Bozeat Parish Council Meeting Minutes 2019

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THE ANNUAL FINANCE MEETING FOR BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 14th JANUARY 2019 IN THE SCHOOLROOM OF TLC (THE LITTLE CHAPEL), DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT AT 7pm

PRESENT: – Cllrs Gibbins [Chairman]; Bell; Brown; Dudley-Smith; Pollard; Pritchard and Skittrall, Cllr Cooke arrived during the course of the meeting.

PUBLIC: – no members of the public were present at the meeting.

1. Apologies.

It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllrs Docker; Forward and Spencer.

2. Declarations of interest.

It was resolved to accept the following declarations of interest from members of the Council: – • Bozeat Playing Field Association – Cllr Gibbins declared a non-pecuniary interest.
• Allotments – Cllr Brown declared a pecuniary interest.

3. Employees.

a. Salaries review: –
(i) Clerk/Burial Registrar – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the council accepts the new salary scale rates agreed by ALCC and NALC and revise the Clerk’s salary from 1st April 2019 to £14.22 per hour for up to 45 hours per month. This was agreed.
(ii) Allotments Manager – Cllr Pollard proposed that the Manager’s salary remain unchanged but that the annual use of home allowance be increased to £150. This was agreed.
b. It was noted that all Parish Council employees are employed and that PAYE is operated.
c. Pensions – it was noted that the council’s pension review date is 1st February 2019.

4. Cemetery.

a. Review of Cemetery fees – it was resolved to make no changes to the fees charged.
b. Review of Cemetery guidelines – it was resolved to make no changes to the guidelines.

5. Allotments.

a. Review of allotments rents – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the council makes no changes to the allotment rents charged for the year 1st January – 31st December 2020. This was resolved, Cllr Brown abstained from the vote.
b. Review of Allotment guidelines – it was resolved to make no changes to the guidelines.

6. Insurance review.

It was noted that additional items were added to the policy during 2018.

7. Policies review.

It was resolved to make no changes to the council’s policies.

8. Review of risk assessments.

It was resolved to make no changes to the risk assessment templates and schedule.

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9. Review of Terms of Reference.

It was resolved to amend the Clerk’s job description to include responsibility for compliance with GDPR.

10. Review of additional Standing Orders.

It was resolved to make no changes to the standing orders.

11. Review of the Parish Plan Action Plan.

It was resolved that a working party comprising Cllrs Bell, Pritchard and Skittrall revise the full Action Plan. Cllr Skittrall reported that a new round of grants is available for pocket parks, which may be useful for the Town Well refurbishment.

12. Review of the Parish Council Community Project List.

Cllr Bell proposed that Village Green improvements be included on the list as Option 3, this was agreed.

13. Review of GDPR documents.

It was resolved to make no changes to the councils’ GDPR documents, noting one minor breach during 2018.

Cllr Cooke arrived at this point in the meeting.

14. Precept for the year 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020.

Cllr Skittrall proposed that a new earmarked reserve for Leisure and Recreation be created and that the council’s capital receipt money be transferred into the budget, this was agreed. it was further agreed to add a new budget under General for verge mowing.

Cllr Skittrall proposed that a precept of £31700 be requested from the Borough Council of Wellingborough, this was seconded by Cllr Bell and agreed.

There being no further business, the meeting was declared closed.

Signed …………………………………………………………. Chairman. 21st February 2019.

A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 21st JANUARY 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7pm.

PRESENT: – Cllrs Gibbins [Chairman]; Bell; Pritchard and Spencer. Cllr Cooke arrived during the course of the meeting.

PUBLIC: – no members of the public were present at the meeting.

  1. Apologies.

    It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllrs Brown; Docker; Dudley- Smith; Foward; Pollard and Skittrall. It was noted that Cllr Cooke would be arriving during the course of the meeting.

  2. Declarationsofinterest.

    No new declarations of interest were recorded.

  3. Minutes.

    Cllr Gibbins proposed that the minutes from the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 17th December 2018 be accepted as a correct record. This was seconded by Cllr Bell and agreed.

  4. Mattersarising.
  1. Circulating documents – the progress of circulating packs was checked and packs passed on, as appropriate.
  2. Village Hopper bus service – it was noted that Cllr Pollard was representing Bozeat Parish Council at the consortium meeting being held this evening. It was resolved to consider purchasing timetable display cabinets for the village bus stops, this to be an agenda item for the next meeting.
  3. Unitary authorities – it was noted that the issues with Brexit could impact on the progress of this.
  4. Community Asset Register – the Chairman and Clerk to meet to progress the first application for inclusion on the register.
  5. Defibrillator–CllrGibbinsreportedthatthekeypadonthecabinetcouldbereplacedata much lower cost than the purchase of a replacement cabinet and it was resolved to order the keypad instead of a cabinet.

5. Policereport.

  1. Crime figures – it was reported that the crime figure website is now working, the Clerk to investigate.
  2. Parking, speeding and anti-social driving strategy – it was reported that Cllr Brown has registered for Community Speed watch and volunteers are now required, it was resolved to add this to the report ready for the next issue of Bozeat Matters. It was noted that the County Council are to install signs next to the village shops advising that parking is time limited, the Clerk reported that a parking ticket was issued in the High Street recently.

6. Planning.

  1. Current/new planning applications – Cllr Pritchard proposed that the report [Appendix A] submitted by Cllr Skittrall be accepted, this was agreed. An application for a house behind another property in London Road was noted, previous applications have been refused as this is backfill.
  2. Planning responses – it was noted that the Borough Council will no longer send out hard copies of plans, preferring them to be viewed online instead. It was resolved to write to the Borough Council objecting to the loss of hard copy plans and suggesting that applicants should provide sufficient copies for distribution to consultees.
  3. Neighbourhood Plan – no progress.

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7. Councilservices.

  1. Cemetery – an issue with spoil being placed on a grave was resolved once the funeral had taken place. The Caretaker had reported that some residual spoil is being distributed onto graves in the cemetery, and it was resolved that the cemetery be checked after each burial.
  2. Applications for permission to place memorials or headstones in the Cemetery. None received.
  3. Allotments – the Clerk reported that several plots had been relinquished and offered to new tenants. A further reminder will be sent to those tenants still owing rent at the end of January.

    Cllr Cooke arrived at this point in the meeting.

8. Localenvironment.

  1. Highways – Cllr Gibbins proposed that a report [Appendix B] submitted by Cllr Foward be accepted this was agreed.
  2. Mill Road verge degradation – the Chairman reported that he is to contact the contractor about the quality of the repair work at this location.
  3. Street lights – no issues were reported.
  4. Parish Paths Warden – it was reported that a landowner had asked the council to take

    action to remind dog owners to keep their pets on the lead when using the footpaths and it was resolved to include this in our next Bozeat Matters report and ask the landowner to contact the Dog Warden if problems persist.

  5. Village Warden – Cllr Gibbins proposed that a report [Appendix C] be accepted this was agreed. It was suggested that the Village Warden be asked to check the grit bins recently adopted by the Parish Council and this was agreed.

d. Land registrations – it was noted that the landowner has not responded to the letter sent and it has been difficult to obtain a telephone number, it was suggested that the local parish council be contacted to see if they can help.

  1. Village approach signs – final designs were shown to the meeting and it was resolved to order signs saying Welcome to Bozeat but not include the decorative posts. It was further resolved to accept the quote of £3800 for four signs, noting that the council had, initially, agreed a cost of £3000.
  2. Playing Field – Cllr Pritchard proposed that the Parish Council agrees to accept a quote from R & G for providing dragon tooth posts in order to prevent unauthorised incursion onto the playing field by vehicles, the cost of the project to be up to £3500 nett of VAT. This was seconded by Cllr Spencer and agreed.
  3. Vergemowingcontract2019-2020–CllrGibbinsproposedthatBozeatParishCouncil continues to take responsibility for verge mowing and that the contract be awarded to R & G, this was agreed. It was noted that the mowing map will need some adjustments prior to the start of the mowing season.

9. Representativesreports.

  1. Bozeat Playing Field Association – it was reported that improvements are being made to the pavilion and finances are being sorted out.
  2. Bozeat Primary School – it was reported that the new Headteacher is now in post and the council has sent her a letter of welcome.
  3. JAG meetings – Cllr Gibbins reported that he had attended a recent meeting and that 2-3 additional PCSO’s are to be recruited. The Borough Council has appointed 2 environmental wardens to help to tackle anti-social issues such as fly tipping; dog fouling and litter. It was resolved to report this in Bozeat Matters. A new initiative by the Police, to train local people to patrol villages was noted and it was resolved to locate information about this and include it on the agenda for the next meeting.

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d. Village Hall steering group – it was reported that the community church hall will not be maintained and the group are now seeking to raise funds to build a new village hall at the playing field.

10.Local events.

  1. Summer Fete 2019 – it was resolved that the school and church calendars be consulted prior to setting a date for this event.
  2. Lt John Ahern – Cllr Spencer reported that she had done considerable research into the sacrifice of Lt John Ahern, whose plane crashed on the outskirts of Bozeat 75 years ago next 16 December. Cllr Spencer will contact the person who has asked what is to be organised to commemorate this event and will consult the British Legion. It was suggested that the story be given prominence in the December issue of Bozeat Matters.

11.Capital receipt.

  1. MUGA.
  2. Outdoor gym equipment.
  3. Concrete table tennis table – it was noted that two quotes have been received for items b

and c combined. A consultant would obtain the best quotes, liaise with bpfa and manage the project, including the design and installation of equipment. It was resolved to request a firm proposal for presentation at the next meeting. The Clerk suggested that she contact colleagues through SLCC and find out what usage equipment already installed in other parishes is receiving and any issues that are being encountered, this was agreed. It was reported that residual funds held by the former Bozeat Fireworks Committee may be passed to the Parish Council for safe-keeping pending a decision on its disposal.

12.Town Well.

  1. Investment and bank account – it was reported that the investment has been realised and the funds paid into the Barclays Bank account held in the name of Town Well. The account will be closed and any funds paid to the Parish Council for the future upkeep of Town Well.
  2. To consider options to improve/refurbish the area – it was noted that this project has stalled and it was resolved to install the commemorative bench and Tommy figures.

13. Finance.

  1. Payments–CllrCookeproposedthattheFinanceReport[AppendixD]beacceptedand the fund transfers and payments listed be approved, this was agreed.
  2. Online banking – it was noted that all new signatories now have access to the online bank account.
  3. Britannia account – it was reported that there is no longer a branch nearby in which to take the pass book to be made up or organise withdrawals from the account. Cllr Spencer proposed that the parish council seeks an alternative investment account at a local bank and it was resolved that the Clerk investigates Nationwide.

14. Correspondence.

It was resolved to acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting, as listed on Appendix E.
It was resolved to investigate the possibility of recycling crisp packs and agreed to add this to the agenda for the next meeting.

It was noted that the London Road planter will continue to be decorated.
Information about outdoor cinema opportunities was noted, suggested that this could be used as part of, or instead of, the summer fete.

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15.Items for the next agenda.

• Parish council noticeboard.

16.Date and time of next meeting.

It was noted that the next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will take place on Monday, 18th February 2019 and will follow Public Participation at 7pm. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29 7JP.

There being no further business, the meeting was declared closed.

Signed……………………………………………… Chairman. 18th February 2019.

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – January 2019

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications Reference No. For

None

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications Reference No. For

None

(c) Pending Applications Reference No. For

None

(d) New Applications Reference No. For

APPENDIX A Date granted

Date refused

WP/19/00023

Bungalow on land to rear of 111 London Road

Status

Status

Not yet notified

(e) WP/19/00023 – Bungalow on Land to rear of 111 London Road

This is an outline application for a two bedroom bungalow in the rear garden of 111 London Road. The illustrative plans show a building abutting 3 boundaries of the site possibly with access from the PROW that runs along the rear of the London Road properties.

(f) LocalPlanPart2progress

The Planning Inspector has approved the plan subject to some modifications, most of which were agreed between the relevant parties at the inspection. Assuming that these are accepted it will go to the next Development Committee meeting who will recommend that the plan is made by the following meeting of the Council.

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Bozeat Parish Council – Highways Monthly Report

Month ending 19th Jan 2019

Street Doctor Headline

No new street reports during this period Total reports to date 55. The following reports remain open or are currently being monitored Boz 27, 29, 39 and 41 to 45. 46, 48, 49 to 55.

Project works

We have received the quotation from Tgo for the outdoor gym. The quote has been issued to council members for discussion/consideration at Monday 21st Jan council meeting.

Footpaths

No movement on this as I’ve not received a copy of the footpath plan; Michael/David were, as discussed at Dec 18 meeting, were going to make a copy of Michael’s map and forward a copy to me.

Mill Road verge

Work completed to repair the damage to the verge however it would have been better to of extended the plastic to the edge of the tarmac circa a meter longer.

I spoke to the couple whose property fronts on to this damaged section and they are quite upset that there next door neighbour keeps driving up the lowered are of the pavement (their drive way) to gain access to park, which is the cause of this latest damage.

The rest looks in fairly satisfactory condition, but we will need to monitor.

It was agreed at the last council meeting in Dec 18 to extend the matting to encompass the section of verge to the drive; works still to be undertaken.

Notes:

New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Highways Report Jan 19 By: SP Foward

Will continue to monitor street doctor to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on street doctor.

The report captures all street doctor submissions up to and including the cut of date 19th Jan 19 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.

Attachments

Highways Tracking Spreadsheet Tgo quotation

Highways Report Jan 19 By: SP Foward

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
VILLAGE WARDEN’S REPORT – JANUARY 2019 APPENDIX C

December’s brief outline:

  • Reported school sign in Allens Hill to Street Doctor – leaning over.
  • Carried usual checks around the village.

    Approximate 5 hours.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR JANUARY 2019 Account Balances as at 24th DECEMBER 2018 as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX D

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL

£91,812.15 £58,394.65 £10,857.67

£3,892.52

£164,956.99

Payments made during the month which require formal approval

Date

28/12/2018 28/12/2018

Chq/DD Payee

D/D Veolia ES D/D Lloyds Bank

Details

Waste disposal – cemetery Bank charges

Amount Paid

Budget

£ £

£

80.92 7.80

88.72

Cemetery – waste disposal General – bank charges

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

Date

21/1/2019

ref. Payee

BACS M.Chapman BACS L.Payne
BACS R & G Landscapes BACS R.Driver

BACS e-on
BACS e-on
BACS e-on
BACS Silecs Electrical

200587 Lloyds Bank

Details

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19 Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage Playing Field mowing/marking/ verge mowing Village Warden

Village Green cabinet
Street light maintenance contract Street light energy contract Electrical works at the Pavilion Funds transfer only

TOTALS

Amount to Pay Budget

£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£ £-

£ 7,174.88

625.00 Cemetery – caretaking contract

513.38 General – Clerk’s salary, home office, postage. 1,001.02 BPFA – grant/General -general maintenance

50.00 General – village warden/Allotments – general main. 10.20 General – village events
36.94 Lighting – maintenance

158.34 Lighting – maintenance

780.00 BPFA – grant 4,000.00 Funds transfer only

Resolved to transfer of £4000 from HSBC Current account to Lloyds Current account to cover future payments.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – JANUARY 2019 APPENDIX E

Cogenhoe & Whiston PC – Village Hopper service update.
Cogenhoe & Whiston PC – Village Hopper revised timetable
Northants Police – crime update [damage to car tyres in Church Lane].
Northants Police – crime update [theft of trailer and load from Easton Maudit].
Northants Police – notification of Crime Commissioner meeting [21 January 2019]. Northants PFCC – January newsletter.
Bedford Council – Bedford Borough Local Plan 2030 – Examination.
Village resident – rights of way [dogs not on leads].
Northamptonshire Highways – invitation to continue to take responsibility for verge mowing Wellingborough Norse – crisp packet recycling.
Bozeat resident – London Road planter.
Bozeat resident – old noticeboard.
Northants Police – minutes from JAG meeting [14 November 2018].
Bozeat resident? – email about the 75th anniversary of the death of Lt John Ahern [16 December 2019].
NorthantsCALC – eUpdate [21 December].
NorthantsCALC – training opportunities.
SLCC – Invitation to attend the Midlands Regional Training Seminar.
Enchanted Cinema – outside cinema services.
The Amelcote Chorale – advert for choral workshop and singing masterclass at Pattishall. Watco – product information.
Clerks & Councils Direct magazine [January 2019] – agreed to circulate this in a pack.
The Clerk magazine [January 2019] – agreed to circulate this in a pack.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association.

A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 18th FEBRUARY 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7pm.

PRESENT :- Gibbins [Chairman]; Bell; Brown; Docker; Dudley-Smith; Foward; Pollard; Pritchard; Skittrall and Spencer.

PUBLIC :- there were no members of the public present at the meeting.

  1. Apologies.

    It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllr Cooke.

  2. Declarationsofinterest.

    No new declarations of interest were received from members in items to be discussed.

  3. Minutes of the Annual Finance Meeting.

    Cllr Pollard proposed that the minutes of the Annual Finance Meeting held on 14 January 2019 be accepted as a correct record of that meeting. This was seconded by Cllr Gibbins and a vote was taken = 5 for with 3 abstentions, motion carried. Cllrs Bell and Skittrall arrived shortly after this vote was taken.

  4. Minutes.

    Cllr Gibbins proposed that the minutes of the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 21st January 2019 be accepted as a correct record of that meeting. This was seconded by Cllr Pritchard and a vote was taken = 4 for with 6 abstentions, motion carried.

  5. Mattersarising.
  1. Circulating documents – the progress of circulating packs was noted and packs passed on, as appropriate.
  2. Village Hopper bus service – Cllr Pollard proposed that his report [Appendix A], be accepted and this was agreed.
  3. Bus timetable display cabinets – following discussion on potential locations for new timetable cases, Cllr Gibbins proposed that no more than £200 plus VAT be spent on the purchase and installation of four new timetable cases. This was seconded by Cllr Spencer and agreed.
  4. Unitary authorities – Cllr Skittrall reported that a lot of preparation work is being done but that the Secretary of State has yet to sign it off.
  5. Community Asset Register – the Chairman and Clerk to meet before the next meeting.
  6. Defibrillator – it was noted that the replacement part has now been received, Cllrs Bell and

    Gibbins to complete the repairs.

  7. Precept–tonotethatthepreceptrequesthasbeensubmitted.

6. Policereport.

  1. Crime figures – the Clerk reported that she is still unable to access the crime map on the Police website, however reports of any local issues are being received by email. Noted that Scott Desrochers has been moved to a new position.
  2. Parking, speeding and anti-social driving strategy – the parking restriction signs for the parking area outside the village shop will be put into position soon. Cllrs Brown and Gibbins have met with the Police to consider suitable areas for the Speedwatch programme. A plea for volunteers to take part has been included in the next issue of Bozeat Matters magazine.
  3. Community Street Watch – it was resolved to ask the next PCSO to attend a council meeting for more information about this scheme.

7. Planning.

a. Current/new planning applications – Cllr Skittrall proposed that his report [Appendix B] be accepted, this was agreed.

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b. Planning responses – it was noted that we have not received any reply to the letter sent to the Borough Council requesting the provision of hard copy plans.

c. Neighbourhood Plan – no progress reported on this.

8. Councilservices.

  1. Cemetery – Cllr Spencer reported no issues of concern this month. The Clerk reported that she had received several years’ worth of copy bills in response to the letter about small business rate relief and it was resolved that the Chairman should visit the Borough Council and ask why they had been sent.
  2. Applications for permission to place memorials or headstones in the Cemetery – none received.
  3. Allotments rent collection 2019 – the Clerk reported that two tenants had been sent a third and final reminder for their allotment rents. If they have not been paid by the end of today, tenancies will be terminated. It was noted that there are currently two vacant plots.
  4. Allotments marker slabs – it was resolved to issue an Odd Job order for the provision and installation of 12” square marker slabs for each allotment plot, the Clerk to order suitable paint and the council templates to be used to mark the slabs with numbers.

9. Localenvironment.

  1. Highways – Cllr Foward proposed that his report [Appendix C] be accepted, this was agreed. It was noted that works requested using Street Doctor may be undertaken soon. Problems with an overflowing drain in Dag Lane were again noted and the history of this issue was provided to the meeting. It was resolved to raise this problem with the County Councillor, Martin Griffiths.
  2. MillRoadvergedegradation–CllrGibbinsreportedthathehadinspectedtheareawiththe contractor and remedial works will be undertaken when the weather improves.
  3. Street Lights – it was noted that a light reported as not working now appears to be on. It was reported that lights in Manor Close were not updated when the bulk of the street lights in Bozeat were a few years ago, it was noted that this could also apply to lights in Harrold Road and Selby Gardens. The Clerk to investigate.
  4. ParishPathsWarden–anunsafestilereportedbytheVillageWardenviaStreetDoctor was noted.
  5. Village Warden – Cllr Gibbins proposed that a report [Appendix D] be accepted, this was seconded by Cllr Skittrall and agreed. It was noted that the parish council will need to organise the topping up of the grit bins on Easton Lane and Allens Hill they have taken over but all other grit bins will need to be reported via Street Doctor if they need topping up.
  6. Land Registrations – Cllr Skittrall reported that the Borough Council is looking at land transfers in the borough as a whole. Cllr Gibbins reported that he is working on the paperwork for the village green transfer. Cllr Brown reported that the owner of the land next to the cemetery has not responded to any communication and it was resolved that Cllr Gibbins investigates the identity of the land agent.
  7. Villageapproachsigns–notedthatthesehavebeenordered.
  8. Playing Field – it was reported that the dragons’ tooth posts have now been installed and it

    was resolved to remove this item from the agenda.

  9. Verge mowing contract 2019-2020 – it was agreed that the Clerk should email a copy of the

    mowing map to Cllr Foward and that Cllr Gibbins should take the hard copy for him to see. Cllr Brown asked that the contractor be asked to supply additional soil to top up the banks where the unofficial lay-bys have been closed.

  10. Crisp packet recycling scheme – Cllr Gibbins reported that a venue for the collection box and a volunteer to empty are needed in order for this to progress. It was resolved that Cllr Gibbins ask a contact at Wollaston about their arrangements for collection etc.
  11. Noticeboard – it was resolved to sell the old notice board in Fish Alley to Bozeat Playing

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Field Association for £1. It was resolved to look at work to tidy up the new notice board when the weather improves.

Cllr Spencer left the room at this point in the meeting.

10.Representatives reports.

  1. Bozeat Playing Field Association – receipt of a report was noted, it was further noted that a monthly inspection report for the play area will be produced.
  2. BozeatPrimarySchool–CllrGibbinsreportedthathehadmetwiththenewHeadteacher recently. The installation of a MUGA at the back of the school is being considered.
  3. JAG meetings – it was noted that the minutes from the last meeting have yet to be received.
  4. Village Hall steering group – it was noted that the planned AGM was deferred.

11.Local Events.

