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Agenda for the Meeting of the Parish for Creech St Michael Parish Council [CSMPC] to be held at Creech St Michael Village Hall on Tuesday 12th July 2022 at 7:00pm


Tuesday 12th July 2022

To all members of Creech St Michael Parish Council.

You are summoned to attend a meeting of Creech St Michael Parish Council to be held in the Cartwright room of Creech St Michael Village Hall, on Tuesday 12th July 2022 at 7.00pm when the following business will be transacted.

Yours faithfully

Andrew Williams
Clerk and RFO



[V] Vote Required [P] Paper Included [O] Link to Online Material


  1. Chair’s Welcome

  2. Community Question Time

This provides an opportunity for members of the community to participate before the start of the meeting by asking questions, raising concerns or making comments on matters affecting the Parish of Creech St Michael. Any member of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes.

  1. To receive County and District Councillors’ Reports

  2. To receive and agree any apologies for non attendance

  3. Declarations of Interests

    1. Declarations of Individual Members

Cllr. Davidson – ongoing confirmation of a conflict of interest - pecuniary interest in the Canal car park.

    1. Dispensation Request

  1. Minutes – to Review and Approve the minutes of the meeting held on 6th June 2022. [P] [V]

  2. Review and Monitor the Actions Outstanding from Past Meetings – from the minutes of 6th June 2022 and any outstanding from past meetings.

  3. Planning Applications – to Consider and Make Recommendations to be passed to the relevant authority on the following Planning Applications (links to the relevant application are available via the planning reference).

SCC/3985/2022 [O] [V]

Green Lane Roundabout A38/1430 Creech St Michael

x 3 roundabout advertisement/sponsorship signs.

SCC/3984/2022 [O] [V]
Langaller Way Roundabout A38/1450 Creech St Michael

x 4 roundabout advertisement/sponsorship signs.

14/22/0024 [O] [V]

Erection of 1 No. detached dwelling (Plot 2) with associated works at 2 Highfield Paddocks, on land to the west of Highfield House, Hyde Lane, Creech St Michael (resubmission of 14/21/0027).

14/22/0009 [O] [V]

Replacement of a single storey extension to the rear of The Crown House, Crown Lane, Creech Heathfield.

14/22/0010/LB [O] [V]

Replacement of a single storey extension to the rear of The Crown House, Crown Lane, Creech Heathfield.

Updates from Committees, Panels and Working Groups

  1. Finance

    1. To review and approve the Financial Transaction Report. [P] [V]

    2. Any other finance items to discuss (DG, RFO)

  1. Staffing Committee (ND)

  2. Canal Panel (ND)

  3. Planning Panel (DP)

  4. Rec Park Panel

    1. To review and approve arrangements to secure the recreation park through the appointment of a security provider to provide a locking and unlocking service. [P] [V]

    2. To review and approve a proposal to reconstitute the Rec Park Panel as a committee and to delegate decision-making powers to the committee. [P] [V]

    3. To propose and appoint a chair to the Rec Park Committee (must be a councillor). [V]

    4. Rec Park Development Plan. [P]

    5. To grant permission for two food traders to operate from the Rec Park throughout the summer period. [P] [V]

  5. Traffic Management Panel (CC)

  6. PIP Working Group

  7. Comms and Website Working Group

16.1 Proposal to improve use of social media platforms. [P] [V]

  1. Footpaths/Right of Way

  2. Community Grant Fund Panel

  3. Newsletter Working Group – to review and approve a proposal to create a newsletter working group. [V]

  4. Notice Board Costs – to review and decide on additional costs. [P] [V]

  5. Monkton Heathfield PC Community Fridge – to review and decide whether to support a request for a contribution toward costs. [P] [V]

  6. CPRE Membership - to review and decide whether to renew the Parish Council’s membership. [P] [V]

  7. Community Governance Review for Taunton Consultation – to review and respond to the consultation. [P] [V]

  8. MH2 – West Monkton PC Planning Comments and Notes from meeting with Persimmon / Redrow on 24th May – to review and nominate a representative to attend meetings. [P] [V]

  9. Standing Orders – to review and adopt appropriate standing orders. [P] [V]

  10. Village Hall Representative – to nominate and approve a representative. [V]

  11. Vacancies on the Parish Council [V]

There are currently vacancies on the council. Anyone interested in becoming a Councillor is asked to contact the Clerk prior to July 12th and to attend the July meeting.

- Candidates to introduce themselves

- Councillors to ask candidates questions

- Co-opt the vacant seats

  1. Brainstorming Session – to update on progress made in the recruitment of new members to participate in the business of the Council.

  2. Correspondence - to consider any correspondence received that Councillors wish to raise that has not already been circulated.

  3. New Matters to be Carried Forward

  4. Meeting dates – Proposal to remove the august Ordinary Council Meeting from the calendar. [V]

  5. Council to Decide if to Exclude Members of the Public and Press


Please note that meetings may be recorded by CSMPC. 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.


Tamsin Ely, CSM PC, Assistant to the Clerk, 07708680797, Email clerk@creechstmichael.net
Andrew Williams, CSM PC, Clerk and RFO, 07866771627, Email clerkandrfo@creechstmichael.net

Creech St Michael Parish Council Meetings are normally held at Creech St Michael Village Hall and start at 7pm on the following dates.

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