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

on Monday, 4th February 2019 in the Cartwright Room, Village Hall, Creech St Michael.

(The Public and Press are entitled to attend. There will be an opportunity for the Public to speak before the meeting).

1. Chair’s welcome.

2. To receive any apologies for absence.

3. Declarations of Interests. Declarations of Individual Members.

4. Vacancy on the Parish Council. There is a vacancy and the PC can co-opt onto the Council (Anyone interested in

becoming a PCllr should speak to the Clerk ahead of the meeting).

5. Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 7th January 2019.

6. Matters arising from the Minutes of the meeting held on 7th January 2019.

7. To receive County and District Councillors’ Reports.

8. Planning Application (14/17/0033 PINS App/D3315/W/18/3205705PINs) Appeal by Gladman’s Developments

against refusal to build 200 Nos dwellings off Langaller Lane, CSM. [See minute 18/176 (2)]

The Appeal hearing has been heard and a decision is expected on 22nd March 2019; PCllrs to reflect, consider any

emerging issues and agree actions to be taken including suggestions: to apply for PRoWs, North End Highway/Footway

Improvements, Acquisition of land.

9. Road Safety. To discuss and agree how to address the increasing traffic volumes, physical features of the

Village and lack of regard for safety by some drivers.

10. Planning 10.1 Planning Applications received. To consider the following applications received;




21 12 18

14 18 0037

Driffields Adsborough. Erection of pitched roof on the garage.

23 1 19

14 19 0001

Homestead North End CSM - erection of double garage at rear access

10.2 Monkton Heathfield Urban Extension (MHUE2) Area. To report on meeting with TDBC Planners and to note

that the developers are holding a public consultation event at the Monkton Heathfield Village Hall on Thursday 28th

February 10am-1pm and 4pm to 6.30pm. Between 1pm and 2pm is reserved for local Councilors and Parish Councils. 

10.3 CSM Neighbourhood Plan.(see separate update report previously circulated and to note that the draft plan is

still with the Independent Examiner.

11. Party in the Park 6th July 2019 (SG,CS,DK,YG,AB) To report on plans, advise of Equipment purchases, Grants and to

feedback on the Fish and Chip Lunch held for over 60s on 18.1.2019 and announce Somerset Day Clean Up (11.5.19).

12. Finance –12.1 Grant requests. To consider the recommendations of Fin Sub Ctte to Grant requests from Cheddon

Fitzpaine PC. (Somerset Wood Maint of tree costs), St Michaels Church (Contribution towards the costs of employing a

family worker), Ham Village (Cost of new Neighbourhood Watch Signs) and Taunton CAB (Contributions towards costs).

12.2 To approve payment of the Clerks and Caretakers Wages, HMRC and SCC Pension Fund payments,

the Clerks January Expense’s and other invoices received; Bibby Factors Bristol Ltd (Rec Park 3d Security 24.12.18-

20.1.19) £344.40.

12.3 Monies Received and banked since the last meeting; South West Lottery (December sales) £5.00. Ruishton

FC (Oct pitch fee).PIP19; South West Event Catering £150.00 and Alfies Ices £100.00.

12.4 To note payments made since last meeting (as authorised at the meeting). EDF (Rec Park Garage

Electricity 13.12.18-17.1.19) £6.80, British Gas (Pavilion Electricity Supply 8.12.18–6.1.19) £53.32, CSM Village Hall

(Use of Village Hall 1.9.17-31.12.18) £465.50.

12.5 Authority to make payments as accounts received. British Gas and EDF (Electricity Supply). Unity Trust Bank

(Open Balance).

12.6 Bank Reconciliation and budget monitoring covering the first nine months of the Financial year. The

Council’s receipts for the period 1st April 2018 to 31st Dec 2018 are £71070.68 and the expenditure £53619.11.

12.7 Unity Trust Bank. An application has been prepared for submission to open an account for PIP funds.

To note that new Standing Orders and Financial Regulations (to follow) will be required as the account is online rather

than traditional methods and that charge apply. Clarity over the charges and agreement on the controls to be operated

is also required and these have been circulated separately; the controls having been considered by the Fin Sub Ctte.

12.8 Dog Bin Emptying 2018/19. To consider quotation from DLO and to note scale of increased charges

12.9 Electricity Supply. To consider awarding the contracts for electricity at the Rec Park Pavilion and Engine Shed.

12.10 Internal Audit. To consider reappointment of Bryan Howe as Internal Auditor.

13. Rec Park (SG,CS,DK,YG).13.1 To update on any issues; 13.2 Caretakers Leave (8/2/19- 20/2/19 inclusive/

9 days annual leave. To agree cover arrangements. 13.3 Improvements. To update on progress.

14 Highways. 14.1 Defects or Issues to be reported /considered.14.2 Speedwatch. (SG). To agree next steps.

15. Footpaths/Rights of Way. 15.1 Defects/Issues and report of the Parish Footpath volunteers. 15.2 Bull St. To

consider Env Agency terms for siting of a waste bin by seat.

16. Annual Parish Meeting April 26th Friday 2019. PCllrs to consider and suggest further speakers.

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

18. New Matters to be carried forward.

19. Council to decide to exclude Public and Press for these items. 19.1 Allotments. To consider valuers report on

the allotment site. 19.2 Staff Matters.

Steve Altria, Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council 01823 666295. Email clerk@creechstmichael.net

Future Meetings; The next PC mtgs are on 4th March and 1st April 2019 at 7pm to be held in Cartwright Rm, Village Hall.