ST. WEONARDS PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes from Ordinary Meeting held on
Monday 8th July 2019 at
St Weonards Village Hall, at 7.30pm

Councillors Present: Cllrs Mike Cain (Chair), Peter Gebbie, Richard Williams, and Rob Bowen

In attendance: Mrs Kate Hughes (Clerk to Council), County Cllr Toni Fagan Tracy Knights, Parish Lengthsman and 2 member of the public

1. There were apologies received from Cllr Laura Williams

2. There were no declarations of interest for the meeting.

3. The ordinary minutes of meeting held on 10th June 2019 were adopted and signed.

4. Open discussion limited to 10 mins to be shared out between each section ie 2/3 minutes each
4.1. Residents Views – There were none raised.
4.2. County Cllr Toni Fagan reported the following:
4.2.1. Confirmed that she had completed a tour with James Howell around the group of Parishes.
4.2.2. There were issues raised by parishioners at Sandyway about the speed of traffic along the A466 and the lack of SLOW markings on the road. James Howell confirmed he would raise the road markings as a defect.
4.2.3. There was also a defect raised about the overgrown trees at the bottom of Sandyway. James Howell confirmed he would speak to the landowner to ask if they can trim the trees.
4.2.4. Cllr Fagan reported there was by-election taking place at Whitecross to elect a replacement County Councillor and that the by-pass project was on hold as the Council explore other options.
4.3. James Howell, Balfour Beatty Locality Steward was unable to attend the meeting but the Clerk had circulated a report to the Councillors.

5. Lengthsman and P3 Footpath Scheme
5.1. Tracy Knights confirmed he had carried out the usual mowing and general maintenance around the Parish.
5.2. The Parish Council asked Tracy to complete the usual summer maintenance on the C and U roads by trimming the blind spots and at junctions to improve visibility. Action Tracy Knights
5.2.1. There was an issue raised about the hedges that need trimming by Lyston Smithy that hanging over into the road and causing problems for lorries. Clerk to speak to James Howell. Clerk to action

6. Finances
6.1. The Council noted the HSBC Bank Balance to be £5364.55 on 5/6719 and budget spend was reviewed and on track for the end of the financial year.
6.2. The Council RESOLVED payment of the following invoices: –
6.2.1. Tracy Knights Lengthsman invoice 756 – £45 – Chq 100468
6.2.2. Clerks salary for July £276.86 – Chq 100469
6.3. The Clerk confirmed that Isobelle Bevan had completed the Internal Audit and her fee was £30. It was RESOLVED to pay her – Chq 100459
6.4. The Council did not identify any financial risks

7. Planning Applications
7.1. The Council had no planning applications to consider.
7.1.1. Planning Applications – P192111 – Velindra Farm, St Weonards, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 8PX, Proposed new three phase overhead electricity line. Reply by 11th July. The Council RESOLVED that were no objections to this application.
7.1.2. Planning Applications – P192257 – Glasshouse Barn, St Weonards, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 8QH. Notification for prior approval for a proposed change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling house (Class C3) and for associated operational development. Creation of a single larger dwelling house. There is no requirement to respond but if we do we need to reply by 18th July. The Council noted this planning application.
7.2. The Council noted the update on current planning applications

8. The Council noted the correspondence received and Clerk’s information sheet

9. There were no items raised for the next meeting.

10. The Council noted the date of next meeting to be Monday 9th September 2019 at 7.30pm

Meeting closed 8.15pm