Meeting 14/20, Tuesday 25th August 2020

Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Collins, Nicholas, Clayton, Trudgen, Read, Vincent & Walsh Apologies:   Cllr Britten and Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors: Mrs. Erika Hewett and Messrs. Jon Pender, Gordon Floyd & Elliott Smith 184 Public Speaking Mr Floyd addressed the Council on the matter of the flooding in Green Lane, and its effect […]
  • Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Collins, Nicholas, Clayton, Trudgen, Read, Vincent & Walsh
  • Apologies:   Cllr Britten and Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors: Mrs. Erika Hewett and Messrs. Jon Pender, Gordon Floyd & Elliott Smith

184 Public Speaking

  • Mr Floyd addressed the Council on the matter of the flooding in Green Lane, and its effect on residents and businesses dependent on access along Green Lane. Mr. Elliott raised the health issues arising from standing water and run-off from the fields (in respect of which Cllr Trudgen mentioned that, in the past, notices about possible contamination had been placed on the beach). Cllr Laity explained that he has had discussions with St. Aubyn Estates (SAE) with a view to trying to resolve these issues, not all of which were the responsibility of SAE.
  • Mr Pender spoke on behalf of his client’s, Mrs. Hewett’s, objections to planning application PA20/06188. Mrs. Hewett then also addressed the Council

Minutes of the Meeting held on 11th August 2020

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

186 Matters arising from previous Minutes

  1. Minute 423(b)(vii) of 19/19 (Removal of excess soil from the cemetery). Cllr Collins reported that this work had now been completed and that approximately 10 extra grave spaces had thereby been made available.
  2. Minute 094 of 07/20 (Footpath 14). Cllr Laity reported that no date for the previously reported meeting had yet been fixed
  3. Minute 102 of 08/20 (Maypole Garden flagpole). Cllr Trudgen reported that the flagpole was now back up and working again.
  4. Minute 136 of 10/20 (Beacon Brazier). The Mayor reported that Mr. Thomas will inspect. Cllr Trudgen and Cllr Read are to meet the fabricator shortly so they can give a quote.
  5. Minute 423(b)(xi) of 19/19 (paint steps between Turnpike Road and St. Levan Road). The clerk having reported that no response had been received from Cormac, Cllrs Hosking and Reynolds expressed the view that the Housing Association was responsible for the maintenance of these steps. The clerk was asked to press Cormac for a reply
  6. Minute 066 of 05/20 (Stone at entrance to Warspite Way). Cllr Laity advised that he was still waiting to hear from both the Warspite Association and from the Developers
  7. Minute 462(b) of 22/19 (Asset Risk Assessments). The clerk advised that these had been sent out to the responsible councillors and that, so far, two had been returned, completed.
  8. Minute 050(iii) of 04/20 (Operation London Bridge). The Protocol having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr Walsh that it be adopted. This was seconded by Cllr Hosking and carried unanimously.
  9. Minute 157(a) of 11/20 (Damage to the Dollan). Cllr Read’s specification document having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr Collins that it be accepted and used for submission to contractors. This was seconded by Cllr Vincent and carried unanimously
  10. Minute 161 of 12/20 (sundry). The clerk reported on various matters, after which it was agreed that this could come off the Agenda
  11. Minute 163(b) of 12/20 (footpath by cemetery). Cllr Vincent reported that it had been trimmed back. Cllr Reynolds said that Cormac had still not done anything to make the roped off section safe. The clerk was asked to report the matter again.
  12. Minute 164(i) of 12/20 (work on Memorial Garden wall). It was reported that work had started the preceding day
  13. Minute 164(ii) of 12/20 (Maypole Garden wall). The Mayor said that he would report on this in the confidential section
  14. Minute 166 of 12/20 (Gwallon Lane playground equipment signs). The wording of the proposed sign, previously circulated, was agreed. Cllr Read reported that the contractor was still having difficulty with the supplier of timber but was prepared to start work. It was agreed that the work should not begin until the contractor was in a position to complete the work without interruption.
  15. Minute 180(a) of 13/20 (Bins for Folly Field and Gwallon Lane playgrounds). The quote from Glasdon obtained by Cllr Read having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr Collins that the three bins be purchased in accordance with the quotation, but without the personalised poster insert. This was seconded by Cllr Walsh and carried unanimously.
  16. Minute 180(c) of 13/20 (Cycle rack in Folly Field). Cllr Nicholas reported that he had looked at some cycle racks on line and that he would speak to SAE. Cllr Laity reported that the end of the Cycle Hub may well be in Marazion, and that a meeting on the subject is to take place in September
  17. Minute 180(e) of 13/20 (trees in Higher Fore Street). The Council was advised that the felling of the trees had been reported to Cornwall Council Enforcement

Councillors Reports:

187. Cllr Collins reported that there were problems with cars parking outside the cemetery, making it difficult for elderly residents to visit the cemetery. The clerk was asked to put on the next Agenda (a) the consideration of one-hour parking restrictions and (b) a Town “Walkabout”

