13th February Minutes 2012

THURLTON PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES
of MEETING held on 13th February 2012

PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk),  H. Longman, S. Hannant ,  J. Berry, M. Ball, P.
Jackson,  L. Chenery & W. Kemp

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received
from J. O’Leary & A. Tomkinson (County Councillor)

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest.  None declared

3. MINUTES  OF  THE PREVIOUS  MEETING held on 9th January 2012 were  agreed as a true representation of meetings

Proposed by   S. Hannant seconded by M. Ball

4. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS,
COMMUNITY POLICING,      LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS
WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.

W. Kemp (District Councillor) had nothing
to report

M. Ball reported that the Village Hall had
a successful Burns night and are organising another Music Quiz in March. They
are awaiting quotes for renovation work etc.

Steering group has been established to
progress the good neighbour scheme. J. O’Leary is co-ordinating and they have a
meeting this week. Article to Newsletter.

It was agreed that we order 40 snuggle
packs if these are still available. Article to newsletter.

2011 EDP pride of Norfolk Award and WI
forward to the future award.  Clerk to
get quote for brass/plastic sign to fit to top of PC Notice Board. Actual
plaques could then be displayed in the Village Hall

5. MANAGEMENT AND
MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS

The AGM of the playing field
assn is on 29th February. Clerk to copy skate board park petition to
H. Longman and P. Jackson.

6.  HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC
CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS

Article to newsletter re filling of grit
bins suggesting that residents who are spreading the grit either report to Clerk
when bins are getting low or they can request a refill themselves.

Reported that fallen trees are restricting
access to the footpath by the Rectory. Clerk to investigate.

There appears to be an increase in
parishioners allowing their dogs to defecate paths and banks. Article to
newsletter.

7. PLANNING

The retrospective application for retention
of air source heat pump at Priory Farm House, Low Road was considered. No
objections

The application from M. Gaze and Co Ltd
regarding consolidation of retrospective and new development was discussed.
Although there are no objections to the retrospective and new applications on
site it was agreed that the following questions, concerns and suggestions
should be presented. Question when the public open day will occur. Express
concern over proposed increase in HGV movement on Thurlton Rd and suggest that
this highway is not designed for two way HGV traffic and that a voluntary one
way system be introduced returning on the B 1136.

Mr & Mrs  Brigg’s application for first floor extension
to 1 Meadow Close etc was considered. Agreed that PC approve as there are no
material planning objections.

The additional site on College Rd put forward in
the Development Plan Document was discussed. Planning permission for this site
has previously been refused. One of the reasons was the access from College Road to Beccles Road. This problem still
exists and needs to be addressed.

Planning approval received for Community
composting on the Allotments

8.CHEQUES

Anglian Water              Allotment Water Rates              £24.86

C. Cook                       Photocopies newsletter             £22.20

NTTVH                       Hire of Hall                                           £8.50
Proposed by S. Hannant   seconded by M. Ball that cheque payments be authorised.

9.PARISH PLAN

Planning permission received for Community Composting Site. Extension on
time to spend money approved. Steering group to progress.

Approximately half the Environmental improvement grant has been spent.
Article to newsletter to encourage further applicants. H. Longman attending
meeting this week.

Youth exchange programme funding has been approved. Advance planning meeting has been arranged in March.

10. COMMUNICATION

Articles for March newsletter to include police scam information, community  composting,
grit bins, Dog waste, recycling centre, good neighbour scheme, snuggle packs, Water
Pollution and Fuel Poverty awareness

11. GENERAL DISCUSSION

Nothing to discuss

12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 12th MARCH 2012

NOB
meeting closed at
8.30pm

Signed………………………………………..Date………………………

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