Minutes April 2018

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Clerk: Mrs A J Fox

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

Telephone: 01433 631689

Email: angelafox@btinternet.com





Present:          Cllr D Windle, Cllr V Sidery, Cllr R Spinks, Cllr B Taft.

Cllr T Williams, Cllr H Froggatt, Cllr A Hill, Mrs A Fox (Clerk)


37.18               Apologies for Absence: Cllr R Akeroyd, Cllr P Tillbrook, Cllr J Twigg


38.18               Declaration of Members’ Interests: None


39.18               To receive and approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest: None


40.18               Public Participation: None


41.18               Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held 22nd March 2018: The minutes were proposed by Cllr Sidery as a true record, seconded by Cllr Spinks and signed by the Chairman.


42.18               Confidentiality: None


43.18               Items reported by the Clerk:


92.17 1)           Public Conveniences: Philip Bramall of Franklin & Co Solicitors in Bakewell had agreed to act on the parish council’s behalf with regard to the transfer of the public conveniences and had quoted a fee of £350.00 plus VAT, which was accepted by the parish council.   A further email had also been received from the Clerk of Little Longstone Parish Meeting stating that the Parish Meeting had decided not to take over the maintenance and running of the conveniences at Monsal Head.


101.17 1)         Website: Cllr Sidery is in liaison with Mrs Sarah Heron.


93.17 2)           Repairs to Car Park Boundary Wall (Hall Orchard): Address details of the owner of the property concerned are still awaited from Cllr McGoverne so that a request can be made for the wall to be repaired.


105.17 1)         Sports Equipment for Hall Orchard: Ongoing


141.17 2)         Commemoration of Armistice Day 2018: It was reported that a meeting has been arranged for 24th April, details of which will be available for the next parish council meeting.


20.18 1)           No 4 Court Lane: It was reported that the car parking spaces had been reinstated, but the parish council’s attention has been drawn to a deviation from the original plan.  The Clerk was requested to contact the Peak Park Authority to point out that the original plan had stated random limestone with gritstone quoins whereas the building is gritstone ashlar construction.  Complaints had been received by the parish council regarding the failure to comply with the plan.

31.18 1)           Audit of 2017/18 Accounts: The Clerk reported that Mr John Foster of West and Foster had agreed to assist with the audit of the end of year accounts.


44.18               Items reported by Members:


1)                     Agenda Items for May Meeting: Mr Paul Sheldon had attended the Annual Parish Meeting which took place immediately prior to the Parish Council Meeting and had raised the following points:


  1. a) State of Hedge on A6 – to be included on the agenda of the next meeting
  2. b) Grit Bin at Hillmorton – had not been refilled
  3. c) Drain opposite the A6020 junction with the A6 is overflowing and requires clearing – the Clerk was requested to contact Cllr Twigg regarding this.


45.18               Planning Matters:


1) Application NP/DDD/0418/0282 – Land South West of Park Farm: Proposed Erection of Local Need Affordable Dwelling: The parish council support this application, in particular because the application has been made by a local couple who wish to remain in the village and who already have an established business in the village, which they wish to retain and develop.                                


2) Decision: NP/DDD/0118/0036 – Ashford Hall – Erection of 2 Agricultural Buildings: Granted subject to conditions.


3) Decision: NP/DDD/0917/0964 – Trinity Cottage – Retrospective Planning Permission for a Verandah: Refused.


4) Decision: NP/DDD/0218/0114 – Catherine’s Cottage – Demolish and rebuild part of the chimney: Granted subject to conditions.


46.18               Financial Matters


Bank Balances Noted:

1)         Business Reserve Account:                                                           £14,690.53

Current Account:                                                                               £250.00


  • To approve payments:
  1. Jayne Taft (15 02 18 – 22 03 18)            £350.00
  2. Jayne Taft (22 03 18 – 19 04 18)            £280.00
  3. A K Heating (repair to gents’ toilet)              £90.00
  4. DDDC – wheeled bin            £104.00
  5. DALC Subscription            £161.08
  6. Chemodex                                                                        £96.60


3)   to acknowledge receipt of payments:

  1. a) Bull’s Head re conveniences £496.00


47.18            Correspondence: None


48.18               Date of Next Meeting: The next parish council meeting will be the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, which has been arranged for Thursday 17th May 2018 at 7.30 pm in Ashford School.