BRETBY PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY PARISH MEETING HELD
TUESDAY 11th MAY 2021 AT 7:35pm
AT SWADLINCOTE SURGERY, DARKLANDS ROAD, SWADLINCOTE
Due to continuing Covid restrictions, no Covid safe venue was available within the Parish, the meeting was therefore held outside of the parish.
Present: Cllr M Falder (Chairman), Cllr Meyrick, Cllr G Corner, Cllr S Betteridge-Sorby, Cllr Bridges, Cllr Toone, Cllr K Kemp.
In Attendance: Mrs J Storer – Clerk, Cllr Haines, Cllr Churchill.
The Chair thanked all for attending and in particular thanked Cllr Betteridge-Sorby for arranging a covid compliant venue for the holding of Council meetings. He welcomed everyone back to the first face to face meeting in over 12 months.
No apologies were noted. As a quorum was established, the Chairman commenced the meeting.
21/783 Variation of Order of Business
There was no alteration to the variation of the order of business.
21/784 Declaration of Interests:
Cllrs considered their obligations relating to declaration of interests; no declarations were received.
21/785 Public Speaking
a) Members of the Public and Council to comment on any matter
No matters were raised.
b) County Council and District Council members to raise any relevant matter
Cllr Haines reported that there are few new details on the Freeport but agreed to pass on any information when it arrives.
Cllr Churchill provided the latest Covid statistics, the latest figures are significantly below the national average.
The annual flooding meeting will now be held half yearly, the next meeting will be held in the autumn.
No County Cllr was in attendance.
The resurfacing of a section of Bretby Lane has been undertaken; Cllrs welcomed the quality of the repairs and thanked former County Cllr Chilton.
c) Parish Council Members declaring an interest other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interest wishing to make representation
No representations were made.
21/786 To confirm the Minutes of the Meetings held on 22nd March 2021
These were circulated, read, approved and signed as a correct record by Cllr Falder.
21/787 To determine which items if any, should be taken with the public excluded.
No items were deemed necessary to be taken with the public excluded.
21/788 To receive the Chairman’s Announcements
Members of the public have informed of significant queues and waiting times at the Newhall tip, discouraging people from taking items to the tip; this is thought to have contributed to the increase of flytipping around the parish. The Clean Team has cleared reported instances of flytipping, putting increased pressure on already limited resources. Around the parish there has been a significant increase in flytipping and across the district there has been a 40% increase. The recycling contractor has ceased trading and the District Council stepped in to fulfil the recycling contract; the value of recycling has decreased and SDDC is undertaking studies about alternative recycling schemes in readiness for the renewal of the contract in the autumn.
21/789 To receive the Report of the Clerk
The Clerk’s report as previously circulated was accepted with no further comments.
Min 20/766e) The request for a speed check on Bretby Lane has been submitted.
Min 20/766d) A meeting with a resident about bins for private areas in the National Forest was held in April; a report on this meeting will be given at the next parish council meeting.
Min 20/755b) Action on the drain cover on Ashby Road East is still awaited.
Min 20/755b) the unauthorised signs on Oldicote Lane remain in place; County Cllr Muller will be informed of the situation and requested to pursue the matter.
Signage has been erected by Bretby Hall to direct people onto the footpath around the Hall, whilst various rumours have circulated about the possibility of addition of control mechanisms being installed to restrict access at the Park.
a) Risk Register update
There are no recommended changes to the risk register.
RESOLVED to make no changes to the risk register.
b) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
The Clerk reported that there is no further information, no actions were recommended and there were no incidents to report.
c) Communication Strategy
The matter was deferred.
d) Arrangements for return to face to face meeting
The Clerk was instructed to write to the Government to urge that hybrid meetings are permitted. All Cllrs will respond individually to the Government survey about the effectiveness of remote meetings.
21/791 Drainage issues
No further matters were raised.
