Agenda March 2021

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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 16th March 2021

At 7.30 pm Via Zoom: Please see link below


  • Apologies for Absence: Cllr A Hill


  • 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 18th February 2021

               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:
  2. a) Smart Meter awaited
  3. b) Update            
  4. Play Area:
  5. a) Repairs update
  6. b) General Update
  7. Dog signs in Hall Orchard and other signs
  8. Culvert/Flood channel at Highfields & Vicarage Lane/Flooding Issues: Quotation from Phil Riley for re-turfing Highfields and sunken graves in the churchyard
  9. 20s Plenty Derbyshire – signs awaited from Cllr Wakeman for consideration by parish council
  10. 6. Memorial Benches:
  11. a) Requests for memorial benches:
  12. Mr Clarke – approval of bench
  13. Mrs Herdman – location of bench

            III. Mr Schofield – response to queries raised in recent email

  1. b) Bench dedicated to the late Aileen Wagstaff – requires repair



  1. Boundary wall and trees, Riverside Hotel
  2. Maintenance to Pump Shelters: Update
  3. Cemetery – quotation submitted by Phil Riley for re-filling sunken graves (see item 7.4 above)
  4. Replacement street lighting: Update
  5. Railings outside Ashford School – awaiting removal
  6. Telephone box usage – update. Painting will take place once weather improves
  7. Water flowing across A6 from damaged drain junction A6/A6020: update from Cllr Twigg
  8. Loose Barrier on Hill Cross: update
  9. Green Garden Waste Bins – update
  10. Adoption of Ashford Village Road Sign – update
  11. New drain gulley for car park: quotation awaited
  12. Monsal Head Road Sign: update from Cllrs Twigg and Wakeman
  13. Cemetery – increase in cost of refuse collection from £8.50 per empty to £8.90 per empty
  14. Audit of 2020/21 parish council accounts
  15. Dates for Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Meeting (recommended

                                    by DALC to be before 7th May)


  1. Items Raised by Members:


1)  Removal of street light wall bracket – Rose Farm, Ashford in the Water (Cllrs Harrison & Windle)

2) Benches requiring repair (Cllr Harrison)

3) Local Projects Fund (Cllr Harrison)

4) Wells (Cllr Harrison)

5) White lining (Cllr Harrison)

6) Sawn off green posts (Cllrs Harrison & Windle)

7) Toilet signpost (Cllr Harrison)

8) Donkey Path (Cllr Harrison)

9) Loose bollard at entrance to Hall Orchard

10) Foxglove Cottage, Fennel Street (Cllr Taft)

11) Quotation for Hall Orchard signs


  1. Planning Matters:


  1. Application – NP/DDD/0221/0192 : Red House Farm – Construction of a pond for agricultural purposes. Re-wilding and tree planting of the surrounding field area.
  2. Decision – NP/DDD/0920/0810 – Churchdale Hall: Granted subject to conditions

3.   Decision – NP/DDD/0121/0001 – Mill HouseProvision of covered cycle store: Granted subject to conditions.

4.   Appeal Hearing – The Grange: 16th March 2021

5.   Any planning matters received before 16th March 2021



10. Financial Matters

1.      to note bank balances as at 16th March 2021


   2.   to approve payments of accounts:

a)   Conveniences – cleaning (to be advised)

b)   Cllr Harrison – reimbursement for painting materials                     £59.57

c)   Total Gas & Power                                                                           £9.34

d)   Clerk’s salary for 3 month period                                                 £780.00

e)   Clerk’s expenses for 3 month period                                           £140.95                 

f)   HMRC (tax on Clerk’s salary)                                                      £195.00

g) Any invoices received before 16th March 2021


3)   to acknowledge receipt of payments:

a)   DDDC (grass mowing reimbursement)                                       £1,020.00


11.   Correspondence


1) Requiring action:

a) Email re Prickles and Paws Hedgehog Rescue – request for vote

b) Email from Chris Gilbert of Cressbrook re 20s Plenty campaign

c) Email from Victoria Hewitt Smith re Bakewell conveniences


2) Information:

a) Clerks and Councils Direct


  12.     Next Meeting


1        Date of next meeting