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Minutes of meeting 12th Jan 2016

Minsterley Parish Council

Chair G M Rogers

MINUTES TUES 12th Jan 2016 7.00 pm Jan 16

Present G Rogers (GR) Chair, Councillors Brown (GB) Jackson (RJ)
Allen (NA) Potter (AP) Taylor (PT) Bill (BB) Davies (MD)

D Leeson (clerk) A Roberts PCSO 1 agent S Locke

1/ Open Forum

Chair opened the meeting wishing all a good new year.
PCSO read report – 3 asb, 1 theft, 2 crim dam to vehicle, 1 dog, 1 fraud.
A new initiative was – we don’t buy crime, possible village involvement in the use of smart water. The team is trying to tweak for rural use – farmers rural businesses young farmers etc. She asked that people continue to be vigilant report anything suspicious and take all preventative measures. New PCC in May hopefully will continue the focus on rural areas. Speeding – she will look into community speedwatch. There is an ongoing issue at wood in Plox Green that she will look into.
S Locke gave a presentation of possible change of use at old garage at plox green, to home and annex with road widening could see improvement of area. Information was asked for and any application will be considered in a full meeting.

2/ Apologies

T Bebb absent?

3/ Dispensations/Interests

GR School
GB Parish Hall
RJ Church

4/ Minutes of Dec meeting

Signed as true by Chair (GR) Proposed All sec All

5/ Parish Property
a) Square
b) Playing field
Repairs done by A Yapp

c) Street lights
Light 67 is out despite repair being done, Clerk to liaise with Potters, Highway light in square by bus shelter is off (Act Clerk)

d) Footpaths
Another tree down at Grove, from Bovale land who do not maintain, Clerk to contact footpaths team (Act Clerk)

e) Play areas
Annual inspection ordered

Purchase of box for De fib was discussed and approved, £496. M Hockly to be asked to intall. (Act Clerk)

6/ Shropshire Council

a) Highways

Horsbridge rd to be close for bridge inspection 2 Feb
Repair on entrance to bridge in front of bridge hotel has sunk.
Hawksworth on Horsebridge rd has their drive used as a passing point &
issue with speeding on A488 at village entrance police ask that rd be engineered to reduce speed (Act Clerk)

b) Footpaths

The footpath on the A488 from barytes cott to bridge has leylandii growing onto the footpath, this has been reported several times highways said they do not see as a problem, they are to be asked for a site visit (Act Clerk)

c) Cemetary-

7/ Planning.

i/ 15/01769/OUT 3 bed detached, originally rejected in May, rejected again

8/Payments to be made

i/ Potters electrical street light repair £440 chq no 679
ii/ A Yapp works at playing field £145 chq no 680
iii/ Headstart de fib cabinet £496 chq no 681

bank statement £31002.42 noted

Pro GB sec AP

Precept at £17000 applied for

9/ Corres

Corrs read out by clerk


As councillor Bebb had not attended any meetings he should be disqualified, but as he has been unwell Chair agreed to visit to ascertain position

Meeting ended 20:40. Next meeting Feb16th 2016

Signed as true by Chair 16/2/2016


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