Parish Council Minutes and Agenda

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON TUESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2019 AT 7.30PM

PRESENTAPOLOGIES
Cllr. Martin Britnell 
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler 
Cllr. Valerie WhatelyCllr. Sheila Davies
Cllr. Muriel BotwoodCllr. Keith Richards
 Nigel Hartin
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE 
Gwilym Rippon (clerk) 
  

There were no members of the public present

 Agenda Item  
039-191OPENING AND WELCOME
  Cllr. Wahtely opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance. 
   
040-192ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES 
  See list above 
   
041-193DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 
  There were no declarations of interest
   
042-194TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
  The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations 
   
043-195CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
  It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 9th July 2019 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
   
044-196INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
  The situation in relation to Amblecote Cottages was discussed. For it to continue four parties needed to be involved however Cllr. Wheeler stated that this was causing to become an issue. 
   
045-197CO-OPTION OF A COUNCILLOR TO FILL THE CASUAL VACANCY
  Cllr. Whately advised the meeting that Emma Williams had been approached 
   
046-198CLERK’S REPORT
  The Clerk reported that he had received notification that the next meeting of the windfarms was on the 23rd September. Council agreed that the clerk and Cllr. Davies attend.  
   
047-199PLANNING
  PlanningThere was nothing to report under this heading however concern was shown when a planning application for a log cabin to allow the landowner to diversify had been refused. The Clerk was asked if he could invte Mathew Mead also the planning officer to the November meeting g to be able to discuss the issue.  
   
048-1910HIGHWAYS
  The conditions of the road were dreadful. The clerk was requested to contact Highways to invite a representative to the July meeting. 
   
049-1911FINANCE
  To note the bank balances The balances were noted  Invoices  for settlementHMR&C £257.71p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)SALC £194.76p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)Shropshire Council £117.00p (planning application) (S1-7 Localism Act 2011) The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices
   
050-1912INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
   There was nothing to report under this heading
   
  DATE OF NEXT MEETING
   
   
  12th November 2019
  14th January 2020
  10th March 2020
  
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  
   
  Chair………………………………………………

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN 

ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON TUESDAY 21ST MAY 2019 AT 8.00PM

PRESENTAPOLOGIES
Cllr. Sheila DaviesCllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Trevor WheelerCllr. Keith Richards
Cllr. Valerie WhatelyCllr. Muriel Botwood
Cllr. Rodger Hughes 
 Nigel Hartin
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE 
Gwilym Rippon (clerk) 
  

There were no members of the public present

 Agenda Item  
027-191ELECTION OF CHAIR
  Cllr. Valerie Whately was elected as Chair for the ensuing year.
   
028-192OPENING AND WELCOME
  Cllr. Wheeler opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance. 
   
029-193ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES 
  See list above 
   
030-194DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 
  There were no declarations of interest
   
031-195TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
  The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations 
   
032-196ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR
  Cllr. Trevor Wheeler was elected as Vice Chair for the ensuing year
   
033-197ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO OUTSIDE BODIES
  This was discussed and it was agreed that the following be elected as representatives Snow WardenParish Hall Cllr. DaviesCllr. WhatelyCllr. BotwoodCllr. Botwood  
   
034-198AGREE TO ADHERE TO CODE OF CONDUCT
  This was discussedRESOLVEDTo abide by the Code of Conduct as adopted by Shropshire Council
   
035-199REVIEW OF STANDING ORDERS AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS
  This was discussed and it was agreed that they were in order
   
036-1910REVIEW OF CHEQUE SIGNATORIES
  Cllr. Whately, Cllr.  Richards and Cllr. Wheeler
   
037-1911CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
  It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 12th March 2019 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
   
038-1912INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
  The situation in relation to Amblecote Cottages was discussed. For it to cotiune four parties needed to be involved
   
039-1913CLERK’S REPORT
  The Clerk circulated Cllr. Hartin report under this heading which was noted
   
040-1914PLANNING
  PlanningThere was nothing to report under this heading
   
041-1915HIGHWAYS
  The conditions of the road were dreadful. The clerk was requested to contact Highways to invite a representative to the July meeting. 
   
042-1916FINANCE
  To note the bank balances The balances were noted To receive the accounts updateThe accounts were notedTo agree the annual return and governance reportRESOLVEDThe Council agreed the governance report and the chair signed the Annual ReturnTo pay the clerk at SCP 23RESOLVEDThe Council agreed to pay the clerk at SCP 23To note the internal Auditors report There were no issues reported in the internal auditors report RESOLVEDTo accept the internal auditors report To agree that Bettws Parish Council meets the criteria to exercise the General Power of Competence.The clerk reported that Bettws Parish Council meets the criteria to exercise the General Power of Competence. This was discussed.RESOLVEDThat Bettws Parish Council as it now meets the criteria will exercise the General Power of Competence Invoices  for settlementHMR&C £257.71p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)SALC £136.58p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)Clerk’s expenses £217.96p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)Insurance £218.00p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)Keith Pointon £42.00p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)V. Whately £200.00p (chairs allowance) (S1-7 Localism Act 2011) The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices
   
043-1918INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
  It was reported that there was fly tipping at Crossways.The clerk was requested to invite Andrew Keyland to the July meeting.Cllr. R. Hughes tendered his resignation due to moving home. 
   
044-1919DATE OF NEXT MEETING
  9th July 2019
  10th September 2019
  12th November 2019
  14th January 2020
  10th March 2020
   
   
   
   
  The meeting was closed at 8.45pm
   
  Chair………………………………………………
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON TUESDAY 22ND JANUARY  2019 AT 7.30PM

PRESENTAPOLOGIES
Cllr. Sheila DaviesCllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Martin BritnellCllr. Keith Richards
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler 
Cllr. Valerie Whately 
Cllr. Muriel BotwoodNigel Hartin
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE 
Gwilym Rippon (clerk) 
  

There were no members of the public present

 Agenda Item  
001-191OPENING AND WELCOME
  Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance. 
   
