Proposed Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held on

Tuesday 26th March 2019 in the Council Chamber, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

 

166      MEMBERS PRESENT

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

 

            APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

             Cllrs Hughes and Spencer.

          

167      MEMBERS INTERESTS

             None declared.

                                  

168       RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA

             Not required.

 

169      PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME

Calderdale Ward Cllr Sarah Courtney attended the meeting and discussed planning and highway issues. Wadsworth Councillors expressed their frustration in relation to being ignored by Calderdale when they provided detailed information relating to planning issues and highways concerns.

 

170     APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

           COUNCIL HELD ON 26th February 2019.                     

            

Resolved: that the above minutes be approved as a true record.

                       

171      MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES: None.

         

172      LOCAL PLANS:

a)      Local Plan

Cllr Kimber provided an update explaining that there would be a two-stage consultation process taking place in June with the second stage starting in September. The final plan would then be published in 2020.

 

b)      Neighborhood Plan

Cllr Kimber provided an update stating that the final draft was more or less  complete but that consultation had been delayed until after the local elections taking place on May 3rd 2019.

 

173      CLERK’S REPORT

 

a)      Digital letterhead

A discussion took place in relation to the digital letterhead. It was noted that previously the Neighborhood Plan graphic designer had produced a simple version of the Wadsworth Council crest. A photo of the crest, from the Chairman’s chain, was brought to the meeting. A quote of £30 was also provided for a graphic designer to produce a digital version of the existing letterhead.

 

 

 

Resolved:

i)        that Cllr Kimber take a copy of the crest photo to the Neighborhood Plan graphic designer with a request to produce a more detailed version.

ii)   that a digital version of the letterhead be produced incorporating the above digital crest.

 

b)      Filing/GDPR and filing cabinet update

It was reported that the Clerks had gone through the filing cabinet in line with GDPR and the Council’s retention policy.

 

Resolved: that a new smaller lockable filing cabinet be purchased in line with the £48 quote provided plus the appropriate number of new file dividers.

 

c)      Noticeboards update

It was explained the Council’s noticeboards had suffered further damage during the adverse weather.

 

Resolved: that a further quote for the restoration work be sought.

                

174        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

                        d) Current clerk – storage boxes                                 £19.99

                        e) CMBC grounds maintenance Q4                           £1062.06                                                                                                                                    £1834.86

                           

            Resolved: that the above items be approved for payment.

 

2)  Grants: None received.

                    

            3)  Other items: None received/discussed.

    

175      CORRESPONDENCE

 a)   CMBC: Statuary review of polling districts.

 

Resolved: that Cllr Bell check the proposals and bring comments back to the next meeting.

 

 b)   Hebden Bridge Community Association: AGM notification.   

 

Resolved: that Cllr Hughes be contacted in order to raise the issue of disabled access to the Council Chamber at the next group meeting.

 

c)      Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum: Consultation leaflet.

 

Resolved: that the correspondence be received.

 

d)     Wadsworth Environment Group: Sapling planting at Old Town Green.               

Resolved: that Cllr Lynch contact the group in order to agree where to plant the trees.

                            

176      PLANNING

 

1)      New Applications:

a)     19/00119/CON - Conversion of detached barn to single dwelling -

Hazelbrook Cottage Lane Ends Lane Wadsworth Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8TN

 

Resolved: that the Council objects to the application as the land is greenbelt and the materials and design are inappropriate.

 

b)    19/00159/HSE  - Modifications to the design (previous approval 15/01606/CON) - 3 Old Town Chapel Walker Lane Wadsworth Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8FB

 

Resolved: that the application be approved.

 

c)     19/00220/LBC - Alteration and extension to form a separate dwelling   (Amendment to application 17/01353LBC) - Lower Small Shaw Farm Small Shaw Lane Wadsworth Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8RF

 

Resolved: that the application be approved.

 

d)    18/00237/FUL | Formation of new stone and timber access tracks to connect to existing stone tracks, including passing places and turning circle | Land at Coordinates 396528 435776 Widdop Road Heptonstall Hebden Bridge Calderdale

 

Resolved: that the Council strongly objects to the application as this amounts to industrialisation of the moor and is very likely to cause surplus run off impacting on valley residences.   Furthermore, the site is in a Special Protection Area (SPA).

 

2)      Other Items: None received.

 

             a)  Automoblia:                        

                   Nothing to report. Item to remain on the agenda.

 

177     ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS

a)      A6033 Hebden Bridge to Bradford Boundary.

Resolved: that Highways are contacted requesting that the Council are included in the consultation and that the chevrons remain on the road bends.                                                         

 

b)      CMBC – Public Path Order – Footpath Wadsworth 76.

 

Resolved: that the correspondence be received.

       

178      ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES

            a)   Recovery of removal of garage costs

      It was reported that the court hearing would take place on the 26th April.

 

            b)   Pecket Well Allotment Wall

 

Resolved: that this item be placed on the next agenda.

 

c)      Fly Tipping: Nothing to report.

                                                                        

179      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.

           

180       LOCAL ELECTION UPDATE

Nomination forms were provided.

 

181      WADSWORTH ENVIRONMENT GROUP ANNUAL REQUEST FOR INSURANCE

 

Resolved: that the Council pays the group’s annual insurance at a cost of approximately £84.

 

182      HEBDEN BRIDGE GROUP PRACTICE

Concerns had been raised about the current state of the practice, including waiting times, locum doctors and the new emergency doctor service, involving travelling to Mytholmroyd for a drop-in appointment.

 

Resolved: that a letter should be sent to the practice manager raising the above concerns.

 

183      UPDATE ON DOG FOULING IN THE DISTRICT

 

Resolved: that the Parish Clerk request appropriate signs from Calderdale, that the Parish Council could put up as appropriate.

                                                            

184       REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS

Cllr Wade reported that she had raised the issue of the speed of vehicles on Wadsworth Lane and that the temporary speed recorder had been used by Council officers on two occasions.

                              

185       DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE

The Clerk confirmed that the next meeting be the Annual Parish meeting to be held on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 7.00pm at the Wadsworth Community Centre, Old Town. The next Parish Council meeting will take place at the rise of the Annual Parish meeting.             

        

            The meeting closed at 8.45pm