February 2008 Minutes Print

HOLT COMMUNITY COUNCIL – MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 26TH FEBRUARY, 2008 AT 7P.M. AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE.

 

PRESENT: Mr. Gaade, Mr. Williams, Mr. Roberts, Mrs Roberts, Mr. Lewis, Councillor Morris, P.C. Griffiths and P.C.S.O. Murphy.

 

APOLOGIES; Mrs Clays, Mr. Ratcliffe, Ms. McConville, Mrs Jones. Mr Gibson.

 

CHAIR: Mr. Gaade, the Chairman, opened the meeting by welcoming everyone. A silence was held in respect of Claire Jones. A card has been sent to the family.

 

MINUTES: Mr. Roberts proposed the minutes of the last meeting be signed and approved as a true record, Mr. Lewis seconded.

 

ITEM 1 – POLICE REPORT.

The monthly report was given to councillors and there had been no burglaries or serious crime.

Police officers asked for residents to be aware of bogus water and gas officials.

The police had walked the village and several minor things were pointed out to them.

Redrow estate – a call was made regarding youths on the park after 8p.m.

Youth Club – P.C. Griffiths asked regarding the pot of money as there is not much equipment here. Councillor Morris was to call in after the meeting.

MUGA – The school governors were not enthusiastic about the idea of siting this on the school field. Mike had phoned Mrs Young. Mike was thanked for all the work he had put into this.

Arrive Alive – to be in the area tomorrow the 27th – some areas were mentioned.

Neighbourhood, Community, Police meeting is to be held on 4th March, 2008.

Arrive Alive to attend. Paul asked if Supt Ruth Purdie is to attend?

The police were thanked at this point and left the meeting.

 

ITEM 2 – MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:

1.PROPOSED NEW STEPS UP TO BY PASS: Brian Payne is in touch with Wrexham. There is a meeting on 5th March, 2008 when people will walk different footpaths to look for any matters causing concern. Thanks to Brian for this

 

2. PROPOSED EXTENSION TO CAR PARK:

An emergency meeting was held but our scheme still under consideration and there is another meeting next week.

 

3. BELLIS’S COUNTRY MARKET: A planning application will have to be submitted.

 

4. PLANNING FOR FISH PONDS AT HUGMORE FARM: This application withdrawn.

 

5.PRECEPT 2008/9:Our requests have been acknowledged.

 

6. MATTERS TO BE REPORTED IN VILLAGE TO STREETSCENE:

Up to now this new initiative from WCBC seems to be working fine and the Chairman, Clerk, Mike Jones –Supervisor WCBC and the police walked the village and some of the jobs are already done.

 

ITEM 3 – CORRESPONDENCE:

7. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

3, Vicarage Court – 1stfloor bedroom extensions – no objections.

5 Vicarage Court – 1stfloor extension to form 2 no. bedrooms with 1 no. en-suite bathroom – no objections.

Change of use of land from agricultural to pitch and putt course for junior golfers (in retrospect) – Land at Wrexham Golf Club, Holt Road, Wrexham. Mr. Williams declared interest! – We are to express concern as to the way this was done and also state we are concerned from a safety aspect.

5 Millfields – single storey UVPC extension to rear elevation – no objections.

Tava, Castle |Street, Holt – erection of signs in retrospect – Sign on garage side needs to be lowered and the council cannot see the need for the 1 on the barn. The original marking of previous signs are visible and the new signs much larger. 3 signs are considered excessive.

 2 separate applications -Erection of dwelling and garage – land off Dee Meadows, Holt – the design and character  should be more in keeping with Dee Meadows  and the development seems rather large for the plot size.

Hugmore House, Hugmore Lane, Llanypwll – alterations, extensions and change of use of existing buildings to form a wedding venue – we are very concerned regarding noise nuisance for neighbours, from functions. We would stress that this venture is restricted to existing buildings and no additional building is allowed. We are also concerned with highway issues.

 

8.GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE:

Holt Community Centre– letter of thanks from WCBC for £250.

Borrowing by Town & Community Councils 2008/9- noted.

Community Council Elections – workshop 13/3/08 at 6p.m for Clerk – will attend.

Regional Technical Statement on Aggregates 2008 – noted.

Thank you letter from Mr & Mrs Croft.

9.LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT:  This is to be signed by all members by the next meeting and the clerk is to send a copy to each member with the signature form on the back. These are to be handed in at the next meeting.

ITEM 4: AGENDA:

8. ADDITIONAL GRANT FOR KENYON HALL FOR MAJOR SCHEMES:

Mr. & Mrs Roberts declared interest. This matter was discussed again as we now have costings of schemes but there were not sufficient members for a quorum.

To go on next agenda.

 

9. APPLICATION FOR GRANT – HOLT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Mr. Williams proposed £500 be given towards the floor, Mr. Gaade seconded.

 

10.CAR PARK LIGHT:This is now on all night and it was agreed to have it adjusted to go off at 2a.m. The light in the ladies toilet also needs fixing.

 

Next Meeting to be 18thMarch, 2008 because of Easter which is early.

 

Accounts: 

Mrs Pierce                       salary March                                      £289-27

WCBC                             maintenance playing field                    £1503-58 

Blue Loos                        hire toilets                                        £141-00

Greenthumb                    Aeriation & Scarification                      £ 176-00

                                                                                            £ 324-00 

Mr. A. White                   salary Jan – March                               £455-00
 

Holt Presb. Church         grant for floor                                       £500-00