MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF BARLEY PARISH COUNCIL

HELD AT THE TOWN HOUSE ON MONDAY 25th JULY 2011 AT 8.30PM


  1. Present: Cllr Jeremy Carlisle (Chairman); Cllr Tony Slater; Cllr Ian Turner; Cllr Geoff Kavanagh; Cllr Marc O’Brien, Cllr Graham Clark, Mrs Laura Childs (Clerk); Mr Timothy Martin (Financial Officer).


  1. Apologies: None


  1. Planning

11/01263/1HH: INSTALLATION OF ELEVEN SOLAR PANELS ON THE PITCED AND FLAT ROOFS OF THE SOUTH ELEVATION AT SCHOOL HOUSE, SCHOOL LANE, BARLEY


The application was discussed and it was unanimously agreed that there were no objections to this application.


  1. Footpath from the Cricket Field running down to Standard Hill

Since the Parish Councils monthly meeting held on 4th July, further complaints had been received regarding this footpath and concerns raised that styles are being installed and barbed wire erected. Cllr Carlisle confirmed that he has again been in contact with the owners of the field around which the footpaths run and the fencing is being erected. The owners confirmed that there are gates being erected at either end of the footpath that runs down to Putty Hall and not styles as had been feared. The barbed wire that is being installed is however at a very unfortunate height especially with regard to small Cllr Carlisle children, who use the footpath. Cllr Carlisle confirmed that during his conversation with the owners they had understood that the barbed wire is legal and had sought advise from a NHDC representative before commencing erecting the fencing. It was decided that Cllr Carlisle would ask for the name of the NHDC representative that met with the owners on site and ask that confirmation be put in writing that they are happy with the fence and barbed wire in its current state. Cllr Carlisle will also approach the owners and ask that the footpath be levelled out in particular problem areas, to minimise the risk of tripping. will also ask the owners to ensure that the hedge is cut back in Oct/Nov time to keep the access to the footpath as wide as possible.


  1. Club Room

Cllr Carlisle has received two quotations from interested parties to project manage the renovations to the Club Room and after some discussion, it was unanimously agreed to instruct Mr Tim Ashcroft of Sapele Design. Cllr Carlisle will meet with Mr Ashcroft to confirm his brief.


Cllr Carlisle advised that unfortunately due to the imminent end of term, the school were not able to respond quickly enough with their intentions regarding the Club Room. Whilst they may well be interested in the future it was agreed that the Council should proceed with any other interested parties.


There are now two other parties interested in leasing the Club Room, one from a lady who is interested in opening a pre-school nursery and the other from Sharon Fletcher who is intending to use the Club Room for retail purposes selling unusual wines, cheeses and Delicatessens and would also undertake occasional wine tasting events in relation to the wines she sold. After some discussion it was agreed that further clarification was needed from Sharon Fletcher as to the purpose of use as correspondence received was not specific enough.


Cllr Kavanagh (as one of our local publicans) expressed a possible conflict of interest with the application received from Sharon Fletcher.


Cllr Carlisle agreed to arrange a meeting with Sharon Fletcher so that she could make a presentation as to her proposed use of the Club Room and answer any questions.


Meeting closed at 21:41

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