Council Minutes - July 2022



Meeting held on 6th July 2022 at Halford Bridge Inn
at 6.30 p.m.
Meeting closed 7.35 p.m.
Cllrs Black, Newell and Whalley (Chair)
Clerk: Karen Parnell
SDC Cllr Penny O'Donnell and WCC Cllr Izzi Seccombe
One member of the public was present

1. Apologies:
Cllrs Nick Gale and Ruth Noon

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 on the 6th May 2022
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in May 20212 and were duly signed as such.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
Speeding of farm vehicles on the Fosse Way was a cause for concern and one recent accident involving a vehicle and member of the public was noted.
There is no police presence and limited attempts to slow traffic.
The chairman will write to the farm involved and Cllr Black will clean and trim back foliage affecting signage to improve visibility and awareness of speed limits.
It was felt upcoming development may improve road safety and slow traffic down, not least with a new road crossing.

5. Matters arising and new matters

A) Drainage, highway Issues and village maintenance - Progress Report
It was noted verges have been trimmed by WCC.
Two dog poo bins will be purchased. Clerk and Cllr Black to liaise regarding purchasing and locating bins and when in situ Cllr Black to notify SDC Streetscene regarding emptying the bins.

B) Jubilee Celebrations
Events were well received. All monies for the celebrations have now been paid out.

C) Allocation of s106 Monies
2565.00 was allocated to repairs of the church wall.
The allocated budget of 10,000 for repairs to the church will be considered at the September PC meeting.

6. Planning
Application(s) reference: 22/01442/FUL
Proposed : Proposed replacement extensions and a new single storey side extension.
At : 1 Far Cottages , Idlicote Road, Halford, Warwickshire CV36 5DQ
For : Ms S. Henderson

Application(s) reference: 22/01565/FUL
Proposed : Single storey rear flat roof extension to the property
At : 11 The Leys, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5DD
For : Mrs Rob Gardner R.G. Applications Ltd

Application(s) reference: 22/01871/TREE
Proposed : T1 - conifer - Fell due to causing structural damage to Severn Trent wall and
At : Pumping Station , Mill Lane, Halford, Warwickshire CV36 5BZ
For : Severn Trent

7. Finance
Karen Parnell (Salary/Expenses) 450.00
Japonica Pride 160.00
Bank Charges 35.00
Halford Village Hall (Hire) 20.00
Halford PCC 250.00
Halford Bridge - Jubilee catering 715.00 Paul Clark (Catering) 212.63
Jubilee Events:
James Nixon (Meat) 281.76
Mrs G Carter (Cakes) 24.84
Laura Hart (Rosettes) 33.48
Sarah Sparks (Drinks) 180.00

s106 Monies 2565.00
V.A.T Reclaim 119.17

8. District Councillor's Report- Cllr O'Donnell
Penny-Anne noted the increase in Covid numbers. Social isolation and loneliness are a focus at SDC. A car share system is being set up.
A boom in tourism is hoped for, with Shakespeare England promoting community events.
Information on planning enforcement was provided and explained.
Food caddies have now been distributed and a new waste collection calendar is in place.
SDC Cabinet will review the financial results of the considered merger with Warwick DC, however it was noted that overall finances at SDC are in very good shape.
Penny-Anne offered to attend virtual meetings if requested to.

County Councillor's Report- Cllr Seccombe
Izzi explained the situation regarding bus services. Johnsons have sold their business to Diamond. Fewer drivers transferred than was first thought and some routes are less viable than others. The service will be under new management from August.
WCC have received two achievement awards: Chief Executive of the year and Director of the year for the Director of Social Care. The clerk will e mail congratulations from Halford PC.
The Commonwealth Games are coming to the area with bowls taking place in Leamington and cycling beginning in Warwick, which will be an event that is free for all to attend.
WCC has received an Ofsted inspection regarding children's services, notably special educational needs. It was noted that health engagement and training could both be improved.

9. Correspondence
Cllr Black accepted the action to meet with a resident to understand specifically which bushes and areas they are particularly concerned.

Whilst the action for clearing and maintaining such items falls out of the responsibility and accountability of the parish Council, the PC will of course support the residents of the village with requests to the relevant authorities where work is required.

10. Date of next meeting: 7th September 2022 (Same venue)

Meeting closed: 7.35pm