Tue 1 Sept 2020 Shenley Parish Council Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY, 1 SEPTEMBER 2020, AT 7.30PM REMOTELY, VIA ZOOM

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

In attendance:                       

  • Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council
  • 5members of the public were present at its most

40/20.21.     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllr Rosemary Gilligan and County Councillor Morris Bright

41/20.21.     DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS OF ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

Councillor Spencer declared a personal interest in the item concerning planning as a Borough Councillor on the Policy Review Committee, Planning Panel and Planning Committee.

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

42/20.21      MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 7th JULY2020

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 7th July 2020 be

confirmed as a correct record, and to be signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council. 

43/20.21      REVIEW OF ACTION PLAN FROM ABOVE MEETINGS

The Action plan was NOTED

35/20.21      PUBLIC ISSUES

At this point, the chair of the meeting invited questions from the public

The meeting was asked for an update on the new gate and lease at Pursley Field.  It was NOTED that the Parish Council are waiting on the new heads of term for the lease at Pursley.  Borehamwood 2000

require the new lease to be at least 20years in order to secure outside funding.

The meeting was updated on Woodhall Spinney and were informed that HCC Public Rights of Way will be contacting the landownerfor the hedges to be cut down to the approved height. The ditch and pond no longer hold water at present no developments have been made.  It was REQUESTED and AGREED that the matter concerning Woodhall Spinney will be kept on the agenda as topic item.

The Chairman thanked everyone for their questions

45/20.21      REPORTS OF COMMITTEE, MEMBERS AND CLERK

  • Review and Approve Code of Conduct

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve and adopt the Code of Conduct.

  • To NOTE Guidance on Declarations of Interests at meetings

Following a proposer and a seconder the Guidance on Declarations of Interests at

meetings were NOTED

  • Parish Council Vacancy

The meeting was informed that the required signatures have beenreceived following the resignation of Jonathan Bonn and the by- election for the 2 vacancies will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021, unless the covid legislation changes.

  • Youth Working Party

It was AGREED that the interested members of the public would be put in contact with one another to see if there is still interest.  The matter will be added to the October agenda.

  • Allotments

The meeting was informed that, and allotment committee meeting will be arranged. 

The deed regarding the gates opening on to the allotments will be put to the next meeting of the allotment committee before it is sent to the homeowners. The meeting was informed that the Community Payback Team will be able to assist with clearing the ditches etc, this will be confirmed.

Following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED to purchase a bin for the allotments for £353.10 + VAT

Following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED to repair the gate to the allotments for £315 + VAT

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that the neighbourhood plan is going to executive at HBC on 8th September and full council around the 17th September. 

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting thanked the team for their continued hard work.  More volunteers have joined the team which met in August and are meeting again on the 6th September.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The meeting was informed that at the moment the team can not come back to Shenley due to covid restrictions.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Pursley Field

Following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED to purchase a kissing gate for the side entrance to Pursley field from the allotment entrance for £1,020.80. This is necessary due to scooters and quads using Pursley Field.

  • Media Committee

Nothing to report

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

Unfortunately, no trips have been able to take place this year due to Covid 19.It is very much hoped something can be organised towards the end of the year, but this will depend on

government guidelines and will be kept under review.

  • Police Update

The latest stats for Shenley and Potters Bar were read out. However, it is not possible to separate the two areas.  The police have been asked to highlight any trends effecting

Shenley.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that a Shenley Park survey is due to be distributed to all Shenley homes.  Following comments regarding Shenley Park Tennis Courts and possible funding, this is now being discussed with local Borough Councillor.

The meeting was informed that the entrance to the park will be done imminently.

46/20.21      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.AddressProposed Development
20/1131/HSE45 Greenwood Gardens Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LFConversion of garage to habitable room with window and 2 roof lights to rear, change of garage door to window and alterations to rear elevation ground floor window
20/0786/FULLand Adjacent To 1, Black Lion Hill, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9DEConstruction of a 2 storey, 4 bed dwelling and garage with amenity space, parking, access and associated works.
20/1210/MAWillows Activity Farm, Formerly Bowmansgreen Farm, Coursers Road, Colney Heath, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BBApplication for a non-material amendment to amend the wording on condition 6 to ‘As far as Unit C is concerned, this shall be used for use Class E restricted to retail, gymnasiums, indoor recreations not involving motorised vehicles or firearms, Café or restaurant uses and for no other purpose whatsoever (including any other purpose within Class E of the Schedule to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order, or in any provision equivalent to that class in any statutory instrument revoking and reenacting that order)’ following the grant of planning permission ref TP/95/0348.
*20/1326/FULLand Next To De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Museum Salisbury Hall Bell LaneExtension to the 5-year time limit by an additional 2 years following permission under reference 15/0956/FUL.  

