Minutes Thursday 29th May 2014

Hampton Bishop Parish Council

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council held on
Thursday 29th May 2014 at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall

PRESENT
Councillors
Norman White (Chairman), Barbara Kerr, Julia Pearson, Phil Rogers, Howard Townson.
In attendance: Parish Clerk – Lynda Wilcox. Ward Councillor John Hardwick. 5 local residents.

1. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN: Norman White was unanimously re-elected and signed his declaration of acceptance of office.

2. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN: Steve Hunt was unanimously re-elected.

3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE were accepted from: Steve Hunt & George Kerr.

4. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST/DISPENSATION REQUESTS: There were none.

5. OPEN SESSION

5.1 Ward Councillor – John Hardwick reported:
5.1.1 He would investigate the possibility of a pump with section 106 monies, if the Gladman planning application was successful.
5.1.2 Furthermore, he believed that some section 106 monies were set aside for flood relief and traffic calming measures, if the Rugby Club application went ahead.
5.2 Chairman – Norman White had no items to raise.
5.3 Local residents discussed the advantages of a pumping station at Mordiford Bridge.

6. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING – 27.3.14.

6.1 The minutes were adopted and signed as a true record by the Chairman.

7. PLANNING:

7.1 App.No: P140032/FH … 1 Stanley Cottages … Two storey extension: It was RESOLVED to support the application.
7.2 App.No: P141105/F … Bishop of Herefords Bluecoat School … Proposed improvements to access, bus bays and car parking: It was RESOLVED to support the application.
7.3 Comments on Core Strategy Pre-Submission Publication: It was RESOLVED to delegate comments to the Clerk, in consultation with Howard Townson & Kirkwells.
7.4 It was RESOLVED to pay an invoice for paper copies of planning applications – £28.00.
7.5 Noted: Planning appeal No: 131587/F by Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School.
7.6 Noted: Rugby Club Appeal date as 16th/17th June in London.
7.7 Noted: Gladman Appeal against non determination of planning application.

8. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

8.1 Neighbourhood Plan: It was RESOLVED to endorse the first draft for circulation to parishioners.
8.2 £7k Government grant: It was RESOLVED to accept the Government grant offer.

9. FLOODING: It was RESOLVED to postpone any soil testing works.

10. FINANCE

10.1 Annual accounts for 2013/14: It was RESOLVED to adopt the annual accounts.
10.2 Following discussion it was RESOLVED to give the Villagers’ Association a grass-cutting grant of £250 for 2014/15.
10.3 It was RESOLVED to pay the annual River Lugg Drainage Board fee of £13.41.
10.4 Noted: Receipt of first half of 2014/15 Precept – £8,500.00.
10.5 Annual insurance renewal: It was RESOLVED to continue with the second year of the three year fixed price offer from Came & Co.

11. FOOTPATHS – P3 Scheme

11.1 Grant offer of £685 from Herefordshire Council for 2014/15: It was RESOLVED to accept the grant.
11.2 Mrs Kerr read the Footpaths Officer’s report, which was noted.
11.3 It was RESOLVED to pay £158 to Can Do Crew & note a delegated payment of £136.

12. LENGTHSMAN

12.1 Noted: Receipt of £549 grant for 2013/14.
12.2 It was RESOLVED to pay £419 for part invoices: 58 (2.4) 6 (23.4) & 15/16 (17.5).

13. TO CONSIDER WORKING GROUP MEMBERSHIP FOR 2014/15
It was RESOLVED to retain the current Working Group membership.

14. PARISH ORCHARD: It was RESOLVED to pay £120.50 for part invoices 58 (2.4), 6 (23.4) &15/16 (17.5).

15. PLAY AREA: It was RESOLVED to pay £104 for part invoices 58(2.4), 6(23.4) & 15(17.5).

16. WEBSITE – No update was available on the change of name.

17. SEWAGE WORKS

17.1 Noted: Payment of £136.69 by the New User Group, in relation to an outstanding refund of monies paid to nPower by the Parish Council.
17.2 It was RESOLVED to hand over all aspects of the Sewage Works to the new User Group as of 29th May.
17.3 It was further RESOLVED to request payments of £50 per month from the one user with monies outstanding to the Parish Council.

18. ITEMS OF INFORMATION were noted as:

18.1 Holme Lacy Campus Fayre 7.6.14.
18.2 Herefordshire & Ludlow College Higher Education Prospectus 2014-15

19. MATTERS FOR THE NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING – 31.7.14: Website.

SIGNED …………………………….. DATE ……………………………