002-192ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES 
  See list above 
   
003-193DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 
  There were no declarations of interest
   
004-194TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
  The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations 
   
005-195CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
  It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 13th November 2018 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
   
006-196INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
  There was nothing to report under this heading 
   
007-197CLERK’S REPORT
  The Clerk’s presented a report requesting permission to attend  the leadership conference. 
   
008-198PLANNING
  PlanningThere was nothing to report under this agenda item  
   
009-199AMBLECOTE COTTAGES  
   
  The chair gave a full update on the current position with Amblecotte Cottages, she stated that she had been in touch with Conexus. The sale of the cottages at this stage had been removed from the auction list. This would be reviewed at a later stage. It was felt that a public meeting should be arranged to fully air the current situation and any remedy that might be found. 
   
010-1910HIGHWAYS
  It was reported that the there had been no improvement in the roads. Contact with Ian Martin had been undertaken to discuss the conditions of the roads with him but with no success. The clerk was asked to email him to request that he contact Cllr. Richards. 
   
011-1911FINANCE
  To note the bank balancesThe balances were noted the national pay awardThis was discussedRESOLVEDIt was agreed that to award the 2% pay  awardInvoices  for settlementHMR&C £249.85p (S1-8 Localism Act 2011)Clerk’s expenses £102.26p (S1-8 PGC) The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices
   
012-1912INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
  The chair reported that there was a possibility of the LJC cessing to functionCllr Davies reported that she had received the grants that were to be paced before the next meting of the windfarm grants meeting.These were discussed and were  agreed. 
   
  DATE OF NEXT MEETING
  12th March 2019
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  The meeting was closed at 8.45pm
   
  Chair………………………………………………
   

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON TUESDAY 13THNOVEMBER  2018 AT 7.30PM

PRESENTAPOLOGIES
Cllr. Sheila DaviesCllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Keith Richards
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler
Cllr. Valerie Whately
Cllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Muriel BotwoodNigel Hartin
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE 
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)

There were no members of the public present

  
51OPENING AND WELCOME
Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
 
02ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES 
See list above
 
03DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 
There were no declarations of interest
 
04TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
 
05CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Friday 28th September 2018 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
 
06INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
There was nothing to report under this heading
 
07CLERK’S REPORT
The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
 
08PLANNING
PlanningConcern was shown as to the rescinding of a decision to sell Amblecote Cottages to local people and to put the four as a whole to a developer.The chair reported that she had had no reply and asked the clerk to try and follow this up. .
 
09HIGHWAYS
It was reported that the there had been no improvement in the roads. Cllr. Richards stated that he had tried to make contact with Ian Martin to discuss the conditions of the roads with him but had no success. The clerk was asked to email him to request that he contact Cllr. Richards.
 
010FINANCE
a.     To note the bank balances The balances were notedb.     The budget for 2019-2020 and the resultant preceptThe Budget was discussedRESOLVEDThat the budget for 2019-2020 be £6447 with a precept demand of £6000c.     Invoices  for settlement1.  HMR&C £249.85p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)2.  Parish Hall £200.00p (S1-7 PGC)3.  Clerk’s expenses £102.26p (S1-7 PGC)4.  Shropshire Council £100.00p (election costs) (S1-7 PGC) (reissue of cheque)The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices
 
811INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
There was nothing under this item
 
012DATE OF NEXT MEETING
22nd January 2018
12th March 2018
 
 
 
The meeting was closed at 8.45pm
PRESENTAPOLOGIES
Cllr. Sheila DaviesCllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Keith Richards
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler
Cllr. Valerie Whately
Cllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Muriel BotwoodNigel Hartin
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE 
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)

There were no members of the public present


MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

 PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON FRIDAY 28THSEPTEMBER 2018 AT 8.00PM

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Sheila Davies Cllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Keith Richards Cllr. Muriel Botwood
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler  
Cllr. Valerie Whately  
Cllr. Rodger Hughes Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
   

There were no members of the public present

  Agenda Item  
039-18 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
040-18 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
041-18 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were no declarations of interest
     
042-18 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
043-18 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
044-18 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    It was reported that Cllr. Davies and the Clerk had attended the RES grant funding meeting Bettws would chair the meeting for this year. It was also reported that the second round of grant funding was open for bids to be considered.
     
045-18 7 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
046-18 8 PLANNING
    Planning

 

Concern was shown as to the rescinding of a decision to sell Amblecote Cottages to local people and to put the four as a whole to a developer.

The chair reported that she would follow this matter up.

     
047-18 9 HIGHWAYS
    It was reported that the there had been no improvement in the roads. Cllr. Richards stated that he would try and make contact with Ian Martin to discuss the conditions of the riads with him.
     
048-18 10 FINANCE
    a.     To note the bank balances

 

The balances were noted

b.     To ratify the following invoices

1.     HMR&C £249.85p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

2.     Clerk’s expenses £103.22p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

3.     Shropshire Council £100 (Election costs) (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

 

a.     To agree the annual return and governance report

 

b.     Invoices  for settlement

  1. HMR&C £249.85p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)
  2. Clerk’s expenses £149.86p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

 

It was also agreed that £200 should be paid as a grant at the next meeting to the church hall

 

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
049-18 11 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    Agenda item:
     
050-18 12 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    13th November 2018
    22nd January 2018
    12th March 2018
     
     
     
     
     
     
    The meeting was closed at 8.45pm
     
    Chair………………………………………………
     

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HELD AT

THE PARISH HALL, BETTWS Y CRWYN

ON TUESDAY 18THMAY 2017 7.30 PM

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Keith Richards Cllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Sheila Davies Cllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler Cllr. Valerie Whately (chair)
Cllr. Muriel Botwood Cllr. Hartin

 

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  

 

There were no members of the public present.

1. OPENING  
     
  Cllr. Wheeler opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.  
     
2. ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES  
     
  See list above  
     
3. MINUTES OF THE LAST ANNUAL PARISH MEETING (having been previously circulated)  
     
  The minutes of the last Annual Parish meeting held on Tuesday 24th May 2016 were agreed and signed by the chair.  
     
