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Friday, November 14, 2014

St Mabyn Parish Council meeting 7th October 2014

10/2014 Minutes of the Meeting of St Mabyn Parish Council held on Tuesday, 7th October 2014 in the Memorial Hall, St Mabyn at 7.30pm. Present: Cllrs. M Grigg (Chairman), Mrs A Martin (Vice Chairman), Mrs C Bray, D Masters, R Chadwick, A Finnamore, R Clarke, M Menhenitt.
 Also attending: Mrs J Hoskin (Parish Clerk) Two members of the public
 1.Public Session: The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and invited the members of the public to address the Council, if they so wished. Mr & Mrs Abbott had attended to explain their reasoning behind re-submitting a planning application to build a property at Tregaddock, St Mabyn. An outline of the plans was passed to the Parish Councils planning committee, who confirmed that they could not make any recommendations until the official planning application had been received. (Mr & Mrs Abbott left the meeting) Cornwall Council – No report received. Police: No report received.
 2. Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Mrs P Lloyd, Cllr J Rowe (Cornwall Council) and PCSO Linda Thomas (Police Neighbourhood Officer).
 3. Members Declarations of Interest: None declared at this stage of the meeting.
 4. Minutes: The Minutes of the Meeting held on the 2nd September 2014, as circulated, were approved and signed by the Chairman.
 5. Matters Arising: Item 5 Public Session – It was noted that Cllr M Menhenitt did not accept the apology from Mrs H Barrett. Councilors were disappointed that Mrs Barratt had not attended a meeting and apologised in person. It was agreed the matter was now closed. Item 11 Repainting of Bus Shelter - The Chairman thanked Cllrs. M Menhenitt and D Masters for repainting the bus shelter. Item 12 Weed Spraying – The Clerk reported that the weed spraying would be carried out the following day, 8th October 2014 Item 12 Overgrown Hedges – It was agreed that more letters would be sent to landowners with hedges overhanging the public highway.
 6. Planning Applications: PA14/07713 Mr & Mrs R Fisher, Trevisquite Cottage, St Mabyn – Single storey extension. Support. PA14/07766 Mr Robert Davey, land east of 4 Longstone, St Mabyn – Construction of 2 No. detached single family dwellings within the garden of No. 4 Longstone, St Mabyn : The Councils planning committee took this application and would visit the site. Planning Decisions: There were no decisions reported.
 7. Accounts / Financial Matters: Councillors approved the cheque payments presented. The finance report is issued as Part 2 of these Minutes. Providing a defibrillator for the parish: Having researched the purchase price and operating requirements for a defibrillator, Councillors unanimously agreed that the Parish Council will buy this item for the parish, and pay the ongoing annual maintenance costs. FLEET will be asked to attend a public meeting to give instructions on the use of the equipment once a suitable location with easy access and internet connection had been agreed.
 8. CC LMP Footpaths: Work continued on trimming the public rights of way. The stile at Menkee will be repaired / replaced, as required.
 9. Playing Field: Cllr Mrs A Martin reported on recent inspections, identifying minor works required. The rubber swing seats on the ‘double swings’ was beginning to perish, and a hole had appeared in the goal net, the wooden items in general would require some attention in the future. Cllr D Masters offered to carry out the inspections for the forthcoming month. Having looked at the quotation to repair the ‘A’ frame tyre swing it was suggested that this item could be repaired rather than replaced. The Chairman reported that BT may have found an alternative route for laying a fibre optic cable, rather than having to go through the playing field land. It was noted that children were climbing on the roof of the shed. 
10. Correspondence: No correspondence reported. The correspondence file was available for inspection.
11. To Agree / Discuss: o Provision of a Parish Council notice board in Station Road. The notice board was being made. o Report from Community Network Meeting, if available . The Clerk will pass information from the Network Meeting to Cllr Mrs A Martin, once received. o Report from Treworder Solar Farm grant allocation committee. The Chairman attended the meeting in Wadebridge and reported on the application and allocation process.
 12. Parish Matters / Any other Business. o Dog Fouling . It was noted that the amount of dog fouling around the village had increased. It was agreed that a CCTV camera be installed in the lane leading from the church to the public house.
 o Proposed Car Parking for the Village. It was noted that a local resident had suggested car ports with solar panels. The Council agreed this was not feasible or necessary and would not support this suggestion.
 o Highway Matters. Cormac had marked an area of pavement outside the public house.
o Bus Shelter. Cllr D Masters asked the Council to consider the possibility of relocating / replacing the bus shelter to the opposite side of the road. Agreed to place this item on the agenda for the next meeting.
 13. Date of next Meeting: Tuesday, 4th November 2014 14. To close the Meeting: There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.30pm. Dated: 4th November 2014 Dated:


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