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Minutes 11th May

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.

21/782 Apologies
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. 

21/790 Governance
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.

21/792 Correspondence

  1. DALC – Various circulars and information about Covid19 and 2021 census
  2. Bretby Park Management Company – raising awareness of issues the Hall and residents face
  3. DCC – Impact – new parish carbon footprint

All Cllrs have been circulated with the information prior to the meeting.

21/793 Finance

BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Mar)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Mar)£44.39
BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Apr)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Apr)£44.39
BACSStaffing – March£136.00
BACSStaffing – April£136.20
KrystalWebsite hosting£47.99
Accounts passed for payment
BACSStaffing – May£136.20
BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (May)£36.40
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (May)£44.39
DALCSubscription for 2021/22£344.63
Mrs J StorerPayroll annual licence£59.20
Mrs J StorerClerk use of home (April – Jun 21)£81.00
Came & CompanyInsurance£218.00
For approval

Money Received

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

Deposit account£3,011.14
Current account£5,663.42

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.

21/795 Consultations
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
None known

(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.

Minutes Of The Annual Parish Meeting Tuesday 11th May 2021

BRETBY PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HELD
TUESDAY 11th MAY 2021 AT 7:30pm
AT SWADLINCOTE SURGERY, DARKLANDS ROAD, SWADLINCOTE

Present: Cllr M Falder (Chairman), Cllr M Bridges, Cllr L Meyrick, Cllr G Corner, Cllr S Betteridge-Sorby, Cllr K Kemp, Cllr S Toone.

In Attendance: Mrs J Storer – Clerk, District Cllrs Churchill and Haines.

21/768 Apologies
No apologies were noted.

21/769 Election of Chairman
Cllr Falder was nominated by Cllr Bridges, seconded by Cllr Corner.  There were no other nominations.  Cllr Falder was unanimously elected as Chairman.
Cllr Falder thanked all for the support and confidence given to him in his capacity as Chairman and informed the meeting that this will be his final year as Chairman – next year he will step down as Chair but remain on the Council.

21/770 Chairman to take and sign the Declaration of office
Cllr Falder took and signed the Declaration of Office for the position of Chairman.

21/771 Election of Vice Chairman
Cllr Toone was nominated by Cllr Bridges and seconded by Cllr Falder.  There were no other nominations.  Cllr Toone was unanimously elected as Vice Chairman of the Parish Council.

21/772 Vice Chairman to take and sign the Declaration of Office
Cllr Toone signed the Declaration of Office for the position of Vice Chairman.

21/773 Completion of Register of Interests
The Councillors will review their Register of Interest via the Parish Council website and inform the Clerk of any changes.

21/774   Appointment of Committees – if required
RESOLVED it was unnecessary to have any committees.

21/775    Appointment of Cllrs to External Bodies and arrangements for reporting back
RESOLVED that any Cllr can attend any external meeting; reports will be circulated via email and questions an be taken at the next Parish Council meeting.

21/776   To adopt the new Standing Orders
The Standing Orders were previously circulated to all Cllrs.
RESOLVED to accept the Standing Orders, as circulated and without amendment.

21/777   To review the Financial Regulations
The Financial Regulations have been reviewed and no further amendments were identified.

21/778  Review of inventory of land and assets including buildings and office equipment.
The list of assets owned by the Parish Council was reviewed.  No omissions were noted and there had been no disposals during the year. 

21/779  Review and confirmation of arrangements for insurance cover in respect of all Insured risks.
The insurance falls due for renewal on 1st June 2021 and the renewal premium has been received and circulated to all Cllrs.  The insurance company has advised the Clerk that the premium is the lowest possible. The insurance cover provided was agreed and accepted by Cllrs.

21/780 Review of the Council’s and/or employees’ memberships of other bodies.
The Parish Council is currently a member of DALC and will continue to retain membership with DALC. The Clerk is a member of SLCC and this will continue.

21/781 Reviewing the Council’s complaints procedure.
The Complaints procedure as previously circulated was reviewed and no amendments were made.

The meeting closed at 7:32pm

Agenda 11th May 2021

ORDINARY PARISH MEETING

You are summoned to attend Council Meeting of Bretby Parish Council, which will be held at Swadlincote Surgery on Darklands Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 0PP at 7.35pm on TUESDAY 11th MAY 2021.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING –  AGENDA

1. To receive apologies for absence.           

2.  Variation of Order of Business

3.  Declaration of Members Interests.

            Please Note:-

(a) Members must ensure that they complete the Declarations of Interest sheet prior to the start of the meeting in respect of items other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and must indicate the action to be taken (i.e. to stay in the meeting, to leave the meeting or to stay in the meeting to make representations and then leave the meeting prior to any consideration or determination of the item)

(b)  Where a Member indicates that they have a prejudicial interest, but wish to make representations regarding the item before leaving the meeting, those representations must be made under item (c) of Public Speaking.

The Declarations of Interests for matters other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interests will be read out from the Declaration Sheet – Members will be asked to confirm that the record is correct.

4.  Public Speaking – (15 Minutes)

(a)  A period of not more than 15 minutes will be made available for members of the public and Members of the Council to comment on any matter.

(b)  If the Police Liaison Officer, a County Council or District Council Member is in attendance they will be given the opportunity to raise any relevant matter.

(c)  Members declaring an interest other than a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest who wish to make representations or give evidence under the National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) Code of Conduct shall do so at this stage.

5.  To approve the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 22nd March 2021 (Copy already circulated)

6.  To determine which items if any from Part 1 of the Agenda should be taken with the public excluded. If the Council decides to exclude the public it will be necessary to pass a resolution in the following terms:
“In view of the confidential nature of item …. to consider a resolution to exclude the press and public from the meeting in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, s1, in order to discuss the item.”

7.  Chairman’s Announcements.

8.  Report of the Clerk, to include an update on items from the last meeting

9.  Governance
a)  Risk Register update
b)  Update on General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
c)  Communication Strategy
d)  Arrangements for return to face to face meeting

10.  Drainage and flooding issues

11.  Correspondence

12.  Finance
(a)  Accounts for Payment
(b)  To approve the accounts for the year ending 31st March 2021
(c)  To receive the internal audit
(d)  To complete the Annual Governance & Accounting Report
(e)  To consider any requests for funds made under S137

13.  To consider Planning Applications                      

14.  To consider any Consultations received

15.  Items for information only

(a)  To receive reports from Meetings attended
(b) Notification of Forthcoming meeting
(c)  Training Sessions – See DALC circulars which have been provided to all Cllrs

16.  To move the following resolution – “That in view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted (in respect of the personal situation of an employee which could result in legal proceedings or commercially sensitive information) it is advisable in the public interest, that the press and public be temporarily excluded and they are instructed to withdraw.”

17.  Date of next meeting and items for inclusion
Suggested date Tuesday 13th July 2021.

Minutes 22nd March

BRETBY PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY PARISH MEETING HELD
MONDAY 22nd MARCH 2021 AT 7:45pm
VIA REMOTE MEANS DUE TO COVID19
Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

Present:  Cllr M Falder (Chairman), Cllr Meyrick, Cllr G Corner, Cllr S Betteridge-Sorby, Cllr Bridges, Cllr Toone

In Attendance: Mrs J Storer – Clerk, Cllr Haines (to 8:23pm), Cllr Chilton (to 8:23pm), Cllr Churchill (to 8:23pm), 1 member of the public.

20/752 Apologies
Apologies were noted from Cllr Kemp (work commitments).  As a quorum was established, the Chairman commenced and welcomed everyone to the meeting.

20/753 Variation of Order of Business
There was no alteration to the variation of the order of business.

20/754 Declaration of Interests:
Cllrs considered their obligations relating to declaration of interests; no declarations were received.

