Meeting 06/19, Tuesday March 26, 2019

Present:Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Collins, Nicholas, Britten, Read, Trudgen & Vincent Apologies:  Cllr Clayton & Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors:  None Public Speaking: None Minutes of the Meeting held on 12thMarch 2019 173 The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen and seconded Cllr Nicholas that the minutes […]
  • Present:Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Collins, Nicholas, Britten, Read, Trudgen & Vincent
  • Apologies:  Cllr Clayton & Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors:  None
  • Public Speaking: None

Minutes of the Meeting held on 12thMarch 2019

173 The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen and seconded Cllr Nicholas that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously. 

Matters arising from previous Minutes

174. Minute 155b.(Consideration of quote for painting East End Garages). Mr. Hosking’s quote of 5thMarch having previously been circulated, it was proposed by Cllr Laity that it be accepted. This was seconded by Cllr Trudgen and carried unanimously.

175. Minutes 161, 144, 038 and 022. (Listed Building consent). The clerk’s comments previously circulated were noted. Cllr Laity expanded on the clerk’s comments. The Council agreed that the best place to site a defibrillator would be on the Kings Arms. Cllr Britten undertook to contact St. Austell Brewery about this, with a view to resolving the issue with them.

176.Minute 167. (Mayor Choosing). Cllr Laity reported that he has now contacted the Cutty Sark regarding the holding of the Civic Service dinner there. The numbers must be restricted to 40.

Councillors Reports:

177. Cllr Hosing reported that the names on the Mayoral chain need to be brought up to date, and outlined the proposals for continuing the engravings on the Mayoress’/Consort’s chain, there being no more plaques available. Cllr Hosking said she had obtained the sanction of the secretary to the Town Trust to the proposals, for which the Council would pay. It was agreed that Cllr Hosking would contact Spiegelhalters for costings and that Cllr Reynolds would contact a jeweller in Rosudgeon she knew. Cllr Hosking would also liaise with Mrs. Greenwood Penney with a view to contacting the lady who had made the new clasps for the Mace Bearers’ robes. On the subject of the Mace Bearers robes, the clerk was instructed to write to Mrs. Greenwood Penney to express the Council appreciation for the work done by her, and by the jeweller who had made the clasps which, it was agreed were quite splendid.

178. Cllr Reynolds reported that the 30 m.p.h. signs at the approach to the western end of Marazion were greatly faded. The clerk was instructed to write to Cormac to ask if they could be replaced.

179.Cllr Collins reported that he had spoken to Mr. Malcolm Heather and had asked him to cut the Folly Field next week (at the suggestion of Mr. Heather) and had asked him to clean up the mud in front of the cemetery entrance. The Council agreed that that these works should be done.

180.Cllr Trudgen reported that the pond in the Maypole Gardens was due to be emptied on 2ndApril.

181. Cllr Hosking drew the Council’s attention to the state of the decoration of the toilets at the Square. The clerk having suggested that a schedule of required works be drawn up, it was agreed that the clerk and Cllrs Trudgen and Hosking would see to this.


182 Applications for planning permission

None received

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

PA18/11017. Mr. Peter Oneil. Out of the Blue, the Square. Listed Building consent for replacement of existing rear (south) dry laid natural slate roof with wet laid natural slate to match the front (north). Opening up and re-instatement of existing gothic window on the end (east) elevation.

And that no planning applications had been refused.

The clerk was asked to read out the e-mail, dated 18thMarch, received from the Planning Officer in connection with planning Application PA18/11486. Before he did so, Cllrs Collins, Read & Reynolds declared an interest and left the room, not returning until the matter had been concluded. After discussion Cllr Britten proposed that the Council agree to disagree with the Planning Officer, as Cornwall Council appeared minded to grant the application in the face of the Town Council’s objection. This was seconded by Cllr Vincent and carried by three votes in favour, with two against and one abstention.


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

  • RNLI request for “Face to Face Fundraising” 2019 and 2020. It was proposed by Cllr Nicholas, seconded by Cllr Trudgen and carried unanimously, that the arrangements continue for 2019 and 2020, and the clerk be authorised to sign the agreement with the RNLI
  • Further correspondence with Ms Cummings re. bench. The further e-mails having been previously circulated. The Council decided that if Ms Cummings couldn’t obtain consent from St. Aubyn Estates for the bench to be sited at Top Tieb, then the Cemetery was the only place that the Council wold allow.
  • E-mail from CVC re. unwanted grave space. The clerk explained that a previously purchased grave space was no longer required and that, in exchange for the return of the Deed of Grant, the Council would pay back the £210.00 paid for the pre-purchased burial plot.

184 Clerk’s Report

  • The Council discussed the discrepancy in the increase in the Precept, above that which was actually requested. The error being due to a miscalculation by the Clerk, and amounting to no more than about 5p per week, it was felt this could be taken into account in setting the precept next year.
  • Letter from HMRC re. lapsed Direct Debit, and setting up of fresh Direct Debit. The clerk reported that he had reinstated a Direct Debit with HMRC
  • Planning Enforcement report. The clerk reported that he had been advised that it was within Permitted Development Rights to attach solar panels to the roof of a house within a Conservation Area.

Financial and Confidential matters

185 Cllr Laity updated the Council on the clerk’s appraisal, undertaken by him and Cllr Hosking. (Redacted)

186 Receive Profit and Loss account, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Prior Year Report and Budget Variance report for February 2019. These having been previously circulated were noted.

187. Honorary Auditor. (Redacted).

188.Co-option. After discussion, and after consideration of advice received, it was proposed by Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Hosking and carried unanimously, that both candidates be invited for interview, but at separate meetings

189 Receipts and Payments


  • Burroughs & Kearey Ltd (the late Mrs. Burlton’s interment)                                    £591.00
  • Barclays Bank (interest earned 03.12.18 to 03.03.19)                                               £  74.66
  • F I. J. Nicholas (garage rent) £ 50.00
  • Payments. Approve the payments listed on the payments schedule


  • Richard Tucker (Pampas grass cutting)                                                                      £315.00
  • EDF (sundry electrical Direct Debits)                                                                        £173.00
  • BT Group Plc (phone bill, by DD)                                                                             £226.44
  • Pennon Water (Folly Field WCs, by DD)                                                                   £737.18
  • South West Water (cemetery water, by DD)                                                               £  22.95
  • Pennon Water (Square WCs, by DD)                                                                         £548.43
  • British Gas (Square WCs electricity, by DD)                                                 £  75.65

It was proposed Cllr Trudgen and seconded Cllr Vincent that the payments be paid, carried unanimously.

190.There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.35 hours.

Town Mayor