SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON MONDAY 10TH JANUARY 2005,
COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M.

PRESENT
Councillor Mrs. S. Morlidge (Chairman)
Councillor W.A. Collett
Councillor R.J. Fitchford
Councillor J. Jacobs
Councillor Miss C. Kimberley

Councillor G.J. Stammers
County and District Councillor R.G. Hobbs

Clerk of the Council, I.A. Wilkins
4 Members of Public

Prior to the formal agenda, there was a 15 minute period of public participation
Councillors Hobbs left the Meeting
at 7.45 p.m. to attend other meetings

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
None

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
None

3. MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 13th December 2004, having been previously circulated, were agreed and signed by the Chairman, after the following amendment had been made
'insert at the end of item 5
Proposed Councillor Stammers, seconded Councillor Mrs. Morlidge
that the listed payments be authorised
So resolved, nem con'

4. MATTERS ARISING

(a) Moles at War Memorial
Councillor Fitchford reported that there had been further damage by moles.
The Clerk undertook to try and find an alternative
mole trapper

(b) Cemetery Maintenance
Councillor Stammers reported that he had inspected the seats and had found that one of them was in need of repair. He undertook to deal.

He said that, although he would be unable to mow the paths at this time of year, he would carry out the work at an appropriate time.
It was agreed that efforts should be made to expedite the task of making insecure memorials safe.

It was further agreed that, when considering the grasscutting contract, emphasis should be placed on an improved standard, even at an increased cost.

(c) Street Sign - Bell Lane
It was noted that a replacement sign had been ordered
.

(d) Notice Board
Councillor Stammers
reported that the new Notice Board had been delivered. It had been affixed to the wall by Councillor Fitchford and himself. The freestanding notice board had been taken down for disposal and the path had been made safe.

5. FINANCE MEETING
The Minutes of the Finance Meeting held on 13th December 2004, having been previously circulated, were agreed and signed by the Chairman.

6. MATTERS ARISING
None

7. FINANCE
Receipts

(a) Charifund
Investment Dividend
£138 - 31
(b) Charinco Investment Dividend
£19 - 01
(c) Lloyd TSB Business Instant Access Account Interest
£34 - 35

Accounts to be authorised for payment
(a) Society of Local Council Clerks
Annual subscription
£69 - 00
(b) ABB Ltd.
Street Lighting Maintenance
£140 - 65
(c) Powergen Energy
Street Lighting supply
£208 - 62
(d) Powergen Electricity supply to Village Hall (Direct Debit)
£33 - 00
(e) I.Wilkins Clerk's Salary and Expenses
£737 - 76
(f) Inland Revenue PAYE on Clerk's Salary
£148 - 50
Proposed Councillor Mrs. Morlidge, Seconded Councillor Collett
'that the listed payments be authorised'
So resolved, nem con

8. PLANNING MATTERS

   
Applications    
a) Cindy Haden, Monday Cottage, Bearley Road First floor pitched roof rear extension 04/03793/FUL
Submission The Council is concerned that this proposed extension is larger than the 30% set out in PPG2 and PR2, when you take the original building before the ground floor extension to the rear. Also there may be loss of light in the Village Hall kitchen.
If the size is not a problem, then the following Conditions should be imposed
(1) new bathroom window - obscure glass
(2) the extension to be rendered or bricks painted white to reduce the impact and loss of light to the services block and kitchen in the Village Hall.
(b) Mr & Mrs. N. Moore, 14, The Green

Conservatory to rear

04/03664/FUL
Submission It is understood that the application has been withdrawn

(c) B.N. & A.J. Barter, Cedar Corrage, 1, Park Cottages, Church Road

Installation of 3 no. velux roof windows, re-roofing lean - to and pitched roofs, re-opening windows
04/03825/LBC
Submission

No objection - this alteration to the listed building is acceptable. It will not impact upon any other property.
The re-roofing will improve the overall appearance


Decisions
(a) Martin Kinoulty, 1, Park House, Church Road Internal and external alterations to cellar. Replacement window, metal ladder in stairwell.
APP/33720/E/
04/1149531

Appeal Dismissed

(b Mr & Mrs T. Dunn, The Grove, Kings Lane Erection of two storey pitched roof side / rear extension
04/03317/FUL
Withdrawn  
(c) Mrs. C, Pearson, Cosy Cott, The Green T1 - T4 : 4 no. plum - fell to ground level
T5 - T11 : 7 no. plum - crown reduce by 30% and remove deadwood
04/03017/TREE
Consent Given
(d) Mr. S. Dawkes, Snitterfield Fruit farm, Kings Lane

Change of use from an agricultural to a mixed agricultural/storage use

04/02926/LDE
Refusal  
(e) Mrs. M. E. Ferris, The Paddocks, Warwick Road,
Black Hill
New vehicular access
04/03490/FUL
Refusal  


9. CORRESPONDENCE

Warwickshire County Council

(a) Strategic Review of Older People Services
Circulation for information and response

(b) Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Authority - Integrated Risk Management Plan 2005-2006
Circulation for information and response

Stratford on Avon District Council

(a) Consultation by Warwick District Council - Proposed Terminal, Parking and Associated Works at Coventry Airport, Baginton
No Submission


(b) Invitation to Civic Service
No Member to attend


10. DEPOSIT ACCOUNT
The Clerk submitted details of a Treasurer's Account offered by the Bank of Ireland in conjunction with the National Association of Local Councils and designed exclusively for Local Councils. The rate of interest is fixed at half a per cent below the Base Rate. This is currently 4.25%, compared with the rate offered by Lloyds TSB of 2.25%
The Clerk said that he had contacted Lloyds TSB, but they were unable to improve on that rate

After discussion, Councillor Fitchford proposed, Councillor Miss Kimberley seconded.
'that a Treasurers' Account be opened with the Bank of Ireland and that Lloyds TSB Business Instant Access Account be closed and monies currently invested be transferred'

So resolved, nem con


11. TO RECEIVE COMMENTS/OBSERVATIONS FROM COUNCILLORS

Councillor Mrs. Morlidge

Reported that she had received notification that a resident at Hurdlers Close wished to exchange house with a resident in Housing Association property in Norton Lindsay. She had been asked if the Parish Council had any objection to this transfer
Councillor Stammers said that the affordable housing was primarily for Snitterfield residents and he would be opposed to such a transaction
After discussion, Councillor Mrs. Morlidge undertook to take up the matter with the Housing Association


Councillor Mrs. Morlidge said that, despite several attempts, she had been unable to contact P.C.Harris on matters raised at the December Meeting.

She referred to the consideration of Planning Applications and asked Members to expedite circulation of the documents.
Councillor Stammers commented that the Planning Officers were very helpful in extending the time limit in cases of delay

There being no further business, the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 8.30 p.m.