Shenley Parish

Tue 4th April 2017 – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

shenley parish council

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 4 APRIL 2017, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors, Nicky Beaton, Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, Robert Perlmutter, Anthony Spencer, William Susman (Chair). and Peter Wayne.

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

112/16.         Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Annette Edel, Rosemary Gilligan and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

113/16.         Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Susman and Spencer declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

114/15.         Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 7th March 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 7th March 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

115/16.         Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

116/16          Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

There were none

 

117/16.         Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Review and accept the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Terms of Reference

Following a proposal and a seconder it was agreed to ADOPT the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Terms of Reference.

Cllr Beaton gave the meeting a quick over view of what will happen at the launch meeting.

 

  • The Great Get Together – initiative from the Department of Communities and Local Government

It was NOTED that unfortunately this event clashes with the Village Fete.

 

  • Public Rights of Way – Request by residents of the Mansion House to have an item in the next SVM stating there is no Public Right of Way

Following a lengthy debate it was AGREED not to publish any details as it was felt that as there was no Public Right of Way before, nothing has changed.  It was AGREED that the Chairman would contact the resident who asked the question.

 

  • Pursley Field

Nothing to report.

 

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field:-
    • Request from Borehamwood 2000 to rent Rookery Field again from September 2017

It was AGREED that Borehamwood 2000 be allowed to rent Rookery Field for the season beginning in September.

  • Moving the goal mouths

Following a lengthy debate it was AGREED that the 2 spare goal mouths that Mr & Mrs Gough have been storing will be moved to Rookery Field.

  • Confirm exactly which benches need replacing

It was AGREED to leave the benches as they are for the time being.

  • Outdoor gym equipment installed in Harris Lane

It was NOTED that the gym equipment is installed and looks very impressive.  Thanks again were given to Tesco and Groundwork UK for their support.

 

  • Allotments

It was requested that the Clerk look into the specific legal requirements of providing allotments.

 

  • Shenley Fete

Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that the plans are progressing well.

 

  • Future Initiative

It was AGREED a meeting date needed to be set.

 

  • Media Committee

There is a meeting taking place in April.

 

  • CSP

Councillor Spencer informed the meeting that he has spoken with County Councillor Morris Bright, requesting that the CSP meetings are moved from Potters Bar to Borough Council in order for them to be more accessible.

 

  • Police Update

The Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter was NOTED.

 

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting were informed that the AGM took place and that the Park Trust is looking at doing a monthly ‘MEET THE TRUSTEES’ which will include a tour of the park.  They are also putting together a 5 year plan.

 

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The launch meeting is taking place on April 5th at 6.30pm for registration. The meeting NOTED all the hard work done by Cllrs Beaton, Gilligan and Hussain in preparing everything

 

  • The Village Sign

The meeting looked at the final 2 options for the new sign and AGREED that the public will vote via Facebook and at the launch meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan. Therefore the decision on which option to use would be made before the May Parish Council meeting.

 

117/16.         Correspondence

  • Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

 

118/16.         Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  • Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposals.
Application No. Address Proposed Development
17/0403/VOC Old School House, Shenley Primary School, London Road, Shenley Variation Of Condition 10 Attached To Planning Permission Reference 16/0013/FUL To Allow For Minor Amendments To The Approved Plans.
17/0222/HSE 4 Thatched Cottages, Woodhall Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire Retrospective Application For Replacement Electronic Gates
17/0393/HSE 31 Mulberry Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LB Conversion Of Garage Into Habitable Room
17/0455/FUL Silver Hill Cottage, Silver Hill, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire Construction Of Covered Horse Walker
17/0471/HSE 10 Wayside, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JN Single Storey Side Infill Extension
*17/0582/HSE Foxwood House, King Edward Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire Conversion of garage to habitable room. Erection of front porch extension.
17/0532/HSE 24 Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EB Retrospective application for the erection of a single storey garden room at the rear of property.

 

With regards to;

17/0151/HSE 1 Old Nursery Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9FD Erection Of Single Storey Infill Extension To Rear Of Existing Car Port. Part Conversion Of Existing Car Port. Resubmission Following Approval On Appeal Reference App/N1920/D/16/3158578 (16/1258/HSE – Refused) (Amended Description, Works Shown  In Plans But Not Included Within Description 20.3.2017) Application Amended

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of the property being part of a new development and as such further development is unnecessary.

 

17/0469/HSE 2 Hamblings Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JJ Removal Of Existing Detached Garage And Construction Of 2 Storey Side Extension And Part Single Part 2 Storey Rear Extension

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of it being an overdevelopment and there being insufficient parking

 

17/0401/HSE 122 London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BT Erection Of Single Storey Side Extension To Adjoin Existing Outbuilding (Revised Application)

The Council OBJECTED on the grounds that it is inappropriate development within a conservation area.

 

17/0409/HSE 13 Ribston Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JW Erection Of First Floor Front Extension And New Front Porch; Part Single Part Two Storey Rear Extension

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of it being an overdevelopment.

 

17/0348/HSE 9 Southerton Way, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LJ Proposed First Floor Front Extension’ Single Storey Side Porch Extension And Conversion Of Garage Into Habitable Room With 3 No. Front Windows

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of it being an overdevelopment.

 

17/0411/CLP The Clock Tower, Woodhall Farm Office, Woodhall Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9AA Conversion Of Disused Stable Block To Offices Use Class B1 (A). Certificate Of Lawful Development (Proposed)

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that too many changes are taking place at this property.

