Quarley Parish Council Minutes - 16th September 2014
Minutes of the Quarley Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 16th September
Quarley Village Hall at 7.30 pm.
||Cllr Mrs J Ferguson - Chairman
Cllr Mr W Marshall - Vice Chairman
Cllr Miss C Rowe
Cllr Mrs G Tubbs
Cllr Mr M Venables
Councillor Mr Ben Few Brown
Richard Waterman - Parish Clerk
Members of the Public - 2
Mrs J Venables - NHW
Mr R Whiting
County Councillor Mrs P West
WELCOME. The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.
DECLARATION OF INTEREST.
Cllr Mrs J Ferguson declared an interest in the
OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
The Chairman signed the minutes of the previous meeting as a true record.
Matters arising from those minutes :-
- All the roads in Quarley need attention, Highways have not repaired any of the
outstanding pot holes, additional potholes have now appeared. The Clerk reported
that there is a change of personnel in the Highways Department. The Officers
that have attended site meetings with the Parish Council have now all moved on
to other areas in HCC. The new Officers have not yet made contact with the
Parish Council, when they do another site meeting will be organized.
LIGHTS - the Clerk confirmed that HCC Street Lighting will be replacing the
three Quarley street lights with new more efficient lights that also do not emit
light pollution. No time scale has been given but should be before the end of
Payments issued since the June Meeting
R.N. Waterman Wages 3 x £41.67 by
Mr B Pearce Village
Broker Network Ltd Parish Council Insurance
- second half of the precept £1125
Balance in bank after the above movements = £1,431.46
- The Clerk reported that District Audit have signed off the accounts for the
year 2013/2014. No Issues were raised.
- Tree works - Threepeny Cottage, Quarley. The Parish Council had NO
OBJECTIONS to this planning application.
- Application by Nelson Plant Hire Ltd: Variation of condition 3 (operating Hours)
of planning permission 11/02569/CMAN at Nelson Recycling,
Homestead Farm, Weyhill Road, Penton Corner, Andover, SP11 0QX.
Chairman reported that letters of objection to this planning application have
been sent to Test Valley Borough Council. The Parish Council had hoped to
attend the Planning Meeting on the 17th September 2014 and had
booked a 3 minute slot to speak. Unfortunately due to work commitments Quarley
will not be represented at the meeting.
Parish Council discussed at length the issue of the Nelson Lorries coming
though the village. An increase in the operating hours is unacceptable -
deliveries on Sundays and Bank Holidays will have effect on the quality of
life for residents. The lorries are breaking up the village roads.
is understood that it would be difficult to stop the lorry movements as the
Georgia Farm site was granted planning permission, and the road is public
highway open to all vehicles. A sensible approach is needed to spread the
vehicle movement around the various villages.
Mr Ben Few-Brown reported that the original Planning Conditions for Georgia
Farm have been broken and that TVBC are now taking enforcement action.
The Chairman reported that the VDS Team are still waiting for a reply from
Mr Bibby at TVBC.
Chairman reported that she had attended the Test Valley Association of Parish
and Town Councils meeting on the 11th September. A presentation was
given by Steve Lees, the Head of Planning Policy and Transportation at TVBC.
Quarley has been designated as a Village with no development in the revised
Local Borough Plan.
The Clerk reported that he has contacted the War Memorial Commission to see if
there is any news on grant to refurbish the War Memorial. Due to the WW1
celebration this year there has been a delay in the grant process. The Clerk
will keep the Parish Council informed of any progress.
Chairman reported that Mr Jack Cullen has said he will refurbish the War
Memorial at cost and will not charge for his labour. The Parish Council thought
this a very generous offer.
The Chairman read out the following report from Mrs J Venables.
level crime continues across rural areas. Break-ins to sheds and
outbuildings remain favourite targets, and the theft of quad bikes
locally there have been examples of bogus callers and bogus gardeners/tree
surgeons demanding large sums of money for poor quality work.
Speedwatch – The Police & Crime Commissioner has allocated £135K
to supporting Community Speedwatch schemes – a maximum of £1K per
scheme to be used as
forwarded information about this in June suggesting that a
collaborative scheme might be more beneficial than an application
from a single village.
Alert – the police are moving their communications to local
individuals to one platform – www.hampshirealert.co.uk
All other e-newsletters and forms of electronic communication, eg the weekly
Country Watch newsletter, will cease from
April 2015 (if not sooner). Hampshire Alert allows registered users
to choose what they
want to hear about and how they want to be informed, eg by email,
text, pre-recorded phone message. It also allows 2-way communication.
Everyone is encouraged to register
now on the Alert system so that they can transition seamlessly to
that system when other
current systems are switched off.
MR BEN FEW-BROWN
Cllr Mr Ben Few-Brown had nothing to report.
CLLR MRS G TUBBS - Reported that the Etwall children are being blamed for taking
notices down off the notice board in the Bus Shelter. Cllr Mrs Tubbs wished it
to be noted that it is not the children but an Adult who is doing this.
Chairman suggested that if villagers had any notices to be displayed that they
give them to her and she will put them in the Parish Council locked notice
MR W MARSHALL - Spoke about new Potholes and a Village Defibrillator. The Clerk
reported that a Defibrillator and Box costs £1,450.
OF THE PUBLIC
It was brought to the Parish Council’s attention that several of the posts
around the war memorial are loose. This was noted.
Parish Council were asked if they were the body to approach as there is interest
in running the Village Hall as a Social Club again. The Chairman stated that the
Village hall Trustees would need to be approached.
The Chairman reported that she had received a letter from Fox Farm Estate
expressing concerns about possible Traffic Calming in Quarley. This was noted,
the Chairman has acknowledged receipt as there was nothing else to report.
OF THE MEETING
The Chairman thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting.
OF THE NEXT MEETING
18th November 2014 in the Quarley Village Hall at 7.30pm