4. CHAIRMAN’S ANNUAL REPORT  
     
  Cllr. Whately report was read a copy of which is appended to these minutes

 

 

 
     
5. QUESTIONS FROM THE ELECTORATE  
     
  There being no further business the Annual Parish meeting was closed at 7.45pm  
     
  Chair………………………………………………  

 

 

 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF

BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH COUNCIL HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON TUESDAY 13THMARCH AT 7.30PM

 

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Muriel Botwood Cllr. Keith Richards
Cllr. Valerie Whately  
Cllr. Sheila Davies  
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler  
Cllr. Rodger Hughes  
Cllr. Martin Britnell Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
   

 

There were two members of the public present who asked questions in relation to Abercote cottages. It was greed that their queries would be passed to Paul Sutton of Shropshire Housing

  Agenda Item  
014-18 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
015-18 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
016-18 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were the following declarations

 

Name Item Personal Prejudicial
Cllr. Valerie Whately Planning item 8 P  
     
017-18 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
018-18 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 9thJanuary 2018 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
019-18 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    There was nothing to report under this heading
     
020-18 7 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
021-18 8 PLANNING
    Planning

 

18/00479/FUL

Application for the Demolition of portal frame steel barn and conversion of remaining stone barns into 1 open market dwelling and 1 holiday let at Upper Duffryn, Duffryn, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 8PQ

 

This application was discussed.

RESOLVED

Members supported this application as it assisted in keeping the young in the area.

     
022-18 9 HIGHWAYS
    It was reported that the potholes were slowly being filled. However the piece of metal sticking up on the cattle grid had not been removed.

 

Also, the repairs up at the Kerry Ridgeway were coming out.

     
023-18 10 FINANCE
    a.     To note the bank balances

 

 The balances were noted

 

b.    Invoices for settlement

1.    HMR&C £163.200p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

2.    Clerk’s expenses £102.26p  (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

 

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
024-18 11 MEETINGS WITH RES RE GARREG LLWYD WIND FARM
    It was reported that following the meeting to share out the wind farm monies, all applicants had received either the full amounts or slightly reduced  amounts .
     
025-18 12 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    Cllr. Whately that the SpArC open meeting had gone well

 

It was requested that SpArC be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.

     
026-18 13 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    22nd May 2018
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    The meeting was closed at 8.45pm
     
    Chair………………………………………………
     

 

 

 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING of

BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH COUNCIL HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 7.00pm

 

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Keith Richards  
Cllr. Muriel Botwood  
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler  
Cllr. Valerie Whately  
Cllr. Sheila Davies  
Cllr. Rodger Hughes  
Cllr. Martin Britnell  

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk) Nigel Hartin
   

 

There were no members of the public present

 

  Agenda Item  
060-17 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
061-17 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
062-17 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were no declarations of interest
     
063-17 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
064-17 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 29th August 2017 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
074-17 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The chair reported that telephone kiosk had been repaired
     
075-17 7 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
076-17 8 PLANNING
    Planning

 

There was nothing to report under this section.

     
077-17 9 HIGHWAYS
    It was reported that the potholes were slowly being filled. However the piece of metal sticking up on the cattle grid had not been removed.

 

Also, the repairs up at the Kerry Ridgeway were coming out.

     
078-17 10 FINANCE
    a.    To note the bank balances

 

 The balances were noted

 

b.    To appoint the Internal Auditor for 2017-18

Keith Pointon was appointed as Internal Auditor for the year 2017-18

 

c.     To discuss and decide on the budget and precept for 2018-2019

The budget was discussed and it was agreed that the budget would be £5817.00p with a precept demand of £5800.00p for 2018-19

 

d.    Invoices for settlement

1.    HMR&C £163.200p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

2.    Clerk’s expenses £139.06p plus £41.04p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

3.    Clerk’s expenses for £41.04p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

 

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
079-17 11 MEETINGS WITH RES RE GARREG LLWYD WIND FARM
    It was reported that there had been several meetings with RES the group. It was reported that some in the group felt that the same members should attend. However there had been a delay in signing the agreement
     
080-17 12 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    As the Parish Plan had been received from the printers and would be launched following the meeting
     
081-17 13 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    Cllr. Hartin gave a report in relation to Shropshire Council which was noted.
     
082-17 14 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    9th January 2018
    13th March 2018
     
     
     
     
     
    The meeting was closed at 8.45pm

 

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING of

BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH COUNCIL HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON tuesday 29th August 2017 at 7.30pm

 

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Keith Richards Cllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Muriel Botwood  
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler  
Cllr. Valerie Whately  
Cllr. Sheila Davies  
Cllr. Rodger Hughes Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
   

 

There were no members of the public present

  Agenda Item  
060-17 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
061-17 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
062-17 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were no declarations of interest
     
063-17 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
064-17 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 11th July 2017 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
065-17 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The clerk reported that he had contacted Mr Sutton and invited him to attend the meeting, however he was on holiday on the rearranged date. He stated that he would make every effort to attend the November meeting
     
066-17 7 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
067-17 8 PLANNING
    Planning

 

There was nothing to report under this section. However, Cllr. Wheeler circulated documentation of a planning application which he had submitted but had yet to go through the system. Cllr. Wheeler was informed that no decision could be made at this meeting. The clerk was given authority to report on this matter if it had to be dealt with between meetings

     
068-17 9 HIGHWAYS
    It was reported that the potholes were slowly being filled. However the piece of metal sticking up on the cattle grid had not been removed.

 

Also, the repairs up at the Kerry Ridgeway were coming out.

     
069-17 10 FINANCE
    a.    To note the bank balances

 

 The balances were noted

 

b.    To note the External Auditors report

The clerk reported that the external auditor had found nothing untoward with the accounts.

 

c.     Invoices for settlement

1.    HMR&C £163.200p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

2.    Clerk’s expenses £97.06p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

3.    V. Whately £85.00p (Website) (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

4.    Bettws Y Crwyn Parish Hall £100.00 (grant) (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

 

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
070-17 11 MEETINGS WITH RES RE GARREG LLWYD WIND FARM
    It was reported that there had been several meetings with RES the group. It was reported that some in the group felt that the same members should attend. This was agreed Cllr. Richards and Davies were appointed as Council representatives with Cllr. Whately as reserve. It was also discussed whether any other members of the community should be representatives. This was discussed and agreed that as the Council had been elected members were well placed to represent the community.

