2015 April 21

REPORT OF THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2015 IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

PRESENT: Cllrs. R. Barrett (Chair) S. Harris, M. Smith, A. Bond, G. Paterson and K O’Hara

APOLOGIES: 1 / NON-ATTENDANCE: 2: 1: Cllrs. J. Bacon and S. Cole (work commitments), Cllr. Henderson (holiday) PCSO Reynolds.

ALSO PRESENT: 1 Member of the Public, Mr. Chapman, District Cllr. Williams, Mrs. C. Belson Lib Dem Candidate for NNDC

Clerks: Mrs. S. Martin and J. Gardner.

PCSO REYNOLDS:

PCSO Reynolds was unable to attend the meeting, but had emailed that no crimes were committed since March’s meeting (2nd month in a row).

Next surgery will be on 7 May at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at 18.00 for 30 minutes.

MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC:

PF/15/0403 Laburnum Cottage, Back Street. Erection of two-storey rear and side extension.

Chairman Barrett declared an interest.

One member of the Public explained that the roof height will remain the same and will come about 200/300mm within the fence on the corner with the neighbouring property. However, the drawings show encroachment onto the neighbour’s land.

For decisions see item: 15.022A1/2 of the minutes.

Mrs. C. Belson, Liberal Democrat candidate for the District Council Elections, wished to observe.

HANDYMAN:

Mr. Chapman informed all present that a local company will come and have a look at the car park.

Branches from a tree, left in a dangerous position after the heavy storms at the end of March, were cleared by Mr. Chapman.

A tree surgeon has been appointment by the owner and will see to the problem within the next few days

COUNTY / DISTRICT COUNCILLORS:

District Cllr. Williams:

Informed all present that the Heinz factory has been bought by a Scottish Company, Joe Bartlett, who will make an announcement in due course. Jobs will be kept and there are plans to expand.

COUNTY CLLR. TIMEWELL: did not attend the meeting.

CORRESPONDENCE:

–        IRS Girod leaflet: sign Making Manufacturer.

–        King’s Lynn Festival booklet: 12 – 25.2015.

Public Participation finished at 19.50, with one member of the public leaving.

TO CONSIDER ACCEPTANCE OF THE APOLOGIES:

All three apologies for absence were accepted by the Councillors present.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY MEETING HELD ON 24 MARCH 2015:

Cllr. Bond proposed to accept the minutes as a true record, all Cllrs. present agreed.

Resolution: To accept the minutes as a true record; they were duly signed by Chairman Barrett.

TO MAKE DECLARATION OF INTEREST IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, if any:

Chairman Barrett declared an interest for a Planning Application: see item 15.022A1:2

MATTERS ARISING from the minutes of the previous meeting: (for information only):

A meeting will take place on Wednesday 22.04 with the Highways Inspector to look at the location of the flooding on Yarmouth Road and hopefully have a look at the gorse on the footpath A149/Sandy Hills. Cllr. Smith, Mr. Chapman and the Clerk will attend.

FINANCES:

TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT 2014/2015 AND PROPOSED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT FOR 2015/2016.

The overspend of £835 in 2014/2015 was due to costs for the extension of the graveyard and the clearance of the playing field by the Community Payback (now chargeable).

The predicted overspend for 2015/2016 is due to salary for 2 clerks for the first 2 months.

Resolution: The Statement of Account for 2014/2015 was accepted as a true record and the proposed Statement of Account for 2015/2016 was approved.

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO MAKE PAYMENT TO:

1: ISBN Agency                       (£120.00 Net + VAT £24.00)                           £ 144.00

2: North Norfolk District Council Premises Licence                                       £   70.00

Resolution: both were accepted for payment.

FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENCE:

–       Thank you note from Norfolk CAB for £150.00 donation.

–       HMRC: Information about the Budget changes announced in March’s budget.

SUBCOMMITTEES:

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

TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANY FURTHER PLANNING APPLICATION, IF RECEIVED:

PF/15/0390: Willowdale, Withergate Road: Erection of single storey extension.

Resolution: to have no objection or comment

PF/15/0403: Laburnum Cottage, Back Street. Erection of two-storey rear and side extension.

