NORTH NIBLEY PARISH COUNCIL
AN ORDINARY MEETING OF NORTH NIBLEY PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY 8 APRIL, IN THE VILLAGE HALL, NORTH NIBLEY AT 8.50PM.
Present: Mr D Purnell (Chairman).
Mr K Brown; Mrs K Glancy; Mr S Hale; Mr K Larkin; Mr D Palmer; & Mr L Smitherman.
The Clerk: Mr R Symons.
To receive and accept Apologies for absence.
Apologies were received and accepted from County Council Dr J Cordwell; District Councillor Mrs J Cordwell; & District Councillor Mr P Smith.
Declaration of Interests. The Chairman invited members to declare any Interests relating to this Meeting. There were none.
To approve and sign the Minutes of the Meeting held on held on 4 March 2013, as a true record. The Minutes of the March Ordinary Meeting had previously been distributed to all members and displayed on the public notice boards and the website. All members agreed the Minutes should be signed, as a true and accurate record. The Minutes were duly signed.
The Council noted Matters arising from the Minutes, not covered by agenda items.
The Clerk referred to his Update Note, which had been issued prior to the Meeting. He advised that:
The work in Wood Lane has been carried out by contractors on behalf of County “Rights of Way” and Wood Lane was reopened in time for Easter. The Clerk had emailed Councillors about the mud in the Lane. The “Rights of Way” reply had been copied to them;
Cllr. John Cordwell had provided the Clerk with contact details for Mr Walsh and the Clerk had emailed Mr Walsh in a further attempt to establish ownership of the unregistered land. No reply had been received by the time of the Meeting;
Arrangements are in place for the Parish Clean-Up Day on 20 April. Volunteers are now needed;
Peter Gleed (Neighbourhood Warden) has stencilled the footpaths around the Village with messages about dog fouling;
The Clerk had contacted Mr Chris Burns-Cox about the 150th Anniversary of laying of the Foundation Stone of Tyndale Monument and have received an email in response. A suggestion involving school pupils from the Primary School now appears not to be an option. The Council agreed that they should take no further action on this matter;
Mrs King had given the Clerk details of the owner of the grave which has been subject to damage by badger(s). The Clerk has since spoken with the owner who is willing to let the Council decide what action should be taken. The Clerk added that action in a few weeks to replace the grass with turf and take steps to protect it from further damage;
The Clerk thanked Mr Palmer for providing a photograph of the damage to a public footpath caused by the recent motocross event on Nibley House land. The Clerk advised the Council that the next motocross at Nibley House is on 21 April. GCC has advised the organisers on what action needs to be taken to protect users of the public right of way across the field.
The Council consider and commented upon the following Planning Application:
S.13/0361/FUL. Land adjoining Swinhay House, Swinhay Lane, Swinhay, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7PQ. To install 460 solar pV panels, ground mounted in a field annexed to Swinhay House.
Following a discussion and consideration of the documents linked to the Application the Council agreed to make “No Comments”
The Council discussed and approved the Invoices and drew up cheques for items on the enclosed Payments Schedule. The Council also noted that the 2013/14 Council Tax for the Cemetery was “nil”.
The Council agreed that the Chairman and Vice-Chairman should meet with the Clerk to review his performance last year. It was left for the parties to agree a suitable date.
The Council received, for information, details of Correspondence received since the last Meeting. (See attached).
The Clerk was asked to write on behalf of the Gloucestershire County Council to ask the County Council to include the Council in any consultation on replacement for the 311 ‘bus service. The Clerk was also requested to use his On The Edge article to seek the views of service users.
The Clerk was asked to contact Stroud DC to seek an extension to the Consultation period for the Local Plan and to put discussion on Settlement Boundaries on their May Agenda.
The Clerk advised the Council that he would be suggesting amendments to the Council’s Financial Regulations and he would also put that on the May Agenda.
There being no further business the Meeting closed at 9.30pm.
The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Village Hall on Monday 13 May 2013 at 7.30 pm. This Meeting will be the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council.