Next Shenley Parish Meeting: Tue 5 June 2018

May 2018 Report

Summer has arrived in Shenley, it’s a beautiful time of year so let’s get out there and enjoy everything that Shenley has to offer from the outdoor gym equipment to the children’s play area and the local eateries.

We are delighted that our dedicated PCSO’s are on top of the anti-social behaviour in the Village but to make sure that it doesn’t return and to assist them we have now acquired a second CCTV camera. If you are in an area that you feel has been attracting anti-social behaviour then get in touch and we will discuss with the PCSO about relocating the one of our cameras to monitor and catch the individuals in action.

We are nearing the end of the preparation of our Neighbourhood Plan and we are holding a public meeting on 7th June to launch the first draft. The meeting is being held in The Chapel and starts at 6.30pm with the presentation starting at 7.30pm. Please do your best to attend as this is your opportunity to influence how out Village will look in the future.

Again Action for a Cleaner Shenley has been working tirelessly to improve the look of our Village and have been again focussing on litter collection. Look at the posts on Facebook and you will be amazed by the not only the amount of rubbish that people discard but also by what they discard! Thanks again to the Community Payback Scheme, who this time have been working on improving the Pond area next to The Cage by repainting the posts and rails.

We have also after just finished installing subtle lighting at The Pond not only to enhance the area and also to “show off” The Cage and Broadwalk.

The Seniors summer trip has now been finalised and we will be visiting Windsor on Monday 16 th July.
If you are interested in going then please let the Clerk know.

Recently the responsibility of grass cutting of the verges and common areas has passed from Hertsmere to Hertfordshire County Council. As you would have guessed it would be impossible for the transition to be smooth and faultless and as such it lived up to our expectations! You will have noticed that the verges were sadly neglected until the right people were kicked and the next day they were cut. Apparently, an admin error meant we fell off the bottom of the schedule, lets hope that in the future we are not so neglected.

As I informed you last month one of our Councillors has resigned as he has moved out of the area. For all the years that I can remember we have endeavoured to run the Parish Council as a non-political organisation and just focussed on what was in the best interests of the Village. This meant when we previously had vacancies candidates were invited to apply for the post and they were selected on the basis of what they could offer to the Village and not on the basis of which political party they were affiliated to.

Unfortunately this time ten villagers have signed a letter that has requested an election for the vacancy; this will involve the expense of approx. £5,000 to hold the election that will be for a post that will need to be re-elected again in May next year along with all of the other council positions. I am all for democracy, which is why we have four yearly elections, but at this local level it’s not about politics it’s about the Village. As it is quite a substantial amount of money that we had not budgeted for there maybe one or two things we can’t do this year that we had planned, so I do apologise in advance for this.

For years it has annoyed me that there was water flooding onto Radlett Lane between the top of the Road and The Shenley Park entrance after many calls and meetings I was delighted to see last week that they had dug the road up and sorted the problem. I am not convinced though that this has resolved the water issue outside Winifred Cottages but let’s give it a few weeks and see.

See you all soon and have a great Summer

Regards
William
Councillor William Susman
Chairman – Shenley Parish Council
william.susman@shenleyvillage.org

Shenley Parish

TUESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2018 – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2018, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, *Anthony Spencer, William Susman (Chair) and *County Councillor Morris Bright.

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

(* Denotes attended for only part of the meeting)

 

111/17.         Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillor Annette Edel, Robert Perlmutter and Peter Wayne

 

112/17.                     Declarations of Interests

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

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

113/17                      Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd January 2018

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 2nd January 2018 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

114/17.                     Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

115/17.         Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The Chairman welcomed the residents present to the meeting and invited them to address the meeting.

 

Mr and Mrs Treacher together with Dr Ramani addressed the meeting regarding the sale by Hertfordshire County Councils of areas of common land. One such area in Well End has now been fenced off and cannot be accessed by members of the public which goes against common land. Dr Ramani emphasised his concerns regarding the length of time enforcement of common land will take.

 

Following a lengthy discussion County Councillor Morris Bright confirmed that he has been in touch with Mrs Treacher and is awaiting an answer for Hertfordshire County Council regarding the issue of common land.  The response will be received by 09/02/18.

 

The Parish Council AGREED to wait for County Councillor Bright’s response before they take action.

 

Mr and Mrs Midson addressed the meeting regarding speeding along Black Lion Hill, which is an ongoing issue.

 

Following a discussion it was AGREED that the Clerk would chase Hertfordshire Highways department concerning the smiling traffic sign and also request an additional sign for Black Lion Hill past the Tesco roundabout on the way down Black Lion Hill, as well as the traffic survey.  It was also requested that a BEWARE CONCEALED ENTRANCE sign be erected near the Midson’s home.  It was also suggested that there should be a double white line to prevent overtaking and that the speed of traffic be reduced to past Clore Shalom School to 30mph. County Councillor Bright emphasised that expectations need to be realistic in what can be achieved.  Perhaps there is a possibility to decrease the speed of traffic during school hours.

