Schedule of Payments
9 April 2018
25 April 2018 Annual Parish Meeting
14 May 2018
11 June 2018
9 July 2018
10 September 2018
8 October 2018
12 November 2018
10 December 2018
21 January 2019
11 February 2019
11 March 2019
10 September 2018


HELD ON 10 SEPTEMBER 2018 AT 7.00 P.M.




Councillor R Chapman (RCh)

Councillor C Craig (CC) – Vice Chairman

Councillor J Halling-Brown (JHB)

Councillor A Jurkiw (AJ) – Chairman

Councillor P Shipman (PS)

Councillor E Taylor (ET)


Clerk Jane Griffiths


District Councillor Victor Pritchard (VP)

11 Members of the Public


1.         To receive and accept apologies for absence

·         Councillor K Moore – due to work commitments

2.         Receive comments from the public

Public Participation Session

The Public Participation Session provides an opportunity for members of the public to raise questions about and comment on items on the agenda.  Time for this session is limited to 10 minutes (three minutes per person)

·         Comments were received regarding Gigaclear


3.         Receive declarations of interest in the agenda 

·         None received


4.         To approve and sign the minutes of the previous meeting

·         It was proposed and seconded that the minutes of 11 June 2018 and the 9 July 2018 be approved and signed.


5.         Correspondence and Finance

·         The Local Government Boundary Commission – Final recommendations

o   It is proposed that the two Chew Valley Wards with the addition of the Stanton Drew be combined to form a two councillor ward.

·         B&NES – Community Awards for volunteering in the community.

o   It was proposed and seconded that Compton Martin Parish Council put forward two nominations, Mrs Helen Palmer and Mr Andrew Owst.  All in favour

·         To receive a Receipts and Payments Account to 31st August 2018.


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


1.         Confirm the following payments and signing of cheques:


Cheque No or Standing Order

Cheque signed by





VAT Reclaim


Payee and Description








Mrs E Griffiths Clerk’s Salary – September  2018








IAC Audit & Consultancy

-Internal Audit for the year ended 31 March 2018







Clerks Expenses – footpath Walk / HELAA Public Meeting







McAffee – 2 year virus protection for laptop







123 Reg – domain fee for website







HMRC – PAYE – Jun - Sept







Old Chapel Gardening







Mrs E Griffiths – purchase of 10 hi-viz jackets to be used for footpath walk and work on herringbone wall







T Reynolds – repair of Herringbone Wall


6.         Herringbone Wall Project

·         The Herringbone Wall Project has been partially funded by the B&NES Community Funding and match funded by Compton Martin Parish Council.  Work on the dry stone wall is complete and the project has therefore come to a successful conclusion.  Councillors wish to thank those volunteers who assisted with the weeding of the wall.

A receipts and payments account was distributed to councillors.


7.         Planning Applications

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

18/02027/FUL – Land between Leamon Cottage and Mendip Villas, The Street, Compton Martin.  The erection of 10no dwelling houses, including access on to The Street, off-street parking and associated soft/hard landscaping.

Applicant: Freemantle Developments (Compton Martin) Limited – PENDING

18/02543/FUL - Chew Valley Lake Walking and Cycle Trail for walkers and cyclists around Chew Valley Lake (including associated engineering works)

Applicant – Sustrans Limited – NOW AMENDED – PLEASE SEE BELOW.

18/03099/TCA – Earls Farm, The Street, Compton Martin. Leylandi – Fell.  Cherry – Fell.  – NO OBJECTION

18/02543/FUL - Chew Valley Lake Walking and Cycle Trail for walkers and cyclists around Chew Valley Lake (including associated engineering works) NOW AMENDED SUCH THAT THE EASTERN SECTION AND SOUTHERN SECTION ARE NOW EXCLUDED FROM THE APPLICATION.  PERMISSION NOW SOUGHT FOR NORTH-WEST SECTION ONLY.   Applicant – Sustrans Limited


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

1. 18/03651/TCA Leamon Cottage, The Street, Compton Martin.  Lawson Cypress - Fell

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


8.         HELAA

·         To receive an update from ET regarding:


o   The public response to questionnaires

The public response was excellent and every comment is represented in the report to be submitted to B&NES.  Thanks were extended to everyone who had taken the trouble to support the parish council by responding.

o   HELAA B&NES update meeting held on Thursday 16 August

ET reported to councillors on the update meeting attended on the 16th August.  Further training will be forthcoming after the elections.


·         To consider the site assessment forms distributed to all parish councillors and to approve submission to B&NES.

It was confirmed that amendments suggested by councillors have been incorporated in the site assessments.  It was therefore proposed and seconded that the site assessments be submitted to B&NES.  All in favour.


9.         To receive Updates from Working Parties

            1. Coombe View and The Batch

·         The Clerk confirmed that Peter Havard will not be tendering for the grass cutting for 2019/20.  The Clerk was asked to place an advertisement in The Link, on Noticeboards and on the website for people wishing to tender for this contract to contact the Clerk.


            2. The Pond

·         The pond has become very overgrown through the summer, mainly due to the weather conditions.  It was agreed that a second cut of weed would be needed this year and it was proposed and seconded that CC will set this in motion.  All in favour.


            3. Highways

·         To receive an update on discussions with CURO regarding parking issues at Durnhill/Mendip Villas and to consider next steps.

The Clerk will ask residents to contact Councillor Pritchard with concerns and he will address these concerns with CURO.


4. Broadband Working Party – To receive an update on the Gigaclear Public meeting arranged for 12th September 2018.  7.00 p.m. The School Room.

·         Arrangements are in place for members of the Gigaclear Team to attend a public meeting.  Three councillors will be in attendance.


·         AJ confirmed he had written to Truespeed covering parishioners concerns and was promised a response.  Truespeed were reminded by AJ that no response had been received and was once again promised a response.  To date no response had been received from Truespeed.


5.  Finance Working Party – meeting to be held before the Scheduled Parish Council

Meeting in October in order to assist with the preparations for the budget for 2019/20.

·         The Finance Working Party will meet before the October meeting in preparation of setting a budget for 2019/20.


10.       To receive reports from Councillors who have attended outside meetings and dates of future outside meetings.

·         Chew Valley Forum – 25th July 2018 – KM/JG

·         Public Meeting with members from Gigaclear – 12 September 2018 – 7.00 p.m. School Room

·         WERN – AGM – 18 September 2018

·         B&NES ALCA Area Group – Wednesday 19 September – JHB/JG

·         ALCA AGM – Saturday 6th October – JHB/JG



11.       To receive an update from District Councillor Victor Pritchard

            VP updated councillors regarding:

    • The proposed Clean Air Zone in Bath
    • Ring O Bells Compton Martin – Firework Event


12.       Future Dates of Parish Council Meetings all to be held in the Village Hall at 7.00 p.m.


    • Monday 8th October
    • Monday 12th November
    • Monday 10th December