MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY MEETING OF
DRYBROOK PARISH COUNCIL
HELD ON TUESDAY 19th APRIL 2022
AT THE BAND ROOM, DRYBROOK ROAD at 7.00pm
PRESENT: Cllr P Weaver (in the Chair), Cllrs M Jones, R Moore, C Blake, G Meek and J Print. The minutes were taken by the Clerk Mrs D Smith.
- APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Bardo who was dealing with a family emergency.
Cllr Garland due to ill health
- DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
- ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF MONTHLY MEETING 15 MARCH 2022
It was proposed by Cllr Jones, seconded by Cllr Moore and agreed that the minutes were a true and accurate record and they were duly signed by the Chair.
- MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES, NOT ON THE AGENDA
The Clerk reported that she had been informed that there were no Section 106 funds available for the parish council.
- REPORTS, including CHAIR
Cllr Fraser reported that the planning application at Hawthorns Road had been deferred to the proposed use of wooden cladding .
Cllr Hale reported on the road repairs at Nailbridge/Morse Road, his ongoing issues at Mannings Farm and the recurring problem at the recycling area at Ruardean Hill which he is monitoring. He also reported that a double garage being built at Mannings Road has had flooding issues. He confirmed the budget has now been agreed and commented on the proposed closure of Westbury Court Nursing home.
Cllr Print reported on the Jubilee Committee and the proposed activities including the lighting of the beacon and flag raising. Just over £2000 has been spent so far. The Rugby Club will also be hosting an evening event. He expressed appreciation for the volunteers who are assisting in the preparations. The possibility of purchasing a commemorative beacon was discussed and it was agreed to ask Steve Moore if he could produce a sculpture/plaque with a budget of around £400.
- PUBLIC QUESTIONS
- PLANNING MATTERS
- i) Allowed – None
- ii) Disallowed – None
iii) New – dealt with by the planning committee. Cllr Blake gave an update on recent planning consultations dealt with. There were concerns over the possible additional 50 houses in the fields and Cllr Fraser will carry forward our strong objections. The Clerk was also asked to contact Rothdean for an update on the Farmhouse application.
- FINANCIAL MATTERS
It was agreed to make the following payments:
- i) Payment of accounts: D Smith (April salary) – £308.67, Expenses & stamps (April), £20.70, J George ( toilet opening) – £50, N Baker (toilet cleaning) -£240, Lumalite (Christmas lights) – £1981.20, Gwyn James (play area contract) – £720, Complete Landscape Gardeners (grass cutting ) – £1240, Complete landscape Gardeners (street cleaning ) – £230, Gerald Eve (bus shelter rent) -£6.00, BHIB Insurance – £1729.63
- AGREE WEBSITE PROPOSAL
Cllr Print proposed a website provider with an initial cost of £549 and an annual fee of £300. This was agreed
- REVIEW STANDING ORDERS
Draft standing orders were circulated and will be agreed at the next meeting.
- NEW CORRESPONDENCE
- ITEMS FOR INFORMATION ONLY AND AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
Cllr Jones asked if there was any play area provision for Mannings Farm and the Clerk will check.
Cllr Blake will attend the Town and Parish Councils meeting and will ask about the issue of the land at the Hollow.
- CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The date of the next meeting was confirmed as 17th May and will be the AGM.
Meeting closed at 8.30pm.