Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council 11 November 2021

Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held on

Thursday 11 November 2021 at 7.30pm in Bayford Hall

Public Forum

No members of the public attended. Cllr Garrett requested a copy of the original Parish Plan. Chairman mentioned that she was learning Word Press so that she could amend the website when needed.


Cllrs: N Linsley (Chairman M Grant (Vice Chairman), J Garrett, and L Rose-Walker. C/Councillor A Groskop. D/Councillor R Bastable

1.Apologies – Cllr Webb-Bowen and Cllr Diggle Perry

2. Declarations of Interest – Cllr Garrett planning application.

3.Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 16 September 2021.

It was resolved to approve and sign the minutes as a true record

Proposed Cllr Rose-Walker                                        Seconded Cllr Garrett

4.Planning Matters

a.New Planning Matters

There were no new planning matters.

b Outcome of plannig matters already considered

Application No: 20/00638/FUL

Applicants: Mr & Mrs Garrett

Location: Highcroft, Stoke Trister, Wincanton.

Proposal: Erection of a dwelling (resubmission) – Application finally passed by Area East.

Application No: 20/02935/FUL

Location: Highbrook Devenish Lane Bayford

Proposal: Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of a replacement dwelling and detached garage. – Conflict in decision from Parish Council. Permitted with conditions.

Application No: 21/01039/COU

Location: Riding Gate House, Riding Gate.

Proposal: Change of use of land and siting of 1 No. camping pod to provide holiday accommodation. – Based on one individual building and with that in mind STWBPC have no objections to the application. – Approved with conditions.

Application No: 21/01330/FUL

Location: Church Farm Bayford Lane

Proposal: Redevelopment of Church Farm agricultural buildings and erection of 2 dwellings (as approved under 19/00258/OUT) together with construction of new vehicular access therto and to serve existing bungalow- STWBPC have no objection to the two dwellings applied for. However, we do notice that the two houses to be erected are 5 bedroom houses when the original approved outline application was for two 4 bedroom houses. Permitted with conditions.

5. Highways

Chairman mentioned that Aly Perry has resigned as councillor and we need to advertise for two councillors again. She also agreed to contact the owner of Manor House, Stoke Trister as he had shown an interest in being a councillor. 

Cllr Grant agreed to look at the SIDS that Aly Perry was working on and to take over Highways temporarily. Cllr Grant mentioned fly tipping in Beech Lane at the A303 end. Clerk to contact the Council for clearance. Chairman had a meeting with Gary Warren regarding the traffic issues of parked cars at the top of Bayford Hill. Gary Warren said he would follow this up.

6 Footpaths

Cllr Garrett contacted Eve Wynn regarding several footpath problems. She is taking these issues on board but all her contractors are very busy at the moment and so she is unable to give a timescale as to when the matters can be resolved. Chairman suggested contacting Eve Wynn again to contact the landowners to clear the paths on their land. Eve Wynn has agreed to supply further footpath signs that Cllr Garrett and Cllr Rose Walker will put up together.

7 Financial Matters

a Statement of Account and Bank Reconciliation

b Bank Balances to 30 September 2021

A resolution is sought to accept the financial statement as at 30 September 2021. Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Current A/C £19,449.65 Stoke Trister&Bayford PC Reserve A/C £8926.29 Leigh Common Savings A/C £5106.31

Proposed Cllr Garrett                                                  Seconded Cllr Grant

c A resolution is sought to agree the following payments.

BAC’sClerk Salary, expenses & council expenses.  591.99

Proposed: Cllr Grant                           Seconded: Cllr Garrett

8.Riding Gate, East View & Sunnyhill Farm

Cllr Garrett gave an update which was sent to Heather Nesbitt.


Cllr Garrett mentioned a possible leak in the phone box housing the Defibrillator. It needed to be checked further when it rains more persistently.

10.Risk Assessment

No further information.

11. Street Party for 2022

Chairman had spoken with locals who could see a problem with street closures etc., they felt it better to have it in a local field. Cllr Rose-Walker was tasked to approach landowners to identify a suitable venue and get a working group together by January 2022.

12. Christmas Tree

It was discussed and agreed to have another Christmas tree again this year. Clerk to order the tree. It was agreed to buy lights for the tree in Bayford plus as there is nowhere to position a tree in Stoke Trister, lights will be bought to adorn the cherry tree in the triangle. Cllr Garrett was tasked with this purchase.

13. Christmas Carols

Bayford Hall has been booked for 18 December 2021 for Christmas Carols.

14. Remembrance Day

Chairman said that the wreath laying went well that morning. Spoke with Mr Munro who attended the service and both decided to work together next year on the service.

15. Opening up Safely

Chairman mentioned about the grant that was applied for from SALC. We were lucky enough to get both grants on offer. The Church will be given some and the Parish Council the remainder. They are to help local places to open up more safely to provide safety measures for cleaning etc.,

16. Precept

It was agreed to increase the annual donation to the Air Ambulance. The Precept was approved with a unanimous vote.

Proposed: Cllr Rose-Walker                                       Seconded: Cllr Garrett

17 . Date of next meeting will be on Thursday 13 January 2022

Meeting closed at 8.45pm

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Chairman                                                                                             Date