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Mevagissey Parish Council Minutes – May 2019

MEVAGISSEY PARISH COUNCIL

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Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held at the Mevagissey Activity Centre

On Thursday 16 May 2019 at 7.40pm (following the AGM)

 

Present              Cllrs. M Roberts (Chairman), J Blackmore, J Daniel, M Facey, N Florence, L Hereward, J Morgan,

G Shephard, P Simpson, J Whatty.

 

In Attendance      Cllr. J Mustoe (Ward Member), P Howson (Clerk), 7 members of the public.

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UNRATIFIED UNLESS SIGNED

 

  1. Apologies were received from Cllrs. Gann, Barron and Nathan.

 

  1. There were no Declarations of Interest or Gifts.

 

  1. Public participation.
  • Michael Thorpe spoke to complain about the work being carried out on the Steep House site at Portmellon which is not as expected from the approved plans; he has raised a complaint with CC Planning.
  • It was agreed that agenda item 17 (To consider issues around the future of health care provision) be brought forward to allow open discussion. Allison Foard stressed the importance of keeping the surgery open, Cllr. Mustoe summarised his dealings with the NHS authorities and read out his monthly report which was devoted to this issue, Cllr. Facey thanked Cllr. Mustoe, Alex Williams and Kim Andrews for all their efforts to date, and Kim Andrews said local people should have more say in formulating future options.       It was agreed that a working group co-ordinated by Cllr Mustoe should continue with their efforts to resolve the issues, and this should comprise Alex Williams, Kim Andrews, Allison Foard and Cllrs. Facey, Simpson, Blackmore and Hereward.

 

  1. Proposed by Cllr. Daniel, Seconded by Cllr. Simpson that the minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2019 be accepted.                                                                                                                                    Carried.

 

  1. To receive the Clerk’s report.
  • The police website shows 9 crimes reported in March as follows: 1 x violence and sexual offences (Valley Road recreation area, under investigation); 1 x criminal damage and arson (Battery Terrace, investigation complete, no suspect identified); 1 x other theft (Mount Street, investigation complete, no suspect identified); 1 x public order (Fore Street, investigation complete, no suspect identified); 1 x vehicle crime (West Wharf, under investigation); 4 x anti-social behaviour (Valley Road, Prospect Place, Chapel Street, Penmeva View);
  • The Jubilee Hall Management Committee sent their thanks for the grant paid last month together with a summary of what it will be spent on;
  • Letter received from St Peter’s PCC thanking the Council for their grant towards the printing costs of Tower & Spire;
  • The Council’s letter to the LPA highlighting concerns over the boundary between the Paddock and the curtilage of Steep House had received a dismissive reply which had been circulated to members;
  • The Council’s requests for a meeting with Gavin Smith (Area Planning Team Leader) had so far produced no reply;
  • Attempts to contact the owner of Steep House have been unsuccessful;
  • Cormac have advised that the Traffic Regulation Order for Mevagissey is scheduled for implementation in October;
  • The Clerk had attended the Highways Engagement Session at Cormac’s Bodmin depot. Cormac is reorganising around the Community Network Areas and will be making their works programmes publicly visible on their website.

 

  1. The Ward Member had read his monthly report during the period for public participation, urging people to attend the advertised sessions at the surgeries and to complete the survey. The full report is available on the           Council’s website.

 

  1. To consider Planning Applications.

 

7a.        PA19/02738 (and PA19/02739 Listed Building Consent) : Replacement roof covering and change of flat roof area to pitched roof. Cheesewarne Farmhouse Mevagissey Cornwall PL26 6SA.        Proposed by Cllr. Facey, Seconded by Cllr. Shephard that the Council will defer to the views of the conservation officer.                               Carried.

 

7b.        PA19/03289 : Demolish steps leading to old garden and construct decking at first floor level with a door from the landing and steps from the yard. 51 Polkirt Hill Mevagissey PL26 6UR

Proposed by Cllr. Daniel, Seconded by Cllr Facey that the Council supports the application subject to the proposed changes being inspected by building control for fire safety.                                                                        Carried.

 

7c.        PA19/03277 : Certificate of Lawful Use for the use of the building as a dwelling. The Old Net Loft West Wharf Mevagissey PL26 6UJ           Proposed by Cllr. Facey, Seconded by Cllr. Shephard that the Council has no objection to the proposal on condition that any new dwelling created be subject to Mevagissey NDP Policy HO1 to ensure its occupancy as a Principal Residence.                                                                                            Carried.

