LEIGH-ON-MENDIP ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HELD ON 23 MAY 1994 IN THE HALL. Minutes of the APM of 18 May 1993 had been circulated and were accepted as a true record and signed. REPORTS HALL REPORT - V WINKS. The Halls financial year is October to 30 September. For the 1993/4 financial year no rent or heating increases are proposed. The toilet project will be completed and thanks were expressed to M Loten and J Robson for their work. In the summer holidays the kitchen is to be redecorated to comply with the Food Safety Act and the front doors will be replaced and the entrance hall carpeted. Future work will, it is hoped include, connecting the Hall to the main sewer and hopefully replacing the windows and tidying the car park. Thanks were expressed to Mr and Mrs Rabbits, hall caretakers, Richard Dunn, builder, Jan Robson and Margaret Loten for all their hard work over the past year. D Pattison expressed the thanks of the PC to the Hall Committee. RECREATION MANAGEMENT FIELD REPORT - J ROBSON Unfortunately in the last year the Chairman, Treasurer and Groundsman had resigned but the committee of four elected and co-opted members had decided at the 21 March AGM to continue without a chairman. Caroline Peat had been appointed treasurer. The bank account stands at just over £300 thanks to fund raising but there was a significant debt owed by a previous football user. Work was needed on the Clubhouse and to instal play equipment won last year - an appeal for help to do this in the Parish Magazine had been unsuccessful. No further action was to be taken on enlarging the field but help was requested from Parishioners to maintain the field. Thanks were recorded to John Whitmarsh the (resigned) groundsman for his work at the field. D Pattison thanked the Committee for their work in running the field. A Parishioner suggested that parents of the children at the School be asked for help installing the play equipment. HALECOMBE SUPPORT GROUP - J FEATHERSTONE. At the quarry the Bund was being built and the installation of the new tar plant was underway with completion hoped for by September 1994. The Bulls Green Link to alleviate traffic flow through Mells, Great Elm. Chantry and Whatley had been agreed by SCC. Hopefully the matter of heavy lorries through the village had been dealt with (this was disputed by some present). Mrs Featherstone objected to comments in the Parish Newsletter re blasts from the quarry and footpath problems - these were dealt with by DP. Thanks were given to JF for her report. LEIGH-HALECOMBE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION - R DIXON. The group had made representations in November 1993 about perceived infringements of the quarrying permission but no satisfactory response had been received from SCC. The chairman expressed the view that the group's options were now reduced to legal and/or non-violent direct action. They believed that the publication of MPG6 suggested that the governments attitudes to quarrying were changing and hopefully more emphasis will be placed on re-cycling materials. R Dixon was thanked for his report. PARISH COUNCIL REPORT - D PATTISON Thanks were given to D Turner for his work on the village survey the results of which would be fed into the Mendip District Plan now in preparation. The village was on the waiting list for traffic calming measures, and after much badgering most of the work on road repairs/signs initiated by the PC had been done. A circular footpath would soon be completed round the quarry and new access points had been agreed. The PC would like to encourage Parishioners to get their homes tested for RADON in advance of the initiative by SCC later in the year. For the future the PC were likely to become involved in the purchase and running of a Burial Ground as the Churchyard was nearly full. In connection with the review of Local Government SCC had applied for a Judicial Review and the hearing had started today. The Clerk and fellow councillors were thanked for their work in the past year. There being no questions the meeting was closed.
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