Minutes – August 2015

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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 Val Sidery, Cllr R Spinks, Cllr B Taft, Cllr T Williams,

Cllr P Tillbrook, Cllr H Froggatt, Mrs A Fox (Clerk)

83.15 Apologies for Absence: Cllr R Akeroyd, District Cllr P Tillbrook

84.15 Declaration of Members’ Interests: None.

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

86.15 Public Participation: None

87.15 Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held 23rd July 2015: The minutes were proposed by Cllr Spinks as a true record, seconded by Cllr Sidery and signed by the Chairman.

88.15 Confidentiality: None

89.15 Items reported by the Clerk:

114.13 Automatic External Defibrillators: The results of an enquiry into the recent incident concerning the defibrillator are expected on 28th August.

31.15 1) Insurance Policy: Valuation of the list of items compiled by the Chairman is ongoing.

110.14 2) Damaged Antique Lamp Post: Arrangements are ongoing.

32.15 6) Repair of Playground Equipment: It was reported that the springer is broken, but will cost approximately £400-£800 to replace. It was agreed that the post in the ground requires removal or making safe.

32.15 9) Parish Council Website: Suitable contacts are being sought with a view to upgrading the existing website.

42.15 1) Playground Inspection: It was agreed to proceed with the quotation of £85.00 from the Playground Inspection Company.

56.15 2) Public Space Protection Order: It was agreed that no signs would be required from the District Council.

67.15 1) Band Concert 2016: A band concert has been organised by Matlock Band on Sunday 5th June 2016 from 2.00 to 4.00 pm outside the War Memorial Institute.

89.15 9) Outstanding Paperwork: Register of Interests still awaited from Cllr Akeroyd.

89.15 10) Bank Mandate: Cllr Sidery presented the relevant paperwork; this is still awaited from Cllr McGoverne.

89.15 11) Audited Annual Return: This has been approved by the external auditors and copies of the relevant reports, forms etc are now displayed on the parish council notice board in accordance with audit regulations.

90.15 Items reported by Members:

78.15 1) Gate to Sheepwash Pen: It was agreed that Mr John Carrington would be asked to provide a quotation for repair. Cllr Spinks agreed to approach Mr Carrington.

90.15 1) Gate – Bull’s Head: It was agreed that a gate should be created in the wall between The Bull’s Head and the playing field.

91.15 Planning Matters:

  1. Application: Woodland View: The parish council has no objection to this application.

92.15 Financial Matters

  1. Bank Balances Noted:

Business Reserve Account: £25,822.86

Current Account: £250.00

  1. To approve payments:

  1. Chemodex Limited (3 invoices) £136.92

  2. Grant Thornton (audit) £240.00

  3. Jayne Taft £320.00

  4. Christopher Whitham (5 invoices) £1,625.00

  5. Ashgate Hospice (donation via Chemodex) £50.00

  1. To acknowledge receipt of payments:

  1. The Bull’s Head (income from honesty box) £607.00

  2. Thos Greatorex re memorial Mr & Mrs Webber £50.00

  3. Dales Housing £100.00

93.15 Correspondence

  1. Flood Warden Workshop: 9th September – Cllr Windle agreed to attend if possible.

  2. Annual Parishes’ Day: 3rd October – It was decided not to attend.

  3. Letter from Chemodex requesting sponsorship for cycle ride in aid of Ashgate Hospice: It was agreed to provide sponsorship of £50: cheque approved in item 92.15 2) above.

94.15 Date of Next Meeting: The next parish council meeting will be held on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 at 7.30 pm in Ashford Old School Rooms.