Minutes of the meeting of South Petherwin Parish Council held on Wednesday 9th November 2022, at 7pm, in the Methodist Chapel Hall, South Petherwin.
Present: Cllr P Parsons (Chairman), Cllr A Barham (Vice Chair), Cllr J Barlow, Cllr A Finnimore, Cllr Jasper and Cllr S Sleep.
In Attendance: Linda Coles, Parish Clerk and Cllr A Parsons, Cornwall Councillor.
There was one member of the public present.
1 Chairman’s welcome.
Cllr P Parsons welcomed all to the meeting.
Apologies were received and accepted from Cllr R Kneebone, Cllr J Butler, Cllr S Rogers and Cllr M Screech
3 Declarations of Interest.
a) Agenda Items. Cllr Parsons and Cllr Barlow declared an interest in item 16a) Finance. Both have a relationship to a payee.
b) Gifts. None declared.
4 Consideration of written requests for dispensation.
5 Unitary Councillor’s Report
The current administration is under unprecedented economic pressure, and there is a £62m deficit in the budget for next year.
A number of Cornwall Councillors have asked that people can receive community care to enable them to be released from hospital to their homes with a care package firmly in place.
The Road Safety Audit 3 for Daws House has been completed and there are no major issues to be addressed. This should be received by the Parish Council before the end of the week.
South Petherwin CP School is looking for grants to provide an outside classroom, a place of safety for vulnerable pupils.
Cllr Finnimore said that he had received a phone call one evening from Cornwall Council asking for his views on the services it provided and asked Cllr A Parsons if he had any knowledge of such surveys.
Cllr A Parsons has reported the mud on the road just past Trekelland Bridge.
There is no news on Launceston Leisure Centre.
6 Public Participation.
The member of the public spoke about PA22/09458, there are concerns relating to noise and smell pollution and hours of use as a result of the change of class of the building. The Parish Council was asked to be mindful of these concerns when making its observations on the planning application.
7 Response to Public Participation.
a) Planning applications received before the agenda was finalised:
PA22/08474, West Honiton Barn, Honiton Lane, South Petherwin, Launceston, Cornwall. Erection of an extension to a dwelling. It was RESOLVED to support this application, proposed by Cllr Barham, seconded by Cllr Sleep with all in favour.
PA22/09458, Land South of DB Self Storage, Pennygillam Way, Pennygillam Industrial Estate, Launceston. Construction of a building containing 8 units for Use Classes B8 and E (g) (i-iii) (Amended Scheme to PA22/03906). The concerns of the residents were discussed and it was RESOLVED to support this application with the proviso that the Planning Officer is mindful of the concerns around operating hours, noise and smell pollution and that it will not be detrimental to the environmental amenities of the residents. Proposed by Cllr Barlow, seconded by Cllr Jasper with all in favour.
b) Planning applications received after the agenda was published: None.
c) Planning decisions notified by Cornwall Council:
PA22/006415, Plot 12 Pennygillam Way, Pennygillam Industrial Estate, Launceston. Erection of proposed new industrial unit. – Approved.
d) Other Planning Matters. None
9 Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 12th October 2022
It was RESOLVED that the Minutes for the Extraordinary meeting held on Wednesday 12th October be approved as a true record of that meeting subject to the removal of …Extraordinary… in the title of that meeting. Proposed by Cllr Barham, seconded by Cllr Barlow with all in favour who had been present at the meeting.
10 Matters Arising from the above Minutes.
None brought forward.
11 Launceston Forest.
12 CPR Training
Cllr Barlow and Cllr Barham have been looking at the costs of this. There is a Village Hall Committee member who, with her husband, will happily run a free 2hour session on CPR. It was agreed that the Village Hall Committee will be responsible for organising and running the training and not the Parish Council.
13 A30/B3257 Junction at Bodmin Services (Plusha).
National Highways has sent a video to Scott Mann MP. An initial round of funding will provide a Feasibility Study between Kennards House and Five Lanes. Grade separation projects are being looked at, including Plusha. It is hoped to have an update in the New Year.
14 Highway and Footpath matters
i. Daws House. Road Safety Audit already covered.
ii. Footpath from B3254 to Tiny Meadows. The Chairman thanked Cllr Barlow for her work on clearing this footpath. The trees still need to be pollarded and the Clerk will contact Cornwall Council.
iii. A huge thank you was extended to Cllr Barlow and her husband John Barlow for the repairs and work to the Village Pump. Cllr Barlow will purchase the necessary preservative and paint the woodwork.
a) Email regarding the condition of the Flagpole and flag. Chairman will look at.
b) Email from resident re providing Christmas Lunch in South Petherwin Village Hall, free of charge, for people who would otherwise be alone. The Parish Council commends this generous action.
c) Letter from former Mayor of Penzance re South Petherwin Parish Council’s views on a Mayor for Cornwall. Noted.
Cllr Parsons and Cllr Barlow left the meeting for the following item. The Chair was handed to the Vice Chair, Cllr Barham, proposed by Cllr Finnimore, seconded by Cllr Jasper with all in favour.
a) Payments. It was RESOLVED to make the following payments, proposed by Cllr Jasper, seconded by Cllr Finnimore, with all in favour.
• Online – L Coles, Clerk’s salary etc. for October
• Online – HMRC, PAYE for Clerk, October
• Online – A Peerless, October toilet cleaning – £56.00
• Online – South Petherwin Village Hall, hire of hall for October meeting – £12.00
• Online – L Coles, reimbursement for RBL Wreaths and crosses – £54.00
• Online – J E Barlow, expenditure re Village Pump – £7.52
• Online – A Peerless, Cleaning materials – £9.58
• Online – JAM Sanders, footpath maintenance – £165.00
Cllr Parsons and Cllr Barlow returned to the meeting and Cllr Parsons resumed the Chair, proposed by Cllr Finnimore, seconded by Cllr Jasper with all in favour.
b) Bank Reconciliations. It was RESOLVED that the bank reconciliation for October is correct, proposed by Cllr Barlow, seconded by Cllr Barham with all in favour. As at the 31st October 2022 the bank balances total £36,821.56
c) Budget and Precept 2023/24. The Clerk circulated the papers for discussion. There will be a working party meeting via Teams on Tuesday 22nd November at 7pm to hone the details prior to setting the budget and precept at the December meeting.
Clerk to arrange.
17 Any Other Business
Cllr Barham reported that the light in the toilets has been fixed by her husband.
An idea for the use of the Telephone Box over Christmas time has been received.
Parish Calendars are available for 2023 at a cost of £6 each, with all profits going to Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Cllr Sleep asked about the responsibility for organising the Speed Watch Group. The Clerk will email him the CLO details so that he can follow this up.
Cllr A Parsons said that he had received an update on Plusha which he has accessed during this meeting so the Council formally went back to Item 13.
Remembrance Sunday is this Sunday, November 13th.
There has been no reply to the letter sent by the Clerk to The Coronation Trust regarding funding for Launceston Leisure Centre.
Launceston Community Network Area is merging with Caradon.
18 Items for inclusion in future meetings.
• Resurfacing School Hill Road
• Budget and Precept 2023/24
• Launceston Leisure Centre
• Telephone Box
19 Date of next meeting.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 14th December at 7pm in the Methodist Chapel Hall, South Petherwin.
There being no further business to transact the Chairman closed the meeting at 20.07 hrs.