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A G E N D A for the Meeting of Creech St Michael Parish Council to be held virtually using Zoom at 7.00pm

on Monday, 1st March 2021 Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93062788741

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(The Public and Press are entitled to ask questions ahead of the meeting starting. Please see notes at the bottom of this agenda).

1. Chair’s welcome.

2. To receive any apologies for absence.

3. Declarations of Interests. 3.1 Declarations of Individual Members.

4. Vacancy on the PC. To note that the PC continues to have a vacancy that it can fill by co-option. Given the PC decision

(see Oct 2019 mtg item 19/187 mtg) it is anticipated a decision will not be made before the May 21 mtg. (Anyone

interested in becoming a PCllr should speak to the Clerk soonest).

5. To receive County and District Councillors’ Reports.

6. Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 1st February 2021.

7. Matters arising from the Minutes of the meeting held on 1st February 2021.

8. Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 11th February 2021.

9. Matters arising from the Minutes of the meeting held on 11th February 2021.

10. Planning. 10.1 Planning applications. To consider the following applications and to make observations;




5 2 21


6 Charlton Road Cottages, Charlton Road, CSM. Replacement of porch and erection of a single storey extension to the front.

10 2 21


Coombe Water, Coombe Lane, West Monkton. Notification to remove 44 metres of hedgerow on land to the rear.

17 2 21


Top Cottage, Coombe Lane, West Monkton. Erection of a two-storey extension to the front.

10.2 Planning enforcement. To note that SWTC are taking action regarding an unauthorised wall in excess of 1m to

front of 31 Derham Close, CSM E/0037/14/21 and a breach of condition 2 of planning application 14/13/0036 at The

Old Mill, North End, CSM E/0025/14/21.

10.3 West Monkton and Cheddon Fitzpaine PC’s have issued a Draft Revised Neighbourhood Plan with a nine-week

Consultation Period 22 February to 30 April 2021. To consider authorising the MH2 panel to draft a response.

11. Finance. 11.1 Routine Payments and since the Feb Meeting (schedule circulated); The Clerks, Caretakers and Parish

Lengthsmans Wages, HMRC and SCC Pension Fund payments, Clerks Feb Expenses £, Lloyds Bank (Bank Charges

10 1 21 to 9 2 21) £7.85, RT Signs (5 No dog signs for Rec Park) £195.00.

11.2 Payments to be authorised SWTC (Qtr 3 Grass Cutting and Dog Bin Charges) £1,134.72.

11.3 Monies Received and banked since the last meeting; SW Lottery (Proceeds Feb £8.00 and HMRC (Vat Reclaim

1.5.20 -31 12 .20) £9,142.04.

12. Rec Park. 12.1 Operational Issues Update 12.2. CSM Rec Park Panel. Update.

13. Highways. 13.1 Defects or Issues to be reported /considered.  13.2 Tunnels under the M5. To note that Highways

England are planning to undertake examinations of the two tunnels in April.

14. Footpaths/Rights of Way. 14.1 Defects/Issues 14.2 Report of the Parish Footpath Liaison Volunteers.

15. Website. The Task and Finish Group to update.

16. Canal. (ND) To update on the panels work.

17. Youth Panel. To report that further to the Somerset Community Foundation decision to support the youth club to

enable it to financially support the first two months following the end of Lockdown that the Community Youth Project

has been funded £4,500 by the Foyle Foundation to further continue delivery to the youth of CSM. CYP have also

applied to the SWTC Community Chest grant fund.

18. Correspondence. To consider any correspondence received that Cllrs wish to raise.

19. New Matters to be carried forward. None.

Steve Altria, Clerk to CSM Parish Council 01823 666295. Email clerk@creechstmichael.net

The next CSM PC mtgs are on 12th April and 10th May (Annual Council Mtg) at 7pm to be held online using Zoom (please email Clerk for a link).

Public Notes – See overleaf

Public notes;

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 Mtg 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 as detailed above.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the virtual meeting and listen to the discussions. There is time set aside ahead of the meeting at 7pm to allow the public to ask questions. Speaking under “Public Question Time” is limited to 3 minutes per person in an overall period of 15 minutes. The Clerk will keep a close watch on the time and the Chair will be responsible for ensuring the time permitted does not overrun. The speaker will be allowed to address the Council once only and are not allowed to participate further in any debate so will be muted. If a member of the public wishes to address the Council on any matter appearing on the agenda, the Chair will normally permit this to occur either when that item is reached and before the Councillors begin to debate the item if raised during Public Question Time. Please make the Clerk aware of your request ahead of the meeting or on arrival before 7pm.

If an item on the agenda is contentious, with a large number of people attending the virtual meeting, a representative should be nominated to present the views of a group. These arrangements do not apply to exempt (confidential) items on the agenda where any members of the press or public present will be asked to leave the virtual meeting. Full Council, Committee and Panel agendas, reports and minutes are made available on our website: www.creechstmichael.net

For further information about the meeting, please contact the Parish Clerk via email: clerk@creechstmichael.net