MINUTES OF LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 18 AUGUST 1997 IN THE SCHOOL. Councillors present: J Davis, M Loten, P Moore, J Wright(Chairman) Apologies were accepted from: R Dixon, D Pattison and D Turner. The Minutes of the last meeting were accepted and signed. MATTERS ARISING All letters had been sent. Hedge at Bellfield will be cut when it has bloomed. VILLAGE DESIGN - (PM) all research done, has been offered grant from Countryside Commission to fund statement printing. DOG FOULING NOTICES & PRINTER - next meeting. (CLERK) ROADS & FOOTPATHS Halecombe circular path opened 16/08/97. Concern over the fencing on the ditch at Townsend Lane will be passed on to SCC. (CLERK) No-one has been found to clear the footpaths. PLANNING HEDGEROWS DEVELOPMENT - Observations: 1) Natural stone not recon- stituted; 2) splay for farm track not wide enough. (CLERK) TOWNSEND HOUSE - no objections. (CLERK) A Fete Committee proposal to fund a seat at the bus stop was outlined to Councillors who supported the idea. Information will be obtained from DC & CC sources as to the steps necessary(CLERK) QUARRY MATTERS Halecombe footpath - access at Great House Farm will be raised at next liaison meeting. Details of Inquiry into stopping up of Chantry Lane on 7 Oct, Rugby Club, Gypsy Lane to hand, info to DP, DT & RD. (CLERK) FINANCE L-O-M PC CURRENT a/c - £778.10p INVESTMENT a/c £7048.35p Hall Rent of £10 due. JW proposed payment, PM seconded, all agreed. Cheque 199 made out and signed. ML proposed that as soon as the Burial Grant was sent to the PC it be passed on to St Giles PCC, JW seconded, all agreed. HALL FUND a/c - no change. REC FIELD a/c - £625.30p. UPDATES - BURIAL GROUND (ML) the Archdeacon had visited and told ML he would not support an application to breach the ancient wall. This would mean that access to the proposed plot would have to be through the newer wall and that no more burials could take place in this area. It was agreed to ask the PCC to apply for two faculties, one to breach the ancient wall and in case that is refused one to breach the newer wall. The Change of Use application will be pursued and Cooper and Tanner will be commissioned to value the land. (ML,DP & CLERK) REC FIELD (PM) - Projects in hand to tile the shower area and paint the exterior window frames. It was agreed to ask J Wood (Faulkners) to act for the PC concerning the car park land. (DP) Complaint about brambles over path from hedge had been passed on. Info on National Lotteries Charities Board funding given to PM & ML, for the Hall. VILLAGE DESIGN REPORT - see Matters Arising. MEETINGS ATTENDED JW - The RBL Housing Committee had been disbanded. CORRESPONDENCE MDC - "MENDIPS PAST a shared inheritance" forms to fill in will be displayed on the Notice Boards with info about SOMERSET LEVELS CYCLE RIDE on 21 September. Avon/Somerset Police Report; The Clerk; Thatch & MDC PC Information circulated. HELP THE AGED MILLENIUM AWARDS info given to ML to pass on. The NEXT MEETING will be on 15 September at 7.30 in the School. The meeting closed at 2105h. jal240897.
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