ICKLETON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 11 May 2006 at 7.30 pm in Ickleton Methodist Chapel
Present: Present: James Macdonald, Peter Wombwell, Lewis Duke, Tim Pavelin, Terry Sadler, Sheila Birch, Jane Hurst, Jocelyn Flitton (Clerk), Timothy Stone (County Councillor) and 1 member of the public
79/06 Apologies for absence: Mark Stone-Wigg, Robin Driver, John Williams (previous engagements)
80/06 To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 19 April 2006: The minutes of the meeting were approved and signed by the Chairman.
The Chairman invited the County Councillor to give his report as he had another meeting to go to.
County: Timothy Stone asked if progress had been made regarding Frogge Street pavement (see 89/06). The County Council had been to look at the soil in the field in Hinxton Road. The Clerk was asked to speak to Michael Rule and report outcome to Timothy Stone.
Action: Clerk/T Stone
There is a meeting with the police on 19 June. Two beat officers in the area have left; access to police vehicles is still a problem. Footway lighting – CCC have sent a draft agreement to SCDC, who will send it out to Parish Councils in due course. The amount of money involved is still unclear. The car-parking fee at Whittlesford railway station has increased substantially.
Timothy Stone left the meeting.
District: Nothing to report
81/06 Adjournment for questions from members of the public: The Parish Council was asked if they had a Parish Plan. In principle it might make sense, but the cost and resources involved would be considerable and any benefit obtained might not be justified. The Chairman and Clerk will look into this further. The Parish Council asked to be kept informed on any progress regarding the setting up of a Youth Club. Action: JM/Clerk
There appeared to be more flights recently over the village. The Clerk was asked to write to BAA. Action: Clerk
A member of the public left the meeting.
277/05 Village parking: A follow-up letter had been sent to David Lines (CCC) but no response had been received. The Clerk will continue to pursue. Action: Clerk
296/06 Gt Chesterford bridge: Ongoing. Response awaited re. Salting. Action: Clerk
028/06 Chapel roof: Charles Frankau has yet to do this work. Action: Clerk
Headstones: These have yet to be checked. Action: JM/PW
Village seats: Charles Frankau has yet to do this work. Action: Clerk
048/06 Litter: No response has been received from SCDC despite follow up letter. The Clerk to ask our District Councillor to make enquiries. Action: Clerk
Potholes: These have now been filled.
Parking Butcher’s Hill: Tim Pavelin said there was nothing further to report.
052/06 Skate park: A quote was yet to be received from Charles Frankau. Action: Clerk
053/06 Land Registry: Deeds for the original cemetery could not be found. Forms for lost deeds had been obtained from the Land Registry to be completed. Action: Clerk
063/06 Allotments: Another request had been received. This item will be added to the June Agenda. Action: Clerk
068/06 ‘Brightening up’ village: This needs more discussion, as we may need to co-ordinate with Highways in some cases. The Clerk to ask David Lines (CCC). Item to be added to the June Agenda. Action: Clerk
Repair mesh on Cemetery fence: Charles Frankau has done a visual inspection. Action: Clerk
Tipped soil: See 87/06
Free Bus Travel for Over 60’s: Correspondence had been received from Timothy Stone and Andrew Lansley MP.
071/05 Crocus 5-a-side Football tournament: They have asked to use the pitch also on Sunday 6 August – permission was given providing the village hall facilities were available. Item to be put in Icene. Action: Clerk
Sports Questionnaire: 147 forms had now been received. Item to be carried forward.
Gravelling in Cemetery: Charles Frankau had begun this work. Action: Clerk
073/06 Frogge Street – Flooding: Mike Cooper (Highways) reported that the drainage improvements would require fairly significant capital investment and regrets that funding is not available during this financial year. The Clerk to arrange a site visit as it was felt it should be given a higher priority. Action: Clerk
SCDC - Independent Examinations – South Cambs. Local Development Framework (2)
SCDC - Roadside Verge Management – Questionnaire follow-up
SCDC - Core Strategy
SCDC - Activities for older adults & those people returning to a more active lifestyle
SCDC - S/0562/06/F – Erection of Cereal Breeding Building, Greenhouses & Polytunnels on land at Rectory Farm, Grange Road for Messrs. PR Wombwell, LG Duke & RGR Smith and RAGT Seeds Ltd. – Minutes of Internal meeting. Recommendation: Approval. Date for determination: 20 June 2006 (Major application).
CCC - Corporate Plane for 2006-2009
CCC - Cambs & Peterborough Supplementary Planning Document
CCC - Parish Paths Partnership Scheme 2006-2007
CCC - Sports Activities for people with disabilities in Cambridge City & South Cambs.
RoSPA - Play Area Safety Inspection Report
A Lansley MP Response to letter re. Concessionary Travel in South Cambs.
Tim Stone Concessionary Travel in South Cambs.
