Meeting 03/20, Tuesday 11th February 2020

Present:          Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Vincent, Mrs. Reynolds, Walsh & Read Apologies:      Cllrs Britten, Trudgen, & Collins Visitors:         Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Prayers:         None 031 Public Participation. Cllr Sue Nicholas CC updated the Council on: The on-going planning issues in North Street, at Rosehill and in Godolphin Terrace. As to the […]
  • Present:          Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Vincent, Mrs. Reynolds, Walsh & Read
  • Apologies:      Cllrs Britten, Trudgen, & Collins
  • Visitors:         Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Prayers:         None

031 Public Participation.

Cllr Sue Nicholas CC updated the Council on:

  • The on-going planning issues in North Street, at Rosehill and in Godolphin Terrace. As to the latter two matters, the clerk was advised to write to the planning officer charged with handling these matters. Cllr Reynolds explained the background to the matter of concern at Godolphin Terrace.
  • LiveWest now own the entirety of the new estate. All properties are Affordable, albeit of a variety of ownerships and letting. Local residents are advised to get their names on the Home Choice Register.
  • There is to be a meeting on Friday (14th) with Highways officers and other interested parties at which Double Yellow Lines opposite the Mount Haven Hotel will be considered, along with various other traffic issues, including the Zebra Crossing at the Godolphin.
  • With regard to the Coastal Community money, she has asked the Community Network Manager to check to see if the money can be paid direct to the Town Council.

In fielding questions from Councillors, the following matters arose:

  • Cllr Laity asked if a member of the Planning Enforcement Team could attend a Community Network Panel meeting as there were concerns about enforcement issues. This was something that concerned other councils as well.
  • Cllr Reynolds enquired as to progress on another planning enforcement issue, in respect of which Cllr Nicholas CC advised that there was none
  • Cllr Hosking raised concerns about traffic using North Street to avoid the traffic calming hold-ups in West End, which would only get worse if speed humps were, as had been suggested, were laid down adjacent to a property close to the junction with North Street. Cllr Sue Nicholas advised that any proposals would first have to go out to Public Consultation.

032. Mayor’s Report. During the month of January, the Mayor attended the following: on 12th January the Marazion Civic Service and on the 19th he attended All Saints Church for the Reverend Kirsten Norfolk’s farewell Service.

033 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 28th January 2020. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Walsh, and seconded by Cllr John Nicholas that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

034 Matters arising from previous Minutes.

    1. Minute 398 of 18/19 (Old lamp posts). Cllr Read reported that he had met with a representative from the fabricators who would give two quotes, one for cleaning in situ, and one for taking away and cleaning. The fabricator had suggested a powder coating, but Cllr Read said he wasn’t certain that this is what the Council wanted. Cllr Read also reported that he had founds tops to match, and would investigate further.
    1. Minute 412 of 18/19 and 444(d) of 21/19 (Councillors’ Audit). The Council decided that this should stand over until Cllr Britten returned as he had knowledge of what was required, and the experience to do it, rather than, as the clerk suggested as an alternative, having another councilor take over.
    1. Minute 418 of 19/19 and 393 of 18/19 (Governance Review). Cllr Sue Nicholas updated the Council and suggested postponing having any meeting with adjoining, interested, parishes until after the Public Consultation on 20th February.
    1. Minute 423 of 19/19 (Hedges in Marazion). Cllr Hosking reported that the hedge in question hadn’t been trimmed back, but she would do it herself. It was agreed that this matter could come off the agenda.
    1. Minute 423(b)(vi) of 19/19 (Refurbishment of undertaker’s hut at the cemetery). Cllr Laity reported that he had met Mr. Hope on site, and that he will provide 2 quotes, one for removing the lean-to, and one for repairing it.
    1. Minute 423(b)(vii) of 19/19 (Removal of excess soil from the cemetery). Cllr Reynolds reported that she, and Cllrs John Nicholas and Collins had met with Mr. Beard. Mr. Beard will provide a quote for removing the soil and spreading it on the lower part of the cemetery extension (which, when it comes on stream, should start with burials at the seaward end, working uphill). She also reported that a bush could be removed from the seaward end of the existing cemetery to make for easier access to the cemetery extension from the lane running down the eastern side. This would be a temporary measure for the removal of soil. It was also felt that, henceforth, excess soil should be taken away after each burial (at an extra cost of £40.00 in Sexton’s fees for each burial). The Council also felt that the cemetery extension should be consecrated before being brought on stream. Cllr Reynolds asked that all Councillors go to the cemetery to view the situation so that a fully informed decision can be made when the time comes.
    1. Minute 423(d) of 19/19 (allotments). The clerk updated the Council on the letting of the two allotments at Island Field
    1. Minute 430 of 20/19 (replacement of noticeboard). This is to be stood over until the next meeting, when Cllr Trudgen will be present.
    1. Minute 432(b) of 20/19 (Moss on paths in Memorial Garden). This is to be stood over until the next meeting, when Cllr Collins will be present.
    1. Minute 449(a) of 21/19 (Signage for events). The Council agreed the wording for the road signs that the Clerk projected, from slides provided by Cllr Laity (in accordance with wording previously suggested by the Council). The Council also agreed that two “Danger” notices be attached to the new ironwork at East End Garages, in the same terms as the sign at the Folly Field toilets, which sign was also projected at the meeting.
    1. Minute 458(c) of 22/19 (soil to level graves). Cllr Reynolds reported that Mr. Beard does check on this each time he does a burial, and will continue to do so
    1.  Minute 462(b) of 22/19 (Asset Risk Assessments). Cllrs were asked to return those for which they were responsible, as soon as conveniently possible.
    1. Minute 013(a) of 01/20 (Litter bins). This will be covered by Cllr Laity in Councillors’ reports.
    1. Minute 017 of 02/20 (Folly Field toilet opening). The clerk updated the Council on Mr. Thomas’ reply to the clerk’s e-mail.
    1. Minute 018 of 02/20 (Emergency Plan). Cllr Laity reported that he had spoken to the Emergency Planning Team at Cornwall Council and a meeting would be held with them at a mutually convenient time.
    1. Minute 022 of 02/20 (VE-Day celebration). Cllr Laity reported that he had spoken to Canon Marns and the Reverend Benney, both of whom were happy to participate, but in what manner will depend on what will be generally suggested for the Country.
    1. Minute 026(c)(i) and (ii) of 02/20. (Folly Field toilets). The clerk reported that the new pans and hand-driers had been ordered. Cllr Trudgen will see to their unloading when delivered. Cllr John Nicholas will also attend to ensure they are not stored in such a position as to make it impossible for the cleaner to obtain equipment and supplies. Cllr Read reported that he is shortly to meet a representative from Eden Flooring. The Council also unanimously agreed to have an extra rodding point in the Folly Field toilets. The plumber can be asked to do this.


035. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account                                 £       100.00
  • High Interest Business Account         £  34,397.23
  • NS & I Account                                  £189,673.02

Petty Cash spent in January                £          0.00


  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Fire Crest Fire Protection Ltd (Annual fire extinguisher service)                 £   140.40
  • Ms Helen Greig (book-keeping services)                                                       £     75.00
  • 1st Office Equipment Ltd (photocopier charges)                                            £     79.54
  • Cruse Bereavement Care (S. 137 grant Minute 025(a) of 02/20)                  £   100.00
  • Long Rock Memorials (repair work, minute 025d of 02/20)                         £   480.00
  • Richard Tucker (gardening works)                                                                 £   105.00
  • Penwith Fabrications Ltd (security gates and fencing. Min 444(c)(i) of 22/19)      £1,104.00

Receipts: None

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

036 Planning

Applications for Planning Permission. Before the following application was discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room

PA20/00461. Listed Building Consent for construction of new kitchen and two en-suite bathrooms. Chy an Mor, North Street. Mrs. Elizabeth Seagrove. It was unanimously agreed, on the proposal of Cllr John Nicholas, seconded by Cllr Walsh, that the application be supported.

Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council

PA19/09808. Mrs. Elizabeth Seagrove. Chy an Mor, North Street. Change of use from Art Gallery and tea gardens to holiday flat.

037 Correspondence – None

Councillors’ Reports

038. Cllr Laity reported on the need for padlocks for the newly fabricated gate at East End Garage. It was agreed by the Council that stainless steel padlocks, at an approximate cost of £25.00 each should be obtained. Cllr laity also explained about the situation with regard to the on-going registration of the Council’s title to East End Garages

039. Cllr Reynolds reported that Mr. Malcolm Heather had telephoned her about the cutting of the memorial Garden, which needed doing and which she had authorised.

040. Cllr Walsh briefed the Council on the Police Liaison Group meeting, which he had attended.

041. Cllr Laity updated the Council on the annual St. Piran’s day celebration at the School.

042. Cllr Laity also mentioned that it was the Marazion Playing Field Association’s (“MPFA”) AGM in a fortnight. Mr. John Mitchell, the MPFA secretary, would like something in writing from the Council about its wish to extend the playground and have extra equipment. The clerk was instructed to write to him to say that, in principle, the Council would like to extend the playground

043 Cllr Laity said that he would mention again the matter of bins at the Folly Field playground to Mr. Harvey Thomas when he and Cllr Collins met with him, which would happen shortly. Cllr Hosking asked the sea wall be mentioned as well.

044 Clerk’s Report – The clerk had nothing to report, that hadn’t already been covered in the meeting

045. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.42 hours.

Town Mayor