20/755 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
The Chairman reported that this will be Cllr Chilton’s last attendance at Bretby Parish Council as she is not seeking re-election in May.  He expressed and conveyed his and the Council’s thanks and appreciation for her work for the parish.

Cllr Chilton asked if reported items from the last meeting have been resolved.
The grate cover on Ashby Road East – this remains a problem and is the responsibility of South Staffordshire Water.  Cllr Chilton will follow this matter.
The drain on the Repton/Hartshorne Road – this has been attended to promptly.
The drain on Knights Lane – this has dried up naturally but will potentially be a problem in the future. No officer has been in contact with the Chair despite his details being provided to officers.
Cllr Chilton reported on the changes within the Highways Dept (DCC) and is hopeful that some of the issues can now be resolved quickly.

Again, only those potholes which are reported to DCC are attended to but do not attend to the potholes that are seen but are unreported. A request was made for the repair team to attend to all potholes in the vicinity.
Cadent – no progress has been made and the resident is now almost unable to access his drive.  A team has previously visited and agreed to repair the bad workmanship on an “if and when” basis however there has been a lengthy wait with no action yet taken.  Cllr Chilton will pursue this.
Cllr Toone commented upon the amount of litter on the side of the A38 and commended a team for the work they undertook to clear litter from various sections of the A38.  A similar situation exists on the A50.
A sign has been erected on both sides of Oldicote Lane sign stating it is a private lane and access is only for residents; this sign is confusing as it has the appearance of an official council sign but isn’t.  An acknowledgement was made that the Lane is unadopted, narrow and difficult to turn a vehicle round however the sign is considered to be not only misleading but also officious; there is a public footpath at the end of the lane and therefore access if permitted. A photo of the sign will be forwarded to Cllr Chilton to follow the matter with Traffic Safety Dept and to make enquiries about obtaining a “No Turning” sign.

There is no stop sign or white lines at the junctions of the Nurseries or at Mount Lane, motorists continue to exit the Nurseries and pay little attention to traffic from the right, this has caused some issues.  There was disappointment that the Nurseries have not engaged to inform motorists to use care when exiting the site.

Cllr Churchill reported on the Freeport announcement made in the budget by the Secretary of State about three sites in the east midlands.  One site will be at Toyota with a rail head and will create about £12m additional business rates and 6000 new jobs.  There will however, be significant blight to residents in the area and SDDC will have to mitigate this for the residents.  For Bretby there could be increase aircraft noise. The Chairman asked for information about what infra structure upgrades will be installed.  The Dept of State and Highways England will make all the surveys and recommendations relating to changes in infrastructure.  The governance structure will come under the D2N2 LEP and there will be consultations for local residents. Flooding in Egginton is acknowledged to be of concern.  The Freeport status will bring significant tax breaks that could be used towards improving the infrastructure.

The appeal on affordable homes on Bretby Lane is still awaited.

The work taking place at 12 Bretby Lane is to be looked at by the Planning Enforcement Team. Cllr Toone reported that some demolition had taken place along with some development that does not appear to bear any resemblance to the original plans. Concerns were expressed about the impact on the telephone line by these works.  Cllr Haines encouraged people to report directly their concerns to the Enforcement Team as well as to Cllrs. The personnel situation in the Planning Dept was explained.
SDDC grass cutting schedule resumes this month.  No progress has been made about the request relating to the specific grass cutting on Watery Lane raised last year,  Cllr Chilton will follow this matter with DCC.
South Derbyshire will be part of a pilot scheme about the recycling of coffee pods.

8:23pm The Chairman thanked Cllr Chilton.  Cllrs Chilton, Haines, Churchill left the meeting.

A member of the public attending from Bretby Hall welcomed the co-operation about the issue of dog mess. The Clerk will continue to press SDDC for information as to when the bin will be installed.
During recent times there have been an increase in the use of the Hall carpark for people visiting the area for exercise and there has been an increase in anti social behaviour.  It was noted that the parish has previously been sheltered from anti social behaviour but is now exposed to it; some of the reported incidents are of concern. The feeling of the meeting was that this situation will continue and is likely to escalate post covid.
The Derbyshire Police Rural Crime publication has provided some guidance along with various contact numbers; this will be forwarded to the resident, however these matters including littering appear to be very low on the priority list for the police.

c) Parish Council Members declaring an interest other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interest wishing to make representation
No representations were made.

20/756   To confirm the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 25th January 2021
These were circulated, read, approved and signed as a correct record by Cllr Falder.

20/757 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.

20/758 To receive the Chairman’s Announcements
There were no further matters the Chairman reported.

20/759 To receive the Report of the Clerk
The Clerk’s report as previously circulated was accepted with no further comments. 

20/760 Governance
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’s report contained information about the future holding of meetings when the legislation for holding remote council meetings expires on 6th May.  There is to be a return to face to face meetings however Cllrs were concerned that other regulations will remain in force, causing conflicts and have the consequence that the holding of face to face meetings will be unachievable.  Cllrs expressed concerns that it may still not be safe to return to face to face meeting, and that by resuming physical meetings it may prevent some Cllrs and residents from their right to attend a meeting.
RESOLVED to acknowledge the legal situation, however  this parish council will meet remotely on 11th May 2021 unless clear guidance is received to the contrary.

20/761 Drainage issues
No further matters were raised.

20/762 Correspondence

  1. DALC – Various circulars and information about Covid19 and 2021 census
  2. Derbyshire PCC –  A booklet to increase safety in rural areas has been launched in Derbyshire
  3. Cllr Chilton – DHART and A61 Technology Projects – stakeholder update
  4. Derbyshire Police Crime Commissioner Office – invite to meet remotely the PCC on 18th March 2021
  5. Cllr Chilton – information of the 20’s enough speed campaign
  6. Resident – seeking assistance regarding anti social behaviour at Mimi’s Wood
  7. Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 – Venue Hire requirements for publicly owned venues

All Cllrs have been circulated with the information prior to the meeting.

20/763 Finance

BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Feb)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Feb)£44.39
BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Jan)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Jan)£44.39
BACSStaffing – February£136.00
KrystalWebsite hosting£9.59
DCCOutstanding pension contributions£22.13
Accounts passed for payment
BACSMrs J Storer – use of home (Jan – March 21)£81.00
BACSMrs J Storer – expenses for 2020/2£19.44
BACSMrs J Storer – SLCC subscription£19.65
BACSStaffing – March£136.00
BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (March)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (March)£44.39
BACSSubscription for 2021/22£TBC and paid in April 2021
For approval

Money Received

Interest Feb£0.02
Interest March£0.03

Balance at bank 15.03.21

Deposit account£3,011.11
Current account£3,543.16

b)  Requests for funding via S137
No requests for funding have been received.

20/764 To consider Planning Applications

DMPA/2020/1212: Retrospective application to regularise an agricultural building at Shades Farm, Unnamed Road From Geary Lane To Town Farm, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RD (12/03/21)

DMPA/2020/1329: The erection of a lean-lift and the conversion of grass area to into new service yard at Etwall House, Bretby Business Park, Ashby Road East, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0YZ (12/03/21)
RESOLVED no objections

DMPA/2021/0294: The erection of a two-storey rear extension at 58 Bretby Lane, Bretby, Burton on Trent DE15 0QW (12/03/21)
RESOLVED no objections

DMPA/2021/0297: The erection of horse stables and associated hardstanding at Town Farm, Unnamed Road From Geary Lane To Town Farm, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RD  (07/04/21)
RESOLVED no objections

DMPN/2021/0377: Prior Approval for change of use of agricultural buildings to dwelling houses (Class C3) and for building operations reasonably necessary for the conversion at The Sett, Bretby, Burton on Trent, DE15 0RB (07/04/21)
RESOLVED no objections

DMOT/2021/0126 – Approval of details required by conditions 3, 5, 6 and 9 attached to ref. DMPA/2020/0448 (the erection of a building to house a biomass plant) at Shades Farm, Unnamed Road From Geary Lane To Town Farm, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RD
RESOLVED no objections but the Clerk will query whether the discharge for the U4 exemption, answers points 5 and 7 on the discharge.

