- Present: Cllrs Laity, Collins, Mrs. Hosking, John Nicholas, Vincent & Read
- Apologies: Cllrs Clayton, Mrs. Reynolds, Britten, Trudgen & Walsh & Cllr Mrs. Sue Nicholas CC
- Visitors: Reverend Kirsten Norfolk
- Prayers: Rev. Norfolk led the Council in Prayers.
Public Participation – none
467. Mayor’s Report. During the month of November, the Mayor attended the following events, on the 3rd Just Civic Service, 4thCornwall Community Flood Forum Conference at St. Johns Hall, Penzance, 9th Coffee Morning at The Godolphin Arms in aid of the RNLI, 10th Remembrance Service at Marazion War Memorial & Church, 11th Annual General Meeting of Marazion Community Centre at the Centre, 12th Penwith Education Trust Climate Change Conference at Humphry Davy School, 13th Local Council Planning Conference at Camborne, 22nd Coffee morning at The Sailing Club in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care and 24th Legal Service at Truro Cathedral.
468 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 26th November 2019. The Minutes having been circulated previously it was proposed by Cllr Vincent, and seconded by Cllr Nicholas that the minutes were deemed to be a true and correct record, carried unanimously.
Matters arising from previous Minutes.
- Minute 398 (Old lamp posts). Cllr Read reported that he had spoken to a contractor who had informed him that his company couldn’t carry out the work, as a Streetworks Licence was needed to carry out the removal of the lamp-posts. The clerk was asked to investigate this.
- Minute 412 and 444(d) (Councillors’ Audit). The clerk reported that it had not been possible yet to do another audit. This will have to be deferred to the New Year.
- Minute 418 and 393 (Governance Review). A report on this will have to be deferred to the New Year.
- Minute 423 (Hedges in Marazion). The clerk reported that he would report the Henfor hedge to Cormac, once he had been supplied with photographs.
- Minute 423(b)(vi) (Refurbishment of undertaker’s hut at the cemetery). Cllr Read reported that he had had discussions with a contractor, who he will meet on site in the New Year.
- Minute 423(b)(vii) (Removal of excess soil from the cemetery). As for (e) above.
- Minute 423(b)(xi) (paint steps between Turnpike Road and St. Levan Road). The clerk reported that LiveWest had said that these steps were not their responsibility, but that of Cornwall Council. As the weather isn’t conducive to outdoor painting at this time of year, the matter can stand over until the Spring
- Minute 423(d) (allotments). This will be reviewed in the New Year
- Minute 430 (replacement of noticeboard). This is to be carried forward, as Cllr Trudgen was not present to report
- Minute 432(b) (Moss on paths in Memorial Garden). Cllr Colins reported that he had put salt down on a patch of moss and the outcome of its success is awaited. Cllr Collins also thought that the moss could be scraped off with a hoe.
- Minute 449(a) (Signage for events). Cllr Hosking reported that she is still waiting for prices. Cllr Collins suggested that Cllr Nicholas should have a key to the storeroom. As there was only one key, the clerk was instructed to get two further keys cut.
- Minute 458(c) (soil to level graves). Cllr Collins reported that he is waiting on Mr. Heather to come back to him with a quote.
- Minute 462(b) (Asset Risk Assessments). The clerk reported that these were available and that councillors could call in to the office to collect them. The clerk will e-mail round to remind councillors as to which they had agreed to undertake.
- Minute 462(d) (renewal of Wallgate Service agreement). The clerk reported that this had been renewed, and the cheque was on the payments schedule for the meeting.
- Minute 464 (Precept). The clerk reported that this had been submitted.
470. Statement of Accounts (Estimated)
- Current Account £ 100.00
- High Interest Business Account £ 59,523.66
- NS & I Account £188,441.87
Petty Cash spent in November £0.00
- James D. Jacoby (Salary)
- HM Revenue & Customs (Tax and NI)
- South West Play (Folly Field playground works): two invoices: £ 720.00+ £2,990.40; one cheque for: £3,710.40
- Wallgate Ltd (renewal of servicing contract) £1,772.40
- The Society of Local Council Clerks (membership renewal) £ 180.00
- Cornwall Council (Planning Training for Cllrs Laity & Collins) £ 30.00
- St. Aubyn No 9 Account (Henfor bus shelter rent) £ 20.00
Toilet Box donations (to 29.11.19) £ 190.00
It was proposed by Cllr Nicholas and seconded Cllr Hosking that the Statement of Accounts be accepted as a true record, and that the invoices be passed for payment, carried unanimously.
Applications for Planning Permission. Before either application was discussed, Cllr Read declared an interest and left the room, not returning until the applications had been decided.
PA19/09808. Change of use from Art Gallery and tea gardens to holiday flat. Chy an Mor, North Street. Mrs. Elizabeth Seagrove. It was proposed by Cllr Collins that the application be supported. This was seconded by Cllr Nicholas and carried unanimously.
PA19/08899. Demolish modern extension and garage, erection of two storey side extension with rear access ramp. Roundfields, Rosehill. Mr. Graham Else. On the proposition of Cllr Hosking, seconded by Cllr Vincent and carried unanimously, it was resolved to oppose the application on terms that, although the council has resolved to oppose the application, it has no objection in principle to an extension of the property. However, the extension proposed (a) dominates the original dwelling and (b) appears to be out of keeping with the traditional period house.
Application for Planning permission approved by Cornwall Council
PA19/08165. Mr. Ben Matthews. 1 Mount View Terrace. Erection of single storey, rear extension, with flat roof. To include double patio doors onto the garden and roof lights.
472 Correspondence – None
473 Councillors’ Reports
- Cllr Vincent reported that a resident had raised with him the appearance of a sign on the corner of St. Michael’s Guest House. The clerk asked that a photograph be provided, after which he would investigate further. He did say that if the lane was private and not part of the public highway, then its owner could put signs up, so long as the private rights of way of those entitled weren’t obstructed.
- Cllr Laity also wished the clerk to find out about the drop kerb installed to the Mount Haven Car Park.
- Cllr Read reported that the work done by South West Play to the Folly Field playground was impressive. He had three queries (a) the caps on posts have been removed and not replaced (b) the timber is rough sawn and not planed. It is therefore “splintery” and (c) the metal shoes at the base, into which posts are fitted, have mastic round them. This is coming away and will the ingress of water be a problem. Cllr Collins will mention this to South West Play
474 Clerk’s Report
- Civic Service. The clerk reported that cards were now available for councillors to deliver and that other work was in hand. Cllr Hosking reported that Marazion Wives would be happy to undertake the catering, as before.
Marazion Community Champion of the Year. (Redacted)
476. There being no further business the Mayor closed the meeting at 20.26 hours.