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DRAFT MINUTES OF COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD ON 13 FEBRUARY 2017 AT 7.00 P.M.
IN COMPTON MARTIN VILLAGE HALL
Councillor C Craig (CC) (Vice Chairman)
Councillor J Halling-Brown (JHB)
Councillor A Jurkiw (AJ) (Vice Chairman)
Councillor Dr AA Palmer (AAP) (Chairman)
Councillor E Taylor (ET)
Councillor K Moore (KM)
District Councillor V Pritchard
Jane Griffiths – Clerk
7 members of the public
1. To receive and accept apologies for absence
o Apologies were received from Councillor Chapman who was attending a PCC Meeting
2. Receive comments from the public
• No comments were received
3. Receive declarations of interest in the agenda
• ET declared an interest in agenda item 12.2a) should discussions take place in this meeting.
• KM declared an interest in item 12.1 a) should discussions take place in this meeting.
4. To approve and sign the minutes of the previous meetings
It was proposed and seconded that the minutes of 9 January 2017 be approved and signed.
1.1 To confirm the following payments and signing of cheques:
Date Cheque No or Standing Order Cheque signed by Total
£ VAT Reclaim Payee and Description
12.01.17 001081 ET/KM 1617.60 269.60 Green & Carter, Refurbishment of Village Pump
01.02.17 SO SO 517.51 Nil E Griffiths – Net Salary
13.02.17 001082 AAP/JHB 259.00 Nil Compton Martin Village Hall
13.02.17 001083 AAP/JHB 375.00 Nil Compton Martin PCC – Hire of School Room
1.2 B&NES Parish Precept Requirements for 2017/18
Confirmation received that the first half of the payment of the Precept, combined with the grant from the Council will be paid on or around 5th April 2017.
6. Compton Martin Parish Council – Foundation Award
• Compton Martin Parish Council has received confirmation that it has achieved the Foundation Award.
7. Future Councillor/Clerk Training
• The Clerk was asked to organise in-house training for June/July 2017 and to let neighbouring parish councils know of the training.
8. Compton Martin Parish Council – Annual Parish Meeting
The Clerk to investigate
• A possible date at the end of April 2017 and report back at the March meeting.
• To draft an agenda for the March meeting
9. The Village Pump and the Fingerpost Sign
JHB was pleased to confirm the pump had now been reinstalled and was fully working. Thanks were extended to Mr Griffiths and Mr Peter Taviner for their help.
KM was pleased to confirm that discussions had taken place with the Highways Inspector regarding the fingerpost and therefore the project was ready to go. Councillor Chapman had discussed the matter with the landowner.
It was therefore proposed and seconded that Kelston Forge should be instructed to refurbish the fingerpost sign as per their quotation. All in favour.
10. Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan
• It was confirmed that leaflets had been delivered to all households. The Referendum will take place on Thursday 16th February. The results of the referendum should be known within a week.
11. B&NES Parking Strategy – Stakeholder Questionnaire
• To complete the Chew Valley/Rural Areas section of the Stakeholders Questionnaire. Responses were reviewed and are attached to these minutes.
12. Planning Applications
1 To consider and comment on the following B&NES Planning Decisions received:
a) Bryony Cottage, The Coombe – Erection of decking platform (retrospective) – PERMIT
2. To receive a report from the Planning Working Party and consider their recommendations regarding the following Planning Applications
a) 17/00075/FUL – Land between Leamon Cottage and Mendip Villas, The Street, Compton Martin. The erection of 10no dwelling houses, including access on to The Street, 24no off-street parking spaces, and associated soft/hard landscaping.
Applicant: Freemantle Developments (Compton Martin) Limited
• It was proposed and seconded that a separate full Parish Council Meeting will take place to discuss and agree comments for this planning application. The Clerk to arrange a date and inform councillors. An agenda for the full parish council meeting will be published in the normal manner. The Clerk confirmed that no comments from neighbours had yet been placed on the B&NES planning website to date.