  1. Waendel Walk checkpoint – Saturday, 11May 2019 – it was agreed that the Clerk should complete and return the form agreeing to take responsibility for stamping up at the checkpoint. It was further agreed that the Clerk should request some copies of the route maps.
  2. Summer Fete 2019 – it was resolved to consider a date late in June for this event.
  3. World War 2 commemorations – Cllr Spencer has been working on this project and will

    email members with an update.

12.Capital receipt.

Following discussion, noting that the Playing Field are happy with the project being planned to provide outdoor gym equipment and a concrete table tennis table, Cllr Gibbins proposed that the parish council engages the services of Michael Carter to project manage the scheme at a cost of £800, to bring final proposals to the parish council for approval. This was seconded by Cllr Forward and agreed. Proposals for the provision of a MUGA will also be investigated.

13.Town Well.

  1. Barclays bank account – the Clerk reported that she had written to the bank to formally request the closure of the account.
  2. Options to improve/refurbish the area – it was resolved that Cllrs Brown and Pollard work together to produce a scheme for the area.

14. Finance.

a. Payments – Cllr Foward proposed that payments and fund transfers listed on the monthly Finance Report [Appendix E] be approved. This was seconded by Cllr Gibbins and agreed.

15. Correspondence.

It was resolved to acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting, as listed on Appendix F.

16. Items for the next agenda.

• Village action plan report.

17.Date and time of next meeting.

It was noted that the next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will take place on Monday, 18th March 2019 and will follow the Annual Parish Meeting for Bozeat at 7pm and then Public Participation. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29 7JP.

Signed ………………………………………………Chairman. 18th March 2019.

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – February 2019

APPENDIX B Date granted

Date refused

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications Reference No. For

None

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications Reference No. For

None

(c) Pending Applications Reference No. For

Status

WP/19/00023

Bungalow on land to rear of 111 London Road

Comments by 28/2

Status

Comments by 27/2

(d) New Applications Reference No. For

WP/19/00049 Single storey extension, Slype Farm

(e) WP/19/00049 – Single storey extension, Slype Farm

This is large sun room that replaces a conservatory.

(f) WP/19/00023–BungalowonLandtorearof111LondonRoad

This is an outline application for a two-bedroom bungalow in the rear garden of 111 London Road. Proposed response:

The Parish Council object to this application because they consider that this outline proposal for a backland development which would constitute an over-development of the site. The plans submitted show a bungalow which, despite abutting three of the four boundaries of the site, has a very limited amount of amenity area. The scheme illustrated does not meet the usual separation distance from adjacent properties and so would require party wall agreements with both 111 and 113 London Road.

It is not clear from the plans whether access is proposed from St Mary’s Road or via the PROW that runs to the east of the site although we suspect the latter. The proposed access should be clarified. Safety of access direct onto St Mary’s Road would need to consider the adjacent bus stop in addition to its location on the bend of this estate loop road. Access via the PROW will require measures to ensure that safe access is achieved both with the PROW and between the PROW and St Mary’s Road. This access also raises the concern about how the surface of the PROW would be made fit for regular vehicular use and how this would be maintained in perpetuity.

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REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – February 2019 APPENDIX B

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

We are pleased to note that the plans show two parking places on site which we consider the minimum provision for a two-bedroom home in this location. This is because there are already problems with illegal on-street and verge parking at this end of St Mary’s Road and so no offsite parking is available.

(g) Local Plan Part 2 progress

The Development Committee meeting recommended that the plan is adopted. This should occur at the meeting of the Council on 26th February.

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Bozeat Parish Council – Highways Monthly Report Month ending 17th Feb 2019
Street Doctor Headline

Two new street doctor reports were raised during this period Total reports to date 57. The following reports remain open or are currently being monitored Boz 27, 29, 39, 41 to 45, 46, 48, 49 to 55, 56 & 57.

Project works

Consultant has confirmed previous quotation got for the installation of outdoor gym.

Footpaths

No movement on this will endeavour to provide a report for March 19 Council meeting.

Mill Road verge

Work completed to repair the damage to the verge however it would have been better to of extended the plastic to the edge of the tarmac circa a meter longer.

We have seen some degradation over the winter months, which will need to be addressed. The rest looks in fairly satisfactory condition, but we will need to monitor.

It was agreed at the last council meeting in Dec 18 to extend the matting to encompass the section of verge to the drive; works still to be undertaken.

Notes:

New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Will continue to monitor street doctor to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Highways Report Feb 19 By: SP Foward

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on street doctor.

The report captures all street doctor submissions up to and including the cut of date 17th Feb 19 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.

Attachments

Highways Tracking Spreadsheet

Highways Report Feb 19 By: SP Foward

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
VILLAGE WARDEN’S REPORT – FEBRUARY 2019 APPENDIX D

January’s brief outline:

  • Reported water leak in Harold Road, opposite the school. Job done. Ref No: 557607
  • Reported stile unsafe between Easton Maudit / Bozeat, back of Slype House. Ref No: 961990.
  • Dog bin at Pit Field Close – still insecure.
  • Kerbs stone Allens Hill and Easton Lane. Job done. Ref No; 959484.
  • check grit bins in Allens Hill and Easton Lane. Parish responsibility need filling up.
  • Carried out usual checks around the village. Approximate 7 hours.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2019 Account Balances as at 14th FEBRUARY 2018 as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX E

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL

£91,812.15 £58,394.65 £6,975.09 £4,554.74

£161,736.63

Payments made during the month which require formal approval

Date

28/1/2019 17/2/2019

Chq/DD Payee

D/D Veolia ES D/D Lloyds Bank

Details

Waste disposal – cemetery Bank charges

Amount Paid

£ 85.48 £ 7.80

£ 93.28

Budget

Cemetery – waste disposal General – bank charges

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

Date

18/2/2019

ref. Payee

BACS M.Chapman BACS L.Payne
BACS R & G Landscapes BACS R.Driver

Details

Amount to Pay Budget

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19 Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage
Playing Field mowing/marking/ verge mowing£

£ £

£ £ £ £

Sound and lighting for Beacon and Xmas Lig£hts

625.00 Cemetery – caretaking contract
513.18 General – Clerk’s salary, home office, postage. 242.04 BPFA – grant only

70.00 General – village warden/Allotments – general main. 59.15 General – photocopier

3.99 General – stationery 961.20 General – village events 216.00 General – village events

20.00 General – local community 50.00 Village enhancement
25.00 Village enhancement
50.00 Village enhancement
25.00 Village enhancement
15.00 General – general maintenance

2,875.56

Village Warden
Photocopier rental and copy charge Stationery – paper

BACS Ricoh UK
BACS Colemans
BACS David Ogilvie EngineeSriunpgply of commemorative seat

BACS Lighting Lloyd BACS Sinclair Fabrics BACS Mrs S Wagstaff BACS Mrs L Payne

200588 Bozeat W.I. 200589 L.Milligan 200590 P.Higginbotham

Wayleave – defibrillator
Annual grant – planters x 2 Annual grant – planter x 1 Annual grant – planters x 2 Annual grant – planter x 1 Reimbursement – lock and keys TOTALS

£ £ £ £ £ £

£

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – FEBRUARY 2019 APPENDIX F

Cogenhoe & Whiston PC – Village Hopper bus service funding and review meeting. Borough Council – Unitary authority workshops report.
Northants Police – consultation [updated Fire & Rescue Plan].
Northants Police – proactive patrols on 6 February 2019.

Northants Police – scam calls in the Oundle area.
Northants Police – burglary in the Grendon area.
Northants PFCC – February newsletter.
Northants Police – invitation to book a Crime Prevention Team visit. Northants Police – crime alert [cold caller in Bugbrooke].

Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00023/OUT. Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00049/FUL. Borough Council – Business rate demand notice 2019-2020.
Keep Britain Tidy – Great British Spring Clean [22 March-23 April 2019]. Bozeat resident – street light not working.

Borough Council – invitation to assist at Waendel Walk checkpoint [11 May 2019].
M & G Investments – Charibond statement [Town Well].
Bozeat resident – aggressive dogs complaint.
Borough Council – notification of Street Watch event in Wollaston [16 February 2019]. Community Watch & Streetwatch Co-ordinator – Launch of Streetwatch and litter pick in Wollaston [16 February 2019].

Pensions Regulator – acknowledgement of re-declaration of compliance. CPRE – invitation to fundraising event [5 April 2019].
NALC – Chief Executive’s bulletin [February 2019].
HMRC – guidance for paying PAYE electronically.

CPRE – Northamptonshire Village Awards 2019.
NorthantsCALC – Update magazine – resolved that this is circulated in a pack. Bozeat resident – dog walking services in Bozeat.
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance – grounds maintenance services.
County Council – consultation [Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Services]. NorthantsCALC – mini-Update magazine.
County Council – poster for display on notice board [already displayed]. NorthantsCALC – mini e-update [15 February 2019].

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association.

A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 18th MARCH 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING FOR BOZEAT AT 7pm AND THEN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

PRESENT: – Cllrs Gibbins [Chairman]; Bell; Docker; Dudley-Smith; Pollard; Pritchard and Spencer, Cllr Skittrall arrived during the course of the meeting.

PUBLIC: – No members of the public were present at the meeting.

  1. Apologies.

    It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllrs Brown; Cooke and Foward. Cllr Skittrall tendered his apologies for his late arrival.

  2. DeclarationsofInterest.

    No new declarations of interest from members in items to be discussed were reported.

  3. Minutes.

    The minutes of the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 18th February 2019 were proposed as correct by Cllr Gibbins, this was seconded by Cllr Pollard and agreed.

  4. Mattersarising:-
  1. Circulating documents – the progress of circulating packs was checked.
  2. Village Hopper bus service – it was reported that the Village Hopper service has received

    grants from several sources and funding is secure at present.

  3. Bus timetable display cabinets – the Chairman reported that the cabinets have been

    ordered and should arrive shortly.

  4. Unitary authorities – no further news.
  5. Community Asset Register – it was reported that the application to include the Playing Field

    on the register has now been submitted.

  6. Defibrillator cabinet repair – it was reported that the new keypad has been fitted. Further

    reported that East Midlands Ambulance Service will arrange for the routine inspection and

    repairs for the equipment. It was resolved to remove this item from the agenda.

  7. Pensions Regulations – it was noted that the requirement to re-enrol has been complied

    with and it was resolved to remove this item from the agenda.

  8. Village Action Plan review – it was resolved to defer this item, pending the arrival of Cllr

    Skittrall.

5. PoliceReport

  1. Crime figures – it was noted that details of local incidents are routinely emailed to the Clerk. Cllr Docker reported that, at the recent JAG meeting it was reported that Scott Desrochers would visit parishes if invited.
  2. Parking, speeding and anti-social driving strategy – Cllr Docker reported that, at the recent JAG meeting it was reported that members from the Safer Roads team would visit the parish to provide advice, and that new Police cadets are being trained to use the speed guns.
  3. Community Street Watch – it was resolved to include this when meeting with a PCSO.

    Cllr Skittrall arrived at this point in the meeting.

6. Planning.

Cllr Skittrall proposed that a report [Appendix A] be accepted, this was agreed.
a. Current/new planning applications – concerns were raised about the proposals for flats

above the existing shops in London Road, the ownership of the rear access lane may be an issue.

Page 1938 – 18th March 2019.

Page 1939 – 18th March 2019.

  1. Planning responses – it was reported that no reply had been received from our letter objecting to not receiving hard copies of plans.
  2. Neighbourhood Plan – no progress reported.

7. CouncilServices.

  1. Cemetery – Cllr Spencer reported that some unauthorised kerbing was recently installed and all members were urged to inspect this in relation to the safety of mowing operations.
  2. Applications for permission to place memorials or headstones in the Cemetery – two applications received from S.Blenkharn were formally approved.
  3. Allotments – rent collection update – the Clerk reported that the tenancies for two allotment holders who had failed to pay their rent had been terminated.
  4. Allotments – provision of marker slabs – it was reported that an odd jobs order will be issued for this work when the weather improves.
  5. Allotments – following issues with rubbish being left on allotments when tenancies are cancelled, it was resolved to approve an additional allotment guideline, as per Appendix B.

8. LocalEnvironment.

  1. Highways – it was resolved to accept a report [Appendix C]. The Chairman reported that he had discussed the problems experienced with the Dag Lane drain during heavy rainfall with an officer from Highways. The drain is to be inspected and, if necessary, cleared of debris. He had also highlighted problems with ponding in the High Street. It was reported that the Street Doctor service will change from 1st April to Fix My Street and the new service will allow photos of problem areas to be uploaded.
  2. Mill Road verge degradation – it was reported that the contractors are to visit and undertake remedial works soon.
  3. Street Lights – no issues reported.
  4. NCC Street Light upgrade programme – it was reported that, funding permitting, lights in

    Harrold Road will be upgraded during 2019. It was resolved to remove this item from the

    agenda.

  5. Parish Paths Warden – no issues reported.
  6. Village Warden – it was resolved to accept a report [Appendix D].
  7. Land Registrations – it was reported that an application for registration of the Village Green

    has now been submitted.

  8. Village approach signs – it was noted that these have been ordered.
  9. Verge mowing contract 2019-2020 – it was resolved that a copy of the mowing map be

    emailed to members and a hard copy be brought to the next meeting. It was noted that

    verges in St Mary’s Road were not mown last year.

  10. Crisp packet recycling scheme – it was resolved to include in the next issue of Bozeat

    Matters a report that crisp packets can be taken to The Hill in Wollaston as they are

    collecting them for recycling.

  11. Noticeboard – to organise remedial works to tidy up the noticeboard on the Village Green

    when the weather improves.
    It was noted that a Village litter pick was recently organised in Wollaston.

9. RepresentativesReports.

  1. Bozeat Playing Field Association – it was reported that grafitti on the climbing wall has been painted out and the skate ramp side walls have also been painted. It was noted that the tennis courts need cleaning but the use of a high-pressure hose could damage the surface. BPFA have some surplus racking which may be of use to the council. The Dragons’ tooth posts have been installed.
  2. Bozeat Primary School – it was reported that the Governing Body will meet this week and the school will join an academy trust from 1st April 2019.

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c. JAG meetings – it was reported that Chris Foster is the new officer linked to Bozeat and Donna Senna is to be the PCSO taking care of Bozeat. Crime prevention teams are keen to visit parishes and it was suggested that the council could organise an event, Cllr Docker to lead on this. It was noted that the minutes will be circulated shortly.

d. Village Hall steering group – it was noted that a meeting is due to be held soon.

10.Local Events.

  1. Waendel Walk checkpoint – Saturday, 11 May 2019 – a copy of the proposed routes has now been received. The Clerk reported that she will prepare the usual rota for checkpoint duties.
  2. Summer Fete 2019 – it was resolved that the fete be held on 6th July 2019, and reported that the band has been booked.
  3. Christmas lights – it was suggested that a bigger tree and additional lights be bought for Christmas 2019, this to be an agenda item for the next meeting.
  4. World War 2 commemorations – Cllr Spencer reported that she had been working with the editor of Bozeat Matters to produce an issue to commemorate 75 years since Lt Ahern died when his plane crashed outside the village and also a plane which landed on the A509 at The Grange. Suggestions included a short service at TLC prior to the council meeting on 16 December, a plaque on Wollaston Road, close to a crash site, a full list of the fallen from both World Wars at Town Well.

11.Capital receipt

  1. Outdoor gym equipment and table tennis table – it was reported that the enquiry document is now ready for the tender process. Cllr Skittrall reported that both Wollaston and Irchester Parish Councils are also looking to buy equipment, and that a joint project could qualify for capital grant funding through WBC. It was resolved that the Chairman should contact both councils for a discussion. It was also resolved to let residents know about the project through the next issue of Bozeat Matters.
  2. MUGA – it was resolved that Bozeat Parish Council is happy to support the part-funding of a MUGA if BPFA is able to obtain other grants.

12.Town Well.

  1. Barclays bank account – it was noted that the request to close this account does not appear to have been activated, the Clerk will monitor and re-submit the application if necessary.
  2. Options to improve/refurbish the area – it was resolved that Cllrs Cooke; Gibbins and Pollard visit the site.

13. Finance.

  1. Payments – it was resolved to accept a report [Appendix E] and to approve the payments and fund transfers detailed on the report.
  2. Investments – it was resolved that Cllr Dudley-Smith should investigate options for reinvesting the funds currently held with the Britannia Building Society.

14. Correspondence.

It was resolved to acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting, as detailed in Appendix F.

15.Items for the next agenda.

  • New website regulations for councils.
  • Waendel Walk rota
  • Residual funds from the former village fireworks group.

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16.Next meeting.

It was noted that the next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will take place on Monday, 15th April 2019 and will follow Public Participation at 7pm. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29 7JP.

Signed ……………………………………………… Chairman. 15th April 2019.

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – March 2019

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications Reference No. For

WP/19/00049 Single storey extension, Slype Farm

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications Reference No. For

None

(c) Pending Applications Reference No. For

APPENDIX A Date granted

13/3/19

Date refused

WP/19/00023

Bungalow on land to rear of 111 London Road

Status

Comments sent

Status

(d) New Applications

Reference No.

WP/19/00106 WP/19/00109 WP/19/00124

For

Front porch extension, 9 Queen Street 2 new 2 bed flats above Village Shop Certificate of lawful use, Nene Milling

Comments by 20/3 Comments by 25/3 Not received

(e) WP/19/00106 – Front porch extension, 9 Queen Street

This replaces the existing porch shelter with a cloakroom and small lobby 2.025m x 3.120m. This moves the building line forward by just under 2m.

(f) WP/19/00109 – 2 new 2 bed flats above Village Shop

This creates 2 flats above the village shop with parking at the rear accessed from Easton Lane.

(g) WP/19/00109 – Certificate of lawful use, Nene Milling

This appears to be a resubmission of an earlier application to set the classification of the Nene Milling site as B1(c) Light industrial.

(h) WP/19/00023 – Bungalow on Land to rear of 111 London Road

Comments sent:

The Parish Council object to this outline application because they consider it to be a backland development which would also constitute an over-development of the site. The scheme illustrated shows a bungalow which abuts three of the four boundaries of the site and although the plans show two parking places on site, the parking area illustrated is only 4m wide and so would only allow the door of the innermost vehicle to open making it impractical. Despite these compromises the scheme has a very limited amount of amenity space.

We consider it essential that for a dwelling in this location all parking must be provided onsite because there are already problems with illegal on-street and verge parking at this end of St Mary’s Road. The Bozeat Village Plan Update found that two bedroomed dwellings in the village on average own more than a single vehicle and so we consider that a minimum of two spaces should be provided.

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REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – March 2019 APPENDIX A

It is not clear from the plans whether access is proposed from St Mary’s Road or via the PROW that runs to the east of the site although because of the height difference we suspect the latter. Safety of access direct onto St Mary’s Road would need to consider the adjacent bus stop in addition to its location on the bend of this estate loop road. Access via the PROW would require visibility splays to ensure that safe access is achieved both with the PROW and with the PROW and St Mary’s Road. This access also raises the concern about how the surface of the PROW would be made fit for regular vehicular use and how this would be maintained in perpetuity.

(i) LocalPlanPart2progress

The Borough Council adopted the plan at the meeting of the Full Council on 26th February.

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BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL APPENDIX B ALLOTMENT GUIDELINES – draft revision March 2019.
To add the following guideline:-

29. When tenancies are terminated, either by the tenant or the council, the plot must be left in an acceptable state, and all equipment or produce removed within 1 month of the end of the tenancy. Vacated plots must be left clear and ready for a new tenant to use, any costs incurred in removing rubbish left on an allotment will be passed on to the former tenant who left it on the plot.

Bozeat Parish Council – Highways Monthly Report

Month ending 17th March 2019

Street Doctor Headline

No new street doctor reports raised during this period. The following reports remain open or are currently being monitored Boz 27, 29, 39, 41 to 45, 46, 48, 49 to 55, 56 & 57.

Project works

Consultant has confirmed previous quotation to consult on outdoor gym. Meeting with the consultant at the playing field where the outline of the requirements were discussed and agreed.

Mill Road verge

Work completed to repair the damage to the verge however it would have been better to of extended the plastic to the edge of the tarmac circa a meter longer.

We have seen some degradation over the winter months, which will need to be addressed. The rest looks in fairly satisfactory condition, but we will need to monitor.

It was agreed at the last council meeting in Dec 18 to extend the matting to encompass the section of verge to the drive; works still to be undertaken.

Notes:

New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Will continue to monitor street doctor to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on street doctor.

Highways Report Mar 19 By: SP Foward

The report captures all street doctor submissions up to and including the cut of date 17th March 19 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.

Attachments

Highways Tracking Spreadsheet

Highways Report Mar 19 By: SP Foward

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
VILLAGE WARDEN’S REPORT – MARCH 2019 APPENDIX D

February’s brief outline:

  • Cut branches back, overhanging the footpath along The Flat, London Road.
  • Cut trees & branches back from play area at the playing field. Clear away debris.
  • Carried out usual checks around the village.

    Approximate 10 hours.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR MARCH 2019
Account Balances as at 24th FEBRUARY 2019 as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX E

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL
Payments made during the month which require formal approval

£91,913.40 £58,394.65 £3,084.61 £1,793.88

Date

28/2/2019 1/3/2019

Chq/DD Payee

D/D Veolia ES D/D Lloyds Bank

Details

Waste disposal – cemetery Bank charges

Amount Paid

£ 85.48 £ 7.80 £ 93.28

Budget

£155,186.54

Cemetery – waste disposal General – bank charges

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

Date

18/3/2019

ref. Payee

BACS M.Chapman BACS L.Payne
BACS R & G Landscapes BACS R.Driver

BACS e-on
BACS Wave
BACS NCALC
BACS NorthantsACRE BACS HMRC

Details

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19 Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage Playing Field marking/ bollard installation Village Warden

Supply to Village Green cabinet
Water supply – cemetery
Training course fee – M.Bell
Annual subscription renewal
PAYE [January/February/March 2019] Reimbursements – keypad; paint; cable ties

Amount to Pay Budget

BACS B.Gibbins
BACS Sports & Play ConsultCinognsultancy fee – outdoor gym facility BACS Wave Water supply – allotments

£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£

625.00 Cemetery – caretaking contract

562.59 General – Clerk’s salary, home office, postage. 3,952.78 BPFA grant only

100.00 General – village warden/Allotments – general main. 16.45 General – village events
18.61 Cemetery – water supply
42.00 General – training

35.00 General – subscriptions
359.20 General – Clerk’s salary, home office, postage. 210.20 Village Enhancement
800.00 Capital project

92.19 Allotments – water supply 6,000.00 Funds transfer only

200592 Lloyds Bank Funds transfer only

TOTALS

0

£ 12,814.02

I recommend that the council approves the transfer of £10,000 from the HSBC Deposit Account into the HSBC Current Account. I recommend that the council approves the transfer of £6000 from the HSBC Current Account into the Lloyds Current Account.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – MARCH 2019

Cogenhoe & Whiston PC – funding for the Village Hopper service. PCSO recruitment.
Northants Police – notification of rural crime prevention events. Northants Police – theft from vans [general].

