Shenley Parish

Shenley Parish Council Minutes Tuesday 4th December 2018

Shenley Parish Council




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

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council
  • 6 members of the public were present


71/18.           Apologies for Absence.

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


72/18.           Declarations of Interests

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



73/18.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 6th November 2018

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 6th November 2018 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council


74/18.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.


75/18                        Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

A resident asked when the speeding questionnaire would be handed to County Councillor Morris Bright. It was NOTED that this would be done by Councillors Heller and Spencer and a date was still to be set. Residents complained the speeding continues along Black Lion Hill and Councillors confirmed that they are still contacting Hertfordshire County Council regarding this. The meeting NOTED and email from a resident regarding speeding and referring to the cardboard policeman. Councillor Susman confirmed he will respond with the resident.


A resident mentioned the fact that there is no street lighting on Black Lion Hill, with the issue having been going on for several months. The meeting agreed this was dangerous. Councillor Susman said he will get the reference numbers for the already reported issues which will then be forwarded on to ask County Councillor Morris Bright to look into.


76/18.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  1. Grace Avenue – Appeal DC/17/1893/FUL
  2. Councillor Spencer gave the meeting background to the appeal. The appeal has been made against the refusal decision. Following a lengthy discussion it was AGREED that the Parish Council would uphold its objection. Councillor Spencer said he would formulate a response and send this to the clerk. This would then be forwarded on to the inspectorate.
  3. Neighbourhood Plan
  4. The meeting were informed that the Steering Group will be meeting this week. There is to be a Health Check completed. Hopefully the next stage will begin in March 2019.
  5. Drive Safe 
  6. The meeting NOTED the email from the resident who wished to be involved. Councillor Susman will progress with this.
  7. Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update 
  8. The meeting were informed that the ACS group will meet over the weekend.
  9. Community Payback Scheme – Update 
  10. Councillor O’Sullivan informed the meeting that the work has begun along the ditch along Green Street.
  11. Harris Lane/Rookery Field

The meeting were informed that Gristwood and Toms have now completed the tree works. UK power networks are working in Rookery Field in order to temporarily fix the power issue in Shenley.


Following a discussion the meeting AGREED to order Sepia Brown benches for Harris Lane.


  1. Allotments  
  2. Nothing to report
  3. Shenley Fete
  4. The date of 2019 fete is 23rd June 2019.
  5. Media Committee
  6. Nothing to report
  7. Shenley Community Activities Group 
  8. The Clerk informed the meeting that the matinee performance of the show Motown has been booked for 13th December and tickets have sold well.
  9. Police Update  
  10. The meeting spoke at length about the Shenley gypsy site and it was NOTED that instead of the permitted one static caravan and one mobile caravan allowed on site, they currently have one large static caravan and 3 mobile caravans. Neighbours are feeling very intimidated. Councillor Spencer said he will contact enforcement regarding the situation.
  11. The meeting were informed that PCSO Chris Ramdeen will report to the Council once a quarter.
  12. Shenley Park Trust  
  13. The meeting were informed that the Park Trust have made a profit. The lease for the Shenley Synagogue has now been signed.
  14. Future Initiative Committee•          Christmas – Sunday 16th December – The Santa Ride around the Village will be in the morning and Santa at the Cage will be at 5.30pm Helping in the evening = Annette, Anthony, Nicky77/18.           Planning Applications
  15. The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;
  16. •          Chanukah – Saturday 8th December – Helping = Nigel and Gavin
  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
18/2113/HSE Pond House, Mimms Lane, Shenley, Radlett Construction of detached garage
18/2175/HSE The Dell, Radlett Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire Single storey rear extension
18/2181/HSE 18 Queensway, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9DQ Single storey side extension
18/2198/FUL Allotment Site Stapleton Road Borehamwood Hertfordshire Installation of 1 X 12m converted steel container set on oak beams, for the purpose of housing lockers & gardening equipment. (Revised Application)

(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.)


78/18.           Financial matters

  1. Accounts for payment –December 2018 meeting
  • The following accounts for the December 2018 meeting were received:
Payment to Reason Total Amount
Village Sign People New village sign 3964.00  
ImaginePlaces support and work 4,182.00  
Caprin Limited Banner patch 24.00  
John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance 144.00  
Banner Group Cartridges 153.55  
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Wreath 19.00  
Petty Cash Petty Cash – amount to take up to £200 imprest system 198.13  
Mrs Amanda Leboff Monthly XERO & reimburse for refreshments 57.32  
Mrs Nicky Beaton Replacement ink cartridges 31.97  
William Susman Reimburse for cables and presenter 64.97  
Dor 2 Dor Deliver flyers from SPC for HBC local plan info 160.00  
Shenley Village Hall Management Committee Hall Hire 24.00  
The Board of Deputies Grant to Shenley Primary School JLEX Exhibition 300.00  
Borehamwood 2000 Grant to Borehamwood 2000 for repairs to dugout 500.00  
Castle Water The Hub – Waste Water bill 4.48  
E.ON The Cage electricity 8.76  
HMRC November payment 202.19  
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1,084.61  
Caprin Limited Patches for event banners 48.00  
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet & office 32.00  
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance 384.00  
Danny Gough Allotment works and tree works 430.00  
Andy Gough Allotment works 150.00  
IAC Audit & Consultancy GDPR Audit 456.00  
ID Property Services Works to erect new Village sign 150.00  
BT Office phone and broadband 104.83  
Gristwood and Toms Tree works in Harris Lane and Rookery Field 2664.00  
Petty Cash Petty Cash – amount to take up to £200 imprest system 136.74  
  TOTAL 11714.55  



  1. Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring reports for the November meeting be approved
  2. Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved
  3. GDPR
  • Report from IAC Audit
  • 12 action steps
  • The report and action steps were NOTED and ACCEPTED.
  1. Grant Requests using General Power of Competence: Following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED to give Sir Richard Coxa grant of £800 for the exhibition 70/18.           The meeting ended at 8.20p.m.                                                       Chairman
  3. Sir Richard Cox’s Charity – £800
provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ASAP
Grace Avenue Uphold objection – Councillor Spencer to formulate email Cllr Spencer ASAP
Speeding Cllr Heller to confirm meeting with County Councillor Morris Bright Clerk ASAP
Drive Safe Campaign Cllr Susman and Clerk to move forward with this Cllr Susman ASAP
Removal of rubbish Contact John O’Conner for quote Clerk Actioned
Metro Bank Clerk to send documents to move bank accounts Clerk ASAP
Gypsy Site Contact enforcement Cllr Spencer ASAP
Speeding Contact resident who emailed Cllr Susman ASAP


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