With Regards To: –

20/1159/VOCSite of Former 26 Woodhall Lane Shenley HertfordshireApplication for variation of a Condition 6 (plans) to allow for changes to first floor rear balcony, location of pool, and additional crossover following grant of planning permission 19/1804/FUL.

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of: –

Single track lane so not deemed safe to have 2 access points. The original driveway is sufficient for cars to turn around. Due to the angle of the property to the front the extension to the driveway would abut protected green space.

With Regards To: –

20/1185/HSE13 Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire WD7 9EDSingle storey rear extension following removal of existing extension and conservatory and new roof to existing side and rear extension.

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of: –

• Overdevelopment

• Negative effects to the street scene

(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.)

47/20.21      FINANCIAL MATTERS

Following a proposal and seconder, it was: –RESOLVED that the monthly Accounts for payment in Julytotalling £4,302.61 and August totalling £4,687.02 beAPPROVED

  • There were none

48/20.21      The meeting ended at 8.30p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2020

provisionactionbyaction
Planning ApplicationsLetter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions.ClerkASAP
The SpinneyThis to remain as a full agenda itemClerkOctober meeting
ProcurementOrder kissing gate, repair to allotment gate and new bin for allotmentClerkActioned
Pursley FieldChase Heads of Term with HCCCllr W SusmanASAP
Allotment CommitteeArrange meeting via zoomClerkASAP
Community Payback TeamSee if they can start again in ShenleyCllr KeenActioned

Tue 7 July 2020 Shenley Parish Council Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY, 7 JULY 2020, AT 7.40PM REMOTELY, VIA ZOOM

PRESENT:      Councillors Justine Ash, Rosemary Gilligan, Annie Keen, *Gavin O’Sullivan, *Natalie Susman, William Susman and Anthony Spencer.

In attendance:                       

  • Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council
  • *County Councillor Morris Bright
  • 118 members of the public were present at its most

(* Denotes attended for only part of the meeting.)

Commencement of The Meeting

The Chairman Councillor William Susman formally called the meeting to order and welcomed those

present.  Cllr Susmaninformed the meeting of the death of Mr. Bob Gough and asked that the meeting be dedicated in his memory and in the memory of those who have passed away during this difficult time. The chairman asked the meeting to hold a one minute’s silence as a mark of respect.

31/20.21.     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllr Jonathan Bonn.

32/20.21.     DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS OF ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

Councillors William and Natalie Susmandeclared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Primary School playing field and the abutting land – Agenda Item 35/20.21

Councillor Rosemary Gilligan declared a personal interest in the planning item 20/0900/FUL.

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

33/20.21      MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 2NDJUNE 2020

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 2ndJune 2020 be

confirmed as a correct record, and to be signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council. 

34/20.21      REVIEW OF ACTION PLAN FROM ABOVE MEETINGS

The Action plan was NOTED

35/20.21      PUBLIC ISSUES

At this point, the chair of the meeting was handed over to Councillor Gilligan.

Shenley Primary School playing field and abutting land

The issue of the private land sale, of land that had previously been rented to HCC for the use of Shenley Primary School, had caused great upset amongst the local community as well as parents at the school.

Councillor Gilligan read out a statement on behalf of Shenley Parish Council, and then invited William Susman to read out a statement on behalf of himself and Natalie Susman.CouncillorGilligan then invited the Clerk to read the questions that had been submitted in advance of the meeting.Several other

members of the public were invited to ask questions.

The questions asked related to the purchase of land by two of the Parish Councillors, in their private

capacity. Residents were passionate about this and upset that the land in question is used by Shenley Primary School and that the children of the school may lose this valuable amenity.

During the questions and statements both the County Councillor and Head of Governors made

representations. The meeting was informed that Shenley Parish Council would always support the school. It is noted that during the time of this discussion the meeting became heated and at times very personal.

There was a question relating to a planning application and it was agreed this point would be discussed when the agenda reached point 37/20.21 (Application No. 20/0667/FUL)

At this point the Chair was handed back to William Susman

36/20.21      REPORTS OF COMMITTEE, MEMBERS AND CLERK

  • Request for swimming grant from Shenley Primary School

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve a donation of £1,500.00.

  • Parish Council Vacancy

The meeting was informed that the required signatures have beenreceived and the

by- election will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021, unless the covid legislation changes.

  • The Spinney – Question from resident

The meeting was asked what was happening with the pond at the Spinney that has been drained and now fenced off, believing that this piece of land had been given to HBC.

The meeting was informed that an onsite meeting will be held, with the resident, a

representative of SPC, a representative of the landowner and a representative of HBC has been arranged. It was AGREED that the Clerk would correspond with the resident to ensure all the information is available.

  • Allotments – gates from houses opening onto the allotments

The meeting was asked about gates that had been erected in the gardens of the newly developed houses abutting the allotments. The meeting was informed that because of this, a deed will be drawn up for those homeowners who also have allotments.  It was confirmed that this is best practice at other Parish Councils with similar allotments.  The deed will be put to the next meeting of the allotment committee before it is sent to the homeowners.

