Meeting 19/16, 8th November 2016

Present:          Cllrs Britten, Mrs. Hosking, Row, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Mitchell, Eddy, Mrs. Scrase, Trudgen, Vincent & Read Apologies:      Cllr Laity and Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors:         Reverend Paul Benney Prayers:          Reverend Paul Benney led the Council in prayers  317. Public Participation. None 318. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council on […]
  • Present:          Cllrs Britten, Mrs. Hosking, Row, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Mitchell, Eddy, Mrs. Scrase, Trudgen, Vincent & Read
  • Apologies:      Cllr Laity and Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors:         Reverend Paul Benney
  • Prayers:          Reverend Paul Benney led the Council in prayers

 317. Public Participation. None

318. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council on the functions and events he had attended since the date of his last report.

319 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 25th October 2016. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Row, and seconded by Cllr Vincent that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously, but with Cllrs Trudgen, Hosking and Read abstaining, as they had not then been present.

Matters arising from previous Minutes.

320. Minutes 291 and 307. (Folly Field playground). The clerk reported on the e-mail received from Lord St. Levan in response to that sent by the Council. The Council expressed its extreme gratitude for Lord St. Levan’s generosity and the clerk was instructed to write a letter of thanks and to say that the Council would be happy to meet with Lord St. Levan. Cllr Eddy then proposed that the Council accepts HAGS quotation and invites Cllr Read to instruct HAGS to get under way. This proposal was not immediately seconded in order to allow debate to take place. Following detailed discussion during which the following salient points were highlighted and opinions expressed:

  • It was essential to proceed quickly and to delay a decision no longer
  • HAGS have agreed to stand by their quotation until the end of the month
  • It is the responsibility of contractors to make the site safe.
  • Although it was suggested that perhaps some new equipment could be installed alongside the existing equipment, Cllr Mitchell explained that Regulation would not permit this.
  • The playground could be reduced in size, and some equipment removed, such as the Zip Wire. The Council felt that this was not a good idea as the playground was extremely popular and catered for a wide age range, from toddlers up to about 13, and as the Zip Wire was a popular piece of equipment.

Councillor Row then seconded Cllr Eddy’s proposal and on a vote it was carried with 7 votes in favour and 3 against.

321. Minute 313E. (Folly Field toilets). The clerk reported that Cornish Heritage Builders had been instructed to do the required works, that there was a leak to be investigated and read out Miller Commercial’s e-mail. Cllr Reynolds said that the Folly Field toilets could be shut whilst the Playground was closed and proposed that this be done. This was seconded by Cllr Row and it was carried by 9 votes in favour and 1 against.

322. Minute 305. The clerk reported that the foliage previously referred to had been trimmed back. Cllr Row reported that the light that had not bee working, and to which he had referred, was now working, he having reported it to Cornwall Council.

Finance

323 Correspondence. The Council noted the letter of thanks from Victim Support for the donation.

324. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account £100.00
  • High Interest Business Account £135,283.06
  • NS & I Account £1,795.62
  • Petty Cash spent in October  £0.00

Payments

  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP (External Auditor’s fee) £510.00
  • Malcolm Heather (Cutting works £1,396.00 +  £458.00) £1,854.00
  • 1st Office Equipment Ltd. (Copier maintenance contract) £57.10
  • Cornwall Mobility Centre (S. 137 payment Minute 312(C)) £100.00
  • South West Water Ltd (Water and sewerage charges for the Folly Field toilets for period 02.04.16 to 28.09.16) £6,280.73
  • James D. Jacoby (to reimburse for 100 x 2nd class stamps) £55.00
  • Marazion Chamber of Commerce (annual subscription) £40.00

Receipts

  • Penwith Funeral Services (interment of the late Mrs. M. J. Neale) £574.00

It was proposed by Cllr Row and seconded Cllr Mitchell that the Statement of Accounts be accepted as a true record, and that the invoices be passed for payment. Carried unanimously.

325 Planning

 Applications for Planning Permission

  • PA16/09150. Demolition of existing 18sqM garage and rebuilding of a 24sqMreplacement garage with storage over. Trencrom View, Trevenner Square. Mr. P. Galer. Before this application, and the application that follows, was considered Cllr Read declared an interest in both and left the room, remaining outside until after the next application had been decided. The Council decided not to make a comment on this application
  • PA16/10048. Variation of condition 3 of PA15/04071 to change the proposed drawings to include a new area of decking around the garden room. Condition 3 Removal. To change proposed drawings to include a new area of decking around the garden room; change one of the “plans referred to in consideration of this application from 1508-D03A-Prop Plan Elevs to 1508 D03B-Prop Plan Elevs. 3 Turnpike Road. Mr. Chapman. It was proposed by Cllr Scrase that the application be opposed as the plans were inadequate to enable the Council to make an informed decision. This was seconded by Cllr Eddy and carried by 7 votes in favour with 2 abstentions.

Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council.

  • None notified

326 Correspondence

  • Request from Mrs. Davies regarding purchase of ashes plot for her late brother. The Council decided that as Mr. Nicholas was a local man, his family could buy an ashes plot.
  • E-mail from Mrs. Wilding re. Perran Brownies. This was noted with regret

 Councillors’ Reports

327. Cllr Trudgen enquired whether a notice would be put up on the toilets, explaining why the toilets were closed. The Council decided such a notice would be put up.

328. Cllr Mitchell reported on the awards won by the Town Hall by Marazion in Bloom, and to the Square and the War Memorial by South West in Bloom.

329. The Mayor reminded the Council that Sunday was the Remembrance Day Parade and Service. The Clerk read out the e-mail from Mrs. Carol Eddy.

330. The Mayor reported on the difficulty in setting dates for the Neighbourhood Plan public meetings. Dates during the week beginning 12th December were suggested until Cllr Scrase pointed out that these were really too close to the end of the school term and to Christmas. It was felt that it would be better to arrange dates in the New Year

331 Clerk’s Report

Civic Service. The clerk tabled the guest list from January 2016 and asked that Councillors check this in case any additions were necessary

Memorial Garden Wall. The clerk reported on the e-mail that he had received from Mrs. Tudor, relating to the time when Mr. Laity was intending to start work.

332. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.38 hours.

Town Mayor