10 October 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.10th October 2023.  Meeting to commence at 7:15. An agenda for the meeting is set out below.


Mrs C Wright
3rd October 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 pm115 Apologies

    1. Declarations of Interest
    2. Written applications for dispensations under the Localism Act 2011
    3. To approve minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 12th September 2023
    4. Matters arising from the meeting of 12th September 2023 and not otherwise on the agenda
    5. 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

7          Banking Arrangements

21         Crossing Patrol Officer

53         Co-option of Councillor

55         The Wedgwood Bowl

59         Use of Personal email addresses

78         Stafford Borough Councils Public Protection Review

79         Severn Trent Stongford Works

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

 Reports from Councillors: 

    1. To receive updates and determine actions regarding the following Committees:
    • Environmental Committee

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

Update on installation of posts / wire fencing at the Upper House

    • Parish Council Strategy – Way forward in this Strategy
    1. To note financial matters:

            (a) To approve bank reconciliation reports

            (b) To receive schedule of payments report September 2023           

Expenditure – Standard GROSS NET VAT Payment
C Wright – Salary / Expenses 965.46 942.60 0 BACS
Buxus Green – Inv202309– September Grass Cutting 1050 1050 0 BACS
CanPrint 6 x A1 plans for Village Hall committee INV33737 43.20 36.00 7.20 BACS
Barlaston Methodist Church Inv 154 Coffee Morning Room Hire 80 80 0 CHQ
Barlaston Methodist Church Inv 153 Office Room Hire 750 750 0 CHQ
SCC Rent for Allotment 300 300 0 BACS
ROSPA Playsafety Inspection Inv 74589 180 150 30 BACS
Stafford Borough Council Litterbin emptying Inv 7070293234 434.28 361.90 72.38 BACS
HMRC Tax and NI 641.64 641.64 0 BACS
BT – Inv– Broadband Inv MO47 AZ 36.43 DD
Pozitive Energy Gas inv 26181820234023823 220.44 209.94 10.50 DD
Pozitive Energy Electricity Inv 26181620234024142 102.31 97.44 4.87 DD
Income – Standard GROSS NET VAT Payment
Vat Reclaim BACS
Pozitive Energy Gas Inv2618120233947129 192.61 183.44 9.17 DD Refd
    1. To receive update and determine costings regarding Village Hall Porch tender
    2. To receive update on co-option of Councillor vacancy
    3. To determine how to apply the Highways Act 1980 legislation
    4. To determine Memorial bench policy
    5. To determine noticeboard at the Downs Car Park in conjunction with the Upper House
    6. To receive changes to Financial Regulations
    7. To receive update on Wedgwood Marina
    8. To receive update on the Noticeboard for Barlaston Park
    9. To receive Risk Assessment updates and determine actions:
    • Weekly play area inspections
    • To clarify how the weekly play inspections are being undertaken at the MUGA and the Wild Play Area
    1. To receive updates on and determine grant application(s)
    • Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
    • Barlaston Players (Barlaston Community Group) Towards Access to Barlaston panto
    • Silver Surfers (Barlaston Community group) – Help with Access to Silver Surfers Club
    1. To consider Memorial Rock and planted area for John Russell
    2. Installation of the Tommy figures for Remembrance Sunday on 12th November 2023 (how are these being installed and where). What date range for the figures to be on view.
    3. To discuss Xmas tree on Green
    4. To receive items for inclusion in next agenda
    5. Date of next meeting(s) – 14 November 2023