Penkridge Parish Council
Minutes of the Haling Dene Management Committee Meeting
Held on 27th January 2022 at 8.50 pm at the Haling Dene Centre
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Councillor Calvert Stonehouse [Chairman]
“ Mrs Helen Adams
“ Andrew Adams
“ Mrs Isabel Ford
“ Victor Kelly
“ Anthony Minshall
“ Alan Smallwood
Non-Committee Members in Attendance was Cllrs John Eastwood, Mrs Petula Hughes, Ms Jacquie Leach, Andrew Lenz and Mrs Vivienne Smith
Also in Attendance Ms L Hough
Part I – Public Session
Apologies were received from Cllrs Gordon Hawkins and David Oldfield.
454. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
455. DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTEREST (DPI)
There were no DPIs received.
[a] That the minutes of the meeting of the 28th October 2021 be approved as a true and correct record and signed by the Chairman.
[b] The Follow Up sheets were received from the October Haling Dene Management meeting.
[a] The Haling Dene Management printouts for the year to date were received.
458. HALING DENE CENTRE
[a] The HDC Monthly Inspection Report for January was received.
[b] A quotation from TJB was received and considered for a Maintenance Inspection of the external of the building at a cost of £1,950 which would include:
• Full visual survey of all roofs at the same time clean out all vegetation debris to gutters and down pipes
• Carry out external visual checks to the external fabric of the Centre and report if anything looks like it needs attention or repairing
• Includes Tower Scaffold and ladders to gain access not visible from the ground
Cllr Minshall objected to the same company, in his opinion, being both a consultant and undertaking work at the Centre.
A proposal was put forward and seconded with Councillors voting six for and one against, Cllr Minshall asked that his name be recorded as voting against the proposal.
Resolved that the quotation from TJB be accepted.
458. HALING DENE CENTRE [Cont’d]
[c] The PA advised that she had not yet received quotations to have aluminium dog signs placed in the grounds.
Resolved that the quotations be included on the February Full Council agenda if received.
[d] It was noted that the tenants in the Staff House had renewed their tenancy for a further two years.
459. BOUNDARY WALL
The Chairman advised that a plan had been drawn up which broke the work into three phases and the Council were awaiting quotations from various companies to undertake the required work on the Boundary Wall.
460 AFTERNOON TEA
[a] It was noted that there were 40 afternoon teas booked in 2021 and £38.00 profit and 16 people had so far been booked for 2022.
461. HALING DENE CENTRE BAR
[a] It was noted that Premier Pub Co had signed the Terms of Agreement to provide a Function Bar at the Centre for the coming 12 months until December 2022.
[b] The PA advised that the Company were looking to hold various events at the Centre over the coming year but nothing had been confirmed.
462. QUEENS PLATINUM JUBILEE
[a] The Committee received the PA’s updated Schedule following a Working Group meeting attended by Cllrs Mrs Adams and Kelly.
[b] Councillors were asked to put their names forward against events on the Programme of Events sheet to ensure all Councillors were involved in the two days of activities.
463. DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 24th March 2022 at 7.00 pm.
The meeting closed at 9.30 pm
Chairman: _____________________________ Date: _____________________________