Shenley Parish

Shenley Parish Council’s letter to Hertsmere Borough Council Policy & Planning Dept

Shenley Parish Council’s letter to Hertsmere Borough Council Policy & Planning Dept in response to the New Local Plans ‘Issue & Options’ Consultation

Shenley Parish Council have sent the following letter to the Policy and Planning Department at Hertsmere Borough Council by post and email on Friday 3rd November.

A meeting with the Policy and Planning Department is being arranged to discuss the contents of the letter.    The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group team have also sent a letter with similar points.

SPC Chairman William Susman, Borough Councillors Anthony Spencer and Peter Wayne, Cllrs Rosemary Gilligan and Nicky Beaton are meeting with Oliver Dowden on Friday 8th December.

Shenley Parish Council urges Residents to attend the Hertsmere Planning Drop-in session at Shenley Primary School on Monday 13th November 6.30pm and 9pm.  Please be aware that the session is being run by Hertsmere Borough Council not the Parish Council.     Parish Councillors will be attending.

Click here to open the letter to Hertsmere Borough Council Policy and Transport Team [pdf]

 

Hallowe’en 2017

Hallowe’en at the Cage on Sunday 30th October

The Shenley Witches (Nicky Beaton & Tracy Brice) with their good friend the Cat (Amanda Leboff) took residence in the spooky Hallowe’en Cage to welcome villagers, fellow witches, zombies, skeletons, cats, vampires, ghosts and ghouls.    This year we had a special guest, Herman the monster (operated by Jade Susman) who entertained those about to go into the Cage.   Inside Skeleton Witch served the most delicious green and black eyeballs in green slime, Ugly Witch offered pink strawberry worms and Cat offered children sweeties.   Children were braver this year and not so many had to be egged on to sample the eyeballs.  The worms were particularly delicious.   It was rather chilly on Sunday so special thanks to Alex Black (Orchard Tea Rooms) for providing the tasty blood soup (tomato soup, not ghoul-ash!) which was most welcome.   Helen Hussain and Amanda’s parents Roberta and Anthony Shaw and sister-in-law Deborah Shaw kindly handed out toffee apples with Superman Monty (Amanda’s gorgeous little poodle puppy) helping.

Our Dracula photographer (Guy Beaton) and his able assistant Ross Brice organised the spooky fancy dress competition, taking photos of all entrants.   A magnificent 71 entrants – what a great turnout!  Costumes and makeup were brilliant this year.  It was very hard to choose the winners but after a lot of deliberating first prize has been awarded to Claw Hand-Ashaan Chambers and the Runners up are Skeleton Witch-Sienna Patel, Scary Clown-Harry Apfel, Bow-tie Clown-Harley Clayton and Frankenstein-Sam Shaw (please see the photos).   Well done everyone.

Pumpkins Competition – Best Pumpkin prize has been awarded to Florence and Maisie Gilbert.  Well done girls.   We also have to commend the spooky castle pumpkin.

Special thanks to Amanda Leboff our lovely Parish Clerk for organising the event brilliantly as always.  She works so hard.  There really is a lot to do behind the scenes and of course on the day – what a star.

Huge thanks also to everyone who helped us set up and clear up:  Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan & Pam Young, Ross & Tracy Brice, Guy Beaton, Jade Susman, Jeremy Leboff, Anthony Spencer and Roberta, Anthony & Deborah Shaw.   I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone.

Witch Beaton

Shenley Parish

New Local Plan Meeting

The meeting we held at the Village Hall on Tuesday 10th October was very well attended.  The purpose of the meeting was to give Residents the opportunity to find out more about Hertsmere Borough Council’s (HBC) new Local Plan’s ‘Planning for Growth Issues & Options’ Consultation.  HBC has delivered leaflets to Shenley households.  Indeed all households in Hertsmere should have received them.   In our view these leaflets do not give adequate information.   As we hope you now know, HBC are consulting on whether to build 1,000 new homes across Shenley & Elstree and they are consulting on the area of search for a new Garden Village for 4,000 and ultimately 6,000 homes.   We recommend that you read the full consultation document on Hertsmere’s website:   At the meeting we handed out Meeting Notes containing some extracts from the consultation document – the ones relating to the areas of search in Shenley.   Click here to read the meeting notes.  The areas of search we are concerned about are:

  1. Pursley Farm fields
  2. The area behind London Road and the Spinney and Spinney Path leading down to Radlett Lane and also the fields to the left of Radlett Lane opposite the Park running down to Radlett. Villagers might consider limited development on the land behind London Road between the Spinney/Spinney Path but development in the fields running down Radlett Lane would be as bad as having development on Pursley Farm fields.
  3. The new ‘Garden Village’ which is shown as being in the Willows Farm/Salisbury Hall/Mosquito Museum area. 1,000 or more homes are likely to be in Shenley Parish!

