Shenley Parish

Wed 23rd August – Shenley Parish Extraordinary Meeting Minutes

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MINUTES OF EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 23rd AUGUST 2017, AT 7.30pm IN THE METHODIST CHURCH HALL, LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY.

 

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

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

 

52/17.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Rosemary Gilligan and Robert Perlmutter and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

53/17.                       Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – none

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

54/17            Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The Chairman welcomed Mr and Mrs Morris and Mr and Mrs Bury to the meeting. Mr Morris addressed the Council regarding concerns with planning application 17/1299/HSE. Mr Morris stated that he had no objection to the house itself that is being proposed, his worries lie in the potential disruption that may be caused to the roads and drains along Woodhall Road as was the case with the development of 26A. He requested that a condition is imposed to ensure the development is time sensitive in order to cause the least disruption possible.  Along with this a condition to ensure that developers park off road in order to not disrupt the traffic.  Finally he opposed the request for a carriageway drive as this will affect the rural aspect of the road.

The chairman thanked Mr and Mrs Morris for attending.

 

55/17.           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
17/1502/HSE 12 Russet Drive Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9RH Conversion of garage to habitable room; erection of single storey rear

extension; insertion of three side rooflights at first floor level.

17/1387/VOC Hertswood School, Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire,

WD6 5LG

Variation of condition 24 (approved plans) attached to planning permission

reference 14/1766/FUL to allow the existing approved building to be re-sited 3m South

East of its original location.

17/1558/VOC 7 Old Nursery Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9FD Retrospective application for variation of condition 3 (approved plans)

attached to planning permission reference 16/2210/HSE to insert 2 rooflights

into roof of existing garage.

17/1559/HSE 1 Old Nursery Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9FD Erection of single storey rear extension
17/1574/HSE 8 Anderson Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EQ Construction of a 2 storey side extension. (Revised Application)
*17/1534/HSE 14 Trafford Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9HU Erection of single storey rear extension.
*17/1667/HSE 24 King Charles Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9HZ Erection of 2 storey rear extension and insertion of roof lights to all elevations

to utilise loft space.

*17/1468/CLP 26 Fielders Way Shenley, Hertfordshire WD7 9EY Single storey rear extension. Certificate of Lawful Development (Proposed).
*17/1468/HSE 26 Fielders Way, Shenley, Hertfordshire WD7 9EY Single storey rear extension.

 

With regards to

17/1299/HSE 26 Woodhall Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9AT Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of detached, 2 bed, chalet bungalow with front dormer window and rear rooflights to include new carriage driveway.

The Meeting did not object to the development of the house, however they OBJECTED to the proposed carriageway drive as is was felt this is not a necessary addition and more importantly this will affect the rural aspect of the road and involve destroying a hedgerow.

The Parish Council wish to request planning conditions imposed in order to:

  • Ensure the work is completed within a limited time frame in order to ensure as little disruption to the neighbours as possible
  • Ensure developers and work vehicles are parked off the road ensuring no disruption to the flow of traffic.
  • Ensure the roadway and drains are undamaged as a result of the development.

 

With regards to

17/1465/HSE 9 Hamblings Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9JJ Two storey side extension & part single, part two storey rear extension

The Meeting OBJECTED to this application as it is an excessive extension and is not in keeping with the street scene, they also NOTED that this would be the loss of another 2 bedroom house in Shenley.

 

With regards to

17/1516/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. Conversion of existing garage to habitable room and

creation of front driveway. (Part retrospective application).

The Meeting OBJECTED to this application as it is an overdevelopment.

With regards to

17/1546/HSE Foxwood House King Edward Road Shenley Hertfordshire Erection of new front porch extension and first floor front extension; creation of two front gables; front extension to existing garage and conversion to habitable room with new roof incorporating front and rear dormer windows;

two storey rear extension; conversion of loft to habitable room with new roof, three rear dormer windows and three front rooflights.

The Meeting OBJECTED to this application as it is an overdevelopment in a conservation area.

 

With regards to

17/1568/VOC 25 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EP Variation of condition 23 (approved plans) attached to planning permission

reference 17/0078/FUL to make amendments to plot 6 only (see final covering

letter and corresponding amended plans and elevations).

The Meeting OBJECTED to the variation on the grounds of loss of parking due to the reduction in size of the garage.

