BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

BURRINGTON, NORTH DEVON

 

Minutes prepared by Angela Snell

 

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BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL 565
Parish Council Meeting held on the 21st February 2017



Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey, Mrs G Benson Mr K Pincombe Mr P Smale and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)
In attendance Cllr S Croft District Councillor
Apologies Mr A Carnegie Mrs E Griffiths Mr A Bonner Mr P Keeley Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor


Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable pecuniary interests,
including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be
considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent
activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.


Public Participation
1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 17th January 2017 were agreed and signed,

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, no update was given. ii. TAP grant, NDC have been contacted and we await a response. iii. Cllr Keeley has presented a quote for the work to the Millennium Copse gate etc for £280 this was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded Cllr Benson and agreed by all. iv. Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock, Cllr Bailey has applied to Deep Moor for the difference of the cost minus the grant given by Cllr Edgell, the application has been accepted but the panel now only meet every 6 months the next decision panel meet in the first week of June.
v. Night landing site Cllr Short has been in contact with the Estates manager of the Education Authority regarding the field, in light of the situation at the school, once a final decision has been made then the Parish Council can progress with the discussions. The Estates Manager said in some cases fields like this are gifted to the community but that would need consideration in light of the ongoing liability .Other sites will have to be considered if this site is not suitable.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, the blacksmith is moving so there is a consideration to move the shop into this bigger premise. . ii School update no report. Iii. An application has been submitted to NALC for IT equipment for the Parish Council to fulfil the requirements of the Transparency Code, all councillors give authority for the application.

4. Highways, i. There is a tree leaning near Northcotte with the tree resting on another tree the other side of the road, this will be reported. The Square will be reported again as the Health and Safety risk is high due to trip hazards, a risk assessment is to be asked for.
5. County /District Councillors items, Cllr Croft reported that a lot of council time at present is being taken up with budgets; it is likely that District Councillors grants will be reduced by 25%.

6. Finance, i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-
1135 Burrington Parish Hall £7.70
1136 Ms G Boyd £32.00
1137 Clerks salary £450.00
1138 A&D Supplies (hall) £54.54

ii. The Toilet grant has been received the application has to be submitted by the 10th March.

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7. Planning P C recommendations NDDC
60557
60531 Listed building consent for Conversion of 2 barns to dwellings at Hayne Baton The date has been received for this appeal.
60356 Retrospective application for erection of temporary agricultural workers dwelling, Rivercross Meadow.
61396 Erection of 2 open market dwellings together with access and parking for Homelands, Burrington
61415 Listed building application for install and replacement of windows to rear and side elevation, Cleave Farm
61579 MAJOR Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield .
61873 Conversion of attached outbuildings to form additional living accommodation Westlakes, Burrington .
62028 Erection of Livestock building at Langabridge Farm
62020 Prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to one dwelling (Class Q(A)(B) at Barnpool
62301 Erection of one greenhouse and erection of a new boundary wall Meadow House, Meadow Park Drive
61051 Barn at Houndhill to form one dwelling Appeal passed
8. Police Report, four calls have been logged one road traffic collision near Portsmouth Arms, two related to missing persons now all accounted for and an industrial accident with an injury caused to an employee.
9. Parish Hall report, the Parish Hall are planning to refurbish the Committee Room, taking done part of the wall into the cloakroom, putting up sliding doors, likewise updating the existing sliding door to make them all sound proof. Lower the ceiling in the committee room, improve the lighting and continue the deaf aid loop to include this room. With a grant from Awards for All of £9440, £1400 for Cllr Edgell and £300 from Cllr Croft the Hall Committee have in the region of £11,200 with the project costing £17,000. A letter has been received from the Hall Committee asking for a grant of £2,000 from the Parish Council, Cllr Pincombe had declared a prejudicial interest, so there was not a quorate to make a decision, so this will be on the agenda for the next meeting.
10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust the AGM is to be held tomorrow the 22nd February.
11. Correspondence
i). A letter has been received from Peter Heaton-Jones MP in response to the letter sent by the Parish Council regarding the cuts to the NHS.
ii). A thank you letter has been received from Mr J Cox for the vouchers and certificate given to him for his hard work over many years to the Parish magazine.
iii). An email has been received from Mr J Burns regarding the Eaglescott planning application in relation to the number of flights that were said to have taken place at the airfield, Mr Burns was asking if the Parish Council could investigate to see if the log had been observed.

