MINUTES OF ASTON INGHAM PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 12TH JULY 2010 AT 7.30 P.M. IN THE VILLAGE HALL
Mr J. Harding (chairman), Mrs R. Tree, Mr C. Tormey, Mr S. Burns (councillors), Mr H. Bramer (District Councillor)
APOLOGIES WERE RECEIVED FROM Mr E. Green and Mr J. Whatley
MINUTES OF JUNE MEETING were read, approved and signed.
Mr Bramer apologised for missing the Annual Parish Meeting. The information he had prepared for that meeting was somewhat affected by the results of the general election and situations were still changing.
Initiatives had been taken to counter unemployment.
Council tax – at present the Government have agreed to pay the increase to save the District Council from having to levy it.
Substantial amounts of money had been put towards adult social care and safeguarding.
10% increase in Highways budget, but severe winter conditions had impacted on this.
Shaping Your Place – public meeting at John Kyrle High School (new housing)
Building of new livestock market and associated developments should be completed by Spring 2011.
Model Farm development at Ross.
Recycling bins (fortnightly) introduced and was very successful, but Council had retained weekly refuse collections.
Flood alleviation scheme completed (Ross West).
Sound reduction measures (M50 Linton) had been put in place.
New schools and college planned would be completed .
New link road (Edgar St. Hereford) scheduled.
NHS/Herefordshire Council merger, but Primary Care Trust to be abolished.
Questions were asked regarding the Horse Warning signs that we had been promised. Mr Bramer advised that we continue to press for a date. He promised to contact Gloucestershire Council regarding ‘Unsuitable for Heavy Goods Vehicles’ signs. There was not likely to be enough money in budget for weeds to be cleared on A40. The state of minor roads was mentioned and apparently some councils have used capital costs instead of revenue budgets to resurface roads instead of constantly patching. It was unlikely that increase in housing in Ross would affect services available. Planning discrepancies were discussed. It was stated that planning officers work within the perimeters of the UDP, but there was room for interpretation.
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
1) Clerk to email Ray Wallace regarding signs.
2) Signs for 40 m.p.h. – in progress
3) Chimes – possibility of disclaimer for advertisements as well as articles was discussed.
I. Lower Luxtree – DNSE/100972/FH – Conversion of existing outbuilding to ancillary residential accommodation – permission. Conditions read and noted.
II. White Hart Cottages DMSE/101084/FH (No. 1 not No. 3 as in application) Single storey extension. Enclosure of existing porch. Withdrawn.
III. Rose Cottage DMS/101237/FH Proposed garage and erection of a pair of vehicle gates/erection of pedestrian gates to rear of property. Observations as before.
1) Parish/town council election information
2) Art poster
3) Targeted place shaping consultation
4) Clerk/Council Direct
5) Adult safeguarding everybody’s business
6) Policing Newsletter
7) Register of electors – update
8) No wrong door
C.A. £1649.08 A.I.P.C.H.F. £7.63 P.C. £13.46
i. Letter from Mr Bach (Internal Auditor) regarding audit – no problems identified
ii. Mr Harding proposed Mr Bach be paid £30.00 for services. Mrs Tree seconded. All in favour
iii. Planning and Community Action course Cheque signed for two places. Mr Whatley and Mr Tormey to refund Parish Council 50%.
ANY OTHER MATTERS
1. Stile near Beavans’ Hill House, opposite Withymoor Wood in need of repair.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING Monday 13th September
MEETING CLOSED at 9.25 p.m.
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.