9 Brindle Parish Council Website

Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Brindle Parish Council website.

The aim of the site is to keep parishioners informed of the Council's activities and proceedings. Also, the site provides an archive of minutes and other Parish Council documents. We will undertake to keep the site up to date and relevant.

The Parish Council Meetings are held about every 6 weeks at 7-30pm on a Monday at various venues around the parish

Members of the public can attend so please come along to see what we do for the parish.

We also want to hear your views on the site, the good, the bad, the missing, the irrelevant. Please pass your views to the Webmaster or any Parish Councillor.

Darren Cranshaw

Chairman.

Parish Council News

The Parish Council considered the following matters:-

PARISH COUNCIL - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:

Darren Cranshaw was re-appointed Chairman of the Parish Council at the Annual General Meeting.

David Metcalfe was appointed Vice Chairman.

HIGHWAY MATTERS: (A). FLOODING:

The County Council say the ditches in Windmill Lane, Dover Lane and Duxon Hill have been cleaned. This is disputed and the County Council has been asked to carry out a further inspection. The blocked drains at Birchin Lane and at Oram Road near Yew Tree Cottage would also be looked at. Most of the drains in Marsh Lane have been cleaned.

(B). PRIVATE ROAD:

The work is expected to start in four weeks.

(C). HIGH COP - SIGN:

The County Council sign near High Cop Farm is still to be replaced. The County Council has been asked to do the work as soon as possible.

(D). HIGH COP - SALT BIN:

The Chairman (Councillor D. Cranshaw) had previously reported that the County Council was asked to repair the bin,however, nothing had been done.

The County Council replied that officers had completed an assessment based upon current criteria and it fell far short of the minimum requirements for a bin to be replaced and serviced on the highway. Key areas that it did not fulfil the criteria included that there were zero pedestrian movements observed and that there were zero properties with which this was their only route. As the footway was little used if at all and as there was an alternative route in any case the County Council could not support the request. It was noted that Denham Lane was on the secondary gritting route which would be treated as soon as possible during periods of continuous ice and snow, but only when the priority road network was treated and clear and there were gritters available to carry out salting of the secondary routes. In the circumstances the County Council has been asked to remove the bin .

(D). HILLHOUSE LANE/ORAM ROAD:

The damaged signs have been repaired

(F). MANHOLE COVERS:

The County Council has arranged or the repair of the manhole covers.

(L). POTHOLES:

The pothole on Sandy Lane near Holm Lea Farm has been repaired . Another one in Marsh Lane has been reported.

PLANNING REPORT:

(A). DECISIONS:

The following decisions have been made since the last meeting of the Parish Council.

1. Single storey rear extension following demolition of existing rear porch and side conservatory 28 Bournesfield (App no 17/00167/FULHH) Applicant Mr. Thomson - Lindsay.- Granted.

2. Demolition of existing rear porch proposed construction of a front porch and construction of two storey rear extension 22 Top oth Lane. (App no 16/01190/FULHH) Applicants Mr. and Mrs. Lockwood. - Granted

(B) APPLICATIONS:

The following applications have been received since the last meeting.

1. Retrospective application to change the use of 2 holiday cottages to residential dwellings Breworth Fold Farm Marsh Lane (App no 17/00455/FUL) Applicant Mrs Johnson

2. Erection of rear/side extension measuring 5.4m depth eaves height 0 2.25m and maximum height of 3.9m 4 Smithy Close (App No 1700431PDE) Applicant Mr. Mercer.

3. Notice of intention to install telecommunications equipment telecommunications mast site Duxon Hill Farm Duxon Hill (App no 17/00502/NOT) Applicant 9WHP Telecoms Ltd.

(C) UNAUTHORISED USE - TOWN HOUSE FARM:

The Parish Council was informed of the latest position regarding the unauthorised use. The vehicles have been relocated but the site needs restoring to its former condition.

APPLICATIONS FOR GRANT

(A) BRINDLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY:

A grant of £100.00 was made.

(B) BRINDLE VOICE :

The Clerk submitted a letter from Brindle Voice indicating changes to the format and organisation of the publication. They sought the views of the Parish Council on this The Clerk reminded the Parish Council that their newsletter was published in the Brindle Voice The Parish Council noted the proposed changes to the publication of Brindle Voice and in view of the increased costs of the publication agreed to a revised contribution towards the cost amounting to £150.00.this donation would be subject to further review in the future.

PARISH PLAN - BENCHES:

Work is proceeding on the provision of a stone bench at Workhouse Lane.

With regard to the bench at Oram Road the County Council has granted permission to the siting of the bench. A site meeting has been held with the contractor.

BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION:

The Annual Visit by Best Kept Village Inspectors will be held in June they will be looking at the general appearance and tidiness of the village. The Parish Council is arranging a tidy up the site of the former phone box site in Water Street. The Parish Pound plaque will also get a makeover.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Monday 10th July 2017 at.7.30 p.m. at the Community Hall Water Street Brindle.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.



T. Harkness MAY 2017

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