2014 January 28

REPORT OF THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT THE MEETING HELD ON  TUESDAY 28 JANUARY 2014 IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

PRESENT: Cllrs. S. Cole (Chair), G. Paterson, S. Harris, R. Barrett, S. Henderson, A. Smith.

1: APOLOGIES /2: NON ATTENDANCE: Cllrs. Rance and O’Hara (work commitment), PCSO Reynolds (1)

 ALSO PRESENT: 5 Members of the Public.                                         Clerk: Mrs. J. Gardner.

 

PCSO REYNOLDS: was not on duty but sent an email that between 27 November and 27 January 2 crimes were reported: 1 Criminal damage to a building (not dwelling) and 1 Common assault and battery.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:One member of the Public thanked the Council for providing a very pleasant Christmas lunch for the Over 60s.

 Handyman: thanked the Council for the Christmas presents he received.

He said that the rotten tree in the triangle was not a commemorative tree and therefore had been removed for safety reasons.

Another member of the Public (local businessman) and a qualified Fireworks Officer asked the opinion of the Council to hold a Category 4 Fireworks Event on the Playing Field (no bonfire) on Saturday 1 November 2014. These Fireworks would be to music and are electronically controlled enabling weather conditions to be taken into account, bearing in mind thatched houses and cottages in the vicinity.

Because of the time of the year, he was asked not to allow cars (only those which are needed for setting up etc.) on the field, to which he agreed to.

– He was asked by the Council to return with a Developed Safety Plan (in conjunction with NNDC Safety Team to cover all eventualities) and a Business Plan and to get written permission from the Landowner, the Council rents the field.

The member of the Public and the Officer will compile these plans and present them to the Council during the March meeting.

– Car parking would be behind the member of the public’s property with marshals monitoring the parking. – There must enough volunteers (at present there are enough). – A valid Public Liability has to be in place. – He was advised to contact Worstead Wolves Youth FC in good time, so they can contact their leagues not to have to play games in Worstead that weekend. – He was asked to make a donation to a local Charity.

A businessman, owning land in the village, informed the Council he had a financial interest in the new way glass will be collected and recycled from April 2014, resulting in all NNDC parish and town Councils losing revenue. Because of this interest he cannot collect the glass, as asked by Worstead Parish Council. He is happy to make a donation to offset the loss of revenue.

This will be discussed during February’s meeting.

Planning: A member of the Public advised the Council that the amended plans for Manor Farm Barns now included car parking.

2 Members left the meeting.

COUNTY / DISTRICT COUNCILLOR:County Cllr. Timewell had nothing to report, but was asked about the plans to build a hotel on the old airbase site, as mentioned in the local newspaper.

He said that there was no definite information available, but an Economical Development Team has been set up to negotiate and try and get employment as well as economical benefits to the area.

District Cllr. Williams: apologised for being late (attended 2 other meetings as well). He informed the Council that he pushed for any plans for the site should involve the surrounding villages as well, because it may have an impact on their infrastructure.

He also said that the cost of the coastal damage would probably be fully recouped through insurance and Government help. Because of the timescale (holiday season) the push to repair damages quickly was very important.

CORRESPONDENCE:- Norfolk County Council: Gritting Route leaflet.

North Norfolk District Council: Local Government (Misc. Provisions) Act 1082 sec.2 & sch.3 Licensing Policy for Sex Establishments.

– Norfolk Association of Local Councils: Norfolk Link; leaflet: Initial Training of Clerks & Councillors; Posters: Become a Governor at School, Get the Flu jab, Stay warm & well

– Clerks & Councils Direct.

CORRESPONDENCE CHARITIES:

– Lloyds Bank: Reminder of protection under Financial Services Compensation Scheme

– Various thank you notes from Over 60/65 Christmas bonuses

Public Participation finished at 19.45

THESE ARE DRAFT MINUTES AND MAY BE AMENDED DURING THE MEETING TO BE HELD ON 28 JANUARY 2014.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF WORSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL  HELD ON WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY 2014 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL WORSTEAD

ACCEPTANCE OF THE APOLOGIES:  Cllr. Rance’s and Cllr. O’Hara’s apologies were accepted.TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE PLANNING SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING AND THE MONTHLY MEETING HELD ON 27 NOVEMBER 2013: Cllr. Barrett proposed to accept both sets of minutes as a true record, seconded by Cllr. Paterson, 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: Chairman Cole declared an interest for item: 14.003B3.

MATTERS ARISING from the minutes of the previous meeting: (for information only):None.
FINANCES:TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT: Cllr. Bacon proposed to accept The Statement of Accounts as a true record, seconded by Cllr. Harris, all agreed. The Clerk will send the information in PDF.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING PAYMENTS:

1: The Garden Guardian: maintenance as per quote: £ 1,360.00 + VAT £ 272.00 =  £ 1,632.00; 2: East Coast Plastics: domain hosting 30.03./30.03.15:£ 50.00 + VAT£ 10.00 = £ 60.00; Chairman Cole declared an interest for item 3: 3: S. Cole: re-imbursement for bicycle racks £ 87.74; 4: J. Gardner: salary Oct/Dec: £689.19 + Salt bin £ 91.50 + VAT £ 18.30 =      £798.99

Resolution: All four were accepted for payment.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO MAKE A DONATION TO NORFOLK CAB, NORFOLK AGE UK, THE BIG C AND MAGPAS:

Resolution: The increase of requests for donations prompted the Council to set up regulations with regards to donations.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO TRANSFER  £3,000.00 FROM THE BUSINESS RATE TRACKER THE COMMUNITY ACCOUNT TO AVOID CHARGES:

Resolution: The transfer was accepted and signed.

