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CHURCHILL AND BLAKEDOWN PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk to the Council: Mrs A Preece, 24 Holmes Orchard, Alveley, Shropshire WV15 6NX

Telephone: 01746 781171 or 07572 108924

E-mail: churchillandblakedownclerk@gmail.com

www.churchillandblakedown-pc.gov.uk

To Members of Churchill and Blakedown Parish Council 13th September 2017

You are duly summoned to attend the Meeting of Churchill and Blakedown Parish Council to be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at Blakedown Sports and Recreation Centre.

AGENDA

1. Chairman’s Opening Remarks.

2. Apologies for absence: To receive apologies and to approve reasons for absence.

3. Declarations of Interest: To receive any declarations of interest.

4. Community Policing: To receive any report from the Beat Officer/CSO.

The meeting will be adjourned for Public Question Time.

Residents are invited to give their views and question the Parish Council on issues on this agenda, or raise issues for future consideration at the discretion of the Chairman; brief notes will be appended on the minutes as an aide memoire.

 

5. Dispensations: To consider any requests to grant a dispensation for Agenda items.

6. Minutes: To consider the approval of the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 19th July 2017 (enclosed).

7. District and County Council Matters: To receive any report from County or District Council representatives.

8. Lengthsman & Environmental Maintenance Reports: 

a) Lengthsman.

b) Litter and grass cutting: To receive an update following the meeting with Cllr Marcus Hart on the 10th August 2017.

c) Benches and bus shelters: Any updates

9. Highways, Traffic, Car Park and Parking Matters:

a) Highways/traffic/speed enforcement issues: Update on installation of village gateways.

b) Vehicle Activated Signs: Any updates. See notes on Clerk’s Report. c) Car Park and Parking Matters: Any issues to report.

10. The Churchill and Blakedown Villages Trust: Any updates following the Meeting of the Trust prior to the Parish Council Meeting.

11. Newsletter: To discuss issue of the next Newsletter.

12. Planning and Development Control:

a) Planning Applications Received since last meeting – circulated to Planning Working Group

17/0455/FULL 53 BELBROUGHTON ROAD BLAKEDOWN KIDDERMINSTER DY103JG

Side and rear extensions and front canopy.

17/0480/FULL AUTUMN COTTAGE 6 CHURCHILL LANE BLAKEDOWN

Detached two bay carport with attached log store.

17/0496/FULL THE CORNER HOUSE STAKENBRIDGE LANE CHURCHILL

Single storey extension across rear of property. Double garage at side of property. Conversion of integral garage to form a bedroom.

17/0503/CERTP 81 BELBROUGHTON ROAD BLAKEDOWN

Outbuilding for use as swimming pool.

b) Planning Applications Received for Consideration

17/0518/CERTP 81 BELBROUGHTON ROAD BLAKEDOWN

Two storey rear extension. Case Officer Kate Whitfield. Date Validated: 09 August 2017.

17/3053/PNH 81 BELBROUGHTON ROAD BLAKEDOWN

Single storey rear extension. Case Officer Kate Whitfield. Date Valid: 25 August 2017

17/0528/FULL 3 WATERWORKS COTTAGES STOURBRIDGE ROAD ISMERE

Conversion and rear extension of existing garage building, with additional first floor extension adjoining main house. replacement of existing dormer and new dormer to rear of main roof.

Case Officer: Julia McKenzie-Watts. Date Valid: 22 August 2017

17/0529/FULL CHURCHILL FOREST NURSERY CHURCHILL LANE CHURCHILL

Open fronted plant and machinery shed. To store and maintain equipment for the cultivation of Christmas Trees. Case Officer: Kelly Davies. Date Valid: 23 August 2017

17/0531/CERTP 87 TUDOR HOUSE BELBROUGHTON ROAD BLAKEDOWN

Proposed outbuilding to accommodate swimming pool, gym, sauna and associated facilities

Case Officer Julia McKenzie-Watts. Date Valid: 25 August 2017

17/0555/FULL 33 GLADSTONE PLACE BLAKEDOWN

Side and rear extensions to form kitchen extension, utility and playroom. Case Officer Kelly Davies. Date Valid: 05 September 2017.

c) Planning Decisions Received

17/0282/FULL 3 WATERWORKS COTTAGES STOURBRIDGE ROAD ISMERE

Extension and alterations to existing garage to provide first floor accommodation, alterations to existing side extension and dormer windows. Approved.

