MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 7th JANUARY 2020, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY
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.
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
- 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.
|APPLICATION NO.||ADDRESS||PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT|
|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
ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER 2019
|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|
|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|