Agenda March 2020

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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 Thursday 12th March 2020

in Ashford War Memorial Institute at 7.30 pm


  • Apologies for Absence: None


  • 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 13th February 2020

              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: Invoice from Total for £1,740.71
  2. Roundabout in Hall Orchard: repair urgently required
  3. Dog signs in Hall Orchard
  4. Replacement street lights
  5. Culvert at Highfields
  6. White Lining: inspection to be arranged by Cllr Twigg
  7. Adoption of telephone kiosk: application accepted
  8. Flood resilience policy
  9. Cemetery rules and regulations
  10. Damaged picnic table in Hall Orchard: undergoing repair
  11. Watts Green, Fence and Gate on River Bank: Phil Riley undertaking
  12. Blocked drain, Fennel Street: Cllr Wakeman arranging
  13. Renewal of insurance policy
  14. Audit of 2019/20 parish council accounts
  15. Request for headstone with kerb set in cemetery








  1. Items Raised by Members:


1) Speed limits in Ashford (Cllr Harrison) 

                        2) Road sweep (Cllr Harrison)

3) Ditch – Highfields (Cllr Taft)

                        4) ICS Funding Services (playground equipment) (Cllr Harrison)

5) Parish Council notice board – damaged


  1. Planning Matters:


9.1) Applications


1)     NP/DDD/0619/0658, ASHFORD HALL, repairs, alterations and renewal of services.

2)    Any planning matters received before 12th March 2020


  1. Financial Matters


  1. to note bank balances as at 12th March 2020


  1. to approve payments of accounts:
  2. a)   Cleaning conveniences (to be advised)
  3. b)   Water Plus (water supply for conveniences) £1,740.71
  4. c)   AWMI (hire of room for March & April meetings £29.00
  5. d)   Clerk’s salary for 3 month period £780.00
  6. e)   Clerk’s expenses for 3 month period £155.46
  7. f)   HMRC(tax on Clerk’s salary) £195.00
  8. g)   Any invoices received before 12th March 2020


3)   to acknowledge receipt of payments:


  1. a)   AWMI (Christmas tree) £85.00
  2. b)   Ashford PO re conveniences £587.00


  1. Correspondence


1) Requiring action:


  1. a) Copy letter to DCC re flooding from Ashford resident
  2. b) Email and correspondence from Ashford resident re potential flooding from trees


2) Information:


  1. a) Clerks & Councils Direct


  1. Next Meeting
    • Date of next meeting: Annual Parish Meeting on 16th April 2020
    • To consider the invitation of advisors or officers of other

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