Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 9 January 2020
in Bayford Village Hall at 7.30pm
Andy Chesterman (Bayford Neighbourhood Watch) presented the Council with “The Little Book of Big Scams” (4th Edition)
Present: Cllrs: N Linsley (Chairman) M Grant (Vice Chairman) J Macfarlane, M Summerfield, J McKenna, R Webb-Bowen and J Garrett. D/C Robin Bastable
Public: Andy Chesterman
60. Apologies – Mrs P Gillman
61. Declarations of Interest – None
62. Minutes of the Parish Council Meetings of 14 November 2019 and Planning Meetings of 15 November and 6 December 2019.
A resolution is sought to approve and sign the minutes as a true record.
Proposed: Cllr Macfarlane Seconded: Cllr Garrett
63. Financial Matters
a. Statement of Account and bank reconciliation
b. Bank Balances to 31 December 2019.
A resolution is sought to accept the financial statement as at 31 December 2019. Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Current A/c £8859.56; Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Reserve A/c £8352.12; Leigh Common Savings A/c £5103.80.
Proposed: Cllr: Summerfield Seconded: Cllr Grant
c. A resolution is sought to sign the following cheques
Cheque No: 000486 Website Hosting 192.40
Cheque No: 000487 Clerk salary, arrears, expenses and council expenses 790.33
Chairman noted the extra amount for the Clerks payroll which was previously agreed.
Proposed: Cllr Garrett Seconded: Cllr Grant
64. Planning Matters
a. New Planning Matters
Planning Application No: 19/03362/COL
Location: Cynthia Paddocks, Leigh Common, Pen Selwood. BA9 8LD
Proposal: Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness for the existing use of a dwelling – To be discussed with Planning Officer.
b. Outcome of planning matters already considered:
Planning Application No: 19/02457/HOU
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Andrews
Location: Park Farmhouse, Beech Lane, Stoke Trister. BA9 9PQ
Proposal: The erection of an oak framed detached garage building incorporating home officer and ancillary accommodation.- Application permitted with conditions
Planning Application No: 19/02369/FUL
Applicant: Mr Simon Minney
Location: Riding Gate House, Riding Gate, Wincanton. BA9 8NQ
Proposal: Conversion of an existing outbuilding to an annex/holiday let. – Application withdrawn due to bat survey. Robin Bastable has spoken with Sam Fox who states the caravan is legal.
Planning Application No: 19/01284/REM
Applicant: Mr. Shaun Paul
Location: Land adjacent to Highbrook, Devenish Lane.
Proposal: Application of reserved matters following approval of 18/02145/OUT for the erection of a two storey detached dwelling to include access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale – Application permitted with conditions
Planning Application No: 19/01778/FUL
Applicant: Mrs J Calderwood
Location: Land rear of 2 Cambria Villas Devenish Lane Bayford Wincanton. BA9 9NG
Proposal: The erection of a new single storey dwelling and the formation of a new vehicular access off Bayford Hill – re-submission. No further information.
Planning Application No: 19/00373/FUL
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Garrett
Location: Highcroft, Bayford Lane, Stoke Trister, Wincanton. BA9 9PG
Proposal: Erection of a new dwelling. – No further information.
Planning Application No: 19/00258/OUT
Applicant: Mr M and Miss F Haskett and Thornton
Location: Land at Church Farm, Stoke Trister, Wincanton BA9 9PG
Proposal: Outline application with all matters reserved for the redevelopment of Church Farm buildings and bungalow and erection of 2 dwellings. – Application permitted with conditions.
Cllrs Summerfield and McKenna had a very informative meeting with Gary Warren. Gary Warren recommended the Gateway signs to be set in Bayford as they were extremely effective with drive slowly signs in Riding Gate. Chairman requested that they provided costings for supply and installation. It was agreed that the Clerk write to Tim Cook requesting a donation towards the cost. It was also agreed to put information in the Newsletter including any donation.
Cllr Grant is now in contact with the new trails officer Martin Cooper who is stationed at Taunton. He is fully aware of the issues in our area and Cllr Grant will continue to work with him to resolve these.
67. Riding Gate and East View
Clerk to contact Sam Fox to report increased traffic movement at Riding Gate fields and also to inform her that the Winnebago is back.
Cllr McKenna stated that the South West Ambulance Service charge £1,800 for a 4 year loan. Electrodes, training and support for the community is all included. It also includes an external cabinet that needs to be heated. Clerk to contact BT to see if they could provide electricity to the phone box.
69. Annual Parish Meeting
Clerk to put advert in Newsletter for the Annual Parish Meeting
70. Online Banking
Chairman would check online to be able to begin and access Online Banking.
Chairman highlighted a letter from NALC warning us to not pay for church expenses.
72. Date of Next Meeting
12 March 2020
Meeting closed at 9.09pm