COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL
cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com
Schedule of Payments
20 April 2020
11 May 2020
8 June 2020
13 July 2020
14 September 2020
12 October 2020
9 November 2020
14 December 2020
11 January 2021
8 February 2021
8 March 2021
12 October 2020

MINUTES OF COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

HELD REMOTELY ON 12 OCTOBER 2020 AT 7.15 P.M.

 

Present

Councillor C Craig (CC) – Chairman

Councillor J Halling-Brown – (JHB)

Councillor P Shipman – (PS) – Vice Chairman

Councillor J Thomas – (JT)

District Councillor Victor Pritchard (VP)

1 member of the public

Clerk Jane Griffiths

 

The Chairman opened the meeting by confirming The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”) came into force on the 4 April 2020.

 

The 2020 Regulations enable parish councils to hold remote meetings (including by video and telephone conferencing for a specified period until May 2021)

 

Compton Martin Parish Council will be using ZOOM.

 

It was confirmed that the following tribute to Chris Preston had been placed on the parish council website and emailed via the parish council email list. 

 

1.         To receive and accept apologies for absence         

    • Councillor T Maggs – (TM)
    • Councillor P Walton – (PW)
    • Councillor L Livingstone – (LL)

 

2.         Receive declarations of interest in the agenda

·         CC declared an interest in Agenda Item 8

 

3.         To consider items put forward by members of the public

·         There were no items put forward by members of the public

 

4.         To approve the minutes of the previous meetings (Minutes to be signed at a later date)

·         The minutes of the 14 September 2020 Parish Council Meeting were approved and will be signed at a later date.  All in favour.

 

5.         To receive a report an update regarding the retirement of the Clerk and vacancy.

It was reported that CC and PS had met with the clerk to discuss the budget implications involved in recruiting a new Clerk for 2021/22.  A draft advertisement had been circulated, with an approximate cost of £250 - £300 to place in the Chew Valley Gazette.  It was proposed and seconded that the draft advertisement be approved and the Clerk was instructed to place this advertisement in The Chew Valley Gazette, The Link, send out through the Parish Council email list, on the website, notice board and the Parish Council Facebook page.   All in favour.

 

6.         To consider the removal of the notice board at Mendip Villas.

The Clerk confirmed that she had not received any comments regarding the removal of the notice board at Mendip Villas.  It was proposed and seconded that a final notice be circulated confirming no objections had been received and the removal of the notice board, will take place. All in favour

 

7.         Finance and Payments

 

To receive

·         Payments and Receipts Account for the period 1 April 2020 – 30 September 2020.

·         Draft budget for 2021/22

 

7.1       It was proposed and seconded that the following payments be made.  All in favour.

           

Date

Cheque No

Cheque signed by

Total

Amount

£

VAT Reclaim

Payee and Description

12.10.20

 

001238

CC/JHB

534.93

Nil

Mrs E Griffiths Clerk’s Salary – October 2020

12.10.20

001239

CC/JHB

240.00

40.00

Primrose Garden Maintenance –

Grass Cutting – September 2020

12.10.20

001238

CC/JHB

14.39

2.40

Zoom Video Communications – September and October Remote Parish Council Meetings.

 

 

8.         To receive a further update and consider recommendations from the Finance Working Party with regard to online banking.

 

CC LEFT THE MEETING

 

PS took the Chair and confirmed that a schedule had been distributed to all parish councillors detailing the costs and background of a number of banks which were under consideration.   Councillors agreed they would feel happier discussing this item at the November meeting when more councillors would be available to assist with the discussions and decision making.  All in favour.

 

CC REJOINED THE MEETING

 

9.         To receive an update on the possible formation of a Community Speedwatch Scheme for Compton Martin.

 

PS confirmed that no further progress had been made regarding this matter but was expecting to arrange a meeting in the next week.  The Clerk was asked to place this item on the agenda for the November meeting.

 

10.       To receive further updates regarding:

 

  1. The Climate and Nature Emergency Working Party

·         CC confirmed there was nothing further to report at this stage.

 

  1. The Coronavirus Support Network in Compton Martin

·         CC confirmed an email had been sent out to all volunteers regarding the increase in the Covid 19 numbers.  A number of responses had been received confirming their willingness to continue as volunteers, including a leader of the volunteer group.

 

  1. PCAA

·         PS reported on the remote meetings he had attended.  A further remote meeting will be held on the 24th October. 

 

  1. To receive an update regarding the painting of the Village Pump

·         Confirmation had been received that the contractor is able to complete the work by the end of the financial year.  The Clerk to convey this information to B&NES.

 

  1. To receive an update regarding Coombe View.

·         It was proposed and seconded that PS should contact contractors with a view to completing the treeworks on Coombe View.  The item to be placed on the agenda for the November meeting.  All in favour.

 

11.       Planning Applications

 

1.         To consider and comment on the following B&NES Planning Decisions received:

 

1.      20/02737/FUL Mr and Mrs Matthews – Erection of a stable block for equestrian use incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling. – PERMITTED WITH CONDITIONS (20/03495/COND Currently on B&NES website covering lighting and tree plan.  Conditions pending consideration)

2.      Bath & North East Somerset Council (Public Footpaths CL7/9 & CL7/10 Bickfield Lane, Compton Martin) Public Path Diversion Order 2020 – Written confirmation that this order came into effect on the 19 March 2020.

 

2.   To receive a report from the Planning Working Party and consider their recommendations regarding the following Planning Applications.

 

1.      20/03408/TCA – Leamon Cottage, The Street, canopy reduction.  Silver Birch

·         It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council support this application.  All in favour.

 

2.      20/03304/FUL – Mr P Durbin, Bickfield Farm, Bickfield Lane – erection of an agricultural building to form a milking parlour complex with associated works.

3.      20.03305/FUL – Mr P Durbin, Bickfield Farm – erection of an agricultural building to be used as a collecting yard with associated works.

4.      20/03264/FUL – Mr P Durbin, Bickfield Farm, erection of an agricultural building to be used as a calving yard with associated works.

 

·         Agenda Items 11.2.2, 11.2.3, and 11.2.4 are linked.  A full report had been circulated to all councillors confirming the Parish Council supports the on-going success of the local economy and the jobs that are created.  These applications seek to improve the existing facilities for the dairy herd at Bickfield Farm.  They include a new milking parlour, transition yards and calving sheds.

 

2.   To receive a report from the Planning Working Party and consider their recommendations regarding the following Planning Applications.

 

Agenda Items 11.2.2, 11.2.3, and 11.2.4 (Continued)

 

It was proposed and seconded that the following response be submitted.

 

The parish council welcomes the steps this application has taken to address the impact of the new development on the local environment and with this, the proposals for enhancement at the site.  'We look forward to confirmation that the CVNP Dark Skies policy (HDE15) is being followed as indicated by the comments in the ecological report'.  We can confirm we are in support of the application.  All in favour.

 

12. Other Meetings

·         A short written report received by the Clerk on the remote ALCA Annual General Meeting which was held on the 10th October 2020. 

 

The Clerk confirmed she had voted to increase the annual ALCA subscription by 30% for 2021/22 as agreed at the September Parish Council Meeting.

 

13. Date of the next Parish Council Meeting

All meetings to be held remotely until further notice.

           

            9 November 2020

            14 December 2020