|Minutes of a Meeting of Wrington Parish Council held in the John Locke room on
Friday 20th May 2005, incorporating the Annual General Meeting of the
The Chairman opened the Meeting at 19.30 hours.
Before moving onto the election of officers for the year Cllr. Clements addressed the Meeting. It had been brought to his attention that in making a submission in the Replacement Local Plan for land between Rickyard Road and the Recreation Field to have the “amenity” tag removed that this was against the submission of the Council. The reasoning behind this decision was due to the fact that as the Football Club has an alternative site in Mill Lane and the Bowls Club are established that this is no longer required as amenity land. The matter had been raised by NSC who indicated that they may raise the issue of conflict between the Parish Council and Cllr. Clements. Cllr. Clements stated that there was never an intention to mislead the Council in its deliberations on the Local Plan and that this was a genuine oversight. It was appreciated that he could not enter into any future discussions on this topic. Cllr. Irving said that the Council has been aware on the past of the Clements family interests in this parcel of land.
After further discussion it was moved by Cllr. Thorn and seconded by Cllr. Matthews that:-
1) Cllr. Irving takes the Chair temporarily.
2) Having had a report before the Council concerning the apparent conflict between the Council and the applicant over the Replacement Local Plan submission:- “ whilst it would have been helpful to have known at the time and it was unfortunate that it was not disclosed at the time however the explanation has been accepted.”
This motion was passed.
Election of Chairman: Nominated Cllr. Clements proposed by Cllr. Gallop seconded by Cllr. Thorn.
Nominated: Cllr. Irving proposed by Cllr. Bigg and seconded by Cllr. Glynn.
On a show of hands 6 voted in favour of Cllr. Clements with 2 against and 1 abstention.
Cllr. Clements took the Chair.
Elect ion of Vice-Chair. Nominated Cllr. Irving. Proposed by Cllr. Gallop and seconded by Cllr. Thorn. Passed
Election of Planning Committee Chairman. The Chairman thanked Cllr. Glynn for his hard work in getting the Planning Meetings up and running. Cllr. Glynn indicated that he did not wish to stand but after some discussion and change of arrangements Cllr. Glynn was persuaded to stand. Proposed by Cllr. Bigg and seconded by Cllr. Matthews. Passed.
Appointment to Memorial Hall & recreation Field Committee. Proposed by Cllr. Matthews and seconded by Cllr. Thorn that the existing 8 Parish Councillors be elected en-bloc. Passed. Regarding the 4 outside members the Clerk advised that 5 nominations received viz. Mrs. Judd (Gardening Club), Mrs. Yeoman (W.I.), Mr. M T Clements (Cricket Club) and Mr. Cowgill (Drama Club) all existing Committee Members. In addition the Football Club wished to nominate Mr. Missen. It was proposed by Cllr. Bigg and seconded by Cllr. Thorn that the existing 4 committee members be re-elected and that Mr. Missen be invited to attend Committee Meetings to speak on matters concerning the Football Club. Passed.
Appointment to other bodies:
1) NALC- North Somerset Group-Nominated Cllr. Glynn Proposed by Cllr. Bigg and seconded by Cllr. Gallop. Passed.
2) Bristol Airport Consultative Committee. Nominated Cllr. Atkins (in her absence). Proposed by Cllr. Irving and seconded by Cllr. Bigg. Passed.
3) Parish Council Airports Association. To be left that any Councillor can attend.
4) Tree Officer. Nominated Mrs. Judd. Proposed by Cllr. Matthews and seconded by Cllr. Bigg. Passed.
5) Wrington Parish Charities. The Council has 2 representatives on this currently Mr. M M Collins and Mr. I Ashman. Election is on a 4- year cycle and this year no re-election needed.
- under Clerk’s report item 10 add the word “useful” after proved on line 2.
2) Bullhouse Lane- work completed.
3) Village of the Year- forms have been altered. Cllr. Bigg is undertaking the task of compiling a new Village map of Wrington.
4) Standards Committee- details of a complaints hearing held 10th May. At the hearing the matter was cleared. The standards Committee meeting scheduled for 23rd May has been cancelled due to lack of business.
5) Brue, Axe and North Somerset Streams CAMS- Managing Water abstraction- acknowledgement received that the Council will receive the consultation document. A booklet “Managing Water Abstraction” has been received.
6) Avon Youth Bus- summary of figures for January to March. Wrington figures very low for January and February but picked up a bit in March. Redhill holding its own.
7) Golden Lion- Notice of Transfer of Licence-from Philippe Taylor Giorgetti to Phillippe Taylor Giorgetti and Judith Gail Giorgetti.
8) Application for the removal of the Justice’s On-Licence to the new premises. The Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club BIA. Licensees to remain the same.
9) Butcombe Brewery Visitor Centre. Application for final order.
10) Goblin Combe Environment Centre- details of Spring and Summer courses.
11) Community Action Transport Conference- to be held Tuesday 28th June at BAWA Club, Filton Bristol- 9.30 am to 4.00pm.
12) Publications- Volunteer Centre. Clerk & Councils direct. YANSEC-details of grants available.
13) Job vacancies- Volunteer Centre and ChAt. Clerk has details
14) CPRE- Annual Tea Party- Sunday 26th June 3-5pm. Entrance £2.00.
15) Premise Licence Application- NSC will produce a bi-monthly list in future. It was mentioned at this juncture that the Golden Lion application for variation of opening hours has been withdrawn. The application has created quite a stir in the Village and the Broad Street community have united- they are also considering setting up a Neighbourhood Watch group. The landlord at the Golden Lion has decided to rethink the application.
16) DE matters- May edition.
17) NSC guide to charges & fees.
18) South Area Committee meeting dates.
Letter received from NSC re Vehicle Activated signs and their proposed locations- the Clerk is to include this in the next Wrington Journal.
Details of road closure for a period of maximum 3 weeks from 20th June 2005. Location Silver Street from junction with Church Walk to Rickyard Road.
Community Action- Transport Needs Assessment. An offer from CA to come and talk about it. It was agreed that this should wait until the Parish Plan results available.
Cllr. Glynn touched briefly upon the Parish Voice submission which was basically in support of Congresbury Parish Council’s own submission and concerned speed limits on country lanes.
Problems of parking in Broad Street raised and the Clerk will bring this to the attention of PC Tacchi.
Travis Perkins & Fountain Forestry £402.78 + VAT (payments made by Treasurer).
To enhance the Cyber Room it would benefit from Broadband and it would also enable the Council to have use of this for downloading planning applications etc. Proposed by Cllr. Gallop and seconded by Cllr. Matthews that the Council cover the cost of this for the next year- anticipated to be £180. Passed.
Cllr. Glynn also mentioned that the Airport Surface Access Strategy will be discussed at a forthcoming Airport Transport Forum Meeting on which he will be sitting.
The Clerk mentioned that the Council for the purposes of the Data Protection Act will have the following added to its Notification “This data controller states that they are a public authority under the Freedom of Information Act 2000”.
1) Drains outside the Doctors' surgery blocked.
2) The sign by the doctor’s surgery damaged. Cllr. Matthews has already taken this up with the Practice Manager.
3) Photocopiers- Cllr. Bigg mentioned the availability of second hand copiers from a Bristol based organisation.