Minutes January 2019

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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 McGoverne, Cllr V Sidery, Cllr R Spinks, Cllr B Taft,

Cllr T Williams, Mrs A Fox (Clerk),

Mr Christopher Harrison


01.19               Apologies for Absence: Cllr R Akeroyd, Cllr H Froggatt, Cllr A Hill, Cllr J Twigg,

02.19               Declaration of Members’ Interests: None

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

04.19               Public Participation: Mr Christopher Harrison reported on his continued updating of the parish council website.

05.19               Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held 20th December 2018: The minutes were proposed by Cllr Williams as a true record, seconded by Cllr Sidery and signed by the Chairman.

06.19               Confidentiality: None 

07.19               Items reported by the Clerk: 

92.17 1)           Public Conveniences: Transfer now completed. Cllr Taft agreed to take a final reading of the electricity meter which the Clerk would forward to DDDC. The Clerk was also requested to find out details of the suppliers for electricity and water.

105.17 1)         Sports Equipment for Hall Orchard: Ongoing. To be reviewed in the spring.

126.18 c)         Hedge on A6: Report awaited from Cllr Twigg.

126.18 d)         Ashford Sign: Report awaited from Cllr Twigg.

126.18 f)         Bins left on Footway: Cllr Twigg arranging a letter from DDDC 

57.18 2)           Parish Council Insurance – Flood Trailer: The insurance company have requested details of the original invoice for the trailer and contents, together with a list of contents and quotes/estimates to replace the items. The Clerk had gathered relevant past invoices and Cllr Windle agreed to review the information and possibly call a further separate meeting to discuss future requirements.

82.18 1)           Repairs to Playground Equipment: Enviroplay had revised their quotation to £3,000.00 and had been requested to proceed with the repair work.

93.18 4)           Christmas Trees: The Clerk was requested to contact the War Memorial Institute Committee to request £130.00 towards the cost of their Christmas tree, as previously agreed. The Clerk was also requested to write to Mr Peter Hunt thanking him for the use of his equipment for erecting the Christmas tree lights.

117.18 1)         Blue Plastic Clay Bags on Sheepwash Bridge: Cllr McGoverne reported that these have been removed.

130.18 1)         Wall between Hall Orchard and The Gables: The Clerk had written to the occupant of The Gables asking for the wall to be repaired and had received a telephone response of denial.

130.18 2)         Car parked on grass on Trinity Close: The car has now been moved off the grass.

07.19 1)           Request for Memorial Bench A request for a memorial bench had been received from Jane Dobson in memory of her mother. The parish council suggested the Hall Orchard, the War Memorial Institute or the boundary wall of The Riverside Hotel as possible locations. The Clerk will pass this information to the family.

07.19 2)           Email from Mr Tim Thomas re well dressing photographs: Mr Tim Thomas has a series of photographs taken in 1989 of the Ashford Well Dressings of that year and has offered to exhibit these in Ashford. Cllr McGoverne agreed to discuss this with the Well Dressing Committee and the Clerk was requested to send Chris Harrison’s email address to Mr Thomas.

07.19 3)           Parish Council Elections: The timetable and procedure for the forthcoming parish council elections was discussed.

07.19 4)           Parish Precept 2019/20: After considered discussion and deliberation, a precept of £16,915.00 was agreed upon for 2019/20. A breakdown of the figures is shown below.

08.19               Items reported by Members:  

08.19 1)           Unsightly Wooden Panels – Cllr Windle agreed to action this. 

09.19               Planning Matters: 

1) Application – NP/DDD/1218/1200 – Christmas Cottage, Greaves Lane: The parish council has no objection to this application

2) Application – NP/DDD/1218/1222 – Red House Barn, Ashford Lane: The parish council has no objection to this application.  

10.19               Financial Matters 

Bank Balances Noted:

1)         Business Reserve Account:                                                         £24,533.16

Current Account:                                                                               £250.00

2) to approve payments of accounts:

  1. Jayne Taft £370.00
  2. Chemodex                                                                         £67.20
  3. DDDC (wheeled bin – direct debit) £107.25
  4. JK Plumbing & Heating                                                 £60.00
  5. e)   Franklin & Co (Solicitors – public conveniences) £443.00

3)   to acknowledge receipt of payments:  

  1. a)   The Bull’s Head re conveniences £335.00
  2. b)   DDDC re conveniences £5,964.00

11.19            Correspondence: None requiring action. 

12.19   Date of Next Meeting: The next parish council meeting will be held on Thursday 28th February 2019 at 7.30 pm in Ashford School.



Clerk’s salary                                                                            £3,900.00

Clerk’s expenses                                                                          £550.00

Subscriptions                                                                                £170.00

Insurance                                                                                      £700.00

Meetings                                                                                      £120.00

Audit                                                                                            £400.00

Grass cutting                                                                             £6,000.00

Maintenance                                                                              £2,000.00

Public Conveniences (cleaning & supplies)                              £2,000.00

Chairman’s Allowance                                                                 £775.00

Donations (see below)                                                                 £800.00

Miscellaneous                                                                            £1,500.00

TOTAL                                                                                  £18,915.00

Contribution from

Parish council reserves                       £2,000.00


PRECEPT 2019/20                                                               £16,915.00






1) Ashford Cricket Club                                                                     £100.00

2) Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport                                      £200.00

3) War Memorial Institute                                                                  £100.00

4) Post Office (War Memorial Institute)                                            £200.00

5) Ashford Well Dressings                                                                 £100.00

6) Helen’s Trust                                                                                  £100.00


TOTAL                                                                                              £800.00