Present: Cllrs Laity, John Nicholas, Collins, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Read and Vincent
Apologies: Cllrs Trudgen, Britten and Mrs. Edmonds & Cllr Sue Nicholas CC
Visitors: Mike & Paddy Martin, Mike Kearon and Briony Sedgeman and Rev Paul Benney
Prayers: The Reverend Benney led the Council in prayers
Mr. Martin raised the following matters:
- He asked if the Council knew when the footpath down to the Top Beach was going to reopen. Cllrs Hosking and Laity explained the situation but were unable to give any information as to when the path was likely to reopen
- He mentioned the need for the bank along Turnpike Road to be cut back as vegetation was overhanging the pavement. The clerk was asked to contact Liverty about this
- He asked about his request for a Planter. Cllr Hosking explained the history of the current planters (taken over from Penwith District Council, and now looked after by a volunteer group) and mentioned that no more of the black and gold planters could be obtained. The Council agreed that Cllr Hosking could liaise with Mr. & Mrs. Martin over the possibility of acquiring a suitable planter for the area for which they had requested one.
Mr. Kearon spoke about the Folly Fest. He asked the Council for permission to hold the event again in 2019 (its format will be very similar to this year’s) and to hold it on 18thAugust 2019. On the proposal of Cllr Laity, seconded by Cllr Hosking, this was unanimously agreed. Mr. Kearon also asked that consideration be given for a donation from the Council. The Council expressed itself favourably disposed to this, and Mr. Kearon will e-mail the clerk with the accounts and a request, when the clerk returns from his leave
270. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council that she had attended no functions and events since the date of her last report
271 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 28thAugust 2018.The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Laity, and seconded by Cllr Vincent that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.
Matters arising from previous Minutes.
272. Minute 257(“There but not there”, Armistice Project). The Council viewed details of the 6-foot aluminium silhouette of a Tommy on the “There but not there” website, and noted the charities benefitting from the sale of these silhouettes, which were £750.00 including VAT. It was then proposed by Cllr Laity, seconded by Cllr Hosking and resolved that in pursuance of the power conferred by section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 and being of the opinion that the expenditure satisfies the requirements of this section and is in the interests of the area or its inhabitants and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure, the Council approved the payment of £750.00 to purchase a silhouette of a Tommy. Cllr Laity will liaise with the secretary of the Town Trust about its siting on the War Memorial
273. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)
- Current Account £ 100.00
- High Interest Business Account £54,979.60
- NS & I Account £97,930.17
- Petty Cash spent in August £0.00
- James D. Jacoby (Salary)
- HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
- Multesign Systems UK Ltd £ 77.00
- Stephens Scown LLP (legal fees for period 28.06 18 to 27.08.18) £ 216.00
- Malcolm Heather (cutting work in July and August, 2 invoices amounting to) £2,571.00
Receipts – None
It was proposed by Cllr Vincent and seconded Cllr Reynolds that the Statement of Accounts be accepted as a true record, and that the invoices be passed for payment, carried unanimously.
Applications for Planning Permission. Before any of the following were considered, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until all three had been decided.
PA18/07803. Replacement windows. The Old Drill Hall, Turnpike Road. Mr. Jennings. It was proposed by Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Vincent and passed unanimously, that the application be supported
PA18/07387.Listed Building consent to re-roof north and south facing elevations, replace and extend guttering and replace existing skylights with conservation style rooflights. Workshop Trevenner Cottage/Barn/Farmhouse. Trevenner Square. Warwick Fortescue. It was proposed by Cllr Laity that the application be opposed on the grounds that (a) the replacement was not “like-for-like” (b) as the building is Listed, the windows should not be of UPVc and (c) the proposal is not in keeping with the area.
PA18/08212. Installation of lead tray to rear brick chimney (in conjunction with listed building application PA18/07309). Rookery Lodges (East and West), West End. St. Aubyn Estates. It was proposed by Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Vincent and carried unanimously, that the application be supported
It was noted that no applications for Planning permission had been approved by Cornwall Council
- Complaint re. dog-ban. This, having been previously circulated, was noted.
- Request from resident for a planter. This, having been considered earlier, was not dealt with here.
- Request letter from Decorative Lights committee. The Council agreed that, the letter having previously been circulated, the request should be granted.
276 Councillors’ Reports
- Armistice Day. Cllr Hosking suggested that, as this year marked the centenary of the Armistice, the Council ought to mark it in a special way. Cllr Reynolds suggested that the Council purchase some more poppies and that these be tastefully displayed round the Town. The clerk was asked to e-mail the Chamber of Commerce to enquire whether it wished to join in helping to celebrate this centenary by displaying poppies in their windows, and if so, to liaise with Cllr Reynolds
- Defibrillator. Cllr Hosking feels that it is important that there is a public defibrillator in Market Place. The side of the Town Hall was felt to be the most appropriate place. This would have to be subject to the permission of the Town Trust and also subject to any Listed Building Consent. It was proposed, subject to these points, by Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Hosking and resolved that in pursuance of the power conferred by section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 and being of the opinion that the expenditure satisfies the requirements of this section and is in the interests of the area or its inhabitants and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure, the Council approved the purchase and installation of a defibrillator on the wall of the Town Hall.
- Young Citizen of the Year. After discussion it was felt that there was no need to have a separate Young Citizen of the Year award, because the Citizen of the Year award was open to all ages. It was felt that it would be advisable to ensure this fact is more widely known. With regard to the suggested award of a small cup to a child at Marazion Primary School, suggested by Cllr Hosking, deemed to have been a most helpful and kind pupil, it was proposed by Cllr Collins that this should be done. This was seconded by Cllr Nicholas and carried unanimously.
277 Clerk’s Report
- Cllr Laity’s allotment. The clerk updated the Council on Lord St. Levan’s e-mail
- Community Network Panel, Highways Expression of Interest forms. The clerk reminded Councillors that he had circulated copies of the forms that he had submitted to the Community Network Manager in relation to projects for Marazion
- Quote from Mr. Robert Hosking for painting of two bus shelters. This having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr Nicholas, seconded by Cllr Vincent and carried unanimously, that the quote be accepted and that Mr. Hosking be asked to carry out the work.
- East End Garages. The Council agreed that a new form of tenancy agreement be prepared by Stephens Scown and that the clerk would circulate his proposed letter of instruction, so that Councillors could ensure that all of the Council’s criteria be included.
279. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 21.05 hours.