20/765 Consultations
No consultations have been received.

20/766 Items for information only
(a)        To receive reports from Meetings attended
Area Forum – 19th January 2021 – no report was received

(b)        Notification of Forthcoming meetings
            None known

(c)        Training Sessions – See DALC circulars which have been provided to all Cllrs
Training is being provided remotely via Zoom.  The Clerk attended the DALC “Accounting for parish councils at the year end” training session on 22nd February 2021.

(d)        A resident at Bretby Hall has expressed a desire to join the parish council.  There are no vacancies at present.
A resident who owns Mimi Woods spoke with the Clerk today and the notes of that conversation (as approved by the resident) had been circulated to all Cllrs prior to the meeting.  One suggestion from the resident was to install a bin at an access point to the wood and Cllrs noted that the resident regularly places a black bin for the depositing of dog waste and that the majority of people do not use it to place the waste but discard it irresponsibly.
Similar experiences were noted by other landowners and the dog waste issue has been noted on social media.
It was AGREED that Cllrs Toone and Betteridge-Sorby will meet with the resident to discuss the situation.

(e)        The Clerk was asked to make a request for a speed check/monitor to take place on Bretby Lane.  Examples were given of a particular resident who speeds around the immediate area and information will also be passed to the PCSO.

20/767 Date of next meeting
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on TUESDAY 11th MAY 2021 at 7.30pm; this will be preceded by the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be a remote meeting unless there are significant changes to regulations.
There being no further business, the Chairman thanked everyone for attending, wished everyone to be well and safe and closed the meeting at  9:29pm.

Agenda 22nd March 2021

ORDINARY PARISH MEETING

You are summoned to attend Council Meeting of Bretby Parish Council, which will be held under the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 at 7.35pm on MONDAY 22nd MARCH 2021.

Please contact the Clerk for the meeting invitation.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING –  AGENDA

1. To receive apologies for absence.

2.  Variation of Order of Business

3.  Declaration of Members Interests.

            Please Note:-

(a) Members must ensure that they complete the Declarations of Interest sheet prior to the start of the meeting in respect of items other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and must indicate the action to be taken (i.e. to stay in the meeting, to leave the meeting or to stay in the meeting to make representations and then leave the meeting prior to any consideration or determination of the item)

(b) Where a Member indicates that they have a prejudicial interest, but wish to make representations regarding the item before leaving the meeting, those representations must be made under item (c) of Public Speaking.

The Declarations of Interests for matters other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interests will be read out from the Declaration Sheet – Members will be asked to confirm that the record is correct.

4. Public Speaking – (15 Minutes)

(a) A period of not more than 15 minutes will be made available for members of the public and Members of the Council to comment on any matter.

(b)  If the Police Liaison Officer, a County Council or District Council Member is in attendance they will be given the opportunity to raise any relevant matter.

(c) Members declaring an interest other than a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest who wish to make representations or give evidence under the National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) Code of Conduct shall do so at this stage.

5. To approve the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 25th January 2021 (Copy already circulated)

6.  To determine which items if any from Part 1 of the Agenda should be taken with the public excluded. If the Council decides to exclude the public it will be necessary to pass a resolution in the following terms:
“In view of the confidential nature of item …. to consider a resolution to exclude the press and public from the meeting in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, s1, in order to discuss the item.”

7. Chairman’s Announcements.

8.  Report of the Clerk, to include an update on items from the last meeting

9. Governance
a)  Risk Register update
b)  Update on General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
c)  Communication Strategy
d)  Arrangements for return to face to face meeting

10. Drainage and flooding issues

11.  Correspondence

12.  Finance
(a) Accounts for Payment
(b) To consider any requests for funds made under S137

13.  To consider Planning Applications               

14.  To consider any Consultations received

15.  Items for information only
(a) To receive reports from Meetings attended
SDDC – Flood Liaison Meeting – 1st March 2021 via TEAMS
(b) Notification of Forthcoming meeting
(c) Training Sessions – See DALC circulars which have been provided to all Cllrs

16.  To move the following resolution – “That in view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted (in respect of the personal situation of an employee which could result in legal proceedings or commercially sensitive information) it is advisable in the public interest, that the press and public be temporarily excluded and they are instructed to withdraw.”

17. Date of next meeting and items for inclusion –
Suggested date TUESDAY 11th MAY 2021.

Clerk’s Report –  March 2021

Agenda item

8) Clerk’s Report
The Clerk has no matters to report.  Relevant matters relating to Covid19 have been circulated to all Cllrs.
A bin for siting in the grounds of Bretby Hall (Min 20/742) was ordered from SDDC on 18th February 2021 and the Clerk has been seeking an update from SDDC as to when the bin will be installed.   Bretby Hall Committee will donate £600 to the parish council to cover the capital costs of this project.  The Clerk has provided the Hall Committee with the bank details but at the time of drafting the agenda, no funds have been received.  The annual revenue costs of maintenance and emptying will be met by the parish council.

9) Governance
9a)  Risk Register
The Clerk has no changes to make to the Changes to the Risk Register.
9b)  General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
No changes are recommended and there are no reports of any breaches.
9d) Arrangements for return to face to face meeting
The legislation regarding the holding of virtual meetings expires on 6th May 2021 and currently from 7th May 2021 the parish council will return to face to face meetings.  DALC has issued guidance on this which has been circulated to all Cllrs, one of the first decisions needs to be relates to the venue – can the Church be the venue for the return to face to face meetings, can it accommodate all cllrs and any unknown members of the public who have a right to attend.

11) Correspondence – March 2021

  1. DALC – Various circulars and information about Covid19 and 2021 census
  2. Derbyshire PCC –  A booklet to increase safety in rural areas has been launched in Derbyshire
  3. Cllr Chilton – DHART and A61 Technology Projects – stakeholder update
  4. Derbyshire Police Crime Commissioner Office – invite to meet remotely the PCC on 18th March 2021
  5. Cllr Chilton – information of the 20’s enough speed campaign
  6. Resident – seeking assistance regarding anti social behaviour at Mimi’s Wood
  7. Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 – Venue Hire requirements for publicly owned venues

All Cllrs have been circulated with the information prior to the meeting.

12a)   Accounts for Payment

BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Feb)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Feb)£44.39
BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Jan)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Jan)£44.39
BACSStaffing – February£136.00
KrystalWebsite hosting£9.59
DCCOutstanding pension contributions£22.13
Accounts passed for payment

         

BACSMrs J Storer – use of home (Jan – March 21)£81.00
BACSMrs J Storer – expenses for 2020/21£19.44
BACSMrs J Storer – SLCC subscription£19.65
BACSStaffing – March£136.00
BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (March)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (March)£44.39
For approval

Money Received

Interest Feb£0.02
Interest March£0.03

Balance at bank 15.03.21

Deposit account£3,011.11
Current account£3,543.16

12b)  Requests for funding via S137
No requests for funding have been received.

