REPORT OF THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 28 JULY 2015 IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL
PRESENT: Cllrs. Barrett (Chair), A. Bond, S. Harris, K. O’Hara, S. Henderson, A. Millar and P. McGill.
1: APOLOGIES /2: NON ATTENDANCE: 1: S. Cole, PCSO Reynolds. 2: M. Smith
ALSO PRESENT: 1 Member of the Public, District Cllr. Williams.
Clerk: Mrs. S. Martin
PCSO Reynolds was unable to attend the meeting, but had sent a crime report for the period 23 June – 26 July 2015:
Burglary in a building other than dwelling x 1; Assault causing actual bodily harm x 1; Assault on a constable x 1; Theft of a pedal cycle x 1
Mr Chapman (Handyman) reported that the car park had been renovated by Carl Bird in time for the Worstead Festival and suggested a letter of thanks to be sent.
COUNTY / DISTRICT COUNCILLOR:
County Cllr. Timewell: did not attend the meeting.
District Cllr. Williams:
Cllr Williams reported that strict controls have been put in place by NNDC regarding noise levels at the pub, and these are being monitored over the weekend of the festival. The Council will review all facts before deciding how to move forward.
Alongside the issues of the flue and noise filter installed the Council are also looking at the parking issues, but hopes for a positive outcome. The enforcement board meet every 2 weeks to ensure all rules are followed and met. This is an ongoing process. The new planning application regarding the outbuildings is also being looked at.
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Public Participation finished at 19.35
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF WORSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY 28 JULY 2015 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL WORSTEAD.
Meeting finished at 20.50
TO CONSIDER ACCEPTANCE OF THE APOLOGIES:
The Cllrs. apologies were accepted.
TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY MEETING HELD ON 23 JUNE 2015:
Cllr. Millar proposed to accept the minutes as a true record, Cllr. Henderson seconded and 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:
MATTERS ARISING from the minutes of the previous meeting: (for information only):
TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT (M2):
Cllr. Bond proposed to accept these as a true record, seconded by Cllr. O’Hara.
Resolution: The Statement of Account was accepted as a true record.
TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO MAKE PAYMENT TO:
To consider the following invoices and resolve whether to make payments for
1 – MBS engraving and shield for Ida Watts’s school award £ 39.80
2 – Barnwell Print Ltd. £6,095.00
1000 copies Worstead History Book (to be reimbursed by Amenities Trust)
3 – Broadland Products Ltd. steel posts for Kicking wall £ 144.00
4 – Playsafe Ltd. – Play equipment annual inspection £ 141.60
5 – Historic Environment Specialist – Images for ‘Footprints’ book £ 527.40 Resolved at last meeting to pay £519.00 (not paid) – revised invoice received
Resolution: All invoices accepted for payment
6 – NNDC Invoice received after agenda published £ 561.60
Resolution: It was agreed by all Cllr’s present to add this invoice to the agenda, and accept it for payment.
HM Treasury – £51.13 Consolidated Stock remittance
HMRC Tax code Notification
Planning: (Cllrs. Harris, Barrett, Henderson and Millar):
TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATION FOR PLANNING APPLICATIONS, (NOT) ITEMISED:
PF/15/0936 – Land at Bunn’s Hill, North Walsham – Development of ground mounted solar voltaic panels and associated works.
PF/15/0938 – Land at Frog’s Loke, North Walsham – Proposed development of ground mounted solar photovoltaic panels and associated works.
Resolution: To have no objections or comments in principle on both applications, but to request a site visit to express concerns regarding screening and reserve full comment until then.
LA/15/0513 – The White Lady, Front Street, Worstead – External and internal alterations to facilitate conversion of outbuilding to 1 additional unit.
