ICKLETON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 15 June 2005 at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall
Present: James Macdonald (Chairman), Peter Wombwell, Jane Hurst, Lewis Duke, Sheila Birch, Terry Sadler, Mark Stone-Wigg, Jocelyn Flitton (Clerk). John Williams (District Councillor) and Tim Stone (County Councillor).
196/05 Apologies for absence
Apologies were received from Robin Driver and Tim Pavelin (previous engagements)
197/05 To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 11 May 2005
182/05 – Last sentence on page 2 should read: “It was the unanimous view that the Parish Council recommend refusal of this application listing out their reasons”.
The minutes were then approved and signed by the Chairman.
198/05 Adjournment for questions from members of the public
143/05 Coploe Pit – bonfire – Charles Frankau still to do this Action: Clerk
151/05 Play Area – fixing of 2 bolts – included in 210/05
163/05 Basketball net – this has now been purchased. Tim Pavelin to be asked to fit net to the ring Action: Clerk/Tim Pavelin
Letter box- Coploe Road – Highways believe this has been resolved following re-surfacing. Councillors to report any further problems Action: Councillors
Quote re. Noticeboard – A quote from Viliami Mila for £120 had been received. A second quote to be obtained by the Clerk. Action: Clerk
181/05 Part demolition of wall 20 Church Street – outstanding Action: Chairman
183/05 Declaration of Interest forms – Copies had been given to Councillors. Lewis Duke and Jane Hurst wished to update their forms. Action: Clerk
Wetlands – Dog fouling notices – Phillipa Towlson (Wellcome Trust) said there were notices on the main sign boards requesting that people remove all dog waste, and they hoped dog walkers would be responsible and dispose of any waste themselves. They have no plans to install dog waste bins.
Back Lane – the uneven surface was still cause for concern. The contractors were to be contacted to see what they intend to do. Action: Clerk
195/05 Church Street sign –The signage section of SCDC had been contacted to re-hang this road sign. Hinxton Bridge weight restriction sign – Highways said, it was in their opinion, well positioned, but investigating the future need for the sign. The Parish Council felt there was still a need for this sign and would write to Highways. Action: Clerk
Footpath – Highways were unable to carry out any immediate repairs, but would include it within next year’ slurry sealing programme. Rubbish bags – SCDC to be contacted to see if they can clarify when they may collect bags on different day to that arranged (Wednesdays).
SCDC - S/0750/05/F – Acknowledgement - Planning application (202/05)
SCDC - Council Tax Capping
SCDC - Plans accompanying planning applications
SCDC - Small Business Rate Relief - Cemetery, Brookhampton Street
SCDC - Broadening Education – Facilities Bank/Touring Film Kit
SCDC - Minutes Conservation Advisory Group 27/4/05
SCDC - South Cambs Summer 2005 magazine
SCDC - South Cambs Debating Competition for young people 2005/6
SCDC - Adults back to Netball
CCC - Changes to Local Bus Services (St Ives, Papworth Everard)
CCC - Cambridge Core Traffic Scheme Stage 4 City Centre
CCC - Flooding 1 Abbey Street (208/05)
CCC - Cambridgeshire National Cycle Network
CCC - Footway & weight restriction sign
CCC - Temporary interactive signs
CCC - Jointly Funded Minor Improvement Schemes 2006/7 Bidding Round
CCC/Peterborough CC – Minerals & Waste Development plan/consultation
Cambridge Evening News/Cambridge Water Co. – Cambridge Water Village Life Fund
Andrew Lansley CBE MP – copy of letter from Chief Constable of Cambs. Constabulary
East of England Plan Public Examination – acknowledgement of representation
East of England Plan Public Examination – Forthcoming examination in public 14/09/05
CALC - Workshop Charity Trustees
Highways Agency – Traffic Information & Roadworks East England May – Aug 2005
BAA Stansted – Development timetable
Kompan Ltd – Ipswich play (children’s) seminar
Cambridgeshire Acre – Harvest magazine
Cambridgeshire Acre – Invitation Village of the Year competition County Finalists Evening
CPRE – Countryside Voice magazine/ Fieldwork magazine
CPRE – Workshop “Delivering Rural Affordable Housing” – 8 July, Hinchingbrooke
CALC – Newsletters/ Pointers to Good Practice booklet/Workshop for Councillors
Networking East leaflet
202/05 Planning Applications:
S/0485/05/F – R Morgan, 58 Frogge Street – Revised design of roofline and one dormer window. The Parish Council recommends approval – not a significant alteration.
