Provisional Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council
held on Tuesday 24th April 2018 at the rise of the 7.00pm
Annual Parish Council meeting at Wadsworth Community Centre.
  

     
178    MEMBERS PRESENT
Councillors Ring (Chairman),Wade,Spencer,Kimber,Lynch & Bell.
 
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillors Hughes, Fowler & Beasley.

179      MEMBERS INTERESTS
None declared.
                                 
180      RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA
Not required.
           
181     PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME
None present.

166     APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON 27th MARCH 2018.                     
It was proposed by Councillor Kimber that the above minutes be approved as a true record; seconded by Councillor Lynch, all in favour and Resolved.
   
182    MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES
None arising.

183      a) LOCAL PLAN/NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Councillor Kimber reported that the group now have a sensible structure for the Neighbourhood Plan. The working party is to meet next week.
It was discussed  which heritage sites & iconic views within the parish the Councillors wished to be listed for protection.
 
184       CLERK’S REPORT
1) Rent payments
The Clerk reported that most of the rent payments for the garages & car parking spaces had been received. The rents for the allotments are due in May.
             
2) Data Protection Officer
YLCA have confirmed that they will be providing a DPO service for all Councils & Parish meetings who are subscribing members.They are now in the process of developing the detail of the service & the costs for it. The DPO service will be separate from the core support that is covered by the annual membership subscription fee & there will be a separate cost.
             
3) 2018-2019 National Salary Award
The Clerk has received details from YLCA regarding the 2018-2019 new pay scales.The Staffing Committee to meet.Action:The Staffing Committee.
             
4) Vice Chairman 2018/2019
Councillor Bell is next in line for this position.He confirmed that he is willing to stand as Vice Chairman for 2018/2019.

5) Wadycallit Newsletter
Councillor Beasley has drafted the latest newsletter for approval. Due to the new Data Protection Policy coming into force on 25th May it was agreed to wait for guidance from YLCA before sending the newsletter out.
                         
185       FINANCIAL MATTERS
1) Items for payment
a) Clerk’s salary                                                           £453.54  
b) Clerk-computer costs                                                     £20.00
c) Addition to Clerk’s salary                                               £35.01   
d) Zurich annual insurance                                                  £436.12

It was proposed by Councillor Bell that all the above items be approved for payment,seconded by Councillor Kimber,all in favour and Resolved.

2)  Grants 
a) Heptonstall Exhibitions & Richard Naylor Charities.
It was proposed by Councillor Bell to send each of the Charities £25.00 seconded by Councillor Ring,all in favour & Resolved.                         
b) Wadsworth Environment Group have requested a grant of £84.00 to cover the cost of their annual insurance.WEG will confirm these details with the Clerk in time for the May meeting.The insurance isn’t due until June.
                  
3)  Other items
None received.
 
186    CORRESPONDENCE
            
1) Wall at Pecket Well
Councillor Hughes has received an estimate of £4,000 from Calderdale to repair the wall at Pecket Well.It was agreed to accept this offer on the proviso that Calderdale could confirm the length of the wall that is to be repaired.As Councillor Hughes wasn’t present at the meeting the Clerk will ask him to contact Calderdale.Action:The Clerk & Councillor Hughes.
2)  HRTC Annual Meeting & Mayor making Ceremony (16th May).
3)  Calder Ward Forum (17th April).
4)  T & PC Liaison Group meeting (1st May)
5)  Memory Makers Celebratory event (7th May)
6)  Todmorden Town Council Mayor’s Day (19th May)
                        
187    PLANNING
1) New Applications:
a) 18/00319/FUL-Divison of one cottage back into 2 cottages-50 Keighley Road Hebden Bridge HX7 8QX. It was agreed that Council had no objection to the internal arrangements but have severe reservations regarding provision of car parking.

b) 18/00402/COU-Change of use of dwelling to office use - Gibson Mill Cottage Midgehole Road Hebden Bridge HX7 7AW. Council have no objection to this application.
       
2)  Decisions made by Calderdale:

a) 17/00253/FUL-Construction of extension to house plan - Near Shawcroft Farm,Akroyd Lane,Pecket Well,HX7 8TE.It was agreed to support this application.PENDING.

b) 17/00871/HSE & 1700872/LBC-Single storey extension to existing lean - to element of the dwelling,removal of existing flat roof and replacement with pitched roof,creation of internal staircase plus two roof - lights in main building-Ibbotroyd Barn,Walker Lane Wadsworth,Hebden Bridge, HX7 8SJ.PENDING.

c)  17/00859/FUL-Demolition of existing single garage to facilitate double garage-3 Foot Kiln Wadsworth HX7 8TW.PENDING.
                
d)  17/00682/FUL & 17/00683/LBC-Renovation and conversion of farm buildings to create six dwellings- Old Town Farm,Old Town Mill Lane, Old Town, HX7 8SW. PENDING.

e)  17/01091/CON-Conversion of former mistal to dwelling including garden and car parking area-The Brick Shack Midgehole Road Hebden Bridge HX7 7AN.PENDING.

f)  17/01560/HSE-Single storey (double height) rear extension to existing dwelling-Snay Booth Wadsworth Lane Hebden Bridge HX7 8TN. PENDING.
              
g)  18/00045/FUL & 18/00046/LBC Conversion of mill to create 21 dwellings with small business units and café. Demolition of sheds. Construction of 4 new dwellings.Provision of car parking, gardens & land scaped areas.Old Town Mill Old Town Mill Lane Hebden Bridge. PENDING.

h) 18/00026/HSE-Single storey extension to front & rear elevations-Hollin Top Cottage Clough Lane Midgley HX2 6XB.PENDING.This application now has amended plans.Council agreed that the alterations to the plans haven’t altered the Council’s position.
              
3)  Other Items:
None received.

a)   Allswell Farm
Nothing to report.Item to remain on the agenda.
                               
b)  Automoblia                      
Nothing to report.Item to remain on the agenda. 
        
188      ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS
1) Road Drains
Councillor Beasely has notified Calderdale of various drains within the Parish that require unblocking.
                                                                                                               
189       ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES
1) Recovery of removal of garage costs
Councillor Bell reported that, after seeking legal advice, Council have to know where the ex-parishioner lives into serve the papers.It was suggested that the debt be sold on.This will be discussed at the May meeting.
 
190        PLAYGROUNDS
1) Items for monthly checks
Councillor Spencer reported that all was fine at the playgrounds. He is aware that there are some swing seats that need attention which he will sort.Action:Councillor Spencer.
             
2) New playground equipment.
It was agreed to remove the item from the agenda.
 
191        REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS
Councillor Ring reported that she had attended the Memory Makers event at Wadsworth Community Centre.
              
192        DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE
The Clerk confirmed that the next Parish Council meeting is the Annual Council meeting on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

No advance apologies were received.
 
The meeting closed at 8.55pm.