Given below are the minutes of the meeting of the above parish council held in the Communal Room, Cherry Tree, Bridport, on 8th January 2019. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Cllr Lathey, Cllr Trott, Cllr Wrighton, Cllr Bowditch, Cllr Gay, Cllr Beer, 4 x members of the public. Mrs A Stephenson recorded the minutes
1. ALLINGTON HILLBILLIES – TALK ON WELLBEING AREA
Cathy Harvey gave talk on proposed Wellbeing are, giving a general overview. It was proposed to site it nearer to entrance to field to enable easier access. Also plastic mesh under the grass to enable access by wheelchairs and pushchairs. This would lead to the Wellbeing area which wwould be an area as open as possible but able to be closed so dogs cannot access it. Hopefully some form of eco loo with disabled access would be there and possibly some work benches and seating although dont want to overcrowd the area too much. Planting around the outside – things that could be coppiced. Eco loo to be disguised with planting. Issues around installation of an Eco loo are being looked into from all aspects. Also in talks with the Woodland Trust about all of this. Hoping to obtain money from the S106 budget as well as other sources. Project would cost approximately £8k-£10k. Will keep Parish Council updated.
3. TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Bowditch and Cllr Trott in Item 13
4. 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 AGREEDthat the minutes were a true record. The minutes were duly signed.
5. MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES
Drains in North Allington have now been cleared.
Police in talks with No Excuse Team re traffic speed at top end of North Allington
6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Member of public spoke about the Help & Care Wayfinder and also spoke about Bridport Community Shed. Information was handed out – both of which will go in the noticeboard at Cherry Tree.
Clerk had been in contact again with resident near Dibdin View with regards to ongoing problems with dog fouling. Clerk has been in contact for many months and has already spoken to Dog Warden, Dorset Waste Partnership, Bridport Town Council and Bradpole Parish Council. The area in discussion was within the boundary of Bridport Town Council so clerk was in further contact with Will Austin and would keep monitoring progress.
7. FINANCE REPORT
a) Current acct: £8,859.70, savings acct: £7,605.29
b)The following cheques were authorised by the council: Clerk’s wages (for past month) £303.36 HMRC £4.20, Viking stationery £31.79, Wicksted £3,053.28, Bridport Town Council for hop on, hop off bus £250 (agreed after discussion at further point in agenda)
8. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
9. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
No further update – JCC meeting at end of Feb
10. GRIT BINS
Placed – awaiting filling.
11. CHERRY TREE PLAY AREA
Wicksteed have done a very good job in the refurbishment of playground. All being used well.
12. WOODLAND TRUST PLAY AREA REPORT
13. COOPERS WOOD
Info given at start of meeting
Information given from Bridport Town Council regarding the Hop On, Hop Off bus – route has now been modified and will take in Bridport Hospital. With this in mind, Parish Council agreed to help fund this and will send a cheque for £250. Proposed by Cllr Lathey and Seconded by Cllr Bowditch. However the Parish Council would like guarantees that the route and timetable will be better publicised.
15. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
12th Feb 2019
Meeting closed at 8.20pm