Shenley Parish

Tue 7 Jan 2020 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes


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

 In attendance:           Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

  • 8 members of the public were present

84/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillor Jonathan Bonn.

85/19.           Declarations of Interests

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


86/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 10th December 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 10th December 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

87/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.  

88/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The meeting welcomed Sgt Noel Buckley, PCSO Suzy Tether and Miss Fiddler the new head of Shenley Primary School who introduced themselves.

Sgt Buckley and PCSO Tether updated the meeting on recent events and highlighted there is a greater police presence due to the attacks of the 602 bus on Porters Park Drive.

A resident highlighted that the website needed updating.  It was confirmed this would be actioned and the Chairman said he will do a monthly update for the website. It was agreed the media committee would look into the website.

A resident asked about youth provisions and what can be done for them.  Following a discussion, it was AGRREED that Cllr Gilligan will contact Hertfordshire County Council youth team to see what is available.  It was further AGREED that Cllr Susman will put people in touch with each other to start an initial discussion.

80/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Adopt Shenley Plan

Following a discussion, the meeting AGREED to;

Adopt the Shenley Regulation 16 submission plan -Oct 2019, as the official Shenley Parish Plan.

It was AGREED the Clerk would inform HBC.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that there were 76 responses to Regulation 16, with the majority being in favour of the plan, with the next step being the appointment of an examiner. The next meeting of the Steering group will be on 21st January 2020. The meeting then went on to discuss changing the planning Working Party into a Committee. It was agreed the members of the planning working party will discuss this and report back at the February meeting.

  • VE Day 2020

It was AGREED that the Parish Council will host an afternoon tea in the village hall on Sunday 10th May.  The intention is to have live music with an address from the religious leaders of Shenley.

  • Christmas Lights – Engagement with the Community

To be actioned.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting was informed that last Sunday was an excellent session with 10 people collecting 25 sacks of rubbish.  In 2019 volunteers worked 171 hours collecting 214.5 bags of rubbish.

The volunteers were thanked for all their efforts.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

Unfortunately, the team have not attended for 2 months now.  Hopefully they will start back again next week.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Allotments

Nothing to report.

  • Media Committee

Nothing to report.

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

Nothing to report.

  • Police Update

See point 88/19.

  • Drive Safe Update

Nothing to report.

  • Shenley Park Trust

Nothing to report.

90/19.           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.
19/1928/FUL Darrach Cottage Silver Hill Borehamwood Hertfordshire WD6 5PW Single storey replacement dwelling with accommodation at basement level. Revised application to 19/0738/FUL
19/1929/LBC Darrach Cottage Silver Hill Borehamwood Hertfordshire WD6 5PW Single storey replacement dwelling with accommodation at basement level. Revised application to 19/0738/FUL (Application for Listed Building Consent).

(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.)

91/19.           Financial matters

Following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED to give St Martins Church Choir £100 as a way of a thank you for performing at the Christmas event at the Cage.

92/19.           The meeting ended at 9.20p.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
Change bank accounts Begin paperwork Clerk ASAP
Planning Working Party Decide on whether to change the working party to a committee Planning Working Party Feb meeting
Youth provision Find out about HCC youth provisions and pass on details to those interested parties Cllrs Gilligan and Susman ASAP
Shenley Plan Inform HBC of adoption Clerk ASAP
Website Update Media Cttee ASAP
Precept Send precept to HBC Clerk Following Jan meeting
St Martins Church choir Arrange £100 to be given Clerk ASAP
VE day Begin organising Clerk ASAP
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