Present: Cllrs Britten, Laity, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Trudgen, Mrs. Edmonds, Collins, Vincent, Mrs. Reynolds, Clayton & Read
Apologies: Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
Visitors: The Reverend Kirsten Norfolk
Prayers: The Reverend Norfolk led the Council in prayers
332. Public Participation.
The clerk advised the Council that Cllr Nicholas had asked him to say that the Double Yellow Lines plans were back with the Highways department, with a view to going out to public consultation in the New Year
333. Mayor’s Report. The Mayor reported to the Council on the functions and events she had attended since the date of her last report
334 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 28th November 2017. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Edmonds, and seconded by Cllr Read that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.
Matters arising from previous Minutes.
335. Minutes 322,306 & 299(d). (East End garages). The clerk advised that he had now received advice from Stephens Scown and would circulate it once he had had a chance of considering it.
336. Minutes 326(b). (Asset Risk Assessment forms). The clerk distributed the forms to those councillors who had agreed to assume responsibility for inspecting the various assets.
337. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)
- Current Account £100.00
- High Interest Business Account £129,908.60
- NS & I Account £47,806.41
Petty Cash spent in November
- (4 x 1st class large stamps and 1 x 1st class “signed for” letter) £5.67
- James D. Jacoby (Salary)
- HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
- Cruse Bereavement Care in Cornwall (S.137 payment,
- Minute 325b of 20/17) £100.00
- Vaughan Glover (playground inspections) £225.00
- Cornwall Council (charges for May’s uncontested election) £234.62
- Malcom Heather (Cutting works in October and November) £1,922.70
- Complete Business Solutions UK Ltd (three colour toner cartridges) £243.72
- South West Metal Works (security gate at Folly Field toilets) £495.00
- Graham Bull Electrical Services (Folly Field toilets lighting issues) £284.30
- Richard Tucker (work to Folly Field hedge adjoining West End) £295.00
- Local World Ltd (Cornishman advertisement for tenders) £78.24
- M. J. Reid (hardstanding rent) £75.00
- J. P. & S. J. Field (headstone for Mr. & Mrs. Best) £139.00
- Dignity Funerals Ltd (Mr. S. Colvin’s interment) £591.00
- Long Rock Memorials (headstone for the late Mr. P. Taylor) £139.00
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.
The clerk was instructed to contact Mrs. Cattran about the cost of clearing back the hedge at the Folly Field and to ask Mrs. Cattran for reimbursement, to point out that the metal posts were dangerous, to point out how much pavement had been cleared and to ask that it be kept as clear in future.
a) Applications for Planning Permission
Before any of the following four planning applications was discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until all the applications had been determined.
PA17/10891. Proposed 2 storey extension and associated works with the inclusion of a balcony on the south west elevation. Aviemore Cottage, Feliskirk Lane. Mr. C. Chapman. It was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr John Nicholas and carried unanimously, that the application be supported
PA17/10240. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations to reception and guest lounge. Marazion Hotel, The Square. Mrs. Michelle Stevens, the Marazion Hotel. It was proposed by Cllr Vincent, seconded by Cllr Edmonds and carried unanimously, that the application be supported.
PA17/11262. Single storey flat roof extension with terrace on part of roof on rear elevation to replace an existing single storey extension. Installation of French doors at first floor level out onto terrace. Replace existing casement windows with vertical sliding sash windows. Primrose Cottage, School Lane. Mr. & Mrs. M. Clayforth-Carr. Before this application was considered, Cllr Laity declared an interest and left the room, not returning until it had been decided. It was proposed by Cllr Britten, seconded by Cllr John Nicholas and carried unanimously, that the application be supported
PA17/09828. Conversion of gallery extension to form self-contained bed and breakfast accommodation and associated works. Market House Gallery, Market Place. Mr. Paul Longthorne, Market House Gallery. Before this application was discussed, Cllr Clayton declared an interest and left the room, not returning until after it had been determined. It was proposed by Cllr Trudgen, seconded by Cllr Britten and carried unanimously, that the application be supported
b) Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council.
- Receive and approve Vaughan Glover’s playground inspection reports for November. These having been previously circulated, were noted and approved. The clerk was instructed to write to the secretary of the Playing Fields Association concerning the state of the wall, as highlighted in Mr. Glover’s report about the Gwallon Lane playground
340. Cllr Laity reported on the following:
- The Red River hasn’t been dredged at the beach. The clerk was asked to contact Cllr Sue Nicholas to see if she could contact Cormac to have them do this, as they had done in previous years.
- The gate at the side of the Folly Field toilets has been installed. He feels that there should be a sign on it to stop people climbing up it. He also thinks a padlock is needed. The Council agreed with the former and also agreed that a padlock could be bought.
- He said that the Christmas Lights were looking excellent. The Council instructed the clerk to write to the secretary of the Decorative Lights committee (Mrs. Copland) to say so.
341. Cllr Vincent reported that, having spoken with Treewise, they would not be able to spray in the memorial Garden until the weather conditions allowed.
342. Cllr Collins updated the Council on his conversation with the agricultural land agent’s department at Cornwall Council.
343. Cllr Edmonds reported on the meeting she, Cllr Britten and the clerk had had with Mrs. Furley, the Neighbourhood Planning officer who had conducted the “drop-in” surgery.
344. Clerk’s Report
- Neighbourhood Plan. Following Cllr Edmonds’ briefing, and the clerk’s comments circulated with the agendas for this meeting, it was decided that Cllrs Edmonds (who volunteered to take the lead in the Neighbourhood Plan), Read, Clayton and Hosking would constitute the sub-committee to formulate the questionnaire in order that matters would be taken forward
- Civic Service. The clerk ran through progress with making the arrangements.
- Citizen of the year. Redacted for reasons of confidentiality pending the Civic Service
- Set Precept for the year 2018/2019. The clerk’s Precept Report having previously been circulated, the Council discussed the setting of the Precept. The clerk provided figures for what certain percentage increases represented. After detailed discussion, it was proposed by Cllr Trudgen, seconded by Cllr Edmonds, that the Precept for the year 2018/2019 should be set at £53,307.00, which represented a 1.5% increase. Carried unanimously
345. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.40 hours.