LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD AT THE SCHOOL ON MONDAY 10 JANUARY 1994. Councillors present were J Davis, R Dixon, S Haywood, H Mawdsley, D Pattison (Chairman), D Turner and A Gould who arrived late. A Merrick, County Councillor, and K Mack, MD Councillor, were also present. The Minutes of the last meeting were accepted and signed. MATTERS ARISING - all letters had been written but it was decided to chase up MDC re the Church Yard if nothing was heard by 14/01. VILLAGE SURVEY - 100 replies. Survey now closed. (RD & DT) Thankyou received for Grant to School. PLANNING - Tweed Farm development agreed. A copy of a letter of complaint re Examiner House had been received. DP will investigate & PC will write to MDC supporting request for Enforcement. (CLERK & DP) [A Gould arrived.] LJH - car parking area is being violated, MDC will be told.(CLERK) ROADS AND FOOTPATHS - Write to SCC about: 1) Stiles & FP at Tadhill. 2) Spring errupting on Blackers Lane. 3) Rubbish dumped on road verges and in lay bys. 4) Broken drain at Knap Hill/Hollybush Lane. (CLERK) DT suggested a Village Clean Up Day, all agreed. (CLERK & DT) LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVIEW - Great concern was voiced to Mrs Mack over Minerals Policy of any future County & how it would affect L-O-M. It was agreed to write to local paper with copy to MP and Gummer supporting status quo as well as SCC's request for a Judicial Revue. (CLERK & HM) RD had attended MDC Meeting on Local Gov Review as PC rep. QUARRYING - Report by DP & RD on SCC Meeting. Public meeting chaired by H Temperley was quite well attended by Parishioners and Employees. There will be no gain in employment from the new ASPHALT PLANT. When asked by DT about lack of revenue when plant moved to lower level the Company spokesman said that this was so far in the future they had not considered it & that they would put in a new plant & decommission the old. The new plant is higher and closer to the village and WH claim will be on valuable stone but the PC were worried that despite this last fact there would be no rush to move it. Letter will be sent to SCC. (CLERK) It was also agreed to write requesting enforcement at Halecombe as WH in breach of Condition 22 of their Permission. (CLERK) FINANCE - Sub for Soc Local Council Clerks due. DP proposed, DT seconded all agreed, cheque made out. (CLERK) Nat West Bank - notification of Voucher Return Increase cost. Request from Charity Commission for accounts of RFMC. (DP) PLANTATION BURIALS DEFERRED CORRESPONDENCE BRIDLEWAYS Group want info on wrongly classified footpaths. (CLERK) NALC - Centenary Appeal & Training Needs. MENDIP FESTIVAL 1995 - Send to LUMP, School & Fete. (CLERK) NEXT MEETING 21 FEBRUARY 1994 7.30 IN THE SCHOOL.
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