Quarley Parish Council Minutes - 18th October 2016
Minutes of the Quarley Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 18th October
Quarley Village Hall at 7.30 pm.
||Cllr Mrs J Ferguson - Chairman
Cllr Mr W Marshall - Vice Chairman
Mrs A Thorne
Mr Nick Constable
Cllr Mr R Whiting
Richard Waterman - Parish Clerk
Councillor Mr Ben Few Brown
Councillor Mrs Z Brooks, Mrs J Venables
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Cllr Mrs J Ferguson declared an interest in Quarley Church.
OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING.
The Chairman signed the minutes of the previous meeting as a true record.
Matters arising from those minutes:-
HIGHWAYS – Highways have still not tackled
the build up of gravel on the last bend towards Grateley. The road to Grateley
is full of pot holes and is breaking up in places due to tree roots. These
issues will be reported on line to Hampshire Highways.
The increase in Nelson Lorries driving
through the village was discussed at length.
R Whiting stated that there are four blind spots through the village, with
the large number of these lorries coming through he felt that it’s an
accident waiting to happen.
has been noted that Nelson’s have been sending a road sweeper through the
R Whiting has done some investigating and reported that Hampshire Highways
are responsible for the road repairs if there is extraordinary or continuous
traffic using the route.
was reported that there are some bad potholes between Quarley Wood House and
Quarley Manor Farm on the Grateley Road.
Chairman stated that all repairs must first be reported on the Hampshire
County Council Web Site.
was felt that an approach to Nelson’s was needed, although it has also
been noted that Nelson Drivers are being more courteous to other road users.
was suggested that Mr Langdown be contacted and asked if he could please cut
back his hedge adjacent to the woodland at the Amport end of Skew Lane. Due
to the overgrown hedge vehicles are now using the verge and it is becoming
rutted and muddy.
The Parish Council discussed extending the
30mph speed limit back to the Cholderton Road. The Clerk was asked to write to
Hampshire Highways to request the extension of the speed limit.
SOLAR FARM – The Clerk reported that he
had no news to report on the promised £10,000. The Clerk stated that he has
spoken to Susanne Hoare, the Amport Clerk, Amport Parish
Council have not been paid the promised money and have complained to TVBC, who
have been unable to help. It has been reported that the original solar company
have gone bust, but this has not been confirmed.
Financial Position 1st April 2016 to 17th October 2016
Balance in the Bank £3,806.22
16/02303/FULLN – To remove the existing bell frame
and replace with a new reinforced frame on a new concrete base; to refurbish and
return the existing railings and re-hang bells within the new frame
(Retrospective – amendments to bell frame) –
St Michaels Church, Quarley. – SUPPORT.
NOTIFICATION – In the case of Conservation
Area notification, the Local Planning Authority does not have the ability to
refuse these works.
16/02489/TREEN - remove Hornbeam
and Silver Birch Pollard Wild Plum – Church View, 6 Etwall.
MR BEN FEW-BROWN
Cllr Mr B Few-Brown had nothing to report.
Mrs J Venables had nothing to report other than she is standing down as the
Quarley Representative on the 1st January 2017. Mrs J Venables has
sent an email around to her alert list to let them know and asking for a
volunteer to take over.
CLLR MRS A THORNE – Suggested that the Parish Council should look into having
a Quarley Face Book Page. The page could be used to keep the village informed of
events etc. This was discussed.
Cllr Mr N Constable will look into setting
up Face Book page and report back to the Councillors. The Clerk was asked to put
this on the Agenda for the next meeting.
Cllr Mrs A Throne suggested that
resurrecting the Village Fete might be a good idea, it was a good community
event that raised money for the Church and the Village Hall. The Parish Council
thought this a good idea and the matter would be discussed further.
CLLR MR N CONSTABLE – Spoke about the poor
broadband in the village. BT are not very forthcoming with information on when
the service will be improved.
OF THE MEETING
The Chairman thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting.
OF THE NEXT MEETING
17th January 2017