Meeting 14/19, Tuesday July 23rd 2019

Present:Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Collins, Nicholas, Read, Trudgen, Clayton, Vincent & Walsh Apologies:  Cllr Britten & Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors:  None Public Speaking: None Minutes of the Meeting held on 9thJuly 2019 322 The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Walsh and seconded Cllr Vincent that the […]
  • Present:Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Collins, Nicholas, Read, Trudgen, Clayton, Vincent & Walsh
  • Apologies:  Cllr Britten & Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors:  None

Public Speaking: None

Minutes of the Meeting held on 9thJuly 2019

322 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.

Minutes of confidential Meeting held on 4thJuly 2019

323. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen and seconded by Cllr Hosking that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously but with Cllrs Reynolds & Nicholas abstaining as they had not been present.

Matters arising from previous Minutes

324.Minutes 269 and314. (Allotments). Cllr Collins reported on his meeting with Mr. Clemo concerning the rat problem at the Island Field allotments. This problem is not just attributable to livestock, but to garden waste as well. It would be a waste of time and money for him to try to treat the problem. All allotment holders should be responsible for dealing with the problem. The clerk was instructed to write to all allotment holders to tell them the situation and that they are responsible for putting down traps in order to deal with the problem.

As to the Rosehill allotments, Cllr Collins has tidied up numbers 1 and 2. It was decided that the first on the list should be offered first choice of allotment, then (if he or she didn’t now want it) move to the second on the list, and so on. Cllrs Reynolds & Collins agreed to be the point of contact.

325. Minute 318g. (Drysack Lane). Cllr Trudgen reported that a resident had told him that Drysack Lane used to belong to the Estate, which Cllr Read thought most probable as it was a bit left over from the development of the housing estate, by St. Aubyn Estates. The clerk was instructed to see if Mr. Tucker would see to its clearance and Cllr Trudgen agreed to be the point of contact.

326. Minute 317f. (Virgin Hill, Rosehill and Beacon Road traffic problems). The clerk having reported on the results of the action he had taken, it was decided that letters should be written to the other two campsite owners whose visitors might be directed by their satnavs up Virgin Hill.

327.Minute 317b(Cemetery). The clerk, having told the Council that the gravestones were last inspected by Mr. Cowley (Long Rock Memorials) in 2017, it was proposed by Cllr Reynolds, seconded by Cllr Trudgen and carried unanimously, that Mr. Cowley be asked to carry out a safety inspection.

328. Minute 317. (Folly Field car park closing time). Cllr Laity had mentioned to Mr. Harvey Thomas the closing at 21.00 hours but didn’t yet know if the gates were being closed later. Cllr Collins warned about the possibility of Travellers getting in during the evening (there was a group going round other places in Cornwall). Cllr Laity will mention this to Mr. Thomas and will also mention the Emergency Plan. Cllr Laity also mentioned that the one-way system idea in King’s Road hadn’t found favour.

Councillors’ reports

329. (Rosehill fly-tipping). Cllr. Trudgen briefed the Council about the tipping of garden waste and the blocking of a gulley, and after discussion he proposed that Malcolm Heather be asked spray the area, let the growth die back and then clear. This was seconded by Cllr Walsh and carried unanimously. Cllr Trudgen agreed to be the point of contact

330. Cllr Laity reported on various matters:-

  • River at Green Lane. This is overgrown. The clerk was instructed to contact Cormac to have them clear it.
  • Museum broadband. It was agreed that the Museum could log into the Council’s broadband.
  • The Tour of Britain cycle event in 2020 would come through Marazion. Further details will be forthcoming later.
  • Funding has now been secured for the Bay cycle route
  • He had mentioned to the Community Network (CN) Manager that we have yet to hear from Cornwall Council’s emergency planning officer and the CN Manager will chase remind the officer.
  • The CN will hold some meetings out of Penzance. The clerk was asked to contact the CN Manager to find out the “out of town” dates so we could see if the Community Centre was available to host a CN Meeting.
  • The Town “walkabout” has yet to take place, and efforts will be made to arrange this for later on in August
  • The Council’s response to the Governance Review has been submitted.

331 Planning

To consider planning applications received from the Planning Authority since the last meeting

PA19/05608. Upgrade of the Gwelva Landing and the Toe protecting the foot of the sea wall adjacent. The Gwelva Landing Stage. Mr. Ramon Van de Veld (sic) National Trust. Before this was discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until the matter had been decided. It was proposed by Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Clayton, that the application be approved, carried unanimously

To receive details of planning permissions granted:

PA19/03080. Mr. D. Mann. Chy Gweder, Green Lane. Conversion of existing basement to provide additional accommodation.

And planning applications refused: None notified

332 Correspondence

  • Anonymous letter dated 13th July from a “concerned resident”. This was noted. It was felt that it was not a matter for the Council. So far as anonymous letters generally were concerned, the Council would deal with each one on its merits, rather than making a blanket decision not to deal with them.
  • E-mail re. “Bike Parking”. The clerk was asked to respond by saying that the Council was grateful for the e-mail and that it hoped something might be done when the cycle hub came on stream.
  • Cornwall Community Flood Forum Training invitation. The clerk tabled this and asked that if any councillor was interested, they let him know.
  • Receive and approve Mr. Glover’s playground reports for July. These having been previously circulated, were noted and approved. The clerk was informed that Mr. Glover could be asked to replace the hooks and that, in future, he could clear directly with a member of the playground subcommittee the carrying out of any necessary works.

333. Clerk’s Report

  • Community Network Panel – expressions of interest for Highways matters. Cllr Laity briefed the Council on the situation and asked councillors to bring forward to the next meeting any suggestions
  • Training for Incident Report Card for dog fouling, littering and fly tipping. The clerk gave the Council a very brief outline of the training that he and Cllr Walsh had attended on 22nd

Financial and Confidential matters

334 Receive and approve Financial Reports for the period April to June 2019. These having been previously circulated, were noted and approved.

335. Earmarked Reserves. It was agreed that this should be carried forward to the next meeting for further consideration

336. Redacted

337. Cllr Laity updated the Council on the position regarding East End Garages

338 Receipts and Payments

Receipts

  • Dignity Funerals Ltd (interment of the late Mr. J. F. Pollard)                                    £591.00
  • Co-op Funeral Services (interment of Mr. Hawkins’ ashes)                                      £302.75

Approve the payments listed on the payments schedule

THE SCHEDULE

  • NS&I (Minute 318f of 13/19)                                                                        £50,000.00
  • Mark Thomas Ayotte (repair to Folly Field WCs’ urinal)                                          £       72.00
  • Cormac Solutions Ltd. (lining work at East End garages)                                         £  1,211.48
  • Dulux Decorator Centre (supplies for Drill Hall bench)                                            £       47.52
  • Vaughan Glover (playground inspections)                                                                 £     225.00

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

 339.There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.53 hours.

Town Mayor