Given below are the minutes of the meeting of the above parish council held in the Communal Room, Cherry Tree, Bridport, on 14th March 2017. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Cllr Lathey, Cllr Trott, Cllr Beer, Cllr Wrighton, Cllr Bowditch, Cllr Gay, 12 x members of the public. Mrs A Stephenson recorded the minutes
2. TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Trott & Cllr Bowditch in Item 14
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. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Sewage running through Allington Gardens – up through manhole – contractor came out to deal with it.
Cathy said that she thought DCC were out measuring the levels in the road but this may have been connected with the field rather than the road. Co-Housing had said they would pay towards the road improvements, but will they. It’s surely going to cost a lot more than suggested. Parish Council agreed that it was likely to be considerably more but no more we can do until we see the plans which are yet to be submitted.
Not everyone had received the housing survey (neighbourhood plan) in the locality.
Local Plan – not everyone seems to be aware of this. One resident got some leaflets printed up and put through some doors to make people aware. Chairman made people aware that there are no firm proposals for any of the sites as yet. Chairman gave further general information on this subject. Three posible sites are in the parish of Allington. The Parish Council will not be supporting this. The Neighbourhood Plan has been asked to look at all areas. Sal Robinson reiterated that there are two lots of ‘looking at plans’ going on at the moment – the Neighbourhood Plan and the Local Plan. There will be a huge consultation going on through the summer
Member of the public asked who is responsible for the reflective markers – they were put there to mark where the drains are as cant find them to clear them when flooded
6. BRIDPORT CO-HOUSING – REP FOR ALLOCATION PANEL
It was Proposed by Cllr Beer and Seconded by Cllr Bowditch that Phil Lathey be the rep when the allocation panel was formed.
7. DONKEY LANE
Land Registry Tribunal, at this point in time, is going ahead. My Raymond has to respond with evidence for his case by 24th March. Allington PC and the others who have opposed it will then have to submit their statement of case within 28 days of that. DCC having a meeting on 16th March to decide whether to put the ‘footpath’ on the definitive map. All parties who are against Mr Raymond’s proposal are in contact and sharing information.
8. FINANCE REPORT
a) Current acct: £5,239.51, savings acct: £14,598.09.
b)The following cheques were authorised by the council: Clerk’s wages (for past month) £272 HMRC £8, clerks expenses from jan – mar £49.12
9. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
No date to do this as yet.
11. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Next meeting on Tuesday. Last two meetings were not quorate due to unforseen circumstances.
12. CHERRY TREE PLAY AREA
No Don but swing was turned over right up to the top although someone has brought it down half way. Seats getting slightly rusted. ROSPA inspection in May – will see what they have to see and go from there. Gate still sticking.
13. WOODLAND TRUST PLAY AREA REPORT
All still fine. Cllr Lathey has spoken to a family who had a dog int he 5 a side area. They were very obliging and took the dog out.
14. COOPERS WOOD
Next family event is on Weds 12th April – crazy egg activities. AONB have given an extra £258 to continue the programme for several more months. We are hoping to find more funding to continue activities throughout the year.
Trying to get a quote for the repair fo the benches at the top of the field.
Coopers Circle (Story telling area) is taking shape and hope seating will be installed on 20th march. Terms and conditions for bookings will be produced as will a risk assessment form.
AGM will now be on Weds 5th April at Bridport Town Hall 10-12.30
Various were available to read.
16. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
11th April 2017
Meeting closed at 8.30pm