Minutes 15th November 2016


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
held in Bromsberrow Village Hall
on Tuesday 15th November 2016

Present: Chairman D Morgan
Councillors: Y Fortey, D Hunter, J Stephens,  N Terry
Also Present D Baldwin Clerk to the Council

1. Apologies for absence -: Apologies were received and accepted for Councillors J Rann and E Wilson.

2. To receive Declarations of Interest.
No Declarations of Interest were received at this point in the meeting.

3. Public Participation
There were no members of the public present.

4. Minutes
The minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on the 7th September were confirmed and approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

5. War Memorial
Councillor Hunter offered the use of his ladder to carry our maintenance to the top of the War Memorial. He also reported the Remembrance Sunday service was well attended and offered a vote of thanks to Councillor Stephens for all his hard work for this event.

6. Planning
6.1 Planning Applications
To note the comments submitted for the following application.

Site Toneys Cottage, Albright Lane, Bromsberrow
Description Erection of two storey extension partial demolition of existing building
P1173/16/OUT The Parish Council support this application.

6.2 Bromsberrow Sand Quarry
An invitation was received for Councillors to attend an on-site meeting to discuss their concerns with the Companies representative.
RESOLUTION: To accept the invitation with the company representative and request that Steven Harris from Gloucestershire County Council is also present.

6.3 Planning Decisions from Forest of Dean District Council
Planning Permissions
Yew Tree Bungalow, Bromsberrow Heath.

6.4 Retrospective Application for Yew Tree Bungalow.
Councillors were concerned over the lack of feed back to the Parish Councils comments and the request for a site visit, as suggested by the Ward Member, being ignored.
RESOLUTION: That the Clerk sent an email to planning expressing the disappointment and concerns of Councillors.

7. Highways
7.1 Highways Report
Items to be reported: Large Pothole by the layby on the A417 near Junction 2 of the M50.
Parking in the Bus Stop by the Cross in Bromsberrow Heath report to the police.

7.2 The Clerk reported that no response to the request for a site meeting with the head of Gloucestershire Highways had been received, but would continue to chase.

8. Financial Items
8.1 Budget 2017/18
Councillors considered the budget for 20176/18 and setting each item in order to calculate the precept required. The budget will be further considered at the next meeting.

8.2 Councillors reviewed the External Auditors response to the Annual Governance. All was correct, but included an advisory that the Annual Governance should be signed in advance of the Accounting statements not at the same time.

8.3 Councillors were asked to consider remuneration for the Internal Auditor. RESOLUTION: That the Parish Council approved the sum of £48.86.

8.4 Summary of Receipts and Payments
Councillors reviewed the summary of the Receipts and Payments as of the 6th July 2016 showing a balance of £9927.10.
RESOLUTION: That the summary be approved and signed by the Chairman.

8.5 Invoices for Payment
Councillors considered the list of invoices for payment.
RESOLUTION: That the Parish Council approve the payment of invoices in the total of £550.56.

9. Correspondence
None to be noted.

10. Matters to be raised for the next meeting
Telephone Box Re-painting

11. Date of the next meeting
The date of the next meeting is currently scheduled for the 17th January 2017.

Meeting closed at 9.30pm