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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, 2nd November 2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95929733949

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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. Declarations of Individual Members.

4. To receive County and District Councillors’ Reports. To also consider Somerset West and Taunton Council offer to

provide free trees as part of its commitment to work towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience.

5. Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 5th October 2020.

6. Matters arising from the Minutes of the meeting held on 5th October 2020.

7. Planning. 7.1 Planning applications. To consider the following applications and to make observations;






Land south of Charlton Road, CSM: Notification to remove a single section (120 metres) of hedgerow to make two fields into one.



4 Castle Grove, Langaller Lane, Langaller: Variation of Condition No. 02 (approved plans) of application 14/17/0022



39 Arundells Way, CSM: Replacement and enlargement of a single storey extension to the rear of (resubmission/amended scheme to application 14/20/0010).

7.2 To note representations made since the last meeting as received after agenda issued;







Charlton House Farm, Charlton Road CSM – Change of use for occupancy of building to allow to be used as a mixed use of holiday let and ancillary accommodation.

To support this application provided that the mixed use holiday/ancillary one bedroom accommodation at Charlton House Farm, Charlton Rd, C Heathfield, shall be occupied for tourism or ancillary use only, with a restriction on the number of holiday let continuous days occupancy, and will not be occupied as a person’s sole or main residence; and that SCC Highways are satisfied that there will not be a resultant detrimental increase in traffic unsuitable for Charlton Road.

7.3 Enforcement; To note SWTC Planning enforcement actions re the car park at the Maypole PH and adjoining field.

7.4 Monkton Heathfield Urban Extension 2. (PB) To update on Panel activities.

7.5 Planning for the Future (PB) to note the agreed response to the Governments consultation.

7.6 Planning Training. Clerk to update.

8. Finance. 8.1 Routine Payments and Receipts made since the Oct meeting (schedule circulated); The Clerks,

Caretakers and Parish Lengthsmans Wages, HMRC and SCC Pension Fund payments, Clerks Oct Expenses £ , 3d Security

(Rec Park unlocking 20.9–30 10 2020) £ , Lloyds Bank (Bank Charges 9 8 to 9 9.20) £7.15, Porter Dodson

Solicitors (Canal carpark purchase sum, legal costs and disbursements) £1,926.00, SLCC (20/21 Membership) £161.00, PKF

Littlejohn LLP (Ext Audit 19/20 A/cs) £1,560.00.

8.2 Monies Received and banked since the last meeting; SW Lottery (Proceeds Oct £8.00, SWTC (CIL Funds second

half) £1,332.05, Tone Youth Veterans (Pitch Hire 4th Oct) £40.00.

8.3 Payments to be made upon receipt. To authorise any invoice due for payment. Porter Dodson, Solicitors.

8.4 External Audit (19/20). To note the report from PKF Littlejohn the PC External Auditors.

8.5 Accounts (2019/2020). To report (previously circulated) that the Council’s receipts for the period 1st April to 30th

Sep 2020 are £66,103.56 and the expenditure £37,188.70; both are in line with expectations as amended for Covid.

8.6 Payments Authorisation. To agree the schedule of routine payments that can be made on receipt and then reported.

8.7 Annual Risk Assessment of Assets. Clerk to update on progress.

8.8 Pitch Fees To agree pitch fees.

8.9 Grants. To consider a grant to St Michael Church for maintenance of the burial grounds.

8.10 Climate Change Funding. To agree whether to bid for funding and if so, for what.

9. Rec Park. 9.1 Operational Issues Update 9.2 Toilets. To consider whether to open for use by footballers.

9.3 Improvement Projects. To receive an update report and to agree how to progress projects. 9.4 Play Equipment

(CC/SH). Snagging Update following meeting with Sutcliffe’s held on 23rd Sept and to consider purchasing sign for gym

eqp. 9.5. CCTV/Security alarm (CC). To consider quotes.

10. Highways. 10.1 Defects or Issues to be reported /considered. 10.2 Hyde Lane. Update on SCC scheme.

11. Footpaths/Rights of Way. 11.1 Defects/Issues and report of the Parish Footpath volunteers. 11.2 Dog bin. Request

for additional Bin in Ham on the Env Agency Ramp. 11.3 Bull Street Waste Bin To note that the EA has agreed

to the request to instal a waste bin by the on their ramp.

12. Canal. To note the panel is to hold its first meeting on the 3rd November in order to develop plans.

13. Youth Panel. To agree arrangements for winter accommodating the Creech St Michael Youth Club.

14. 14.1 Website/standard email addresses for PC emails. (SG/AG) to report on progress. 14.2 Facebook. To

consider whether to have a PC site (JP).

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

16. New Matters to be carried forward. None.

17. Council to decide to exclude Public and Press for these items. 19.1 Security. To agree new arrangements for

at the Rec Park and 19.2 Parish Lengthsman Review. (SG/BB) To agree outcome incl hours and role.

Public Notes – See overleaf Steve Altria, Clerk to CSM Parish Council 01823 666295. Email clerk@creechstmichael.net

The next CSM PC mtgs are on 4th Dec and 4th Jan at 7pm to be held online using Zoom (please email Clerk for link).

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