MINUTES OF THE BISLEY-WITH-LYPIATT PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
HELD on Wednesday 8 May 2002
at 7.30 p.m at BISLEY W I HALL
|Mrs P Carrick||Chairman|
|Bisley Ward|| |
|Mr M Flint|| |
|Mr J P L Perkins|| |
|Mr N S Rogers|| |
|Mr D W Workman|| |
|Eastcombe Ward|| |
|Mr T G Carter|| |
|Mr R K Brooks|| |
|Mrs J W Russell|| |
|Mrs O M Turner|| |
|Oakridge Ward|| |
|Mr R N Budgeon|| |
|Mr R Bryant|| |
|Mr A E Davis|| |
|Mrs E F Jordan||Clerk|
District Cllr. D K Le Fleming, 3 members of the public were present
The Chairman opened the meeting and introduced the two new parish councillors, Mr
A E Davis and Mr D W Workman and the new district councillor, Mr D K Le Fleming.
|02.05||1.||Election of Chairman|
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It was proposed by Mr R K Books and seconded by Mr M G Flint that
the retiring Chairman, Mrs Pat Carrick be invited to serve in that
capacity for a further year. This proposal was supported unanimously.
Mrs Carrick thanked the members and said that she would be pleased
to accept. Mrs Carrick then signed the Declaration of Acceptance of
Office which was duly witnessed by the Clerk.
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Ward Chairman - Mr M G Flint
Allotments Warden - Mr N S Rogers
Playing Field Warden - Mr D W Workman
Snow Warden - Mr D W Workman
Planning Sub Committee Chairman - Mr J P L Perkins
Ward Chairman - Mr T G Carter
Allotments Warden - Mr R A Clack (non Cllr)
Playing Fields Warden - Mrs O Turner
Snow Warden - Mr R K Brooks
Planning Sub Committee Chairman - Mr R K Brooks
Ward Chairman - Mr R S Bryant
Allotments Warden - Mr A E Davis
Playing Fields Warden - Mr R S Bryant
Snow Warden - Mr R S Bryant
Planning Sub-Committee Chairman - Mr R N Budgeon
Bisley - Mrs B Brown
Eastcombe - Miss P Gaston
Oakridge - Mrs Salkeld
John Taylor Foundation
Mr R S Bryant
Mr C Pulley
Oakridge Village Hall Trust
Mrs P J Carrick
Mr R K Brooks
Mrs P J Carrick (ex officio)
Bisley - Mr M G Flint
Eastcombe - Mr T G Carter
Oakridge - Mr Andrew Edwards
Parish Transport Rep - Ms L C Greene
Ancient Parish of Bisley - Mrs J W Russell
Trees - Mr R Mackie
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Mr Brown wished to add his support to the moving of the Saxon Cross
back to the newly refurbished Stancombe Triangle and mentioned that
there was a plaque on the monument that would need to be reworded.
Mr Flint said that negotiations were at an early stage and wished to
consult the general public on the matter and Mr Brown's comments
would be taken into account.|
|02.05||4.||Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting held on 4th April 2002|
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The minutes having been circulated to all members were approved after
the date had been amended and the Chairman signed the Minute Book.|
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The Chairman said that both she and Mrs Turner had recently
taken the bus on the proposed route in order to confirm timings
and were very pleased with the outcome. She had received a
letter from Thomas Keble School supporting the prospect of a
Footpath MBL16 - Bismore Farm
The County Council has informed the parish council that the
applicant has appealed to the Secretary of State against the
Commons and Rights of Way Panel's decision not to amend on the
Definitive Map the deletion of this footpath. They will keep the
Adoption of the New Code of Practice
The Chairman requested that completed forms were handed to the
Clerk who will forward them to Stroud District Council. A
discussion ensued and although members were apprehensive as
to the necessity of this document it was agreed that they would all
be in the Clerk's possession shortly. The Clerk was asked to
enquire as to whether these forms were to be open to public
The Highways Authority has now completed work on the Triangle.
Mr Bryant felt that one of the one-way signs was misleading and
the ward member agreed to investigate this.
