The Chairman opened the Meeting at 19.30 hours.
Declaration of Members' Interests Nil on known agenda items.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 15th August with one amendment- under Clerk’s report item 4 Cllr. Bigg requested that the wording be amended to read “as part of the consultation process recommended that dialogue is opened with Parish Councils”.
1) Skateboard park- meeting with the users still to be arranged. Seats and bins now in place. Price being obtained to infill the back of one of the ramps. In this regard it was suggested that an approach to the manufacturer should be made as well as with Uphill Building Contractors. Clerk to take forward.
2) Play area- multi-play activity unit in the Glebe play area now repaired. Clerk waiting to hear back from ROSPA.
3) Community Action AGM Thursday 19th October at The Pavilion, Keedwell Hill, Long Ashton.
4) Health Overview & Scrutiny Panel- minutes of Meeting held 12th July.
5) Weston Area Action Plan Options- next stage will be a series of meetings details of which are held by the Clerk.
6) Publications- Clerk & Councils Direct (September edition), Fieldwork, Local Council Update (September edition), NS Life (August & September), Mendip (August edition),
7) DE Matters- Cllr. Yamanaka suggested that we should ask for an e-mail copy to be forwarded as the Council has no access to the NSC Intranet.
8) Local Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund. The Clerk reported that due to the efforts of Cllrs. Bigg & Glynn an offer of a grant for “Paths to discover the Parish” has been made in the sum of £3200. It is the intention to produce a full database of all footpaths within the Parish and then produce a map incorporating Parish features. The survey of the footpaths is nearly completed.
1)- Cllr. Glynn had prepared, and issued pre-meeting, an update of outstanding traffic issues that the sub-committee had recently discussed. It was mentioned that NSC has justified the painting of the wider double yellow lines in Broad Street instead of the usual Conservation Area yellow lines on the basis that are likely to remain prominent longer.
2)- Branches Cross- it was asked whether the verge at the top of Branches Cross could be levelled to provide a refuge for pedestrians- this was raised by the School Travel Group- as the junction is considered dangerous particularly in the absence of road markings. The ownership of the land is in private hands and the Chair intimated that if the verge is levelled then a retaining wall may be required. This is to be put to NSC Streets & Open Spaces for consideration.
3)- High Street by the Plough and Sustain. It was suggested that in view of the increased parking on both sides of the road consideration should be given to double yellow lines on one side of the road-this could extend to Bennetts.
4)- Pedestrian area in the High Street a drawing will be available for the next meeting so that a decision can then be made.
5)- after the planning meeting on 10th October Mr. P Parker will give a presentation on his proposed traffic calming measures.
6)- Downside Road and School Travel Plan- it was suggested that to take forward the possibility of a pedestrian refuge in this area liaison should take place with Mr. K Speakman at NSC to ascertain the senior schools involved and their coordinators regarding School Travel Plans.
7)- School Travel Plan- Wrington School. The aim is to have this completed by March 2007 and a survey will be going out to parents regarding their concerns etc. A “Walk to school day” is being organised and NSC has suggested the use of the Recreation Field and the Old Chapel car parks- NSC has to date not approached either body regarding availability.
8)- The Clerk mentioned that the summary leaflet of the Local Transport Plan April 2001-March 2006 was available for reading.
Police as per pre-meeting report.
Lighting- Cllr. Thorn mentioned a problem with a light at the top of School Road.
FINANCE REPORT 15th September, 2006
ACCOUNTS FOR APPROVAL PERIOD to 16th September (24 weeks)
|Stewart Robb & Co (internal audit)
M Hicks (VO2)
AYA Youth Bus
Alvis Contracting (Mem Hall grant)
Syntex (Skateboard park)
GB Sport & Leisure (play area repairs)
Opus Studio (john Locke bust)
GB Sport & Leisure (play area repairs)
Total Floor Care (Mem Hall grant)
SEC (new light)
Odds and sods
Wrington Memorial Hall & Recreation Field- requests to make payments from grant monies.
Alvis Contacting £180.00 + VAT
Total Floor Care Ltd £3047.50 + VAT
The payment to Opus Studio relates to the bust of John Locke which has been sent to Weitzel- they will be reimbursing £600 of the cost with the Parish Council standing the carriage cost.
The Skateboard Committee will be reimbursing the Parish Council with the sum of £333 relating to the purchase of bins on their behalf.
Memorial request for alcohol
Bristol International Airport Cllr. Glynn had issued a report of the sub-committee meeting held on 4th September and this is to be discussed at the next PC Meeting.
The Clerk picked up on the suggestion, accepted by the Airport authority that the PC’s representation on the Environmental Effects Committee should be the same as Winford PC who historically have had two representatives and this was agreed. It was proposed by Cllr. Atkins and seconded by Cllr. Gallop that Cllr. Bigg be the second member with Cllr. Glynn as stand-by. Passed.
ALCA The Clerk reported on the contents of the September Newsletter making specific reference to the training workshop on 11th October which will cover Councillors roles and responsibilities, powers and duties’, meetings and community involvement.
The National Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 seeks to curtail the inappropriate use of byways by motor vehicles by putting an end to claims for motor vehicles access on the basis of historical use by horse drawn vehicles.
E-mail procedures- the Clerk mentioned that on some issues relating to e-mail correspondence and the Freedom of Information Act. The procedure that the Clerk uses is that all important e-mails are downloaded and a copy placed in the relevant file. Letters are dealt with similarly but also held on a computer file in year and month order.
AGM of ALCA on 7th October- Cllr. Glynn to attend.
Parish Plan- a template of the final version should be available shortly.
The Clerk reported on the Governments directive for “Setting Local Speed Limits” and that there are sections specifically for Village and rural roads.
A new consultation from NSC on “Enforcement Policy for Public Rights of Way”. Comments to be in by 2nd October. Cllr. Clements to consider a response.
District Councillor’s Report as per pre-meeting report.
Yatton Library will have a room for hire when opened.
Airport car parking- Langford Station (A38 edge of Havyatt Green) now being used- Clerk to report.
1) Church Walk- Priory House- vines overhanging the walkway- Clerk to write.
2) Badger Centre houses a new Community resource Centre.
3) Cllr. Bigg made the meeting aware pf the consultation on the North Bristol NHS Trust application for Foundation Trust status. Consultation ends 12th October and there is a meting at the Clevedon Community Association on 28th September at 7pm
There being no other business the meeting was declared closed at 21.00 hours.
Mr. T R Clements