Minutes 24th November 2015

Minutes of Brampton Abbotts & Foy Group Parish Council
Tuesday 24th November 2015 at 7.30pm at Brampton Abbotts Village Hall

Present; Chairman Cllr R Lewis, Cllr D Uzzell, Cllr J Sherahilo, Cllr D Teague, Cllr V Coker

In attendance: Kath Greenow Parish Clerk, Ward Cllr B Durkin, Chris Gooding Data Orchard and 2 Parishioners

1. Apologies for absence. Cllr I Pebody, Cllr Gething – Lewis

2. Declaration of interest /Dispensation requests
No declarations of interest declared. No dispensation requests

3. Co option to fill current parish councillor vacancies
No co options

4. It was RESOLVED to agree and sign the Minutes of The Extra Ordinary Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 23/09/2015

5. Open Session

5.1 To receive views of local residents on parish matters
No matters raised
5.2 Ward Cllr B Durkin report:
The Ward Cllr informed the Parish Council that the Core Strategy had been approved on 16/10/2015. There were currently 86 Neighbourhood Plan in progress in the county; Adopted Neighbourhood Plans are a legal document which will sit alongside the Core Strategy.
Planning: A review had taken place concerning April / May time. Recommendations from the review had been made concerning PC’s being able to contact Planning officers, He informed the PC that there is now a planning officer duty desk for general l planning question can also get a planning officer on the duty desk between 09:00 and 17:00 on the following number: 01432 383879Fracking as an issue has raised its profile again and although not primarily targeted in Herefordshire, other than the following areas
Whitchurch, Welsh Newton, Goodrich Kerne Bridge and Hope Mansell
Highways: .Satisfaction with Herefordshire’s roads, which are maintained by Herefordshire Council through Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP), are the most improved in the country according to the findings of a national survey published on Thursday 22 October.

6. Brampton Abbotts & Foy Neighbourhood Plan

6.1A presentation was given by Data Orchard re Neighbourhood Plans. Discussion took place with regard to the progress made to date on the plan.
6.2 it was RESOLVED to: Continue with the NDP and the Clerk arrange a PC meeting with the steering group for January to evaluate the NDP to date. Clerk to invite HFDC neighbourhood planning officer to attend.
6.3 Quotation from Data Orchard independent planning consultants. DEFERRED
6.4 Appointment of PC members to NDP working group DEFERRED
6.5 Appointment of the clerk as the secretary and treasurer of the working group DEFERRED
6.6Draft terms of reference for the working group. DEFERRED
6.7 date for NDP working group to meet DEFERRED

7. Lengthsman /P3 Scheme

7.1 Lengthsman report concerning road issues in the parish was discussed .Some work required in the parish needed to be undertaken by Balfour Beatty as it was not within the lengthsman remit to under take.
It was RESOLVED: that the Clerk contacts the locality officer to request work required to be carried out by Balfour Beatty.
7.2 It was RESOLVED: that there was no further lengthsman work at present to be carried out by Parish lengthsman.
7.3 It was RESOLVED: that no work was required on the (P3) footpaths at present
7.4 Date of Balfour Beatty Living Places Annual Plan Consultation Exhibition on Tuesday 1st December, 14.00 – 19.00 to consult on plans on how service will be delivered in 2016/17. Noted

8. Planning 8.1To note planning application received since last meeting.

8.2To note planning permissions granted refused by Herefordshire Council since last meeting
8.3To consider commenting on Planning Application;
1 Brook Road, Overross Industrial Estate, Ross – o n –Wye, Herefordshire
Description: Proposed B2 light Industrial units and repositioned gateway.
Applicant: Mr Denver Rollings
It was RESOLVED: No Comment from the Parish Council

9. Finance

9.1Bank balance NOTED as: £4611.95
9.2 Finance sheet NOTED
9.3 It was RESOLVED: to accept the quote from Gladson regarding replacement of perspex in the noticeboard outside village hall. at a cost of £45.86.Cllrs Lewis and Uzzell to fit
9.4It was RESOLVED: to pay the following invoices
Terry Griffiths – Lengthsman invoices £ 650.00+VAT
The Sign Shop (sign for Hole in the wall) £54.00 + VAT
It was RESOLVED: that Terry Griffith (Lengthsman) to fix the sign in place
Zurich – Insurance renewal£195.33
Clerks reimbursement for postage £15.24 (Sept – Nove)
9.5 BACS remittance for P3 Scheme (April – September 2015) as £595.00 NOTED
9.6To note BACS remittance of 2nd precept payment for 2015/16 as £1500.00 NOTED
9.7 It was RESOLVED to add: Cllr David Teague as an additional signatory on the parish bank A/c
9.8 It was RESOLVED: not to contribute to Ross Town Council’s request of a financial contribution concerning CAB service in Ross.
9.9It was RESOLVED to agree the PC budget for 2016/17
It was RESOLVED to set the precept for 2016/17 as £5500.00

10. Next steps concerning Community Governance review.
It was RESOLVED to defer this matter until the January meeting when it was hoped more information concerning the Community Governance review would be available.

11. It was RESOLVED to continue with the current website, and that the clerk liaise with William Hazleton regarding PC information that needed to be placed on the website.
It was RESOLVED that: The clerk emails planning applications to William Hazelton for placing on the website and that the Clerk emails planning application s to Cllr Sherahilo so that he can email then onto parishioners .

12. Correspondence

12.1 HALC training sheet NOTED
12.2 Parish Councillors HALC in House training as 1/12/2015 NOTED

13. It was RESOLVED to have bi monthly Parish Council meetings as of January 2016 /17

14. It was RESOLVED: to set the Parish Council meetings dates for 2016/17 as
Tuesday 26th January, Tuesday 22nd March, Tuesday 24th May, Tuesday 26th July Tuesday 27th September, Tuesday 22nd November and Tuesday 24th Jan 2017