Minutes Wollaston Parish Council meeting July 2022

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21/07/2022

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Parish Clerk

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WOLLASTON PARISH COUNCIL
Tel: 07856 203260
Email: clerk@wollastonparishcouncil.gov.uk
Web: wollastonparishcouncil.gov.uk

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF WOLLASTON
PARISH COUNCIL HELD AT THE VILLAGE HALL, HIGH STREET,
WOLLASTON ON THURSDAY 21 JULY 2022

PRESENT: Councillors Messrs Alvis, Boddington, Goldsmith, Jones, Mitchell, Savage,
Talbutt, Tew and Threadgold, Councillor Mrs Milroy and Miss D. Styles (Clerk
& RFO).
IN ATTENDANCE: No members of the public.
22/068 – OPEN MEETING
No members of the public present.

22/069 – NORTH NORTHANTS COUNCIL
No report was available.

22/070 – TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Cllrs Alms and Carter for annual leave and Cllr Tyrrell for work commitment. Apologies also received Cllr Carr.

22/071 – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
None.

22/072 – MINUTES
Minutes of the Parish Council meeting from 16 June 2022 were agreed and signed. Proposed Cllr Goldsmith, Seconded Cllr Jones, unanimously agreed, motion carried.

22/073 – CLERK’S REPORT
Report circulated with Agenda, appendix 1.
St. Mary’s Church has put in a planning application for the additional room to the side of the building and Mr Rose is testing low energy lamps for the floodlights to reduce energy costs. NCALC AGM takes place on Saturday 01 October 2022, link sent to Cllrs to book. Clerk confirmed appraisal had been completed and it was agreed office hire will cease from 31 August 2022, work from home as from 01 September 2022. Oasis can be booked for meetings. Parish Council business address will be the Village Hall, 52 High Street NN29 7QQ. Furniture is being repurposed. Previous minutes – confirmation of articles for Wollaston Together magazine by Cllr Carter for update and planning working party for new building.

22/074 – FINANCES
Receipts circulated, Appendix 2. It was RESOLVED to approve receipts for June 2022. Proposed by Cllr Threadgold, Seconded by Cllr Mitchell, unanimously agreed, motion carried.
June 2022 – Receipts
Wollaston Cricket Club, Cricket square maintenance 342.00
Interest 0.99

Payments Circulated, Appendix 3 (see Agenda & appendices on website for power to spend). Cllr Savage will contact EON regarding tennis court energy charge as costs appear excessive. It was RESOLVED to approve payments for July 2022. Proposed by Cllr Goldsmith, Seconded by Cllr Threadgold, unanimously agreed, motion carried.

July 2022 (nett) – PC Payments
EON tennis court floodlight energy 65.65
Staff costs, Pension, HMRC 1135.22
Office, mobile, website, stationery 418.94
Village Grass Cut 1304.42
Half barrel planter, plants and earth purchase 34.39
EON Energy quarterly street light maintenance 54.52
NALC/NCALC subscriptions & audit fee 1411.61

It was RESOLVED to agree the quarterly budget to end of June 2022. Unanimously agreed, motion carried. Clerk has run through the figures, all of the precept had been received rather than 60%, then 40%. Update required from Cllr Alms regarding previous pension plan. New defib outside Community Library, Clerk to check who provided this and whether the PC grant still required.

WOLLASTON PARISH COUNCIL – BUDGET 22/23 2022/2023 Jun-22

ITEM
RECEIPTS
1 PRECEPT 83328 83328
2 GRANTS 800 0
2a GRANT CC A509 VERGES 995 995
2b CAPITAL CARRY OVER PF PLAY EQUIP 8000 0
3 BANK INTEREST 850 2
4 SPORTS ASSOC 400 0
5 CRICKET CLUB 470 1551
6 S106 PYGHTLES/NEALE CL 4000 0
7 S106 HOOKHAMS PATH 0 0
8 SUNDRY/INSURANCE RECLAIMS 50 5308
9 TOTAL INCOME 98893 91184
PAYMENTS
10 CLERKS SALARY/EXPENSES 14835 3461
10a Pension payments/previous plan 1000 0
11 GEN ADMIN/OFFICE COSTS 5704 1642
11a INSURANCE PREMIUM 650 598
11b AUDIT 800 0
11c SUBSCRIPTIONS 1200 0
12 COMMUNITY GRANTS/S137 10100 1344
14 ST LIGHTING 1200 55
14 GRASS CUTTING 17,043 4608
17a S106 PYGHTLES/NEALE CL 0
15 PLAYING FIELD & PLAY AREAS MAINTENANCE 12200 2168
15A PLAYING FIELD/PLAY AREAS CAPITAL 17138 21981
16 SPORTS ASSOCIATION 400 364
17 CRICKET CLUB 470 1959
18 ELECTION COSTS 3000 0
19 MAINTENANCE/PURCHASES/CONTINGENCY 14291 3644
20a S106 PYGHTLES/NEALE CL 0 0
20b S106 HOOKHAMS PATH 0 0
21 INSURANCE RECLAIM 0 7651
22 TOTAL EXPENDITURE 100031 49475
23 NETT BALANCE REQD FROM RESERVES 0
BREAKDOWN OF 15 (GRANTS)
12i YOUTH ORGANISATIONS 500 0
12ii EVENTS COMMITTEE 1000 1000
12iii VILLAGE HOPPER 200 0
12iv VILLAGE HALL 5000 275
12v VILLAGE HUB 1000 0
12vi WOLLASTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY 1000 0
12vii 1ST RESPONDERS, DAY CARE GRANTS 300 0
12viii OTHER COMMUNITY GRANTS – DEFIB 600 0
12ix CHURCH FLOODLIGHTS 500 0
12x S137 70
TOTAL GRANTS AS ABOVE 10100 1345