Potentially we could have an extra 1,500 homes in Shenley Parish plus 3,000 homes close by on the other side of the M25.   1500 extra homes in Shenley Parish – that is more homes than there are in Porters Park which has 1100 homes!   The Meeting Notes contain a combined map showing where these areas of search are….having both on one map shows the full effect of what Hertsmere are proposing.

 

Residents at the meeting were clearly very unhappy by what is being suggested as are we.   We are increasingly fearful of Hertsmere Planning’s intentions.   They seem to have their eyes on our Green Belt.    It looks like we have a big battle on our hands and we are going to need your support as never before to make them listen to what WE want in OUR Parish.

It is vital that as many residents as possible make their feelings known.    We urge you to either write to Hertsmere:   Policy and Transport Team, Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 1WA

Or respond on line:   www.hertsmere.gov.uk/newlocalplan    We have been told that the portal is not user friendly but it is important to persevere.  If not please write a letter.

AND do come to the Hertsmere Planning Drop-in session at Shenley Primary School between 6.30 and 9pm on Monday 13th November to tell them in person.

You can find some information on the village website to help you with your responses (follow the links) or contact:  clerk@shenleyvillage.org to request a copy.

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Cllrs Nicky Beaton and Rosemary Gilligan

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TUESDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2017 – Shenley Parish meeting Minutes

shenley parish council

 

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

 

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

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

 

68/17.           Apologies for Absence.

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

 

69/17.                       Declarations of Interests

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

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

70/17                        Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 5th September 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 5th September 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

71/17.                       Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

72/17                        Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 19th September 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Finance Committee meeting, held on 19th September 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

73/17                        Minutes of the Allotment Committee Meeting held on 27th September 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Allotment Committee meeting, held on 27th September 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

 

74/17.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman took the opportunity to welcome members of the press and public to the meeting.  The meeting then took the opportunity to note the fly tipping that had occurred on Rectory Lane near Manor Lodge School and all agreed how upsetting it was to see this occur.

 

75/17.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

(i)                Hertsmere Local Plan – SPC Public Meeting 10th October

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that there is a Public Meeting held by the Parish Council on 10th October to inform the public of Hertsmere Borough Council’s plans to build a garden village which will be partly in Shenley Ward.

 

(ii)              Neighbourhood Plan

Councillors Beaton and Gilligan informed the meeting this was progressing.

 

(iii)            Museum of Shenley Heritage

Councillors Gilligan and Spencer suggested that a museum of Shenley would be a valued addition to the community.  The archives are currently held at the village hall.  Councillor Susman informed the meeting that there is funding available for such projects.  It was agreed it is important that the archives are not lost.  It was agreed that a suitable location would need to be found.

 

(iv)            Black Lion Cottages – email from Mr Hemmings

It email from Mr Hemmings was NOTED regarding the plans to build a habitable bungalow of the site at the Black Lion where the barn was.  Councillor Gilligan said that in the appeal, it refers to the location where the barn and states that it should be left as open space. The meeting agreed that the area in question is too small for a bungalow and it would not be appropriate.  Moreover it was agreed if anything additional parking was needed for the restaurant.

 

(v)              Pursley Field – Update

Nothing to report.

 

(vi)            Harris Lane/Rookery Field

The meeting AGREED they are happy for Borehamwood 2000 to use Rookery field every other Saturday for the girls’ team, however additional payment would be necessary.

 

(vii)          Allotments

The Clerk informed the meeting that an allotment holder has offered to strim vacant plots for £25 a plot.  It was AGREED this sounded very reasonable and should be accepted.

 

(viii)        Shenley Fete

Councillor Beaton informed the date of next year’s fete is Sunday 1st July 2018.  Councillor Beaton said the main attraction has already been booked for next year.

