Minutes – July 2015

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ASHFORD-IN-THE-WATER PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk: Mrs A J Fox

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

Telephone: 01433 631689

Email: angelafox@btinternet.com

MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON WEDNESDAY 23rd JULY 2015 IN ASHFORD SCHOOL

Present: Cllr D Windle, Cllr R Akeroyd, Cllr R McGoverne, Cllr Val Sidery,

Cllr R Spinks, Cllr B Taft, Mrs A Fox (Clerk)

71.15 Apologies for Absence: Cllr T Williams, District Cllr P Tillbrook

72.15 Declaration of Members’ Interests: None.

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

74.15 Public Participation: None

75.15 Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held 3rd June 2015: The minutes were proposed by Cllr Taft as a true record, seconded by Cllr Sidery and signed by the Chairman.

76.15 Confidentiality: None

77.15 Items reported by the Clerk:

114.13 Automatic External Defibrillators: Great concern was expressed by the parish council regarding the recent incident relating to the difficulty in accessing the defibrillator code. The Clerk was requested to contact Mr Wright to inform him that this incident will be investigated by the parish council. The Clerk was also requested to write to the Ambulance Service, the CHT Trust and Patrick McLoughlin and to liaise with Dr Mundy.

31.15 1) Insurance Policy: A list of items had been compiled by the Chairman for inclusion in the policy and the insurance company had requested valuations for these items. The Clerk will investigate this.

110.14 2) Damaged Antique Lamp Post: Cllr Taft reported that his discussions with DCC are ongoing, but agreement had been reached whereby only the lamp post head will require to be replaced.

32.15 6) Repair of Playground Equipment: The Chairman reported that the roundabout is working satisfactorily at present.

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 contact the company which had provided a quotation of £85.

56.15 2) Public Space Protection Order: It was agreed that a site meeting would be arranged to decide on the location of the dog exclusion and dogs on leads signs in the Hall Orchard.

67.15 1) Band Concert 2016: It was agreed that Matlock Band would be approached to undertake the Band Concert on 5th June 2016 from 2.00 to 4.00 pm.

67.15 2) Notice Board: A quotation of £120 had been received from Mr Barrie Marsden for repair of the notice board. This was approved by the parish council and Mr Marsden will be asked to proceed with the work.

77.15 1) Register of Burials: The Clerk reported that the Register of Burials book is almost full and that the cost of replacement is approximately £40. This expenditure was agreed by the parish council.

78.15 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 McGoverne agreed to approach Mr Carrington.

79.15 Planning Matters:

  1. Application: Thornbridge Hall – Proposed Erection of Lambing Shed: The parish council has no objection to this application.

  1. Application: 3 Hall End Lane – Listed Building Consent: The parish council has no objection to this application.

80.15 Financial Matters

  1. Bank Balances Noted:

Business Reserve Account: £27,838.49

Current Account: £250.00

  1. To approve payments:

  1. Chairman’s Allowance £500.00

  2. Chemodex Limited (3invoices) £126.24

  3. AK Heating (already paid by BACS) £180.00

  4. Matlock Band (already paid by BACS) £260.00

  5. West & Foster (payroll) £126.00

  6. West & Foster (audit) £300.00

  7. Jayne Taft £500.00

  8. DDDC (wheeled bin – direct debit) £66.95

  9. Community Heartbeat Trust £33.00

  10. J Carrington (rolling of Hall Orchard) £120.00

  11. Plantmech Ltd £792.00

  1. To acknowledge receipt of payments:

  1. The Bull’s Head (income from honesty box) £712.00

  2. HMRC (VAT reimbursement) £1,143.77

  3. Mandale Memorials re Mr & Mrs Devine £30.00

  4. Thos Greatorex re Mrs Ann Rowland £50.00

  5. David H Smith re interment Mr John Graham Wibberley £50.00

81.15 Correspondence

  1. Letter from Community Payback: It was decided not to participate in this scheme.

  2. Training Course – Grave Matters: The Chairman expressed an interest in attending this if possible.

82.15 Date of Next Meeting: The next parish council meeting will be held on Thursday 27th August 2015 at 7.30 pm in Ashford Old School Rooms.