Meeting 18/19, Tuesday 24th September 2019

Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Collins, Nicholas, Read, Trudgen, Vincent & Walsh Apologies:  Cllrs Britten & Clayton and Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC Visitors:  None Public Speaking: None Minutes of the Meeting held on 10th September 2019 392 The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Nicholas and seconded Cllr […]
  • Present: Cllrs Laity, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Hosking, Collins, Nicholas, Read, Trudgen, Vincent & Walsh
  • Apologies:  Cllrs Britten & Clayton and Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
  • Visitors:  None

Public Speaking: None

Minutes of the Meeting held on 10th September 2019

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

 Matters arising from previous Minutes

393 Minutes 380b. (Governance Review). Cllr Laity updated the Council and reported that he went to a meeting last week, and was shortly due to meet the Chairmen of Perranuthnoe and St. Hilary Parish Councils.

394. Minute 380b. (Traffic). Cllr Laity reported that the question of Double Yellow Lines at Turnpike Road has been put in to the Community Network Panel bid for Highways Projects.

395. Minute 384c. (Concrete Plinth). As the work has not yet been done, as promised, Cllr Trudgen will pursue the matter

396 Minute 388a. (Planter). Cllr Hosking reported on the removal of the Planter from Trevenner and its future use. The Council agreed that the Resident who raised the matter can provide, and plant up, his own Planter.

397. Minute 389(b)(i). (Lettering on Information Stones). Cllr Laity reported that whilst the Clerk was on leave, he had spoken with Mr. Cowley and had authorized him to carry out the restoration works.

398. Minute 389(b)(v). (Old lamp posts) Cllr Laity reported that the clerk had written to the secretary of the Town Trust and that a response was awaited.

399. Minute 389(b)(vii). (St. Piran’s Flag). Cllr Laity reported that the clerk had contacted Sailflags, and that a response was awaited

400. Minute 389b(x) (The Dollan). Cllr Laity reported that a response was awaited from the Decorator.

401. Minute 357 (Land adjacent to Rose Cottage). The clerk reported that he had lodged an on-line complaint to Enforcement, which had received the standard acknowledgement letter. It now appeared that the roof level had been reduced to the same level as adjoining properties, by reducing the angle of the pitch of the roof.

402 Minute 390b (East End Garages). Cllr Laity updated the Council. The two councillors who agreed to inspect were asked to report back to the clerk as soon as possible.

Councillors’ reports

403. Cllr. Collins reported on:

  • Having spoken with Mr. Malcolm Heather about the clearing of the area by the roadside wall of the Folly Field, so it can be planted. Weather permitting, Mr. Heather proposes to do it this week.
  • The forthcoming meeting which he, and the Playgrounds subcommittee are having on Thursday morning with South West Play at the Folly Field playground.

404. Cllr Hosking reported on the work being done by the Council’s gardener by the Old Surgery.

405 Cllr Read reported that:

  • Drysack Lane had been very well cleared
  • With regard to the Folly Field toilets, he had spoken with a local builder on the subject of Altro flooring. The builder had given him details of a couple of other competent contractors but warned that, because of various changes, the process was likely to be more expensive than at first thought

406. Cllr Vincent reported that he and Cllr Britten would try to inspect the Allotments shortly.

407. Cllr Laity reported:

  • That he had been to the very useful Flood Resilience Conference.
  • That with regard to the photographs which were displayed at the meeting (i) the Cycle Race had, disappointingly, left plastic cable ties strewn about. The clerk was asked to write to them to express the Council’s disappointment, especially as the Town was Plastic Free and (ii) there were a couple of rabbit holes in the middle of the Field. Cllr Vincent will ask the gardener if he can stop them up.
  • The Cycle event had used only 3 units of electricity, the cost of which the Council agreed to take on board

408 Planning

 To consider planning applications received from the Planning Authority since the last meeting: None notified

To receive details of planning permissions granted:

PA19/06116. Mr. S. Mann. Henfor Farm, Turnpike Road. Certificate of Lawfulness for existing use of full drainage works, and access to Plots 1, 2 & 3.

And planning applications refused: None notified

409 Correspondence

  •  E-mail from Merlin-MS Centre, requesting a Grant. It was proposed by Cllr Trudgen, seconded by Cllr Read 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 Merlin-MS Centre of a grant of £50.00.
  • E-mail from resident re. cutting of the Beacon. This having been previously circulated, was noted. Cllr Laity will also mention it in his meeting with Mr. Harvey Thomas at the meeting he and Cllr Collins are shortly to have with him.
  • E-mail from Galliford Try re. further street naming. Cllr Laity reported that the Warspite Association were delighted with the fact that the new street was to going to be called Warspite Way. The Council then considered the request to name the two spur roads. After discussion it was (a) proposed by Cllr Collins that one be called “Gilbey” Way. This was seconded by Cllr Hosking and carried unanimously and (b) proposed by Cllr Read that the other be named “Penlee” Way. This was seconded by Cllr Nicholas and carried unanimously. It was accepted that the roads might be called “Drive”, “Road” etc., rather than “Way”
  • Planning conferences for local councils. Cllr Laity highlighted this
  • E-mail dated 14th September 2019 from a visitor concerning smell of sewage. After discussion it was felt that this might not just be a problem caused by a build up of seaweed on the beach, but by problems with a couple of Holding Tanks, in respect of which Cllr Vincent will contact South West Water

410. Clerk’s Report

  • Receive and approve Mr. Glover’s playground reports for September. These having been previously circulated, were noted and approved. So far as the matters of concern highlighted by Mr. Glover, they will be addressed at the meeting with South West Play, mentioned in Minute 403b above

Financial and Confidential matters

411 Receive and approve Bank Reconciliation statement, profit and loss account, Prior Year report and Budget variance report for August. This was not available as the clerk had been on leave, and Ms Greig had not yet done them.

412 Councillors’ Audit. The clerk reminded Councillors that the two Audit Councillors needed to do this, and that he would need to ask Ms Greig to run off the necessary paperwork for them. He also reminded the Council that this audit should be done once a quarter.

413 East End Garage update. This has been covered in an earlier briefing (Minute 402)

414 Receipts and Payments              


  • W C. Matthews & Son Ltd. (interment of the late Mrs. M. J. Goode) £513.75
  • Penwith Funeral Services (interment of the late Mrs. B. M. Matthews)                    £513.75

Approve the payments listed on the payments schedule


Vaughan Glover (Playground inspections and works)                                               £230.00

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

415 There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.11 hours.

Town Mayor