Penkridge Parish Council
Minutes of the Recreation and Amenities Committee Meeting
held on 24th January 2019 at 8.30 pm – Haling Dene Centre
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Councillor Mrs Vivienne Smith [Chairman]
“ Andrew Adams
“ John Eastwood
“ Mrs Petula M C Hughes
“ Andrew Lenz
“ Calvert Stonehouse
“ Alan Smallwood
Non-Committee Members in Attendance were Cllrs Mrs Isabel Ford, Victor Kelly, Anthony Minshall and David Oldfield
Also in Attendance Ms L Hough
An apology was received from Cllr Brian Heathcote
1330. DECLARATION OF INTEREST
A Declaration of Interest was received from Cllrs Andrew Adams, Andrew Lenz and Alan Smallwood for Item 9 – Leisure Gardens.
That the minutes of the meeting of 25th October 2018 be approved as a true and correct record and be signed by the Chairman.
1332. MATTERS ARISING
There were no Matters Arising from the minutes.
[a] The Recreation and Amenities printouts for the year to date were received and noted.
[b] The Burial Ground printouts for the year to date were received and noted.
Recreation & Amenities
1334. GAILEY BUS SHELTER
[a] Consideration was given to a wooden built shelter for the above at a basic cost of £805.
Resolved that the PA obtain the suppliers names of the wooden Bus Shelters in Brocton and Haughton Parish Councils and get quotations for the March meetings.
1335. PARKING BUDDIES
Further to the contents of PCSO Andy Poxon’s January Police report, consideration was given to the purchase of six Parking Buddies for the Village First Schools at a cost of £140.25 each and if approved the funding would be taken from the Community Development budget.
Resolved that six Parking Buddies be purchased at a cost of £140.25 each and the funding come from the Community Development budget.
1336. VILLAGE ROAD SWEEPER
[a] It was noted that South Staffordshire Council, Street Scene department, undertook the road sweeping of Druids Way and Saxon Road in December 2018.
[b] Consideration was given to if the Committee wished to have additional side roads swept on a regular basis by South Staffordshire Council at a cost of £29.00 per hour for the hire of the road sweeper and driver.
Resolved that Councillors email the PA with suggested roads to be swept and costings be obtained from South Staffordshire Council.
1337. VICTORIAN FAYRE
Consideration was given to if the Village should have a traditional Victorian Fayre in Market Street and Crown Bridge.
Resolved that the Chairman make enquiries with shop owners in Market Street and Crown Bridge and this item be included on the March Recreation and Amenities agenda for further discussion.
1338. LEISURE GARDENS
[a] Consideration was given to a question raised by a Parishioner
‘Would the Council allow a Parishioner to have a shed on an allotment if they had a disability’.
Resolved that the Rules and Regulation state no sheds allowed.
[b] The points which were raised from the Leisure Garden Questionnaire circulated with renewal notices were received and noted.
Cllr Mrs Ford left the meeting at 9.30 pm.
1339. BEST KEPT VILLAGE
An email was received dated 14th January from the Community Foundation for Staffordshire with regards to the above.
Resolved that the Council do not have the manpower to enter the above competition.
1340. OUT OF AREA INTERMENTS
Consideration was given to if the Committee wished to continue with ‘outside the area interments’ in the Burial Ground.
Resolved that this item be monitored over the coming months and the Rules and Regulations be reviewed at a future meeting.
Consideration was given to a Memorial Application for a raised book memorial.
Resolved that the memorial does not comply with the Council’s Rules and Regulations.
1342. DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 28th March 2019 at 8.30 pm.
The meeting closed at 9.50 pm
Penkridge Parish Council