APPENDIX F

Northants Police – theft from van [Bozeat].
Northants Police – invitation to attend Police Commissioner’s meeting.
Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00109/FUL.
S.Blenkharn – application for permission to re-gild existing headstone.
S.Blenkharn – application for permission to erect a new headstone.
BalfourBeatty – reply to ours [upgrade of lighting in Bozeat].
Bozeat Community Action Group – reply to ours [litter picking].
Bozeat W.I. – letter of thanks.
Northants Police – notification of JAG meeting [13 March 2019] and minutes of the previous meeting.
Waendel Walk checkpoint arrangements and list of routes.
HMRC – end of year arrangements for PAYE.
Rural Services Network – Rural Bulletin.
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate.
Borough Council – notification of consultation [Plan for the Borough of Wellingborough]. Fresh Air Fitness – product information.
County Council – eUpdate.
NALC – Chief Executive’s bulletin.
SLCC – new regulations relating to websites and accessibility standards – resolved that this is an agenda item for the next meeting.
Outlook magazine [March 2019] – resolved that this is circulated in the monthly pack. Clerks & Councils Direct magazine [March 2019] – resolved that this is circulated in the monthly pack.
The Clerk magazine [March 2019] – resolved that this is circulated in the monthly pack. Watco – product information.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association.

A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 15th APRIL 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7pm.

PRESENT – Cllrs Gibbins [Chairman]; Brown; Cooke; Docker; Foward; Pollard and Pritchard. Cllr Bell arrived during the course of the meeting.

PUBLIC: – No members of the public were present at the meeting.

  1. Apologies.

    It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllrs Dudley-Smith; Skittrall and Spencer.

  2. Declarationsofinterest.

• Cllr Cooke declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application WP/19/00109.

  1. Annual Parish Meeting Minutes.

    Cllr Docker proposed that the minutes from the Annual Parish Meeting held on 18th March 2019 be approved, this was seconded by Cllr Gibbins and a vote was taken = 4 for with 3 abstentions, motion carried.

    Cllr Bell arrived at this point in the meeting.

  2. Minutes.

    The minutes of the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 18th March 2019 were proposed as correct by Cllr Pollard. This was seconded by Cllr Docker and a vote was taken = 5 for with 3 abstentions, motion carried.

  3. Mattersarising.
  1. Circulating documents – packs were passed on or returned, as appropriate.
  2. Village Hopper bus service – it was noted that a printing error on new timetables has meant

    that they have had to be replaced.

  3. Bus timetable display cabinets – it was reported that these have been installed.
  4. Unitary authorities – it was resolved to circulate information received from the

    Northamptonshire Heritage in a pack.

  5. Community Asset Register – it was reported that the application for the Playing Field has

    been submitted to the Borough Council.

  6. Village Action Plan review – it was agreed that the Clerk checks the progress of this with

    Cllr Skittrall.

6. Policereport.

  1. Crime notifications – several reports have been received by email, noting that Cllr Pollard does not have access to email it was resolved that the Clerk should provide a hard copy of any relevant emails. Concern was raised about drivers visiting the Red Lion after work and then driving vehicles away seemingly drunk and it was agreed that this be raised at the next JAG meeting.
  2. Parking, speeding and anti-social driving strategy – Cllr Brown provided information about the first speed watch session. The cost of obtaining a speed gun for the village was considered. It was reported that a complaint has been received that the parking restriction outside the village shop has meant that more vehicles are being parked close to the junction of Mile Street and Harrold Road, causing visibility issues. A suggestion that a mirror be placed to aid visibility has been rejected by County Highways. It was noted that Helen Howard, County Highways officer, will be visiting Bozeat next week to look at issues.
  3. Community Street Watch – to consider setting up a Street Watch scheme for Bozeat.

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7. Planning.

  1. Current/new planning applications – Cllr Gibbins proposed that a report [Appendix A]

    submitted by Cllr Skittrall be accepted, this was agreed. Items included on the report were

    discussed.

  2. Planning responses – it was noted that no reply to our letter has been received and it was

    resolved to chase this up with the Borough Council.

  3. Neighbourhood Plan – no further news on this project.

8. Councilservices.

  1. Cemetery–theChairmanreportedthatasmallworkingpartyhadclearedtheworkshop part of the cemetery lodge and moved storage items from the office into the workshop. There has been no reply to the letter sent to the owner of land next to the cemetery even though it was signed for and it was resolved to investigate alternative areas of land for an extension.
  2. Applications for permission to place memorials or headstones in the Cemetery – it was noted that a local stonemason had asked if there was a maximum height restriction for headstones in Bozeat Cemetery. In section C, the tallest headstone measures 45”, however it had been suggested that a height of 36” be considered the maximum for future applications. It was resolved that the Clerk should survey the most frequently used stonemasons and ask them how tall modern headstones tend to be before the council makes a decision to amend the cemetery guidelines.
  3. Allotments – Cllr Pollard proposed that his report [Appendix B] be accepted and this was agreed with an amendment. It was noted that Anglian Water are to visit the allotments to undertake a water quality inspection on 17th April 2019, Cllr Brown to be in attendance.
  4. Allotments – provision of marker slabs – it was reported that this work will be done as an Odd Job.
  5. Historic issues of About Bozeat/Bozeat Matters – it was resolved that the Clerk should store these documents.

9. Localenvironment.

a. Highways – Cllr Foward proposed that his report [Appendix C] be accepted and this was agreed. It was reported that historic Street Doctor reports have not been carried over onto the new Fix My Street system and the new system does not provide as much information about report.

  1. Mill Road verge degradation – remedial works – it was reported that work should begin towards the end of the month.
  2. Street Lights – no issues reported.
  3. ParishPathsWarden-noissuesreported.
  4. VillageWarden–CllrGibbinsproposedthatareport[AppendixD]beaccepted,andthis

    was agreed. It was noted that some items on the report should be reported using Fix My

    Street.

  5. Land Registrations – it was reported that the Village Green asset transfer is to be discussed

    at the June meeting of the Borough Council, a freehold offer has been rejected. It was noted that the small section of land not owned by the Borough Council may need to be obtained using adverse possession.

  6. Village approach signs – it was reported that these have been delivered and a meeting with Helen Howard, County Highways Officer, has been arranged to consider precise locations to place them.
  7. Verge mowing contract 2019-2020 – two complaints received from village residents were noted.
  8. Weed growth on kerbs and in gutters – recent road sweeping operations have cleared some of the weeds, it would cost around £285 to have a contractor apply weed killer.
  9. Noticeboard – it was resolved to defer this item until the next meeting.

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k. Village litter pick – it was noted that we are waiting for a reply to our email.

10.Representatives reports.

  1. BozeatPlayingFieldAssociation–copiesoftheminutesfromthelatestmeetingwere emailed today. Minutes sent around today. It was reported that the play equipment and safety mats need cleaning and mole activity within the play area has led to the ground being uneven. It was resolved to add this to the agenda for the next meeting.
  2. BozeatPrimarySchool–theChairmanreportedthatheistomeettheHeadteacherafter the Easter break.
  3. JAG meetings – it was noted that the next meeting will be on 15th May 2019.
  4. Village Hall steering group – no further information is available.

11.Local Events.

  1. Waendel Walk checkpoint – the rota for Saturday, 11 May 2019 was completed.
  2. Summer Fete 2019 – it was resolved to hold the Summer Fete on 6th July 2019 and ask

    Tom Partridge-Underwood to open it.

  3. World War 2 commemorations – it was resolved to defer this item until the next meeting.
  4. Crime prevention event – it was resolved to invite the Police and Neighbourhood Watch to

    have a stall at the Summer Fete.

  5. Christmas Lights 2019 – it was resolved to buy additional lights for the Christmas tree

    costing £200.

12.Website regulations.
It was resolved that the IT Working Party should meet to check the new website regulations for councils.

13.Capital receipt

a. Update on the project to provide outdoor gym equipment and table tennis table – it was reported that a report will be available at the end of the month detailing recommendations for this project.
b. To consider contributing towards the cost of providing a MUGA.

14.Town Well.

  1. Barclays bank account – it was reported that the account appears to have been closed.
  2. Options to improve/refurbish the area – Cllrs Cooke, Gibbins and Pollard reported that they

    had met at Town Well and obtained a quote from R & G. Cllr Docker proposed that delegated powers be given to the Chairman and Vice-Chairman to spend up to the agreed budget in order to progress this project.

15. Finance.

  1. Payments – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the Finance Report [Appendix E] be accepted and the payments and fund transfers listed be approved, this was agreed.
  2. Investments – it was resolved to defer this item until the next meeting.
  3. Annual audit of accounts – the Clerk reported receipt of the notification of annual audit and

    noted that the council must approve all the required documentation at the May meeting in

    order to meet the deadline.

  4. Bozeat Fireworks Fund – it was resolved to defer this item until the next meeting.

16. Correspondence.

It was resolved to acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting, as listed in Appendix F.

17.To receive any items for the next agenda: –

• Training course cost £49 for the Clerk.

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18.Date and time of next meeting.

It was noted that the next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will be the Annual Meeting and take place on Monday, 20th May 2019 and will follow Public Participation at 7pm. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29 7JP .

There being no further business, the Chairman declared the meeting closed.

Signed …………………………………………….. Chairman. 20th May 2019.

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – April 2019

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications Reference No. For

None

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications Reference No. For

WP/19/00023 Bungalow on land to rear of 111 London Road

APPENDIX A Date granted

Date refused

Withdrawn

(c) Pending Applications

Reference No.

WP/19/00106 WP/19/00109 WP/19/00124

For

Front porch extension, 9 Queen Street 2 new 2 bed flats above Village Shop Certificate of lawful use, Nene Milling

Status

(d) New Applications Reference No. For

None

No comments sent Comments sent No comments sent

Status

(e) WP/19/00109 – 2 new 2 bed flats above 74A London Road (Village Shop)

Comments sent

Bozeat Parish Council objects to this application because it would have a significant adverse impact upon the amenity of the neighbouring property and the proposed parking would not appear to be viable.

The land to the rear of the neighbouring properties on London Road slopes steeply upwards from the houses. The rear of the adjacent property at no. 70 London Road has a boundary wall with the existing shop that is already an imposing feature at several metres high at the bottom of the garden. The proposed development would add a storey and a pitched roof above the existing built form which would project roughly 4m along the boundary from the rear wall of no. 70. Because the new buildings would be on the south side of no. 70 this would inevitably significantly reduce the amount of light that would reach the rear of no. 70 and would in our view be overbearing.

It is not clear from the plans whether the undeveloped trapezium shaped section of the shop roof would be accessible for use as an amenity space. If this were to be the case, then it would be the only amenity space available to the residents of the flats and when it was in use it would overlook the rear windows of no. 70 and the currently private garden.

Bozeat has significant problems with lack of parking and so it is essential that new dwellings have adequate parking. In this case the plans show adequate parking on site although there are concerns whether all the cars parked would have sufficient room to turn. This however is likely to be a moot point because the access lane is not in the ownership of the applicant and it appears that there is no right of vehicular access along the lane. Furthermore we note that in any case Highways do not consider that the track is adequate; they state: “Access to the parking area at the rear of the premises is by way of an access track lacking acceptable width and construction over

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its length and visibility at its junction with the public highway.” This being the case it would appear that parking cannot be provided as shown on the plans. There is not spare on-street capacity in the area to accommodate vehicles associated with the flats. A further concern regarding access is that with two separate dwellings it is more likely that vehicles will meet part way along the track and one will have to reverse along the narrow track.

Should permission be granted then the Parish Council would request that conditions are attached that require that:

  • the design and materials used should be compatible with the character of the adjacent stone buildings
  • before first occupation a safe and legal means of access to the parking area must be secured and
  • the undeveloped roof space should not be accessible as an amenity area
    It was not until we had visited the garden of the neighbouring property that the extent of the likely

    impact became clear, we therefore request that the site viewing group visit.

    Please note that now that Parish Council no longer receives hard copy plans we are not able to give more than vague estimates of dimensions. In this case there are not any dimensions on the plans from which we could scale.

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Bozeat Parish Council – Highways Monthly Report Month ending 14th April 2019
Street Doctor Headline

Northamptonshire County Council has launched a new system of reporting damage to roads to replace “Street Doctor” called “FixMyStreet”, which includes the posting of photographs. The inclusion of photographs is an improvement, but there is no contact person, I’ve not been able to locate existing issues raised within this system and there is no contact person or time frame to undertake the repair. Will contact NCC and find out how this can be done. Three new FixMyStreet reports have been raised during this period. The following reports remain open or are currently being monitored Boz 27, 29, 39, 41 to 45, 46, 48, 49 to 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 & 60.

Project works

Consultant has confirmed previous quotation to consult on outdoor gym. Meeting with the consultant at the playing field where the outline of the requirements were discussed and agreed. Invitation to tender has been issued to prospective Contractors awaiting submission of tenders.

Mill Road verge

Work completed to repair the damage to the verge however it would have been better to of extended the plastic to the edge of the tarmac circa a meter longer.

We have seen some degradation over the winter months, which will need to be addressed. The rest looks in fairly satisfactory condition, but we will need to monitor.

It was agreed at the last council meeting in Dec 18 to extend the matting to encompass the section of verge to the drive; works still to be undertaken.

Notes:

New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Highways Report April 19 By: SP Foward

Will continue to monitor street doctor to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on street doctor.

The report captures all street doctor submissions up to and including the cut of date 14th April 19 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.

Attachments

Highways Tracking Spreadsheet

Highways Report April 19 By: SP Foward

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
VILLAGE WARDEN’S REPORT – APRIL 2019 APPENDIX D

March’s brief outline:

  • Reported potholes to Street Doctor: Mill Road, Queen Street & Fullwell Road.
  • Reported to Street Doctor: overhanging tree onto footpath outside 20 Wollaston Road, on grass verge.
  • Issues with brambles through fence onto footpath at I Robert Street, tree at 25 Mill Road over hanging footpath, over hanging bushes onto footpath at 68 Mill Road, overhanging rose bush belonging to 35 Easton Lane on footpath leading from Easton Lane to Mill Road. Please would it be possible for letters to be sent to these home owners.
  • Carried out usual checks around the village. Approximate 7 hours.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR APRIL 2019 Account Balances as at 25th MARCH 2019 as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX E

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL
Payments made during the month which require formal approval

£91,913.40 £48,423.40 £10,838.45

£892.58

Date

28/3/2019 29/3/2019

Chq/DD Payee

D/D Veolia ES D/D Lloyds Bank

Details

Waste disposal – cemetery Bank charges

Nett Value

£ 71.23 £ 6.50 £ 77.73

Nett Value

£ 625.00 £ 545.38 £ 551.67 £ 133.00 £ 70.00 £ 400.00 £ 8.37 £ 125.00 £ 30.78 £ 28.62 £ 36.00 £ 3,598.95 £ 83.21 £ 241.20 £ 10.36

VAT

£ 14.25

£ 14.25 VAT

£ 110.33 £ 26.60

£ 0.42

£ 6.16 £ 5.72

£ 719.79 £ 48.24

Amount Paid

£ 85.48 £ 6.50 £ 91.98

Budget

£152,067.83

Cemetery – waste disposal General – bank charges

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

Date

15/4/2019

ref. Payee

BACS M.Chapman BACS L.Payne
BACS R & G Landscapes BACS R & G Landscapes BACS R.Driver

200594 P.Driver
BACS e-on
BACS TLC
BACS e-on
BACS Playdale
BACS CPRE
BACS Sign of the Times BACS B.Gibbins

BACS Externiture 200591 J.Spencer

Details

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19 Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage Playing Field maintenance/verge mowing Playing Field play area maintenance Village Warden

Allotments Manager – salary/exp’s Supply to Village Green cabinet
Use of meeting room (Dec-Mar) Street lighting maintenance contract Playing Field – play equipment repairs Membership renewal

Village approach signs
Reimbursement – paint etc
Bus timetable cases
Reimbursement – resources for poppies

Amount to Pay Budget

  • £  625.00 Cemetery – caretaking contract
  • £  545.38 General – Clerk’s salary, home office, postage.
  • £  662.00 BPFA grant/verge mowing
  • £  159.60 BPFA grant only
  • £  70.00 General – village warden/Allotments – general main.
  • £  400.00 Allotments – manager’s salary/General admin
  • £  8.79 General – village events
  • £  125.00 General – premises hire
  • £  36.94 Lighting – maintenance/energy
  • £  34.34 BPFA grant only
  • £  36.00 General – subscriptions
  • £  4,318.74 Village enhancement
  • £  83.21 BPFA grant/skate ramp/street furniture
  • £  289.44 General – street furniture
  • £  10.36 General – local community

TOTALS

£ 917.26
I recommend that the council approves the transfer of £9000 from the HSBC Current Account into the Lloyds Current Account.

£ 6,487.54

£ 7,404.80

200593 Lloyds Bank

Funds transfer only

£ 9,000.00

£ 9,000.00 Funds transfer only

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL APPENDIX F LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – APRIL 2019

Northamptonshire Heritage Forum – Unitary Government statement – agreed to circulate this in a pack.
Northants Police – information about a Youth Commission.
Northants Police – publicity about dog attacks on sheep.

Northants Police – information about a meeting with the Crime Commission [10 April 2019].
Northants Police – notification of crime in the Bozeat area.
Northants Police – notification of crimes in the Bozeat area.

Northants Police – notification of crime in the Bozeat area.
Northants Police – notification of crime in the Bozeat area.
Northants Police – thefts of catalytic converters.
Northants Police – notification of farming incidents in the county.
Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00185/OUT. Troy Planning & Design – Neighbourhood Plan services.

S.Blenkharn – request for clarification.
Anglian Water – notification of water quality inspection [allotments]
Allotments Manager – fruit tree planted on an allotment.
Village resident – request for a mirror at the junction of Mile Street and London Road. Bozeat resident – comment about the planter in Easton Lane.
Borough Council – reply to our application for a Community Asset Transfer.
Village resident – complaint about verge mowing operations.
Village resident – complaint about verge mowing operations.
Northants Police – notification of JAG meeting [15 May 2019].
Town and Parish Council Websites – March newsletter – agreed to circulate this in a pack. PKF Littlejohn – annual audit of accounts.
Watco – product information.
e-on – data collection information.
Rural Wellbeing Service – March newsletter – agreed to circulate this in a pack.
SLCC – list of training sessions for 2019.
NCALC – Chief Executive’s bulletins [March 2019] & [April 2019].
NCALC – Update magazine – agreed to circulate this in a pack.
RSPCA – poster for Fun Day in Northampton [already posted on our noticeboard]. County Council – notification of consultation [Stand Out Northamptonshire 2019].
NCALC – x 2 mini-Update magazines [March 2019] – agreed to circulate this in a pack. Came & Company – cyber security issues.
FLP – play equipment product information.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association.

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 20th MAY 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7pm.

PRESENT: – Cllr Gibbins [Chairman]; Bell; Docker; Dudley-Smith; Foward; Pollard; Pritchard; Skittrall and Spencer.

Prior to the start of the meeting, the Chairman presented Cllr Jennifer Spencer with a card and flowers in recognition of 25 years of service as a member of Bozeat Parish Council.

PUBLIC: – No members of the public were present at the meeting.

  1. Election of Chairman.

    Cllr Gibbins was nominated to serve as Chairman for the year by Cllr Docker, this was seconded by Cllr Dudley-Smith and unanimously agreed.

  2. Apologies.

    It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllrs Brown and Cooke.

  3. Election of Vice-Chairman.

    Cllr Cooke was nominated to serve as Vice-Chairman by Cllr Gibbins, this was seconded by Cllr Foward and unanimously agreed.

  4. Current roles and responsibilities.

    Cllr Gibbins proposed that the revised list of council roles and responsibilities be agreed, this was seconded by Cllr Foward and unanimously agreed.

  5. ElectionofResponsibleFinancialOfficer.

    It was resolved to elect the Clerk as the Responsible Financial Officer.

  6. Declarationsofinterest.

    No new declarations of interest were reported.

  7. Minutes.

    The minutes of the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 15th April 2019 were proposed as correct by Cllr Gibbins and seconded by Cllr Docker. A vote was taken = 6 for with 3 abstentions, motion carried.

  8. Mattersarising.
  1. Circulating documents – packs were passed on at the meeting.
  2. Village Hopper bus service – Cllr Pollard reported that the service seems to be working OK.
  3. Unitary authorities – Cllr Skittrall reported on the latest developments and future

    arrangements for the new authorities. It was resolved that Cllr Docker should represent the

    council at a Local Councils Forum on 12 June 2019.

  4. Community Asset Register – it was reported that the application to include the Playing Field

    on the Register has been approved and it was proposed by Cllr Gibbins, seconded by Cllr

    Skittrall and resolved to prepare and submit an application for the Community Church Hall.

  5. VillageActionPlanreview–CllrSkittrallreportedthattheworkingpartyhadmetand

    considered the Village Action Plan. It was resolved that all items that have been completed or are considered to be unachievable be removed from the plan. Cllr Skittrall to produce a revised Village Action Plan for consideration at the next meeting.

  6. Cleaning of play equipment at the Playing Field – it was resolved to defer this work until early Autumn.
  7. Work to level uneven ground in the play area at the Playing Field – it was resolved to defer this work until early Autumn.

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h. Historic issues of About Bozeat/Bozeat Matters magazines – it was noted that the Clerk now has these in storage and resolved to note this in the next issue of Bozeat Matters.

9. Policereport.

  1. Crimes – it was noted that no reports of crimes in Bozeat have been received.
  2. Parking, speeding and anti-social driving strategy – the Chairman reported that Highways

    would not support the provision of a mirror at the Mile Street/London Road junction. It was suggested that the double yellow lines be moved to the same side of London Road as the junction in order to provide better visibility, and resolved to consider this during the next parking restriction review.

  3. Community Street Watch – it was agreed that the Chairman contacts Wollaston Parish Council to ask if their scheme is working OK.

10. Planning.

Cllr Skittrall proposed that a report [Appendix A] be accepted, this was seconded by Cllr

Gibbins and agreed.

  1. Current/new planning applications – Cllr Skittrall provided additional details relating to items

    on his report.

  2. Planning documents – it was resolved that the Clerk checks that a chase up letter was sent.
  3. Neighbourhood Plan – it was resolved that the group meets to discuss progressing this

    project before the next council meeting.

11.Council services.

  1. Cemetery – Cllr Spencer recommended that an additional guideline be added, restricting the maximum size for headstones, and it was resolved that this be an agenda item for the next meeting. The installation of plastic kerbing around some graves was discussed and it was resolved that a letter be sent advising that the kerbing does not meet the guidelines and that the council accepts no responsibility for any damage causing during mowing operations. Following a complaint about trees overhanging the residential car park next to the cemetery, some trimming work has been done. It was resolved that the caretaker be asked to cut all the avenue trees as foliage is now too low, it was further resolved that the trees and shrubs between areas C and D be cut back. The wild flowers growing on section D were noted. A grave has been left in an unacceptable condition and it was resolved that the gravedigger be asked to return and tidy it.
  2. Applications for permission to place memorials or headstones in the Cemetery – none received.
  3. Allotments – Cllr Pollard proposed that his report [Appendix B] be accepted, this was agreed. It was reported that the hedge along the Allens Hill boundary will be cut back after the nesting season has finished. It was reported that Cllr Brown had met with Anglian Water for an inspection of the water supply and no issues were raised. The derelict wall forming part of the boundary was discussed and it was resolved to consult the Land Registry plans for the allotment in order to ascertain responsibility for the wall.

