2013 January 28

REPORT OF THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT THE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 28 JANUARY 2013 IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

PRESENT: Cllrs. R. Barrett (Chairman), S. Harris, G. Paterson, K. O’Hara, M. Smith, S.Henderson, J. Bacon

APOLOGIES / NON ATTENDANCE: Cllrs. Rance and Cole (prior commitments).

ALSO PRESENT: 4 Members of the Public, PCSO Campbell                     Clerk: Mrs. J. Gardner

PCSO CAMPBELL:The PCSO was happy to inform all present that no crimes were reported between 27.11.12 and 28.01.2013.There had been 13 calls to the Police in that period: 2 Grade A (domestic/suspicious behaviour, requires fast response), 2 Grade B (concern for safety), 3 Grade C (domestic/Anti Social Behaviour), and 7 Grade D (lost/found property/admin).She confirmed that speed checks will be carried out at Honing Row (near St. Andrews Close) and Worstead C.o.E. School. Mr. Hedley, the Head teacher is considering to have a flashing 20m sign installed, which the Council would support. The School “20 is plenty”, the creation of signs, is still ongoing.

SNT Priorities (will change on 13.02.2013: 1: Vehicle ASB on Midland Road: reports of ASB noise and littering in and around Midland Road; 2: Violence and criminal in North Walsham: historically there is a spike in violent crime and criminal damage in the festive season (night time economy); 3: ASB Bainbridge Close: Windows broken by youths throwing stones over fences, reported by Fitzroy Foundation which helps people with learning disabilities to live more independently.

PCSO Campbell was thanked for her report, she left immediately.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:One member of the public thanked the Parish Council and the lady volunteers for the Christmas Lunch.He also asked the Council’s opinion about plans to build on the disused Anglian Water site at the bottom of Woodview, with no services in the village. Whether intended dwellings are meant for affordable housing is unclear.Councillors told him they were not in favour of infill of brown field sites, the plans presented were unclear and not to scale and it was thought the developer was testing the water and he had been asked to talk NNDC’s planners. The developer had mentioned streetlights and pavement from the site in the past, but this is highly unlikely.

Another member attended on behalf of Worstead Wolves Football Club to seek permission from the Parish Council to install a 20’ X8’ container for storage on the boggy area near the tank. This would benefit the Hall (where everything is stored at present) and the Club itself (able to leave goals assembled etc.). It will be installed on sleepers near where the one for the Festival will go. The Hall is in favour of the move. The Council appreciated it to be asked and have no problem with this.

 One member explained that Consent was given for the Planning application LA/12/1331, because this only relates to the building. The other application was refused because the acoustic fence to the terrace has a significantly detrimental impact on the residential amenities of the neighbours, due to height, visual appearance and overbearing impact, it can not be considered a preventative measure for noise because of the height of the terrace. The member informed all present that the car parking facilities have to be in place before the opening of the facilities. He thanked the Council for their support.

HANDYMAN:Mr. Chapman said the Hall had not been used because of the snow. The car park was not gritted, because of concerns of liability if somebody got hurt, but nobody is liable if the clearance has been carried out in a responsible manner. 
CORRESPONDENCE:Norfolk County Council: Gritting routes leaflet. – North Norfolk District Council: Sheringham Parkrun Christmas Fun Runs 22.12.12; Energy Box & Collective Switching Schemes.  – Norfolk Association of Local Councils: Norfolk Link; Nomination form for North Norfolk Vacancy on Executive Committee; Introduction letter from Ms. J. Scarrott, new employee; Report Fields in Trust Roadshow held in November. – Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Norfolk: New date for setting the Precept for the Police now 17.01.2013 6.00pm for 6.30pm start at Wymondham Police Headquarters. – The Atrium, North Walsham: leaflets for Christmas Show. – Norse: leaflet about Landscape Development Division. – Rospa: leaflet about playground inspections. – Clerks & Councils Direct.

 Public Participation finished at 20.03.

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON  MONDAY 28 JANUARY 2013 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, WORSTEAD

PRESENT: Cllrs. R. Barrett (Chairman), S. Harris, G. Paterson, K. O’Hara, M. Smith, S.Henderson, J. Bacon

APOLOGIES / NON ATTENDANCE: Cllrs. Rance and Cole (prior commitments).

