THE MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 8th OCTOBER, 2019 IN THE KEN STAINER SUITE OF DURLEY MEMORIAL HALL, DURLEY AT 7.30 p.m.
Cllr Delmege (Chairman), Cllr Childs, Cllr Watts, Cllr Rutherford, Cllr Miller, Cllr Rappini, Cllr Brenchley, District Councillor Mclean and the Clerk (Mrs Anne Collins) were present, along with 7 parishioners.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: Apologies were received from County/District Councillor Humby and
District Councillor Miller.
2. ANY DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST UNDER THE CODE OF CONDUCT. There were no
Declarations of Interest made.
3. THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 10th SEPTEMBR, 2019 WERE AGREED AND SIGNED
AS A CORRECT RECORD OF THE MEETING.
4. MATTERS ARISING:
(a) Update on table/seating at The Sawmills. The Clerk visited Vivien Bartlett she was not in, but her husband said that she is no longer in a position to be able to give the amount time required to carry on with this project. She will give the Clerk the information and then Cllr Miller will be able to follow-up and take forward the project.
(b) Location of SID sign at The Sawmills – Cllr Delmege reported that 2 locations have been agreed by HCC and plans to extend the posts are being arranged. Once this has been done Cllr Delmege will fit the SID sign. Cllr Delmege is also looking at signs to be used at each end of the village.
(c) Emergency Plan for Durley (communication with residents) – Cllr Brenchley said that there were various ways which are presently communicating – noticeboards, website, Newsletter, Parish News and these should all continue. We could also look at updating the Facebook page on the website. This would be for putting up information as and when required. Andy Burton already manages the Facebook page so Cllr Brenchley will ask him for his views. The Clerk said that this will need to be strictly monitored as Insurance Companies regard this as a high risk factor
(d) Parish Council Newsletter update. Clerk has the article about the bus stop reinstatement and the SID sign. A thank you will also go in thanking the outgoing Parish Councillors for all their hard work and then introduce the new Parish Councillors. It is anticipated that the Newsletter will go out to residents in mid/end of November so that it will avoid the Christmas post. If there is space then Cllr Watts will put in an article about scam fraud.
(e) Public Broadband Event with HCC. Clerk has received no further communication with any possible dates. This will be chased again and CC Humby will be contacted to see if he can push this along.
(f) Update on footpaths – Cllr Brenchley/Clerk. There were no reports of any additional footpath problems this month. Cllr Rappini said that he did not think that the stiles mentioned previously were on Shady Oaks land, but on Richard Emmett’s. Clerk will contact the Rights of Way Officer so that they can investigate.
(g) Older childrens’ play equipment – ideas/prices. Cllr Delmege and the Clerk met with Will from Vitaplay and his suggestions were shared with Councillors. Clerk also looked at equipment from ESP and Playdale. It was agreed that Cllr Rutherford would ask some children and parents what sort of item they would like to play on. A Meeting will be arranged with some of the children and Councillors to discuss some options. A Grant will be applied for to help towards the cost, but it is anticipated that some form of fund raising will be required by the youngsters.
(h) Draft Transport Strategy Launch – Cllr Childs reported that he is hoping to attend on 24th October. A Report will be given next month.
(i) Defibrillators in Durley. Clerk reported that new pads have been put into the Defibrillator outside of The Robin Hood and it has also been added onto the Parish Council Insurance. As the Defibrillator at the School was inside it was suggested that perhaps the School could be approached to see if they would consider putting it on the outside of the building so that it would be available to anyone at anytime – rather than just in School opening hours. Councillors agreed that if this were to happen Durley Parish Council would pay the cost of an outside cabinet and the moving of the Defibrillator. Cllr Delmege will ask Kirstie.
(j) Planning Coach Tour (4.10.19) – Cllr Delmege reported that unfortunately he was unable to attend.
(k) Report on W.D.A.P.C. Meeting – Cllr Delmege and the Clerk attended and reported that the main issues discussed were the Parish Charter and getting Parish Councils involved in Pre-planning Applications. Other issues which affect parishes e.g. transport were also discussed.
(l) Report on WW2 commemorations in Durley. Cllr Delmege outlined what activities were planned for the weekend of 8th/9th and 10th May, 2020. Durley Parish Council is the main organiser for the Friday 8th social event at the Hall so Cllr Delmege asked Councillors to think of ideas. DC Mclean also asked if VJ Day on 15th August, 2020 could be remembered as this day is often forgotten. Cllr Delmege will mention this at the next WW2 Meeting.
5. COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORT: CC Humby. There was no Report available.
6. DISTRICT COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS: DC Humby, DC Miller and DC Mclean. DC Mclean gave a District Councillors’ Report and he said that Planning Committees are now held during the evening from 5.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. WCC Meetings will be televised. DC Mclean spoke about recent planning issues at WCC – which included Station Approach, Winchester Leisure Centre, the Broadway and the centre of Winchester. WCC have declared a Climate Emergency and the recent Waste Bin Collections (including the delivery and collection of the new glass collection) has been poorly managed. It was noted that some residents in Durley do still not have a glass collection black box.
7. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ITEMS BY INVITATION OF THE CHAIRMAN. Residents attending were
there to hear various items already on the Agenda.
(a) Response from WCC regarding CIL Funding bid timescales. Clerk read out the response to her request for timescales to hear about the Grant for the School crossing. It is hoped that we will now hear a result in mid-end October.
(b) E-mail stating new Waste Collection arrangements. This was noted. It appears that Durley residents have now been informed of the new collection arrangements.
(c) Parish Connect – October, 2019. This was noted.
9. SCHOOL REPORT: Nick Apps gave the School Report – which is attached to these Minutes.
10. RECREATION GROUND REPORT: Cllr Watts reported that fireworks have been lit at the Recreation
Ground. The situation will be kept monitored and if necessary cctv cameras will need to be put up. The swings are also being deliberately put up out of the way of children.
11. SAWMILLS REPORT: Cllr Rutherford/Cllr Rappini to report. Cllr Rappini carried out the play area
checks and all the equipment was satisfactory. There were no other issues.
12. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH REPORT: Cllr Watts reported that there have been thefts in surrounding villages, but not in Durley. Scams are circulating all the time and Cllr Watts will put together an article for the Newsletter warning residents of the most recent scams. Dates were also read out for the Beat Surgeries which are going to be held in Bishops Waltham Police Station.
13. HIGHWAYS REPORT: Cllr Rappini said that he has not had any road problems reported to him recently. The Clerk said that the road surface in Wintershill is breaking up again in places. This will need to be reported. Drainage maintenance work in Stapleford Lane is being carried out by HCC in October. Vehicles parking on the verge in Stapleford Lane are again making a lay-by and pushing in the ditch. Cllr Watts said that there is an increase in large lorries going through Durley. This will be kept monitored, and if possible see who the Company is who owns these lorries. A resident present said that he is preparing a Study of local transport and he will keep us informed of his findings. Councillors agreed that it would be helpful for residents to know timings of buses, trains etc. in the area.
14. FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS: Councillors agreed invoices presented by the Clerk and signed cheques as agreed. Clerk has received confirmation that the Bank signatories have now been changed.
15. HALL: Clerk reported that the stage extension wood-work will be carried out on 23rd/24th October. A Hall Meeting will be arranged once this work is completed. A letter was received to ask if a piano, freezer and dishwasher could be put into the Hall. This will be put on the Agenda for the next Hall Meeting.
19/01415/FUL. Mr and Mrs Reeves. Use of land for storage of caravans/camper vans in addition to the agricultural use which would be retained. Shady Oaks Farm, Durley Brook Road, Durley. REFUSED. Councillors were not happy that WCC had again taken no notice of Durley Parish Council, or our District Councillors who were all in agreement on this Application.
19/01835/HOU. Mr and Mrs Hargreaves. Alterations to existing conservatory to provide tiled lean-to roof and alterations to fenestration. Insertion of external door in south east elevation. 2 Hillside Cottages, Manor Road, Durley. Councillors had no comments to make on this Application.
19/01807/FUL. Mr K Larner. Redevelopment of site for mixed use employment purposes comprising B1a Office accommodation and B8 Vehicle Storage with associated ancillary welfare facilities, car parking and landscaping. Jeffreys Yard, Wintershill, Durley. Councillors agreed that an Objection should be made on this Application as the implications would have a big affect on the Durley highways. It was agreed that this Application is also contrary to Policy MTRA3. Clerk will send in our objection.
19/01612/HOU. Mr and Mrs Gailer. Remove existing conservatory and erect a single storey rear extension with a pitch roof extending 6.15m long with roof lights in a vaulted ceiling with grey windows and doors. Natal, Durley Street, Durley. GRANTED.
19/01988/PNACOU. Mr Stutchbury. Refurbishment of existing agricultural store to provide a dwelling.
Land opposite Durley Hall Lane/Alma Lane, Durley. Councillors agreed that this is not a suitable building to be converted into a dwelling and if approved it would set a precedent for additional dwellings in the countryside for which there is no justification.
19/02102/LDC. Mr and Mrs Hammal. Land used for equestrian purposes. Old Cow Pen, Channels Farm, Gregory Lane, Durley. Councillors wanted clarification of the proposal before agreeing the comments. Clerk will ask the Legal Team and e-mail a response round to Councillors so that the closing date can be met.
Eastleigh Borough Local Plan – Clerk asked if Durley Parish Council wished to speak at the Hearing which runs from 21st November to 30th January. It was agreed that Durley Parish Council would not be sending anyone to speak.
17. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE CHAIRMAN DECLARED THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.30 p.m.