MINUTES OF LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 14 JANUARY 1991 IN THE SCHOOL. Councillors present were Messrs Davis, Gould, Pattison, Turner & Yelland. Apologies were accepted from Mrs Park. Mr Yelland opened the meeting by welcoming Mr Merrick (CC) & Mr Hewett (District Councillor). Page 2 item BULLS GREEN LINK, width changed to 6.7 metres. The Minutes were accepted and signed. MATTERS ARISING - A letter from Mr Langridge (SCC)- following his attendance at the last PC meeting he had organised for "SLOW" signs to be put on the road at Towns End- this had already been done but Councillors felt that the one of the Stoke side of the junction ought to be nearer to Stoke as the problem was the constriction by the house on the corner, not the junction. (CLERK) Signposting to Halecombe, except for the post at Long Cross, wopuld be undertaken. Concerning Stoke Lane Quarry a weight restriction, requiring confirmation by the DOE, would mean a new entrance had to be constructed as stated on the original application. This, as Mr Yelland observed, would not necessarily help Leigh. The "Give Way" sign at the X road to Downhead had not be re- errected. (CLERK) Two bills had been presented for work at the Rec Field. Mr Yelland expressed concern that neither showed toilet repairs but Mr Gould volunteered that he believed the Management Committee were paying for them. Clerk will check bills with Mr Lee & organise payment. (CLERK) Wimpey Hobbs had forwarded Ground Vibration Info as requested. Rookery Farm had been sheeted. Mr Pultney of Midshires Homes would be invited to the next meeting. (CLERK) The Clerk had contacted the owner of the Wesleyan Chapel who had apologised for the vandalised windows. Concerning the Planning Application for the Wesleyan School - the appellant had phoned the Clerk & expressed his willingness to talk to Councillors. She had told him that Councillors supported his application but were concerned that neighbours were uninformed. He said he would make contact with them. Mr Hewett expressed his support for the application. STRUCTURE PLAN EXAMINATION D Pattison. Mr Pattison had prepared the letter expanding the arguements already put forward by the PC who objected to the Minerals Policy M2 & M3 and TR6A - a copy included in the Minutes. A brief discussion took place on the salient points. Mr Pattison will attend the Transport & Mineral hearings supported by Messrs Davis & Turner. HIGHWAYS & FOOTPATHS A letter had been received from the County Surveyor concerning HGVs in the East Mendips - Mr Merrick said that the ideas in it had been superceeded by other plans which he wanted to discuss informally with PC's in the next fortnight. If enough support was expressed he hoped to ask for a postponement of a proposed weight restriction experiment while further discussions took place. In the new plan Halecombe -traffic would be directed, by a series of weight restrictions, through Waterlip. Mr Davis again expressed his view that quarry traffic ought to be encourage to use lots of routes to spread the load. Mr Yelland asked what would happen about Milk Tankers, Mr Merrick would consult Express Dairies. Concern was expressed that the origin of lorries might pose a problem but Mr Merrick thought that with the idea to park empty vehicles within the quarries this might be overcome. Councillors supported the view that Mr Merrick's proposals formed a good basis for further discussion. Mr Turner said the Blackers Lane was flooding again & a spring on the hill in the road was causing problems. (CLERK) A paper entitled TRAFFIC IN THE MENDIPS had been circulated it was noted that the Bulls Green Link was not included. Mr Yelland asked Councillors if they thought the PC ought to reply. It was agreed that responses would be left to individuals although the PC agreed that improvements to the A351 to the East of Shepton could only help Leigh. FINANCE - Mr Yelland proposed that the PC purchase a new flag for the Church at a cost not to exceed £50. J Davis seconded, all agreed. Mr Turner left. A Subscription to Society of Local Council Clerks Association of £13 was agreed to by all. A document on the Future of Local Councils included with the subscription renewal will be circulated & comments made. The rep for MENDIP COUNCIL FOR VOL SERVICES will be advertised for in the Parish Council Newsletter. CORRESPONDENCE - BUS TIMETABLE relevant sheet will be displayed on the PC noticeboards. Information from MICHAEL TREVALLION Architect specialising in village halls will be filed. Invitations to a ROYAL NAVY PRESENTATION were available. The Clerk had given the Minute Book starting in 1925 to Mary da Viggiani for her research into the History of Leigh. The Clerk will enquire of B Tel into the future of the red telephone box to see if it about to be removed & if action needs to be taken. Mrs Dixon, Chairman of the School Governors, asked the PC if they would be willing to lend £200, repayable, to the school to set up a trust to enable them to continue providing hot dinners to some pupils. It was agreed that this could be considered a proper use of Parish Council resources, but that further details would be required. Mrs Dixon agreed to find out more details and come back to the PC. Next Meeting MONDAY 18 MARCH 7.30 IN THE SCHOOL.
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