Minutes of the Full Council Meeting 22 April 2021

Minutes of the meeting of Walford Parish Council
24th April 2021
Held online Wednesday 22nd April 2021, 7:30pm

Present: Councillors: van Lienden (Chair), Akers (Vice-Chair), Cole, Dolman, Evans, Drummond, Chinn
In attendance: D Berry (Clerk)

1. Apologies for absence: None

2. Declarations of interests:

Councillor Cole planning application 210774 – pecuniary, planning application 210888 – pecuniary, agenda item 5.1 Dawleys – pecuniary

Councillor Chinn planning application 210774 – nonpecuniary

Councillor Drummond planning application 210569 – nonpecuniary, agenda item 6.2.1 – nonpecuniary

3. Minutes: Resolved to adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 17th March 2021 subject to minor correction 7.2.2 change “Pavement” to “Footway”
Certified as a true record of the meeting. The Chair will sign the minutes once physical meetings resume

4. Public Participation Session:
4.1. No West Mercia police representative was present
4.2. A written report was provided by Ward Councillor Watson (who was not present)
4.3. A written report was provided by the Localities Steward (who was not present)
4.4. Clerk’s report – Resolved to write to HC and BBLP regarding lack of responses to Council actions
4.5. Public participation session – Mr Cansdale spoke regarding lack of response re Leys Hill junction (see action at 4.4)

5. Finance: –
5.1. Resolved to approve the payments on Appendix B
5.2. Resolved to ratify the payments on Appendix B
5.3. Updated Financial Regulations, to be deferred until new banking arrangements are finalised
5.4. Resolved to approve councillor Evans as temporary bank signatory for Unity Bank to facilitate switch from Lloyds Bank

6. Projects:
6.1. Community Support Scheme – A written report was provided
6.2. Kerne Bridge Canoe Launch
6.2.1. Phoenix Meadow – Resolved to establish a task & finish working group comprising councillors Akers, Chinn and the clerk to finalise a permissive agreement and write to the landowner with a view to either close the access or negotiate an agreement.
6.2.2. The tree works have been completed.
6.2.3. Resolved to publish the Environment Agency permit and RHL insurance policy on the Council website
6.3. Smartwater awaiting update from the PCC office
6.4. Neighbourhood Development Plan
6.4.1. Resolved to accept the FY21_22 budget and the consultant’s quote both dated 5th April 2021 objection from Councillor Cole for unspecified legal reasons
6.4.2. Resolved to submit a grant claim to Locality for FY 21/22

7. Highways and public rights of way: –
7.1. To receive report from Lengthsman Co-ordinator
7.1.1. Resolved to approve the draft Lengthsman contract
7.2. To receive report from the Rights of Way Officer
7.2.1. Request an update re bridge at WA25 from the Locality Steward
7.2.2. Footway improvements – Locality Steward to advise
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8. Planning: –
8.1. 210569 (Cllr Drummond moved to waiting room) no objection
8.2. 210774 (Cllrs Chinn & Cole moved to waiting room) no objection
8.3. 210888 (Cllr Cole moved to waiting room) objection WPC wish development works to be reinstated to the original natural grassed area

9. The Dam: – the clerk provided a written report on the site meeting of 12th April 2021

10. Resilience Plan: – no update at present

11. Items for the next meeting agenda: –
11.1. Financial regulations
11.2. Permissive access
11.3. Standing Orders
11.4. Smartwater

12. Next meeting: – Annual Meeting Wednesday 19th May 2021 at 7:30pm – venue and style of meeting to be confirmed. The Annual Parish meeting also needs to be held by the end May 2021. The meeting closed at 21:26

13. Confidential session: – minutes of the incident at KBCL are confidential and are published separately The confidential session closed at 21:50

6_Appendix B proposed payments 22.4.21

PC adopted minutes 22.4.21

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