Meeting 02/17, 24th January 2017

Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Mitchell, Eddy, Mrs. Reynolds, Read, Britten, Trudgen, Hosking, Row, Vincent & Mrs. Scrase Apologies:   Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors:  None Public Speaking None Minutes of the Meeting held on 10th January 2017 017 The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen and seconded Cllr Scrase that the minutes […]
  • Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Mitchell, Eddy, Mrs. Reynolds, Read, Britten, Trudgen, Hosking, Row, Vincent & Mrs. Scrase
  • Apologies:   Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors:  None
  • Public Speaking None

Minutes of the Meeting held on 10th January 2017

017 The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen and seconded Cllr Scrase that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously but with Cllrs Vincent, Mitchell and Hosking abstaining as they had not then been present.

Matters arising from previous Minutes

018 Minutes 004. The clerk reported that, at the Mayor’s request, and that of Mr. Andrew Davey, Mrs. Rescorla had been asked to join the toilets’ subcommittee

019. Minute 014. The Clerk reported that he had received a letter from Mr. Hunt about his planning application PA16/12021. This having been previously circulated, and tabled, the Council noted it and instructed the clerk to reply in terms that their previous decision stood.

020. The clerk reported that the Neighbourhood Plan open meetings had been successful with good attendances. He understood that Mr. Hardy, or one of his colleagues, would prepare a report for the Council in due course, after which the Council could decide on how best to move forward.

021. Cllr Trudgen said that he had noticed the Folly Field toilets were closed on Saturday but open this day (24th). The clerk said that Mrs. Rescorla had been advised of the closing times. On the subject of the Folly Field toilets Cllr Reynolds said that the sailing club had a query about the water meter and asked if Cllr Row could liaise with Mr. Barrie Reynolds over this, to which Cllr Row agreed.

Councillors Reports:

Report by Chair of Footpath, Cemetery and Allotments sub-committee.

022. Cllr Mitchell reported that (a) moss is a problem at the top end of Godolphin Drive at its junction with Godolphin Terrace. The clerk was asked to contact CORMAC (b) moss is also a problem in the Memorial Garden. Cllr Reynolds advised that there was no point in treating the moss now, as it was the wrong time of year. It needed to be done in March or April (c) the “Roman Bridge” by the Marsh still appears not to have been repaired. The clerk was asked to raise this with CORMAC (d) Cllr Mitchell enquired whether the Council should consider the Cemetery extension. The clerk said that, after enquiry of Mr. Beard about 18 months ago, he thought there were about 20 grave spaces left and that he estimated that the extension would need to be brought on stream in somewhere between 18 months and 2 years’ time.

Other Councillors’ reports

023. Cllr Hosking mentioned the ivy on the wall of the Folly Field toilets. Cllr Row confirmed he had cut it through, but as the ivy can still grow, it may need spraying in due course. It shouldn’t, though, be pulled away now as that might tear off the render.

024. Cllr Reynolds tabled some photographs showing the Pelican Crossing outside the Godolphin Arms. She asked that the Council’s thanks should be minuted for the supply of the photographs by Mrs. Elsje Smart and others.

025. Cllr Laity brought up St. Piran’s Day celebrations. He had mentioned it to Ms Rainbow who is happy to celebrate the Day at the school, as before. As St. Piran’s Day fell on a Sunday, the event would be marked on Monday 6th The Council agreed that Cllr Laity should organise the event with Ms Rainbow.

 Planning

026 Applications for planning permission

Before any of the following applications were considered, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until all three had been considered.

PA16/12175. Replacement of existing roof with dry laid natural slate. The Shambles, Market Place. Mr. A. S. Wood. It was proposed by Cllr Eddy, seconded by Cllr Trudgen, that the application be supported. This was passed by 8 votes in favour with 2 abstentions

PA17/00021. Extension, balcony and Juliet balcony on the east elevation and a Juliet balcony on the west elevation and associated works. 41 Godolphin Terrace. Miss S. Gray. Before this application was considered, Cllr Mitchell declared an interest and left the room. The clerk read out the letter received from Mr. John Mitchell. It was proposed by Cllr Scrase, seconded by Cllr Eddy that this application be opposed on the basis (a) the plans are inaccurate and need to be drawn, showing the elevations correctly and (b) the Council is, as a result of the inaccurate plans, unable to make an informed decision. This was carried unanimously.