 

7d.        PA19/03674 : Proposed work to replace doors to boatyard workshop. John Moors Boatbuilder Gurnards Quay East Wharf Mevagissey St Austell Cornwall PL26 6QQ            Proposed by Cllr. Facey, Seconded by Cllr. Shephard that the Council supports the application (Mevagissey NDP Policy EE1 – support for fishing and marine industries).         Carried.

 

7e.       The following planning application decisions have been received (included for information only):

 

PA17/11588 : Construction of a detached dwellinghouse and garage. Land North Of 22 Portmellon Park Portmellon            Park Mevagissey Cornwall PL26 6XD                                APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL DISMISSED

PA19/03100 : Application for a non-material amendment (1) following grant of planning permission PA15/03181.   Amendments sought – Addition of a chimney stack to the north elevation, enlargement of French door to north elevation to include sidelights, alteration to bay extensions and cills to east elevation. 59 Polkirt Hill Mevagissey St             Austell Cornwall PL26 6UR                                                                                             APPROVED

PA19/02024 : Loft conversion and enlargement. Fairwinds School Hill Mevagissey PL26 6TJ    APPROVED

 

7f.         To review recent planning enforcement decisions. It was generally agreed that the massive wall being constructed on            the Steep House site at Portmellon is not shown on the approved plans. Proposed by Cllr. Shephard, Seconded by            Cllr. Florence that the detailed objection drafted by Cllr. Simpson be sent to CC Planning Enforcement.            Carried.

 

  1. To approve the monthly finances.

 

Bills to Pay Salaries £ 666.74
HMRC (PAYE & NIC) £ 182.38
Operate Valley Road PC April 2019 £ 978.54
Operate West Wharf PC April 2019 £ 1,039.58
Computing costs £ 79.99
Annual insurance £ 1,014.90
Valley Rd PC disabled unit Wallgate upgrade (paid) £ 495.00
April waste collections from West Wharf PC £ 37.46
Valley Road PC hygiene services June-September £ 231.16
West Wharf PC hygiene services June-September £ 275.73
Coast Path 1st cut £ 313.58
TOTAL £ 5,315.06
Accounts Amount available to spend as of last meeting £ 56,011.78
Expenditure last month £ 8,256.12
plus Mevagissey Community Dance Company (grant) £ 100.00
           Three Bays Wildlife (grant) £ 250.00
Precept and CTS Grant (1st payment) £ 38,202.83 Received
Refund of 2018/19 VAT £ £1,465.74 Received
Balance (money in bank) £ 87,847.56
Unpresented cheques (101364) £ 773.33
Available to spend £ 87,074.23
Bank Statements (01/05/2019)
Current Account £ 1,462.37
Deposit Account £ 86,385.19
TOTAL £ 87,847.56

 

It was noted that the last item on the list of bills to be paid had been added since the agenda was published.

Proposed by Cllr. Shephard, Seconded by Cllr. Florence that the accounts be accepted and the bills paid.   Carried.

 

  1. Proposed by Cllr. Facey, Seconded by Cllr. Shephard that the 2018/19 Annual Accounts be approved. Carried.

 

  1. Proposed by Cllr. Florence, Seconded by Cllr. Facey that the 2018/19 Annual Accounting Statements be approved.

Carried.

 

  1. Cllr. Gann had sent apologies for absence along with the following: ‘Andrew Prendergast has left his role as Rural Housing Enabler and been replaced by Noreen Jefferies. We have written to Noreen asking to meet and discuss how Mevagissey Housing Group can raise its profile with Cornwall Council and get involved in discussions around affordable housing sites. We continue to seek direct contact with owners of potential sites’.

 

  1. Cllr Facey reported that the Wallgate unit in the Valley Road PC disabled facility had been replaced with a basin and dryer, and an estimate received from G C Farr to replace the remaining Wallgate units at Valley Road.

Proposed by Cllr. Daniel, Seconded by Cllr. Morgan that Mr Farr’s estimate be approved.                                   Carried.

 

  1. Cllr. Roberts reported that the Harbour Trustees had agreed the purchase, together with this Council, of a 24/7 defibrillator for the harbour area. This would be located outside Tea on the Quay and would be regularly monitored by the Clerk to the Trustees. The supplier’s annual monitoring fee would be met by the Trustees. Cllr. Morgan reported that the British Heart Foundation had announced further funding and she would be applying for this for an additional machine away from the harbour area.

 

  1. Proposed by Cllr. Daniel, Seconded by Cllr. Whatty that the sum of £1,250, being half the cost of the harbour defibrillator, be paid.                                                                                                             Carried.

 

  1. Cllr. Shephard drew the Council’s attention to the opportunities listed in the Rural Funding Digest.

 

  1. Proposed by Cllr. Facey, Seconded by Cllr. Morgan that a grant of £500 be made to the Mevagissey Feast Week Committee.                                                                                                                         Carried.

