Minutes – 3 June 2015
ASHFORD-IN-THE-WATER PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk: Mrs A J Fox Derwent Cottage, Calver Bridge, Calver, Hope Valley S32 3XA
Telephone: 01433 631689
MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE 2015 IN ASHFORD SCHOOL
Present: Cllr D Windle, Cllr R McGoverne, Cllr Val Sidery, Cllr B Taft, Cllr T Williams, Mrs A Fox (Clerk)
61.15 Apologies for Absence: Cllr R Akeroyd, Cllr R Spinks, District Cllr P Tillbrook
62.15 Declaration of Members’ Interests: None.
63.15 To receive and approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest: None
64.15 Public Participation: None
65.15 Minutes of Annual Meeting held 4th May 2015: The minutes were proposed by Cllr Williams as a true record, seconded by Cllr Sidery and signed by the Chairman.
66.15 Confidentiality: None
67.15 Items reported by the Clerk:
114.13 Automatic External Defibrillators: All 3 defibrillators are now installed and operational. A further training session has been arranged for 8th July at 3.30 pm. It was agreed that signs are now required in the village to indicate the location of the defibrillators. This will be included as an agenda item for the next meeting.
31.15 1) Insurance Policy: Cllr Windle agreed to draw up a list of items which are not currently covered by the parish council’s insurance policy. The Clerk to then forward the list to Zurich.
31.15 3) Approval of 2014/15 Accounts: The accounts were approved by the parish councillors and the necessary documentation completed and signed. The annual return will be posted to the auditors to arrive by the stipulated date of 8th June.
110.14 2) Damaged Antique Lamp Post: The County Council had agreed that it would be acceptable to install a salvaged cast iron column, or a replica column which complies with DCC requirements. Cllr Taft confirmed that he is in liaison with DCC regarding this.
32.15 6) Repair of Playground Equipment: Cllr Windle reported that, following a site meeting with the company in Matlock, it appeared they would be unable to complete the repair work. Cllr Taft agreed to arrange for a welder to inspect the equipment.
32.15 9) Parish Council Website: Suitable contacts are being sought with a view to upgrading the existing website.
42.15 1) Playground Inspection: The Clerk had obtained quotations of £85.00 and £330.00 for the playground inspection. Further quotations are being sought.
56.15 1) Historic Milestone: Mr David Lockwood has agreed to re-paint this.
56.15 2) Public Space Protection Order: It was agreed that the following signs would be required: 1 x Dogs on Leads 2 x Dog Exclusion
67.15 1) Band Concert – Matlock Band, 7th June: Matlock Band will be performing a band concert on 7th June.
67.15 2) Notice Board: Requires repair. Mr Terry Bettney has agreed to inspect.
68.15 Planning Matters: None
69.15 Financial Matters
1) Bank Balances Noted: Business Reserve Account: £31,203.33 Current Account: £330.00
2) To approve payments:
a) Calder Electrical Limited £150.00
b) Calder Electrical Limited £120.00
c) Chemodex Limited (2 invoices minus credit of £10.62) £75.06
d) Clerk’s salary for 3 month period £590.40
e) Clerk’s expenses for 3 month period £152.40
f) HMRC (tax on Clerk’s salary) £159.60
g) Community Heartbeat Trust (defibrillator) £2,195.00
h) Jayne Taft £200.00
i) Calver Sough Nurseries £102.97
j) Chris Whitham (6 invoices) £1,675.00
3) To acknowledge receipt of payments:
a) The Bull’s Head (income from honesty box) £613.00
b) Thos Greatorex re interment of ashes – Mr Ken Calladine £50.00 70.15 Date of Next Meeting: The next parish council meeting will be held on Thursday 23rd July 2015 at 7.30 pm in Ashford Old School Rooms.