REPORT OF THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2015 IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL
PRESENT: Cllrs. S. Cole, S. Harris, M. Smith, A. Bond, G. Paterson and J. Bacon
APOLOGIES: 1 / NON-ATTENDANCE: 2: 1: Cllrs. S. Henderson and K. O’Hara (work commitments), Cllr. Barrett (private commitments).
ALSO PRESENT: 6 Members of the Public (six leaving after Public participation),Mr. Chapman, District Cllr. Williams, PSCO Reynolds and County Cllr. Timewell (both attended other meetings before this meeting).
Clerk: Mrs. J. Gardner.
Her report was read in her absence: between 27 January and 24 February 1 crime was reported: occasioning actual bodily harm.
She reported that every 10 weeks a Priority Settings Meeting takes place at North Walsham Police Station. The present representatives are mainly from North Walsham and she would like to see more representatives from the surrounding villages. Meetings are held on a Wednesday, the Clerk will go when she can.
Her next surgery is on Saturday 7 March 18.00 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
She was thanked for her input.
RAINBOW AND DILHAM PRE-SCHOOL:
Dilham Pre-School had been looking for a permanent place, without having to clear up on a daily basis, for some years now. Plans to install a mobile within the ground of Tunstead Primary School fell through. They were contacted by Worstead C.o.E. School and were offered space there with land being offered by the Landowner. The school have also asked them to run a breakfast club
They were then contacted by the Queen Elizabeth Hall Management Committee and were offered the Club Room as a permanent let, for 52 weeks of the year They will use the room on Monday all day and the rest of the week mornings only, during term time. Each session sees a maximum of 24 children, aging from 2 to 5 years old and includes children with complex needs. They only have a few paid staff members. They only have a few paid staff members.
Rainbow Day Care takes children from 3 months (they have sleeping facilities) up to 5 years. Like the pre-school they receive funding for the 2 to 5 years old and they also have children with complex needs. It is run from 7.30 until 18.00 Mo – Fr.
They employ 15 people and have no waiting list. Dilham staff have referred children whose parents want longer hours or holiday care and not sessional term time care to Rainbow and will continue to do so.
Rainbow is concerned that having a Pre-School in the village will impact on their intake of children.
The member of Dilham Pre-School was told by NCC Children’s Services that children moving into the new estate in North Walsham will be directed to either the Pre-School or Rainbow depending on their needs, because the Pre-Schools in the town itself are full to capacity.
The discussion moved on to the area on the playing field, which the Pre-school would like to fence in permanently. This land was donated by Cllr. Paterson for the residents of Worstead and is registered to Worstead Parish Council.
The drawings did not include measurements and it was resolved to meet next week with all parties concerned and a daytime visit will take place to get a better idea.
Mr. Chapman reported flooding at Lyngate pond. There is a kerb and a drain and he thinks the pipe to the pond is blocked.
An email from Highways was received announcing a site visit by the Highways Inspector: this will be reported to him.
People had told him the kick board is loose, but he thinks it no worse than before.
He will keep an eye on the potholes in the Queen Elizabeth Hall car park.
He was thanked for his input.
COUNTY / DISTRICT COUNCILLORS:
District Cllr. Williams:
Scottow Biodigester: He reported that traffic, removing slurry etc. from the plant for the first time, had been very bad (50 journeys in one day, working until 23.00, contractor unaware of deadline of 19.00). This was reported to Aylsham Growers, who are very cooperative and will talk to the contractors. Please contact District Cllr. Williams if you have any issue with traffic coming from the site.
NNDC WW I Commemoration events: These will go on until 2018 and the plan is to coordinate events across partners. There will be a rolling program and a timeline of events will be created to allow villages to work together if they so wish.
District Sports Facilities: A meeting will take place on 4 March 6.30pm to discuss an indoor facilities strategies with the final report due in April. Parish/Town Council can have a key role in this.
Planning: See Public Participation January 2015 (query Cllr. Henderson). It appears that it is very difficult to issue Stop Notices as they often result in complicated legal cases. In the case of this particular chimney Environmental Health needs to be satisfied with the “end product” as well, which may mean extra time taken before an acceptable solution is finally implemented.
COUNTY CLLR. TIMEWELL:
Better Broadband: This will be here very soon, just awaiting the starting date. District Cllr. Williams said that NNDC had set aside 1m for areas where no funding is available for Better Broadband.
Recycling Centre: Charges for visits to the Recycling Centres is being looked at again, more information will be available next month.
Cuts: 87M will have to be saved over the next 2 years and everything will have to be looked at, but in a business like manner.
