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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Notes from ST MABYN PARISH COUNCIL Meeting July ‘08

County Council: Cllr Brewer notified the meeting that the “One Cornwall” newspaper was now being distributed to every household in the County. The Implementation Executive Committee continued working with Officers and Councillors in setting up the One Cornwall Council. The next meeting of the County Council Planning Committee would discuss the proposed application for a waste incinerator at St Dennis, the new Airport Hanger at St Mawgan and the new Primary School at St Tudy.
Cllr Brewer reported on the A39 roundabout improvement at Tollgate, Wadebridge and was questioned by Mrs Barrett about the cost of the blue “completion” signs that had been erected.
District Council: Cllr Mutton reported that the District Council had nine months left to run, before the Unitary Council took over on 1st April 2009. He also explained the time scale for the consultation period and decision process on planning applications.
Police Report: The Clerk read the police report on behalf of PC Brian Rice. One offence, a domestic assault, had been reported / recorded in the past month. The parking of vehicles within the village had been monitored.
Full Council Meeting – 3rd June 2008:
Item 15a) Highway Matters – Some reinstatement work had been carried out adjacent to Glenmorris on the Longstone Road, but the two potholes outside Corner Cottage had not been filled. The County Council had reinstated the edge of the carriageway at Chapel Lane, adjacent to the bus shelter.
Planning Applications / Planning Matters:
2008/01159 Mr & Mrs Ballard, Tregenza, Station Road, St Mabyn – Erection of extension and alterations to include new garage. No Objections / Support.
Councillors discussed the cost of the electricity supply to the changing rooms in the Playing Field and resolved to keep the supply. Although only used occasionally, it was a necessary supply for some organised events and available should electricity be needed to maintain the play equipment etc.
Allotments: It was agreed that further enquiries be made into the obligation of the Parish Council in respect of a request for allotments. Cllr Mrs H Barrett, as Chairman of the Village Hall Committee, reported that she had written to the Bishop of Truro enquiring about the availability of land within the village.
B3266 Longstone Junction: It was agreed that the Parish Council should continue to pursue the County Council requesting that consideration be given to enhance the junction and make to road safer, and reduce speed. To support these requests, it was suggested that letters written from the Longstone Action Group be made available to the Parish Council.
Correspondence: The Clerk displayed letters and reports received since the last meeting:-
Wadebridge Road – The Clerk had corresponded further with the resident at No. 13 Wadebridge Road, regarding the damage to her hedge. The County Council had suggested that the Police be informed when stones are dislodged by large agricultural vehicles, but the incidents would require witnesses and details of vehicles.
Meadow Court, Wadebridge Road: A letter from a resident raised the issue of parking in the tarmac entrance areas to Meadow Court, these being visibility strips and not designated parking bays. Cllr C Mutton, present at the meeting and landowner, agreed to obtain some “No Parking” signs for this area to endeavour to resolve this matter.
Parish Matters:
Longstone: The grassed area around the dog bin and notice board was well maintained, but grass cuttings / weeds etc had been dumped on this land by a local resident. It was suggested that a notice be displayed “No dumping of rubbish”.
Footpath between Church and Pub: Local resident Mr Roy Hill had weeded the path and also sprayed the parking area behind the Bus Shelter.
The crescent: Contractors working on behalf of North Cornwall District Council had cut and tidied the overgrown area adjacent to the garages behind The crescent.
Playing Field / Play Equipment / ROSPA Report: The ROSPA report was addressed and the required work identified.
CCC Local Maintenance Project 2008/2009 and Parish Footpaths:
Footpath No. 5 opposite No. 6 Longstone had been ploughed and maize had been planted in the field. Cllr C Mutton will arrange for a path to be reinstated. It was agreed that it would be inappropriate for the path to be cut diagonally across the field, directly through the crop.
Footpath No. 3 Longstone Lay-by to Menkee (Treblethick) Instructions have been given to trim this path . The walkway / bridge needs replacing and a handrail is required for public safety. It was agreed to ask the County Council to look at this path as a matter of urgency and it was felt that its current state was unsafe, and although rarely used, should be maintained or closed until work is completed.
Date of next Meeting:Tuesday 2nd September 2008

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