A meeting of Hartington Nether Quarter Parish Council
was held on Monday, 5th November 2018 at 7.30pm in Biggin Village Hall

Present:  J Brindley, D Currington, S McCurrach and the clerk, S Hampson.  There were     three members of the public in attendance for part of the meeting.

Part 1 non-confidential information

18.11.1 Apologies
Apologies had been received in advance from J Bonsall and J Coles.

18.11.2 Declaration of personal/prejudicial interest of councillors
There was no need, by any member present, to complete an entry in the register

18.11.3 Minutes of the previous meeting
The minutes of the previous meeting had been displayed on the noticeboard, the website and forwarded to councillors in advance of the meeting.

Resolved:  To accept the minutes a true record of proceedings (Prop DC Sec JBr)

18.11.4 Matters arising from pre-meeting
There were no matters arising; items covered by the agenda items. A response had been received from one of the trail rangers at Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) regarding dog fouling on the trail. He was sorry to hear of the school children’s experience. He had looked at a section of trail and found a lot of sheep droppings due to a neighbour’s collapsed wall and some dog faeces on the trail verges. He will look at any appropriate signage which may help to deal with irresponsible dog owners. Dog owners are asked to clear up after their dogs via the trails code of conduct signage. General waste bins are at all of their car parks where dog waste bags can be disposed of.

It was reported that felt had blown off the parish council’s shed roof.  An emergency repair will be required.

Resolved:  to approach the grounds person to effect the necessary repairs.

Street light 103571 was reported as not working.  Another light was also advised as not working but the lighting column number will need to be provided.

The clerk had reported incidents of fly tipping at Heathcote and Cardlemere Lane to Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC).

18.11.5 Public speaking procedures document
The members of the public in attendance were familiar with the document.

18.11.6 Public speaking
There were three members of the public in attention.  During this section it was reported that the tree near the pinfold has died.

Resolved:  Mrs Currington will donate a replacement tree and arrange for it to be planted.

18.11.7 PCSO and Community Speed Watch
It was reported that on two occasions a Community Speed Watch has taken place between 9.00 and 10.15 am approximately.  Motorists were made aware through signage and the operators wearing high visibility clothing.  This took place on Main Street and Drury Lane but none of the vehicles observed were breaking the speed limit.  The exercise will be repeated in the Spring, Awareness has now been raised although repeating the exercise at alternatives times may be more revealing.

18.11.8 Biggin Village Hall Trusteeship
The chairman of the village hall advised that there was no further update as the contact at Rural Action Derbyshire had not been able to devote time to this since the last meeting.

Resolved:  To place the matter on future agendas.

18.11.9 Village entrances and signs
Mrs Currington and Mrs Coles had not had the opportunity to measure the width of grass verges to accommodate the gateway style entrances on all entrances to the village to see if these type of signs can be accommodated.

18.11.10 Defibrillator
A notice regarding personnel trained in the use of the community defibrillator had been placed on the noticeboard and will appear in the next edition of News and Views.

18.11.11 Heathcote Mere, plinth and interpretation panel, Heathcote Mere seats and signs
A very fascinating and successful site meeting had been attended by Mrs D Currington and Mrs S McCurrach together with the consultant and the quarry manager at Longcliffe.  A suitable stone was selected during the meeting for the purpose of supporting the interpretation panel. The stone will need to be dressed for the purpose.  The stone has character including fossils. Transportation of the stone from Longcliffe to Heathcote still needs to be arranged. The stone will be sunk into the ground.  The final check of the contents of the interpretation panel had taken place.

Resolved:  Mrs Currington will seek advice from her father regarding the transportation of the stone.

18.11.12 Pinfold and gate
Mrs Currington and Mrs Coles had measured the Pinfold gate. Mrs Coles had made enquiries from a local merchant for a replacement item and had forwarded details of the costs involved to the clerk in advance of the meeting.  As the gate is an irregular size the cost will be £175 + VAT excluding brackets and fittings.  The original gate could possibly be sanded and repaired but this may not be cost effective.

Resolved:  To place an order for a new gate and to seek quotes from local tradesmen to hang the new gate.

 18.11.13 Remembrance Day
An official temporary road closure had been applied for by the clerk and posters had been received. The clerk had made enquiries and ordered a wreath through the British Legion for the parish council member to lay on 11th November.

An enquiry had been received regarding the placement of unofficial road closure signs to provide further advertising of the forthcoming road closure.  The school children have contributed to a beautiful poppy festival display in the church.

Resolved:  Mrs McCurrach to responsible for arranging refreshments for Remembrance Day and to be reimbursed at the following meeting.  Receipts to be retained.

Resolved:  To advise the enquirer that unofficial road closure signs can be placed on condition that the times coincide with the official posters displayed from DDDC and the time displayed on the parish council’s website.

18.11.14 Highway issues
Mrs Coles had advised the clerk in advance of the meeting of incidents of fly tipping at Heathcote and on Cardlemere Lane.  The clerk had reported these to Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC) requesting that these be removed but there may be a charge for this service.

18.11.15 Items of account, salaries, grounds person, HMRC

Cq 1072 S Hampson November Internet Provision £10.00
Cq 1073 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Wreath £17.00
Cq 1074 S Hampson November clerk’s salary £182.57
Cq 1075 S Hampson Reimbursement of Expenses £9.88
Cq 1076 G Tilson Salary & 4 months extra areas £192.63

18.11.16 Planning applications, planning sub-committee and appeals
A new application had been received for the Ivy House. This was for variations/removal of conditions previously granted.

Resolved:  To support the above planning application

18.11.17 Correspondence and communication
Correspondence included:  DCC Banish the cold campaign, mobile library dates for Biggin:  7 November and 5 December, DALC circulars, contested election fee costs for budget consideration.  Snow warden scheme.  Mrs Mc Currach advised that her husband would be prepared to act as a snow warden for Biggin.

Resolved:  to advise DCC of the information of the new snow warden

18.11.18 Items for the next agenda
Heathcote Mere, defibrillator, village entrances, Village Hall Trusteeship, pinfold, disposal of assets, budget, grit bins.  Additional items to be compiled by the clerk.

18.10.19 Date of the next meeting
Monday, 3rd December 2018

Part 2 Confidential information
The member of the public left the meeting

18.9.19 Review of grounds person’s salary and contract
The clerk had forwarded the revised mowing contract to the grounds person.  Members discussed his response.

Resolved:  The clerk to forward further clarification of the pay award and to confirm that the number of cuts should not change from 2018.

Resolved:  to contact the grounds person about repairing the shed roof.

The meeting was declared closed at 8.50 pm.

Mrs S Hampson
9th November 2018

©Hartington Nether Quarter Parish Council minutes remain draft until approved by the parish council at the next meeting