Decisions received from SCDC:
S/0225/05/F – L Duke, Abbey Farm – permission granted, subject to conditions
S/0653/05/F – G Cameron, 66 Frogge Street – permission refused for fence
S/0750/05/F – Mr & Mrs R Maynard, land adj. 20 Church Street – permission refused. (Official outcome received by telephone from SCDC, letter in the post.)
A resident had contacted a councillor reporting a group of teenagers (believed local) who had been camping overnight on the Recreation ground, playing loud music and leaving litter behind. PC Iain Perry will be notified, so the situation can be monitored. Action: Clerk
The footpath between Abbey Street and Back Lane has overgrown and needs to be trimmed. A check to be made with Highways to see whose responsibility it is. Action: Clerk
The signs signifying Route 11 as a cycle path have appeared with no explanation. (see correspondence)
The signs left by contractors wanting to clean wheelie bins are still on lampposts, and need to be removed. Action: Clerk
A request for tennis courts had been received. Further investigations need to be made and it will be discussed later in the year (August Agenda). Action: Chairman/Mark Stone-Wigg
County – Tim Stone explained that Cycle Route 11 runs from Harlow to King’s Lynn in Norfolk. He had further comments re M11 which he would make under 207/05.
Community Account - £1,022.59
Business Base Rate Tracker - £12,225.52
Year-End Financial Statement – Adoption of the Audit Commission’s Annual return, was proposed by Terry Sadler, seconded by Jane Hurst and all were in favour to approve the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2005.
Cash Flow projection. The Chairman handed out the projection for the coming year, which showed we were currently on target.
Asset Register – Nothing further to report
The proposed walk around the village on Monday 13 June was postponed. A meeting has been arranged to look at the village plans and to identify sites, as the need has already been established. The meeting will take place on Monday 20 June at 8.00 pm at Abbey Farm. James Macdonald and Mark Stone-Wigg sent their apologies (holiday).
Birds Close - John Williams reported that the Council were now considering a one single storey dwelling, sited at an angle, with vehicle access as far away as possible from the junction of Coploe Road/Birds Close.
Terry Sadler reported that the joint committee of Parish Councils are having a meeting with Andrew Lansley MP a week on Friday. Any suggestions would be welcome. Tim Stone said the CCC had accepted that there was a need for a Rest Area and had made representations about noise, but had made no mention of levels. He was requested to obtain more details regarding the Rest Area.
Action: Tim Stone
1 Abbey Street – A letter had been received from Cambridgeshire County Council (Highways) reporting that the system was found to be obstructed by tree roots at the location shown (map enclosed). The roots have been removed; the system was tested and found to be working normally.
James Macdonald and Sheila Birch had a meeting with the Senior Footpaths Officer and Phillipa Towlson (Wellcome) to establish the boundaries with Wellcome after the hedge was planted. The Footpaths Officer expects us to move and pay for re-planting the hedge. C Frankau has been asked to quote for this work. We are awaiting a response from the Senior Footpaths Officer. Action Clerk/C Frankau
Spraying weed killer - outstanding Action: Peter Wombwell
Rolling football pitch – quote - outstanding Action: Clerk/CFrankau
3 new posts – quote – outstanding Action: Clerk/CFrankau
White line machine – Tim Pavelin had obtained a quote of £256.25. He has contacted Phillipa Towlson of Wellcome Trust who has very kindly agreed to pay for this machine as they felt it would benefit a broad range of village residents and improve Ickleton’s football reputation! Action: Clerk
RoSPA report – The report recommends that an Ownership sign is put up and a few minor repairs were highlighted. Safety signs on the skateboard park had been painted over. Action: Mark Stone-Wigg/Clerk
Iain Moore has volunteered to paint these railings. The Council were happy for Mr Moore to do this. A tin of black hammerite paint (medium size) is to be purchased and given to Mr Moore.
The first of the quarterly meetings was held on 27 May, from which there was nothing to report. Concerns regarding the use of the cycle path between Hinxton and Sawston roundabout were raised. At night times it was hard to distinguish between the road and the cycle path as they were on the same level. Vehicles have encroached onto the cycle path and it was felt the overall safety element was poor. Perhaps Wellcome could canvas their workers to see if they had experienced any incidents.
213/05 Adjournment for questions by members of the public
The Chairman said more complaints have been received regarding dog fouling especially in the children’s play area of the Recreation ground. A separate item is to be put into the Icene.
214/05 Date and time of next meeting
Wednesday, 20 July 2005 at 7.30 pm
The meeting closed at 9.45 pm