12 December 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 12 December 2023.  Meeting to commence at 7:30pm. An agenda for the meeting is set out below.

6 December 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 14 November 2023
  5. Matters arising from the meeting of 14 November 2023 and not otherwise on the agenda
  6. To approve minutes of the Emergency Parish Council Meeting 21 November 2023
  7. To approve minutes of the Emergency Finance Meeting 29 November 2023
  8. Updates covered in the Clerk’s Report:

92        Highway matters

161      Wedgwood Memorial College

195      Lease of Meadow Road land / Severn Trent Strongford Works

214      Renewal of the Cricket Club Lease

135Drainage issues on the green (below the war memorial)

221      Neighbourhood Plan review grant

7          Banking Arrangements

21        Crossing Patrol Officer

125      Applying the Highways Act 1980 Legislation

    • Update on footpath clearance adjacent to Plume of Feathers
    • Noticeboard at the Downs Car Park in conjunction with the Upper House

134       Installation of Tommy figures

139       Appointment of Clerk & Admin Assistant

164       Installation of wire fence / posts at the Upper House 

  1. 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 – to receive update in January 2024
  1. To note financial matters:

            (a) To approve bank reconciliation reports

            (b) To receive schedule of payments report November 2023

Expenditure – Standard GROSS VAT NET Payment
K St Leger – Salary / Expenses November 2023 1060.30 0 1060.30 BACS
V O’Dunne – Expenses – Mileage / Stationary November 2023 18.55 0 18.55 BACS
Buxus Green –    202311 November Grass Cutting No 202311 1050.00 0 1050.00 BACS
St John’s Church Grant for contribution to grass cutting 1189.00 0 1189.00 BACS
J Poultney – Updating planters Inv  155 220.00 0 220.00 BACS
Stafford Borough Council – Election Barlaston East Inv 7070293435 100.99 0 100.99 BACS
Stafford Borough Council – Election Barlaston Park Inv 7070293436 86.91 0 86.91 BACS
Stafford Borough Council – Election Barlaston West Inv 7070293437 122.44 0 122.44 BACS
Tesco Mobile – Refund Inv 134191380642 -12.00     DD
Staffordshire County Council (Inv 1000116588) Allotments Quarterly Rent 300.00 0 300.00 BACS
Ven-A-S Contractors – cutting hedge on Station Road – Inv 3107 156.00 26.00 130.00 BACS
BT – Inv– Broadband Inv MO51 SY 36.43 6.07 30.36 DD
Pozitive Energy Gas inv 26181820234495951 -288.67 -13.75 -274.92 DD
Pozitive Energy Electricity Inv 26181620234455157 107.48 5.12 102.36 DD
Income – Standard GROSS VAT NET Payment
Lloyds Business Account Interest 95.94 0 95.94 BACS
Groundworks Neighbourhood Plan Grant 10,000 0 10,000 BACS
  1. To determine recommendations following budget meeting 29 November 2023
  2. GDPR clarification regarding the Clerk
  3. To note Civic amenity visits for 2024
  4. To determine actions regarding CCTV for the Village Hall
  5. To receive update and methodology regarding Village Hall Porch tender
  6. To receive update on co-option of Councillor vacancies
  7. To receive update on installation of the Noticeboard for Barlaston Park
  8. To receive Risk Assessment updates and determine actions:
    • Bi-annual tree survey January 2024
    • Asbestos removal at the Village Hall
    • Hedge adjacent to Plume of Feather’s bridge
  9. To receive updates on and determine grant application(s)
  10. To determine the methodology to commemorate the passing of Mr John Russell
  11. To determine procurement and installation of Countryside Code Signage along the canal / Plume of Feathers
  12. To determine issuing of thank you letter to Mr Shane Brunt for his work on SpeedWatch
  13. To determine issuing of thank you letter to the Scouts for their work on flood water clearance on Station Road
  14. To determine dates for the installation and removal of Tommy figures on the green
  15. To determine meeting dates for 2024/25
  16. To receive items for inclusion in next agenda
  17. Date of next meeting(s) – 12th December 2023

barlastonparishclerk@gmail.com