PAKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 12 OCTOBER 2004
THE VILLAGE HALL, PAKENHAM AT 7.30 PM
PRESENT: Cllr J Mangnall, Cllr H Painter, Cllr D Dorling, Cllr L Couper, Cllr R Griffin, Cllr P Smith, Cllr V White, Mr C Palfrey and J Brookman (clerk).
APOLOGIES: Pc S Chapman and Cllr C Spicer.
1.0 - DECLARATION OF INTERESTS: Cllr Mangnall and Cllr Smith declared an interest in any matters relating to the village hall.
2.0 - PUBLIC FORUM:
Mr Palfrey addressed the meeting on behalf of the Ixworth Branch of the Royal British Legion confirming that the Royal British Legion organise the parade and carry out the risk assessment for the parade.
3.0 - POLICE REPORT:
4.0 - BOROUGH COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
As a ward member Cllr Spicer asked Mr Massey, Corporate Director if the 1985 application re Upper Town was still alive. Legal counsel deemed the application had lapsed, council members upheld this ruling.
The Chief Executive, Deborah Cadman much appreciated her visit to Pakenham in August.
Cllr Spicer advised that his main committee is the Cattle Market Working Party. Public consultation had considerable effect upon the Developer and Architect in respect of design of the houses and public venue, materials to be used and the link between old town and new town. The parking and access roads are being addressed by the Borough and Suffolk County Council highways. Details of all the above are to be announced in the press and to parish councils shortly.
5.0 - COUNTY COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
The conditions placed on Shetland Boats are for an 18 month period, Cllr White to ensure that the renewal is followed through and any vehicle gaining access via the village should be noted and reported to Cllr White.
The horse warning signs have not yet been erected, Cllr White to chase.
No news regarding the Quiet Lanes initiative.
Cllr White has reported that the Broadway has considerable silting and has requested a site visit by the County Council.
Cllr White requested that the parish council continued to support Gt Barton and Ingham for improvements from the Local Transport Plan.
Cllr White had attended a Police Forum which included a CID presentation and speeding initiatives.
6.0 - MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS:
7.0 - CLERK'S REPORT:
The Environment Agency have confirmed that they are unable to supply a survey for The Street relating to the flood plain.
8.0 - PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
SE/04/3329/P Fen House, Fen Road, Pakenham. Applicant Mr G Evans. Erection of two storey side extension (revised scheme). No observations.
SE/04/3324/LB Newe House, Fen Road, Pakenham. Applicant Mr C Spicer. Replacement of existing ladder access to cellar by part demolition of existing timber stair and installation of new timber stair and handrail. No observations.
SE/04/3237/P Priory Farmhouse, Bury Road, Ixworth. Applicant Mr & Mrs G Werrell. Erection of (i) detached double garage with workshop on first floor; (ii) pitched roof to existing utility; and (iii) two storey extension, conservatory and open porch canopy to rear/east elevation (following demolition of single storey addition).
The Parish Council's observations were that the back extension and garage are completely out of character with the front of the property and not in-keeping with the historic properties of Ixworth or a conservation area.
SE/04/3240/LB Priory Farmhouse, Bury Road, Ixworth. (i)Demolition of single storey addition and garage; (ii) erection of pitched roof to existing utility; (iii) erection of two storey extension, conservatory and open porch canopy to rear/east elevation; (iv) reinstatement of former brick wall to garden; (v) replacement of windows and door; (vi) interior alterations on first floor; (vii) insertion of rooflight; and (viii) re-rendering exterior. No observations.
OUTCOME OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
SE/04/1016/P Manor Farm, Upper Town, Pakenham. Refused.
SE/04/3694/P Fen House, Fen Road, Pakenham. Granted.
SE/04/2611/LB Old Farm House, The Street, Pakenham. Granted.
SE/04/2708/P Pakenham Lodge, The Street, Pakenham. Granted.
SE/04/2924/LB Newe House, Fen Road, Pakenham - provision of stairs to provide access to cellar. Withdrawn.