12.Local environment.

  1. Highways – Cllr Foward proposed that his report [Appendix C] be accepted and this was agreed. It was resolved that the Chairman chase up the remedial works to the verge in Mill Road and that a letter be sent to Cllr Martin Griffiths about the ongoing issues with the blocked drain in Dag Lane.
  2. Street Lights – no issues were reported.
  3. Parish Paths Warden – the Chairman reported that an urban footway is overgrown and it

    was resolved that Cllr Pritchard submits a report via Fix My Street. It was resolved that the verge mowing contractor be asked to spray weed-killer along the urban footway which runs from Mill Road to Easton Lane.

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  1. VillageWarden–CllrGibbinsproposedthatareport[AppendixD]submittedbytheVillage Warden be accepted, this was agreed. It was noted that the dog bin in Easton Lane had fallen because the wooden post had rotted and it was resolved to replace the post with a metal one, it was further agreed to purchase an additional dog bin for Easton Lane near to the bypass bridge.
  2. Land Registrations – it was reported that the registration of the Village Green is progressing, there is no news on the other pending applications.
  3. Village approach signs – the Chairman reported that Highways have now approved the proposed locations for the signs and an approved contractor to install the posts is now being sought.
  4. Verge mowing contract 2019-2020 – it was reported that all mowing operations in Manor Close have now been stopped and St Mary’s Road included on the mowing map. The contractor has been asked to mow the verge on Harrold Road up to the entrance to the stables for visibility purposes. A former path across a field near to Mill Road was discussed, noting that this is not on the Definitive Map so is not a right of way. Cllr Skittrall advised that this Map is to be reviewed and footpaths may be added.
  5. Weed growth on kerbs and in gutters – it was reported that this work has been completed and it was resolved to remove this item from the agenda.
  6. Noticeboard – it was resolved to defer this item until the next meeting.
  7. Village litter pick – it was resolved to take no further action and remove this item from the

    agenda.

  8. Fish Alley – the Chairman reported that a tree surgeon has inspected the leylandii trees

    which border the Village Green and considers that they are becoming a danger due to age and height. It was resolved to contact the owners of the property whose former owner planted the trees and ask them to take responsibility for their maintenance. Land in front of new houses off Fish Alley does not appear on the deeds of the properties and has been abandoned. It was resolved to add this area to the verge mowing map.

13.Representatives reports.

  1. BozeatPlayingFieldAssociation–itwasnotedthattherehasnotbeenameetingrecently.
  2. Bozeat Primary School – it was noted that several members of staff will be leaving at the

    end of term and positions have been advertised.

  3. JAG meetings – it was noted that Cllr Brown attended the last meeting on behalf of the

    council.

  4. Village Hall steering group – the Chairman reported that he is in the process of arranging a

    meeting with the steering group.

14.Local Events.

  1. Waendel Walk checkpoint – Cllr Spencer reported that the first walker arrived at 9:21am and the first lady walker at 9:44am. 120 cards were stamped up to midday; 20 were stamped up to 1pm and none after that time. The checkpoint was declared closed at 2pm. It was noted that food was available at Wollaston and many walkers did not buy at Bozeat.
  2. Summer Fete 6th July 2019 – a meeting is to be held on Wednesday to plan this event.
  3. World War 2 commemorations – Cllr Spencer noted that the 75th anniversary of VE Day will

    be held on 8 May 2020 and information about potential events are being sought. A draft copy of information about Lt Aherne for the next issue of Bozeat Matters will be presented for approval at the next meeting.

  4. Christmas Lights 2019 – additional lights are to be provided.
  5. Summer Song of Praise – this will be held at TLC on Friday 21st June.
  6. Merchant Navy Day – will be celebrated on 3rd September.

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15.Website Regulations.

It was agreed that the IT Working Party meet before the next meeting to consider compliance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

16.Capital receipt.

  1. Outdoor gym equipment and table tennis table – four tenders were received for this project and the project manager had scored the tenders. It was resolved to invite the consultant to attend the next meeting so that the tenders could be discussed more fully and a decision reached. It was resolved to contact Cllr Martin Griffiths to see if a joint project with either Wollaston or Irchester might permit a successful capital grant application.
  2. To consider contributing towards the cost of providing a MUGA – it was resolved to discuss this under item 18e.

17.Town Well.

  1. Barclays Bank account – the Clerk reported that she had submitted a complaint to Barclays Bank as the account has not been closed as requested.
  2. Optionstoimprove/refurbishthearea–CllrGibbinsreportedthathehadmetwithCllrs Cooke and Pollard and instructed a contractor, as the budget had been approved some time ago. It was suggested that a lining be fitted to the trough so it is watertight.

18. Finance

  1. Insurance policy – it was noted that the council had agreed a 3-year deal with Zurich Municipal Insurance and resolved to accept the annual premium of £823.07 for the year to 31/5/2020.
  2. Payments – it was proposed by Cllr Gibbins, seconded by Cllr Pritchard and resolved to accept the Finance Report [Appendix E] and approve the payments listed, it was further resolved to approve the transfer of £2000 from the HSBC to the Lloyds account to cover the payments raised.
  3. Investments – Cllr Dudley-Smith reported that he had investigated and Nationwide Building Society does not offer accounts for parish councils. He will investigate further.
  4. Annual audit of accounts – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the Annual Governance Statement be approved, this was seconded by Cllr Spencer and agreed. Cllr Gibbins then proposed that the Accounting Statements be approved, this was seconded by Cllr Spencer and agreed. The Accounting Statements were then dated and signed by the Chairman. Thanks were extended to the Clerk for her work on the annual audit of accounts.
  5. Bozeat Fireworks Fund – it was suggested that the residual funds from the former Bozeat Fireworks Group be used towards the purchase of a MUGA. It was resolved to defer this item until the next meeting so members of the groups can be consulted.

19. Correspondence.

It was resolved to acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting.

20.Items for the next agenda.

• Chairman’s expenses for past year.

21.Date and time of next meeting.

The next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will take place on Monday, 24th June 2019 and will follow Public Participation at 7pm. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29 7JP.

Signed ……………………………………………………………… Chairman 17th June 2019.

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – May 2019

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications Reference No. For

WP/19/00106 Front porch extension, 9 Queen Street

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications Reference No. For

None

(c) Pending Applications

APPENDIX A Date granted

15/4/19

Date refused

Reference No.

WP/19/00109 WP/19/00124

For

2 new 2 bed flats above Village Shop Certificate of lawful use, Nene Milling

Status

(d) New Applications

Comments sent No comments sent

Status

Comments sent No comments sent No comments sent

Reference No.

WP/10/00185 WP/19/00212 WP/19/00213

For

New dwelling, 111 London Road
Utility & drains support, 25 London Road Change of use, 25 London Road

(e) WP/19/00185 – New 1 bed bungalow behind 111 London Road

Comments sent

The Parish Council object to this outline application because it is a backland development which would appear to constitute an over-development of the site. There are also concerns about safety of access both for the application site and the host dwelling and about the proximity of the built form to the PROW forms the eastern boundary of the site.

Despite the application only containing scant information the following concerns have been raised:

  • the site is accessed from the southern entry route into the village on London Road using a new vehicular access which is close to the junction with the St Marys Road estate
  • the turning head shown is only 6m in total which is below standard to facilitate turning
  • there does not appear to be sufficient manoeuvring area for more than one vehicle to park and turn on site
  • the land take from the host dwelling could inhibit on-site turning at that dwelling which would result in vehicles reversing out of the host property through an access point that
    is very close to the junction with St Marys Road

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Prepared by Brian Skittrall

  • there is not a metre separation between the built form and the PROW as required by Highways
  • the block diagram does not show the protruding chimney breast of 111 London Road which may restrict the width of the driveway at that point

    The scheme also has a very limited amount of amenity space which would be further reduced if the built form is moved further onto the site to conform to the PROW separation distance.

    As we stated in our response to the previous application, we consider it essential that for a dwelling in this location all parking must be provided on-site because there are already problems with illegal on-street and verge parking at this end of St Mary’s Road in part due to overspill parking from London Road properties. The Bozeat Village Plan Update found that one or two bedroom dwellings in the village on average own more than a single vehicle and so we consider that a minimum of two spaces should be provided.

    A final concern is that the privacy of the adjacent properties might be compromised.

    We request that the site is assessed by the decision makers so that they can appreciate the circumstances of the site.

    (f) WP/19/00212 – Utility & drains support, 25 London Road

    This is a retrospective application for works already carried out at 25 London Road to support the utilities and drains across the brook and strengthen the banks.

    (g) WP/19/00213 – Change of use, 25 London Road

    This is a retrospective application for works already carried out at 25 London Road to change a corner of the Vicarage field into a parking bay. The Environment Agency has objected but has outlined a route to make the change acceptable,

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Bozeat Parish Council – Highways Monthly Report Month ending 19th May 2019
Fix My Street Headline

Five new FixMyStreet reports have been raised during this period. The following reports remain open or are currently being monitored Boz 27, 29, 39, 41 to 45, 46, 48, 49 to 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 & 60 to 65.

Project works

Consultant has confirmed previous quotation to consult on outdoor gym. Meeting with the consultant at the playing field where the outline of the requirements were discussed and agreed. We are in receipt of Tenders recommendations to be prepared.

Mill Road verge

Work completed to repair the damage to the verge however it would have been better to of extended the plastic to the edge of the tarmac circa a meter longer.

We have seen some degradation over the winter months, which will need to be addressed. The rest looks in fairly satisfactory condition, but we will need to be monitor.

It was agreed at the last council meeting in Dec 18 to extend the matting to encompass the section of verge to the drive; works to be instructed once the weather has improved sufficiently; likely May/June time.

Notes:

New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Will continue to monitor Fix My Street to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Highways Report May 19 By: SP Foward

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on Fix My Street.

The report captures all Fix My Street submissions up to and including the cut of date 19th May 19 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.

Attachments

Highways Tracking Spreadsheet

Highways Report May 19 By: SP Foward

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
VILLAGE WARDEN’S REPORT – MAY 2019 APPENDIX D

April’s brief outline:

  • Requested action to be taken regarding brambles through fence onto footpath in Roberts Street. New occupants have done the job. Still looking into problems with overhanging branches and shrubs onto pathways as reported to yourselves in my March report.
  • Reported the following potholes to ‘Fix my Street. 25 Fullwell Road, ref. No. 1605800. Mill Road/ London Road, ref. No. 1605814. 14 Mill Road, ref. No. 1597185. 2 Queen Street,ref no: 1605795. Pothole in Dag Lane, ref. No, 1605790, job completed. Overhanging tree in Wollaston Road, reported but no ref. No: but reply came back reporting it to Wellingborough Council.
  • Cut back overhanging hedge, London Road/ Easton Lane, opposite Mile Street.
  • Approached by a dog walker, would it be possible to put a dog bin in Easton

    Lane, York Cottage area

  • Carried out usual checks around the village.

    Approximate 7 hours.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR MAY 2019 Account Balances as at 25th MAY 2019 as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX E

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL

£91,913.40 £67,443.40 £3,002.97 £3,032.94

£165,392.71

Payments made during the month which require formal approval

Date

28/4/2019 18/5/2019 28/5/2019

Chq/DD Payee

D/D Veolia ES D/D Lloyds Bank D/D Lloyds Bank

Details

Waste disposal – cemetery Bank charges
Bank charges

Amount Paid

Budget

Date

20/5/2019

ref. Payee

BACS M.Chapman BACS L.Payne
BACS R & G Landscapes BACS R.Driver

BACS e-on
BACS Ricoh UK
BACS NorthantsCALC BACS e-on
BACS Zurich Municipal BACS B.Gibbins BACS P.Conroy

Details

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19 Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage Playing Field maintenance/verge mowing Village Warden

Supply to Village Green cabinet Photocopier lease and copy charge Annual subscription
Street lighting energy supply
Insurance annual premium Reimbursement – keys for cemetery lodge Internal audit fee

TOTALS

£ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £

£

625.00 Cemetery – caretaking contract
519.99 General – Clerk’s salary, home office, stationery. 711.95 BPFA grant/verge mowing

70.00 General – village warden/Allotments – general main. 8.51 General – village events

57.19 General – photocopier 683.13 General – subscriptions 183.17 Lighting – supply/maintenance 823.07 General – insurance

7.98 Burial – general maintenance 130.00 General – audit

3,819.99

£ £ £

85.48 Cemetery – waste disposal 7.80 General – bank charges 7.80 General – bank charges

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

£ 101.08

Amount to Pay Budget

It was resolved to approve the transfer of £2000 from the HSBC Current Account into the Lloyds Current Account.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – MAY 2019 APPENDIX F

NorthantsCALC – Invitation to attend Local Councils Forum [12 June 2019].
Borough Council – reply to ours [Community Asset application].
Northants PFCC Newsletter [May issue].
Northants Police – invitation to attend Police Commissioner’s meeting [20th May 2019]. Northants Police – Operation Crooked.

Northants Police – Serious and Organised Crime Partnership Bulletin. Northants Police – non-emergency callers to be offered call back option. Northants Police – National Stephen Lawrence Day.
Northants Police – Five new Street Watch Schemes launched in Kettering. Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00213/FUL. Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00212/FUL. NNJPU – community consultation.

Northampton Borough Council – notice of consultation [Northampton Local Plan].
Milton Keynes Council – notice of consultation [Milton Keynes Council draft supplementary document].
Bozeat resident – complaint about overhanging trees in the cemetery.
Cllr Brown – report from meeting with Anglian Water.
Bozeat resident – complaint about verge mowing operations.
Sports&Play Consulting – summary of tender document scoring.
Zurich Municipal – policy renewal documents.
Glasdon UK – product information.
Watco – product information.
Hags – product information.
Borough Council – invitation for Chairman to attend Annual Meeting on 21 May 2019. NorthantsCALC – Mini e-Update x 5.
e-on – restructuring of terms and conditions.
NorthantsACRE – membership renewal certificate.
NorthantsCALC – invitation to renew membership.
Rural Services Network – Rural Bulletin 24 April 2019.
Northants Police – Joint Independent Audit Committee recruitment.
Fieldwork magazine [Spring 2019] – resolved to circulate this in a pack.
Countryside Voice magazine [Spring 2019] – resolved to circulate this in a pack.
Clerks & Councils Direct magazine [May 2019] – resolved to circulate this in a pack.
The Clerk magazine [May 2019] – resolved to circulate this in a pack.
Information about Merchant Navy Day [Fly the Red Ensign Flag] – 3rd September 2019.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association.

A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 24th JUNE 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7pm.

PRESENT: – Cllrs Bell; Brown; Docker; Dudley-Smith; Gibbins; Pollard and Spencer. Cllr Skittrall arrived during the course of the meeting.

PUBLIC: – There was 1 member of the public present.

ISSUES RAISED BY THE PUBLIC: –

  • Verge mowing – Hillside Close and Wyman Close not cut.
  • Is the weed killer used on roadsides animal friendly?
  1. Apologies.

    It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllrs Cooke; Foward and Pritchard. Also, Cllr Skittrall, who will be arriving during the course of the meeting.

  2. Declarations of interest from members in items to be discussed. No new declarations of interest were received.
  3. Minutes.

    The minutes of the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 20th May 2019 were proposed as correct by Cllr Gibbins, this was seconded by Cllr Pollard and a vote was taken = 6 for with 1 abstention, motion carried.

  4. Mattersarising:-
  1. Circulating documents – the progress of circulating packs was checked and items passed on.
  2. Village Hopper bus service – no problems with the service were noted.
  3. Unitary authorities – it was noted that the first meeting of the working party is being held this

    evening.

  4. Community Asset Register – the Clerk reported that she has begun work on the application

    for the Community Church Hall.

  5. Village Action Plan review – it was resolved to defer discussion on this item until the July

    meeting of the Parish Council.

  6. Cleaning of play equipment at the Playing Field – it was noted that work will begin after the

    school summer holidays have finished.

  7. Work to level uneven ground in the play area at the Playing Field – it was noted that work

    will begin after the school summer holidays have finished.

  8. Roles and responsibilities – one correction was noted.

5. Police.

  1. Crimes – crimes reported were discussed.
  2. Parking, speeding and anti-social driving strategy – parking problems around Dychurch

    Lane and Wheelwrights Yard were noted.

  3. Community Street Watch – the Chairman reported that his contacts for Wollaston Parish

    Council are no longer available.

  1. Planning – it was resolved to defer this item pending the arrival of Cllr Skittrall.
  2. Councilservices.

a. Cemetery – it was reported that sections C and D have been cut adequately recently, the area around the War Memorial and part of section B has also been cut but the cemetery is not looking as good as Cllr Spencer would like to see. Report received that a grave has had chippings places loosely on it, with no surround, the Clerk to investigate. Cllr Spencer

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asked if the council wished to produce a plan for Muslim burials as these are usually held very quickly after death. It was noted that the cemetery plan, kept in the lodge, is kept up to date so a plot could be issued by any member of the council who held keys for the lodge. It was resolved that the Clerk copies information about memorial towers in the Clerk magazine to all members. Memorial slabs in the Gardens of Remembrance have become overwhelmed by the grass.

  1. Cemetery – no applications for permission to place memorials or headstones in the Cemetery have been received.
  2. Cemetery – Cllr Spencer proposed that a new guideline be added “that the maximum height of any headstone be 36” or 91.5cm to the base plinth.” This was agreed.
  3. Allotments – Cllr Pollard proposed that his report [Appendix A] be accepted, this was agreed – provision of marker slabs. It was noted that the plan provided was not accurate enough for work to begin and it was resolved that a more accurate plan be produced.
  4. Allotments – vacant plot maintenance. It was noted that the Odd Jobs contract is being used to weed and clear vacant plots on an ad hoc basis and it was proposed that the Odd Jobs Man be asked to cut weeds down on all vacant plots twice during the growing season, in consultation with the Allotments Manager.
  5. Allotments – derelict boundary wall. The Chairman reported that he will meet with the neighbouring property owner soon.
  6. Allotments – to approve essential repairs to the petrol strimmer costing £50. Cllr Gibbins proposed that the cost of repairs to the council’s petrol strimmer be approved and this was agreed.

8. Localenvironment.

  1. Highways, including Mill Road verge degradation – remedial works. It was resolved to accept a report [Appendix B] submitted by Cllr Foward. It was noted that the verge in Mill Road is to be inspected shortly by the contractor.
  2. StreetLights–noproblemsreported.
  3. Parish Paths Warden – it was resolved to accept a report [Appendix C] submitted by Cllr

    Pritchard.

  4. VillageWarden–CllrGibbinsproposedthatareport[AppendixD]beacceptedandthis

    was agreed. The Chairman reported that he would check the report of rubbish being

    stacked against the cemetery fence.

  5. Land Registrations – it was reported that the Borough Council have passed the land they

    own which forms part of the Village Green over to the Parish Council for £1 and it was noted that the next stage is to register the entire green. It was suggested that a Trust be formed to protect the Village Green. There being no response to any correspondence sent to the owner of land next to the cemetery avenue, it was resolved that Cllrs Brown and Spencer should meet to look at land that borders the cemetery to the west.

  6. Village approach signs – the Chairman reported that contractors are being considered for the installation of the signs.
  7. Verge mowing contract – it was resolved to add Hillside Close and Wyman Close to the mowing map and to remove the Flat, it was noted that verge in London Road just below New Path is being cut but isn’t on the map, agreed to add this. Issues with the wide verge in St Mary’s Road were discussed.
  8. Noticeboard – remedial works to tidy up the noticeboard. It was noted that this is in hand.
  9. Fish Alley – tall trees which border Fish Alley [TA12]. Concerns raised about safety if the trees were to be felled close to the footpath were discussed. The Chairman reported that

    he is to meet with the resident whose property borders the leylandii trees next to the Village Green.

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9. Representativesreports.

  1. Bozeat Playing Field Association – the Chairman noted receipt of a report today.
  2. Bozeat Primary School – noted that the school Fete Day and Sports Day will be held soon.
  3. JAG meetings – no date received for the next meeting.
  4. Village Hall steering group – no further news.
  5. Local Councils Forum meeting – Cllr Docker attended this on behalf of Bozeat Parish

    Council. She reported that the viewpoints of parish councils were being taken on board.

10.Local Events.

  1. Summer Fete 6th July 2019 – First Aid cover was agreed. The Chairman reported that two additional gazebos have been purchased and it was agreed to add formal approval for the purchases to the agenda for the next meeting. It was suggested that the existing electrical supply be extended to a point towards the bottom corner of the green in order to remove the need for long extension cables. It was suggested that the Village Green be used for more regular events such as outside films and televised sports events.
  2. World War 2 commemorations. Cllr Spencer has produced two articles for inclusion in the September issue of Bozeat Matters, the Clerk to type them up and circulate them to members. Cllr Brown to edit the required photos. It was reported that the Cubs and Scouts have been working on a commemorative mural. Suggestions as to how best commemorate the date that Lt John Aherne crashed were considered, bearing in mind it was in December.
  3. Remembrance Day – Sunday, 10th November, 2019.
  4. ChristmasLights2019–tobeswitchedonSaturday,30thNovember2019.
  5. 75th Anniversary of VE Day – 7th May 2020. It was noted that the May Day Bank Holiday

    has been moved to Friday, 8th May 2020. Information about events similar to Beacons of Light has been received. Cllr Spencer reported that she has almost finished work on the poppies she is producing.
    A letter of thanks for checkpoint duties at this years’ Waendel Walk has been received.

11.Website Regulations.

It was resolved to accept a report [Appendix E] submitted by the IT and Website Working Party

Cllr Skittrall arrived at this point in the meeting and it was resolved to take the Planning Report next.

6. Planning.

  1. Current/new planning applications – Cllr Skittrall proposed that his report [Appendix F] be accepted and this was agreed. Notification of a planning appeal had also been received
  2. Planning documents – Reply received from the Borough Council was noted and it was resolved to remove this item from the agenda as hard copies of plans will not be provided.
  3. Neighbourhood Plan – no further news.

12.Capital receipt.

a. Update on the project to provide outdoor gym equipment and table tennis table. Cllr Gibbins proposed that Option 1, costing £12991 be accepted, this was seconded by Cllr Docker and agreed.
b. To consider contributing towards the cost of providing a MUGA. Investigations with a supplier has indicated that the provision of a MUGA using the existing tennis court would cost in the region of £100,000. It was suggested that the Parish Council could donate any funds remaining from the sale of land in Abbey Close once the above project has been completed towards the cost of a MUFA. This would allow BPFA to apply for match funding.

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13.Town Well.

  1. Barclays bank account – the Clerk reported that she is still waiting for the result of her

    complaint to the bank.

