Penkridge Parish Council
Minutes of the Penkridge Parish Council Meeting held
On 13th January 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]
“ Andrew Adams
“ Ms Gail Balance
“ John Eastwood
“ Mrs Isabel G A Ford
“ Gordon Hawkins
“ Ms Jacquie Leach
“ Andrew Lenz
“ Anthony Minshall
“ Mrs Vivienne Smith
“ Calvert Stonehouse
Also in Attendance Ms L Hough
There was one member of the Public in attendance
Part I – Public Session
Apologies were received from Cllrs Mrs Petula Hughes, David Oldfield and Alan Smallwood.
5280. PERSONALIA AND EVENTS
[a] The above was received for January 2022.
[b] Members of the Council and Public in attendance who declared they were video/recording the meeting were Cllrs Andrew Lenz and Calvert Stonehouse.
[c] The Chairman gave a verbal update on the Victorian Fayre held in December. He advised that the event was well attended and this will be an item on the January Recreation and Amenities agenda for further discussion and consideration for 2022.
5281. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
5282. DISCLOSABLE PECUNINARY INTEREST [DPI}
There were no Disposable Pecuniary Interests received.
5283. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Mr Parker, ST19 5DP, said he would like to raise the subject of inconsiderate parking on the A449 grass verge which was making the grass verge very messy and also a safety aspect for pedestrians. He has sent letters to Staffordshire County Council but had not received any replies. He asked for the Parish Council’s support in this matter and the Chairman asked that this be placed on the next Highway Liaison agenda.
5284. POLICE MATTERS
[a] A Police Report had not been received for the previous month.
Resolved that the PA send a letter to Inspector David Wain advising of Council’s disappointment at the lack of PCSO and Police presence in the village together with irregular Police repots and invite him to attend a future Full Council meeting.
[b] It was noted that the Staffordshire Police new Chief Constable was Mr Chris Noble.
5285. SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
There were no reports received.
Resolved that the Minutes of the meetings be approved for:
[a] Full Council meeting of the 9th December 2021
[b] The Follow Up sheets for Full Council, Planning, Haling Dene Management and Recreation and Amenities were received.
5287. COMMITTEE MINUTES
The minutes were noted for the:
[a] Planning Minutes for 9th December 2021.
5288. WORKING GROUP MINUTES
It was noted that no minutes had been received.
5289. OUTSIDE GROUPS WITH PC REPRESENTATION
It was noted that no minutes had been received.
[a] Approval was given to the accounts for payment for the month of December 2021.
[b] The expenditure summary print outs for December 2021 were received
[c] The following accounting details were noted:
Current Account Balance £ 56,872
Business Saver Balance £314,757
Expenditure for the Month of December:
Full Council £ 63,759
Haling Dene Mgt £ 81,907
Recreation and Amenities £ 58,794
Burial Ground £ 31,853
Total Income for the Month of December:
Full Council £ 1,273
Haling Dene Mgt £ 43,292
Recreation and Amenities £ 3,578
Burial Ground £ 20,752
5291. SOUTH STAFFORDSHRE COUNCIL
[a] An email was received dated 18th November from the Community Wellbeing and Partnership Officer in relation to Community Safety.
Resolved that Councillors wished to be involved and nominated Cllr Mrs Ford and Stonehouse to represent Penkridge Parish.
[a] Following the Council’s Notice of Motion submitted to the above, the resolution recorded in the SPCA 6th December 2021 AGM Minutes was:
A21/04 MOTIONS – The meeting debated a motion submitted by Penkridge Parish Council which highlighted the fact that that many principal authorities had, thus far, failed to implement the provisions in the Localism Act 2011 providing for the introduction of Community Infrastructure Levy regimes and had, conversely, continued to rely solely on section 106 Planning Obligation Agreements with developers to fund infrastructure improvements, to the continuing disadvantage of parish councils and local communities.
It was resolved that letters should be sent to those local planning authorities (*) in Staffordshire which had failed to introduce a CIL charging schedule, reminding them of the effect on local communities of denying local councils the opportunity to exercise some control over spending on infrastructure and community facilities. It was further agreed that similar letters should be sent to selected Staffordshire MPs inviting them to put pressure on the LPAs concerned to introduce CIL regimes as soon as was practicable. (NB * Both Lichfield City Council and Cannock Chase District Council adopted CIL charging schedules in 2015 -16.)
5292. SPCA [Cont’d]
[b] Following the point raised at the December Full Council meeting under Public Participation the NALC L01-18 Financial Assistance to the Church was received.
5293. WEST MIDLAND INTERCHANGE
[a] The minutes were received for the Community Liaison Group meeting of 8th December 2021.
[b] The minutes were received for the Project Liaison Group meeting of 9th December 2021.
5294. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
[a] Following the resolution made at the December Full Council meeting consideration was given to the implementation of a Neighbourhood Plan by a Neighbourhood Group with the support of the Parish Council.
[i] The Parish Council initialise the implementation of a Neighbourhood Plan.
[ii] A letter of interest be sent to South Staffordshire Council.
[iii] The representative from Urban Vision be invited to meet with Councillors.
5295. DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 10th February 2022 at 7.30 pm.
5296. 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 9.10 pm
Chairman: _________________________ Date: _________________________