MINUTES OF LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
          HELD ON MONDAY 2 NOVEMBER 1992 IB THE SCHOOL.
Councillors  present were J Davis, H Mawdsley, H Park,  D  Turner 
and D Pattison, Chairman.
Apologies were accepted from A Gould.
It was  agreed to alter the agenda order as A Merrick(AM), County 
Councillor, had to leave early.
Items  discussed  with  Mr  Merrick  were  as  follows:  AM  told 
councillors that the exhibition and meeting about the Bulls Green 
Link road would most probably occur in December in the Hall.
[R  Dixon  arrived].  IDO decisions to date that  affected  Leigh 
were   Whitehole,  refused,  Barnclose,  Halecombe  and   Tadhill 
allowed.  AM quoted from Mineral Planning Note 8 for  benefit  of 
Councillors  -  before  restart a dormant quarry  must  submit  a 
scheme  of  working  and restoration.  It  was  agreed  to  write 
initially  to SCC (then DOE) for proceedure if a  dormant  quarry 
re-opened.                                                (CLERK) 
R  Dixon  wanted to object to SCC on their handling  of  the  IDO 
permission.   Councillors  agreed  that  as  4  of  the  34   IDO 
applications were in Leigh Parish we might be the worst hit in GB 
and  should request the use of the '81 minerals  powers  locally.  
MDC chief planning officer will be invited to meet the PC.(CLERK) 
cc R Hewitt, District Councillor.
Holwell Expansion - It was agreed to object on grounds of traffic 
which may be directed via the BGL[see 2.3.11BGLEnvirStat] (CLERK) 
Soil  stripping  at  Temple  House  Farm,  Long  Cross  area  was 
mentioned and it was agreed for investigations to be made.(CLERK)

MINUTES  OF  LAST  MEETING were ammended - Quarries  line  6  'he 
thought' inserted after 'that'.  They were accepted and signed.
MATTERS ARISING 
Letter dated 28/09 from SCC concerning Halecombe Quarry -  agreed 
concerns  about Rookery Farm and banking valid but did not  allay 
councillors fears. Agreed to write to HQ manager.         (CLERK)
BGL see earlier information.
LJH -Letter from R Knott MDC, original banking in area covered by 
HGV  park.  Complaint  received that  heavy machinery  parked  on 
employees car park, MDC will be told.  (CLERK)
FOOTPATH OBSTRUCTION, WHITEHOLE HILL -  DT will make fence useable 
with the farmer's permission.                                (DT)
EXAMINER  HOUSE - Complaint from parishioner that the  owner  had 
harassed her over parking, she was awaiting police visit.  It was 
agreed  to  write to house owner asking him to remove  the  metal 
angle-iron from the gutter.                               (CLERK) 
METHODIST  CHAPEL  - The Clerk had written to the vendor  of  the 
property but received no reply. 
POPPY ORGANISER appears to have been dealt with.
TREE IN BELLFIELD - SCC will be informed as on their land. (CLERK)

RESPONSE  TO  LOCAL  GOVERNMENT RE-ORGANISATION  -  SALC  meeting 
attended  by  RD,  HM, DP & Clerk.  It was agreed  that  DP  will 
formulate a response & discuss with other councillors.      (DP)

PLANNING  - ERECTION OF TWO STOREY REAR EXTENSION, BELL INN.   No 
objection, location of 2 parking spaces will be querried. (CLERK)
Alteration to FERN COTTAGE EXTENSION plan received and agreed.
LEIGH  SERVICE  STATION -  House extension  permission  received. 
Letter  from MDC said 8 small dwellings on workshop site had  not 
been classed as a low cost scheme.(Copy to P Rooke)
PERMANENT PERMISSION FOR STONE MASONS YARD permission arrived.
BGL  - Copy of letter from SCC to MDC received stating  that  SCC 
are committed to the East Mendip Quarry Traffic Strategy and have 
government approval.

FINANCE - VAT return of 267.53 claimed.
BURIAL  GRANT  payment requested.  The grant to  the  Bellringers  
was  exceeded by 16.78.  The PCC treasurer had agreed that  this 
be  deducted  from the Burial Grant so a cheque for  112.22  was  
made out.  A cheque for 49.51 was made out to pay for paint  for 
the RINGERS.  
AUDIT FEE - Bill for 64.63 received from Ernst & Young. D Turner 
proposed payment, H Mawdsley seconded, all agreed.
SUBSCRIPTION  TO  COMMUNITY  COUNCIL FOR SOMERSET due.  D  Turner 
proposed 10, R Dixon seconded all agreed.
CLERKS SALARY & EXPENSES - Salary for 1 April to 30 September of
190  + expenses of 80.30 claimed for 1 April to 30  October  it 
was proposed to grant 20 for phone calls not the 10 claimed and 
DP proposed paying 280.30, DT seconded and all agreed.
PRECEPT - After discussion of next years expenses it was proposed 
by RD and seconded by DT that a precept of 1800 be requested for 
the financial year starting 1 April 1993.

ROADS  AND FOOTPATHS - The clerk had received a verbal  complaint 
about  the lorry which uses Leigh Street early in  the  mornings.  
A letter will be sent.                               (DT & CLERK)     
Complaints that the Footpath is obstructed just after it  crosses 
the  river on leaving M Young's land had been received. The  land 
owner will be visited.                                    (CLERK)
JD had put in 2 new stiles from a delivery of 6.
Request for white line at junction of Knapp Hill & Hollybush lane 
following  two accidents. Also concern at disappearance  of  old, 
cast iron, finger posts was expressed.                    (CLERK)
                                                
RE-ALLOCATION  OF  DUTIES - H Mawdsley had volunteered  to  write 
reports on meetings for the local paper.  The motion was proposed 
by R Dixon & seconded by D Pattison all agreed.
SALC Representative - H Mawdsley.

CORRESPONDENCE  - Letter from WI concerning general state of  the 
village.   Approaches will be made to known offenders.   Possible 
re-siting of large bin outside the Bell discussed.   (CLERK & JD)
HP  had  seen  a notice in Wells Library  concerning  the  future 
siting of re-cycling bins in the Bell Inn Car Park was this true?  
Enlightenment will be requested.                          (CLERK)
MENDIP CODE OF PRACTICE ON PLANNING MEETING - 25 November 7.00 in 
St Johns Church Hall, Frome.
NEIGHBOUR NOTIFICATION CODE OF PRACTICE received & Circulated.
Reference  from Coleford Parish Council as Clerk had applied  for 
a job with them requested.  DP had complied.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING - 7 December, 7.30 School.


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