Minutes November 2020

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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 (Chairman); Cllr R Akeroyd; Cllr C Harrison; Cllr V Sidery;

Cllr R Spinks; Cllr B Taft; District Cllr M Wakeman; County Cllr J Twigg (for part of meeting); Mrs A Fox (Clerk)


121.20             Apologies for Absence: Cllr T Williams; Cllr A Sutton


122.20             Declaration of Members’ Interests: None


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


124.20             Public Participation: Cllrs Wakeman and Twigg


125.20             Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held 15th October 2020: The minutes were proposed by Cllr Harrison as a true record, seconded by Cllr Sidery and signed by the Chairman.


126.20             Confidentiality: None


127.20             Items reported by the Clerk:


91.20 1)           Public Conveniences: Some repair work is still awaited on the disabled toilet.      


91.20 2)           Play Area:


91.20 2            a) Repair Work: Some painting work is still awaited.

  1. b) Playground Inspection: Two quotations had been received for the playground inspection and it was agreed to accept the quotation from Kompan for £150.00 + VAT.


32.19 4)           Dog signs in Hall Orchard and other signs: Cllr Wakeman had already arranged a supply of dog signs and agreed to obtain further supplies.


16.20 2)           Culvert/Flood Channel at Highfields: Cllr Twigg agreed to arrange a site meeting.


103.20 2)         Speed Awareness Day: A date is awaited from Cllr Sutton.


92.20 2)           Wall near conveniences requiring repair: Two quotations had been received. It was agreed to accept the quotation of £1,750.00 from EAL Services.



115.20 1)         Village Signs: Cllr Wakeman agreed to forward details to the Clerk of the appropriate Council representative to approach regarding funding from DDDC towards painting of the mile post.


115.20 2)         Benches: Phil Riley has quoted £100 each for repair of the benches.

Cllr Williams has also carried out some repair work.


115.20 3)         Repair of Fence in Cemetery: Now completed..


115.20 4)         Maintenance of Wells: It was agreed that this would be undertaken in the spring.


104.20 2)         Boundary Wall and Trees, Riverside Hotel: As there had been no response to 2 emails, it was agreed that a letter would be sent.


104.20 4)         Christmas Tree: It was reported that this would be arriving on 4th December.


115.20 6)         Grass Mowing Quotations for 2021/22: It was agreed that the quotation of £5,850.00 from Phil Riley would be accepted. Cllrs Spinks, Taft and Harrison agreed to enquire whether the figure quoted could be reduced.


116.20 1)         Maintenance to Pump Shelters: A response is still awaited from Hassop Joinery. Cllr Harrison agreed to pursue this.


116.20 2)         Listing of Wells and Enclosures/Shelters: The Clerk had contacted Historic England and applied for listing of the shelter at the junction of Buxton Road and Fennel Street, although the website had clearly stated that any structure for which listing is requested must be under threat of demolition, otherwise it is unlikely the application will be accepted. A separate application is required for each structure requiring listing and additional information is required such as photographs, maps etc. It was agreed that further work would be required prior to further applications being made.


116.20 3)         Amendment of Cemetery Rules with regard to Planting on Graves: The Chairman had agreed to amend the current wording.


116.20 4)         Wayleave Payments: The Clerk obtained the additional information required to complete the application.


127.20 1)         Ashford Visitor reporting lost wallet: The Chairman agreed to respond.


127.20 2)         External Auditor Report: The 2019/20 accounts had been approved by the external auditor.


127.20 3)         Letter from Resident re Replacement Street Lighting in Ashford: Cllr Twigg agreed to liaise with the County Council explaining that the current street lights in Ashford are not in keeping with the aspect of the village and the parish council and residents prefer street lights similar to those in Eyam.


128.20             Items raised by Members:


128.20 1)         Speed of Traffic in Ashford Lane: Cllr Twigg agreed to investigate this.


128.20 2)         Overgrown Bush at top of Fennel Street: The Chairman agreed to investigate.



129.20             Planning Matters:


1) Application: Tithe Barn, Fennel Street: Conversion to single dwelling – The parish council has no objection to this application.

2) Application: 9 Fennel Street: Two storey rear extension – The parish council has no objection to this application.

3) Decision: The Old School, Vicarage Lane: Granted subject to conditions



130.20             Financial Matters


Bank Balances Noted:          

1)         Business Reserve Account:                                                         £29,201.24

Current Account:                                                                               £250.00


           2) to approve payments of accounts:


  1. a)   Conveniences – cleaning (to be advised) £270.00
  2. b)   Chemodex (6 invoices) £268.86
  3. c)   Phil Riley (fence + grass cutting) £832.50
  4. d)   PKF Littlejohn (external audit) £240.00               
  5. e)   Chris Harrison (reimbursement for Zoom call) £14.39


3)   to acknowledge receipt of payments:


  1. a)   Honesty box takings £513.00


131.20        Correspondence: None requiring actin.


132.20             Date of Next Meeting: The next meeting will take place on

Thursday 10th December 2020. A decision will be made nearer the time as to whether this will take place in the War Memorial Institute, or via Zoom.