Meeting 05/17, 14th March 2017

Present:          Cllrs Britten, Row, Eddy, Trudgen, Laity, Mrs. Scrase, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Hosking, Mrs. Reynolds & Read Apologies:      Cllr Vincent Visitors:         Ms Laine Easterbrook, Mr. & Mrs. Clive Goodhead, Cllr Sue Nicholas CC and the Reverend Paul Benney Prayers:          The Reverend Benney led the Council in Prayers 068. Public Participation. Mr. Goodhead read […]
  • Present:          Cllrs Britten, Row, Eddy, Trudgen, Laity, Mrs. Scrase, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Hosking, Mrs. Reynolds & Read
  • Apologies:      Cllr Vincent
  • Visitors:         Ms Laine Easterbrook, Mr. & Mrs. Clive Goodhead, Cllr Sue Nicholas CC and the Reverend Paul Benney
  • Prayers:          The Reverend Benney led the Council in Prayers

068. Public Participation.

Mr. Goodhead read out a statement explaining why Dr. & Mrs. Price’s fresh application (PA17/00872) ought not to be approved.

Ms Easterbrook said a few words concerning planning application PA17/01421

Cllr Reynolds enquired as to whether there was any news on the road markings in North Street. Mrs. Nicholas will take it up again with County Highways.

Cllr Trudgen raised the matter of the hole in the wall opposite the Drill Hall. Cllr Nicholas will enquire of County Highways to see if they were aware of this, and to find out if anything was being done.

Cllr Nicholas CC reported:

  • With regard to the proposed Traffic Regulation Orders, she is still pursuing Cornwall Council in connection with various matters, including the costings.
  • She advised that the situation was very much the same with regard to the Henfor roundabout. A sponsor has been found and she has been told verbally that Cornwall Highways will match-fund, but she is waiting for written confirmation.
  • She will also enquire of Cornwall Highways about the access drive to a small development which crosses a footpath.
  • She briefed the Council on the Health Scrutiny sub-committee report which is going to the full committee on 15th March.
  • She updated the Council on the situation regarding mud on the roads, raised by Cllr Row in February. County Highways have spoken to operatives and will keep the situation under review

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

070 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 28th February 2017. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen, and seconded by Cllr Mitchell that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes.

071. Minute 052 and 047d. (Folly Field playground).

  • With regard to the sand, Cllr Britten advised that the sand needs to be topped up. Cllr Laity said that the workmen from RSS advised that it should be rotovated. The council will investigate the best way of seeing to this. Cllr Row said that sand had previously been obtained from Lellos in Hayle.
  • As to picnic benches, it was felt that the Council should look into recycled plastic ones. Cllr Hosking said that Helston had them, and the clerk was instructed to contact the Town clerk of Helston Town Council to see from whom they obtained their seats.
  • The question of maintenance was discussed at length. Before a decision is made, the clerk was instructed to ask Mr. Glover to give a quote for doing weekly, quick, inspections of both playgrounds and monthly, more thorough, ones.
  • It was agreed that when the playground was ready to be opened, Lord and Lady St. Levan should be invited to do this, along with the Mayor and Mayoress.

072. Minute 059. (Donation to Marazion School). It was proposed by Cllr Row, seconded by Cllr Mitchell and resolved that in pursuance of the power conferred by section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 and being of the opinion that the expenditure satisfies the requirements of this section and is in the interests of the area or its inhabitants and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure, the Council approved the payment to Marazion School of £50.00 to help defray the cost of the St. Piran’s Day celebration that took place at the School. The Council thanked Cllr Laity for his work in putting on this most enjoyable event.

073 Minute 054. Cllr Laity explained that the projector on the Table, for use with the planning applications, had not been bought by the Council, but was on loan from Perranuthnoe Parish Council.


