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Agenda for the Meeting of Creech St Michael Parish Council [CSMPC] to be held at Creech St Michael Village Hall on Friday 11th February 2022 at 7:00pm

*As the Parish Council recognises the risks of transmitting Covid and supports the latest guidance, Cllrs and the public will be asked to respect the measures in place at the PC meeting. [This will include ventilation, social distancing, wearing of masks and hand sanitising] The meeting whilst open to the public may have to be limited depending on demand if a large number wish to attend; an option is to appoint a representative where a number of residents wish to raise the same point – Thank you for your support.

Chair’s welcome

Talk by Andy Lehner - Developer of Derham Close, his company name is West of England Developments [Taunton] No 2 Ltd.

Public Question time - Questions asked by the Public and Press will be noted.

*Please see note above in response to new measures being introduced.

To receive any apologies for absence

Declarations of Interests

ND – confirmed a conflict of interest - has pecuniary interest in the Canal car park.

SH – is related to a member of staff.

Dispensation Requests

To receive County and District Councillors’ Reports

Minutes - to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2022 [V]

Matters arising - from the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2022 [Action points from minutes]

Planning Applications

  1.  To consider the following application/s and to agree the Planning Development and Transport’s recommendations. [V]



East of the A38, south of Walford Cross, Monkton Heathfield



Replacement of fence and hedgerow at South View, Creech Heathfield Road



The erection of up to 28 No. dwellings with associated works



Erection of shed with concrete base at North End Farm



Change of use of land to residential curtilage with erection of shed/workshop



Erection of a single storey extension to the front and side of 3 Kendall Close



Application for on street trading. The Bell Inn carpark, Creech St. Michael


  1. To agree the monthly payments and income [V]

  2. Confirmation of appointment of Steve Altria

  3. To agree who will be the proper officer and who will be RFO for the council

  4. Interim Internal Audit Report Financial Year 2021-22 - Appointment of Auditor - PB [V]

  5. Bank Reconciliation as at 31/12/21

  6. Asset Register

  7. Connecting Communities Fund promotion and administration

  8. Ham notice board payment - AP [V]

  9. Assistant clerk overtime and not contacting her unless an emergency - ND [V]

  10. Church burial ground grant proposal for agreement (to pay £685)

  11. Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) £125 donation - ND [V]

Computer/Phone for Assistant to Clerk - ND [V]

Use of the stage - CC [V]

Standing Orders - AP [V]

Panel and Working Groups - (reports circulated in advance of the meeting)

14.1 Planning, Developments & Transport Panel - brief update - PB

14.2 Canal Panel - brief update - ND

- Revised quotation for Canal Car Park Gate [V]

- Signs and notice boards or the Canal and Rec Park CC [V]

14.3 Rec Park Panel - brief update - MG

14.4 PIP working group - brief update - CC

14.5 Comms and Website working group - brief update - TBC

14.6 Footpaths/ Rights of Way - written report from the Parish Footpath volunteers

14.7 Staffing Committee - brief update

- appointment of additional member (s) to Staffing Committee - ND [V]

14.8 Youth Panel - ND [V]

- To agree funding

- Grant money proposed expenditure

14.9 Finance Panel - Opening up and Connecting Communities Grant Funding - PB

Sheep Worrying - email from John Read, Wortheys Farm, Worthy Lane, Creech St Michael, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5EF. – SH AP

Parish Council Surgery - AP [V]

Connecting Communities Fund: promotion and administration - PB

Correspondence - To consider any correspondence received that Cllrs wish to raise that has already been circulated. [no resolutions can be made]

New Matters to be carried forward

Council to decide if to exclude Public and Press for these items

1. To receive an update and agree recommendations from the Staffing Committee - ND

2. To approve the Assistant to the Clerk’s - JD

3. Update on Clerk Advertisement currently in circulation and next stages – AP

4. Ex Clerks pension and forward salary - ND [V]

[V] = Where a resolution (vote) is expected
Tamsin Ely, CSM PC, Assistant to the Clerk, 07708680797 Email clerk@creechstmichael.net

The next Creech St Michael (CSM) Parish Council meetings are on:

Monday 07 March 2022

at 7pm in the CSM Village Hall

Monday 04 April 2022

at 7pm in the CSM Village Hall

Monday 16 May 2022

at 7pm in the CSM Village Hall

Monday 13 June 2022

at 7pm in the CSM Village Hall

Monday 04 July 2022

at 7pm in the CSM Village Hall

Monday 01 August 2022

at 7pm in the CSM Village Hall

Monday 05 September 2022

at 7pm in the CSM Village Hall

Monday 03 October 2022

at 7pm in the CSM Village Hall

Monday 07 November 2022

at 7pm in the CSM Village Hall

Monday 05 December 2022

at 7pm in the CSM Village Hall

Please note that meetings may be recorded by CSM PC. You should be aware that the Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 2018. Data collected during the recording will be retained in accordance with the Council’s policy. Therefore, unless you are advised otherwise, by attending the Council Meeting and/or speaking during Public Question Time you are consenting to being recorded and to the possible use of the sound recording for access via the website or for training purposes. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the Clerk.