Quarley Parish Council Minutes - 17th June 2014
Minutes of the Quarley Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 17th June 2014 at Quarley Village Hall at 7.30 pm.
WELCOME. The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.
DECLARATION OF INTEREST.
ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN
DESIGN STATEMENT - This has been an active year with the Village Design
Statement progressing steadily with various meetings with Mr. D. Bibby of TVBC.
We have now reached the point that until Test Valley Borough Council have their
Local Plan agreed and passed by Government we cannot make any further progress.
I would like to thank everyone involved who has put so much time into the work
on the Village Design Statement.
PLAYGROUND – The Parish Council had received permission from the Trustees of the Village Hall to place swings and a couple of other pieces of Play Ground Equipment on a small part of the Village Green that would not interfere with future Village Events. Funding had been agreed with our Hampshire Councillor Mrs. Pat West. However it was pointed out at the Parish Council meeting that the requirement for a Play Ground came very low downin the wishes of the village and a majority of the councillors decided not to go ahead with this scheme. Mrs. Pat West then withdrew the offer of funding, as there was no other project that the village required at that time.
AT FOX – There is still concern as to how many heavy lorries will be coming
through Quarley relating to activities at Fox.
ROADS – The state of the roads does not generally improve; in general one can say the nearly every road requires a new surface. Work was done from the Start of Bush Lane up to Skew Lane (the thickness of the surface is obvious from the ‘hole’ that appeared justbefore the corner by the War memorial). The road coming into the village from the turn off to Cholderton, (Cottage Lane), is now showing the same problems that the trench for the BT fibre-optic cable, caused on the road that has been resurfaced. One more winter and this road will require considerable work. The large holes are patched, when reported, however the bank of gravel and other detritus that has been in evidence on the right handed corner on the way to Grateley has never been cleared. The request for this to be done was agreed with the then Hampshire Highways Representative about 5 years ago. There is now a further and appearing on the corner just before Quarley Manor Farm, where the road is breaking up due to standing water.
Section 1 - Accounting
The Clerk will now send
the Accounts to the District Auditor BDO Ltd.
MINUTES OF THE
HIGHWAYS - The Parish
Council discussed the state of the village roads. The HGVs travelling through
the village to get to Georgia Farm in Monxton are continuing to cause serious
damage to the verge in Skew Road. Overgrown hedges are now causing problems, it
is understood that work on hedge cutting can not be started until after the Bird
nesting Season at the end of July, but some hedges are obscuring sight lines.
Cllr Mrs P West has
informed the Parish Council that Highways are aware of the various repairs that
are needed in the Parish and she hoped that they will be undertaken before the
onset of winter.
Cllr Mr B Few-Brown
reported that he has investigated the possibility of putting a traffic calming
scheme in Skew Road, but unfortunately due to the nature of the road and the
access for agricultural vehicles, this can not be done. Cllr Mr B Few-Brown
suggested that a site meeting with Mr Ray Alborough the Borough Council’s
Highways Engineer would be a good move to explain the problems the village are
having with the large lorries, he may be able to suggest a way forward. The
Parish Council thought this a good idea.
VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT
- No further news to report.
OF WAY SIGN POSTS - The Clerk has reported the missing Rights of Way signs to
Peter Watson a Hampshire Rights of Way.
Mr M Venables apologised but he has not yet got round to painting the metal
direction finger post at the entrance to the village.
- Erection of orangey on South elevation - Hill House, Skew Road, Quarley
Mr M Venables reported that there had been some concerns raised about work to
the barns along Bush Lane. On contacting the Mr Mark Newman, the owner, he could
confirm that :- Mr Newman has taken the barns back in hand and is repairing them
to store grain. They will be used solely by Mr Newman and as a result there
should be fewer large vehicles in the village. Deliveries will be in and out via
the A303 junction at the Thruxton end of Bush Lane.
Mr B Few-Brown reported that the Bullington Wind Farm planning application has
been turned down, he was sure that EDF Energy will appeal. This was noted.
WATCH REPORT - Provided by Mrs J Venables
OPEN GARDENS & PLANT SALE - Provided by
Mrs J Venables
The Chairman wished to thank Judy Venables
for organizing such a successful event and to those to took part by opening
CLOSE OF THE MEETING
DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
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