 

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

119/16.         Financial matters

  • Accounts for payment –March 2017 meeting
  • The following accounts for March 2017 meeting were received:
o   Payment To Reason Total Amount
Petty Cash Petty Cash 200.00
BT Office phone and broadband 80.41
Robert Perlmutter Banners for Neighbourhood Plan inc £7.5 delivery- NP 139.90
AGA Bioengineering Systems Limited Replace oak planks and treat circular bench etc. 3336.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Reimburse for payment to TSOHOST for website domain 55.62
Shenley Park Trust Play Area grant towards toddler play area 1000.00
Eon Electricity for The Cage 16.65
Hertfordshire County Council Stationary 30.84
M.PAVLICKOVA Gardener – (replace cancelled cheque number 004121 ref #002297) 180.00
M.PAVLICKOVA Gardener 120.00
Eon Seasonal illuminations 53.35
Affinity Water Allotment water bill 157.40
PETTY CASH PETTY CASH 200.00
Imagine Places Neighbourhood Plan consultation – NP 1060.50
Jan Quinton Reimburse for payment to vista print for business cards  NP 45.56
John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance Grounds Maintenance 87.00
Banner Group Printer cartridges 104.95
Open Spaces Society Annual Subscription 45.00
Affinity Water Clean water bill – Harris Lane Pavilion Changing rooms 30.02
Affinity Water Clean water bill -The Hub 7.89
Shenley Convenience Store Ltd Maintaining Neighbourhood Plan section of website – NP 200.00
Shenley Fete and Carnival Committee Hire of stall and table for Neighbourhood Plan – NP 32.50
Imagine Places Delivery of services and travel costs – NP 450.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff March Wages 1078.35
HMRC March Payment 222.49
Shenley Primary School Payment  for Hiring hall for launch of Neighbourhood Plan – NP 100.00
Caprin Printers Printing flyers for Neighbourhood Plan launch meeting – NP 165.00
The Great Outdoor Gym Company Outdoor gym equipment in Harris lane 16800.00
SLCC Annual Subs 139.00
Dor-2-Dor (G L Green) Delivery of  Neighbourhood Plan Launch invite – NP 90.00
Banner Group Ltd Cartridge ink for printer 31.16
Shenley Village Hall Hire of Village Hall 118.25
ALCC Annual Subs 10.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  x2 cuts 384.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office 32.00
BT Office phone and broadband 89.79
The Village Sign People Coloured draft version x 2 200.00
Hertfordshire County Council Neighbourhood Plan Stationary 45.22
Helen Hussain Reimburse for Neighbourhood Plan refreshments for launch meeting 146.00
Helen Hussain Reimburse for Neighbourhood Plan polo tops for Steering Committee 221.82
Npower Final bill for The Hub 74.56
Helen Hussain Reimburse for Neighbourhood Plan refreshments for launch meeting 134.37
Helen Hussain Reimburse for Neighbourhood Plan doodle flags 153.60
Helen Hussain Reimburse for Neighbourhood Plan display boards 166.50
TOTAL 27835.70

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the March 2017 accounts totalling £27,835.70 be approved for payment.

  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved
  • Section 137 Grant Requests:

Clore Shalom Primary School request for £1,260.00 to help towards the cost of swimming coach expenses (£1,000 given in 2015 and 2016)

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve a donation of £1,260.00.

  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED The ‘Review Of Internal Audit Effectiveness’.
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVeD the ‘Financial And Management Risk Assessment’.
  • The purchase of 2 new permanent goal mouths for Rookery Field was discussed.

See point 117/16 (v)

  • The purchase of a permanent basketball hoop for Rookery Field was discussed. It was AGREED that this would be added to the May agenda
  • Quotes for additional Christmas Lights. . It was AGREED that this would be added to the May agenda

 

120/16.         The meeting ended at 9.15p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 4 APRIL 2017

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ASAP
Pond lights Hire of lighting designer to plan what is needed Clerk & Cllr Susman ASAP
Manor Lodge School Contact school regarding inconsiderate driving approaching the school. Clerk ASAP
Christmas Lights Quotes for additional lights Clerk April meeting

 

Shenley Parish

Tue 4th April 2017 – Parish Council Meeting Minutes

shenley parish council

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 4 APRIL 2017, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors, Nicky Beaton, Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, Robert Perlmutter, Anthony Spencer, William Susman (Chair). and Peter Wayne.

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

112/16.         Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Annette Edel, Rosemary Gilligan and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

113/16.         Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Susman and Spencer declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

114/15.         Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 7th March 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 7th March 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

115/16.         Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

116/16          Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

There were none

 

117/16.         Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Review and accept the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Terms of Reference

Following a proposal and a seconder it was agreed to ADOPT the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Terms of Reference.

Cllr Beaton gave the meeting a quick over view of what will happen at the launch meeting.

 

  • The Great Get Together – initiative from the Department of Communities and Local Government

It was NOTED that unfortunately this event clashes with the Village Fete.

 

  • Public Rights of Way – Request by residents of the Mansion House to have an item in the next SVM stating there is no Public Right of Way

Following a lengthy debate it was AGREED not to publish any details as it was felt that as there was no Public Right of Way before, nothing has changed.  It was AGREED that the Chairman would contact the resident who asked the question.

 

  • Pursley Field

Nothing to report.

