Minutes of meeting: 9 June 2014

ADASTON PARISH COUNCIL

A MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY 9TH JUNE AT 7.30PM IN THE JUBILEE ROOM, ADBASTON.

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

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

meeting by paying tribute to Mrs Nancy Morgan who had died recently. Mrs Morgan

acted as clerk to the Parish Council for 17 years and retired from the post in 1993.

Appreciation of her time in this office was expressed, seconded and agreed by all

members present. The Chairman also repeated the thanks expressed at the last

meeting of the work carried out by the retiring chairman, Cllr N Evans, during his

three years In the office and promised that the sense of purpose Cllr Evans had

brought to the council during that time would continue.

ITEM 2 APOLOGIES. An apology had been received from Cllr P.J.Byrd..

ITEM 3 MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 10TH MEETING. Proposed, seconded, agreed as a

correct record and signed by the chairman.

ITEM 4 MATTERS ARISING. There were no matters arising from the February 10th meeting.

ITEM 5 ON GOING ITEMS;

A DEFIBRILLATOR. The siting of a defibrillator at The Garage in Bishops Offley had been

rejected by the Proprieter on health and safety reasons. The provision of one or more

defibrillators remains high on the council and Millennium Green Committees agendas.

The chairman expressed appreciation of Mr M Watson's input and the hope tat these could

Be provided in Adbaston and Knighton following a successful outcome in Bishops Offley.

B ROAD DEFECTS. This item to be discharged.

C 30MPH SPEED LIMIT. Reported, this is still on the Highways Department agenda. Cllr

F Chapman to be re approached on this matter. The clerk reminded the meeting of

Borough Cllr M Smith's offer to support this request. Cllr Smith is also a Parish Councillor on

the neighbouring High Offley council and a resident of Shebdon. On going.

D FLASHBROOK – FLOODING/DAMAGED BRIDGE. On going.

ITEM 6 CORRESPONDENCE. ( none)

ITEM 7 FINANCE.

A ANNUAL AUDIT. Form completed for return to the auditors. Grant-Thornton.

B ZURICH INSURANCE. Renewal of annual premium £230.00 authorised for payment

and a cheque signed for this purpose. (the provision of alternative quotes for the

next renewal re-requested)

ITEM 8 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION/ANY OTHER BUSINESS.

A The chairman spoke about the sense of purpose achieved in recent years fulfilling

Parish objectives and asked that ideas for what the council would like to achieve

In the coming year brought to the meeting on the 11th August.

B PARISH PLAN. This could be prepared over the next 2-3 years and link the the

Parish Council's plan with the Local Authority plan. Cllr A Ward to look into this

and report back at a future meeting.

C NEIGHBOURHOOD HIGHWAYS TEAM VISIT: Reported a visit to take place

shortly.

D LENGTH OF TERM FOR CHAIRMAN/VICE-CHAIRMAN. To be put on the agenda

for the August meeting.

E Co-opted members, in response to a query the clerk confirmed that once the

Elections Officer of the Stafford Borough Council has been informed of the co-option

and the co-optees have signed their acceptance of office forms they are full

members of the council.

ITEM 9 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

14/20404/LBC FORMER APARTMENTS, WILLOWS VIEW AND FOUR SWALLOWS, LEA HALL, TUNSTALL LANE, CONVERT 2 NO 1 BED APARTMENTS TO A SINGLE BED DWELLING. No objections were raised on this application.

Cllr A Ward spoke on the applications for the Brown Jug, Bishops Offley and the Biomass Anaerobic system both of which have gone to appeal.

ITEM 10 DATE OF NEXT MEETING. Monday August 11th 2014.

THIS MEETING CLOSED AT 8.15PM