Meeting 04/17, 28th February 2017

 Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Mitchell, Eddy, Mrs. Reynolds, Read, Britten, Trudgen and Mrs. Hosking Apologies: Cllrs Row, Vincent & Scrase and  Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors: Messrs Ed Hall and Sam Bennett (RNLI) 049 Public Speaking   Mr. Hall spoke to the Council concerning proposals he had in mind regarding the Dollan. He will apply […]

 Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Mitchell, Eddy, Mrs. Reynolds, Read, Britten, Trudgen and Mrs. Hosking

Apologies: Cllrs Row, Vincent & Scrase and  Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC

Visitors: Messrs Ed Hall and Sam Bennett (RNLI)

049 Public Speaking


Mr. Hall spoke to the Council concerning proposals he had in mind regarding the Dollan. He will apply in writing to the Council so they can consider them at a subsequent meeting.

Mr. Bennett introduced himself, explaining that he was the Face-to-Face Fundraising manager for the RNLI in West Cornwall. He explained what was proposed in the way of fundraising and safety awareness work. He explained that they worked at a venue once or twice a week, that fundraising and safety awareness took equal precedence and that fundraisers were paid an hourly wage, and were not commission based. The Council thanked him for coming to speak to them.

 Minutes of the Meeting held on 14th February 2017

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

 Matters arising from previous Minutes

051 Minutes 037 and 021. (Folly Field toilet water meters) The clerk briefed the Council on the information Councillor Row had given him last week, to the effect that the Sailing Club was not using water through the Town Council’s meter, but that the Lifeguard Hut is, through the small, internal, meter. He felt the amount was negligible, 52 cubic meters having been used since the Hut was built. Cllr Trudgen expressed the view that the Council should keep an eye on this.

052. Minute 047d. (Folly Field playground maintenance). The Clerk reminded Councillors that the questions to be decided were (a) frequency of inspections (b) by whom these were to be conducted and (c) the “opening ceremony”. After discussion (during which views stating that monthly inspections were sufficient, and that they should be more frequent) it was decided that the decision should be led by what the Council’s insurers recommended. The clerk was instructed to write to the Insurers to find out.

Cllr Laity reported on the “No Smoking” signs that would be provided for fitting to both playgrounds and on the involvement of the School in a “well-being” programme to be promoted shortly. He also reported on his conversation with the HAGS workmen.

Cllr Read expressed the view that RoSPA should come and inspect now. The clerk was instructed to arrange for RoSPA to come and do this as soon as possible.

053 Minute 027d. (Request by the RNLI to fundraise on the Folly Field. After discussion it was proposed by Cllr Eddy that they be allowed to do this at the times proposed once a week only, and for this year only. This was seconded by Cllr Mitchell and passed with seven votes in favour and one abstention.

054 Minute 043. (Clerk’s Office). Cllr Laity reported that the projector that he had bought for £200.00 was not man enough for the job and he felt that a better one would cost in the region of £ £400.

055 Minute 046. Cllr Mitchell mentioned the hedge trimming near the Folly Field toilets. As it hadn’t been decided who would do this, the clerk was instructed to contact the land owners and request them to deal with it.

056 Minute 047c. The Mayor reported on his discussion with Mr. Davey concerning the Estate’s proposal to “post off” parking spaces to enable visitors to read the Information Board. Given that only two spaces would be “posted off”, and given that the income might well be made up elsewhere, and given that the revenue lost was not that substantial, it was agreed unanimously (Cllr Laity proposing and Cllr Trudgen seconding) that the Council agreed to the Estate’s proposal.

Councillors Reports:

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

057. Cllr Mitchell reported that (a) Things were in a quiet time and that there had been no footpath cutting (b) there had been no complaints regarding footpaths (c) Mr. Barrie Reynolds had informed her that he was going to give up his allotment (1 Rosehill) as he didn’t have the time to commit to getting on top of the bracken.

 Other Councillors’ reports

 058. Cllr Trudgen mentioned that it appeared that the gardener for the Friends Meeting House was disposing of garden waste over the hedge and into the memorial Garden. The clerk was asked to write them a letter.

059. Cllr Laity updated the Council on the St. Piran’s Day celebrations and asked that the question of a donation to the School be put on the next agenda.


060 Applications for planning permission

 Before the following application was considered, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until all three had been considered.

PA17/00891. Replacement dwelling and retention of existing garage. 2 Godolphin Drive. Mr. & Mrs. J. Booker. It was proposed by Cllr Trudgen that the application be supported . This was seconded by Cllr Britten and carried unanimously

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

PA16/11089. Paul Vincent. Annexe, Blue Horizon, Fore Street. Change of use of the granny annexe at rear of Blue Horizon to be part of B & B business. No structural changes.

PA16/12175. A. S. Wood. The Shambles, Market Place. Replacement of existing roof with dry laid natural slate.

PA17/00204. & Mrs. Nicholas. 3 Godolphin Terrace. Domestic extension, alterations, rooflights and patio

 And that the following planning application had been withdrawn:

PA16/12021. Mr. & Mrs. R. Hunt. Godrev, School Lane. Proposed double garage with workshop over (W)


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

  • (a) Letter from Mounts Bay Sailing Club regarding Championship Week. The clerk read out the letter from MBSC. The Council agreed to their request, on the usual terms. The clerk was instructed to write to them accordingly.

Clerks Report

062a. Road closure – Beach Road to Green Lane. 13th March – 24th March for parapet repairs to the bridge. The clerk reported that he had received notification of this road closure

062b. Request from Carnival Committee to move the date from 23rd July to 30th July. The Council agreed to this. The clerk will respond accordingly.

Financial and Confidential matters

063 Receive Profit and Loss account, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Prior Year Report and Budget Variance report for January 2017. These having been previously circulated were noted.

064. Report from Mr. Peter Heather. (a) The clerk advised that he would issue the invoice as Mr. Heather stated (b) it was agreed that Mr. Heather could proceed with negotiations for a new lease to take effect on the expiry of the current one.

065. Election 2017. The clerk, having circulated his briefing note following his attendance at the CALC course, asked that if any councillor wanted his or her nomination papers’ pack delivered, would they please let him know.

066 Receipts and Payments


  • Cornwall Council (Cllr Nicholas’ Community Chest grant re. FF playground) £520.00
  • H M. Revenue & Customs (VAT repayment) £345.46
  • St. Aubyn Lands (one-quarter’s rent for Beach Box and car park) £12,175.00
  • Mr. F. I. J. Nicholas (garage rent) £50.00

Approve the payments listed on the payments schedule


(not to be posted on the noticeboard)

  • Marazion Community Association (Hall Hire for Neighbourhood plan meeting) £13.00
  • South West Water Ltd. (Maypole Gardens) £37.54
  • Malcolm Heather (Cutting work in December and January) £916.00
  • Rotary Club of Mounts Bay (S. 137 grant Minute 38.1 of meeting 03/17) £50.00
  • Complete Office Solutions UK Ltd (4 boxes of printer paper) £54.00
  • The Information Commissioner (Data Protection renewal) £35.00
  • Chubb Fire & Security Ltd (annual service charge) £126.85
  • Cllr Derek Laity (to reimburse office supplies) £135.98
  • EDF (Sundry direct debits) £137.00

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

 067 There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.50 hours.

Town Mayor