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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Minutes of the Meeting of Castlemorton Parish Council held on Thursday 7th May 2009 at the Parish Hall, commencing at 7.30 p.m.

Minutes of the Meeting of Castlemorton Parish Council held on
Thursday 7th May 2009 at the Parish Hall, commencing at 7.30 p.m.

Present:

Angus Golightly (Chairman), Mary Watts, Bill Bowen, Joan Bedford, Lionel Bartlett, Jerry Fryman

In Attendance:

Members of the Public:

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2009/1. Election of Chairman

It was proposed by Councillor Watts and seconded by Councillor Bartlett that Councillor Golightly should stand as Chairman. It was RESOLVED unanimously that Councillor Golightly be chairman and the Declaration of Office was duly signed.

2009/2. Election of Vice Chairman

It was proposed by Councillor Watts and seconded by Councillor Golightly that Councillor Bowen should stand as Vice Chairman. It was RESOLVED unanimously that Councillor Bowen should be Vice Chairman.

2009/3. Apologies

Apologies were received and accepted from Councillors Downs, Lupton and Bradshaw.

2009/4. Declarations of interest

There were no declarations of interest.

2009/5. Minutes of the Previous Meeting

It was RESOLVED that the draft minutes of the meeting of 5th March 2009 circulated before the meeting were a true record of that meeting and be signed as such by the Chairman.

2009/6. Matters arising

  • Post Boxes – a letter was sent to the Royal Mail objecting to the permanent removal of the post box at Gullett Road/New Road. Councillor Golightly had subsequent discussions with Mr. J. Saunders of the Royal Mail who informed him that this box was definitely not going to be replaced following it being destroyed by a firework. It was explained that there was an alternative box close by and that if anyone had problems accessing the boxes in the area that the delivery postmen would be willing to take post from individual households.

2009/7. Finance Report

a) Payments

It was RESOLVED that the following payments be made:

Cheque no. 623 – SN Wages March £ 83.89

Cheque no. 624 – Evans Electrical Services £1700.57

Cheque no. 625 – Worcs CALC £ 234.62

Cheque no. 626 – Allianz Insurance £ 840.76

Cheque no. 627 – S. Normington Wages £ 123.55

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£2983.39

b) Current Financial Situation

Income since 6th March

Bank interest February £ 6.25

Bank interest March £ 2.75

MHDC – 1st 50% Precept £2000.00

MHDC – refund of Planning fee £ 189.75

Bank of Ireland – Interest on closing account £ 0.57

E-on – Wayleave for electric pole in car park £ 6.20

Castlemorton Village Hall – electrical work £ 500.00

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£2705.52

Expenditure since 6th March

Cheque no. 623 – S. Normington March £ 83.89

Cheque no. 624 – Evans Electrical Services £1700.57

Cheque no. 625 – Worcs CALC £ 234.62

Cheque no. 626 – Allianz Insurance £ 840.76

Cheque no. 627 – S. Normington wages April £ 123.55

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£2983.39

Balance as 7.05.09 - £13,619.50 in current account including £8,662.29 removed from Bank of Ireland

Unpresented cheques:

Cheque no. 625 – Worcs CALC £ 234.62

Cheque no. 626 – Allianz Insurance £ 840.76

Cheque no. 627 – S. Normington wages April £ 123.55

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£1198.93

Monies available as at 07.05.09 - £12,420.57

  1. As agreed at the last Parish Council meeting (5th March 2009), the deposit account with the Bank of Ireland has been closed the money transferred in the Lloyds TSB current account. The Financial Officer advised the Council that if they opened up a deposit account with £10,000 based on a 6-week notice period they would receive 1.25% interest. It was RESOLVED that a Lloyds TSB deposit account should be opened.

  1. Annual Return

Section 2 of the Annual Return – Annual Governance Statement was read to the members of the council. It was RESOLVED that this should be agreed and signed by the Chairman.

  1. Approval of the Accounts 2008/09

It was RESOLVED that the Accounts presented by the RFO for the Financial year 2008/09 be adopted.

2009/8. Planning

a) The following report of planning applications received or decided since last meeting was noted.

Number Description Address Status

08/02018/LBC Conversion of redundant farm Walk Farm MHDC

to build 4 residential units Castlemorton refusal

08/01967/FUL Replace existing conservatory Woodlands MHDC with larger one Castlemorton approval

09/00100/FUL Demolish existing lean- to and Badgers Sett MHDC

rebuild slightly extended and to Morton Green refusal

add first floor bedroom

09/00095/CLE Certificate of lawfulness for an Grove Farm CLE issued

existing use of land as domestic Druggers End

garden

09/00008/FUL Conversion of the ‘Upper Dairy’ Barns @ Fair MHDC

milling parlour and two storey Oaks Farm approval

Mill House to form B1 office space Hollybush

09/00428/FUL Replacement of mobile home Damson Tree PC

Lodge approval

09/00433/FUL Proposed extension of Hollybed Farm PC

agricultural building House approval

b) The Parish Council has sent a letter to the Planning Enforcement objecting to the

development work at Myrtleberry Cottage.

2009/9. Correspondence

A comprehensive list of the Correspondence received was circulated prior to the meeting and hardcopies were available for Councillors to review if necessary.

2009/10. Parish Hall Trust

Councillor Golightly has approached the owner of the land surrounding the village hall with a view to purchasing additional ground to develop further car parking. It was RESOLVED that Councillor Golightly will write outlining the two options that the Council would like considered.

2009/11. Environmental Forums

The next forum will discuss ideas which could make the running of the Parish Hall much more economic and environmentally friendly. A date for the forum is to be organised with Councillor Lupton

2008/12. Any Other Business/Items for the next Meeting:

  • Items for the next meeting – Parish Hall Trust, Environmental Forums

Any further agenda items should be advised to the Clerk prior to the next meeting.

2008/78. Next Meeting

It was RESOLVED that the next meeting will be held at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 16th June 2009 in the Parish Hall.

There being no other business, the meeting closed at 9.40 pm.


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