/ Parish Council / 2008 Minutes / December 2008

Minutes of a Meeting held at 7pm on Monday 1st December 2008 in the Lower Committee Room of the Village Hall.


Present:? E Webb (Chairperson), R Farrow, A Bishop, K Cooper, S Cooper, R Jeanes, R Rooke, G Lucas, D Durdan, A Birch and Jill Loader (Clerk).? Also in attendance were Cllr K Durdan, Mr A Lehner West Country Developments and members of the public.

08/186 The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting.

08/187 Apologies: T Carter

Public speaking time : ?Michael Philips requested a lean-to seat for the bus stop at Hyde Lane to stop everyone waiting for the bus obstructing the vision for drivers.? The PC agreed to contact TDBC.? It was also suggested a larger bus was required, as the existing smaller bus quite often left people waiting at the bus stop.

08/188 Minutes from November Meeting: The clerk had made some changes to the draft minutes and issued a new first sheet and detailed the changes.? This was then proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed that they were correct for November and were adopted.? The Chairperson signed each page of the minutes.??

08/189 Matters Arising: ?None.

08/190 Chairperson?s Report:? Mrs Webb had received a letter from the GPI Corporation investment company stating they were having positive talks with the owner of the land at Hyde Lane which had been proposed for the new medical centre.? After discussion, the parish councillors voted unanimously to support the site at Hyde Lane, subject to receiving the full planning application from TDBC in due course.? When this was received, it was agreed to call a public meeting so all residents would have an opportunity to see the plans.?? It was noted that the planner Mrs J Moore should liaise with Highways together with SCC and the school to ensure a better access/footpath to the surgery was built.
7.16 ? R Farrow? and A Clark arrived.

08/191? Correspondence




Decision Reached



Highway lighting ? Dillons Road

Agreed to carry out a survey with residents on a personal basis.? Clerk to find out if any funding is available.


Escape Support Group

Donation request




Stop the Drop ? litter & fly tipping campaign

Booklet given to R Rooke for his comments


Yvonne Turle

Pavement at Dillons Road

Contractors returning to make repairs



Planning application for a notice board on land adjacent to Olde Arundels, Adrundels Way/Hyde Lane, CSM

The PC voted unanimously to support this application.


TDBC ? Planning

Erection of first floor extension to the rear of the property at 4 Sealeys Cottages, CSM

Permission granted


TDBC ? planning

Erection of single storey extension to front and rear of property, and garage at 52 Arundells Way, CSM

Permission granted


08/192 Matters of Report:? The clerk had issued an update on matters of report prior to the meeting.? After discussion, it was agreed to find out how much it would cost to provide the drop down kerbs at West View and North End.? Once a figure was known, Cllr A Clark might be able to provide the funds to get the works done.? The quote was required before 29th January 09.?? Notice board works: it was agreed that D Durdan and R Rooke would carryout the necessary notice board changes at cost.? Railway Bridge Weight Restrictions ? it was agreed to write to the railway to find out if they would be strengthening the bridge.? Also to write to T Purchase ? Road Safety Engineer at SCC Transport Development Group regarding allowing access for buses and fire engines over the bridge.

08/193 Newsletter:? The chairperson thanked Jan Edis for all her hard work and efforts in getting the newsletter out each quarter together with handling all the advertisers and finance.? She was presented with garden vouchers and a cheque as a thank you/leaving gift.? The new editor Michael Philips and his wife Helen were welcomed and informed that they could contact the parish council and clerk at any time if needed.

08/194? Accounts: ?Bills to be paid: It was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed to pay the following invoices:? Village Hall ?16.00, Clerks salary ?429.75, Clerks Expenses ?76.59, Telephone ?20.00, QSP Printers ?265 ? newsletter, G Willis - ?36.00 bus shelter cleaning, British Gas ?36.90 Recreation Field, S Adams ?60.00 ? Christmas Party Food for Councillors.? ?

08/195 ?Precept 09/10 -? The clerk presented a revised draft precept budget for 09/10 for consideration.? It was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed to approve the figures for the 09/10 precept.? It was noted that the footpath contract should go out to tender next year.? ?


08/196? CSM Village Tidy Up ?? R Farrow and S Cooper informed the meeting of their thoughts to get CSM looking tidier.? It was suggested that an advertisement be placed in the newsletter requesting a ?handyman? to carry out various duties around the village on a regular basis.? They would be paid an honorarium for their services. S Cooper agreed to place the advertisement.? It was also suggested to place a note in the newsletter asking residents what they would like to see.?

08/197 County Councillor?s Report ? ?A Clark reported that changes to the? Constitution would take place in June 09.? The SCC money that had been invested in the Icelandic bank may be recoverable, but the interest earned may be lost.?? Vote for the Boat ? District Councillor D Durdan informed the meeting that the Somerset Waterways Development Trust had won the BIG Lottery People?s Million Competition and had won the boat.? He wanted to thank everyone who had got behind the project and got people to telephone their support.

08/198 Matters to be carried forward to the next Parish Council Meeting: ?Dillons lighting survey.
The meeting closed at 8.10pm.? The next two parish council meetings will take place on Monday, 5th January and Monday 2nd February 2009.??