 

Finally residents of Ribston Close addressed the meeting concerning planning application 17/2444/HSE. The application increases the 4 bedroom property to a 6 bedroom property and the neighbours feel this is overpowering and will change the street scene.  The proposed plans include an increase of the garden which is parallel to the bridleway and the new suggested parking will adversely affect neighbours.

 

Councillor Spencer said he would call this in to the planning committee to be discussed.

 

It was at this point that County Councillor Morris Bright was asked questions concerning Hertsmere’s local plan.  Councillors Beaton and Gilligan stressed extreme concern about the housing numbers being proposed by Hertsmere Borough Council (HBC), as the Government figures are 3,720 and HBC are proposing around 9,000 homes.  Councillor Bright explained that a different methodology had been used to achieve the numbers due to the age of the Hertsmere Borough Council’s Core Strategy.  The number of houses will be confirmed in March.  Councillor Bright emphasised that HBC do not want to build 9,000 homes in Hertsmere.

 

Councillor Beaton asked about the suggestion that 1,000 will be built across Shenley and Elstree, with in fact most of these being built in Shenley.  Councillor Bright informed the meeting that 100 possible sites are being reviewed and no decisions have been made.

 

Councillor Beaton said how disappointed the representatives of the Parish Council had been when they attended a meeting with HBC following the Neighbourhood Plan letter that was sent the HBC, only to be told that no questions would be answered. Councillor Bright emphasised that regular contact is needed between all parties concerned.

 

Councillor Bright went on to stress several more points. 

Infrastructure is important when reviewing the possible site.

HBC public consultation has only just happened

The preferred site options will not be available till October 2018

The plans will be produced in 2019

The examination period will happen in 2020

The local plan will be adopted in 2021

 

Councillor Bright stressed that the release of the Green Belt will only happen if it is essential.  He is happy to provide regular updates for the Parish Council and is happy to be copied into correspondence and help where he can. The Chairman and those present thanked the County Councillor for his time.

 

The chairman thanked everyone for attending and invited them to say for the duration of the meeting if they wished.

 

116/17.         Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

(i)                Question from resident regarding extending the Christmas Lights

Councillor Susman informed the meeting that 4 additional lamps along Porters Park Drive will be used this year as 4 of the usual lamppost columns cannot be used. Councillor Susman will inform the resident. Following a discussion it was decided that we would not extend the lights along Porters Park Drive.

 

(ii)              Website – Update on using an outside company

The Clerk informed the meeting that she was getting quotes from companies to redo the website which will then need to be maintained in house

 

(iii)            GDPR – update

The Clerk informed the meeting that she was speaking to the internal auditor about becoming our GDPR officer

 

(iv)            Hertsmere Local Plan – Update

See point 115/17

 

(v)              Neighbourhood Plan – Update

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that the next Steering Group meeting will be on 20/2/18 and will be focusing on the results from the Housing and Development Questionnaire.

 

(vi)            Pond Lights

Councillor Susman updated the meeting on what AGA Bioengineering have quoted with regards to the pond lights as well as the maintenance of the woodwork.  See point 119/17 (v)

 

(vii)          Pursley Field – Update

Nothing to report

 

(viii)        Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Councillor Susman informed the meeting that the goal hoop is now in place in Harris Lane and is being used.

 

(ix)            Allotments

Nothing to report

 

(x)              Shenley Fete

Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that the stall bookings are going well and the date of the Fete is 01/07/18.

 

(xi)            Media Committee

The website has been updated and Shenley Village Matters is due to go the printers for the end of the week.

 

(xii)          CSP

Nothing to report.

 

(xiii)        Police  – Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter

Information was noted.

 

(xiv)        Shenley Park Trust

The AGM will be taking place on Monday 26th March at 7.30pm in the tea rooms

 

(xv)          Review of workload

This will be reviewed at the March meeting.

 

 

117/17.         Correspondence

(i)                Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

Hertfordshire Victim Care Centre Information for victims- booklet available to view at meeting
Hertfordshire County Council Traffic & Transport data report 2017 – available to view at meeting

 

118/17.         Planning Applications

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

(1)        Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposal.

Application No. Address Proposed Development
18/0065/FUL Keepers Lodge Rectory Lane Shenley Hertfordshire Construction of detached 2 storey 4 bed residential dwelling following

Demolition of existing residential dwelling.

18/0012/HSE 18 Southerton Way, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LJ Description: single storey rear extension
17/2467/HSE 22 Woodhall Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9AT Erection of two storey side extension, single storey rear extension and Outbuilding to rear garden.
17/2473/HSE 55 Greenwood Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LF Single storey rear extension
17/2453/CLP 37 Greenwood Gardens Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LF Erection of single storey rear conservatory. Certificate of lawful development (proposed).
17/2417/FUL University College London Sports Ground And Watford Football Club Training

Ground Bell Lane London Colney Hertfordshire

Installation of temporary pitch cover/inflatable dome
*18/0166/CLP 110 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9BS Conversion of garage to habitable room to include new window in front elevation. (Certificate of Lawful Development – Proposed)
*18/0138/HSE 11 Trafford Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9HU Conversion of loft to habitable room including rear dormer

 

With regards to;

17/2477/FUL Villa Scalabrini Green Street Shenley Hertfordshire Construction of a 2 storey rear extension to include a basement level to Provide a hydro pool and physio room at ground floor and 4 additional

Bedrooms at 1st and 2nd floor levels, and first floor rear extension to create a new dining area.

