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Minutes of meeting 12th Sept 2017

Minsterley Parish Council

Chair G M Rogers

MINUTES TUES 12th Sept 2017 7 pm Sept 17

Present G Rogers (GR) Chair, Councillors Allen (NA) Bill (BB) Brown (GB) Lockwood (SL) Hignet (NH) Jackson (RJ) Davis (MD) Potter (AP)

D Leeson (clerk) & D Jones & M Blount.

1/ Open Forum
Mr D Jones went over issues at brook, and issues over management of property behind Bath Mews. Halls had been informed of issues. Francis Dearden of Mouchel is aware of problems. There was a discussion of issues. The next flood meeting is 18th Sept. Thanks to Mr Jones for his work on this.
M Blount of Shropshire council went over issues with funding and future of Poles Coppice. Statutory requirements of S Council will be carried out but other aspects will require further funding. Possible matched funding with forestry commission. Management plan to develop leisure area.
No Police report a replacement for PC Jon Somerfield has been put in place and will resume reports next month.

2/ Apologies
All present

3/ Dispensations/Interests
GR School & planning. GB Parish Hall RJ Church

4/ Minutes of Aug 17 meeting & matters arising
Signed as true by Chair (GR) Proposed by all sec all

5/ Parish Property
a) Square
There are some wooden railings missing on the fence between Barytes cottage and the bridge to Hall Cottage. Highways informed to be reminded.

b) Playing field
A Yapp will put railings up on return from hols.
STC have cut hedges. Caretaker reported low branches from large Oak trees at south end., S Council tree officer to be asked about lopping position. Chair to source key for caretaker.

c) Street lights
No 67 light just after Brookside going out of village near 30 mph is covered in ivy and has no power WPD inf liaise with contractor.
List provided bu Chair, Lights 11, 53, 59, need fixing.
Light 80 out but due to be replaced with LED under agreed project. (Act Clerk)

d) Footpaths
Wagbeach sign replaced by Tony Bishton
Highways to be asked if ok to site bench on path to Pontesbury. Site meeting request with T Sneddon. NH said he would inform Ponts P.C.
SL asked if a sign warning of children playing at leigh rd/park meadow.
Trees available do we want to plant on verges in village MD said ok on his land. T Sneddon to be asked if OK with highways. (Act Clerk)

e) Play areas
New signage ordered chq for payment tonight.
Caretaker has reported surface trip hazard. Clerk to approach STC to repair. Or other contractors. (Act Clerk)

f) De Fib
Clerk arranged training 9 Sept. RJ expressed concerns about how this went and expectations on volunteers. Clerk to liaise and ask Rea Valley responders to attend meeting.

6/ Shropshire Council

a) Highways
NH said no new contractor appointed. He said roadworks will take place at Pontesford shortly
Ongoing issue on Horsebridge rd with leaking and pot hole is worsening.
SL asked what had happened with safer roads partnership.
Hedge at Grove is overgrown. R Parry to be approached as agent for R Parry.
(Act Clerk)

b) Footpaths
Path 49 stile at village boundary has rail missing Mr D Jones has details at Gatehouse Maelhurst.

c) Pontesbury Library
Agreed to donate 250 see cheques.

d) other SC items
Litter bins outside co-op had been paint sprayed chair had tried but could not remove. Ask highways.

7/ Planning
After complaint, planning are happy with changes at takeaway by co-op. Env health visited and bin for site rubbish was now in place.

8/Payments to be made
i/ Clerks Pay 2nd QTR 17/18 648 chq no 760
ii/ HMRC PAYE clerk 2nd QTR 17/18 432 chq no 761
iii/ Clerks agreed exp 2nd QTR 17/18 77.40 chq no 762
iiii/ S Pryce contracted caretake 2nd QTR 17/18 845 chq no 763
v/ Parish Hall hire for flood & defib 26 chq no 764
vi/ Sign & Poster for paly area signage 162 chq no 765
vii/ Pontesbury library grant 250 chq no 766

Bank statement 47447.99 noted by chair corresponds with accts statement

Read out by clerk.
Poles coppice issue to be agenda for Oct, M Blount to be informed of TARMAC interest.

Meeting ended 21:00

Signed as true by Chair 10/10/2017


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