MINUTES OF RUAN LANIHORNE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, 21st July 2011, at The Reading Rooms, Ruan Lanihorne.
Councillors Paull(CSP), Giles(CDG), Wasley(CPW) , Conbeer(CJC)and 4 Parishioners
OPEN FORUM FOR PARISHIONERS
Mr Larter read out a letter from Mrs Larter asking how the council plan to celebrate the diamond jubilee.
Mr Larter requested a parish council representative on the parish plan team following Mrs
APOLOGIESCouncillor H Watson; Cornwall Councillor J German
DECLARATION OF INTEREST
1. Declaration of Interest in accordance with the agenda – none
Declaration of gifts over £25.00 – none.
The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday, 23rd June 2011 had previously been received by each Councillor. It was unanimously agreed they were a true record of the meeting. They were signed.
There were none.
The council resolved to accept, with regret, the resignations from Councillors C Hughes and D Hughes that had previously been received by the clerk. The council resolved to send a letter of thanks to both councillors for their contributions to the council and request notices of vacancy, for display on the parish notice boards, from the Electoral Office. The vacancies will be advertised by a flyer in the Roseland magazine and on the parish notice boards.
All correspondence is listed on the agenda.
Cornwall Council list of planning applications
Old Coal Yard – The council resolved not to make any comment on the application for change of use to residential including 2 affordable units.
ACCOUNTS AND FINANCE.
Balances in the Council’s accounts at the beginning of July were Current £1412.43; Reading Room £1785.09. A VAT refund of £137.81 has been received.
Cheques for signing:
Cheque no. 100581 (South West Water – £11.18 – Water)
Cheque no. 100582 (PCC – £250 – Grant)
Cheque no. 100583 (Community Bus – £100 – Grant)
Cheque no. 100583 (Reading Room – £82.94 – Vat Refund)
CPW proposed and CDG seconded payment of the above cheque and it was duly signed by CPW, CDG and CSP.
HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS
Highway Repairs – A site meeting with Highways was held and the clerk has been advised by Mr L Hadfield that repairs to Ruan Hill will be made by end March 2012.
The council resolved to write to highways requesting written confirmation and requesting that repairs be made before the proposed work to the Ruan to Tregony road is commenced.
Footpaths – No further action is proposed on wooden posts at this time.
HEALTH, SAFETY &ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Ruan High Lanes notice board requires painting. CSP is progressing
Pond Restoration – The council resolved to hold a meeting with Lisa Rennick, the parish council and interested parishioners at 5.30pm on 9th August. The meeting will be advertised. Lisa Rennick will visit the pond on 2nd August to familiarise herself.
The existing bird hide is considered to be not worth relocating. If a new bide hide is required in the future and it involves the use of council land contact will be made with the council.
2nd Quarter checklists are overdue and as Councillor David Hughes has resigned CSP
volunteered to complete the 2nd Qtr checklists.
REPORTS FROM MEETINGS ATTENDED BY COUNCILLORS
REPORT re: THE READING ROOM
Preparations for the village fete are in hand and the next meeting will be on July 27th.
The council resolved that CDG will be the council’s representative on the parish plan team
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
1) Diamond Jubilee
There being no other business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.50p.m.