AC PC Minutes 2014 03 26
MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 26th March 2014
PRESENT: Cllr. L. Sharpe, (in the chair),
Cllr. D. Tilley, Cllr. A. Gray, Cllr. K. Gay, Cllr. P. Whitehead (WC).
APOLOGIES: Cllr. S. Butcher,Cllr. R. Daw.
Two members of the public attended.
Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 26th February, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.
Allotments: Simon Collier, chairman of the allotment society advised that the tenancy now has full occupancy. He asked if the parish council would consider assisting with funding of repairs to the fencing. Simon will get estimates for the cost involved and confirmed that volunteers could do the necessary labour. He also raised the subject of drainage regarding flooding and discussion followed how to tackle the problem. Cllr. Whitehead advised that there may be funding available from Devizes Area Board. Permission will be required from the Diocese of Salisbury before any work can commence.
Village Community Store: Wine tasting event to be held.
PCC: Churchyard: The immediate concern regarding some of the trees will be addressed by commissioning a tree survey to be carried out by a suitably qualified tree surgeon. Subsidence reported on two of the tombs/graves owing to the recent heavy rain. Both areas have been cordoned off to prevent any accidents. The church has no records of interments. Sheila and Peter Griffin kindly assisted with the investigation into obtaining advice regarding the procedure for repairs from the Diocese of Salisbury. At present we require a response from the Records Office to identify the family. We need to publicise the matter as widely as possible in the PCC Newsletter etc. If we receive no response the parish council will require a faculty prior to starting any work. Grass cutting complimented.
Cemetery: Cemetery and churchyard regulations to be inserted on the website.
Village Green: Notices put up and article published in the church newsletter regarding dog fouling. Request from Bishops Canning’s youth team to lease the football pitch next season.
One of the litter bins to be re-allocated at Pub Lane.
Village Hall/Pre-School: Village hall committee are sourcing funding to improve the hall.
Pre-school to up its fund raising. Now able to take two year old children.
Glebe Field: Complaint received regarding allotment waste which has been left on the field.
All Cannings Primary School: School are the County netball champions. School has agreed
To cooperate by encouraging children to pick up waste after their dogs and to run a poster competition.
James Long (Masons) Ltd: Survey only covers tombstones in the churchyard which they have repaired.
Best Kept Village Competition: Having been successful in the medium sized category of the competition the village will now be entered automatically into the competition for the Lawrence Kitching Award.
Application Ref: 14/03070/TCA
Application for Work to Trees in a Cons Area
Proposal: Apple tree – reduce by 30%
At: 44 The Street All Cannings Devizes
Application Ref: 14/02013/FUL
Application for Full Planning
Proposal: Proposed removal of existing glazed porch and replace with a new single storey porch and workshop
At: 6 Chandlers Close All Cannings Devizes
Seven cheques presented for signature
000924 Countrywide Grass Cutting £324.00
000925 J R Scott Clerk’s Expenses £10.00
000926 F A Coles Grass Cutting £775.00
000927 J R Scott Clerk’s Salary £336.80
000928 HMRC Income Tax £84.20
000929 David Owen & Co PAYE Fee £31.80
000930 AC Village Hall Hall Rental £12.00
Parish council notice boards are being replaced.
Improvements to Broadband being dealt with by BT.
Meeting closed at 9.14pm.
Next Meeting Wednesday 30th April 2014 at 7.00pm.
Annual Parish Meeting followed by regular PC Meeting