The meeting did NOT object to the application, however this would be subject to flood risk.

 

With regards to;

17/2484/HSE 27 Fielders Way Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EY First floor front extension; conversion of garage into habitable room and Single storey rear extension.

The meeting did NOT object to the application, however did question the parking compliance.

 

With regards to;

17/2494/OUT Land North Of Potters Lane Borehamwood Hertfordshire Outline planning application for the erection of 58 dwellings to include access And layout. (all other matters reserved)

The meeting did NOT object to the application, however the meeting did stress that this had been an area identified for future development as part of the Shenley Neighbourhood Plan and therefore would request the 58 houses are taken from the total for the Shenley housing allocation

 

With regards to;

17/2493/OUT Land Off Cowley Hill Borehamwood Hertfordshire Outline planning application for the provision of a 2 form entry primary school To include access (all other matters reserved).

The meeting did NOT object to the application, however the meeting did question the distance of the school from the Elstree way Corridor which forms its catchment area.

 

With regards to;

17/2458/HSE 47 North Avenue Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DF Part single, part two storey rear extension and installation of solar panels to Rear pitch.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that:-

  • The development is too large
  • The development is not in keeping with the street scene

 

With regards to;

17/2459/HSE 45 North Avenue Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DF Part single, part two storey rear extension

The meeting OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that:-

  • The development is too large
  • The development is not in keeping with the street scene

 

With regards to;

17/2444/HSE 23 Ribston Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9JW Conversion of garage to habitable room; ground and first floor side Extensions. Erection of storage unit in rear garden.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that:-

  • The development is too large
  • The development is not in keeping with the Green Belt
  • The development is not in keeping with the street scene
  • The proposed development will effect neighbours parking
  • The proposed increase of the garden will have a negative effect on the parallel bridleway.

 

With regards to;

17/2518/HSE 6 Old Nursery Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9FD Single storey side and rear extension to include reduction in size of existing Car port, and cladding to first floor front elevation.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as Permitted Development Rights have been removed and the owners would have been aware of this when they purchased the 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.)

 

119/17.         Financial matters

(I)                 Accounts for payment –January 2018 meeting

Payment To Reason Total Amount
William Susman Reimburse for Christmas event 71.45
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office (December payment) 32.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  10th & 11th cuts (December payment) 768.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Reimburse thank you gifts 149.00
John O’Conner November grounds maintenance 144.00
Shenley Methodist Church Hire of Village Hall – NP = £7, SPC = £14 21.00
E.ON The Cage 10.27
E.ON Harris Lane Pavilion 143.89
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.72
HMRC Payment 212.58
Mrs Amanda Leboff Reimburse monthly Xero payment 32.40
BT Office phone and broadband (October bill) 84.51
Royal British Legion 6 x Event poppies 48.00
PC Express Annual PC support and maintenance 126.00
Hertfordshire CCTV partnership Spur on Porters Park Drive (column 39) 216.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office (January payment) 40.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  12th & 13th cuts (January payment) 768.00
Waverley Driving Group Donation as way of a thank you for taking Santa around Shenley 150.00
Maine Business Systems PLC Repair to photocopier 114.00
TOTAL 4218.82

 

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that at the February 2018 meeting, accounts for January 2018 (£4,218.82), be approved for payment.

(II)             Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved.

(III)           Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved

(IV)           Section 137 Grant Requests: –

Clore Shalom Primary School request for £1,312.50 to help towards the cost of swimming coach expenses (£1,260.00 given in 2017, £1,000 given in 2015 and 2016)

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve a donation of £1,312.50.

(V)             Pond lighting quote enclosed = £3346 + VAT including repairs to the board walk.

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve the quote of £3,346 + VAT

 

120/17.         The meeting ended at 9.35p.m.                                           Chairman

 

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2018

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ACTIONED
Christmas Lights Contact residents regarding Christmas lights Cllr Susman ACTIONED
Police Ask Police to attend Council meeting Clerk ACTIONED
Website Clerk to confirm quotes Clerk ASAP
GDPR Clerk to get quote from Internal Auditor Clerk ACTIONED
Black Lion Hill Email highways regarding possibilities available Clerk ACTIONED
Shenley Parish

Agenda Parish Meeting 6th Feb 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WILL BE HELD IN THE VILLAGE HAL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY, ON TUESDAY 6th February 2018, COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M.

Click here for the Agenda

Amanda Leboff

Clerk to the Parish Council                                                              30th January 2018

 

Shenley Parish

TUESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2017 – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2017, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain, Robert Perlmutter, Anthony Spencer, William Susman (Chair)

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

91/17.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillor Nicky Beaton, Annette Edel, Gavin O’Sullivan, Peter Wayne and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

92/17.                       Declarations of Interests

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

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

93/17                        Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 7th November 2017

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

 

94/17.                       Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

95/17.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman took the opportunity to welcome members of the press and public to the meeting.

