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MINUTES of the FULL COUNCIL MEETING held on 4th December 2017

PRESENT: Cllr's Ashdown, Flint, Haywood, Higgs, Minter, Ridgley, Watson, Williams, Wright and Young.

Staff: Liz Folley, Jo Wills

Apologies: Cllrs Standage, Bird, Rowton-Lee

Councillors Declaration of Pecuniary Interest & Dispensations: None

Public Question time: 2 members of the public were present

Terry Devine – CYFC – addressed the Council regarding sponsorship opportunities on White' Field Community Hall building. Advertising signs will be 1m wide and be at the far end of the building. This has already been approved but in a different location so it was proposed by Cllr Higgs and seconded by Cllr Flint. Terry Devine and CYFC can now progress with getting advertising boards obtained and in situ.


Minutes of previous committee meetings to be approved and signed by each Chairman:

06-11-17 Full Council Meeting signed by Cllr Williams.

13-11-17 Environment Committee Meeting signed by Cllr Ashdown.

20-11-17 Planning Committee Meeting signed by Cllr Wright.

23-11-17 Notes from NHP Meeting were noted.

27-11-17 Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting signed by Cllr Flint.

29-11-17 Notes from Emergency Plan Review Meeting were noted.


Matters Arising from Committee meetings for approval:

4.1 Amendment to PCSO agreement 2018/19 which was a 1% increase was proposed by Cllr Wright and seconded by Cllr Ashdown. Vote: 8 in favour, 1 abstained. It was agreed to have regular meetings with both the PCSO and Senior Officers to monitor the PCSO contract over the next few months.

4.2 Cllr Haywood proposed to approve Budget for 2018-2019, seconded by Cllr Minter. Vote: all in favour.

4.3 Cllr Haywood proposed to approve the 2018-2019 Precept Request £296,949, seconded by Cllr Minter.

4.4 Cllr Wright proposed to approve that CPC progresses with the Neighbourhood Plan Review as soon as possible, seconded by Cllr Minter. Vote: 6 in favour, 2 abstained.


Written reports submitted from SODC and OCC:

5.1 No reports submitted.


PCSO monthly report

6.1 PCSO George Twiddy is working hard for our community and has held two Have your say meetings. He is getting familiar with issue areas and working well with the community. Regular meetings to be arranged and Councillor's encouraged to attend.


CPC Policies to approve

7.1 Model Publication Scheme – Proposed by Cllr Flint and seconded by Cllr Wright

7.2 Financial Regulations 2018 – Proposed by Cllr Flint and seconded by Cllr Haywood – Cllr Williams signed.

7.3 Standing Orders 2018 – Proposed by Cllr Flint and seconded by Cllr Wright

7.4 Social Media Policy –Deferred until next Full Council meeting once all amendments are completed.


Clerks Report

8.1 Nominations for High Sherriff Awards 2017-2018 - noted

8.2 CPC December newsletter – approved once a few minor changes are completed by Cllr Minter.


Finance and General Purposes led by Cllr Flint

9.1 The following invoices were proposed by Cllr Higgs and seconded by Cllr Minter

Lyreco – copy paper £23.52

R Pickard – WFCH cleaning £60.00

Arval Fuel £29.12

Cllr Young arrived at the meeting.


Planning Section led by Cllr Wright

Application Ref: P17/S3346/HH Amended Details

Proposal: Single storey rear extension amended by revised plans dated 17-11-17 reduci9ng internal depth to 2m.

Address: 61a Oakley Road

Recommendation: Objection

Objections remain the same as previously. Reduction in size is in length and height was a concern.

Un neighbourly, over development, loss of light a concern


Application Ref: P17/S2915/RM Amended Details

Proposal: Approval for Reserved Matters to outline application P15/S0154/O for erection of up to 89 dwellings with open space, landscaping, access and footpath links. Discharge conditions 1,6,9,14 and 15. As amended on 03-11-17 and 17-11-17

Address: Land off Lower Icknield Way

Recommendation: No Strong Views

Approval to changes made on the layout but CPC are not in a position to understand the discharge of conditions.



CHAIRMAN _________________________________________________ Dated ____________________

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