 

With regards to

17/1641/HSE 47 North Avenue Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DF Retrospective application for new front porch. (Revised Application)

The Meeting OBJECTED on the grounds that it is not in keeping with the street scene.  It is felt that the front door should be on the front of the house and not the side.

 

With regards to

17/1487/HSE 15 Fielders Way Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EY Retention of wooden bin enclosures to the front of the property.

(Retrospective application)

The Meeting OBJECTED on the grounds that it is not in keeping with the street scene..

 

(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.)

 

56/17.           The meeting ended at 8.30p.m.                                           Chairman

 

Appeal following Park Bench Fire

 

Burnt Bench at Harris Lane Playing Fields 2017

Image from My Shenley Facebook Post

Police in Shenley are appealing for witnesses and information after a special dedication bench was burnt in the Harris Lane playing fields in the early hours of Saturday, July 8.

It is believed that the bench was deliberately set on fire.

Safer Neighbourhood Inspector Pete Edwards said: “We have seen an increase in anti-social behaviour recently and I want to reassure residents that we are taking their concerns seriously. Shenley is traditionally an area of low crime, so I understand that when this kind of thing happens it can be distressing and worrying for local residents.

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Tue 4th July – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

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

 

PRESENT: Councillors, Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain (Chair), Gavin O’Sullivan, and Robert Perlmutter

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

38/17.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Nicky Beaton, Annette Edel, Anthony Spencer, William Susman and Peter Wayne and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

39/17.                       Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillor Gilligan declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

40/17                        Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 6th June 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 6th June 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Hussain and adopted by the Council.

 

41/17.                       Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

42/17                        Minutes of the Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting held on 20th June 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Extraordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 20th June 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Hussain and adopted by the Council.

 

43/17.                       Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

44/17            Minutes of the Allotment Committee Meeting held on 13th June 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Allotment Committee meeting, held on the 13th June 2017 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

45/17            Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 20th June 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Finance Committee meeting, held on the 20th June 2017 be confirmed as a correct record.

 

46/17.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

There were none

 

47/17.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Hertsmere Electoral Review

The meeting NOTED the information sent on the Hertsmere Electoral Review.

 

  • Confirm Location for SID

Following a discussion the meeting AGREED that the SID should be placed on Porters Park Drive on the side of the Chapel, with the ‘Smiley Face’ facing towards Tesco’s in order to prevent speeding going down Porters Park Drive towards North Avenue.  It was AGREED the Clerk would inform Highways.

 

  • Pursley Field – Update

Nothing to report.

 

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

The Clerk informed the meeting that they are still waiting on Frank Coopers to do a site visit to locate the goal mouth sockets.

 

The meeting NOTED the ROSPA report.

 

The meeting discussed the recent spate of BBQs and fires around Shenley, specifically in the parks.  The meeting NOTED the email sent by the local resident with regards to this.  It was AGREED the clerk would contact the PCSO and ask him to visit the resident concerning this.

 

  • Allotments

The meeting NOTED the minutes on point 44/17

 

  • Shenley Fete

The meeting agreed the fete had been a great success.

 

  • Future Initiative Events

The Clerk informed the meeting that the next Future Initiative Committee meeting is on Wednesday 19th July in The Hub, 7.30pm.

 

  • Media Committee

Nothing to report

 

  • CSP

Nothing to report.

 

  • Police Update

The meeting NOTED the Safer Neighbourhoods Shenley report.

 

  • Shenley Park Trust

Nothing to report

 

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting were informed that the new Questionnaire is currently being formulated.

 

  • Village Sign

The Clerk informed the meeting that a site visit will be arranged for September

 

48/17.           Correspondence

  • Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:
Hertfordshire County Council Summer reading challenge
Shenley and District Horticultural Society Letter of thanks

 

49/17.           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
17/1246/HSE 15 Mulberry Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire WD7 9LB Conversion of garage into habitable room with single storey front extension and new side window at ground floor level
17/1136/HSE Hill Top, King Edward Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire Erection of single storey rear extension
17/1141/HSE Iona, King Edward Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire Single storey rear extension
*17/1282/HSE 5 Wayside Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9JN Single storey rear extension.
*17/1273/FUL University College London Sports Ground And Watford Football Club Training

Ground Bell Lane London Colney Hertfordshire

Retention and extension of existing temporary changing room and temporary

press room

 

With regards to

17/0952/FUL University College London Sports Ground And Watford Football Club Training Ground, Bell Lane, London Colney, Hertfordshire Installation of an artificial playing surface for multi sports use with inflatable fabric dome cover to be installed on existing grass playing surface.

