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.
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