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Minutes of meeting 10th December 2013

Minsterley Parish Council

Chair G M Rogers

MINUTES TUES 10th Dec 2013 7pm Dec13

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

D Leeson (clerk)

1/ Open Forum
No Police report recieved

2/ Apologies

M Davies

3/ Dispensations/Interests Co Option

TB Shropshire Council planning
GR Shropshire Council school
GB Parish Hall

4/ Minutes of Nov meeting

Signed as true by Chair (GR) Proposed by TB agreed by all

5/ Parish Property

a) Square
Clerk still not had confirmation from Muller that they are able to contribute to the purchase of a new notice board. Clerk to get an answer yes or no. (Act Clerk)
BT were to consult on phone box removal

b) Playing field
M Rangers football team paid pitch fees 200.
c) Street lights

Repairs by Potters had been done, a new shade is required, cost to be investigated.
No 29 Off Callow Lane By play area at side of No 37
No 14 Pine Cres Outside No 12
No 26 Callow Cres Side of No 40
No 41 Laongleast Close By garages behind oak dr

Residents have asked when/which Shropshire Council highway lights are to be switched off overnight. Clerk thought that any that were were actually off. (Act Clerk)

d) Footpaths
Leaf fall blocking footpaths
a/ Between 50/51 Callow Cres leading down to garages at Oak Dr
b/ From play area at the Hall through to Longleat (Act Clerk)

e) Play areas

Clerk had found that the inspectors Digleys were no longer operating
He had been given details of Wicksteed imspection and was instructed to pursue.
Clerk to pursue Section 106 application, after meeting Wicksteed rep with Cllr Allen had received 2 quotes for equipment (Act Clerk)
Waiting for quotes on fencing at Callow Lane area

6/ Shropshire Council

a) Highways

No action

b) Footpaths
TB went over some details of the project to provide a path from Minsterley to Pontesbury

c) Flooding

AP said he had spoken to contractor who now expected to do this in Jan.

7/ Planning
TB said Hot food takeaway was still being considered despite information he had been given by officer.
There was a general discussion of planning policy changes and the NPPF clerk to forward concerns to MP.
The clerk had again had a request for a confirmation of Councils position on Hall Farm. Clerk to reiterate position that no support from village for changes.

8/Payments to be made

i/ Clerk Pay 3 mths to Dec 576 cheque no 573
ii/ Clerk HMRC PAYE 384 cheque no 574
iii/ R Edwards cleaning contract 650 cheque no 575
iiii/ Potters Electrical ligt repairs 312 cheque no 576
v/ Clerk re-imburse pitch mark sherriff amenities 98.57 cheque no 577
vi/Clerk agreed exp 3 mths to DEC 100.20 cheque no 578
vii/ S Council Elec for lights 815.77 cheque no 579

Balance at bank noted, 26,130.01

Agreed payment Pro GR sec GB

A quick discussion to confirm earlier thoughts that precept should go up to 16,000
To cover rising costs and consideration should be given in budget for support for Parish Hall. Pro GB sec BB all agreed.


Read out corres no actions forthcoming


GR proposed that D Leeson be appointed clerk full time. All agreed new contract signed.

Meeting ended 20:40

Signed as true by Chair 14/1/2014


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