The meeting was asked if a lock could be put on a gate at the allotments, that is allowing access for quad bikes to get on to Pursley Field.  It was AGREED this would be looked at.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that following the fact that the Shenley NP has passed its examination, they are now waiting for this to be confirmed at an HBC Executive meeting.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting thanked the team for their continued hard work.  The last session involved 15 volunteers collecting 35 bags of litter. The next session will take place on the 2nd August.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

Nothing to report.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Allotments

The meeting was informed that the lease at Pursley Field is almost complete.

The Harris Lane play area is once again open, however the gym equipment remains

 cordoned off as the equipment does not have a 2 meters gap.

The meeting also discussed the possibility of using new signs to stop litter.  It was AGREED that even though effective, the language may not be deemed appropriate.

  • Media Committee

Nothing to report

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

Unfortunately, no trips have been able to take place this year due to Covid 19.It is very much hoped something can be organised towards the end of the year but this will depend on

government guidelines and will be kept under review.

  • Police Update

The Clerk read out a police report, that primarily focused on anti-social behaviour in around Ribston Close.

The meeting was also informed about anti-social behaviour taking place in New Road.  It was NOTED that the police have been informed and this will be followed up

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the volunteers will be returning on Thursday, but only 2 at a time were to be permitted.

The meeting also NOTED a question from a resident concerning the use of the tennis courts and read a reply from the Park Trust that stated they have been deemed unfit to use and needed resurfacing.  A resident then said there is possible funding available.  It was AGREED this information would be passed on to the Park Trust.

37/20.21      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.AddressProposed Development
20/0750/HSE54 Greenwood Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LFConversion of garage to habitable space and change of garage door to window
20/0896/HSE9 North Avenue Shenley, Hertfordshire WD7 9DFErection of new front porch.  
20/0900/FULThe White Cottage Mimms Lane Shenley RadlettDemolition of existing house and construction of replacement detached 3 beddwelling to include access, landscaping, parking and bin store.

With Regards To: –

20/0667/FULRidge Hill Stables, Rectory Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BG  Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 6 x 4 bed, 2 storey detacheddwellings; 2 x 4 bed, 2 storey semi-detached dwellings; and 5 detached garages (2 xsingle and 3 x double) with gardens and amenity space.

The meeting NOTEDthat if HBC were to approve the application it should be subject to conditions  as laid out by the following statutory consulteesAffinity Water concerning possible contamination of drinking water for the surrounding area and HCC Public Rights of Way concerns regarding the waste

water from the proposed development will flood the Public Right of Way. This was an issue the previous owner was aware of. The meeting also NOTED environmental Health are concerned with contaminated land on the site and the need for good noise abatement to protect the future residents from noise from the M25.

The meeting also AGREED that Shenley needs smaller and more affordable housing as per the Shenley Neighbourhood Plan.

With Regards To: –

20/0786/FULLand Adjacent To 1, Black Lion Hill, Shenley, WD7 9DEConstruction of a 2 storey, 4 bed dwelling and garage with amenity space,parking, access and associated works.

Whilst the meeting NOTED the existing planning permission for the site which allows for all parking at the rear of the residence.  The meeting OBJECTED to the use of parking and access via Black Lion Hill, as this is a renowned accident black spot. The meeting then NOTED the Highways report, where Highways said they would not support access from the front of the property.

At this point it was NOTED that much of the former King William Pub has been demolished.  It was agreed that Planning and enforcement would be contacted regarding this.

(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.)

At this point following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED to extend the meeting by 30mins (to allow the 2.5-hour time limit in the standing orders to be extended to 3 hours)

38/20.21      FINANCIAL MATTERS

Following a proposer and seconder, it was: –RESOLVED to approve and adopt Grant

Rewarding Policy

  • There were none
  • Road Safety Fund

Following a proposer and seconder, it was: –RESOLVED to contribute 10% of the cost for 2 x SID’s (£14,800 = £1,480.00)

  • Unity Trust Bank Account

Following a proposer and seconder, it was: –RESOLVED to add A. Keen and remove

N. Heller as signatories

  • Internal Financial Controls

Following a proposer and seconder, it was: –RESOLVED to APPROVE and ADOPT the

Internal Financial Controls

39/20.21      The meeting ended at 10.12p.m.                                                     Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 7 JULY 2020

provisionactionbyaction
Planning ApplicationsLetter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions.ClerkASAP
    

Tue 2 June 2020 Shenley Parish Council Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY, 2 JUNE 2020, AT 7.30PM REMOTELY, VIA ZOOM

PRESENT:      Councillors Justine Ash, Rosemary Gilligan, Nigel Heller, Annie Keen, Gavin O’Sullivan,           Natalie Susman, William Susman and Anthony Spencer.