  2. Project to improve/refurbish the area – it was noted that work will begin shortly and it was

    resolved that the trees to be planted would be dwarf varieties of cherry and willow.

14. Finance.

  1. Payments – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the Finance Report [Appendix G] be accepted and the payments and fund transfers listed be approved, this was agreed. Noting the timescale of fund transfers it was agreed to hold back some payments until the completion of the fund transfers.
  2. Investments – it was resolved that further investigations into suitable accounts continue.
  3. Annual audit of accounts – it was noted that the AGAR has been submitted to the external

    auditor and required notices posted on the noticeboard and our website.

  4. Bozeat Fireworks Fund – no further news.
  5. Chairman’s Expenses – Cllr Docker proposed that £500 be paid to Cllr Gibbins towards

    cost incurred during the year ended 30 April 2019 in his role as Chairman. This was

    seconded by Cllr Dudley-Smith and a vote was taken = 7 for with 1 abstention.

  6. Residual funds – the Clerk reported that receipts accrued over the last 10 years have led to

    the amount of funds in the council’s bank accounts not reflecting the funds showing in the budgets. Bank interest, cemetery and allotment receipts are now included as part of the budget process so funds will not accrue in a similar way in future. It was resolved to create an earmarked reserve of £30,000 towards the extension of the cemetery.

15. Correspondence.

It was resolved to acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting, as listed in Appendix H.
It was resolved not to accept the offer of a textile recycling facility, as there is already one at the school and the Playing Field hosts a charity shop.

16.Items for the next agenda.

  • Registration of village green peripheral land.
  • Village Green Trust.

    17.Next meeting.

    It was noted that the next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will take place on Monday, 15th July 2019 and will follow Public Participation at 7pm. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29 7JP.

    Signed ………………………………………………… Chairman. 15th July 2019.

Bozeat Parish Council – Highways Monthly Report Month ending 13th June 2019
Fix My Street Headline

Four new FixMyStreet reports have been raised during this period. The following reports remain open or are currently being monitored Boz 27, 29, 39, 41 to 45, 46, 48, 49 to 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 & 60 to 69.

Project works

Consultant has confirmed previous quotation to consult on outdoor gym. Meeting with the consultant at the playing field where the outline of the requirements were discussed and agreed. We are in receipt of Tenders recommendations to be prepared.

Mill Road verge

Work completed to repair the damage to the verge however it would have been better to of extended the plastic to the edge of the tarmac circa a meter longer.

We have seen some degradation over the winter months, which will need to be addressed. The rest looks in fairly satisfactory condition, but we will need to be monitor.

It was agreed at the last council meeting in Dec 18 to extend the matting to encompass the section of verge to the drive; works to be instructed once the weather has improved sufficiently; likely June/July time.

Notes:

New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Will continue to monitor Fix My Street to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Highways Report June 19 By: SP Foward

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on Fix My Street.

The report captures all Fix My Street submissions up to and including the cut of date 13th June 19 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.

Attachments

Highways Tracking Spreadsheet

Highways Report June 19 By: SP Foward

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
PARISH PATH WARDEN’S REPORT – JUNE 2019 APPENDIX C

  • TA10, the section that runs between London Road and Knights Close has been reported as badly overgrown through fixmystreet, by at least three people. I have had a response that it is on the once-a-year cutting rota, so I don’t imagine that it will happen soon.
  • The northern end of TA22, the section between the footpath out of Hewletts Close and TA10 is also badly overgrown.
  • Could the council consider adding a cut of both of these to the odd job list?
  • The council owned grass on St Mary’s Road is still not being included on the grass cutting rota. Could someone chase this up please? Either that whoever does the cutting has the information, or that the individuals doing the task look at the map.

Report from Alison Pritchard, Parish Path Warden

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
VILLAGE WARDEN’S REPORT – JUNE 2019 APPENDIX D

May’s brief outline:

  • Reported the following potholes to Fix My Street. 30 & 32 St. Mary’s Road, Ref No: 1651883. St Mary’s Road/ Wyman Close. Ref No: 1651879. Queen Street/Easton Lane, Ref No: 1651887. Reported broken stile TA3, Bozeat to Easton Maudit, Ref No: 1651973.
  • Reported a car for sale parked on the pavement close to village notice board.
  • Concern with reports of rats being seen in the Easton Lane area near to the

    gateway where cattle feed is being stored, which is inside the parish boundary.

  • Rubbish is being stacked against the fence surround the cemetery the small holding in Easton Lane.
  • Carried out usual checks around the village. Approximate 8 hours.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
IT AND WEBSITE WORKING PARTY REPORT – JUNE 2019 APPENDIX E

Members of the IT and Website Working Party met on Thursday, 13th June 2019. Present:- Cllrs Brown; Docker and Skittrall together with the Clerk.
Purpose of the meeting:-

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the requirements of the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 in order to ensure that Bozeat Parish Council complies.

The Clerk had visited the Gov.UK website and downloaded information about what is required, it was noted that the council must comply by 23 September 2020.

The reason for the legislation is to ensure that those with disabilities are able to access all the information that council’s and other public sector bodies make available.

As Bozeat Parish Council has its own website, the council must ensure that the information it provides is accessible to those with disabilities described.

Cllr Brown noted that the website is not the primary source of information, information is available from the Clerk.

It was noted that the Gov.UK website advises that the first step would be to check the council’s website for accessibility problems and it was agreed that it currently does not comply. Suggested that we begin making enquiries to find someone who could replicate our website in a compliant way or if there were suitable development tools that include accessibility support that would make it feasible for us to consider doing it ourselves.

As all local authorities will need to complete the website audit, it was agreed that the Clerk should contact Danny Moody at Northants CALC to ask if they have any contacts who could undertake the check or any advice on how to organize this. It was also agreed that NorthantsACRE be contacted with the same question as they were running website training sessions a few years ago. The Clerk also suggested that she contact SLCC members and ask what other Clerks are doing about the legislation.

Historic documents were mentioned and it was noted that the council can apply for exemption for historical information on the grounds that converting them would impose a disproportionate burden on the council, it was agreed to recommend that the council does apply for exemption for all historic documents.

It was also noted that the best end solution would be one that would allow the Council to do the regular uploads of minutes etc and to make changes to the content of pages.

It was suggested that this legislation should be considered at the next Parishes Forum meeting.

Report presented by Cllrs Brown; Docker and Skittrall and the Clerk June 2019

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
IT AND WEBSITE WORKING PARTY REPORT – JUNE 2019 APPENDIX E

Emails – it was noted that Cllr Brown had produced an email guide quite some while ago and he agreed to review the guide and issue it to any member who needs help with emails. It was agreed to remind members of the council to let the IT and Website Working Party know of any issues they have with their council email so that problems can be resolved promptly.

It was felt that a good start had been made and a clearer understanding of the requirements had been achieved.

Report presented by Cllrs Brown; Docker and Skittrall and the Clerk June 2019

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – JUNE 2019

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications

APPENDIX F Date granted

30/5/19 12/6/19

Date refused

Withdrawn 29/5/19

Reference No.

WP/19/00124 WP/19/00212

For

Certificate of lawful use, Nene Milling Utility & drains support, 25 London Road

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications

Reference No.

WP/19/00109 WP/10/00185

For

2 new 2 bed flats above Village Shop New dwelling, 111 London Road

(c) Pending Applications Reference No. For

WP/19/00213 Change of use, 25 London Road

(d) New Applications Reference No. For

Status

No comments sent

Status

WP/19/00326 Ground floor extensions, Dungee Corner

(e) WP/19/00326 – Ground floor extensions, Dungee Corner

This is a Notification for Prior Approval for a Proposed Larger Home Extension which seeks confirmation that the proposed extensions qualify as permitted development.

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BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR JUNE 2019 Account Balances as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX G

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL
Payments made during the month which require formal approval

£91,913.40 £67,443.40 £1,433.74 £1,197.35

Date

28/5/2019 28/5/2019 28/6/2019 28/6/2019

Chq/DD Payee

D/D Veolia ES D/D Lloyds Bank D/D Lloyds Bank D/D Veolia ES

Details

Waste disposal – cemetery Bank charges
Bank charges
Waste disposal – cemetery

Amount Paid

Budget

£161,987.89

£ £ £ £ £

120.30 7.80 7.80 85.48 221.38

Cemetery – waste disposal General – bank charges General – bank charges Cemetery – waste disposal

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

Date

24/6/2019

ref. Payee

BACS M.Chapman BACS L.Payne
BACS R & G Landscapes BACS R.Driver

BACS e-on
BACS M.Chapman BACS P.Driver BACS HMRC BACS Wave BACS Wave

200597 BozeatPC

Details

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19 Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage Playing Field maintenance/verge mowing Village Warden

Amount to Pay Budget

Supply to Village Green cabinet
Odd Jobs 6/2018;2/2019;3/2019;4/2019;5/20£19

Reimbursement – repairs to equipment PAYE [April; May; June 2019]
Water charge – cemetery
Water charge – allotments

Funds transfer only

TOTALS

£ £ £ £ £

£ £ £ £ £ £

625.00 Cemetery – caretaking contract

531.97 General – Clerk’s salary, home office, postage. 1,543.70 BPFA grant/verge mowing

80.00 General – village warden/Allotments – general main. 8.79 General – village events

455.00 Allotments; Cemetery; General 50.00 Allotments – general maintenance

356.60 General – clerk’s salary. 12.08 Cemetery – water charge

113.60 Allotments – water charge 4,000.00 Funds transfer only

3,776.74

Resolved to approve the transfer of £10000 from the HSBC Deposit Account to the HSBC Current Account and £4000 from the HSBC Current Account into the Lloyds Current Account.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – JUNE 2019 APPENDIX H

Borough Council – notification of first meeting of the North Northamptonshire Joint Committee [NNJC].
Northants Police – crime update for Bozeat [incident on 29 May.
Northants Police – Courier Fraud Alert.

Northants Police – invitation to attend Crime Prevention evening [12th June 2019]. Borough Council – reply to ours [removal of provision of hard copies of plans]. Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00361/LBC. Borough Council – notification of planning appeal APP/H2835/W/19/3229192/ Bedford Borough Council – revised Statement of Community Involvement 2019 Consultation.

Allotments Manager – untidy vacant allotment plots. Kierwsp – Integrated Works Programme 19-20. Bozeat resident – wide verge at St Mary’s Road. Bozeat resident – overgrown right of way.

Bozeat resident – verge mowing in Manor Close.
Heritage Arboriculture Ltd – report on trees bordering Fish Alley.
CPRE Northants – Litter Heroes of 2019 awards.
Borough Council – letter of thanks [Waendel Walk 2019].
Bruno Peek [MAC] – VE Day 8th May 2020.
Danny Moody [NCALC] – reply to ours [website compliance].
Barclays Bank – update [complaint].
Lloyds Bank – changes to how we bank online.
County Council – purchase orders from NCC.
NorthantsCALC – eUpdate [May/June 2019].
Northamptonshire Carers – pilot project for unpaid carers over 60 years of age [poster displayed on the noticeboard].
NCALC – Star Council Awards 2019.
NorthantsACRE – Invitation to Network and Coffee Morning for Councillors [22nd July 2019].
London Hearts.org – Defibrillator appeal for Wellingborough Councils.
NALC – Annual Conference 28 October 2019 in Milton Keynes.
Rural Services Network – Rural Bulletin May 2019.
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [7 June 2019].
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [14 June 2019].
CPRE Northants – invitation to Annual Meeting [16 July 2019].
Rural Services Network – Rural Bulletin June 2019.
Scope Charity – request for site to place a Scope Textile Bank.
Colemans – product information.
Watco Ltd – product information.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association; NNJC – North Northamptonshire Joint Committee.

Bozeat Action Plan Update – February 2019 Action by

Funding

Comments

Village Hall committee pursuing this
PC organises celebrations
More PCSOs and officers being recruited

New lighting scheme in place according to county specification. A few streets were not includes on the county programme

Purchased and active
Scheme operating, More volunteers required

Choose and implement improvements Could be added to website

Could be added to website

Parish web site provided, consider additional content

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Timescale

Ongoing
Ongoing
Monitor
Follow up exceptions

Maintain & operate Seek more volunteers

Current project Future project

Future project Future project

COMMUNITY / SOCIAL

Community Centre Building

New clubs/classes/village celebrations
More local policing

Improved Lighting

TRAFFIC / TRANSPORT

Electronic Speed Signs at all village entries
Community Speed Watch

ENVIRONMENT

Town Well refurbishment
Publishing areas of interest & village

BUSINESS / ECONOMY

Publicise schedules for mobile services
More Parish Council information

County Council

Police / Community

Community Grants S106 Precept / Community Police
County Council

Parish Council

Casualty Reduction Team

Parish Council Volunteer

Volunteer Volunteer

Parish Council / Community
Parish Council / Community
Parish Council / Police

Parish & County Councils

Parish Council Parish Council

Parish Council / Service providers Parish Council

Active Items

Bozeat Action Plan Update Item

More Youth Activities

No ‘Cold Calling’ signs

Dog Hygiene

Bottle Bank relocation Community Warden Pocket Park

Additional litter bins

Dog Warden

Village Green improvements

Village entries highlighted by gates etc.
Community Enhancement

Adult Education classes

Before & After school clubs
More use of school by community groups
Walking bus for school children. More Neighbourhood Watch

Formation of Neighbourhood Action Group

Action by

Funding

Local Community Grants

Parish Council

Parish Council
Parish Council Section 106
Parish & County Councils

Parish & Borough Councils
Parish Council Section 106

County Council S106 Cost circa £1k

Self funding

School governors School governors

Grant / Community Neighbourhood Watch / Community
Community

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Comments

Youth Clubs operating

Individual stickers available which are more effective
Signs erected, Dog Warden active upon request

Removed
Warden employed
Site not available, cannot be progressed

Completed
Dog Warden active upon request

Complete

Not specifically identified, projects of this scale can be included in normal parish business
Not feasible within the village, classes available nearby

Successful clubs established and ongoing Use by scouts, others

Not supported
Available to meet demand

Action Group active

Reason removed

No further action

No further action

No further action

No further action No further action No further action

No further action No further action Complete Complete Unknown

Not achievable

Ongoing Ongoing

No further action Ongoing

Complete

Completed or Removed items

Parish / County councils
Parish Council

Parish Council

Parish Council Parish Council Parish Council

Parish Council

Parish & Borough Councils
Parish & County Councils

Parish & County Councils
Parish Council / Community

County Council

School School

School Neighbourhood Watch team
Community

Set up local business forum

Public Transport to Olney, Milton Keynes.

Community
Transport Companies

Set up costs £250 in 2009

Not being pursued

Not viable. Wellibus can offer planned group visits

No further action No further action

Completed or Removed items

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A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 15th JULY 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7pm.

PRESENT: – Cllrs Gibbins [Chairman]; Brown; Docker; Dudley-Smith; Pollard; Pritchard and Spencer.

PUBLIC: – There was one member of the public present at the meeting.

MATTERS RAISED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

• Weed killer applied around a family grave – noted that this was not authorised by the council.

  1. Apologies.

    It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllrs Bell; Cooke; Forward and Skittrall.

  2. Declarationsofinterest.
    No new declarations of interest were reported.
  3. Minutes.
    The minutes from the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 24th June 2019 were proposed as correct by Cllr Gibbins. This was seconded by Cllr Pollard and a vote was taken = 6 for with 1 abstention, motion carried.
  4. Mattersarising:-
  1. Circulating documents – the progress of circulating packs was checked.
  2. Village Hopper bus service – it was noted that parishes have been asked to provide

    feedback, noting occasional issues with the service on Saturdays.

  3. Unitary authorities – at the recent parishes forum it was reported that legislation is still not

    through Parliament, and that child care services are to be removed from unitary authority

    services. Elections are due on 6 May 2020.

  4. CommunityAssetRegister–noprogressreported.
  5. VillageActionPlanreview–CllrGibbinsproposedthattheupdatedplanbeadopted,this

    was seconded by Cllr Pritchard and agreed.

  6. Cleaning of play equipment at the Playing Field – to note that this work will be done in the

    Autumn.

  7. Work to level uneven ground in the play area at the Playing Field – to note that this work

    will be done in the Autumn.

  8. Website accessibility regulations – it was reported that this is in hand.

5. Policereport.

  1. Crimes – it was resolved that only incidents relating to Bozeat or nearby villages be copied to members of the council.
  2. Parking, speeding and anti-social driving strategy – areas of concern noted were the exit from Mile Street onto London Road; junction of Dychurch Lane and Church Lane.
  3. Community Street Watch – no news from Wollaston Parish Council.
  4. Community Speed Watch – Cllr Brown reported that this had taken place and it was

    resolved to remove the item from the agenda.

6. Planning.

  1. Current/new planning applications – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the report [Appendix A] be accepted and this was agreed.
  2. NeighbourhoodPlan–noprogressreported.

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7. Councilservices.

  1. Cemetery – Cllr Spencer reported bags of soil and stones left in the cemetery lodge, and the grass on sections A and B is too long which is letting the council down as it looks terrible. It is not appropriate to allow the grass to grow even if it is to encourage the wild flowers, the Chairman to speak to the contractor. The issue of weed killer being used around a family grave was discussed and it was noted that this was clearly deliberate but may not be malicious. It was noted that row markings have been re-instated on section C.
  2. Cemetery – applications for permission to place memorials or headstones in the Cemetery. A recent enquiry about a potential installation for a headstone set directly into the ground without a surface base was noted and it was agreed to request a drawing of how the stone would be fixed.
  3. Cemetery – to investigate the provision of one or more tower columbarium – it was reported that a company in Hull produces towers and each one could provide space for 96 urns in a multi-faith environment. The estimated cost would be £10,000. It was resolved to invite a representative of the company to visit the cemetery with Cllr Spencer and then attend the council’s September meeting.
  4. Allotments – Cllr Pollard proposed that his report [Appendix B] be accepted, this was seconded by Cllr Docker and agreed. The Chairman reported that the order to strim over vacant plots has only just been issued to the Odd Job man.
  5. Allotments – derelict boundary wall. It was reported that the stone may be removed and a fence provided. The Chairman is to speak to the Allotments Manager.

8. Localenvironment.

  1. Highways, including Mill Road verge degradation – remedial works. No report available however it was suggested that the lay-bys which were closed on London Road may require topping up of soil.
  2. Street Lights – no issues reported
  3. Parish Paths Warden – Cllr Pritchard reported that she had submitted a complaint about

    TA10 being impassable via Fix My Street, however only 1 cut per year will be done. It was resolved to investigate costs involved in keeping footpaths clear. It was noted that the stile at the corner of Allens Hill and Harrold Road has been repaired.

  4. VillageWarden–CllrGibbinsproposedthatareport[AppendixC]beaccepted.
  5. Land Registrations – it was suggested that the wide verges on St Mary’s Road near to the

    junction with London Road be investigated before the unitary authorities are fully set up.

  6. Village approach signs – it was reported that these have now been installed and look very

    nice.

  7. Verge mowing contract – letter of complaint received from a resident was noted.
  8. Noticeboard – remedial works to tidy up the noticeboard – no progress reported.
  9. Fish Alley – tall trees which border Fish Alley. It was noted that work is underway to reduce

    the height and remove depths of the trees. The ownership of the land beneath the trees

    bordering the village green was discussed and options considered.

  10. Village Green – to consider registering the green and/or creating a charitable trust. Cllr

    Gibbins reported that work to register the village green will start once the Borough Council have passed on the relevant paperwork following its transfer to the Parish Council. It was noted that wild flower seeds have been set on the bank which is why the grass has been left uncut.

9. Representativesreports.

  1. Bozeat Playing Field Association – some minor vandalism was reported.
  2. Bozeat Primary School – it was noted that the school recently held a sports day at the

    playing field. The new Headteacher is keen to be involved in both the Remembrance Service and the VE Day commemorations.

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c. JAG meeting – it was noted that the agenda and minutes for the meeting held on 10th July arrived too late for any representative to attend. The next meeting will be held on 11th September 2019.

  1. Village Hall steering group – it was reported that a meeting is planned for this week.
  2. Parishes Forum meeting – Cllr Gibbins attended and provided a verbal report.

10.Local events.

  1. Summer Fete – it was noted that this was well attended even though the weather was not good. The nett cost of the event is around £270. More help is needed to set up and run the fete. It was resolved to agree a date for the 2020 fete at the September meeting.
  2. Gazebos – it was resolved to formally approve the purchase of two gazebos for village events costing £400.
  3. Village Green electrical supply – it was resolved to investigate extending the supply to an additional power point.
  4. World War 2 commemorations – copies of information to be published in the September issue of Bozeat Matters was provided. A photo of the commemorative stained-glass window in the church to be used for the front cover. It was reported that fragments of metal from the plane which crashed in the field near to Fullwell Road have been gathered over the years.
  5. Christmas Lights 2019 – agreed to switch the lights on 30th November 2019.
  6. 75th Anniversary of VE Day – 7th May 2020 – it was noted that the working party is to meet

    soon.

11.Capital receipt

  1. Update on the project to provide outdoor gym equipment and table tennis table. It was reported that this equipment is due to be installed in August and a quote for a fence is to be obtained. Public training sessions will be organised once the equipment is ready.
  2. To consider contributing towards the cost of providing a MUGA – it was noted that the council has been given just over £8000 by the now-disbanded Bozeat Fireworks Group and this could be put towards a MUGA. A grant application could be submitted by the Parish Council and it was resolved that Cllr Gibbins begins work on an application.

12.Town Well.

  1. Barclays bank account – the Clerk reported that she had sent a further letter to the bank formally requesting the closure of the account.
  2. Project to improve/refurbish the area – it was noted that the working party is to meet with the contractor this week.

13. Finance

  1. Payments – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the Finance Report [Appendix D] be accepted, this was agreed. Payments to be released in two tranches to allow for funds to be transferred between accounts.
  2. Investments – to consider transferring the funds held in the Britannia Building Society account into an easily accessible account with another bank or building society. It was reported that Nationwide do not offer business accounts and it was resolved to leave the accounts as they are but to investigate the possibility of operating the Britannia account online.
  3. Annual audit of accounts – noted that the AGAR has been submitted to the external auditor and required notices posted on the noticeboard and our website.
  4. Bozeat Fireworks Fund – it was resolved to receive residual funds from the group of £8643.48 and to set it aside in an earmarked reserve.

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14. Correspondence.

It was resolved to acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting as listed on Appendix E.

15. Items for the next agenda.

  • September agenda – report from finance training course
  • September agenda – date for Fete Day 2020.

    16.Date and time of next meeting.

    It was noted that the next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will take place on Monday, 19th August 2019 and will follow Public Participation at 7pm. This will be a reduced meeting and only urgent matters will be discussed. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29 7JP.

    Signed …………………………………………… Chairman. 19th August 2019.

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – July 2019

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications

APPENDIX A Date granted

Permitted Permitted

Date refused

Reference No.

