Quarley Parish Council Minutes - 18th March 2014
Minutes of the Quarley Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 18th March 2014 at Quarley Village Hall at 7.30 pm.
WELCOME. The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.
DECLARATION OF INTEREST.
MINUTES OF THE
- The Parish Council discussed the state of the village roads. It was noted that
the HGVs travelling through the village to get to Georgia Farm in Monxton are
causing serious damage to the verge and residents hedges in Skew Road. These
lorries are damaging the road infrastructure, the wisdom of the TVBC Planning
Department should be questioned as to why the planning application was passed
knowing that the roads are not suitable for HGVs.
are aware of the various repairs that are needed in the Parish but are
prioritizing at the moment on the villages that have been flooded. The Parish
Council understood this but will continue to chase for the repairs to be done.
ON TREES - Due to the recent weather the working party to remove the ivy off
various trees in the Parish was postponed until the better weather.
COUNCIL PRECEPT - Cllr Mr M Venables pointed out that on the latest Council Tax
bill the Parish Rate shows an increase despite the Parish Council agreeing that
there would be no increase in the requested precept. The Clerk confirmed that
the same precept was requested and will ask TVBC for an explanation for the
increase on the Council Tax Bill.
Cllr Mr W Marshall declared an interest and left the table to join the Public. Mr W Marshall informed the Parish Council that he would be making representation to TVBC he had no intrinsic objection to this planning application and explained the reason, Mr W Marshall stated that he has spoken to the applicant with his concerns.
The Parish Council agreed
by majority that they had NO OBJECTION to this planning application but would
make the following comment :-
OF WAY SIGN POSTS
was also noted that the metal direction finger post on entering the village is
in need of a coat of paint. Cllr Mr M Venables stated that he was sure he had
some paint that would be suitable for the job and said he would take a look.
GARDENS DAY - 7th JUNE 14 - 2pm to 5pm
Judy Venables reported that the following gardens are taking part :-
will be a scarecrow competition and a raffle with some really good prizes, 20 in
all, the top three being :-
programme is being put together and Raffle Tickets will be on sale the first
half of April.
will be for sale and there will be cream teas in the Village Hall and a cake
stall. Money raised will be split between the Church and the Village Hall.
Constabulary Operational Change Programme
- having already saved £55M in the period 2010-14 the Chief Constable is
required to make further savings of £25M. The Operational Change Programme is
looking at how this might be achieved and is focussing its attention on
"frontline" policing services. Notwithstanding this the Chief
Constable has made a commitment to:
Parish Council discussed this and will carry out some investigation work on the
scheme, it was suggested that there may be one at Thruxton Race circuit that
could be used.
MR W MARSHALL - Asked if there was any news on the replacement of the street
lights that was removed after it was hit some time ago? The Clerk was asked to
contact Street Lighting for an up-date.
MRS G TUBBS - Reported that an open barn in Bush lane is being converted into a
grain barn. The Parish Council had not seen a planning application, but it was
noted that this would be in the Amport Parish. The Chairman stated that she will
contact Amport for more information.
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