The Meeting NOTED that it would be nice if Watford Football Club became more involved in Community Events such as is stipulated with Arsenal Football Clubs planning conditions.

 

With regards to

17/1086/HSE 22 Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EB Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of two storey side extension, part single, part two storey rear extension & new front porch

The Meeting NOTED that this is the loss of another 3 bedroom house in Shenley.

 

 

With regards to

17/1045/FUL Manor Lodge School, Ridge Hill, Shenley, Hertfordshire Hard surfacing of a car park and access road and installation of wall mounted and bollard lighting

The meeting suggested that the lighting is both motion and time activated.

 

With regards to

17/1180/FUL Silver Hill Cottage Silver Hill Borehamwood Hertfordshire Construction of open horse walker (Revised Application).

The meeting stressed that equine use is acceptable in the Green Belt

 

(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.)

 

50/17.           Financial matters

  • Accounts for payment –June 2017 meeting
  • The following accounts for June 2017 meeting were received:
Payment To Reason Total Amount
Hertfordshire County Council Stationary 87.86
PPH Coaches 2 x coaches to Brighton 1280.00
Methodist Church Hire of Hall for Neighbourhood Plan 42.00
Playsafety Limited ROSPA report – Harris Lane Play area 100.80
Mrs Amanda Leboff Expenses 123.09
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – amount to take up to £200 imprest system for May 2017 50.37
John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance Grounds Maintenance 87.00
Christmas Illuminations Annual Christmas Lights 3000.00
E.On The Cage 15.83
Dor-2-Dor (G L Green) Delivery of SVM issue 10 – inc outskirts 143.00
Mrs Maureen Ashman Reimburse for planting 4 troughs 89.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.92
HMRC Payment 212.38
HAPTC 5 copies of Neighbourhood plan guide for councillors 25.00
BT Office phone and broadband 102.75
Herts CCTV Partnership ltd Spur on Ribston Close column 7 216.00
Banner Group Printer cartridges 46.68
Ricoh Toner 48.00
Caprin Limited Printing Shenley Village matters issue 10 1179.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance 818.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office 114.00
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – amount to take up to £200 imprest system for June 2017 173.98
TOTAL 9042.66

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the July 2017 meeting accounts totalling £9,042.66 be approved for payment.

  • It was NOTED the monthly budget monitoring report would follow shortly
  • 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 seconder, it was AGREED that Cllr Helen Hussain be added as a signatory on the Parish Council accounts.
  • The Council NOTED the insurer’s comments regarding the installation of the permanent goal and hoop in Rookery Field.
  • Additional Christmas Lights – Following a discussion the Council AGREED that Cllrs Perlmutter and Hussain would review the lampposts again and report back to the September meeting.

 

51/17.           The meeting ended at 8.20p.m.                                           Chairman

 

 

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 4 JULY 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
Manor Lodge School Contact school regarding inconsiderate driving approaching the school. Clerk ASAP
Basket Ball hoop To be ordered ASAP
SID Contact Tim Burt regarding positioning of camera Clerk Actioned
Village Sign Request replacing cows with horses and arrange site meeting Clerk ASAP
Anti-social behaviour Contact PCSO regarding resident email Clerk Actioned
Additional Christmas Lights To check the exact lamp posts along Porters park Drive Cllrs Perlmutter & Hussain Before Sept meeting

 

Shenley Parish

Tue 20 June 2017 – Extraordinary Meeting

MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 20 JUNE 2017, AT 7.20PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

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

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

33/17.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Annette Edel, Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain and Anthony Spencer.

 

34/17.                       Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – none

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

35/17.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

There were none

 

36/17.     To reconsider the planning application below following new information received;

Application No. Address Proposed Development
17/0955/HSE Thatched Lodge, Green Street, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BA Demolition of existing garage and shed & erection of detached timber frame garage block with accommodation over to be used incidental to the main building

 

The Meeting were informed that the original application had been reviewed by the Parish Council on 7th February 2017 under application number 17/0072/HSE with the Parish Council not objecting.  The plans have since been amended and downscaled.  The new application was reviewed by the parish Council on the 6th June 2017, but as there was a different application number and no reference to tie the two together the Parish Council objected to the plan which was inconsistent with the original decision in September.

