Mintues of Meeting 8 March 2018

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.

90. Highways

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.

Beech Lane

b. Chairman read the Highways Officer’s reply to Mr Pipers letter on the poor state of Beech Lane.

c. SID

Clerk was asked to contact Charlton Musgrove and Brewham Parishes to see if they would be interested in purchasing a SID.

91. Footpaths

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

93. Defibrillator

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

98. Donations

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

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