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Minutes of the
meeting of Wellow Parish Council held on
Monday 10th March 2008 at 8pm.
Present: Cllrs Betts, Colston, Halewood, Lewis, Martin (Chairman), Pike,
Watson and Witty, Clerk and 7 Parishioners.
8.25 Apologies for absence
Cllr Andrews & District Councillor Butters
8.26 Minutes of the last meeting
The minutes of the meeting held Monday 11th February 2008 were accepted
as a true record and signed by the Chairman.
8.27 Matters arising
8.28 Declarations of interest
8.29 Public participation:
The Chairman adjourned the meeting for public participation.
- Mr Cole reported: The pavement edge outside of the far end of the
church had been damaged yet again. ARR
- An incident of a dog not being under proper control and attacking a
pet duck. He had noted an increase in dog fouling in all areas of the
village including the churchyard. At this point the chairman read a
letter from the health and safety representative of the Magic Box
expressing concern regarding the same issue with particular regard to
the children's play area and playing field. This letter alleged that two
main culprits were widely known. Members expressed disappointment at
this situation and it was agreed to speak with the author of the letter
to identify the alleged culprits and to put an entry into the parish
newsletter saying that if these incidents did not cease, the Parish
Council would have no other alternative than to consider banning dogs
from the playing field altogether. AM
- Mr Cawdle enquired if the permission for the community composting
scheme included screening. It was confirmed this was not the case. Cllr
Watson having attended the public meeting subsequent to the permission
being granted suggested that the site would be better reoriented such
that it ran west/east 2
- Mrs Cawdle enquired if there was to be the same proliferation of
notice on this site as was apparent from the photographs of the Lower
Slaughter site. It was agreed this and the previous point would be taken
up with the composting committee by the parish council liaison person.
Cllr Witty. MW
8.30 Planning Applications:
a) 08/00334/FUL Parcel 6030 Dunkerton Hill, Dunkerton BA28BW.
Erection of three stables, hay barn and tack room and change of use of
land for grazing. Cllr Lewis proposed the application be objected to in
principle, largely for the reasons given in the previous application for a
caravan site. This was carried unanimously.
b) 08/00433/FUL. Fullers Cottage Railway Lane Wellow BA2
8QG.Erection of a new double car port with store, alterations to external
steps and alterations to dormer windows. Cllr Lewis proposed the
application be supported subject to a condition that the tiles on the
proposed garage be second hand and the timber boarding be waney edged.
This was carried by a majority vote.
c) 08/00608/FUL. Manor Farm, Farm Lane Wellow BA2 8QU. Erection
of a stable and tack room. Resubmission. The Chairman referred to the
reasons for resubmission and pointed out the supporting case document from
the applicant's agent contained the same errors as in the previous
application despite an assurance being on record that they would be
corrected. Any motion to support should therefore address this issue by
conditioning it on being solely for private use. Cllr Colston proposed
that given this application was for the same as the previous one supported
by this council but reduced in scope we should maintain consistency by
supporting it. This was carried unanimously.
8.31 Finance report
The RFO in the absence of bank statements was unable to provide
reconciliation. Payments due were carried unanimously.
8.32 Parish Plan
- Cllr Watson advised on progress with traffic calming measures which
will be presented to a public meeting 18 March 2008 in the Village Hall.
- Cllr Watson advised on progress examining what could be done to the
playing fields as an entity and agreed to liaise with CCE regarding
- Cllr Witty advised on progress with the formation of a youth club
requesting funding from the parish council for initial start up costs.
The Chairman advised that the budget setting process for the next year
had been completed and already included a 15% rise in the precept. It
was agreed that the youth club committee should confirm funds from
elsewhere which will allow them to proceed before returning to the
parish council with a request. 3
- Cllr Witty advised on initiatives on possible future equipment for
the playing fields.
- Cllr Betts enquired whether it was possible to remove the goal posts
on the playing field as she though they were dangerous. Neither RoSPA
nor BANES have indicated they are a problem. It was therefore agreed to
leave them at present.
- Cllr Betts advised of the first Tuesday afternoon get together to be
held in the village hall 11th March 2008. She stressed that although
aimed primarily at the elderly, all would be welcome.
- Cllr Colston advised he had drawn a blank on offers of support in
pursuing funding for a bus service but he was proceeding on his own.
- Cllr Lewis advised replacement equipment for the children's play area
was scheduled for installation this week and asked for volunteers to dig
out old bark chippings.
- Invitation to attend a celebration of parish plans event. There were
- Letter from CPRE re proposed planning legislation. It was agreed to
write to our MP with copies to the prospective candidates of the
Conservative and Liberal Democratic parties. AM
- Letter from MS J Plater requesting funding for the purchase of a
projector for village hall. This was rejected on the same grounds as
- Cllr Pike advised he had been approached by concerned parents
regarding the continued existence of a large hole in the north field of
the church. The Chairman advised he would action the matter. AM
- The Chairman apologised for omitting to bring the council's attention
to a proposal on charging the Hort Soc for field hire for the flower
show which impacted on the budget setting process. Members considered
his proposal and endorsed it accordingly.
8.35 Date of next meeting
Confirmed as Mon 14th April, 8pm in the village hall.