Penkridge Parish Council
Minutes of the Haling Dene Management Committee Meeting
Held on 23rd March 2023 at 7.50 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 Andrew Adams [Vice Chairman]
“ Mrs Helen Adams
“ Sam Harper-Wallis
“ Mrs Petula M C Hughes
“ Victor Kelly
“ Anthony Minshall
Non-Committee Members in Attendance were Cllrs Ron Kenyon, Andrew Lenz, Alan Smallwood and
Mrs Vivienne Smith
Also in Attendance Ms L Hough
There were two members of the Public in attendance
Part I – Public Session
Apologies were received from Committee Members Cllrs Gordon Hawkins and David Oldfield,
Non-Committee Members no apologies
525. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
526. DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTEREST (DPI)
There were no DPIs.
The minutes of the meeting of the 26th January 2023 be approved as a true and correct record and
signed by the Chairman.
[b] The Follow Up Sheets were received for the January meeting.
[a] The Haling Dene Management printouts for the year to date were received.
[b] The Functions/Bookings list was received as the same circulated with the January agenda.
529. HALING DENE CENTRE
[a] Consideration was given to costings for a projector.
Resolved that the Phillips Neo Pix Projector be purchased at a cost of £219.00.
[b] It was noted that Afternoon Tea would not continue due to the low attendance during 2022.
[c] It was noted that the PA had a site meeting with the SSC Tree Officer and a planning application
had been submitted to have the rear garden trees lifted with the closing date of 17th March.
[d] A quotation was received from M Bissell Trees and Hedges to undertake the above work, if
approved, at a cost of £595.00 plus VAT.
Resolved that the quotation from M Bissell Trees and Hedges be approved.
529. HALING DENE CENTRE [Cont’d]
[e] The Committee discussed options for the Parish Council Van.
The Chairman suggested that the Parish Council continue with the lease for a further 12 months if
there were no major problems with the van.
Cllr Kelly recommended that the cost of a tow-bar be obtained as the Council owned a trailer that
could be utilised.
Cllr Smallwood advised the tyres on the trailer be checked before use as they have an expiry date.
[i] The PA advise Staffordshire County Council that the Council wished to continue the lease for
a further 12 months.
[ii] Staffordshire County Council be asked to give a cost to have a tow-bar fitted and this be
included on the May agenda for consideration.
[iii] The tyres on the trailer be checked before use with the expiry date/condition.
530. DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 25th May 2023 at 7.00 pm.
531. 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 8.05 pm
Chairman: _____________________________ Date: _____________________________
Penkridge Parish Council