WELLESBOURNE and WALTON PARISH C0UNCIL
The minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council on Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 7.30 pm at the Methodist Hall in Bridge Street Wellesbourne
Present: Councillors: Mrs Bolton, Kendall, Mann, Mrs Paige-Stimson, Mrs Prior, Shepherd Clerk: Mrs Scriven Members of public 4 County/District Cllrs: 1
1. Election of Chairman (currently Cllr Prior)
Cllr Kendall proposed Cllr Mrs Prior be elected as Chairman, 2nd Cllr Shepherd – no other nominations were received, carried.
2. Chairman’s Declaration of Acceptance of Office -Cllr Mrs Prior signed the Declaration of office witnessed by the Clerk.
3. Election of Vice Chairman (currently Cllr Bolton)
Cllr Kendall proposed Cllr Mrs Bolton be elected as Vice Chairman, 2nd Cllr Shepherd – no other nominations were received,
4. Councillors Declaration of acceptance of office – Councillors signed their Declaration of office witnessed by the Clerk.
5. Welcome and announcements Election results – 7 Councillors were duly elected leaving 4 casual vacancies for co-option
6. Approval for Apologies of Absence – none
7. Consideration of Council documents
7.1 Approval of Standing Orders – moved to June agenda
7.2 Approval of Financial Regulations – approved Prop Cllr AP, 2nd Cllr AS carried
7.3 Review of Councils power to use the General Power of Competence
Recommendation to accept the Council no longer have the General Power of Competence Prop Cllr AP 2nd Cllr RB carried
7.4 Review of Complaints procedure – agreed
7.5 Review of FOIA policy – agreed
7.6 Review of GDPR policy – agreed
7.7 Review of Press /Media policies – moved to June agenda
8. Committees 2019/20
8.1 Consideration of committee structure – agreed
Recommendation from Office & Staffing committee not to reinstate the committee – to be reviewed after 6 months Prop Cllr RB, 2nd Cllr DK carried
8.3 Consideration of committee membership – agreed
8.4 Consideration of committee Chairmen – Community Facilities – agreed HEE – moved to the HEE meeting – agreed
9. Working Parties
9.1 Consideration of current working party structure – agreed
Recommendation to reinstate the Index working party Prop Cllr RB, 2nd Cllr DK carried
Recommendation not to continue with the Conservation working party Prop Cllr AP, 2nd Cllr AS carried
9.4 Membership of working party – Index – Cllrs RB & RM – agreed
10. Nominations for representation to other Bodies 2019/20
10.1 Consideration of Council representatives to other Bodies – agreed
11. Signatories for finance
11.1 Recommendation to approve delegated signatories – Cllrs Prior, Bolton, Shepherd, Mann – agreed
12. Calendar of Meetings
12.1 May – April 2019/20 – agreed
13. Declarations of Interest – none
14. Confirmation of the order of the agenda – Item 26 remove, new amended Asset Register – agreed
15. Identification of any items that might be resolved for confidential session – none
16. Confirmation of the minutes of the Council Meetings of 16th April 2019 – agreed
17. Matters arising (not included in the agenda) – none
18. Open Session for members of the public to raise any matters of relevance to the Parish
Mrs Dane, Newbold Road asked if the accounts for the previous financial year could be placed on the Council website along with
the current year’s budget.
Miss McDonaugh, Mountford Close,had attended the planning meeting for the Annex school where she noted no Councillor had
questioned the traffic problems caused in Mountford Close. She said 40 – 50 parking spaces on the Newbold Road land would not
be adequate to resolve the traffic problems and asked how many more houses were to be built in the parish.