 

The Chair invited Susan Whitehead to address the meeting concerning the retrospective application that is going to appeal for Woodland Yard. Residents are concerned that HBC will not represent them adequately against the appeal as was the case previously.  At the original appeal they were only allowed 1 pitch which is now being appealed against. The appeal will be heard on 21st December.  Cllr Spencer ensured the meeting that HBC will be well represented this time. It was noted that HBC have still not fulfilled their quota of gypsy site provisions. Councillors Gilligan, Spencer and Susman said they will attend the appeal and Cllr Gilligan will speak against it on behalf of the residents.

 

The Chair thanked everyone for attending the meeting.

 

96/17.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

(i)                Planning application 17/1872/FUL-. Land rear of Summerhill and Northfields, king Edward road, Shenley, – (Mrs & Mrs Sankey)

The Chairman then welcomed the residents opposing planning application 17/1872/FUL.  The residents said they had accepted the original plan for a 3 bedroom house as they appreciate the need for new housing.  However the new building is far larger and breaches the distance allowed between a new build development and an existing property.  It was NOTED the application has been called to committee.  It was requested that Councillor Susman attend the meeting and speak against the application as the community advocate (please see point 98/17).

 

(ii)              Data Protection – Report to Full Council to be noted

The Council NOTED the report.

 

(iii)            Hertsmere Local Plan – Update (see point 99/17(iv)

Following a lengthy discussion the meeting AGREED the employ Imagineplaces to support the Parish Council at the Local Plan meeting on 07/12/17.

 

(iv)            Neighbourhood Plan – Update

Councillors Hussain informed the meeting that the recent grant request has been approved.  Cllr Gilligan said the draft site allocation proposals are due in the next few weeks.

 

(v)              Gates at the Entrance to Shenley

Following a discussion the meeting AGREED that this will be deferred as it was felt to be an unnecessary cost at present.

 

(vi)            Pond Lights

Councillor Susman has meetings to finalise this. Cllr Hussain informed the meeting that residents have requested a “Do Not Feed the Ducks” sign at the pond. It was AGREED that this would be looked into.

 

(vii)          Pursley Field – Update

Nothing to report.

 

(viii)        Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Thanks to Gristwood and Toms for removing the fallen tree and relocating the bees next.  It was AGREED that the cost of a tree survey be looked into for all the trees in Harris Lane and Rookery Field.

 

(ix)            Allotments

The Clerk informed the meeting that the next meeting is on 12/12/17.

 

(x)              Shenley Fete

Nothing to report.

 

(xi)            Future Initiative Events

The coming months are:-

Chanukah                                           Saturday 16th December 5.30-6.30pm

Santa’s Ride around                         Sunday 17th December 11.30am starting at the pond

Christmas at the Cage                       Sunday 17th December 5.30-6.30pm

 

Councillors were asked to support and help at these events

 

(xii)          Media Committee

Nothing to report.

 

(xiii)        CSP

Information was noted.

 

(xiv)        Police Update

Nothing to report.

 

(xv)          Shenley Park Trust

Councillor Spencer informed the meeting the next meeting on 11th December.

 

(xvi)        HCC – enclosed the proposed 2018 / 2019 Highways Forward Work Programme

Information was noted.

 

 

97/17.           Correspondence

(i)                Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

HCC Rights of Way RoW Clearance Contract

 

98/17.           Planning Applications

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

(1)        Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposal.

Application No. Address Proposed Development
17/2132/FUL University College London Sports Ground And Watford Football Club Training Ground, Bell Lane London Colney Hertfordshire Erection of temporary team changing rooms

 

17/2184/HSE 12 Raphael Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9JG Single storey rear extension with roof lantern
17/2133/FUL University College London Sports Ground And Watford Football Club Training

Ground Bell Lane London Colney Hertfordshire

New reinforced mesh grid and gravel top surface to existing car park & new internal access.
17/2151/VOC 26 Woodhall Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9AT Variation to condition 11 of planning permission 16/0258/FUL to amend the approved plans to include alterations to elevation & increase in ridge height.

 

With regards to

17/1879/ADV 142 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9BT Retrospective application for the erection of 1 No. illuminated fascia sign & 2

No. PVC banners

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as it is felt it is an inappropriate development within the green belt as commented on by residents.  It was also NOTED that it was a shame to have lost the name of such a landmark within the village.

 

With regards to

17/1872/FUL Land Rear Of Summerhill And Northfields, King Edward Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, Construction of detached, 2 storey 4 bed house with accommodation within the roof space, associated landscaping, parking and bike store.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that:-

The development is too big

*It is an overdevelopment within the greenbelt

*The application goes against policies H8 & H11

*This is a tandem back garden development which is unacceptable

*The new height of the building will result in the neighbouring properties such as “Pen Y Bryn” having the light blocking the only window in a habitable room

*The original 3 bedroom application was reluctantly accepted by neighbours who acknowledge the need for new housing.