13) Planning applications          

DMPA/2020/1212: Retrospective application to regularise an agricultural building at Shades Farm, Unnamed Road From Geary Lane To Town Farm, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RD (12/03/21)

DMPA/2020/1329: The erection of a lean-lift and the conversion of grass area to into new service yard at Etwall House, Bretby Business Park, Ashby Road East, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0YZ (12/03/21)

DMPA/2021/0294: The erection of a two-storey rear extension at 58 Bretby Lane, Bretby, Burton on Trent DE15 0QW (12/03/21)

DMPA/2021/0297: The erection of horse stables and associated hardstanding at Town Farm, Unnamed Road From Geary Lane To Town Farm, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RD  (07/04/21)

DMPN/2021/0377: Prior Approval for change of use of agricultural buildings to dwelling houses (Class C3) and for building operations reasonably necessary for the conversion at The Sett, Bretby, Burton on Trent, DE15 0RB (07/04/21)

15)       Training
22nd February 2021 Accounting for parish councils year end     Clerk

Minutes 25th January

BRETBY PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY PARISH MEETING HELD
MONDAY 25th JANUARY 2021 AT 7:30pm
VIA REMOTE MEANS DUE TO COVID19
Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

Present:  Cllr M Falder (Chairman), Cllr Toone, Cllr Meyrick, Cllr G Corner, Cllr S Betteridge-Sorby, Cllr K Kemp, Cllr Bridges

 In Attendance: Mrs J Storer – Clerk, Cllr Haines (to 8:20pm), Cllr Chilton (to 8:20pm), Cllr Churchill (to 8:20pm)

20/736 Apologies
No apologies were accepted as all were present.  As a quorum was established, the Chairman commenced and welcomed everyone to the meeting.

20/737 Variation of Order of Business
There was no alteration to the variation of the order of business.

20/738 Declaration of Interests:
Cllrs considered their obligations relating to declaration of interests; no declarations were received.

20/739 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 Chilton reported that no further updates have been received relating to the condition of the Bretby Lane verge following works undertaken by Cadent; the promised meeting that would take place with DCC and the affected resident is still to be arranged. Dissatisfaction was expressed about the lack of communication from DCC with the resident.  Cllr Chilton agreed that the lack of communication was unacceptable; Cllrs also made comments on the road having sunk since the works have been completed. Cllr Chilton agreed to take the matter back to DCC as a matter of urgency.  

Disappointment was expressed about the lack of and lateness of gritting around the parish over the last two days when there was significant snowfall. The parish council owned grit bin at Watery Lane is filled occasionally from a store of grit kept at the Chairman’s property.  The second grit bin owned by the parish council is still located at the Chairman’s property and will continue to do so until an acceptable location can be found. Cllr Betteridge- Sorby raised the problems of lack of gritting on Midway Road, and asked that this is classed as a priority road whilst the vaccinations are taking place.

Funding is available from DCC relating to flooding, this information will be passed to the Clerk and the District cllrs.  There are not many properties in the parish that flood, flooding is not happening as badly on Bretby Lane as has been the case in previous years, possibly this is due to the recent planting of trees which appears to have helped to ease some of the flooding matters.

Cllr Chilton was requested to take the following matters to DCC: –
One drain outlet at Bretby Lane is blocked causing the water to back up and flood the lane; this matter goes back to 2019.
On Knights Lane a drain under the lane between Hill Farm and Newton Lane is blocked and floods the lane; it too requires clearing out; this matter is a highways safety issue as the standing water causes problems for traffic particularly if the water freezes.
A grid cover on Ashby Road East rattles when traffic goes over it, the matter has been on the repair list for a significant number of months.

Sub contractors have been seen repairing potholes yesterday and today in the snow.

Cllr Haynes reported that the snow over the weekend has meant no bin collections have taken place; SDDC will endeavour to catch up over the weekend.

Cllr Churchill reported that vaccinations at Oaklands are going well, as have the lateral flow testing centres in Swadlincote. 

Newton Lane is not flooding as in previous years and the recent engineering works appear to be working well; the quality of work was congratulated.

SDDC has confirmed that the verge at Watery Lane will not be cut as per the request of a resident; this request was made to protect the banks of the stream but confirmation on the new arrangement is still awaited from DCC – Cllr Chilton will follow this matter.

The street cleaning team have been seen in the parish, some local residents are using their daily exercise/walk to collect rubbish and the local volunteers collecting litter were congratulated.

Cllr Kemp informed that some residents have expressed a desire to carry out a community litter pick, Cllr Haynes will provide details of how to obtain the necessary equipment for this community activity to happen.

An update was requested on the appeal for the property development at Bretby Lane as it appears that the appeal was lodged after the time scales listed by SDDC in April 2020.

8:20pm Cllr Churchill, Cllr Chilton and Cllr Haynes left the meeting.

c) Parish Council Members declaring an interest other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interest wishing to make representation
No representations were made.

20/740   To confirm the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 23rd November 2020
These were circulated, read, approved and signed as a correct record by Cllr Falder.

20/741 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.

20/742 To receive the Chairman’s Announcements
A lorry repeatedly cuts the corner of Bretby Lane and Newton Lane, causing some damage to the newly widened junction.
A wicket gate has been installed near to Bretby Castle, it was established that bee hives are now at this location.
The Church held a socially distance carol concert on Christmas Eve.
The dog bin at the Hall is not large enough to cope with the increase in volume created with increased walking during the covid era/lockdown.

RESOLVED The Clerk was given authority to place an order to buy and install a bin.
The Clerk was requested to make enquiries as to whether the Bretby Hall management company would make any financial contributions.

20/743 To receive the Report of the Clerk
The Clerk’s report as previously circulated was accepted with no further comments. 

20/744 Governance
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)  To appoint Mr B Wood as the internal auditor for the years ending 31st March 2021 and 31st March 2022
Mr B Wood has undertaken the internal audit of the parish council’s accounts for several years and as a former DALC Chief Officer, he understands the parish council sector.
RESOLVED for Mr B Wood to be the internal auditor for the financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22.

d) Communication Strategy
The Bretby Facebook page is now receiving daily comments. Cllrs Kemp and Betteridge-Storby have previously discussed how to increase the profile of the Facebook page, including highlighting the community litter pick and once interaction takes place, to establish a social committee and to increase the possibility of organising large events such as Bretby in Bloom.  Details of the Bretby Facebook page will be included in the Church newsletter.      Communication about the Bretby Facebook page was offer to be undertaken by the Neighbourhood Watch.

20/745 Drainage issues
No further matters were raised, drainage was discussed earlier in the meeting.

20/746 Correspondence

  1. DALC – Various circulars and information about Covid19 and 2021 census
  2. SDDC – Advice on flooding in communities
  3. Information on the 2021 census
  4. SDDC – Information on the personnel changes at Swadlincote police station
  5. DCC – Briefing from Cllr Chilton about community testing for Covid and new shopappy (email 13.12.20)
  6. Census – further updates
  7. DALC – Community Business Guide
  8. SDDC – Notification of Area Forum meeting via TEAMS on 19th January 2021
  9. Resident – request for additional bin at Bretby Hall
    The Clerk has asked SDDC for costings relating to an additional bin.
    All Cllrs have been circulated with the information prior to the meeting.

20/747 Finance

BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Dec)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Dec)£44.39
BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Jan)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Jan)£44.39
BACSStaffing – December£136.00
BACSStaffing – January£136.00
Accounts passed for payment
BACSMrs J Storer – use of home (Jan – March 21)£81.00 – defer to next meeting
BACSMrs J Storer – expenses£carried forward to next meeting due to the low level of expenses
KrystalWebsite hosting£9.59
For approval

Money Received

Interest Dec£0.02
Interest Jan£0.03

Balance at bank 18.01.21

Deposit account£3011.07
Current account£4009.06

b) Requests for funding via S137
No requests for funding have been received.

c) To set the precept for the financial year 2021/22 
The Clerk had circulated with the meeting papers, the draft budget and precept for the financial year 2021/22, the budget was discussed having regard to the current economic situation and to the pandemic.
RESOLVED to set the precept for the financial year 2021/22 at £3,658, this being a 2% increase.

