Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council Thursday 8 September 2022

Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held on

Thursday 8 September 2022 at 7.30pm in Bayford Hall

Public Forum

a.The Chairman paused the Public Forum to take a moment to thank The Queen for the services she has given to her country over her 70 year reign.

b.Mrs Maureen Robinson joined our Parish Council as our newest member.

Proposed: Cllr Garrett                                  Second: Cllr R Webb-Bowen

c.Parishioner complained about the speeding traffic down Bayford Hill and through Bayford. Chairman mentioned that we had ordered two SID’s to help slow the traffic down. The gentleman spoke of different documents he had read to do with traffic control, the Chairman asked him if he would email them to her. A complaint was also made about the graffiti under the A303 bridge in Bayford Lane. Chairman read the email response she had received from National Highways.

d.Chairman mentioned the book sale on the coming Saturday.

e.Chairman read the Police report.


Cllrs: N Linsley (Chairman), J Garrett, L Rose-Walker, R Webb-Bowen and M Robinson C/Councillor L Trimnell

3 members of the public

1.Apologies – Councillors: M Grant, T Power and R Bastable

2. Declarations of Interest – None

3. Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 14 July 2022.

Proposed: Cllr Rose-Walker                                  Seconded: Cllr Garrett

4.Planning Matters

a New Planning Matters

There were no new planning matters.

b Outcome of planning matters already considered

No further information.

5. Highways

Chairman had emailed the Mayor of Wincanton regarding the dangerous parking on Bayford Hill but to date has not had a reply.

b. SID

SID’s are on order, but Traffic Management at SSDC state their works may take a while as they need to go through certain processes.

6 Footpaths

a.Cllr Garrett sent her report to all Councillors and is now filed with the minutes.

b. Cllr Garrett also mention that she had been cutting down a lot of overgrowth so that people could access the footpaths. It was mentioned to advertise for a voluntary working group to be formed to help with this.

c.Cllr Trimnell mentioned that the New Somerset Council website was now open for consultation.

7 Financial Matters

a Statement of Account and Bank Reconciliation

b Bank Balances to 31 August 2022

A resolution is sought to accept the financial statement as at 31 August 2022.

Proposed: Cllr Garrett                                  Seconded: Cllr Webb-Bowen

Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Current A/C £34,845.70 Stoke Trister&Bayford PC Reserve A/C £9557.60 Leigh Common Savings A/C £5,107.01

c A resolution is sought to agree the following payments.

Proposed: Cllr Garrett                                  Seconded: Cllr Webb-Bowen

BAC’sClerk Salary, expenses & council expenses.663.30        
BAC’sHelen Smith236.82
BAC’sBen Giles275.00
BAC’sAnthony Parker  50.00
BAC’sMrs N Linsley  70.00
BAC’sGlasdon UK260.34
BAC’sElevate online402.00

Miscellaneous payments were requested. Clerk to send to all Councillors

8 Riding Gate & East View

No further updates.


No further information.

10.Risk Assessment

a.No further information.

b.Cllr Webb-Bowen attended an interesting meeting for Food Resilience. He stated it was to point people in the right direction regarding the Cost of Living Crisis. It is to be put into the Parish Magazine.

11. Monthly Market

Cllr Rose-Walker has had 18 replies for vendors for a monthly market which she was very pleased about. The first market will be on 15 October 2022.

12. Parish Plan

The Chairman thanked Cllr Garret for such a very good job she had done with the Parish Plan questionnaire. Different aspects were discussed regarding the areas of the Parish Plan.

13. Environment Champion

Cllr Rose-Walker will be the Environment Champion

14. Expenses

No further information.

15. Website

Chairman explained the problem we have had with the new website. It was decided to ask Chris Walker to update and maintain the website in the future.

Proposed: Cllr Garrett                                  Seconded: Cllr Webb-Bowen

16. Biker Event

Chairman would contact David Kenyon regarding the event.

17. Date of next meeting will be on Thursday 10 November 2022

Meeting closed at 9.16pm

Chairman                                                                       Date