SLAPTON PARISH COUNCIL
of the meeting held at the Village Hall on 2nd July 2012
Mrs Mitchelmore (Chairman), Mr. Higgins, Mr. McPetrie, Mr.Mathias, Mrs.Mercer,
Mrs.Sullock & Mr. Widger.
Mr. Hopley & Ms. Moaby.
Brazil & Foss, no members of the public and the clerk
Mr.Peter Roper 01548
The minutes of the meeting held on 28th May, having been circulated
were approved and signed by the Chairman.
COMMENT/POLICING MATTERS/ County & District Councillors
(a) Julian Brazil
reported on the TAP fund that East Prawle, South Pool and Chivelstone PC's
all agreed with the SPC suggestion that the TAP fund should be used to
finance extra village cleaning. The next meeting will be at Kingsbridge on
11.07.12. There are two Waste Reviews taking place, no to be confused. The
DCC one is concerned with strategic issues related to refuse sites and
does not impinge on the PC. The other, by SHDC does, with proposals to
lower costs and be more efficient. E.g. next year curb side recycling will
be introduced, more waste food collections, greater variety of plastic
re-cycling etc. These will be introduced when the current contracts end
next year. The £300 claim on the DCC Locality Fund is being processed.
(b) Richard Foss
reported on the District Councils adoption of a new Code of Conduct. He
gave a £150 refund cheque from the Coleridge Association and reported on
current changes for its future running.
He also commented on a recent inquiry regarding the proposed
Camping and Caravanning Association site at Dearswell Farm.
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Affordable Housing: the
Clerk reported that Devon and Cornwall Housing had placed a full page
Affordable Housing advert in the Gazette 08.06.12 which stated:
'Coming Soon - more new homes at Greenbanks Close, Slapton'. One PC
Councillor also reported that a
telephone call to SHDC had indicated that building at Slapton
would be starting in two weeks. However, the Clerk has received no
information from either SHDC or Tor Homes. The District Councillor offered
to make further inquiring at Follaton House on this lack of information.
(b) Diamond Jubilee
Celebrations: a great success.
Many thanks were expressed to Margaret Mitchelmore, Shirley & Will
Sullock and Keith Widger for all there hard work without which no
celebrations would have taken place.
(c) Public Seat in Sands
Road: after further discussions
it was decided that the current rusted metal seat should be replaced with
a rustic log 'seat'. Mr. McPetrie
agreed to attend to obtaining an estimate and placing an order.
(d) Risk Assessment:
the Clerk reported on the responsibility required by the PC
to regularly check on safety issues with the Council's assets.
(e) Grass cutting in the
Village: the Clerk reported
on a reply from Robert
Harkness SHDC which apologised for the lack of service recently. He
extra work load imposed by recent events in Dartmouth such as the
route cleaning and other events at Dartmouth. Members reported that
the work has been done. Mr. Harkness supplied a
current schedule for grass cutting which
indicated a fortnightly rota through to 19th November.
(f) Code of Conduct:
after discussion it was agreed to sign up to the District
Council's new Code of Conduct. However, it was decided as a result
from both Cllrs. Brazil and Foss, to wait before individual Members
completed a new Register of Interests.
(a) Grant of Planning:
(b) 44/1345/12/F: Ménage for non commercial use at Poole Farm.
(c) 44/1392/12/F: Alterations & extension at 2, Town Cottage.
Fell and Remove Mimosa at Churchwells Cottage.
CORRESPONDENCE for information only
most information now supplied on-line.
'Devon in Touch' ditto
Various other circulars, reports and letters.
email@example.com or 0845 155 1004
(a) Greenbanks/Greenbanks Close road signs. Mrs Mitchelmore
presented proposals to change
the design and position of the two signs at Greenbanks as there has been
confusion with postal deliveries. This was accepted and the Clerk will
make a request to Highways.
(b) Winter Service Review by DCC: Mr. Widger agreed to complete the
questionnaire on behalf of the PC.
MATTERS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIRMAN
(a) Matters reported by Members:
(i) The Grit Bin at Marsh Lane has been removed.
(ii) The Slapton Lines Partnership DVD of the 2nd WW evacuation has been highly commented
(iii) The buddle holes on The Line are blocked causing dangerous flooding.
(iv) latest meeting
of AONB and Coleridge Association.
Current Account at start of meeting
PAYE Quarterly tax
Church PCC donation towards plaque
being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 9.30 pm
of the public and press are welcome to attend and invited to speak at the
start of the meeting. Clerk:
Peter Roper Telephone 01548 854478