LEIGH-ON-MENDIP ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HELD ON 20 MAY 1996 IN THE HALL. The Minutes of the Parish Meeting of 15 May 1995 were accepted as a true record and signed. PARISH COUNCIL REPORT by D Pattison As all households had received a Newsletter (Appendix A) DP brought parishioners up to date on events that had occured since it had been written. The PC had received a letter from the solicitor of the landowner with whom negotiations were in progress regarding the cemetery extension and was proceeding with this matter. Concern about provision of off street parking had been raised and MDC had outlined the steps to be taken, one problem was lack of money. Discussion took place on the future use of Sparks Farm Field in light of the Local Plan. Villagers did not to want in-fill linear development on the field prefering it to remain as farmland. The provision of low-cost housing was also raised, the Council will debate whether to conduct another survey. A request from the shop for support of a limited waiting area across their frontage was supported by the floor but PC Smith agreed that it might prove difficult to enforce. HALL REPORT by V Winks. (Appendix B pages i to xii) See enclosed report, accounts etc in the Minute Book. On behalf of the Parish Council DP thanked the Hall Committee for their work in the past year. AFTER SCHOOL PLAY CLUB report by S Beattie Group was being set up to fulfill a perceived need in the village and was to start with an introductory session on 3 June. Grants had been received and a play leader employed, initially other helpers would be volunteers who could use their 'work' to access an NVQ qualification. An introductory meeting was being held in the Hall on 21 May at 7.30 and volunteers were sought. RECREATION FIELD MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT by J Robson See Appendix C pages i & ii. Dp thanked the Rec Committee for all their work in the last year. J Featherstone reported that Halecombe Quarry was now part of Tarmac and a meeting for villagers was to be held on 25 June at 7.30 in the Hall. County Councillor Merrick told Parishioners about the grant from the Single Regeneration Budget. The County councils' application to compulsory purchase land and alter roads to enable the Bulls Green Link to be built had been confirmed, gov funds will be applied for. ARC will give up the IDO permission on Barns Close when they get permission to quarry under the road from Chantry to Mells. The Draft Minerals Plan will be published shortly. There being no further reports or questions the meeting was closed and refreshments were served.
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