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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 4th October 2021 at 7:00pm

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

Chair’s welcome

To receive any apologies for absence [R]

Declarations of Interests. Declarations of Individual Members

Vacancies on the Parish Council There are currently two Parish Councillor vacancies.

Anyone interested in becoming a PCllr is asked to contact the Clerk for further information and invited to attend the 4 October PC meeting.

1.To consider an application of co-option to the Parish Council 2021 [R]

2. New Cllr to sign the Declaration of Interest form

To receive County and District Councillors’ Reports

Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 September 2021 [R]

Note: Co-Opted Cllrs probation period of 1 month – to be amended on next minutes.

Matters arising- from the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 September 2021 [Clerk’s report]

Parish Councillor responsibilities and Committees, Panels and Working groups - To agree any updates to PC terms of reference for the individual committees, panels and working groups will be discussed at the November PC meeting. [R]

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


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






Conversion of garage roof space into ancillary accommodation with formation of entrance steps at The Well House, Vicarage Lane, Creech St Michael



Erection of a detached 3 bay timber garage with first floor storage area at Salts Farm, Creech Heathfield Road, Creech St Michael

2.To agree the enforcement timescale for South West Cranes and to write to the relative bodies to action this. [R]


1.To approve the monthly payments [R]

Payments to be authorised [amount in £ including VAT]

S Altria

External Audit – sign off

L Online



How to Budget Effectively (Clerk)

L Online



Being a Successful Chairman (AP)

L Online



Councillor Essentials (SE)

L Online


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

EDF (Engine Shed Electricity)



EDF (Pavilion Electricity)



Utilia Pavilion gas



3D Security Rec Park lock up

L Online


CSM Village Hall Aug Lettings

L Online


K Signs - Canal car park winter closing

L Online


PKF Littlejohn (Ext Audit)

L Online


Tesco mobile

L Debit Card


Lloyds Bank Charges (10 Aug - 9 Sept 2021)

L Online


Monies received and banked since the last meeting

SW Lottery

Proceeds September



2nd half of Precept


2.Annual Audit – to note the report from PKF Littlejohn the PC External Auditors (already circulated)

3.Interim Audit – to consider an interim audit to check the PC’s documents and working practices. [R]

4.PC payment card – to agree that the Clerk can apply for a new payment card in name of the Clerk, rather than the Chair (see minute 2021/184.4.4) with limits, safety measures and audit checks as agreed by the PC and monitored by the Finance Committee,. [R]

Worthy Lane - Clls to consider a budget request from Worthy Lane residents for signage on Worthy Lane to warn vehicles to slow down in the area. [R]

Somerset Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP)
1.To agree to write to the local MP (Rebecca Pow) and County Councillor (Cllr Fothergill) asking for support (draft letters circulated) [R]

2.To agree to request BSIP support Demand Responsive Transport (Buses With No Timetables) [R]

Rec Park

1.to receive an update from the Rec Park Panel on any repairs needed to the play equipment, listed in the annual inspection – SH/YG

2.to agree a budget to either buy equipment for the maintenance of the park. (leaf blower and strimmer) and any training required to use the equipment. Or to agree next steps to contract the work.  [R]

3. to agree the purchase of additional locks by the Rec Park Panel – already agreed minute 152.2 (PC 22.7.21) [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

Comms and Website working group - Clerk

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 - To receive a verbal update from the Staffing Committee and consider next steps [R]

[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 1 November at 7pm in the CSM Village Chown Hall

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 30 September, 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.