|WANSFORD PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk: Wendy Gray
13 Dovecote, Rippingale, Bourne PE10 0SY
Tel: 01778 441312
MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE WANSFORD COMMUNITY HALL ON MONDAY 12TH JUNE 2017 AT 7.30 P.M.
Present: Cllr G Garner
M Handley – Vice Chairman
Cllr D Johnson
Cllr J Stannage – Chairman
Cllr V Thorley
In Attendance: Wendy Gray (Parish Clerk), 2 residents from Peterborough Road (Mews)
|1.||Apologies for Absence: Parish Cllrs R Clarke, T Pearson, City Cllr Diane Lamb. Cllr Lamb is hoping to be back driving (following her accident) next month.|
|2.||Declarations of Interest: None.|
|3.||Picnic Site: Response to be sent to Jason Abblewhite’s re Marcia’s email, point by point – Cllr Stannage will prepare draft response.||Cllr Stannage|
17/00864/FUL – Widen an existing bridge at Yarwell Mill country park by dismantling the southern elevation and saving the existing stone, extend the deck of the bridge to a width of 5 metres and re-instate the southern elevation using the previously removed stone at Yarwell Mill, Mill Road, Yarwell, Peterborough, Northamptonshire PE8 6PS – no observations to make.
17/00984/TRE – Fell Larch tree and cut branch from Beech tree – 79/00009/TPO at 8 Black Swan Spinney, Wansford – will be guided by TO recommendations.
17/00953/ADV – Non illuminated sign at ArcHaus, Peterborough Road, Wansford – no observations to make.
Note to be sent to Planning re ArcHaus site – two French drains leading into soak ways – illegal for water to leave development, request for PCC Planning to investigate.
Note to be sent to TO requesting policy for replanting, also request he attends a Parish Council meeting (dates to be given) in the not too distant future to discuss issues.
|5.||Minutes of the meeting held on 8th May 2017:
All Cllrs agreed that the above minutes were a true and accurate record and that Minutes should be signed.
|6.||Matters arising from the Minutes:
Website to be updated – take off Cllr Holdich and list only Cllrs names.
Bank Signatories/Standing Orders – agenda item for next meeting.
Children’s Play Area – Peterborough City Council have confirmed they will now be carrying out annual checks on the play equipment.
Wendy Gray, Parish Clerk – Salary May 2017 – £233.33
Wendy Gray, Parish Clerk – Expenses – £97.22
D Knibbs, Litterpick – May/June – £100.00
CAPALC Affiliation Fee – £201.90
P Taylor, Internal Audit/Payroll – £150.00
Living Villages Donation – £120.00
BT Adopt a Kiosk – £1.00
All in agreement for above payment to be made.
Pension/Parish Clerk – agenda item for next meeting
HMRC VAT Refund – £377.20
PCC (Precept) 1st Instalment – £5,992.50
|8.||WI Centenary Donation: WPC is still continuing to progress a hand rail and lighting, a new contractor is organising these works, it is hoped works will be completed asap.||Cllr Stannage|
|9.||Christie Hall: Cllr Stannage attended meeting 25th May 2017. Roof now completed, guttering not right and contractor is to come back and rectify. Christie Hall had requested quotes for the following:
Exterior painting £760
Interior painting £730
Out-building woodwork repair/replace quote £790
Lottery – no further update.
|10.||Speed Signs/20 mph Zone in Wansford: The Parish Council is still pursuing this speed restriction to the centre of the village. Parish Clerk to make contact (Simon Machen/Peter Tebb) to ascertain if delays are being encountered with involving other side of the bridge Wansford will go on their own (we have agreed to meet the costs)!|
|11.||A47 Dualling: Continuing.|
|12.||BT Kiosk: BT telephone Box, the Parish Council agreed to purchasing this for £1 from BT and in due course will install a defibrillator for the use of the village.|
|14.||Matters for Consideration:
Obstructions to Footpaths –
Concerns were raised about a hedge obstructing the footpath in Peterborough Road
A yew tree overhanging from the Church Yard.
There are other footpaths where low hanging branches are obstructing the path, could the property owners please give them a trim.
|15.||Reports from Councillors:
T&WPBGC – wall has now been totally repaired, even moss has been reinstated.
Stoneacre – rumour is it is to be a 15 room mansion with a mosque etc! Parish Clerk to check HDC Planning website.
Peterborough Road – slip road back of bridge – rubbish on entrance – ME HE to be advised.
Front of Pier Head – overgrown vegetation – Cllr Stannage will take a look and we will write to owners if required.
|16.||Date of next meetings in the Community Hall:
Monday 10th July
|Village Magazine Rota – reports for:
July – Cllr Handley
August – Cllr Garner
September – Cllr Pearson
October – Cllr Stannage
November – Cllr Clarke
December – Cllr Johnson
January – Cllr Thorley
The meeting closed at 9.10 p.m.