 

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field:-
    • Request from Borehamwood 2000 to rent Rookery Field again from September 2017

It was AGREED that Borehamwood 2000 be allowed to rent Rookery Field for the season beginning in September.

  • Moving the goal mouths

Following a lengthy debate it was AGREED that the 2 spare goal mouths that Mr & Mrs Gough have been storing will be moved to Rookery Field.

  • Confirm exactly which benches need replacing

It was AGREED to leave the benches as they are for the time being.

  • Outdoor gym equipment installed in Harris Lane

It was NOTED that the gym equipment is installed and looks very impressive.  Thanks again were given to Tesco and Groundwork UK for their support.

 

  • Allotments

It was requested that the Clerk look into the specific legal requirements of providing allotments.

 

  • Shenley Fete

Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that the plans are progressing well.

 

  • Future Initiative

It was AGREED a meeting date needed to be set.

 

  • Media Committee

There is a meeting taking place in April.

 

  • CSP

Councillor Spencer informed the meeting that he has spoken with County Councillor Morris Bright, requesting that the CSP meetings are moved from Potters Bar to Borough Council in order for them to be more accessible.

 

  • Police Update

The Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter was NOTED.

 

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting were informed that the AGM took place and that the Park Trust is looking at doing a monthly ‘MEET THE TRUSTEES’ which will include a tour of the park.  They are also putting together a 5 year plan.

 

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The launch meeting is taking place on April 5th at 6.30pm for registration. The meeting NOTED all the hard work done by Cllrs Beaton, Gilligan and Hussain in preparing everything

 

  • The Village Sign

The meeting looked at the final 2 options for the new sign and AGREED that the public will vote via Facebook and at the launch meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan. Therefore the decision on which option to use would be made before the May Parish Council meeting.

 

117/16.         Correspondence

  • Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

 

118/16.         Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  • Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposals.
Application No. Address Proposed Development
17/0403/VOC Old School House, Shenley Primary School, London Road, Shenley Variation Of Condition 10 Attached To Planning Permission Reference 16/0013/FUL To Allow For Minor Amendments To The Approved Plans.
17/0222/HSE 4 Thatched Cottages, Woodhall Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire Retrospective Application For Replacement Electronic Gates
17/0393/HSE 31 Mulberry Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LB Conversion Of Garage Into Habitable Room
17/0455/FUL Silver Hill Cottage, Silver Hill, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire Construction Of Covered Horse Walker
17/0471/HSE 10 Wayside, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JN Single Storey Side Infill Extension
*17/0582/HSE Foxwood House, King Edward Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire Conversion of garage to habitable room. Erection of front porch extension.
17/0532/HSE 24 Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EB Retrospective application for the erection of a single storey garden room at the rear of property.

 

With regards to;

17/0151/HSE 1 Old Nursery Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9FD Erection Of Single Storey Infill Extension To Rear Of Existing Car Port. Part Conversion Of Existing Car Port. Resubmission Following Approval On Appeal Reference App/N1920/D/16/3158578 (16/1258/HSE – Refused) (Amended Description, Works Shown  In Plans But Not Included Within Description 20.3.2017) Application Amended

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of the property being part of a new development and as such further development is unnecessary.

 

17/0469/HSE 2 Hamblings Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JJ Removal Of Existing Detached Garage And Construction Of 2 Storey Side Extension And Part Single Part 2 Storey Rear Extension

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of it being an overdevelopment and there being insufficient parking

 

17/0401/HSE 122 London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BT Erection Of Single Storey Side Extension To Adjoin Existing Outbuilding (Revised Application)

The Council OBJECTED on the grounds that it is inappropriate development within a conservation area.

 

17/0409/HSE 13 Ribston Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JW Erection Of First Floor Front Extension And New Front Porch; Part Single Part Two Storey Rear Extension

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of it being an overdevelopment.

 

17/0348/HSE 9 Southerton Way, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LJ Proposed First Floor Front Extension’ Single Storey Side Porch Extension And Conversion Of Garage Into Habitable Room With 3 No. Front Windows

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of it being an overdevelopment.

 

17/0411/CLP The Clock Tower, Woodhall Farm Office, Woodhall Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9AA Conversion Of Disused Stable Block To Offices Use Class B1 (A). Certificate Of Lawful Development (Proposed)

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that too many changes are taking place at this property.

 