 

 

 

     
071-17 12 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    As the Parish Plan had been received from the printers the date of 14th November 2017 at 8pm was agreed for the launch date.
     
072-17 13 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    Cllr. Whately reported that BT had agreed to refurbish the kiosk
     
073-17 14 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    14th November 2017 (7pm -8pm)
    9th January 2018
    13th March 2018
     
     

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

annual PARISH council MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON tuesday 11th July 2017 at 8.00pm

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Keith Richards Cllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Muriel Botwood Cllr. Sheila Davies
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler Cllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Valerie Whately  
  Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
   

 

There were no members of the public present

  Agenda Item  
046-17 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
047-17 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
048-17 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were no declarations of interest
     
049-17 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
050-17 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 24th May 2017 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.

 

 

     
051-17 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The email from South Shropshire Housing was read. Members requested that Mr. Sutton be invite to the next meeting.
     
052-17 7 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
053-17 8 PLANNING
    Planning

 

1.    17/02472/FUL

Application for the erection of stable block and formation of manêge at Curlews Newcastle Craven Arms Shropshire SY7 8QT

RESOLVED

The Council supported this application.

 

2.    17/02473/FUL

Application for Erection of entrance porch following removal of existing porch at Glendale Bettws Y Crwyn Knighton Shropshire LD7 1UD

RESOLVED

The Council supported this application.

 

     
054-17 9 HIGHWAYS
    It was reported that the potholes were slowly being filled. However the piece of metal sticking up on the cattle grid had not been removed.

 

Cllr. Richards stated that he was awaiting a phone call from Mr. Ian Martin to arrange a Parish tour.

     
055-17 10 FINANCE
    a.    To note the bank balances

 

The balances were noted

 

b.    Invoices  for settlement

1.    HMR&C £163.200p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

2.    Clerk’s expenses £106.46p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

 

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
056-17 11 MEETINGS WITH RES RE GARREG LLWYD WIND FARM
    It was reported that there had been several meeting with RES the group had agreed that PAVO (Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations) would provide secretariat duties also be the treasurer of many monies which were provided by RES. There would be several more meetings to discuss organisational points
     
057-17 12 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The Parish Plan had been received from the printers and it was now needed to arrange a launch
     
058-17 13 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    Agenda item: -Wind farms
     
059-17 14 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    12th September 2017
    14th November 2017
    9th January 2018
    13th March 2018
     

 

 

 

 

 

There were no members of the public presentMINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

annual PARISH council MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON tuesday 24th May 2017 at 8.00pm

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Keith Richards Cllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Sheila Davies Cllr. Valerie Whately
Cllr. Muriel Botwood Cllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler  
  Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
   

There were no members of the public present

  Agenda Item  
027-17 1 ELECTION OF CHAIR
    Cllr. Valerie Whately (in her absence) was elected as Chair for the ensuing year.
     
028-17 2 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Wheeler opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
029-17 3 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
030-17 4 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were no declarations of interest
     
031-17 5 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
032-17 6 ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR
    Cllr. Trevor Wheeler was elected as Vice Chair for the ensuing year
     
033-17 7 ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO OUTSIDE BODIES
    This was discussed and it was agreed that the following be elected as representatives

 

 

Snow Warden Parish Plan NJC Parish Hall
Cllr. Hughes Cllr. Whately Cllr. Whately Cllr. Whately
Cllr. Botwood Cllr. Botwood Cllr. Davies (dep) Cllr. Botwood
  Cllr. Davies    
     
034-17 8 AGREE TO ADHERE TO CODE OF CONDUCT
    This was discussed

 

RESOLVED

To abide by the Code of Conduct as adopted by Shropshire Council

     
035-17 9 REVIEW OF STANDING ORDERS AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS
    This was discussed and it was agreed that they were in order
     
036-17 10 REVIEW OF CHEQUE SIGNATORIES
    Cllr. Whately, Cllr.  Richards and Cllr. Wheeler
     
037-17 11 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 14th March 2017 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
038-17 12 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The email from South Shropshire Housing was read. Members requested that Mr. Sutton be invite to the next meeting.
     
039-17 13 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
040-17 14 PLANNING
    Planning

 

17/01826/FUL

Application under Section 73a of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the erection of a two-storey extension and balcony at first floor (Part Retrospective) at Black House Llanmadoc Knighton Shropshire LD7 1YU

This application was discussed

RESOLVED

The Council supported this application.

     
041-17 15 HIGHWAYS
    It was reported that the potholes were slowly being filled. However the piece of metal sticking up on the cattle grid had not been removed.

 

It was suggested that when the drive around the Parish with Ian Martin of Shropshire Council this could be pointed out to him

     
042-17 16 FINANCE
    a.     To note the bank balances

 

The balances were noted

b.    To receive the accounts update

The accounts were noted

c.     To agree the annual return and governance report

RESOLVED

The Council agreed the governance report and the chair signed the Annual Return

d.    To pay the clerk at SCP 23

RESOLVED

The Council agreed to pay the clerk at SCP 23

e.     To note the internal Auditors report

There were no issues reported in the internal auditors report

RESOLVED

To accept the internal auditors report

f.      To agree that Bettws Parish Council meets the criteria to exercise the General Power of Competence.

The clerk reported that Bettws Parish Council meets the criteria to exercise the General Power of Competence. This was discussed.

