MINUTES OF LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 20 NOVEMBER 1995. Councillors present: S Hayward, M Loten, J Wright & D Pattison, Chairman. J Davis, R Dixon & D Turner arrived late. ML asked that the minutes of the last meeting be ammended to read under Matters Arising-Hall Fund Update:- Although information from the PC records appears to confirm that the PC became sole trustee and owner of the Hall on 1 December 1961, ML understood from her reading of the Charity Commission leaflet "Responsibilities of Charity Trustees" (CC3a) that the Hall Committee were also trustees as they are responsible for managing the Hall. ML to seek advice from Eileen Zoers (Community Council for Somerset). Clerk to obtain approx 30 copies of CC3a for distribution to members of Hall Committee, RFMC & Councillors. (ML,CLERK) This was agreed to and the Minutes were signed. JD arrived during this item. MATTERS ARISING HALL FUND UPDATE - CC3a had arrived and would be given out. CC3 which had also been requested would follow later. ML had spoken to Eileen Zoers and sent her a copy of the documents. EZ suggested that Richard Emeny at the Charity Commission be asked for his advice on this matter. It was agreed that the PC needed to regularise their position so the Charity Commission will be consulted and EZ will be asked about the County Council's position on grant applications. The latest grant application had been turned down by SCC but agreed to by MDC. ML was thanked for all her work on this matter. (ML & DP) R Dixon and D Turner arrived during this item. NOTICEBOARD - condensation cure in hand. It was agreed that notices pertaining to village events would be displayed on the boards. STREET LIGHTING - letter from the Police supporting all night lighting although no crime figures available. STREET GAZETTEER - known names given to DT. (DT) REC FIELD - on going. RURAL TASK FORCE - meeting 8/11 RD reported that a proposal to widen the membership to schools and industry was agreed. Training initiatives were to go forward in some villages sponsored by the County and District Councils, one in Leigh had already started. Talks had been given by employees from the county treasurers and the highways departments. Next meeting 17/1/96. FINANCE PRECEPT - DP had produced a calculation taking into account this years expenses, inflation and the expected purchase of the land for the graveyard. After discussion of the figures RD proposed precept of £2780.00, DT seconded and all agreed.(CLERK) A bill for work carried out to the FOOTPATHS was presented by M Barton. DP proposed and SH seconded the payment of £12 to M Barton, all agreed, cheque 000233 made out and signed. (CLERK) ELECTION EXPENSES - Clerk contacted by MDC, election bill made up of £22 for returning officer and clerical fees all of which were not passed on by the DC. DP proposed payment of £45.00, ML seconded, all agreed. Cheque 000232 made out and signed. (CLERK) ROADS AND FOOTPATHS RD asked about signing of footpath near Hurdlestone Lodge DP offered to show him the route. (DT) SCC will be informed about 1) dangerous road between Limekiln Lane and Park Corner, 3 people were known to have had minor accidents that day. 2) Pot holes in Stocks Lane. 3) Repair of Blackers Lane. (CLERK) DT(Footpaths) suggested that SCC be asked to send a letter and map to V Turner showing the footpaths on land he farms so that next year they are kept open for walkers. All agreed.(DT & CLERK) PLANNING Letter from Planning Dept at MDC - In some planning cases the District Councillor is asked to consider whether a decision can be issued without reference to Committee. From 1/11/95 PC's will receive a copy of the letter from the planning officer to the District Councillor which confirms their agreement that the decision notice be issued. Copies of Permission Notices for The Chapel window retrospective, Holmlea and Myrtle Cottage garages received. RURAL WHITE PAPER Short document had been circulated. DP read out the reply he had drafted for comments, given. Letter will be sent. (DP & CLERK) BURIAL GROUND no report. REC FIELD & HALL UPDATE HALL - AGM well attended and successful in recruitment of new members. REC FIELD - Minutes of meeting 9/11/95 to be circulated and a grant request had been made, next agenda. (CLERK) QUARRY MATTERS HALECOMBE QUARRY - Liaison meeting minutes 6 July with DP. Next meeting 23/11 in Hall. Agenda with DP. Some councillors had attended an open morning at the quarry on 18/11/95. CORRESPONDENCE LIGHTING BUILDING & OPEN SPACES leaflet, good & basic,no comments. L-O-M MEMORIAL HALL TRUSTEES progress report by ML. circ CPRE NEWSLETTER, THE CLERK, SCC MINUTES, BUS TIMETABLE, SW REGIONAL PLANNING CONFERENCE, HEALTH NEWS, COMMUNITY CARE PLAN, TWINNING NOTES, ENVIR HEALTH ANNUAL REPORT & SOCIETY OF LOCAL COUNCIL CLERKS CONSTITUTION & RULES. all circulated. SALC information for meeting on 5/12 given to local reps before circulation. NEXT MEETING 18/12/95. jal261195.
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