Minutes July 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 R Akeroyd, Cllr R McGoverne, Cllr V Sidery, Cllr B Taft, Cllr T Williams, Cllr J Twigg, Mrs A Fox (Clerk)



75.18               Apologies for Absence: Cllr R Spinks, Cllr H Froggatt, Cllr A Hill,

Cllr P Tillbrook,


76.18               Declaration of Members’ Interests: None


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


78.18               Public Participation: Cllr Twigg was welcomed to the meeting and reported on the following items:


  1. a) Hedge on A6: ongoing.
  2. b) Village Sweep: Fennel Street has been swept
  3. c) Action Grants: Cllr Twigg advised making an application


79.18               Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held 21st June 2018: The minutes were proposed by Cllr Akeroyd as a true record, seconded by Cllr Williams and signed by the Chairman.


80.18               Confidentiality: None


81.18               Items reported by the Clerk:


92.17 1)           Public Conveniences:


  1. a) Covenant: The Solicitor is looking into this.
  2. b) PHS Contract for sanitary and nappy bins: A quotation had been obtained, but it was decided not to proceed at present and to monitor the situation over the coming months.


101.17 1)         Website: Cllr Sidery reported that Mr Chris Harrison had expressed an interest in maintaining the website.  The Clerk was asked to contact him.


93.17 2)           Repairs to Car Park Boundary Wall (Hall Orchard): The Clerk was requested to contact Mr Richard Harvey of Calver to request that he repair the wall between his 2 properties and the Hall Orchard.





105.17 1)         Sports Equipment for Hall Orchard: Ongoing


141.17 2)         Commemoration of Armistice Day 2018: Cllr Sidery reported that the next meeting would be held on 25th September and confirmed that 68 poppies had been made to date.  Cllr Williams suggested that the tree outside the War Memorial Institute could be carved into a memorial.


20.18 1)           No 4 Court Lane: A further email had been received from the PDNPA stating that they had been in contact with the owners and a meeting is planned.


44.18 b)           Grit Bin at Hillmorton: Cllr Taft agreed to arrange.


57.18 1)           Band Concert by Matlock Band – It was agreed that Matlock Band would be asked to perform a band concert on Sunday 23rd June 2019.  The Clerk was asked to arrange this.


57.18 2)           Parish Council Insurance Renewal: BHIB had confirmed by email that the bus shelters would fall under street furniture, but they had requested details of the sum insured for the village pump shelters and toilet block so that a quotation can be supplied.  The following figures were agreed, totaling £130,000.00:


Toilet block: £50,000

Timber pump shelter: £20,000

Stone pump shelter: £60,000


The Clerk was requested to obtain a quotation based on this figure.


70.19 1)           State of the Utility Area in the Cemetery: A quotation had been received by Phil Riley for £250.00 for undertaking this work.  This was accepted by the parish council.


81.18 1)           Email from Mr Christopher Harrison re state of bin on Sheepwash Bridge: The Clerk was requested to contact DDDC regarding this.


81.18 2)           District and Parish Council Elections 2019: The meeting were reminded that district and parish council elections would be taking place on 2nd May 2019.


73.18 1)           Email from Mr Peter Christian re Sheepwash Bridge: It was reported that the debris had been cleared.


82.18               Items reported by Members:


82.18 1)           Repairs to Playground Equipment: It was reported that one swing in the Hall Orchard is broken and another is unsafe.  The Clerk was requested to contact Enviroplay to arrange for repair urgently.


82.18 2)           Overhanging Tree on Donkey Path: The Chairman reported that this has now been removed.








83.18               Planning Matters:


1) Appeal: NP/DDD/0917/1064 – Appeal following refusal of retrospective planning permission for a verandah at Trinity Cottage, Hill Cross

2) Decision: NP/DDD/0518/0396 – Greenfields Farm, Ashford Lane: Granted


84.18               Financial Matters


Bank Balances Noted:


1)         Business Reserve Account:                                                           £26,650.12

Current Account:                                                                               £250.00


2)  to approve payments of accounts:


  1. Jayne Taft                                                            £350.00
  2. Chemodex            £118.08
  3. Allen, West and Foster (audit)            £360.00
  4. DDDC (collection of clay) £41.48
  5. f) DDDC (wheeled bin)            £107.25
  6. g) Ashford Old School Community Rooms            £120.00


3)   to acknowledge receipt of payments:


  1. a) Application for memorial vase for the late

Mr Graham Wilde (approved)                                               £30.00

  1. b) Interment of the late Mr Richard Lamb £200.00


85.18            Correspondence:


85.15 1)           Letter from DCC re Action Grants: Cllr Twigg had recommended that an application be made.


86.18               Date of Next Meeting: The next parish council meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 7.30 pm in Ashford School.