- DALC – Various circulars and information about Covid19 and 2021 census
- Bretby Park Management Company – raising awareness of issues the Hall and residents face
- DCC – Impact – new parish carbon footprint
All Cllrs have been circulated with the information prior to the meeting.
|BACS||HMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Mar)||£36.60|
|BACS||DCC – Pension contribution (Mar)||£44.39|
|BACS||HMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Apr)||£36.60|
|BACS||DCC – Pension contribution (Apr)||£44.39|
|BACS||Staffing – March||£136.00|
|BACS||Staffing – April||£136.20|
|BACS||Staffing – May||£136.20|
|BACS||HMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (May)||£36.40|
|BACS||DCC – Pension contribution (May)||£44.39|
|DALC||Subscription for 2021/22||£344.63|
|Mrs J Storer||Payroll annual licence||£59.20|
|Mrs J Storer||Clerk use of home (April – Jun 21)||£81.00|
|Came & Company||Insurance||£218.00|
|Interest April 2021||£0.03|
|SDDC – S136 refund||£97.93|
|SDDC – first half of the precept||£1,829.00|
|SDDC – Council grant||£73.00|
|Bretby Hall – donation for new bin||£600.00|
|HMRC – VAT refund 20/21||£41.60|
Balance at bank 04.05.21
b) Requests for funding via S137
No requests for funding have been received.
c) To receive the internal audit
The internal audit was undertaken on 14th April 2021 and no matters were reported. The report has been circulated to all Cllrs.
d) To complete the Annual Governance & Accounting Report
The AGAR report for 2020/21 was before the Council for completion and approval.
RESOLVED the AGAR was completed and signed by the Chair and the RFO/Clerk.
Cllrs have been circulated with the accounts for the year ending 31st March 2021 and the accounts were presented to the meeting for Council approval.
RESOLVED to accept and approve the accounts for the year ending 31.03.21
21/794 To consider Planning Applications
DMPA/2021/0561:Amended scheme to previously approved DMPA/2019/1461 for the erection of an extension with pitch roof and the conversion of loft space at 12 Bretby Lane, Bretby, Burton upon Trent, DE15 0QN (12/05/21)
Some Cllrs expressed disappointment about the lack of response to correspondence sent to SDDC Planning Dept by residents relating to safety concerns and the continuation of building works, particularly on the roof, at the above property. The alleged disregard of the planning process, building inspection and safety was considered to debase the planning process.
District Cllrs reported that the Planning Dept has been in correspondence with the applicants but District Cllrs were unaware that residents’ correspondence had gone unanswered; they will follow up on these matter.
RESOLVED: objection; as it is overbearing presence on 10 and 19 Bretby Lane and newly installed windows overlook gardens and bedrooms which affects neighbours right to presence. This application goes against the previous planning conditions restricting the increase of the height of the property.
DMPN/2021/0612: Certificate of Lawfulness for proposed loft conversion and the installation of windows at 2 Mount Road, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RA (13/05/21)
RESOLVED No objections
DMPA/2021/0552: The erection of extensions, front wall and gate at 14 Bretby Lane, Bretby, Burton on Trent, DE15 0QN (07/05/21)
RESOLVED No objections
No further information has been received about the planning appeal for affordable housing on Bretby Lane. District Cllrs agreed to pass on any updates when any information is received.
No consultations have been received.
21/796 Items for information only
(a) To receive reports from Meetings attended
No meetings have been attended
(b) Notification of Forthcoming meetings
(c) Training Sessions – See DALC circulars which have been provided to all Cllrs
Training continues to be provided remotely via Zoom.
(d) Cllr Toone has contacted CREST about speed checks along Bretby Lane, but has heard nothing.
(e) Cllrs Toone and Betteridge-Sorby met remotely with a landowner about issues affecting Mimi Wood, in particular dog fouling and ASB.
21/797 Date of next meeting
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on TUESDAY 13th JULY 2021 at 7.30pm at St Wystan’s Church, Bretby.
There being no further business, the Chairman thanked everyone for attending, wished everyone to be well and safe and closed the meeting at 8:30pm.