Marwood Parish Council
Clerk to the Council:
Malcolm J Measures MInstAM,MMS
01271 323386 email@example.com
01271 371964 (Chairman) Parish Roads/Highways
01271 813804 (Vice Chairman)
01271 374345 Parish Rights of Way
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Marwood Parish Council. 14 September 2017
Before the Meeting, Councillors, Clerk and the two members of the public present, stood for a minute silence in remembrance of Harold Hopkins, former Parish Councillor and Chairman, who died earlier that day.
There was an open discussion regarding the condition/ownership of footpath 45. The Clerk reported the results of his investigations, having contacted DCC, NDC and DALC.
Footpath 45 was added to the DCC records in 2000 as part o the Definitive Map Review as an unregistered footpath. There was a positive exchange of views and opinions concerning ownership, responsibility and costs for maintenance/repair. Members of the public said that the route had been repaired by the County Council several years ago. The Clerk reported that the footpath does not come under the DCC Parish Paths Partnership Scheme and therefore the grants from DCC cannot be used for maintenance/repairs of this footpath.
The Parish Council Meeting started at 19.48.
MARWOOD PARISH COUNCIL
Report of the COUNCIL MEETING 14 September 2017
Marwood Methodist Church Hall, Guineaford
Members Present: Cllrs. C Latham, C Spear, Mrs S Darling, S Button, D Chugg
Apologies: Cllrs. R Berry, C Wallis,, T Bigge. Cllr Mrs A Davis.. PCSO Kingdon
In Attendance: Cllr F Tucker.Two members of the public.
M J Measures (Clerk to the Council)
Disclosable Interests. None
Chairman's Discretion. None
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 13 July 2017
The Minutes were agreed and signed as a true record
In his report PCSO Kingdon stated three crimes had been recorded in Marwood, namely,
one theft, one criminal damage and one possession of a controlled drug. He further reported that two gun shots had been heard close to a property and asked that anyone with information to let him know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reports from County and District Councillors
Cllr Tucker said the traffic calming work agreed to be carried out in Prixford is currently being discussed. The Clerk will contact Mary Poole at NDC Planning for an update.
Cllr Spear again stressed that this work should not take place at the same time as the B3230 is closed as it will create even greater traffic problems through Guineaford/Prixford
Correspondence has been sent to Councillors via e-mail.
Community Led Affordable Housing Survey. Complaints from residents regarding mud on the roads
Payment of Invoices. Invoices agreed for payment; C F Wallis £220.00 (July/August), and
£100 (Sept); Admin/Accom £54.15 (July/Aug); Information Commissioner £35.00 (annual fee); North Devon Council £569.72 (Salary/admin./fee July/Aug/Sept);Grant Thornton £120.00
(external auditors fee). Statement of Account at 14 September is £5015.37.
Report of External Auditors for 2016/17 The accounts have been signed-off with only one minor comment; namely the internal auditor did not tick the box for N/A for the Council not having Trust Funds. Members thanked the Clerk.
Applications recommended for approval: 63344, 63328, 63153, 63489.
63606 – Springfield Nursery. Erection of cabin for use as office/meeting room Rec: Approval
Further to the discussions earlier in the evening, the Clerk was instructed to arrange a meeting with relevant senior DCC Officers, County Councillor, Parish Chairman, and the two members of the public present at the meeting.
Reports from Councillors
Highways. Cllr Spear reported that the grating has now been fixed to the culvert in Milltown. Cllr Chugg said some members of the public (pedestrians) have commented about the speed of traffic around the school area. The Clerk was instructed to contact the school again to ask if a notice could be placed in the school newsletter asking drivers to be more aware of pedestrians
The Meeting closed at 20.20
M J Measures
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