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A G E N D A for the Meeting of Creech St Michael Parish Council

to be held in the Village Chown Hall on Monday 2nd August 2021 at 7:00pm

The Public and Press are entitled to ask questions ahead of the meeting.

Please see note at the bottom of this agenda

Chair’s welcome

To receive any apologies for absence

Declarations of Interests. Declarations of Individual Members

Vacancies on the Parish Council There are currently three Parish Councillors vacancies.

Anyone interested in becoming a PCllr is asked to contact the Clerk for further information and invited to attend the 2 August PC meeting.*

To receive County and District Councillors’ Reports

Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 2021 and the Extraordinary meeting held on 22 July 2021.

Matters arising- from the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 and 22 July 2021 [Clerk’s report]


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






Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for the existing change of use of land from agricultural to domestic garden at The Crown House, Crown Lane, Creech Heathfield



Application for Outline Planning with all matters reserved, except for access and landscaping, for the erection of up to 35 No. dwellings with associated works, formation of access, landscaping, ground engineering and drainage works on land to the west of Derham Close, Creech St Michael.



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



Erection of a part two storey and part first floor extension with formation of

vehicular and pedestrian access at Woodcross Farm, Foxhole Lane, Creech

St Michael

3. Monkton Heathfield Urban Extension 2 – update

4. Traffic Calming – update

Routine Payments- since the July mtg (schedule circulated); wages and expenses for the Clerk, Caretaker and Parish Lengthsman and HMRC payments.

Lloyd’s Business Bank

Charges (10 June -9 July 2021)

L Online



Annual membership

L Online


CSM Village Hall

June Lettings

L Online



Pavilion Gas 1.6.-30.6.21




Pavilion Electricity




Rec Park Garage (electricity)




Clerk’s training

L Online



Event License

L Debit Card


Note: EDF Rec Park Garage (electricity)- price will increase from August [ £34 to £40 by Direct Debit]

2. Payments to be authorised 

S Altria

Clerk finance - transition

L Online


Tesco Mobile

Mobile phone top up

L Debit Card


4. Monies received and banked since the last meeting

SW Lottery

Proceeds July


3. Annual Audit – update

Covid Funding- to discuss the government’s £500,000 available for Somerset town and parishes to focus on “Opening up safely - Connecting Communities” Access to the funds will be from September with applications/questions about the funding from August.

Local Government Re-organisation
1. To discuss the potential impacts and opportunities for the parish and its residents.

2. Local Community Networks – Update from the meeting with West Monkton PC on 28 July to discuss forming a LCN. To agree next steps for CSM PC.

Deed of Easement – to agree and to sign by two members

Party in the Park working group – to agree a budget of £2,000 to purchase and install a David Knight memorial in way of a large picnic bench with plaque and possibly a small bench.

Rec Park Panel – update

Footpaths/ Rights of Way – report from Parish Footpath volunteers

To consider any correspondence received that Cllrs wish to raise

New Matters to be carried forward

Council to decide to exclude Public and Press for these items

Personnel Committee

1.To agree arrangements in place to cover employees on annual/sick leave.

2.To agree ways to reduce the Clerk’s workload to fit in the 80hrs contract.

3.To receive an update from the Personnel Committee – on the current employment matter(s) and agree a decision to resolve this.

4. To update on the FOI request made to the PC.

Ros Moreton, CSM PC Clerk 07708680797 Email clerk@creechstmichael.net

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

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

Monday 4 October at 7pm in the CSM Village Chown Hall

*The PC agreed (Oct 2019 19/187) that anyone applying to be a PCllr would be required to attend 2 x PC meetings to ensure they fully understood the role, before a decision would be made by the PC to co-opt them. (bar elections)

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 29July, 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.