Minutes of the meeting of Withiel Parish Council (WPC) held at the Village Hall on Wednesday 4th April 2018 which opened at 7:15 pm with Cllr Cubitt welcoming all in attendance.

WPC Councillors present: Cllr Cubitt (Chair), Cllr Nott-Bower , Cllr Harper, Cllr Malone & Cllr Hoyle.

Also present: Mr Robin Turner (Parish Clerk) & one member of the public.

40/18 Apologies for absence: Cllr Coy, Cllr Shearer & Cornwall Councillor Batters.

41/18 Members Declaration of Interest and any requests for dispensations:

No declarations were made.

42/18 Invitation to address the meeting:

Cornwall Cllr Batters sent the following written report:

I have this morning had reported to me the large potholes on the hill leading down to Ruthern Bridge, immediately outside of the Lobbs Farm, and I shall be reporting them today for attention.

One point of interest is that, following the very large feedback I’ve received in the past two months from residents I have spoken to in my seven parishes, also the emails and Facebook contacts I’ve received, and the feedback from those at parish meetings, I shall NOT be voting in favour of Cornwall Council giving £3 million towards the Stadium for Cornwall.  

I have attended many meetings connected with the Stadium for Cornwall and I am well aware of the true background to this planned development. If anyone wishes to speak to me for more detail, feel free to ring me on the matter. 

The true facts are somewhat different to that propaganda appearing in the local media.

As usual, feel free for anyone to contact me at any time on any issue that may arise.’

43/18 To approve the minutes of the council meeting held on 7th March 2018.

Cllr Hoyle proposed to approve the minutes of the meeting of 7th March 2018, seconded by Cllr Harper . It was resolved to approve the minutes of the 7th March 2018. Cllr Cubitt signed the minutes.

44/18 To consider matters arising from minutes of 7th March 2018 which are not agenda items below.

There were no matters arising.

45/18 Finance matters.

-Accounts payable .

1-Cornwall ALC Limited £177.96. Annual membership subscription.

2-Iron Brothers Limited £1944. Finger post refurbishment.

Cllr Malone proposed the payment of these accounts. Cllr Nott-Bower seconded the proposal and it was resolved to make the payments.

-Responsible Finance Officers report

The clerk reported:

-Neighbourhood Development Plan grant 2018. An expression of interest has been made and an application form has been received in order to submit an application in the sum of £900 as agreed in the March 2018 meeting.

-Rescheduled General Data Protection Regulation training for the clerk will now take place 3rd May 2018

-Quarter 4 2017/18 Internal Audit controls completed satisfactorily without issue or concern.

-The full Internal Audit for 2017/18 will take place 9th April 2018 and the results will be placed before WPC at the May 2018 meeting.

46/18 Planning: To consider and approve a consultee comment for the planning applications listed below and any others received prior to the evening of the meeting.

Application PA18/02702

Proposal Certificate of lawfulness for existing use of a mobile home as a dwelling

Location Kerris Vale Kerriers Road Inchs Bodmin

Applicant Mr P Vincent

Grid Ref 199941 / 64026

After brief discussion Cllr Harper proposed the the following consultee comment:

We note the application and will allow the local planning authority to progress matters.

Cllr Malone seconded the proposed comment and it was resolved that the comment be submitted to the Planning and Sustainable Development Service.

47/18 Planning: To report planning decisions of the planning authority received prior to the evening of the meeting.

There were no decisions to report.

For further details about any planning decision, note the reference number and go to the Cornwall Council website http://planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online-applications/

48/18 Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP).

Cllr Cubitt advised there were no further updates than those reported in March 2018.

49/18 Broadband. Nothing to minute.

50/18 Litter Pick. To discuss and agree Clean Cornwall registration and Facebook event page.

Due to Cllr Shearers’ absence this item was deferred until the meeting due 2nd May 2018.

51/18 To approve S137 donation of £300 to Withiel News & Views, to be paid by chq no.100600.

Cllr Nott-Bower proposed that a S137 donation of £300 be made to Withiel News & Views and Cllr Malone seconded the proposal and it was resolved to make a donation of £300 by issue of cheque no. 100600.

52/18 Correspondence (For information only)

-Clerks absence: from 12th April 2018 until 28th April 2018

-As per Withiel News & Views notice of Annual Parish Meeting 2nd May 2018 at 7 p.m. Withiel Village Hall.

– Egloshayle, St Breock & Wadesbridge Neighbourhood Development Plan available for consultation comment until Friday 11th May 2018.

-St Breock Community Fund advised they received 15 applications totalling £16.4k for projects connected to Withiel. 4 were fully supported and 5 were partially supported from the available fund of £8127. The rest were declined.

53/18 Advise dates of next meetings as being 2nd May 2018 (Annual Council Meeting), 6th June 2018 & 4th July 2018.

These dates were confirmed.

Cllr Cubitt closed the meeting at 7.37 p.m.


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