Pakenham Parish Council Minutes - 15th April 2002

Meeting of

PAKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 15 APRIL 2002

IN THE PAVILION AT 7.30 PM

PRESENT: Cllr D Dorling, Cllr J Mangnall, Cllr H Painter, Cllr P Smith, Cllr A Cox, PC Kidd (part), Mr J Culley (part), Mr B Buckle (part), Ms S Buckle (part), Mr S Inglis (part), Cllr L Couper (part), Mrs J Brookman, Clerk.

1. APOLOGIES: Apologies were received from Mrs V White and Cllr L Couper.

2. MINUTES: The minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2002 were approved and signed as a true record.
The minutes of the additional meeting held on 28 March 2002 were approved and signed as a true record.

3. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:

(i) THE DELL: It was confirmed that Jim Couper had cut down the two trees in The Dell and that David Thrower had been asked to seal the top entrance.

(ii) ROAD MATTERS - FEN ROAD: Cllr Dorling confirmed that he had spoken to Mr Jacobi regarding the visibility at the boundary of the property.

(iii) VEHICLE DISMANTLING CENTRE, THURSTON ROAD PAKENHAM: Cllr Dorling had inspected the area and found Pakenham FP 15 to be clear.

(iv) CHURCH DRIVE: Cllr Painter had obtained samples and costings of materials that could be used at the site, matter to be discussed at sub committee.

(v) RISK ASSESSMENT SEMINAR: Cllr Mangnall had attended the seminar and outlined the greatest hazards were childrens play areas and cemeteries. Parish Councils were advised to assess risks/hazards and outline all precautions taken when completing risk assessment documentation.

(vi) COMMUNITY EMERGENCY PLANNING: Cllr Smith Confirmed that permission was to be obtained from each individual person listed on the emergency plan for their details to be included and he would endeavour to do this to complete the necessary paperwork.

(vii) THE QUEEN'S GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS: It was agreed to hold a formal meeting at The Fox to formalise the proposed arrangements for the event.

(viii) STREET LIGHTING - THE OWELL: Mrs V White had confirmed to Cllr Dorling that she was still hopeful that the new proposed lighting would go ahead but an exact date was not known.

4. POLICE REPORT: 
Pc Kidd reported that silk flowers from the cemetery had been stolen and then returned, the Marie Curie collection box containing £30 had been stolen from the Post Office and that the front window of a property in The Owell had been broken. Pc Kidd confirmed that he had received details requesting more street lighting for The Owell and had written to the Borough Council supporting this request.

The Chairman adjourned the formal meeting and welcomed those present.

OPEN SESSION:

(i) Mr Culley asked if it would be possible for sand to be spread at times of bad weather, the Chairman confirmed that the County Council supplied the sand and salt and a majority of the parish council voted that there should not be one named individual responsible for carrying out this duty but that it could be the act of anyone deeming it a sensible act in times of bad weather.
(ii) Messrs. Buckle and Inglis explained the circumstances supporting their planning application concerning Cotswold, Fen Road, Pakenham.

The Chairman and Councillor Cox then left the meeting before the said application was discussed by the Parish Council.
Cllr Mangnall took the Chair to consider the planning application with the remainder of councillors present.

5. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

New Applications

(i) SE/02/1406/P - Cotswold, Fen Road, Pakenham - Erection of detached three bedroom annexe (following demolition of existing garage). The Parish Council objected to the proposed plans, Clerk to outline these details in reply to the application.

Cllrs Dorling and Cox returned to the meeting.

(ii) SE/02/1759/P - Oakdene, Mill Road, Pakenham – (a) Retention of detached double garage; and (b) erection of replacement store. No objections to this application but confirmation to be requested regarding the scale shown on front view plan.

Past Applications

(i) TP068(1966)2 - 1 Manor Garth, Pakenham - Pollard Horse Chestnut (T1) in front garden protected by a Preservation Order. Consent had been given.

(ii) TP065(1980)6 - Mulberry House, Pakenham - (a)Fell two Limes (T1), Lime coppiced stump (T2) and group of Sycamore (T5); (b) crown lift to 4m and crown thin by 30% four Limes (T3, T4, T6, T7); and (c) crown reduce by 30% Evergreen Oak (T8) protected by a Tree Preservation Order. Consent had been given.

(iii) SE/02/1317/P - The Willows, Bell Corner, Pakenham - Provision of pitched roof over existing flat roofed garage.- Permission had been granted.

(iv) SE/02/1018/P - Meadow Garth, Mill road, Pakenham - Erection of hay barn/shelter. Permission had been granted.

6. THE DELL:
Cllr Dorling reported that some of the fencing around The Dell was in poor repair and in need of replacing, a quote had been received. Cllr Painter proposed that the work be carried out as soon as was practicable and was seconded by Cllr Cox. Cllr Dorling to contact Mr Thrower to carry out the work and also to trim the tree at the entrance to the property adjacent to The Dell.

7. FINANCE REPORT:

Cheques signed since the last meeting:
706
Mr AJ Hosken wages for March
£97.50
707
Clerk's wages for March
£89.66
708
Cllr J Mangnall - new keys cut
£14.85
709
Inland Revenue - Clerk's tax 3 months
£75.24
Cheques to be signed:
710
Mr AJ Hosken wages for April
£97.50
711
Clerk's wages for April
£89.66
712
Suffolk ACRE Subscription
£20.00
713
SLCC publication on Accounts
£11.95

8. PARISH COUNCIL CODE OF CONDUCT AND REGISTER OF INTERESTS:
The meeting agreed to adopt from Monday, 15 April, 2002 the Model Code of Conduct as set out in Statutory Instruments 2001 No 3576 The Parish Councils (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2001 in accordance with Section 51 Local Government Act 2000.
Forms to be completed to compile the Register of Members'Interests were given to all councillors present and it was requested they be returned to the clerk by 3 May 2002.

9. CORRESPONDENCE:
· A letter from DEFRA concerning the misuse of pesticides and illegal use of pesticides which can lead to suffering and deaths to pets and wildlife. Posters to be displayed on the two notice boards.
· Letter from SCC, Environment and Transport Department re A143 Pakenham Flood Relief Scheme containing details of the planned work scheduled for June 2002.
· West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind are looking for a volunteer to run a monthly social club for the blind and partially-sighted people who live in Bury St Edmunds.Letter to be displayed on the two notice boards.
· East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust would like to hear from local people about their experience of the service. The notice to be displayed on the two notice boards.
· Letter from SCC, Environment and Transport Department re Anti-Speeding Campaign: Young Driver which included publicity material for a campaign entitled "For My Girlfriend" which targets young drivers, especially males aged between 17-25 year old. Literature to be displayed on the notice boards.
· Notes of a meeting between Cllr Dorling and Mr Peter Hay held on 30 March 2002 were circulated for information. 

10. DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
The Annual Parish Meeting is to be held on Monday 13 May 2002 in the Village Hall commencing at 7.30 pm followed by the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council.

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