RESOLVED

That Bettws Parish Council as it now meets the criteria will exercise the General Power of Competence

 

g.     Invoices  for settlement

  1. HMR&C £163.200p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)
  2. SALC £135.10p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)
  3. Clerk’s expenses £127.06p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)
  4. Insurance £168.00p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)
  5. Keith Pointon £42.00p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)
  6. V. Whately £200.00p (chairs allowance) (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

 

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
043-17 17 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The Parish Plan had been sent to the printers
     
044-17 18 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    Agenda item: -Wind farms
     
045-17 19 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    11th July 2017
    12th September 2017
    14th November 2017
    9th January 2018
    13th March 2018
     
    The meeting was closed at 8.45pm

 

 

 

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

PARISH council MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON tuesday 14th March 2017  at 7.30pm

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Valerie Whately (chair) Cllr. Trevor Wheeler
Cllr. Sheila Davies  
Cllr. Martin Britnell  
Cllr. Rodger Hughes  
Cllr. Keith Richards  
Cllr. Muriel Botwood Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
   

There were no members of the public present

 

  Agenda Item  
014-17 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
015-17 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
016-17 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were no declarations of interest
     
017-17 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
018-17 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 10th Janaury 2017 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
019-17 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The clerk reported that there was nothing to report under this heading
     
020-17 7 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
021-17 8 PLANNING
    Planning

 

17/00527/FUL

Application for Erection of an extension to dwelling and change of use of existing dwelling to a studio; removal of trees at Walk Mill Rhyd Y Cwm Knighton Shropshire LD7 1YT

 

This application was discussed and felt that it was beneficial.

RESOLVED

That the Parish Council supports the application.

     
022-17 9 HIGHWAYS
    It was reported that there were a number of potholes. It was reported that Cllr. Richards would tour the area and point out to Highways defects that need attention.
     
023-17 10 FINANCE
    a.     To note bank account balances

 

Current Account                                           £  606.63

Deposit Account                                           £2180.61

Total                                                             £2787.24

 

b.    To agree to re-appoint Keith Pointon as the Internal Auditor for 2016-2017

RESOLVED

c.     That Keith Pointon be re-appointed as the Internal Auditor for 2016-2017

d.    To agree payment of outstanding Invoices

                            1.       HMR&C £161.65p (S1-7 PGC)

                            2.       Clerk’s expenses £102.83p (S1-7 PGC)

 

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
024-17 11 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The Parish Plan was now ready for printing copies were circulated.
     
025-17 12 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    The clerk reported that had made contact with Shropshire housing. They stated that it would not be cost effective to repair the two empty properties.
     
026-17 13 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
     
     
     Tuesday 23rd  May 2017
     
    The meeting was closed at 8.45pm
     

 

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

on Tuesday 10th January at 7.30pm

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Valerie Whately (chair) Cllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Sheila Davies Cllr. Keith Richards
  Cllr. Muriel Botwood
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler  
Cllr. Rodger Hughes Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
   

There were no members of the public present

 

  Agenda Item  
001-17 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
   
002-17 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
003-17 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were no declarations of interest
     
004-17 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
005-17 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 15th November 2016 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
006-17 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The clerk reported that there was nothing to report under this heading
     
007-17 7 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
008-17 8 PLANNING
    Planning

 

There was nothing to report under this heading

     
009-17 9 HIGHWAYS
    It was reported that there were a number of potholes. The clerk reported that he had been in touch with Ian Martin Shropshire Highways and he suggested that two members act a liaison with the Highways Dept.

 

Cllr. Wheeler and Cllr. Richards were appointed.

     
010-17 10 FINANCE
    a.     To note bank account balances

 

Current Account                                          £1076.63

Deposit Account                                          £2180.40

Total                                                            £3257.03

 

b.    To agree payment of outstanding Invoices

                            1.       HMR&C £161.65p (S1-7 PGC)

                            2.       Clerk’s expenses £65.86p (S1-7 PGC)

 

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
011-17 11 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The Parish Plan was now ready for printing copies were circulated. The chair asked for any comments typos by the end of February
     
012-17 12 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    There was nothing to report under this heading.
     
013-17 13 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
     
     
    14th March 2017
     
    The meeting was closed at 8.45pm
     

 

 

058-16 13 DATE OF COMING MEETINGS
    8th November 2016
    10th January 2017
    14th March 2016
     
     

 

 

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON Tuesday 13th September 2016 at 7.30pm

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Valerie Whately (chair) Cllr. Trevor Wheeler
Cllr. Keith Richards Cllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Sheila Davies  
Cllr. Muriel Botwood  
Cllr. Martin Britnell Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
   

There were no members of the public present

 

  Agenda Item  
046-16 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
047-16 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
048-16 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were no declarations of interest
     
049-16 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
050-16 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 24th March 2016 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
051-16 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The clerk reported that there was nothing to report under this heading
     
052-16 7 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
053-16 8 PLANNING
    Planning

 

19.50hrs Cllr. Richards left the room

16/03519/VAR

Application for the removal of Condition No. 3 attached to planning permission SS/1973/4931/R dated 6 February 1974 for the erection of an agricultural worker’s bungalow and formation of vehicular access to remove the agricultural tie at The Rookery Bungalow Llanmadoc Knighton Shropshire LD7 1YU

RESOLVED

The Council supported this application.

19.50hrs Cllr. Richards returned to the room

     
054-16 9 HIGHWAYS
    There was a request that a passing place be constructed near Ladywell Cottage.
     
055-16 10 FINANCE
    a.     To note bank account balances

 

Current Account                                           £2323.63

Deposit Account                                           £2180.14

Total                                                             £4503.77

b.    To receive the External Auditor’s report.

RESOLVED

To accept the External Auditor’s report

 

c.     To agree the clerk’s national pay rise 1% 2016-2017 & 2017-2018

RESOLVED

The Council agreed to the clerk’s pay rise of 1% for the years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018

 

d.    To ratify the financial decisions made in July

1.    HMR&C £161.65p (S1-7 PGC)

2.    Clerk’s expenses £81.86p (S1-7 PGC)

RESOLVED

The Council agreed to ratify the financial decisions made when not quorate in July.

 

e.     To agree payment of outstanding Invoices

                            1.       HMR&C £161.65p (S1-7 PGC)

                            2.       Clerk’s expenses £142.86p (S1-7 PGC)

                            3.       Mazars (External Auditor £30.00p (S1 – PGC)

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
056-16 11 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The Parish Plan was now ready for printing the chair reported that she would arrange a meeting for early November
     
057-16 12 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    There was nothing to report under this heading.
     