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

119/16.         Financial matters

  • Accounts for payment –March 2017 meeting
  • The following accounts for March 2017 meeting were received:
o   Payment To Reason Total Amount
Petty Cash Petty Cash 200.00
BT Office phone and broadband 80.41
Robert Perlmutter Banners for Neighbourhood Plan inc £7.5 delivery- NP 139.90
AGA Bioengineering Systems Limited Replace oak planks and treat circular bench etc. 3336.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Reimburse for payment to TSOHOST for website domain 55.62
Shenley Park Trust Play Area grant towards toddler play area 1000.00
Eon Electricity for The Cage 16.65
Hertfordshire County Council Stationary 30.84
M.PAVLICKOVA Gardener – (replace cancelled cheque number 004121 ref #002297) 180.00
M.PAVLICKOVA Gardener 120.00
Eon Seasonal illuminations 53.35
Affinity Water Allotment water bill 157.40
PETTY CASH PETTY CASH 200.00
Imagine Places Neighbourhood Plan consultation – NP 1060.50
Jan Quinton Reimburse for payment to vista print for business cards  NP 45.56
John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance Grounds Maintenance 87.00
Banner Group Printer cartridges 104.95
Open Spaces Society Annual Subscription 45.00
Affinity Water Clean water bill – Harris Lane Pavilion Changing rooms 30.02
Affinity Water Clean water bill -The Hub 7.89
Shenley Convenience Store Ltd Maintaining Neighbourhood Plan section of website – NP 200.00
Shenley Fete and Carnival Committee Hire of stall and table for Neighbourhood Plan – NP 32.50
Imagine Places Delivery of services and travel costs – NP 450.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff March Wages 1078.35
HMRC March Payment 222.49
Shenley Primary School Payment  for Hiring hall for launch of Neighbourhood Plan – NP 100.00
Caprin Printers Printing flyers for Neighbourhood Plan launch meeting – NP 165.00
The Great Outdoor Gym Company Outdoor gym equipment in Harris lane 16800.00
SLCC Annual Subs 139.00
Dor-2-Dor (G L Green) Delivery of  Neighbourhood Plan Launch invite – NP 90.00
Banner Group Ltd Cartridge ink for printer 31.16
Shenley Village Hall Hire of Village Hall 118.25
ALCC Annual Subs 10.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  x2 cuts 384.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office 32.00
BT Office phone and broadband 89.79
The Village Sign People Coloured draft version x 2 200.00
Hertfordshire County Council Neighbourhood Plan Stationary 45.22
Helen Hussain Reimburse for Neighbourhood Plan refreshments for launch meeting 146.00
Helen Hussain Reimburse for Neighbourhood Plan polo tops for Steering Committee 221.82
Npower Final bill for The Hub 74.56
Helen Hussain Reimburse for Neighbourhood Plan refreshments for launch meeting 134.37
Helen Hussain Reimburse for Neighbourhood Plan doodle flags 153.60
Helen Hussain Reimburse for Neighbourhood Plan display boards 166.50
TOTAL 27835.70

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the March 2017 accounts totalling £27,835.70 be approved for payment.

  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved
  • Section 137 Grant Requests:

Clore Shalom Primary School request for £1,260.00 to help towards the cost of swimming coach expenses (£1,000 given in 2015 and 2016)

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve a donation of £1,260.00.

  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED The ‘Review Of Internal Audit Effectiveness’.
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVeD the ‘Financial And Management Risk Assessment’.
  • The purchase of 2 new permanent goal mouths for Rookery Field was discussed.

See point 117/16 (v)

  • The purchase of a permanent basketball hoop for Rookery Field was discussed. It was AGREED that this would be added to the May agenda
  • Quotes for additional Christmas Lights. . It was AGREED that this would be added to the May agenda

 

120/16.         The meeting ended at 9.15p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 4 APRIL 2017

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ASAP
Pond lights Hire of lighting designer to plan what is needed Clerk & Cllr Susman ASAP
Manor Lodge School Contact school regarding inconsiderate driving approaching the school. Clerk ASAP
Christmas Lights Quotes for additional lights Clerk April meeting

 

Shenley Parish

Tue 7th March 2017 – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

shenley parish council

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 7 MARCH 2017, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors *Annette Edel, Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan (Chair), Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, *Robert Perlmutter and Anthony Spencer.

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council
  • (* Denotes attended for only part of the meeting)

Members of the public         Mrs Margaret Harrington – Resident

Mrs Sue Payne – Resident

Mr Martin Cooke – Hertfordshire Youth Connexions

 

102/16.         Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Peter Wayne and William Susman and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

103/16.         Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Gilligan and Spencer declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

104/15.         Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 7th February 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 7th February 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Gilligan and adopted by the Council.

 

105/16.         Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED. Cllr Gilligan commented that following the allotment committee meeting people were upset that the police’s response to the spate of break ins, appeared to show it was a low priority for the police.

 

106/16          Minutes of the Allotment Committee Meeting held on 2nd March 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Allotment Committee meeting, held on the 2nd March 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Gilligan and adopted by the Council.

 

107/16.         Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED. Cllr Gilligan highlighted that the committee hope PCSO Ramdeen will mark up people’s property one weekend at the allotments in light of the recent break-ins.

 

108/16          Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The Chairman welcomed Mr Martin Cooke from Hertfordshire Youth Connexions (HYC) to address the meeting to see if there was a way to engage the youth of Shenley with the help of Youth Connexions. Mr Cooke started by introducing HYC and giving a brief background into what they do.  They are primarily set up to help teenagers 13yrs and upwards, however they do run and support specific programmes for 16-18 year olds such as the National Citizens service and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme.  They work with vulnerable young people and undertake preventative youth work programmes as well as looking to channel a voice for the youth such as Youth Councils.

 

Mr Cooke then went on the explain what can be offered to the Youth of Shenley such as outreach programmes, Duke of Edinborough, help start and set up programmes. Mr Cooke asked what facility was available for the youth to meet.  RG said there was plenty of scope for this as previously been proven, however HH said that finding the youth is the problem as there is no local secondary school.

 

RG suggested a mobile van on Harris Lane or rookery Field to be used for an event but this would need to be properly advertised.  AS asked what the youth enjoy doing and Mr Cooke said a portable climbing frame has proved popular in the past.  He said that his youth workers would be able to do the ground work to find out what the youth wanted.  HH said she would pass on Mr Cooke’s details to the youth minister at the Methodist Church.  It was also suggested that the new outdoor gym equipment may be used as an activity for the youth

 

The Chairman thanked Mr Cooke for attending.