Oakridge War Memorial
This was discussed at Ward level and the work has now been
done. Plans for the surrounding area are to be re-drawn to scale
and publicised for comment.
- Zebra Crossing in Cornhill
A letter has been received from the Traffic Manager stating that
there have been no accidents or injuries here over the last five
years. Mr Bryant felt that this was not satisfactory and asked that
the Clerk write again to the Highways Authority and ask whether
railing could be installed to prevent any accidents in the future.
The Clerk was asked to write to Miss Greene, Mrs Martin and Mr
Newman thanking them for all their hard work and commitment over
their terms of office.
|02.05||6.||District Council Matters|
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Mr Fleming had nothing to raise at the moment.
|02.05||7.||County Council Matters|
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As County Councillor Fellows was unable to be present, nothing was raised under this heading.
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|Receipts|| || ||£|
|SDC 1st part of precept || || ||16,000.00|
|Interest || || ||2.96
|Total|| || ||£16,002.96
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|Payments|| ||VAT||Total £|
|Bisley W I (Hire of Hall)|| || ||15.00|
|Stroud Farm Services (Oakridge Allotment Gates)||100.00
|T W Hawkins & Sons (Grass cutting, April/May)||1100.00
|GAPTC (Annual Subscription)|| || ||306.42|
|Eastcombe Golden Jubilee|| || ||500.00|
|Oakridge WI (Oakridge Golden Jubilee Committee)|| || ||500.00|
|Bisley Bluecoat School (Jubilee Celebrations)|| || ||250.00|
|Stroud & District Building Society (Bisley Jubilee Celebrations)
|| || ||250.00|
|E F Jordan (April salary)|| || ||441.94|
|Inland Revenue (Tax & NI)|| || ||22.36|
|E F Jordan (Petty Cash)|| || ||50.00|
|Mark Hannis (Tree Clearing, Oakridge)|| || ||150.00|
|Total|| || ||£3,895.72|
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|Cash Balance as at 31st April 2002|| || ||£23,218.69|
Lock Up Account Balance as at 10th April 2002 £1,876.06
IT WAS PROPOSED BY MR R BRYANT AND SECONDED BY MR R K BROOKS that Messrs A D Davis and D W Workman be authorised
signatories on the parish bank accounts, this was passed unanimously.
|02.05||9.||Matters for Discussion|
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Speed Limit, Stancombe
Mr Perkins stated that he believed that every resident in
Stancombe had written to the Highways Authority expressing
concern at the lack of a speed restriction.
The Clerk was requested to write to the Highways Authority and
ask for a site meeting to try and resolve this matter.
Stroud District council's Golden Jubilee Grants
Eastcombe would like a metal ladder to be purchased for the clock
in the Baptist Church, which is the Village Clock, to enable the
mechanisms to be reached safely for maintenance purposes.
Oakridge wish to refurbish the village flagpole and purchase a St
Bisley wish to purchase a relief map of the village as is it is in
Jubilee year together with a smaller copy, which would be available
in the village shop.
The Clerk will forward this information on to the Stroud District
- Affordable Housing
The building is going ahead as planned. Mr Flint said that
the candidates in the District election had all agreed to
endeavour to keep the undeveloped land for social housing
at a later date. A survey will take place locally to confirm
the need for social housing in the near future.
- Land to the Rear of 16/22
A letter has been received from Stroud District Council in
respect of a small piece of land behind the above housing
asking if the council was in agreement to Stroud District
Council obtaining Cabinet consent to lease or dispose of
this area of land to adjoining owners or tenants for use as
an extension to their current garden areas. The Clerk was
asked to write to the District Council agreeing to this course
- Commemorative Artwork
This will be discussed at the next Ward Meeting.
Junction of Eastcombe/Bisley Road leading to Chalford Hill
Mr Carter said that the Ward was not happy with the proposed
work and site meeting had taken place within the Ward. A site
meeting with the Highways Authority has now been requested and
a mutually convenient date is being arranged.
This matter had already been discussed under the heading 'Public Participation'.
