|Minutes of a Meeting of Wrington Parish Council held in the John Locke room on
Tuesday, 15th August, 2006
The Chairman opened the Meeting at 19.30 hours.
Declaration of Members Interests Cllr. Irving declared an interest in the Wrington Village Fair presentation being a committee member.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 21st July were adopted.
Wrington Village Fair- The Chairman welcomed Jeremy Birkett, Hon. Secretary, to the Meeting who presented to the Council the background to next year’s fair and also a table of proposed events. Costs, as with everything, are rising and they were seeking the Council’s support to cover the hire of the Memorial Hall. The Chairman thanked Mr. Birkett for his time and wished the Fair every success. Mr. Birkett left the Meeting.
Cllr. Gallop proposed and Cllr. Bigg seconded a proposal that the Parish Council should cover the cost of the hire of the Memorial Hall to a figure of £250. Passed.
2) Streetscene- the new Streets and Open Spaces newsletter.
3) Street Naming & Property Numbering- a copy of NSC’s policy has been received.
4) North Somerset Partnership- copy already forwarded by e-mail or post. Comment received regarding “Healthier communities and older people”. ”. Cllr. Bigg attended the meeting where, in her role with Voluntary Action on the Health and Social Care side, she made the suggestion that as part of the consultation process recommended that dialogue is opened with Parish Councils. She will continue to monitor.
5) Skateboard park- the Clerk suggested that along with Cllr. Moss a meeting should be arranged with the users with a view to a small management “committee” being formed. It was encouraging that the initial damage to the fencing appears to have abated. It was also suggested that the ramp at the far end of the park should be covered in at the side and back so that it does not become a “den” or rubbish collection area. Clerk to take forward.
6) Publication- The Trumpet Voluntary.
7) Play area- the Clerk mentioned that the multi-play activity unit was temporarily out of action due to rotting timber. Somewhat surprising as it passed a ROSPA inspection in June. The Clerk is obtaining quotes for repair and has had the unit taped off and notices placed asking that the equipment is not used. The Clerk is also to write to ROSPA as it is doubtful that the condition has suddenly happened.
8) Litter & the Law. The Clerk made mention of a guidance book received from ENCAMS covering “Local Environmental quality” and is a useful guide into the Cleaner Neighbourhood & Environment Act as it sets out who is responsible and the powers that are available
2) Ghost pavement- High St. /School Rd. - pot holes need filling in as they are within the ghost pavement area.
3) Various issues relating to recent lining- a) Broad St- the new double yellow lines have not been extended as far as expected. b) - contractor has not taken into account the conservation area-Clerk has flagged this up with NSC.
4) Ghost pavement eastern side of High St.- plan has been received and is being discussed by the Traffic sub-committee
Memorial request for alcohol
2) - Change in controlled air space will take effect from 31st August. Comment was made that currently there is a perception that aircraft are going further south on take-off and new air space should alleviate this.
3) - Kerosene levels- there is no governmental standard and it is stated that odour from kerosene is different from kerosene levels. Levels are currently being monitored by a resident in Downside Road.
4) - PCAA is looking to increase its subscriptions to £50 for the current year and then £75 w.e.f. 1st January 2007. It was proposed by Cllr. Matthews and seconded by Cllr. Phillips that the Council should pay the 2006 increase. Passed.
5) - Cllr. Atkins is unable to attend the October 18th Consultative Committee Meeting and Cllr. Glynn will attend in her place.
6) - Cllr. Glynn mentioned that the BIA sub-committee will have its first meeting with Mr. Littleton of BIA on 4th September at 15.30 hours in the John Locke Room.
On the issue of green garden bags this will be subject to a press release as there is a delay in receipt.
Gatcombe Farm - Cllr. Yamanaka will take forward the issue relating to rubbish that has been deposited in a field. Cllr. Glynn mentioned that at the planning meeting that the owners of Gatcombe Farm attended this issue was raised.
Village Green- comment made regarding the trees and Cllr. Glynn mentioned that he has asked the NSC Tree Officer to look at when next in Wrington.