Meeting 19/17 Tuesday 14th November 2017

  Present:          Cllrs Britten, Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Mrs. Edmonds, Collins, Vincent & Read Apologies:      Cllrs Mrs. Reynolds and Clayton Visitors:         Cllr Sue Nicholas CC and the Reverend Kirsten Norfolk Prayers:          The Reverend Norfolk led the Council in prayers 306. Public Participation. Cllr Nicholas updated, and advised, the Council on various […]


  • Present:          Cllrs Britten, Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Mrs. Edmonds, Collins, Vincent & Read
  • Apologies:      Cllrs Mrs. Reynolds and Clayton
  • Visitors:         Cllr Sue Nicholas CC and the Reverend Kirsten Norfolk
  • Prayers:          The Reverend Norfolk led the Council in prayers

306. Public Participation.

Cllr Nicholas updated, and advised, the Council on various matters:

  • She tabled two plans showing proposed Double Yellow Lines at Trevenner.
  • She had had a walk round with Mr. Mike Peters of Highways. He had explained the procedure for getting owners to cut hedges. Initially they drop a note into the owner. 14 days later they inspect to see if the work has been done and, if not, they serve a “section 154” notice to clear a hedge. If that isn’t done, then Highways will do the work and bill the owner. Marazion Town Council can have a book of these procedure forms if required

Cllr Hosking wished to record thanks to Mr Richard Tucker for the excellent work he has done on the hedge at the Folly Field

Cllr Nicholas explained that there is a layer on the Interactive Mapping website for verges. These maps identify what verges are considered to be part of the Highway. She explained that not all verges are part of the Highway, some are undetermined. If there is any doubt over a particular verge, the Council can ask Highways.

She mentioned the Community Network Panel meeting on 16th Mr. Mike Peters will be there, as will the new Police Inspector. Issues to be covered through the forthcoming year will be considered at Thursday’s meeting.

Cllr Laity mentioned the planning application for Akron, just received and enquired about how the provision of evidence about use of the public footpath should be presented.

307. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council on the functions and events she had attended since the date of her last report

305. Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 24th October 2017. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen, and seconded by Cllr Edmonds that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.

Matters arising from previous Minutes.

306. Minute 299a. (Marazion Folly Fest 2018). The clerk’s comments having been noted, it was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr Edmonds 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 the Marazion Folly Fest of £500.00.

307. Minutes 295. (Garden rubbish on beach). The clerk, having circulated the e-mails from Mrs. Oldcorn, the situation was noted and apology gratefully accepted.

308. Minute 299d. (East End Garages). The clerk having previously circulated a brief, enquired if the Council was prepared to follow his advice. Cllr John Nicholas advised that the work carried out to the steps behind the garages could lead to their flooding. There was also discussion as to whether the work done in developing what had been the garden for which the Prescriptive Right had been obtained, negated the Right of Way. It was also pointed out by Councillors that what was taking place may well have nothing to do with access to the parking spaces. Consequently, the Council felt that the course of action previously resolved should be pursued and that Stephens Scown’s advice should be sought. The clerk was instructed to do this, after having obtained a copy of the Registered Title to the property

309. Minutes 290 & 272B (Neighbourhood Plan). The clerk reported that Marazion had now been designated as a Neighbourhood Plan area and that he would, after returning from his leave, contact Mr. James Hardy with a view to setting up a meeting to map out the way forward. The clerk said that as Mr. Hardy’s diary was quite full, the Council might have to fit in with his availability.

310. Minute 297. (Folly Field hedge). Cllr Laity mentioned that Mr. Tucker had done a splendid job on cutting back the hedge from the pavement, gaining as much as four feet in width for the pavement. He wondered whether the Council should undertake the rest of the work, as opposed to asking the land owner to do it. The Council decided that Mr. Tucker should carry on his good work, and that he should also deal with that part of the hedge, further west, as was the Council’s as it was growing over the pavement. Cllr Vincent will contact Mr. Tucker.

