November 2015 minutes

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

23rd November, 2015.

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Present:  Councillors

Mrs. B. Williams  (Chairman)

Miss V. Aldridge

Mrs. V. Chown (from 8.50 p.m.)

G. Garbett

Mrs. J. Gardiner

C. Martin

Clerk:     T. Reynolds

Apologies received from:   Cllr. Mrs. J. Constable,  Cllr. Mrs. V. Chown – for her unavoidable late attendance

 

Also present:

Cornwall Councillor M.A. Kaczmarek;   R. Evatt,  D. Dyer

PUBLIC CLINIC

Mr. Dyer queried if it was acceptable for Chenhale Equestrian Centre to place their black bag waste at the end of the rear access lane serving Croft Row, the 4-6 bags involved causing an obstacle.  C.C. Kaczmarek offered to follow-up.  Additionally, Mr. Dyer commented that dropped waste materials are left in the road by Cory staff when collecting waste.  C.C. Kaczmarek also offered to follow-up this point.  Mr. Dyer concluded by confirming that he had removed offending branches from a fir tree blocking the footpath at Croft Row together with rubbish left under the tree, as he had offered to do at the October meeting.

He was thanked for this action.

Mr. Evatt commented that the bamboo canes he reported at the October meeting as growing in the Recreation Ground, and causing a health risk to children, are still there.  C.C. Kaczmarek said he would follow-up this matter, too.

Police Report.  The Clerk gave a summary of the Police Liaison Group meeting he had attended at Camborne Police Station on Friday, 13th November at which George Eustice, M.P., was the guest speaker.  The Clerk also reported that from the police web site, there had been just 2 reported crimes in Carharrack in September, both being under the heading Criminal Damage & Arson, one in Pennance Road and one at Park Stenak, and both still being “under investigation”.

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 meeting held on 19th October are a true and accurate record of proceedings and they were duly signed by the Chairman.  Additional copies were made available for Carharrack Stars,, Carharrack Club and the Mills Hall.

 

MATTERS ARISING

None.


PLANNING

     Applications:
496     Mr. G. Loveland, Southview, Hillside Road – Proposed replacement roof to create first floor living space
           including juliet balcony and new porch
           Councillors had no objections to this application but would wish any matters concerning overlooking to be
           given full consideration if they are raised by neighbours.
           (Cllr. Garbett, being a next door neighbour for this proposed development, took no part in reaching this
            resolution)

Decisions:

             495     Miss A. Thomas, Rose Cottage, Ting Tang – Demolition of a single storey extension and formation of a two
                        storey side extension including juliet balcony
                        APPROVED

Others:

The Clerk reported that the workshop he had attended regarding paperless planning applications had provided

some answers but left others unanswered.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 

Footpaths

Cllr. Mrs. Gardiner commented that Footpath 13 (Sparry Bottom to the B3298 at Ting Tang) is now flooding due to leaves blocking the flow of water in the stream/ditch beside the path.   The Clerk reported that he had been assured by Gavin Henderson of Cormac Solutions on more than one occasion that this path is on his schedule for attention to resolve a number of problems but, clearly, this work has yet to reach the top of the list.  RESOLVED that a further reminder be sent, stressing that flooding is now taking place.

Carn Marth Trust

Cllr. Garbett reported that he had attended the recent A.G.M. of C.M.T. but there had not been anything particular of note and that all current officers were elected for a further term.  The Chairman, Christopher Bosworth, had  made known his gratitude to this Council for installing a second sign discouraging vehicles from using Bridleway 2 to reach Carn Marth from Sunrise Hill following the disappearance of the first one installed by the Clerk who confirmed that payment had been received from C.M.T. for the sign obtained on their behalf.  This sign has yet to be put up by C.M.T. although a metal post has been installed to which it is to be attached.

Highway Matters

It was noted that the white lining at the junction of Fore Street and United Road, following resurfacing, has now been completed but both Councillors and the Clerk reported motorists still using this junction at great speed.  It was acknowledged with regret that it will take a serious accident to occur at this junction before Cormac Solutions revise their view on its safety.

Cllr Martin reported recent flooding at Sparry Lane due to the deep ditch beside the road being blocked by leaves but that Cormac Solutions had responded swiftly to a report submitted by a local resident regarding the problem and the ditch had been cleared.

Again regarding Sparry Lane, it was also noted that water from an assumed spring under the road is again rising, with water coming through the tarmac surface.

Litter Picking

Nothing to record.

Recreation Ground

The Chairman reported that all is well at the moment and it was noted that discussions are taking place within Cornwall Council regarding part of the perimeter fencing requiring attention, as recorded in Cornwall Councillor’s Report above.

Carharrack News Quarterly Magazine

The Chairman reported that the Winter edition of the parish magazine has gone to the printers.  It had been proposed by Mike Dobson of suez , formerly SITA, that since the charging for printing had become complicated, the way forward is for suez to pay for three editions per year with this Council paying for the fourth.

C.C. Kaczmarek left the meeting at this point, 8.25 p.m.

Post Box at Church Row

It was RESOLVED that in the absence of Royal Mail having  repainted the repaired post box, or giving an indication of when this would be done, a further letter be sent seeking information on when this is likely to take place.

