SAMBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman: Cllr Chris Clews
Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 10th January 2011 at
Cllr Chris Clews
Cllr Phil Jones
Cllr David Shaw
Cllr Willis Ward
Cllr Geoff Smith
Cllr Clive Rickhards
Warwickshire County Council
Cllr Justin Kerridge
Stratford District Council
There were 6 parishioners present
2. Disclosure of Interest
3. Minutes of the last meeting
The minutes of the meeting held on 8th November 2010 were agreed and
signed by the Chairman.
4. Matters arising from the minutes
Mr Archer’s field: Cllr Ward is in communication with Mr
Neighbourhood Watch: the Chairman has put a notice on the website
and in The Link. He has also spoken to Jim Bacon from Studley
Parish Council. So far there has been little progress. It
was agreed that Cllr Kerridge would take the matter further and speak
to John Chiltern.
War Memorial: The Chairman has been in touch with English
Heritage concerning re-engraving the names on the War Memorial.
No reply has been received to date. There is a possibility of
obtaining a grant from WCC and Lizzie Price (WCC) suggests we contact
the British Legion, who use a company called George Cliffords of
Stratford on Avon. It was agreed that the Chairman would arrange
for Cliffords to make a site visit and give us a quote.
Finger Posts: The Chairman has placed the order for the
indicator, as agreed at the last meeting. The estimated date for
delivery is March 2011.
Allotments: To be carried over to the next meeting
Biodiversity Group: Cllr Jones confirmed that a report on the
work of the Biodiversity Group had been placed on the website.
The Sambourne Trust: The Chairman had been unable to contact a
member of The Trust. Cllr Shaw agreed to supply a contact number
for Roger Loach.
Grass cutting: The Clerk had received an e-mail from Matt Austin
of SDC confirming the details for the transfer of grass cutting
responsibility from SDC to Sambourne Parish Council for 2011
onwards. However, the area of grass concerned and the subsequent
cost differed from the original quote. The Chairman agreed to
contact Matt Austin to query this.
5. Public Participation
Cllr Kerridge requested a contribution of £30 towards the publication
of The Voice. It was agreed that in future Cllr Kerridge would
ask the new editor, Jean Clarke, to contact the Parish Council when the
next edition is published and request a contribution.
6. Speed Limit Review
The Chairman has supplied Jonathan Simpkins of Traffic Group with data
gathered in May 2010 from the survey undertaken in Middletown Lane,
Sambourne Lane by the recreation ground and Sambourne Lane by St
Joseph’s. No reply has yet been received from Nadhim Zahawi
regarding the 20 mph speed limit around The Green.
7. Progress of Village Survey
The Chairman has contacted Simon Purfield with the latest
feedback. Simon will update the Survey and re-issue it.
8. Maintenance work on ash tree in Recreation Ground
It was agreed unanimously that WCC Forestry be asked to carry out the
work on the ash tree at the priced quoted.
Chairman, Cllr Jones
9. Recompense for farmers who cleared the snow from the lanes
Everybody is extremely grateful to the farmers who worked so hard to
keep the lanes passable, with care, during the snow in December.
It was suggested that the Parish Council recompense them for their time
and diesel used. Consequently it was agreed that a one off
payment of £50 be made to Adam Quinney, Shaun Quinney and Peter
Archer. The Clerk was asked to action this and write a letter of
10. Precept for 2011/12
It was agreed that Sambourne Parish Council would not request an
increase in Precept for the coming year. The Precept would stand
at £8646.59 and the Clerk was asked to return the appropriate forms to
The following cheques were issued:
|J R Gibbs ||Grass cutting ||£1500.20|
|| £ 296.63
Coughton with Sambourne
| Room hire
| £ 9.38
|Recompense – Snow
Results of Planning Applications since last meeting
C Wyatt T1 oak tree –
Caprice, Perry Mill Lane. Reduction of limbs overhanging adjacent
New Applications made since last Meeting
C Ellinger and M
Roseblade Thymus Cottage, Oak Tree Lane
Erection of replacement dwelling with detached double garage and
Objections from PC and
10/02496/FUL P Chambers
Retrospective Permission for works at 8 acre field, Bromsgrove
The Clerk circulated the WALC briefing document and also a letter from
the Royal British Legion concerning a ‘Poppy Party’.
14. Chairman’s Business
Salt Bins: Cllr Rickhards was asked to check with WCC that these
had been re-filled.
Road at Capilano Corner: Mr Birley had written to WCC expressing
concern that the chevrons had been knocked down. Cllr Rikhards
was asked to contact John Brown at WCC to ensure that the matter had
been dealt with.
Action: Cllr Rickhards
Stream by railings in Whitemoor Lane: Flooding is still occurring
at this location. Chairman to contact John Brown at WCC.
Boundaries: There was discussion about the possibility of
changing the boundary of Sambourne Parish. The Chairman has
contacted WALC to find out what procedures would have to be taken.
15. Any other business
Cllr Rickhards gave a brief financial update of WCC.
16. Dates of next meetings
Monday 7th March 2011
Monday 9th May 2011:
Annual Parish Assembly 7.00 pm
Annual Parish Meeting 7.30 pm
Parish Council Meeting 8.00 pm
SAMBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman: Cllr Chris Clews 01527 853844