In attendance:                        Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

20/20.21.     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllrs Jonathan Bonn and County Councillor Morris Bright.

21/20.21.     DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

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

PREJUDICIAL -none.

22/20.21      MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 5th MAY 2020

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Annual Parish Council meeting, held on the 5th May 2020 be confirmed as a correct record, and to be signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council. 

23/20.21      REVIEW OF ACTION PLAN FROM ABOVE MEETINGS

The Action plan was NOTED

24/20.21      QUESTIONS BY RESIDENTS OF SHENLEY PARISH

The chairman welcomed residents and invited questions. The meeting was asked if there was an update on the derelict Police Station on Harris Lane.  Cllr N Susman said that due to the current pandemic HBC had not been able to respond to this but she would continue to chase. It was asked what was happening with the area of The Spinney that had been cordoned off and the pond drained.  Again, Cllr N Susman said this would be chased but it was believed that the adjoining landowner was simply creating definitive boundaries. Concerns were raised regarding the South Mimms heritage Area reassessment by HBC as a field and other small area have been removed from the conservation area. It was agreed this would be added to the July agenda in order to get more information regarding this.

The Chairman thanked the resident for attending the meeting.

25/20.21      REPORTS OF COMMITTEE, MEMBERS AND CLERK

  • Approve and Adopt Information & Data Protection Policy

Following a proposal and a seconder it was agreed to ADOPT the Code the Information & Data Protection Policy

  • Approve and Adopt Retention & Disposal Policy

Following a proposal and a seconder it was agreed to ADOPT the Retention & Disposal      Policy

  • Approve and Adopt Publication scheme

Following a proposal and a seconder it was agreed to ADOPT the Publication scheme.

  • General Power of Competence

The Council RESOLVED and CONFIRMED conditions of eligibility for the General Power of Competence –Local Govt Act 2011 (requirements being a CILCA qualified Clerk, 2/3 of Councillors to have been elected)

  • Shenley Celebration – post Covid 19

It was AGREED this would be added to the July agenda

  • Pathway – Cockle Way/Fielders Way

Nothing to report

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that the examiner has recommended to HBC to go forward to the referendum stage on the Shenley Neighbourhood Plan.  It was NOTED that the examiner has recommended NOT to include the special policy area as it is in the Green Belt. It was NOTED that The Spinney has been given the title of a Public Open Space, which is not often awarded.

Cllr W Susman asked if the Neighbourhood Plan Committee would be able to give a brief update of the current situation.

  • Christmas Lights – Engagement with the Community

The Chairman will be holding a Zoom meeting with several residents to discuss this. At this time, it was also NOTED that the lamp posts on Porters Park Drive have been painted and it was agreed how good these now look.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting thanked the team for their continued hard work, as they are continuing to meet regularly.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

Nothing to report.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Allotments/Pursley Field

The meeting was informed that Borehamwood 2000 who currently rent Pursley Field are struggling financially in the current climate.  Due to the support the local community receive for the football club it was unanimously AGREED to not charge the club rent this year.

  • Media Committee

Nothing to report

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

Nothing to report.

  • Police Update

The meeting was informed that a speeding awareness campaign was carried out throughout Shenley and over 60 speeding drivers will be receiving various warnings and fines.  The meeting was also informed about noise pollution from one specific car with a loud    exhaust in Porters Park. It was agreed this would be passed on to Environmental Health.

  • Drive Safe

Nothing to report.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the Part Trustees will be electing a Vice-Chair. It was NOTED that a local resident has informed the Parish Council that she was asked to refrain from picking up rubbish in the park. She did question this with the Park Trust and was upset by the response she received. 

26/20.21      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.ADDRESSPROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
20/0635/HSE12 Juniper Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LAFirst floor front extension and conversion of garage to habitable room with fenestration changes (Amended description only).
*20/0729/HSE42 Hamblings Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JJSingle storey rear extension and conversion of garage to habitable room – (Resubmission)

With Regards To: –

20/0467/HSE13 Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9ED  Conversion of loft to habitable room with 2 roof lights and dormer to front and 1 roof light and dormer to rear

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of: –

  • Overdevelopment
  • Negative effects to the street scene

(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.)

27/20.21      FINANCIAL MATTERS

  • totalling £4,352.55 be APPROVED
  • There were none
  • The council NOTED that the internal audit was carried out on 30th April 2020
  • The Council NOTED and RECEIVED the Internal Auditor’s Internal Audit Report for year ended 31st March 2020.
  • The Council REVIEWED Section 4 Of Annual Return (Internal Audit Report)
  • The Council Confirmed the Fidelity Insurance Cover For 2020/21 Was At £150,000.
  • The Council NOTED and APPROVED the Asset Register – Disposals and Additions.
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED the Earmarked Reserves
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED Section 1 Of Annual Return (Annual Governance Statement)
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED Section 2 Of Annual Report (Accounting Statements)
  • The Council NOTED That the Notices of Appointment Date for The Exercise of Elector’s Rights Have Been Completed and Will Be Displayed on The Parish Council Notice Board.
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED the 2019-20 VAT adjustments identified in the Internal Auditors report. The Council NOTED that the Internal Auditor had identified VAT adjustments made for £747.29 in the 2019-20 accounts which resulted in the VAT claim for 2018-19 being lower than was expected. The Council reviewed the adjustments and

verified that they were correct.