 

UNITED MINES LANDFILL SITE

Cllr. Martin detailed his attendance at the latest meeting of the United Mines Liaison Group on 10th November, particularly the site walk that had preceded normal business.  Although suez has until December of next year to complete the renovation of the entire site, they hoped to have the bridleway open in September.  There had been problems concerning the exact route for the bridleway being reinstated with the completed path at one end being in the wrong location and requiring to be moved at the insistence of Cornwall Council.

GEOTHERMAL PROJECT

Nothing further to record.

 

ALLOTMENTS

Cllr. Miss Aldridge was warmly thanked for her work in preparing some 88 new numbered boards that have been placed on plots by herself and the Clerk, with assistance from long term plot holder Geoffrey Heather, using a more systematic method of plot marking.  It was RESOLVED to refund her with the cost of providing timber and screws, totalling £7.22, and to pay an invoice from Sea Cornwall for the supply and cutting into squares of a foamex sheet, used for the signs, at £35.00.  A refund of £1.98 also to be paid to Cllr. Miss Aldridge for the supply of toilet rolls for the toilet block.

 

 

ALLOTMENTS (Continued)

The Clerk reported that he had written to 12 plot holders who had not confirmed that they will continue to work their plots for the next season and had received 8 positive responses.  Four newcomers had chosen the most suitable plot following a visit to the Allotments accompanied by the Clerk.  With the only other person on the waiting list having withdrawn their earlier interest, the list is now empty.

The Clerk reported that he had installed the requested shelving in the toilet block and it was RESOLVED that the estimate from Energes of Penstraze, Chacewater, at £183.99, plus V.A.T., be accepted for the installation of a solar powered lighting system for the toilet block.

It was RESOLVED that one plot holder who has not been complying with the terms of the Agreement for Letting signed by all plot holders, mainly the growing of bamboo canes, some of which had been removed following a previous request by the Clerk but some remaining, plus ornamental shrubs on his plot, should have the agreement terminated and be given one month’s notice to vacate the plot.

A sign banning vehicles from being driven into the Allotments until further notice had been erected by the Clerk due to the saturated surface at the entrance gate. The Clerk had also repaired the closing latch on this gate.

Cllr. Mrs. Gardiner left the meeting at this point, 8.45 p.m.
VILLAGE REGENERATION
  1. Pound Footpath.  Nothing to record.
    1. Pound Field and building.  Cllr. Garbett reported that a Working Party, consisting of himself and his wife, plus

Cllr. Martin, had attended the field on Sunday morning, 25th October and cleared into piles the brambles and other weeds

previously cut down by the Clerk.  These piles will be burnt when weather conditions are appropriate.  Some wet ground

seeds had been planted and other seed will be planted in due course.

Cllr. Mrs. Chown arrived at this point, 8.50 p.m.

  1. Mining Villages Regeneration.  Cllr. Martin reported on the latest M.V.R. Group meeting he had attended at which paperless planning applications had been the principle matter discussed.  He added that he was informed that this Council had yet to pay an invoice for £100 sent out by the M.V.R. Group but the Clerk indicated that he had no knowledge of such an invoice or what it covers.  He would, however, contact the group with a request for a duplicate invoice.
  2. Iron Footbridge.  The Clerk reported that he had e-mailed a Countryside Officer at Cormac Solutions on 13th November  seeking an indication of when the necessary repairs will be carried out at the footbridge, it having been closed to public use since June, 2014.  No response had been received and a further request for information sent on 19th November, a copy going to C.C. Kaczmarek.  Again no response had been received.  A further request to be made.
  3. Park Stenak.  The Clerk reported that the occupiers of a property in Railway Terrace had signed and returned an agreement prepared by him covering the doorway they had created at the bottom of their garden and opening on to the  triangle of land maintained by this Council, only being used for the delivery of heating oil and that no Right of Way had been  established.
  4. Bus Shelters. The Clerk reported that he had established a new address for David Hall and had written to him there regarding the cleaning of a substance smeared on the glass at the lower shelter.  This had promptly been attended to by Mr. Hall.

7.    Mills Hall. Nothing to record.

8     Museum.  Nothing to record.

9.    Village Leaflets.  Nothing to record.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

1.  War Memorials Trust – Bulletin        For circulation

2.  Peninsula Community Health – Annual Review, 2014/2015        For circulation

3.  Clerks & Councils Direct magazine – Winter edition       For circulation

4.  Cllr. J. Duffin, C.C.- Where Your Recycling Goes         For circulation

5.  Crime Commissioner’s November  Report / Letter to Cornwall Council re. Government Funding Formula for Police

Authorities        For circulation

6.  United Mines Liaison Group – Minutes of meeting on 10th November        For circulation

7   St. Day P.C. – Draft minutes for November meeting            For circulation

8   Gwennap P.C. – Minutes of October meeting          For circulation

 

FINANCE

A cheque was signed for:

£ 35.00        Sea Cornwall                Foamex sheet for Allotments plot markers

NEXT MEETING

Monday, 14th December,

 

The meeting closed at 9.15 p.m.