Meeting 12/17 11th July 2017

Present: Cllrs Britten, Laity, Mrs. Hosking, Vincent & Read Apologies: Cllr Trudgen Visitors: Cllr Sue Nicholas CC, the Reverend Kirsten Norfolk, Mr. & Mrs. J. Gentle, Messrs. W. Collins, G. Clemo, T. Allen, D. James, D. Walsh, J. Nicholas and R. Clayton and Mesdames G. Reynolds and G. Edmonds Prayers: Reverend Norfolk led the Council in Prayers 192. […]
  • Present: Cllrs Britten, Laity, Mrs. Hosking, Vincent & Read
  • Apologies: Cllr Trudgen
  • Visitors: Cllr Sue Nicholas CC, the Reverend Kirsten Norfolk, Mr. & Mrs. J. Gentle, Messrs. W. Collins, G. Clemo, T. Allen, D. James, D. Walsh, J. Nicholas and R. Clayton and Mesdames G. Reynolds and G. Edmonds
  • Prayers: Reverend Norfolk led the Council in Prayers

192. Public Participation.

Before Mr. & Mrs. Gentle spoke about their planning application PA17/05720, Cllrs Read and Vincent declared an interest. The clerk explained that in the circumstances the Council was not quorate, and could not deal with their application, which would have to be deferred to the next meeting. It was also explained that their efforts would not be wasted as all the candidates for co-option were present and 5 of their number would be on the Council for the next meeting when the Council would consider the application, and would have heard their presentation. Mr. & Mrs. Gentle then explained about their application.

The nine applicants for co-option all said a few words on behalf of their candidacies.

 Cllr Nicholas CC reported that:

  • With regard to the Henfor roundabout, she had managed to obtain funding of £9,000.00 from Cornwall Council to add to the sponsorship from Courtlands. The work to the roundabout should soon be under way and completed.
  • She and the Highways Manager had just had a “drive round”. A vehicle having been parked at the corner of Trevenner Lane, they had discussed Double Yellow Lines there, as well as at Churchway
  • She considers that some action is needed regarding the state of Churchway. She is endeavouring to contact the DCH Manager for Churchway.
  • With regard to cars being parked in Godolphin Terrace, they had watched the problems at the entrance to the Folly Field car park. As the sign isn’t visible, she has e-mailed Mr. Davey about it. She will make efforts to have a Box Junction put in front of the entrance.
  • The “No Smoking” signs are ready to go up in the playground.
  • There is still £10,000 in the Coastal Community Fund
  • There have been complaints about speeding at Gwallon, and about the volume of traffic using it as a “rat run”. Arrangements will be made for a speed monitor to be put up.
  • The Coastal Review Project is still going on with regard to the Sand Dunes
  • With regard to “Shaping our Future”, the Penwith Locality Forum is looking at how to develop services in Penwith that meet the needs of residents and patients.

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

194 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 27th June 2017. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Britten, and seconded by Cllr Laity that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes.

195. Minute 168. (Cemetery Headstones). Mr. Victor Cowley’s report and quote having previously been circulated, it was proposed by Cllr Vincent, seconded by Cllr Britten, that Mr. Cowley be asked to do the work he recommended. Carried unanimously.

196. Minute 177. Cllr Laity reported that the signs were now fixed at the playground.

197 Minute 183. Cllr Laity reported that the Folly Field “donation” request signage in French and German had been prepared and would be fitted shortly.


198 Correspondence. None

199. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account £100.00
  • High Interest Business Account £102,642.84
  • NS & I Account £47,806.41

Petty Cash spent in June

  • (one x 1st class large letter) £1.30


  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Multesign Systems UK Ltd (signage for Folly Field playground) £234.50
  • Arrow Lifts Ltd (Stairlift service) £59.40
  • Vaughan Glover (June playground reports) £220.00
  • Richard Tucker (various gardening works) £272.50
  • Dulux Decorator Centre (paint for railings & bollards) £22.12
  • South West Water Ltd (Folly Field toilets 01.06.17 to 28.06.17 £814.00
  • Cllr Laity (to reimburse for 2 x Tally hand held clickers) £4.98
  • Timbercraft (5 x heavy duty picnic tables for Folly playground) £575.00
  • Marazion Town Trust (Chamber & Museum rent and insurance) £3,080.00


  • Dignity Funerals Ltd (Peter Jago’s interment) £294.00
  • Roger Calfe (allotment rent) £15.00
  • Mrs. T. McLean (allotment rent) £15.00

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

200 Planning

 Applications for Planning Permission.