17/0295/FULL CHURCHILL PUMPING STATION STOURBRIDGE ROAD ISMERE

erection of a cabin to accommodate UV treatment plant and associated works. Approved.

17/0301/FULL NEW WOOD FARM NEW WOOD LANE BLAKEDOWN

Erection of front porch and dormer window to domestic detached garage building. Refused.

17/0306/FULL PATCHWAY 13 NEW WOOD LANE BLAKEDOWN KIDDERMINSTER

Proposed single storey double garage. Approved.

17/0322/FULL COMMON FARM HOUSE CROWN LANE IVERLEY

New farm and woodland accessway. Refused.

17/0365/TREE 3 MILL CLOSE BLAKEDOWN KIDDERMINSTER

Crown reduction of Purple Beech from property and crown thin. Withdrawn.

17/3038/PNH BROOMFIELD HOUSE BLAKEDOWN

Single storey orangery extension. Prior approval not required.

17/0414/FULL 20 GLADSTONE PLACE BLAKEDOWN KIDDERMINSTER

Erection of a wooden gazebo in the rear garden. Approved.

13. Parish Website: Update from Cllr Rowlinson.

14. Defibrillator and Kiosk: Update.

15. SmartWater: Update on events and distribution of kits.

16. Financial Report and Payment of Accounts

a) Bank Balances at 10th September 2017

Lloyds Treasurers Account £3,290.27

Unity Trust Treasurers Account £3,799.22

Lloyds Business Instant Access Account £34,466.86

b) To consider payments to be made as listed below:

Clerks Salary £444.25 BACS

HMRC £39.00 BACS

Administration Expenses £160.61 BACS

Npower £169.82 BACS

Grant Thornton (External Audit) £510.00 BACS

M Jones – Lengthsman/other works – to be advised

c) Vehicle Activate Signs

To agree in principle a payment of £1,500 for installation of the posts for the vehicle activated signs, should this be necessary. Please see notes on Clerk’s Report.

d) Unity Trust Bank

Members are asked to approve the addition of Cllr Benney and Cllr Rowlinson to the bank mandate.

e) Annual Return

To note receipt of the certified Annual Return from Grant Thornton.

f) Grant Applications

To consider grant applications from the Friends of Churchill Church and the Churchill and Blakedown Sports and Recreation Centre (applications enclosed)

g) Finance Committee

To agree a date for the next meeting of the Finance Committee

17. Street Lighting: Update from Cllr Benney on the street light replacement programme.

18. Clerk’s Report: Clerks report on ongoing items (enclosed).

19. Correspondence for Information: To note correspondence listed on the Correspondence

Report (enclosed). Correspondence will be available for inspection at the meeting.

20. Councillor’s Reports and items for future agendas: Councillors may use this opportunity to

report matters of information not included elsewhere on the agenda and to raise items for future agendas.

21. Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 7.30 p.m. in the Blakedown Sports and Recreation Centre, Birmingham Road, Blakedown.

Signed…………………………………..

Clerk to Churchill and Blakedown Parish Council

Dates for your Diary:

18th September 2017 – 6.30 p.m. – Wyre Forest CALC Meeting

18th October 2017 – 7.30 p.m. – Parish Council Meeting – Blakedown Sports and Recreation Centre

15th November 2017- 7.30 p.m. – Parish Council Meeting – Blakedown Sports and Recreation Centre

13th December 2017 – 7.30 p.m. – Parish Council Meeting – Blakedown Sports and Recreation Centre