Ratified Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held on

Thursday 26th February 2019 in the Council Chamber, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

 

146      MEMBERS PRESENT

Cllrs Beasley (Chairman), Hughes, Lynch, Fowler, Ring and Wade.

 

            APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

             Cllrs Bell Kimber and Spencer.

          

147      MEMBERS INTERESTS

             None declared.

                                  

148       RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA

             Not required.

 

149      PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME

             None present.

 

150     APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

           COUNCIL HELD ON 31st January 2019.                     

            It was proposed by Cllr Fowler that the above minutes be approved as a

            true record; seconded by Cllr Lynch, all in favour and Resolved.

                       

151      MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES: None.

         

152      LOCAL PLANS: Deferred.   

 

153      CLERK’S REPORT

a)      Digital letterhead

The possibility of a digital letterhead incorporating the logo was discussed.

Actions:   i)  Clerk to enquire regarding price for digital letterhead.

                 ii) Chair to bring previous drawn logo to next meeting.

                 iii) Item to be added to next meeting agenda.

 

b)      Clerks handover

It was reported that the handover was progressing well.

                 

154        FINANCIAL MATTERS

              1)  Items for payment

                        a)  New Clerk salary                                                   £488.55

                        b)  Current Clerk salary                                               £244.26

                        c)  New Clerk:

     - computer allowance                                             £20.00

                             - stamps                                                                  £60.32

     - printer paper                                                         £4.74

                             - printer ink                                                            £26.70

                                                                                                            £111.76

                            

            It was proposed by Cllr Fowler that all the above items be approved

            for payment, seconded by Cllr Hughes, all in favour and Resolved.     

            

2)  Grants: None received.

                    

            3)  Other items

A discussion took place regarding merging the allotment account with the current account but keeping the allotments’ income and expenditure as a separate cashbook.

 

Resolved: that the above two accounts be merged.

    

155      CORRESPONDENCE

 a)   CMBC:                Precept confirmation.

 b)   NALC:                 Review of Model Code of Conduct.

 c)   Resident:              Allotment wall.

 d)   YLCA:                South Pennine Branch meeting.

 e)   Hebden and District Old Peoples Welfare Committee: minutes and next

       meeting date.

 

Resolved: that the correspondence be received and that in relation to item c) Councillors check the allotment wall before the next Council meeting.     

                            

156      PLANNING

 

1)      New Applications:

a)      18/01386/LBC - Open up existing doorway to rear elevation and fitting of PVCU door and frame (Listed Building Consent) - 5 Green End Wadsworth Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8SQ

 

Resolved: that the application be approved with the condition that the PVCU door has a wood effect finish.   

                                                       

2)      Amendments to Applications:

None received.

           

            3) Decisions made by Calderdale MBC:                                                                     

              a)  17/00253/FUL- Construction of extension to houseplant-Near

                    Shawcroft farm, Akroyd Lane, Pecket Well, Hebden Bridge,HX7

                    8TE. PENDING.

 

             b) 17/00683/LBC-Renovation and conversion of

                    farm building to create six dwellings. Old Town Farm, Old Town Mill

                    Lane, Old Town HX7 8SW. PENDING.

  

              c) 18/00045/FUL & 18/00046/LBC-Conversion of mill to create 21

                   dwellings with small business units & café. Demolition of sheds.

                   Construction of 4 new dwellings. Provision of car parking, gardens & land-

                   scaped areas-Old Town Mill, Old Town Mill Lane, Old Town, Hebden

                   Bridge. PERMIT.

 

              d) 18/00576/OUT-Demolition of existing buildings to facilitate residential

                   development of 14 dwellings (Outline)-Crimsworth Dyeworks Midgehole

                   Road Hebden Bridge HX7 7AN. PENDING.

 

             e) 15/01606/NMA-Non-material amendment to application 15/01606/CON

                    Introduction of new/obscured windows to rear of building, alterations to the

                    form of the previous extension-Old Town Chapel, Walker Lane, Hebden

                    Bridge. PENDING.

 

             f) 18/01429/HSE-Porch to East elevation & link extension from dwelling to

                     garage-Little Nook Stables Dike Lane Wadsworth HX7 8TS. PENDING.

                 

Resolved: i) that the YLCA be contacted to establish the exact position in

     relation to the parish being a statuary consultee, currently and

     historically.

 

ii) that the Chief Executive of Calderdale Coucil be contacted in order to express the Parish Council’s concern that on a number of occasions the Parish has written to Calderdale planning and received no response. The correspondence to include the outcome of the above correspondence.

 

3)      Other Items: None received.

 

             a)  Automoblia:                        

                   Nothing to report. Item to remain on the agenda.

 

157     ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS

a)      Parking on bend at Pecket Well

 

It was reported that a van had been parking on the pavement at the bend near the Robinhood Pub but that this matter had been resolved.            

                                     

158      ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES

            a)   Recovery of removal of garage costs

      It was reported that the case had been referred to Bradford Court for

      a judicial decision.

 

            b)   Pecket Well Allotment Wall

                  This issue remains on going.

 

c)      Fly Tipping: Nothing to report.

 

d)     VAT on garage and parking space

That this item be placed on the next agenda.

Action: That the Clerk research the history of this anomaly.

                                                                        

159      PLAYGROUNDS

            1) Items for monthly checks

 

In relation to previous Min. 142 it was explained that two toddler seats could be purchased for the price of one.

           

160       DATA PROTECTION (GDPR)

a)      General privacy notice.

Resolved: that the NALC template based general privacy notice and the NALC template-based privacy policy for staff, councilors and role holders be adopted and circulated.

 

b)      Retention policy

Resolved: that the NALC template-based retention policy be adopted and circulated.

 

c)      Website and email compliance.

A brief update in relation to GDPR and the website was provided.

 

161      NOTICEBOARD ISSUES AND REPAIRS

 

Resolved:

i)                    that Cllr Beasley’s report be accepted with minor additions/ amendments.

ii)                  That Cllr Beasley progress the works/quotes and report back to a future meeting.

 

162      HARTLEY STUDDARD CHARITY UPDATE

This item was discussed in combination with the Hebden District Old Peoples Welfare Committee correspondence. It was reported that there was up   to £1000 of grant funding for residents in need within the Parish.

 

Resolved:

i)                    that this information should be advertised on the Council’s website.

ii)                  that grants of up to £200 per application could be provided.

Action: Parish Clerk to progress.

 

163      LOCAL ELECTION UPDATE

 

Resolved: that the Parish Clerk provide an update and nomination forms for the next meeting.

                                                              

164       REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS

Cllr Fowler provided an update in relation to two school trips that he had attended in his role as Governor of Old Town Primary school.

                              

165       DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE

             The Clerk confirmed that the next meeting be the Town Council on Tuesday

             26th March 2019 at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber, Hebden Bridge Town

             Hall.

             

             Advance apologies were received from Cllr Fowler.

             The meeting closed at 8.45pm