28/20.21.     The meeting ended at 8.45p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 2 JUNE 2020

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Planning ApplicationsLetter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions.ClerkActioned
July 2020 AgendaAdd: – South Mimms Heritage Area changes Shenley Celebration – post Covid 19ClerkJuly meeting
Christmas LightsEngagement with the CommunityCllr W SusmanASAP
Neighbourhood PlanBrief Update for the communityCllr GilliganASAP
Police station on Harris LaneCurrent statusCllr N SusmanASAP
The Spinney BoundaryCurrent statusCllr N SusmanASAP
Shenley Parish

Tue 5 May 2020 – Annual Shenley Parish Council Meeting

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY, 5 MAY 2020, AT 7.30PM REMOTELY, VIA ZOOM

PRESENT:      Councillors Justine Ash, Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan, Nigel Heller, Annie Keen,                                    Gavin O’Sullivan, Natalie Susman, William Susman and Anthony Spencer.

In attendance:                        Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

COMMENCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS

The Chair, Councillor William Susman formally called the meeting to order and welcomed those present.

1/20.21         ELECTION OF CHAIR

Councillor Susman invited nominations for the position of Chair with Councillor Susman being nominated and duly seconded. Following a vote Councillor Susman was duly elected. Councillor Susman confirmed his willingness to act in the capacity of Chairman to the Council: –

RESOLVED that councillor William Susman be appointed chair of the council for the municipal year 2020/2021.

2/20.21         ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

Councillor Susman invited nominations for the position of Chair with Councillor Heller being   nominated and duly seconded. Following a vote Councillor Heller was duly elected. Councillor         Heller confirmed his willingness to act in the capacity of Vice – Chairman to the Council: –

RESOLVED that councillor Nigel Heller be appointed Vice – Chair of the council for the municipal year 2020/2021.

3/20.21         ABSENCE OF MEMBERS AND DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE

Councillors Susman and Heller will complete their acceptance of office form for

the position of chair and Vice-Chair which will be witnessed by the clerk as proper officer.

Councillor Susman remained in the chair and, in so doing, expressed his appreciation and thanks for the support of all the members of the Parish Council.

4/20.21         Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Gilligan, Keen and Spencer Declared A Personal Interest In The Item Concerning Shenley Park Trust. 

PREJUDICIAL -none.

5/20.21         APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS 2020/2021

Finance Committee:

The Council;

RESOLVED—that a Finance Committee be appointed for the municipal year 2020/2021               comprising the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Council ex-officio, and Councillors Rosemary        Gilligan, Gavin O’Sullivan and Anthony Spencer.

Allotment Committee

The Council;

RESOLVED—that an Allotment Committee be appointed for the municipal year 2020/2021 comprising the Councillors Rosemary Gilligan, Annie Keen and Natalie Susman, together with five allotment holders and a representative of the Shenley and District Horticultural Society.

The Council;

RESOLVED—that the following working groups be appointed for the municipal year 2020/2021, which will act in an advisory capacity and will have no decision-making powers. They will appoint their own chairs and meet as and when they determine, subject to them     reporting to the full Council. They will have full powers to co-optor consult with any members of the public.

  • Future Initiative Working Group comprising Cllrs Justine Ash, Jonathan Bonn, Annie Keen and Natalie Susman.
  • Media Working Group comprising of Cllrs Justine Ash, Annie Keen and members Guy Beaton, Nicky Beaton & Dayaram Nakrani.
  • Planning Group comprising Cllrs Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan and Nigel Heller.
  • Police and Crime including CSP (Community Safety Partnership) comprising of Cllrs Jonathan Bonn, Nigel Heller and Anthony Spencer.
  • Youth Committee Comprising Cllrs Justine Ash, Natalie Susman and William Susman.
  • Neighbourhood Plan Comprising Cllrs Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan, Annie Keen Gavin O’Sullivan and William Susman as the Parish Council representatives. Interested individuals can become involved as associate members of the group.

6/20.21         APPOINTMENT/NOMINATION OF MEMBERS/REPRESENTATIVES TO SERVE ON OUTSIDE BODIES

The Council;

RESOLVED – that the following representatives be appointed/confirmed/ nominated (as appropriate) as the Council’s representatives on the bodies indicated: –

  • Shenley Village Hall Management Committee- Councillor Gavin O’Sullivan- 2020/2021
  • Shenley Park Trust – Councillors Rosemary Gilligan (the period of office expires May 2023) and Annie Keen (the period of office expires May 2023).
  • Sir Richard Cox’s Charity – Councillors Rosemary Gilligan & Natalie Susman together with Mrs Nicky Beaton and Mrs Liz Trott.

