Weybourne Parish Council
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on Monday, 12th December, 2016 at the Village Hall, Weybourne. – 7.30pm.
Present: Peter Gallally (Chair), Walter Wood, Ruth Gallally, Mike Rayner,
Robin Woodhouse, Pat Floyd, Andy Crawford, Penny Taylor & the Clerk. Also present were D.Young (NNDC) and four members of the public.
**** Having received apologies from Janice Rose it was agreed that Peter Gallally should chair the meeting.
1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from J.Rose. Apologies were also received from PCSO.Seabrook.
1b. To receive Declarations of Interest on Agenda items
No declarations of interest on agenda items.
2. To approve the minutes of the meeting held 7/11/16.
The minutes, which had already been circulated, were accepted as a true record.
3a. Public Participation (requests to speak on agenda items)
No requests to speak on agenda items.
3b. To receive reports from County & District Councillors.
*** D.Young (NNDC) reported on the following :- (a) the “local listing” of the Maltings Hotel had been referred to a working party prior to committee approval (b) the Leader of NNDC survived a vote of no confidence (c) Cabinet had agreed a 2% increase on all charges excl. car park fees (d) Cabinet had recommended measures to increase the supply of affordable housing (e) pay scales for staff are being brought in line with market rates (f) free parking over Christmas period (g) work to start soon on the access from the Holt bypass (h) the Norfolk Coast Partnership is inviting grant applications for new sustainable local projects (i) the Dong Hornsea Three Windfarm Project appears to be looking at Weybourne again for the landfall of the cable (j) will refer to 25 Pine Walk later on the agenda at 5d.
3c. To receive Police Report.
A two monthly report received via email stated that (a) three crimes committed (b) next police surgery will be on 22/12/16 (c) next SNAP meeting will be on 26/1/17 (d) the same priorities remain in place.
(a) To approve invoices for payment:-
P.Bullimore £246.20 (clerks salary), HMRC £61.60 (tax on clerks salary)
Weybourne V.Hall £15.00 (hire of hall), P.Bullimore £43.75 (clerks expenses)
E-on £48.54 (electricity – lights), Secret Gardens £76.00 (grass cutting)
Morston PC £46.33 (1/3 share of SLCC sub)
*** The payments, as scheduled on the agenda, plus two urgent payments were approved. The urgent payments were as follows :- A.C.Hadlow £320.00 (cemetery mtce) and Glasdon UK Ltd £124.43 (new dog bin)
(b) To consider Budget and Precept for 2017/18.
It was agreed that the Clerks working papers be accepted as a basis for discussion (these had already been circulated to members prior to the meeting). The Local Council Tax Support Scheme Grant was in the sum of £815 for 2017/18 from NNDC. Members considered columns C (anticipated expenditure to 31/3/17) and column D (projected year 2017/18) of the main working paper taking into account the current balances at 30/11/16. The projected balance at 31/3/17 seemed good and members, after discussion, agreed to request the same precept as last year i.e. £15,000. The grant of £815 would be also be accepted. The Chair plus two members duly signed the Precept form which would be forwarded to NNDC.
(a) To note information/decisions received from NNDC since last meeting
The following were noted :-
PF/16/0947; Opening up wall at Jericho House – application withdrawn.
PF/16/1269; Double Garage at Wildwood Lodge, Sandy Hill Lane – approved.
(b) To consider planning applications received since agenda was printed.
PF/16/1626; 7 Dwellings opposite the Maltings Hotel.
Information had only been available to members very recently and with NNDC Planning Departments permission it was agreed to carry this forward to the next agenda.
(c) To receive update re listing buildings.
As already mentioned by D.Young (NNDC) the local listing of the Maltings Hotel was going before a working party prior to committee. AC asked if the owners of the Maltings Hotel would be notified of the decision. It was agreed that the parish council would write accordingly if NNDC did not contact them.
(d) To receive & consider update re 25 & 25a Pine Walk.
D.Young (NNDC) reported that PF/16/1371 was going to the Planning Development Committeee on 15/12/16 and the officers were recommending approval. He was hopeful that permission would remove all development rights and was looking for the committee to agree to no two storey dwellings in Pine Walk. The meeting was opened up for parishioners to speak who again expressed concerns particularly regarding the roof height. RW said that a full site meeting was required as had been requested by the PC more than once. PF was exasperated by the whole situation as the planners seemed to ignore the PC and local residents views. It was agreed that the Chair (JR) or PG would attend the NNDC Development Committee on Thursday 15/12/16 expressing the PCs concerns regarding this site.
(e) To consider name for new development opposite The Maltings Hotel.
Members had no objections to “The Parishes” as the new name for this development and the Clerk would inform NNDC accordingly.
6. Highways & Footpath matters:
(a) To consider neglected gardens in the village (AC).
AC had received comments and concerns from parishioners regarding gardens in the village and asked what, if anything, the PC could do. The Clerk informed members that they did not have any powers in these matters and asked D.Young (NNDC) if he would make enquiries with his authority. He agreed to report back to members.
(b) To further consider parishioners letter re lorries in Church St/Station Rd
Information supplied by parishioners had been referred to the NCC Highways Engineer who had informed the Clerk that the statistics did not justify the expenditure required to rectify this matter. The Highways Engineer had also stated that based on the information supplied only two lorries per day used the junction and in these austere times he was prevented from considering this matter any further. This was noted and the Clerk was instructed to write to the parishioners accordingly.
(c) To receive update re state of Shelter and Bus Stop area (RG, PG, & JR)
This project was on hold at the moment and PG asked for it to be carried forward to a future agenda.
7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
No new announcements or reports.
(a) To receive report re allotments (RW)
RW reported on another likely vacancy with a tenant leaving the village. Andy Crawford commented regarding Government restrictions on poultry until 6/1/17 pointing out that these applied to some allotment holders. Following discussion on other matters it was agreed that AC would erect a “dogs on leads” sign, display a copy of the tenancy agreement on the notice board, and assist with putting up a mesh fence.
9. Village Hall:
(a) To receive report re Village Hall (PF)
PF reported that the roof had now been replaced and she was pleased with the work. Other repairs are now underway. – Noted.
(b) To receive update re registration of village hall and land.
No further news.
10. Cemetery & Churchyard:
(a) To receive update re repair to step at eastern gate of churchyard (JR)
To be carried forward to the next meeting.
Concerns re extra work for the PC maintenance man, following the building work at the church, was discussed. The Clerk would speak with Father Phil and Tony Hadlow.
11. Harry Dawson Playing Field: To receive report re HDPF (PT)
PT had nothing to report.
12. Weybourne Community Fund: To receive report re WCF (RW)
RW reported on a successful childrens party held on 11/12/16.
13. To receive General Correspondence (not included in agenda items above)
A booklet/report from Vicky Ford MEP was noted.
14. Public Participation (comments/other matters)
MR was to resign next month – the red folder would be circulated to members.
15. To confirm date of next meeting – future agenda items.
This was confirmed for Wednesday 4th January, 2017 (7.30pm)
The meeting closed at 9.05pm.