Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held at 7.30 pm
on Tuesday 10th November 2020 – meeting held remotely _________________________________________________________________________
105 MEMBERS PRESENT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs Kimber (Chair), Drury, Fowler, Bradshaw and Rivero.
Apologies for Absence None
106 MEMBERS INTERESTS:
Cllr Rivero declared a pecuniary interest in relation to agenda item 13 – Allotments, Parking Spaces and Garages.
Cllr Fowler declared an other interest in relation to item 11a) i) planning application 20/01185/HSE, as the Cllr lives below the housing estate concerned.
Cllr Drury declared an other interest in relation to agenda items 9iii) and 10 i) as Treasurer of the Environment Group.
107 COUNCILLORS RESIGNATION AND CO-OPTION OF NEW CLLRS
The Chairman, Cllr Kimber reported that David Bell had resigned as a Councillor.
Three residents attended the meeting in order to discuss being co-opted on to the
i) Cllr Kimber write to David Bell thanking him for his 47 years of service.
ii) that Andrew Dyson, Michael Heyworth and Marcella Walsh become Council Members and that the Clerk send out the relevant paperwork.
108 REVIEW OF STANDING ORDERS
Resolved: that the quorate for Council meeting be the minimum of four Council Members.
109 RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA
Resolved: to move agenda item 13 Allotments, Parking Spaces and Garages to the end of the agenda.
110 PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME: None.
111 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON: 22.09.2020.It was noted that the 27th October meeting was inquorate.
Resolved: that the minutes of the 22nd September meeting be approved as a true and accurate record.
112 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:
All covered under existing agenda items.
113 LOCAL PLANS:
a) Calderdale Council Local Plan update
It was reported that individual hearings were taking place and that these should be completed in early December.
b) Neighbourhood Plan
It was reported that the above hearings were holding up progression of the Neighbourhood Plan. It was further reported that the Parish Council’s suggestions from the September meeting had been taken on board and that a revised plan would be brought back to the Council for approval.
Resolved: to receive the above reports.
114 CLERK’S REPORT
It was reported that Cllr Drury and the Environment Group had carried out clearing and tidying of the Pecket Well Memorial Garden. The wreaths had been laid and that socially distanced family groups and individuals had visited the war memorial to pay their respects.
Robin Hood at Pecket Well
The local pub at Pecket Well was also discussed and the Council were in agreement that the Robin Hood was a valuable community facility.
Resolved: to receive the report.
115 FINANCIAL MATTERS:
1) Items for payment:
i) Salaries/PAYE Oct £540.80
ii) Allowance and reimbursement:
– computer allowance oct/Nov £40.00
– home working allowance Oct/Nov £34.66
– Zoom £23.98
– Stationery order £25.53
– Travel – noticeboards £02.70
iii) Wadsworth Environment Group grant (min 93 2) i) £500.00
Additional payments after agenda issue:
iv) YLCA Planning Webinar – Cllr Kimber £22.50
Resolved that: the payments be approved.
2) Grants: None received.
- Wadsworth Environment Group Project Update
An update on the Environment Group’s work was provided, including tidying work and proposed future work at Pecket Well Memorial Garden.
- the group be thanked for their work.
- The group obtain written quotes for the tree works.
- The Clerk produce a ‘no dog fouling sign’ to be laminated and put up at the Memorial Garden.
- New Applications:
- 20/01185/HSE Demolition of garage to facilitate two storey and single storey extension to side, single storey extension and enlarged raised decking to South elevation. 27 Old Mill Ridge Old Town Calderdale HX7 8RT.
Resolved: that no comment be made.
- 20/01177/LBC Convert existing WC in Sunday school to form two WC compartments, one wheelchair accessible. Construct part-glazed stud partition and doorway in existing artist’s studio. Install pipework/radiators to provide heating. Wainsgate Baptist Church Wainsgate Lane Wadsworth.
Resolved: that the application be supported.
- 20/01074/FUL Change of use from residential to Post office with tea room to the ground floor, and first floor self-contained flat with a two storey side extension for enclosed stairwell access. Wadsworth Post Office 2 Billy Lane Old Town Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8RY.
Resolved: that the application be fully supported and that the post office with tearoom would be positive asset to the community.