Meeting of Stroud Area (North) Group - 12th June 2002
Mr Brooks said that he would attend this meeting if he were available on that date.
BTCV - Gloucestershire Community Environment Project
Grants are available for the above organisation. Mr Bryant
expressed an interest on behalf of the organisation rebuilding the
walls around the graveyard. He will contact them directly.
Anyone requiring any further information regarding this should
contact the Clerk.
GAPT Annual General Meeting - 19th October 2002
Members were asked to submit resolutions that they wished to be raised at the above meeting.
Neighbourhood Area Cluster Group: Mr Carter had attended this
meeting, which again, was poorly attended. It was chaired by Inspector
McGary and organised by Mr P Sullivan, Stroud District Council's Safety
He stated that there were pilot schemes in Cam and Dursley for Warden
Schemes whereby civilians are employed to patrol the areas.
As bogus callers to the elderly are becoming more common, there is
also a pilot scheme whereby funding has been arranged to produce aids
for the elderly and infirm - spy holes, a door chain, a suitably positioned
mirror and an alarm. Unfortunately, the installation is not included and
councillors were asked to suggest names of those in the parish who
would be able to undertake this work and give the names to the Clerk
who will contact Mr Sullivan.
Mrs Russell suggested that the Charity of the Ancient Parish of Bisley might be in a position to assist financially.
The question of speeding on the Eastcombe to Bisley Road was
discussed as well as the congestion experienced outside Thomas Keble
School. There is also a problem with some youths on the Eastcombe
recreation ground in the evening. Inspector McGary will contact the
local policeman with regard to these points.
The secrecy of the positioning of the mobile police station was also
discussed and there is a scheme underway whereby Parish Clerks will
be informed of the dates of visits.
Mr Carter said that the next meeting will take place on 24th September
and asked for any matters councillors wished to raise be passed to him
at the August meeting.
The Chairman thanked Mr Carter for his report
The Chairman asked the two new members to contact the
Clerk if they wished to attend a training course for new councillors at
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The following applications had been received and the following were the
Council's responses during the last month.
Througham Manor, Througham, Slad, Bisley - Revised consultation
to garage design: Object - The view of the Parish Council remain
unaltered from those expressed previously. We remain totally opposed
to the re-routing of the highway.
Badgers Brook, Bismore, Eastcombe - Application for retrospective
dormer window and rooflights and addition of further rooflights and
alteration to window: Comments - The 'revised' drawings which are
dated June 2000 (updated September 2001) and April 2001 have not
been significantly changed and still have a number of
inaccurate/superfluous descriptions. The comments which follow relate
to specific features shown in the drawings and mentioned in the
- Conservation rooflight (front elevation) retrospective
This now appears to be shown at its correct size. This highly visible
rooflight in the front, most visible elevation of the building, spoils
what is otherwise a symmetrical design. We would oppose it.
- New dormer window in rear elevation (retrospective)
This is quite acceptable both in terms of building appearance, and in
removing the need for any window at this level in the westerly side
elevation. We would support it.
- Alteration and repositioning of 'existing' window in westerly side
There is currently no such window - 'existing' is incorrect and
misleading as a description. One (of the many) sets of plans that
have consent show a small window in roughly this position - but with
specified conditions on size, position and opaque glazing etc. A
window in this position overlooks and would impact on the privacy of
the neighbouring property - reasons for the conditions being
imposed and which still apply.
The rear facing dormer is a better solution and consent for this
should be in place of any permission for a window in the westerly
side elevation at this level (first floor). We would oppose any window
in this elevation, at this level.
- Proposed attic Roof lights in rear elevation
There would appear to be almost more rooflights than roof -
however, this rear elevation is only slightly visible from outside the
property itself, and then from a distance through a wood. On
balance, we would not object to these.
