Minutes October 2017

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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 THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER 2017 IN ASHFORD SCHOOL

 

PresentCllr D Windle, Cllr R Akeroyd, Cllr R McGoverne, Cllr V Sidery, Cllr R Spinks,

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

 

110.17  Apologies for Absence: Cllr B Taft, Cllr H Froggatt

 

111.17  Declaration of Members’ Interests: None

 

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

 

113.17   Public Participation:

 

1) Jade van Konijnenburg had been expected at the meeting for ongoing discussion regarding the parish council website, but did not attend.  Jade will therefore be invited to the next meeting.

 

2) Cllr Twigg was welcomed to the meeting and the following items were discussed:

 

1) White Lines: Cllr Twigg had arranged for an Officer from DCC to inspect the junction of Watts Green/Church Lane and these had been found to be satisfactory.  Cllr Twigg reported that she would, however, be pursuing this.

 

2) Old Baslow Road: An explanatory email had been received from DDDC regarding the re-naming of Old Baslow Road to New Road.

 

3) Works on Pennyunk Lane: It was confirmed that the works are being carried out by Mr Peter Hunt.

 

114.17  Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held 28th September 2017: The minutes were proposed by Cllr Akeroyd as a true record, seconded by Cllr Sidery and signed by the Chairman.

 

115.17Â   Confidentiality: None

 

116.17 Items reported by the Clerk:

 

92.17 1) Public Conveniences: Further information awaited from DDDC.

 

101.17 2:1  White Lines: Watts Green/Church Lane: See item 113.17 2:1 above.

 

101.17 2:2   Old Baslow Road Sign: See item 113.13 2:2 above.  

 

 

101.17 1)  Website: Jade van Konijnenburg had been expected at the meeting for ongoing discussion regarding the parish council website, but did not attend.  Jade will therefore be invited to the next meeting.

 

57.17 3)   Sheepwash Bridge and Footpaths: The Chairman agreed to liaise with Chris Whitham and Phil Riley regarding the footpath work.

 

69.17 6)  Seat: Hall Orchard: The Clerk had contacted Mrs Whittaker, who agreed that the current seat is beyond repair and is happy for the plaque to be transferred to another seat in the Hall Orchard.

 

69.17 1)   Christmas Tree and Base for Christmas Tree: It was confirmed that the work regarding the Christmas tree base is proceeding and that the Christmas tree had been ordered and would be delivered around 8th December.

 

93.17 1)  Picnic Tables in Playing Field: Two picnic tables had been ordered and delivered and are now in situ in the Hall Orchard.

 

93.17 2)   Repairs to Car Park Boundary Wall (Hall Orchard): It was established that this wall belongs to the house owners.  It was agreed that the parish council would write to the owners of the relevant properties pointing out that the wall is in a dangerous state of repair and requires repair.  Cllrs Windle and Williams agreed to supply the Clerk with a list of the properties concerned.

 

93.17 3)   Overgrown Shrubs Watts Green: Earl Yeomans had confirmed that he would be undertaking this work mid-October.  He had also agreed to contact the Chairman regarding other tree work required. It was also confirmed that a tree had been cut down on Watts Green but it was unclear who had requested this.

 

116.17 1)  Quotations for Grass Mowing 2018/19: The Clerk was requested to obtain a quotation from Mr Phil Riley.

 

116.17 2)  Playground Inspection Report: received and circulated to all parish councillors.

 

116.17 3)  Allotment: Mrs Edmonstone had informed the parish council that she no longer wished to rent the allotment.  The Clerk was requested to enquire whether Ms Ann Ashcroft would wish to take the allotment as she had expressed an interest previously.  If not, the allotment vacancy will be advertised in the parish magazine.

 

116.17 4)  Works on Pennyunk Lane: It was confirmed that the works are being carried out by Mr Peter Hunt.

 

117.17   Items reported by Members:

 

105.17 1)   Sports Equipment for Hall Orchard: To be discussed at the next meeting when Cllr Taft will be present.

 118.17 Planning Matters: None

 

119.17   Financial Matters

 

Bank Balances Noted:

1)  Business Reserve Account: £20,930.13

Current Account:   £250.00

 

  • To approve payments:

 

  1. Jayne Taft (to be advised)£280.00
  2. P Riley Groundcare (4 grass cuts) £1,875.00
  3. Enviroplay £91.80
  4. Torne Valley  (picnic benches) (already paid)£198.00
  5. Chemodex (2 invoices)£102.70

f)  DDDC  wheeled bin (direct debit) £104.00

 

3)  to acknowledge receipt of payments:

 

a)  Chemodex – credit note on invoice no 54584 £23.98

b)  Bulls Head re conveniences £740.00

 

120.17 Correspondence:

 

1)Area Community Forums: Dates noted.

 

121.17   Date of Next Meeting: The next parish council meeting will be held on

Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 7.30 pm in Ashford School Rooms.