Meeting 10/20, Tuesday 23rd June 2020

 Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Collins, Nicholas, Clayton, Trudgen, Read, Vincent & Walsh Apologies:   Cllr Britten and Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors: Mr. P. Chown Public Speaking Mr. Chown briefed the Council on his planning application PA20/04759, and fielded questions from councillors, who expressed their appreciation for his taking the trouble to brief […]
  •  Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Collins, Nicholas, Clayton, Trudgen, Read, Vincent & Walsh
  • Apologies:   Cllr Britten and Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors: Mr. P. Chown

Public Speaking

Mr. Chown briefed the Council on his planning application PA20/04759, and fielded questions from councillors, who expressed their appreciation for his taking the trouble to brief them and for the excellence of the plans

 Minutes of the Meeting held on 9th June 2020

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

131 Matters arising from previous Minutes

  1. Minute 423(b)(vii) of 19/19 (Removal of excess soil from the cemetery). Cllr Collins reported no further progress
  2. Minute 430 of 20/19 (replacement of noticeboard). The clerk reported that the cheque had now been sent off to the company
  3. Minute 026(c)(i) and (ii) of 02/20. (Folly Field toilets). It was reported that the Council’s comments about signage had been accepted and the signage altered. Otherwise, it was reported that things were working well.
  4. Minute 049(i) of 04/20 (flaunching in drain serving WCs in the Square). Cllr Read reported that he had, as yet, been able to find anyone to carry out the work. He will contact Penwith Tank & Drain Company to enquire of them.
  5. Minute 078 of 06/20 and 090 of 07/20 (RoSPA report re. Football Field playground) The Council decided to defer discussion of this item to the Confidential section at the end of the meeting.
  6. Minute 094 of 07/20 (Footpath 14). The Council agreed to defer this item as Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC will be able to attend the next meeting.
  7. Minute 102 of 08/20 (Maypole Garden flagpole). Cllr Trudgen briefed the Council to the effect that the winding mechanism is in poor condition and has been returned to the manufacturer to see if it can be refurbished. If so, the cost will be approximately £150 plus VAT plus another £40 plus VAT for rope.
  8. Minute 120 of 09/20 (Playground closure review). It was agreed to keep the playgrounds closed and to review the matter again at the second July meeting. The clerk was instructed to print the appropriate notices.
  9. Minute 127 of 09/20 (Covid-19 Asset Risk assessments). The clerk reported that they were all done, or nearly all done but would have to check when in the Office.
  10. Minute 123 of 09/20 (Eligibility for grant) The clerk reported that no response had been received from Cornwall Council, other than that they were busy dealing with Covid-Crisis matters.

132 Items deferred until the end of lock-down

It was noted that action on the following items are to be deferred until the situation with the Covid crisis and lock-down permits action

  1. Minute 398 of 18/19 (Old lamp posts)
  2. Minute 418 of 19/19 and 393 of 18/19 (Governance Review)
  3. Minute 423(b)(vi) of 19/19 (Refurbishment of undertaker’s hut at the cemetery)
  4. Minute 423(b)(xi) of 19/19 (paint steps between Turnpike Road and St. Levan Road)
  5. Minute 013(a) of 01/20 (Litter bins)
  6. Minute 053(a) of 04/20 (Painting the Dollan)
  7. Minute 062(b) of 05/20 (Letter from Marazion Playing Fields Association)
  8. Minute 066 of 05/20 (Stone at entrance to Warspite Way)
  9. Minute 462(b) of 22/19 (Asset Risk Assessments)
  10. Minute 050(iii) of 04/20 (Operation London Bridge)

Councillors Reports:

133. Cllr Reynolds updated the Council on the letting of allotment 2 Rosehill and on the inclusion of number 1. The Council also decided that its previous decision that the gentleman who had previously held an allotment would not be offered another one and the e-mail from another allotment holder concerning a tree was duly noted

134. Cllrs Reynolds and Collins updated the Council on work done by the Marazion Covid Support Group. It was felt that, once the crisis was over, the group, or something similar, should continue as it facilitated work within the Community.

