MOSTERTON PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 10th September 2019 at 7.00pm.

 

Present; Cllr. Neil Hickman (chair),  Cllr Rob Fry, Cllr Angela Bullock, Cllr Jim Cooper, Cllr Chris Lamb and 5 members of the public.

 

Item No.

 

Action

2019/048

PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF ITEMS ON AGENDA

Residents present gave information about their plans to convert a double garage into a childminding venue. They plan on taking 3 children fulltime, plus additional school age before and after school. It was noted that parking in the vicinity may be an issue. The residents then plan to erect a new double garage which will mitigate resident parking, but not vehicles dropping off or collecting vehicles. It was reported that the wall between the property and the church will be underpinned as part of the process.

Clerk asked that comments from councillors be submitted by 25th September.

 

 

 

2019/049

APOLOGIES / DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST / GRANT OF DISPENSATIONS Apologies were received and accepted from Dorset Cllr Rebecca Knox and PCSO Alex Bishop

 

2019/050

REPORTS FROM DORSET COUNCILLOR AND LOCAL POLICE OFFICER:

 

a)

Dorset Councillor  - Cllr Knox sent her apologies.  

 

b)

Police. PCSO Bishop sent his apologies and the following report

Fortunately there is not much to report in terms of crime. There have been several reports to us across the parish, relating to a suspicious male/vehicle often seen in odd circumstances, such as being parked on people’s driveways/tracks or looking into people’s windows as he’s passing.  This is a male who has come to our attention many times over the last few weeks and fortunately there is no sign that he is involved in any form of crime.  When seen, he is normally in his vehicle and has not been seen to enter people’s buildings and when he is approached, he will drive away without engaging with people as if he is actively avoiding any communication/ confrontation. Should anyone notice any suspicious activity like this, please report it to us on 101, or via the Dorset Police website. I would also like to mention that over the last few months, I have noticed a decline in the number of scams reported to us.  I don’t think that this is due to there being less scam communications, but (hopefully) people have become more aware to the threats that cold calls can pose and are actively avoiding them.  I have been advising people of a couple of options of late; to consider the use of answerphones, which when they cut in, you can hear who is calling and why, then choose whether to pick up or not.  If you think it is a scam call, just delete the message.  The other option is to speak to your phone provider about services to cut the scam calls coming through.  There is one from Sky and BT, where the caller has to state who they are and press the # button (which automated diallers cannot do), so the recipient can decide whether to pick up or not. Just to remind people, I do attend the post office in the village hall once a month.  This is usually on the second or third Monday of the month, but you can always check the Dorset Police website (find your local team, in this case Beaminster) and it will have the dates and times of the engagements we do.”

 

2019/051

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON 9TH  JULY2019

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

 

2019/052

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 9TH  JULY 2019

Benches  - The two benches have been delivered and built. One is a replacement for the bench opposite the shop, the other is in memory of Naomi Haskell, and will be sited outside the village hall, along with a grit bin. Installation will take place later this month.

 

 

2019/053

CIL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

The parish council has received  £6352.32 in CiL funds. There was a discussion about various uses for the funds. However, it was agreed to hold the funds for the time being, with a view to pursuing the installation of a pedestrian crossing at the south end of the village once The Bushell has been occupied.

 

 

2019/054

PLAY AREA

Cllrs Hickman and Bullock have reviewed the play area and the action identified by the recent inspection report.

A quotation has been received for a number of remedial works, with an approximate cost of £500 plus VAT. This was agreed and the works will go ahead.

 

Cllr Fry will speak to a local  resident about new football nets – no cost agreed at this time.

It was noted that the football goal posts need to be repainted, and the recently purchased bark needs to be spread under the play structure.

 

Cllrs agreed a further date and time to look at additional jobs.

 

Cllr Lamb agreed to research mound and ramps options.

 

 

 

 

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CL

2019/055

PEDESTRIAN CROSSING OPPORTUNITIES

See item 2019/053

 

 

2019/056

CORRESPONDENCE

Clerks & Councils Direct

LCR Newsletter

Email from local resident regarding allocation of house at Naomi Close – replied via email

 

Email for resident regarding lack of padlock and chain on gate to playing area field – It was agreed that the clerk would purchase and fit a new chain and padlock to the field gate. Maximum cost of £35 agreed.

Email from Western Power Distribution regarding works on playing field in November

Email for DC Highways about tree cutting to enable double decker buses on school routes

DAPTC New Model Financial Regulations – to be reviewed at November meeting

Temporary road closure notification near Naomi Close

Confirmation of Public Path Order Public Footpath 14

 

 

 

 

VR

2019/057

PLANNING

a)      Applications handled since last meeting - None

b)                Decisions notified by WDDC since last meeting

WD/D/19/001496 SUNNYSIDE CHEDINGTON LANE, MOSTERTON – Approved

WD/D/19/000589 WEST FARM, WEST LANE, MOSTERTON – Approved

 

c)                New application to be considered

WD/D/19/001931 CHURCHILL FARM, MOSTERTON, BEAMINSTER, DT8 3HJ – Not discussed as this application was received after circulation of agenda. Cllrs asked to submit comments to clerk by 25th September.

 

WD/D/19/001634 DUNLOP HOUSE, MAIN ROAD, MOSTERTON, BEAMINSTER, DT8 3HJ - Not  discussed as this application was received after circulation of agenda. Cllrs asked to submit comments to clerk by 25th September.

 

d)                Tree applications – None

e)                Other Planning Matters – None

 

2019/058

FINANCE

Financial Status Mosterton Parish Council as at 10th September 2019

Treasurers account

Payments made since last meeting                                                                   

Clerk salary & Pension (July & August)

338.24

Play area bark

189.99

                                          

Income Since last meeting                                                                    

Donation towards new bench

185.00

Mosterton Preschool Loan

1104.10

Mosterton Preschool loan admin fee

10.00

 

New cheques/payments

Mosterton Village Hall

17.00

Grass cutting

530.00

Bidair website inc. annual hosting

293.66

 

Bank balance as at 30th July                £26,053.46

 

 

 

 

 

Balance after above payments agreed £ 25,628.07

Next PWLB payment due on 1st October 2019.

Mosterton Preschool have already made the loan payment and admin fee payment as above.

 

Amenities account

Balance as at 27th August 2019 statement                                        £5,449.85

The Parish Council has received a donation of £3.66 from the clothing bank outside Mosterton Shop via Mosterton Preschool

Interest accruing at rate of approximately £0.21 per month.

 

 

2019/059

PUBLIC DISCUSSION TO RAISE ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDAS

It was agreed that at the November meeting when the budget is considered, there will be an allowance made to repair the path from the pavement to the ramblers map opposite the shop.

The ongoing need for traffic measures was raised. It is hoped that the data collected by the SID and Speedwatch team will, in time support an application for a pedestrian crossing and possibility other traffic calming measures.

There was a discussion about the defibrillator. Clerk with enquire about the number allocated to the defibrillator, and whether or not it contains pads suitable for use on a minor, and whether or not a razor is included in the box. The clerk will also enquire about the possibility of a training session for local residents.

 The meeting closed at 7.45pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date of next meeting Tuesday 12th November at 7.00pm.