 

108/16.         Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Review and adopt Code of recommended Practice on Local Authority Publication.

Following a proposal and a seconder it was agreed to ADOPT the Code of recommended Practice on Local Authority Publication

 

  • Peter’s Church, St Albans –request to revise trustees

Following a proposal and a seconder it was agreed to the request to revise the trustees

 

  • Annual Parish Meeting – 16/03/17 at 7.30pm

Councillors Spencer and Beaton gave their apologies in advanced of the meeting

 

  • Public Rights of Way

The information as NOTED

 

  • Pursley Field

Nothing to report.

 

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

It was agreed the items on the agenda would be postponed to the April meeting.

 

  • Allotments

See point 106/16

 

  • Shenley Fete

Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that the plans are going well, and requested if anyone has any items for the tombola or raffle please these would be greatly appreciated.

 

  • Future Initiative

It was AGREED a meeting date needed to be set.

 

  • Media Committee

The meeting were informed that Dayaram and Matt were working hard on developing the website.

 

  • CSP

Councillor Spencer updated the meeting following the last CSP meeting.  It was poorly attended by Shenley residents with only 1 resident form Shenley attending.  Following a discussion it was AGREED that AS would ask County Councillor Morris Bright if the CSP meeting locations could be rotated as this may help to increase attendance.  It was also NOTED that burglaries in the area have increased especially in Radlett and GO was concerned that this will effect Shenley residents insurance quotes as we share the same postcode. However it was NOTED that there has been success in catching fly-tippers.

 

  • Police Update

The Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter was NOTED.

 

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting were pleased to see there is a public AGM.  However NB was concerned that the trust is losing a good contractor and questioned what will happen moving forward.

 

  • Neighbourhood Plan

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that the steering committee are working hard for the launch on April 5th at 6.30pm and said it is vital that everyone does their bit to spread the word.

 

109/16.         Correspondence

  • Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:
Hertfordshire County Council New Release – Local projects recognised for making a difference to Public Health
HAPTC LAIS1396 Housing White Paper

 

110/16.         Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  • Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposals.

 

 

Application No. Address Proposed Development
17/0319/HSE 21 Raphael Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JG Conversion of garage to habitable room including insertion of new front window
17/0304/HSE Cowley Hill Farm, Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5NB Erection of single storey rear extension
17/0283/HSE Salisbury Hall Lodge, Salisbury Hall Drive, London Colney, Hertfordshire Erection of single storey front extension and two storey side extension
17/0237/HSE 1 Hamblings Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JJ Erection of single storey side extension (Revised application)
17/0238/VOC Black Lion, London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire Variation of condition 13 attached to planning permission reference 15/2203/FUL to change the remediation strategy
17/0261/HSE 4 King Charles Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9HZ Erection of single storey side extension
17/0267/FUL 30 & 32 Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EG Demolition of existing detached garages to rear of both properties and erection of replacement detached outbuilding comprising garden rooms with storage area to rear for both properties.
17/0325/CLP Summerhill, Rectory lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BX Erection of single storey rear extension (Certificate of Lawful Development- proposed)
17/0355/HSE 7 London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EW Insertion of new rear window and new roof above window at first floor level; partial new porch roof; fenestration and doors rearrangement. Amendment to 16/1815/HSE

With regards to;

17/0187/FUL King William Iv, 82 London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire Refurbishment of restaurant to include single storey ground floor extension with new windows and bi-fold doors, relocation of main entrance and internal alterations.

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of insufficient parking.

 

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

111/16.         Financial matters

  • Accounts for payment –February 2017 meeting
  • The following accounts for February 2017 meeting were received:
Payment To Reason Total Amount
Petty Cash Petty Cash 200.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Mileage Expenses for 2015 and 2016 100.00
Banner Group Limited Printer ink cartridges 150.16
PC Express Annual Computer maintenance 114.00
Hertfordshire County Council Stationary 42.10
Caprin Limited Printing of SVM  – edition 9 Spring 2017 – 1800 copies 1067.00
John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance Grounds Maintenance 87.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Feb Wages 1078.55
HMRC Feb  Payment 222.29
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  x2 cuts 758.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office 32.00
Dor-2-Dor (G L Green) Delivery of SVM issue 9 128.00
MJD Presentation Systems Label tape for print machine 17.40
ID Property Services Reimburse for unused Safe Tread decking strips 97.68
PC Express Replace laptop screen 108.00
  TOTAL 4202.18

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the February 2017 accounts totalling £4,202.18 be approved for payment.

  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved
  • Section 137 Grant Requests: There were none
  • The purchase of 2 new permanent goal mouths for Rookery Field was discussed. It was AGREED that this would be added to the April agenda
  • The purchase of a permanent basketball hoop for Rookery Field was discussed. It was AGREED that this would be added to the April agenda

Quotes for additional Christmas Lights. .  It was AGREED that this would be added to the April agenda

 

112/16.         The meeting ended at 8.55p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 7 MARCH 2017

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk Actioned
Pond lights Hire of lighting designer to plan what is needed Clerk & Cllr Susman ASAP
Benches Harris Lane & Rookery Field – Look at exactly which benches need replacing & add to April agenda Cllr Edel April meeting
Rookery Field Costs and grants for 2 new permanent goal mouths and permanent basketball hoop & add to April agenda Cllr Edel April meeting
Outdoor Gym The Great Outdoor Company-  get start of work date Cllr Susman ASAP
Manor Lodge School Contact school regarding inconsiderate driving approaching the school. Clerk ASAP
Christmas Lights Quotes for additional lights Clerk April meeting

 

Shenley Parish

Tue 7th February 2017 – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

shenley parish council

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2017, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, Peter Wayne and William Susman (Chair)

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

92/16.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Annette Edel, Robert Perlmutter, Anthony Spencer and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

93/16.           Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Gilligan and Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

94/15.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd January 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 3rd January 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

95/16.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

96/16                        Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The Chairman welcomed Mr Chris Griggs, Mr James Craig and Mr Charlie Buckingham-Smart who would be addressing the meeting concerning a proposed planning application. The chairman also welcomed Mr Vezey and Mr Hunter who also wished to address the meeting on the same matter and finally Dr and Mr Davies who had asked for several points to be discussed at the meeting.