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 21st March 2017, 7.30pm
For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

…………………………Chairman

…………………………Date

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday April 25th 2017 7.00pm. Annual Parish Meeting

 


BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL 567
Parish Council Meeting held on the 21st March 2017



Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey, Mrs G Benson Mrs E Griffiths Mr A Bonner Mr K Pincombe and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)
In attendance Cllr S Croft District Councillor Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor
Apologies Mr P Keeley Mr P Smale


Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable pecuniary interests,
including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be
considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent
activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.


Public Participation
1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 21st March 2017 were agreed and signed,

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, no update was given. ii. TAP grant, the invoice has been submitted for the drainage and ditching work undertaken. iii The work to the Millennium Copse gate is in hand. iv. Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock, the question was asked, could an application be submitted to Awards for All for the self-winding cloak mechanism and the night landing site this is to be looked into by Cllr Bailey v. Night landing site no progress has been made as a decision from the school is awaited as the field is owned by the LEA but leased to Chulmleigh Academy. Cllr Short reported that a compliant has been received from a neighbour to the defibrillator that it makes a noise at night, on inspection the battery is low, this has been reported and the battery replaced. Vi. Mr Carnegie has resigned as a Parish Councillor so a notice has been posted to ask parishioners if they would like an election, if 10 request one, there will be one, otherwise a co-option will take place at the next Parish Council meeting.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, consideration to move the shop into the bigger premise is in hand. . ii School update no report. Iii. The Transparency Code, with regard to the website and Transparency Code the clerk has attended training and explained the new rules that have to be adhered to, with the loading onto the website of all agendas, minutes, yearly accounts by the 1st July, expenditure of £100 or more, the External Auditors reports, Annual Governance Statement, and list of councillors and asset register, etc. The asset register is a working document and has to be updated when assets are improved or replaced. The Clerk has applied for a grant from NALC for a new computer and scanner and has received £487 in grant funding.
4. Highways, i. An email has been received from Mr Darryl Jagger the Highway Superintendent that covers Kingford Hill. a vehicle count has been carried out and not sufficient numbers of vehicles travelled on the hill in a 7 day period to warrant it being included for gritting, but the Councillors still insist it is a designated lorry route, it is the most well used connecting route between the A377 and the B3217, so a further response is to be sent to Richard Sables asking why common sense cannot prevail and it be included in the gritting route. Further information has been received regarding the ownership of the Square it seems DCC highways now say it is not in their ownership, but the Parish council has been told on numerous occasions by Mr P Stewart that it is and minuted to that fact that “it is highway maintainable at public expense” and the fact that DCC Highways undertake the reviews on the oak tree and carry out work on it, so a letter is to be sent.
A pot hole was reported at the end of Halsbury Lane.

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5. County /District Councillors items, Cllr Croft reported that her grant allocation for the year has not been reduced and every effort is being taken to get the government to see that their new schools policy on funding will leave our local rural schools with a large deficit. The District Council are trying to resolve the problem of people who are homeless; they are asking landlords in the towns with small properties to rent
them to the District Council. Cllr Edgell reported that due to the ever increasing cost of adult social care this is the reason for the increase in the DCC portion of the Council Tax. And the increase in minimum wage has had a huge impact on finances. Cllr Edgell has been working on securing extra funding for rural road repairs, it would cost £68 million to keep Devon’s roads in good repair, but the allocation is £30 million with the money prioritised to A & B roads and C roads if that is the main route to a settlement. A further £2 million has been allocated to small rural roads; the A377 near Umberleigh was highlighted as being in great need of repairs.

