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

provisionactionbyaction
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

Tue 3 Sept 2019 Shenley Parish Council Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan, Nigel Heller, Gavin O’Sullivan and William Susman (Chair), Natalie Susman and Anthony Spencer

 In attendance:           Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

  • 7 members of the public were present

40/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllr Annie Keen and County Councillor Morris Bright.

41/19.           Declarations of Interests

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

                        Councillors Natalie and William Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning the land adjoining the King William IV pub 

PREJUDICIAL -none.

42/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 9th July 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 9th July 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

43/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

44/19.           Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 11th July 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Finance Committee meeting, held on the 11th July 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

45/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

A question was asked regarding the Shenley Parish Council’s response to the Hertsmere Plan, regarding a site on Harris Lane. The response drew a comparison between a brown belt site and a green belt site, and it was felt a concession was being made with this particular site. Cllr Gilligan said that this was not the case and they would continue to fight any development in the green belt.

Following a discussion, it was AGREED that Councillor Gilligan would contact Hertsmere Borough Council to clarify the position and request the comments are removed from the public domain.

A question was then asked regarding the situation with the Right to Bid on the King William and The White Horse pubs. It was stressed that they were upset with Hertsmere Borough Council for taking so long to reply initially and not update the Council with any developments.

After a lengthy discussion it was AGREED that the Parish Council will write to the head of legal at Hertsmere to highlight the disappointment at the length of time it has taken for them to engage with us on this matter.

46/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • CCTV – Update

Cllr Heller updated the meeting on the situation with the CCTV cameras.  Shenley have 2 cameras, one on loan, and one that was purchased several years ago.  The camera that SPC own now needs replacing.  Cllr Heller informed the meeting that a new agreement is in place where we will purchase a new camera and lease another and rent the third (the finance for this was agreed at the finance committee). 

Following a discussion, it was AGREED that the 3 locations would be: – Ribston Close, Cockle Way and Pound Lane opposite the pond.  

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was updated with regards to needing a SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment), which is now not necessary. The next stage will be Regulation 16 which will be the final consultation period.  A public meeting will be held before the end of the year.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting thanked the ACS team for continuing to work so hard for Shenley.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

Clllr Keen has met with the supervisor 4 times and allocated work. So far, they have cleared overgrowth for 2 residents who have contacted the Parish Council. They have worked in the Spinney to enable the paths to be cleared. The front of Wilton Lodge up to the bus stop in London Road has been cleared of overgrown vegetation as has Porters Park Road.

This month going forward they will be working their way down Green Street to try and widen path.  Thanks, as always to Alex in Tea Rooms who always supplies Team with hot drinks

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Nothing to report

  • Allotments

Meeting on Thursday 19th September.

  • Shenley Fete

Thanks to the Shenley Fete and Carnival Committee for their generous donation to the Sir Richard Cox Charity.

  • Media Committee

Cllr Ash updated the meeting, informing that contact has been made with those groups that advertise in Shenley Village Matters and on the website.

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Christmas theatre trip will be booked shortly.

  • Police Update

Cllr Heller informed the meeting that crime has levelled out in the Shenley area and there are continued discussions and meetings to try and reduce the levels of crime and Anti-Social Behaviour. Since Jan 2019 there have been a total of 148 incidents reported in the Shenley Parish, and they have consisted of:

ASB                             27%

Burglary                     8%

Arson                          13%

Public Disorder         7%

Vehicle crime             11%

Other                          34%

In June we welcomed PCSO  Kleanthis Kourtoubelides to Shenley, who has already engaged with the Councillors and is working closely with them.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that apple Day is on 13th October.  

47/18.                        Correspondence Received:

HAPTC Bulletin
HBC News For you
Waldon Proposed Base Station Installation

48/19.           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 proposals.
APPLICATION NO. ADDRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
19/0975/FUL Shenley Park, Radlett Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire Alterations to corner kerb and pavement on the west side of the Shenley Park access road east junction on Radlett Lane
19/1229/FUL King William IV 82 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire Construction of a detached 4 bed dwelling on the land adjacent to 82 London Road, and reconfiguration of the existing Public House car park.
19/1294/PD56A The Farm House Barn The Farm House Salisbury Hall Drive London Colney Change of use of agricultural barn to residential dwelling house (C3) with alterations to create first floor level accommodation and changes to fenestration.

With regards to: –

19/1265/HSE 53 North Avenue Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DF Part single, part two storey rear extension.
19/1346/HSE 4 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 3 x rear dormer windows.

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.)