 

(ix)            Future Initiative Events

The coming months are:-

Halloween – Sunday 29th October

Remembrance Sunday –Sunday 12th November

Christmas lights switch on- Wednesday 15th November

Chanukah – Saturday 16th December

Christmas at the Cage – Sunday 17th December

 

  • Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that the Father Christmas on a pony and trap has been arranged
  • It was suggested a Christmas tree should be planted – Cllr Susman will speak to Shenley Park Trust regarding this.
  • It was agreed the Clerk would contact Shenley Primary School and ask if they would sing Christmas carols at the Christmas lights switch on.
  • The clerk will ask if the tree outside the Village Halls electrics have been fixed.

 

(x)              Media Committee

The committee met on Tuesday 3rd October. The committee are happy with Shenley Village Matters but are trying to update the website. Cllr Beaton suggested adding Councillors photos and profiles on the website.

 

(xi)            CSP

It was highlighted that there have been issues with youths around Shenley of an evening.  The police are aware.

 

(xii)          Police Update

Nothing to report.

 

(xiii)        Shenley Park Trust

Councillor Spencer informed the meeting there is to be a trustee’s only meeting.

 

76/17.           Correspondence

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

Hertfordshire County Council Weight restriction order

 

77/17.           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 proposals.

Application No. Address Proposed Development
17/1616/FUL 55 Greenwood Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LF Single storey rear extension.
17/1825/CLP 12 Russet Drive, Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9RH Installation of 3 roof lights on side elevation. Certificate of Lawful Development (Proposed)
17/1799/HSE The Old Buttery, 7 Grace Avenue, Shenley, Hertfordshire Erection of shed, gates, fences and the installation of hardstanding. (Retrospective Application)
17/1636/HSE 6 Grace Avenue, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9DN Installation of hardstanding to side of property. (Retrospective Application)
17/1753/HSE 11 Juniper Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, Wd7 9LA Erection of new front porch
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
17/1850/HSE 50 Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EG Erection of single storey rear extension

 

With regards to

17/1754/HSE 11 Juniper Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, Wd7 9LA Conversion of loft to habitable room to include rear dormer and four front roof lights. Certificate of Lawful Development (Proposed)

The meeting OBJECTED to the use of dormers as these are unsightly and overlook neighbours.

 

With regards to

17/1893/FUL Land Adjacent to Shenley Mansion including Grace Avenue, Grace Avenue, Shenley Installation of electronic entrance gates to the entrance and exit of Grace Avenue with adjoining fence. Erection of new 1.5m high deer fence on part of the NNW-NW boundary

The meeting OBJECT to the application as they do not believe in a gated community as can be very divisive.  If gates are necessary then perhaps a field gate would be more appropriate.

 

With regards to

17/1725/HSE 40 Hamblings Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JJ 2 storey side extension and single storey rear extension

The meeting OBJECT to this application on the grounds of overdevelopment.

 

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

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

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

 

78/17.           Financial matters

(I)                 Accounts for payment –September 2017 meeting

Payment To Reason Total Amount
John O’Conner August grounds maintenance 144.00
PC Express Office 365 – mailboxes x 1 year 864.00
HAPTC Basic Councillor training 40.00
BT Office phone and broadband 94.93
E.ON Electricity – The Cage 15.68
Mrs Amanda Leboff Expenses – XERO monthly payment 26.40
Hertfordshire County Council Stationary 79.19
Dor-2-Dor (G L Green) Delivery of  Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire 175.00
Caprin Printers Printing questionnaires and letters for Neighbourhood Plan – NP 454.80
Shenley Methodist Church  Hire of hall (Neighbourhood plan £14 & SPC £7) 21.00
HMRC Payment 212.38
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.92
Shenley Primary School Grant for swimming 1474.50
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – amount to take up to £200 imprest system for July 2017 48.53
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – amount to take up to £200 imprest system for August 2017 82.42
Evans Leisure Kent Ltd Toffee apples for Halloween 74.39
Banner Group Printer cartridges 231.10
TOTAL 5126.24

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the October 2017 meeting accounts for September 2017 (£5,126.24), 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 and APPROVE the external auditor’s signed annual return and opinion for year ended 31 March 2017

(VI)           It was RESOLVED that the annual return and notice of audit was displayed  on the Andrew Close notice board for in excess of 14 days

(VII)        The council RESOLVED to ACCEPT and APPROVE the Parish Council insurance quote Came and Company for £2,516.23 (using Ecclesiastical, this includes a reduction due to long term agreement which expires 30th October 2020).