20/748 To consider Planning Applications
DMPN/2020/1270 – Prior notification for the erection of a steel portal frame building for the storage of agricultural machinery, implements and fodder at Brizlincote Lane, Burton on Trent DE15 0PR (22/12/20) – Already granted.

Planning appeal
DMPA/2019/1430:Outline application (matters of access to be considered now with matters of layout, scale, appearance and landscaping reserved for later consideration) for six wholly affordable starter homes with access and associated works on Land at Sk2823 3536 (rear of 101-119) Bretby Lane, Bretby, DE15 0QP
Appellant: Mr & Mrs Brian & Jean Mears
Appeal Ref. No: APP/F1040/W/20/3258632
Appeal Starting Date: 25/11/2020

20/749 Consultations
No consultations have been received.

20/750 Items for information only
(a) To receive reports from Meetings attended
Area Forum – 19th January 2021 – no report was received,

(b) Notification of Forthcoming meetings
None known

(c)  Training Sessions – See DALC circulars which have been provided to all Cllrs
Training is being provided remotely via Zoom.  No training sessions have been attended.

(d) A resident at Bretby Hall has expressed a desire to join the parish council.  There are no vacancies at present, however the Clerk will make contact with the person to invite him to attend future parish council meetings.

20/751 Date of next meeting
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on MONDAY 22nd MARCH 2021 at 7.30pm; this will be a remote meeting unless there are significant changes to regulations.

There being no further business, the Chairman thanked everyone for attending, wished everyone to be well and safe and closed the meeting at 9:05pm.

Agenda 25th January 2021

ORDINARY PARISH MEETING

You are summoned to attend Council Meeting of Bretby Parish Council, which will be held under the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 at 7.30pm on MONDAY 25th JANUARY 2021.

Please contact the Clerk for the meeting invitation.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING –  AGENDA

1. To receive apologies for absence.      

2. Variation of Order of Business

3.  Declaration of Members Interests.

            Please Note:

(a) Members must ensure that they complete the Declarations of Interest sheet prior to the start of the meeting in respect of items other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and must indicate the action to be taken (i.e. to stay in the meeting, to leave the meeting or to stay in the meeting to make representations and then leave the meeting prior to any consideration or determination of the item)

(b)  Where a Member indicates that they have a prejudicial interest, but wish to make representations regarding the item before leaving the meeting, those representations must be made under item (c) of Public Speaking.

The Declarations of Interests for matters other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interests will be read out from the Declaration Sheet – Members will be asked to confirm that the record is correct.

4.  Public Speaking – (15 Minutes)

(a) A period of not more than 15 minutes will be made available for members of the public and Members of the Council to comment on any matter.

(b) If the Police Liaison Officer, a County Council or District Council Member is in attendance they will be given the opportunity to raise any relevant matter.

(c) Members declaring an interest other than a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest who wish to make representations or give evidence under the National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) Code of Conduct shall do so at this stage.

5. To approve the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 23rd November 2020 (Copy already circulated)

6. To determine which items if any from Part 1 of the Agenda should be taken with the public excluded. If the Council decides to exclude the public it will be necessary to pass a resolution in the following terms: –
“In view of the confidential nature of item …. to consider a resolution to exclude the press and public from the meeting in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, s1, in order to discuss the item.”

7. Chairman’s Announcements.

8. Report of the Clerk, to include an update on items from the last meeting

9. Governance
a)  Risk Register update
b)  Update on General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
c) To appoint Mr B Wood as the internal auditor for the years ending 31st March 2021 and 31st March 2022
d) Communication Strategy

10. Drainage and flooding  issues

11.       Correspondence

12. Finance
(a) Accounts for Payment
(b) To consider any requests for funds made under S137
(c) To set the precept for the financial year 2021/22  

13. To consider Planning Applications               

14. To consider any Consultations received

15. Items for information only
(a) To receive reports from Meetings attended
Area Forum – 19th January 2021
(b) Notification of Forthcoming meeting
(c) Training Sessions – See DALC circulars which have been provided to all Cllrs

16.  To move the following resolution – “That in view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted (in respect of the personal situation of an employee which could result in legal proceedings or commercially sensitive information) it is advisable in the public interest, that the press and public be temporarily excluded and they are instructed to withdraw.”

17. Date of next meeting and items for inclusion –
Suggested date MONDAY 22nd MARCH  2021.

Clerk’s Report –  January 2021

Agenda item  

8) Clerk’s Report
The Clerk has no matters to report.  Relevant matters relating to Covid19 have been circulated to all Cllrs.

9) Governance
9a) Risk Register
The Clerk has no changes to make to the Changes to the Risk Register.

9b) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
No changes are recommended and there are no reports of any breaches.

9c) To appoint Mr B Wood as the internal auditor for the years ending 31st March 2021 and 31st March 2022
Mr B Wood has undertaken the internal audit of the parish council’s accounts for several years and as a former DALC Chief Officer, he understands the parish council sector.
RECOMMENDATION for Mr B Wood to be the internal auditor for the financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22

11) Correspondence – January 2021

  1. DALC – Various circulars and information about Covid19 and 2021 census
  2. SDDC – Advice on flooding in communities
  3. Information on the 2021 census
  4. SDDC – Information on the personnel changes at Swadlincote police station
  5. DCC – Briefing from Cllr Chilton about community testing for Covid and new shopappy (email 13.12.20)
  6. Census – further updates
  7. DALC – Community Business Guide
  8. SDDC – Notification of Area Forum meeting via TEAMS on 19th January 2021
  9. Resident – request for additional bin at Bretby Hall
    The Clerk has asked SDDC for costings relating to an additional bin.

All Cllrs have been circulated with the information prior to the meeting.

12a)   Accounts for Payment

BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Dec)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Dec)£44.39
BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Jan)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Jan)£44.39
BACSStaffing – December£136.00
BACSStaffing – January£136.00
Accounts passed for payment
BACSMrs J Storer – use of home (Jan – March 21)£81.00 – defer to next meeting
BACSMrs J Storer – expenses£carried forward to next meeting
KrystalWebsite hosting£9.59
For approval

Money Received

Interest Dec£0.02
Interest Jan£0.03

Balance at bank 18.01.21

Deposit account£3011.07
Current account£4009.06

12b) Requests for funding via S137
No requests for funding have been received.

13)       Planning applications          

DMPN/2020/1270 – Prior notification for the erection of a steel portal frame building for the storage of agricultural machinery, implements and fodder at Brizlincote Lane, Burton on Trent DE15 0PR (22/12/20)

Planning appeal

DMPA/2019/1430:Outline application (matters of access to be considered now with matters of layout, scale, appearance and landscaping reserved for later consideration) for six wholly affordable starter homes with access and associated works on Land at Sk2823 3536 (rear of 101-119) Bretby Lane, Bretby, DE15 0QP
Appellant: Mr & Mrs Brian & Jean Mears
Appeal Ref. No: APP/F1040/W/20/3258632
Appeal Starting Date: 25/11/2020

15) Training
None have been undertaken

Minutes 23rd November

BRETBY PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY PARISH MEETING HELD
MONDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2020 AT 7:30pm
VIA REMOTE MEANS DUE TO COVID19
Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

Present:  Cllr M Falder (Chairman), Cllr Toone, Cllr Meyrick, Cllr G Corner, Cllr S Betteridge-Sorby, Cllr K Kemp (from 7:35pm)

In Attendance: Mrs J Storer – Clerk, Cllr Haines, Cllr Chilton,

20/720 Apologies
Apologies were accepted from Cllr Bridges (illness) and Cllr Churchill (illness).  As a quorum was established, the Chairman commenced and welcomed everyone to the meeting.

20/721 Variation of Order of Business
There was no alteration to the variation of the order of business.

20/722 Declaration of Interests:
Cllrs considered their obligations relating to declaration of interests; no declarations were received.

