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BELSTONE PARISH COUNCIL

Agenda for a meeting of the Belstone Parish Council to be held on 30th November in the Meeting Room at Belstone Village Hall at 7.30 pm

2021/22-77 Disclosures of Interests

To receive disclosures of personal and prejudicial interest from Councillors on matters to be considered at the meeting.

2021/22-78 Minutes

To resolve that the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on the 19th October 2021, previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.
For resolution

2021/22-79 Apologies for Absence

To record any apologies for absence and reasons.
For resolution

2021/22-80 Borough Councillor Statement

Lynn Daniels is hoping to attend this meeting, and has sent a statement.
For Information

2021/22-81 Chairman’s Announcements

For information

2021/22-82 Clerk’s Workload

To discuss the status of the clerk’s workload.
For information

2021/22-83 Finance

A. Draft Budget for 2022/23

The proposed budget for the next financial year is attached for discussion. Final budget and precept to be approved at January 4th meeting.
For discussion

B. Collection pot at Tors Inn

Dicky at the Tors Inn has offered to put a collection pot out in the pub, for members of the community to contribute towards the costs of the Village Car Park.
For resolution

C. Internal Auditor

Cllr Norrish has spoken to Chris Walpole who would be interested in being the Internal Auditor. To resolve to appoint Chris Walpole as Internal Auditor.
For resolution

D. Change of Bank Accounts (Resolution 2021/22-45B)

Cllr Pike to report on moving the bank accounts to Lloyds.
For information

2021/22-84 Clerk’s Report

Clerk to report on correspondence received and sent, training undertaken and website articles added.
For information

2021/22-85 Kerbing at Great Green (Resolution 2021/22-65)

The Belstone Commoners’ Association have responded to the Parish Council’s update with suggestions from the Highways agency. “Commoners remain doubtful of the benefits of this, and wish to consider alternatives. They will look into the options.”
For information

2021/22-86 Car Park Actions

A. Removal of Grass (Resolution 2021/22-47B)

The clerk has approached Dartmoor National Park Authority, The Tors Inn and The Old School Tearoom for donations.
To resolve what response should be given to Marion Walpole’s email.
To resolve whether to send out invoices.
To resolve when work should commence.
For resolution
Power to provide parking places for vehicles, bicycles and motor cycles. Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, ss. 57, 63

B. Removal of Tree Guards (Resolution 2021/22-34E)

Cllr Ash to report on the removal of the tree guards, Cllr Cooper to report on quote for stakes.
For information
Power to provide parking places for vehicles, bicycles and motor cycles. Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, ss. 57, 63

2021/22-87 Planning Rew Meadow (Resolution 2021/22-67)

Nick Savin of Dartmoor National Park Authority has written to say that the new building at Rew Meadow does not breach planning control. It is classed as permitted development. (Email)
For information

2021/22-88 Planning – Tors Shed (Resolution 2021/22-69)

Clerk to report on correspondence with The Tors regarding planning permission.
For information

2021/22-89 Queen’s Jubilee (Resolution 2021/22-56)

Clerk to report on progress with actions for the Jubilee.
For information

2021/22-90 Byelaws Consultation (Resolution 2021/22-70)

Cllr Weaver to report on the Dartmoor National Park Byelaws Consultation.
For information

2021/22-91 Village Light (Resolution 2021/22-73)

The reported fault logged on 1st October is still outstanding with a status of work in progress.
For information

2021/22-92 Eagle House Salt Bin (Resolution 2021/22-74)

The bin has been securely replaced.
For information

2021/22-93 EV Charge points (Resolution 2021/22-66D)

Cllr Weaver to report on research and website article regarding electric vehicle charge points and grants.
For information

2021/22-94 Parish Council Logo (Resolution 2021/22-51B)

Cllr Pike has provided some possible logos. Simon Hill has offered to tidy the agreed one up. To decide which logo to use.
For resolution

2021/22-95 Dog Poo Signs (Resolution 2021/22-57)

The clerk has produced and laminated some signs. The Belstone Commoners’ Association whilst sceptical of the usefulness of such signs have no objection. They request that such signs be sturdy (e.g. mounted on board) with sturdy attachments such as cable ties. They would like to check the design and wording; to save time, they have delegated authority on approval to the Chair, Michael Reddaway, who could liaise with Michael Ash over this.
Cllr Ash to report on approval progress.
Following approval, volunteer needed to mount and attach the signs.
For resolution

2021/22-96 Mobile Booster Scheme

There is a scheme for people to buy a booster to improve their indoor mobile signal, using a voucher from Connecting Devon and Somerset.
To resolve if the Council should promote this scheme on the website.
For resolution

2021/22-97 Memorial Bench

Rachel Ledger, an Exeter resident, has requested to install a bench in memory of her husband who used to enjoy visiting and walking around Belstone, from his youth to his death in May. There is a vacant space in the Pound to the Left of the Gate.
To resolve to permit Rachel to place a memorial bench in the village.
For resolution

2021/22-98 St Mary’s Church Belstone Letter and Email

Belstone Church PCC would like feedback on their ideas to use the church as a community resource. They also asked which authority they should approach to put a cycle rack against the wall of Church cottages.
To resolve the Council’s response to the PCC
For resolution

2021/22-99 Assets Register

The assets register has been prepared for inspection and approval.
For resolution

2021/22-100 West Devon Super Links Meeting

There will be a virtual West Devon Super Links meeting on Tuesday 7th December at 6-7 pm. At the Belstone Annual Parish Council meeting on 25th May 2021 the minutes state when setting representation on other bodies – “Eastern Links Cttee: Cllrs will take it in turns to attend. Theresa Weaver to attend the next one.”
For resolution

The next meeting will be on Tuesday January 4th 2022 in the Meeting Room of Belstone Village Hall at 7.30 pm.

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