 

79/17.           PART II AGENDA

Following the exclusion of the press and public the meeting discussed the proposed Hertsmere Local Plan.

 

80/17.           The meeting ended at 10p.m.                                              Chairman

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER 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
Christmas Lights Complete County Council form Clerk ASAP
CCTV Quote for 2nd CCTV camera Clerk ASAP
Christmas Ask Jane is tree outside village hall is now set up with electricity and ask Shenley Primary School if they will sing at the event Clerk ASAP
Shenley Parish

Wed 27th September – Allotment Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2017, AT 8PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, SHENLEY.

PRESENT: Members – Simon Gee, Robin Guest and Colin Sidney and Councillors. Annette Edel, Rosemary Gilligan and William Susman

In attendance:

Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council and allotment holders Eileen Guest, Brenda and Clive Treacher.

01/270917.    Apologies for Absence.

Apologies of absence were received from member Steve and Shirley Bury, Billie Sandhu, Steve Shelton.

02/270917.    Declarations of Interests – There were none

03/270917.    Minutes of Allotment Committee Meeting held on 13th June 2017

AGREED that the minutes of the meetings held on 13th June 2017 be confirmed as a correct record.

04/270917.    Matters arising from the above minutes.

There were none

05/270917     Entrance to allotments – work to take place on 25/10/17

The meeting were informed that the re-surfacing of the allotment entrance will take place on 25th October 2017. The allotments will be closed that day. 

06/270917     Poor conditions of plots that are not cultivated

Following a discussion the meeting agreed that the clerk will send out letters regarding the uncultivated plots. It was also agreed that the clerk would contact John O’Conner’s to get a quote for strimming and clearing uncultivated plots. Simon agreed to meet them on site to show them the plots when required.

07/270917     Allotment Committee Activity

The rota is;

MONTH COMMITTEE MEMBER
SEPTEMBER BILLIE
OCTOBER ROBIN
NOVEMBER STEVE SHELTON
DECEMBER STEVE BURY
JANUARY SIMON

08/270917     Any Other Business (subject to Chair’s discretion)

  • Following the dumping of compost without the allotment committee’s authorisation it was agreed the clerk would find out what the regulations are with regards to dumping compost.
  • It was agreed that the committee will arrange a social BBQ for all the allotment holders in the carpark at the allotments in spring 2018.
  • Clive Treacher will send the clerk the original plan via word document so names can be added and it can be put on the notice board.
  • It was suggested a farmers market would be a good idea for excess produce next year
  • The clerk will collate an email list of plot holders.
  • Date of the next meeting – Wednesday 29th November 2017- 8pm

October 2017                                                                                   Clerk to the Council

Shenley Parish

Tue 19th September 2017 – Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE HELD ON TUESDAY, 19th SEPTEMBER 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

54/15      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were none

55/15      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were none

56/15      MINUTES OF FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 20th JUNE 2017

It was AGREED that the minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting, held on 20th June 2017 be confirmed as a correct record.

57/15      MATTERS ARISING 

There were no matters arising

58/15      THE COMMUNITY PAYBACK SCHEME & POTENTIAL COST FOR WEEKLY ATTENDANCE

The meeting agreed that the Community payback scheme is working very well and we should continue with the current weekly arrangement for the foreseeable future.  It was AGREED the clerk would write a letter of thanks to Alex at Café in the Orchard for the teas and coffees he supplies.  It was also agreed we should ask if he wants paying for this moving forward.

59/15      THE HARRIS LANE PAVILION

Following a discussion it was AGREED that Cllr Gilligan would contact Fin Log to ask for a quote and what options are available regarding replacing the current pavilion.

60/15      POTANTIAL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOE CHILDREN IN SHENLEY

The meeting AGREED that it would be a good idea to offer holiday activities for the children in Shenley.  The Clerk will ask Hertsmere Borough Council about their scheme and the possibility of Shenley being included.