6. Finance, i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-
1139 Burrington Parish Hall £7.70
1140 Ms G Boyd £32.00
1141 Clerks salary £220.16
1142 Office supplies £41.17
1144 DALC training £30.00
1145 Notice Board Company UK LTD £409.00
1146 J&J Bins £69.32


ii. The Toilet grant has been successful with an allocation of £500 being received. The future of the three toilets were discussed more information was asked for this will be discussed again at the next meeting. Iii. Cllr Bailey has sourced a new Notice Board to put on the Bus Shelter it is 53” wide and 39” high, it is aluminium with 2 keys, it was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Griffiths to purchase, all in favour. iv. The clerk’s contract was signed.
7. Planning P C recommendations NDDC
60557
60531 Listed building consent for Conversion of 2 barns to dwellings at Hayne Baton The date has been received for this appeal.
60356 Retrospective application for erection of temporary agricultural workers dwelling, Rivercross Meadow.
61396 Erection of 2 open market dwellings together with access and parking for Homelands, Burrington Gone to appeal
61415 Listed building application for install and replacement of windows to rear and side elevation, Cleave Farm Passed
61579 MAJOR Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield .
61873 Conversion of attached outbuildings to form additional living accommodation Westlakes, Burrington .


62028 Erection of Livestock building at Langabridge Farm
62301 Erection of one greenhouse and erection of a new boundary wall Meadow House, Meadow Park Drive Passed

8. Police Report, three calls have been logged one road traffic collision near Portsmouth Arm, another on the A377 and a further call regarding neighbourhood issues in relation to the use of a bridle path.
9. Parish Hall report, the grant request letter from the hall committee was discussed, Cllr Pincombe declared a prejudicial interest. After discussion it was agreed in principle that if Cllr Bailey was successful with his application, it was proposed by Cllr Bonner and seconded by Cllr Griffiths that the Parish Council would grant £2,000 to the hall for the forthcoming renovation work on the Committee room, all in favour.
10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust the AGM was held all the Officers and Committee remain unchanged.
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11. Correspondence
i). DALC Newsletter.
ii. NHS public events to discuss the Sustainability and Transformation Plan and Acute Services Review.
iii. D&C Police information sheets.
iv. DCC promoting independence discussion events.
v An invite to Filleigh Hall from Devon Communities Together for open surgeries.
vi. The Senior voice of Devon was available.
Vii The Community News from South Molton has been received Mr J Cox is listed as the main contact, Mr Cox is to be contacted to ensure he is still happy with this situation.
viii. An email has been received from a charity called North Devon Against Domestic Abuse, this is a charity that has a “Restore Bus”, which travels around to different communities on a regular basis to allow women and girls to make contact with the service, this was discussed and it was agreed to reply saying this would be possible.
Cllr Short attended a meeting at High Bickington regarding the future of the D&C Police force in the area; PCSO’s will be cut to 150 over the whole area.



The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 25th April 2017, 7.00pm
For the ANNUALPARISH COUNCIL MEETING

…………………………Chairman

…………………………Date

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday May 30th 2017 7.00pm. Parish Council Meeting date to be agreed.

 


BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL 569
Parish Council Meeting held on the 11th April 2017



Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey, Mrs E Griffiths Mr K Pincombe Mr P Keeley and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)
In attendance Mr and Mrs Fausett and son
Apologies Mrs G Benson Mr A Bonner


Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable pecuniary interests,
including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be
considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent
activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.


Public Participation
Mr Fausett gave a comprehensive outline of the plans for the farm with the aims and objectives for the holiday accommodation.

7. Planning P C recommendations NDDC
62776 Erection of 1 unit of holiday accommodation at Langabridge Farm road from two gate Cross to Bridge Cross , Burrington It was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Griffiths that the Parish Council recommends approval commenting that the proposed holiday accommodation will have no visual impact and a low impact on the environment, all in favour.
62816 Conversion of barn to create holiday accommodation at Kingsland Farmhouse Burrington It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths and seconded by Cllr Smale that the Parish Council agreed to recommend approval but concerns about the poor visibility when exiting onto the access road to the right were expressed. All in favour.


The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 25th April 2017, 7.00pm
For the ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

…………………………Chairman

…………………………Date

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday May 30th 2017 7.00pm. Parish Council Meeting date to be agreed.

 


BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL 573
Parish Council Meeting held on the 25th April 2017



Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey, Mrs G Benson Mrs E Griffiths Mr A Bonner Mr K Pincombe Mr P Keeley Mr P Smale and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)
In attendance Cllr S Croft District Councillor Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor
Apologies


Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable pecuniary interests,
including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be
considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent
activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.