- House extended up to retaining wall
This description is still on the plan and it should be made clear that
any consent to this application is specific to the particular items
detailed above and specifically excludes any other wording or details
included in the drawings
Tunley Farm, Sapperton - Erection of Greenhouse - Support : This will
not be clearly seen from off the property, we see no reason to refuse
Land to the rear of Greystones and Greenacre, Bisley - Change of
use from agricultural to equestrian - Support : Parish Council supports
the application providing conditions are applied to ensure the following
1. No horse jumps to be allowed
2. No manege construction
3. No erection of stables or other associated buildings
Honeyway, Stancombe - Erection of extension - Support
Middle Lypiatt House - Listed Building Application - Installation of
conservation rooflight - Support
Bisley Blue Coat School - Provision of a replacement temporary
'Elliott' classroom - Support:
The Parish Council appreciates and
supports the need to replace the existing defective 'Terrapin' classroom.
It is regrettable, however, that these 'Elliott' replacements are totally out
of character set in a Conservation Area and surrounded by high profile
listed buildings. The point was clearly made some 6/7 years ago when
the last two classrooms were erected that all future development should
be carried out in natural stone and be in sympathy with the
surroundings. If nothing else, can this new building be located further
away from the Church boundary to lessen the visual impact from that
direction. It is important that any consent granted clearly states that the
building is temporary and should last for a limited fixed period.
The Russets, adjacent to Hillstone, Eastcombe - Loft conversion and
kitchen extension - No observations.
Land Adjacent to Fieldholme, Waterlane - Erection of a Polytunnel -
Support: It will not affect anybody
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The following correspondence had been received during April and was on the table to read.
Gloucestershire County Council - Maintenance Newsletter
NALC National Conference - Preston
SDC - Chairman in the Cells - Appeal
Stroud District Council for Voluntary Services - Letter re: local clubs
SDC - Tenants' Garden Competition 2002
C & J Southern - Jubilee Memorabilia
Gloucestershire CC - Leaflets
CAB - Letter re membership
SDC - Working Together Magazine
GAPTC - Spring 2002 leaflet
Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association - Notice
Unipar Services - Traffic Calming leaflet
Lappset - Playground Equipment Advert
Gloucestershire CC - Attending Council Meetings leaflets
DEFRA - Information re grants etc
Age Concern - Request for Committee Members
Home Office - Fire Safety booklet
Gloucestershire CC - Public Library Services leaflet
SDC - Community Safety Partnership Crime and Disorder Report
Gloucestershire CC - Letter re Jubilee Events Register
The Long Distance Walkers - Association Letter re Cotswold Challenge -
Saturday, 28th September 2002
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- Mr Rogers had recently attended a village meeting
regarding the future of the W I Hall in Bisley which the
W I wished to gift to the village. They would like to see
the parish council represented on the committee and
there will be an inaugural meeting held shortly chaired by
a member of the parish council.
- Mr Carter reported that although a quotation of £200 had
been received for the supply and delivery of the boulders
to be placed on the village green, Mr Brooks had
managed to obtain sponsors for some of them. Negotiations are underway.
- The gas board have still not reinstated the village green
to the satisfaction of the Ward and the Clerk will again,
try to contact them to ensure that this work is done.
- A quotation is being requested for the reinstatement of
the village green at the top where it would appear that a
lorry has driven over it.
- The Clerk will enquire as to whether planning permission
will be required for the proposed community notice board
to be placed on the recreation ground.
- British Telecom has been requested to refurbish the
telephone box on the village green.
- The Clerk was asked to contact the Library Service again
to enquire as to whether the mobile library could park
outside 'The Lamb' as before.
- The Clerk was requested to obtain a quotation for the
repair of the wall that the bottom of the recreation ground
that had been vandalised.
- The 'No Tipping' sign on the land opposite Fourways
Garage has been stolen. The Clerk was requested to
obtain another notice.
- The Clerk was asked to enquire as to the exact parts of
Moons land that are to be repaired.
- Now that Kennedy's have completed their work areas
damaged by them need to be reinstated. Mr Bryant gave
a list of these to the Clerk.
- Mr Bryant asked the Clerk to obtain a price for twelve
cones plus rolls of tape suitable to deter parking on
Oakridge lower village green.
|02.05||13.||Date and Place of Next Meeting|
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The next meeting will be held at Bisley W I Hall on Wednesday, 5th June at 7.30 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting closed at 9.25 p.m.