61/15      POSSIBILITY OF PURCAHSING AN ADDITIONAL CCTV CAMERA

Following a discussion and the agreement that the current CCTV camera has been a great success, it was AGREED the clerk would contact Stevenage CCTV and ask the cost of a second camera and what would be required of the Parish Council in order to secure it.

62/15      CLOSE OF MEETING

The meeting closed at 8.30pm                                                                    CHAIR

Shenley Parish

Tue 5th September – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

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

PRESENT: Councillors Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain, Robert Perlmutter, Anthony Spencer, William Susman (Chair) and Peter Wayne

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

57/17.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Annette Edel, Gavin O’Sullivan and County Councillor Morris Bright.

58/17.                       Declarations of Interests

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

PREJUDICIAL -none.

59/17                        Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 4th July 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 4th July 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

60/17.                       Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

61/17                        Minutes of the Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting held on 23rd August 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Extraordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 23rd August 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

62/17.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman took the opportunity to welcome members of the public to the meeting.  He then read an email from Mr Blundell requesting the Parish Council object to the planning appeal for the land adjoining 1,3 and 5 Shenleybury.  It was NOTED that the Parish council had previously objected to this application.  Following a discussion it was AGREED that the Parish Council would OBJECT to the Planning Inspectorate.

The Parish Council were then asked to contact Hertfordshire Highways regarding the pot holes all along Rectory Lane.

63/17.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Accidents by Shenleybury – request by residents for action

The chairman informed the meeting that there has been a spate of accidents occurring monthly at the same location.  Both Highways and the police are aware of this.  There are traffic calming measures in place already however the accidents still occur.  The chairman went on to say that funding has been sourced by County Council for a traffic calming survey.  3 boxes will be put up to monitor the flow and speed of the traffic.  It was agreed that both the borough and County Councillors were taking this very seriously.

  • Request from resident for a memorial back for a bench at the pond.

The meeting noted the email from Mr. Tarrant requesting to a memorial back for a bench for the late Kathleen Tester. The meeting AGREED that more information was needed and the Chairman said he would phone Mr. Tarrant to discuss. It was also suggested that perhaps memorial trees could be planted.

  • The name Novita at the previously known Black Lion site.

The meeting discussed at length the renaming of the Black Lion Site.  Susan Payne addressed the meeting and highlighted her unhappiness at the new name, and felt the developers did not carry out their commitment as in their appeals proposal regarding the reinstatement of detailing appropriate to this Victorian building, and that the new sign is inappropriate.  Councillor Gilligan addressed the meeting with further information regarding the planning application, highlighting that the Black Lion has been there since the 1800s and throughout the planning application process it has been referred to as The Black Lion. Councillor Gilligan also stressed that she was very disappointed that only a small plaque referring to the Black Lion has been offered to be put up on the building. Councillor Gilligan also wanted the Parish Council to stand up for residents who are upset at the loss of name.

It was also highlighted that there is very little parking and cars are already starting to cause an issue on Rectory Lane.

Councillor Spencer said he has spoken with the new owner and also stated that he wishes to encourage new business in the village.

Following the lengthy debate it was AGREED that the clerk would contact Hertsmere planning and ask if anything can be done to enforce the name ‘The Black Lion’ is used. Following this outcome the Parish Council can then see what course of action can be taken next.

  • Anti-Social Behaviour – fires

It was NOTED that over the summer there was a spate of fires. The meeting was informed that the police are aware of this and have already caught some of the perpetrators.

  • Pursley Field – Update

The meeting were delighted to hear that the newly installed goal posts are being used. It was AGREED that a laminated sign needs to be put on the posts to say that they cannot be used on a Sunday when Borehamwood 2000 are using the field.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

The Clerk informed the meeting that a Tesco sign is to be put up on the gym equipment following their generous grant.

  • Allotments

The meeting AGREED that the Parish Council should go with the Hertsmere Borough Council quote for a new entrance to the allotments.

  • Shenley Fete

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that the donations for this year have now been distributed.  The date of next year’s fete is Sunday 1st July 2018.  Councillor Beaton asked on behalf the fete committee for more support from the Parish Council, specifically councillors’ help on the day of the event.

  • Future Initiative Events

The events for the coming months are Halloween, Remembrance Sunday, Christmas lights switch on, Christmas at the Cage and Chanukah.

