MINUTES OF LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON
                 21 OCTOBER 1996 AT THE SCHOOL.

Councillors  present:   J Davis, S Haywood, M  Loten,  D  Turner, 
J Wright and D Pattison, Chairman.
Apologies were accepted from R Dixon and County Cllr Merrick.

The MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING were accepted and signed.

MATTERS  ARISING   all letters had been sent.  It was  agreed  to 
write to SCC telling them where the problem areas needing  hedges 
trimmed  and  edges  cleared  were sited to  aid  them  in  their 
forthcoming work.                                         (CLERK)
DOG  FOULING  - it was agreed to publicise the  penalty  and  the 
problem in the December Parish magazine.
SURVEYS  -  to  be  delivered  before  next  meeting  along  with 
notification of MEMORIAL HALL AGM 14 NOVEMBER.  (ALL COUNCILLORS)
Procedure  for Minuting items from which the public are  excluded 
will be checked.                                          (CLERK)
ROADS  &  FOOTPATHS - matter of rattling concrete  block  at  the 
Church still not addressed.  It was agreed that the safety of the 
approach to the Church would be put on the next agenda.   (CLERK)
Concern was expressed about untaxed vehicles on Leigh Street  but 
events  had  overtaking  this item. Off-street  parking  will  be 
looked at.                                                (CLERK)

FINANCE M Loten
Statement of PC accounts - see separate sheet.
PARISH COUNCIL CURRENT a/c  -  SCOUT GRANT - DT proposed granting 
25 to 7th Frome Scout Group in gratitude for their hard work  on 
footpath  6/8  earlier this year.  SH seconded - all  agreed  and 
cheque no 181 was made out and signed.                    (CLERK)
PARISH  MAGAZINE  -  it is proposed to alter the  format  of  the 
current  Church  Magazine  to  make  it  a  Parish  Magazine  and 
distribute  it  to  all households in  the  parish.   The  extant 
magazine costs 2 pa per house and the new one will be 2.40  pa. 
The PC were asked if they would be willing to fund the difference 
in the yearly cost per household.  The PC supported the idea of a 
magazine  for each house in the parish and wondered if all  homes 
were  unwilling to subscribe whether two to three issues  a  year 
could be made available to all.  DT proposed granting 80 to  the 
production  of the magazine, DP seconded and all agreed.  It  was 
agreed  that the cheque could be made out when funds were  needed 
and the Council informed at their next meeting.
PRECEPT - will be discussed next meeting.                    (DP)
BRIGET  PARKER OLYMPIC FUND - letter asking to include  provision 
for a grant in the Precept budget.
It was agreed to transfer 200 from the Investment to the Current 
a/c.
RECREATION  FIELD ACCOUNT - a request from J Robson for  a  blank 
cheque to pay for ancillary items for the work on the showers and 
playground was refused.  DT proposed that when the total cost  of 
the  items  needed was given by the supplier the PC  make  out  a 
cheque for that amount up to a maximum of 170.  DP seconded  and 
all agreed.                                          (CLERK & ML)
1500  had  been  received  in grant  money  -  ML  proposed  the 
repayment to J Robson of 1500 of the money he gave to 'start-up' 
the account, SH seconded and all agreed.  Cheque 006 made out.
ML was thanked for her production of the interim accounts.
PLANNING  -  2  storey  front  extension  at  the  Dovecote,   no 
objections.                                               (CLERK)
Permission had been granted for COTTAGE GARDEN and LEIGH HOUSE.
Seminar on PLANNING 19 November.
REGIONAL PLANNING IN SW 30 Oct The Bear, Street.   (RD,DT & JW)
MENDIP HOUSING STRATEGY REVIEW 1996 circulated.
MDC  notification of request for land to be included  within  the 
village development line in the next LOCAL PLAN circulated.

QUARRY  MATTERS DP had attended the MENDIP QUARRY ADVISORY  GROUP 
meeting  but the 2 MPs had failed to attend.   Matters  discussed 
included  a weight restriction at Corsley, the scheduling of  the 
Somerset Minerals Plan and the consultation process.  It had been 
agreed that meetings would be help with quarrying PCs.

BURIAL  GROUND - The sub committee had decided on the  land  they 
would  like to acquire and had agreed to make a  multiple  offer.  
Amounts  were discussed by Councillors and DP was asked to  write 
to  Alder  King  making  a  multiple  offer  subject  to  certain 
conditions.  Legal advice will be taken before sending the letter.
The Education Authority also needs to be approached.          (DP)
Grants for work could be included in the Burial Grant request.

REPORTS - SALC AGM & MEETING (JW)  discussion about Neighbourhood 
Watch  had taken place and it was agreed it  needed  co-operation 
and input from the Police to be a success.
MEMORIAL  HALL (ML)  Papers returned to the  Charity  Commission.  
The  forthcoming AGM needs to be called by D Pattison  personally 
and  the appointment of the Hall Chairman will be the first  item 
on  the  agenda.  Notices  for  AGM  14  NOVEMBER  1996  will  be 
circulated with the Survey after being DTPd by DT.     (DT et al)
It  was  noted that the Countryside Commission has 10m  for  the 
purchase of village greens, enquiries will be made.       (CLERK)

CORRESPONDENCE  -  Minutes of RFMC & HALL; ROAD ACCIDENT  REVIEW; 
HOUSING  STRATEGY  REVIEW 1996; THE CLERK; DRAFT  COMMUNITY  CARE 
PLAN  all circulated.
EMERGENCY TRAINING DAY in Frome on 23 October all invited.
DT  told Councillors he had complained about helicopter noise  to 
the Envir Health Dept.

NEXT MEETING 18 NOVEMBER 1996. 







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