22/075 – PLANNING
(a) Applications
Schedule was circulated with Agenda, Appendix 5. Cllr Jones updated:
Proposed Recycling Centre, Doddington Rd NCC/20/00017/WASFUL, NNC – No update regarding EA concerns. In abeyance.
NW/21/010808/HSC Scott Bader – No update. H&S will inspect from July 2022 onwards due to lack of staff.
NW/22/00372/LBC 34 London Road – No objections. Awaiting decision.
NW/22/00374/FUL 89 Hinwick Road – Awaiting Decision.
NW/22/00353/FUL London Road Solar Farm – No response regarding Community Fund contribution to PC. Chase
NW/22/00453/FUL 38 The Pyghtles – No objections. Await decision.
NW/22/00395/FUL 8 Francis Dickins Close – No objection. Await decision.
NW/22/00463/LBC & NW/22/00462/FUL 1 Church Lane – No objection. Await decision.
NW/22/00469/FUL 6 Roses Close – PC concerns regarding lack of parking, objection letter to be sent. Await decision
NW/22/00492/LBC 23 Hickmire – No objection. Await decision.
Street Trading Licence Working Men’s Club – Approved as no evidence at this stage of any issues regarding smells, noise, litter or any other matter.
Land Adjacent to 25 Hookhams Path – Proposed name change of development to Summers Grange. Bloor proposed barrier behind bench to wooden fencing, residents agree in response to PC sent out.
No response to Dr Marten letter sent to head office regarding use of car park.
(b) Any other planning business
Community Centre and Preschool update – Cllr Goldsmith confirmed the PC together with the Clerk had looked at 6 architects, interviewed 4 and after discussion agreed to employ pHp Architects. They have experience with community centres and preschools such as Moulton Community Centre and offered a competitive all inclusive package for the project to include drawing up of plans, pre app, presentation to community, planning permission, project manager and tenders for builders and finishing trades right up to the opening of the venue. Cllrs were happy with the choice and perused a company brochure. It was agreed by all Councillors that due to time being of the essence, the PC would begin the project and pay for the initial plans to be drawn up at a cost of £5,000 from earmarked monies for the project. Restrospective resolution to be added to September’s Agenda. The Chair confirmed he had received a Declaration of Interest letter from the Clerk as a member of her family works at the architect company. Accepted. Cllr Mitchell had chased Stacey Wylie regarding Legal Agreement with NNC for the PC to obtain the land. Clerk to chase H&S Executive regarding Scott Bader chemical safety is completed. Cllr Goldsmith to look at members for Community Centre and Preschool Committee. Cllrs Messrs Goldsmith, Jones, Mitchell and the Chair will meet with the Duchy tomorrow to confirm whether the building can be placed with the longer side to the frontage of the field.

22/076 – REPORTS
(a) Playing Field & Parks Management Committee – Draft minutes circulated Appendix 6 – Cllr Savage thanked Cllr Goldsmith for cutting back the hedge to London Road. Cllr Milroy confirmed the issue of dogs not under control including entering the clubhouse, dog bites, getting in the way of cutting equipment and abuse to groundsman and dogs off leads. Larger signs will be placed on gates and the Clerk will contact Bozeat Clerk to enquire about a dog ban.
(b) Environmental, Highways & Street Lights – Cllr Tew confirmed an order had been placed for additional signage regarding the 40mph at A509/York Road. A draft letter had been circulated to establish a service agreement going forward due to the poor state of the Cemetery currently and it was agreed it would be emailed. Clerk will obtain a quote from Hayeswood regarding maintenance of the Cemetery should the PC seek to take this on. The charge for garden waste (brown bin) is on hold for the moment, Chair had written to NNC to complain. It was agreed to ask Hayeswood to strim the vegetation to the front of the business at Hinwick Road. Cllr Savage confirmed no street lights out.
(c) Street Dr – Update circulated. More issues fixed. There has been some damage to the footpaths at Hookhams Path from vehicles accessing the new development. These have been flagged up and some repaired. The alleyway between Manchester Road and The Maltings will be repaired before December 2022. PC to ask residents to cut back vegetation obstructing access. Thermal patching will be done at Newton Road and High Street.
(d) Footpaths – Cllr Milroy confirmed the RSPCA had been involved when a horse was loose on the green lane and motor bikes had been asked to leave the area.
(e) Village Hall – Preschool and dance school have finished for the Summer break. No committee meetings now, reconvene 06 September. The preschool has a new committee in place and are financially stable.
(f) Crime and Community Safety – Cllr Milroy reported there had been 11 crimes for June including violent/sexual offences, thefts, burglary and the ongoing investigation after a body had been found in the area of Summer Leys. There had also been vandalism at the allotments. Residents had reported sauce and eggs being thrown in the village and Cllr Milroy reminded all to report online or 101 to ensure crimes are logged for more Police presence.
(g) Community Events – Cllr Boddington confirmed Wollaston had been awarded a Gold Award from ACRE for local communities and villages and had come in the top 5 villages. Feedback from the ACRE visit was expected next week and Cllr Boddington will share this. Other awards are available including Creative Use of Space with a £100 prize. The outdoor cinema event of The Greatest Showman takes place at Wollaston School on Saturday 20 August 2022. Tickets available from the library. Christmas Event and Summer Event planning is taking place.

22/077 – DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Meeting of Wollaston Parish Council meeting Thursday 15 September 2022, 7pm, Oasis Building.

The Chair thanked Councillors for their attendance and closed the meeting at 8.50pm.

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