 

Mr Griggs began by presenting the proposed planning application for 6 houses on the current site and explained they have been in discussions with Hertsmere Borough Council Planning department since 2015 regarding the proposed development which has included 2 formal pre-applications.  The proposed development will consist of 2 detached 5 bed houses and 4, 4 bed semis. Mr Griggs confirmed that none of the buildings on the current site are listed.

 

The Chairman invited questions from the floor and Mr Vezey addressed the meeting, saying it was a great shame if Rest Harrow is knocked down as it is felt that the village will lose its village appeal and requested that the Parish Council object to the proposed application.  The Chairman explained that the Parish Council would discuss the application later on in the meeting.

 

The Chairman then took the opportunity to welcome Dr and Mr Davies and asked them to address the meeting concerning several points.  Firstly it was requested that the Christmas Lights are extended further down Porters Park Drive.  The chairman explained the costs involved.  Following a discussion it was agreed to add this matter on to the financial points of the March meeting and request that an increased amount of money is put into the Christmas lights over several years enabling the lights to be extended through Shenley.

 

The condition of the car park at Tesco was discussed; however this is a privately owned carpark.  It was agreed the Parish Council would continue to put pressure on the management company to carry out improvements.

 

Finally the item concerning the roundabout at Black Lion Hill. The Chairman ran through all the signage that is currently positioned around the roundabout.  The chairman then advised that the Parish Council have requested a grant for 2 smiley face speed cameras for Shenley.  One of which would be placed on Black Lion Hill.

 

The Chairman thanked all the residents for attending.

 

The Chairman then welcomed Mr Tai Tsui, Principle Planning officer from Hertsmere Borough Council to the meeting to answer any questions concerning Green Belt and Shenley.  Mr Tsui ran through what it meant for an area to be in the Green belt and also explained why Hertsmere Borough Council were looking to release Green Belt land. Following a discussion the Chairman then thanked Mr Tsui for attending the meeting.

 

97/16.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Local Plan – Hertsmere Call For Sites And Updates Of Housing And Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

The meeting were informed that this would be addressed as part of the Shenley Neighbourhood Plan.

 

  • Christmas Lights – Request to be discussed by resident that the lights should be extended along Porters Park Drive

See point 96/16

 

  • Car Park by Tesco – Request to be discussed by resident that the car park is in poor condition

See point 96/16

 

  • Roundabout at Black Lion Hill/Porters Park Drive – Request to be discussed by resident concerning the safety here.

See point 96/16

 

  • Complaint from resident concerning parent drivers of Manor Lodge School

Following a discussion it was AGREED that the Parish Council would write to Manor Lodge School and ask them to remind parents to be more considerate when driving to access the school.

  • Public Rights of Way

The information as NOTED

 

  • Pursley Field

Nothing to report.

 

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

The confirmation of which benches need replacing is ongoing.

 

  • Allotments

The date of the next allotment committee meeting is to be changed from 14/02/17 to 02/03/17.

 

  • Shenley Fete

Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that the plans are going well.

 

  • Future Initiative

Nothing to report.

 

  • Media Committee

The minutes of the meeting held on 16/01/17 were NOTED. The meeting were informed that issue 9 of Shenley Village Matters is currently being printed.

 

  • CSP

The minutes of the meeting held on 16/10/16 and the agenda for 15/02/17 were NOTED.

 

  • Police Update

The Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter was NOTED. The meeting discussed the issue concerning anti-social behaviour in Fielders Way and AGREED to chase PCSO Chris Ramdeen.

 

  • Shenley Park Trust

Cllr Susman informed the meeting that the AGM will take place on 13th March 2017.

 

  • Neighbourhood Plan

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that the steering committee will be meeting on 21st Feb 2017.

 

98/16.           Correspondence

  • Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

 

The Local Government Boundary Commission Electoral Review of Hertsmere

 

99/16.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  • Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposals.
Application No. Address Proposed Development
17/0049/LBC Nell Gwynn Cottage, Salisbury Hall Drive, London Colney, Hertfordshire Retrospective application for replacement windows and doors (Application Listed Building Consent)
17/0074/FUL Black Lion, London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire Installation of extract flue for kitchen ventilation.
17/0022/HSE 22 Nell Gwynn Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JA Conversion of garage into habitable room with associated alterations to the front elevation.
17/0072/HSE Thatched Lodge, Green Street, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BA Demolition of existing garage & shed & erection of detached timber frame garage block with accommodation over to be used incidental to the main dwelling
*17/0184/HSE 15 Cox Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire WD7 9JQ Part conversion of garage to habitable room.
*17/0198/VOC The Chapel Porters Park Drive Shenley Hertfordshire Variation of condition 2 attached to planning permission reference TP/96/0670

to include use as a place of worship.