*The new development breaches the distance allowed between a new build development and an existing property.

 

With regards to

17/2265/HSE 8 Southerton Way Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LJ Partial conversion of double garage to habitable room and first floor side extension.

The meeting do NOT object to the application as long as there is sufficient parking.

 

17/2239/HSE 10 Old Nursery Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9FD Single Storey Side Extension

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as Permitted Development Rights have been removed and the owners would have been aware of this when they purchased the 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.)

 

99/17.           Financial matters

(I)                 Accounts for payment –November 2017 meeting

Payment To Reason Total Amount
BT Office Phone And Broadband (October Bill) 89.52
William Susman Reimburse Item For Halloween And  Disposable Glasses For Events 90.83
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – Amount To Take Up To £200 Imprest System For October 2017 188.94
Banner Stationary 51.91
Mrs Amanda Leboff Expenses – Xero Monthly Payment X 2 & Reimburse For Banners 145.14
Hertsmere Borough Council Resurfacing The Allotment Entrance 2194.80
Richard Archer Reimburse For Survey Monkey Sept & Oct – Neighbourhood Plan 70.00
John O’Conner November Grounds Maintenance 144.00
Hertfordshire County Council Stationary 17.98
Imagine Places Neighbourhood Plan Support 2688.00
Imagine Places Neighbourhood Plan Support 318.00
Shenley Methodist Church Hire Of Hall- Np 14.00
E.ON The Cage 8.33
HAPTC Ne Editions Of Good Councillor Guide X 10 Copies 30.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.92
HMRC Payment 212.38
MJD Presentation Systems Label Tape 17.40
Groundwork UK Reimburse Part Of Np Grant 888.00
BT Office Phone And Broadband (November Bill) 105.13
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  (November Payment) 384.00
Fay Gough Cleaning Toilet, Office (November Payment) 32.00
Imagineplaces Local Plan Support 672.00
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – Amount To Take Up To £200 Imprest System For November 2017 169.97
TOTAL 9620.25

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the October 2017 meeting accounts for November 2017 (£9,620.25), be approved for payment.

(II)             Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved.

(III)           Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved

(IV)           Section 137 Grant Requests: –

Sir Richard Cox Charity request for the sum of £440 towards donations. Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve to give £800 this year.

(V)             It was RESOLVED to ACCEPT the proposal to spend £2,200 in the first year to use an outside company to take on responsibility as GDPR controller

(VI)           The Council AGREED NOT to employ Imagineplaces to find faults with Hertsmere’s emergency local plan – £2,520(Inc. vat).  However it was RESOLVED to employ Imagineplaces to support the Parish Council at the Local Plan meeting – £672 Inc. VAT

 

100/17.         The meeting ended at 9.20p.m.                                           Chairman

 

 

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER 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
Police Ask Police to attend Council meeting Clerk ASAP
Planning Application

17/1872/FUL

 

Ask if Cllr Susman can be a Community Advocate for planning application 17/1872/FUL Clerk ASAP

 

 

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON 2017

On Tuesday 14th November we held the annual Christmas Lights switch on. Community support was brilliant and twice as many attended as last year.

Ben Caplan our charming local celebrity kindly came along to press the magic button to turn on the lights after an enthusiastic countdown.  To our delight it all worked.

A big thank you to Gristwood & Toms who donated a big Christmas Tree and kindly installed it and to the Shenley Fete Committee for donating money to buy the new Christmas lights which Gristwoods installed.

It was a wonderfully festive occasion much appreciated by all present.   The Parish Council laid on a delightful free reception with wine, soft drinks and nibbles for all who came along to watch and Novita kindly donated delicious pizzas and bottles of wine for everyone to enjoy after the switching on ceremony.

It was another well supported enjoyable community gathering.  Quite a tradition now!

 

Special thanks to Amanda Leboff our lovely Parish Clerk for organising everything so well as always, William Susman for setting up the sound system and ‘plunger’ and being master of ceremonies, Guy Beaton for taking photos and to all helpers who helped organise the refreshments and cleared up afterwards.

Don’t forget to come to

  • Channukah at the Cage on Saturday 16th December 5.30 – 6.30pm
  • Santa at the Cage on Sunday 17th December 5.30 – 6.30pm
  • Santa will be riding round Shenley, starting his journey from the Cage at 11.30am in the morning on Sunday 17th December.

Cllr. Nicky Beaton

On behalf of Shenley Parish Council

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2017

On Sunday 12th November at 10.45 a large number of Villagers gathered at the War Memorial near the Cage Pond to take part in the annual remembrance ceremony to honour all those brave men and women who gave their lives for us in World War 1 and 2 and in other conflicts round the world since then.

Hertsmere Borough Councillors Peter Rutledge and his partner Jane West were in attendance representing the Mayor of Hertsmere.

They walked down London Road from St Martin’s Church with Rev. Daniel McCarthy and many other villagers.  Daniel lead the Ceremony with Rabbi Alan Garber and representatives from the Methodist Church.

There was also representation by the Emergency Services and many other local organisations including our local schools and scouting groups.