311. (Maypole Garden sea wall). Cllr Collins reported that he had spoken with Mr. Earley. Mr. Earley had said that the Estate would prefer the bottom of the sea wall not to be pointed as, if it was, water might get trapped behind the wall higher up, causing the wall to fall out. Structural Engineers have looked at the wall and the Estate is aware that work needs to be done as a priority


312. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)

  • Current Account                                  £      100.00
  • High Interest Business Account          £121,320.11
  • NS & I Account                                  £  47,806.41

Petty Cash spent in October                £          0.00


  • James D. Jacoby (Salary)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
  • Complete Business Solutions UK Ltd. (Black toner cartridge)                       £  78.00
  • Richard Tucker (gardening works)                                                                 £  85.00
  • Vaughan Glover (Playground inspections in October)                                    £225.00
  • Treewise (tree works in Memorial Garden)                                                    £900.00
  • Grant Thornton (external auditor’s fee)                                                           £480.00
  • St. Aubyn Estates (acknowledgement of right of way to cemetery)                £   50.00


  • Mounts Bay Sailing Club (balance Dinghy Pen rent)                                     £   28.07
  • Mr. & Mrs. N. B. Watts (additional wording for headstone)                           £   17.50
  • Toilet Box donations (to 09.11.17)                                                                  £   93.00

Subject to retaining Treewise’s cheque until all outstanding work had been completed, it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen and seconded Cllr Edmonds that the Statement of Accounts be accepted as a true record, and that the invoices be passed for payment, carried unanimously.

313. Planning

 Applications for Planning Permission

Before the following application was considered, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until the application had been decided.

PA17/09978. Proposed second floor rear extension, conversion of the existing roof space including installation of rooflights and general alterations. Trevenner House, Trevenner Square, Marazion TR17 0BJ. It was proposed by Cllr Edmonds, seconded by Cllr John Nicholas that the application be supported. Carried unanimously

Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council

PA17/07605. Miss E. Tristram. Brovadnack, Green Lane West. Removal of existing caravan, conversion and extension to garage to ancillary use and holiday let accommodation.

314. Correspondence

  • E-mail from Inspector Clarke re. Police Liaison Group. Cllr Edmonds volunteered to be the Council’s representative on this Group

 Councillors’ Reports

315. Toilet Subcommittee update. Cllr Laity reported on the following from the recent subcommittee meeting:

  • They had discussed the possibility of converting the toilets to “unisex”, but had decided this was not desirable.
  • The subcommittee had decided to leave to the discretion of Mrs. Rescorla the decision as to opening and closing the Folly Field toilets over the winter season.
  • There are temporary, laminated, signs on the gates of the Folly Field toilets, indicating, when closed, that the toilets in the Square were open. It was felt that the signs should be of a permanent, durable, type. The Council agreed this should be done.
  • The subcommittee thought that the cleaner should be thanked for her excellent work. The clerk was instructed to write to St. Aubyn Estates accordingly.

316. Cllr Laity reported on the telephone kiosk and defibrillator. He feels that the unused kiosk is in the wrong location and that it should be moved nearer the Folly Field toilets, possibly on the concrete plinth for the former gun stationed there. He reported that the Community Heartbeat Trust (“CHT”) don’t carry out work, or pay for it, but just give advice. If the Council is in agreement, the first thing to do is to adopt the kiosk from the CHT. It was then proposed by Cllr Edmonds that the Council adopt the kiosk. This was seconded by Cllr Hosking and carried unanimously. Cllr Laity will take this forward with CHT

317. (Remembrance Service 2018). Cllrs Laity and Trudgen mentioned a couple of matters, including the flying of an appropriate flag from the Maypole Garden flagpole. The clerk was also instructed to write to the Estate to acknowledge the Council’s appreciation of the work of the Marshalls.

318. Cllr Read ran through the inspection report prepared by the playground subcommittee on 31st October, in readiness for the meeting with HAGS-RSS on 21st Cllr Laity suggested, and the Council agreed, that this be left in the capable hands of the subcommittee.

319. Clerk’s Report

  • SAGE accounting programme. The clerk referred to the comments he had circulated and suggested that matters would have to wait for Mr. John Mathews’ input
  • Mayor’s Allowance. It was felt that this should continue as it is, and that if it had to be put through the payroll, so be it. As to how this will be done will depend on Mr. Mathews’ input.
  • The clerk reported that the registration of the new Henfor Bus Shelter lease had been completed
  • Citizen of the Year Award. The clerk reported on progress and gave forms to Cllr Edmonds, who volunteered to deliver them to Trevenner Stores and the School.

320. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.59 hours.

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