2013 June 25

REPORT OF THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 25 JUNE 2013 IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

PRESENT: Cllrs. S. Cole (Chair), G. Paterson, C. Rance, S. Harris, J. Bacon, R. Barrett, S. Henderson, K. O’Hara and M. Smith

APOLOGIES / NON ATTENDANCE: B. Fowler (Governor Worstead C.o. School)

ALSO PRESENT: 1 Member of the Public, PCSO Campbell, County Cllr. Timewell, District Cllr. Williams.                                                           Clerk: Mrs. J. Gardner.

PCSO CAMPBELL:Between 28.05 and 25.06 one crime was reported (theft), with 4 calls being made to the Police: Grade A: 1 concern for safety; Grade B: 1 industrial accident; Grade C: 1 highway disruption and Grade D: 1 suspicious circumstance.Two speed checks were carried out on 24.06.2013: from 9.20am (45 minutes) at Worstead School and from 10.12 in Lyngate for 20 minutes before being called away: 1 ticket was issued to a motorist for speeding (34m. in 20m limit) and one motorist was given words of advice for doing 37m in 30m limit. SNT priorities: the Anti-social behaviour at various locations in North Walsham.

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

HANDYMAN:Mr. Chapman cleared weeds from speed signs and village name signs as well as trimming around the play ground and the verge on Ruin Road, making access to the Hall more presentable.He warned that the concrete entrance to the Hall is deteriorating quickly, a big drop has been created and the car park’s potholes need urgent attention. It was agreed to have the entrance repaired professionally and urgently and a slope has to be created. For decision see minutes: 13.036E.
COUNTY / DISTRICT COUNCILLOR:District Cllr. Williams apologised for being unable to attend last month. He mentioned the agreed compromise for the decking at the White Lady and had been informed about noise pollution from the chimney, which will have to be reported to Environmental Protection. They may ask affected residents to keep a diary.Cllr. Harris mentioned smells animating from the chimney at the White Lady as well, again this will have to be reported to Environmental Protection.He reported that Felmingham Parish Council will organise a meeting between the various parishes about bulk purchases, probably taking place at the end of July.

County Cllr. Timewell: mentioned he had no objections to the plans for a weighbridge at Carl Bird Ltd after visiting the site.

He was informed that a resident on Station Road had complained about bad flooding, he will contact the member of the public.

Cllr. Henderson asked Mr. Timewell how to go about getting request stops at Worstead Station. Mr. Timewell will look into it.

CORRESPONDENCE:– Norfolk Association of Local Councils: Norfolk Link; Posters: Want to start a business?Open Day & Fete NNUH 29.06.13 11.00-4.00; 5k Fun run at Colney Playing Field 29.06 for Targeted Radiotherapy; Cambridge to Norwich Bike Ride 29.09 to raise funds for NNUH posters; Dates for meetings with Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner; AGM 2013: Resolution for Debate (queries attendance); Initial Training course and CiLCA course information; Managing flood risk. – Glasdon: information about bins etc.- FLP: Summer Play Times: playground equipment information. – The Atrium: booklets. – Norfolk Playing Field Association: Invitation to AGM 18.07.13 6.00pm at Costessey Centre. – Cyan: sustainable teak and woven all weather furniture

Public Participation finished at 19.40.

BELOW ARE THE DRAFT MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING, THEY MAY BE AMENDED AT JULY’S MEETING.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 25 JUNE 2013 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, WORSTEAD

ACCEPTANCE OF THE APOLOGIES:  None.TO CONSIDER  AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL AND THE MONTHLY MEETING BOTH HELD ON 28.05.2013:Proposal by Cllr. Barrett: accept both sets of minutes seconded by Cllr. Rance, all agreed. Resolution: Both sets of minutes were accepted as a true record and duly signed by Chairman Cole.TO MAKE DECLARATION OF INTEREST IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, if any: None.
MATTERS ARISING from the minutes of previous meetings: (for information only): None.
FINANCES:TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT Cllr. Rance proposed to accept the Statement, seconded by Cllr. Harris, all agreed.TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING PAYMENTS:

1: SR Print: newsletter:                                                                      £ 138.00

2: Norfolk Playing Field Association: renewal membership:              £   25.00

3: J. Gardner: Salary April / June:                                                      £ 682.38

Resolution: All three were accepted for payment.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO TRANSFER  £2,750.00 TO BUSINESS RATE TRACKER AND £613.87 FROM CRICKET CLUB TO WORSTEAD VILLAGE AMENITIES TRUST: Resolution: Both transfers were accepted and signed.

FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENCE:

– Letter and cheque (paid in 04.06) from Worstead Cricket Club for safekeeping.- AON: insurance documents.- Autela Payroll Services.

