Minutes of the Online Meeting Wednesday, 16th September 2020.

Present:               J Harmsworth Cowles (Chairman), M Campbell, D Easter, K Hending and T Risdale.

Apologies:           Apologies were received from R Price (Vice Chairman) and K Risdale.

In Attendance:    D Roscoe (Parish Clerk).

 

1050   Declarations of Interest:

1050.1      No declarations were received.

 

1051   Requests for Dispensation:

1051.1      No written requests for Dispensation were received.

 

1052   To approve the minutes of the last meeting

1052.1      The minutes of the meeting held on 15th July 2020 were agreed and signed by the Chairman.

 

1053   County Councillors Report:

1053.1      No report.

 

1054   Borough Councillors Report:

1054.1      No report.

 

1055   Clerk’s Report:

1055.1     The clerk’s report was reviewed and updated.

 

1056   Finance:

1056.1      It was resolved that the following payments had been made since the last meeting. Payment of these cheques was proposed by Cllr Harmsworth Cowles and seconded by Cllr Easter. Unanimous.

 

Date

Payee

Cheque

No

Amount
inc VAT

£

VAT

£

Description

17/07/2020

CHT

OB151

225.00

0.00

Replacement Battery

13/07/2020

C Newman (June)

OB152

185.00

0.00

Mowing

20/07/2020

CHT

OB153

57.00

47.00

VAT/Delivery for OB151

03/08/2020

T Risdale

OB154

98.00

0.00

Mowing

12/09/2020

D Roscoe (Clerks Salary)

DD

425.78

0.00

Cerks Salary

10/08/2020

1&1 Internet

DD

54.00

9.00

Web Hosting

14/08/2020

C Newman (July)

OB155

185.00

0.00

Mowing

12/10/2020

D Roscoe (Clerks Salary)

DD

507.75

0.00

Clerks Salary

07/09/2020

C Newman (Aug)

OB156

185.00

0.00

Mowing

18/09/2020

D Roscoe (Clerks Expenses)

OB157

123.18

2.05

Clerks Expenses

 

1056.2      It was resolved that the Financial Statement be accepted. Proposed by Cllr Harmsworth Cowles and seconded by Cllr Easter. Unanimous.

 

1056.3      It was resolved that the clerk’s salary and expenses be approved. Proposed by Cllr Hending, seconded by Cllr Easter. Unanimous.

 

1056.4      The budget for 2020/21 was reviewed and approved.

 

1057   Planning:

1057.1      The following plans were considered:

 

Appl Number

Location

Application

20/00447/FUL

Manor Farm Cottages Great Washbourne Tewkesbury Gloucestershire

Demolition and reconstruction of chimney.

Permit

20/00448/LBC

Manor Farm Cottages Great Washbourne Tewkesbury Gloucestershire

Demolition and reconstruction of chimney.

Permit

 20/00567/FUL

Bank Farm Barns Main Street Dumbleton Evesham

Conversion of existing building into two self-catering holiday let units.

Council voted to submit an objection in support of those objections raised by local residents.

            

 

1058    To consider Highways issues:

1058.1      Action: The Clerk will chase David Pritchett, highways, with regard to the work at Wormington Bridge.

 

1058.2      The issue regarding speeding through Dumbleton, especially on the corner by the church, was discussed. It was agreed that the Parish Council have no powers to take action but recognise this was an ongoing problem.

 

1058.3      The issue of heavy agricultural plant coming through the village was also discussed. Councillor Easter will talk to the managers at Beldams.

 

1059   To review the Risk Register

1059.1      It was reported that the hedges surrounding the Open Space required cutting back. The clerk will approach Chris Newman for a quote.

 

1060   To discuss assessment of tree work which may be required regarding overhanging branches on the Green in Wormington.

1060.1      Councillor T Ridsdale agree to trim the trees.

 

1061   To agree members and terms of reference for the Fisher German working group.

1061.1      It was agreed that Councillors Campbell and Easter would form membership of the working group. Proposed Councillor Harmsworth Cowles, seconded Councillor T Ridsdale. Unanimous

 

1061.2      It was agreed that the Terms of Reference for the group would be to hold a meeting once a quarter to discuss local issues with regard to the Estate and the Village. However no discussions would take place regarding any planning applications until an official application had been received from TBC. Proposed Councillor T Ridsdale, seconded Councillor Harmsworth Cowles. Unanimous

 

1062   To discuss the potential introduction and implementation of a Neighbourhood Plan and/or Neighbourhood Development Plan.

1062.1      It was agreed that a Neighbourhood Plan be given further consideration and that this should be an ongoing agenda item for the future.

 

1063   To discuss the demarcation of Wormington village green as per the terms of the easement granted.      

1063.1      Councillor T Ridsdale confirmed that concrete markers were still in place setting out the demarcation line. Councillor T Ridsdale will talk to Councillor K Ridsdale who raised the issue to clarify.

 

1064   To consider the grant application from St Peters Church.

1064.1      It was resolved that the grant application from St Peter’s Church, Dumbleton for repairs to the church clock for £155 be approved. Proposed Councillor T Ridsdale, seconded Councillor Campbell. Unanimous.

 

1065   To review report on the Website Accessibility Regulations and agree Accessibility Statement

1065.1      Thanks was expressed to Councillor Harmsworth Cowles for undertaking the Website Accessibility Assessment on behalf of the Parish Council.

 

1065.2      It was resolved that the Website Accessibility Statement be published on the website. Proposed Councillor Easter, seconded Councillor Hending. Unanimous.

 

1065.3      Action: Councillor Harmsworth Cowles agreed to undertake the fixes to the website.

 

1065.4      The possibility of a new website will be discussed at the Budget Meeting in November. Indicative costs are £599 one-off fee plus £300 per annum for ongoing costs.

 

1049   Items for Future Agendas (A formal wording of each motion must be presented to the clerk at least 10 working days before the meeting)

1049.1      To discuss a Neighbourhood Plan.

 

1049.2      To discuss potential new website.

 

The meeting closed at 8.40pm

 

Date and location of next Online Meeting: 18th November 2020 commencing at 7:30 PM. This will also be a Budget Meeting.