 

Therefore Shenley Parish Council withdraws its objection.

 

37/17.           The meeting ended at 7.30p.m.                                           Chairman

Shenley Parish

Tue 6th June 2017 – Parish Council Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 6 JUNE 2017, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

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

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

22/17.           Apologies for Absence.

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

 

23/17.                       Declarations of Interests

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

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

24/17.           Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd May 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Annual Parish Council meeting, held on 2nd May 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

25/17.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd May 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 2nd May 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

26/17.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

27/17.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

There were none

 

28/17.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Rural Shenley Village Matters Delivery

The meeting NOTED that Shenley Village Matters is not delivered to all houses on the outskirts of Shenley.  It was agreed where possible to get Dor 2 Dor to deliver and those that are more difficult to access; Cllr Susman said he would deliver to.

 

  • Pursley Field – Update

Cllr Susman said there was currently nothing to report.

 

The Clerk informed the meeting that Mr Harrington had offered to replace the broken bench outside the White Horse with a new bench in memory of his late father. The meeting all AGREED and thanked Mr Harrington for his offer.

 

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

The Clerk informed the meeting that Frank Coopers will be doing a site visit to locate the goal mouth sockets.

 

Cllr Susman informed the meeting that he had quotes for a basketball hoop with options for a dedicate surface or not.  It was AGREED that those available would meet at Harris Lane Field on Wednesday 14th June at 9am to discuss possible location in Rookery Field.

 

  • Allotments

The meeting NOTED the next Allotment Committee meeting is on Tuesday 13th June.

 

  • Shenley Fete

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting the fete is very close now. However looking at next year there is a need for more volunteers. It was suggested that perhaps the Parish Council could have a greater involvement. It was agreed this would be discussed at a later date.

 

  • Future Initiative Events

The Clerk informed the meeting that the next Future Initiative Committee meeting is on Wednesday 19th July in The Hub, 7.30pm.

 

  • Media Committee

SVM is currently at the printers.

 

  • CSP

Nothing to report.

 

  • Police Update

The meeting NOTED were informed that they had been successful in securing funding for an SID in Shenley.  Following a discussion it was AGREED the Clerk would go back to Tim Burt regarding changing the proposed direction of the camera.

 

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting were informed that a forward plan is being put together highlighting the key areas that need focusing on.  There will be an open AGM in December as well as weekend surgeries run by the trustees in the tea rooms at the weekend from July.

 

  • Neighbourhood Plan

Cllrs Beaton and Gilligan updated the meeting following their meeting at Hertsmere Borough Council with Mark Silverman, Christine Lyons and Cllr Harvey Cohen.  They were informed that Shenley will have to have more housing and there is the possibility of land being removed from the Green Belt to accommodate this.  They were also informed that HBC’s draft local plan will be produced by this time next year.  The meeting went on to discuss this in depth.

 

  • Village Sign

The meeting confirmed the sign design and requested that the cows be replaced with horses.

 

29/17.           Correspondence

  • Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

 

30/17.           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
17/0962/FUL 36 Nell Gwynn Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JA Erection of two storey rear extension, enlargement of window to front elevation at first floor level and insertion of window to side elevation at ground floor level.
17/0961/HSE 47 North Avenue, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9DF Erection of new front porch (retrospective application)
17/0861/HSE 13 Wayside, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JN Part conversion of garage to habitable room; erection of first floor side extension and part single, part two storey rear extension
17/0890/HSE 48 Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EG Single storey rear extension following demolition of existing conservatory and rear extension.
17/0905/HSE 11 Southerton Way, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LJ Conversion of loft to habitable room to include three rear dormers and three front rooflights; erection of single storey rear infill extension.

 

With regards to

17/0955/HSE Thatched Lodge, Green Street, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BA Demolition of existing garage and shed & erection of detached timber frame garage block with accommodation over to be used incidental to the main building

The Meeting OBJECTED To This On The Grounds That;

  • It is overdevelopment within the Green Belt

 

With regards to

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. Garage conversion and creation of front driveway. (part retrospective) (amended description to include retrospective works and amended plans received 26/4/2017)

The Meeting OBJECTED To This On The Grounds That;

  • It is overdevelopment

 

With regards to

17/0906/FUL Church Of The Good Shepherd, Shenleybury, Shenley, Hertfordshire Change of use of existing church hall to a nursery with associated internal alterations

The Meeting OBJECTED To This On The Grounds That;

  • It is the loss of a local amenity for the community.

