02 November 2021 – Barlaston Parish Council Agenda

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L01-20 The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020

All members of Barlaston Parish Council are hereby summoned to the Parish Council Meeting at Barlaston Methodist Church, Park Drive, Barlaston ST12 9DP on Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 7:15 pm.  An agenda for the meeting is set out below.


Mrs K St Leger
27 October 2021


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

125 Apologies 

126 Declarations of Interest 

127 Written applications for dispensations under the Localism Act 2011 

128 To approve minutes of the Parish Council 5 October 2021

129 Matters arising from the meeting of 5 October 2021 and not otherwise on the agenda

95 To receive update on Parish Council Strategy

115 To receive update on lighting of a beacon to commemorate the Jubilee

118 To receive update on Lakewood Drive 

132 To receive update on ‘Welcome Back Fund’ distribution

134 To receive and approve changes to Financial Regulations

130 To receive updates and determine requests from the following Committees:

  • Environmental Committee
  • Entertainment Committee (Platinum Jubilee Event)

131 To receive update on planning application 21/33687/FUL described as proposed housing development between Brookhouse Drive and Old Road 

132 To receive update on Highways Issues including:

  • Speed Watch
  • Track along Longton Road accessing the School
  • Speeding on Station Road / Old Road / Meaford Road / Longton Road
  • Walking Bus Scheme
  • Milk Barn parking issues
  • 20’s Plenty for Staffordshire

133 To note financial matters:

(b) to approve bank reconciliation reports

(c) to receive schedule of payments report October 2021 

Expenditure NET VAT Cheque
Hosting Systems – Voice over IP   10.00 2.00 DD
Zoom Video Conferencing 11.99 2.40 DD
BT – Broadband  26.66 5.33 DD
Mainwaring Roberts – Replace Cheque 002759 1459.00 0.00 BACS
K St Leger, Salary & Expenses 944.92 0.00 002772
Staffordshire County Pension Fund 310.76 0.00 002773
SLCC Clerk’s Manual  47.50 0.00 002774
Buxus Green Grounds Maintenance   995.83 0.00 002775
Cheshire SLCC Conference Inv SLCC/21/37 30.00 0.00 002776
Expenditure NET VAT Cheque
Concurrent & CGI 35,001.00 0.00 BACS

134 To determine Twinning with Helsinki, Finland (Fiskar’s HQ)

135 To investigate and determine Cycle Safety Training provision for children in the village

136 To determine ground works on Barlaston Park / Meaford Road

  • Treat / remove weeds in the curb lines and paths in Barlaston Park
  • Lawn Edging on Barlaston Park
  • Edging on Meaford Road
  • Moss clearance on the MUGA

137 To receive update on Emergency information on the gates at the Downs

138 To determine joining the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

139 To determine actions regarding dog fouling campaign around Barlaston Park, Diamond Ridge and Silver Ridge

140 To receive update on Scout grant funding

141 To determine actions regarding Allotment contract

142 To receive feedback from the monthly Coffee Morning

143 To receive Risk Assessment update and determine actions

  • MUGA
  • 2 dead trees Meaford Road
  • Tree survey
  • Hedge overhanging Station Road
  • Farm waste on roads

144 To determine grant application(s) 

  • British Legion Poppy Appeal @ £250
  • Church grass cutting for 2021 

145 To note Planning issue(s) and determine action(s)

  • Planning Application Ref 21/34747/FUL at Barlaston Hall, Queen Mary’s Drive described as Construction of a domestic stable block
  • Wedgwood Memorial College
  • Consultation Battery Storage Facility Planning Application – Land on Meaford Road, Barlaston, Stoke on Trent, ST15 8UX

146 To receive items for inclusion in next month’s agenda 

147 To determine dates for Parish Council and Planning Meetings

148 Date of next meeting Parish Council Meeting – 7 December 2021