20/723 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 thanked Cllr Falder for laying the wreath on behalf of SDDC on Remembrance Sunday.  The calendar for the bin collections for 2020/21 have been circulated and Cllr Haines will attend the Christmas waste meeting tomorrow and feedback any updates. Recycling remains very heavy and this has affected the green bin collections.
The Shades Farm planning application DMPA/2020/0933 was approved by SDDC Planning Committee with a number of conditions, these were listed to the meeting; building has commenced. The other applications at Shades Farm are submitted under permitted development.  Any concerns about the decisions can discuss these with Cllr Haines.
Cllrs Haines and Churchill have spoken with residents relating to the planning application DMPA/2020/0944 at 252 Bretby Lane and assured residents that despite Covid 19, the planning process remains rigour. The Planning Officer is awaiting information from the Highways Dept.
There was a major flytipping incident on Watery Lane two weeks ago.  The Clean Team was contacted and cleared the site very quickly.  Minor littering and fly tipping continue to be reported to the Clean Team who will follow up any information reported to them.  Flytipping is a problem across the district; particularly badly affected are those areas close to the Derby boarder.

Cllr Chilton reported on personnel changes within the Highways Dept. The number of children now in care specifically related to domestic abuse during Covid has risen.
The Vision Derbyshire suggestion was explained.
Cllr Chilton reported that she has received nothing back from DCC nor Cadent regarding members of the public concerns regarding Cadent quality and inconsiderate workmanship.  One member of the public is considering seeking assistance of the Ombudsman following the lack of response to his concerns.  Questions were raised about how Cadent continues to be failed to be held to account for their allegedly poor workmanship; Cllr Chilton will raise this matter with the new Highways Manager.

The public health roll out of the Covid vaccine has been advised that the Rosliston Forestry Centre is likely to be the vaccine centre for this area, however from a public transport perspective it is a difficult site to access with the buses being periodical and having the result of many people waiting at the vaccine centre for a number of hours.  Cllr Chilton will raise these concerns and feedback any comments via the Clerk.

c) Parish Council Members declaring an interest other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interest wishing to make representation
No representations were made.

20/724   To confirm the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 14th September 2020
These were circulated, read, approved and signed as a correct record by Cllr Falder.

20/725 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.

20/726 To receive the Chairman’s Announcements
A very small Covid safe laying of the Remembrance Wreath took place on Remembrance Sunday by the Chairman.  The WI wrapped poppies around the oak of the war memorial, however some of the lead flashing is missing from the memorial.  Repairs are to take effect and the Clerk will liaise with Cllr Chilton about possible funding for the repairs.

20/727 To receive the Report of the Clerk
The Clerk’s report as previously circulated was accepted with no further comments. 

20/728 Governance
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)   To consider information about the former Bretby Castle and how to display the information – Min 19/599
As per Min 20/711c) no further action will be taken on this matter, this was included on the agenda in error.

d) Communication Strategy
The Clerk circulated an email on 5/10/20 about how the Council can communicate to its stakeholders, the recommendation is for a communications strategy to be drafted and to consider means of communication as per Cllr Kemp’s earlier suggestion.  A Facebook page has been set up and regular relevant updates are required to encourage people to be involved.  When the Facebook page was set up the Nurseries were invited to participate but they did not become involved, they will be asked if they now wish to contribute, a request will also be extended to the businesses at the Bretby Business Centre.  Promotion between the Facebook page and website will occur.  When Bretby in Bloom takes place, the Nurseries will be approached to assist.  The communication strategy and Bretby in Bloom will be considered in detail in the new year.

A lot of momentum for running organisations and events in the community has been lost with the pandemic and concerns were expressed that this momentum will not return, it is therefore necessary to communicate with the community to encourage others to carry on the community events and activities.

20/729 Drainage issues
No matters were raised.

20/730 Correspondence

  1. DALC – Various circulars and information about Covid19
  2. DALC – advice in relation to covid related HR
  3. ONS – Notification and handbook for the 2021 consensus (this will be on 21st March 2021)
  4. DCC Director of Public Health – urging compliance with Covid Regulations
  5. Clerks & Councils Direct – November 2020 edition

All Cllrs have been circulated with the information prior to the meeting.

The WI and the Church are looking at fund raising at Christmas for local food banks as there appears to be a big demand. Swadlincote CVS has broadened their food bank to a winter one due to a huge demand.  Cllrs were requested to raise awareness for donations to the food banks.

20/731 Finance

BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Oct)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Oct)£44.39
Accounts passed for payment

For approval

BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Nov)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Nov)£44.39
BACSStaffing – November£136.00
BACSRoyal Mail – PO Box Number renewal£88.13
BACSMrs J Storer – use of home (Oct – Dec 20)£81.00
BACSMrs J Storer – expenses£carried forward to next meeting
RBLDonation for Remembrance Wreath£50.00

Money Received

Interest Oct£0.02
Interest Sept£0.03

Balance at bank 16.10.20

Deposit account£3011.02
Current account£4573.18

b) Requests for funding via S137

No requests for funding have been received.

c) To receive the actual to budget report for the period ending 31st October 2020 and to consider the first draft of the budget for 2021/22
RESOLVED to accept the actual to budget report for the period ending 31.10.20, no questions were raised.
The Clerk had circulated with the meeting papers, the draft budget and precept for the financial year 2021/22.  The Clerk will amend the budget for discussion at the January meeting.

20/732 To consider Planning Applications
DMPA/2020/0933: Retention of a plant room on Land at SK2923 5475 (Knights Lodges), Knights Lane, Bretby, Derbyshire, DE15 0RT (23/10/20)
This has already been passed.

DMOT/2020/1047: The removal of deadwood and reducing rear scaffold limb of horse chestnut at The Stables, 1 Bretby Mews, Unnamed Road through Bretby Park, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RB  (11/11/20)

DMOT/2020/1047: The removal of deadwood and reducing rear scaffold limb of horse chestnut at The Stables, 1 Bretby Mews, Unnamed Road through Bretby Park, Bretby, Burton on Trent, DE15 0RB

DMPN/2020/1038: Prior Notification for construction of a machinery store at Shades      Farm, Unnamed Road From Geary Lane To Town Farm, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RD

DMPN/2020/1036: Prior Notification for the erection of a straw barn at Shades Farm, Unnamed Road From Geary Lane To Town Farm, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RD

DMPA/2020/1080: The erection of a two storey circulation/service block extension (revised scheme to that approved under 9/2017/0957 and 9/2018/0730) at Burton On Trent Golf Club, Ashby Road East, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0PS

DMPA/2020/0944- The erection of extensions and garage at 252 Bretby Lane, Bretby, Derbyshire  DE15 0QR

20/733 Consultations
NALC – Changes to Planning and Planning for the Future
NALC – Standards Matter 2: Public Consultation and Public Sector Surveys.
SDDC – Street Trading Policy review (deadline 28th January 2021)

20/734 Items for information only
(a) To receive reports from Meetings attended
Area Forum – 11th November 2020, the Clerk attended the meeting and reported that this was an exploratory meeting seeking if parish councils would welcome the holding of Area Forums and Safer Neighbourhood meetings via TEAMS; the consensus of the meeting held on 11.11.20 was to welcome the return of these meetings.  These will take place in the new year.

(b) Notification of Forthcoming meetings
None known

(c)        Training Sessions – See DALC circulars which have been provided to all Cllrs

Training is being provided remotely via Zoom.

DateCourseAttender
30th September 2020Managing Staff AppraisalsClerk
1st October 2020Effective communication and Engagement for Town and Parish Councils in Post Covid 19 eraClerk
1st October 2020Tutorial on HTML for website accessibility  Clerk
2nd November 2020Planning – DALCClerk

20/735 Date of next meeting
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on MONDAY 25th JANUARY 2021 at 7.30pm; this will be a remote meeting unless there are significant changes to regulations.

