PAKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 12 JANUARY 2004
THE VILLAGE HALL, PAKENHAM AT 7.30 PM
PRESENT: Cllr J Mangnall, Cllr D Dorling, Cllr L Couper, Cllr H Painter, Cllr R Griffin, Cllr P Smith, Pc Sue Barnes-Smith (Police), Cllr V White, Cllr C Spicer, Mr A Hosken, Mrs P Hunt and Mrs J Brookman (Clerk).
APOLOGIES: Cllr H Painter and Cllr J Speare
1.0 - DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
2.0 - PUBLIC FORUM:
3.0 - COUNTY COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
Cllr White was aware the playbus had access difficulties via The Dell but was aware that the trees were to be crown lifted so as to clear the route.
Regarding Mrs Finch's fall in December Jim Nunn confirmed that he would be sending out someone to survey the pavement.
It was confirmed that the hedge planting proposals had been agreed at the Willowdene site.
Cllr White advised that additional markings were proposed on the A143 (near The Bunbury).
4.0 - POLICE REPORT:
A Police Advice Centre will start on Tuesday 20 January from 1.30 to 3.30 pm at the Village Hall and continue on a weekly basis. Pakenham is the first village in Bury Rural to receive this facility.
An invitation to meet Inspector Becky Kidd-Stanton on 22 January in the Village Hall between 1.30 and 4.00 pm.
The Speed Indicator Device will be available again in early March.
The Chairman convened the meeting.
5.0 - MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:
6.0 - CLERK'S REPORT:
Cllr Griffin returned a cheque for £5.00 regarding a course fee for the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, as the course was full.
7.0 - PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
TCA03/984 North east and south east boundaries to The Dell, Pakenham - Crown lift trees to 5m above road situated within a Conservation Area. (applicant Pakenham Parish Council)
TPO236(1997)5 4 The Greenwoods, Pakenham - Crown lift to 5m over road one Oak(B) - (T8) protected by a Preservation Order (applicant Pakenham Parish Council)
The above applications have now been granted.
SE/03/3974/P Pelambech, Fen Road, Pakenham - Erection of single storey extension. No objection.
SE/04/3479/P Upper House (Denholm), Upper Town, Pakenham
SE/04/1016/P Manor Farm, Upper Town, Pakenham
OUTCOME OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS
SE/03/3522/P 14 The Owell, Pakenham
SE/03/2466.P Misty Meadows (formerly Orca), Fen Road, Pakenham
8.0 - EQUIPMENT FOR VILLAGE CLEANER:
9.0 - FINANCE REPORT:
10. - THE DELL:
11.0 - PARISH CAR PARK AT ST MARY'S CHURCH:
12.0 - VILLAGE HALL:
13.0 - CORRESPONDENCE:
Copy of letter from Planning Department to EE Mortimer & Sons (builders) regarding Barfield site. Builder offered to plan a native hedge on the boundary between plot 2 and the neighbouring property. This has been accepted under the terms of condition of the planning permission SE/01/2867/P.
Letter from A Wright & Son (Builders) specialising in stonemasonry work, happy to quote for cleaning, restoration or building work involving stone.
Parish Conference held on 17 November 2003. Follow up details of the event, including handouts given, hoped to become an annual event.
The Local Councillor.
Suffolk Hedgerow Survey Newsletter.
GO-East - Renewable Energy and the Planning System. Details of last years survey.
Suffolk CC - Environment & Transport - A143 Bend at Knutsford House, Great Barton/Pakenham - Local Safety Scheme. Clerk to reply steps outlined are a good start. Concern raised as to the plan circulated as it does not show the tightness of the bend on the road and that it was hoped that the department were working from more accurate plans.
Suffolk West NHS - Primary Care Trust. Draft of a Patent and Public Involvement Strategy.
Letter from St Edmundsbury BC Legal Department regarding the Buggy Club, requesting the name of Mr Chester's successor and if the lease is to be continued with. Clerk to confirm details of Cllr Speare and lease to be continued.
SALC re Suffolk Village of the Year Awards enquiring if Pakenham would be entering this competition in the future. Clerk to request competition details.
Offer from Stop Stansted Expansion to visit and give a presentation. Clerk to decline invitation.
14.0 - BOROUGH COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
The Havebury Neighbourhood Officer will be monitoring River Close gardens and car parking.
Mr Mervin Wake, Enforcement Officer for the BC aware of the situation regarding Shetland Boats who can trade and use the office at the site but need permission to manufacture. Clerk to write to Mr Wake and confirm that Shetland Boats are still operating and we have not yet received a planning application.
Willowdene/Barfield Site. Cllr Spicer to write to BC regarding planning applications to reiterate that Parish Councils should be informed of all changes to plans.
15.0 - QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR:
16.0 - DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
The meeting was closed at 9.50 pm.