ALSO PRESENT: 4 Members of the Public, PCSO Campbell                   Clerk: Mrs. J. Gardner

ACCEPTANCE OF THE APOLOGIES:  Resolution: Apologies were accepted. TO CONSIDER  AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY  MEETING 27 NOVEMBER AND THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 18 DECEMBER 2012: All agreed that both sets of minutes were correct. Resolution: The minutes were accepted as a true record and duly signed by Chairman Barrett.

TO MAKE DECLARATION OF INTEREST IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, if any: None.

MATTERS ARISINGfrom the minutes of 27 NOVEMBER 2012 (for information only):Cllr. O’Hara had requested for somebody to have a look at a tree in the churchyard which appears to be in bad state and may loose branches, somebody may get hurt. The Clerk apologised for not sorting this. Will be done with urgency.
FINANCES:APPROVAL OF STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT: Cllr. Harris proposed to approve the Statement, seconded by Cllr. Henderson, all agreed.TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING PAMENTS:

1: Garden Guardian: maintenance playing field and village green: £ 1,310.00 + VAT £ 262.00 = £ 1,572.00

2: Matthew Williams: Hire wacker plate: £ 50.00 + VAT £ 10.00 = £ 60.00

3: J. Gardner: Salary October / December: £ 682.38

Resolution: all invoices were accepted for payment.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO MAKE DONATIONS TO NORFOLK AGE UK AND IF APPROVED, SET AMOUNT:

Resolution: No donation will be made, they will be invited to the over 60s lunches to speak and give advice, if necessary.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO MAKE TRANSFER OF £2,000.00 FROM BUSINESS RATE TRACKER TO AVOID OVERDRAFT CHARGES:

Resolution: The request was honoured and letter signed accordingly.

CHANGES TO PRECEPT (by email): North Norfolk District Council has made changes to the way the amount for the precept is made up: the precept is £ 8,067.00 the remainder of £933.00 is a grant.

Resolution: this change was accepted.

 

FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED:

– Thank you letters: North Norfolk CAB (£150.00), Royal British Legion (£50.00). – £12.00 for 3 Worstead Woven. – Barclays Bank: leaflet for Business Credit Card, important reminders, information about going overdrawn.

SUBCOMMITTEES:Planning: (Cllrs. Harris, Barrett, Paterson and Henderson):PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED IN BETWEEN MEETINGS: None.

Ref.: PF/13/0050: Damson House, Station Road: Erection of two-storey side/rear extension to provide annexe accommodation. Resolution: it was agreed to have no objection or comment.

Ref.: PP/C/1/2012/1019: Variation of condition nos. 14 & 15 of PP ref.: C/1/2005/1003 to enable a broader range of wastes to be imported for handling within the building and PP/C/1/2012/1021: Variation of condition nos. 14 & 15 of PP ref.: C/1/2001/1003 to enable a broader range of  wastes to be imported for handling within the building both: Carl Bird Ltd, Boundary Pit, Sandhills Lane.

Cllr. Smith had visited the site and the neighbouring business for whom the impact of increasing lorry movements will have an impact as well as on the surrounding country roads. A direct access route from the site to A149 was suggested.

Resolution: Councillors agreed to have no objection to the broadening of the range of wastes, but comment on the impact the significant increase of traffic will have on the surrounding area and country roads. The Council will ask that a direct access route from the site to the A149 will be established.

 

DECISION NOTICES FROM NNDC:

Ref.: NMA/12/0804: Grange Farm House, Yarmouth Road: Non material amendment request for change of roof from double mono to duo pitch to extension. Approval

Ref.: PF/12/0957: 4 St. Andrews Close: Erection of rear conservatory. Permission

Ref:  PF/12/1032: The White Lady, Front Street: Conversion of outbuildings to 1 unit of holiday accommodation and micro-brewery with ancillary retail. Permission

Ref.: PF/12/1049: Bengate Barn, Yarmouth Road: Erection of replacement garage with games room in roof space and the retention & conversion of cart shed to one unit of holiday accommodation.  Permission.

