Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 26th May 2020 – this meeting was held remotely

 

Members present: Cllrs Bell (Chair at start of the meeting), Bradshaw, Davis, Drury, Kimber and Warren. Cllr Rivero arrived for the second part of the meeting.

                                                                                                

 

1          APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN FOR THE YEAR 2020/21

 

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

that the Chairman for the year 2020/2021 be Cllr Kimber.

 

 

 

2          SIGNATURES OF DECLARATION OF OFFICE OF CHAIRMAN

 

The Chairman, Cllr Kimber, agreed to sign the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and agreed to be guided by the National Code of Local Government Conduct in the performance of his functions in that office.

 

 

 

3          APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

Cllr Fowler.

 

 

 

Members were reminded to declare any interests relating to agenda items for this meeting prior to consideration of the appropriate item.

 

 

 

4          APPOINTMENT OF VICE CHAIRMAN FOR THE YEAR 2020/2021

 

                           Resolved: that Councillor Drury be appointed Vice Chairman for the year 2020/2021.

 

 

 

5          TO APPOINT A PLANNING COMMITTEE, WITH DELEGATED POWERS

 

                           FOR URGENT SITUATIONS          

 

Resolved: That the Council would call an extraordinary meeting if appropriate in order to fulfil this function.

 

 

 

7          TO APPOINT A FINANCE COMMITTEE WITH DELEGATED POWERS

 

                           FOR URGENT SITUATIONS          

 

Resolved: That the Council would call an extraordinary meeting if appropriate in order to fulfil this function.

 

 

 

8          TO APPOINT A STAFFING COMMITTEE, WITH DELEGATED POWERS,

 

                           FOR STAFFING MATTERS

 

Resolved that:

 

 

 

i)              Cllrs Kimber (ex-officio) Warren, Bradshaw and Rivero be appointed.

 

ii)             the item be placed on the next agenda in relation to terms of reference.

 

                          

 

9          APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE FOLLOWING BODIES

 

              

 

a)    South Pennine Branch of YLCA

 

Resolved: Cllr Bell.

 

 

 

b)    Heptonstall Exhibition and Richard Naylor Charities

 

Resolved: Cllr Davis.

 

 

 

c)    Wadsworth Community Association

 

Resolved: Cllr Davis.

 

 

 

d)    Ward Forum

 

Resolved:  Cllr Drury.

 

 

 

e)    Town and Parish Liaison Group

 

Resolved: Cllr Fowler

 

 

 

f)     Hebden Bridge Old People’s Welfare Group

 

Resolved: Cllr Davis.

 

 

 

g)    Neighbourhood Plan Group

 

Resolved:   Cllr Kimber.

 

 

 

h)    Calderdale Council - Safer Cleaner Greener

 

Resolved: Cllr Drury.

 

                                

 

10        RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA

 

             Not required.

 

 

 

11        PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME

 

No community members present.

 

 

 

12        APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

 

           COUNCIL HELD ON 28th 2020                     

 

            

 

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

 

                       

 

13        MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:     

 

            None

 

 

 

14        LOCAL PLANS:

 

a)    Local Plan

 

Nothing to report.

 

 

 

b)    Neighborhood Plan

 

Nothing to report.

 

 

 

15        CLERK’S REPORT

 

a)  The Clerk reported that she had successfully completed the Certificate in Local

 

     Council Administration.     

 

         

 

16         FINANCIAL MATTERS

 

              1)    Items for payment:

 

          a)    Salaries/PAYE – May                                            £516.10

 

          b)    Allowance and reimbursements:

 

                  - computer allowance                                           £20.00

 

                  - Zoom – April and May                                        £23.98

 

                  - Stamps                                                               £26.36

 

                 Total                                                                       £70.34

 

          c)    Wainsgate Chapel                                                 £200.00

 

 

 

          Additional items post agenda issue:

 

 

 

          d)    Fleur de Lys – flowers for Post Office                  £30.00

 

                                      

 

Resolved: that the above items be approved for payment.

 

 

 

2)  Grants:

 

a)  It was reported that thank you correspondence had been received from

 

     Wainsgate Chapel in relation to the awarding of a grant.   

 

     

 

3)  Other items:

 

a)  it was reported that a local internal auditor had been appointed at the cost of

 

     £75.00.

 

 

 

c)    It was reported that the Council had now received £2374.04 Chairman’s chain insurance claim.

 

 

 

Resolved:  to ring fence this funding until after lockdown when a decision will be made as to how to proceed.

 

    

 

17        CORRESPONDENCE

 

 

 

            Received after agenda issue:

 

 

 

            Blackshaw Parish Council:                 Spreading of waste on fields in Blackshawhead

 

 

 

It was noted that Wadsworth Parish Council would stay in contact with Blackshaw Parish Council in relation to this issue.

 

   

 

18        PLANNING

 

 

 

New Applications:

 

 

 

a)    20/00312/FUL Construction of dwelling house 5 Ayre View Parrock Lane Old Town Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8SX

 

 

 

Resolved: that no observation be made.

 

 

 

b)    20/00464/LBC Re-instatement of storm damaged wall (Listed Building Consent) Pecket Well Mill Keighley Road Hebden Bridge Calderdale

 

 

 

Resolved: that the council support the application.

 

 

 

c)    20/00321/FUL Multi-purpose equestrian and agricultural building and extension of agricultural track. Land at Coordinates 401011 427779 Height Road Mytholmroyd Hebden Bridge Calderdale

 

 

 

Resolved: that the council support the application.

 

 

 

2)    Other Items:

 

a)     The ex-Automoblia site

 

 

 

Resolved: that Calderdale Council be contacted regarding concerns over the containers on the site.

 

           

 

19       ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS

 

a)  it was reported that Old Haworth Road was overrun with traffic and parked cars over the bank holiday weekend due to visitors at Lumb Fulls. This issue was discussed at length.

 

 

 

Resolved: that:

 

 

 

i)      the Head of Highways at Calderdale Council be contacted regarding this issue.

 

ii)   the job number for the filling in of the holes on the grass verge be chased up.

 

iii)  that a discussion takes place about possible signage and other solutions to the

 

     problem.

 

 

 

20       ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES

 

          

 

a)    Draft Garage, Parking Space and Allotments Allocation Policy.

 

 

 

A discussion took place in relation to this item

 

 

 

Resolved: that a pack of information be put together for all Cllrs including all current issues and correspondence to date and that the item be placed on the agenda of the next council meeting.

 

 

 

b)    Residents request for water butt on Ackroyd Lane allotments.

 

 

 

It was noted that the above request had been made and further noted that the Council did not provide water at this allotment.

 

                                                                                    

 

21        PLAYGROUNDS

 

           

 

            It was reported that the contracts Pennine Play were resuming work and therefore would begin the delayed playground works, on the two sites, shortly.

 

 

 

22        OXENHOPE CHARABANC DISASTER CENTENARY OCTOBER 2020

 

 

 

            Resolved: that this item be deferred until the next meeting when Cllr Fowler would be in attendance.

 

                              

 

23        REPORTS FROM CLLRS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS

 

 

 

a)    Old Town Primary School

 

 

 

            Resolved that:

 

 

 

i)          a vote of thanks be made to the Headteacher and school.

 

ii)         that a card/letter be sent conveying the above.

 

iii)            Flowers be purchased as a token of appreciation in relation to the Headteacher and school’s hard work and community spirit during these difficult times.

 

 

 

24        STAFFING UPDATE

 

It was agreed that the annual staffing review would take place after the next Staffing Committee meeting.

 

 

 

25        DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE

 

June 30th 2020

 

        

 

            The meeting closed at 9.05pm