Meeting 17/19, Tuesday 10th September 2019

Present:          Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Hosking, Mrs. Reynolds, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Walsh, Clayton, Britten (until 20.50 hours) & Read Apologies:      Cllrs Collins & Vincent Visitors:         Reverend Kirsten Norfolk, Cllr Sue Nicholas CC & Mr. Andy Nicholls Prayers:         The Reverend Kirsten Norfolk led the Council in Prayers.  380. Public Participation Mr Nicholls spoke in connection […]
  • Present:          Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Hosking, Mrs. Reynolds, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Walsh, Clayton, Britten (until 20.50 hours) & Read
  • Apologies:      Cllrs Collins & Vincent
  • Visitors:         Reverend Kirsten Norfolk, Cllr Sue Nicholas CC & Mr. Andy Nicholls
  • Prayers:         The Reverend Kirsten Norfolk led the Council in Prayers.

 380. Public Participation

Mr Nicholls spoke in connection with his planning application PA19/07355. In doing so, he said it was for family, and that it wasn’t intended to let the extension or use it as an Air B&B.

Cllr Sue Nicholas updated the Council on:

  • She is in contact with Officers concerning the style at Trevenner
  • She needs to speak to the Community Network Manager about the standard “parking” letter which the Council could use, appropriately edited.
  • There have been complaints about non-residents parking in Jubilee Close. She is trying to make contact with the Manager of LiveWest, to try to address the problem.
  • She drew the Council’s attention to the fact that there were several “live” consultations on the Cornwall Council website. She mentioned the Homelessness and Day Centre ones in particular.
  • She reminded the Council of the Governance Review meeting at St. John’s Hall, due to take place on 16thSeptember
  • She gave an update on the reinstatement of the Zebra Crossing close by the Godolphin Arms.
  • Cllr Reynolds drew Cllr Sue Nicholas’ attention to the “drop kerb” problems on the Godolphin Estate, and in other parts of the Town. Cllr Sue Nicholas will take these to Highways. Councillors raised other parking problems.

Cllr Trudgen thanked her for her efforts in regard to the Dog Ban consultation.

Cllr Walsh raised the concerns, expressed to him, about the proposed fortnightly collections of refuse. Cllr Sue Nicholas reminded councillors that businesses must arrange their own waste removal, and must also themselves pay for it.

381. Mayor’s Report.On 4thAugust the Mayor attended St Columb Major Civic Service, on 11thAugust he attended Penryn Civic Service and, on the 26th August, he greeted home The Cornwall Young Farmers cycle ride from Mont St. Michel to St Michael’s Mount.

382 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 27thAugust 2019.The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Walsh, and seconded by Cllr Trudgen that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes.

383. Minutes 350c & 356(Land adjacent to Rose Cottage, North Street). The clerk reported that he had received, and previously circulated, the letter of acknowledgement from Planning Enforcement. Cllr Read asked Cllr Sue Nicholas to keep an eye on this matter.

384. Cllr Laity advised that he would henceforth endeavor to go through the previous Minutes to try to ensure that matters weren’t over looked and to that end:

  • Minute 357(Enforcement issues) Cllr Read briefed the Council. It was then proposed by Cllr Hosking, seconded by Cllr John Nicholas and carried unanimously, that the clerk be instructed to report to Enforcement the gravelling of the front garden at the Gew, and also the creation of a new access to the Highway. Cllr Sue Nicholas also said that if it was felt that development was not taking place in accordance with approved plans, then the Council should let her know.
  • Minutes 358(bins behind Island Fields allotments) and 360(Rosehill Gully) have both been resolved.
  • Cllr Trudgen reported (Minute 370) that the family had asked their builder to lay down a concrete plinth for the bin

Finance

385 Correspondence:

  • Request by Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust for a donation. It was proposed by Cllr Read, seconded by Cllr Trudgen 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 Trust of a grant of £200.00.
  • Request by St. John’s Ambulance for a donation. It was proposed by Cllr Reynolds, seconded by Cllr Britten 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 St. John’s Ambulance of a grant of £100.00.