135. Cllr Hosking reported on the following:

  • The 30 m.p.h. sign outside Green Lane had overgrowth, making it illegible.
  • The seat by the Wishing Well has been damaged and needs attention. Cllr Laity agreed to speak to Mr. Hope about repairing it. Cllr Collins proposed that it should be repaired. This was seconded by Cllr Hosking and carried unanimously
  • Marazion in Bloom is starting to plant round the Town

136. Cllr Walsh reported that he’d taken over responsibility for the Beacon Brazier risk assessment. He feels that a hand rail is needed to climb up to the Brazier. Cllr Trudgen will liaise with Cllr Walsh and report back with details of what is required.

137. Cllr Reynolds reported that the light in the Gents at the Folly Field toilets is on all night. Cllr Trudgen will turn it off.

Planning

138 Applications for planning permission.

Before either application was considered Cllr Read declared an interest and was put in the Zoom Waiting Room.

PA20/04125. Listed Building consent. Re-roofing, new air sourced heating system, new underfloor heating, window repairs. Friends Meeting House, Beacon Road. Mr. Mike Berris, Devon and Cornwall Quakers – Marazion Meeting. The Council unanimously resolved (on the proposal of Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Clayton) to support the application.

PA20/04759. Proposed re-modelling and extension of an existing private detached dwelling house. Juliet balcony to the north east elevation. Rose Cottage, North Street. Mr. & Mrs. P. Chown. Before this application was considered, Cllr Trudgen declared an interest and went into the Zoom Waiting Room. The Council unanimously resolved (on the proposal of Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Vincent) to support the application

To receive details of planning permissions granted: None notified

And planning applications refused (R) or Withdrawn (W): None

Correspondence

139 The clerk reported on:

  • Councillor Advocates Scheme. E-mail from the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner. This having been circulated was noted
  • Reopening the High Street. E-mail, and briefing paper from Cornwall Council. This, having been previously circulated, was noted

140 Clerk’s Report. The clerk

  •  The clerk having briefed the Council on the situation, it was decided to carry this forward as further consideration was needed
  • Requests to place memorial benches. After e-mails had been read out and considered, Cllr Reynolds proposed that neither applicants should be given permission to site a bench in Marazion, as neither had any connection with the Town. This was seconded by Cllr Hosking and carried unanimously.
  • PA20/04710. Non material amendment in relation to decision notice PA19/01133: landscaping updates. Site of development of former application PA19/01133. Mr. Ian Martin Vistry. After discussion, it was decided to let matters take their course, and not to make any comment
  • Webinar regarding opening playgrounds. One of the members of the playground subcommittee will have to attend the “webinar”.

Financial and Confidential matters

141 Consideration of repair of the Memorial Garden Wall. Although 4 tenders had been sent out, only Mr. Hope had returned his. It was proposed by Cllr Collins that it be accepted. This was seconded by Cllr Trudgen and carried unanimously

142 Receipts: None

143 Payments.  Approve the payments listed on the payments schedule

THE SCHEDULE

Richard Tucker (gardening works)                                          £80.00

  • It was proposed Cllr Vincent and seconded Cllr Walsh that the payment be paid, carried unanimously.

144. Business Plan. The Mayor updated the Council and it was agreed to hold an extra meeting on 30thJune, at 19.30 hours, to discuss this.

145 The Mayor updated the Council on progress with regard to the Clerk’s replacement

146. Minute 078 of 06/20, 090 of 07/20 and 126 of 09/20 (RoSPA report re. Football Field playground).

Cllr Read briefed the Council on the various quote options received from the Outdoor Play People, all of which had been previously circulated. After discussion it was:

  • Proposed by Cllr Nicholas that the “Presentation 3” quote be accepted in the sum of £46,018. This was seconded by Cllr Trudgen and carried unanimously.
  • As a cheque for 30% of the cost had to be provided with the Order, and as the Order had to be given before the end of the mot to obtain the discount, it was appreciated that the drawing of a cheque for £16,566.48 would have to be authorised immediately. It was therefor proposed by Cllr Vincent that a cheque in this sum be drawn and signed as soon as possible. This was seconded by Cllr Read and carried unanimously.

147. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 21.23 hours.

Town Mayor