PA17/05534. External lifting platform to the rear of the property. 17 St. Levan Close. Mrs. Julia Ann Cunningham. Before this was discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest. It was proposed by Cllr. Laity that the application be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Britten and carried unanimously

PA17/05720. Demolition of existing dwelling and replacement single storey three-bedroom dwelling, along with the erection of a two-bedroom self-contained annex. Works to secure stabilization to the sea wall with shuttered concrete reinforcement at base and soil nail and mesh protection to upper cliff edge, erection of stair access for maintenance. Closure of existing footpath access to sea wall. Akron, Oates Road. Mr. & Mrs. J. Gentle. As the Council was inquorate it was decided to seek an extension of time so as to deal with the application at the next meeting.

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

The following planning appeal decision was noted:

Appeal ref. APP/D0840/W/17/3167590. Bel Air, Rosehill. Appeal allowed on application PA16/04574 for demolition of existing garage and construction of self-contained annexe accommodation.

201 Correspondence

  • Receive and approve Vaughan Glover’s playground inspection reports for June (Football Field and Folly Field). These having previously been circulated, were note and approved
  • Consultation on 2017 Off Street Consolidation Order. This having previously been circulated, was noted.

 Councillors’ Reports

202. Cllr Vincent reported that he, Cllr Laity and Mrs. Mitchell had been to judge the allotments and would pass details to the clerk. They did have concerns about the amount of poultry and ducks being kept. Cllr Hosking reported that she has contacted the RSPCA for the keeping of poultry and ducks. She would report again when the RSPCA Inspector had visited and himself reported to her.

203. Cllr Vincent also reported on the fact that a footpath hadn’t been cut. The clerk explained that not every complaint was down to the contractor’s omission. The clerk said his understanding was that the contractor was obliged to cut a metre-wide strip but that landowners on either side were obliged to cut back hedges.

204. Cllr Read reported that a very good job had been done on the Memorial Garden Wall, but that no turf had been laid along the top.

205. Cllr Laity asked that, the toilet-survey “clickers” having been received, the matter of a toilet survey be put on the next agenda. He also felt that the survey should be postponed until the Council was up to full strength

206 Cllr Laity also reported that he and Cllr Hosking were due to meet with Mr. Andrew Davey on Thursday.

207. Cllr Hosking reported that the Town will be judged for South West in Bloom on 24th July at 14.00 hours.

208 Cllr Laity reported that at Lyndhurst (The Old Lookout) the Piskey Pows (Witch Ball) was no longer in situ. He will check this, but if it isn’t, then the clerk should write to the owner about it, and take matters further if no satisfactory response is received.

209 Clerk’s Report

Roadside hedge cutting. The clerk reported that he had received a complaint from a resident, and an enquiry from Andrew Davey about the cutting of hedges in the Henfor Fram area. The clerk had reported to CORMAC who have done some cutting, but have told him that henceforth, roadside hedge trimming is the responsibility of landowners and must be undertaken by them. With this in mind, the Council will have to do the roadside face of the southern boundary of the Island Field allotments. This will have to go on the tender documents later in the year.

210 Confidential matters

  • Consideration of Internal Auditor’s report. This having been previously circulated, together with the Clerk’s briefing note, it was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr Vincent, that it be noted and accepted. Carried unanimously
  • Adopt 2016 version of NALC Financial Regulations. These having been circulated previously, it was proposed by Cllr Laity, seconded by Cllr Britten, that they be adopted. Carried unanimously
  • Co-option of 5 new councillors. After discussion, the clerk passed round ballot papers, following the counting of which by the clerk he reported that Mesdames Reynolds & Edmonds, and Messrs. Clayton, Collins & Nicholas had all received 5 votes and were duly co-opted.

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

Town Mayor