Penkridge Parish Council
Minutes of the Penkridge Parish Council Meeting held
On 10th March 2022 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 Victor Kelly [Chairman]
“ Mrs Helen Adams [Vice Chairman]
“ John Eastwood
“ Mrs Isabel G A Ford
“ Gordon Hawkins
“ Ms Petula M C Hughes
“ Andrew Lenz
“ Anthony Minshall
“ Mrs Vivienne Smith
“ Calvert Stonehouse
“ Alan Smallwood
Also in Attendance Ms L Hough
SSC Councillor Mrs Jo Chapman
There were no members of the Public in attendance
Part I – Public Session
Apologies were received from Cllrs Andrew Adams, Ms Jacquie Leach and David Oldfield.
5318. PERSONALIA AND EVENTS
[a] The above was received for March 2022.
[b] Members of the Council and Public in attendance who declared they were video/recording the meeting was Cllr Calvert Stonehouse.
5319. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
5320. DISCLOSABLE PECUNINARY INTEREST [DPI}
There were no Disposable Pecuniary Interests received.
5321. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Cllr Smallwood advised that the drain outside Princefield First School in the lane was blocked and could it be reported.
Cllrs discussed the email received from Mr Rowlands with regard to the Lower Drayton Lane junction improvements and the fact that work had not yet commenced. Councillors agreed to have a site meeting early next week, they all agreed that the junction improvements should be commenced as a matter of urgency and that Mr Rowlands or representative from the Lane could be in attendance.
The Chairman asked Councillors to send a list of roads/pavements that were in the Parish and required urgent attention to the PA and this be sent to SCC Highways for a formal response.
5322. POLICE MATTERS
[a] A Police Report had not been received for March 2022.
5323. SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
There were no updates received.
Resolved that the Minutes of the meeting be approved for:
[a] Full Council meeting of the 10th February 2022
[b] The Follow Up sheets for Full Council, Planning, Haling Dene Management and Recreation and Amenities were received.
5325. COMMITTEE MINUTES
The minutes were noted for the:
[a] Planning Minutes for 10th February 2022
5326. WORKING GROUP MINUTES
A response had been received from SCC Cllr David Williams to the items raised within the 14th December 2021 Highway Liaison notes.
5327. OUTSIDE GROUPS WITH PC REPRESENTATION
The minutes were received for the Penkridge Sports and Recreation Centre [Monckton] of 29th November 2021 ad 24th January 2022.
[a] Approval was given to the accounts for payment for the month of February 2022.
[b] The expenditure summary print outs for February 2022 were received
[c] The following accounting details were noted:
Current Account Balance £ 31,619
Business Saver Balance £314,757
Expenditure for the Month of February:
Full Council £ 75,602
Haling Dene Mgt £ 98,093
Recreation and Amenities £ 70,864
Burial Ground £ 37,163
Total Income for the Month of February:
Full Council £ 3,859
Haling Dene Mgt £ 60,002
Recreation and Amenities £ 5,713
Burial Ground £ 29,591
5329. SOUTH STAFFORDSHRE COUNCIL
[a] A letter was received dated 21st February from the Chief Executive in reply to the Council’s letter regarding the Community Infrastructure Levy.
[b] The SPCA response was noted to the Parish Council’s question to NALC ‘asking for information on what other CILs provide for Parish Councils, email circulated to all Parish Councillors on 18th February.
5330. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
[a] The Chairman’s verbal update on the above was received.
He advised that there had been a Teams meeting with the Technical Support representatives of the Neighbourhood Plan and the first Assessment to be undertaken was Housing Needs. The Steering Group could apply for additional Assessments in the future but they could only apply for one at a time.
Councillors then held a lengthy discussion on the Neighbourhood Plan.
[b] It was noted that the Parish Council had received a grant for the above of £2,586 and this had now been spent as per the grant award requirements and deadline of 31st March.
5331. HALING DENE CENTRE
The Chairman advised as the below was at the discussion and consideration stage and this would contain Contractors and costs it would be transferred into the Private Session.
[a] To receive and consider quotations to undertake the required work to the Boundary Wall.
[b] To appoint a Contractor to undertake the above.
[a] Council approved the subscription to the SLCC for the financial year 2022-2023 at a cost of £214.49
Resolved that the above be approved.
5333. DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 14th April 2022 at 7.30 pm.
5334. 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.
The meeting closed at 9.40 pm
Chairman: _________________________ Date: _________________________