Co-option of a Parish Councillor, it was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Bonner to co-opt Mrs Jacqui Pateman-Jones, all in favour, Mrs Pateman-Jones was welcomed to the Parish Council

Public Participation
1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 21st March 2017 were agreed and signed,
ii. The Minutes of the planning meeting held on 11th April 2017 were agreed and signed.
2. Agree and adopt any resolutions brought forward from the APM, it was proposed by Cllr Smale, seconded by Cllr Bailey to adopt all on block, all in favour.
3. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, it is hoped Mr J Earnshaw will take up the case. ii. TAP grant, the grant has been successful payment is awaited. iii. Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock, the application to Awards for All has been unsuccessful; a decision on the application to Deep Moor is awaited. Cllr Short has been in contact with the Heritage Fund, who are unreceptive to the self-winding mechanism but may be accepting of a proposal for the restoration of the actual clock face, further enquires are to be made. v. Night landing site no progress has been made as a decision from the school is still awaited as the field is owned by the LEA but leased to Chulmleigh Academy. Cllr Short has been in contact with Mr Terry Pullen the estates manager for Chulmleigh Academy, the Academy has a125 year lease on the field, further enquires are to be made.
4. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update this was reported at the APM. ii. School update this was reported at the APM, but a letter is to be drafted and sent to the Secretary for Education Ms Justine Greening.
5. Highways, i. No response has been received from Ms Meg Booth Head of Highways at DCC regarding the ownership of the Village Square.

6. County /District Councillors items, Cllr Croft and Cllr Edgell reported at the APM. A Parish Forum meeting is to be held on the 18th May 7.00pm at Brysworthy. The Parish Grant system of which Burrington receives £912 annually is to be discussed. This is spent £400 to the Parish Hall, £250 to graveyards and the remainder to Parks and Open Spaces.

7. Finance, i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-
1148 Burrington Parish Hall £7.70
1149 Ms G Boyd £32.00
1150 DALC Affiliation fee £120.40


ii. The Toilet grant, as agreed at the APM a further meeting will be called with representatives of the Hall Committee and the Parish Council to discuss the future. Ii. The clerk’s contract was signed. Iii. The Audit papers have been received.

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8. Planning P C recommendations NDDC
60557
60531 Listed building consent for Conversion of 2 barns to dwellings at Hayne Baton The appeal is to be held on the 10th May in South Molton
60356 Retrospective application for erection of temporary agricultural workers dwelling, Rivercross Meadow. Appeal refused, should be vacated by Christmas.
61396 Erection of 2 open market dwellings together with access and parking for Homelands, Burrington Appeal pending
61579 MAJOR Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield .
61873 Conversion of attached outbuildings to form additional living accommodation Westlakes, Burrington .


62776 Erection of 1 unit of holiday accommodation at Langabridge Farm road from two gate Cross to Bridge Cross , Burrington
62816 Conversion of barn to create holiday accommodation at Kingsland Farmhouse Burrington
62922 Change of use of land &erection of menage for private use at Bircham Recommend approval

i. Enquires have been made from NDC regarding Burrington’s priorities for Public Open Spaces when, S106 money is available, this was discussed and a list drawn up,1. Maintenance of the Square,2. Restoration to the clock, 3. Village hall enhancement, 4. Night landing site, 5. Public toilets, 6. Graveyards, 7. Enhancement of the tarmacked area if the school closes, these will be sent to NDC.
ii. Enquires had been made by NDC planning relating to BUR01 in the Local Plan asking if the area was still available for development, on enquiring the response was yes.
9. Police Report, reported in the APM.
10. Parish Hall report, reported in the APM
11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, no report
12. Correspondence
i). DALC Newsletter.
ii. NDC Changes to Waste and recycling, the major change is the introduction of an annual charge of £35 to remove green waste.
The Notice Board on the side of the bus shelter has been removed; a thank you letter is to be sent to Mr Martin Marks for painting the wall. It was suggested to re-site the new notice board the other side of the buttress by the Parish Council notice board, all in agreement.
Who’s Who leaflets were distributed.

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday May 23th 2017 7.30pm
For the ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

…………………………Chairman

…………………………Date

Dates of forthcoming meetings:. Tuesday 27th June 7.30pm
 


 


 

Parish Clerk, Angela Snell: 01769 520265, randasnell@hotmail.co.uk

Minutes prepared by Angela Snell 

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