Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 26th November 2019 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge
119 MEMBERS PRESENT
Cllrs Bell (Chair), Davis, Drury, Fowler, Kimber, Wade and Warren.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
120 MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Fowler declared an other interest in relation to item 130 a)
121 RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA
Resolved that item 133 be discussed after public question time (item 104) and that the public be asked to leave the room for the duration of this item.
122 PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME
One local resident had put themselves forward for co-option. A brief discussion took place between the resident and the Council.
123 CO-OPTION OF COUNCILLORS
Resolved: that Cherie Rivero be co-opted as a Wadsworth Parish Councilor.
124 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON 22nd OCTOBER 2019
It was noted that Cllr Bell’s name had been recorded twice instead of once under item 101.
Resolved: that the above minutes with the exception of the above be approved as a true record.
125 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:
126 LOCAL PLANS:
a) Local Plan
It was reported that the local plan was re-submitted at the beginning of September but consultation was halted due to the election, but would commence again in January. It was further reported that there was no additional housing proposed in the revised plan in the hilltop parish areas. Furthermore, it was reported that the plan was a ten-year plan, rather than the government recommended 15-year plan.
b) Neighborhood Plan
A meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee took place earlier on Tuesday 26th November where the above information was reported.
127 CLERK’S REPORT
It was reported that all items were included under the other agenda items.
128 FINANCIAL MATTERS
1) Items for payment:
a) Salaries (including PAYE) £505.90
b) Allowance and reimbursement:
– computer allowance £20.00
– stamps £29.28
– address labels £21.52
c) IPI Ltd – six monthly play inspection report £192.00
d) Beverley SW – Years of service awards £210.00
Resolved: that the above items be approved for payment.
3) Other Items:
a) YLCA: General election 12th December 2019.
b) CMBC: 2020/21 budget process.
c) CMBC: Register of electors.
d) Power for People: Local clean energy.
e) NS&I: New signatories form.
f) Disability Access Forum: Access to council chamber.
g) Hebden Royd Town Council (HRTC): Clean air initiative.
Cllr Drury declared a pecuniary interest in relation to item 129 d)
Resolved: that the above correspondence be received and that item 129 d) be added to the January meeting agenda.
1) New Applications:
a) 19/01247/FUL Demolition of existing dwelling & residential outbuilding; construction of replacement dwelling Keelam Farm Dike Lane Wadsworth Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8TG
Resolved: that Wadsworth Parish Council opposes this application as they do not believe that the existing structure should be removed and furthermore do not think that the new structure is in keeping with its surroundings.
b) 19/01191/HSE and LBC Garage with link to existing dwelling Little Nook Farm Stable Dike Lane Wadsworth Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire HX7 8TS
Resolved: that Wadsworth Parish Council opposes this application as it would over develop the rural area and furthermore the proposed structure would be built from unsuitable building materials in relation to its surroundings.
c) 19/01340/RES Construction of fourteen dwellings (Reserved matters pursuant to 18/00576/OUT) Crimsworth Dyeworks Midgehole Road Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 7AN
Resolved: that Wadsworth Parish Council wishes to make it clear that agreeing to 14 dwellings being built on this site is contrary to Calderdale’s development plans for this road, this development exceeds the agreed level of new housing on this road by two dwellings.
1) New Applications:
2) Other Items:
131 ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS
a) It was reported that vehicles were still parking on the grass verge at the top of Ackroyd Lane
Resolved: that this issue be chased again.
132 ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES
a) Non-maintained plot at Pecket Bar.
Resolved: ACTION that a non-cultivation order be served on the tenant.
a) To agree weekly Inspection regime.
Resolved: i) ACTION that Cllr Kimber inspect Pecket Well Playground once a week for the following month.
ii) ACTION that Cllr Fowler inspect Old Town Playground once a week for the following month.
b) Play Area Development sub-committee.
An update report was received.
Resolved: i) that Cllr Drury and the Clerk continue to develop this project.
ii) that the 2020/21 budget includes a play development category.
iii) that the 2019/20 £2000 new play equipment budget be brought forward and included in the 2020/21 play development category.
iv) that £5000 should be taken from general reserves and added to the 2020/21 play development category.
v) that an Awards for All application be developed
vi) that consultation is carried out targeting the following age ranges; 1-5, 6-10 and 11-15
vii) that based on the conclusions of the above process a new piece of play equipment be bought and installed at Old Town Green.
viii) that all outstanding maintenance issues at both play areas are addressed as part of the above budget and process.
ix) that the play equipment at both sites be cleaned, tided and painted as necessary.
134 SMEAKIN HIL WAR MEMORIAL
Resolved: that Cllr Fowler investigate the process for gaining protected status to the war memorial.
135 CLIMATE EMERGENCY MOTION
A discussion took place.
Resolved: that Cllr Drury would bring the exact wording of the motion to the next meeting.
136 WEBSITE DESIGN AND NEW ACCESIBILITY LEGISLATION UPDATE
Cllr Drury provided an update and it was agreed that there was ongoing support for a community website.
Resolved that Cllr Drury continue to progress this project.
137 2020/21 MEETING DATES
Resolved that the list of dates provided be agreed and that the meeting start times remain the same as for the current years.
138 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS
a) Town and Parish Liaison Group meeting
Cllr Fowler reported that the meeting had been informative.
b) Wadsworth Community Centre Committee meeting
Cllr Drury reported that the Centre had secured a grant in order to open a weekly café in January 2020 and that health and safety requirements were being put in place in relation to the existing luncheon club.
c) Hebden Bridge and District Welfare Committee
Cllr Drury reported that a donation request from the Hebden Bridge and District Welfare Committee was for funding the hire of meeting rooms.
Resolved that this item be placed on the agenda for the next meeting and that Cllr Drury request a member of the committee to attend.
d) Other Matters
ACTION It was agreed that the Clerk would investigate the correct procedure with Calderdale in relation to reporting dangerous dogs.
Resolved that the above reports be received.
136 DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE
December 17th 2019.
The meeting closed at 9.20pm