MINUTES OF LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARIH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 21 NOVEMBER 1995 IN THE SCHOOL. Councillors present were: H Daniels, R Dixon, J Davis, S Haywood, M Loten and D Pattison, Chairman. Apologies were accepted from D Turner. The Minutes of the last meeting were accepted and signed. MATTERS ARISING - REC FIELD (SH) A firm spring had been put on the pedestrian gate but RFMC had veteod the idea of a kissing gate. No reply from SCC re signs. (CLERK) RADON - DP to contact Mendip Country Practice. (CLERK) ARC - Map of position of hedge sent. NOTICEBOARD - (SH) quote of maximum of £400 for double board, vandal proof glass, oak with posts. A quote for a single board will be obtained. (CLERK) PAVEMENT PARKING - (ML) car owners spoken to but still parking on pavement. Clerk will do slips for under wipers, if no notice taken police will be notified. (CLERK & ML) ADVERT FOR FOOTPATH CLEARER. (CLERK) ROOKERY FARM - reply from P Hewitt SCC which didn't answer questions asked. (CLERK) FOOTPATH RESPONSIBILITIES - reply from D Hooper MDC. Thanks for donations from Victim Support & Mendip Helpline. REPORTS SALC report by HD on circulation. SCC Strategy Meeting with Jeff Treece DP, ML, JD & Clerk wide ranging discussion took place. RFMC - SH. Committee worried about surface under swings, would cost about £1500 + VAT to put in safety matting. Showers need redoing. PC thought safety was a higher priority. RFMC will be advised that they are allocated £400 next year. (CLERK) PLANNING TWO STOREY EXTENSION AT 3 CHURCH WALK - Clerk phoned Mr Allmendinger on 27 October 1994 to ask if discussion of this matter could be left until 21 November meeting and was advised that this was permissable. On 18 November following rumours that the application had been passed she contacted him again and was told that the plan had not been discussed but he thought that confusion was caused because approval was recommended. Notification had been received that the plan had been approved on 15 November. HD and DP declared an interest as owners of adjacent properties. ML took the chair - no objections were raised to the plan but it was decided because of the contravention by MDC of the Planning Process no comment would be made. (CLERK) DP took the chair. - It was agreed to write to Mr Hooper giving a catalogue of events on the above application including Mendip's lack of consultation with the owner of an adjoining property. cc to Mr Jeffs. (CLERK) GREAT HOUSE FARM - approved DORMER WINDOWS AT WHITE HOUSE - approved. HOUSE ON LAND TO REAR OF FERN COTTAGE - turned down. PRECEPT DP presented a forecast of PC spending for 1995/96. The PC were very conscious that they may have to purchase ground for a cemetry. DP proposed £2,500. HD seconded and all agreed.(CLERK) 1ST FROME WATERLOO SCOUTS - DT asked the PC to consider a grant to the troop in recognition of their work on footpaths at Tadhill. DP suggested £25, SD seconded. All agreed, cheque made out. (CLERK) RADSTOCK AND DISTRICT MUSEUM - appeal for money. RD proposed £15, JD seconded. All agreed, cheque made out. (CLERK) BELL RINGERS - bills presented for £56.90 and £2.40. Cheques were made out and it was agreed that all the grant to the ringers had now been paid. (CLERK) CLERKS SALARY - Notification from SALC of a 2% increase from July had been received. It was agreed to pay the Clerk the recommended increase. The Clerk claimed a salary of: £109.37 for April to June + £111.99 for July to Sept Total £221.36p plus expenses for the period May to Sept of £ 59.11 Total £280.47 ML proposed payment, SH seconded, all agreed - cheque made out. The Clerk requested permission to purchase a new hole punch and a paper guillotine. DP proposed purchase, ML seconded on a vote 5 agreed and RD abstained. Request for money from CPRE - refused. It was agreed that when the Burial Grant arrived it would be passed straight on to the Church. SPEEDING TRAFFIC paper from SCC was discussed. Councillors would like tougher policing on speeding vehicles, traffic calming for the village and better public transport. (CLERK) MDC DRAFT PLAN Document circulated, concern was expressed that village would need a critical mass to support shops, school etc and pressure might be exerted for growth. It was agreed to write supporting general aims and objectives. (CLERK) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION UPDATE Bore holes had been dug on a possible site, and discussions are taking place. Wimpey Hobbs and G Perry will be thanked for their help and co-operation. (CLERK) CORRESPONDENCE Letter from Examiner House had been received. The following were ciculated: SCC Annual Report, SCC Minutes, MDC State of the Environment Report, CPRE Newsletter, Charity Commission Info, Housing Strategy Review, CND info, SALC Local Gov Info. A poster on Radon had been displayed. An invite for a WRVS Christmas function was too hand. NEXT MEETING 19 DECEMBER 1994.
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