 

With regards to;

16/2423/FUL 26 Woodhall Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9AT Demolition of existing house and construction of replacement detached 2 storey 5 bed dwelling with garage to include parking, bin storage and new access

The Council OBJECTED on the grounds of overdevelopment from a 4 bedroom property to a 5 bedroom property.

 

With regards to;

16/2482/FUL Woodhall Farm Office, Woodhall Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire Change of use from agricultural barn to offices (B1)

The Council OBJECTED on the grounds that is an inappropriate development.

 

With regards to;

16/2414/HSE 3 Black Lion Hill, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9DE Erection of two storey front gable extension; two storey side extension and part single, part two storey rear extension following demolition of existing conservatory

The Council OBJECTED on the grounds of overdevelopment.

 

With regards to;

17/0047/HSE 61 London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BW Conversion of loft to habitable room with roof alterations to include rising of the ridge height, insertion of front and side roof lights and a rear dormer: and alterations and extension to front porch roof from pitch to flat roof with overhang.

The Council OBJECTED as they are concerned that raising the ridge height will alter the character of the street scene adversely.

 

With regards to;

17/0078/FUL 25 London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EP Demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings and erection of 6 dwellings (2 x 5 bed detached dwellings and 2 pairs of 4 bed semis) each to include an integral garage with associated landscaping and access.

Shenley Parish Council would like it NOTED that they would prefer to see the two 5 bed properties as pairs of semi-detached dwellings instead.

 

With regards to;

17/0151/HSE 1 Old Nursery Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9FD Erection of single storey infill extension to rear of existing car port. Resubmission flowing approval on appeal reference app/n1920/d/16/3158578 (16/1258/HSE – refused)

Shenley Parish Council OBJECT to this application on the grounds that this is a new development only recently completed and further development was not appropriate. The Council also NOTED that it was sad that the inspector had not stood by the original decision.

 

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

100/16.         Financial matters

  • Accounts for payment –January 2017 meeting
  • The following accounts for January 2017 meeting were received:
Payment To Reason Total Amount
Petty Cash Petty Cash 200.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Reimburse for gift for Mr and Mrs Gough 50.00
BT Office phone and broadband – December Bill 84.30
AGA Bioengineering Systems Limited Extensive pond maintenance 2976.00
Waverley Driving Group RDA Donation – Appreciation of driving Santa at the Christmas Event 100.00
St.Martins Church Choir – CANCELLED to be re-written (see chq no:004148) Donation – Appreciation of singing at the Christmas Event 0.00
E.ON Harris Lane Pavilion 158.98
John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance Grounds Maintenance 87.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff January Wages 1103.98
HMRC January  Payment 222.29
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  x2 cuts 758.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office 40.00
BT Office phone and broadband – January Bill 80.55
HAPTC – CANCELLED to be sent later in the year Councillor training – Basic Training 0.00
Shenley Primary School Deposit for Hiring hall for launch of Neighbourhood Plan 200.00
E.ON The Cage 9.72
St.Martins Church Choir – (see chq no:004137) Donation – Appreciation of singing at the Christmas Event 100.00
  TOTAL 6170.82

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the January 2017 meeting accounts totalling £6,170.82 be approved for payment.

  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved
  • Section 137 Grant Requests: There were none
  • Following a proposal and a seconder it was AGREED to purchase a new sign through the Village Sign People as these are one of the few companies who do the particular format required. It was AGREED to spend a maximum of £3,500. Councillor Susman will consult the village on the final format.
  • Following a proposal and a seconder it was AGREED to use Caprin printers for Shenley Village Matters.
  • The purchase of 2 new permanent goal mouths for Rookery Field was discussed. It was AGREED that this would be added to the February agenda
  • The purchase of a permanent basketball hoop for Rookery Field was discussed. It was AGREED that this would be added to the February agenda
  • Following a proposal and a seconder it was AGREED to use the

Great outdoor company for outside gym equipment and spend £14,000 plus VAT on the project (£12,000 of which is coming from the Tesco Bags for Life Scheme).

 

101/16.         The meeting ended at 9.10p.m.                                                       Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 7 February 2017

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk Actioned
Pond lights Hire of lighting designer to plan what is needed Clerk & Cllr Susman ASAP
Benches Harris Lane & Rookery Field – Look at exactly which benches need replacing & add to February agenda Cllr Edel March meeting
Village Sign Confirm with Village Sign people we will be using them and ask for 2 options to be done in colour Clerk ASAP
Rookery Field Costs and grants for 2 new permanent goal mouths and permanent basketball hoop & add to March agenda Cllr Edel March meeting
Outdoor Gym Equipment The Great Outdoor Company-  get start of work date Cllr Susman March meeting
Police Chase PCSO regarding anti-social behaviour Clerk ASAP
Manor Lodge School Contact school regarding inconsiderate driving approaching the school. Clerk ASAP
Christmas Lights Quotes for additional lights Clerk March meeting

 

Shenley Parish

Tue 3rd January 2017 – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

shenley parish council

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 3 JANUARY 2017, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Nicky Beaton, Robert Perlmutter, Anthony Spencer and William Susman (Chair)

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

82/16.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Annette Edel, Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, Peter Wayne and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

83/16.           Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Spencer and Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

84/15.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 6th December 2016

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 6th December 2016 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

85/16.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

86/16                        Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The Chairman welcomed Mr Ben Sampson to the meeting.  Mr Sampson enquired as to why the Parish council had objected to his planning application for 122 London Road and asked what the process was with regards to planning applications. Cllr Susman gave an overview of the process and informed Mr Sampson that his planning application had been discussed at the December Parish council meeting. The Chairman thanked Mr Sampson for attending.

