|Minutes of a Meeting of Wrington Parish Council held in the John Locke room on
Tuesday, 21st February, 2006
The Chairman opened the Meeting at 19.30 hours.
Declaration of Members Interests Cllrs. Gallop, Moss and Clements declared an interest in the Agenda item relating to the Wrington Sports & Social Club.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 20th January were adopted with the following amendments:
1) Confidential Waste- p1-line 5 for “Mt” read “Mr.”
2) Highways Matters p3- final sentence add (particularly Downside Road).
3) Highways matters p3 1st Para- final word change “Lane” to “Road”.
4) District Councillor’s report -remove the entire paragraph and replace with “Cllr. Yamanaka did elaborate on the new Backwell Civic Amenity site. Planning permission for a new site in Coles Quarry was passed in 2003 including Sunday opening, but it is only recently that residents have started to have concerns, to the extent that a public meeting was called. Residents are concerned about the Sunday opening (the existing site does not open on a Sunday), access issues, that planning permission may be flawed as no environmental assessment undertaken (NSC view is that this was not needed). Indeed as the 2003 application was from the Council to itself the application was referred to GoSW who replied that they did not need to consider it.
An application has recently been made to extend the Sunday opening hours from 8.00 to 16.30 instead of 9.00-16.00 as already granted. Central Area Committee (NSC) decided to refer the application for extended hours to the Planning and Regulatory Committee. However Waste Management decided to withdraw the application.
2) Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel- minutes of the meeting 5th January received.
3) Local Access Forum- minutes of the Meeting held 19th October 2005 received. Cllr. Glynn mentioned that within the body of the Minutes there is reference to a policy being produced on definitive maps. Still waiting to hear who will be representing Wrington Parish Council on this body.
4) Environment Agency- has acknowledged response to the North & Mid Somerset Catchment Flood Management Plan. A seminar is planned for March- details to be advised.
5) North Somerset Economic Development & Regeneration Summit- February 23rd (9am-2pm) at the Winter Gardens. Please advise the Clerk by 17th February if you wish to attend.
6) Strategy for provision of Swimming & leisure facilities- meeting to be held at the Scotch Horn Leisure on Thursday 9th March at 7.30pm. Does anyone wish to attend?
7) Copy PowerPoint presentation from a recent seminar on the Regional Spatial Strategy, North Somerset Replacement Local Plan, Joint Local Transport Plan & IDOX
8) DE Matters Issue 16 & 17
9) Standards Committee- Minutes of Meeting held 24th November 2005 and agenda for Meeting 31st January.
10) Completion of Housing transfer from NSC to North Somerset Housing Limited-effective from 6th February. Cllr. Clements asked about pockets of land that may be left as a result of the transfer and in particular who would benefit in the event of a sale of such land. Cllr. Yamanaka was of the opinion that NSC would be the ultimate beneficiary. As an alternative to selling off to a private developer for profit is to use a housing plot for more affordable housing, i.e. to rent and become another NSH house similar to the ex-Council houses
11) New refuse policy and green garden waste service- papers received on background much of which contained within the leaflet drop to householders.
12) Community Group Forum newsletter.
13) Confidential Waste- it was left that the Clerk would arrange to meet with Mr. Tandy to take matters forward.
14) Supported bus services- from 1st April the 821 service on Sundays and bank Holidays currently operated by First Bus will be operated by Bakers Coaches. The existing timetable remains unchanged.
15) Review of Street Trading arrangements- move to include Broad Street as an area. It appears that NSC is trying to tighten up on burger vans and the like trading without a licence throughout the district. Question raised as to who would have to apply and it was that everyone would have to apply if the intention was to trade from roadside sites. The question was then asked what would happen if Broad Street not licensed and in this instance matters would continue as at present. The measure of control that the Parish Council would have over potential use and what level of consultation would apply was also mentioned. Cllr. Glynn was concerned at the locations highlighted on the maps for locations on the A38 and in particular those relating to Redhill- they were considered unacceptable. Cllr. Matthews was of the opinion that it was an unnecessary initiative. It was left that Cllr. Yamanaka would obtain clarification on licences.
16) Wrington Village Fair- a request to hold the joint Church Service on the Glebe land was approved.
Parish Voice- Cllr. Glynn reported briefly on the outcome of this meeting which was related to Downside Road. Mr. Schneider (NSC) had accumulated facts to the extent that traffic has not increased materially. However has asked colleagues at NSC to look into repairing faults, signage, flooding, better visibility of existing signs and the children’s refuge pavement.
Customer Support Officers to be increased from 2006/2008 and 2 will be allocated to cover PC Tacchi’s patch.
Confirmation received from NSC of a precept of £64,000 for 2006/07.
It was agreed that the CPRE increase in subscription (to £26) should be paid. (Cllr. Bigg declared an interest in that she is now the Chairperson for CPRE)
Clerk advised that the request for a precept of £64,000 for 2006/07 has been accepted.
Payment made on behalf of the Wrington Memorial Hall and Recreation Field Committee from the grant.
Uphill Building Contractors Ltd. £257.00 +VAT
Memorial request for alcohol
One request for an 18th Birthday party to be held in the Hall on 25th February- approved.
Wrington Sports & Social Club.
Clerk commented on a letter received from PCAA relating to the appointment of a new Chairman at the meeting to be held on 28th March
The Clerk reported on the February newsletter:-
1) Consultation on the role and functions of local government- it was agreed that the Clerk would e-mail the website address to Councillors. Responses need to be in by 13th March.
2) Bitton Parish Council- letter sent to all Parish Councils expressing concern at decisions being made by non-elected bodies (e.g. South West regional Assembly). The Council considered this worthy of support and the Clerk was directed to respond to ALCA with a copy to Bitton Parish Council.
3) Training days- detailed given. Now moving further afield as joints days being organised with other ALCA Groups.
2) Parish Meeting- amended draft poster now produced.
3) The Brue, Axe and North Somerset Streams Catchment abstraction management strategy- consultation document. Cllrs. Glynn and Bigg offered to read.
There being no other business the meeting was declared closed at 22.00 hours.