 

With regards to

17/1040/FUL Land Adjacent To 1 Black Lion Hill, Shenley Hertfordshire Demolition of existing detached garage and erection of a 4 bed detached dwelling with amenity space, parking access and associated works

The Meeting OBJECTED To This On The Grounds That;

  • It is totally out of character with the village
  • The proposed building is too dense.

 

With regards to

17/1038/FUL 9 Charrington Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9GZ Erection of single storey rear extension

The Meeting OBJECTED To This On The Grounds That;

  • The permitted development rights were removed.

 

With regards to

*17/1065/HSE 6 Old Nursery Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BA Single storey rear extension to include part conversion of existing integral carport to habitable space.

The Meeting OBJECTED To This On The Grounds That;

  • The permitted development rights were removed.

 

(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.)

 

31/17.           Financial matters

  • Accounts for payment –May 2017 meeting
  • The following accounts for May 2017 meeting were received:
Payment To Reason Total Amount
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Annual Subscription 35.00
Petty Cash Petty Cash 200.00
Banner Group Printer cartridges 207.37
Mrs Amanda Leboff XERO – monthly DD for monthly reports 26.40
Mrs Amanda Leboff reimburse for expenses 75.36
John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance Grounds Maintenance 87.00
Imagine Places Working Party boxes 240.00
Came and Company Increased insurance to cover gym equipment 26.62
Mrs Amanda Leboff Reimburse for expenses 84.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.73
HMRC Payment 212.58
E-ON The Cage 8.05
HAPTC Neighbourhood Plan training x 2 190.00
Ricoh Staple cartridge for photocopier 60.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance 437.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office 40.00
BT Office phone and broadband 97.08
Shenley District and Horticultural Society Grant 200.00
IAC Audit and Consultancy LTD Internal Audit 456.00
TOTAL 3770.19

 

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the June 2017 meeting accounts totalling £3,770.19 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 Council NOTED that the internal audit was carried out on 10th May 2017.
  • The Council NOTED and RECEIVED the Internal Auditor’s Internal Audit report for year ended 31st March 2017.
  • The Council REVIEWED Section 4 of Annual Return (Internal Audit Report)
  • The Council NOTED that minute 92/15 from December 2015 states a budget requirement and not a precept value of £73, 426. It should have stated the precept was £71,145 plus a grant of £2,282
  • The Council CONFIRMED the Fidelity Insurance Cover for 2017/18 was at £150,000.
  • The Council NOTED and APPROVED the Asset Register – disposals and additions.
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVeD the earmarked reserves
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED Section 1 of annual return (Annual Governance Statement)
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED Section 2 Of Annual Report (Accounting Statements)
  • The Council NOTED that the Notices Of Appointment Date For The Exercise Of Elector’s Rights have been completed and will be displayed on the Parish Council notice board.

 

32/17.           The meeting ended at 9.20p.m.                                           Chairman

 

 

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 6 JUNE 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
Manor Lodge School Contact school regarding inconsiderate driving approaching the school. Clerk ASAP
Christmas Lights Quotes for additional lights Clerk Finance Cttee
Allotment Boundary Arrange site meeting with Chris Griggs, Cllr Susman and Mr Bury Clerk ASAP
Basket Ball hoop Site meeting Wednesday 14th June 9am Those available 14th June
SID Contact Tim Burt regarding positioning of camera Clerk Actioned
Village Sign Request replacing cows with horses Clerk Actioned
Audit Send completed External Audit forms to BDO Clerk ASAP

 

Shenley Parish

2nd May 2017 – Annual Parish Council Minutes

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY, 2 MAy 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 and Peter Wayne.

 

In attendance:                        Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

COMMENCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS

The Chair, Councillor William Susman formally called the meeting to order and welcomed those present.

 

  1. ELECTION OF CHAIR

Councillor Susman invited nominations for the position of Chair with Councillor Susman being nominated and duly seconded. Following a vote Councillor Susman was duly elected. Councillor Susman confirmed his willingness to act in the capacity of Chairman to the council:-

RESOLVED that councillor William Susman be appointed chair of the council for the municipal year 2017/2018.

