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Agenda for the Meeting of Creech St Michael Parish Council

to be held in the Village Chown Hall on Monday 1st November 2021 at 7:00pm

The Public and Press are entitled to ask questions ahead of the meeting. Please see note at end of agenda*

Vice Chair’s welcome

Election of New Chair – new Chair to sign the Declaration of Interest Form and agree to the PC terms of the role. [R]
Discuss review of rotating Chair

To receive any apologies for absence [R]

Declarations of Interests. Declarations of Individual Members

To receive County and District Councillors’ Reports

Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 October 2021 [R]

Matters arising- from the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 October 2021 [Clerk’s report]

Parish Councillor responsibilities and Committees, Panels and Working groups

To agree the aims and responsibilities of each committee, panel or working group, to help set the 2022 budget (and +3 year forecast), to be added to the new website and to update any terms of reference needed.[R]

[Please note agenda item 13. and 19.3]


1.Planning applications. To consider the following application/s and to make observations; [R]






Application to carry out management works to one Beech tree included in Taunton Deane Borough (Creech St. Michael No.1) Tree Preservation Order 2009 at 1 St. Michaels Cottages, Vicarage Lane, Creech St. Michael (TD1062)


1.To approve the monthly payments below: [R]

Payments to be authorised [amount in £ including VAT]

SW&T Council

6x Grass cutting + 13 Weeks Dog bin emptying

L Online


Porter Dodson – Completion Statement fees for access to Canal Car park, Deed of Easement

L Online


Routine Payments- since the October mtg (schedule circulated); wages and expenses for the Clerk, Caretaker and Parish Lengthsman and HMRC payments. [amount in £ including VAT]

EDF (Engine Shed Elect. Acc 671119305698



EDF (Pavilion elect Acc.671119306523



CSM Village Hall Sept Lettings

L Online


Utilia Pavilion gas- September



Lloyds Bank Charges (10 Sept - 9 Oct 2021)



Tesco (mobile phone top up ) Clerk's phone

L Debit Card


SLCC annual membership

L Online


Somerset Playing Fields Association

L Online


Monies received and banked since the last meeting . [amount in £ including VAT]

Tone Youth Football

Pitch Fees - Sept


SW&T Council

Grant (P/Field & B/Ground)


Lloyds Bank



SW Lottery

Lottery Proceeds



Community Grant part1



Community Grant part2


SW&T Council

CIL funding


2. Risk Assessment of Assets - to agree which parish assets Cllrs will check and report back on. Approx. 6 items each.

Local Community Networks (LCNs) – to agree any recommendations from the Planning, Developments & Transport panel after attending the Parish and Town Council Conference (7 October). [R]

PC and Committee Dates 2022- To agree the proposed dates for Full Council and Committees in 2022 [R] Parish Clerk

Connecting Communities

1. To agree a Cllr, panel or working group to lead on arranging the Canal signage and leaflet drop as part 1 of the bid. (previously circulated)
2. To agree a new Grants Panel, to liaise, support and award community groups in line with the CSM Community Plan. (previously circulated) as part 2 of the bid.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons Event - 2nd June 2022 – to agree a Cllr or panel/working group to lead on working with the community, in particular the Village Hall Chair to light a beacon for the Queen’s Jubilee next June. R]

@creechstmichael.net email addresses for Councillors and profile for the new Creech St Michael website – to agree a date all Councillors will be set up on a creech.net email and will have submitted a profile for the new website.

A358 Taunton to Southfields Dualling Consultation - to agree that the Planning, Development and Transportation Panel can confirm the final PC response in time for the consultation deadline (November). [R]

Deed of Easement – to agree the paperwork from Porter Dodson solicitors in regards to the Canal Car Park. [R]

Panel and Working Group reports – a brief update from each, if available:

Planning, Developments & Transport Panel - PB

Canal Panel- ND

Youth Panel- ND

Rec Park Panel- YG

Footpaths/ Rights of Way – report from the Parish Footpath volunteers

PIP working group- tbc

Comms and Website working group – The Clerk

Vacancies on the Parish Council There is currently one Parish Councillor vacancy.

Anyone interested in becoming a PCllr is asked to contact the Clerk for further information and invited to attend the 1 November PC meeting.

1.To consider an application of co-option to the Parish Council 2021- after a quick introduction by the applicant. [R]

2. New Cllr to sign the Declaration of Interest form

3. To agree any updates to membership on the committees, panels and working groups. [R]

To consider any correspondence received that Cllrs wish to raise that has already been circulated.

New Matters to be carried forward

Council to decide to exclude Public and Press for these items

Staffing Committee – brief update if available

[R] = Where a resolution (vote) is expected
Ros Moreton, CSM PC Clerk 07708680797 Email clerk@creechstmichael.net

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

Monday 6 December at 7pm in the CSM Village Chown Hall

*Public Notes

As the Parish Council still recognises the risks of transmitting Covid, the meeting whilst open to the public may have to be limited depending on demand if a large number wish to attend. Alternatively, an issue can be raised at the PC by emailing the Clerk before Thursday 28 October, 5pm and the Clerk will then put the question to the Parish Council at the meeting and feedback any response. A further option is to appoint a representative where a number of residents wish to raise the same point.

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.