Tue 10 Dec 2019 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes


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

(* Denotes attended for only part of the meeting)

 In attendance:           Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

  • 3 members of the public were present

74/19.           Apologies for Absence.

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

75/19.           Declarations of Interests

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


76/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 5th November 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 5th November 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

77/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.  

78/19.           Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 4th December 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Finance Committee meeting, held on the 4th December 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and adopted by the Council

79/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

A resident asked for an update on the speeding issue on Black Lion Hill.  The Council were informed that an application for a SID has been submitted and is supported by the local County Councillor. The result of this will not be known for several months.

80/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Upcoming Events

The meeting discussed the Christmas event on Sunday 15th December and the Chanukah event on Saturday 28th December.  Councillors offered their help where they are available.

  • VE Day 2020

It was AGREED that this will be added to the January agenda for further discussion

  • Distribution of Salt

The meeting was informed 30 bags of salt have been delivered and a resident is very kindly holding on to them. It was agreed that the Chairman will distribute the bags to the worst effected streets when the snow is due.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that hopefully we will hit 50 responses to Regulation 16 that closes at midnight on the 10th December 2019. The examiner still needs to be appointed before the referendum can take place. It was AGREED to add the adoption of the plan to the January agenda.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting was informed that the skip being held in Shenley Park has been very useful. The team now have 10 volunteers. The Parish Council thanked the team for all their hard work.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

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

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Allotments

The meeting discussed the request to hire out Harris Lane and the pavilion.  It was agreed not to pursue this at this time.  The clerk will inform the people who made the request.

  • Media Committee

Will be meeting in January

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Christmas theatre trip will be on Wednesday 11th November to see the musical 9-5.

  • Police Update

The meeting was informed that there is a new PCSO – Suzi Tether. She met with some residents last weekend at Tesco to intro herself and listen to issues raised.

In the new year, a local Crime Prevention seminar for the residents will be organised and hosted by the PCSO group, with a Parish Council follow up introducing local companies that provide anti-crime devices such as house alarms, cameras etc.

The meeting was informed that ASB crime has reduced by 28%,

Following a meeting with the police sergeant and Inspector it was agreed that police updates will be added to the Shenley Parish FB page. They also confirmed that any private video (Ring door, CCTV cams etc) can, and will, be used in evidence when appropriate after a crime has been committed. It was also suggested that any suspicious or unusual behaviours should be reported to 101.

  • Drive Safe Update

Paperwork still needs to be completed by the Chairman.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the entrance to the Park from Radlett Lane will now be done at the beginning of January 2020.

81/19.           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.





Green Acre Lodge, Green Street, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BD

Change of use of former annexe to create a self-contained 2 bed dwelling with amenity space.


13 Harris Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9ED

Single storey rear extension following removal of existing extension and conservatory. Conversion of loft to habitable room with front and rear dormer



22 Southerton Way Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LJ

Conversion of garage to habitable room and relocation of front door.


26 Woodhall Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9AT

Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of detached 4 bed house. (Revision to application 17/2358/FUL)


Catherine Bourn Farm Mimms Lane Ridge Hertfordshire

Demolition of existing derelict outbuildings and plant storage area and construction of new detached 2 storey garage and storage facility adjacent to main dwelling.


Pursley Farm 2 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire

Continued use of the property known as Building 16 and Yard 16 as an industrial unit with an administration office for the operation of the business and yard area to store & repair machinery and vehicles associated with the business. Certificate of Lawful Development (Existing)


2 Anderson Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EQ

Construction of new front porch and demolition of existing rear extension.


Pursley Farm 2 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire

Continued use of the property known as building 23 as a car sales business

for the cleaning, valeting and storage of cars associated with the business.

Certificate of Lawful Development (Existing).


3 Ashmeads Court, Porters Park Drive, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JU

Conversion of double garage to habitable space to include alterations to front fenestration.

(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.)

82/19.           Financial matters

  • The Accounts for payment for the November 2019 meeting were received and it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly Accounts for payment totalling £8,255.80 be APPROVED
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was: –RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring reports for November be APPROVED
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report for November 2019 be APPROVED.
  • Grant Requests using the General Power of Competence: –

Following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED to give Sir Richard Cox a grant of £800 (it was agreed that this figure will be increased for 2020)

  • Following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED: –

 To purchase 4 x £50 vouchers for Mr Nakrani, Mr Beaton, Mrs Beaton and Mr Leboff for all their help with the Parish Council throughout the year. Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve the request.

  • Following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED: –

To purchase 7 x £15 ‘Café In The Orchard’ vouchers for ACS volunteer as a thank you for all their hard work.

  • The Council RESOLVED to APPROVE the Budget requirement for the year 2020/21
  • The Council RESOLVED to APPROVE the precept amount of £79,734.00
  • It was AGREED that the Clerk notify Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

83/19.           The meeting ended at 8.20p.m.                                                       Chairman






Planning Applications

Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions.



Cllr Street responsibility

Divide streets amongst Cllrs

Clerk & Cllr W Susman


Change bank accounts

Begin paperwork



To be added to January agenda

*VE Day – 75 years Councillors to think how they would like to commemorate the event

*Christmas Lights – Engage with the community

*Adopt Shenley Plan


Jan meeting


Send precept to HBC


Following Jan meeting





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