Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held at 7.30 pm
on Tuesday 15th December 2020 – meeting held remotely _________________________________________________________________________
130 MEMBERS PRESENT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs Kimber (Chair), Drury, Dyson, Fowler, Heyworth, Bradshaw, Rivero and Walsh.
Apologies for Absence None
131 MEMBERS INTERESTS:None
132 CO-OPTION OF NEW CLLRS
Resolved: that Nigel Sagar be made a Council Member and that the Clerk send out the relevant paperwork.
133 RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA
Resolved: to move the following items to the beginning of the agenda:
12) Road and Footpath Matters
i) Haworth Old Road and Lumb Falls
i) CROWS Application for annual contribution towards works carried out within the Parish.
A member of CROWS attended the meeting to discuss the application
- A grant of £500, for annual works within the parish, be awarded.
- That the Clerk liaises with CROWS in relation to a press release to include a ‘just giving’ link.
135 ROAD AND FOOTPATH MATTERS:
- Haworth Old Road and Lumb Falls update
An update was provided
- the Council supports the work that Calderdale is proposing including a clearway.
- Calderdale be contacted in order to:
Suggest the clearway be restricted to 1st March till 1st of October.
Raise concerns that with the clearway in place parked cars may partially block the Keighley Road.
Highlight that the footpath down to the falls is in a dangerous state of repair.
136 PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME: None.
137 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON: 10.11.2020.
Resolved: that the minutes of the 10th November meeting be approved as a true and accurate record with the following amendment:
117 3)iii) the word ‘elevation’ be replaced with alleviation’.
138 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:
Pecket Well Mill Retaining Wall
An update on progress with the re-building of the wall at Pecket Well Mill was provided. The work is schedules to start in the third week of 2021, with as much work as possible being carried out from the field side. The new wall would have drain hole slots. The residents would be carrying out some work in relation to drainage.
It was further noted that a couple of existing land drains, in the vicinity of the wall, may need attention.
Old Town Mill Road
It was reported that the road had been swept and cleared.
139 LOCAL PLANS:
a) Calderdale Council Local Plan update
It was reported that a third round of consultation may have to take place.
b) Neighbourhood Plan
It was reported that the Council’s concerns, including the inclusion of local food networks, were being addressed in relation to the plan.
Resolved: to receive the above reports.
140 CLERK’S REPORT
i) Pecket Well Telephone Box update
It was reported that the relevant paperwork had been issued and signed.
ii) Asset Management and Insurance
It was reported that the insurance of assets was up to date and in order.
Resolved: to receive the report.
141 FINANCIAL MATTERS:
1) Items for payment:
i) Salaries/PAYE Dec £540.80
ii) Allowance and reimbursement:
– computer allowance oct/Nov £40.00
– home working allowance Oct/Nov £17.33
– Zoom £11.99
– Stamps £16.92
– Travel – Dec £02.70
iii) SLCC annual membership – paid Oct 2020 £48.00
Resolved that: the payments be approved.
142 CORRESPONDENCE: All covered under other agenda items.
- New Applications: None received at time of agenda issue.
2) Applications received after Agenda Issue:
- 20/01266/HSE Raise height of roof to create first floor living space The Nook Keighley Road Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire HX7 8QN
Resolved: to support the application, as the new roof line was better in keeping with the adjacent listed building.
3) Other Planning Issues: None raised.
144 Road and Footpath Matters
- Parrock Lane at track to Bogg Eggs Farm and Allswell Farm
It was reported that a blocked land drain was causing water to flow over Parrock Lane at the track leading to Bog Eggs Farm/Allswell Farm, with concerns that in cold weather this would freeze across the lane.
- Winter Gritting
Concerns were raised about the lack of gritting of side roads, when due to Covid there are more home deliveries taking place.
- Path at Moorfield Bungalows
It was reported that the path between 47 and 49 Moorfield was cracked and dangerous.
Resolved: that Calderdale Council and Together Housing be contacted as appropriate.
- Play areas inspection reports
Resolved: that this be discussed on the 12th January at 7pm before the Finance meeting.
- Bi-weekly inspections.
Resolved that Cllrs Fowler and Kimber carry out the bi-weekly inspections.
146 CARR HEAD SITE – TREE MANAGEMENT UPDATE
Resolved:that Calderdale Countryside section be contacted with a request that an officer look at the site.
147 POTENTIAL FLOOD STORE UPDATE
Resolved:that the flood store be positioned at the bottom of the garage site, to the south of Carr Head and that Cllr Bradshaw arrange this with the Flood Warden.
148 WAINSGATE CHAPEL LIST OF ASSETS OF COMMUNITY VALUE UPDATE
Cllr Drury reported that the application to add Wainsgate Chapel to the List of Assets of Community Value had been approved.
Resolved:to thank Cllr Drury for her hard work in relation to this.
149 CHRISTMAS PARCELS
It was reported that the parcels had been delivered and received positively.
150 TO AGREE DATES AND TIMES FOR 2021 PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
Resolved:that the list of dates be approved and that the list be sent to the Town Hall for future room booking confirmation.
151 REPRESENTATIVES AT OUTSIDE MEETINGS
Cllr Drury reported that she had attended the Safer Cleaner Greener meeting and that Calderdale had confirmed approval for the Parish Council to continue to maintain and replace the Parish Council’s benches on Calderdale Council’s land.
Resolved: to receive the update.
Cllr Drury reported that she had tried to attend a Friends of the Earth Climate Emergency Webinar and that the documentation contained a list of actions that a Parish Council could carry out.
Resolved:that the presentation be sent to all Cllrs and the item be added to the February agenda.
152 DATE OF NEXT MEETING & APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE
Parish’s Playground meeting: 7pm 12th January 2021
Finance meeting: 12th January 2021 to begin at the rise of the above meeting.
Parish Council: 26th January 2021.
The meeting closed at 9.12 pm
Cllr Jon Kimber, Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org 01422 844914
Cllr Kate Drury, Vice Chairman email@example.com 07917 793192
Cllr Stuart Bradshaw – –
Cllr Andrew Dyson firstname.lastname@example.org 07595 944812
Cllr Alan Fowler email@example.com 01422 842828
Cllr Michael Heyworth firstname.lastname@example.org 07802549376
Cllr Cherie Rivero email@example.com 07860 858603
Cllr Nigel Sagar firstname.lastname@example.org 07773 373 362
Cllr Marcella Walsh email@example.com –
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