7/20.21         Financial Regulations

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to adopt the Financial Regulations for Shenley Parish Council.

8/20.21         Standing Orders

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to adopt the Standing Orders for Shenley Parish Council.

9/20.21         HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to adopt the Health and Safety policy for Shenley Parish Council.

10/20.21      INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS

Following a proposer and a seconder it was NOTED that the internal Financial Controls for Shenley Parish Council will be adopted once the bank has moved to one with online banking facilities

11/20.21      DIRECT DEBITS

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve the Direct Debits for Shenley Parish Council.

12/20.21      DATES OF MEETINGS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL AND THE PARISH MEETING FOR THE             MUNICIPAL YEAR 2020/2021

The Council;

RESOLVED—That the following dates of meetings be confirmed for the

Municipal Year 2020/2021: (The first Tuesday of the month)

YEAR 2020YEAR 2021
Tuesday 5 May– Annual Parish Council MeetingTuesday 5 January
Tuesday 2 JuneTuesday 2 February
Tuesday 7 JulyTuesday 2 March –  Annual Parish Meeting
**************************Tuesday 2 March
Tuesday 1 SeptemberTuesday 6 April
Tuesday 6 OctoberTuesday 4 May – Annual Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 3 November**************************
Tuesday 1 December**************************

(N.B. No Meeting Scheduled For August 2020)

13/20.21      MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 2ND MARCH 2020

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 2nd March 2020 be confirmed as a correct record, and to be signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.  The Council NOTED that no meeting of the Council was held in April 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic)

14/20.21      REVIEW OF ACTION PLAN FROM ABOVE MEETINGS

The Action plan was NOTED

15/20.21      QUESTIONS BY RESIDENTS OF SHENLEY PARISH

The chairman invited questions. There were none.

16/20.21      REPORTS OF COMMITTEE, MEMBERS AND CLERK

  • Pathway – Cockle Way/Fielders Way

Nothing to report

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that due to there being no elections this year, as a result of the Covid 19 Pandemic, there will be no referendums until 2021.

  • VE Day 2020

The meeting AGREED that Cllr N Susman will put the poster on Facebook, with possible     suggestions for VE day celebrations in isolation, with a caveat stating that if people cannot get scones and tea items themselves then the Parish Council will be happy to deliver them.

  • Christmas Lights – Engagement with the Community

The Chairman will be holding a Zoom meeting with several residents to discuss this.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting thanked the team for their continued hard work.  The last session involved the collection of lots of facemasks, gloves and bottles.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

Nothing to report.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Allotments

Nothing to report.

  • Media Committee

Nothing to report

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

Nothing to report.

  • Police Update

Nothing to report on the police.  However, the OWL publications were discussed, and it was AGREED that the OWL notice regarding bogus deliveries will be put on the Parish Council Facebook page.

  • Drive Safe Update

The meeting took the opportunity to discuss the Road Safety Fund.  It was NOTED that the Parish Council had been asked to specify how much they were willing to contribute to the 2 SIDs, subject to the scheme going ahead.  It was AGREED that the Clerk will find out the overall figures involved so the Council can make a sound judgement call.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the staff had been furloughed.

  • Update on Cinema Event

The meeting was informed that unfortunately the event has been cancelled.

17/20.21      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.ADDRESSPROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
20/0531/HSE8 Raphael Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JGDemolition of existing rear conservatory and    erection of single storey rear extension  
20/0507/LBCManor Lodge School, Ridge Hill, Shenley, HertfordshirePartial removal of the partition wall between the Art Room and the Art Stock Room to include removal of suspended ceiling. Construction of new louvred opening in the Server Room in the south east wall of the projecting bay. (Application For Listed Building Consent).
20/0568/HSE36 Nell Gwynn Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9JATwo storey rear extension and changes to fenestration at front elevation.

With Regards To: –

*20/0464/FUL  Land At Pinks Cottage, Rectory Lane, Shenley,          HertfordshireDemolition of existing equestrian buildings to     facilitate construction of 2 x pairs of                  semi-detached, 2 storey, (4 x 3 bed) dwellings with integral garage to include access,           landscaping, parking and bin store.

The Council SUPPORT this application, as the houses will be affordable to the market.  The houses will be smaller family homes, that are encouraged, and the Council support the comments made by the public consultees – the tree officer, drainage officer and Hertsmere ecology.These can be addressed by “Conditions” in any resulting planning permission.

With Regards To: –

20/0472/FULLand To The Rear Of 86 London Road, Shenley, WD7 9DXErection of resident’s storage cupboards, provision of two additional car parking spaces, and creation of two amenity gardens.

