ICKLETON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 20 July 2005 at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall
Present: Peter Wombwell (Chairman), Robin Driver, Jane Hurst, Lewis Duke, Sheila Birch, Tim Pavelin, Terry Sadler and Jocelyn Flitton (Parish Clerk). Tim Stone (County Councillor), John Williams (District Councillor) and 5 members of the public.
215/05 Apologies for absence
Apologies were received from James Macdonald (Holiday) and Mark Stone-Wigg (working abroad)
216/05 To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2005
204/05 County - To be added after first sentence The previous proposal of a route through Duxford had now been replaced by the one through Hinxton.
207/05 The last sentence should read: CCC have asked the Highways agency for more information
The minutes were then approved and signed by the Chairman.
217/05 Adjournment for questions from members of the public
A member of the public asked if there had been any progress on speeding restrictions in Frogge Street.
A member of the public suggested that the Community Fund, which is available could be used for the tennis courts.
143/05 Coploe Pit bonfire C Frankau has this in hand, waiting for suitable weather conditions
163/05 Quote re. Notice board A second quote had now been obtained. Tim Pavelin/Robin Driver declared a family interest and did not participate in the discussion. Lewis Duke proposed, Terry Sadler seconded that we accept the quote from Viliami Mila for £120. Action: Clerk
181/05 Part demolition of wall 20 Church Street- James Macdonald had spoken to David Gech, Conservation Officer at SCDC. It was a permitted development, which did not need Conservation Area Consent. It is really an anomalous position resulting from perverse House of Lords decision, as a result of which Demolition Consent would only be required where there was complete demolition. In this case therefore it is regarded as an alteration not demolition.
183/05 Back Lane BF Contracts had laid some hard core and rolled the ground. They have now completed their work in Back Lane.
194/05 Refuse sacks SCDC collect these sacks one day later (i.e. Thursday not Wednesday) following a Bank Holiday. Ron Coulson has been informed.
203/05 PC Iain Perry The Clerk has been unable to speak to him, due to holidays/courses. Action: Clerk
Abbey Street to Back Lane footpath Conifers are still growing through and over the footpath. The Clerk is to visit the occupants of the house, as it is their responsibility and not the Highways. Action: Clerk
210/05 Play Area - RoSPA report inc. fixing of 2 bolts Mark Stone-Wigg will contact Charlie Frankau again to action the minor issues Action: Mark Stone-Wigg
211/05 War Memorial railings The paint and paintbrush have been purchased and given to Ian Moore.
SCDC - Recycling Credit Payments
SCDC - Event guide
SCDC - South Cambs Funding Fair 2005-07-17
SCDC - Council to Fight Irrational Capping Decision (3)
Duxford PC - Copy of letter to D Milliband re. SCDC Council Tax Capping
CCC - Highway Maintenance Divisional Reorganisation
CCC - Changes to mobile library routes
CCC - HCV Route
CCC - Duxford Airfield Management Liaison Committee Mtg 22 July 2005
Kester Cunningham John Ickleton Barns Garden Centre Cert. Of Lawful Use & Development
Moore Stephens - Annual Return for year ended 31 March 2005
DEFRA - Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005
Andrew Lansley MP Redisplay poster after General Election
Andrew Lansley MP Copy of letter to Highways Agency re. M11
Barclays - Business Banking Code changes
Monica Lilley - Church Fete 2006
Duxford School - Governors Annual Report 2004/5
Essex CC - Call for sites for Mineral Extraction & Transportation (2)
Essex CC - Involving the community in County Planning Issues
Stop Stansted - Night flight movements
Stop Stansted - Consultation meeting 27 July invitation
Open Studios - Notice for Cambridge Open Studios during July
BENSCH - Vacancy Regional Support Officer
Camb. Acre - Harvest magazine
Camb. Acre - AGM notice 8 September 2005
Camb. Acre - Local network fund
Clerks & Council Direct magazine
CRNE - Bulletin
C Frankau - Outstanding items
S/1267/05/LDC Ickleton Barns Garden Centre, 111 Frogge Street Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness for an Existing Use. A copy of letter from SCDC to Kester Cunningham John (Solicitors acting for Mr S London) had been received. The Parish Council confirmed the retail use of the land had been in existence for 10 years or more. Whether or not the dwelling had been for private use or agricultural use, they were unable to say. Letter of response to be written. Action: Clerk
S/0750/05/F Mr & Mrs R Maynard Land adj. To 20 Church Street Refusal of Planning Permission (6 reasons)
S/0795/05/F Mr & Mrs I Vincent, 3 Coploe Road Conservatory Application withdrawn
S/0177/05/F Mr & Mrs R Cooper 66 Abbey Street Alterations & Extension Permission granted (subject to conditions)
S/0485/05/F Mr R Morgan 58 Frogge Street Roof Extension/Windows Permission granted (subject to conditions)
Lewis Duke asked if Highways could be contacted to clear the small storm drains on the east side of Duxford Road. Action: Clerk
He proposed that we include a paragraph in our response to Monica Lilleys letter, recording our thanks and appreciation for all her hard work in organising the village fete. All agreed with this proposal.
Sheila Birch reported that new upstairs windows had been put into Priory Farm. This had already been noticed and been acted upon.
