Meeting 16/18, Tuesday August 28, 2018

Present:Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Read, Collins, Mrs. Edmonds, Vincent & John Nicholas Apologies:   Cllrs Trudgen, Britten, Clayton and Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors:  None Public Speaking. None. Minutes of the Meeting held on 14thAugust 2018 252 The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr John Nicholas and seconded Cllr Collins […]
  • Present:Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Read, Collins, Mrs. Edmonds, Vincent & John Nicholas
  • Apologies:   Cllrs Trudgen, Britten, Clayton and Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors:  None
  • Public Speaking. None.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 14thAugust 2018

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

Matters arising from previous Minutes

253. Cllr Laity reported that:

  • Minute 237. The Red River had been cut/cleared earlier in the day
  • Minute 244. As to the lettering of the Donation Boxes, he had found on-line a supplier of lettering at £7.00 per sheet. It was proposed by Cllr Vincent, seconded by Cllr Edmonds and carried unanimously, that Cllr Laity obtain sufficient to mark the Donation Boxes.

Councillors Reports:

254. (Silver House Bus shelter). Although this was a matter on which Cllr Britten was going to report, the clerk advised that he believed Cllr Britten was going to raise the fact that, now the two top bus shelters had been painted by Mr. Hosking, he felt that the “Silver House” bus shelter should be painted. The clerk enquired whether the Council wished Mr. Hosking to quote for this, or just to do the painting? It was felt that the Feliskirk Lane one should be done as well, and it was agreed that Cllr Collins would ask Mr. Hosking to quote for painting both, and that the quote should be sent to the clerk

255. (Wallgates at the Folly Field and Square toilets). Cllr Laity reported that he had, earlier in the day, spoken to the electrician about the Wallgates. Two of the three in the ladies are beyond repair, as probably is the one in the Square toilets. Cllr Collins reported that he had spoken to a very helpful lady at Wallgate who advised they do a service contract with twice yearly inspections. After discussion it was suggested by Cllr Reynolds that Wallgate be asked to inspect and report. The Council agreed that this should be done and Cllr Collins agreed to contact Wallgate accordingly.

256.(East End garages) Cllr Collins reported on a situation at the garages where one was not being used as a garage, and by a person who was believed no longer to be a Marazion resident. This, and other matters should be carried forward to the next meeting.

257. Cllr Laity mentioned the “There but not there” Armistice Project. A new stone for the War Memorial was being generously funded by a Resident and he felt that the Aluminium Silhouette, 6 feet high, of a Tommy might be erected on this, either permanently or, on a temporary, annual basis (it is light and easily moveable). He wondered whether one should be purchased by the Town Council at a cost of £600.00 plus VAT. This matter is to be carried forward to the next agenda and, in the meantime, the Town Trust’s consent should be sought as the owners of the War Memorial.

258. Cllr Reynolds reported that the broken Dog Bin past the cemetery had now been replaced.

259.Cllr Read said that the Folly Fest had been a really successful and well-run event. The clerk was asked to write to Mr. Mike Kearon to pass on the Council’s congratulations and thanks

260. Cllr Collins enquired as to whether the Council could donate to the sponsored Bicycle ride that Mr. Williams was making to raise money for a Brain Tumour Charity. The Clerk advised that, sadly, this was not something that properly fell within the ambit of a “section 137” grant.

261. Cllrs laity and Hosking briefed the Council on meetings they had attended about the Coastal Protection Project and with the CEO of St. Aubyn Estates.

262 Planning

Application for planning permission.

PA18/07459. Small extensions and reconfiguration of glazing to lower ground floor restaurant and ground floor lounge bar. The Mount Haven Hotel, Turnpike Road. Mr. Ramon van de Velde of St. Aubyn Estates. Before this application was considered, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until it had been decided. It was proposed by Cllr Vincent, seconded by Cllr Laity and carried unanimously, that the application be supported.

To receive details of planning permissions granted: None notified

And planning applications refused: None notified

263 Correspondence.

  • E-mail dated 21st August from Mr. Davies re. Warspite Memorial. The clerk reminded Councillors of the weekend dates for this, and Cllr Laity reported that he had spoken with Mr. Davies concerning the Council taking over responsibility for the Memorial.
  • E-mail dated 16th August from Mr. Glover re. Folly Field playground. Cllr Read reported to the Council, after which it was agreed that he and Cllr Collins would arrange to meet with Mr. Glover to work out a schedule of work over the next 12 months. The question was raised as to whether it was necessary to have the playgrounds inspected as often as they were inspected. The clerk advised that it was necessary for, in the event of an accident, the first thing for which the insurers would ask was the Inspection Records, and that if it turned out that sufficient inspections had not been carried out, then the Insurers would avoid the policy, leaving the Council to field the claim itself without indemnity
  • Receive and approve Mr. Glover’s playground reports for August. These having been previously circulated, were noted and approved.
  • Press release of 21st August, entitled “Plans to protect iconic seafront to go on display at Marazion”. This having been previously covered, it was not discussed again

Clerk’s Report

264. The clerk reported on the following:

  • Folly Field car park and Tea Hut lease. The clerk advised that he had contacted the Council’s solicitors and that they had informed him the draft lease had been sent to the Estate’s solicitor a fortnight ago, and that they would chase the matter.
  • Holiday arrangements he was making for when he was on leave in September.

Financial and Confidential matters

265 Receive Bank Reconciliation Statement, Profit & Loss account, Prior year report and Budget Variance report for July 2018. These having been previously circulated was noted.

266. Freehold of the toilets in the Square. The clerk briefed the Council on the e-mail he had received from Cornwall Council concerning the forthcoming transfer of the freehold. The Council agreed that the clerk should obtain quotes from the two local firms he had suggested.

267 Receipts and Payments


  • S. B. Dyer t/a J. H. Ching (the late Mr. J. Derrington memorial) £139.00
  • HMRC (VAT repayment, by Direct Credit)                                                               £912.99
  • Mr. F. I. J. Nicholas (garage rent)                                                                               £  50.00
  • Toilet Box Donations to 23.08.18                                                                              £266.05 **

Approve the payments listed on the payments schedule


Vaughan Glover (August reports and playground repairs)                                         £285.00

Mrs. Penney Hosking (Mayor’s allowance [net] for 2018. 219f of 13/18)                £882.60

British Gas (Folly Field electricity, by DD)                                                               £129.96

EDF (Sundry electrical DDs)                                                                                     £186.00

Pennon Water (SWW) (Folly Field water and sewage)                                             £873.29

** of this, £26.05 is made up as to a cheque from the clerk in respect of €29.00. The sheet showing the exchange rate (€1.00 = £0.90) is attached the bank paying-in slip

It was proposed Cllr Edmonds and seconded Cllr John Nicholas that the payments be paid, carried unanimously

268 There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.40 hours.

Town Mayor