Minutes October 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 C Harrison; Cllr V Sidery; Cllr T Williams;

Mrs A Fox (Clerk)


109.20             Apologies for Absence: Cllr R Akeroyd; Cllr R Spinks; Cllr B Taft;


110.20             Declaration of Members’ Interests: None


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


112.20             Public Participation: None.


113.20             Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held 17th September 2020: The minutes were proposed by Cllr Williams as a true record, seconded by Cllr Sidery and signed by the Chairman.


114.20             Confidentiality: None


115.20             Items reported by the Clerk:


91.20 1)           Public Conveniences:


  1. a) Touchless/Touch Free Toilets: Considered to be too expensive
  2. b) Smart Meter for Water: The Clerk to investigate the possibility of a Smart Meter for the water supply.


91.20 2)           Play Area:


91.20 2            a) Repair Work: Most of the repair work is now complete, except for painting.

  1. b) Playground Inspection: Quotations will be reviewed on completion of the repair work.


32.19 4)           Dog signs in Hall Orchard, Sign on Hall Orchard Gate and other signs: To be included on November agenda.


16.20 2)           Culvert/Flood Channel at Highfields: A site meeting is still awaited.


121.19 1)         Usage of Telephone Kiosk: Cllr Sidery reported that a book swap already takes place in the Institute so usage of the kiosk for this purpose may not be required.




103.20 2)         Speed Awareness Day: Cllr Sutton is arranging this. Cllr Harrison agreed to collect names of residents interested in taking part.


68.20 14)         Website Compliance: The Clerk had contacted the website advisor, Gareth Pugh, who is providing advice.


92.20 2)           Wall near conveniences requiring repair: Two quotations had been received. These will be considered at the November meeting.


103.20 2)         Band Concert 2021: Matlock Band had been booked for a band concert on 6th June 2021.


103.20 3)         Bank Mandate: Further information was gathered from Cllrs Harrison and Sidery so that their names can be added to the bank mandate.


115.20 1)         Village Signs: Two quotations had been received: one for £270 and one for £250. It was agreed that Mike Micallef would be asked to re-paint the multi mileage sign near the bus stop at a cost of £200. The road sign would not be re-painted at the present time.


115.20 2)         Benches: The bench in the Hall Orchard has been dismantled and the seats around the trees have been damaged beyond repair. Cllr Williams reported that he is currently acquiring suitable wood for the remaining repair work required.


115.20 3)         Fences: The fence is the cemetery is awaiting repair by Phil Riley. The Clerk was asked to remind him about this.


115.20 4)         Wells: To discuss again.


104.20 2)         Boundary Wall and Trees, Riverside Hotel: The owner will be contacted again.


104.20 4)         Christmas Tree: Cllr Spinks has arranged the Christmas Tree.


115.20 5)         Risk Assessments: Cllr Windle confirmed he had completed risk assessments regarding health and safety, the conveniences, the playing field and the Clerk’s work station.


115.20 6)         Grass Mowing Quotations for 2021/22: It was agreed that quotations would be sought.


116.20             Items raised by Members:


116.20 1)         Maintenance to Pump Shelters: It was agreed that the shelter in front of the school requires new timber and a coat of preservative. Cllr Williams agreed to obtain a quotation from Robert Lomas and the Clerk was requested to contact Hassop joinery for a quotation.


116.20 2)         Listing of Wells and Enclosures/Shelters: The Clerk was requested to contact Historic England. The Chairman agreed to provide a list of wells which need listing.


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


116.20 4)         Wayleave Payments: There are 3 poles in the Hall Orchard. The Clerk was requested to complete the relevant paperwork.


117.20             Planning Matters: None.


118.20             Financial Matters


Bank Balances Noted:          

1)         Business Reserve Account:                                                         £31,680.54

Current Account:                                                                               £250.00


           2) to approve payments of accounts:


  1. a)   Conveniences – cleaning £280.00
  2. b)   Chemodex (2 invoices) £89.46
  3. c)   DALC (payment for risk assessment training) £60.00
  4. d)   DDDC Wheeled Bin                        £113.10                         
  5. e)   Mr Phil Riley £2,450.00


3)   to acknowledge receipt of payments:


  1. a)   Dr Cooke – allotment rental £10.00
  2. b)   Daynes Monumentals re Mrs Hilda Palfreyman £30.00
  3. c)   Honesty box takings £650.00
  4. d)   Honesty box takings £455.00


119.20          Correspondence: None


120.20             Date of Next Meeting: The next meeting will take place on Thursday 12th November 2020 at 7.30 pm and the December meeting was scheduled for

Thursday 10th December 2020.