49/19.           Financial matters

  • that the monthly petty cash reports for July and August 2019 be approved

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

Shenley Primary School request for £2659.50 to help towards the cost of swimming coach expenses (£1524.60 given in 2014, 2015 and 2016, £1474.50 given in 2017 and £1500.00 given in 2018)

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

  • to change bank for Shenley Parish Council from NatWest to Unity Bank
  • to change bank for Shenley Community Activities Group (SCAG) from NatWest to Unity Bank

50/19.           The meeting ended at 10.00p.m.                                                     Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 9 JULY2019

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk Actioned
Right to Bid Email HBC Chairman and Clerk ASAP
Cllr Street responsibility Divide streets amongst Cllrs Clerk & Cllr W Susman ASAP
Future Initiative Committee Arrange meetings   Clerk ASAP
Neighbourhood Plan Clarify position regarding Harris Lane site to HBC Cllr Gilligan ASAP
Grant request Send cheques Clerk ASAP
Change bank accounts Begin paperwork Clerk ASAP
       

Tue 9 July 2019 Shenley Parish Council Minutes

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 9th JULY 2019, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Rosemary Gilligan, Nigel Heller, Gavin O’Sullivan and William Susman (Chair)

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council
  • 2 members of the public were present

31/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllrs Jonathan Bonn, Annie Keen Natalie Susman, Anthony Spencer and County Councillor Morris Bright.

32/19.           Declarations of Interests

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

PREJUDICIAL -none.

33/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 4th June 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 4th June 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

34/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

35/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman invited questions.  It was requested on behalf of residents unable to attend, that the CCTV camera be moved from London Road to Ribston Close.  It was AGREED and the Clerk will request the move.

36/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Appoint Councillor to act as a Trustee on Shenley Park Trust

Following a Proposer and a Seconder it was AGREED that Cllr Gilligan be appointed.

  • Parish Council Surgeries – Agree on timings in order to accommodate residents

It was AGREED to hold surgeries at different times to the Parish Council meeting in order to accommodate residents.  It was AGREED the next Councillor surgery will take place on Tuesday 10th September 8pm – 9pm in The Hub

  • Division of Shenley Streets amongst the Councillors

It was AGREED the clerk and Cllr Susman will divide the streets and allocate to the Cllrs.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Plan is currently with Hertsmere Borough Council and they hope it will be released for public consultation in October.

  • Drive Safe

The meeting was informed that the Drive Safe campaign is progressing.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting noted the email regarding the ACS group and thanked the team for continuing to work so hard for Shenley.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The team have returned to Shenley and have started work again in the Spinney.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Nothing to report

  • Allotments

Nothing to report

  • Shenley Fete

The fete was a huge success and the meeting thanked the Shenley Fete and Carnival Committee for all their hard work.

  • Media Committee

The meeting discussed web hosting and AGREED to move to a new provider. A meeting has been arranged for 22 July and we will report back at the meeting in September

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The summer trip to Southend On Sea was very successful.

  • Police Update

A meeting was informed that a new PCSO for Shenley started on 1st July.  It was AGREED that the Parish Council will produce containing Hertfordshire contact numbers a leaflet to be distributed to Shenley residents.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the new entrance will be done in the summer and the greenhouses are currently being refurbished  

37/19.           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 proposals.
APPLICATION NO. ADDRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
19/0812/HSE  14 Hillcrest Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DD Single Storey Rear Extension. 
19/0891/CLP 21 Shenleybury Cottages Shenleybury Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DJ Demolition Of Existing Garage And Construction Of Single Storey Side Extension. Certificate Of Lawful Development (Proposed).

With regards to: –

*19/0965/FUL Manor Lodge School, Ridge Hill, Shenley Hertfordshire, WD7 9BG Alterations and extensions to the “Coach House” grade II listed building and partial demolition to buildings within the curtilage to include in-filled courtyard with lift and staircase, glazed atrium, relocated main entrance with new clock turret, changes to fenestration and hard and soft landscaping to the new pedestrian approach.
*19/0966/LBC Manor Lodge School, Ridge Hill, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BG Alterations and extensions to the “Coach House” grade II listed building and partial demolition to buildings within the curtilage to include in-filled courtyard with lift and staircase, glazed atrium, relocated main entrance with new clock turret, changes to fenestration and hard and soft landscaping to the new pedestrian approach. (Application for Listed Building consent)

The Council would not objectto this application as long as the Grade II listed buildings are not effected.

 (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.)

38/19.           Financial matters

  • July 2019 meeting

The Accounts for payment for the June 2019 meeting were received and it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly Accounts for payment totalling £7,725.17 be approved.