The Clerk (following her course at CALC) had mentioned that we only had the 4th edition of Local Council Administration by Charles Arnold-Baker. The 7th edition was now available and perhaps the Parish Council should consider purchasing this update. To be discussed under finance.
Tim Pavelin Rachael Rugg-Gunn had asked if it were possible to have picnic tables in the play area of the Recreation Ground. It was proposed that Mark Stone-Wigg contact RoSPA to see if this would present any problems. Action: Mark Stone-Wigg
Terry Sadler The signpost at the junction of Grange Road/Royston Road had fallen apart. The Clerk is to contact Highways, stressing that we would like to keep old signpost. Action: Clerk
James Macdonald Caroline Owen ( Norman Hall) had asked for permission for access onto the grass verge next to the wall near the Social Club. He had given permission but wished this to be ratified by the Council which it was.
The Chairman of Ickleton Village Hall had also reported to him that two rubbish bins have been vandalised.
Peter Wombwell There was a lot of dead grass around the car park and edges of the Recreation Ground. The Clerk is to speak to Herald Contract Services Action: Clerk
District: It was felt that there was sufficient parking bays at Icknield Close; some of which were not used. A suggestion will be put forward that the car park and road need re-surfacing and a ramp is required. A further meeting is to be held regarding Birds Close. Huntsman (Duxford) has put in a representation for 300 houses on a brown field site. Duxford Parish Council has held an informal meeting with Huntsman. Ickleton Parish Council to be kept updated. Action: John Williams
County: The Transport section of CCC has received Beacon status. During this year they will investigate the A1301. This is the bus route, which serves our village and receives many complaints. He suggested that local residents, using the bus, should complain, as more are needed to hopefully get improvements. Lewis Duke said he felt it was a retrograde step when the service was reduced to 2 hourly instead of 1 hourly.
Mobile Library A new large mobile library bus had been introduced, which now had internet access. The size of the bus has caused problems in some villages.
Footpaths The CCC need to repair 25% of footpaths. If funding comes through, this could be reduced to 20%.
Police PC Bissett has been looking after this area in the absence of PC Perry. Problems have been experienced when trying to get through on the general number
Duxford A meeting had been held with Phillipa Towlson regarding the potential housing. There is no impetus from Genome for more housing.
Capping CCC are concerned, especially if Huntingdon and South Cambridgeshire are capped. Joint products may not be able to be funded. Robin Driver to draft letter to SCDC. Action: R Driver/Clerk
224/05 Finance (Bank Balances) including payments to:
Herald Contract Services - £176.25
Ickleton Village Hall - £ 33.00
Maudesport (White Line Machine) - £243.75
Clerk (3 months + expenses) - £588.21
Inland Revenue - £171.26
Community Account - £648.83
Business Base Rate Tracker a/c - £12,288.27
Receipts: Allianz Ins. £37.24, Ivett & Reed £35, Wellcome (White Line Machine) £236.25 & SCDC(Recycling) £154.65
Cemetery chapel James Macdonald had had spoken to Shona Smith (SCDC) and we had several options. He felt it best if the discussion was deferred until September. Action: J Macdonald/Clerk
Asset Register on going
The purchase of the latest edition of Local Council Administration is to be deferred. The Clerk to report on the use of the current edition in 3 months Action: Clerk
A meeting was held on 20 June, when a map was marked with possible/potential suitable sites. John Williams was asked to speak to the Planning Officer to obtain his point of view and report back to the next meeting. Action: John Williams
226/05 Highways Cemetery Corner
The kerbstone had now been installed, together with 2 extra drains. The white lining was still outstanding. The Clerk to enquire as to when this would be done. Action: Clerk
A meeting had been held with Andrew Lansley MP, who has written to the Highways Agency requesting a meeting. The road is only re-surfaced if it is becoming unsafe. There are no current plans to re-surface the M11 spur. A parishioner has complained about the noise from M11.
228/05 Footpaths Grassy Lane/Mill Lane
The Property Investment Team (Wellcome) have spoken with Network Rail, who want to permanently close vehicle access via Mill Lane crossing. The Parish Council support this closure, but keeping the pedestrian access. The bollards that have been installed, mark the ancient right of way. The hedge on the right hand side needs cutting inwards. The Parish Council are to suggest to Wellcome Trust that they maintain the hedges. Action: Clerk
Spraying weed killer to be done if necessary.
Rolling football pitch a second quote had been obtained. This would be actioned when the time was right.
Skate park repaint Charlie Frankau expects to have done this before the August meeting.
3 new posts A quote (£50 + VAT) had been received from Charlie Frankau to install these in the Recreation Ground. This quote was accepted. Action: Clerk
Cycle Path Hinxton Parish Clerk had sent a copy of the letter their Chairman wrote to Highways expressing their concerns. A letter is to be written expressing that Ickleton Parish Council have similar concerns and would like to see a rapid response. Action: Clerk
Hinxton Road Padlocked Gate Confusion had arisen between this gate and Mill Lane level crossing gates! This is not a pubic footpath, and vehicle access can be obtained into the field.
231/05 Adjournment for questions by members of the public
232/05 Date and time of next meeting
17 August 2005 at 7.30 pm
The meeting closed at 9.19 pm