Agenda 29 October 2019

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Clerk: Mrs A J Fox

Derwent Cottage, Calver Bridge, Calver, Hope Valley S32 3XA

Telephone: 01433 631689



The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 29th October 2019

in Ashford War Memorial Institute at 7.30 pm


  • Apologies for Absence: Cllr C Harrison



  • Declaration of Members’ Interests


                   Members must declare any prejudicial interest in any item included on this

             agenda on the sheet provided.


  • To receive and approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest



  1. Public Participation


  • Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held 1st October 2019


               To approve the minutes of the last meeting, subject to amendment, if

deemed necessary.


  • Confidentiality


                   To consider whether any item of business should be conducted with the

public excluded.


  • Items reported by the Clerk


  1. Conveniences: Update on water and electricity services
  2. Flooding issues: complaint raised with DCC via Cllr Twigg
  3. Roundabout in Hall Orchard: repair ongoing
  4. Dog signs in Hall Orchard, sign on Hall Orchard gate and other signs: site meeting
  5. Trees in churchyard: work will take place 14 & 15 November – Mr Vaughan and PCC informed
  6. Retention of Parish Council documents: form received from DCC
  7. Air Ambulance Textile Bank: update
  8. Japanese knotweed in cemetery: recent letter from Dr Pykett
  9. Lighting in Court Lane: telephone call from resident
  10. Additional Picnic Tables in Hall Orchard
  11. Bins left on footway: update
  12. Christmas trees: update
  13. Quotations for grass mowing 2019/20
  14. Arrangements for paying-in honesty box takings: update
  15. Vegetation at junction A6/Buxton Road: now cut back
  16. Dam in River Wye
  17. White Lining: response from DCC
  18. Bin on Sheepwash Bridge
  19. Emails from member of public re Ashford War Memorial Institute

                        20        Annual Governance and Accountability Return



  1. Items Raised by Members:


1) Street lighting in conservation area (Cllr Windle)

2) Over grown footpath alongside A6 Dukes Drive Ashford, beyond Kirkdale turn-off towards Marble Works (Cllr Windle)

3) Vegetation over-growing highway on Buxton Road from A6 junction towards village (Cllr Windle)

4) Maintaining salt bins (Cllr Windle)


  1. Planning Matters:


          1) Decision: 3 Ashford Lane – Granted subject to conditions

2) Any planning matters received before 29th October 2019


  1. Financial Matters


  1. to note bank balances as at 29th October 2019


  1. to approve payments of accounts:
  2. a)   Cleaning conveniences (to be advised)
  3. b)   PKF Littlejohn (audit) £240.00
  4. c)   Chemodex £149.04
  5. d)   Pigeon Tech (website hosting annual renewal) £69.40
  6. e)   Community Heartbeat Trust £50.40
  7. f)   DDDC (wheeled bin) £110.50
  8. g)   Any invoices received before 29th October 2019


3)   to acknowledge receipt of payments:

  1. a)   The Bull’s Head re conveniences £1,104.00
  2. b)   Danes Monumental Ltd re the late Mr J Storr      £30.00


  1. Correspondence


1) Requiring action:


  1. a) BT Consultation letter re decommissioned telephone boxes
  2. b) Approval of additional inscription re the late Mr J Storr


2) Information:


  1. a) Letter from Peak District Rural Housing Association re ‘Homes for Local People’ project


  1. Next Meeting
    • Date of next meeting
    • To consider the invitation of advisors or officers of other

Bodies (e.g. District or County Council) to attend