Full Council meeting
Meeting held in the Board Room, Perton Civic Centre
Contact the Parish Council for a copy of this agenda
PERTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting of Perton Parish Council held at
Perton Civic Centre on Monday 9th March 2020, 7pm
Present: Councillors Mrs PA Allen (Chairman), D Glynn (Vice- Chairman), AA Bourke, N Caine,
P Davis, Mrs L Dew, K Elder, Mrs R Heseltine, C Rathbone, J Sherlock, J Turner
Mrs B Walters
Parish Clerk Mrs B Hodgetts
Members of the public – Two
231/19 PUBLIC OPEN SESSION
No questions raised from the public present.
7.03pm The Chairman imposed standing orders.
Apologies for absence received and accepted from Cllrs R Bradley and Mrs A James.
233/19 POLICE MATTERS AND REPORTS – Written report from PCSO Tooth
Parish Council meeting Crime report was accepted for information.
Clerk to request that the PCSO’s monitor the bus link and to confirm progress of the new PCSOs.
PCSO Fryer has arranged for the Crime Prevention Bus to visit Perton on 5th April. As part of this initiative they would like to give away some free mini window/door alarms at a cost of £3.92 + vat. Parish Council Resolved to provide 25 units in the first instance.
234/19 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY AND OTHER INTERESTS
Declarations of personal and prejudicial interest received for the following agenda items;
237/19b cheque 100305 Perton First School grant,– Cllrs Mrs PA Allen and Mrs R Heseltine
244/19 SPCA annual subscription – Cllr N Caine
235/19 REQUESTS FOR CODE OF CONDUCT DISPENSATIONS
No requests received.
Resolved that the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 10th February 2020, previously distributed, were a true and correct record and signed by the Chairman.
a) Draft minutes of the Finance Committee held on 3rd March 2020, together with income statement and budget to date were noted for information.
b) ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
Payments made since the last Parish Council meeting.
Date Cheque No. Description Total £
02/02/20 SO Kaleidescope – web hosting 30.00
04/02/20 100299 Connect Pages – advertising 120.00
04/02/20 DD Ash Waste 127.80
07/02/20 100301 Vendaid – drinks machine supplies 29.24
07/02/20 100300 Refundable deposit (cancelled event) 150.00
10/02/20 100302 Ricoh UK Ltd 237.94
11/02/20 100303 Evac+Chair 1017.60
12/02/20 BACS Halls SMS – consumables 62.96
12/02/20 100305 Perton First School 269.85
12/02/20 100304 Perton Day Care Centre 600.00
13/02/20 100306 Refundable Deposit – function held on 8th February 50.00
14/02/20 100308 SLCC – ILCA training course 118.80
14/02/20 100307 Thyssenkrupp Elevator UK Ltd 208.80
14/02/20 BACS Inland Revenue M10 2866.15
14/02/20 BACS Staffordshire County Council – Pension M10 3141.05
17/02/20 BACS Halls SMS – consumables 48.06
17/02/20 DD BT 91.35
18/02/20 DD Npower – Electricity 823.40
19/02/20 100309 R Hodgetts – Operation Bridge Expenses re-imbursed 49.69
19/02/20 100310 MGD Solutions graffiti removal 196.00
20/02/20 DD CNG – Gas 654.27
24/02/20 100312 CANCELLED CHEQUE 0.00
24/02/20 100311 ESPO – library grant items 75.66
24/02/20 100315 Acquiesce Environmental Compliance Ltd – legionella testing 84.00
24/02/20 100314 Refundable deposit function held 22.02.20 100.00
24/02/20 BACS R Hodgetts – Expenses re-imbursed – tools Selco 214.92
25/02/20 DD Siemens – hot drink machine quarterly rental 169.87
27/02/20 BACS Members Allowance month 11 1033.15
27/02/20 BACS Salary Month 11 9436.47
28/02/20 R Hodgetts – error in repayment amount chq 100309 1.28
28/02/20 BACS Industrial Cleaning Equipment Ltd – Floor cleaner spares 14.88
28/02/20 Petty Cash top up 205.41
28/02/20 100316 ESPO 248.40
Month End total £22716.75
238/19 STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
a) County Council written report was accepted for information, copy attached to these minutes.
Unfortunately, Perton Parish Council were not able to claim any of the Divisional Highway Programme money for 2019/20 due to an overspend on the Burnhill Green speed reduction works. Further discussion on this matter at item 238/19c)
Clerk to contact the County Councillor to ask what projects he believes should be looked at in Perton.
