Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge
101 MEMBERS PRESENT
Cllrs Bell (Chair), Davis, Drury, Fowler, Kimber and Wade.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
102 MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Fowler declared an other interest in relation to one of the potential co-opted councilors.
103 RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA
Resolved that item 116 be discussed after public question time (item 104) and that the public be asked to leave the room for the duration of this item.
104 PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME
Two local residents had put themselves forward for co-option. A brief discussion took place between the residents and the Council.
105 CO-OPTION OF COUNCILLORS
Resolved: that Carolyne Warren and Stuart Bradshaw be co-opted as Wadsworth
106 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON 24th SEPTEMBER 2019
Resolved: that the above minutes be approved as a true record.
107 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:
108 LOCAL PLANS:
a) Local Plan
Nothing to report.
b) Neighborhood Plan
It was reported that a meeting would be organised to establish if anything could be done while waiting for the February re-submission of Calderdale’s Local Plan.
109 CLERK’S REPORT
All items included in the agenda.
110 FINANCIAL MATTERS
1) Items for payment:
a) Salaries £404.72
b) HMRC £101.20
c) Allowance and reimbursement:
– computer allowance £20.00
– 2 x reams copy paper £09.98
a) PKF Littlejohn LLP £48.00
b) Calderdale Council – Q2 grass cutting £1093.92
c) IPI Ltd – six monthly play inspection report £192.00
Resolved: that the above items be approved for payment.
a) Old Peoples Welfare Committee: Request for £250 – local history project.
Resolved: that the above Committee be invited to the next meeting of the Council.
3) Other Items:
a) National Savings and Investments change of signatories and contact details.
Resolved: that the Chair, Vice-Chair and a third Councillor sign the National Savings and Investments change of signatories and contact details document as appropriate.
a) HB & District Royal British Legion: Remembrance Sunday 2019:
(wreaths and cross)
Resolved: i) that two wreaths and one cross (of a more substantial nature than last year) be ordered.
ii) that the Clerk check that no further wreaths needed to be ordered.
iii) that the press be notified of the Pecket Well ceremony that takes place at 2pm.
iv) ACTION that Cllr Drury attend the Hebden Bridge ceremony at 10am
v) ACTION that Cllr Fowler place the cross at Smeakin Hill.
b) YLCA: Branch meeting date Autumn 2019.
Resolved: that the correspondence be received.
c) Resident’s correspondence: Co-option of Councillors.
Resolved: that the correspondence be received and the resident be invited to the next Council meeting.
d) Friends of the Earth: Tackling Climate Change.
Resolved: ACTION that Cllr Drury read the additional documentation and table a motion at the next Council meeting.
e) HB & Dist. Old Peoples Welfare Com: Thank you and request.
Resolved: i) ACTION that Cllr Davis be the Council representative for the group.
ii) that the above thank you correspondence be relayed to ex-Cllr Lynch.
1) New Applications:
2) Other Items:
113 ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS
a) Pecket Well Neighbourhood Watch letter – highways issues update and quotes.
Resolved: that Kidds Gardening Services be appointed to prune the hedge and tidy the area at the agreed two Pecket Well, Keighley Road, bus stops.
b) Tree inspections update
Resolved: that the update be received.
c) Pecket Well footpath between Ackroyd Lane and Keighley Road – surface and benches.
Resolved: that CROWS be asked to look at the footpath.
d) Road Traffic Regulation – Midgehole Road.
Resolved: that the information be received.
114 ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES
a) Non-maintained plot at Pecket Bar.
Resolved: ACTION that Cllr Bell talk to the tenant to establish whether they still want the allotment and it be made clear to them that it must be cultivated if they wish to keep it.
a) To agree weekly Inspection regime.
Resolved: i) ACTION that Cllr Kimber inspect Pecket Well Playground once a week for the following month.
ii) that Cllr Fowler inspect Old Town Playground once a week for the following month.
b) Play Area development sub-committee.
Resolved: i) ACTION that Cllr Drury and the Clerk work on this.
ii) that ex Cllr Spencer be asked to join them.
c) Goalposts update.
It was reported that negotiations with Calderdale in relation to responsibilities and costs of the goalpost were underway.
116 WEBSITE DESIGN AND NEW ACCESIBILITY LEGISLATION UPDATE
Resolved i) that Cllr Drury provide a brief for further quotes in relation to the updating of the community website.
117 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS
a) Town and Parish Conference
Cllrs Drury and Kimber reported on the recent Town and Parish Conference, particularly in relation to the format, chairing style, frustrations with the planning system and progress of the local plan, environmental continuity and the growing number of Air B&Bs.
b) Other Matters
Cllr Fowler reported that there was fly tipping at the bus turning circle, long term parking on the grass at the top of Walker Lane and that ‘no dog fouling’ signs had been placed on the benches at Old Town Green and that further signs were required.
ACTION It was agreed that Cllr Fowler would contact Calderdale about the fly typing and that the Clerk would contact Together Housing in relation to the parked vehicles on the verge at Walker Lane
Resolved that the reports be received.
118 DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE
November 26th 2019.
The meeting closed at 9.30pm