December 2015 minutes

MINUTES of a meeting of CARHARRACK PARISH COUNCIL held at the Mills Hall, Carharrack, on Monday,

14th December, 2015.

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Present:  Councillors

Mrs. B. Williams  (Chairman)

Miss V. Aldridge

Mrs. V. Chown

Mrs. J. Constable

C. Martin

Clerk:      T. Reynolds

Apologies received from:   Cllrs. Mrs. J. Gardiner and G. Garbett;

 

Also present:

Cornwall Councillor M.A. Kaczmarek (from 7.45 p.m., having previously attended a meeting

of St. Day Parish Council;   D. Dyer, R. Evatt

 

PUBLIC CLINIC

Messrs Dyer and Evatt were in attendance but had no issues to raise.

The Clerk had established from the police website that there had been no crimes recorded for Carharrack during October, the latest month for which figures are available.

Cornwall Councillor Mark Kaczmarek reported:

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Cllr. Mrs. Williams declared an interest in matters involving I.C.E.

 

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING

It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the held on 23rd November are a true and accurate record of proceedings and they were duly signed by the Chairman.  Additional copies were made available for display at Carharrack Stars, Carharrack Club and the Mills Hall.

 

MATTERS ARISING

Public Clinic  Cornwall Councillor Kaczmarek reported:

Chenhale Equestrian Centre black bag waste – He had asked Paul Daddow, Contract Compliance Officer. C.C., to monitor the situation,

Cory staff leaving waste in the road at collection times – Likewise, he had asked Paul Daddow to monitor,

Bamboo canes at the Recreation Ground – These are to be treated by Cormac Solutions.

 

PLANNING

     Applications:
497    Mr. & Mrs. M. Gay, Millstones, Trevarth
          Temporary consent for seven years for a mobile home/office
          Trevethan, Busveal

RESOLVED that there was insufficient information made available by the applicant’s agent to form a decision

and that the Clerk informs the Development Technical Officer of the points requiring clarification,

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANNING (cont.)

Decisions:

              496   Mr. G. Loveland, Southview, Hillside Road Terrace -Replacement roof to create first floor living space including
                       juliet balcony and new porch
                       APPROVED

Others:

None

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 

Footpaths

The Clerk reported that he had advised Gavin Henderson, of Cormac Solutions about the flooding taking place on Footpath 13 due to the stream being blocked by fallen leaves and had recently noticed that the stream had been cleared and the water flowing freely again.  The grid near the South West Water compound had also been well cleared of silt.

The Clerk also reported ongoing pressure on Cornwall Council by a number of bodies to have the Local Maintenance Partnership funding revised since the rate had remained unchanged since 2007.

Carn Marth Trust

It was noted that CMT have yet to install the sign obtained by this Council on their behalf indicating that there is no public right of way for vehicles to reach Carn Marth via Footpath 2.

Highway Matters

Nothing to record.

Litter Picking

Claims for payment had been received from David Hall for carrying out litter picking and bus shelter cleaning over the period December, 2014, to November, 2015, and it was RESOLVED to settle his account.

Recreation Ground

Covered in Cornwall Councillor’s Report above.

Carharrack News Quarterly Magazine

The Winter edition of Carharrack News had been circulated by Councillors with a shortfall on one distribution route being catered for from stock.  The Chairman reported that she had arranged for the editor, Roger Benney to be provided with a Christmas Hamper from St. Day General Store at a cost of £30.  It was RESOLVED to refund this sum to the Chairman.

Post Box at Church Row

The Clerk reported an ongoing exchange of e-mails with Royal Mail regarding the painting of the repaired post box but that still this task has not received attention.  He will continue to press for action.

  

UNITED MINES LANDFILL SITE

Nothing to record.

GEOTHERMAL PROJECT

Nothing to record.

 

ALLOTMENTS

The Clerk reported that he had written to the plot holder whose tenancy of his plot, due to mismanagement, had been terminated and of a resultant appeal against the decision by both telephone and e-mail from him.  The Chairman had also received a letter from the plot holder’s parents, living in Shropshire, seeking a reversal of the decision due to their son’s medical condition.  It was RESOLVED to allow the plot holder a further two months, i.e. until the end of February, 2016, to bring the plot back into an acceptable condition and that the Clerk responds to the parents, enclosing copies of previous letters sent to the plot holder, a copy of the Agreement for Letting document and photographs showing the state of the offending plot to reflect that this Council had acted reasonably throughout the matter.

The Clerk reported that the lighting for the toilet block is likely to be installed by the contractor later this week.  Also that he had attended to a fault with the closing lever on the entrance gate and serviced a mower with a starting problem.

 

VILLAGE REGENERATION
  1. Pound Footpath.  Nothing to record.
    1. Pound Field and building.  Cllr. Martin reported that the two piles of brambles collected together at a previous Working

Party session had been burnt by the Clerk, despite continued wet weather.

  1. Mining Villages Regeneration.  The Clerk reported that he had contacted the M.V.R. Group regarding the invoice they had indicated as being unpaid by this Council and had subsequently received a copy invoice indicating that it related to hosting charges for two M.V.R. Group websites.  RESOLVED to pay the £100 involved.
  2. Iron Footbridge.  Covered in Cornwall Councillor’s report above.
  3. Park Stenak.  Nothing to record.
  4. Bus Shelters. RESOLVED that the vandalised pane of glass at the Mills Hall shelter is holding together in a safe manner and will not require replacement until the Spring of 2016.

7.    Mills Hall. Nothing to record.

8     Museum.  Nothing to record.

9.    Village Leaflets.  Nothing to record.

C.C. Kaczmarek left the meeting at this point, 8 30 p.m. .

 

CORRESPONDENCE

There were no items of correspondence for circulation.

 

FINANCE

The Clerk had circulated a working paper with the agenda/previous minutes for this meeting regarding the setting of a Precept for the 2016/17 financial year and it was RESOLVED to yet again submit a figure of £8,500 to Cornwall Council, this figure having remain unchanged since the 2011/12 financial year.

 

Cheques were signed for:

£1,176.00     David Hall                 Litter picking/bus shelter cleaning 2015

£   100.00     M.V.R. Group           Subscription

£1,229.38     Clerk                          Salary/reimbursements Oct./Nov./Dec., 2015 – details circulated

£   250.00     H.M.R.C.                   Clerk’s P.A.Y.E.

£     30.00     Cllr. Mrs. Williams   Refund for magazine editor’s gift hamper

NEXT MEETING

Monday, 18th January, 2016.

 

The meeting closed at 8.50  p.m.