Given below are the minutes of the meeting of the above parish council held in the Communal Room, Cherry Tree, Bridport, on 12th January 2016. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Cllr Lathey (for part of meeting, Cllr Wrighton, Cllr Bowditch, Cllr Beer, Cllr Trott, 6 x members of the public. Mrs A Stephenson recorded the minutes
Cllr Lathey (for part of meeting), Cllr Gay, Don McAllister
2. TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
Item 9 – Cllr Trott and Cllr Bowditch
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
Hedge at Cherry Treet has now been cut back.
5. MAGNA REP PRESENT TO DISCUSS GENERAL CHERRY TREE ISSUES
David Aldwinkle, Managing Director gave a brief overview of what areas Magna have in terms of properties in the area. They are not looking to develop any new homes at the moment. Apologies if Magna havent been as good at communication as they should be. Kerrie Brook is doing a walk round Cherry Tree with Phil Lathey very soon. David gave out a list of contacts within Magna for the various different problems/departments that may need to be contacted in future. David suggested it was the responsibility of the parish council to contact the owners of the hedge which was growing over the Magna footpath to ask them to cut back. He said that Magna maintains communal areas whereas footpaths is not considered as such. Member of public spoke further on this issue and agreed strongly with the parish council that as the footpath belongs to magna then it should be magna making sure that it is kept clear and therefore should be contacting homeowers and/or tenants whose hedges overgrow it. Cllr Lathey entered at this point and reiterated the same. This was discussed further.
Member of public brought of issue of various street lighting around the cherry tree estate and David Aldwinkle agreed to go and look once he had finished at meeting, at the area in question.
6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
7. FINANCE REPORT
a) Current acct: £2,342.80, Savings acct: £20,581.98.
b)The following cheques were authorised by the council: Clerk’s wages (for past month) £258.60 HMRC £9.40,
8. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
9. COOPERS WOOD
Got a bird box making event planned on February 14th. There should be another event in Easter.
10. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Progressing… Meeting on Wednesday nihght cancelled – will be 27th Jan instead. ADVERSE trying to block various plans.
11. CHERRY TREE PLAY AREA
Gate still sticking although spring has been replaced. Gate sticks due to soil. Possibly ask Clive when next up to take spade and cut out soil below gate so catn be jammed back
12. WOODLAND TRUST PLAY AREA REPORT
Cllr Bowditch said all was fine at present, just wet
Various as discussed
13. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
9 February 2016
Meeting closed at 8.12pm