Stoke Trister with Bayford Parish Council
Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on 8 March 2018 in Bayford Village Hall at 7.30pm
Public Forum: Mr Giles reported Japanese Knotweed in Alices Lane. Clerk had already contacted Highways who are dealing with it. Mr Giles also reported a decaying hedge that needed addressing and a badgers nest in the lane. Mr Giles had taken upon himself to have a hedge cut along the lane that is encroaching on his land. Mr Cousins requested if it was possible to have some kind of traffic calming in Bayford to slow down the speeding traffic going through the village. C/Councillor Anna Groskop explained the procedure to go through to get help with traffic calming.
Present: Cllrs: E Parsons (Chairman) J Macfarlane, A Smith and M Grant. SCC Anna Groskop
Public: Mr Cousins and Mr Giles
85. Apologies – Cllrs T MacCaw, N Linsley and I Andrews
86. Declarations of Interest – Cllr Smith. The tender for Leigh Common
87. Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 4 January 2018 and Planning Meetings 9 February 2018
Proposed: Cllr Grant Seconded: Cllr Macfarlane
88. Matters for report for meetings held on 4 January 2018
a. There were no matters to report
89. Planning Matters
a. New Planning Matters
b. Outcome of planning matters already considered
Planning Application No: 17/02462/PAMB
Appeal Reference: APP/R3325/W/18/3192896
Applicant: Mr & Mrs M Haskett
Location: Church Farm, Stoke Trister, Wincanton. BA9 9PG
Proposal: Notification of prior approval for the change of use of 2 No. barns to form 2 No. dwellings.- Objections – Still in appeal status.
Planning Application No: 17/04659/COU
Applicant: Mr Roger Perry
Location: Farmageddon, Bayford Lane, Stoke Trister. BA9 9PF
Proposal: Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness for the existing use of the building for storage and distribution (Class B8) – No objections. – Application refused.
a. Cllr Smith requested a bollard to be installed in the entrance of the lane by the underpass on the Stoke Trister road. He said there were cars driving along there and indecent behavior occuring along the lane. He felt having a bollard there would stop this. Clerk to ask Highways.
b. Chairman read the Highways Officer’s reply to Mr Pipers letter on the poor state of Beech Lane.
Clerk was asked to contact Charlton Musgrove and Brewham Parishes to see if they would be interested in purchasing a SID.
Cllr. Smith had spoken to Eve Wynn about the footpath along Mr Butts land along to the Church. It was due for clearance in April.
92. Financial Matters
a. Statement of Account and bank reconciliation
b. Bank Balances to 28 February 2018. A resolution is sought to accept the financial statement as at 28 February 2018. Stoke Trister & Bayford Current A/C No: 0956598: 3561.92; Stoke Trister & Bayford Current No2 A/C No: 2181062 – Reserve Account 7585.16; Stoke Trister Business Account No: 7416556 – 5099.32.
Proposed: Cllr Smith Seconded: Cllr Macfarlane
c. A resolution is sought to sign the following cheques
Cheque No: 000442 SALC Subs 84.32 (Retrospective)
Cheque No: 000443 CCS Subs 40.00 (Retrospective)
Cheque No: 000444 Clerks Salary, Expenses 500.55
& Council Expenses
Proposed: Cllr Parsons Seconded: Cllr Macfarlane
Cllr Smith suggested setting up a sub-committee to help with the defibrillator and crowd funding. Chairman stated that he finds 4 sensible people to join this and he would consider the proposal.
94. Housekeeping & Maintaining Rights of Way
Cllr Smith requested starting a work party to keep the village tidy. Cllr Groskop stated the legal side in setting up a work party involved putting it on the insurance. Cllr Smith also requested that the Council applies to tender for the maintenance of the Rights of Way. Cllr Groskop suggested getting someone from Charlton Musgrove to explain how this is done. The Chairman stated that Cllr Smith does one thing at a time and give the defibrillator the preference.
95. Leigh Common
The tender for this term goes to Stuart Barfoot
96. Clerk’s Hours
The Clerks hours were extended to another 4 hours per month.
Proposed: Cllr Parsons Seconded Cllr. Grant
97. Risk Assessment/Standing Orders/Financial Regulations/Freedom of Information
Unanimously agreed to re-adopt.
Proposed Cllr Grant Seconded Cllr Smith
It was unanimously agreed to pay all the annual donations.
Proposed Cllr Parsons Seconded Cllr Smith
99. Online Banking
Clerk to contact SALC for the rules of online banking.
100. Repair to Parish Notice Board
Chairman wrote a letter to Roger Perry thanking him for repairing the Notice Board at his own expense.
101. Date of next meetings will be the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be on 10 May 2018
Meeting closed at 9.29pm