Minutes of meeting - 11 June 2012

ADBASTON PARISH COUNCIL

A MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY 11TH JUNE 2012 IN THE JUBILEE ROOM ADBASTON AT 7.30PM

PRESENT: Cllr(s) N.Evans., P.Nicholson., B.Brown., P.Byrd., P.Drewnicki., J.Mansell,

A.Ward.

ITEM 1 CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME: The chairman welcomed all those present and opened the meeting.

ITEM 2 APOLOGIES: None.

ITEM 3 MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 30TH APRIL: confirmed as a correct record and signed by the chairman.

ITEM 4 MATTERS ARISING.

A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COMMITTEE: Reported: a fair bit of activity had taken place during the past two months including letting down of tyres and theft. On going.

B WINTER GRITTING: Cllr Nicholson reported having contacted Staffordshire County Councils Shane Latham (Highways liason) and visited the web site suggested, this however did not answer the questions needed. Hopefully Premier Foods will/have made its concerns known and made stipulations fitting its requirements with both Staffordshire and Shropshire County Councils. On going.

C BISHOPS OFFLEY COMMON: To be considered further at the August Meeting. On going.

D PARKING, ST MICHAELS CLOSE. Cllr Nicholson had sent County Cllr H.Butter a summary of the problem but had not yet received a reply. Cllr Nicholson agreed to repeat the email sent to Cllr Butter. On going.

E PARISH PLAN (to be discussed later at this meeting.

F 30 MPH SPEED LIMIT. Nothing new to report. On going.

G OFFLEY ROCK. Staffordshire County Council are arranging for a tree surgeon to visit the site and for the soil to be inspected for stability. On going.

ITEM 5 PARISH PLAN: PROFILE ISSUES TO ENABLE AN ASSESSMENT TO BE MADE. (Including)

A LITTER: Identification of a site for a bin to be provided. The chairman and vice-chairman to discuss this.

B FUNDING OF THE BISHOPS OFFLEY CHAPEL and GREEN.

ITEM 6 CORRESPONDENCE:

A NEIGHBOURHOOD HIGHWAYS TEAM; request for items in need of attention

• Road sign broken, Flashbrook (this is not a NHT issue, Cllr Nicholson to contact the Highways Department, Cllr Byrd to notify Cllr Nicholson of the exact location of the sign.

• Storm drains in need of clearing.

• Weed killing in gutters and on pavements.

B NETWORK RAIL, NORTON BRIDGE, UPDATE

C STAFFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL/STRATEGIC POLICY CHOICES

D AUDIT COMMISSION, CONSULTATION ON APPOINTMENT OF EXTERNAL AUDITOR FOR 2012/2013 AND

FUTURE YEARS

ITEM 6 FINANCE

A ZURICH INSURANCE RENEWAL JUNE 25TH £225.00. PAYMENT AUTHORISED.

ITEM 7 PLANNING APPLICATIONS: NONE

ITEM 8 ANY OTHER BUSINESS: NONE

ITEM 9 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: MONDAY 13TH AUGUST 2012