WP/19/00326 WP/19/00213

For

Ground floor extensions, Dungee Corner Change of use, 25 London Road

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications Reference No. For

None

(c) Pending Applications Reference No. For

Status

No comments sent

Status

WP/19/00361

Replacement windows & guttering for listed building, 42 High Street

(d) New Applications Reference No. For

None

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BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
VILLAGE WARDEN’S REPORT – JULY 2019 APPENDIX C

June’s brief outline:

  • The following Ref. No: 1651883, 1651879, 1651887 reported to “Fix my Street’ have all been resolved.
  • Ref. No: 1651973 Broken stile ‘Fix my Street’ told me the land owner is looking into it.
  • Carried out usual checks around the village. Approximate 4 hours.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR JULY 2019 Account Balances as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX D

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL
Payments made during the month which require formal approval

£91,913.40 £57,443.40 £7,227.96 £1,412.81

£157,997.57

Date

28/7/2019 28/7/2019

Chq/DD Payee

D/D Lloyds Bank D/D Veolia ES

Details

Bank charges
Waste disposal – cemetery

Amount Paid

Budget

£ £ £

– 120.30

General – bank charges Cemetery – waste disposal

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

120.30
Amount to Pay Budget

Date

15/7/2019

ref. Payee

BACS M.Chapman BACS L.Payne
BACS R & G Landscapes BACS R.Driver

BACS e-on *BACS e-on *BACS e-on

BACS M.Chapman

Details

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19 Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage Playing Field maintenance/verge mowing Village Warden

Supply to Village Green cabinet Street lighting maintenance contract Street lighting energy supply
Odd Jobs contract
Chairman’s expenses/2 gazebos/paint Stationery – paper/envelopes

625.00 Cemetery – caretaking contract

BACS B.Gibbins
*BACS Colemans
*BACS Sports/Play ConsultingConsultants fees – capital project

36.94 Lighting – maintenance/energy supply
193.37 Lighting – maintenance/energy supply
410.00 Allotments/Cemetery/General maintenance
931.98 General – chairman’s exp’s/village events/gen maint

BACS Freshair Fitness *BACS NALC
*BACS Lighting Lloyd *BACS TLC

200598 BozeatPC

Outdoor gym equipment/capital project Training – Budget and financial control PA system for Fete
Use of meeting rooms (Apr/May/Jun/July) Funds transfer only

TOTALS

21.97 General – stationery 800.00 Capital project 7,794.60 Capital project

£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£ 12,766.49

522.84 General – Clerk’s salary, home office, postage. 1,168.79 BPFA grant/verge mowing

40.00 General – village warden/Allotments – general main. – General – village events

49.00 General – seminars/training

72.00 General – village events 100.00 General – premises hire

13,000.00

Items with an asterix in front – *BACS – to be paid immediately, all other items to be paid once fund transfers have been completed. Resolved that the Council approves the transfer of £10000 from the HSBC Deposit into the HSBC Current Account.
Resolved that the Council approves the transfer of £13000 from the HSBC Current Account into the Lloyds Current Account.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – JULY 2019

APPENDIX E

Cogenhoe and Whiston PC – Village Hopper Review.
Police Commissioner – notification of meeting [16 July 2019].
Neighbourhood Alert – drivers targeted with fake fines.
Northants PFCC Newsletter [8 July 2019].
MKCouncil – notification of publicity period for Lavendon Neighbourhood Plan. MyNeighbourhoodPlan – service information.
Barham Stone Ltd – enquiry.
Kierwsp – Highways schemes.
NCC – consultation [Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2018-2028].
Bozeat resident – letter of complaint about verge mowing.
Northants Police – minutes from JAG meeting held on 15th May 2019.
Northants Police – minutes from JAG meeting held on 10th July 2019.
WBC – agenda and minutes for the Annual Parishes Forum [11 July 2019]. Sportsandplayconsulting – proposals for new MUGA.
HSBC UK – notification of changes to terms and pricing.
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [21st June].
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [28th June].
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [5th July].
Borough Council – consultation [Sports Provision: Developer Contributions SPD]. Borough Council – consultation [Open Space: Developer Contributions SPD]. Creative Play – product information.
Northants Rural Action Group – Rural Matters Spring-Summer 2019.
NALC – Chief Executive’s bulletin.
SLCC – notification of election of directors.
Northamptonshire Carers – advert for volunteers.
The Clerk magazine [July 2019] – resolved that this is circulated in the monthly pack Clerks & Councils Direct magazine [July 2019] – resolved that this is circulated in the monthly pack.
Watco – product information.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association; NNJC – North Northamptonshire Joint Committee.

A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 19th AUGUST 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7pm.

PRESENT: – Cllrs Gibbins [Chairman]; Docker; Foward; Pollard; Pritchard and Skittrall PUBLIC: – There were no members of the public present.

1. Apologies.

It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllrs Bell; Brown; Cooke; Dudley-Smith and Spencer.

2. Declarations of interest.

No new declarations of interest from members were reported.

3. Minutes.

The minutes from the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 15th July 2019 were proposed as correct by Cllr Pollard, seconded by Cllr Gibbins and a vote was taken = 4 for with 2 abstentions, motion carried.

4. Matters arising: –

a. Circulating documents – packs were passed on, as appropriate.

5. Planning –
a. Current/new planning applications – Cllr Skittrall proposed that his report (Appendix A) be accepted, this was agreed. It was resolved to write to the Borough Council expressing concern that this council had not been notified that an application had been approved.
b. Neighbourhood Plan – The Chairman reported that he had had a conversation with the agent for a site currently for sale who may be able to help with progressing this Plan.

6. Leisure/Recreation project.

a. Fencing at the playing field – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the purchase of fencing to surround the new gym equipment costing no more than £4500 be approved. This was seconded by Cllr Foward and agreed. It was noted that training sessions will be offered once the equipment is available to use and it was agreed to display posters advertising these. It was reported that the project manager has offered to project manage the provision of a MUGA at the playing field and it was agreed to add this to the agenda for the next meeting.

7. Finance

a. Payments – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the Finance Report (Appendix B) and the payments and fund transfers listed be approved, this was seconded by Cllr Foward and agreed.
b. Barclays Bank account – it was noted that this account has been closed and funds added to the earmarked budget for Town Well. It was resolved to remove this item from the agenda.

c. Annual audit of accounts – the Clerk reported that the notice of conclusion of audit had been received from PKF Littlejohn LLP and it was resolved to note the auditor’s comments.
d. Bozeat Fireworks Group/Fund – receipt of £8683.48 was noted, this has been added to the earmarked budget for Leisure/Recreation.

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8. Correspondence.

Cllr Gibbins proposed that the council acknowledges receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting, as listed on Appendix C, this was agreed.

9. Items for the next agenda.

  • Guidance for financial regulations.
  • Provision of a MUGA.
  • It was resolved to remove from the agenda under the list of achievements the provision of a footpath along Dychurch Lane as it is considered unlikely that this would be achieved.

10. Next meeting – it was noted that the next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will take place on Monday, 16th September 2019 and will follow Public Participation at 7pm. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29
7JP .

There being no further business, the meeting was declared closed.

Signed …………………………………………. Chairman. 16th September 2019.

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – August 2019

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications

APPENDIX A

Reference No.

WP/19/00361

WP/18/00635 APP/H2835/W/18/ 3217564

For

Replacement windows & guttering for listed building, 42 High Street

Permitted development of 2 flats at the Spar

Date granted

29/7 12/7

Date refused

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications Reference No. For

None

(c) Pending Applications Reference No. For

None

(d) New Applications

Status

Status

Reference No.

WP/19/00428 WP/19/00429 WP/19/00430 WP/19/00484

For

New dwelling, adj 22 Fullwell Road
Rear & dormer extension, 7 London Road New bungalow, adj14 Allens Hill
Rear extension, 43-45 High Street

Comments sent No comments sent Comments sent Comments by 30/8

(e) WP/18/00635 – 2 Flats at former Spar

The decision to refuse this has been appealed and the appeal granted. The Parish Council was not notified of the appeal and so could not submit evidence that could have affected the decision.

(f) WP/19/00428–Newdwelling,adj22FullwellRoad

This application proposes the demolition of an extension at 22 Fullwell Road and the construction of a new dwelling.

Comments sent:

Bozeat Parish Council are concerned that the plans for this application do not appear to be consistent. The Site Plan does not show access to parking for the host dwelling although this is shown on the Vehicle Access Plan. The Parish Council would like any permission to make it clear that access must be according to the Vehicle Access Plan.

We also note that the proposed new dwelling presents a gable end to the street which is the opposite orientation to the other housing that makes up the existing street scene.

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REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – August 2019 APPENDIX A

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(g) WP/19/00429 – Rear & dormer extension, 7 London Road

This proposes a significant extension to the rear of 7 London Road. There are no windows on the side that would overlook no.9 and there would appear to be no other issues.

(h) WP/19/00430 – New bungalow, adj 14 Allens Hill

This creates a new dwelling on land to the rear of 7 London Road.

Comments sent:
Bozeat Parish Council are concerned that it is not clear from the plans whether vehicles could turn on site.

Allens Hill is one of the main routes through the village particularly when there are events taking place at Santa Pod and we are concerned about the safety implications if vehicles reverse out onto Allens Hill.

(i) WP/19/00484–Reargroundfloorextension,43-45HighStreet

This is a replacement of an existing extension with a larger modern extension. It does not appear to affect adjacent properties.

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BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR AUGUST 2019 Account Balances as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX B

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL

£91,913.40 £47,474.51 £13,127.99

£1,646.32

£154,162.22

Payments made during the month which require formal approval

Date Chq/DD Payee

D/D Lloyds Bank 28/8/2019 D/D Veolia ES

Details

Bank charges
Waste disposal – cemetery

Amount Paid

Budget

£ £

£

– 85.48

85.48

General – bank charges Cemetery – waste disposal

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

Date

19/8/2019

ref. Payee

BACS M.Chapman BACS L.Payne
BACS R & G Landscapes BACS R & G Landscapes

*BACS e-on BACS B.Gibbins

*BACS Ricoh UK
*BACS Ian Saunders *BACS PKF Littlejohn LLP

Details

Amount to Pay Budget

Fencing for playing field equipment Supply to Village Green cabinet Village Fete expenses/paint Photocopier rental/copy charge Installation of village signs External audit fee

TOTALS

£
£
£
£
£
£ £-

£ 625.00 Cemetery – caretaking contract
£ 522.84 General – Clerk’s salary, home office, postage.

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19
Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage
Playing Field maintenance/verge mowing/Tow£n Wel4l,r2e4fu3r.b6i6shBmPeFnAt grant/verge mowing/Town Well

4,360.82 Leisure & Recreation 21.79 General – village events

230.65 General – village events/general maintenance 56.29 General – photocopier

660.00 Village enhancement 240.00 General – audit

£ 10,961.05

Items with an asterix in front – *BACS – to be paid immediately, all other items to be paid once fund transfers have been completed. Resolved that the Council approves the transfer of £15000 from the HSBC Deposit Account into the Current Account.
Resolved that the Council approves the transfer of £20000 from the HSBC Current Account into the Lloyds Current Account.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – AUGUST 2019 APPENDIX C

Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00420/VAR. Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00428/FUL. Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00429/FUL. Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00430/FUL. Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00484/FUL. Milton Keynes Council – Draft Milton Keynes East Development Framework Supplementary Planning document.

Northampton Borough Council – notification of consultation (x 3 supplementary planning documents).
New Strategic Plan for West Northamptonshire.
CPRE – Planning Roadshow (10 October 2019)

PKF Littlejohn LLP – completion of audit.
Northants Police – Local Policing Update Team 1 (10 August 2019).
Northants Police – Neighbourhood Policing Update (12 August 2019).
Northants Police – Neighbourhood Policing Update (13 August 2019).
Northants Police – Neighbourhood Policing Update (14 August 2019).
Northants Police – Grendon Patrols.
Northamptonshire PFCC newsletter (July edition).
Northants Police – criminal damage in Irchester.
Northants Police – burglary [non-dwelling] in Wollaston.
Northants Police – burglary at a business premises in Knuston.
Northants Police – attempted burglary (non-dwelling) in Wollaston.
Northants Police – burglary at farm buildings in Wollaston
Northants Police – Crime Prevention advice note.
Northants Police – arrest in illegal sheep butchery investigation.
Northants Police – message for farms and small holdings.
Northants Police – Special Constabulary ranked best in UK.
Northants Police – survey – Locally identified priorities.
CPRE – Campaigns update (August 2019).
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate (19 July 2019).
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate (25 July 2019).
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate (16 August 2019).
NorthantsCALC – eUpdate (9 August 2019).
Northants Highways – works programme (wc 5 August 2019).
Northants Highways – works programme (wc 18 August 2019)/
Northants Highways – notification of consultation (Cliftonville Corridor improvement scheme 2019).
Northants Highways – monthly newsletter.
Bozeat resident – parking at the junction of Mile Street/London Road.
Bozeat resident – Santa Pod traffic using Mile Street.
Allotments tenant – request for permission to plant an espalier pear tree on an allotment plot.
Cogenhoe & Whiston PC – Village Hopper update to parishes (July 2019).
Bozeat resident – basketball hoop at the playing field and request for speed humps on Allens Hill.
Bozeat resident – plants removed from the planter on Harrold Road.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association; NNJC – North Northamptonshire Joint Committee.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – AUGUST 2019 APPENDIX C

Wellingborough Norse – issues with waste collection on 6 August 2019. NorthantsCALC – notification of AGM (5 October 2019 10am to 1pm). Bozeat resident – verge mowing concerns.
Bozeat resident – abandoned land in Fish Alley.

CPRE – clarification of purpose and broadening of appeal.
Bozeat resident – suggestion that the War Memorial be moved from the cemetery to the village green.
Barham Stone Ltd – application for permission to erect a new headstone in Bozeat Cemetery.
letter supporting the application received from Barham Stone Ltd.
Kierwsp – notification of cessation of routes by Centrebus from 28 October 2019.
County Council – Northampton Town Centre Parking Proposals 2019.
NALC – guidance on model financial regulations templates – resolved that this is an agenda item for the next meeting.
NorthantsACRE – Village Viewpoint magazine [Summer 2019].
NorthantsCALC – grounds maintenance contractor.
Watco – product information.
Rural Services Network – newsletter (23 July 2019).
CPRE – Field Work magazine (Summer 2019) – resolved that this is circulated in a pack. CPRE – Countryside Voice magazine (Summer 2019) – resolved that this is circulated in a pack.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association; NNJC – North Northamptonshire Joint Committee.

A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 16th SEPTEMBER 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7pm.

PRESENT: – Cllrs Cooke [Chairman]; Bell; Brown; Pollard; Pritchard and Spencer. Cllr Foward arrived during the course of the meeting.

PUBLIC: – No members of the public were present at the meeting.

  1. Apologies.

    It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllrs Docker; Dudley-Smith; Gibbins and Skittrall.

  2. Declarationsofinterest.

    No new declarations of interest were reported.

  3. Minutes.

    Cllr Pollard proposed that the minutes of the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 19th August 2019 be accepted as a correct record, this was seconded by Cllr Pritchard. A vote was taken = 2 for with 4 abstentions, motion carried.

  4. Mattersarising.
  1. Circulating documents – packs were checked and passed on, as appropriate.

    Cllr Foward arrived at this point in the meeting.

  2. Village Hopper bus service – no issues reported.
  3. Unitary authorities – it was noted that Cllr Skittrall is attending a unitary authority meeting

    this evening.

  4. Community Asset Register – the Clerk reported that the next application for inclusion on the

    register is almost ready to submit.

  5. Cleaning of play equipment at the Playing Field – to note that this work will be done in the

    Autumn.

  6. Work to level uneven ground in the play area at the Playing Field – to note that this work

    will be done in the Autumn.

  7. Website accessibility regulations – the website working party is to organise a further

    meeting to progress the work required.

  8. CPRE Planning Roadshow [10 October 2019] – it was resolved to ask Cllr Skittrall if he will

    be attending this event.

  9. NorthantsCALC AGM [5 October 2019] – it was resolved that the Clerk should email all

    members and ask if anyone would like to act as the council’s delegate.

  10. War memorial – a request to move the war memorial on to the Village Green was discussed

    and it was resolved not to move the existing war memorial due to the potential damage that would be done during the move. It was further resolved to report to the resident who had suggested the move that a new memorial area is being created at Town Well

5. Policereport.

  1. Crimes – any crimes relating to Bozeat or nearby villages that had been notified were discussed.
  2. Parking – it was resolved to endorse the proposals to provide double yellow lines around the junction of Mile Street and London Road in order to ensure adequate visibility when exiting the junction.
  3. Speeding – Cllr Brown suggested that a request be submitted for a speed limit of 40mph

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from the existing 30mph limit on Harrold Road to the first farm, and a change of priority at the junction with Dychurch Lane and it was resolved to request a meeting with Helen Howard on site to discuss these options or the provision of a 20mph speed limit for the entire village.

6. Planning.

  1. Current/newplanningapplications–CllrCookeproposedthatthePlanningReport [Appendix A] be accepted, this was seconded by Cllr Foward and agreed.
  2. Neighbourhood Plan – it was resolved to defer this item until the next meeting.

7. Councilservices

  1. Cemetery – Cllr Spencer reported that the grass in sections B, C, D and the gardens of remembrance had been cut recently, as had the area close to the war memorial in section A, however the remainder of section A had not been cut for 3 months. It was resolved to send a letter to the contractor. The new lettering along the paths look good.
  2. Cemetery – applications for permission to place memorials or headstones in the Cemetery. It was resolved to approve an application received from S. Blenkharn. Cllr Spencer proposed, and it was resolved that an application received from Barham Stone be approved whilst reporting that the council has concerns about the stability of the ground in this area of the cemetery and it is installed at own risk, also noting that the council lays flat any upright stone that becomes unstable.
  3. Cemetery – to investigate the provision of one or more tower columbarium. Cllr Spencer reported that a meeting has been organised with a supplier at 11am on Thursday, 3rd October, and asked all available members of the council to attend.
  4. Allotments – Cllr Pollard proposed that his report [Appendix B] be accepted, this was agreed. It was noted that the work to provide marker slabs has not yet been done. It was resolved to discuss the future upkeep of the new boundary fence at the next meeting.
  5. Allotments – Annual Meeting of allotment tenants and rent collection – it was noted that the meeting will be held from 10-11am on Saturday, 23 November 2019.

8. Localenvironment.

  1. Highways – Cllr Foward proposed that his report [Appendix C] be accepted and this was agreed, it was further resolved that remedial works to address degradation of the verge in Mill Road be an agenda item for the next meeting.
  2. Street Lights – no issues reported.
  3. Parish Paths Warden – no issues reported.
  4. Village Warden – the Clerk read out a report.
  5. LandRegistrations–itwasreportedthattheregistrationofanareatotherearoftheVillage

    Green is in hand.

  6. Verge mowing contract – it was reported that a resident had reported that some mowing

    had been attempted in Manor Close despite the council removing this area from the mowing map. An email had also been received following up on a report of damage caused by mowing operations some months ago. The Clerk reported on the action taken to address both emails.

  7. Noticeboard – Cllr Cooke will request an odd job order form be issued for this work.
  8. Village Green – to consider registering the green and/or creating a charitable trust. Cllr

    Brown recommended that the council assesses the risks involved and requested that the council discusses the provision of a budget for expenditure for the Village Green at the next meeting.
    The council noted an email received relating to Dog Control orders and the Clerk’s response.

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A donation of £28 has been received and the donor requested that the money be used towards the cost of the village planters. It was suggested that the grant per planter next year be increased to £30 as a result.

9. Representativesreports.

  1. Bozeat Playing Field Association – an inspection report for the play area equipment was noted as received.
  2. Bozeat Primary School – no report received.
  3. JAG meetings – it was noted that Cllr Docker had raised speeding and parking issues at the

    last JAG meeting.

  4. Village Hall steering group – no update available.
  1. Localevents.
  2. Village Green electrical supply – Cllr Brown reported that he has created a plan for

    extending the supply to an additional power point and requested a specification.

  3. World War 2 commemorations – Cllr Spencer thanked the Clerk and Cllr Brown for their

    help in producing the report on two plane crashes for the September issue of Bozeat Matters. She reported that there had been no response to the suggestion of an event in December to mark the sacrifice of Lt John Ahern, however it was resolved to hold a short commemorative service at the Wesleyan Church on 16th December at 6:45pm prior to the council meeting, this event to be advertised in Bozeat Matters.

  4. Christmas Lights 2019 – this to be held on 30th November 2019.
  5. 75th Anniversary of VE Day – 7th May 2020 – Cllr Spencer reported that a meeting of the

    working party is to be organised.

  6. Fete Day 2020 – it was resolved to hold the annual village fete on Saturday, 4th July 2020.

10.Capital receipt

  1. Update on the project to provide outdoor gym equipment and table tennis table – it was reported that the equipment and surrounding fence have now been installed and training sessions advertised. It was resolved to advertise the equipment as ready for use in the next issue of Bozeat Matters, advising that table tennis bats and balls are not supplied.
  2. ToconsiderappointingaprojectmanagertoinvestigatethecostofprovidingaMUGA.It was resolved to approve the tender document provided a change in welfare arrangements is agreed – contractors to provide own toilets. It was further resolved to approve the cost of £2450.

11.Town Well.

a. Project to improve/refurbish the area – it was reported that work to install bollards and a planter have been completed and it was resolved that Cllr Pollard be given delegated powers to decide the initial contents of the planter. Further resolved that a budget for initial set up costs be provided. It was resolved that Cllr Cooke source commemorative plaques bearing the names of those killed during both wars, names to be taken from the Crown and Country book and the plaques to include the wording from the war memorial in the cemetery.

12. Finance

a. Payments–CllrCookeproposedthattheFinanceReport[AppendixD]andthepayments and funds transfers listed on it be approved, this was agreed. The Clerk reported that HSBC Bank had not sent a new cheque book and the transfer of funds would need to wait until a cheque could be written.

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  1. Report from Budgeting and Financial Control training attended by the Clerk in July – it was resolved to accept the report [Appendix E] provided by the Clerk.
  2. Financial Regulations Policy – the Clerk reported that, should the council adopt this policy, all other policies such as online banking etc would be included in the one document. The Clerk to read through and make recommendations.

13. Correspondence.

It was resolved to acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting, as listed on Appendix F.

14.Agenda items.
• Meetings calendar for 2020.

15.Next meeting.

It was resolved to note that the next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will take place on Monday, 21st October 2019 and will follow Public Participation at 7pm. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29 7JP.

Signed ……………………………………………………… Chairman. 21st October 2019.

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – September 2019

APPENDIX A Date granted

Date refused

Withdrawn

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications Reference No. For

None

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications Reference No. For

WP/19/00428 New dwelling, adj 22 Fullwell Road

(c) Pending Applications

Reference No.

WP/19/00429 WP/19/00430 WP/19/00484

For

Rear & dormer extension, 7 London Road New bungalow, adj14 Allens Hill
Rear extension, 43-45 High Street

Status

(d) New Applications Reference No. For

None

(e) WP/19/00428 – New dwelling, adj 22 Fullwell Road

No comments sent Comments sent No comments sent

Status

This application has been withdrawn but will probably be resubmitted.

