Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held on

Tuesday 21st May 2019 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

 

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11        MEMBERS PRESENT

Cllrs Bell (Chairman), Fowler, Kimber and Wade.

 

            APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

None.

          

12        MEMBERS INTERESTS

             None declared.

                                  

13        RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA

             Not required.

 

14        PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME

None.

 

15        APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

           COUNCIL HELD ON 23rd April 2019                     

            

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

                       

16        MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:

            That disabled access to the Town Hall be added to the next Council meeting agenda.

         

17        LOCAL PLANS:

a)    Local Plan

Nothing to report.

 

b)    Neighborhood Plan

Nothing to report.

 

18        CLERK’S REPORT

 

a)    Noticeboards

It was reported that no work had been carried out on the noticeboards to date. It was further reported that the Pecket Well noticeboard was currently out of use due to health and safety issues.

 

b)    Co-option of Councillors

It was reported that a press release had been produced encouraging local residents to put themselves forward to become a Parish Councillor.

         

19         FINANCIAL MATTERS

              1)    Items for payment:

              a)    Salaries                                                              £505.90

              c)    Allowance and reimbursement:

       - computer allowance                                          £20.00                                    

                   - suspension files                                                 £11.98

                   - filling cabinet                                                      £48.51

                   - Printing ink multi-colour x 2                               £41.56

                                                                                                £122.05

            d)  Wadsworth Enviro Group insurance                     £84.00

            e)  Abacus Picture Frames                                         £50.00                                        

           

Resolved: that the above items be approved for payment.

 

2)  Grants:

a)    Heptonstall Exhibitions and Richard Naylor charities at £25 each.

 

Resolved:  that the above two £25 grants be awarded.

        

3)  Other items: None received/discussed.

    

20        CORRESPONDENCE

 a)    Hebden Bridge Town Hall - Access to Council Chamber.

 

Cllr Kimber explained that this issue had been taken up by the local disability access group and that he would request a copy of the findings.

 

Resolved: that the letter be received and that the Manager of the Town Hall be asked to ensure that the accessway through the Greenwood Room be unlocked before and during Council meetings.

 

 b)    Resident  - Gas works at Old Town Mill Lane.

 

Resolved: that a letter of complaint be sent stating that the missing sets should be replaced as a matter of urgency.

 

c)    Calderdale Council - Consultation on public space protection orders.

 

Resolved: that the Parish Clerk complete the survey on behalf of the Council.

                       

21        PLANNING

 

1)    New Applications:

a)    19/00477/FUL Land South West of Pack Horse Inn Widdop Road Heptonstall Hebden Bridge Calderdale.

 

Resolved: that the application be opposed due to over-intensification of a rural area.

 

b)    19/00494/HSE Burnside Wadsworth Hebden Bridge Calderdale.

 

Resolved: that the application be opposed.

 

c)    19/00448/FUL Old Town Slack Farm Slack House Lane Wadsworth Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8TE

 

Resolved: that the application be supported.

 

2)    Other Items: None received.

 

22        ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS

It was reported that 38 holes had appeared on the verges between Lumb Falls Lane and Crimsworth Chapel. It appeared that this was to discourage people from parking on the verge but that the reality was that this caused the road to be further blocked as vehicles now had to park entirely on the road.

 

Resolved: that a letter be sent to Calderdale Highways requesting that the grass verge be reinstated.

 

23       ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES

            a)   Recovery of removal of garage costs

A verbal report was received in relation to the court hearing.

 

b)  Tree at Carr Head allotment

      It was reported that the group had been given permission to remove the tree.

                                                                                    

24        PLAYGROUNDS Update report

It was reported that the six-month inspection report had been received and that a number of repairs were required.

 

Resolved:

i)  that quotes from Calderdale Council and appropriate external contractors be sought.

ii) that the inspection report be emailed to Cllrs.

       

  25       DISABLED ACCESS TO COUNCIL CHAMBER AT HEBDEN BRIDGE TOWN HALL

            This item was addressed under correspondence.

 

26        REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS

Cllr Fowler gave a brief update on the changing status of Old Town Primary School.

                              

27        DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE

June 25th 2019

        

            The meeting closed at 9.40pm