01 August 2023 – Barlaston Parish Council Meeting

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All members of Barlaston Parish Council are hereby summoned to the Parish Council Meeting at Barlaston Methodist Church. Park Drive, Barlaston ST12 9DP on.1 August 2023.  Meeting to commence at 7:15. An agenda for the meeting is set out below.


Mrs K St Leger
26 July 2023

7:15 – 7:30     Public Open Forum (by prior appointment). Please contact the Clerk if you wish to participate in the Public element of the meeting. If no requests are received, the Parish Council meeting will commence at 7:15 pm

  1. Apologies
  2. Declarations of Interest
  3. Written applications for dispensations under the Localism Act 2011
  4. To approve minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 4 July 2023
  5. Matters arising from the meeting of 4 July 2023 and not otherwise on the agenda

Updates covered in the Clerk’s Report:

92         Highway matters

161       Wedgwood Memorial College

195       Lease of Meadow Road land

214       Renewal of the Cricket Club Lease

221       Neighbourhood Plan review grant

119       Replacement noticeboard on Barlaston Park

7          Banking Arrangements

20         Upgrade of SID devices to Solar

21         Flashing Speed Sign / Crossing Patrol Officer

53         Co-option of Councillor

54         To determine actions to reduce dog fouling on the Cricket pitch

55         The Wedgwood Bowl

59         Use of Personal email addresses

Reports from Councillors:

133       Implementation of electric charge points in the village (deferred)

70.  To receive updates and determine actions regarding the following Committees:

  • Environmental Committee

Signage for the Wild Green following installation of new items (deferred)

  • Parish Council Strategy
  1. To note financial matters:

            (a) To approve bank reconciliation reports

            (b) To receive schedule of payments report July 2023


Expenditure – Standard NET VAT Payment
K St Leger – Salary / Expenses 1203.69 0.00 BACS
Staffordshire County Pension 404.32 0.00 BACS
C Wright – Salary / Expenses   0.00 BACS
Buxus Green – Inv202307– July Grass Cutting 1,050.00 0.00 BACS
Brindsley Avenue Coffee Morning – Grant Application 120.00 0.00 BACS
ElanCity Inv SAJ-UK/2023/01240 – Quote SO-UK03166 – 3 No. SID batteries 217.38 43.48 BACS
Mr D Norman – Expenses for the procurement of SID batteries 11.48 0.00 BACS
Information Commissioner’s Office – Annual Subscription 35.00 0.00 DD
BT – Inv– Broadband Inv MO46 65 15.63 3.12 DD
Pozitive Energy Gas inv 26181820233690677 203.19 10.16 DD
Pozitive Energy Electricity Inv 26181620233699918 95.91 4.80 DD
  1. To receive update and determine costings regarding Village Hall Porch tender
  2. To determine co-option of Councillor vacancy

Item 74. Exclusion of the Public & Press to resolve the exclusion of the public and press, under powers granted by the Local Government (Public Bodies Admission to Meetings) Act, section 1(2), owing due to the confidential nature of the business be discussed.

  1. To receive update with regards to the appointment of the new Clerk
  2. To determine dates of Parish Council meetings
  3. To receive Lakewood Drive update
  4. To note issues regarding Civic Amenity Visits
  5. To determine actions regarding Stafford Borough Council’s Public Protection Review
  6. To note and determine actions regarding Severn Trent works at Strongford commencing Sept 2023 – completion April 2024
    • to create the world’s first carbon neutral waste treatment hub
    • Possible funding opportunity
    • Traffic concerns
  7. To receive Risk Assessment updates and determine actions:
  • Rialtas Cloud – Training date to be agreed
  • Resilience training to cover office duties
  • Damage to the rope bridge – wild play area
  1. To receive updates on and determine grant application(s)
    • Barlaston Cricket Club – £1000 requested for their annual Fireworks event.
  2. To note Planning issue(s) and outcomes
    • Call In – Planning Application Ref 23/37416/HOU at The Cottage, The Green, Barlaston
    • Battery Storage Site Meaford Road SBC 21/35342
    • Barlaston Golf Club Meaford Road Barlaston 23/37157/OUT
  3. To receive items for inclusion in next agenda
  4. Date of next meeting(s) – To be determined