Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council
held on Tuesday 28th August 2018 in the Council Chamber,Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
  

     
49    MEMBERS PRESENT
Councillors Beasley (Chairman), Wade,Fowler,Ring & Kimber.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillors Bell,Hughes,Spencer & Lynch.

50      MEMBERS INTERESTS
        None declared.
                                 
51      RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA
        Not required.
           
52      PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME
        None present.

53      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON 24th JULY 2018.                     
        It was proposed by Councillor Fowler that the above minutes be approved as true record; seconded by Councillor Wade,all in favour and Resolved.
               
54    MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES
        Councillor Beasley stated that at item 43 (Planning) it should read that the Council agreed to contact Calderdale & the three Ward Councillors regarding the development at Old Town Mill.

55      LOCAL PLAN/NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
        With regard to the Local Plan Councillor Kimber reported that it was far toocomplicated & lengthy to comment on. He made Councillors aware of the disappearance of the village envelope for Old Town & Pecket Well from the latest version of the Local Plan. As the Parish Council is a registered party it was agreed to ask for an explanation for this. Councillor Kimber to contact the Clerk with the email details. Action Councillor Kimber & the Clerk.
       
        With regard to the Neighbourhood Plan Councillor Kimber reported that, despite emailing Mr Smales twice with the Parish Council’s amendments to Wadsworth Specific Policies, the amendments haven’t been altered. Councillor Kimber will pursue the matter.Action:Councillor Kimber. He also said that he had stated to the Neighbourhood Plan Group that the Parish Council would not be finding anymore money for the Group other than the monies that had been agreed & ring fenced two years ago at the start of the process.

        At this point Councillor Kimber reported that he had received a formal approach from the Community Land Trust who stated that they had been contacted by Calderdale to see if they were interested in purchasing the piece of land above the cricket field,near Boston Hill. The Trust have confirmed that they would not pursue this if there was a lot of opposition from within the Parish. It was agreed to put this item on the September agenda.
             
56      CLERK’S REPORT
        1) Data Protection Policy/Records Management Policy
        The Clerk reported that YLCA had stated that consent will not be required from the tenants provided that the Council only uses the personal data for the purposes stated-ie sending the annual rent invoice & tenancy agreement to the tenant.
           
        2) Parish Council’s General Privacy Notice
        The Clerk advised Councillors that they would need to look at putting together a General Privacy Notice outlining how personal data is processed & kept secure.Ideally there should be a link to the notice on the Council’s website, email footer & noticeboards.
 
        The Data Protection Policy & the Privacy Notice will be looked at by the Clerk & Councillor Hughes at a later date. Councillor Fowler thanked the Clerk for sending a card to Councillor Hughes & his family following a family bereavement.               

        3) Consols
        The letter to redeem the British Government stocks has been signed by Councillor Beasely as Chairman, the Clerk as Finance Officer & Councillor Wade as a bank signatory.The Clerk will now send this off.Action:The Clerk.
                  
        4) Rent Payment
        The Clerk reported that the standing order for rent still hasn’t been amended by the tenant.The Clerk will write to him again & also ask for a cheque for £27.00 to be sent for the 6 months difference.Action:The Clerk.
                                                                  
57      FINANCIAL MATTERS
        1) Items for payment
        a) Clerk’s salary                                                         £488.55  
        b) Clerk-computer costs                                                   £20.00
        c)  Bench & picnic table repairs                                          TBA
        (Councillor Beasley will look into item c)                                                      
        d) VAT payment                                                            £329.16
        e) Noticeboard repairs                                                    £48.50
        f) Removal of fly tipping                                                 £385.00

        £8.96 for stamps 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 Wadel,all in favour and Resolved.  There were only two cheque signatories at the meeting so the Clerk will Contact Councillor Hughes & arrange for him to sign the cheques so that they can be paid.
                           

       2)  Grants 
       CROWS have asked for a grant of £218.00 to help towards repairs costs to paths within the Parish.Councillor Fowler proposed that this grant be paid, seconded by Councillor Kimber, all in favour & Resolved.
                  