Ref.: PF/12/1261: Ockley House, Meeting Hill Road: Erection of car-port/garage extension to store. Permisson

Ref.: PF/12/1330: The White Lady,  Front Street: Retention of extension to terrace and installation of steps and raise height of restaurant extension roof: Refusal.

Ref.: LA/12/1331: The White Lady, Front Street: Erection of extension to terrace and raising of restaurant extension roof. Consent

VARIOUS CORRESPONDENCE RE. UNAUTHORISED DEVELOPMENT THE

WHITE LADY: Acknowledgement of complaints  to NNDC Chief Ex re The White Lady 

Leisure and Recreation: (Cllrs. Rance and Barrett).

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRODUCTION TEAM: Frames are displayed in the Committee and Club Room, because there was not enough wall space in the bar and these two rooms are more frequented. It wassuggested that photographs with people are labelled. Another meeting will be convened to set up a website.

HISTORY WALKS:  No further information available.

Highways:

Request: residents on Station Road ask for the Council’s cooperation to Anglian Water for connections to mains drains. Some Cllrs. showed surprise there is no connection to mains sewerage on Station Road. Resolution: because the majority if residents are in favour of the connections, the Council will support this request and apply for the necessary paperwork.

To consider and resolve whether to ask for funding from NCC Highways Improvement Budget (A) re. improvements to access and parking at the graveyard (SC) and extension of  (B) footpath (Station Road/Playing Field, in cooperation with Festival Commt.) (SH).

A: This was deemed not necessary.

B: Cllr. Henderson would like to see the improvement to the footpath from the Playing Field to Station Road continued from the bottom of the Playing Field to M. Carter Close with financial help from the Worstead Festival Charity. He will cost the project.

Resolution: The plan was agreed to as it is considered a great improvement because the area in question is very boggy. Community Payback will be asked to assist.

Queen Elizabeth Hall: (Cllr. Harris): Notice Board for the Hall: Cllr. Cole had received the following quotes: D. Barns: £150.00, quote without toughened glass B.A. Galasky: with 4mm toughened glass and 5yr Ronseal Woodstain £720.00.

Resolution: D. Barns quote was accepted. Cllr. Cole to inform Mr. Barns.

PROGRESS REPORTS / CONSIDERATION/RESOLUTION OF ISSUES RAISED FROM THE FOLLOWING:GRAVEYARD EXTENSION: Cllr. Henderson informed all present that Highways has no material objections to the changes and is in favour of the changes and new entrance. The Planning Application for change of use costs £192.50. Resolution: this was accepted.Once approved, Mr. E. Knowles of the Glebe Committee will deal with the legal issues.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE ISSUES RE. RUIN ROAD AND SURROUNDING AREA: Ruin Road: Agreement during a short meeting: the area next to steps owned by Landlord of The White Lady will not be included when registering Ruin Road.

Public Right of Way past The White Lady: Norfolk County Council has forwarded information and forms. Various residents have said they will complete the forms, two previous landlords of The New Inn have been approached (one has already responded). The Vicar will also be invited to support these efforts.

WI-SPIRE: Not enough people have come forward to support this scheme, which would see equipment on top of the Church who in turn would receive £1.00 per subscriber per month. Two other companies have since come forward and BT’s fibre optic scheme should include Worstead.

RESTORATION COMMITTEE ST. MARY THE VIRGIN: This Committee handles the cash given by the Worstead Festival Committee. They would like to see one or two members of the Parish Council involved. Please consider this issue for February’s meeting.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION: (for information only)Cllr. Bacon wondered if debris could be removed from the newly improved footpath as it can have a negative effect.Cllr. Smith asked whether anything could be done about flooding on Old Yarmouth Road between Meeting Hill and the garden centre. Clerk to contact Highways.

 ITEMS FOR NEXT AGENDA: (TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 7.30PM):

–       Progress reports, if any: Extension graveyard, Ruin Road and surrounding area, History Walks, Handyman and Community Payback, Maintenance of tree in churchyard, Notice board at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Photographic production of our History, Restoration Committee Church

 Meeting finished at 21.05

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