Council Minutes - September 2021



Meeting held on 8th September 2021 at Halford Village Hall
Meeting closed 6.10 p.m.
Cllrs Gale (Chair), Black, Noon and Whalley
Clerk: Karen Parnell

1. Apologies
Cllr Paul Abernethy and SDC Cllr Penny-Anne O'Donnell

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 2021 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 May 2021
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in May 2021 and were duly signed by the Chairman.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
Not required

5. Matters arising and new matters

A) Drainage, highway Issues and village maintenance - Progress Report
Drainage along the Fosse Way from Ettington roundabout is causing obstruction. WCC will rectify the matter

B) Pavement sweeping - Progress with finding a candidate to tidy the village
The following concerns were expressed:
? What would be the employment status of the individual and what liabilities would fall upon the PC?
? Where would tools be housed?
? What would be the Health and Safety obligations on the council?
A volunteer preferably with their own tools continues to be sought

C) Request for PC to purchase two signs saying "Slow down Hedgehogs crossing"
The PC agreed to fund four of the signs.

6. Planning

Application(s) reference: 21/01985/FUL
Proposed : Erection of an open market dwelling and associated works.
At : The Homestead , Fosse Way, Halford, CV36 5BN
For : Mrs Wells

Application(s) reference: 21/01887/FUL
Proposed : External detached garage
At : Park Hill House , Idlicote Road, Halford, CV36 5DQ
For : Mr Matthew Jordan

7. Finance
Clerks Salary/Expenses 450.00 x 2
Granite Planet 144.00
Japonica Pride 165.00 + 105.00
Stratford District Council (Land Lease) 175.00
Donation to Peter Nicholls 40.00
Halford Village Hall (Meeting) 15.00

50% Precept 3600.00 from SDC

8. Correspondence:
Consultation on Proposed South Warwickshire Council: For publicity to residents within Halford for action.

Meeting closed: 6.10pm

9. Date of next meeting: 3rd November 2021