Chairman Barrett declared an interest.

Resolution: to object, because the plans show encroachment onto the neighbouring property. However, the Parish Council is aware of an pending amendment.

CONSULTATION: TO CONSIDER RECOMMENDATIONS

W.H. Davison Station Road: Proposed Base Station Upgrade.

Resolution: to agree to the upgrade.

DECISION NOTICES FROM NNDC: PERMISSION/CONSENT:

PF/14/1456 + LA/14/1457 White Lady, Front Street: Retention of Extractor fan duct housing. The corrective work needs to be completed by 25 May 2015.

PF/15/0106: Windy Ridge, Meeting Hill Road: Removal of cond. 7 of PP ref: 14/1009 to delete Code Level 3 requirement.

The deletion was agreed because the build will take place within a short period of time.

Leisure and Recreation: (Cllrs. Bond, Cole and  Barrett)                                                                                                                                                        PROGRESS REPORT ON RELOCATION OF FITNESS EQUIPMENT:

The skier is being repaired, while the other one has been made safe until the intended relocation.

Chairman Barrett will seek advice from Rospa during the annual inspection, due to take place in June. (email about this visit was received 21.04.2105 at.21.37 and passed to Chairman Barrett).

TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE ISSUES WITH THE KICKING WALL (blown over in strong winds).

A member of the Public had agreed to move the kicking wall, but this has not taken place yet. The wall will be fixed into the ground with bolts.

 

PROGRESS REPORT ON “FOOTSTEPS ON THE SANDS OF TIME”: A HISTORY OF WORSTEAD:

The requested “Letter of Authority” has been sent to Barnwell Printers while the request for ISBN number will be sent tomorrow by Registered Post.

Highways: (Cllrs. Bacon and Bond).

FOLLOW UP ON WORKGROUP TO PAINT ADOPTED TELEPHONE KIOSKS AT MEETING HILL, STATION ROAD AND BRIGGATE:

It was reported that the special paints are stored at a resident’s home. Cllr. Harris will contact the neighbour of these premises to retrieve the paint. If that fails, contact will be made with relatives via email.

Queen Elizabeth Hall: (Cllrs. Harris and Smith).

Cllr. Harris reported she had not been to a meeting.

An email about a possible dogshow on the playing field was forwarded to all Cllrs. The event was considered too big for the playing field only. The sender of the email will be invited for a site visit

PROGRESS REPORTS / CONSIDERATION/RESOLUTION OF ISSUES RAISED FROM THE FOLLOWING:

GRAVEYARD EXTENSION AND WW 1 AND 2 MEMORIAL (progress report):

The gate posts and gates will be installed soon.

WORSTEAD STATION CANOPY:

The clerk met with Mr. Gasdsen from the Bittern Line and was told that maintenance of the Station has been scheduled in at Network Rail, but no further information was made available.

MEETING HILL VILLAGE SIGN:

An article about the intended Village Sign will go in Meeting Hills “Over the Hill” for feedback from the village as well as for ideas for the sign and a discussion will take place during the Annual BBQ in the village.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION: (for information only):

Everybody thanked Cllr. Paterson for the 50 years+ as Parish Councillor having done the parish a tremendous service.

In return, Cllr. Paterson informed all present that he had enjoyed his time as Councillor and thanked everybody for the pleasant company. He said that having business in the village gave him a reason to do something for the village.

He was asked about his book, but he felt his book should not interfere with the launch of “Footsteps on the sand of times”.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING: TUESDAY 28 APRIL 2015 7.30PM LOUNGE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL.    

ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA: 26th May 2015 includes Annual Meeting of Worstead Parish Council (Election of Chairman).

Agenda for the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council:

–       Election of Chairman and signing of Acceptance of Office of Chairman.

–       Election of Vice-Chairman (optional).

–       To elect members for Subcommittees: Planning, Leisure and Recreation, Highways and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Items for the meeting of Worstead Parish Council:

– Kicking Wall                              – Relocation of play equipment.

– Telephone kiosks                       – Book Launch.

Meeting finished at 20.50

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