GRINDLEFORD PARISH COUNCIL – MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 10 NOVEMBER 2022 at 7 pm at the Pavilion.
Present: Robert Wilson, Chair; Elizabeth Coe, Peter O’Brien, John Morton, Rob Tamlyn, Hilary Hart, Andrew Battarbee. Sarah Battarbee, Clerk.
APOLOGIES Cllr Sutton, Ray Whiteley, John Mottershaw, PC Boswell .
- COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORT – Cllr Sutton was unwell but emailed to report that he had funding for warm rooms.
- DISTRICT COUNCILLOR’S REPORT – Cllr O’Brien also reported funding for projects, up to £10,000. There was to be an open meeting of the District Council on 16 November. Cllr O’Brien was thanked for providing empty sandbags as requested.
- POLICE REPORT – PC Bowell could not attend, there had been no crimes reported in our area.
- MINUTES OF LAST MEETING. These were agreed as a true record pro RT sec EC.
- MATTERS ARISING:
- Tree funding. It was agreed to discuss this again at the next meeting as the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust may be able to provide some equipment and training. RW expressed a strong view that there should be no funding for the wetland area at the bottom of the playing fields. In the event this had been self-funding. It was agreed not to take Frank Galbraith’s small Christmas trees for Jubilee Gardens because of all the issues, (they have now found a home at the shop).
Jubilee Gardens. There had been a misunderstanding about extra cuts in the autumn, Clerk had put together a schedule for next year to formalise the timetable which was agreed. Mark Bristow continued to be extremely good value for money.
Noise reduction camera. EC had sent round the information. There was acceptance that it was now too late to get on the pilot and in any event Grindleford is too small.
Remembrance Sunday. Ray had got this in hand. Clerk had ordered the wreaths. PO’B to lay the Parish Council wreath.
- FLOODING – STANDING ITEM
The project was in limbo as it had not been possible to conduct the Lidar survey. Clerk had spoken to group members about next steps. Some funding had been set aside in the half year budget for any works. RT pointed out that when the survey was done, EA consulted re certification and a plan agreed, any work done by volunteers could be the responsibility of the parish council, especially in such dangerous conditions as the riverbank, so caution should be exercised.
- CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGENCY DECLARATION – STANDING ITEM
Climate Emergency Action Plan event. Clerk was given a free rein to organise this within funding limits of £100 plus equivalent Pavilion room hire. The date was agreed for 8 December with the December parish council meeting moving to 15th. PO’B suggested inviting Joanna Hill, the Climate Officer at DDDC.
EV charging points – there was further discussion about the philosophy, practicality and funding of EVCPs in Grindleford. Future national funding would not be at parish council level although ORCs on-road parking funding was available.
- HIGHWAY MATTERS
Severn Trent’s efforts to signpost the Froggatt Road A625 closure had been less than successful. Several emails had been exchanged and at least we now have a contact Timothy.Ip@severntrent.co.uk. Officers at DCC had been very helpful and done their utmost to liaise with Severn Trent and to redirect especially heavy traffic away from Grindleford. The clerk had asked residents to report lorries going through, with an email address, so that she could contact them and ask them to take the formal diversion.
HH spoke about the option to have speed control gates at Stoke. PO’B suggested making a substantial bid to the community initiative for say £10k. The community funding initiative had also been mentioned with regard to flood defence works. PO’B to ask Cllr Sutton for advice about multiple bids.
- PLANNING MATTERS
NP/DDD/1022/1265 https://portal.peakdistrict.gov.uk. Borgen, Adlington Lane, Grindleford. Proposed ancillary outbuilding. Materials proposed are not in keeping with surrounding building otherwise no objections.
NP/DDD/1022/1340 https://portal.peakdistrict.gov.uk Longshaw Lodge, Unnamed Track from, Froggatt Edge to, District Boundary, Longshaw. Installation of a stormwater drain to prevent localised flooding and potholing. Resurfacing of the area of hardstanding used for residential private parking. In support.
- PLANNING DECISIONS:
NP/DDD/0822/1106 Proposed creation of a bay window/screen door to rear of existing kitchen. Hog Hall, Leadmill, Hathersage. Granted.
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It was pro EC sec JM that these accounts be paid.
Half year budget. The half year budget proposed by clerk was agreed all in favour.
Proposals to fund a sack barrow for the foodbank was agreed. The purchase of a heat leak detector, property of the parish council but for village use were agreed; Sarah Cook has volunteered to run a loan system through the shop. It was agreed to fund flood training for John Baily, flood warden, and waders for both flood wardens, clerk to action. Funding for pavilion hire to keep the Ukraine English group going was agreed until the end of the FY when it would be reconsidered.
Precept. There was discussion about how much this should be raised for the next FY, bearing in mind the economic situation but also the need to fund initiatives in the village. Clerk to draw up a table of priorities for funding next year, against the amount of precept to demonstrate what the different levels of increase would mean to the council’s capacity to provide funding.
John Mottershaw Cllr Mottershaw has tendered his resignation from the Council after many years of service. Cllrs wished it to be minuted that his efforts had been hugely appreciated over the years and that he would be greatly missed.
Website article. Ray Whiteley. Approved and enjoyed.
Station to station footpath Sheffield to Manchester. No objections. Cllrs thought this was a good idea.
Warm Spaces at St Helens. Noted that the church were considering this.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 15 December 2022 (note revised date).
As there was no further business the Chair closed the meeting at 8.55 pm.
Clerk to the Council