Meeting 05/20, Tuesday 10th March 2020

Present:          Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Clayton, Mrs. Reynolds, Walsh, Trudgen, Collins, Britten & Read Apologies:      Cllr Vincent and Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors:         Canon Nigel Marns Prayers:         Canon Nigel Marns led the Council in Prayers Public Participation. None 057. Mayor’s Report. During the month of February, the Mayor attended the following, […]
  • Present:          Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Clayton, Mrs. Reynolds, Walsh, Trudgen, Collins, Britten & Read
  • Apologies:      Cllr Vincent and Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors:         Canon Nigel Marns
  • Prayers:         Canon Nigel Marns led the Council in Prayers
  • Public Participation. None

057. Mayor’s Report. During the month of February, the Mayor attended the following, on the 9ththe Marazion Methodist Church 125th Anniversary Service and on the 10th Ives Feast Day.

058 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 25th February 2020. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen, and seconded by Cllr Walsh that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

059 Matters arising from previous Minutes.

    1. Minute 398 of 18/19 (Old lamp posts). After Cllr Read had reported to the Council, discussion took place on the various available options. It was decided to defer a final decision until Cllr Laity had had a discussion with the Community Network Manager as to the purposes to which the Coastal Community Grant could be applied.
    1. Minute 412 of 18/19 and 444(d) of 21/19 (Councillors’ Audit). Cllrs Britten reported that he and Cllr Walsh had, on 9th March, audited the Books for November 2019 and found all to be in order.
    1. Minute 418 of 19/19 and 393 of 18/19 (Governance Review). Nothing to report, save that the Head of Property at St. Aubyn Estates had agreed to write a letter supporting the Town Council’s submission.
    1. Minute 423(b)(vi) of 19/19 (Refurbishment of undertaker’s hut at the cemetery). Mr. Hope’s tender having been previously submitted, it was proposed by Cllr Britten that it be accepted. This was seconded by Cllr Walsh and carried unanimously
    1. Minute 423(b)(vii) of 19/19 (Removal of excess soil from the cemetery). It was suggested by Cllr Collins that this item be allowed to mark time pending his enquiries of St. Aubyn Estate as to whether the soil could be disposed of in a mine shaft that had recently opened up in a field. The Council agreed that this was a prudent course of action.
    1. Minute 430 of 20/19 (replacement of noticeboard). The quotes obtained by Cllr Trudgen having been circulated previously, and Cllr Trudgen having tabled a manuscript “spread-sheet” summary of them, it was proposed by Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Trudgen and carried unanimously, that the Sign Maker’s quote reference 1911.LW.125 for a bespoke Oak Notice Board with Header at £1,124.62 be accepted.
    1. Minute 432(b) of 20/19 (Moss on paths in Memorial Garden). After discussion, and councillors having viewed the effects of the salt on the moss, it was unanimously resolved (on the proposition of Cllr Walsh, seconded by Cllr Hosking) that Mr. Malcolm Heather be instructed to purchase, and put down, salt on the moss, rather than chemical spray. He should be asked to rope off the area treated, for the sake of the health and safety of users, including dogs. Cllr Collins agreed to instruct Mr. Heather accordingly.
    1. Minute 462(b) of 22/19 (Asset Risk Assessments). The clerk reported that these were now all in and he was asked to circulate them before the next meeting, so councillors could report on any urgent works in respect of assets for which they had prepared a report.
    1. Minute 013(a) of 01/20 (Litter bins). The clerk was asked to (a) remind DCW that they had not replied to his e-mail (b) how much it would cost to supply bins for the Folly Field playground of the type Cllr Read would photograph and send to the Clerk and (c) what Cornwall Council would charge to empty those bins from 1stApril 2021.
    1. Minute 022 of 02/20 (VE-Day celebration). At the invitation of the Mayor, Canon Marns briefed the Council on the National Celebrations.
    1. Minute 026(c)(i) and (ii) of 02/20. (Folly Field toilets). The clerk and Cllr Trudgen updated the Council on the state of progress.
    1. Minute 050(iii) of 04/20 (Operation London Bridge). Cllr Laity reported that he was in the process of writing a short plan to enable the Council to cover the situations envisaged.
    1. Minute 053(a) of 04/20 (Painting the Dollan). A specification having been prepared by Cllr Collins, the clerk was asked to “top-and-tail” it and pass it to the Mayor to give to Mr. Hope.
    1. Minute 049(i) of 04/20 (flaunching in drain serving WCs in the Square). Although Cllr Trudgen’s e-mail (with Mr. Keatley’s quote) having been circulated, it emerged during discussion that the problem might not lie with the flaunching but with the drain run itself. It was decided to defer a decision until a camera survey could be carried out to see if this was so.


060. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account                                 £       100.00
  • High Interest Business Account         £  63,639.64
  • NS & I Account                                  £189,673.02


  • Petty Cash spent in February              £0.00



  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Complete Business Solutions Group Ltd (Black toner cartridge)                              £90.79
  • James D. Jacoby (to reimburse 100 x 1st class tamps purchased)                              £70.00
  • St. Aubyn Estates (allotment rents)                                                                            £80.00
  • Cllr Derek Laity (to reimburse for padlocks purchased for gates)                             £23.98


  • Penwith Funeral Services (interment of the late Mrs. Long)                         £906.25

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

061 Planning

Applications for Planning Permission. Before the following applications were discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room. Before PA19/09749 was discussed, Cllr Trudgen also declared an interest and left the room

PA19/09749. Construction of a two storey, detached dwelling, together with associated works (including the erection of a detached annexe) with variation of conditions 2 and 5 in respect of decision PA18/03096. Beach Walk Retreat, North Street. Miss Sally Cattran. After considerable discussion, and the consideration of correspondence received from a resident, it was proposed by Cllr Walsh that the application be opposed on the basis that the Council strongly maintains its objection of 27th November 2019. This was seconded by Cllr Clayton and carried unanimously. It was also proposed by Cllr Clayton that a letter be sent to the Head of Planning about the fact that the plans now before the Council were not the same as previous plans. This was seconded by Cllr Reynolds and carried unanimously. Cllr Clayton will liaise with the clerk over the terms of this letter.

PA19/08899. Demolish modern extension and garage, erection of two storey side extension with rear access ramp. Roundfields, Rosehill. Mr. Graham Else. It was proposed by Cllr Hosking that the application be supported but strictly on the basis, and subject, (a) that to avoid confusion with previously submitted plans, the Council’s decision is based on the plan bearing date 10th February 2020 (b) the ridge height being no higher than the existing ridge height (in support of the objections lodged and to preserve the integrity of the existing building) (c) the upper window of the south east elevation being removed (as it is of no architectural merit, and to prevent overlooking and to preserve the integrity of the existing building) (d) that a condition be imposed in terms preventing the subdivision of the property into 2 separate dwellings (as the site could not take the extra traffic). This was seconded by Cllr Britten and carried unanimously.

Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council: None notified

062 Correspondence

  • Letter from Cornwall Council, dated 25th February, re. Waste Collection at the Folly Field playground. This having been circulated previously, was noted
  • Letter dated 3rd March from Marazion Playing Field Association. This having been previously circulated, was noted. The clerk was asked to put its consideration on the next agenda

Councillors’ Reports

063. Acquisition of a Union Jack (Cllr Trudgen). The Council unanimously agreed (proposer Cllr Trudgen, seconder Cllr Reynolds) that, at Cllr Trudgen’s suggestion a decent quality Union Jack be obtained from Sailflags, at a cost of £35.00 plus VAT.

064. Cllr Collins reported that Mr. Heather had done a good job on clearing the bed at the Folly Field. The Council agreed that Cllr Collins could ask him to plant out the cleared bed, to avoid it becoming overgrown again. The Council also agreed that Cllr Collins should instruct Mr. Heather to cut the Folly Field grass before Easter.

065. Cllr Laity reported on the churning up of land at Gwallon Lane. The photographs he had taken were displayed. The clerk was asked to report this both to Cornwall Council and to the Clerk to St. Hilary Parish Council, as part of the damaged land fell within that parish

066 Cllr Laity said that he would, if the Council so agreed, obtain a price from Long Rock memorials for a stone to go at the entrance to Warspite Way. The Council agreed that this should be done.

067. Cllr Laity updated the Council on contingency plans for the Council to continue its work should restrictions on meetings be imposed, or “self-isolation” be necessary. The e-mail exchange between the Clerk and Cornwall Council’s Monitoring Officer were noted.

068 Clerk’s Report

  1. LMP and SWCP partnership offer from Cornwall Council. The clerk reported that he had, on Cllr Reynolds instruction, submitted the acceptances for the 2020 season’s cutting. He also reported that Mr. Heather had given in the completed cutting schedules for the 2019 season
  2. Cornwall Climate Change Development Plan. The correspondence from Cornwall Council having been circulated, was noted.

069. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 21.09 hours.

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