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON TUESDAY 12TH JANUARY 2016 at 7.30pm

Website: www. https://bettws.wordpress.com

Email: clerkrippon@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Valerie Whately (chair) Cllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Sheila Davies  
Cllr. Keith Richards  
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler  
Cllr. Rodger Hughes  
Cllr. Muriel Botwood Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
  Agenda Item  
001-16 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
002-16 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
003-16 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    No declarations were made
     
004-16 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
005-16 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed; following an amendment that the minutes of the meetings held on Tuesday 24th November 2015 were a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
006-16 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The clerk reported that there was nothing to report under this heading
     
007-16 7 PLANNING
    The correspondence in relation to the Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm was noted.
     
008-16 8 HIGHWAYS
     It was reported that there were numerous pot holes:

 

Mount Flirt and Cauldy Bank

Also there was a collapsed culvert opposite Mount Flirt

     
009-16 9 FINANCE
    a.     To receive the accounts update

 

The accounts were noted

b.    To re appoint the Internal Auditor

It was agreed to re appoint Mr. Keith Pointon

c.     invoices for settlement

1.  HRM&C £80.00p (S1-7 PGC)

2.  Clerk’s expenses £92.86p (S1-7 PGC)

3.  South Shropshire Grant fund £100.00p

     
010-16 10 PROVISION OF BROADBAND
    The chair updated the meeting in respect of the current position with broad band.
     
011-16 11 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The Chair reported that the results had been received and she had now analysed the results and a meeting had been arranged for Tuesday 26th Janaury 2016
     
012-16 12 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    There was nothing under this heading
     
013-16 13 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    8th  March 2016  Changed to 24th March
     

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON Tuesday 6th October 2015 at 7.30pm

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Valerie Whately (chair) Cllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Sheila Davies Cllr. Keith Richards
Cllr. Muriel Botwood Cllr. Trevor Wheeler
Cllr. Martin Britnell  
  Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
   

There was one member of the public present

  Agenda Item  
059-14 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
060-14 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
061-14 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were no declarations of interest
     
062-14 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
063-14 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 6th October 2015 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
064-14 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The clerk reported that there was nothing to report under this heading
     
065-14 7 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
066-14 8 PLANNING
    There was nothing to report under this heading. However the clerk reported on the favourable meeting with Newcastle Council and the Portfolio Holder for planning. At this meeting it was highlighted the issues within the planning department with the lack of staff
     
067-14 9 HIGHWAYS
    There were reported that the grid sticking up had not been resolved.
     
068-14 10 FINANCE
    a.     To receive the accounts update

 

The accounts were noted

Current account                                £3430.85

Deposit account                               £2178.72

Total                                                   £5609.57

b.     Invoices for settlement

  1. Clerk’s expenses £65.86p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)
  2. Village Hall £150.00p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
069-14 11 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The clerk brought it to the attention that he had applied for and had been successful in obtain a grant of £1000 to assist with the evaluation of responses and printing of the Parish Plan. A meeting is to be arranged for Tuesday New Year
     
070-14 12 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    It was requested that we send a letter of support for the Clun Valley Fair Trade

 

That was requested that broad band be included on the next agenda

     
071-14 13 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    3rd November 2015*

 

12th January 2016

     
    The meeting was closed at 8.30pm
  • Please note changed date of meeting to Nov 24th

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

PARISH council MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON tuesday 14th july 2015 at 7.30pm 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Valerie Whately (chair) Cllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler Cllr. Keith Richards
Cllr. Muriel Botwood Cllr. Sheila Davies
Cllr. Martin Britnell  
  Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
   

There was one member of the public present

  Agenda Item  
046-14 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
047-14 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
048-14 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were no declarations of interest
049-14 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
050-14 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 12th May 2015 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
051-14 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The clerk reported that there was nothing to report under this heading
052-14 7 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
053-14 8 PLANNING
    There was nothing to report under this heading. However the clerk was instructed to arrange a meeting with Newcastle Council and the Portfolio Holder for planning to discuss the issues surrounding planning i.e. structure and length of time that applications are taking to be decided.
054-14 9 HIGHWAYS
    There were reported that the grid sticking up had not been resolved.
055-14 10 FINANCE
    a.     To receive the accounts update

 

The accounts were noted

Current account                                £4046.86

Deposit account                               £2178.33

Total                                                   £6225.19

b.     Invoices for settlement

  1. HMR&C £160.00p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)
  2. Clerk’s expenses £65.86p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)
  3. SPARC £150.00p (S1-7 Localism Act 2011)

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

056-14 11 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The clerk brought it to the attention that he had applied for and had been successful in obtain a grant of £1000 to assist with the evaluation of responses and printing of the Parish Plan. A meeting is to be arranged for Tuesday 18th August at 7.30pm
057-14 12 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    That was requested that broad band be included on the next agenda
058-14 13 DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS (provisional)
    8th September 2015

 

3rd November 2015

12th January 2016

    The meeting was closed at 8.30pm

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 8.00pm

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Valerie Whately (chair) Cllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Keith Richards Cllr. Trevor Wheeler
Cllr. Sheila Davies  
Cllr. Muriel Botwood  
Cllr. Martin Britnell  

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk) Nigel Hartin
   

There was one member of the public present

  Agenda Item  
027-14 1 ELECTION OF CHAIR
    Cllr. Valerie Whately was elected as Chair for the ensuing year.
     
028-14 2 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
029-14 3 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
030-14 4 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    There were no declarations of interest
     
031-14 5 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
032-14 6 ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR
    Cllr. Trevor Wheeler was elected as Vice Chair for the ensuing year
     
033-14 7 ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO OUTSIDE BODIES
    This was discussed and it was agreed that the following be elected as representatives

 

Snow Warden Parish Plan NJC Parish Hall
Cllr. Hughes Cllr. Whately Cllr. Whately Cllr. Whately
Cllr. Botwood Cllr. Botwood Cllr. Davies (dep) Cllr. Botwood
  Cllr. Davies    
     
034-14 8 AGREE TO ADHERE TO CODE OF CONDUCT
    This was discussed

 

RESOLVED

To abide by the Code of Conduct as adopted by Shropshire Council

     
035-14 9 REVIEW OF STANDING ORDERS AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS
    This was discussed and it was agreed that they were in order
     
036-14 10 REVIEW OF CHEQUE SIGNATORIES
    Cllr. Whately, Cllr.   Richards and Cllr. Wheeler
     
037-14 11 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meetings held on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 and planning meeting of the 9th April 2015 were a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
038-14 12 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The clerk reported that there was nothing to report under this heading
     
039-14 13 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
040-14 14 PLANNING
    There was nothing to report under this heading.
     
