Mr J Crawford Chairman
Mr T Tuck Vice Chairman
Mr A Bourke
Mr D Braithwaite
Mr K Davis
Mr M Lewis County and District Councillor Camelot Ward
Also present: 1 member of the public
In attendance: Mrs A Voysey Clerk
After a short opportunity for members of the public to address the Council, the Chairman opened the meeting at 8.00 pm.
|1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Mr L Piper
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
3 APPROVAL OF LAST MONTHS MINUTES
4 CRIME/NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
A request was also made, should there be any concerns or issues related to crime that these should be reported on 101 which is a system that logs calls and is covered by staff and can ensure continuity over time. Direct personal contact can result in delayed responses and disappointment
.5 COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
The County Council is considering the new Queen Camel school proposal, with a recommendation that conditional permission be granted. It is known that there are objections based on concerns regarding inadequate parking provision, 34 spaces, and potential overspill into nearby roads. Other key issues are the number of children attending the school living within Queen Camel and those from neighbouring villages in the catchment area, the provision of bus services for pupils coming from outlying villages, and whether the site could accommodate more parking. It was also noted that more parking within the site may jeopardise other plans such as a swimming pool and a natural science area. Further information regarding the application and all comments made can be found on the County Council web site.
6 HIGHWAYS None
7 PLANNING DECISIONS None
8 PLANNING APPLICATIONS None
9 MATTERS ARISING
10 PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
Mr Tuck mentioned the possibility of work being required to be done to the parking area in front of the village hall at some time in the future.
Earlier in the year a request had been received for an increase in the Annual Grant from one of the 6 recipient organisations. At the time it was it was felt that an increase could not be awarded to one and not the remaining 5. On this basis it was proposed by Mr Bourke that the Annual Grant be raised by 50% to £150 for all 6 organisations. Mr Tuck seconded. All were in favour.
There followed a short discussion about changing the Parish Precept, it was agreed that it should remain at its current level.
12 ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Drains and gully gratings are noted to be over overflowing, particularly along Church Road. Mr Lewis would mention this. Also the pothole at the A359/London Road junction remains unfilled. Clerk to follow up both matters with County Council
A watchful eye is to be kept on the Coal Yard site development and occupancy of the houses as this affects the S106 payments.
13 QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM COUNCILLORS There were none
14 ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDA No items raised
15 DATE OF NEXT MEETING