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Friday, October 05, 2012

ST MABYN PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 4 th September 2012 in the St Mabyn Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.

Present: Cllrs. A Finnamore (Chairman), N Embley (Vice Chairman), Mrs A Bunney, G Brindle, R Chadwick, M Menhenitt, M Grigg. Also attending: Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk) PCSO Lloyd Paynter (Police Neighbourhood Beat Officer) Three members of the public

1.Public Session: The Chairman invited the members of the public to address the Council, if they so wished. A local resident made a request to rent the fenced off section at the burial ground, and offered to tidy the site and keep chickens on the land. .
The Council were questioned about the newspaper report printed in the “Down your Way” section of the Cornish Guardian newspaper following the last Parish Council meeting when discussion were held on the proposals for a wind turbine at Tregaddock and the withdrawal of these proposals by Mr Mutton, Mr Lobb and Clean Earth Energy. This report was inaccurate and a misrepresentation of the meeting.
The Clerk reported that a correction has been published in the newspaper stating that the article was not a report from the Parish Council but an account submitted by a private individual and incorrectly headed “St Mabyn Parish Council”.

Police: PCSO Paynter donated a tin of wood preserver courtesy of Tech-Build in Bodmin for community projects. PCSO Paynter outlined the neighbourhood staffing team for Bodmin Town and the rural areas.
The police had received one reported crime during the last month being damage to the wheel arch of a car. Councilors reported the problems with children who were throwing stones and other objects at vehicles when passing the Mabena Lea development. The children were identified and the situation will be monitored.

(Members of the public left the meeting at 8.00pm)

Cornwall Council: No report received.

2. Apologies for non attendance were received from Cllrs. Mrs H Barrett, D Masters, Mrs C Bray.

3. Members Declaration of Interest: None declared at this stage of the meeting. Cllr G Brindle received a copy of the Parish Councils polices – Standing orders etc.
The Clerk had received updated information relating to the Register of Interests - Section 29 of the Localism Act 2011.

4. Minutes: The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 7th August 2012, as circulated, were confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

5. Matters Arising:
Item 1 Letter to Cllr Mrs H Barrett: Each councilor had received a copy of the letter approved by the Chairman and sent to Cllr Mrs Barrett along with a copy of the reply received.
Item 10 Playing Field: The Chairman had received a letter from a parishioner that included concerns about the junior goal posts. These posts had now been dismantled and placed in the shed.

It was suggested that the posts be kept inside over the winter months and repaired, repainted and replaced back onto the field in the Spring 2013. The nets could be fixed by cable ties.

6. Planning Applications:
PA12/04987 Mr David Bishop, Trelowarth, Watergate Lane, St Mabyn –
Conversion of garage to games room and rear entrance porch. Support.
It was agreed that a delegation of the planning committee could carry out site visits for small type applications and it was unnecessary for the whole committee to attend.

Planning Matters:
Benbole Farm – Solar panel development: The Clerk read an email reply from St Kew Parish Council which confirmed that the original company who had submitted the planning application had now ceased trading and the offer of a community fund was not taken on by the company who had now obtained the development, so funding was no longer an option.

Mabena Lea – S106 Money: Having now received a contact name and number for the department that dealt with the S106 money from the Mabena Lea development, the Clerk agreed to purse enquiries as to why money was not allocated for educational needs within the parish.

7. Accounts / Financial Matters: Financial Report issued as Part 2 of these Minutes.

7.1 St Mabyn Neighbourhood Watch Account: An annual bank statement had been passed to the Parish Council. The Council was happy to hold this money alongside Parish Council funds but agreed that the existing signatories needed to pass the money over to the Parish Council and officially close the Neighbourhood Account or obtain forms to update the names and signatories. A letter was required from the Neighbourhood Committee.

7.2 Award for All Funding: The Chairman and Clerk had completed the forms to clarify that the project had been completed.

8. Grass Cutting Contract 2012/2013: The contractor will be reminded to remove the grass when cutting the field and burial ground. It was appreciated that the recent inclement weather made it difficult to collect the grass.

9. CC LMP Footpaths: The contractor will be asked to review the paths for any additional cuts required.

10. Playing Field: Junior goal posts discussed under Item 5 of this meeting. Cllr G Brindle reported on recent inspections. Cllr R Chadwick agreed to complete the forthcoming inspections. A further letter will be sent to the local resident depositing garden waste into the playing field.

11. St Mabyn Community Plan: Cllr G Brindle had carried out some research into neighbourhood plans and produced information for the Council. The Cornwall Core Strategy document would be published in September / October and it was agreed to await the information contained in the publication.
Cllr G Brindle will attend the Neighbourhood meeting at Wadebridge to gain further information on the way a plan was being jointly developed for Wadebridge, St Breock and Egloshayle.

12. Correspondence: Files presented.

Parishioners letter: As mentioned under Item 1 of this meeting the Chairman had received a further letter from a local resident which contained repetitive information, and included matters relating to the playing field and the displaying of parish council minutes. It was agreed that no response will be sent.
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly NHS Trust: Details promoting the Health Information Line.

13. To Agree / Discuss:
1) Cornwall Council Community Network Meeting: The meeting scheduled for the 27th September 2012 had been postponed until the 11th October 2012.

14. Parish Matters / Any other Business:
a) Highway matters: Some highway drains had been cleaned although the ditches required cleaning to divert the surface water into the roadside gullies.

b) Burial Ground: The Council discussed the request made under Item 1 of this meeting and
agreed that the legal owner of the land (Parish Council or Glebe Committee) be clarified. The Parish Clerk will make further enquiries. The current condition of the land was discussed along with the request made to keep chickens. It was also suggested that the fence could be removed to encompass the area back into the burial ground. It was agreed to place the item on the agenda for the next meeting.

15. Date of next Meeting: Tuesday, 2nd October 2012.

16. To close the Meeting: There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.15pm.

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