT.
Polycarbonate is a consideration instead of glass.
Sight lines when the bus shelter is installed were a cause for concern.
It was felt by a councillor that speeding and speed cameras were a far greater priority for residents than a bus shelter and the costs were great considering the limited use the shelter would receive.
This was discussed at length and it was noted some residents would frequently use the shelter.

Insurance implications for both speed cameras and the bus shelter will be looked into by the clerk.

D) Speed Cameras
Paul Bannister has been looking into the mounting of the cameras.
Western Power will not allow use of telegraph poles.
Lampposts are a consideration and Paul has liaised with the lighting engineer at WCC. According to a member of the Road Safety Engineering Team at WCC the PC cannot have cameras and this will be looked into.
Paul and Cllr Gale will attend a Speed Watch meeting in Warwick tomorrow. Chris Lewis from the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner's office is also involved with the Halford project.
Enforcement is an issue with the project but it was noted a similar project in Rodborough showed a significant effect on traffic calming over time.
Locations for the cameras were considered and the need to involve the police was noted.

6. Planning
Councillors discussed a potential policy on planning. Predetermination was discussed as was the possibility of creating a Parish Plan.
It was noted SDC have been informed clearly of recent planning objections.

7. Finance
Cheque No 093 Karen Parnell 384.00 (Salary) 094 Karen Parnell
26.00 (Expenses) 095 Village Voices 100.00 096 Japonica Pride 28.00

It was agreed to award the clerk a pay increase to 450 per meeting to include expenses.

8. Correspondence: None

9. Date of next meeting: 7th March 2018 (At the Halford Bridge Inn)

Meeting closed: 8.50pm

Signed: Chairman on 7th March 2018.......................................................