MINUTES OF LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER 1993 IN THE SCHOOL. Councillors present were J Davis, S Haywood, H Mawdsley and D Pattison, Chairman. Apologies were accepted from A Gould who would be late. Thanks were expressed to H Mawdsley who did the Minutes of the 18 October meeting. The Minutes of the 20 September were ammended at the request of Cllr Merrick to include mention of his attendance and they and the 18 October meetings were accepted and signed. MATTERS ARISING The VILLAGE CLEANER will be discussed in light of the Survey. CHURCHYARD CLOSURE also awaiting Survey results. DP had spoken to Mr Perry regarding an extension to the Churchyard onto his land. (R Dixon arrived.) M Loten urged the PC to act quickly as the acquisition of land etc. takes time, but Councillors felt they must await Survey. HM asked that PLANTATION BURIALS be included on the next Agenda. (D Turner arrived.) VILLAGE SURVEY will be closed on 30 November. DP will discuss with Shelia Pitter the analysis of results. (DP) Lynda Peacock had left a message that she would contact the Clerk on Tuesday presumably about the Housing Survey, RD expressed willingness to meet her. HALECOMBE QUARRY FOOTPATH A Merrick said that the Ramblers had withdrawn their objection but that the County would go for a Public Inquiry on the footpath. DT expressed concern that the Environmental banking was being used to dispose of quarry waste. The PC said they would prefer the final FP route to be on a different line and would therefore be less likely to object to this FP route if it was temporary. Councillors discussed with AM their hope that they would be consulted by SCC about the Phasing. They expressed their chagrin that everything agreed in the Planning Permission seems to have been altered. DP reported on the QUARRYING SEMINAR he had attended. 18 OCTOBER MEETING. HALECOMBE IDO AM explained that the objection had been withdrawn. RD added that according to the DOE the Sec of State will decide on the Revocation issue. SCHOOL GOVERNORS form from SCC given to JD. ASPHALT PLANT letter had been sent. QUARRY LIAISON MEETINGS Letter from WH 25/10/93 saying they will reconvene meetings. Also expressing their intention of calling a public meeting to re-assess role of Liaison Group. It was agreed to write to WH supporting a public meeting but expressing concern that their letter gives the impression that the democratically elected parish representatives might be by-passed. (CLERK) (AG arrived.) A letter from SCC asking the PC to nominate their prefered colour - Mushroom - for the asphalt plant will be answered. (CLERK) ROADS AND FOOTPATHS Notification of the new alignment of the Bulls Green Link had been received the PC decided not to comment as their objection had been to the principal of the road. A letter from Mr Walker was read out, he had corresponded with SCC on the danger caused by the proximity of the road from the village to Green Shutters to the quarry edge. SCC had written to him saying they would errect warning signs. The PC decided to write asking for the edge to be made safe. (CLERK) Also brought to their attention will be: 1) Spring on Blackers Hill. 2) Water at the bottom of Whitehole Hill. 3) Water at entrance to Barns Close. 4) The gutter opposite Raglans needs to be made deeper. 5) Lines at Knap Hill junction still not painted. 6) Left hand turn towards Halecombe at the Corner of Lime Kiln Lane is being shaved by vehicles & the fence has been knocked down. 7) Highway engineers suggested that the bank needs clearing back in the Hollybush area. Thanks will be given for clearing the pavement by Sparks Farm. MOTORWAYS AND TRUNK TOLLS HM will report back to SALC that this PC does not support tolls and also their suggestion that SALC endorses a ban on lorries using country lanes. (HM) PLANNING New plan submitted for The Cottage Tad Hill - no objections.(CL) Cricket Club request for concrete lock up garage for storage - no objection if RFMC agree. It was thought planning permission would be needed and PC were willing to submit plans on behalf of CC. Letters to Mr Gould(CC) and J Robson (RFMC). (CLERK) Ammendments to the plan for The Chapel, Leigh St. - no objection. Also agreed to write letter to RFMC asking for accounts to submit to the Charity Commission. (CLERK) FINANCE An acknowledgement had been received some time ago for the grant to the Asham and East Mendip Group. PRECEPT - after discussion £1800 was proposed by DT, seconded by HM and all agreed. (CLERK) Request for a grant to mend part of the Churchyard wall had been received. £467 was needed, the PC had a cheque for the Church's Burial Grant and a grant from MDC of £200 which could go towards the wall repair RD proposed granting the Church a further £267, HM seconded and all agreed. Money to come from PO a/c. (CLERK) The Clerk requested payment of her salary of £210 for April to October and expenses of £86.19p. SH proposed payment, JD seconded all agreed. Cheque made out. (CLERK) Bills from Somerset Computing for photocopying up to 1 October for £121.02p and for a bulk order of envelopes at £6.40 had been received. SH proposed payment, JD seconded all agreed. Cheque made out. (DT declared an interest in this item). (CLERK) DP requested payment of Quarrying Conference Fee of £15. DT proposed, SH seconded all agreed. Cheque made out. (CLERK) Transfer of £500 will be made from PO a/c to Current a/c. CORRESPONDENCE The following were put on circulation - CPRE Countryside News, SALC documents, Thatch, Info about SCC spending. No one was able to attend the Mendip Forum on the Earth Summit. It was decided to hold a short meeting on 20 December at 7.30 in the School to discuss any matters that could not be carried over to January. The Agenda in January will include Sites of Historic Interest and Plantation Burial. The Meeting closed at approx 2220h. jal221193.
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