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Bozeat Parish Council – Highways Monthly Report Month ending 13th September 2019
Street Doctor Headline

No additional reports raised during this period. I’ve review street doctor. Report number 0065 has been completed and closed out during this period. The following reports remain open or are currently being monitored Boz 27, 29, 39, 41 to 45, 46, 48, 49 to 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, to 64, 65 to 69.

Project works

Gym equipment has been installed some minor snag item to be completed by the contractor before final payment is paid. Public awareness training on use of gym equipment to be advertised in the Bozeat magazine and a fence to be erected before gym equipment is opened to the public to use.

Consultant has provided a tender document for the installation of a MUGA at the playing field; to be considered at Sept 19 parish council meeting.

Mill Road verge

Work completed to repair the damage to the verge however it would have been better to of extended the plastic to the edge of the tarmac circa a meter longer.

We have seen some degradation over the winter months, which will need to be addressed. The rest looks in fairly satisfactory condition, but we will need to be monitor.

It was agreed at the last council meeting in Dec 18 to extend the matting to encompass the section of verge to the drive; works to be instructed once the weather has improved sufficiently; likely June/July time.

Notes:

New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Highways Report September 19 By: SP Foward

Will continue to monitor Street Doctor to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on Street Doctor.

The report captures all Street Doctor submissions up to and including the cut of date 13th September 19 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.

Attachments

Highways Tracking Spreadsheet

Highways Report September 19 By: SP Foward

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 Account Balances as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX D

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL

£91,913.40 £32,474.51 £9,425.40 £10,678.12

£144,491.43

Payments made during the month which require formal approval

Date

30/8/2019 28/9/2019

Chq/DD Payee

D/D Lloyds Bank D/D Veolia ES

Details

Bank charges
Waste disposal – cemetery

Amount Paid

£ 7.15 £ 85.48

£ 92.63

Budget

General – bank charges Cemetery – waste disposal

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

Date ref.

Payee

M.Chapman L.Payne
R & G Landscapes Colemans
e-on
HMRC
B.Gibbins
FreshAir Fitness

Details

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19
Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage
Playing Field maintenance/verge mowing/Tow£n Wel2l ,p4r2o9je.8c0t

Amount to Pay Budget

16/9/2019

*BACS *BACS *BACS *BACS *BACS *BACS *BACS

chq

£ 625.00 £ 533.01

Cemetery – caretaking contract
General – Clerk’s salary, home office, postage. BPFA grant/verge mowing/Town Well
General – stationery
General – village events
General – clerk’s salary
General – village events
Earmarked reserve – Capital project

Stationery – printer cartridge [allotments] Supply to Village Green cabinet
PAYE – July/August/September Reimbursement – additional Christmas lights£ Outdoor gym equipment – Capital project £

£- £-

TOTALS £ 12,012.57

£ £ £

32.99 8.79 358.40 229.98 7,794.60

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
TRAINING REPORT – BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL CONTROL – September 2019 APPENDIX E

The Clerk attended a training course organized by NorthantsCALC on 2nd July 2019 at Moulton Community Centre. There were 16 Clerks and Councillors in attendance.

The trainer was Steve Parkinson, CEO of the Parkinson Partnership LLP.

The trainer outlined the key duties of local councils relating to managing their budgets and finances, and the duties of the Responsible Financial Officer.

Area to note:- if grants are received for S106/CILL agreements, a separate budget for each grant received was recommended.

Budgeting – the trainer outlined how to set out budgets and recommended that a contingency fund be set up containing a percentage of the annual precept, and that councils retain reserves that would cover no more than 2 years’ precept.

The trainer recommended that the RFO produces a Half-Yearly report providing details of monies left in each budget.

When discussing what to include in budgets, it would appear that the system this council uses is more detailed than necessary – is the council happy with the current system? Councils need to have regard to the impact of inflation, pay awards etc.

The budget must be set prior to the council deciding how much to request on the precept.

The trainer suggested that councils should publish their precept and any reports for transparency purposes – does this council wish to do this?

Financial Controls – the council must ensure that it has assessed risks and identified areas where controls are needed, controls may be to detect or deter fraud. Internal controls could include regular inspection of bank reconciliations, division of duties [more than one signatory on accounts etc]; regular financial reports; approval of salaries by full council etc.

All monies received should be banked promptly and any outstanding debts should be monitored monthly.

Bank reconciliation should be performed monthly and copies made available to members.

Internal controls should be reviewed on an annual basis and before completing the Annual Return [audit form] – recommend that this be added to the agenda for the Annual Finance Meeting.

The trainer outlined the requirements of the Annual Return and answered questions from those present.

Savings and Investments – the trainer reported that there is some guidance issued by CLG under section 15(1)(a) Local Government Act 2003, which was effective from 1 April 2010. He recommended that all councils create a Savings and Investments Policy – does this council wish to do this?

Borrowing – this section related to how and when councils can and should borrow funds. Report created by Lyndis Payne 23rd August 2019

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – SEPTEMBER 2019

Notification of meeting with Police Commissioner [9/9/2019]. Northants Police – incident in Hope Street.
Northants Police – burglary in Wollaston.
Northants Police – increase in thefts of catalytic converters. Northants Police – speed enforcement update.

APPENDIX F

Northants Police – speeding in Little Irchester.
Northants Police – burglary, dwelling, and car stolen in Irchester.
Northants Police – theft from motor vehicle in Wollaston
Bozeat resident – parking restriction proposals for the junction of Mile Street and London Road.
Kierwsp – parking restriction proposals for the junction of Mile Street and London Road. Bedford Council – modifications to the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2030.
Planning Consultant Agent – site of former Nene Milling.
S.Blenkharn – application for permission to install a new headstone and base.
Barham Stone – email following up previously submitted application.
Bozeat resident – enquiry about interring cremated remains.
Kierwsp – Weekly schemes works programmes.
Bozeat resident – email relating to a previous complaint.
Bozeat resident – complaint about mowing in Manor Close.
Bozeat resident – email relating to Dog Control orders.
play area equipment inspection report.
NorthantsCALC – reminder for AGM [Saturday, 5th October 10am to 1pm].
Borough Council – notification of consultation [Review of Polling Districts, Places and Stations].
Rural Services Network – The Rural Bulletin August 2019.
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [23rd August 2019].
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [13th September 2019].
County Council – August’s news from the County Council.
County Council – notification of consultations [Fair Contributions Policy].
Rural Services Network – The Rural Bulletin September 2019.
The Clerk magazine [September 2019] – resolved that this is circulated in a pack.
Clerks & Councils Direct magazine [September 2019] – resolved that this is circulated in a pack.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association; NNJC – North Northamptonshire Joint Committee.

A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 21st OCTOBER 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7pm.

PRESENT: – Cllrs Gibbins [Chairman]; Brown; Cooke; Docker; Foward; Pritchard; Skittrall and Spencer.

PUBLIC: – No members of the public were present at the meeting.

  1. Apologies.

    It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllrs Bell; Dudley-Smith and Pollard.

  2. Declarationsofinterest.

    No new declarations of interest in items to be discussed were reported from members.

  3. Minutes.

    The minutes from the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 16th September 2019 were proposed as correct by Cllr Cooke, seconded by Cllr Pritchard and approved. 5 votes for with 3 abstentions.

  4. Mattersarising:-
  1. Circulating documents – packs were recorded and passed on.
  2. Village Hopper bus service – it was noted that a new timetable has been in operation from

    7th October 2019

  3. W8 bus service – it was noted that this service will be taken over by Grant Palmer Ltd from

    today.

  4. Unitary authorities – Cllr Skittrall provided details of the current position.
  5. Community Asset Register – the Clerk reported that the next application is almost ready to

    submit to the Borough Council.

  6. Cleaning of play equipment at the Playing Field – it was reported that this work has been

    completed and it was resolved to remove it from the agenda

  7. Work to level uneven ground in the play area at the Playing Field – it was reported that this

    work has been completed and resolved to remove it from the agenda.

  8. Websiteaccessibilityregulations–itwasresolvedthattheITWorkingPartyshouldmeetto

    progress compliance.

5. Policereport.

  1. Crimes – incidents local to Bozeat were noted and it was resolved to advertise the Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert and Herbert Protocol in the next issue of Bozeat Matters magazine. It was reported that a cctv camera on the pavilion has been damaged and an attempt made to break into the pavilion.
  2. Parking – it was noted that we are waiting for a meeting with Helen Howard to look at issues in Dychurch Lane and the Mile Street/London Road junction.
  3. Speeding – it was resolved to ask Helen Howard to consider options for traffic calming measures for Harrold Road.

6. Planning.

  1. Current/new planning applications – Cllr Skittrall proposed that his report [Appendix A] be

    accepted, this was agreed. It was noted that the Borough Council had reported that they

    had notified the Parish Council about a planning appeal by email.

  2. NeighbourhoodPlan–noprogress.
  3. CPRE Planning Roadshow – Cllr Docker reported that she had represented the Parish

    Council at this event on 10th October 2019, and the minutes have been circulated.

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7. Councilservices.

  1. Cemetery – Cllr Spencer reported that the grass on section A has now been cut but overgrown graves not strimmed and the entire cemetery is not looking good. Trees on the western boundary of section A are overgrown and need to be cut as part of the contract.
  2. Cemetery – it was noted that no applications for permission to place memorials or headstones in the Cemetery have been received this month.
  3. Cemetery – tower columbarium – a verbal report from a meeting held in the cemetery was provided to the council. Details of ground works, fixings, future operation of the equipment etc were discussed.
  4. Allotments–noreportavailable.
  5. Allotments – marker slabs – reported that these will be installed soon.
  6. Allotments – Annual Meeting of allotment tenants and collection of rent for 2020 – it was

    noted that this will be held from 10-11am on 23 November 2019.

  7. Allotments – to consider waiving rent until 2021 for an overgrown half plot recently offered

    to a tenant– it was resolved to request the normal rent due for the plot for 2020 but not

    charge rent for 2021.

  8. Allotments – boundary fence – it was resolved to seek advice from NorthantsCALC.

8. Localenvironment.

  1. Highways – Cllr Foward proposed that his report [Appendix B] be accepted, this was agreed. It was reported that a village resident has raised concerns about the drain in Dag Lane which regularly overflows onto the pavement, damage to the surface is now visible. It was noted that additional soil to top-up the parking prevention bank on the verge in London Road is required.
  2. Mill Road verge degradation – it was noted that a meeting with the contractor to discuss remedial works is to be arranged.
  3. Street Lights – the Clerk reported that a light in Peartree Close was noted as not working earlier this month, she had reported it to the repairers.
  4. ParishPathsWarden–TA10badlyovergrownbehindKnightsClose,notingthatscaffolding on the London Road exit appear to block the path. The footpath below the cemetery is badly overgrown and a broken stile was noted on the route to Grendon.
  5. Village Warden – Cllr Gibbins proposed that a report [Appendix C] be accepted, this was agreed.
  6. Land Registrations.
  7. Verge mowing contract – it was noted that the area around St Mary’s Road was not cut

    during the recent visit by the contractors.

  8. Noticeboard – it was noted that an odd job order has been issued for this work.
  9. Village Green – documentation received from the Borough Council relating to the Village

    Green was noted and it was resolved that the council does not seek legal advice.

  10. Village Green – to consider creating a budget for essential expenditure – it was resolved to

    defer this item until the next agenda.

9. Representativesreports.

  1. Bozeat Playing Field Association – Cllr Gibbins reported that a dog bin needs a new post as the wooden one has rotted and it was resolved to replace wooden posts with metal as and when they need replacing.
  2. Bozeat Primary School – the Chairman reported that he is to meet with the Headteacher soon.
  3. JAG meetings – the minutes from the September meeting had been circulated.
  4. Village Hall steering group – no news.
  5. NorthantsCALCAGM-CllrGibbinsreportedthathehadrepresentedtheparishcouncilat

this event on 5 October 2019.

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f. Social Media Seminar – Cllr Docker reported that she had represented the parish council at this event on 9 October 2019 and that the seminar mainly focussed on council’s use of social media, it was resolved that the IT Working Party discuss this further.
A request for an additional dog bin on Easton Lane was noted and it was resolved to add this to the agenda for the next meeting.

10.Local events.

  1. Village Green electrical supply – Cllr Brown reported that he has measured the area and will discuss our requirements with a local expert.
  2. Remembrance Sunday – 10 November 2019 – the Bozeat Branch of the Royal British Legion has again asked the Chairman to take part in the annual service on Remembrance Sunday. It was noted that the Clerk has ordered a poppy wreath.
  3. Remembrance Day – 11 November 2019 – Cllr Spencer reported that she will organise a display of her hand-made poppies ready for 9th November, Cllr Brown to take photographs.
  4. Christmas Lights – 30 November 2019 – it was resolved to ask the School to switch the lights on again this year.
  5. Lt John Ahern commemoration – 16 December 2019 at 6:45pm – Cllr Spencer reported that this event is taking shape and the Clerk reported that a poppy wreath has been ordered. A box of items from the plane that have been recovered from the site has been loaned by the landowner for the service. It was noted that there is an eyewitness still living in the village and it was resolved to ask him to record his memories for posterity.
  6. 75th Anniversary of VE Day – 7 May 2020 – Cllr Docker reported that she has begun work on planning for this event.
  7. FeteDay–4July2020.

11.Capital receipt

  1. Outdoor gym equipment and table tennis table – it was noted that this equipment has now been installed. It was resolved to discuss the provision of a litter bin for the area at the next meeting but remove this item from the agenda.
  2. To consider providing a grant towards the cost of a MUGA – it was reported that tenders for this project have now been received.
  3. To investigate the impact of VAT on the cost of a MUGA – the Clerk reported that she had not yet sought advice on this matter and it was resolved to defer this until the next meeting.

12.Town well.

a. Project to improve/refurbish the area – it was reported that bollards have now been installed but work on this project is ongoing.

13.Meetings calendar for 2020.

It was resolved to approve the draft meetings calendar for 2020.

14. Finance.

  1. Payments – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the Finance Report [Appendix D] and the payments and funds transfers listed be approved, this was agreed.
  2. Online banking – the Clerk reported that she had prepared letters to both HSBC Bank and Britannia Building Society asking about online banking and it was agreed that authorised signatories sign the letters.

15. Correspondence.

It was resolved to acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting, as listed on Appendix E.

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16.Items for the next agenda:-

  • New litter bin for exercise area.
  • New dog waste bin for Fullwell Road.
  • New dog waste bin for Easton Lane.
  • Tenders for cemetery contract 2020.

    17.Next meeting.

    The next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will take place on Monday, 18th November 2019 and will follow Public Participation at 7pm. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29 7JP.

    Signed ………………………………………….. Chairman. 18th November 2019.

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – October 2019

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications

APPENDIX A Date granted

18/9/19 23/9/19 17/9/19

Date refused

Reference No.

WP/19/00429 WP/19/00430 WP/19/00484

For

Rear & dormer extension, 7 London Road New bungalow, adj14 Allens Hill
Rear extension, 43-45 High Street

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications Reference No. For

None

(c) Pending Applications Reference No. For

None

(d) New Applications Reference No. For

Status

Status

WP/19/00588 Wrap around extensions, 28 Fullwell Rd

Comments by 4 Nov

(e) WP/19/00588 – Side, front & rear extensions, 28 Fullwell Road

This application proposes front and rear extensions and a first floor central extension.

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Bozeat Parish Council – Highways Monthly Report Month ending 15th October 2019
Street Doctor Headline

One additional report produced during this period; Boz- 0070. I’ve review street doctor and requested updates on Boz – 0058, 0059 and 0060. The following reports remain open or are currently being monitored Boz 27, 29, 39, 41 to 45, 46, 48, 49 to 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, to 64, 65 to 70.

Project works

Gym equipment has been opened to the public and training sessions have been organised.

Consultant has provided a tender document for the installation of a MUGA at the playing field; to be considered at Oct 19, Parish Council meeting.

Mill Road verge

Work completed to repair the damage to the verge however it would have been better to of extended the plastic to the edge of the tarmac circa a meter longer.

We have seen some degradation over the winter months, which will need to be addressed. The rest looks in fairly satisfactory condition, but we will need to be monitor.

It was agreed at the last council meeting in Dec 18 to extend the matting to encompass the section of verge to the drive; works to be instructed once the weather has improved sufficiently; likely June/July time. When will this work be instructed?

Notes:

New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Will continue to monitor Street Doctor to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Highways Report October 19 By: SP Foward

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on Street Doctor.

The report captures all Street Doctor submissions up to and including the cut off date 15th October 19 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.

Attachments

Highways Tracking Spreadsheet

Highways Report October 19 By: SP Foward

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
VILLAGE WARDEN’S REPORT – OCTOBER 2019 APPENDIX C

August and September’s brief outline:

  • Cut brambles and overhanging branches back, in various areas around the village.
  • Have a few outstanding issues still with Fix my street, but hopefully will try to resolve them this month (September).
  • Inspected and hopefully fixed the water troughs at the allotment.
  • Cut a few brambles and over hanging branches back around the village.
  • Carried out usual checks around the village.

    Approximate 10 hours.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2019 Account Balances as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX D

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL
Payments made during the month which require formal approval

£91,913.40 £45,176.40 £1,573.32 £6,446.50

£145,109.62

Date

30/9/2019 28/9/2019

Chq/DD Payee

D/D Lloyds Bank D/D Veolia ES

Details

Bank charges
Waste disposal – cemetery

Amount Paid

£ 6.50 £ 85.48 £ 91.98

Amount to Pay

Budget

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

General – bank charges Cemetery – waste disposal

Budget

Cemetery – caretaking contract
General – Clerk’s salary, home office, postage. BPFA grant/verge mowing/Town Well
Capital project
General – Village Warden
General – village events
Street lighting – energy/maintenance
Street lighting – energy/maintenance
General – subscriptions
General – training
Cemetery – water charge
Allotments – water charge
General – local community
General – local community
General – subscriptions
General – photocopying

Date

21/10/2019

ref. Payee

*BACS M.Chapman *BACS L.Payne
*BACS R & G Landscapes *BACS R & G Landscapes *BACS R.Driver

*BACS e-on
*BACS e-on
*BACS e-on
*BACS NorthantsACRE *BACS NorthantsACRE *BACS Wave

*BACS Wave
*BACS British Legion *BACS Sinclair Fabrics *BACS L.Payne *BACS Ricoh UK

Details

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19 £ Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage £ Playing Field maintenance/verge mowing £ Fence for outside gym £ Village Warden’s contract [Aug/Sept] £ Supply to Village Green cabinet £ Street lighting energy supply £ Street lighting maintenance contract £ Membership subscription £ Training course – social media skills £ Water charge – cemetery £ Water charge – allotments £ 2 x poppy wreaths @ £22 each £ Wayleave for defibrillator £ Reimbursement – website fee £ Photocopier lease and copy charge £

625.00 522.84 847.00

1,104.00 100.00 8.51 195.50 36.94 35.00 35.00 12.07 87.54 44.00 20.00 64.67 54.11

TOTALS

£-

£ 3,792.18

Items with an asterix in front – *BACS – to be paid immediately, all other items to be paid once fund transfers have been completed. Resolved to approve the transfer of £5000 from the HSBC Deposit into the HSBC Current Account

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – OCTOBER 2019 APPENDIX E

Cogenhoe & Whiston PC – revised timetable for the Village Hopper bus.
Kierwsp – withdrawal of Centrebus W8 service and introduction of Grant Palmer W8 service from 21st October 2019.
NorthantsCALC – Building Communities prospectus.
Wollaston PC – information about Police Commissioner grants for cctv.
Northants Police – burglary – business at The Piggery, Easton Maudit.
Northants Police – theft of motorhome from Wollaston Road and theft of rear number plate and skirting from a vehicle in Bosgate Close.
Police & Crime Commissioner – PFCC Newsletter [September 2019].
Northants Police – Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert.
Northants Police – Herbert Protocol Lost and Found.
Police & Crime Commissioner – invitation to next meeting [22 October 2019].
Northants Police – changes to local policing.
Borough Council – reply to ours [planning appeal notification].
Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00588/FUL.
Milton Keynes Council – Local Validation List.
CPRE – Slideshows from Planning Roadshow.
Allotments Manager – issue of vacant allotment.
KeepBritainTidy.org – information about dog fouling reduction scheme.
notification of faulty street light in Pear Tree Close.
Borough Council – transfer of Village Green to the Parish Council.
BPFA – report from September meeting.
Northants Police – minutes from the September JAG meeting.
British Legion – confirmation of order of 2 poppy wreaths.
Bozeat British Legion – invitation to attend Remembrance Sunday service and request for the Chairman to take part.
NorthantsACRE – invitation to a Parish Councillor Network Event [24 October 2019]. NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [20/9/2019].
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [4/10/2019].
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [18/10/2019]
NorthantsCALC – eUpdate [Sept/Oct 2019].
NorthantsACRE – Product Administrator and services.
NorthantsACRE – Communications Administrator and services.
County Council – myCountyCouncil magazine.
CPRE – Campaigns Update [October 2019].
CPRE – Northamptonshire Village Awards 2020.
Bozeat Matters – invitation to submit a report for the December issue.
Powerforpeople.org – Council motion request re: national community energy campaign.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association; NNJC – North Northamptonshire Joint Committee.

A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 18th NOVEMBER 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7pm.

PRESENT Cllrs Gibbins [Chairman]; Bell; Cooke; Docker; Foward; Pollard; Pritchard and Spencer. Cllrs Dudley-Smith and Skittrall arrived during the course of the meeting.

PUBLIC: – No members of the public were present at the meeting.

  1. Apologies.

    It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllr Brown, Cllrs Dudley- Smith and Skittrall had advised that they would be arriving during the course of the meeting.

  2. Declarationsofinterest.

    No new declarations of interest were reported.

  3. Minutes.

    Cllr Gibbins proposed that the minutes of the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 21st October 2019 be accepted as a correct record. This was seconded by Cllr Cooke and a vote was taken = 6 for with 2 abstentions, motion carried.

  4. Mattersarising.
  1. Circulatingdocuments–circulatingpackswerecheckedandpassedon.
  2. Village Hopper bus service – it was reported that all is going well.
  3. W8 bus service – it was reported that the new service is working well.
  4. Unitary authorities – it was noted that the general election called for December has led to a

    delay in the signing off of the required legislation.

  5. CommunityAssetRegister–pending.
  6. Website accessibility regulations – a meeting of the IT and Website Working Party was held

    recently and progress made. Cllr Bell reported that he is aware of a free-to-use website being used by several councils and urged members to have a look at it.

5. Councilservices.

  1. Cemetery – it was reported that the cemetery is much improved.
  2. Cemetery – applications for permission to place memorials or headstones in the Cemetery –

    none received this month; however, a letter of thanks was read to the meeting.

  3. Cemetery – to investigate the provision of one or more tower columbarium. It was resolved

    to ask residents to confirm that there is a need for this service via the next issue of Bozeat

    Matters.

  4. Cemetery – caretaking contract 2020-2021 – the Clerk to scan in the latest copy of the

    contract and email it to the Chairman.

