Minutes Monday 8 October 2012

ADBASTON PARISH COUNCIL

A MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY 8TH OCTOBER AT 7.30PM IN THE JUBILEE ROOM, ADBASTON.

PRESENT: Cllr(s) N.Evans., P.Nicholson, P.Byrd., P.Drewnicki., J.Mansell., (3 members of the public)

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

ITEM 2 APOLOGIES: Apologies received from Cllr(s) B.Brown., A.Ward., (Cllr H Butter)

ITEM 3 MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 13TH MEETING: Accepted as a correct record and signed by the chairman.

ITEM 4 MATTERS ARISING:

A OVERGROWN HEDGE, ADBASTON. No action taken to date. On going.

B SIGN. FLASHBROOK. Work carried out. Discharge.

C SANDBANK. Work carried out. Discharge.

ITEM 5 ON GOING ITEMS.

A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH. No report available this month.

B WINTER GRITTING.

C BISHOPS OFFLEY COMMON. Clllr Ward publishing a request for volunteers. It is hoped that work will be carried out on 22nd October

D 30MPH SPEED LIMIT.

E OFFLEY ROCK.

F PARKING, ST MICHAELS CLOSE. ADBASTON. Work on this has now been completed and is of a good standard. Thanks were expressed to Cllr Butter for his help on this matter. Discharge.

ITEM 6 CORRESPONDENCE.

A MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT. Adoption of the Stafford Borough Council's Code of Conduct was agreed, but with concern over the all encompassing nature of the Declaration of Disposable Pecuniary Interests.

B LOCALISM ACT, STANDARDS BOARD.

ITEM 7 FINANCE. None to consider.

ITEM 8 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION/ANY OTHER BUSINESS.

A A flood in Doley a long term problem despite this being reported and action taken to clear drains (though not all) when pipes were discovered to be broken. It was suggested that the Highways Department be approached once more. Cllr Nicholson agreed to do this.

B The provision of a sign showing the location of the Jubilee Room was suggested.

C NEIGHBOURHOOD HIGHWAYS TEAM (VISIT IN NOVEMBER)The clearing of the drains in Doley was put forward as one item for attention.

ITEM 9 PLANNING APPLICATIONS. None to consider

ITEM 10 DATE OF NEXT MEETING. 10TH December 2012

This meeting closed at 8.10pm