Quarley Parish Council Minutes - September 2006
Minutes of the Quarley Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 19th September 2006 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.
Cllr Mrs Ferguson reported that Cllr Mrs Hill has had a nasty fall and broken her ankle, this couldn’t have happened at a worst time as Lucinda is due to give birth to her first child within the next few weeks. Mr Stewart Cross reported that Lucinda’s making the best of the situation and keeping her spirits up. The Parish Council sent their regards and that they were all thinking of her.
MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING - Cllr Mrs Ferguson signed the minutes of the previous meeting as a true record. Matters arising from those minutes :-
LAINS SHOOTING SCHOOL - Cllr Mr Venables reported that Mr Kirby has submitted the following Planning Application to Test Valley Borough Council:-
06/02702/VARN - Relaxation of restrictions on when shooting can take place, the type of cartridge that can be used, and the number of shooting positions/stands (non-compliance with conditions 2,3,5,6 and 7 of TVN.2161/4 -permanent use of agricultural land as shooting grounds) - Lains Shooting Ground, Cholderton Road, Quarley, Amport.
Cllr Mr Venables gave a summary of proceedings to date. Mr Kirby has taken steps to reduce the noise levels and has worked closely with Test Valley Environmental Health Department. The Baffles that have been installed are working well and have reduced noise omitted by 20 decibels. Two noise surveys have been carried out and the noise levels are now below the standard set by the Governing Body.
The Parish Council all agreed to support Mr Kirby in his Planning Application and will send the following statement to Test Valley Planning and Amport Parish Council.
QUARLEY PARISH COUNCIL STATEMENT
Mr Howard Kirby has recently made an planning application to continue to operate Lains Shooting School at the same level he has done for several years. Although Lains Shooting School is in Amport Parish, those most affected by this application are the residents of Quarley Village. The Quarley Parish Council has accordingly discussed the implications of the Shooting School, in the presence of a number of members of the public, on several occasions.
The Parish Council noted that:
Accordingly Quarley Parish Council formally expressed:
Mr Kirby thanked the Parish Council and the Village for their support.
TRAFFIC - The Parish Council all agreed that there does not seem to be a noticed increase in traffic through the village as a result of the road calming at Monxton. However there does seem to be an increase in the speed vehicles are travelling along the village roads, especially Skew Road. The Clerk was asked to report this to the Police.
FOOTPATHS - The Clerk reported that Mr C Wilkins has cut the footpath from the Drum to the Amport Parish Boundary. The cost was £60.
The exact route of this footpath was questioned, it was not sure if the path ran through the belt of trees or along the edge of the field, the Clerk was asked to contact Hampshire Paths for a copy of the Definitive Footpath Map.
BUS SHELTER - Cllr Mrs Ferguson reported that someone keeps taking down the notices in the Bus Shelter. It was thought that a child was the culprit.
QUAD BIKES - Cllr Mrs Ferguson reported that she has not received any further complaints regarding the noise from the Quad Bikes down the Cholderton Road.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH - Cllr Mrs Ferguson reported that the Village needed a co-ordinator for Neighbourhood Watch.
PLANNING - No new Planning Applications have been received.
The Parish Council have been notified that :-
Mr Kit Hum spoke about the theft of the bells from the Quarley Church and reported that the insurance company have agreed to cover the cost of their replacement, new bells will have to be cast. However additional expenditure will have to be met to as security will need to be looked at, the refurbishment of the remaining bell and the fabric of the building housing the bells will need to be looked at. Mr Hum will keep the Parish Council informed of any developments on this matter.
Mrs Rowen Walker reported on the Village Hall results from the village questionnaire. A lot of the suggestions made by the village on the questionnaire have been carried out, although there is still a list of things to be done. Money for general maintenance of the village hall is of utmost importance this amounts to approximately £2000 a year.
Cllr Mrs Ferguson reported that Mr Ferguson will now take the completed result forms and collate them, the results will be presented to the village and then sent to Test Valley Borough Council. Mr Ferguson hoped that once the results of the survey have been lodged with Test Valley Borough Council it would help pave the way for grant aid.
CHEQUES ISSUED IN SEPTEMBER 2006
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