Provisional Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council
held on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at the rise of the 7.00pm
Annual Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held in the Council Chamber,Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
 

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

2       MEMBERS INTERESTS
        None declared.
                                 
3       RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA
        Not required.
           
4       PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME
        None present.

5       APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON 25th APRIL 2018.                     
        It was proposed by Councillor Bell that the above minutes be approved as a true record; seconded by Councillor Spencer, all in favour and Resolved.
   
6    MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES
        None arising.

7       LOCAL PLAN/NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
        No report due to Councillor Kimber’s absence.

8       CLERK’S REPORT
        1) Rent payments
        The Clerk reported that there are still some rents outstanding. It was agreed to write to those tenants stating that they would incur a £25 administration fee if payment wasn’t received within 7 days of the dated letter. Action :The Clerk.
        2) Wadyacallit Newsletter
        It was agreed not to post or email the newsletter out until YLCA have clarified the position regarding the Data Protection Policy.The current newsletter will be left in public places within the parish. Councillor Beasley will amend the newsletter and distribute.Action:Councillor Beasley.
        3) Data Protection Policy
        YLCA have reported that all Parish & Town Councils may be exempt from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer.They will keep us updated & recommend that councils continue to prepare for the rest of the GDPR requirements.
                         
9       FINANCIAL MATTERS
        1) Items for payment
        a) Clerk’s salary                                                     £488.55  
        b) Clerk-computer costs                                               £20.00
        c) Linda Dean-internal audit                                          £45.00
        d) 6 monthly playground inspections                                   £180.00

        £38.76 for ink,paper & stamps & £130.00 SLCC annual membership was added by the Clerk at the meeting.
        It was proposed by Councillor Fowler that all the above items be approved for payment,seconded by Councillor Bell,all in favour and Resolved.                 

        2)  Grants 
        a) Wadsworth Environment Group have requested a grant of £84.00 to cover the cost of their annual insurance.It was proposed by Councillor Fowler to pay this,seconded by Councillor Bell,all in favour & Resolved.
                  
    3)  Other items
        a)  It was proposed by Councillor Fowler that the 2017/2018 accounts be approved as a true record,seconded by Councillor Bell,all in favour & Resolved. The external audit form was signed by Councillor Beasley & the Clerk.

10    CORRESPONDENCE
        1) Thank you from Heptonstall Exhibitions & Richard Naylor Charities.
                                           
11    PLANNING
        1) New Applications:
        a) The Council haven’t received any planning applications. Councillor Fowler reported that he has received notification of 18/00563/HSE Summerfield East Summerfield House Walker Lane Wadsworth HX7 8SJ & that he would have to declare an interest when this was discussed. The Clerk will contact Planning to ask why the Council haven’t received notification of 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.

        i)   18/00319/FUL-Divison of one cottage back into 2 cottages-50 Keighley Road Hebden Bridge HX7 8QX.PENDING.

        j) 18/00402/COU-Change of use of dwelling to office use-Gibson Mill Cottage Midgehole Road Hebden Bridge HX7 7AW.PENDING.

        3)  Other Items:
        None received.

        a)  Allswell Farm
            Nothing to report.Item to remain on the agenda.
                               
        b)  Automoblia                      
            It was agreed that the Clerk will write to the owner of the land asking when does he intend to remove the builders refuge & his intentions for the near future.Action:The Clerk.

12      ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS
        1) Road Drains
        Calderdale have reported that they cleanse gullies on a cyclic cleansing schedule.If they cannot be cleaned due to parked cars a card is left on the vehicle advising that an operative will return the next day to clean.If on the return the gully access is still blocked it will be picked up on the next cyclic visit.

         Councillor Beasely also added that speed checks on the A646 were carried out in April & that he will report the findings to the Council.Action:Councillor Beasley.
                                                                                                               
13       ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES
         1) Recovery of removal of garage costs
         This matter is still on going. Councillor Beasley will try & obtain some further information.Action:Councillor Beasley.

         2) Wall at Pecket Well
         Calderdale are now saying that it is not normal practice for them to engage in private work. The offer to carry out the work on the wall was to facilitate making it good so that it was safe for the Tour De Yorkshire event. Now that this period has passed Calderdale are not prepared to carry out the repairs to the specification that the Parish Council have asked for.
The Clerk will contact Peter Making as the work can not be described as “private”. The Parish Council have a yearly contract with Calderdale for the grass cutting & they have carried out various “one off’ jobs in the past. Action:The Clerk.
                 
14       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 & some logs that need replacing.Action:Councillor Spencer.

15       REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS
         Nothing to report.
              
16       DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE
         The Clerk confirmed that the next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 26th June 2018 at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber,Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

         Advance apologies were received from Councillor Bell.
 
         The meeting closed at 9.12pm.