13. To receive Updates from Working Parties
1. Combe View and The Batch
Nothing to report
2. The Pond
Nothing to report
The Clerk to report once again the pothole in the Coombe, which has been filled once and has now opened up yet again. Issues regarding Bickfield Lane had been reported.
4. Broadband Working Party
Nothing to report
5. Footpath Working Party
The Working Party had met and agreed the Footpath Walk will take place on Saturday March 25 starting at the Village Hall and ending at The Ring O Bells. Risk Assessments had been written and all walks have been mapped out. Landowners will be informed of the event a little nearer the time. A leaflet drop advertising this even and the Annual Parish Meeting will take place in March 2017.
14. To receive reports from Councillors who have attended outside meetings and dates of future outside meetings.
• ALCA – 18 January 2017 – A short report attached
• Assets of Community Value – 24 January 2017 – this item to be placed on the agenda for the arch meeting.
• Parish Liaison Meeting – 15 February 2017 to be attended by JHB and JG.
15. To receive an update from District Councillor Victor Pritchard
Councillor Pritchard reported on:
o B&NES will be ratifying the budget on the 14 February 2017
o A consultation will be taking place on possible Ward Boundary Changes
o The Park & Ride Sites currently being discussed
o Culverhay School – now scheduled to close next year.
16. Future Dates of Meetings
• 13th March 2017 – Compton Martin Village Hall – 7.00 p.m.
COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL – 13 FEBRUARY 2017
AGENDA ITEM 14
Meetings continue to take place and it is hoped that a draft will be available in March of this year. Judith Chubb-Whittle is heading this working party on behalf of ALCA.
There was no update on Broadband.
ALCA Training - Would Councillors like to arrange a further in-house Being a Good Councillor Course in say June of this year and open up to West Harptree and Ubley?
B&NES Core Strategy
As part of the Core Strategy and Placemaking the sites which have been nominated will be visited by B&NES Officers to ensure their viability. These visits will take place in March.
The Parish Liaison meeting 15th February 2017 – Clerk and JHB to attend.
Items for the agenda:
• Core Strategy Review and Placemaking
• Adult Social Care and funding issues
• Library Services
• Dog Warden Service
• Broadband Update
• Parish Sweeper Scheme
• The Buses
• Change in Rubbish Collection (possible item for our Annual Parish Meeting?)
B&NES budget for 17/18 - Parish Councils to be charged for polling in the future.
There is a line in the Budget that can be found in the Resources plans under Democratic services which refers to polling charges. It is intended to gain a contribution to costs from Parishes towards the running of any contested By–elections. There will be potential for an element of discretion (for example: on the death of a Member)
Next B&NES ALCA Area Group meeting
Thursday 25th May 2017
Future Parish Liaison Meetings
15th February and 28th June
B&NES PARKING STRATEGY – STAKEHOLDER
CHEW VALLEY/RURAL AREAS
47. Which area/village/parish are your comments related to?
48. Is access to local services (shops/doctors surgery/schools) in your area affected by any parking issues?
DOCTORS, DENTISTS, SCHOOLS OFFER PARKING. SHOPS AND THE BANK IN CHEW MAGNA ARE MORE OF A CHALLENGE, WITH RESIDENTS FROM COMPTON MARTIN OFTEN PREFERRING TO TRAVEL TO WELLS TO SHOP AND BANK.
49. What improvements/changes would resolve this issue?
50. What challenges are there withi your area/village/parish relating to residential parking?
INSUFFICIENT PRIVATE PARKING AS PART OF THE PROPERTY LEADING TO VISITORS AND TRADESMEN PARKING ON THE A368.
51. What challenges are there within your area/village parish relating to off-street parking?
VEHICLES PARKING ON THE PAVEMENT FORCING PEDESTRIANS, OFTEN THE ELDERLY OR PARENTS WITH YOUNG FAMILIES, TO WALK ON THE MAIN ROAD.
52. Are there any other comments you would like to make about parking in your area?
EVENTS IN OUR LOCAL PUB CAUSES PARKING ISSUES.