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Minutes of meeting 11th Oct 2016

Minsterley Parish Council

Chair G M Rogers

MINUTES TUES 11th Oct 2016 7 pm Oct 16

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

D Leeson (clerk) 3 members of public

1/ Open Forum
D Jones gave an update on development at Linden fields where he has issues with access to water course to maintain.Bob Boden gave a presentation on the activities around trying to save the library at Pontesbury.
Police report 4 ASB, 1 Assault-enquiries, 1 Assault-detected, 1 Robbery.
There had been a report to the Police of nuisance near brook in Plox Green.

2/ Apologies

TB – illness, PT - Holiday

4/ Dispensations/Interests

GR School
RJ church
GB Parish Hall

5/ Minutes of Sept meeting

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

5/ Parish Property
a) Square
S Price; taken over contract, some disinfectant purchased for Shelter by creamery and some painting of same. R Edwards service award to be purchased. Caretaker to monitor rubbish in urinal, also GR & RJ to discuss with resident problem with wall pressure on same.

b) Playing field
Bordering hedges need cutting (Act Clerk)

c) Street lights
Highway light nr linden fields on entrance to village is out despite work Tuesday
Various Parish lights out 17, 10, 25, 67, 78, 42 (Act Clerk)

d) Footpaths
Footpaths team had carried out requested work. Dog mess left in bag o/s 44/46 longleat had been reported to J Salisbury. The hedging on the boundary of the longleat bungalows and parish hall needs cutting. (Sevenside) (Act Clerk)

e) Play areas
Vegetation growing through fencing and encroaching on play area at Callow Cres. Could it be strimmed on far side of the fence, also could the dead areas on BMX be strimmed (Act Clerk)


6/ Shropshire Council

a) Highways
The hedge by the new vicarage opposite the Toll Hse needs cutting back. Reported to highways but no action can we have an answer. (Act Clerk)

b) Footpaths
Clerk had obtained site plan for Barytes cottage that showed all land belonged to owner and therefor up to him to fence.

c) Flooding/Cemetery
GB had attended the latest flood meeting, A complaint had been received about weed killer overuse at cemetery.(Act Clerk)

8/ Planning

16/04172/OUT - 13 Callow Cres new bungalow- approved
16/04442/FUL – Park Farm Barn conversion into 5 dwellings –approved with comments about exit on to leigh road
Could we ask for a reply about watercourse maintenance at Linden Fields?
There is an issue with postcode/deliveries to linden Fields/Little Minsterley (Act BB/Clerk)

8/Payments to be made

i/Shropshire Council Street light energy 2 QTRS £1795.18 chq no 717
i/ Potters Electrical street light repair £240.90 chq no 718
iii/G Rogers reimburse cost of disinfectant £2.00 chq no 719
iiii/ Clerk reimburse cost of disinfectant £3.60 chq no 720
v/ Reimburse Clerk for Land reg fee barytes cott £23.94 chq no 721
vi/ Mazars Ext Audit £270 chq no 722
Banks statement to date noted £39602.50


Corres read

10/ AOB

Remembrance day, no longer a RBL branch, should Council take on duties? All agreed and agreed to cost of wreath, £30 to be on agenda for Nov.
Updated Parish plan circulated.
Minsterley is to have a flood plan devised by flood forum
There is a Paralympic medallist locally, Nick Beighton, congrats to be passed on.

Meeting ended 20:50 next meeting 8/11/16

Signed as true by Chair 8/11/2016


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