Meeting 08/17, 25th April 2017

Present:          Cllrs Laity, Mrs Hosking, Mrs. Scrase, Mrs. Reynolds, Vincent (from 19.15 hours), Mrs Mitchell, Row, Eddy, Read (from 19.23 hours) and Trudgen Apologies:      Cllr Britten, Mrs. Row, Mrs. Greenwood Penny and Mrs. J. Greig Visitors:         Cllr Sue Nicholas CC, Rev Paul Benney, J. Mitchell, A. Williams, F. Phillips, D. Phillips, J. Brind, […]
  • Present:          Cllrs Laity, Mrs Hosking, Mrs. Scrase, Mrs. Reynolds, Vincent (from 19.15 hours), Mrs Mitchell, Row, Eddy, Read (from 19.23 hours) and Trudgen
  • Apologies:      Cllr Britten, Mrs. Row, Mrs. Greenwood Penny and Mrs. J. Greig
  • Visitors:         Cllr Sue Nicholas CC, Rev Paul Benney, J. Mitchell, A. Williams, F. Phillips, D. Phillips, J. Brind, H. Poppes, Mrs. C. Eddy, Mrs. Heather Tucker, Mr. R. Tucker.

Reverend Paul Benney led the meeting in Prayers

120 The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Hosking, opened the meeting at 1900 hours and invited the Clerk to read out the Mayor’s annual report.

121. Councillor Row proposed that a vote of thanks be given for the statement. This was seconded by Cllr Trudgen and passed unanimously.

122 Public Participation

The Deputy Mayor invited questions from the Public.

  • Mr Phillips raised the matter of parking problems at St. Aubyn Estate with off-road parking, which is getting worse. Cllr Nicholas CC said that, working with the Town Council, she was looking at various parking matters. For example, the provision of a Box Junction at the bottom of Godolphin Drive might help.
  • Mr Eddy underlined the parking problems for Marazion Residents and felt that the former “Charity Car Park” should be opened up for residents to use at reduced rates.
  • Mr Phillips felt that the Folly Field car park could be better organised, with emphasis being on getting cars into the car park, and parked, before “meeting and greeting”.
  • Mr Williams raised the question of the possible closing of a public right of way at Oates Road.
  • Mr Tucker wished to express his thanks to the retiring councillors

The Councillors then moved to the Council Chamber for the monthly meeting, which commenced at 19.50 hours

  • Councillors:  Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs Hosking, Mrs. Scrase, Vincent, Mrs Mitchell, Row, Eddy, Read and Trudgen                                                                                    
  • Apologies:      Cllr Britten
  • Visitors:         Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC

123. Public speaking

 Cllr Nicholas updated the Council on the following:

  • Embankment from the Drill Hall eastwards. The Cormac steward has inspected and it is on the list to be done
  • As to the footpath in front of Mount View, it is believed that this is the responsibility of the residents.

124. Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 11th April 2017. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Row, and seconded by Cllr Eddy that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes


Councillors Reports

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

125. Cllr Mitchell reported:

  • She has spoken to Malcolm Heather and cutting work is under way. Footpath 12 has been cut this week.
  • Other paths cannot begin their cutting regime until May
  • Malcolm Heather will cut the shrubs in the Memorial Garden
  • She enquired if the clerk had received a quote from Cormac for the work to the flower bed at the Folly Field. The clerk informed her that this hasn’t yet been received. Cllr Mitchell said that Mr. Heather can deal with this.

Other Councillors’ reports

126. Cllr Row reported that, at the bottom of Godolphin Steps, there was an 18-inch long piece of ½ inch reinforcing metal exposed, which is an accident waiting to happen. There is also another exposed piece, about 6 inches long. The Clerk was asked to report this to St. Aubyn Estates.

127. Cllr Read reported that the benches in the Folly Field playground are secured on concrete plinths, so that whatever is ordered to replace them will need to be capable of being fixed down. He also reported that the removal of the existing ones will be difficult as the fastenings have rusted.

128. Cllr Hosking raised the matter of the Pampas Grass at the bottom of Feliskirk Lane. She feels it should be removed, as it is a danger to children. Cllr Nicholas will refer the matter to County Highways

129. Cllr Trudgen mentioned the need for more signs for the Playground


130. Applications for Planning Permission

Before all the following applications were considered, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until they had been considered.

PA17/03263 Listed Building consent for replacement of the existing roof covering of the folly with a new scantle slate roof. The proposal is to replace the roof in a wet laid scantle slate work, utilising the existing materials where possible, retaining the existing hip tiles and setting aside and repairing the existing timber finial to the apex of the roof. At the same time, the gutters will be replaced with cast aluminium. Repairs will also be required to the chimney stacks but the extent of these cannot be ascertained without investigation. It would be the intention to reinstate the chimney stacks exactly as they are constructed. The garden shed also has a scantle slate roof which is in very poor and dangerous condition. Much of the timbers below this roof are also rotten. It is proposed to strip this roof, carry out timber repairs and replacement where necessary and recover the roof in scantle slate. Spindrift Cottage East Cliff Lane Marazion Cornwall. Dr N Walden. It was proposed by Cllr Trudgen that the application be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Reynolds and carried unanimously.

PA17/03143. Proposed new PVCu conservatory in rear yard. Brook Lyn, Higher Fore Street. Mr. & Mrs. R. Johnson. It was proposed by Cllr Eddy, seconded by Cllr Vincent, that the application be supported. Carried unanimously.