After the ceremony many went back to the Village Hall to enjoy refreshments provided by the Parish Council and served by the WI.  It was so interesting to be able to look at the display of Shenley Archive material, photos and books organised by Liz Trott.

Many thanks to all those who took part, to the WI, to Liz Trott, Amanda Leboff and all other helpers.

 

Safer Places

‘SaferPlaces’ Domestic Abuse Support Services

Following a presentation by ‘SaferPlaces’, of their Services and Support, at the Offices of Hertsmere Borough Council, Borehamwood, I feel that it is important to share this information with you, the ‘Community of Shenley’, which shocked me by the statistics and cases, but made me aware of the different forms of ‘Abuse’, in existence within ‘OurCommunity’, which is neither normal nor acceptable.

A ‘Caring Relationship’ should make you feel loved, respected, safe and free to be yourself!

An ‘Abusive Relationship’ can make you feel scared, controlled and intimidated! 

If you think that you are suffering from Domestic Abuse, then you probably are!

The different forms of Abuse can be: Physical, Psychological/Emotional, Financial or Sexual.

Domestic Abuse can be abusive behaviour from a Spouse, Partner, or Family Member and is used to make the other person fear the ‘Abused’, and leading them to do what they want!

It usually begins with small things, but gets much worse! 

‘Safer Places’ is an independent charity which provides a comprehensive range of services to:  Men, Women and Children affected by ‘Domestic and Sexual Abuse’, who live in Essex and Hertfordshire.

The people who use these Services are at the heart of the organisation and aim to work closely with them to enable them to overcome the impact of their experience and to build a brighter and safe future.

 

‘Domestic Abuse’ and social isolation rob people of their confidence, self-esteem and their hope for the future.  The organisation work with the survivors of Domestic Abuse, to help them recover, to empower them, to rebuild their lives, and go on to achieve for themselves things they might once have thought of as impossible.

 

Finally, most important, if you think you fall into any of these categories, and need help or advice or fear reporting them, please do not hesitate in contacting ‘SaferPlaces’:

 

24 HOUR EMERGENCY HELPLINE ON:  03301 025811

EMAIL:  info@saferplaces.co.uk

WEBSITE:  www.saferplaces.co.uk

 

USEFUL NUMBERS:

  • NATIONAL HELPLINE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: 0808 2000 247 (OVER 18’S)
  • SAMARITANS: 0845 790 9090
  • RESPECT: 0207 5490578
  • NATIONAL STALKING HELPLINE: 0808 802 0300

 

Cllr. Peter Wayne

Borough and Parish Councillor

Shenley Ward

Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity 2018

From 1st January, 2018 will be designated the ‘Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity’ and will see a number of organisations from both in, and out of the sporting arena working together in support of making Hertfordshire the most active county.

Driven by the Hertfordshire County Council and Herts Sports Partnership, the campaign builds on previous ‘Years of’ which have already taken place for cycling, walking, mental health and volunteering. Approximately one in every five adults in Hertfordshire currently does less than thirty minutes of activity per week, and so it is hoped that the opportunities for participating in large scale events will help to improve this statistic.

The campaign, known informally as Herts YOPA, will follow a format of themed months which highlight particular target groups including women and girls; New Year, New You; workplace wellbeing and older adults among others. A friendly mascot will be making its way around Hertfordshire to many local events, and to encourage children and adults alike to get involved.

John O’Callaghan, Director at Herts Sports Partnership said: ‘We are pleased to be one of the leading organisations in what will hopefully be a momentous year for sport and physical activity in Hertfordshire. We continually strive to get more people, more active, more often, and are thankful to our partners’ ongoing support in doing so.’

Over the coming months there will be opportunities for clubs and organisations to promote their own activities through social media messages linked to the campaign.

For more information, or to get involved in the campaign, contact Jane Parker at j.parker20@herts.ac.uk.

Media contact for Herts Sports Partnership: Shelley Woods, Communications Manager
T: 01707 285887 e: s.woods4@herts.ac.uk Website: www.sportinherts.org.uk

Shenley Parish

TUESDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2017 – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

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

 

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

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

81/17.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillor Robert Perlmutter, and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

82/17.                       Declarations of Interests

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

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

83/17                        Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd October 2017

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

 

84/17.                       Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

85/17.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman took the opportunity to welcome members of the press and public to the meeting.

 

86/17.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

(i)                Emails from residents regarding planning applications for The Church of The Good Shepherd

The Chairman welcomed Mrs Delaney to the meeting.  Mrs Delaney explained that the hall is a community hall and is used throughout the year by parishioners. There has been a lack of consultation from the Church with the parishioners who have been kept out of the loop regarding the plans.  The Church and hall were built using funds raised by the community via fundraising.  Councillor Gillian stated she was shocked the dioceses have decided to do this as it was built by the Shenley Catholic community.

 

The meeting agreed that the hall is an extra community facility and the Priest’s house is currently rented out to a family so the removal of this would mean the loss of a viable home.  Moreover if a new priest came to the community there would be no accommodation.

 

Following a lengthy discussion the meeting AGREED to object to planning applications 17/1942/FUL and 17/1865/FUL.

