Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council
held on Tuesday 24th July 2018 in the Council Chamber,Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
 

      
33    MEMBERS PRESENT
Councillors Beasley (Chairman),Bell Wade,Hughes,Lynch,Fowler & Ring.

        APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
        Councillors Kimber & Spencer.

34      MEMBERS INTERESTS
        None declared.
                                 
35      RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA
        Not required.
           
36      PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME
        None present.

37      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON 26th JUNE 2018.                     
        It was proposed by Councillor Fowler that the above minutes be approved as a true record; seconded by Councillor Lynch, all in favour and Resolved.
   
38    MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES
        No matters arising.

39      LOCAL PLAN/NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
        Councillor Kimber was unable to attend the meeting. He has informed the Council that each of the five parishes have to approve the final draft of the
Neighbourhood Plan before it is released to the general public. It was agreed that the plan needs to be discussed at the August meeting as there are some amendments to be made to the Wadsworth Specific Policies. Councillor Hughes has made some amendments which he will send to Councillor Kimber.Action:Councillor Hughes.
        
40      CLERK’S REPORT
        1) Data Protection Policy/Records Management Policy
        Councillor Hughes reported that there will have to be some amendments to the standing orders. It was discussed whether tenants would need to complete a data protection consent form or if the consent could be incorporated into the tenancy agreement. The Clerk will ask advice from YLCA.Action :The Clerk.
               
        2) Consols
        Councillor Hughes is in receipt of some paperwork regarding the redemption of the British Government Stocks. He will draft a letter for the next meeting to be signed by the Chairman, Clerk & other cheque signatories. The monies will then be paid into the Parish Council’s bank account.Action :Councillor Hughes.
                                                     
41      FINANCIAL MATTERS
        1) Items for payment
        a) Clerk’s salary                                                                  £488.55  
        b) Clerk-computer costs                                                      £20.00
        c)  Repairs to benches on going.cCouncillor Beasley will look into this.Action:Councillor Beasley.     

        £6.96 for stamps & £1,062.06 for grass cutting 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 
        None received.
                  
    3)  Other items
        None received.

42    CORRESPONDENCE
        1) WW1 Commemoration at Wainsgate Chapel.
        It was agreed that the present service at Pecket Well memorial is perfect for the Parish & the Parish Council wish to stay with the existing arrangement & do not want to be involved in the arrangements for another service at Wainsgate Chapel but have asked to be kept informed should a service be arranged. The Clerk will contact Julie Cockburn. Action :The Clerk.
        2) Gas Bottles
        Councillors Lynch & Beasely confirmed that the gas bottles had been removed very quickly, although some rubbish had been left.
        3) Motorhomes parked on Old Town Mill Lane
        Councillor Dave Young asked Jae Campbell & his wardens to take a look at the situation & report back. Jae also asked the advice of the Highways Officer. The motorhomes parked on Old Town Mill Lane are all taxed MOT’d & insured. They aren’t causing as obstruction & therefore there are no more legal options available to try inorder to prevent the vehicles from parking on the lane.
        4) Ward Forum Meeting (17th July)
        Councillor Wade asked to be informed of future meeting dates.
        5) NALC Conference at Milton Keynes (October 2018). Exact date not given.
                       
43      PLANNING
        1) New Applications:
        None received.
The Clerk reported that Calderdale have been upgrading their back office software, in phases, which is why there has been some disruption to the information received from Calderdale Planning.
                            
        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) 17/00682/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.

        c)  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.

        d) 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.

        e) 18/00026/HSE-Single storey extension to front & rear elevations-Hollin Top Cottage Clough Lane Midgley HX2 6XB.PENDING.
 
        f) 18/00563/HSE-Summerfield East Summerfield House Walker Lane Wadsworth HX7 8SJ.PENDING.

        g)  18/00204/CON-Conversion of barn to provide additional living accommodation to existing dwelling house-Hill Top Farm Keighley Road HX7 8QU.PENDING. 

Councillor Ring stated that to date nothing has been mentioned regarding access on Old Town Mill Lane when the development starts at Old Town Mill.It was agreed to contact Calderdale to ask what stage the planning is currently at as the Parish Council wished to make representation at the next planning meeting, if Calderdale could confirm the date.Action :The Clerk.
 
        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.The Clerk reported that she still hadn’t received a response to the letter dated 24th May 2018 that she had sent to the landowner.

44      ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS
        1) Wall at Pecket Well                 
        Councillor Beasley has received one very expensive quote.He will chase the other two quotes.Various suggestions were made regarding the repair to the wall. It was agreed to have a sight meeting on Thursday 26th July at 9.30am.Action:All Councillors who can attend.
                    
        2) Speed Watch Report
        Highways Department  reported that the speed watch report has been passed to road safety. Mr Ian Turner (Road Safety Officer) has reported that the Council is looking at potential interventions on the A6033 on the approach from the north to & through the 30mph area. They are also  looking at the possible temporary installation of a 20mph Vehicle Activated Speed sign at Pecket Well. It was agreed to see how effective this temporary sign will be & the press for a permanent speed sign.
                                                                                                               
45       ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES
         1) Recovery of removal of garage costs
         There wasn’t anything to report as Councillor Spencer couldn’t attend the meeting. The matter is still on going.
         2) Fly Tipping
         There has been various items of rubbish dumped near the garages & allotments at Pecket Well. As this is on Parish Council land we will have to pay for it to be removed.Councillor Beasley has tried to findout who has left it there & Councillor Bell has posted pictures of the rubbish on Facebook.It was agreed to have a look on Thursday 26th July after the site meeting & then discuss the removal of the rubbish. Action:All Councillors who can attend.

An email from an allotmenter regarding the lack of water on her allotment due to the exception warm weather was discussed at the meeting.

46        PLAYGROUNDS
          1) Items for monthly checks
          Nothing to report as Councillor Spencer was unable to attend the meeting. It was presumed that he will carry out the next month’s inspections. Action :Councillor Spencer.

47        REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS
          No outside meetings were attended.
              
48        DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE
          The Clerk confirmed that the next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 28th August 2018 at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

          Advance apologies were received from Councillor Hughes for the August meeting & Councillor Bell for the August & September meeting.
                                 
          The meeting closed at 9.14pm.