14 November 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.14th November 2023.  Meeting to commence at 7:15. An agenda for the meeting is set out below.

8th November 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. To determine the appointment of the Clerk and administrative assistance

Item 139 – 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. Apologies
  2. Declarations of Interest
  3. Written applications for dispensations under the Localism Act 2011
  4. To approve minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 10th October 2023
  5. Matters arising from the meeting of 10th October 2023 and not otherwise on the agenda
  6. 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

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

 221 Neighbourhood Plan review grant

7 Banking Arrangements

21 Crossing Patrol Officer

55 The Wedgwood Bowl

59 Use of Personal email addresses

78  Stafford Borough Councils Public Protection Review

79 Severn Trent Stongford Works

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

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

  • Environmental Committee

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

Christmas tree of the green

  • Parish Council Strategy – to be determined
  1. To note financial matters:

            (a) To approve bank reconciliation reports

            (b) To receive schedule of payments report October 2023

Expenditure – Standard GROSS VAT NET Payment
C Wright – Salary / Expenses October 2023 746.30     BACS
Buxus Green – Inv202310– October Grass Cutting 1050.00     BACS
British Royal Legion Donation Poppy Appeal Inv 87 500.00     CHQ
Barlaston Community Group Grant Donation 500.00     BACS
St Johns Church Presentation Lunch 330.00     BACS
HMRC Tax and NI 207.46     BACS
Tesco Mobile 14.00 2.33 11.67 DD
BT – Inv– Broadband Inv MO50 OB 36.43 6.07 30.36 DD
Pozitive Energy Gas inv 26181820234230631 213.39 10.16 203.23 DD
Pozitive Energy Electricity Inv 26181620234230850 112.35 5.35 107.00 DD
Income – Standard GROSS VAT NET Payment
Stafford Borough Council Precept 37,234.50     DD
Lloyds Business Account Interest 52.93     DD
Barlaston Village Hall Fuel Payment 954.44     BACS
Barlaston Allotment Rent 300.00     BACS
  1. To determine a date for the budget setting meeting / appointment of Chair
  2. To receive update and methodology regarding Village Hall Porch tender
  3. To determine costings for the installation of the wire fence / posts by the Upper House
  4. To receive update on co-option of Councillor vacancies
  5. To determine Memorial bench policy
  6. To receive update on Wedgwood Marina
  7. To receive update on installation of the Noticeboard for Barlaston Park
  8. To receive Risk Assessment updates and determine actions:
  • Who will undertake the weekly play area inspections
  • Checklist forms design for the weekly play inspections at the MUGA and the Wild Play Area
  • Broken bench on the green
  1. To receive updates on and determine grant application(s)
    • St John’s Church 50% grass cutting / hedge trimming @ £1,189.00
  2. To determine the methodology to commemorate the passing of Mr John Russell
  3. To determine the location of presentation of Wedgwood Bowl in 2024
  4. To clarify the position regarding the school access via the track off Longton Road
  5. To receive items for inclusion in next agenda
  6. Date of next meeting(s) – 12th December 2023