Gerrans Parish Council Minutes – January 2018

Gerrans Parish Council

MINUTES of the Meeting of Gerrans Parish Council

held on Thursday 4th January 2018

in the Memorial Hall

NEXT MEETING – Tuesday 6th February 2018 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall Annexe

Present:

Cllrs Robin Edwards (RE), Ralph German (RG), Will Gill (WG), James Hetherington (JH), Nev Meek (NM), Val Neal (VN), Charlotte Taffinder (CT) ( Chairman);  S Skull (Clerk), CC Julian German (JG)

No members of the public attended.  

011801

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE  

– Cllrs Bax, Cochrane, Hastings, Iddison.

011802

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

– None

011803

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

– None

011804

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

The Council accepted the draft minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 5th December 2017 as being a true record. The Chairman signed the minutes.

011805

REVIEW OF MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING – ITEMS FOR REPORT / DISCUSSION

The clerk reported:

  1. The car abandoned in Treloan car park had now been removed.
  2. The intended playground site meeting had not taken place – it was hoped to convene one in January.

011806

CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

Proposed development at Pendower Beach Hotel  –  Ref.  PA17/01864/PREAPP

The clerk read out an announcement from Cornwall Council giving notice of a Pre-Application Community Engagement (PACE) Forum – a public meeting to be held on January 29th at 7.15 pm in the Memorial Hall at which this proposed development would be discussed.

There was no other correspondence which would not be addressed in other items on the agenda.

011807

PLANNING MATTERS

(a) Applications

The PC had received no new applications.

(b) Decisions

Application GPC comment CC Decision
PA17/11101 re Kitpurva Support Approved
PA17/10892 re 4 Gerrans Hill Support Approved

 (c) Enforcement matters

– Nothing to report

011808

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS

RG reported that the Martin Baker Harris charity had been able to make two hardship donations over the Christmas period.

011809

LOCALISM

The clerk no movement re the proposed transfer to the PC of the freeholds of Treloan Lane car park and the playground. He said the matter was still with the PC’s solicitors.

Councillors considered the current consultation by the Local Government Boundary Commission on the proposed new division boundaries for CC. CT proposed (seconded RE) that the PC’s comment should be that it was fully in agreement with the comments already submitted by JG. Unanimously agreed. Action clerk.

011810

PERCUIL PUBLIC CONVENIENCES

The clerk presented two previously circulated quotes for the roof replacement. After discussion, RG proposed (seconded RE) that the quote of Empire Roofing at £1,975 plus VAT be accepted. Unanimously agreed. Action clerk

011811                                                 

FINANCIAL MATTERS

CLERK’S REPORT

The clerk reported that all payments submitted for approval were materially within budget, or within forecast and agreed contingency levels where actual figures were unknown at the time of setting the budget.

ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT

It was resolved that the outstanding invoices totalling £2,541.62 (including VAT of £76.38) be paid. A schedule of all the payments is available from the clerk.

BANK RECONCILIATION

The reconciled bank balance as at 25th December was £59,507.76.

011812

OTHER PARISH MATTERS

  1. Any urgent business

– None

  1. Matters to be included on the next agenda

– None other than as minuted above

  1. Minor items for report

– The clerk reported he had asked a local contractor to repair, or replace if repair is not possible, the sign at the entrance to Percuil car park, which has collapsed.

– RE said he had received complaints from parishioners about the brightness of exterior lighting at Trewithian Farmhouse. The lights were said to be a distraction to motorists approaching Trewithian from the Tregony direction at night. The clerk was asked to write to the owners explaining the situation. Action clerk.

 

 

The meeting closed at 8.02 pm

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