 

(ii)              Hertsmere Local Plan – Update

Councillor Gilligan informed the meeting that the objection letter has been sent and Hertsmere Borough Council has acknowledged receipt.  Councillor Gilligan went on to explain the housing numbers recommended by the Government are far less than Hertsmere are suggesting, and cannot understand why Hertsmere are trying to build a commuter town with additional housing numbers that are not being requested by Government.  The meeting were also reminded of the meeting with Oliver Dowden on 8th December.

 

(iii)            Neighbourhood Plan – Update

Councillors Beaton and Gilligan informed the meeting this was progressing and that they are waiting on the reports from AECOM.

 

(iv)            Gates at the Entrance to Shenley

Following a discussion the meeting AGREED that the Clerk would contact Herts Highways and ask if Gates would be allowed at both entrances to Shenley and what would be needed to proceed.

 

(v)              Pond Lights

Councillor Susman has meetings to finalise this.

 

(vi)            Pursley Field – Update

Clerk to chase solicitor.

 

(vii)          Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Councillor Susman informed the meeting we will be ordering the hoop for the field.

 

(viii)        Allotments

The Clerk informed the meeting that the entrance to the allotments has been resurfaced.

 

(ix)            Shenley Fete

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting the Fete AGM will take place on Wednesday 15th November in the Methodist Church hall.

 

(x)              Future Initiative Events

The coming months are:-

Remembrance Sunday                     Sunday 12th November 10.45am

Christmas lights switch on               Tuesday 14th November 5.30-6.30pm

Chanukah                                           Saturday 16th December 5.30-6.30pm

Santa’s Ride around                         Sunday 17th December 11.30am starting at the pond

Christmas at the Cage                       Sunday 17th December 5.30-6.30pm

 

Councillor Beaton asked the Councillors for their support during these events as it takes a lot of work to run them

  • It was agreed that the Christmas Lights switch on would be set up from 4.30pm and all those able to help should come along.

 

(xi)            Media Committee

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that Shenley Village Matters has now been delivered.

 

(xii)          CSP

Information was noted.

 

(xiii)        Police Update

Nothing to report.

 

(xiv)        Shenley Park Trust

Councillor Spencer informed the meeting the next meeting on 11th December.

 

87/17.           Correspondence

(i)                Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

HCC Rights of Way RoW Clearance Contract

 

88/17.           Planning Applications

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

(1)        Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposal.

Application No. Address Proposed Development
17/1995/VOC Hertswood School, Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. Application for variation of condition 24 to allow for amending and substituting

approved drawings to allow for changes to windows and external finish

materials, following grant of planning permission ref: 14/1766/FUL.

Condition Number(s): 24 approved drawings

Conditions(s) Removal:

Substitution of drawings to make minor changes to the approved drawings

 

With regards to

17/1968/HSE 5 Old Nursery Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9FD Erection of single storey side and rear extension following reduction in size of existing car port.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as Permitted Development Rights have been removed and the owners would have been aware of this when they purchased the property.

 

With regards to

17/1958/FUL Land adjacent to Black Lion, London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire Erection of single storey, detached, 1 bed dwelling (Revised Application)

The meeting OBJECT to this application.  Please see appendix ‘A’.

With regards to

17/1942/FUL The Church Of The Good Shepherd, Shenleybury, Shenley, Hertfordshire Change of use of existing church hall (D2) to a Nursery (D1) with associated

internal alterations.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as it would result in the loss of a well-used community hall, which amongst other things is also used as a polling station.  It is the only hall in Shenley with a substantial carpark.  The proposal for an additional nursery in Shenley would result in an increase in daily traffic at what is already a notoriously dangerous bend. Moreover there are already 2 nurseries in Shenley and another it is felt, would be an overprovision. Finally the church hall was built using money raised by parishioners, for the use of the church and its parishioners.

 

With regards to

17/1865/FUL Church House, Black Lion Hill, Shenley, Hertfordshire Change of use from (C3) residential to (A2) offices

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as it would result in the loss of residential housing, and is currently being lived in by a family.

 

(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.)

 