 

87/16.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Public Rights of Way

The information was NOTED. The meeting then went on to discuss the fly tipping that has occurred at The Spinney as this has been investigated by both Hertsmere Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council and both have confirmed the land is privately owned. The clerk will contact environmental health to chase.

 

  • Pursley Field

Nothing to report.

 

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Following a discussion it was AGREED that Councillor Edel and the Clerk would look at the benches in Harris Lane and Rookery Field and see which ones need replacing. To discuss at the February meeting.

 

  • Allotments

The date of the next allotment committee meeting is 14/02/17.

 

  • Shenley Fete

Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that the stall holder emails are currently being sent out. The date of the fete is Sunday 18th June 2017.

 

  • Future Initiative

The meeting discusses locations for the cultural trip and agreed on 1 of the following – Bletchley Park, Highclare House or Highgrove in April 2017.  It was agreed that the Clerk would look into these.  It was also AGREED that the summer trip would be to Brighton.

 

  • Media Committee

Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that Matt Finn is joining the committee which is great news. The current Facebook page was discussed and it was AGREED that it will be looked into becoming more formal. It was also agreed that more professional photos of the Councillors were needed and Cllr Susman will contact a potential photographer.  The meeting went on to discuss Shenley Village Matters and following a lengthy discussion it was AGREED that the current format should remain the same.  It was also AGREED that 12 adverts would be added to the publication bringing in a potential £1800. It was also AGREED that a new printers need to confirmed.

 

  • CSP

Nothing to report

 

  • Police Update

The Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter was NOTED.

 

  • Shenley Park Trust

Cllr Susman informed the meeting that 2 new Trustees have been appointed to the trust. The issue concerning overage was discussed and the meeting were informed that the trust have sent a draft report to Hertsmere Borough Council for comment.

 

  • Neighbourhood Plan

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that the steering committee will be meeting on Wednesday 11th January at 6.30pm in the Methodist Church.

 

  • Village Sign

The Clerk informed the meeting that she was still waiting for the quote.  Cllr Susman took the opportunity to inform the meeting the boardwalk has been cordoned off due to the boards’ rapid deterioration. He has a meeting with AGA on Thursday 5th January to discuss the matter.

 

88/16.           Correspondence

  • Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:
Hertfordshire County Council – News Release “We were just rowing and we were not discussing things”
Open Spaces Society “Save our Spaces”
Hertfordshire County Council Transport Data Report

 

89/16.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  • Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposals.
Application No. Address Proposed Development
*16/2422/FUL Land At Rear Of Summerhill And Northfields, King Edward Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire Construction of a detached, 2 storey 3 bed house with parking, amenity space and bike store.
*16/2416/HSE The Barn, Kitwells Farm, Green Street, Shenley Single storey side extension.

 

With regards to;

16/2338/HSE 8 Anderson Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EQ New front porch, two storey side extension and single storey rear extension

The Council OBJECTED on the grounds of overdevelopment.

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

90/16.           Financial matters

  • Accounts for payment –January 2017 meeting
  • The following accounts for January 2017 meeting were received:
Payment To Reason Total Amount
Petty Cash Petty Cash 200.00
Hertfordshire County Council Stationary 23.54
M.PAVLICKOVA Gardener 180.00
Banner Group Printer cartridges 122.61
Sir Richard Cox Charity Grant for the 2016 distribution list 440.00
Herts CCTV Partnership ltd spur on Cage Pond Road and annual SIM 2016/17 1152.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff December Wages 1053.14
HMRC December  Payment 222.29
Petty Cash Petty Cash 200.00
E.ON The Cage 7.78
John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance Grounds Maintenance 87.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  x2 cuts 758.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office 32.00
  TOTAL 4478.36

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the January 2017 meeting accounts totalling £4,478.36 be approved for payment.

  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved
  • Section 137 Grant Requests: –
  • St Martin’s Church choir £100 donation as way of a thank you for performing at the Christmas event at the Cage. Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve the request.
  • The Waverley Driving Group £100 donation as way of a thank you for taking Santa around Shenley. Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve the request.
  • The purchase of 2 new permanent goal mouths for Rookery Field was discussed. It was AGREED that this would be added to the February agenda
  • The purchase of a permanent basketball hoop for Rookery Field was discussed. It was AGREED that this would be added to the February agenda
  • The final quote from the great outdoor company for outside gym equipment is still waiting to be received.

 

91/16.           The meeting ended at 9.10p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 3 JANUARY 2017

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ASAP
Pond lights Hire of lighting designer to plan what is needed Clerk & Cllr Susman ASAP
Benches Harris Lane & Rookery Field – Look at exactly which benches need replacing & add to February agenda Cllr Edel February meeting
Village Sign Quotes needed & add to February agenda Clerk February meeting
Rookery Field Costs and grants for 2 new permanent goal mouths and permanent basketball hoop & add to January agenda Cllr Edel February meeting
Outdoor Gym Equipment The Great Outdoor Company-  get definitive quote Cllr Susman February meeting
SVM Quotes from printers Clerk ASAP
Cultural trip Finalise destination and date Clerk ASAP