Extra-Ordinary Full Council Meeting 19/1/2016 – Minutes


Minutes for an Extra-ordinary meeting of the Council on Tuesday 19th January 2016 at 7.15pm at the

Parish Council Office at 2 School Road, Wellesbourne

Present: Chairman: Cllr Mrs Prior  Councillors: Mrs Bartlett, Close, Mrs Hurdman, Kendall, Mrs Michael, Thomas                        Clerk: Mrs Scriven          Members of public: 0

  1. Welcome
  1. Apologies for Absence – Cllr Heaton, Cllr Lawley, Mrs Bolton, Shepherd
  1. Confirmation of the order of the Agenda – agreed
  1. Identification of any items that might be resolved for confidential session – none
  1. Declarations of Interest – Cllr Close, non pecuniary interest in item 9 as known to Mr England, a payee.
  1. Open Session for members of public to raise any matters of relevance to the Parish – none
  1. Urgent Planning – Cllr AP


15/04517/LBC Repair of dormer windows
At The Little House, 17 Chestnut Square For Mr R Boyden
Case Officer Heather Kenny By 27th Jan 2016

Supported as would enhance the property and improve the amenity for the occupant.

Recommendation that the Office & Staffing Committee proceed with negotiations regarding the separation of roles of Responsible Finance Officer and Clerk to the Council Prop:Cllr AP

2ndCllr DC carried

It was noted that the job of RFO would be part time and the Clerk would also be Finance Assistant. The outcome of negotiations would be reported to Council as the changes progress with a view to the start date being 5th April 2016

Payment of outstanding invoices as per attached cheque list Prop: Cllr DK, 2nd Cllr DC carried
  1. Councillor and Clerk exchange of information

Cllrs Close and Mrs Michael gave a synopsis of the Core Strategy review meeting. The viability of Long Marston was queried by the professional speakers but all supported the development in principle. Gladman’s had asked the Inspector to consider the possibility of Wellesbourne Airfield being considered as a possible site should the Long Marston Site did not go ahead or was significantly delayed.

Cllr Kendall said there had been a group meeting giving feedback on the Inspector’s hearing. The group felt there should be no concern regarding the discussed sharing of numbers for development across the district as there was no justification for this. The developers challenging the Core Strategy were primarily those without sites – Bloor, Cala and Gladmans; SDC were looking at other options to maintain Wellesbourne Mountford as a working airfield.

Meeting with the WCC Highway’s Officer was being arranged but not anticipated until late February.

Cllr Mrs Michael asked if the Council were intending to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. (Feb agenda)

Cllr Close had met with Marcus Faulkner (agent for Walton Estate) to discuss improvement to the precinct area. It was agreed that general maintenance was necessary and would be carried out but caution was raised regarding tree planting in the precinct due to sewer pipes. It was suggested that large planters could be placed to increase the green aspect softening the location.

Cllr Mrs Prior & Cllr Close met with Anna Hargrave & Jill Entwhistle from NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss the sudden possible withdrawal of funds. Anna Hargrave firmly laid blame on the NHS and said they had engaged a firm of architects to carry out a “dashboard survey” which involved using the internet to contact each practice in their catchment, asking number of doctors, consulting rooms and patients. Dr Read-Jones had confirmed the data collated on their practice was inaccurate, and had been updated by the practice. The Councillors were asked how they thought the village would react to the surgery becoming a “Core Practice” where services were shared with other parishes. The representatives were invited to visit the village and view the facilities and proposals directly.

Cllr Mrs Prior said she had received an email from “Redvale” practice in Kineton saying that residents in Wellesbourne & Walton parish should be informed that they could register with their practice, and that they would write to the Commissioning Group supporting the new practice building in Wellesbourne.

Cllr Mrs Prior said she had written back to David Cameron expressing the Council’s disappointment in the bland response received from his offices on such an important issue.

The Councillors were delighted to receive confirmation of the Sec106 payment including interest from SDC for the WSCC, of £439,939.03.

  1. Date of next meeting 2nd February 2016

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting closed at 8.25 pm

Chairman: Cllr Mrs Prior……………..





Completed 20th January 2016