CORRESPONDENCE:

– Royal British Legion: Thank you note for £50.00 donation.

SUBCOMMITTEES:Planning: (Cllrs. Harris, Barrett, Paterson and Henderson):

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ITEMISED PLANNING APPLICATIONS, IF ANY:

PF/13/1346: Manor Farm Barns, School Road: Variation of cond. 2 of planninG permission ref. 07/0503 to permit conversion of barns to four dwellings with a revised design (amended).

Resolution: The Council agreed to have no objections or comments.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PLANNING APPLICATIONS, NOT ITEMISED, IF ANY:

PF/13/1356: Windy Ridge, Meeting Hill Road, Meeting Hill: Demolition of bungalow and erection of replacement two-storey dwelling and detached double garage.

Resolution: it was agreed to have no objection, but comment that any 106 Agreement to demolish the original bungalow within an agreed time scale will be adhered to. The Design Access Statem. states there will only be 1 building on the site.

Notice of Decision: from NNDC: 1: PERMISSION / 2: WITHDRAWAL / 3: APPEAL:

1:PF/13/1362: H.J. Heinz Co. Ltd. Station Road: Erection of five 8 metre high lighting columns to illuminate lorry park.

2: PF/04/0778: Hill Farm, Yarmouth Road: Change of use of land and disuse of reservoir to fishing lake.

3: APP/Y/2620/A/13/2201446: The White Lady, Front Street: Retention of extension of terrace, installation of steps and raise height of restaurant roof. Planning Inspectorate dismissed the appeal.

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

Cllr. Barrett will again assess the noise on the skier. At present he is happy with the kicking wall.

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

– Cllr. Smith reported the continued flooding of Yarmouth Road. It may be that a drainage pipe on the inside of the hedge is full. Landowner will be contacted.

– Cllr. Henderson was advised by a Highway Officer to install ten poles around the village for the installation of temporary flashing speed signs to allow for most areas of the village being covered at different times. An extension for an application to be submitted was also extended to 14.02.

The flashing signs would stay in place for 14 days (PP is necessary if longer), the disadvantage is that the batteries will need replacing quite frequently.

The costs for 2 units will be about £8,000.00; the Festival has verbally agreed to contribute.

Resolution: it was agreed to continue with this project

Queen Elizabeth Hall: (Cllr. Harris):

Cllr. Harris said no meeting had taken place.

Cllr. Bacon informed all present that Sheringham Shoal has donated £10,000.00 for solar panels, the donation will be matched by Worstead Festival Charity.

The solar panel contractor will have to assess the EPC, with grade D being the minimum otherwise it cannot be connected to the grit. With the replacement of windows, doors and heater units the grade can be achieved. It is hoped that all is sorted by the end of March.

As part of the grant, the School children will need to be involved with this sustainable project and Cllr. Bacon asked Cllr. Barrett to take that on board. Cllr. Barrett agreed.

Chairman Cole will install the bicycle racks near the triangle, assistance required and the notice board appears to be nearly ready. Chairman Cole to ask again.

Cllr. Henderson suggested having a Wild Poppy garden in the triangle as a commemoration of WWI; this was considered a good idea.

PROGRESS REPORTS / CONSIDERATION/RESOLUTION OF ISSUES RAISED FROM THE FOLLOWING:PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY FOR RUIN ROAD:

Further options were received just before the meeting and forwarded to all Cllrs.

The options will be discussed during February’s meeting.

CHURCH IMPROVEMENT AND GRAVEYARD EXTENSION:

Cllr. Henderson said this is progressing with the help of local businesses.

GLASS RECYCLING:

See Public Participation, suggestion to be discussed in February.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO REGISTER BUILDING OF COMMUNAL INTEREST AS COMMUNITY BUILDING:

The District Cllr. commented that he had asked whether compensation would have to be paid to the seller if he lost a private sale once the Council had decided not to go ahead with a project within or after the 6 months moratorium. Clerk to ask NorfolkALC.

A questionnaire will include the option for residents to “recommend” buildings to be included and what the proposer thinks the building could be used for.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO UPDATE THE DRAFT STANDING ORDERS:

Cllr. Barrett commented that changes to Standing Orders13A and 15xv were incorrect. Clerk to amend and read again.

TO DISCUSS AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO APPLY FOR HERITAGE GRANT FOR WW1 MEMORIAL:

A memorial will be set up in the new graveyard. Cllr. Henderson will contact Mr. Smith and the Royal British Legion for advice.

Chairman Cole thought a Commemoration Service should include the Choir.

DEFIBRILLATOR:

The training session will take place on Tuesday 11 February; about 12 people have accepted the invitation.

Clerk will contact the Insurance to see about implications if used incorrectly.

TELEPHONE BOXES (STATION ROAD, BRIGGATE AND MEETING HILL) TO BE CLEANED, PAINTED AND USED AS NOTICE BOARDS AND SELLING POINTS FOR LOCAL CLUBS ETC (TRIAL):

Resolution: It was agreed to contact local Clubs and ask for help.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION: (for information only):Cllr. Smith suggested asking residents to look after footpath as requested in an article from Norfolk Trail. It will be included in the newsletter and go on the web.

ITEMS FOR NEXT AGENDA: (TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2014 7.30pm)

–       Public right of Way Ruin Road

–       Church improvements and graveyard

–       Glass recycling: to consider suggestion local business man

–       Vehicle activated sign

–       Heritage funds for WWI memoranda.

–       Cleaning, painting and use of telephone boxes

–       Update of Standing Orders.

FOR MARCH MEETING:

–       Fire Works Event.

Meeting finished at 21.10

 

 

 

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