MINUTES OF ASTON INGHAM PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 12TH APRIL 2010 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE VILLAGE HALL
Mr J. Harding (Chairman), Mr J.Whatley, Mr E. Green, Mr C. Tormey, Mrs R. Tree, Mr S. Burns, Mr Paul Leighton (CSO)
MINUTES OF MARCH MEETING were read, approved and signed.
1) Potholes – Mr Whatley notified Amey of problems with potholes in Oaks Lane – these have been attended to.
2) Acknowledgement received regarding potholes at Beavan’s Hill.
3) Letter from Ray Wallace regarding 40 m.p.h. speed limit and horse warning signs.
4) Letter from Amey about water running onto B4222, also from Customer Insight Unit.
5) Chimes – advertisement to be placed inviting representatives of organizations to Annual Parish Meeting.
6) Harry Bramer unable to attend – clerk to invite him to the June or July meeting.
7) Standing Orders – to be discussed at July or September meeting.
8) Letter from Welsh Water Authority apologizing for recent problems.
9) Archives – Mr Whatley will take any documents Parish Council wish to store to Archives in Hereford.
REPORT FROM CSO
The biggest issue at present was related to the increase in fuel costs resulting in heating oil and diesel tanks being targeted.
People are asked to monitor levels and to make tanks less accessible. Police are also appealing to residents to report all incidents of suspicious vehicles or callers. There are still some reports of bogus callers, and it is important that all callers, including those expected, are asked for official identification.
i. The Finches, Aston Ingham Road – DMSE/10038/FH . Proposed alteration and repositioning of domestic vehicular access.
The Parish Council did not object in principle, but were not in agreement with material to be used for construction.
ii. Letter from Mr Lewis advising Parish Council of proposed diversion of footpath AG18. The Parish Council thought that this would be an improvement, but noted that there is a small bridge which would need to be maintained to meet health and safety standards.
iii. Cedars, Stoney Road. An email from Lisa Hughes, Enforcement Officer stated that the erection of a log cabin comes into general permitted development, as does widening of the gateway.
iv. It had been brought to the Parish Council’s notice that an application for floodlighting at the Aston Ingham Tennis Club had been approved by the Forest of Dean Council. The Parish Council were concerned because the club is an Aston Ingham Parish club, the site is adjacent to the parish and any light pollution will directly affect properties within the parish. There were objections when the proposal was first made, and it was felt that the Council should have been consulted about this application. Mr Harding proposed, Mrs Tree seconded that Clerk should write to Gloucestershire Council making these points, and check with Herefordshire Planning to see if they were consulted. All in favour.
1) H.A.L.C. Standing Committee leaflet/Member survey/ Information Corner
2) Local Economic Assessment
3) Affordable Housing – A Guide for Parish councils
4) Gorsley & Kilcot Parish Council – 10th birthday celebrations
5) Museum on the Move
7) Community Regeneration/New Leaf Carbon Mapping
8) New register of electors
9) Election information
C.A. £1596.99 A.I.P.C.H.F. £7.63 P.C. £18.34
Annual accounts (receipts and payments) presented to the Parish Council. Mrs Tree proposed that the accounts be adopted. Mr Burns seconded. All in favour. Receipts and Payments book signed.
Audit. Clerk rang Lynda Wilcox and Mazars to clarify point raised on 2009 audit. Internal Audit to be completed before Parish Council sign Annual Governance Statement.
H.A.L.C. invoice – annual subscription. Mr Harding proposed that invoice for £155.41 be paid. Mrs Tree seconded. All in favour.
ANY OTHER MATTERS – none
Meeting closed at 9.20 p.m.
Date of next meeting – Monday 10th May
(Annual Parish Meeting, followed by Annual Meeting of the Parish Council)
The Aston Ingham Parish Council meeting is held in the committee room in the Village Hall on the second Monday of each month (excluding August, unless a special meeting needs to be called).
The meeting begins promptly at 7.30 p.m., and business is usually finished by 9.30 – 10.00 p.m.