  • Section 137 Grant Requests: – There was none

39/19.           The meeting ended at 8.50p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 9 JULY2019

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ASAP
Right to Bid Continue to chase Clerk ASAP
Cllr Street responsibility Divide streets amongst Cllrs Clerk & Cllr W Susman ASAP
*Allotment Committee *Future Initiative Committee Arrange meetings   Clerk ASAP
Shenley Parish

Tuesday 14 June Shenley Parish Council Minutes

Shenley Parish Council

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 4th JUNE 2019, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

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

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council
  • 7 members of the public were present

21/19.           Apologies for Absence.

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

22/19.           Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors spencer and Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.  

PREJUDICIAL -none.

23/19.           Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 14th May 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Annual Parish Council meeting, held on the 14th May 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

24/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 14th May 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 14th May 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

25/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

26/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman invited questions.  There were none. The Chairman thanked the residents for attending.

27/19.           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)

  • Information regarding upgrade to the existing mobile base-station at Bowmans Green Farm

The meeting NOTED the information.

  • Parish Council Surgeries

The second surgery was held prior to the meeting and is proving very successful.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Plan is currently with Hertsmere Borough Council and they hope not to have to carry out the SEA.  The next Steering Group meeting is on 12th June.

  • Drive Safe

The meeting was informed that the Drive Safe campaign is progressing with the police checking lead volunteers. It was NOTED that a commitment is wanted from the police, that where evidence is collected it will be actioned.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting thanked the team for continuing to work so hard for Shenley. A session took place last week and 15 sacks of refuse were collected.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

Unfortunately, the team have not been to Shenley for 5 weeks. A list of urgent works that need doing is being collated.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

The meeting was informed that someone had tried to steal the new benches, fortunately this did not happen.

  • Allotments

A date for the Allotment Committee will be sent out.

  • Shenley Fete

The fete is taking place on 23/06/19, with the prep work being done on 22/06/19.  The meeting was asked if anyone could help over the weekend that would be greatly appreciated.  It was suggested that help be asked via Facebook. It was also suggested that a Councillor attends the fete committee meetings as there is currently no Parish Council representation on the committee. It was AGREED this would be looked at.

  • Media Committee

The latest edition of Shenley Village Matters will be sent out in the coming weeks.

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Clerk informed the meeting that the summer trip on Wednesday 26th June to Southend On Sea is proving very popular.

  • Police Update

A meeting between SPC and HBC has taken place to discuss working with the police and specifically the PCSO’s in Shenley.  As a result, there will be a meeting with the SPC, HBC and the police to discuss this further. It was also mentioned that there may be a possibility to ask HBC to fund or part fund wildlife cameras in Shenley.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that there will be 2 new Parish Councillor trustees on Shenley Park Trust.

28/19.           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 proposals.
APPLICATION NO. ADDRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
19/0716/HSE 30 Hamblings Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JJ Construction of single storey front extension.
19/0718/HSE 30 Hamblings Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JJ Construction of part single part 2 storey side extension

With regards to: –

19/0738/FUL Thatched Cottage, Silver Hill, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5PW Single storey replacement dwelling with accommodation at basement level.
19/0739/LBC Thatched Cottage, Silver Hill, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5PW Single storey replacement dwelling with accommodation at basement level (Application for Listed Building Consent).

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that it is a gross overdevelopment as well as OBJECTING on the grounds that it is inappropriate development within the Green Belt.

 (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.)

29/19.           Financial matters

  • June 2019 meeting

The Accounts for payment for the June 2019 meeting were received and it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly Accounts for payment totalling £13,664.10 be approved.

  • Section 137 Grant Requests: –
  • Shenley District and Horticultural Society grant request (£200 was given in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve a donation of £200, subject to seeing a copy of their accounts.

  • Junior Netball Academy grant request for £2,900

Following a discussion, it was AGREED that the parish Council do not have sufficient funds to support the application.  However, it was AGREED that if they wish to apply again in the future then they can do so.  A copy of the Grant Awarding Policy will be sent with the reply.

  • The Council NOTED that the Internal Audit was carried out on 21st May 2019
  • The Council NOTED and RECEIVED the Internal Auditor’s Internal Audit report for year ended 31st March 2019.
  • The Council REVIEWED Section 4 of Annual Return (Internal Audit Report)
  • The council confirmed the fidelity insurance cover for 2019/20 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.

30/19.           The meeting ended at 9.22p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 4 JUNE 2019

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ASAP
Right to Bid Continue to chase Clerk ASAP
Cllr Street responsibility Divide streets amongst Cllrs Clerk & Cllr W Susman ASAP
*Allotment Committee *Finance Committee *Future Initiative Committee Arrange meetings   Clerk ASAP
Shenley Fete Committee Council representation needed CLLRS ASAP