There being no further business, the Chairman thanked everyone for attending, wished everyone to be well and safe and closed the meeting at 8:38pm.

Agenda 23rd November 2020

ORDINARY PARISH MEETING

You are summoned to attend Council Meeting of Bretby Parish Council, which will be held under the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 at 7.30pm on  MONDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2020.

Please contact the Clerk for the meeting invitation.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING –  AGENDA

1. To receive apologies for absence.      

2. Variation of Order of Business

3. Declaration of Members Interests.

            Please Note:-

(a) Members must ensure that they complete the Declarations of Interest sheet prior to the start of the meeting in respect of items other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and must indicate the action to be taken (i.e. to stay in the meeting, to leave the meeting or to stay in the meeting to make representations and then leave the meeting prior to any consideration or determination of the item)

(b) Where a Member indicates that they have a prejudicial interest, but wish to make representations regarding the item before leaving the meeting, those representations must be made under item (c) of Public Speaking.

The Declarations of Interests for matters other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interests will be read out from the Declaration Sheet – Members will be asked to confirm that the record is correct.

4. Public Speaking – (15 Minutes)

(a)  A period of not more than 15 minutes will be made available for members of the public and Members of the Council to comment on any matter.
(b)  If the Police Liaison Officer, a County Council or District Council Member is in attendance they will be given the opportunity to raise any relevant matter.
(c) Members declaring an interest other than a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest who wish to make representations or give evidence under the National Association of Local Councils’ (NALC) Code of Conduct shall do so at this stage.

5. To approve the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 14th September 2020 (Copy already circulated)

6. To determine which items if any from Part 1 of the Agenda should be taken with the public excluded. If the Council decides to exclude the public it will be necessary to pass a resolution in the following terms: –

“In view of the confidential nature of item …. to consider a resolution to exclude the press and public from the meeting in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, s1, in order to discuss the item.”

7. Chairman’s Announcements.

8. Report of the Clerk, to include an update on items from the last meeting

9. Governance
a)  Risk Register update
b)  Update on General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
c)   To consider information about the former Bretby Castle and how to display the information – Min 19/599
d) Communication Strategy

10. Drainage and flooding  issues

11.  Correspondence

12. Finance
(a) Accounts for Payment
(b)  To consider any requests for funds made under S137
(c)  To receive the actual to budget report for the period ending 31st October 2020 and to consider the first draft of the budget for 2021/22

13. To consider Planning Applications               

14. To consider any Consultations received
NALC – Changes to Planning and Planning for the Future
NALC – Standards Matter 2: Public Consultation and Public Sector Surveys.
SDDC – Street Trading Policy review (deadline 28th January 2021)

15. Items for information only

(a) To receive reports from Meetings attended
Area Forum – 11th November 2020

(b) Notification of Forthcoming meeting
None

(c) Training Sessions – See DALC circulars which have been provided to all Cllrs

16.  To move the following resolution – “That in view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted (in respect of the personal situation of an employee which could result in legal proceedings or commercially sensitive information) it is advisable in the public interest, that the press and public be temporarily excluded and they are instructed to withdraw.”

17. Date of next meeting and items for inclusion –         

Suggested date MONDAY 25th JANUARY 2021.

Clerk’s Report –  November 2020

Agenda item  

8) Clerk’s Report
The Clerk has no matters to report. 

9)  Governance
9a) Risk Register
The Clerk has no changes to make to the Changes to the Risk Register.

9b) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
No changes are recommended and there are no reports of any breaches.

9c) To consider information about the former Bretby Castle and how to display the information – Min 19/599
At the previous meeting it was noted that occasional visitors to the site of the former Bretby Castle as it is identified on the OS maps. The site of the former castle lies on private land and consideration is to be given to means of providing information to prevent visitors discretionary experiencing disappointment when it is discovered that the site is privately owned and access is not permitted.

9d)  Communication Strategy
The Clerk circulated an email on 5/10/20 about communication by the Council to its stakeholders, the recommendation being for a communications strategy to be drafted and as per Cllr Kemp’s earlier suggestion.

11) Correspondence – November 2020

  1. DALC – Various circulars and information about Covid19
  2. DALC – advice in relation to covid related HR
  3. ONS – Notification and handbook for the 2021 consensus (this will be on 21st March 2021)
  4. DCC Director of Public Health – urging compliance with Covid Regulations
  5. Clerks & Councils Direct – November 2020 edition

All Cllrs have been circulated with the information prior to the meeting.

12a)   Accounts for Payment

BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Oct)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Oct)£44.39
BACSHMRC – Staffing NI & PAYE (Nov)£36.60
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Nov)£44.39
BACSStaffing – November£136.00
BACSRoyal Mail – PO Box Number renewal£88.13
Accounts passed for payment
BACSMrs J Storer – use of home (Oct – Dec 20)£81.00
BACSMrs J Storer – expenses£carried forward to next meeting
BACSDonation for Remembrance Wreaths£TBC
For approval

Money Received

Interest Oct£0.02
Interest Sept£0.03

Balance at bank 16.10.20

Deposit account£3011.02
Current account£4573.18

12b) Requests for funding via S137
No requests for funding have been received.

13) Planning applications

DMPA/2020/0933: Retention of a plant room on Land at SK2923 5475 (Knights Lodges), Knights Lane, Bretby, Derbyshire, DE15 0RT (23/10/20)

DMOT/2020/1047: The removal of deadwood and reducing rear scaffold limb of horse chestnut at The Stables, 1 Bretby Mews, Unnamed Road through Bretby Park, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RB  (11/11/20)

DMOT/2020/1047: The removal of deadwood and reducing rear scaffold limb of horse chestnut at The Stables, 1 Bretby Mews, Unnamed Road through Bretby Park, Bretby, Burton on Trent, DE15 0RB

DMPN/2020/1038: Prior Notification for construction of a machinery store at Shades Farm, Unnamed Road From Geary Lane To Town Farm, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RD

DMPN/2020/1036: Prior Notification for the erection of a straw barn at Shades Farm, Unnamed Road From Geary Lane To Town Farm, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RD

DMPA/2020/1080: The erection of a two storey circulation/service block extension (revised scheme to that approved under 9/2017/0957 and 9/2018/0730) at Burton On Trent Golf Club, Ashby Road East, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0PS

15)       Training

DateCourseAttender
30th September 2020Managing Staff AppraisalsClerk
1st October 2020Effective communication and Engagement for Town and Parish Councils in Post Covid 19 eraClerk
1st October 2020Tutorial on HTML for website accessibility  Clerk
2nd November 2020Planning – DALCClerk
   

Minutes 14th September

BRETBY PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY PARISH MEETING HELD
MONDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2020 AT 7:30pm
VIA REMOTE MEANS DUE TO COVID19
Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

Present:  Cllr M Falder (Chairman), Cllr Toone, Cllr Meyrick, Cllr G Corner, Cllr Bridges, Cllr S Betteridge-Sorby, Cllr K Kemp

 In Attendance: Mrs J Storer – Clerk,  Cllr Haines (to 8:15 pm), Cllr Chilton (from 7:44pm to 8:15pm)

20/703 Apologies
Apologies were noted from Cllr Churchill.  As a quorum was established, the Chairman commenced and welcomed everyone to the meeting.

20/704 Variation of Order of Business
There was no alteration to the variation of the order of business.

20/705 Declaration of Interests:
Cllrs considered their obligations relating to declaration of interests; no declarations were received.