Cllr. Timewell is pleased with new Directors and Top Officers in place who seem to a common sense approach.
They were both thanked for their input
– SOWERBYS: request for advertising in newsletter;
– Wicksteed: Leaflet about outdoor fitness equipment.
Public Participation finished at 20.15, with members from the Pre-School and Rainbow leaving.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF WORSTEAD PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2015 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL WORSTEAD.
The meeting started with a one minute’s silence in respect of Mrs. Rosemary Rix, who most present had the pleasure of working with. She passed away on Sunday 25 January
TO CONSIDER ACCEPTANCE OF THE APOLOGIES:
All agreed to accept the apologies for absence.
TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY MEETING HELD ON 27 JANUARY 2015:
Cllr. Bond proposed to accept the minutes; this was seconded by Cllr. Harris
Resolution: All agreed 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: None.
MATTERS ARISING from the minutes of the previous meeting: (for information only):
– Effigy at St. Mary The Virgin Church: Decision to leave it outside was made by the Diocese’s Architect.
– Flashing speed signs at Worstead School: grant application has been submitted.
TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT:
Cllr. Smith proposed to accept these as a true record, seconded by Cllr. Bond.
Resolution: The Statement of Account was accepted as a true record.
TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE WHETHER TO MAKE PAYMENT TO:
1: East Coast Plastic: Domain Name & Hosting £ 40.00 + VAT £ 8.00 = £ 48.00
2: Norfolk Playing Field Association: renewal membership £ 25.00
3: SR Print: Newsletter February £158.00
Resolution: the three invoices were accepted for payment.
To consider and resolve which Internal Auditor to appoint for Year Ending 2014 / 2015:
R. Canwell, Mulbarton: £ 15.00 p.h. + travel expenses.
K. Eke, Colby £ 100.00
Resolution: it was agreed to appoint Mr. Eke, because the cost of auditing is known.
HM Revenue & Customs: Notification of new ref. no. when reclaiming VAT.
Planning: (Cllrs. Harris, Barrett, Paterson, Henderson and Paterson):
TO CONSIDER PLANNING APPLICATIONS AND RESOLVE WHICH RECOMMENDATIONS TO MAKE:
Ref.: PF/14/1642: 55 Station Road: Erection of two-storey side extension:
Ref.: PF/15/0043: Briggate Farmhouse, White Horse Lane, Briggate: Conversion of agricultural dwelling (Barn 2) to residential dwelling.
Resolution: it was agreed to support both applications.
Ref.: PF/15/0106: Windy Ridge, Meeting Hill Road, Meeting Hill: Removal of condition 7 of PP ref.: 14/1009 to delete Code Level 3 requirement. (see attached information)
Resolution: to object to this application as the condition is part of the policy.
From Norfolk County Council: Ref.: C/1/2015/1005: Carl Bird Ltd,Boundary Pit, Sandhills Lane, Old Yarmouth Road, North Walsham: Variation of conditions 9 and 13 of PP C/1/12/1019 to allow revisions to waste types.
Resolution: this application will be supported.
DECISION NOTICES: from NNDC: CONSENT:
Ref.: LA/14/1512: Gothic Lodge, Sloley Road: Installation of replacement windows
PROGRESS REPORT RE. CHIMNEY (if any).
An email from NNDC Planning, stating that no information had been received from theapplicant was forwarded. It appears to be difficult to use Stop Notices as they can result in court cases.
Leisure and Recreation: (Cllrs. Bond, Cole and Barrett):
Hire of the field for larger events was changed to any event:
Resolution: the change was accepted.
This piece is very noisy and Wicksteed have still not sent enlarged drawings.
Resolution: to ask Renosteel to look at the equipment and repair it.
Highways: (Cllrs. Bacon and Bond).
A Scheduled visit by the Highway Inspector will take place in due course: Flooding at Lyngate Pond will be passed to him.
Queen Elizabeth Hall: (Cllrs. Harris and Smith):
Cllr. Harris said a meeting of the Management Committee would take place in April.
There are concerns about the length of the contract between Dilham Pre-School and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
PROGRESS REPORTS / CONSIDERATION/RESOLUTION OF ISSUES RAISED FROM THE FOLLOWING:
No further information available, still ongoing.
APPOINTMENT NEW CLERK:
Mrs. Sarah Martin has accepted the position and will start on 01.04.2015.
MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION: (for information only):
ITEMS FOR NEXT AGENDA: (TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2015 7.30pm)
– Enforcement re chimney. – Graveyard.
– Contract Field Hire. – Progress Ruin Road.
Meeting finished at 21.30