Meeting 03/19, Tuesday 12th February 2019

Present:          Cllrs Britten, Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Collins, Vincent, Mrs. Reynolds & Read Apologies:      Cllr Clayton & Cllr Sue Nicholas CC Visitors:         The Reverend Paul Benney Prayers:         The Reverend Benney led the Council in Prayers, prior to which the Council observed a minute’s silence in memory of the late former Mayor, […]
  • Present:          Cllrs Britten, Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Collins, Vincent, Mrs. Reynolds & Read
  • Apologies:      Cllr Clayton & Cllr Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors:         The Reverend Paul Benney
  • Prayers:         The Reverend Benney led the Council in Prayers, prior to which the Council observed a minute’s silence in memory of the late former Mayor, Alan Fairweather, who had recently passed away

 Public Participation – none

 036. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council on the functions and events she had attended since the date of her last report

037 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 22ndJanuary 2019.The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Britten, and seconded by Cllr Trudgen that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes.

038. Minute 022(Listed Building Consent for a defibrillator). The clerk reported that he has been advised that Listed Building consent was required. He was asked to apply for this. As a battery powered defibrillator would most probably be obtained from the Ronnie Richards Charity, it was suggested that perhaps they might apply, or could at least provide photographs for the application.

039. Minute 024. (Enforcement re. change of use of land at Green Lane West). The clerk reported that Cornwall Council Enforcement Team would not take action in this instance.

040. Minute 026. (Consideration of CORMAC’s quote of 18thJanuary 2019 for lining our parking spaces at East End Garages and The Square). The clerk reminded Councillors of the two quotes. It was decided to defer a decision on “site 2” (The Square) as possibly two more spaces might be possible there, and it was agreed that Mr. Rose be asked to come and look again.

As to “site 1” (East End Garages), It was proposed by Cllr Britten that the Council accepts the quote for lining out the 5 bays with five collapsible bollards, of a type that did not have integral locks, but could be locked with padlocks). This was seconded by Cllr Hosking and carried unanimously. The clerk was asked to write to the tenants to let them know that this work would be done, and that they could, during the duration of it, park at the Community Centre, provide they put a note in their cars that they normally parked at East End Garages.

041 Minute 029c.(Ownership of land at Henfor Terrace). Following advice from the Clerk, he was asked to contact LiveWest to ask them to put bollards, or something else, on the land in question to stop people parking on it.

042. Minute 030a. (VAT and book-keeping). Cllr Reynolds reported that her sister was agreeable to helping with the book-keeping and would come to the next meeting. It was proposed by Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Hosking and carried unanimously, that Cllr Reynolds’ sister be asked to carry on.

043. Minute 030c(Donation to Marazion Wives). Before this was discussed, Cllr Hosking declared an interest and took no part in the discussion or the vote. The clerk having previously reported that Marazion Wives (which organization did not have a Bank Account) had requested that the £200.00 donation resolved to be made to them, be paid to Marazion in Bloom, It was proposed by Cllr Collins, on the terms of a Section 137 donation, that the grant be paid to Marazion in Bloom. This was seconded by Cllr Vincent and carried unanimously

044.Minute 023. Cllr Laity reported that CORMAC had done a very good job in clearing the cycleway. At the Council’s request, he will write to thank them.


045. Correspondence.

  • The clerk reported that the interest earned on the NS&I account to 31stDecember 2018 was £511.70.
  • On the unanimously carried proposal of Cllr Trudgen, seconded by Cllr Britten, it was agreed that £40,000.00 be transferred from the High Interest Barclays Bank Account to NS&I.

 046. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account                                 £     100.00
  • Current Account                                 £       100.00
  • High Interest Business Account         £102,979.93
  • NS & I Account                                  £  98,441.87

Petty Cash spent in January                £           0.00


  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Robert Hosking (treatment to 5 picnic tables) £  60.00
  • Stephens Scown LLP (fees for work between 29.12.18 & 24.01.19)  £259.20
  • Breage & District Silver Band (playing at Civic Service) £150.00
  • 1stOffice Equipment Ltd (copier charges)  £  70.90
  • Vaughan Glover (playground reports for January)    £225.00
  • Marazion in Bloom (s.137 donation at request of Marazion Wives (following Minute 030c of 02/19 £200.00

Receipts – None

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

047 Planning

 Applications for Planning Permission

Before any of the following two planning applications was discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until all the applications had been determined.

  • PA19/00246. Single storey rear extension, alterations and installation of windows and doors, additional parking area. 5 Godolphin Terrace. Miss D. Kennedy & Mr. L. Harvey. It was proposed by Cllr Vincent, seconded by Cllr Nicholas and carried unanimously that the application be approved.
  • PA19/00423. Provision of a vertical platform lift. 3 St. Levan Road. Mr. LiveWest (sic). It was proposed by Cllr Laity, seconded by Cllr Hosking, that the application be approved. Carried unanimously.
  • PA19/00791. Extension and alteration to existing dwelling and associated landscaping. Chymean, Turnpike Road. Mrs. Kathleen Gearhart-Filmer. It was proposed by Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Vincent and carried unanimously, that the application be supported

Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council

  • PA18/10211 and PA18/10212(Listed Building). Mr. P. Longthorn. Market House Gallery, Market Place. Retention of covered walkway.
  • PA18/10807. Ms M. Froy (sic). Land NNE of Sterling House, Beacon Road. Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for existing use of a building and land as a dwellinghouse with associated residential land.

It was noted that the following applications had been withdrawn

  • PA18/06442. Ms Cattran. Land north east of The Gew, West End. New detached dwelling and detached garage
  • PA18/11273. Mr. S. Mann. Land north of 2 Millfields, Green Lane West. Outline planning permission with some matters reserved. Construction of residential dwelling and associated works.

048 Correspondence

E-mail from Mrs. Cramp re. bench request. After discussion it was unanimously resolved (on the proposal of Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Reynolds) that the clerk should e-mail Mrs. Cramp to say that a granite bench, obtained from Mr. Cowley of Long Rock Memorials, and of a design approved by the Council could be placed in the Cemetery in place of a bench that needed replacing. Cllr Reynolds will supply a photograph of an existing granite bench.

Receive and approve Mr. Glover’s playground reports for January. These having been previously circulated, were noted and approved. It was noted that Mr. Glover had been asked to replace the gate posts at the Gwallon Lane site

Councillors’ Reports

049Cllr Laity reported on the following:

  • Mayor Choosing. As the time for this was drawing closer, it was agreed that Cllr Laity should approach the Godolphin Arms and the Marazion Hotel with a view to holding the Mayor Choosing dinner. The question of the new Deputy Mayor was also floated.
  • Mural, formerly at the Dollan. It was agreed that this would be sited at the Kings Arms.
  • Consultation on the Land at Churchway. Cllr Laity briefed the Council on the meeting he, the Mayor and Cllr Sue Nicholas CC had had with Cornwall Council’s Affordable Housing team member and a member of Gallliford Try.

050. Clerk’s Report

  • Receive and approve Asset Risk Assessment forms for (a) bus shelters (b) East End Garages (c) seats and (d) Beacon Brazier. It was agreed that, in view of the need to discuss East End Garages, this should be stood over until the next meeting.

Confidential matters

051. East End Garages. The e-mails recently received from Mr. Peter Heather and from Stephens Scown having previously been circulated, it was felt that a decision could not be made until the Council had met with Stephens Scown. The clerk was asked to arrange such a meeting as soon as possible.

052. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 21.26 hours.

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