Penkridge Parish Council
Minutes of the Penkridge Parish Council Meeting held
On 14th March 2019 at 7.30 pm at the Haling Dene Centre
Audio recordings will be made of all Ordinary and Special Council meetings and Committee meetings, with the inclusion of confidential matters.
Councillor Alan Smallwood [Chairman]
“ Andrew Adams
“ Bevan Craddock
“ John L Eastwood
“ Isabel G A Ford
“ Mrs Hilary Hughes
“ Victor Kelly
“ Andrew Lenz
“ Anthony Minshall
“ David Oldfield
“ Calvert Stonehouse
Also in Attendance Ms L Hough
There were 7 members of the Public in attendance
Part I – Public Session
Apologies were received from Cllrs Miss Chloe Burns, Brian Heathcote, Mrs Petula Hughes and
Mrs Vivienne Smith.
3851. PERSONALIA AND EVENTS
The above was received for March 2019.
3852. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Cllrs Mrs Ford, Kelly, Lenz and Stonehouse Declared an Interest in Item 15 – Penkridge Library.
3853. DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTEREST (DPI)
There had been no DPI requests received.
3854. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Mrs Dorothy Briggs of Cannock Road said she had notified Staffordshire County Council of a dipped inspection cover outside Wyre Hall that belonged to a utility company. The reference of the reported incident was 4152372.
Mr Mike Smith of the Friends of Penkridge Library said he had noticed that there had already been meetings between Staffordshire County Council and the Parish Council, he said that the Parish Council should not take the matter on their own and it should also not be a private matter. The FoPL had indicated that the wished to work alongside the Council.
Claire Geoghegan of FoPL said she had asked for updates on a number of occasions and that their point of contact should be the Parish Council and not Staffordshire County Council.
The Chairman advised that there had only been two meetings where general discussions had taken place and there was not any information, at this moment in time, to report.
3855. POLICE MATTERS
PCSO Andy Poxon forwarded his apologies and forwarded the police report for February/March 2019.
Resolved that the Minutes be approved as a true and correct record for:
[a] Full Council meeting of 14th February 2019.
3857. COMMITTEE MINUTES
The minutes were noted of:-
[a] Planning meeting of the 10th January 2019.
The minutes were received for:
[b] Finance and Resources meeting of 7th March 2019
3858. WORKING GROUP MINUTES
The minutes were received for the Highway Liaison meeting of 7th March 2019.
3859 OUTSIDE GROUPS WITH PC REPRESENTATION
It was noted that no minutes had been received.
[a] The accounts for payment were approved for the month of February 2019.
[b] The expenditure summary print outs for February 2019 be approved.
[c] Consideration was given to re-investing the Bond with Nationwide for a further 12 months at 0.80%.
Resolved that the Bond be re-invested with Nationwide for a further 12 months at 0.80%.
[d] The new NALC & NJC payscales were received which would commence in April 2019.
[e] Consideration was given to committing £6,000 from the HDC budget – Building/Heating/Maintenance Budget to the HDC Heating/Electrical Reserve.
Resolved that the item be approved ‘in principle’ and this item be included on the March Haling Dene Management agenda for further consideration.
[f] The following accounting details were noted:
Current Account Balance £ 35,375
Business Saver Balance £228,587
Expenditure For the Month of January:
Full Council £ 69,367
Haling Dene Mgt £123,173
Recreation and Amenities £ 65,864
Burial Ground £ 31,564
Income for The Month of January:
Full Council £ 2,111
Haling Dene Mgt £ 87,717
Recreation and Amenities £ 2,535
Burial Ground £ 38,661
3861. SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE COUNCIL
Further to the South Staffordshire Council Dementia training in February Councillors considered if they wished to become a Dementia Friendly Council.
Resolved that the Parish Council become a dementia friendly council and that another training session be arranged,
3862. STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
An email dated 26th February was received from SCC Cllr David Williams and consideration given to projects for Penkridge from the Windfall Budget Cllr Williams receives each year.
Resolved that project ideas be put forward for Penkridge as:
2 x Flashing Speed Awareness signs to be moved around the Village as required.
Additional CCTV Camera
3863. WEST MIDLAND INTERCHANGE
Following the Appeal Hearing on 27th and 28th February for the above, a verbal update was received from Cllr Stonehouse together with his written summary.
3864. PENKRIDGE LIBRARY
[a] The PA’s update was received on the meetings with SCC’s representatives with regard to the above.
[b] Consideration was given to the ‘Recommendations’ within the above.
The Chairman suspended Standing Orders for 10 minutes in order that the FoPL could comment on the PA’s notes.
Cllr Mrs Hilary Hughes left the meeting at 9.45 pm.
3865. DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 11th April 2019 at 7.30 pm.
3866. Local Government Act 1972 – Exclusion of Press and Public – to resolve that the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they are likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph(s) Section 1 Public Bodies/Admission to meetings Act 1960.
Part II – Private Session
3867. FINANCE AND RESOURCES MINUTES
Consideration was given to the Finance and Resources minutes dated 7th March 2019.
The meeting closed at 10.55 pm
Chairman: _________________________ Date: _________________________
Penkridge Parish Council