 

  1. ABSENCE OF MEMBERS AND DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE

OF OFFICE

It was NOTED that Councillor Susman would complete the acceptance of office form for the position of chair which will be witnessed by the clerk as proper officer. Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Annette Edel & Rosemary Gilligan

 

Councillor Susman remained in the chair.

 

  1. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

Nominations for the position of Vice-Chair were invited with Councillor Helen Hussain being nominated and duly seconded. Following a vote Councillor Hussain was duly elected. She confirmed her willingness to act in that capacity, and the council:-

RESOLVED that Councillor Helen Hussain be appointed Vice-Chair of the council for the municipal year 2017/2018.

 

  1. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS

2017/2018

Finance Committee:

The Council;

RESOLVED—that a Finance Committee be appointed for the

municipal year 2017/2018 comprising the Chair and Vice-Chair of the

Council ex-officio, and Councillors Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan, and Gavin O’Sullivan.

 

Allotment Committee

The Council;

RESOLVED—that an Allotment Committee be appointed for the

municipal year 2017/2018 comprising the Councillors Annette Edel, Rosemary Gilligan and William Susman, together with five allotment holders and a representative of the Shenley and District Horticultural Society.

 

The Council;

RESOLVED—that the following working groups be appointed for the

municipal year 2017/2018, which will act in an advisory capacity and

will have no decision making powers. They will appoint their own chairs and meet as and when they determine, subject to them reporting to the full Council. They will have full powers to co-opt or consult with any members of the public.

 

  • Highways Working Group comprising Cllrs Rosemary Gilligan, Robert Perlmutter, Anthony Spencer, William Susman and Peter Wayne together with a representatives from highways and Ringways .
  • Future Initiative Working Group comprising Cllrs Nicky Beaton, , Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, Anthony Spencer and William Susman.
  • Media Working Group comprising of Cllrs Nicky Beaton, Helen Hussain, Robert Perlmutter and members Guy Beaton, Matt Finn & Dayaram Nakrani.
  • Planning Group comprising Cllrs Annette Edel (lead member), Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain and Peter Wayne.
  • Shenley and Radlett Community Safety Partnership comprising of Cllr Anthony Spencer.
  • Neighbourhood Plan Comprising Cllrs Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, Robert Perlmutter as the Parish Council representatives. Interested individuals can become involved as associate members of the group.

 

  1. APPOINTMENT/NOMINATION OF MEMBERS/REPRESENTATIVES

  TO SERVE ON OUTSIDE BODIES

The Council;

RESOLVED – that the following representatives be appointed/confirmed/ nominated (as appropriate) as the Council’s representatives on the bodies indicated:-

  • Shenley Village Hall Management Committee- Councillor Annette Edel- 2017/2018
  • Shenley Park Trust – Councillors Rosemary Gilligan (the period of office expires May 2018) and William Susman (the period of office expires May 2018).
  • Sir Richard Cox’s Charity – Councillors Nicky Beaton & Rosemary Gilligan together with Mr Martin Finney and Mrs Liz Trott.
  • Hertsmere Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Group-

This group has been disbanded

 

6          Financial Regulations

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to adopt the Financial Regulations for Shenley Parish Council.

 

7          Standing Orders

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to adopt the Standing Orders for Shenley Parish Council.

 

8          HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to adopt the Health and Safety policy for Shenley Parish Council.

 

  1. DIRECT DEBITS

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve the Direct Debits for Shenley Parish Council.

 

  1. DATES OF MEETINGS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL AND THE PARISH MEETING FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 2017/2018
The Council;

RESOLVED—That the following dates of meetings be confirmed for the

Municipal Year 2017/2018: (The first Tuesday of the month)
YEAR 2017 YEAR 2018
Tuesday 2 May– Annual Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 2 January
Tuesday 6 June Tuesday 6 February
Tuesday 4 July Tuesday 6 March
*********************************** Thursday 15 March – Annual Parish Meeting
Tuesday 5 September Tuesday 3 April
Tuesday 3 October Tuesday 1 May – Annual Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 7 November **************************************
Tuesday 5 December **************************************

(N.B. No Meeting Scheduled For August 2017)

 

The Meeting terminated at 7.55pm.

 

 

6 June 2017                                                               ________________Chairman

 

 

 

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