Council Minutes - September 2020 (Zoom)



Meeting held on 2nd September 2020 at Halford Village Hall
Meeting closed 8.10 p.m.
Cllrs Gale (Chair), Lewis, Whalley and Sloan
Clerk: Karen Parnell
WCC Cllr Izzi Seccombe
SDC Cllr Penny-Anne O'Donnell

1. Apologies
Cllr Paul Abernethy

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 May 2018 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 in June 2020
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in June 2020 and were duly signed by the Chairman.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
Not required

5. Matters arising and new matters

A) Traffic Issues - WCC Survey
Cllr Whalley to progress and report back to the November PC meeting.

B) Drainage, highway Issues and village maintenance - Progress Report

Overgrown hedges within Halford:
? The pavement from Folly Lodge to Far cottages, on Idlicote Road, is again obstructed by the overgrown hedge of the "Quarry Field". The owner appears to be keeping down the weeds in the field, but not attending to the hedge. WCC to be notified.
? Clerk to contact Japonica Pride, regarding our obligation to keep the playground hedge from impeding the pavement. The hedge still forces people onto the road, on their way to the bus shelter.
? The coppice, on the fosse between White Gates and the Stepmoles entry, needs attending to by WCC. They will be notified.

Parking on pavements was considered to be inconvenient.

C) Allocation of CIL monies
The 571.64 received will be considered in relation to future projects.

D) Neighbourhood Plan
This has been widely discussed and it was felt limited resources are available to progress this further at this time.
6. Planning:
Application(s) reference: 20/01759/TREE
Proposed : T1 - lime - Reduce elongated branches by up to 3metres to balance crown. Crown lift by up to 2metres to a uniform height. Thin crown by up to 20%
At : Halford House , Queen Street, Halford, CV36 5BT
For : Mr Tom Hamments Stockwell-Davies Ltd.

Application(s) reference: 20/02057/FUL
Proposed : Proposed 2 storey side extension to the existing dwelling

At : Park Hill Farm , Idlicote Road, Halford, CV36 5DQ
For : Mrs Long Long Partners

Speakers and strategies for the Bowling Green application going before the SDC planning committee were considered.

7. Finance
Clerks Salary/Expenses 450.00
WALC 148.00
Granite Planet 144.00
Kenneth Dunn (Internal Audit) 35.00
BHIB Ltd (Insurance) 691.32 8.86
St Mary's PCC 1000.00
Japonica Pride 52.50 157.50 82.50 75.00
Stratford District Council (Land Lease) 175.00
David Brock (Plants) 54.92

50% Precept 3600.00 from SDC
SDC CIL Monies 571.64

8. Councillors Reports:
SDC: Cllr Penny-Anne O'Donnell was thanked for her updates regarding Covid 19. The pandemic has caused an upsurge in planning applications. Remote committees are working well. Penny is chair of the Audit and Standards Committee. Tourism is a priority and will be looked into closely by SDC.

WCC: Cllr Izzi Seccombe reported that Warwickshire was a pilot for track and trace. Peaks of Covid tend to be within built up areas or hospitals but this is being controlled. Schools returning and university students are a current issue. Much council work is being done remotely. Collaborative working is being considered. 4 Million has been spent by WCC on Covid related matters this year.

Meeting closed: 8.10pm

9. Date of next meeting: 4th November 2020 by Zoom

Signed: Chairman on 4th November 2020