CR&RS - Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service – article for village magazine
Camb Acre Rural, Social & Community Programme (RSCP) – Parish Plans
ODPM Local Authority Byelaws in England: A discussion paper
Playquest Maintenance request
CALC - Streetlights – Footway Lights – Funding
CALC - Parish & Town Council Development – Job vacancy
CALC - Land Registry Course
CALC - The Bulletin
CPRC - Local Development Framework Workshop 5 October 2006
CPRE - Agenda Meeting 9 May
Stop Stansted Newsletter/Appeal for funds/Runway Ramble
CCD - Clerks & Councils Direct magazine
NALC - National Association of Local Councils – magazine
Ivett & Reed Circular
Miracle - Leaflet
EyeBee - Information Bulletin/Application for PC to subscribe
Shaw’s - Magazine
BoI - Bank of Ireland – introducing banking services
In April correspondence, the Ickleton Housing Survey shows the number of active housing register for this parish as 533.
Mr C Frankau Work in hand
SCDC - Planning application S/0700/06/F
SCDC - Planning application S/0562/06/F
Mr A Lansley MP Free Bus Travel for Over 60’s
Mr G Phillips Crocus Football Club – 2006/07 Season
Mr S Jenkins Ickleton Football Club – 2006/07 Season
Mr T Nelson, Mr J Booth, Ms L Hynard – Frogge Street footpath
Mr D Parsley Acknowledge receipt of cheque for 1 picnic table
Mr G Phillips Payment of fees for 2005/06 Season/Details 5-a-side
85/06 Planning applications:
S/0749/06/F – Conservatory at 18 Brookhampton Street – Mr & Mrs Ball.
After discussion the Council agreed on ‘No Recommendation’. The Clerk was asked to check if the house was in the conservation area and to contact Grant Buck who has adjoining land.
Jocelyn Flitton left the meeting after declaring an interest in the next application.
S/0821/06/F – Extension – Ms J Flitton
The Council agreed on ‘No Recommendation’. The Chairman signed the application form to be returned to SCDC. Action: Clerk
Jocelyn Flitton returned to the meeting.
The Clerk to enquire if planning applications is available via e-mail. Action: Clerk
Lewis Duke had seen a Public Notice in Saffron Walden Weekly News relating to the National Grid station in Duxford Road – Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control. This had been placed by the Environmental Agency who does not notify Parish Councils. The Clerk to make enquiries for the Planning Committee, who it was felt should go and review the registers at SCDC. Action: Clerk
Peter Wombwell reported that there had been a petition in the Post Office which villagers were being asked to sign. The Clerk was asked to clarify what it was for and to put an article into Icene, and with a view to writing to Andrew Lansley MP. Action: Clerk
Ickleton Barns – access to the house now appeared to be via the field adjacent to it. The Clerk to check who was the owner of the field and to contact SCDC for an update on the situation. Action: Clerk
Tim Pavelin suggested that the Council could run a bus to The County Show at Wimpole Hall that was being held on June 4. After discussion it was agreed there was not enough time to organise this, and we would need to know the legality of doing so.
James Macdonald read out an e-mail from Duncan Parsley of Wellcome Trust. He was letting us know their intention to construct lobbies to the front and rear of the offices of the Morgan Building. The Clerk was asked to respond by e-mail asking to which building he was exactly referring. James Macdonald and Sheila Birch delegated to continue this discussion; they will therefore be copied in on the e-mail. The Clerk to ring Jayne Proctor to ask when the next meeting with Wellcome Trust is to be held. Action: Clerk/JM/SB
88/06 Finance (Bank Balances) including payments to:
Allianz Cornhill Insurance - £1,453.24
Playsafety (RoSPA) - £ 144.53
Harts - £ 49.06
Ickleton Methodist Chapel - £ 15.00
Receipts: CCC - £945.58
Community Account: £1,305.88
Business Base Rate Tracker Account: £17,401.77
Asset Register - Land to be registered should be added.
Year-End Financial Statement: These were presented to the Parish Council following an audit by Ken Worthing. Peter Wombwell proposed, Terry Sadler seconded and it was agreed by all that the accounts be adopted. The Clerk was asked to write thanking Ken Worthing for his services.
Mark Stone-Wigg had received reports regarding the cutting of the grass this year. The comments had been passed on to Charles Frankau. The Parish Council were happy to leave things as they were for the time being.
RoSPA report: Mark Stone-Wigg had read the Inspection report and picked out some items that needed attention. It was agreed that a member of the Recreation Ground Working Group – Tim Pavelin - should meet to discuss the aerial runway proposals. It was also agreed that Mark Stone-Wigg meets with Charles Frankau to discuss the work involved and action what needs to be done. Action: MS-W/TP
91/05 Annual Parish Meeting – 17 May 2006: All seems to be in hand. Lena Frost kindly delivered leaflets around half of the village. The Clerk asked to write and thank her. Action: Clerk
92/05 Adjournment for questions by members of the public: None
93/05 Date and time of next meeting: 21 June 2006 at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.
There being no other business the meeting closed at 9.50 pm.