Given below are the minutes of the meeting of the above parish council held in the Communal Room, Cherry Tree, Bridport, on 10th January 2017. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Cllr Gay, Cllr Trott, Cllr Beer, Cllr Wrighton, 6 x members of the public. Mrs A Stephenson recorded the minutes
Don McAllister, Cllr Lathey, Cllr Bowditch
2. TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Trott in Item 13, Cllr Beer in Item 9
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
There were none.
5. BRIDPORT CO-HOUSING
Due to the absence of two councillors it had been decided to postpone Bridport Co-Housing until the February meeting.
6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Cathy Harvey informed all that Highways have finally put in drain markers in North Allington (top end)
7. DONKEY LANE
Letter received from Land Registry to inform us that issue was going to tribunal. Other key parties who had opposed it were Magna, Bridport Town Council, Dorset County Council, and land owners from the field next to the lane.
8. FINANCE REPORT
a) Current acct: £7,431.50,), savings acct: £14,598.09. Have been reimbursed by the Hillbillies for £423.
b)The following cheques were authorised by the council: Clerk’s wages (for past month) £272.20 HMRC £7.80, C N richards £998.40 (grass cutting)
9. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
WD/D/16/002559 – Bridport Hospital – new occupational therapy equipment storage building. No objections
Temporarily put on hold
11. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
At a slight stumbling block as concern over housing needs assessment. But still going forward with drafting what they can.
12. CHERRY TREE PLAY AREA
No Don but apparently all fine.
12. WOODLAND TRUST PLAY AREA REPORT
All fine. Badgers still in situ.
13. COOPERS WOOD
Clive has been ill so has not yet done the fence – it may be an idea for him to wait til spring so he doesnt churn up the ground with his vehicles. COuncil agreed.
Story telling area – already raised £700 towards this, which may even cover the installation. Meeting soon to discuss.
Ongoing thinning of Coopers Wood – raised enough money to employ 3 people with chainsaws to do this. Can APC pay the bill and Hillbilles pay them back minus the VAT? Council agreed.
Had a request at planting commerative trees. Have said no to plaques in the past. Inside of main gate, the bend needs replacing. Maybe could do this and use it as a bench to put small plaques on at a price. Money could go toards annual costs. Council agreed.
Various were available to read.
17. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
14th February 2017
Meeting closed at 7.50pm