No Objection was made; however, the Council would like to see a living roof on the roof of the storage cupboards in order to minimize the visual impact on the Green Belt and surrounding properties.

With Regards To: –

*20/0563/FUL  Pursley Farm, 2 London Road, Shenley,                 Hertfordshire, WD79ENDescription: Retention of biomass boiler, steel container and associated tanks (retrospective application).

The Council NOTED that as it is a retrospective application, they are aware that there have been complaints over the last few years regarding the amount of smoke emanating from the site.

With Regards To: –

20/0467/HSE13 Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9ED  Conversion of loft to habitable room with 2 roof lights and dormer to front and 1 roof light and dormer to rear

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of: –

  • Overdevelopment
  • Negative effects to the street scene

With Regards To: –

*20/0605/HSE4 Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EB  Single storey extensions to front, rear and both sides, following demolition of existing side and rear extensions. Conversion of loft to habitable room with rear dormer window (revised application).

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds of: –

  • Overdevelopment
  • Negative effects to the street scene
  •  

(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.)

18/20.21      FINANCIAL MATTERS

  • totalling £6,327.89 and April totalling £3,636.06 be APPROVED
  • There were none
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was: –RESOLVED that the quote from Hertfordshire      Highways for the painting of 56 lamp columns in Porters Park Drive, of £3,597 (which is 1/3 of the total cost, the rest will be paid by County Councillor Bright’s Highway Locality Budget) be APPROVED

110/19.         The meeting ended at 8.40p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 5 MAY 2020

provisionactionbyaction
Planning ApplicationsLetter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions.ClerkActioned
Change bank accountsArrange for signatories to sign paperworkClerkASAP
VE DayAdd information to FacebookCllr SusmanASAP

Tue 3 March 2020 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 3rd MARCH 2020, AT 7.30PM (FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING), IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Jonathan Bonn, Nigel Heller Annie Keen, William Susman (Chair) and Natalie Susman

 In attendance:           Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

  • 6 members of the public were present

102/19.         Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Rosemary Gilligan, Gavin O’Sullivan, Anthony Spencer and County Councillor Morris Bright.

103/19.         Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL    Councillor Keen declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.   

PREJUDICIAL -none.

104/19.         Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 4th February 2020

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 4th February 2020 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

105/19.         Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.  

106/19.         Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman invited questions. A resident asked for an update on the lease at Pursley Field for Borehamwood 2000. The chairman confirmed that the lease should be completed in the coming days and following this an extension to the lease will be arranged.

It was asked what was happening with regards to the fly tipping by Clore Shalom that is getting worse.  It was AGREED that this would be chased.

A question was asked regarding the proposed film studios in Borehamwood regarding the additional traffic that will undoubtedly come through Shenley. Following a discussion, it was AGREED that Borough Councillor Susman would bring this up with HBC and when the plans are submitted by SKY, Shenley Parish Council will form a co-ordinated response from the local community including the schools and parents.

The issue of speeding along Black Lion Hill was again mentioned. It was AGREED the application for the road safety fund would be chased.

The Chairman thanked everyone for attending

107/19.         Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Shenley Primary School – Request to use Harris Lane Field for Charity Event

The meeting welcomed the School PE co-ordinator to the meeting.  Following a discussion, it was unanimously AGREED that the school can use Harris Lane field for a charity fun run event. It was AGREED that the school will check their insurance as will the Parish Council.

  • Pathway – Cockle Way/Fielders Way

Cllr N Susman is looking into the ownership and responsibility of the pathway.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed the inspector did an incognito visit to the village.

  • VE Day 2020

The meeting was informed that the Parish Council together with the local religious leaders will be hosting a free tea for the community on Sunday 10th May 3-5pm in the Village Hall.

  • Christmas Lights – Engagement with the Community

The Chairman had had several responses from people wishing to be part of a working group.  The first meeting is to be arranged.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting thanked the team for their continued hard work.  The last session had 11 volunteers collecting 29 ½ bags of rubbish.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The team are regularly attending and completing work we request. The meeting thanked the team for all their hard work.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Allotments

The meeting was informed that the trees in the fields are being checked by Gristwood and Toms

  • Media Committee

The meeting was informed that the website is being made more user friendly.

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The next trip will be to Kew Gardens on Wednesday 22nd April

  • Police Update

Nothing to report.

  • Drive Safe Update

Nothing to report.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the AGM took place on 2nd March.

  • Update on Cinema Event

The meeting was informed that plans are going ahead.

108/19.         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.ADDRESSPROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
*20/0046/HSE11 Charrington Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9GZInstallation of rear conservatory.
*20/0284/HSE13 Harris Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EDSingle storey rear extension following removal of existing extension and conservatory with new front porch and alterations to fenestration (revised application).  