20/706 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 updated that the Shades Farm planning application has been requested to go before the Planning Committee following the volume of local concerns expressed to both Parish and District Cllrs.  The Planning Officer is waiting for information from the applicant’s agent and it is therefore likely that the application will be brought before the October planning meeting.  The Enforcement Officer is looking at one application as the location of a barn is not in exactly the location as approval was granted.
The Chair provided some background relating to the concerns expressed by local residents during the summer and of the site meeting held with residents, District cllrs and the applicant.
SDDC is still meeting remotely with a lot of officers working from home.
Green bins – the amount of recycling has significantly increased over the last 6 months through Covid; equating to approx. the recycling collections from another 10,000 properties; the contractor has been struggling and there have been some missed collections but the problem has been resolved.
Examples were given of SDDC awarded grant funding projects.
Questions were raised with the funding reserves of SDDC; Cllr Haines reported that funds have been spent through Covid and SDDC awaiting to see what the financial position will be as Covid continues.
There have been major roadworks along Bretby Lane over a number of weeks, these have created problems for residents.

7.44pm Cllr Chilton joined the meeting.

There are traffic lights on Ashby Road East and Bretby Lane in place for work undertaken by Cadent and these lights have been in situ since February and are creating chaos.  The traffic lights are not synchronised and the organisation and execution of the works were considered to be appalling.  One resident has reported damage to his drive caused by traffic being diverted along his drive. Cllr Chilton provided examples of other examples of poor workmanship.  The safety of pedestrians was also thought to be compromised as the signage is not adequate and pedestrians are walking in the path of vehicles.
The Clerk was requested to write to the Highway Hub, copying in Cllr Chilton, to complain about the situation and ask for the officer to come to the location on an urgent basis
The volume and weight of traffic has also made the road sink leaving a significant drop from household drives onto Bretby Lane.
Speeding is still an issue along Bretby Lane between Bretby Nurseries to the end of Bretby Lane.  The Chair gave a short explanation of the attempts made by the Parish Council to have the speed limit introduced.  It is not possible to narrow the road to create a pavement on both sides of Bretby Lane.
The Clerk circulated an email from DCC about the creation of Vision Derbyshire and Cllr Chilton provided further information relating to the forthcoming Government White Paper on devolution.  This Vision for Derbyshire is being put forward to the Secretary of State and if  unacceptable then there is a “Plan B” that Derbyshire joins to form an  East Midlands group.  This may not impact significantly on parish councils; the majority of changes will impact on District and County Councils.

8:15pm Cllr Chilton and Cllr Haines left the meeting.

c) Parish Council Members declaring an interest other than Disclosable Pecuniary Interest wishing to make representation
No representations were made.

20/707   To confirm the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 6th July 2020
These were circulated, read, approved and signed as a correct record by Cllr Falder.

20/708 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.

20/709 To receive the Chairman’s Announcements
The footpath has been cleared by the residents (Min 20/690).

20/710 To receive the Report of the Clerk
The Clerk’s report as previously circulated was accepted with no further comments. 

20/711 Governance
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)   To consider information about the former Bretby Castle and how to display the information – Min 19/599
The owners have requested that no attention is drawn to the private area; no further action will be taken on this matter.

20/712 Drainage issues
No matters were raised.

20/713 Correspondence

  1. DALC – Various circulars and information about Covid19
  2. SDDC – information, guidance and update on Coronavirus
  3. DCC – information, guidance and update on Coronavirus
  4. NALC – information and updates on Covid19
  5. Derbyshire – PCC meet the Commission online 5th August 2020
  6. Clerks & Councils Direct – September 2020 edition
  7. Resident – enquiry as to when a meeting is to be held as she has concerns about some planning applications.
    Clerk has replied to provide the date of the next meeting and that if there are any concerns about planning matters, for the resident to make these directly to the planning authority

All Cllrs have been circulated with the information prior to the meeting.

20/714 Finance

(a) Accounts for Payment

BACSHMRC – Clerk’s tax (July)£XX
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (July)£XX
BACSHMRC – Clerk’s tax (Aug)£XX
BACSDCC – Pension contribution (Aug)£XX
s/oMrs J Storer – Clerk fee for July 20£XX
s/oMrs J Storer – Clerk fee for Aug 20£XX
BACSMrs J Storer – Clerk fee (Sept)£179.68
BACSDCC – Pension for (Sept)£58.61
Accounts approved by the Chair and Vice Chair under the Scheme of Delegation
BACSMrs J Storer – use of home (July – Sept 20)£81.00
BACSMrs J Storer – expenses£deferred to the next meeting
d/dData Protection Renewal£35.00
BACSPKF Littlejohn – audit fee 2019/20£240.00
For Approval

Money Received

SDDC – second half of the precept£1793.00
Interest July£0.12
Interest Aug£0.11

Balance at bank 14.09.20

Deposit account£3010.95
Current account£5601.68

b)         Requests for funding via S137
No requests for funding have been received.

c)         To receive the actual to budget report for the period ending 31st August 2020
The report had been previously circulated to all Cllrs.
RESOLVED to accept the financial report for the period to 31.08.20.

d)         To received the External Auditor’s report for the year ending 31st March 2020
The external auditor’s report has been previously circulated to all Cllrs; no items or areas of concern were raised.

20/715 To consider Planning Applications
DMPA/2020/0448: Notification of planning application: The erection of a building to house a Biomass Plant at Shades Farm Unnamed Road from Geary Lane To Town Farm, Bretby, Burton On Trent, DE15 0RD
Discussions focused on the potential of noise and smell population, the material which may be burnt in such an incinerator, the location to several residential properties
RESOLVED: no planning reasons could be seen to object but SDDC planners were asked to  pay attention to any noise and/or odour pollution and to  monitor these.  SDDC will be asked to provide information as to how these items will be monitored.

DMPA/2020/0629: Change of use from agricultural land to school playing fields (use class D2) and the erection of two senior football pitches with fencing and associated works (revised scheme to that proposed under application ref. DMPA/2019/0967) on land east of Paulet High School, Violet Way, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire, DE15 9RD
RESOLVED: no objections

DMPA/2020/0395: The variation of condition no. 2 of permission ref. 9/2017/1402 (relating to the layout of cabins) for the erection of 8 No. holiday cabins, to seek minor material amendments to the access road, size of cabins, layout of cabins and associated entrance gate at Knights Lodges, Knight’s Lane, Bretby, DE15 0RT
RESOLVED: no objections.  Cllrs expressed a desire not to see any further development of the site; it is large enough for the area and access.

20/716 Consultations
NALC – Changes to Planning and Planning for the Future
DCC – Devolution White Paper preparation

20/717 Items for information only
(a)        To receive reports from Meetings attended
No meetings have been attended.
The clerk has ordered 2 Remembrance Wreaths; the Chair explained the arrangements for the Remembrance Service.

(b)        Notification of Forthcoming meetings
None known due to CV-19.

(c)        Training Sessions – See DALC circulars which have been provided to all Cllrs
Training is being provided remotely via Zoom.  The Clerk will be attending the DALC online training session on 2nd November 2020 on planning matters.

DateCourseAttender
4th August 2020Website accessibility statements for local authoritiesClerk
5th August 2020Risk assessmentsClerk

20/718 Date of next meeting
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on MONDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2020 at 7.30pm; this will be a remote meeting unless there are significant changes to regulations.

To move the following resolution – “That in view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted (in respect of the personal situation of an employee which could result in legal proceedings or commercially sensitive information) it is advisable in   public interest, that the press and public be temporarily excluded and they are instructed to withdraw.”

20/719  Staffing
The NALC national salary award had been circulated with the meeting papers.
The Clerk offered to leave the meeting for Cllrs to discuss the salary award. The Clerk was requested to remain at the meeting.
RESOLVED to adapt the recommendation of NALC and to award the 2.75% increase, back dated to 1st April 2020.

There being no further business, the Chairman thanked everyone for attending, wished everyone to be well and safe and closed the meeting at   8:46pm.