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Uplyme Parish Council meeting 13th February

 
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PostPosted: 07/02/13, 15:30    Post subject: Uplyme Parish Council meeting 13th February Reply with quote

At the village hall on Wednesday 13th February at 7.15pm.

Agenda

1. To accept apologies for absence.
The meeting will then be adjourned to hear from Cllr Peter Halse, Chairman of EDDC, followed by the Open Forum.
2. To adopt the Minutes of the previous meeting.
3. Matters arising from the minutes not covered by other agenda items.
4. To make declarations of pecuniary or other interests on agenda items.
5. Planning: to make responses to any current applications; any other planning matters.
6. Finance: to approve the schedule of cheques for this month; to approve a necessary change to financial regulations; any other finance issues.
7. Correspondence
8. Parish council land. Playground closure. Vandalism in cemetery. Any other issues relating to PC land.
9. Flooding WP: progress report and recent meetings.
10. Complaints procedure: to adopt a complaints procedure.
11. Reports to note:
i) Finance: position at 31st January 2013
ii) Footpaths
iii) Highway matters
iv) Playground
v) Emergency plan
vi) Affordable Housing
vii) Meetings attended by Councillors, including with Guinness and EDDC at Sidmouth
viii) County Councillor’s report
ix) District Councillor’s report
12. Any other business – for information.
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PostPosted: 15/02/13, 10:31    Post subject: Notes from the Council meeting, 13th February 2013 Reply with quote

The meeting started with the Chairman welcoming Cllr Peter Halse, Chairman of East Devon District Council, as a visitor to the meeting. Cllr Halse began his address by complimenting the Village Hall. He reiterated the importance of EDDC’s Local Plan, without which it would be very difficult to prevent large and inappropriate developments being built, as for example in Feniton.

During the Open Forum, more first aid training for villagers was requested; please contact the Clerk to register your interest.

Planning: Applications dealt with by the Planning Committee:
• Land East Of Yawl Cross Lyme Road Raymonds Hill. Creation of access onto B3165 Lyme Road. UPC objects to this application.
• Staddles Cathole Lane. Construction of 2 storey extension and remodelling of existing and replacement garage with office accommodation area. UPC does not object to this application.
• Highways Harcombe Road. Construction of single storey dwelling. UPC objects to this application.
• Land North West Of Yawl Hill Lane. Retrospective application for retention of access track. UPC objects to this application.
Applications dealt with at the meeting:
• Land at Undercliffs Ware. Erection of low voltage overhead line.
UPC does not object to this application.
• Hillside Farm Harcombe. Extension and conversion of redundant milking parlour to form new dwelling. UPC objects to this application.
Applications approved/refused by EDDC:
• Land Adjacent to Lyme Road Uplyme (adjoining Uplyme Village Hall). Two storey school building etc.. Approved with conditions
• 20 Barnes Meadow. T1 oak - remove. Refused
• Staddles Cathole Lane. Approved

Floods: Cllr Whiting summarised the further actions that had been taken since the January meeting. His full report is on the web site (news section). There had been a very positive meeting with the MP Neil Parish, county and district councillors, and officers of EDDC and Devon CC, as a result of which a survey of local streams and culverts is being done, together with designs for improvement of the drainage – a step in the right direction at last, although it will be some while before funding is found and construction can start.

At the March meeting (13th), someone from the Environment Agency will be attending to help residents and the Council develop a flood resilience plan, and there will be a drop-in session at the Scout Hut from 10.30-1.30 also on 13th, for people to find out about the new flood warning system being developed for Uplyme – please do go along if you are affected by flash flooding.

Cold weather: A vote of thanks was proposed to everyone who had helped over the recent cold spell, by going out on frosty and snowy evenings with the gritter – as a result of which, the parish’s roads remained passable. Cllr Turner hopes to organise further training to spread the workload, so if you can volunteer with a 4x4 vehicle, please contact Cllr Turner on 442599.

Highways: both D Cllr Halse and C Cllr Knight were supportive of the Council’s complaints about the extremely poor county lengthsman service. Although it has not been possible to organise a parish lengthsman this winter, the Council has formed a working party led by Cllr Turner to investigate the practical and financial aspects of employing someone with local knowledge to look after our roads and ditches more effectively.

Police: there are six crimes to report this month: Two domestic crimes, enquiries ongoing; theft of a motor vehicle, during which a further vehicle was damaged. The stolen vehicle was located sometime later in the Axminster area, completely burnt out; an offence was committed under the Communications Act and strong words of advice were passed to the offender; a crime of causing Alarm & Distress has been recorded – the offender has been dealt with accordingly.
PCSO Wooster has spoken to the owner of the large vehicle and trailer previously obstructing the road by the village gateway, and asks that any recurrence is reported on the 101 police number, for non-urgent matters.

Millennium Copse: it looks as if this eyesore next to Barnes Meadow may finally be transferred to the Council once the footpath diversion is confirmed, so it can be tidied up. The transfer was first mooted over ten years ago...

Cemetery: a contractor has been appointed to tidy up and rebuild the unsightly compound, so visitors to the cemetery should soon notice a big improvement. The daffodils will not put on a very good show this year, since as you may have read in the press, someone scalped them all off with a mower for reasons that remain a mystery. The leaves are regrowing, so we hope they will be strong enough to flower next year.

Footpath 61 (opposite the village hall) has had handrails installed to help those who find difficulty with the steps – thanks are due to Cllr Garland for organising and helping the installer with this!
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