The pothole repairs on Severn Drive at the chicane have made the carriage way surface worse than ever, it has created a real trip hazard. This needs immediate attention.
Can representatives from the Parish Council also attend the meeting with the Strategic Community Infrastructure Manager scheduled for April? Clerk to confirm.
There does appear to be a lack of pothole repairs in Perton, from the list of repairs on the County Council website, Perton had one repair.
Councillor Mrs P Allen to negotiate a suitable sign at Brownies warning that pedestrians cross from Jubilee wood.
b) Planning application No. SS.20/01/6015 W also 20/00161/COM for extension to an existing sewage pumping station and relocation of an existing agricultural access track at Wergs Sewage Pumping Station.
Comments for submission
• It appears that work has already started
• What is the process for switching to the new pumps.
• There is already evidence of effluent being dispersed into the local landscape
• The area is already subjected to anti-social behaviour. The area should be properly planted to minimise vehicle usage.
• The area already floods, additional hard standing will increase the flooding.
• There is concern that the ecological report does not adequately take account of the bat population.
c) Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS). Due to increased costs for the Burnhill Green traffic calming measures we are unable to have the £2,000 Divisional Highway Programme Fund (DHP) we were allocated towards the installation of the posts. Resolved to apply for funding the whole project in the next round of funding. Posts £3120 plus VAS £2875. To consider applying for some Staffordshire Safer Roads funding if available in the next financial year.
239/19 SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE COUNCIL
a) District Councillor reports were accepted for information, copy attached to these minutes.
b) The Chairman explained to the Council the Strategic Gap policy that is used by other areas to define a community. Resolved that the Chairman will discuss this further with South Staffordshire District Council.
c) Local Plan Review – Flooding. Land Fund have been liaising with Staffordshire County Council (SCC)Flood risk Officers. SCC have completed their modelling and have passed it to Severn Trent. Land Fund have suggested a meeting be arranged with all parties concerned. Resolved Perton Parish Council to host the meeting.
d) Wild flower verges. Resolved to include the additional site adjacent to the Parkway at the St. Andrews Drive chicane.
240/19 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Perton Parish Council made the following comments;
a) 19/00745/FUL For the demolition of two existing outbuildings and the erection of a new self contained dwelling at Stone House, Holyhead Road, Kingswood, WV7 3AN
b) 20/00091/FUL for the proposed extension to the rear of the property at Southfork, Holyhead Road, Kingswood. WV7 3AP
No Sunday or public holiday working be permitted. It was suggested that permitted development rights could be removed.
c) 19/00966/FUL for the proposed demolition of a pair of semi detached dwellings with proposed new dwelling and garage.
The New Cottages, Pattingham Road, Perton WV6 7HD
241/19 CLERK’S REPORT
Report accepted for information; copy attached to these minutes.
The Current Corona Virus situation is moving quickly. There are no government guidelines yet. Any information changes to be emailed to councillors.
SSDC have confirmed that the crushed brick paths have not been renewed due to staff shortage.
The ID number of the Defibrillator at the library is fading.
Resolved to contact a funding bid writer for an initial consultation.
243/19 YOUTH WORKING PARTY
a) The senior youth club committee will join with the Junior Club to discuss the way forward and use common policies.
b) The MUGA lighting pre-application has been submitted reference 20/00023/PREAPP, it has not been allocated to an officer but there is a target date of 13th April for a decision.
244/19 STAFFORDSHIRE PARISH COUNCIL ASSOCIATION
a) Annual subscription £745, this is no increase on last year. Resolved to approve subscription.
b) LCR quarterly magazine subscription – £17 per annum. Resolved to approve subscription.
Specifications costs have been received from two companies, estimated costs £5,400 and £1650 + £150 per meeting. Severn Homes have suggested that they may be able to add the specifications into their designs and project manage the whole project. Further details to be discussed.
Resolved Clerk to contact all the residents on the waiting list to provide an update.
246/19 VE DAY COMMEMORATIONS WORKING PARTY
An update was presented to the Council.
247/19 UPGRADE OF CIVIC CENTRE CCTV AND INSTALLATION OF PANIC BUTTONS
The cost of updating the CCTV to allow installation of a new camera in the foyer covering the entrance doors is £695. To install 2 portable panic alarms the cost would be £395. Resolved to accept the quotations from SGS Systems Ltd. Clerk to also seek advice on the installation of a new camera at the top of the stairs.