Any others received by the time of the meeting on 25th April 2017. Before the following two applications were considered, Cllr Reynolds declared an interest and left the room, not returning until after they had been decided.

PA17/02746. Listed building consent application to paint the house white. Netherleigh, Fore Street. Mr. R. Wass. It was proposed by Cllr Vincent that the application be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Trudgen and carried unanimously.

PA17/02950. Variation of condition 2 in respect of decision notice PA15/09037: Erection of post and rail fencing and planting of privet hedge of 2m. Land adjoining Chy Tyack, Gwallon Lane. Mr. Barrie Reynolds. It was proposed by Cllr Trudgen, seconded by Cllr Scrase, that the application be supported. Carried unanimously

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

PA17/00891. Mr. & Mrs. J. Booker. 2 Godolphin Drive. Replacement dwelling and retention of existing garage

And that no planning application had been refused


131. The Clerk reported that the following had been received:

  • Mr Glover’s Gwallon Lane playground report of 1st April 2017. This having been previously circulated, was noted.
  • RoSPA’s annual report on Football Field playground. This having been previously circulated, was noted.

Clerk’s Report

 132. The clerk reported:

  • He had received from Marazion Community Association about the Annual Service and Quiz. Cllr Hosking will let the clerk know her choice of hymn shortly and it was confirmed that the Council will field a team for the Quiz.
  •  Car parking problems in Godolphin Terrace. The correspondence from Mr. Hickman having been previously circulated, the Council instructed the clerk to write to Mr. Hickman to say that Cllr Nicholas will take the matter up with County Highways and that the question of parking will be considered in the Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Folly Field playground. Following the accident with the zip wire, Cllr Read reported that he had met the RSS (HAGS) inspector. There is a clasp behind the stopper which has sheered, so RSS will replace the part. Cllr Trudgen mentioned that he has discussed this with Mr. Glover who isn’t in favour of zip wires as a child has suffered brain damage after being hit by the seat.
  • Playground inspection regime. Quotes from Mr. Glover. The clerk read out Mr. Glover’s e-mail. Cllr Hosking proposed that Mr. Glover’s quote for the inspection regimes for both playgrounds be accepted. This was seconded by Cllr Laity and carried unanimously, but with Cllr Trudgen abstaining, as he was a friend of Mr. Glover’s.
  • Letter from Dr. & Mrs. Price requesting permission for access to the Memorial Garden. The letter and paperwork supplied by Dr. & Mrs. Price having been previously circulated, the Council agreed to allow access to the Memorial Garden so that Dr. & Mrs. Price could repair their retaining wall. The clerk was instructed to write to them in terms that they must carefully remove the headstones, treat the Garden with respect (as it is a former cemetery) and replace the headstones in exactly the same positions. Cllr Trudgen agreed to go and photograph the position of the headstones as they are in situ now.

Financial and Confidential Matters    

133.Receive Bank Reconciliation Statement, Profit & Loss account, Prior year report and Budget Variance report for March. These having been previously circulated, were noted.

134.Receipts and payments

  • CORMAC (LMP) £186.00
  • Cornwall Council (SWCP) £337.00
  • Mr. Johnson (hardstanding rent) £150.00
  • Mr. Hosking (allotment rent) £15.00
  • Mr. Cook (allotment rent) £15.00
  • Dr. Brown (allotment rent) £15.00
  • D. Page (allotment rent) £15.00
  • Mr. Laity (allotment rent) £15.00
  • Mrs. Mock (hardstanding rent) £75.00
  • Ms Sainsbury (hardstanding rent) £75.00
  • Mr. Dixon (hardstanding rent) £75.00
  • Mr. Garret (garage rent) £135.00
  • Dr. Blacker (allotment rent) £15.00
  • Ms Prior and Mr. Prior (allotment rents (7b & 8b)) £30.00
  • Mr. Nicholas (Garage rent) £50.00

Payments. Approve the payments listed on the payments schedule


  • Vaughan Glover. (Gwallon Lane Playground work) £60.00
  • Vaughan Glover (FF playground bench repair) £170.00
  • Vaughan Glover (New Folly Field gate bill) £145.37
  • Totalling one cheque for £375.37
  • J. Beard. (Sexton’s fees for the late Mr. T. Matthews) £290.00
  • Drama Express (S. 137 payment. Minute 109b of 07/17) £100.00
  • Playsafety Ltd (annual inspection to Football field playground) £79.80
  • Dulux Decorator Centre (supplies for bench) £33.47
  • Richard Tucker (Gardening/maintenance work) £105.00
  • South West Water Ltd (Folly Field WC water and sewerage 28.02.17 to 03.04.17) £604.00
  • Cornwall Association of Local Councils (Annual membership renewal) £435.12
  • Jewson Limited (Paint/stain for bench) £23.90
  • EDF (sundry electrical Direct Debits) £137.00
  • British Gas (Direct Debit electricity toilets the Square) £33.07
  • South West Water (Direct debit, cemetery) £24.84
  • South West Water (Direct debit, toilets, the Square) £1,181.51

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

135. There being no further business the Deputy Mayor closed the meeting at 20.50 hours, but before doing so she, and several other councillors, and the clerk, expressed their thanks for the work done by the retiring councillors.

Town Mayor