88/17.           Financial matters

(I)                 Accounts for payment –September 2017 meeting

Payment To Reason Total Amount
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  (September payment) 384.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office (September payment) & reimburse for items 94.67
Danny Gough Grounds Maintenance  (September payment) 280.00
John O’Conner August grounds maintenance 144.00
Caprin Printers Printing flyers for SPC info on Local Plan evening 165.00
BT Office phone and broadband 95.65
Came and Company Parish Council Insurance (3 Year long term agreement in) 2516.23
Shenley Methodist Church  Hire of hall (Neighbourhood plan) 35.00
SCAG Account Transfer of funds to the SCAG account 2000.00
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – amount to take up to £200 imprest system for September 2017 166.54
Steve Shelton Reimburse items to make plot numbers for the allotments 32.02
Caprin Printers 2 banners for Public Meeting 202.80
HCC Stationary 21.38
Affinity Water The allotments 588.06
Affinity Water Harris Lane Pavilion 74.47
Affinity Water The Hub 15.60
Dor-2-Dor (G L Green) Delivery of Public Meeting flyers 143.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Expenses – XERO monthly payment & reimburse for banners 139.97
Electrical Testing Ltd Structural testing for Christmas Lights 2136.49
Gardener 4 months gardening of pond area 210.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.72
HMRC Payment 212.58
John O’Conner Missing invoice for June 2017 87.00
Caprin Printers Halloween posters 63.00
E.ON The Cage 18.91
E.ON Harris Lane Pavilion 26.23
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  (October payment) 434.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office (October payment) 40.00
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Wreath 19.00
Caprin Printers Public Meeting leaflets 152.00
Caprin Printers Shenley Village Matters Autumn 2017 – issue 11 1179.00
Dor-2-Dor (G L Green) Delivery of Shenley Village Matters – issue 11 143.00
William Susman Reimburse items for Halloween and Christmas 94.22
HAPTC Clerk training 40.00
TOTAL 13041.54

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the October 2017 meeting accounts for October 2017 (£13,041.54), be approved for payment.

(II)             Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved.

(III)           Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved

(IV)           Section 137 Grant Requests: – There were none

(V)             It was RESOLVED to ACCEPT the proposal to spend up to £1,200 pa to use to employ an outside company to take on responsibility as General Data Protection Regulation controller.

(VI)           The council AGREED not to purchase a second CCTV camera.

 

90/17.           The meeting ended at 9.15p.m.                                           Chairman

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER 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
Basket Ball hoop To be ordered ASAP
Highways Ask for relining of road markings on Rectory Lane and by Cage Pond Road and Pound Lane Clerk Actioned
Police Ask Police to attend Council meeting Clerk ASAP

 

 

 

Appendix A

 

Shenley Parish Council

 

Planning Department                                                       Your Ref:  Ref:  Application 17/1958/FUL

Hertsmere Borough Council                                         Our Ref: PLANLE07/11/17

Civic Offices,

Elstree Way

Borehamwood

Herts WD6 1WA                                                        8th November 2017

 

 

To whom it may concern,

 

Application 17/1958/FUL

Following the full meeting of the Shenley Parish Council on Tuesday 7th November 2017, the Parish Council OBJECTED to application 17/1958/FUL.

 

As reference has been made to the previous appeal which was dismissed.  It is appropriate to note the parts of the inspector’s decision relating to a replacement dwelling in a barn style.

 

6        However, the introduction of a dwelling on the site of the former stables would have an entirely different relationship with surrounding built form, most notably in that it would not comprise the filling of a gap or space, but would occupy a position closer to Rectory Lane, on what is essentially an open frontage and bound by a large expense of open space to the East. Therefore, and notwithstanding the presence of the existing stable building on this part of the site, as I must assess the development in its entirety, it follows that the scheme as a whole would not amount to infilling for the purposes of GB policy. It also follows that I do not need to go on to consider whether it would be limited.

 

7        The proposal would thus amount to inappropriate development in the GB. There would also be some impact on the openness of the GB and the Council cites volumetric comparisons between the massing of the existing and proposed buildings on the site. However, it seems to me a common scenario that the development of GB infill sites will include the introduction of new built form, often where none existed previously. That aside, the proposals would inevitably result in some loss of openness, which in itself would not lead me to dismiss the appeal,(relating to the whole site)  but nonetheless adds to the harm by reason of inappropriateness.

 

11  However, I do share the Council’s concern in relation to the proximity of the barn style dwelling to the side of the terrace of three houses. Its juxtaposition with the terrace would be uncomfortably close and its two storey massing would look out of place set forward of the terrace to Rectory Lane. I appreciate it would replace the existing stable/barn, but as a low key single storey structure, that building is a relatively minor component of the built form at the site and the proposed dwelling, being considerably taller, would have a stronger physical presence.

12  I am also concerned that its barn style appearance would not relate well to the remainder of the development and the existing Public House, although I acknowledge that the antecedent to its design was likely the existing structure on site. In this respect, I consider that the proposal would not comply with the advice in the Planning and Design Guide Part D: Guidelines for Development Supplementary Planning Document (2013) (SPD) which stresses the importance of the integration of developments with existing urban structure. This particular element of the scheme, in lacking coherence with the balance of the development on site, would thus harm the character and appearance of the Shenley Conservation Area.

 

Having read the specifications for the new barn, the Parish Council does not feel that the current application is much varied from the original description.  The redevelopment of the site has caused much upset within the village.   Please note the comment that the car parking will be included in the car parking arrangements for the terrace of three just built.  The opening of the restaurant has caused issues with parking on Rectory lane and to remove two car parking which are currently marked for the use of restaurant in the newly completed parking area for the new houses, would only exuberate the matter.

 

This application was refused in its first 2 incarnations, and nothing in the reduction to one bedroom makes it anymore suitable.

 

I shall be pleased if you will kindly arrange for the foregoing comments to be taken into consideration when the application is dealt with by the Borough Council.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Amanda Leboff

 

Amanda Leboff

Clerk to the Council