  5. Allotments – general report – no issues noted.
  6. Allotments – provision of marker slabs – a delay in this work was noted.
  7. Allotments – Annual Meeting of allotment tenants and collection of rent for 2020 – 23

    November 2019.

  8. Allotments – future maintenance of boundary fence – following receipt of advice from

    NorthantsCALC it was resolved not to take responsibility for the new boundary fence.

6. Localenvironment.

  1. Highways – Cllr Foward proposed that his report [Appendix A] be accepted, this was agreed. A meeting with Helen Howard from Highways is planned for this Wednesday, when outstanding Street Doctor/Fix My Street reports will be raised.
  2. Mill Road verge degradation – remedial works.

Page 1968 – 18th November 2019.

Page 1969 – 18th November 2019.

c. Street Lights – no issues reported.

  1. Parish Paths Warden – no issues reported.
  2. Village Warden – it was resolved to accept a report [Appendix B].
  3. Land Registrations – work on the Village Green registration is ongoing. It was noted that no

    progress has been made on the cemetery extension and it was resolved to investigate the

    possibility of the compulsory purchase of land.

  4. Verge mowing contract – it was noted that St Mary’s Road was not included in the most

    recent cut. It was resolved to ensure that the most up to date mowing map is available

    when the contract is renewed in April.

  5. Noticeboard – it was resolved to defer remedial works until next year.
  6. Village Green – to consider registering the green and/or creating a charitable trust – it was

    resolved to defer this until next month.

  7. Village Green – to consider creating a budget for essential expenditure – it was resolved to

    defer this until next month.

  8. Dog bins – Cllr Gibbins proposed that a replacement bin for Fullwell Road and an additional

    bin for Easton Lane be purchased, costing a total of £734, including a litter bin for the new outside gym area. This was agreed.

7. Planning.

  1. Current/new planning applications – Cllr Gibbins proposed that a report [Appendix C] be accepted, this was agreed.
  2. NeighbourhoodPlan–noprogressreported.

8. Representativesreports.

  1. Bozeat Playing Field Association – it was noted that the lock on the new fence surrounding the outside gym has been broken.
  2. Bozeat Primary School – no news.
  3. JAG meetings – Cllr Docker reported that she had attended the most recent meeting and

    outlined issues that were discussed. It was resolved to ask when and where the proposed

    parish surgeries will be held.

  4. Village Hall steering group – it was noted that the group are to meet this week.

9. Police.

  1. Crimes – crimes reported locally were noted.
  2. Parking – it was reported that problem areas will be discussed with Helen Howard on

    Wednesday.

  3. Speeding – it was noted that Cllr Brown has booked to take part in next Community Speed

    Watch programme.

10.Local events.

  1. Village Green electrical supply – no further progress.
  2. Remembrance Sunday – 10 November 2019 – it was resolved to send letters of thanks to

    the musician who played the Last Post and the British Legion for organising the service.

  3. Remembrance Day – 11 November 2019 – it was reported that this was well-attended.
  4. ChristmasLights–30November2019–thelightswillbeswitchedonbetween4-5pm.
  5. Lt John Ahern commemoration – 16 December 2019 – it was resolved that the Chairman

    contacts the local press and the Clerk emails the USA Embassy about this event.

  6. 75th Anniversary of VE Day – 7 May 2020 – Cllr Docker reported that planning has begun

    and an initial meeting of village groups will be held in January.

  7. Fete Day – 4 July 2020.

Page 1970 – 18th November 2019.

Cllr Dudley-Smith arrived at this point in the meeting.

11.Capital receipt

  1. Outdoor gym equipment – it was noted that the purchase of a litter bin for the area has already been approved.
  2. ToconsiderprovidingagranttowardsthecostofaMUGA–itwasnotedthatatotalof11 tenders were received and the likely cost of a basic MUGA is in the region of £50-£60,000 plus the cost of floodlights.
  3. To investigate the impact of VAT on the cost of a MUGA – advice received from Danny Moody, NorthantsCALC was noted and Cllr Gibbins proposed that Bozeat Parish Council sets aside a budget of up to £50,000 towards the purchase of Multi-Use Games Apparatus to be placed at the playing field with permission from BPFA. Funding towards the total cost of the project will be sought.

12.Town Well.

Cllr Pollard agreed to take over the maintenance of the new planter which has been built. Cllr Skittrall arrived at this point in the meeting.

13. Elections.
It was resolved to promote candidacy at the May 2020 elections via Bozeat Matters magazine.

14.Village History.
It was noted that funding a professional recording of an eyewitness account of a plane crash close to the village during WW2 may not be feasible.

15. Finance.

  1. Payments – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the Finance Report [Appendix D] and the payments and fund transfers listed be approved, this was agreed.
  2. Online banking – it was reported that HSBC had advised that it was not possible to use multiple signatories for online banking using our existing account.

16. Correspondence.

It was resolved to accept a report [Appendix E] and acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting.

17.Items for the next agenda. • None noted.

18.Date and time of next meeting.

It was noted that the next meeting will take place on Monday, 16th December 2019 and will follow a commemoration service for Lt John Ahern at 6:45pm and Public Participation. The meeting will begin no later than 7:30pm. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29 7JP.

Signed ……………………………………………… Chairman. 16th December 2019.

Bozeat Parish Council – Highways Monthly Report Month ending 14th Nov 2019
Street Doctor Headline

Boz- 0070 updated by street doctor. I’ve review street doctor and requested updates on Boz – 0058, 0059 and 0060. We have still had no reply; one to take up with NNC representative 20th November 19 visit. The following reports remain open or are currently being monitored Boz 27, 29, 39, 41 to 45, 46, 48, 49 to 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, to 64, 65 to 70.

Project works

Consultant has provided a tender document for the installation of a MUGA at the playing field; to be considered at Nov 19 Parish Council meeting.

Mill Road verge

Work completed to repair the damage to the verge however it would have been better to of extended the plastic to the edge of the tarmac circa a meter longer.

We have seen some degradation over the winter months, which will need to be addressed. The rest looks in fairly satisfactory condition, but we will need to be monitor.

It was agreed at the last council meeting in Dec 18 to extend the matting to encompass the section of verge to the drive; works to be instructed once the weather has improved sufficiently; likely June/July time. When will this work be instructed?

Notes:

New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Will continue to monitor Street Doctor to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Highways Report November 19 By: SP Foward

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on Street Doctor.

The report captures all Street Doctor submissions up to and including the cut off date 14th November 19 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.

Attachments

Highways Tracking Spreadsheet

Highways Report November 19 By: SP Foward

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
VILLAGE WARDEN’S REPORT – NOVEMBER 2019 APPENDIX B

October’s brief outline:

  • Reported blocked drains to FixMyStreet:- 29 Allens Hill [Ref No: 1795299]; 91 London Road & opposite the bus stop [Ref No: 1795288].
  • Carried out usual checks around the village. Approximate 4 hours.

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – November 2019

APPENDIX C Date granted

Date refused

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications Reference No. For

None

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications Reference No. For

None

(c) Pending Applications Reference No. For

Status

WP/19/00588 Wrap around extensions, 28 Fullwell Rd

No comments sent

Status

Comments by 26/11

(d) New Applications Reference No. For

WP/19/00614 New dwelling adj 22 Fullwell Road

(e) WP/19/00614 – New dwelling adj 22 Fullwell Road

This application is a resubmission the main change of which is that the roof has been reoriented to be consistent with the rest of the street. It has been noted that the parking spaces shown are smaller than the NCC standard.

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BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2019 Account Balances as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX D

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL

£91,913.40 £35,176.40 £8,183.32 £5,264.32

£140,537.44

Payments made during the month which require formal approval

Date

26/10/2019 28/10/2019

Chq/DD Payee

BACS Sports & Play D/D Veolia ES

Details

Consultation – MUGA Waste disposal – cemetery

Amount Paid

£ 2,450.00 £ 85.48

£ 2,535.48

Budget

Leisure & Recreation project Cemetery – waste disposal

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

Date

21/10/2019

ref. Payee

*BACS M.Chapman *BACS L.Payne

BACS R & G Landscapes *BACS e-on
*BACS SLCC
*BACS NorthantsACRE

100029 The ICO *BACS Wave *BACS R.Driver

Details

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19 Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage Playing Field maintenance/verge mowing Supply to Village Green cabinet

Annual membership subscription Membership subscription shortfall Data Protection fee renewal Water charge – allotments

Village Warden’s contract

TOTALS

Amount to Pay Budget

£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£
£ £-

£ 5,986.32

625.00 Cemetery – caretaking contract

531.69 General – Clerk’s salary, home office, postage. 4,532.30 BPFA grant/verge mowing

8.79 General – village events 106.00 General – Subscriptions 15.00 General – Subscriptions 40.00 General – Subscriptions

87.54 Allotments – Water charge 40.00 General – Village Warden

Resolved that the Council approves the transfer of £5000 from the HSBC Current Account to the Lloyds Current Account.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – NOVEMBER 2019

APPENDIX E

local resident – named contact for a web designer.
letter of thanks.
Columbaria Company – information and costs.
NorthantsCALC – advice re: fence maintenance costs.
local resident – complaint about mud on the pavement in the High Street. Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00614/FUL. TroyPlanning.com – grants for Neighbourhood Plans.

Northants Police – attempted burglary in Dychurch Lane.
Northants Police – burglary in Pear Tree Close.
Northants Police – theft of items from agricultural premises in London Road.
Northants Police – theft of vehicles with keyless entry in Ecton Village.
Community Speed Watch 2020.
NorthantsCALC – advice re: VAT on MUGA.
NorthantsACRE – membership subscription.
HSBC Bank – reply to ours re: online banking.
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [25/10/2019].
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [1/11/2019].
NorthantsCALC – Mini eUpdate [8/11/2019].
NorthantsACRE – invitation to take part in the 2020 Northamptonshire Village Awards. NorthantsCALC – local government elections on 7 May 2020.
NorthantsCALC – information about precepts, budgets etc.
Happyfeetmidlands.com – request to place advert in Bozeat Matters magazine [passed to the Editor].
What3words – emergency location finder.
NorthantsACRE – invitation to attend the AGM [28th November at 11:30am.
Armed Forces Covenant.
St Mary’s Church PCC – invitation to take part in a Christmas Tree Festival [15 December 2019].
County Council – notification of consultation [Draft Budget 2020/2021]. Playgroundfacilities.co.uk – services information
CPRE – Outlook magazine – resolved that this is circulated in the monthly pack.
Clerks & Councils Direct magazine – resolved that this is circulated in the monthly pack.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association; NNJC – North Northamptonshire Joint Committee.

A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, 16th DECEMBER 2019 AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7:15pm.

PRESENT: – Cllrs Gibbins [Chairman]; Bell; Cooke; Docker; Dudley-Smith; Forward; Pollard; Pritchard; Skittrall and Spencer. Cllrs Bell and Spencer arrived during the course of the meeting.

PUBLIC: – there was one member of the public present at the meeting. MATTERS RAISED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

• Interest in how the council operates.

  1. Apologies.

    It was resolved to accept apologies for absence received from Cllr Brown.

  2. Declarationsofinterest.
  3. Minutes.
    One minor amendment was notified and, taking this into account, Cllr Gibbins proposed that the minutes from the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 18th November 2019 be accepted as a true record. A vote was taken = 6 for with 2 abstentions, motion carried.
  4. Mattersarising.
  1. Circulating documents – packs were passed on or returned, as appropriate.

    Cllr Bell arrived at this point in the meeting.

  2. Village Hopper and W8 bus services – Saturday service amendments were reported. It was resolved that the Clerk should request the addition of the Village Hopper service to the Community Transport Directory being updated by NorthantsACRE.
  3. Unitary authorities – an update on recent progress was provided.
  4. Community Asset Register – the Clerk reported that she had submitted an application for

    the Community Church Hall to be included on the register.

  5. Website accessibility regulations – a further meeting of the working party is required.

5. Councilservices.

  1. Cemetery – it was reported that the cemetery is looking good today, work on some trees and shrubs is underway, but large trees on the southern edge require professional attention.
  2. Cemetery – no applications for permission to place memorials or headstones in the Cemetery received this month.
  3. Cemetery – to investigate the provision of one or more tower columbarium – agreed to defer this item until the next meeting.
  4. Cemetery – caretaking contract 2020-2021 – it was noted that tenders need to be sought.
  5. Allotments – it was reported that there had not been an inspection this month.
  6. Allotments – provision of marker slabs – this work is pending.
  7. Allotments – report from Annual Meeting of allotment tenants and rent collection – the

    Chairman reported that the meeting went well and not many issues were raised. The Clerk reported that the majority of tenants are paying online. Reminders will be sent out shortly after 1st January.

  8. Allotments – to consider providing a replacement gate for the Allens Hill entrance – it was resolved to obtain quotes for a replacement gate.

6. Localenvironment.

a. Highways – Cllr Foward proposed that his report [Appendix A] be accepted, this was agreed. It was noted that the County Council had accepted that work is required to alleviate the problems being caused by the overflowing drain in Dag Lane.

Page 1971 – 16th December 2019

Page 1972 – 16th December 2019. Cllr Spencer arrived at this point in the meeting.

  1. Mill Road verge degradation – it was reported that the original remedial works have solved the issue but needs to be extended to protect additional areas of verge. It was suggested that this be undertaken after the winter.
  2. Street Lights – it was reported that the fault light in Peartree Close has been repaired.
  3. ParishPathsWarden–noissuesreported.
  4. Village Warden – no report this month.
  5. Land Registrations – advice received from NorthantsACRE regarding the compulsory

    purchase or land was noted. Land adjacent to the Village Green has been registered and

    covenants reported.

  6. Verge mowing contract – it was suggested that alternative quotes be sought ready for the

    next years’ contract to be considered.

  7. Noticeboard – remedial works to tidy up the noticeboard – this work has been deferred to

    Spring 2020.

  8. Village Green – to consider registering the green and/or creating a charitable trust – it was

    agreed to defer this item until the next meeting.

  9. Village Green – to consider creating a budget for essential expenditure – it was agreed to

    defer this item until the next meeting.

  10. Purchase of new and replacement dog bins – resolved that these need to be ordered.

7. Planning.

  1. Current/new planning applications – Cllr Skittrall proposed that his report [Appendix B] be accepted and this was agreed. Items contained in the report were discussed.
  2. Neighbourhood Plan – it was resolved to defer this item until the next meeting.

8. Representativesreports.

  1. Bozeat Playing Field Association – issues raised at a recent meeting were noted.
  2. Bozeat Primary School – it was reported that the school is holding many events as

    Christmas approaches.

  3. JAG meetings – no meeting this month.
  4. Village Hall steering group – it was noted that the group met briefly recently to explore the

    way forward.

9. Police.

  1. Crimes – crimes reported locally were discussed and the schedule of police surgeries for Bozeat was noted.
  2. Parking – Cllr Gibbins proposed that proposals to restrict parking at the junction of Mile Street and London Road be approved, this was agreed. It was further agreed to consider requesting parking restrictions in the Camden Square area.
  3. Speeding – to investigate traffic calming measures for Harrold Road. It was noted that the Highways Officer, Helen Howard had advised that speed humps would not be acceptable for this area, although a priority lane might be, however there are no funds available for this type of work at present. It was suggested that the speed limit be reduced to 20mph instead, however it was noted that traffic calming would be required. The Chairman will produce a report for consideration.

10.Local Events.

  1. Village Green electrical supply – to consider extending the supply to an additional power point. It was resolved to defer this item until the next meeting.
  2. Christmas Lights – 30 November 2019 – it was noted that this was well attended. The Salvation Army band had been unable to attend due to lack of available players.

Page 1973 – 16th December 2019.

Cllrs Cooke and Gibbins advised that they are standing down from the working party for this

event so new members are required.
c. Lt John Ahern commemoration – 16 December 2019 – it was noted that this had been well

attended, and a well-received event. It was agreed to record thanks to Cllr Spencer and the Clerk for their work in organising the event and resolved to send a letter of thanks to Tom Partridge-Underwood for leading the service.

  1. 75th Anniversary of VE Day – 7 May 2020 – it was noted that the Beacon will again be used. Cllr Docker reported that the first meeting of village organisations will be held on 16 January.
  2. Fete Day – 4 July 2020.

11.Capital receipt

  1. Outdoor gym equipment – this item formally approved.
  2. To consider providing a MUGA – the Chairman reported on the potential sources of grant

funding to assist with costs.

12.Town Well.

Cllrs Cooke and Gibbins have viewed the area and a sleeve is to be inserted for the beacon, work is ongoing.

13. Elections.

The Clerk reported that she will include information in the next issue of Bozeat Matters and it was suggested that a poster be placed on the noticeboard.

14. Finance.

  1. Payments – Cllr Gibbins proposed that the report [Appendix C] and the payments and fund transfers listed be approved, this was agreed.
  2. Online banking – the Clerk reported that Britannia Building Society had not replied to her letter.

15. Correspondence.

It was resolved to acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting, as listed on Appendix D.

16.Items for the next agenda.

None noted.

17.Next meeting.
It was noted that the next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will be the Annual Finance Meeting, which will take place on Monday, 13th January 2020 and will follow Public Participation at 7pm. The next monthly meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will take place on Monday, 20th January 2020 and will follow Public Participation at 7pm. All meetings are held in the schoolroom of TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Northants, NN29 7JP.

There being no further business, the Chairman declared the meeting closed.

Signed …………………………………………………… Chairman. 20th January 2020.

Bozeat Parish Council – Highways Monthly Report Month ending 14th Dec 2019
Street Doctor Headline

Four new updates recorded on Street Doctor Boz -0071 to 0074. I’ve corresponded with NCC Helen Howard and updated the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet to reflect the outcome. One item previously recorded on Street Doctor, highlighted by Helen Howard was not locatable. This concerns broken concrete on Fulwell Rd. I’ve been up Fulwell Rd and also have not been able to locate, if anyone knows where this is let me know and I will update Street Doctor accordingly. The following reports remain open or are currently being monitored Boz 27, 29, 39, 41 to 45, 46, 48, 49 to 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, to 64, 65 to 74.

Project works

Consultant has provided a tender document for the installation of a MUGA at the playing field; to be considered at Dec 19 Parish Council meeting.

Mill Road verge

Work completed to repair the damage to the verge. However, it would have been better to of extended the plastic to the edge of the tarmac circa a meter longer.

We have seen some degradation over the winter months, which will need to be addressed. The rest looks in fairly satisfactory condition, but we will need to be monitor.

Brian Gibbins and I met with the contractor on 10th Dec 19 and have agreed to undertake additional work including extending the plastic mat to the verge. We await a price to do this work before instruction the contractor to proceed early March 2020.

Notes:

New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Highways Report December 19 By: SP Foward

Will continue to monitor Street Doctor to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on Street Doctor.

The report captures all Street Doctor submissions up to and including the cut off date 14th December 19 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.

Attachments

Highways Tracking Spreadsheet

Highways Report December 19 By: SP Foward

REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – December 2019

APPENDIX B Date granted

9/12/19

Date refused

Prepared by Brian Skittrall

(a) Granted Applications Reference No. For

WP/19/00588 Wrap around extensions, 28 Fullwell Rd

(b) Refused/Withdrawn Applications Reference No. For

None

(c) Pending Applications Reference No. For

WP/19/00614 New dwelling adj 22 Fullwell Road

(d) New Applications Reference No. For

WP/19/00698 Side and rear extension 18 Bull Close

Status

No comments sent

Status

Comments by 1/1/20

(e) WP/19/00614 – Side and two storey rear extension 18 Bull Close

This application is for a two storey rear extension overlooking the allotments and a single storey side extension.

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BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – DECEMBER 2019

APPENDIX D

Northants ACRE – community transport schemes.
Northants CALC – reply to ours [compulsory purchase of land].
Lwsgroup – grass cutting contract enquiry.
County Council Highways – Dag Lane overflowing drain.
Borough Council – notification of planning application WP/19/00698/FUL.
Northants Police – ANPR Survey.
Northants Police – ANPR equipment for parishes.
Northants Police – Community Police Surgeries.
Northants Police – theft of items from a parked vehicle in London Road, Bozeat.
Northants Police – arrest of disqualified driver in Irchester.
County Council Highways – request for parking restrictions [Mile Street/London Road]. Wollaston PC – enquiry about our Christmas tree.
Fantastic Fireworks – VE Day celebrations.
Lloyds Bank – enhanced security for online banking.
Northants CALC – Mini-eUpdate [22/11/2019].
Northants CALC – Mini-eUpdate [6/12/2019].
Northants CALC – Update magazine [November-December 2019] – it was agreed that this be circulated in a pack
County Council – notification of consultation [school admissions arrangements for September 2021].
CPRE – Fieldwork magazine [Winter 2019] – it was agreed that this be circulated in a pack. CPRE – Countryside Voices magazine [Winter 2019] – it was agreed that this be circulated in a pack.

Abbreviations: BPFA = Bozeat Playing Field Association; HMRC = Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; CPRE = Campaign for the Protection of Rural England; SLCC = Society of Local Council Clerks; CALC = County Association of Local Councils; NRHA – Northants Rural Housing Association; NNJC – North Northamptonshire Joint Committee.

BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL FINANCE REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2019 Account Balances as per Bank Reconciliation Account

APPENDIX C

Building Society Account Deposit Account . Current Account – HSBC Bank Current Account – Lloyds Bank

TOTAL
Payments made during the month which require formal approval

£91,913.40 £35,176.40 £246.16 £4,509.00

£131,844.96

Date

29/11/2019 28/11/2019

Chq/DD Payee

D/D Lloyds Bank D/D Veolia ES

Details

Account fee
Waste disposal – cemetery

Nett Value

£ 7.15 £ 100.25 £ 107.40

Nett Value

VAT

£ 20.05

£ 20.05 VAT

£ 170.13 £ 0.44

£ 170.57

Amount Paid

£ 7.15 £ 120.30 £ 127.45

Budget

General – banking Cemetery – waste disposal

Payments for approval at this month’s meeting.

Date

16/12/2019

ref. Payee

*BACS M.Chapman *BACS L.Payne

BACS R & G Landscapes *BACS e-on
*BACS G.H.Services *BACS HMRC

*BACS M.Chapman

Details

Cemetery caretaking contract 2018/19 Clerk/Registrar – salary/exp’s/postage Playing Field maintenance/verge mowing Supply to Village Green cabinet

Amount to Pay Budget

Sleeves for Beacon
PAYE for October/November/December 2019£ Odd Jobs contract £ TOTALS £

£ £ £ £ £

625.00 538.84 850.72

8.74 140.00 362.20 150.00 2,675.50

£ 625.00 £ 538.84 £ 1,020.85 £ 9.18 £ 140.00 £ 362.20 £ 150.00 £ 2,846.07

Cemetery – caretaking contract General – Clerk’s salary, home office. BPFA grant/verge mowing
General – village events
General – village events
General – Clerk’s salary.
General; allotments

It was resolved to approve the transfer of £10000 from the HSBC Deposit Account to the HSBC Current Account to cover future payments.