041-14 15 HIGHWAYS
    There were reported that there was a grid sticking up (Cllr. Hartin was present and took full details)
     
042-14 16 FINANCE
    a.     To receive the accounts update

 

The accounts were noted

b.     To agree the annual return and governance report

RESOLVED

The Council agreed the governance report and the chair signed the Annual Return

c.     To pay the clerk at SCP 23

RESOLVED

The Council agreed to pay the clerk at SCP 23

d.     To note the internal Auditors report

There were no issues reported in the internal auditors report

RESOLVED

To accept the internal auditors report

e.     To agree that Bettws Parish Council meets the criteria to exercise the General Power of Competence.

The clerk reported that Bettws Parish Council meets the criteria to exercise the General Power of Competence. This was discussed.

RESOLVED

That Bettws Parish Council as it now meets the criteria will exercise the General Power of Competence

 

f.      Invoices for settlement

  1. HMR&C £160.00p (S111 &112 LGA 1972
  2. SALC £143.35p (S143 LGA 1972
  3. Clerk’s expenses £170.49p (S111 &112 LGA 1972
  4. Insurance £159.00p (S111 LGA 1972
  5. Keith Pointon £42.00p

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
043-14 17 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The Parish Plan had been launched and were now awaiting all the replies
     
044-14 18 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    That was requested that broad band be included on the next agenda
     
045-14 19 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    14th July 2015

 

8th September 2015

3rd November 2015

12th January 2016

     
     
     
     
    The meeting was closed at 8.30pm
     
    Chair………………………………………………
PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Valerie Whately (chair) Cllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Martin Britnell Cllr. Sheila Davies
Cllr. Keith Richards  
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler  
Cllr. Muriel Botwood Nigel
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon  
  Agenda Item  
001-15 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their
001-15 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
001-15 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    No declarations were made
     
001-15 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
001-15 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed; following an amendment that the minutes of the meetings held on Tuesday 4th November 2014 were a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
001-15 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The clerk reported that there was nothing to report under this heading
     
001-15 7 PLANNING
    14/05013/FULApplication for the erection of an agricultural storage building at Fos –Y – Rhys, Anchor, Duffryn, Shropshire

 

ROSLOVED

This application was discussed and it was agreed to support the application.

     
001-15 8 HIGHWAYS
    It was reported that there was numerous pot holes:Mount Flirt and Cauldy Bank

 

Also there was a collapsed drain in the gateway between Brynmawr and Brook house.

These an other matters were to be brought up at the next NJC meeting also they wll be reported to Cllr. Hartin.

     
001-15 9 FINANCE
    a.     To receive the accounts updateThe accounts were noted

 

b.    To re appoint the Internal Auditor

It was agreed to re appoint Mr. Keith Pointon

c.     To agree the National pay award (1%)

It was agreed to award the national pay award

d.    invoices for settlement

1.   HRM&C £160.00p (S1-7 PGC)

2.   Clerk’s expenses £107.87p (S1-7 PGC)

     
001-15 10 PROVISION OF BROADBAND
    The chair updated the meeting in respect of the current position with broad band.
     
001-15 11 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The Chair reported that the results had been received and she was now in a process of analysing the results and would report back in due course
     
001-15 12 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    There was nothing under this heading
     
001-15 13 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
3rd March 2015  
The meeting was closed at 8.30pm  
   
       

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

 PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL

ON tuesday 8th July 2014 at 7.30pm

Website: www. https://bettws.wordpress.com

Email: clerkrippon@yahoo.co.uk 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Valerie Whately (chair) Cllr. Rodger Hughes
Cllr. Keith Richards  
Cllr. Sheila Davies  
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler  
Cllr. Martin Britnell  
Cllr. Muriel Botwood Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
  Agenda Item  
048-14 1 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
049-14 2 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
050-14 3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    Cllr. Whately declared an interest in a planning matter in relation to wind turbines (close personal association with an applicant)
     
051-14 4 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
052-14 5 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed; following an amendment that the minutes of the meetings held on Tuesday 2tth May 2014 were a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
053-14 6 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The clerk reported that there was nothing to report under this heading
     
054-14 7 PLANNING
    P2014 0637Application for the erection of 1 20KWwind turbine with a blade tip height of 27.13m and hub height of 20.58 m at land near Dolfor B4355 Newtown Powys

 

This application was discussed, whilst it was appreciated that the location for this development was not within the Bettws Y Crwyn Parish it was highlighted that Bettws Y Crwyn Parish was in an AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) and as such this development would have a visual impact on the area also it was located in an ancient heritage site.

RESOLVED

The Bettws Y Crwyn Parish Council objected to this application as Bettws Y Crwyn Parish was in an AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) and as such this development would have a visual impact on the area also it was located in an ancient heritage site

     
055-14 8 HIGHWAYS
    It was reported that there was numerous pot holes on the vicarage road.
     
056-14 9 FINANCE
   
  1. To receive the accounts update

The accounts were noted

  1. To discuss a chairs allowance.

This was discussed

RESOLVED

That the chair allowance be increased to £250.00p this amount to include monies to enhance the website.

  1. invoices for settlement
  2. HRM&C £156.40p (S1-7 PGC)
  3. Clerk’s expenses £65.86p (S1-7 PGC)
     
057-14 10 PROVISION OF BROADBAND
    The chair updated the meeting in respect of the current position with broad band.
     
058-14 11 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The results had been taken to Mark Roberts of enterprise house for analysis when that had been undertaken the plan would be written for consultation.
     
