Tue 2 Oct 2019 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes


PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Annie Keen, Gavin O’Sullivan, William Susman (Chair), Natalie Susman and Anthony Spencer

 In attendance:           Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

  • 3 members of the public were present

53/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllr Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan, Nigel Heller and County Councillor Morris Bright.

54/19.           Declarations of Interests

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


55/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd September 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 3rd September 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

56/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

57/19.           Minutes of the Allotment Committee Meeting held on 19th September 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Allotment Committee meeting, held on the 19th September 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr N Susman and adopted by the Council

58/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

A statement was made regarding the speeding issues down Black Lion Hill.  It was stated that in July whilst a speed camera was in action and tickets were being issued, a resident was informed that someone who was issued a ticket would be objecting to it in court.  The meeting was informed that the court ruled in favour of the speeding car due to the poor signage along Black Lion Hill.

The meeting was informed that the Clerk and Cllr N Susman would be attending a police seminar to investigate funding for a speed camera.

The meeting was also informed that there had been an incident of fly tipping near Clore Shalom School and the clerk would report it to County Council as the residents who had reported it, had not had any joy with either Borough or County Council.

59/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Parish Council Surgeries

Following a discussion, it was AGREED to stop the Parish Council Surgeries as these have been poorly attended. It was felt the reason for this is that residents contact the Council when issues arise.

The meeting went on AGREE that the December Parish Council meeting be moved from Tuesday 3rd December to Tuesday 10th December as it was apparent the meeting would not be quorate.

  • Climate Change

The meeting was informed that Hertsmere Borough Council are doing what they can to aid this.  It was suggested that the Parish Council should be recycling as much as possible should do less printing. It was also suggested that the Parish Council purchase reusable cups for the SCAG trip and attendees would be expected to bring them with on the trips.

  • Upcoming Events

The meeting discussed all the upcoming events and councillors offered their help where they are available.

  • CCTV – Update

Nothing to report

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was updated with regards to the Neighbourhood Plan.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The ACS team are next meeting on Sunday 6th October to work along Green Street and Porters Park Drive. The meeting thanked the ACS team for continuing to work so hard for Shenley.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The team are attending weekly and doing well.  Thanks, as always to Alex in Tea Rooms who always supplies Team with hot drinks

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Nothing to report

  • Allotments

The meeting discussed the possibility of looking into the Woodland Trust ‘Plant a Tree’ Campaign.  It was AGRRED a member of the Allotment Committee would be asked to investigate this further.

  • Media Committee

Nothing to Report.

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Christmas theatre trip will be on Wednesday 13th November to see the musical 9-5.

  • Police Update

Nothing to report

  • Drive Safe Update

Nothing to report.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that following the request by residents via the Parish Council for poo bin in the park, the Parish Council were informed that the Park Trust do not have the funds available for this.

This led on to the meeting discussing and AGREEING to putting bullet points on the website, highlighting the outcome of monthly Parish Council meeting.

60/18.                       Correspondence Received:

Nothing received

61/19.           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 proposal.
19/1438/FUL Arsenal Training Centre, Bell Lane, London Colney, Hertfordshire Single storey extension to existing Media building to provide additional facilities for the Arsenal women’s tram.

With regards to: –

19/1307/HSE 21 Shenleybury Cottages, Shenleybury, Hertfordshire Demolition of existing garage and construction of single storey side extension

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that it is 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.)

62/19.           Financial matters

  • that the monthly petty cash reports for September would be sent out by email

(IV)     Grant Requests using the General Power of Competence: –

There were none

63/19.           The meeting ended at 8.50p.m.                                                       Chairman


provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk Actioned
Cllr Street responsibility Divide streets amongst Cllrs Clerk & Cllr W Susman ASAP
Salt Request free to bags Clerk ASAP
Change bank accounts Begin paperwork Clerk ASAP
December parish Council meeting Change date from Tuesday 3rd December to Tuesday 10th December Clerk Actioned
Report fly tipping to HCC Fly tipping near Clore Shalom Clerk Actioned
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