074 Correspondence. None

075. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

Current Account   £100.00

High Interest Business Account  £149,595.45

NS & I Account  £1,795.62


Petty Cash spent in February  £0.00


James D. Jacoby (Salary)

HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)

Richard Tucker  £64.50

Miller Commercial LLP (work regarding end of year negotiations)  £1,155.00

Vaughan Glover (playground inspection, work and materials)  £59.34

Cllr Derek Laity (to reimburse for shelving bought for clerk’s office)  £60.00

Communicorp (Clerks & Councils Direct subscription renewal)  £12.00


Mrs. Ann Dodders (Capt. Dodders’ headstone)  £270.00

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

076 Planning

Applications for Planning Permission. Before the following applications were considered, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, remaining outside until all had been considered.

PA17/01421. Amendment to previously approved second floor roof terrace to incorporate a slated dormer doorway access. Seacrest, Leys Lane. Mr. C. Menear, Cornwall Planning Group. The clerk read out in full the letter of objection submitted by Laine Easterbrook. It was then proposed by Cllr Row that the application be opposed on the grounds of (a) overlooking of other properties (b) invasion of the privacy of others and (c) out of keeping with other properties. This was seconded by Cllr Eddy and carried unanimously.

PA17/01713. First floor rear dormer extension and formation of terrace on part of existing flat roof. Trevalgan, Feliskirk Lane. Mr. & Mrs. J. Leggatt. It was proposed by Cllr Eddy and seconded by Cllr Trudgen, that the application be supported. Carried unanimously

PA17/00872. Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of new dwelling and associated works, to include site boundary remedial works. Dysons Wood, Rosehill. Dr. & Mrs. Price. Before this was considered, Cllr Trudgen declared an interest and left the room. The clerk then read out in full the letter of objection received from Mary Tudor. It was proposed by Cllr Laity that the application be opposed on the grounds (a) this is an historic location, overlooking the Memorial Garden, the Manor Office, the Friends Meeting House and the proposal is totally out of keeping with the area and overbearing (b) it is overdevelopment of the site (c) is not in keeping with the Conservation Area (d) the ridge height of the proposed building is too high (e) there are drainage concerns of the owners of Bel-Air. This was seconded by Cllr Scrase and carried unanimously

Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council. It was noted that the following had been approved

PA16/10583. Mr. & Mrs. J. Brind. Bay View, 33 Godolphin Terrace. Extension to roof to form first floor living accommodation. Replacement ground floor front and rear extensions. Installation of rooflights on front roof slope

PA17/00021. Miss S. Gray. 41 Godolphin Terrace. Extension, balcony, Juliet Balcony on the east elevation and a Juliet balcony on the west elevation and associated works

077 Correspondence

  1. Clerks & Councils Direct (2 copies)
  2. The Clerk magazine
  3. E-mail, dated 2nd March, from Mrs. Davey-Diop
  4. Mr Glover’s playground inspection report of 2nd March 2017

The foregoing were all noted. So far as Mrs. Davey-Diop’s e-mail was concerned, it was agreed that she should contact the secretary of the Town Trust, as the land was theirs.

Councillors’ Reports

078. Cllr Mitchell reported on the churning up of the tarmac in Drysack Lane by Western Power in connection with the relaying of a cable. The clerk was instructed to write to St. Aubyn Estate about this.

079. Cllr Eddy delivered Mr. Hall’s letter, which he wished to have put on the next agenda.

080. Cllr Eddy raised the state of the walkway from the Harbour to the Gwelva. The top surface has been severely damaged and represents an accident waiting to happen. The clerk was instructed to write to St. Aubyn Estate to bring it to their attention.

081. Cllr Hosking mentioned comments that had been mentioned to her about the work being done on the Folly Field playground, and what had been spent. It was felt that when the work was finished and paid for, details should be published.

082. Cllr Laity enquired if the Council wanted him to acquire a projector for the Council, following the trial run with Perranuthnoe Parish Council’s. It was agreed that this made reviewing plans much easier and agreed that he could purchase one for the Council.

083 Clerk’s Report

a) Date of Annual Meeting. Following the clerk’s briefing paper, it was proposed by Cllr Row, seconded by Cllr Hosking, that the annual meeting be held on 25th April. Carried unanimously.

b) Request from FFP New Media to film in the Cemetery. The Council was happy for this to take place. It suggested £350.00 as a fee.

084. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 21.00 hours.

Town Mayor