2) Applications received after Agenda Issue: None received.
3) Other Planning Issues:
- 20/00415/HSE Ibbotroyd Cloth House Planning Appeal
Resolved: that the appeal notice be noted.
- 19/00119/CON Hazelbrook cottage
Resolved that the correspondence from Calderdale Council be noted.
- Collapsed Wall at Pecket Well Mill
A resident of Pecket Well Mill, addressed the Council in relation to this issue. It was noted that this was a significant and potential life endangering collapse of wall. The rebuild of the wall had been approved by Calderdale Council and that the costs were covered by insurance, but that there was an on-going issue in relation to the build-up of water behind the wall. It was noted that a flood elevation scheme was required, potentially using attenuation ponds.
Resolved:that the significance of this issue be noted and further updates be reported to the Council.
118 ROAD AND FOOTPATH MATTERS:
i) Old Town Mill Lane
A letter had been received regarding the muddy condition of Old Town Mill Lane due to the building works.
Resolved:that a letter be sent to the contractors and that Calderdale Council be copied in.
ii) Parish Benches
It was reported that the 22 Parish Council benches were in need of refurbishment. It was further reported that Ex Cllr Bell was in the process of providing a map of the bench locations.
Resolved:that this be raised by Cllr Drury at the next Calderdale Council, Safer Cleaner Greener meeting and an update brought back to the next Parish Council meeting.
- Old Town Green pitch levelling proposal update.
- when appropriate Cllrs Drury and Bradshaw meet with the local football team managers to decide on a way forward.
- that the Clerk check whether the area is registered as a village green and report back to the utility company that has wayleavers over the land.
- Bi-weekly inspections.
Resolved that Cllr Fowler and Kimber carryout the bi-weekly inspections.
120 RE-ADOPTION OF PECKET WELL MEMORIAL GARDENS TELEPHONE BOX
Resolved:that the Parish Council re-adopt the Pecket Well Memorial Garden telephone box and that the Clerk liaises with the resident regarding the necessary paperwork.
121 NALC PC13-20 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ETHICAL STANDARD CONSULTATION
Resolved:that this be circulated to Cllrs and Cllrs provide feedback to the Clerk.
122 Motion moved on notice by Cllr Drury:
WADSWORTH PARISH COUNCIL – BULLYING AND HARASSMENT POLICY
Resolved:that a draft Code of Conduct Policy be brought back to a Council meeting in the new year. It was noted that the Council was mindful to adopt a policy.
123 CARR HEAD SITE – TREE MANAGEMENT UPDATE
Resolved:that Cllr Bradshaw ask a forester friend to have a look at the trees on the site and supply an informal opinion as to their management, as a favour to the Council.
124 POTENTIAL FLOOD STORE FOR WADSWORTH
Resolved:that the Council accept the proposed flood store and that the Clerk provide plans to Cllr Bradshaw in order to decide on a suitable location.
125 WAINSGATE CHAPEL COMMUNITY ASSET TRANSFER INITIATION PROCESS UPDATE
Cllr Drury reported that the application was progressing and that further details had been requested.
Resolved:that the update be noted.
126 CHRISTMAS PARCELS
Resolved:that Cllr Kimber provide the list of residents to the Clerk and that they be contacted to check that they are happy to receive a Christmas parcel this year.
127 REPORTS FROM CLLRS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS
It was reported that Cllrs Fowler and Kimber had attended an Old Town School Governors meeting and that the coronavirus was discussed.
Resolved:that the report be noted.
128 ALLOTMENTS, PARKING SPACES AND GARAGES:
Cllr Rivero declared a pecuniary interest and left the meeting for the duration of this item.
a) Charges for Garden Plots at North View.
Resolved:that the annual rent of garden plots should be brought in line with the annual allotment rents at £25.00 per plot per year.
c) Allotments, Parking Spaces and Garages Policy for Ratification.
- the Allotments, Parking Spaces and Garages Policy be adopted, with the amendments as agreed at the meeting.
- the residents of North View be informed.
129 DATE OF NEXT MEETING & APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE
Parish Council 15th December 2020. The meeting closed at 10.00 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 Marcella Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org –
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