Minutes – December 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 R Akeroyd, Cllr R Spinks, Cllr B Taft , Cllr Val Sidery,

Cllr T Williams, Cllr J Twigg, , Mrs A Fox (Clerk)

129.15 Apologies for Absence: Cllr P Tillbrook

130.15 Declaration of Members’ Interests: None

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

132.15 Public Participation:

133.15 Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held 17th December 2015: The minutes were proposed by Cllr Williams as a true record, seconded by Cllr Spinks and signed by the Chairman.

134.15 Confidentiality: None

135.15 Items reported by the Clerk:

32.15 9) Parish Council Website: To discuss at the next meeting.

31.15 1) Insurance Policy: Cllr Windle had carried out evaluation work of the outstanding items. The Clerk was requested to liaise with the insurance company.

110.14 2) Damaged Antique Lamp Post: Arrangements are ongoing. Cllr Taft will report at the next meeting.

32.15 6) Repair of Playground Equipment & Playground Inspection: Environplay Ltd had carried out the playground inspection and submitted a report. The Clerk was requested to contact Environplay Ltd and request a quotation for repair of all the items identified as requiring repair and also to request a quotation for a new climbing frame, to include safety flooring.

89.15 9) Outstanding Paperwork: Register of Interests form has been completed by Cllr Akeroyd and was passed to the Clerk.

89.15 10) Bank Mandate: Still awaited from Cllr McGoverne.

101.15 8) Christmas Tree: The Clerk was requested to ask the Christmas tree supplier to produce a further invoice, deducting £30 for the transportation of the tree.

114.15 6) Seating in Hall Orchard: It was agreed that 2 wooden benches would be ordered from Torne Valley at an approximate cost of £160.00 each and Cllr Spinks agreed that they could be delivered to his home address.

124.15 10) Grass Cutting 2016: Mr Chris Whitham had submitted a quotation for £3,850 for grass cutting in 2016. This was unanimously accepted.

124.15 11) Parish Precept 2016/17: This has to be submitted by end January 2016.

135.15 11) Flood Committee: The Clerk reported that an article would be appearing in the January parish magazine appealing for further members.

125.15 2) Road Sign to Monsal Head: Cllr Twigg agreed to action this.

125.15 5) Sign for Highfields: Cllr Twigg agreed to action this.

125.15 4) Boundary Wall attached to the Sheepwash Bridge: English Heritage had requested photographs. Cllr Windle confirmed he had taken some appropriate photographs.

125.15 3) Lime Trees in Hall Orchard: Paul Carrington is seeking the appropriate authority from the Peak Park Authority to proceed with this work.

136.15 Items reported by Members:

136.15 1) Hedge – School House: requires cutting.

136.15 2) Tree at Highfields: A limb has fallen from a tree at Highfields. The Clerk was requested to ask Dales Housing to remove this.

137.15 Planning Matters: None

138.15 Financial Matters

  1. Bank Balances Noted:

Business Reserve Account: £21,427.50

Current Account: £250.00

  1. To approve payments:

  1. Chemodex Limited £120.66

  2. Jayne Taft £280.00

  3. John Carrington £125.00

  4. Clerk’s salary for 3 month period £590.40

  5. Clerk’s expenses for 3 month period £118.06

  6. HMRC (tax on Clerk’s salary) £159.60

  7. Mr D Windle (to replace uncashed cheque from 07 11 13) £28.43

  8. Christopher Whitham £625.00

  9. Mr R Spinks (reimbursement for Christmas lights etc) £304.58

j) Payments of Donations

1) Ashford Cricket Club £100.00

2) Ashford Old School £100.00

3) Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport £100.00

4) War Memorial Institute £100.00

5) Post Office (War Memorial Institute) £200.00

6) Ashford Well Dressings £100.00

7) Helen’s Trust £100.00

  1. To acknowledge receipt of payments:

  1. The Bull’s Head (income from honesty box) £182.00

b) Dales Housing £100.00

c) R W Percival re memorial for the late Robert Almond £50.00

139.15 Date of Next Meeting: The next parish council meeting will be held on Thursday 14th January 2016 at 7.30 pm in Ashford Old School Rooms.