WELCOME. The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.
DECLARATION OF INTEREST.
Cllr Mrs J Ferguson declared an interest in the
MINUTES OF THE
An alteration was made to the Neighbourhood Watch - “Cllr Mrs J Ferguson
reported that there was a recent attempted burglary in Park Lane, the Police are
still investigating the incident.” The Chairman then signed the minutes of the
previous meeting as a true record. Matters arising from those minutes :-
HIGHWAYS - Hampshire
County Council have repaired the majority of the pot holes in the parish. The
bank of gravel on the way to Grateley has still not been cleared and it was
noted that the surface of the road leading to the B3084 junction at Grateley is
in a poor condition. This will be reported to Highways (After Note: the area in
need of attention is actually in the parish of Grateley).
Cllr Mr W Marshall
reported that there is a large pot hole on the side of the road on the sharp
bend outside Quarley Manor.
Mrs J Venables reported
that one of the patched pot holes is starting to breakup and will need
attention, the pot holes position was given so it could be reported to Highways.
Cllr Mrs P West stated
that she will speak to Steve Spender who is the officer in charge of Highways
about the build up of gravel on the road to Grateley. Cllr Mrs P west reported
that Hampshire have invested in new repair vehicles that hot fill and seal the
pot holes, repairs should now last longer.
Mr W Marshall reported that the TVBC road sweeper had been in the village and
swept the roads just before the harvest, the road verges are now full of hay.
TVBC will now need to come back and repeat the exercise.
AREA - The results of the recent Village Design Statement questionnaire listed
the Play Area 2nd from bottom in order of importance. The Parish
Council decided that as the Play Area was not of importance to those who completed
the questionnaire they would not pursue the project at this moment in time.
Mr R Whiting read out the results of the Village Design Statement questionnaire.
A copy is attached to the minutes.
R Whiting reported that in the region of 65 questionnaires were distributed and
43 were completed and sent back. Several additional areas need to be covered to
complete the Village Design Statement - including the history of the parish and
an archaeology record of the buildings. Cllr Mr M Venables stated that he would
be happy to undertake the history of the parish.
R Whiting stated that once the Village Design Statement is complete it will be
sent to Mr Bibby at TVBC for his comments before going out to the village for
Chairman wished to thank the Village Design Team - Mr Richard Whiting, Mr
Charles McClea, Mr Michael Thorne and Mr Brian Morris.
The Clerk reported that the Accounts for the year 1st April 2012 to
31st March 2013 have been signed off by the Auditor. The Audit have
raised the following point.
Jubilee Celebrations should have been recorded under Section S145 not section
137. This was noted for future reference. There is no charge for the Audit this
BALANCES TO DATE.
Brought Forward 1/4/2013
Cutting and Ditch Clearing
Account Balance 23/9/13
ISSUED SEPTEMBER 2013
R N Waterman
Year office Allowance and Expenses
Cutting and Village Maintenance
The Parish Council discussed the highway mirrors that they installed many years
ago, one needs replacing. It was agreed that the round mirror at the Park Lane
junction will be moved to replace the one further up and a different shaped
mirror will be sourced for the Park Lane Junction as the round one has a blind
J Venables gave the following report :-
Quarley very few incidents have been reported.
regard to the attempted burglary in Park Lane in June - it is understood
that the police found the vehicle but could not identify the occupants.
was a sighting of another vehicle acting suspiciously up the drovers track
in mid August. This time the police were able to track it down as we were
able to give them the VRN and it was
reported that it was "of interest" to both Hampshire Constabulary
and Wiltshire Police.
recent siting of portaloos in Bush Road proved to be innocuous as they were
associated with the Hawk Conservancy's sponsored walk. However, it is
great that folk are reporting stuff
that seems out of the ordinary.
the wider rural area there continue to be thefts from outbuildings and
sheds, and some reports of theft of
heating oil - presumably because folk are now getting their tanks
filled in advance of the colder weather arriving.
incidents are also increasing as the harvest is underway.
COUNCILLOR MRS P WEST’S REPORT
Cllr Mrs P West was pleased to report
that Hampshire County Council are concentrating on getting the rural roads
repaired and are working their way around the villages. Cllr Mrs P West spoke
about her recent trip to the depot at Totton to look at the new gritting
equipment - the visit was very interesting and informative! HCC are reviewing
their gritting routes and aim to include more of the rural roads and this will
include the roads through Quarley.
Cllr Mrs P West reported
that Hampshire County Council are to review their Flooding Policy and are
working closely with Amey, HCC’s
highways contractor, to ensure that repairs are carried out correctly. Cllr Mrs
West suggested that the Parish Council keep an eye on their grit bins to make
sure they are filled before the start of winter.
Mrs P West spoke about the Hampshire Old Drivers Initiative
CLLR MRS J FERGUSON - Spoke about cutting the ivy of the village trees. Mr R
Whiting reported that he has cut the ivy off three trees but was surprised to
find that ivy is still growing on one of them.
Mrs J Venables spoke about the proposed Open Garden Event to be held on the 7th
June 2014. This will also include a Plant Sale and Teas.
OF THE PUBLIC
was unclear on the situation of the proposed Play Area project and asked
for clarification. The Chairman confirmed that at this moment in time the Parish
Council would not be pursuing the provision of swings on the Village Green as a
result of the recent Village Questionnaire.
OF THE MEETING
The Chairman thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting.
DATE OF THE
2013 in the Quarley Village Hall at 7.30pm