Draft MINUTES OF THE
MEETING OF SPARKFORD PARISH COUNCIL
HELD ON MONDAY 4th January 2016 AT 8.00 PM
IN SPARKFORD PARISH HALL
Mr T Tuck Chairman
Mr K Davis
Mr L Piper
In attendance ;- Mr M Lewis County and District Councillor,
members of the public
After a short opportunity for members of the public to address the Council, the
Chairman opened the meeting at 8.15 pm.
|1 APOLOGIES FOR
Mr B Westcott, PCSO Thelma Mead
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST None
3 APPROVAL OF LAST MONTHS (7th December 2015) MINUTES The
Minutes were approved and signed by the Chairman as a true and accurate record of last
4 CRIME/NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
The crime report was read out by the Clerk.
5 COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
ML drew attention to a library services meeting at Castle Cary on 15th January
2016, 10.00am -12.30pm. County is looking to create hubs and as part of this
in Castle Cary to relocate the library at the Swainson building at Ansford School.
Childrens services are currently at the Swainson building and the library centrally
located in Castle Cary near to the recently refurbished Market House thus creating a hub
in the centre of town.
At this point the Clerk made her apologies and left to attend an urgent family
matter. - ref the moving of the library from town to the
Swainson building, poll tax set to rise
Mr L Piper kindly stepped in to the breach and made notes as follows -
A. Highways ref coal no update
B. Bridge update still waiting from network rail county chasing April at the earliest will
not touch until network rail has taken a look
7 PLANNING DECISIONS
Planning permitted with conditions Mr Mattravers
8 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Planning applications 15/05403 Mr Hobbs ,all councillors in
agreement comments passed on to ssdc
9 MATTERS ARISING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER SECTIONS
A. Vice chair election deferred from January Kevin proposes
Larry to be Vice Chair Peter seconded. Larry Piper now vice chair
B.Sparkford foul surface water drainage ditches flashpoint etc info sent through from
Kevin and Bill Westcott waiting to hear back from Wessex Water.
C. McDonald's speed hump etc bins are in stock waiting to hear from parish where we would
like them located. Mr littlewood has suggested near the copse,and the lay-by out towards
Castle Cary. Wait to hear if and who is going to empty them waiting to hear from SSDC.
D. Info evening etc. dead line to take them in by the end of this week. Lisa to take them
in on Friday
E. Clerk training etc. let Trevor know if interested.
F. Purchase of a laptop etc proposed by LP to pursue and seconded by PD all in favour.
10 FINANCIAL MATTERS
A. £163.65 all agreed (clerks expenses)
B. SALC cheque £25 All agreed.
C. All agreed to pay Victor Mallet for the egg timer £9.25
D. Precept all agreed subject to finance agreement set subject to Anne Voysey to approve.
E. Council accounts quarterly update.
Broadband update all agreed to join forces to help get fibre
Reference cricket club to fit new gates, are we happy? New entrance as long as they
do the job properly with 9" pipe with headwalls etc.
12 QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM COUNCILLORS
Proposed to rejoin 2016/17 to the value £40 for membership
Somerset community council (will speak to Anne)
Ref bus services. Consultation 9th of January we have had no feed-back.
Street lighting still have not heard back.
Loose limbs in the avenue to be looked at and the land owners Phil Holton ssdc
arboriculturist to be contacted to view the trees.
8pm, 18th January extraordinary meeting for parish councilors, co-option of
three councillors etc all parishioners that would like to join are welcome to attend
SALC training 10 pm
9th better outcome to planning at SSDC Trevor to go.
Meeting closed at 8.55pm
Complaint handed in via Edward Douglas regarding the misconduct of a councillor