Quarley Parish Council Minutes - 18th April 2017
Minutes of the Quarley Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 18th April
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
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Cllr Mrs J Ferguson declared an interest in Quarley Church.
OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN
It was proposed that Cllr Mrs J Ferguson remain as
chairman and Cllr Mr W Marshall remain as Vice Chairman. All agreed. Cllr Mrs J
Ferguson was elected Chairman and Cllr Mr W Marshall was elected Vice Chairman.
This year has proceeded as usual with the normal events coming onto the Agenda.
However, there have been two events that
have occurred in 2015 and required action from the Parish Council:
1. Solar Farm Application
2. Nelson HGVs coming through the
village to deliver ‘waste’ to Fox Farm Estates.
FARM APPLICATION, Bush Lane
The Parish council was originally informed of this Application in November 2014
and at the Autumn Parish Council Meeting, 18th November 2014 Mr.
David Dean of INRG Solar gave a Presentation.
This Solar Farm was given planning
permission and has been duly built.
At the presentation, Mr. David Dean told us that we would be given £10000.00,
as a contribution to the village to be administered by the Parish Council.
We have now been contacted by the Solar Farm Company who have sent a Legal
Agreement that is being currently checked by the Parish Council’s Solicitors.
HGVs TRAVELLING THROUGH QUARLEY TO FOX FARM ESTATE
This activity has been happening since the Christmas Season of 2013.
The lorries that were travelling through Monxton started to come through
Quarley, and occasionally Grateley.
Since this time TVBC has confirmed that they
consider this work to be ‘Permitted Development’.
The Chairman, Councilor J. Ferguson has contacted Mrs. N. Benjamin to see
if there has been any development regarding the Environment Agency or the
We had these HGVs coming through the village
at a great rate in October and November last year.
Then the activity ceased. We
have not been told why this has occurred. However,
I was contacted by Mrs. Zilliah Brooks to enquire if there had been accidents in
the village due to the Nelson HGVs. She
had been contacted as County Councilor, by a member of the public who had a
considerable amount of damage to her vehicle, by one of the Nelson HGVs.
She was going to pursue the matter.
In the past month I have seen the very occasional Nelson HGV coming through the
Some work has been done to the problems on our roads.
The build up of soil/gravel etc. on the right-hand side of the road on
the bend to Grateley was removed from the road surface.
Unfortunately, the spoil has just been left on the edge of the road and
is gradually returning to the road surface.
The general state of our roads do not
improve and we report any potholes to the Hampshire Highways.
OF YEAR ACCOUNTS
QUARLEY PARISH COUNCIL RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31ST
Valley Borough Council
- Western Air Grant
of Hall for meetings
137 Payments (Church)
Application for Church
AND PAYMENTS SUMMARY
Brought Forward 1/4/2016
Account 80686506 – 31/3/2017
Bank Account 80686506 – 31/3/2017
The Clerk reported that the accounts are to
be audited by Paul Reynolds the internal Auditor. The Parish Council agreed to
adopt the accounts and agreed with Section 1 - Annual governance statement and
Section 2 – Accounting Statement. Proposed by Cllr Mrs J Ferguson and seconded
by Cllr Mr W Marshall. The Chairman signed off the Audit Form.
OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING.
The Chairman signed the minutes of the previous meeting as a true record.
Matters arising from those minutes: -
HIGHWAYS –The Chairman stated that she has
reported the various potholes in the parish on the HCC Portal. The over grown
hedges. Offending hedges have been highlighted and reported to Highways.
SOLAR FARM – The Chairman had received
communication from the Solar Farm Company, they are giving Quarley £10,000 for
a village project. A contract was included for the Parish Council to sign, the
Chairman had forwarded this to the Parish Councillors prior to the meeting for
The contract stated that the solar farm is
in the Quarley Parish, it is in Amport Parish, so this needs to be changed to
the Village of Quarley. Cllr Mr R Whiting is concerned about the wording in
paragraph 4.2 of the contract and asked for clarification.
As a precaution, the Parish Council’s solicitor has been asked to review the
It was suggested that the £10,000 should be
used to provide a facility for the children of the village, possibly some
equipment on the Village green if everyone agreed.
There were no new planning applications to discuss at
Nothing to report.
COUNCILLOR MR B FEW-BROWN
Cllr Mr B Few-Brown reported that the Boundary Review of TVBC has recommended
that the current Amport ward (1 Borough Councillor) is amalgamated into the Anna
Ward (2 Borough Councillors) and that the new larger ward will only have two
Borough Councillors. These changes are to be implemented after 2019. Cllr Mr B
Few-Brown thought it unlikely that he would stand again as a Borough Councillor.
CLLR MR N CONSTABLE – Reported that he has been investigating Facebook with
the view to setting up a page for Quarley. The issue of getting out information
to the village was briefly discussed.
It was noted that since the HCC Re-cycling
Centre in Andover has started charging for building rubble there has been an
increase in fly tipping.
CLLR MRS A THORNE – Reported that the
Etwall Sign is broken. The Clerk will report this to TVBC.
CLLR MR R WHITING – Spoke about Fox Farm,
the large amount of tipping that has been allowed under the planning permission
granted by TVBC and the response from Paul Jackson the head of Planning at TVBC.
Cllr Mr R Whiting felt that this issue has been a complete travesty and badly
handled by TVBC.
OF THE MEETING
The Chairman thanked everyone for coming and closed the
OF THE NEXT MEETING
18th July 2017