Minutes – January 2016
ASHFORD-IN-THE-WATER PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk: Mrs A J Fox
Derwent Cottage, Calver Bridge, Calver, Hope Valley S32 3XA
Telephone: 01433 631689
MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY 14th JANUARY 2016 IN ASHFORD SCHOOL
Present: Cllr D Windle, Cllr R Akeroyd, Cllr R Spinks, Cllr T Williams,
Mrs A Fox (Clerk)
01.16 Apologies for Absence: Cllr B Taft, Cllr R McGoverne, Cllr J Twigg, Cllr A Hill
02.16 Declaration of Members’ Interests: None
03.16 To receive and approve requests for dispensations from members on matters in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest: None
04.16 Public Participation:
05.16 Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held 17th December 2015: The minutes were proposed by Cllr Williams as a true record, seconded by Cllr Akeroyd and signed by the Chairman.
06.16 Confidentiality: None
07.16 Items reported by the Clerk:
32.15 9) Parish Council Website: The Clerk will liaise with Gareth Pugh and the councillors agreed to review the updated website and comment as appropriate.
31.15 1) Insurance Policy: Cllr Windle had carried out evaluation work of the outstanding items. The Clerk was requested to liaise with the insurance company.
110.14 2) Damaged Antique Lamp Post: Arrangements are ongoing. Cllr Taft will report at the next meeting.
32.15 6) Repair of Playground Equipment & Playground Inspection: A quotation is awaited from Enviroplay for repair of all the items identified as requiring repair and also for a quotation for a new climbing frame, to include safety flooring.
89.15 10) Bank Mandate: Still awaited from Cllr McGoverne.
101.15 8) Christmas Tree: As Friezeland Christmas Trees had failed to provide an updated invoice deducting transportation costs, it was agreed to deduct £30 from the original invoice, bringing the total to £160 + VAT = £192.00. A cheque for this amount was drawn up and signed.
114.15 6) Seating in Hall Orchard: It was agreed to wait until the spring to order the wooden seats as Torne Valley would by then have a wider choice of seats to choose from.
135.15 11) Flood Committee: Mr Mike Watkiss had responded to the article in the parish magazine and volunteered his services on the Flood Committee. It was agreed that a further meeting will be arranged. The Chairman agreed to liaise with Emily Hutchinson of The National Flood Forum to identify a suitable date.
125.15 2) Road Sign to Monsal Head: Cllr Twigg had agreed to action this.
125.15 5) Sign for Highfields: Cllr Twigg had agreed to action this.
125.15 4) Boundary Wall attached to the Sheepwash Bridge: English Heritage had confirmed that they would not be taking any action. The parish council will therefore be arranging the necessary repairs.
125.15 3) Lime Trees in Hall Orchard: Work completed.
136.15 2) Tree at Highfields: A limb has fallen from a tree at Highfields. The Clerk had requested Dales Housing to remove this.
124.15 11) Parish Precept 2016/17: A precept of £11,620.00 was agreed. Full details attached.
08.16 Items reported by Members:
08.16 1) Use of playing field for sport training (U14 rugby): It was agreed that the playing field could be made available to local young rugby players at a possible fee of £10 per session.
08.16 2) Institute Committee Member: It was reported that Cllr McGoverne had resigned from the Institute Committee and a new parish council representative is required. It was suggested that Cllr Sidery may like to consider this. To be included on the next agenda.
09.16 Planning Matters:
1) The Grange, Greaves Lane: Granted subject to conditions.
2) The Bulls Head, Church Street: Granted subject to conditions
10.16 Financial Matters
Bank Balances Noted:
Business Reserve Account: £19,527.26
Current Account: £250.00
To approve payments:
Jayne Taft £280.00
DDDC (wheeled bin) £97.50
Mr R Spinks (reimbursement) £18.72
Friezeland Christmas Trees £192.00
Paul Carrington Tree Services £550.00
To acknowledge receipt of payments:
The Bull’s Head (income from honesty box) £166.00
11.16 Date of Next Meeting: The next parish council meeting will be held on Thursday 18th February 2016 at 7.30 pm in Ashford Old School Rooms.
Clerk’s salary £3,000.00
Clerk’s expenses £500.00
Grass cutting £3,850.00
Public Conveniences (cleaning & supplies) £3,000.00
Chairman’s Allowance £500.00
Donations (see below) £800.00
Parish council reserves £4,000.00
PRECEPT 2016/17 £11,620.00
THE FOLLOWING DONATIONS WERE AGREED UPON FOR 2016/17
1) Ashford Cricket Club £100.00
2) Ashford Old School £100.00
3) Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport £100.00
4) War Memorial Institute £100.00
5) Post Office (War Memorial Institute) £200.00
6) Ashford Well Dressings £100.00
7) Helen’s Trust £100.00