This meeting was held following the Social Distancing guidelines during the Covid-19
Pandemic.


Minutes of the Quarley Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 3rd August 2021 in the Quarley Village Hall at 7.30pm.


Present: Cllr Mrs J Ferguson - Chairman

Cllr Mrs A Thorne

Cllr Mr T Shelley

Cllr Mr N Constable

Cllr Mrs S Leech

Richard Waterman Parish Clerk

Borough Councillor Mrs M Flood

Borough Councillor Mr D Coole


Apology: County Councillor Mr C Donnelly


WELCOME.

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting


DECLARATION OF INTEREST.

Cllr Mrs J Ferguson declared an interest in Quarley Church.

Cllr Mrs A Thorne declared an interest in Quarley Church.


PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY.

The Clerk reported that TVBC have informed him that the Parish Council can co-opt to fill the vacancy.

Cllr Mrs J Ferguson proposed that Mrs Sally Leech be co-opted on to the Parish Council, this was seconded by Cllr Mrs A Thorne. All agreed.


Mrs Sally Leech signed the Declaration of Office. The Chairman welcomed Cllr Mrs S Leech onto the Parish Council.


MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING.

The Chairman signed the minutes of the previous meeting as a true record. Matters arising from those minutes:


PLAY EQUIPMENT The Clerk reported that the Capital Grant application is progressing, and he hoped to have some positive news by the next meeting.


The Clerk reported that there is a large charge on the Play Equipment quote for an ISO Container for overnight storage of materials. The Clerk suggested that the Village
Hall be asked if they would allow the materials to be stored in the hall, this would save a considerable amount of money. Cllr Mr T Shelley will enquire.


SOLAR FARM Cllrs Mr T Shelley and Mr N Constable spoke about the proposed Solar Farm:
  • The Solar Farm extension has been reduced in size; the Applicant is not keen to reduce it any further.
  • A meeting to discuss the Commercial Side has taken place. It is unlikely that there will be a lump sum, an annual payment has been discussed.
  • Slitting the annual payment between Amport (50%), Quarley (40%) and Thruxton (10%) has been tentatively discussed. Nothing has been agreed
    and further discussions are to be held.
  • The Applicant intends to carry out a leaflet drop to the residents of Quarley. A presentation to the village has been asked for but nothing had been
    agreed.
  • It is planned to build a bund around the perimeter closest to the village, extensive hedge planting on top of the bund will help the solar farm to blend
    into the landscape.
  • Cllrs Mr T Shelly and Mr N Constable will continue to engage with Amport Parish Council and the Applicant.


FINANCE.
Financial Position 3rd August 2021


Expenditure May, June and July.

HCC Street Lighting    
                 105.85
P Reynolds Audit    
                     145.00
R.N. Waterman Administration    
150.00
Mr B Pearce Village Maintenance 120.00

                                        520.85


Bank Account Balance 13,593.17


PLANNING.

There were no new Planning Applications to discuss.


WORK PARTY - TREES ON VILL
AGE GREEN.
The Parish Council discussed holding a work party to tidy up around the Village Green and Village Hall. Cllr Mr T Shelley will speak to the Village Hall to see if they have any
objections to the general tidy-up.


BOROUGH COUNCILLOR MRS M FLOOD.

Cllr Mrs M Flood reported that the Lights Vaccine Centre will move into the Chantry Centre, this will allow the Lights to re-open as Theatre again. At a recent Civic Service
all the Villages were named and thanked for their work during the Covid-19 Pandemic.


2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) published their initial proposals for new parliamentary constituencies on 8 June 2021. The 2023 review was formally
launched in January this year and the BCE are required to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is more equal. They are now inviting feedback on the
proposed boundaries as part of an eight-week consultation process. A second consultation will commence in Spring 2022, with a final four-week consultation on the
revised plans in autumn 2022. The proposed constituencies for the Southeast, along with interactive maps, guidance and more details about the review, can be found on
their website:
https://boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk/2023-review/south-east/

In summary, the BCE are proposing that the Test Valley Borough Wards are split between three constituencies:
The proposal for Quarley Parish is Romsey & Southampton North Constituency: the sitting Member of Parliament is Caroline Nokes.

BOROUGH COUNCILLOR MR D COOLE
Cllr Mr D Coole reported that there is to be an Andover Stakeholders meeting and there are plans to improve Vigo Recreation Ground, a consultation is to be held to
gage the views of residents.


PARISH COUNCILLORS REPORTS.

CLLR MRS J FERGUSON Spoke about the Pill Hill Group, the representatives from the Parishes along the Pill Hill Brook, the first meeting was very positive, a further
meeting is to be held in September. Southern Water have stated that they will reline the sewage pipes rather than replace. Over pumping with tankers is on-going.


CLOSE OF THE MEETING.

The Chairman thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting.


DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

19th October 2021 at 6pm

 
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