Meeting 11/18, Tuesday 12th June 2018

Present:          Cllrs Laity, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Collins, Vincent, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Britten & Read Apologies:      Cllr Edmonds & Cllr Sue Nicholas CC Visitors:         Reverend Paul Benney Prayers:          The Reverend Benney led the Council in Prayers 172. Public Participation. None. 173. The clerk presented the Council with a resumé of the report that Cllr […]
  • Present:          Cllrs Laity, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Collins, Vincent, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Britten & Read
  • Apologies:      Cllr Edmonds & Cllr Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors:         Reverend Paul Benney
  • Prayers:          The Reverend Benney led the Council in Prayers

172. Public Participation. None.

173. The clerk presented the Council with a resumé of the report that Cllr Sue Nicholas had given the preceding evening to Perranuthnoe Parish Council in terms:

  • Tree cutting. She reminded members that trees shouldn’t be cut during the nesting season and for the need to obtain planning permission where trees were subject to a TPO
  • Bonfires. These can be reported where they constitute a nuisance.
  • Boundary Commission. The Boundary Commission had recommended the reduction of the number of Cornwall Councillors to 87 and that the Marazion Division would, from the next election, include Long Rock and St. Erth.
  • Complaints. There is a useful “Report it” section on the Cornwall Council website with a drop-down menu that should be used. Cllr Moore said that, henceforth, if there are Enforcement issues to be raised, the clerk should log them on line after the matter had been brought before the Council.
  • Henfor roundabout. This will shortly be planted.

174. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council on the functions and events that she had attended since the date of her last report

175 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 22ndMay 2018.The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Vincent, and seconded by Cllr Britten that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes.

176. Minute 164(a) (Handrail to Beacon). Cllr Trudgen reported on the situation, in elaboration of his e-mail, previously circulated. He advised that he had spoken with Mr. Dick Johns who is prepared to see what needs to be done and would probably be able to fit galvanised rails with key clamps for less than £500.00. The Council agreed that Cllr Trudgen should pursue this with Mr. Johns.

So far as the Sycamore trees were concerned, these were cut back some 6 or 7 years ago by St. Aubyn Estate. It was agreed that the question of cutting them back again, or of their removal, should be left until the autumn, when it would be proper to cut them, and the new Land Agent for the Estate would be in post.

177. Minute 161.Cllr Laity reported on his allotment.

178. Minute 111. Cllr Reynolds enquired if there had been any response from the Chamber of Commerce about the Welcome to Marazion sign. The clerk was instructed to write again, on his advising the Council that no response had been received.

179. Various Minutes. Cllrs Collins and Britten reported on the playgrounds and Bus Shelters:

  • Cllr Collins has a decorator who is good and works for £10.00 an hour. Given the difficulties of finding people to do small works, he felt that this gentleman should be asked to do the decorating work at the Gwallon Lane playground
  • Cllr Britten suggested that this decorator be asked to do the bus shelters.
  • During discussion it was appreciated that the decorator who did work for Cllr Collins was not self employed but was employed by an Agency. The clerk advised that it was through the Agency that the decorator should be engaged, so that the Agency invoiced the Council and Tax and Insurance were correctly dealt with
  • Cllr Collins said that Mr. Malcolm Heather would deal with the sand with a mini-digger. He won’t give an estimate because he doesn’t know what he will find and how long it will take.
  • After that work has been done, Mr. Glover will need to raise the height of the swing seats
  • It was proposed by Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Read and carried unanimously that (a) Cllr Collins should approach the decorator’s Agency to get details (b) that Mr Heather should be instructed to deal with the playgrounds’ sand and (c) Mr. Glover should be asked to raise the height of the swing seats


180 Request from Cornwall Air Ambulance for a donation. It was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr Collins 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 Cornwall Air Ambulance of a Grant of £200.00.

181. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account £100.00
  • High Interest Business Account £129,243.15
  • NS & I Account £47,806.41

Petty Cash spent in May                     £0.00


  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Malcolm Heather (sundry cutting work in February, April & May)              £2,341.00
  • Merlin MS Centre (S.137 grant, Minute 166(b) of meeting 10/18 of 22.05.18) £50.00
  • Vaughan Glover (playground reports for May [£225.00], urgent repairs to Folly Field playground [£60.00], removal of flower troughs [£25.00] £310.00
  • Complete Business Solutions Group Ltd (2 x toner cartridges) £162.48
  • Jewson Ltd. (supplies to do repairs to Folly playground) £23.87
  • Richard Tucker (gardening and clearance works) £255.00


  • Mr. McLean (allotment rent)                                                                          £  15.00
  • Mrs. Groves (allotment rent)                                                                          £  15.00
  • Mr. Leggatt (allotment rent)                                                                           £  15.00
  • Toilet Box donations to 05.06.18                                                                   £185.00

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

182 Planning

 Applications for Planning Permission.

PA18/04865. Various tree works. Cromer, North Street. Mrs. Elaine Jordan. It was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr Collins and carried unanimously, that the application be supported

Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council

PA18/04151. Mr. & Mrs. M. Clayforth-Carr. Primrose Cottage, School Lane. Non-material amendment to application PA17/11262 in respect of changing the colour of the new windows from cream to grey and to add grey “Cedral” cladding to the bottom section of the bay window on the side elevation (to match cladding on new extension)

183 Correspondence

  • Receive and approve Vaughan Glover’s Playground reports for May. These having been previously circulated, were noted and approved

184 Councillors’ Reports

    1. Trees at the Beacon. This having been previously covered, was not discussed here.
    2. Toilets Donation sign. Cllr Laity produced a mock-up of a new sign. It was agreed by the Council that these should be ordered. Cllr Laity will see to this.
    3. Emergency Plan. Cllr Laity updated the Council on the fact that a new plan-format is coming out shortly.
    4. Telephone Kiosk and Defibrillator. Cllr Laity updated the Council on this.
    5. Electricity box at the Folly Field. Cllr Vincent reported that Western Power had now repaired their equipment and that the RDF Box needs to be replaced, which is the responsibility of the Council. The February estimates from Graham Bull and Novo Electrical were considered and it was then proposed by Cllr Read that Mr. Bull be asked to do the work, his estimate being the cheaper. This was seconded by Cllr Laity and carried unanimously
    6. Cllr Trudgen reported that the pond in the Maypole Garden had now been emptied. £30.00 in coin had been taken from it. The coin had been changed into notes, which were handed to the Clerk, and which will be banked with, and as part of, the next batch of Toilet Donations. Cllr Trudgen also asked about the spraying of moss on the Memorial Garden paths. This was done by Treewise.

185 Clerk’s Report

  • Work to Wallgates in Folly Field and Square WCs. The clerk reported that he had, at Cllr Vincent’s request, approached Novo Electrical for a quote but this has yet to be received. After discussion it was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr Laity and carried unanimously, that a wall-gate be moved from the Folly Field toilets to the Square toilets.
  • Cormac complaint forms. The clerk reported that these had been produced. He tabled one of the booklets. The Council resolved that one should be sent in connection with the West End overhanging hedges, but Cllrs will do some research to ensure that the Notice is served on the correct person.

Confidential matters

186. East End Garages. The Clerk reported Stephens and Scown had lodged an objection to the application to register a prescriptive right of way in the terms claimed. He had been asked to meet with the claimants on site. Stephens and Scown had no objection to such a meeting, but the Council decided that it would not agree to this as it could see no benefit to the Council.

187. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 21.03 hours

Town Mayor