Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held at 7.30 pm on

Tuesday 25th February 2020 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

 

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177      MEMBERS PRESENT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllrs Bell (Chair), Davis, Fowler, Kimber and Rivero.

 

            APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllr Bradshaw, Drury and Warren.

          

178     MEMBERS INTERESTS

None received.

                  

179      RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA

            None received.

 

180      PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME

Representatives of Wainsgate Chapel approached the Council in order to provide details of current activities and classes at the chapel and to enquire into the process for requesting grant funding.

 

181      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON 28th JANURY 2020                     

            

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

                       

182      MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:

 

That it be noted that Cllr Davis had provided her apologies prior to the meeting via email.

That a press release be written, mentioning the new Councilors and future plans.

 

183      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE STAFFING COMMITTEE HELD ON 6th FEBRUARY 2020

                         

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

     

184      MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:

None reported.

 

185      APPOINTMENT OF REPRESETATIVES ON OUTSIDE BODIES

 

Resolved: that the following appointments and substitutions be made:

 

Calderdale Council Ward Forum:                               Cllr Drury

Calderdale Council, Safer, Cleaner, Greener:           Cllr Drury

Wadsworth Community Centre:                                 To be confirmed

 

186      LOCAL PLANS:

 

a)    Local Plan

It was reported that Calderdale was now waiting for the Inspector to come back with comments.

 

b)    Neighborhood Plan

It was reported that Cllr Kimber had been appointed Chair and that meetings would now take place monthly.

 

187      CLERK’S REPORT

The Clerk provided a brief verbal report.

 

188      FINANCIAL MATTERS

           1)    Items for payment:

            a)    Salaries/PAYE                                                     £607.74

            b)    Allowance and reimbursement:

       - computer allowance                                          £20.00

       - bank error correction                                         £8.00

       - stamps                                                               £4.88

       Total                                                                     £32.88                        

c)   Old Peoples Welfare Committee grant                £250.00

 

            Additional items:

None

                       

Resolved that the above items be approved for payment.

 

2)  Grants:

     It was noted that Wainsgate Chapel would compile a grant request for the next meeting.

                                     

                   3)  Other Items:

                  None received.

 

189      CORRESPONDENCE

None received.

 

190      Planning:

 

1)    New Applications:

 

a)    20/00165/VAR Variation of condition Number 1 on planning application 14/00672/HSE to change materials used on the garage only.  3 Chiserley Stile Old Mill Ridge Old Town Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8SB.

 

Resolved No observation.

 

2)    Other Items:

 

A letter was received regarding the Crimsworth Dyeworks development.

 

Resolved that:

 

i)              the letter be forwarded to the three ward councilors stating that it is a significant issue.

ii)             the ward councilors keep Wadsworth Council updated.

iii)            the item be placed on the next Council meeting agenda.

iv)           the resident be informed of the above actions.

 

191      ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS

 

a)    Flooding at Pinfold, Pecket Well.

Resolved: that Wadsworth Council pay a contractor to clear the garden waste that was causing a blockage at the disused toilets at the Pinfold wall, to be arranged in conjunction with one of the property owners.

 

b)    Storm damage at Rawlands Lane bridleway.

 

Resolved: that this issue be reported to Calderdale Highways.

 

192      ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES

 

a)    Allotments, Garages and Parking Spaces Policy

 

It was noted that the policy should state that the nearness to a garage or parking space would be taken into account when allocating sites. Furthermore the Parish Council’s decision was final.

                                                                                    

193      PLAYGROUNDS

 

a)    To agree weekly Inspection regime.

 

Resolved that:           

 

i)              Cllr Kimber inspect Pecket Well Playground once a week for the following month.

ii)             that Cllr Fowler inspect Old Town Playground once a week for the following month.

 

b)    Storm damage at far corner of Carr head.

 

Resolved: that the borough engineer be requested to visit the site to advise on what action is required.

 

194      FUTURE OF HEBDEN BRIDGE TOWN HALL CHAMBER        

Resolved: that a copy of the original letter from Calderdale Council in relation to the Council Chamber be requested from the Clerks at Erringden and Hebden Royd.

195      REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS

 

i)              Cllr Fowler reported that Old Town School had been enjoying taking part in the Across Generations Project, part funded by Wadsworth Parish Council.

 

ii)             Cllr Fowler reported that he attended the A646 road improvements consultation meeting in Todmorden and that a large amount of concern regarding the changes was evident. It was further reported that the bus company had been consulted in relation to the plans, in particular in relation to the turning on to Birchcliffe Road.

                                                                                                                                     

                196       DATE OF NEXT MEETING & APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE

                             Parish Council 24th March 2020.

                    

            The meeting closed at 9.25 pm