Given below are the minutes of the meeting of the above parish council held in the Communal Room, Cherry Tree, Bridport, on 11th October 2016. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Cllr Lathey, Cllr Trott, Cllr Wrighton, Cllr Bowditch, 3 x members of the public. Mrs A Stephenson recorded the minutes
Don McAllister, Cllr Gay, Cllr Beer
2. TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Bowditch and Cllr Trott in Item 13
3. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
The Chairman asked if everyone had both received and read the minutes of the last meeting, if so, were they a true record. ALL AGREED that the minutes were a true record. The minutes were duly signed.
4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES
5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Seat in Cherry Tree play area is cracked, someone has put a 4×2 across it with nails slightly proud. Spring on top of gate is missing and now the gate swings, tension needs sorting. One slat missing from gate. Clerk to ask TMH Fencing to deal.
6. DONKEY LANE
No further news to report on this at this moment in time.
7. FINANCE REPORT
a) Current acct: £4,620.93,), savings acct: £14,589.72
b) Donation request from BYPAT. £500 proposed by Cllr Bowditch and seconded by Cllr Trott with suggestion that they reapply in April for the 2017 donations
c)The following cheques were authorised by the council: Clerk’s wages (for past month) £272.20 HMRC £7.80, BDO for audit £156, Paul Bowitch reimbursement for fuel £17.06, BYPAT cheque as above.
c) Precept 2017-2018 – £11,000 proposed by Cllr Bowditch and seconded by Cllr Lathey, all agreed.
d) External Audit – received back, with all find and no problems other than a suggestion to wipte off the outstanding cheque that has ever been cashed.
8. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
WD/D/16/002087 – Land adjacent to Bripory Community Hospital – variation to plans. As per the recent talk by Bridport Co-Housing Group at an earlier meeting, the Parish COuncil strongly objected to further development of this land. Further development will affect the highways of Meadfields, Cherry Tree and Hospital Lane, more traffic due to more houses will affect the general traffic greatly. Visibility issues, speed issues. We do not believe that Bridport CoHousing contract of only having one vehicle per household will either be enforceable or upheld which will then impact on the neighbouring estates. Another 30 houses is simply gross over-development. Also request a site meeting with the Planning Department.
Should be arriving shortly..
10. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Paul not able to attend the recent meeting.
11. CHERRY TREE PLAY AREA
All fine other than the issues raised earlier.
12. WOODLAND TRUST PLAY AREA REPORT
Cllr Bowditch reported all was fine.
13. COOPERS WOOD
Cathy reported that the dog show went well. Info given on costings for hedge laying.
Various were available to read.
17. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
8th November 2016
Meeting closed at 8.18pm