SE/04/2726/P & SE/04/2727/LB Redcastle Farm, Brand Road, Gt Barton. Granted.
SE/04/2814/P Old Hall Farm, Thurston Road, Pakenham. Granted.
9.0 - FINANCE REPORT AND ANNUAL ACCOUNTS AND PRECEPT:
The Auditor's had queried the reserves held by the Parish Council for the past two years, only one year's precept should be held as a reserve. The parish council confirmed that the present reserves are held for the parish car park at St Mary's Church (£12,500); management plan and work to be carried out at The Dell (£2,000 and £10,000); sand/grit bins (£500).
A financial report for the 6 months to 30 September 2004 were presented. A draft precept was proposed and is to be approved/amended when presented to the next meeting.
10.0 - THE DELL:
11.0 - THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION PARADE:
12.0 - CCTV CAMERA AND SECURITY LIGHTS:
13.0 - FOOTPATH AND FOOTPATH LEAFLETS:
14.0 - CAR PARK AT ST MARY'S CHURCH, PAKENHAM:
15.0 - CORRESPONDENCE:
Letter from St Edmundsbury Borough Council explaining that in December 2003 the role of Dog Warden changed; accordingly, to reflect the new responsibilities the job title has been changed to Animal Warden. The responsibilities still entail dealing with dog related problems and have been expanded to include the licensing and inspecting pet shops, riding establishments, dog boarding and breeding kennels and any animal related premises that require licences. Also deal with other animal related complaints such as noise and odour but not welfare complaints as these are the responsibility of the RSPCA. Any animal related problems in the Parish should be notified to this department.
The Licensing Act, 2003. The government has now made an order to the effect that the period for transition regarding The Licensing Act 2003 will commence 7 February 2005. The Borough Council must have adopted and published its Licensing Policy Statement before this date, to be able to carry out its licensing functions under this Act. The Council has now published a draft statement of licensing policy and can be viewed on www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk/sebc/live/licensing.
A free talk is being offered by Routes to Advice Project. A 40 minute talk highlights the rights that individuals have in area such as welfare, benefits, housing, debt, employment, relationships and discrimination. This is a Social Care Services initiative.
Flood Action Update, September issue.
Letter from Friends of Pakenham Windmill requesting help with the cost of repairs and painting to help keep the windmill in good condition. The Parish Council are invited to look around the mill and see what needs to be done, painting and tarring work has just started at the cost of £4,000, this needs to be done every 4 years if possible, and a donation would be appreciated. It was noted that in 1997 £500 had been precepted for this charity upon receipt of details of it's constitution and trustees. Clerk confirm that these had not been received to date. Clerk to request these details and confirmation of the charity status and report back.
Letter from Pyramids requesting financial support for the Playbus service. £100 donation agreed.
Woolpit Medical Services have applied for an extension to the period before opening until 1 November 2006, this was approved by the Pharmacy and Dispensing Sub-Committee.
Notice of a Modification Order and copy of the Order adding bridleways in the parishes of Pakenham, Thurston and Norton from Suffolk County Council.
Invitation to Havebury Rural Housing Seminars to be held 29 October.
Victim Support Suffolk requesting a contribution towards their service for Victims of Crime. Request declined.
Letter from Mrs Weaver outlining difficulties experienced by delivery vehicles trying to locate Upper House, Upper Town, Pakenham. Cllr Painter to contact owner and request the house be clearly named.
16.0 - OPEN FORUM:
Clerk to establish if Anglia Water have a clearing out regime for all the storm drains on a regular basis.
Cllr Couper reported that the grants for Local Transport Scheme have been stopped but that the information collated in the report could be used to lobby local bus companies.
Cllr Mangnall confirmed that she has attended the Police Forum held at Ixworth Police Station and the Bright Ideas meeting with Havebury; the Community Action meeting scheduled for the 15 October had been postponed.
17.0 - DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
The meeting was closed at 10.05 pm.