Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 25th February 2020 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge
177 MEMBERS PRESENT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs Bell (Chair), Davis, Fowler, Kimber and Rivero.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Bradshaw, Drury and Warren.
178 MEMBERS INTERESTS
179 RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA
180 PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME
Representatives of Wainsgate Chapel approached the Council in order to provide details of current activities and classes at the chapel and to enquire into the process for requesting grant funding.
181 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON 28th JANURY 2020
Resolved: that the above minutes be approved as a true and accurate record.
182 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:
That it be noted that Cllr Davis had provided her apologies prior to the meeting via email.
That a press release be written, mentioning the new Councilors and future plans.
183 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE STAFFING COMMITTEE HELD ON 6th FEBRUARY 2020
Resolved: that the above minutes be approved as a true and accurate record:
184 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:
185 APPOINTMENT OF REPRESETATIVES ON OUTSIDE BODIES
Resolved: that the following appointments and substitutions be made:
Calderdale Council Ward Forum: Cllr Drury
Calderdale Council, Safer, Cleaner, Greener: Cllr Drury
Wadsworth Community Centre: To be confirmed
186 LOCAL PLANS:
a) Local Plan
It was reported that Calderdale was now waiting for the Inspector to come back with comments.
b) Neighborhood Plan
It was reported that Cllr Kimber had been appointed Chair and that meetings would now take place monthly.
187 CLERK’S REPORT
The Clerk provided a brief verbal report.
188 FINANCIAL MATTERS
1) Items for payment:
a) Salaries/PAYE £607.74
b) Allowance and reimbursement:
– computer allowance £20.00
– bank error correction £8.00
– stamps £4.88
c) Old Peoples Welfare Committee grant £250.00
Resolved that the above items be approved for payment.
It was noted that Wainsgate Chapel would compile a grant request for the next meeting.
3) Other Items:
1) New Applications:
a) 20/00165/VAR Variation of condition Number 1 on planning application 14/00672/HSE to change materials used on the garage only. 3 Chiserley Stile Old Mill Ridge Old Town Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8SB.
Resolved No observation.
2) Other Items:
A letter was received regarding the Crimsworth Dyeworks development.
i) the letter be forwarded to the three ward councilors stating that it is a significant issue.
ii) the ward councilors keep Wadsworth Council updated.
iii) the item be placed on the next Council meeting agenda.
iv) the resident be informed of the above actions.
191 ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS
a) Flooding at Pinfold, Pecket Well.
Resolved: that Wadsworth Council pay a contractor to clear the garden waste that was causing a blockage at the disused toilets at the Pinfold wall, to be arranged in conjunction with one of the property owners.
b) Storm damage at Rawlands Lane bridleway.
Resolved: that this issue be reported to Calderdale Highways.
192 ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES
a) Allotments, Garages and Parking Spaces Policy
It was noted that the policy should state that the nearness to a garage or parking space would be taken into account when allocating sites. Furthermore the Parish Council’s decision was final.
a) To agree weekly Inspection regime.
i) 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) Storm damage at far corner of Carr head.
Resolved: that the borough engineer be requested to visit the site to advise on what action is required.
194 FUTURE OF HEBDEN BRIDGE TOWN HALL CHAMBER
Resolved: that a copy of the original letter from Calderdale Council in relation to the Council Chamber be requested from the Clerks at Erringden and Hebden Royd.
195 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS
i) Cllr Fowler reported that Old Town School had been enjoying taking part in the Across Generations Project, part funded by Wadsworth Parish Council.
ii) Cllr Fowler reported that he attended the A646 road improvements consultation meeting in Todmorden and that a large amount of concern regarding the changes was evident. It was further reported that the bus company had been consulted in relation to the plans, in particular in relation to the turning on to Birchcliffe Road.
196 DATE OF NEXT MEETING & APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE
Parish Council 24th March 2020.
The meeting closed at 9.25 pm