059-14 12 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    That was requested that two items for the next agenda be

 

  1. Discuss the reduction of meetings held.
  2. Discuss a policy for wind turbines.
     
060-14 13 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    2nd September 2014
     
    The meeting was closed at 8.30pm
     
    Chair………………………………………………

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 7.30pm at The Parish Hall, Bettws Y Crwyn

Planning applications (if any) will be on view from 7.00pm

Posted Tuesday 26th August 2014

AGENDA

Prior to the meeting starting there will be a ten minute period for public participation.

1.
Opening and welcome
2.
Attendance / apologies
3.
Declarations of interest
4.
Minutes of the meetings Tuesday 8th July 2014
5.
Information from the minutes
6.
To discuss and decide on the appropriate number of meetings to be held per council year.(paper included)
7.
Planning
1. To discuss a policy for single wind turbines.(paper included)
8.
Highways
9.
Finance
a. To note bank account balances
b. To review and agree new Financial Regulations
c. To receive the external Auditors report
d. invoices for settlement
1. HRM&C £156.40p (S1-7 PGC)
2. Shropshire Council £300.00p (election) (S1-7 PGC)
3. Clerk’s expenses £197.64p (S1-7 PGC)
10.
To review and agree new Standing Orders
11.
Update on Parish Plan
12.
Update on broadband
13.
Information from members
14.
Dates for next meetings>

AGENDA – Sept 2nd

 

Prior to the meeting starting there will be a ten minute period for public participation.

 

  Opening and welcome
  Attendance / apologies
  Declarations of interest
  Minutes of the meetings Tuesday 8th July 2014
  Information from the minutes
  To discuss and decide on the appropriate number of meetings to be held per council year.(paper included)
  Planning
  1. To discuss a policy for single wind turbines.(paper included)
  2.  

Highways Finance

  1. To note bank account balances
  2. To review and agree new Financial Regulations
  3. To receive the external Auditors report
  4. invoices for settlement
  1. HRM&C £156.40p (S1-7 PGC)
  2. Shropshire Council £300.00p (election) (S1-7 PGC)
  3. Clerk’s expenses £197.64p (S1-7 PGC)
  4.  

To review and agree new Standing Orders Update on Parish Plan Update on broadband Information from members Dates for next meetings

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN

ANNUAL  PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD

AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALL ON

Tuesday 27th May 2014 at 8.00pm

 

PRESENT APOLOGIES
Cllr. Valerie Whately (chair) Cllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Keith Richards  
Cllr. Sheila Davies  
Cllr. Rodger Hughes  
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler  
  1. Muriel Botwood
Nigel Hartin

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
Gwilym Rippon (clerk)  
   
  Agenda Item  
028-14 1 ELECTION OF CHAIR
    20.01 hrs Cllr. Whately left the roomFollowing discussion Cllr. Whately was elected Chair for the ensuing year20.02 hrs Cllr. Whately returned to the room
     
029-14 2 OPENING AND WELCOME
    Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.
     
030-14 3 ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES
    See list above
     
031-14 4 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    Cllr. Whately declared an interest in a planning matter in relation to wind turbines (close personal association with an applicant)
     
032-14 5 TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
    The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations
     
033-14 6 ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR
    Following discussion Cllr. Trevor Wheeler was elected Vice Chair for the ensuing year
     
034-14 7 ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO OUTSIDE BODIES
    This was discussed and it was agreed that the following be elected as representatives

 

Snow Warden Parish Plan NJC Parish Hall
Cllr. Hughes Cllr. Whately Cllr. Whately Cllr. Whately
Cllr. Botwood Cllr. Botwood Cllr. Davies (dep) Cllr. Botwood
  Cllr. Davies    
     
035-14 8 AGREE TO ADHERE TO CODE OF CONDUCT
    This was discussedRESOLVEDTo abide by the Code of Conduct as adopted by Shropshire Council
     
036-14 9 REVIEW OF STANDING ORDERS AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS
    This was discussed and it was agreed that they were in order
     
037-14 10 REVIEW OF CHEQUE SIGNATORIES
    Cllr. Whately, Cllr.   Richards and Cllr. Wheeler
     
038-14 11 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
    It was agreed that the minutes of the meetings held on Tuesday 25th February 2014 were a true and accurate record of what transpired.
     
039-14 12 INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
    The clerk reported that there was nothing to report under this heading
     
040-14 13 CLERK’S REPORT
    The Clerk’s report having been circulated was noted.
     
041-14 14 PLANNING
    There was nothing to report under this heading.However it was reported that the Parish was not being informed of planning applications on the border but in the County of Powys
     
042-14 15 PROVISION OF BROADBAND
    The chair read out a report that had been received in relation to the provision of Broadband in the Clun valley. This would be an ongoing matter for each meeting.
     
043-14 16 HIGHWAYS
    There were reported flooding at Dylfryn were there was need for drainage the clerk was to requested to report this.
     
044-14 17 FINANCE
   
  1. To receive the accounts update

The accounts were noted

  1. To agree the annual return and governance report

RESOLVED

The Council agreed the governance report and the chair signed the Annual Return

  1. To pay the clerk at SCP 23

RESOLVED

The Council agreed to pay the clerk at SCP 23

  1. To note the internal Auditors report

There were no issues reported in the internal auditors report

RESOLVED

To accept the internal auditors report

  1. To agree that Bettws Parish Council meets the criteria to exercise the General Power of Competence. This was discussed

The clerk reported that Bettws Parish Council meets the criteria to exercise the General Power of Competence. This was discussed.

RESOLVED

That Bettws Parish Council as it now meets the criteria will exercise the General Power of Competence

 

  1. Invoices for settlement
  2. HRM&C £156.40p (S1-7 PGC)
  3. SALC£136.97.00p (Training) (S1-7 PGC)
  4. Clerk’s expenses £156.40p (S1-7 PGC)
  5. Insurance £159.00p (S1-7 PGC)
  6. K. Pointon £42.00p (internal audit) (S1-7 PGC)

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices

     
045-14 18 UPDATE ON PARISH PLAN
    The Parish Plan had been launched and were now awaiting all the replies
     
046-14 19 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
    That was requested that broad band be included on the next agenda
     
047-14 20 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
    8th July 2014
     
    The meeting was closed at 8.30pm
     
    Chair………………………………………………
     

 

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