Quarley Parish Council Minutes - June 2012

Minutes of the Quarley Parish Council Meeting held on 19th June 2012 at 1 Park Lane, Quarley at 7.30 pm.

Present : Cllr Mrs J Ferguson - Chairman
Cllr Mr W Marshall - Vice Chairman
Cllr Mrs G Tubbs
Cllr Mr M Venables
Mr R Whiting
Richard Waterman - Parish Clerk
Apologies: Cllr Miss C Cross
PC Roger Kitson
Borough Councillor Mr Ben Few Brown

County Councillor Mrs P West

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Cllr Mrs J Ferguson declared an interest in the Quarley PCC

It was proposed and seconded that Cllr Mrs J Ferguson be elected Chairman and Cllr Mr W Marshall be elected Vice Chairman. All agreed.

The Chairman signed the minutes of the previous meeting as a true record. Matters arising from those minutes :-

ROADS - The Chairman reported that she had exchanged emails with Cllr Mr B Few Brown, County Councillor Mrs P West and Hampshire Highways about the state of the Quarley Parish roads. As a result Highways have been in the village and repaired 3 or 4 of the potholes. The build up of gravel on the road to Grateley has still not been moved. The Parish Council still felt that the state of the roads in the parish are a disgrace. 

Cllr Mrs G Tubbs had a nasty fall outside Home Farm, tripping in a pot hole, falling on her arm, braking her glasses and cutting her head. Cllr Mrs Tubbs needed treatment at hospital as a result of the fall and has since had trouble with some movement in her arm. Cllr Mrs G Tubbs is seeking legal advice on the matter. 

WAR MEMORIAL - The Clerk still had no news to report on the grant to refurbish the War Memorial.

It was reported that another one of the posts had been damaged as a result of an accident. Richard Atkinson Wills has replaced the post with one made from wood, the Parish Council thought that this did not look out of place.  

QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE - The Village celebrations for the Queens Diamond Jubilee were a great success. The Treasure Hunt Quiz was well organised and enjoyed by all who took part. The weather was kind for the ‘Bring and Share’ picnic and the live music was excellent. 

Cllr Mr M Venables reported that lighting the beacon on Quarley Hill went without a hitch, the evening was clear with a full moon. Several other beacons could be seen from Quarley hill. 

The Clerk reported that County Councillor Mrs P West gave a grant of £500 towards the cost of the beacon and gas, this was split between Quarley and Grateley Parish Councils. 

MEMBERSHIP OF HAMPSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL COUNCILS (HALC) - The Chairman reported that a compromise has been reached and the Parish Councils not belonging to HALC can attend the Test Valley Association of Local Council meetings for a subscription of £10 a year. The Parish Council will be able to be kept up to date with current legislation etc. 

12/01105/FULLN - Erection of 3 bay oak framed building to provide garage, car port and store with log store on the side - Trinity Cottage, Skew Road. Cllr Mr W Marshall declared an interest in this planning application and made no comment. 

The Parish Council had NO OBJECTIONS to this planning application but made a comment that the 1 metre gap between the building and the boundary must be adhered to. 

On the date of the meeting the decision for the retrospective planning application for the boundary fence, bike shed/store and parking area - 3 Christopher Court had not yet been made by the planners. 

The Planning Application for Quarley Manor is to go to the Planning Committee - No further news to report. 

The Clerk produced the financial statement and accounts that have been signed off by the Internal Auditor Mr P Reynolds ready to be sent to District Audit. The Clerk ran through each item. The Parish Council approved the accounts and they were signed by the Chairman. 


Mr B Pearce Grass Cutting £40.00
Mr David Preston Web Site Administration £28.75
Mr P Reynolds Accounts for Audit £85.00
HCC Street Lighting £100.36
Jubilee Celebrations £503.39
R.N. Waterman Expenses £103.00
Mr B Pearce Grass Cutting £40.00
TVAPC Subscription £10.00

Mr Richard Whiting reported that he has investigated producing a Parish Plan and a Village Design Statement. The various differences were explained, Mr Whiting felt that a Village Design Statement would be better for Quarley and recommended that this was the path we followed. The Parish Council were happy with the recommendation to undertake a Village Design Statement. Mr Whiting will take the project forward when time permits.

CLLR MRS G TUBBS - Reported that despite new tarmac being laid the weeds are growing again in the pavements in Etwall.

The Chairman thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting.

18th September 2012 in the Village Hall At 7.30pm

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