Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held on

Tuesday 25th June 2019 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

 

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28        MEMBERS PRESENT

Cllrs Kimber (Vice Chairman), Fowler and Wade.

 

            APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllr Bell.

          

29        MEMBERS INTERESTS

Cllr Kimber declared an other interest in relation to agenda item 38 f) (letter tabled at meeting).

                                  

30        RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA

            Not required.

 

31        PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME

None.

 

32        APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS OF THE

           COUNCIL HELD ON 21st MAY 2019                     

            

Resolved: that the above minutes be approved as a true record.

                       

33        MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:

            Cllr Kimber stated that he had received a verbal report regarding disabled access to the Town Hall and that he would report more fully to the next Council meeting.

         

34        LOCAL PLANS:

a)    Local Plan

Nothing to report.

 

b)    Neighborhood Plan

It was reported that the next meeting was taking place on the 18th August 2019.

 

35        CLERK’S REPORT

 

a)    Noticeboards

It was reported that work to the noticeboards would be taking place soon but that until now the noticeboard wood had been too wet to allow works to take place.

         

36         FINANCIAL MATTERS

              1)    Items for payment:

              Financial Matters:

           1)    Items for payment:

            a)    Salaries                                                                £505.90

           b)    Allowance and reimbursement:

       - computer allowance                                          £20.00                                    

                   - mobile hard drive                                               £21.49

                   - ream of paper x 2                                              £9.99

                                                                                                £51.48

            c)    Chairman’s allowance                                         £350.00

d)    SLCC membership                                              £12200

e)    Heptonstall Charity                                              £25.00

f)     Richard Naylor Charity                                       £25.00

g)    I.P.I play inspection report                                   £192.00

h)    Internal Audit                                                        £40.00           

           

Resolved: that the above items be approved for payment.

 

2)  Grants:

None received.

        

3)  Other items:

 a)   To certify Wadsworth Parish Council as exempt from external audit for fiscal year

        2018/19.

 

Resolved: to approve above item.

 

             b)   To note the Annual Internal Audit Report for 2018/19 included at page 4 of the

        Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/19. 

 

Resolved: to approve above item.

 

 c)   To approve Section 1 - Annual Governance Statement 2018/19 for Wadsworth

        Parish. Council on page 5 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return

        2018/19.

 

Resolved: to approve above item.

 

 d)   To approve Section 2 - Accounting Statements 2018/19 for Wadsworth Parish

        Council on page 6 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/2019.

 

Resolved: to approve above item.

 

e)   To approve the publication of documents required by Accounts and Audit

       Regulations 2015, the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 and

       the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities.

 

Resolved: to approve above item.

    

37        CORRESPONDENCE

 

 a)    Wadsworth Environment Group             Thank you letter

 

Resolved: to receive above letter.

 

 b)    Northern Gas                                          Cobblestones

 

 Resolved: to receive above information and that a letter be written to the developers

 checking the  status of the cobble stones and the plans to reinstate.

 

 c)    CMBC Highways                                                Damage to grass at Haworth Old Rd

 

Resolved: to receive above information, it was also confirmed that the item was on CMBC Highways list to repair but a timescale could not be given.

 

 d)    Resident                                                  Land queries and issues

 

Resolved: that both parties seek advice and that if recommended an informal meeting without prejudice be arranged in order to try and resolve the situation.

 

 e)    Resident                                                  Milestone at Pecket Bar

 

Resolved: to receive above information.

 

              f)    Resident                                                 Court case correspondence

 

Resolved: that legal advice be sought.

                       

38        PLANNING

 

1)    New Applications:

 

a)    19/00563/HSE  Raise roof on existing side extension, single-storey extension to side/front Sprutts House Keighley Road Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8QU

 

Resolved: that the Council had no objection to the application.

 

b)    19/00487/HSE The construction of a boundary wall Lower Small Shaw Farm Small Shaw Lane Wadsworth Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8RF

 

Resolved: that the Council supports the application provided that it did not affect the right of way.

 

2)    Other Items: None received.

 

39        ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS

It was reported that speed checks had been carried out on Wadsworth Lane and that motorists had been booked for speeding.

 

40       ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES

Nothing reported.

                                                                                    

41        PLAYGROUNDS

 

a)    Goal posts

It was reported that Calderdale had removed the goal posts, at Old Town Green, due to a health and safety issue. The clerk had also asked for a cost for replacing the affected goal post and was waiting to hear back.

 

b)    Playground inspections.

 

Resolved that: That the ex-councilor who previously carried out the two weekly inspections be approached to thank for their work to date and to formalize their role as potential playground inspector.

 

c)    Quote for playgrounds repair works.

Three companies (including Calderdale) had been approached for quotes and one quote from landscape engineering at a cost of £1920 had been received.

 

Resolved that: i) that Groundwork Engineering be appointed to carry out the works.

 

d)    Playground upgrade

A discussion took place around future playground improvements and it was agreed that the Clerk would look out for suitable sources of funding.

   

  42       COOPTION OF PARISH COUNCILLORS

It was reported that three CVs had been received. Two of the CVs were sent out to Cllrs with the meeting papers and one CV was tabled at the meeting.

 

Resolved that:

i)      Kate Drury be coopted as Parish Councillor.

ii)  Judith Anne Davis be coopted as Parish Councillor.

iii)  the third application be considered at the next meeting to allow all Cllrs time to consider the paperwork.

 

43        REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS

Cllr Fowler reported that he had attended an Old Town Primary School governors meeting.

                              

44        DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE

July 23rd 2019

        

            The meeting closed at 8.40pm