MINUTES OF

LEIGH ON MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON Monday 19 JULY 2004 at 7.30pm

 IN THE HALL

 

Councillors present:    Gerald Jeanes – Chairman, John Wright, Chris Cudmore,

Apologies:                  P Moore, Geoff Casey, Neville Park, Steve Anderson

 

The MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING were accepted and signed.

 

MATTERS ARISING: - Damage to footbridge on footpath near Whitehole Farm – still to be inspected and reported to MDC.     ACTION - GJ

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

A letter to MDC re. disappointment on the consultation about possible future affordable housing at the west end of Leigh has been sent by a parishioner and a response received.  Letter to the Parish Council received from Mrs Lance – her views were duly noted and considered.  Parish Council are still waiting to hear from   Knightstone Housing Group.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND COUNCIL REPS.

This deferred to the next meeting.

 

PLANNING

Ebenezer Chapel –  amendment requested to previous application.  Only alteration apparent that of provision of chimney.  No objection provided this was only amendment.

 

QUARRY MATTERS

JW  had contacted Ken Hobden of SCC submitting an expression of interest by the Parish Council in purchasing Sparks field to preserve  this green area for the village.  No objection has been expressed in principle by Hanson are SCC.  Strong rumours suggest that Hanson wish to sell off surplus land.  Proposal made by JW that an application be made to the Quarry Aggregates Fund for a grant to fund the purchase of this land, seconded by GJ. 

 

FINANCE – reports for May, June and July accepted and signed.  Acceptance proposed by JW and seconded by CC.

Current a/c

Payment of hall rent proposed by CC and seconded by JW.  Ch. no.406 to Leigh on Mendip Memorial Hall for £9 written and signed.  Payment of SALC subs proposed by GJ and seconded by JW.  Ch. no. 407 for £85.91 was written and signed.

Cemetery a/c

Payment of mowing bill for June was proposed by CC and seconded by JW.  Ch. no 46 to D Jarvis for £87.50 was written and signed.

 

CEMETERY MATTERS   - Cemetery subcommittee meeting scheduled for 10 August 2004 at Sawmill Cottage.

 

ROADS AND FOOTPATHS – state of crossroads at Knaphill to be inspected and reported on to relevant authority.                   ACTION – GJ

 

REC FIELD REPORT – circulated with correspondence.

 

CORRESPONDENCE – the following were circulated to Parish Councillors:-

Letter from SCC re. street lighting.

Letter from MDC re. sandbags.

Survey from SCC re. highway related services.

Parish information newsletter from MDC.

Information from MDC r. Compact for Somerset.

MDC notice re. S/M and area board meeting.

List of dates of local visits from Avon and Somerset police.

SCC information re. reducing junk mail.

MDC information re. draft parking proposals.

 

DATE OF NEXT MEETING –Monday 20 September 2004 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.  Future meetings to be held on the third Monday of each month.