|1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies had been received from Mrs Alden.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST There were none.
3 APPROVAL OF LAST MONTHS MINUTES
The Minutes were approved and signed by the Chairman as a true and accurate record of last
4 CRIME/NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Mr Westcott said it had been a very quiet period. Mr Crawford said he had found broken
glass in the copse around the tree roots. If anyone finds anything similar please let him
know and he will clear it.
5 COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
Mr Little had nothing to report.
Mr Lewis said he was due to attend a National Planning Policy Framework meeting and he
will let us know of anything that is of interest to us.
Mr Little reported that on the 28th April his broadband went down as he was
about to compile the report for Highways on the minor road improvement scheme and he
thanked the Clerk for printing off all the details which enabled him to send the report by
Mr Tuck said the post opposite Haynes Publishing by the bridge was
still missing the advanced warning sign and asked the Clerk to report this to Highways.
Mr Piper asked if anyone had reported the two street lights which
were out in the High Street. The Clerk asked him to let her have the column numbers and
she would report this.
Mr Westcott reported that something seemed to have been done about
the drains in the High Street as there is no longer any smell. He had seen Wessex Water
there working for a few days. Mr Lewis said that the District Council now have an
Environmental Health Officer and he would get the contact details to the Clerk.
7 LOCAL PLAN/VILLAGE DESIGN
Nothing new had been heard.
8 PLANNING DECISIONS
Two planning decisions had been received:
a) 12/00399/S73 Application to vary condition 2 of planning
permission 09/00987/FUL dated 21/05/2010 to substitute approved plans in the interests of
making better use of the available space and enhancement of the building. Barn at Brains
Lane, Sparkford. APPROVED
b) 12/00734/LBC conversion of redundant barn to form dwelling and
associated outbuilding to provide storage and parking. Barn at Brains Lane, Sparkford.
9 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
One planning application had been received:
a) 12/01672/FUL Erection of single storey extension to dwelling. Cider Press House,
Little Weston Road, Sparkford BA22 7HP. Mrs Lavender Ralstone-Saul.
10 MATTERS ARISING There were no matters arising.
11 PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
a) Clerks Salary & Expenses
The Clerks salary of £220.46 and expenses of £7.50 were approved.
b) Renewal of parish insurance
The Clerk informed the meeting of the renewal cost of the insurance and after some
discussion it was agreed to continue with Came & Company. The Clerk was asked to
contact the Cricket Club to get a copy of their public liability insurance.
12 CORRESPONDENCE There was no
13 ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Following a discussion regarding planting a tree for the Diamond Jubilee no
agreement could be reached as to where to plant it. Mr Piper suggested placing a large
stone trough at the entrance of the village on his land and his family would agree to keep
it planted up. He thought it would be a nice welcome into the village. Everyone agreed
this would be ideal and would start to look for a suitable trough.
14 QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM COUNCILLORS
Mr Tuck asked what the District Councils horticultural maintenance schedule
of cutting verges was as the piece of land at the corner of Wolfester Terrace/High Street
had not been done, the piece round the bus shelter on the old A303 and the land by the bus
shelter opposite the Sparkford Inn had also been missed. Mr Lewis agreed to look into
15 ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDA There were
no items for the next agenda.
16 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Monday, 11th June 2012.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.37 pm