MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 14 DECEMBER 1987 IN LEIGH SCHOOL 1 The meeting began at 8.00 pm. Present were J Davis, A Gould, P Rookes, D Yelland was in the Chair. Apologies were accepted from Miss B Chubb and D Turner. 2 The Minutes of the last meeting were accepted and signed. 3 MATTERS ARISING i) Standpipes: A letter from Bristol Waterworks Company dated 18 November was read out, arrangements will be made to disconnect the standpipes. ii) ARC Spark's Farm Houses: MDC were unable to comply with the P C's request for a pavement in front of these houses. iii) Highways: Mr Davis had had a meeting with a member of the Surveyors Department concerning the flooding near the resevoir. The Council were hoping to get the Water Company to dig out the ditch and pipe water from a spring to alleviate the problem. Although the lettering on one signpost had been repainted the one by Hollybush Cottage still remained to be done. The Clerk will write to the Council. iv) 1 & 2 Sawmills: Despite a letter from the PC strongly objecting to an amendment to the plan for facing the front of these two buildings the Planning Department had recommended that the Planning Committee pass the amendment. Mr Davis said that their recommendations made a mockery of the P C and asked if the matter could be pursued with the elected District Councillor. Those present agreed to this. v) Memorial Hall: Mr Yelland had spoken to Mrs Lomas of the Community Council for Somerset who stated that in her opinion there was no need for the P C to involve itself in signing any agreement about the bore hole. Also she felt that the P C ought to pay rent for use of the hall as a precedent was being set. Mr Yelland stated that this could be taken into account when awarding a grant and he proposed that in the event of an invoice being presented when the P C used the Hall it would be settled. Mr Rooke seconded - it was carried. vi) Precept delivered by hand 12 November 1987. vii) Hinckley Point: Mr Yelland had attended one of the meetings and stated that the P C had now missed the opportunity to object personally but that there were many other objectors. It was understood that SCC were planning to divide the county into 5 mile squares and take regular reading of the levels of radio activity. viii) Recreation Field Ash Tree: It is understood that this is the responsibility of the Rec Field. ix) Acknowledgements were read out from the School and the Playing Fields Association for our donations. Mr Rooke had to leave at this stage. 3 MEMORIAL HALL As already stated it had been said by Mrs Lomas that the Hall Committee was fully authorised to sign any agreement with Wimpey Hobbs. Perusal of documentation by the Clerk had also lead her to the same conclusion. The bore hole had already been put in on the side of the plot nearest the Church. 4 EDUCATION A letter had been received from the Education Officer re the Reconstruction of Governing Bodies 1988 - LEA Representative Governors. Mr Yelland thought it meant that this P C must consult with Downhead Parish meeting before making any recommendation - Mr J Monaghan will be contacted and the matter was defered to the next meeting. 5 HALECOMBE QUARRY No report. 6 HIGHWAYS The unpainted signposts had already been discussed. 7 FOOTPATHS No report 8 PLANNING APPLICATIONS Erection of Dwelling and Garage with Access on Land Adjoining Bellfield. The majority of Councillors had opposed this on the grounds of size of site and proximity to Hall and Church. Erection of Four Elderly Persons Flats with Car Parking Spaces - Site B, Park Hayes. No objections. A letter will be written to M D C asking that if a lay by be made to the south of Park Hayes it be for Cars Only. Mr Yelland had received a letter from Mr Somerville of The Royal British Legion Housing Association Limited in reply to a query from him. In it the housing policy of the Association was stated: that the flats would be firstly be offered to tenants of the adjacent Council Houses, then to other village residents. Those with a Service connection would get special consideration. He offered to come and address a P C Meeting and will be written to to make the necessary arrangements. House residents and 9 CORRESPONDENCE Mendip District Council had written asking for any information on societies locally who collected waste for recycling. None known. Community Recycling Of Waste had written requesting sites for placing igloos to collect old paper and bottles. It was querried if there would be any benefit for the Parish. Various sites were suggested - on the land in front of the Council Houses, the Hall Car Park and the Rec Ground although this latter was felt to be too far out. Mr Yelland suggested that only an igloo for paper would be needed in the village and agreed to consult the Hall Committee Chairman and reconsider the matter at the next meeting. Electoral Register had been displayed as required. Avon and Somerset Constabulary letter re Liaison with Parish Councils and the Community was read out - they will be informed of date of next meeting. Bridget Parker (Olympic) Commemoration Fund request for money was turned down. 10 ITEMS TO BE CARRIED FORWARD Recommendations for appointments to the Board of Governors of Leigh School and talk by the Royal British Legion. 11 NEXT MEETING 25 January 1988, 7 March 1988, 18 April 1988 and A G M and Parish meeting on 30 May 1988.
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