HARBOTTLE PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on Monday 2 September 2013
Present: Mr Stripp, Mrs Bolam, Mr Ormston, Mrs O’Kane, Mr Kenny.
1 Apologies for absence none
2 Minutes of previous meeting 1 July 2013: Examined and approved.
3 Matters arising
The conifers: the planning sub-committee held a meeting and an objection letter was sent to the planning department. The clerk was asked to enquire when it will be considered by the committee and find the planning officer’s report on the website when it is published and any other responses.
Three of the parish councillors attended the application for a licence for Holystone Lodge, which was granted with conditions.
The pothole audit is ongoing.
The website problem has been resolved.
The clerk reported that the auditor thanked the council for the flowers.
Bank Balance: £1114.71
Clerk paid £82.50.
The councillors completed the forms to change the signatories on the bank account.
Footpath diversion in Sharperton, Clerk to send an email saying no objections.
Clerk to ask the clerk to Hepple council to let her know when the Holystone Lodge planning application is submitted.
Mr Stripp reported that the Charity Hall mast was granted permission on appeal.
Dial-a-ride request for subsidy: the clerk was asked to send an email explaining that the precept is too low to make a meaningful contribution.
Dog poo posters, the council will not request additional posters.
Credit union was not judged to be relevant to Harbottle.
The council will not attend or make submissions for the NALC AGM
The council has no relevant priorities for the Local Transport Plan
7 Any other business
The clerk to write to the Highways department passing on the list of potholes and other problems with road maintenance in the parish.
The clerk to write to the leader of the council expressing the councillors view that the current system of maintaining roads is not working.
Biddlestone Quarry liaison group has not met this year, Mr Stripp will speak to the quarry manager about reviving it.
8 Date of next meeting – Parish Council Meeting Monday 7 October in the village hall