       3)  Other items
       None received.

58     CORRESPONDENCE
       1) Calderdale Corridor Improvement Programmes:A58 & A646
       There are going to be a series of improvements to the road network along the A58/A672 from Junction 22 of the M62 to King Cross Halifax & the A646/A6033 from Todmorden to Skircoat Moor. To help people understand the schemes,a series of plans & designs will be on display at various drop-in events.Wednesday 29th August 12pm-6pm the event will be held at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

59     PLANNING
1) New Applications:
a) 18/00839/HSE & 18/00840/LBC-Detached garage with solar panels to south facing roof (LBC) –Little Nook Farm Dike Lane Hebden Bridge HX7 8TS.
 
b) 18/00576/OUT-Demolition of existing buildings to facilitate residential development of 14 dwellings (Outline) – Crimsworth Dyeworks Midgehole Road Hebden Bridge HX7 7AN.

The Council are unable to comment on the above applications as there are still issues with the Planning Portal.The Council doesn’t have access to the plans & haven’t been brought up to date with planning applications in the Parish.It was agreed to contact YLCA to seek advice on the Council’s legal position as the Parish Council has a right under law to make comment on planning applications. Following the response the Clerk will contact the Head of Planning.  Dept.Action:The Clerk.                            
               
Old Town Mill Development
To date there hasn’t been any response from the three Ward Councillors or Planning Dept regarding an up to date position with Old Town Mill development. Councillor Beasley will contact them again asking for a response to his previous letter.  Action;Councillor Beasley.
        
                            
2)  Decisions made by Calderdale:
a) 17/00253/FUL-Construction of extension to house plan-Near Shawcroft Farm, Akroyd Lane,Pecket Well,HX7 8TE.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.PERMITTED.

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

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.

60      ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS
1) Wall at Pecket Well & drainage problems                 
Councillor Beasely  has received a second quote which was also very expensive (£21,000+VAT) & it would also involve the use of temporary traffic lights. Following the site meeting it was agreed that the wall is in a serious state & is in need of repair.It was agreed that Councillor Beasley will contact another local contractor for a quote for remedial repairs to the wall.Action:Councillor Beasley. It was suggested by Councillor Fowler that the wall needs to be inspected regularly & in the future perhaps consider if the Parish Council wishes to continue with the allotments at Pecket Well & any consequences of the Council’s options need to be considered.

It was discussed that drains can be put in at the playground at Pecket Well to alleviate the wet ground conditions without going onto the land that was previously an issue.It was suggested by Councillor Fowler that the work should be carried out before the bad weather provided that it is in the region of £700 or less. All agreed. Action:Councillor Beasley.
       
61       ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES
1) Recovery of removal of garage costs
Councillor Beasely has attempted various unsuccessful ways to try & contact the  person who owes the Council money for rent & removal of the garage. He said that he may have further information on how to contact the person in question.Action:Councillor Beasley.
Councillor Fowler proposed a vote of thanks to Councillor Beasley for his efforts.

2) Fly Tipping
The rubbish has been removed by a private contractor. Councillor Beasley has contacted Calderdale as when the rubbish was being removed various bits of paper were found with names & addresses on so it may be possible to trace who was responsible for the fly tipping. Councillor Beasely has also met with an Enforcement Officer who has taken a statement from Councillor Beasley. The Enforcement Officer will now take action to find the perpetrator & he will contact Councillor Beasley in due course.
                                
62        PLAYGROUNDS
1) Items for monthly checks
Councillor Spencer was unable to attend the meeting but it was reported that the swing seats at Old Town playground can be replaced at a cost of £30 + VAT per seat. It was proposed by Councillor Fowler that the seats be replaced, seconded by Councillor Kimber, all in favour & Resolved.
It was presumed that Councillor Spencer carry out the next month’s inspections. Action :Councillor Spencer.

63        REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS
          No outside meetings were attended.
              
64        DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE
          The Clerk confirmed that the next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber,Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Advance apologies were received from Councillors Bell, Hughes & Fowler.
                                 
The meeting closed at 9.10pm.