With Regards To: –

20/0119/FULLand At 102 To 104A And Rear Of 100 To 104A London Road, Shenley, HertfordshireRedevelopment of the site to include change of use of existing rear ground floor offices to residential (C3), construction of a first-floor rear extension to adapt the layout of existing flat and create an additional 2 x 1 bed apartments at ground & first floor levels. Demolition of existing garages and outbuildings to the rear and construction of 3 x 2 bed, 2 storey terrace dwellings with associated access, parking and landscaping.

Whilst delighted to see the potential provision for the elderly, the meeting was concerned regarding the disruption and damage to the wildlife such as the bat and hedgehog colonies that will be unavoidable. The meeting was also concerned with the visual impact on the neighbouring properties.

(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.)

109/19.         Financial matters

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve a donation of £1,312.50.

110/19.         The meeting ended at 8.40p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 3 MARCH 2020

provisionactionbyaction
Planning ApplicationsLetter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions.ClerkActioned
Change bank accountsBegin paperworkClerkASAP
Clore Shalom SchoolArrange for grant to be givenClerkASAP

Tue 10 Dec 2019 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 10th DECEMBER 2019, AT 7PM 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

(* 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.   

PREJUDICIAL -none.

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.

APPLICATION NO.

ADDRESS

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

19/1776/FUL

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.

19/1802/HSE

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

windows.

19/1803/HSE

22 Southerton Way Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LJ

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

19/1804/FUL

26 Woodhall Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9AT

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

19/1819/HSE

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.

19/1828/CLE

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)

19/1859/HSE

2 Anderson Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EQ

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

19/1905/CLE

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).

19/1902/HSE

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

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER 2019

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

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

Councillors

Jan meeting

Precept

Send precept to HBC

Clerk

Following Jan meeting

 

 

 

 

Tue 5 Nov 2019 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2019, 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

  • 3 members of the public were present

64/19.           Apologies for Absence.

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

65/19.           Declarations of Interests

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

PREJUDICIAL -none.

66/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd October 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 2nd October 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

67/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.  

68/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

There were no questions from residents

69/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Upcoming Events

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

  • Agree Timing for Christmas at The Cage

As the ride around Shenley is not able to take place this year, it was agreed that the Santa event at the Cage will take place on Sunday 15th December 5.30-6.30pm.

  • CCTV – Update

The meeting was informed that the new cameras were now in place and the contracts were signed.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that Regulation 16 is now in place and will close on Tuesday 10th December.  There will be a public meeting in the Village Hall on Thursday 14th November at 7.30pm.  Short versions of Regulation 16 have been produced and will be handed out on the night.  The Councillors were asked to encourage people to give their feedback on Regulation 16.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

Seven members of the ACS team met up and did an excellent job all around Shenley. The Parish Council thanked them for all their hard work.

  • 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.  This week they did an excellent job of cleaning around the war memorial base.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Allotments

The meeting AGREED for gates to be put up in the allotments stopping people driving along the wildlife area, along the side of the allotments.

  • CIL

The meeting was informed that the clerk and chairman met with HBC to discuss CIL and clarify what and where it can be used.

  • Media Committee

Nothing to Report.

  • 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 there have been recent burglaries in Shenley, and the CCTV will need to be looked at for potential useful footage.  The local PCSO ran a surgery in the tea rooms, however it needed to be better advertised.

  • 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 be done between Christmas and New Year. The work to the greenhouses is currently being done. Apple Day was a great success.

70/18.                       Correspondence Received:

London Luton Airport Ltd Expansion Consultation

71/19.           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
19/1548/CLE White Cottage Mimms Lane Shenley Radlett Erection of single storey dwelling and stable building. Certificate of Lawful Development (existing).
19/1621/CLP 24 Newcome Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EJ Construction of single storey side and rear extension. Certificate of Lawful Development (Proposed).
19/1666/ADV McDonalds Restaurant Ltd Bell Lane London Colney Hertfordshire Installation of 4 x internally illuminated menu board signs and 1 x digital screen (Application for Advertisement Consent).
19/1656/HSE 9 Old Nursery Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9FD Single storey side and rear extension.

With regards to: –

19/1669/HSE 33 Mulberry Gardens Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LB Single storey rear extension and conversion of loft to habitable room to include rear dormer with Juliet balcony.
19/1673/HSE 30 Hamblings Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9JJ Construction of single storey front infill extension between house and garage (revised application).

The Council OBJECTED to these applications on the grounds that: –

  • The development is too large
  • The development is not in keeping with the street scene
  • It is not in-keeping with the emerging Neighbourhood Plan

 (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.)

72/19.           Financial matters

There were none

The meeting was reminded that the December Parish Council meeting will take place on TUESDAY 10th DECEMBER.

73/19.           The meeting ended at 9.15p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER 2019

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
VE Day – 75 years To be added to December agenda – Councillors to think how they would like to commemorate the event Councillors Dec meeting

Tue 2 Oct 2019 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2019, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

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.   

PREJUDICIAL -none.

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.
APPLICATION NO. ADDRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
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

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER 2019

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