Meeting 07/19, Tuesday 9th April 2019

Present:          Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Mrs. Reynolds, Clayton, Vincent, Collins, Britten & Read Apologies:      None Visitors:         Cllr Sue Nicholas CC and (during Public Participation only) Mr. Richard Tucker Prayers:         The Reverend Benney, being away, there were none. 191. Public Participation Mr. Tucker gave a brief explanation in connection with his […]
  • Present:          Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Mrs. Reynolds, Clayton, Vincent, Collins, Britten & Read
  • Apologies:      None
  • Visitors:         Cllr Sue Nicholas CC and (during Public Participation only) Mr. Richard Tucker
  • Prayers:         The Reverend Benney, being away, there were none.

191. Public Participation

Mr. Tucker gave a brief explanation in connection with his planning application, PA19/02119, and answered a couple of questions from Councillors.

Cllr Sue Nicholas updated the Council on the following:

  • Produced a copy of the notice used in connection with parking in lanes close to Rosudgeon Car Boot Sale. Similar signs could be used in connection with Godolphin Terrace.
  • She advised that the Double Yellow Lines should be laid down during April.
  • With regard to waste, there had been discussions at the Community Network Forum, where various issues, still ongoing, had been raised.
  • The Boundary & Governance review will be the subject of a Community Network Forum networking session which will be organised for the West Penwith Forum in due course.
  • She mentioned the Highways Open Day on 8thMay and the GWR Open Day, this Saturday, at Long Rock

192. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council that she had not attended any functions since the date of her last report

193 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 26thMarch 2019.The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Laity, and seconded by Cllr Trudgen that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes.

194. Minute 177(Mayoral Chain). The clerk read out the quote letter from Messrs. Spiegelhalter for work to the Consort’s chain, in the sum of £295.00. Cllr Laity proposed that they be instructed to carry out the work. This was seconded by Cllr Collins and carried unanimously.

195. Minute 187. (Honorary Auditor). Cllr Reynolds suggested presenting an engraved wine glass along with a couple of bottles of good wine. It was agreed that this was a good idea and Cllr Reynolds will investigate further.

196.Minute 161.(Defibrillator) Cllr Britten reported that St. Austell Brewery were agreeable to a defibrillator being attached to the wall of the Kings Arms, on the right-hand side, close to the “smoking shelter”.

Finance

197. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account                                 £       100.00
  • High Interest Business Account         £ 51,122.83
  • NS & I Account                                  £138,441.87

Petty Cash spent in March                  £          0.00

Payments

  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Cornwall Council (Business Rates):
  •             Folly Field                                                                              £235.68
  •             Toilets at the Square                                                               £822.43
  •             Cemetery                                                                                £419.83
  •             Memorial Garden                                                                   £  53.52
  •             One cheque for a total of:                                                                   £1,531.46
  • Dulux Decorator Centre (supplies for benches)                                             £     61.30
  • Vaughan Glover (Bench repair in Maypole Garden invoice)£245.00
  •               (Playground inspections and works)                       £255.00
  •                                                                                     One cheque for           £  500.00
  • Cornwall ALC Ltd (annual subscription)                                                       £   504.39
  • Malcolm Heather (cutting in March)                                                             £   661.50
  • Richard Tucker (sundry gardening works)                                                     £     95.00

Receipts

  • Long Rock Memorials (the late Mr. Renfree’s memorial)                             £     18.50
  • James D. Jacoby (hall hire agreement)                                                           £     10.00
  • Mrs. P. Moore (allotment rent 16 Island Field)                                              £     15.00
  • Ms L. Sparrow (allotment rent 7a Island Field)                                             £     15.00
  • Toilet Box donations (16.01.19 to 04.04.19)                                                  £     76.00

It was proposed by Cllr Britten 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.

198 Planning

Applications for Planning Permission. Before either of these applications were discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until both had been decided.

PA19/02119. Amended proposal for a dwelling on a site with extant planning permission for 2 dwellings (95/P/0454/F). Land north of the Corner House, Fore Street. Mr. & Mrs. Tucker. Before this was discussed, Cllr Vincent declared a personal interest and left the room, returning only when a decision had been taken. It was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr Clayton and carried unanimously, that the application be supported

PA19/02692. Single storey rear extension, alterations and installation of windows and doors, additional parking – revised scheme of PA19/00246. Miss D. Kennedy & Mr. L. Harvey. It was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr Clayton and carried unanimously, that the application be supported

Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council. None notified.

199 Correspondence

Receive and approve Mr. Glover’s playground reports for March. These having been previously circulated, were noted and approved.

Councillors’ Reports

200.Cllr Laity mentioned that Hugh St. Aubyn had volunteered to speak to the Council about Sustainability in Business. It was agreed that he would be welcome to do so at 19.00 hours, before a meeting.

201.Cllr Hosking spoke about the Mayor Choosing.

202.Cllr Trudgen enquired of Cllr Sue Nicholas CC if Business Rates had yet been abolished for public conveniences, as he thought had been reported. Cllr Sue Nicholas had no information.

203.Cllr Collins asked two question that had been raised by Mr. Hosking in connection with his invitation to quote for decorative works to the WCs in the Square.

204 Clerk’s Report

The clerk reported on the following:

  1. Community Governance Review. As this had been covered by Cllr Sue Nicholas CC, it wasn’t further discussed.
  2. “No Parking” sign for Mayor/Clerk’s parking space. Cllr Laity produced a mock-up sign and it was unanimously resolved (on the proposal of Cllr Trudgen, seconded by Cllr Britten) that the sign-maker in Hayle be asked to provide this..
  3. The clerk reported that he and Cllrs Laity and Vincent had signed a Direct Debit Mandate in favour of SAGE, so that Ms Greig could proceed with the upgrade and transfer of data.

Confidential matters

205. The following were considered:

  • Two letters from residents enquiring about various matters. Copies (redacted to remove personal details) of the letters received having been circulated, it was agreed that the clerk should reply
  • Cllr Laity briefed the Council on the meeting that he, and the Mayor, had had with Mr. Harvey Thomas of St. Aubyn Estates.

206. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.45 hours.

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