19. County/District Council matters – Cllrs Kendall and Mrs Parry had been re-elected.
19/00310/FUL Conversion, alterations and rationalisation of existing holiday let accommodation to provide one dwelling with associated works
At Kingsmead Farm, Stratford Road, Wellesbourne For Mr Simon Butterfield Lionsgate Capital
Planning officer Amy Flute Date 9th May 2019
The Council made no response
19/00868/FUL Timber office to replace existing office building and demolition of 2 sheds
At Moor Meadow, Hunscote Lane, Wellesbourne For Hunscote Kennels Ltd
Planning officer Joe Brooke Date 8th May 2019
19/00867/FUL Timber cabin for additional ancillary accommodation/timber garage/store, following demolition of 2 sheds
At Ashmoor, Hunscote Lane, Wellesbourne For Mr & Mrs Jackman
Planning officer Sian Gardner Date 9th May
19/00937 Cart shed
At Staple Hill Farm, Staple Hill, Wellesbourne For M J Male
Planning officer Louise Casey Date 13th May 2019
At 14 Grange Gardens, Wellesbourne For Mr & Mrs Oliver
Planning officer Sarah Chadwick Date 14th May 2019
19/01034/FUL Conversion of existing garage to living area and hallway and replacement of garage windows with floor to ceiling height windows. 1no. 5.9m front extension of left hand side elevation to align with existing neighbouring properties front facades. Extension of pitched roof to front elevation as required. 1no. 4.2m extension to rear living area. Internal alterations. All materials to match existing.
At 46 Mountford Close, Wellesbourne For Mrs G S Blyth
Planning officer Ryan O’Keeffe Date 16th May 2019
20.2 Date of next Area Planning Meetings: TBA
21. Finance Committee – Cllr AS
21.1 Chairman’s update – Had met with the RFO to discuss the Management Accounts and to review reserves and the Internal Audit had been completed.
Approval of monthly accounts as per attached cheque list Prop Cllr AS, 2nd Cllr RM carried
Approval of staff salaries Prop Cllr AS, 2nd Cllr DK carried
21.4 End of year SAGE accounting report RFO – to follow
Recommendation to approve the Asset Register Prop Cllr AS, 2nd Cllr RM carried
21.6 Date of next meeting 16th July 2019
22. Highways, Environment and Emergency Committee
22.1 Parking on Pavement Inquiry launch – Cllr AP to respond on behalf of WWPC.
22.2 Date of next meeting 14th May 2019
23. Community Facilities Committee – Cllr AP
23.1 Chairman’s update – No dogs allowed signs had been ordered for the Mountford play area fence, wet pour repairs to be carried out within a week weather permitting, issues raised regarding Dog Close lease remained outstanding, quotes for options for the youth hut and car park were to be sought, quotes had been agreed by the committee as within budget for the cutting of Newbold Road land and provision for a new youth shelter and possible skate park were to be considered.
23.2 Date of next meeting – 21st May 2019
24. Office & Staffing Committee – Cllr RB
24.1 *Confirmation of the minutes of the Office & Staffing committee Meeting of 29th April 2019 – item 7 correct spelling
to Mr Crossling, item 10.2.2 add Village Design Statement. It was noted that SAGE could not provide temporary or short term
RFO cover – agreed with amendments.
It was agreed that whilst the Office and Staffing committee would cease, the heading would remain on the full council agenda.
25. Co-option procedures
Adverts for the 4 vacancies would be posted on May 8th with interviews taking place in the evening at the Council offices shortly
after the closing date on 29th May.
26. Review of other Council Policies – Recommendation to readopt all other existing Council policies as follows:
Vexatious & repeated correspondence policy – agreed
Equal Opportunities policy – agreed
Grants policy – moved to June full council agenda
Overtime & Management policy – agreed
Appraisal Scheme – moved to June full council agenda
27. Wellesbourne and Walton News – Cllr AP
Chairman’s report Council structure CAT – Customer Access Terminal use
Lease update Defibrillators Thanks for assistance with Youth Hut
28. Cllr and Clerk Exchange of Information
Clerk – the dates given for the airfield café to close had now been extended to September
Cllr Paige – Stimson requested her address be removed from the Council website
Cllr Bolton said the Code of Conduct video taken by SDC of the PC meeting should be released shortly
Cllr Kendall gave apologies on behalf of Cllr Parry and announced the early launch of the County Councillors grant.
29. Items/reports for the next meeting by 23th May 2019
Table of monthly meeting dates
Full Council 4th June 2019
Highways/Environment/Emergency committee 14th May 2019
Finance 16th July 2016
Community Facilities committee 21st May 2019
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting closed at 9.25pm
Chairman Cllr Mrs Prior
Signed A Prior