PA17/00204. Domestic extensions and alterations including rooflights and raised terrace. 3 Godolphin Terrace. Mr. & Mrs. M. Nicholas. It was proposed by Cllr Eddy, seconded by Cllr Laity, that the application be supported. This was carried by 8 votes in favour with 2 abstentions.

It was noted that the following planning permission had been granted:

PA16/10624. Gwelva landing stage. Improvements to landing stage including increase to height.

And that no planning application had been refused.

Correspondence

027 The clerk reported that the following had been received:-

  • (a) Clerks and Councils Direct Magazine (2 copies). These were noted.
  • (b) The Clerk Magazine. This was noted
  • (c) “Battle’s Over – a Nation’s Tribute”. Letter from Bruno Peek. Cllr Trudgen said that, having lit the Beacon for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday celebration, he felt that it wasn’t suitable for public participation as the area was inaccessible. He suggested that the Beacon be lit privately, but with a public bonfire in the Folly Field car park. Cllr Trudgen proposed that the Council write to St. Aubyn Estate to see if they were content for a public bonfire to be staged in the Folly Field car park, and if so, whether the Estate wished to participate. This was seconded by Cllr Hosking and carried unanimously. It was also agreed that the Council should register with Mr. Peek, but make it clear that the lighting of the Beacon was not a public event.
  • (d) Request from the RNLI to fundraise on the Folly Field. The Council felt that it needed more information before making an informed decision and the clerk was instructed to invite the RNLI’s representative to come and brief the Council.

Clerks Report

028a The clerk mentioned the noticeboards, that had been put on this agenda at the Council’s request. The Council was informed that the wheels were in motion for the provision of a board opposite the school drive, and it was agreed that the Council would pay for it. Cllr Mitchell asked if the board on the south west wall of the Town Hall could be smartened up.

028b. Civic Service “wash up”. Cllr Trudgen said that he thought the event had gone well and that everyone had been happy.

028c. Mayor choosing and election. The clerk drew the Council’s attention to the timetable, and e-mail from Cornwall Council, previously circulated.

028d. Cornwall Local Plan. The clerk reported that he had received a hard copy of this.

Financial and Confidential matters

029 Receive Profit and Loss account, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Prior Year Report and Budget Variance report for December 2016. These having been previously circulated were noted.

030 Receipts and Payments

Receipts

  • Mr & Mrs. Johnson (hardstanding rent) £150.00
  • Mrs Mock (hardstanding rent) £ 75.00
  • Ms Sainsbury (hardstanding rent) £ 00
  • Mr Dixon (hardstanding rent) £ 75.00
  • Mr Garrett (garage rent) £135.00
  • Mr Nicholas (garage rent) £ 50.00
  • Mrs M. Davies (Cemetery fees for William “Mott” Nicholas) £552.00

Payments

Approve the payments listed on the payments schedule

THE SCHEDULE

  • Cornwall Air Ambulance. (S.137 payment minute 009.1 of 10th January 2017) £200.00
  • H & A Recycling Ltd (Bin emptying in December) £31.14
  • Peter Retallack (Citizen of the Year award) £59.14
  • Lavenders (SW) Ltd. (Pasties for Civic Service) £270.00
  • Cllr Britten (to reimburse goods bought for Civic Service) £199.32
  • Breage and District Silver Band (Blowing for Civic Service) £130.00
  • EDF (sundry electricity DDs) £137.00
  • British Gas (DDs for electricity at Square WCs) £65.69
  • British Gas (DD for electricity at Folly WCs) £176.80

It was proposed Cllr Trudgen and seconded Cllr Hosking that the payments be paid, carried unanimously

031 There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.32 hours.

Town Mayor