10th January 03
UPLOWMAN PARISH COUNCIL: MINUTES OF MEETING
Held on 10th January 2003 at the VillageHall, Uplowman, starting at 7.40pm
Minutes taken by Mr R Hodgson, Clerk to UplowmanParish Council.
3 members of the Public were present
3.1 Minutes of the meeting had beencirculated prior to the meeting. Theywere approved without amendment and signed as a true record by the Chair.
4.1 Mr Adcock had arranged for easing of thenoticeboard door.
Income since last meeting £Nil
Clerk?s Expenses: £7.52
Clerk?s Guide from Shaws,Publishers: £10.75
5.3 The Annual Audit was completed and therehad been no comments.
5.4 After discussion on recent levels of expenditure, it wasdecided to keep the Precept for 2003-4 at the same level as it had been for thepast two years, that was, at £1600. TheClerk would advise MDDC.
6.1 Church Lighting: Surveys, Etc. passed to MDDC who await infoon lights. Mr Adcock would supplydetails when these became available.
6.2 Old School House: Erection of extension.
6.3 2 Locks Cottages: Erection of garage.
6.4 Locks Farm: Conversion of barn to residential.
6.5 Hatherlands: Extension over garage. No objection by UPC
6.6 Waste water plant: Application made for ?triangle?. Fordiscussion.
7.1 Attention was drawn to DCC?s plans to establish a localaccess forum for countryside access.
7.2 Information from the Devon Playing Fields Association waspassed to Mrs Veen for the UHRA.
7.3 Information on first aid courses would be put on theboard to establish whether people were interested.
7.4 Attention was drawn to the newly established MDDCDistrict Officer Service.
8.1 The Hall was now completed and opened.
8.2 Computers were to be installed in the committeeroom. After that, arrangements would bemade for use by UPC.
9. EMERGENCY PLANNING ANDNEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
9.1 It was agreed that all councillors would draw up a list ofprivate water supplies that could be used in the event of a terrorist attack onpublic systems and bring it to the next meeting.
10.1 The new seat for the Hall had beencompleted and presented by Mrs King. Itwas decided to await suggestions from UHRA regarding an appropriate tree.
10.2 Mr Adcock was investigating sources oflow-pressure sodium lights. The Clerkhad sent copies of the bat survey to MDDC Planners andwould pass on detailsof the lights when they were known.
11.1 The Clerk had sent minutes of the sitemeeting on 15th November to SWW for agreement which had beenforthcoming. The Environment Agencyconsidered that a flood risk assessment was needed of the triangle site.
11.2 The Environment Agency standards wereunderstood to be: Biological Oxygen Demand 40, Suspended Solids 60 and Ammonium15. A two hour storm retention facilitywould be required on site.
11.3 After discussion, it was agreed that UPCwould not object to the planning application. The Clerk would respond toDCC with the recommendation that the hedge be maintained at least 1m above theexisting bank to provide a screen.
12.1 Mr White had spoken to DCC about the leatbank in the village. It seemed likelythat something could be done. He hadalso discussed improvements to the bridge in conjunction with the seweragework. DCC were supportive but had nospare money.
12.2 DCC currently had no money for road repairsor drain clearing. Mr Barlow proposedthat UPC make an estimate of the costs.
12.3 Tiverton Town Council had written to invitecomments on local transport plans. TheClerk would contact them.
Thenext meeting would be on Thursday 6th March in the Hall, startingwith questions from the Public at 7.30pm.
The meeting closed at 9.25pm