Pakenham Parish Council Minutes - 4th September 2007

Meeting of



PRESENT:  Cllr M Sargent, Cllr H Painter, Cllr R Griffin, Cllr D Dorling, Cllr N Farthing, Cllr A Kibbel, Borough Cllr C Spicer, County Cllr R Hopfensperger Several members of the public also attended.
Mrs M Gardiner (clerk) was in attendance.

1 - Apologies for absence: Cllr M Bryant

2 - Borough Councillor's report:
Recycling Presentation in Stanton Village Hall at 7pm on Tuesday 16 October 2007. All welcome.
Shetland Boats Planning Enforcement Officer visited the site again on 27th June. Mr Reiman confirmed that moulds are being removed and no manufacturing is taking place on this site. A further visit will be made in September.
Anderson's pit A further application was received by the Clerk today. A copy of Mr Rollin's letter to Mr Anderson will be sent to the Chairman.
Manor Farm pigs Cllr Spicer has written to Mr Whitwell requesting the pigs are moved further from residential properties. He also asked for safe access and no slurry on the road. There is no date yet for the public meeting.

3 - County Councillor's report:
Manor Farm pigs - Cllr Hopfensperger has kept the County Council aware of the position. Mr Whitwell will have to contact Environmental Health for advice and also the Highways Dept. Cllr Hopfensperger has informed the Highways.
Proposed nursery at Old Hall Farm - A meeting with Peter Ingram, SCC Highways has been arranged by Cllr Painter to discuss highways issues and all Councillors are welcome to attend. Cllr Hopfensperger recommended that the route past the proposed nursery should be monitored at school start and finish times.
Baileypool Bridge - Cllr Hopfensperger suggested a request for non-repair of the bridge as it is not considered unsafe at present. A long-term solution can then be sought.
SCC - 3 mile limit for free school bus travel covers part of the Owell Estate but not all of it. Bus passes not yet received. SCC is investigating.
Equestrian signage has gone up.
Locality budget - Cllr Hopfensperger has donated money to both Pakenham windmill and Pakenham watermill.
Cllr Hopfensperger is now on the Safer Neighbourhood tasking group

4 - Public Forum:
Anderson's pit A member of the public suggested it might be possible for Mr Anderson to put in for planning permission to build houses on the site in the future, especially if permission is granted for housing on the Shetland Boats site.
Reed Agriculture Cllr Spicer reported that it was proposed to farm free-range chickens on land between the Pakenham/Gt Barton Road and the sewage works. Clerk to follow up.

5 - Declarations of Interest: none.

6 - Minutes of the previous meeting:
30th July & 13th & 30th August were agreed as a true record and signed.

7 - Proposed pig farm:
Cllr Painter reported that he had not yet had a reply to his letter to Mr Whitwell.

8 - Pakenham Village Website:
Cllr Painter will ask for a disclaimer to be added to the website saying that the views expressed are those of the editor and not necessarily those of the Parish Council.

9 - Baileypool bridge:
Cllr Dorling suggested width-restricting bollards are erected.
For site meeting

10 - Children's play area:
All Councillors are invited to a meeting of the PVH & PFA on 7.30pm on 11th September in the Pavilion at the playing fields where this area and the teen shelter will be discussed.

11 - Polling District Review:
We are currently happy with the arrangements.

12 - Risk Assessment:
A quote for a professional risk assessment has been received from CCAS Health & Safety for £2,100 excl VAT. This includes £1130 for the Parish Council and £970 for the Community Council. Further quotes to be requested. Clerk to contact SALC for advice.

13 - Pakenham Charities Report:
This had now been received and is attached.

14 - Clerk's report:
St Eds - Licensing Act - not applicable to Pakenham.
Parish Council Conference 19th Oct, 5pm, Horringer - advance warning.
Cabinet Annual Report - Plans & Policies page on Council website.
Suffolk Acre - AGM 27th Sept - No Councillor free to attend.
Housing Needs survey -do we want one? Cllr Farthing to study paper.
Suffolk Preservation Society Planning Training workshops - Cllrs Kibbel & Farthing to attend re Local Development Framework.
SALC - AGM 2 Oct  - Cllr Sargent may be able to attend
Trainings - Budget workshop & book-keeping trainings. Clerk requested permission to attend. All agreed she may.
Gt Barton Village Hall - available for hire - for noticeboard.
Wildlearning - adult courses available - circulated.

15 - Planning applications:
SE/07/0917 - Continued use of land for forklift & excavator training with retention of associated tower scaffold, metal container & toilet cabinet - Mr T Anderson.
Councillors studied the results of the noise survey but were unable to make a decision on the matter due to the results being printed in black and white rather than colour as intended.  Clerk to request colour copy.

16 - Finance report: attached

17 - Correspondence to be circulated:
St Edmundsbury: Standards Committee minutes; Rural News & questionnaire - clerk to complete
SCC: School Organisation Review; Suffolk Materials Manual
Suffolk Preservation Society: Suffolk View
SALC: The Councillor's Brief Summer 2007 No. 2
Minutes of meeting 6th June 2007
Post Office closures
Suffolk Acre: Report and Accounts
CPR: Fieldwork magazine
Queensbury Shelters Ltd

18 - Any other business:
The telephone exchange road still has a large pothole. Cllr Hopfensperger will speak to Mr Mitson regarding repair and possible adoption of the roadway by the SCC.
Cllr Dorling requested a road sign saying 'Grimstone End' & Cllr Painter for 'Upper Town' to help visitors to the area. Cllr Hopfensperger will look into this.
Sandy is now the Safer Neighbourhood Team rep for the N area. The streetlight at the entrance to The Greenwoods is in hand.

19 - Date of next meeting: Tuesday 16th October, 7.30pm, the Martin Room.

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