 

  1. The meeting ended at 9.10pm. Date of next meeting: 20 June 2019.

 

 

Signed ……………………………………………………………………………..         Dated ………………………………

 

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MEVAGISSEY PARISH COUNCIL

www.mevagisseyparishcouncil.co.uk

Minutes of the Parish Council Annual General Meeting held at the Mevagissey Activity Centre

On Thursday 16 May 2019, following the Annual Parish Meeting.

 

Present              Cllrs. M Roberts (Chairman), J Blackmore, J Daniel, N Florence, M Facey, L Hereward, J Morgan,

G Shephard, P Simpson, J Whatty.

 

In Attendance      Cllr. J Mustoe (CC), PCSO Wendy Christophers, Helen Nicholson (Community Link Officer),

P Howson (Clerk), 5 members of the public.

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UNRATIFIED UNLESS SIGNED

 

  1. Cllr. Roberts opened the meeting at 7.05pm and then stood down as Chairman.

 

  1. Nominations for Chairman were invited.

Cllr. Mike Roberts was nominated by Cllr. Facey, Seconded by Cllr. Morgan.

Cllr. Roberts was elected unopposed.

 

  1. Nominations for Vice-Chairman were invited.

Cllr. Matthew Facey was nominated by Cllr. Daniel, Seconded by Cllr. Whatty.

Cllr. Facey was elected unopposed.

 

  1. Apologies were received from Cllrs. J Gann, T Barron and H Nathan.

 

  1. PCSO Wendy Christophers (St Austell Neighbourhood Team, Devon & Cornwall Police) addressed the meeting, summarising the current size and composition of the neighbourhood team and the constraints under which they are operating, and discussing some of their higher priority issues. She then answered questions, mostly about the problems of interpreting data from the police ‘crime map’ website, the only source of information about local crime currently available.

 

  1. Helen Nicholson (Community Link Officer for St Austell and Mevagissey) addressed the meeting about the work of the St Austell and Mevagissey Community Network, explaining its purpose and summarising the year’s achievements.

 

  1. Proposed by Cllr. Facey, Seconded by Cllr. Shephard that the Public Toilets Working Group will comprise Cllrs. Facey, Barron, Morgan, Whatty, Mustoe (CC) and Ms. Alex Williams (plus Chairman).                         Carried.

 

  1. Proposed by Cllr. Shephard, Seconded by Cllr. Blackmore that the Mevagissey Community Land Trust (CLT) Working Group will comprise Cllrs. Gann, Whatty and Facey (plus Chairman).             Carried/

 

  1. The meeting ended at 7.40pm.   Date of next AGM: 21 May 2020.

 

Signed ……………………………………………………………………………..         Dated ………………………………

 

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MEVAGISSEY PARISH COUNCIL

www.mevagisseyparishcouncil.co.uk

Chairman                                                                                                                       Clerk to the Council

Mr M Roberts                                                                                                                 Mr PJ Howson

Rowan                                                                                                                           Trevellion

Tregoney Hill                                                                                                                 School Hill

Mevagissey                                                                                                                    Mevagissey

PL26 6RF                                                                                                                      PL26 6TH

01726 842267                                                                                                                 07570 832669

michaeljohnroberts@hotmail.co.uk                                                                                     mevaclerk@btinternet.com

 

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held at the Mevagissey Activity Centre

On 16 May 2019 at 6.30pm.

 

Present:             12 electors

In Attendance:     Cllr. Mike Roberts (Chairman of the Parish Council)

Cllr. James Mustoe (Ward Member)

P Howson (Clerk to the Parish Council)

 

 

  1. Roberts, Chairman of the Parish Council, took the chair.

 

  1. Proposed by Matthew Facey, Seconded by Jane Barron that the Minutes of the previous Annual Parish Meeting, held on 17 May 2018, be Accepted.

 

  1. The Parish Council Chairman presented his annual review, which will be posted on the Council’s website.

 

  1. The Ward Member presented his annual review, which will be posted on the Council’s website.

 

  1. Electors of the Parish addressed the meeting on the following subjects:
  • The procedure for applying to become a Parish Councillor;
  • The number of huge houses being built in Portmellon;
  • The options for meeting the challenge of future primary health care provision in the Parish.

 

  1. The Chairman ruled that there was no urgent business.

 

  1. The meeting ended at 7pm. Date of the next Annual Parish Meeting: 21 May 2020.

 

 

Signed ……………………………………………………………………………..         Dated ………………………………

 

 

 

 

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