 386. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account                                 £       100.00
  • High Interest Business Account         £ 64,651.35
  • NS & I Account                                  £188,441.87

 

  • Petty Cash spent in August                 £0.00

 

Payments

 

  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Jewson Ltd (Gwallon and Folly playground repairs)                                    £ 38.70
  • St. Justin Ltd. (Authorised purchase)                                                            £138.00

Receipts – None

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

387 Planning

 Applications for Planning Permission. Before the application was considered Cllrs Read and Hosking declared interests and left the room, not returning until the application had been decided.

PA19/07355. Proposed extension and alterations. Barons Court, Rosehill. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholls. It was proposed by Cllr Trudgen that the application be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Britten and carried unanimously

Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council: None notified

388 Correspondence

  •  E-mail from resident re. Planter. After discussion of the e-mail, which had previously been circulated along with the clerk’s suggested reply, it was decided that the resident be advised that the planter will be planted by Marazion in Bloom and that the resident could add plants to it if he wished.
  • Letter from Cornwall Council re. Dog ban on beaches consultation. This, having been dealt with elsewhere, was not further discussed.

389 Councillors’ Reports

Cllr Reynolds mentioned the allotment judging. It was agreed that Cllrs Britten and Vincent (as they had done last year) do this as soon as possible

Town Walkabout. Following the walkabout, the following were discussed.

  • Beach Box repairs. Some attention is needed to the fascia. Cllrs Laity and Collins will raise this with Mr. Harvey Thomas (“HT”) when they meet with him at the beginning of October.
  • Lettering on Information stones. The clerk was instructed to contact Mr. Cowley of Long Rock Memorials for advice as to the best method of restoring the three stones, at the eastern and western ends of the Town and at Fair Green.
  • Folly Field Bus Shelter. Cllr Britten feels this need replacing with something substantially built. Cllr Laity will raise this with HT.
  • Folly Field Cycle racks. Cllr Sue Nicholas will raise this with the Chair of Perranuthnoe Parish Council. Cllr Laity will also discuss this with HT, as the Estate is considering the provision of bike racks.
  • Old lamp posts. It is felt that these should be restored and placed in the Square, possibly with solar powered lights. The clerk was instructed to write to the secretary of the Town Trust, as the Square belonged to it, about this proposal, which would be undertaken at the Council’s cost.
  • Rose Hill gutter. This has been dealt with
  • St Pirans Flag. The clerk was instructed to ask Sailflags to supply two substantial St. Piran’s flags. These are to be paid for. Mr. Williams has previously given flags.
  • Gwelva Painting. It was decided to defer this pending the settling of the question of ownership, which HT is still investigating.
  • The War Memorial. After discussion, it was decided to leave things as they are.
  • The Dollan. After discussion, it was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr Read and carried unanimously that Mr. Robert Hosking be asked to quote for its repainting and for the removal of the broken glass.
  • Maypole Garden. Cllr Walsh mentioned the complaints he had received about its poor state. Cllr Read said that the paving was in a poor state. It was agreed that this should be carried forward to the next agenda.

Report on Toilets subcommittee meeting. Councillor Laity updated the meeting on the recent subcommittee meeting and inspection of the toilets.

Report from playground subcommittee. Cllrs John Nicholas reported that he, and Cllr Collins, had earlier met with a gentleman concerning playground matters. It was felt that the subcommittee could go ahead and order essential items within their budget.

Post by Life Guard hut (Cllr Trudgen). Cllr Trudgen briefed the Council as to what had happened. After discussion, and hearing the e-mail that the clerk had sent to Cllr Trudgen, it was decided to defer the question for 6 months.

390 Clerk’s Report

  • Adopt the 2018 version of the NALC Model Standing Orders. It was proposed by Cllr Walsh, seconded by Cllr Hosking and carried unanimously, that these be adopted.
  • East End garages update. The clerk updated the Council.
  • Items tabled by Cllr Collins. The clerk drew the Council’s attention to the papers tabled by Cllr Collins, relating to Wild Flowers and the Playgrounds
  • Local Planning Conference. Cllr Laity remined Cllrs of this event, taking place on 13thNovember in Camborne
  • Street naming. Cllr Laity reported that Cornwall Council had agreed to the naming of Warspite Way, but said the Council had been asked to put forward two more names for the spur roads. This will be on the next agenda
  • Cllr Laity reported that he had found a website that could supply these, and Cllr Sue Nicholas mentioned that Mr. Stuart Taylor could also possibly provide them, as perhaps could Penwith College.

391. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 21.17 hours.

Town Mayor