SUBCOMMITTEES:CONSIDERATION OF CLLRS O’HARA AND SMITH TO JOIN SUBCOMMITTEES: Cllr. O’Hara will join the Highways Committee and Cllr. Smith will be another representative for the Queen Elizabeth Hall.Planning: (Cllrs. Harris, Barrett, Paterson and Henderson):TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE RECOMMENDATIONS ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS, IF ANY:

NNDC: Ref.: PF/13/0623: Summer Breeze, Station Road: Retention of roof lights. Cllrs. Rance and Henderson will visit the site to see if neighbours may be overlooked, both agreed the windows are too high to overlook garden. Resolution: To have no objection or comment.

NCC: Ref.: C/1/2013/1009: Carl Bird Ltd. Boundary Pit, Sandhills Lane, Old Yarmouth Road: installation of weighbridge and erection of associated office/mess building. Resolution: All agreed to support this application.

DECISION NOTICES: PERMISSION: from NNDC

Ref. PF/13/0108: Land adjacent cemetery, Vicarage Road: Change of use of land from agricultural to cemetery, formation of access and parking area.

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

Cllr. Barrett reported that the rain had helped the kicking wall to be more stable. Bearings for the noisy skier have been received and will be replaced very soon.

Highways: (Cllrs. O’Hara, Bacon and Henderson):

Norfolk and Suffolk Local Transport Body: This new body has created a long list for improvements to roads and built up areas. The Clerk will send the email again for Cllrs. to consider their opinion. The Clerk suggested a road to bypass built up areas while travelling from A149 to B1150 and Cromer Road, but this was deemed impossible.

Queen Elizabeth Hall: (Cllr. Harris):

Bicycle Rack: Chairman Cole had researched the cost a single rack would be £18.00 while a floor standing multi user rack would be £88.00. Resolution: it was agreed to buy the multi user rack to be located within sight of the play area to allow owners to keep an eye on their possessions.

Entrance to Hall: The concrete is deteriorating quickly, creating a dip and cars may be damaged. A gradient is needed.

Resolution: L&R will approach M. Williams for professional advice and help.

PROGRESS REPORTS / CONSIDERATION/RESOLUTION OF ISSUES RAISED FROM THE FOLLOWING:GRAVEYARD EXTENSION: to discuss and resolve whether to accept Terms:The Parish Council only acted as an agent, details in the terms (like tree planting) will be down to the PCC. The old Festival Committee made a donation to the PCC. Clerk to contact the treasurer about this. Resolution: all present agreed to accept the Terms of the Transfer of land from the Diocese to the PCC.TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE ISSUES RE. RUIN ROAD AND SURROUNDING AREA:

Statements from residents to create a Public Right of Way for Ruin Road from Westwick Road to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, footpath no.1 and Max carter Close were sent to NCC, but it was considered that the road was used for private user (invited to visit the Hall, use the car park) rather than for public use.

The Clerk suggested inviting somebody from NCC involved with PRoWs to come and visit the area and get advice how to move forward. Resolution: it was agreed to invite somebody for a site visit and get advice.

County Cllr. Timewell would like to be kept informed.

TREE IN CHURCH YARD:

Paperwork completed by NNDC Countryside was sent to the Diocese, but it was incomplete, therefore it has been returned to NNDC for further information.

FUNDRAISING FOR DEFIBULATOR BY RESIDENT TO BE LOCATED AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL: Resolution: all Cllrs are happy to support this.

Worstead Festival may help with any shortfall. Further information re. training is needed.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION: (for information only):Improvements to railway track: Cllr. Paterson mentioned that with the work taking place at the railway it was discovered that the area has not been kept clear of rubbish. It was agreed to contact Network Rail about this.Grass cutting in closed churchyard: It was reported that a gravestone was damaged during maintenance of the churchyard. Clerk to contact NNDC.Salt bins for Briggate and Sandy Hills: Clerk to contact the Clerk from Skeyton Parish Council, who have installed various and have plans for more bins to be installed.

Heritage Fund for WWI: £6 million will be made available for WWI memories and a resident, interested in war memorials has already made suggestions (handed to all Cllrs) to be discussed at July’s meeting.

Improvements to facilities in Church: Cllr. Paterson asked to find out what is happening with the plans for a toilet and kitchen in the Church. Clerk to contact Treasurer.

ITEMS FOR NEXT AGENDA: (TUESDAY 30 JULY 2013 7.30pm)

– Public right of Way Ruin Road; – Tree in church yard; – Car Park at Queen Elizabeth Hall; – Heritage Fund for WWI; – Salt Bins; – Church improvements (and graveyard, if necessary)

Meeting finished at 21.00

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