MOSTERTON PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at 7.00pm

 

Present; Cllr. Neil Hickman (chair), Cllr Angela Bullock, , Cllr Rob Fry, District Cllr Barrowcliff, District Cllr Alford and County Cllr Rebecca Knox and 2 members of the public.

 

2019/001. PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF ITEMS ON AGENDA No items raised

End of public discussion

 

2019/002. APOLOGIES / DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST / GRANT OF DISPENSATIONS Apologies were received and accepted from PCSO Alex Bishop, Cllr Jim Cooper & County Cllr Rebecca Knox

2019/003. REPORTS FROM DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COUNTY COUNCILLORS AND LOCAL POLICE OFFICER:

County Councillor - Not present.

 

District Councillors

Cllr Barrowcliff reported that local government last full council meeting will be taking place this coming Thursday, with the new combined council then convening in April. The harmonisation process is ongoing. Parish councilors asked if the new council will be financially viable and beneficial. The district councilors confirmed that once initial set up costs have been covered there will be significant savings over time.

 

Cllr Alford reported that there will be no significant places of change of work in April 2019, and any location or job changes will come further down the line. The new Dorset Council will need to have a local plan in place by 2024.

 

Police.

PCSO Bishop sent his apologies and the following report: Fortunately there is not a lot of crime to report, however at some time up to Sunday 9th December, unknown offender entered an insecure garage in Mosterton and stole a tool kit, petrol lawn mower, a drill and a sander.  There was also an attempted break to a neighbouring shed, probably at the same time, but fortunately the offenders did not gain entry. Around the beginning of December there were a couple other similar opportunist thefts around the patch, of items that were not locked away.  Please be mindful of your own security and if anyone would like security advice, please contact me (either via 101 or online).  I would also advise that people remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to Dorset Police on 101, or online at www.dorset.police.uk. On Sunday 16th December, a male attended a farm asking for scrap batteries.  He was driving a white Transit connect van.  If anyone has a visitor asking for any scrap or batteries, they must have the correct licences to do so.  These licences have to be on show to anyone outside of the vehicle and shown on request, or they could be in breach of the licenceSo if you get any visitors asking for scrap and they cannot show you a licence or do not have it on show, please report this to West Dorset District Council Licencing Department.  This should ideally be with any evidence to corroborate, such as video footage or pictures of the trader and vehicle (especially number plate).  You should also report to Police as a suspicious incident, or if the trader becomes aggressive. I would like to thank everyone that volunteers at the Post Office for their hospitality of me.  I will be there from 1.30-2pm on the second Monday of the Month for anyone that wishes to speak with me or ask advice, or just to say hello. Regards and Happy New Year to all. Alex.

2018/053. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON 13TH NOVEMBER 2018

The minutes were approved, proposed by Cllr Hickman, and seconded by Cllr Fry, and signed by Cllr Hickman.

2019/004. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 11TH SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Highways Issues including purchase of SID device

It was agreed to commission three speed surveys, ahead of the installation of the SID. 2 new poles will be installed and the parish council will own 1 SID which will be moved from one end of the village to the other.

The clerk will once again raise the issue of the white lines at the edge of the road by Eeles Pottery with the Highways Department.

 

2019/005 CORRESPONDENCE

1.       Letter from Countryside Access Management regarding Proposed Public Path Diversion order for Public Footpath 14 there were no objections to this.

2.       Letter from Fred Young Trust Trustees regarding appointing trustees the parish council agreed to make Mr G Fry and Mrs D Brazendale their representative trustees

3.       Letter confirming Final Order relating to burials in Old Churchyard

4.       Letter confirming The Admiral Hood added to Community Asset Register

5.       Section 106 funds available. It was agreed that the clerk would submit and application for funds towards sports and exercise equipment for the play area.

PLANNING

Decisions notified by WDDC since last meeting

WD/D/18/001384 Land north of Windsor Close. Installation of 3no. LPG tanks and erection of fencing. (Full) Approved.

 

2019/006 PLAYAREA UPDATE

There have been several work parties taking place. It was agreed that these need to continue throughout the year.

 

2019/007. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

 

a)       Applications handled since last meeting - None

b)      Decisions notified by WDDC since last meeting

WD/D/18/001384 Land north of Windsor Close. Installation of 3no. LPG tanks and erection of fencing. (Full) Approved.

c)       New application to be considered - None

d)      Tree applications - None

 

2019/008. FINANCE

Financial Status Mosterton Parish Council as at 8th January 2019

Treasurers account

Payments made since last meeting as follows:

 

 

Clerk salary November & December

316.14

Clerks Pension (employee contributions)

27.50

Clerks expenses

50.00

Income Since last meeting - None

New cheques/payments

Bid air Ltd (Website)

72.00

Mosterton Village Hall

16.50

 

 

Bank balance as at 23rd November 2018 22,697.44

 

Balance after above payments agreed 22,377.01

 

Next PWLB payment due on 1st April 2019. Preschool due to make payment during March 2019

 

Amenities account

Balance as at 9th August 2018 5,433.86

Interest accruing at rate of approximately 0.40 per month.

 

 

Meeting closed at 7.50pm.

 

2019/008 PUBLIC DISCUSSION TO RAISE ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDAS

It was agreed that the clerk would write to the water board asking them to grass seed the area by the pumping station.

 

 

Date of next meeting Tuesday 12th March