Resolution: To have no objections or comments
PF/15/0512 – The White Lady, Front Street, Worstead – Erection of single-storey extension and conversion of outbuilding to 1 additional unit
Resolution: To object to the application on the grounds of overdevelopment and car parking, contrary to condition 2 of decision notice (ref: LA/12/1033) granted 20/09/12
TO CONSIDER MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANY FURTHER APPLICATIONS, IF RECEIVED:
LA/15/1038 – Bengate House, Tucks Road, Bengate, Worstead, North Walsham, NR28 9LU – Erection of Canopy
Resolution: To have no objection or comment.
NOTICE DECISION FROM NORTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL: 1: Permit:
1: PF/15/0640 Windy Ridge, Meeting Hill Road, Meeting Hill
2: PF/15/0729 Two Ways, Low Street, Sloley
3: PF/15/0341 Lilac Farm, Meeting Hill Road, Meeting Hill
PROGRESS REPORT: Chimney and Car park:
The chimney has now been enclosed limiting noise, and the visual impact complete with cladding, all happy these issues have now been resolved. A report was sent by NNDC and read out regarding noise levels. This is under continuous review.
Leisure and Recreation: (Cllrs. Bond, Cole and Barrett)
PROGRESS REPORT ON RELOCATION OF FITNESS EQUIPMENT:
Rospa completed their inspection and sent a full report, recommending that the fitness equipment be re-located to one of two locations, outside village hall or at the top of the field. Both locations were discussed. It was also recommended the best location for the new play equipment would be between the small swings and the dome climber.
Resolution: To relocated the fitness equipment to the top of the field as soon as possible, and erect a small fence by the side of the swinging equipment.
PROGRESS REPORT ON THE KICKING WALL
The kicking wall has now been put back in place. Thanks given to all involved helping.
PROGRESS REPORT ON ‘FOOTSTEPS ON THE SAND OF TIME: A HISTORY OF WORSTEAD’:
The book was launched at the Festival on 25th July. Sales were made of £350.00, plus some other sales alongside this. The book is on sale in a few local book shops, but consideration of further sales to take place. Amazon was suggested. Another sub meeting to be held to follow this up.
Highways: (Cllrs. Bond and O’Hara).
FOLLOW UP ON WORKGROUP TO PAINT ADOPTED TELEPHONE KIOSKS AT MEETING HILL, STATION ROAD AND BRIGGATE:
Nothing further to report at present. Suggestion to put into the next newsletter to ask for volunteers to help.
PROGRESS REPORT ON ‘TROD’ Safer Passage to the school:
It was discussed that this would not just be a benefit to the school, but to the whole community. The cost of this would be approx. £9000, with WPC to raise 50% and Highway Community Partnership Scheme to fund the other 50%. It was agreed to look at the financial commitments of the Parish Council further before committing to this project. SHe suggested applying to the festival for a grant to fund this.
Queen Elizabeth Hall: (Cllrs. Harris and Smith).
To consider and resolve email sent by Chair of QE Hall regarding flooring.
Resolution: It was agreed that it would be more appropriate for the QE Hall to explore other avenues of funding (see Public Participation)
PROGRESS REPORTS / CONSIDERATION/RESOLUTION OF ISSUES RAISED FROM THE FOLLOWING:
Land owner email received regarding unpermitted use of private land within village (copy email sent 01/07/15). It was discussed that this matter should be followed up further with the PSCO for advice
Worstead Train Station canopy progress report:
A progress report was requested, and an email had been received back from the Bittern Line and was read out. A Bittern Line working group meeting is due to take place on 9th September which Cllr. Millar hopes to attend and will report back on.
MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION: (for information only):
1: Question raised about how long signs are supposed to be left up, in particular Titch Fest. It was discussed that there is a time scale, but not always adhered to.
2: A parishioner passed at letter to Cllr. Millar regarding parking outside their property when events take place at the pub. This issue is being addressed within planning applications
ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA: 8th September 2015:
– To look at Financial positon and amounts ring fenced.
– Telephone kiosks
The meeting finished at 20.50