13 February 2024 – Barlaston Parish Council

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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 13 February 2024.  Meeting to commence at 7:30pm. An agenda for the meeting is set out below.

7 February 2024


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. To determine co-option of Cllr for Barlaston West Ward
    2. Apologies
    3. Declarations of Interest
    4. Written applications for dispensations under the Localism Act 2011
    5. To approve minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 9 January 2024
    6. Matters arising from the meeting of 9 January 2024 and not otherwise on the agenda
    7. 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

221 Neighbourhood Plan review

7  Banking Arrangements

21 Crossing Patrol Officer

125  Applying the Highways Act 1980 Legislation

      • Noticeboard at the Downs Car Park in conjunction with the Upper House

164  Installation of wire fence / posts at the Upper House

226  Maintenance of Speed gates Meaford Road

229  Installation of noticeboard Barlaston Park

    1. To receive updates and determine actions regarding the Parish Council’s Strategy.
  • Environmental / Community – Cllr Hurst / Cllr Borasinski
  • Children & Families – Cllr Dando / Cllr Tudor
  • Aesthetics – Cllr Hemming / Cllr Borasinski
  • Sympathetic Development – Cllr Fisher / Cllr Philpott
    1. To note financial matters:

            (a) To approve bank reconciliation reports

            (b) To receive schedule of payments report January 2024

            (d) Reporting of the precept to Stafford Borough Council

  (e) To determine Auditors for 2024/25

Expenditure – Standard GROSS VAT NET Payment
K St Leger – Salary / Expenses January 2024 804.97 0 804.97 BACS
V O’Dunne – Expenses – Mileage / Stationary January 2024 3.75 0 3.75 BACS
Buxus Green –    202311 January Grass Cutting 1,050.00 0 1050.00 BACS
Canprint – 10 No. A4 flyers 60.00 10.00 50.00 BACS
N&J Tree Services Ltd – Bi-annual tree survey Inv 16994 460.80 76.80 384.00 BACS
Douglas MacMillan Grant 200.00 0.00 200.00 BACS
BT – Inv– Broadband Inv MO52 WK 36.43 6.07 30.36 DD
Tesco Mobile – 131381518 2.00 0.00 2.00 DD
Pozitive Energy Gas inv 26181820244830737 340.90 18.06 361.29 DD
Pozitive Energy Electricity Inv 26181620244839395 147.27 7.01 140.26 DD
Income – Standard GROSS VAT NET Payment
Staffordshire County Council – Credit Barlaston Allotments (£300) to be offset against next Allotment Invoice
    1. To receive update and methodology regarding Village Hall Porch tender
    2. To determine the rules regarding Public Participation at Parish Council Meetings
    3. To note the opening of Westbridge Park on 27th April 2024
    4. To determine costings associated with drainage issues on the Village Green (below the War Memorial)
    1. To determine the costs and level of works required to clear the footpath adjacent to Plume of Feathers
    2. To clarify the remit of Councillors
    3. To note training dates for new Councillors
    4. To note terms for the lease of allotment land from the County Council on behalf of the Allotment Association
    5. To determine issuing a thank you letter to the Village Stores regarding the provision of free power supply for the Orchard Place Christmas lights.
    6. To determine a thank you letter for Terry Smith regarding works undertaken with the lighting at Orchard Place
    7. To note the implementation of a shopkeepers Cooperative at Orchard Place
    8. To determine the response regarding the Planning application validation guidance issued by Stafford Borough Council
    9. To determine a Parish Council tree strategy
    10. To receive and approve the Village Hall accounts for 2022/23
    11. To receive Risk Assessment updates and determine actions:
      • Biennial tree survey January 2024
      • Asbestos removal at the Village Hall
      • Raw sewage on the Village Green
      • De-fib replacement batteries
      • Tree on the corner of Meaford Road / Station Road
      • Flooding at Meaford Road junction
      • Mud on the road
    1. To note correspondence from residents
    2. To receive updates on and determine grant application(s)

(note the new section 137(4)(a) has increased per electorate from £9.93 (2023/24) to £10.81 (2024/25))

  • Wedgwood Cricket Club have requested £1,000 towards their running costs to support their teams events for 2024. Overall costs approx. £10,000
    1. To note Planning decisions
    2. Planning Application 23/38527/LBC & 23/38526/HOU – Barlaston Hall, Queen Mary’s Drive Barlaston – Alteration to an existing opening at basement level at Barlaston Hall
    3. Planning Application Reference 23/38479/HOU at Briar Hill 52 Tittensor Road described as demolish side single storey garage, with proposed single storey side extensions, two storey rear extension, raise walls and new roof to existing garage and new dormer to side elevation at first floor.
    4. To receive items for inclusion in next agenda
    5. Date of next meeting(s) – 12 March 2024