MINUTES OF LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 7 DECEMBER 1992 IN THE SCHOOL. Councillors present were J Davis, R Dixon, H Mawdsley, H Park and D Pattison, Chairman. Apologies - A Gould and D Turner might be late. MINUTES OF THE LAST TWO MEETINGS were accepted and signed. MATTERS ARISING - 2/11/92 Meeting DORMANT QUARRIES under IDO's: letter from SCC need scheme of working, full modern conditions would be imposed. [D Turner arrived] It was agreed to acknowledge letter & seek assurance that PC would be consulted if any IDO's in Leigh or neighbouring parishes were to re-open. Also copies of MPG7&8 would be requested.(CLERK) [AG arrived] MR HOOPER, MDC, will be invited to another meeting. (CLERK) HOLWELL EXPANSION letter still outstanding. (RD) TEMPLE HOUSE FARM re-instated. HALECOMBE QUARRY - Reply from Glynn Williams, committed to a schedule, trying to mitigate disturbance, will not leave eyesores. Concern was expressed about dilapidation of ROOKERY FARM & it was agreed to write to MDC. (CLERK) LJH - Sally Churchwarden, MDC, had been spoken to. A visit would be made to the site and a letter sent. DT showed a slide showing the extent of parking. METHODIST CHAPEL will be pursued. (CLERK) BELL INN whereabouts of Parking Spaces unknown to Mr Knott, he asked for any evidence that cottage an 'independent dwelling' councillors had no knowledge, Clerk will inform Mr K. (CLERK) ROADS - Great increase in lorries using the main street and a parishioner provided a list of license numbers. Letter will be sent to SCC & Police (copy to Hewett) expressing concern. (CLERK) FOOTPATH below M Youngs blocked, Clerk pursuing matter. (CLERK) No reply about SIGN POSTS or RE-CYCLING BINS to date. MEETING 16/11/92 EXAMINER HOUSE - letter of objection sent, decided 15/12/92. Meeting with MENDIP was not attended a resume of it will be sought. (CLERK) SALC MEETING, RD attended. Councils urged to reply to local government documents. PC rep for SALC who deal with sewage needed, no volunteers. Next meeting Tuesday 2 March 1993. DP asked to attend as SALC rep to Mendip Quarry Advisory Group. HALECOMBE BROOK CULVERT. Letter from A Merrick, he is pursuing the matter of the metal used and will keep the PC informed. Worry was expressed that the village could flood if the culvert collapsed a clarification of the legal position & life expectancy of the metal will be sought. (CLERK) FINANCE VILLAGE HALL - a special bank account has been set up to pay for the work to the toilets but unfortunately the start has been delayed. £5 has been left in the Current account and £2395 transfered to a Business Reserve Account. It was agreed by the Hall Treasurer that the PC claim back the VAT on the architects bill of £338.39 and retain it as the PC grant to the Hall had been overpaid by £38.39, this had been done. CPRE MEMBERSHIP proposed by RD and seconded by HM, all agreed. RELATE request for a donation. £20 proposed by DP seconded by AG, all agreed. (CLERK) SPARKS FARM FIELD. DT proposed that the PC try to secure the field for the village with a caveat that it never be used for building for gain. He suggested that the opinions of parishioners be sought on the proposal. AG raised the question of future maintenance & JD agreed to talk to the present tenant. RD suggested informal talks with ARC. It was agreed to look up PC's borrowing abilities and keep the Chairman of the RFMC informed. DT expressed his strongly held feelings that the PC act now otherwise the opportunity might be missed and the amenity value of the field lost forever to the detriment of future residents. (CLERK & JD) VILLAGE SURVEY 34% return to date. Non returners will be re- leafletted. (COUNCILLORS) ROADS & FOOTPATHS. Floods on Blackers Lane & blocked drains opposite the resevoir SCC will be informed. (CLERK) Thanks were expressed to the Parishioner who put re-cycled tarmac on the FP by the Church. QUARRY & RELATED MATTERS UPDATE - BGL meeting in Hall on Wednesday. A flyer had been circulated. RD suggested Secretary of State be asked to call in the application. (CLERK & RD) JD felt a public inquiry ought to be sought. A letter of objection will be sent. (DP) CORRESPONDENCE Notification of appointment of trustee to Bridget Parker Trust. Acknowledgement of sub to Community Council. Notification of SCC Public Transport Dept re-organisation. L-O-M School Governors Report received. News of Sitting Service for the Elderly, more information will be requested. (CLERK) Age Concern Winter Warmth Campaign info will be given to thee Evergreens. Community Council for Somerset GWR scheme will be passed on to School, Hall, RFMC etc. Draft Electoral Roll on display. DATE OF NEXT MEETING. Monday 18 January 1993. jal141292.
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