Hazelwood Parish Council
Minutes of a meeting of Hazelwood Parish Council held in the Memorial Hall, Hazelwood on 26th March 2015 commencing at 7.30p.m.
Present: Chairman: Councillor M Angold
Councillors: Councillors J Harris, H Walford and L Brown
Also present: Clerk: Mrs S E Smith
Councillor David Taylor (DCC,AVBC)
Mr Richard Heath
77/14/15 Apologies given: Apologies were sent by Councillor Keith Walker
78/14/15 Variation of Order of Business
No variation to Order of Business was deemed necessary.
79/14/15 Declaration of Members Interests
80/14/15 Public Speaking
Councillor Taylor attended the first part of the meeting. He informed Council that things were progressing slowly with regards to the combining of authorities. At present there is a lot of road works in the County.
With regards to combining elections, parish and general, the vote was taken against and at present elections will carry on as they are.
Mr Richard Heath made it known to Council that he had made it his intention to stand for the Parish Council.
81/14/15 Minutes of the last Meeting
Minutes of the council meeting held on the 22nd January 2015, copies of which had been passed to the councillors prior to this meeting, were taken as read, approved and signed by the Chairman for accuracy only.
82/14/15 Items for Exclusion
Nothing was deemed necessary for exclusion.
83/14/15 Chairman’s Announcements
It was agreed that the quote received for the new notice board had been acceptable by Nic Smith and Jackie Harrison, a quote for £75 + VAT for the posts was acceptable to be paid for by the Parish Council.
A request for support regarding speed issues in the county has been received from Turnditch and Windley Parish Council. Hazelwood are happy to support restrictions in the area to be reduced to be between 30mph and 50mph. Councillor Taylor was going to refer to the highways department on behalf of the parish.
From 2016 smaller parishes will no longer require an external audit, extra precautions will have to be taken and further information will have to publicise on the website.
Funds are available to have shrubs, trees and brambles cut back on the area along Firestone to the Pinfold. The Council agreed to pay a fee to Mike Bowler to carry out this work
84/14/15 Derbyshire Association of Local Councils
All circulars having been previously circulated were received.
85/14/15 Financial Matters
(a) Present Balances
Business Reserve £0.02
Memorial Hall £7368.23
Parish Council £11061.11
(b) Payments made since the last meeting:
(c) It was agreed that the Clerk approach Robin Beck to conduct the internal audit for the year.
Paperwork for the new account is progressing well with Unity Trust Bank and should be completed shortly.
86/14/15 Memorial Hall and Lettings
No major issues within the hall, the front door is in need of some repair, the guttering needs clearing and repair and the stage area needs to be completed.
87/14/15 Planning and Licensing Matters
AVA/2015/0199 – Lawful Development Certificate for the garden to Mount Barn Farm for Mr M Wood.
88/14/15 Neighbourhood Planning
The housing needs survey was completed and reported with a few alterations to wording required. Details of the report will be presented at an open meeting to be held in the hall on Thursday 14th May at 7pm. A steering group meeting is to be held on 9th April. All dates confirming what was found in the survey, draft objectives and policies have been sent to Helen Metcalfe for review. Once approved the plan will be reported on the website along with the housing needs summary.
PART II – CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
89/14/15 Staff Salaries for Payment
90/14/15 Date and Time of the next meeting
The Agm will be held at 7.30pm prior to the next meeting that will follow at 8.00pm in the Memorial Hall, Hazelwood, on 21st May 2015
The meeting was closed at 8.45pm
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