Penkridge Parish Council
Minutes of the Recreation and Amenities Committee Meeting
held on 28th March 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
“ Alan Smallwood
Non-Committee Members in Attendance were Cllrs Mrs Isabel Ford, Victor Kelly and Anthony Minshall
Also in Attendance Ms L Hough
Apologies were received from Cllrs Andrew Lenz, David Oldfield and Calvert Stonehouse.
1344. DECLARATION OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
That the minutes of the meeting of 24th January 2019 be approved as a true and correct record and be signed by the Chairman.
1346. MATTERS ARISING
There was 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.
1348 BURIAL GROUND DOCUMENTATION
[a] An email was received dated 26th February from a Parishioner with regard to the above.
Councillors had a discussion on the contents of the email and how they wished to take this forward.
[a] This item be included on the April Full Council Agenda for further consideration.
[b] Suggested wording for the Rules and Regulations be placed on the April Full Council agenda.
[b] Consideration was given to the suggested amendments to the Council’s Rules and Regulations and Information About Graves documents.
Resolved that the amendments be approved and come into effect on 1st April 2019.
Recreation & Amenities
1349. GAILEY BUS SHELTER
[a] Consideration was given to a quotation for a wooden built Bus Shelter similar to those at Haughton at a cost of approximately £5,000.
Resolved that quotations to have a brick built Bus Shelter be obtained and if they are less than £5,000 then the PA obtain the approval from the Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee.
1350. VICTORIAN FAYRE
[a] It was noted that there had been 16 replies from Shop Owners/Tenants to be involved in the traditional Victorian Fayre in Market Street and Crown Bridge.
[b] Consideration was given to if the Committee wished to undertake the above and if so how they propose to take this forward.
The Committee agreed that the date for the above should be on Friday 6th December with Traditional Fayre rides, barrel organ and Punch and Judy. This item be included on the May agenda for further discussions.
[i] The above should be on Friday 6th December
[ii] Traditional Fayre rides, barrel organ and Punch and Judy
[iii] This item be included on the May agenda for further discussions.
1351. PLAY AREA RoSPA INSPECTIONS
[a] It was noted that the above will be carried out in July 2019.
[b] It was noted that following a Parishioner’s query for access to the Horsefair Play Area for someone with a disability the Inspector would also undertake a Disability Access Audit for the Play Areas.
Cllr Eastwood advised that the rubber matting under the Gazebo had been removed.
1352. CHRISTMAS LIGHTING
[a] Two quotations were received and considered for the above.
Cllr Mrs Ford to find out if South Staffordshire Council still undertook to help fund the Christmas Lighting for villages.
Resolved that Cllr Mrs Ford to find out if South Staffordshire Council still undertook to help fund the Christmas Lighting for villages.
[b] If one of the above quotations is accepted to consider:
[i] Where the motifs etc are to be stored
[ii] Where the additional expenditure is to be paid from.
Resolved that this item be included on the May agenda for further consideration.
The Chairman suspended Standing Orders at 10.00 pm.
1353. A449 HEDGE WORKS
An email was received dated 14th March from SCC Cllr David Williams with regard to the above.
1354. DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 23rd May at 8.30 pm.
The meeting closed at 10.10 pm
Penkridge Parish Council