Minutes of the Committee meetings on Monday 12 January 2004

By   September 13, 2005

Playing Fields Management Committee

 

Present:

Cllrs Duck, Hunt, Ridley, Mr J. Norval (Junior Football Club),

Mr P. Strother Smith (Clerk).

Apologies:

Cllrs Stowers & Waters.

 

1.

Brackets for Goalposts:  No action so far. Mr Norval will chase.  Action JN

2.

Moles:  These continue to cause a considerable problem on the football pitches.  The Clerk was asked to get a quote to have them eradicated.  Action PSS

3.

New Pitches:  We are still awaiting progress between North Somerset Council (NSC) and Redrow.

4.

Budget:  A breakdown of the proposed budget figure of £6350 was required from Cllr Stowers. Action BS/PSS

 

 

Open Spaces & Amenities Committee

Present:

Cllrs Duck, Hunt, Jones, Clegg & Ridley, Mr P. Strother Smith (Clerk).

Apologies:

Cllrs Stowers & Waters

 

1.

Play Area:  The Clerk reported on his site meeting with Wicksteed’s Contract Manager following the ROSPA inspection (Mrs Lomas had previously been consulted on the report).  The minor shortcomings had been resolved or satisfactorily explained and the Clerk had written to ROSPA.

The Clerk had received one quote for the entrance to be tarmaced and a second was awaited. Action PSS

2.

Footpaths:  Cllr Duck reported on progress with the Water Lane – Westward Drive path.  NSC had agreed to install 3 lights with the cost of connection and power supply being met by them.  Installation would cost £2400 and it was recommended that we contribute £1200 towards this.  The path would need closing for a time during remedial work.

3.

Litter/Dog Bins:  It was agreed that this would be an agenda item for the next Committee meeting.  The precinct, Pump Square and outside the Co-op were mentioned as possible new sites.  Action PSS (agenda)

4.

Signage for Cycle Path:  Details had been received from NSC for new signage and markings.  These were acceptable.

 

 

 

Finance & General Purposes Committee

 

Present:

Cllrs Duck, Hunt, Burchell, Jones, Langton, Pritchard, Whiting,

Mr P. Strother Smith (Clerk).

Apologies:

Cllr Waters.

 

1.

Pavements:  A petition with 25-30 names had been submitted in support of railings being installed along the high pavement.  Letters had also been received in favour of this and a new pavement between the Memorial Club and Costcutters.  It was agreed that Cllr Duck would ask NSC to carry out a feasibility study into these two projects and report back to us.  Action GD

2.

Street Lighting:  The Clerk had circulated a schedule of feedback received so far; more was expected.  A ‘walk round’ would be arranged at the next Committee meeting. Action PSS (agenda)

The Clerk had received a quote for £904.07 from SEC for repairs to lights in Church Road and Newsome Avenue.  It was agreed that these repairs should proceed.  Action PSS

3.

The Allotment Association wanted to be advised of the rent due to be paid.  It was noted that this would fall within the formula previously agreed.

A grant application for £86 for disposal of debris and bark for the play area was refused on the basis that this fell within routine running costs.  Action PSS to advise on both items

4.

Community Transport:  The Clerk had attended a meeting with Community Action because Nailsea wishes to extend its service throughout the Gordano Valley.  It was agreed that a letter supporting the scheme should be sent.  Action PSS

5.

Community Centre:  Cllr Hunt would contact Alan Smith to arrange a meeting between his committee and our working party regarding the new proposals for the Centre.  Action GH

6.

Budget for 2004/05:  The following figures were proposed:

            Finance & General Purposes                   £60,000

            Planning                                                    £8,000

            Playing Fields                                           £6,350

            Open Spaces & Amenities                      £19,000

            Community Centre                                  £10,000

 

 

Planning Committee

 

Present:

Cllrs Duck, Burchell, Langton, Pritchard, Robinson, Whiting,

Mr P. Strother Smith (Clerk).

Apologies:

Cllr Hunt.

 

1.       

The following application has been refused:

03/P/2725/LDP

8 Rectory Road, EIG

Certificate of Lawfulness

– new dormer window.

 

 

 

2.       

The following applications have been approved:

03/P/2736/F

4 St Georges Hill, EIG

Extension – rear & conservatory.

02/P/2101/F

1 Back Lane, Pill

Amendment re dormer windows.

03/P/2907/F

6 The Lovells, EIG

Front & side extension.

03/P/2850/F

Brandon Cott,

Common Lane, EIG

Side extension.

03/P/2772/F

Markham House,

Martcombe Road, EIG

Triple garage.

 

 

3.         

New Applications – there was no objection to the following:

03/P/2971/F

10 Lodway, Pill

2 storey side extension.

03/P/3011/F

Rock Cottage Sewage

Treatment Works, Pill

New submersible pumping station.

03/P/3102/F

7 Sturmey Way, Ham Green

Conservatory.

03/P/3173/F

12 Eirene Terrace, Pill

Extension & internal alterations.

 

4.         

New Application:

03/P/3118/F

7 Baltic Place, Pill

Change of use from retail to food & drink.

Although there was no objection on the change of use, Councillors were concerned about the visual aspect of the extraction pipe, its noise level and the opening hours.

 

4.

Shipway Farm:  Councillors agreed with the request that we jointly ask David Stephens for observations on the judgements made following the Public Inquiry.

 

5.

Local Transport Plan:  A draft response had been received from Colin Jones to NSC’s latest progress report.  Cllr Robinson would review and agree this draft with Colin Jones. Action VR