248/19 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
No nominations have been received. Resolved that the council will nominate a member of Wild About Perton for their help with planting of the Wrottesley Park Island. To be invited to the Annual Parish Meeting to be held on 27th April.
249/19 PROPOSED MEETING DATES 2020/2021
Resolved to accept the dates as proposed.
250/19 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Monday 20th April 2020 at 7.00pm
Annual Parish Meeting 27th April 2020 at 7pm
Meeting closed at 9.07pm
Crime & Disorder Implications Section 17 of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998
Where relevant any decisions made at the Parish Council meeting have taken this duty of care into consideration.
Signed ………………………………………………………………… Date: …………………………………………
Agenda item 239/19 a)
District Councillor reports
Verbal report from Cllr Mrs R Heseltine – Member for Lakeside Ward of SSDC
Since the last parish council meeting, I have attended the following:
2 Cabinet meetings
4 informal Cabinet meetings
1 Licensing and Regulatory meeting
2 Lead member briefings
Overview and Scrutiny meeting
Planning Committee meeting preceded by some s106 training
Local Planning Workshop
2 Challenge Panel meetings – Your Place where our brief is looking at planning enforcement
S.E. Staffs and Seisdon Peninsula CCG locality board meeting
A Wellbeing Select Committee meeting where we received an update on the breast screening service. I am pleased to say that since we had a breast screening unit based at the District Council Offices, the uptake from all local practices has increased. This just shows the need for a locally based facility – a situation which will be reviewed ready for the next round of breast screening.
Verbal report from Cllr P Davis – Member for Perton Dippons Ward of SSDC
Standards and Resources Committee
Overview and Scrutiny
Planning Training re:s106
Your Council Challenge Panel – Council Planning
Verbal report from Cllr AA Bourke – Member for Perton East Ward of SSDC
16th January 2020 – Standards and Resources Committee meeting
Very interesting discussions regarding the District Councils Workforce Employment Trends and The Corporate Health and Safety update.
21st January 202 – Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting
Main discussion was the 5 year Financial Term Strategy. For the first time as a District Councillor I could not vote to approve their plan mainly because of the impending charges for Green Waste where it appears the Council are looking to not just cover the costs of service but appear to be making a healthy profit from residents who will be paying for this service.
30th January 2020 – Local Plan Seminar
After the last consultation, workshops are now continuing regarding future housing plans. This workshop was about what benefits we should be expecting from housing growth, for example, improvements in Highways, Health and Education. The next workshop is on the ‘Duty to Co-operate’.
Verbal report from Cllr N Caine – Member for Perton Lakeside Ward of SSDC
Reported 11 potholes and 12 faulty streetlights
Requested a new litter bin off Beverston Road
Verbal report from Cllr P Allen – Member for Perton Lakeside Ward of SSDC
Various workshops and presentations were attended. Designated community funding has been donated to the following; £150 Christmas Fair and £350 Carnival Committee. A short report on the carnival activities was given.
Agenda item 241/19
SPCA weekly bulletins: January 13th, 16th, 24th, 31st
SSDC Council news round up: 150, 151, 152, 153
13/01/20 Staffordshire Police – PCSO changes
14/01/20 PPFA precept request
14/01/20 Staffordshire Police Chief Inspector response to concerns and invitation to Parish meeting
14/01/20 Dudley’s draft revised CIL regulation public consultation. Further details available from the Clerk’s office
• Pot hole reported at traffic calming
• Repairs have been carried out to the stage backdrop
• Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council – draft public consultation on the revised CIL regulation 123 list. Further details available from the Clerk’s office
• A 5 year contract renewed for the finance package, Edge IT systems after researching alternative options
• Re-declaration for workplace pensions has been completed, no changes. This is completed every three years after the original staging date (01/01/17)
• Complaint forwarded to South Staffs Housing Association regarding resident driving across grass verge
• Copyright permission given by Severn Homes to reproduce their maps for the Reserved Matters planning application, Wrottesley Road West. PPC comments forwarded to South Staffordshire Council
• Staffordshire County Council Highways Department have responded to the Wrottesley Park Road Development with numerous concerns. SSDC to consult with PPC again when amended plans are available
• Closing date for Citizen of the Year nominations is 28th February 2020
• The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has advised that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 for parish and town councils in England for 2020-21 is £8.32
• Staffordshire County Council have no record of s106 Highway money being received
• Library defibrillator has been returned
• SSDC Council news weekly round ups
• SCC Library information
• Tool Theft from Vans
1. Lower Lake de-silting 2. Civic Centre Renewable Energy
3. Allotments 4. Bus shelter – Kingswood