Minutes 15th September 2015

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held in Bromsberrow Village Hall on Tuesday 15th September 2015

Present:
Chairman D Morgan
Councillors J Stephens E Wilson
Also Present R Yeats Ward Member
D Baldwin Clerk to the Council
6 members of the public

1. Apologies for absence -: Apologies were received and accepted for Councillors J Rann, D Hunter and N Terry

2. To receive Declarations of Interest.
No Declarations of Interest were received at this point in the meeting.
3. Public Participation
Members of the public present addressed the Council on their concerns over the granting of retrospective planning permission for Yew Tree Bungalow, Bromsberrow Heath. Ward Member, Councillor Yeates, explained that unfortunately the decision had been made and there was nothing further that he or the Parish Council could do.

4. Minutes
The minutes of the Annual Council Meeting held on the 19th July 2015 were confirmed and approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
5. Co-Option
The Monitoring Officer informed the Council that it was not necessary to advertise the vacancy, therefore for the Council could Co-opt a member to serve on the Parish Council.

6. Telephone Box
In the absence of Councillor Rann this item to be deferred to the next meeting.

7. Village Shop
Councillors considered a Parish Council representative to serve on the Village Shop Committee. Councillor J Stephens nominated Councillor Morgan, seconded by Councillor E Wilson.
RESOLUTION: That Councillor D Morgan be the Parish Council representative to serve on the Village Shop Committee.

8. Planning
8.1 Planning Decision

1) Site Yew Tree Bungalow, Bromsberrow Heath, Ledbury
Description Erection of a replacement domestic outbuilding.
P1010/15/FUL The Parish Council did not support this retrospective application in its submitted comments. It was decided to send in the Council concerns over the granting of this retrospective application. Unanimous

8.2 Planning Decisions from Forest of Dean District Council
Cherry Orchard, Bromsberrow Heath, Full permission.
9. Highways
9.1 Highways Report
Clerk to report the following:
Chase signs post at the Cross Bromsberrow Heath.

9.2 Speed Devices
Councillors received a report on the meeting with Councillor Morgan and the Clerk attended with the Community Engagement Officer of Forest of Dean District Council. She was not aware of any grants available to the Parish Council for aid to purchase speed indicator devices, but would send on information for contacts that maybe useful.
RESOLUTION: The Clerk to continue to research options and funding sources.

10 Financial Items
10.1 Summary of Receipts and Payments
Councillors reviewed the summary of the Receipts and Payments as of the 24th August 2015 showing a balance of £9268.53
RESOLUTION: That the summary be approved and signed by the Chairman.
10.2 Budget increase
Councillors considered the increase of the budget for professional fees to cover the fees for external audit costs.
RESOLUTION: That the professional fee budget be increased accordingly.
10.3 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 £442.29

11. Correspondence
Councillors reviewed the list of correspondence received.
GAPTC Bulletin
Forest of Dean DC Allocations Plan Submission Draft
Winter Hedgerow and Tree Planting.
RESOLUTION: That the list of correspondence be noted.

12 Matters to be raised for the next meeting
Speed Restriction Devices
Telephone Box
Rights of Way

13. Date of the next meeting
The date of the next meeting is currently scheduled for the 10th November 2015.
Meeting closed at 8.25pm