Shenley Parish

Tue 4th April 2017 – Parish Council Meeting Minutes

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

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council


112/16.         Apologies for Absence.

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


113/16.         Declarations of Interests

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



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

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


115/16.         Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.


116/16          Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

There were none


117/16.         Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


  • Pursley Field

Nothing to report.


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

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

  • Moving the goal mouths

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

  • Confirm exactly which benches need replacing

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

  • Outdoor gym equipment installed in Harris Lane

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


  • Allotments

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


  • Shenley Fete

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


  • Future Initiative

It was AGREED a meeting date needed to be set.


  • Media Committee

There is a meeting taking place in April.


  • CSP

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


  • Police Update

The Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter was NOTED.


  • Shenley Park Trust

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


  • Neighbourhood Plan

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


  • The Village Sign

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


117/16.         Correspondence

  • Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:


118/16.         Planning Applications

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

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


With regards to;

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

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

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


119/16.         Financial matters

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

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

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

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

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

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

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

See point 117/16 (v)

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


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


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


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