Councillor Hussain informed the meeting that people have asked about the condition of the pill boxes around Shenley and the fact that they need cleaning.  It was agreed that the cleaning of the pill boxes would be added to the list for the Community Pay Back team.

  • Media Committee

The deadline for the next edition of Shenley Village Matters is 14th September.  Following a discussion it was AGREED that the Parish Council would write a letter of congratulations to the junior cricket team regarding their recent success.

  • CSP

Nothing to report.

  • Police Update

Nothing to report.

  • Shenley Park Trust

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that the Park Trust volunteers are unhappy at being asked to do inappropriate work such as heavy works like digging ditches. She is also worried about the future plans of the park.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting were informed that the 2nd questionnaire is in the process of being delivered.  It has been sent out with envelopes and can also be completed on line.  Councillor Gilligan has also been successful in securing a technical support grant.

  • Village Sign

The Clerk informed the meeting that the order has now been placed for the new village sign, and confirmed that the cows are being replaced with horses on the sign.

  • Additional Christmas Lights

Following a discussion the meeting agreed to the structural survey which is now due (in 2014 the cost was £1780 + vat).

The meeting then discussed additional lights and following a vote it was AGREED that the lights would NOT be extended this year.

64/17.           Correspondence

  • Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

65/17.           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
17/1665/FUL Wilton End Cottage Radlett Lane Shenley Hertfordshire Conversion of existing agricultural barn to a detached 3 bed dwelling with

associated amenity space, parking and landscaping.

17/1456/LBC 15 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EW Replacement of plastic half round gutters with seamless aluminium ogee

profile; fitting of non-return valve to cellar drain; removal of wall plate in cellar.

With regards to

17/0952/FUL University College London Sports Ground And Watford Football Club

Training Ground, Bell Lane, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BZ

Installation of an artificial playing surface for sports use (amended

description and site location plan received 25.07.17).

The meeting NOTED again 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.

(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.)

66/17.           Financial matters

  • Accounts for payment –September 2017 meeting
  • The following accounts for July 2017 meeting were received:
Payment To Reason Total Amount
Hertfordshire County Council Stationary 29.92
E.Amorim Gardener – pond area March 2017 – July 2017 270.00
Shenley Village Hall Hire of Village Hall 76.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Expenses – XERO monthly payment 26.40
E.ON The Cage 2.87
E.ON Harris Lane Pavilion 37.33
Shenley Methodist Church  Hire of hall for Neighbourhood plan 28.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.72
HMRC Payment 212.58
TOTAL 1770.82
  • The following accounts for August 2017 meeting were received:
Payment To Reason Total Amount
Caprin Limited printing of compliments slips 64.80
BT Office phone and broadband 93.44
LCR magazine Annual Subscription 17.00
Imagine Places Neighbourhood Plan support 300.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Expenses – XERO monthly payment 26.40
Banner Group Printer cartridges 231.10
BDO Auditing of Annual Return 360.00
HMRC Payment 212.58
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.73
E.ON Electricity – The Cage 7.90
Hertsmere Borough Council Neighbourhood Plan – business reply envelopes 194.40
Andy Gough Grounds Maintenance 210.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance 384.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office   & extra removal of waste 100.00
TOTAL 3289.35

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the September 2017 meeting accounts for both July 2017 (£1,770.82) and August 2017 (£3,289.35), totalling £5,060.17 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: –
  • Shenley Primary School request for £2116.80 to help towards the cost of swimming coach expenses (£1524.60 given in 2014, 2015 and 2016)

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve a donation of £1,524.60. However it was noted that the school kept £50 of the deposit money for hiring its hall for the Neighbourhood Plan launch meeting as they felt unhappy with the Parish Council.  Therefore as a result £50 has been deducted from their donation and will now receive £1,474.60.

  • It was NOTED that CIL money of £9,592.32 had been deposited in the Shenley Parish Council account.

51/17.           The meeting ended at 9.20p.m.                                           Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 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
Christmas Lights Book structural survey Clerk Actioned
Allotment Book tarmacking works for entrance to allotments Clerk Actioned
Junior Cricket team Send letter of congratulations Clerk ASAP
Planning Inspectorate Letter regarding Shenleybury Clerk ASAP
Novita Contact planning regarding removal of the name ‘Black Lion’ Clerk ASAP

 

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