188. Cllr Trudgen reported that the Town Hall noticeboard was still ongoing, and explained the reasons for the delay. The wording on the Header Board was displayed on screen, and agreed by the Council

189. Cllr Hosking said that a car was parking on the verge by Feliskirk. The clerk was asked to report this to Traffic Enforcement, after Cllr Read had supplied a photograph of the offending vehicle

190. Cllr Walsh reported on a protruding hedge in respect of which the clerk was asked to write to the owner of the property in question

191. Cllr Laity reported that:

  • He had “attended” an on-line webinar about planning put on by Cornwall Council
  • The Council needs to consider how, if at all, an Armistice Parade be staged this year. The clerk was asked to put this on the next Agenda.
  • The Council will need to decide on when the toilets in the Square should be closed. Cllr Trudgen expressed the view that they should be kept open throughout September

Planning

192 Applications for planning permission. Before either of the following were discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest and was placed in the virtual, Zoom, waiting room until after the decisions had been taken

PA20/06049. Refurbishment of existing flats, alterations to form a new apartment, external improvements and associated works. The Old Manse, Trevenner Square. Messrs. Patrick & Richardson, TGP Developments SW Ltd. It was proposed by Cllr Collins, seconded by Cllr Vincent and carried unanimously, that the application be supported

PA20/06188. Construction of replacement two-storey extension, removal of existing outbuilding extension of domestic curtilage and creation of additional parking for South Cottage and Green Acres. South Cottage, Green Lane. St. Aubyn Estates. After discussion, it was proposed by Cllr Collins that the application be supported but on terms that conditions be imposed in terms (a) that the outbuilding be demolished before work commences on the extension (b) that the use of the parking area should not be changed to another use and (c) that there be no further development on the site. This was seconded by Cllr Clayton and carried unanimously

To receive details of planning permissions granted:

PA20/04710. Mr. Iain Martin. Land at Churchway. Non-material amendment in relation to decision notice PA19/01133: landscaping updates

PA20/04759. Mr. & Mrs. P. Chown. Rose Cottage, North Street. Proposed remodelling and extension of existing private detached dwelling house. Juliet balcony to the north east elevation

Correspondence

193 The clerk reported on:

  • E-mail from Mr. Cook, dated 13th August 2020. This having been previously circulated, the clerk was instructed to reply in terms that the Council is aware of the issues raised and is looking into what it is able to do
  • E-mail from Mr. Floyd, dated 17th August 2020. This has been covered during the public speaking period
  • Request for a Grant from Cornwall Air Ambulance.It was proposed by Cllr Reynolds, 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 of a Grant to Cornwall Air Ambulance of £300.00.
  • E-mail from FFP New Media GmbH, dated 19th August. After discussion, Cllr Reynolds proposed that the request to film in the cemetery be refused. This was seconded by Cllr Collins but before a vote was taken, Cllr Trudgen proposed that their request be agreed. This was seconded by Cllr Clayton. Cllr Trudgen’s proposal was then put to a vote. 4 Councillors voted in favour and 5 voted against. Cllr Trudgen’s motion was not carried and so Cllr Reynolds’ was carried.

194 Clerk’s Report.

  • Rates Grant. The clerk reported that this had been applied for and should appear in the bank statement. 
  • Mr Brown had copied the Clerk into an e-mail sent to the Police (and others) about problems with a vehicle in Beacon Road. This, along with the clerk’s reply (both of which had been circulated prior to the Meeting) were noted

Financial and Confidential matters

195 Maypole Garden wall. (Redacted)

196 Consider Hudson Accounting Internal Report. This having been previously circulated, and the clerk having highlighted the matters raised and the made comments thereon, it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen that it be approved. Tis was seconded by Cllr Walsh and carried unanimously.

 197 Receipts:

From Barclays Bank Community Account (statement issued 7th August)

  • Burroughs & Kearey (interment of the late Mrs. Fiddy)                                                        £   311.75
  • Burroughs & Kearey (Deed of Grant of burial rights for the late Mrs. Walding)                  £   392.50
  • Mr. F. I. J. Nicholas (garage rent)                                                                                           £     50.00
  • Pendle Funeral Services (Mr. Lugg’s interment)                                                                   £1,041.25
  • Penwith Funeral Services (Mrs. Caddy’s interment)                                                             £   311.75

Approve the payments listed on the payments schedule

THE SCHEDULE

From Barclays Bank Community Account (statement issued 7th August)

  • EDF (sundry electrical direct debits)                                                                                     £   233.00
  • Sage Software Ltd. (accounting software package)                                                               £     24.00
  • British Gas Business (electricity for WCs)                                                                           £     74.93
  • Marazion Town Trust (Chamber and Museum rents April to September and Buildings’ insurance)                                                                        £3,150.00
  • Ross Beard (sexton’s fees)                                                                                                     £   240.00

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

198. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 21.25 hours.

Town Mayor