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CHURCH EATON PARISH COUNCIL

This page gives a summary of the previous Parish Council Meeting before the full minutes are issued.

Church Eaton Parish Council met on October 4th in the Village Institute. The main items of business were as follows.

DEFIBRILLATOR PROJECT:  Following Martin Watson’s visit last month, the Clerk has been able to obtain a quote from Welmedical, the company Mr Watson recommended. This was £770.00 plus Vat for an order placed before November the 1st , but with other costs such as potentially a heated cabinet and batteries etc this would probably increase to over £1,000. The Parish Council felt it was probably too soon to place an order as funding and a location was still being sought. The Clerk was asked to contact Welmedical again for more information regarding these costs and to report these to the next meeting of the Council, when it was hoped this matter could be progressed. The Parish Council will be making a donation towards this project when exact costs are known.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH:  Regular reports are still being received from the new Staffordshire Smart Alert system (link below), which replaced the old OWL system. This is where you can register for alerts and see local updates.

www.staffordshiresmartalert.uk

The Clerk has received information that a sit on mower had been stolen from the Haughton area.

CONSERVATION AREA DOCUMENT APPRAISALThe Parish Council discussed the appraisal and resulting draft document. The Clerk and several Parish Councillors had been able to attend the road show that the Borough Council’s Conservation Officer, Mr Alan Taylor had arranged in the Institute on the 15th September. Responses to this consultation ended on the 7th October and the Parish Council discussed their response at some length, taking into consideration the comments made by local residents. As a result the Clerk was asked to make the following observations:

i)                 The areas proposed for removal from the current Conservation Area boundary should remain. 

ii)               The proposals to add other areas into Conservation Area were welcome.

iii)              That the ha ha in the churchyard should be mentioned as an important feature.

iv)               That installations such as satellite dishes, solar panels and domestic wind turbines should be restricted.  

CIVIC AMENITY VISITS FOR 2016:  The next and final visit for 2016 will be on the 26th November

The refuse lorry will be at the Royal Oak Car Park from 09.00am – 10.00am. 

Please do not leave items for collection unattended. 

(We are indebted to the Royal Oak who allows these collections to take place on their property).

REMOVAL OF PAY PHONES : Notices have been put up in both of the Parish Phone kiosks located in the High Street, Church Eaton and at Marston. The notices state that BT intends to remove the phones and kiosks due to little use. The notices, dated the 23rd September, also advise that there is a 42 day consultation period and that any comments should be made to the local planning authority.  The Parish Council are adamant that BT need to reconsider their proposals and asked the Clerk to write to them pointing out  that the phones should remain in the kiosks as mobile phone reception is poor in both these areas, and they do give the opportunity for emergency calls to be made. If this approach is unsuccessful, adoption of both of the kiosks for community use will be considered by the Parish Council.

VILLAGE NOTICEBOARD:  The recently vandalised village notice board has now been repaired and the Council expressed their thanks to Mr Fred Annis and Mr Patrick Bryant for assisting with this. To this end the Clerk was asked to write and thank them.

VILLAGE MEMORIAL: The Parish Council are to donate £200 towards this project.

HIGHWAYS: The Parish Council have not received the findings from the recent traffic surveys carried out by the County Council. This and the triangle at Marston will be discussed at the next meeting.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 1st November in the Village Institute at 7.30pm. The Clerk can be contacted on 01785 282922 or by letter to Ivy Cottage, The Green, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9PQ or email diane@fellpony.me.uk

Copies of the agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting can be found on the Village notice board and web site.

CHURCH EATON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

Church Eaton Parish Council met in the Village Institute on Tuesday the 3rd May 2016 for the usual monthly Parish Council meeting.  The main items of business were as follows.

ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN: Mr Peter Harriman was re-elected as Chairman. Mrs Sheila Dodd was re-elected to the post of Vice-Chairman.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH:  Mandy Corser has informed the Parish Council that there is a is a new system in place, Staffordshire Smart Alert (link below) where you can register for alerts and see local updates. This is much the same as the old OWL system but with a more up to date ‘feel’.

www.staffordshiresmartalert.uk

PLANNING The Clerk had recently received one new planning application for a single detached house and garage on land to the rear of St Editha’s Church. After much discussion the Parish Council were unanimously opposed to this application

(one Parish Councillor declared an interest and took no part in the discussion).

DEFIBRILLATOR PROJECT:  It is hoped that a representative from the West Midlands Ambulance Service will be with us at the June meeting to discuss installing a defibrillator for the Parish as well as training requirements and maintenance.

FINANCE:  The Parish Council accounts are due to be audited by the internal auditor. For anyone wishing to exercise their public right to inspect the accounts for the year ending the 31st March please contact the Clerk – address below. The period of inspection commences on the 3rd June 2916 until the 15th July 2016.

CIVIC AMENITY VISITS FOR 2016:  Another reminder for the next visits.30th July   &   26th November

The refuse lorry will be at the Royal Oak Car Park from 09.00am – 10.00am. 

Please do not leave items for collection unattended.  We are indebted to the Royal Oak who allows these collections to take place on their property.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 7th June in the Village Institute at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

The Clerk can be contacted on 01785 282922 or by letter to Ivy Cottage, The Green, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9PQ or email diane@fellpony.me.uk

Copies of the agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting can be found on the Village notice board and web site.

 

CHURCH EATON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

Church Eaton Parish Council met in the Village Institute on Tuesday the 5th April 2016 for the annual Parish meeting and usual monthly Parish Council meeting.  The main items of business were as follows.

PLANNINGThe Clerk had recently received one new planning application for a proposed first floor side extension over existing ground floor kitchen at Heron Hall, Birchmoor Lane, Marston number 16/23902/HOU.  The Parish Council had no objections to this proposed developmen

CIVIC AMENITY VISITS FOR 2016: 

9th April *     30th July   &   26th November

(* These dates were unfortunately received after the last Parish Magazine had come   out so we were unable to publish the April date).

The refuse lorry will be at the Royal Oak Car Park from 09.00am – 10.00am. 

Please do not leave items for collection unattended. 

We are indebted to the Royal Oak who allows these collections to take place on their property.

BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION 2016:

Parish Councillor Karen Reeves, who is overseeing this year’s competition entry, had written an open letter to the Village.   

“On behalf of the village, the Parish Council has entered the competition again this year.  The ‘BKV’ is about community involvement as well as effort to keep the village looking good to show that we are proud to live here.

This last 12 months have seen further improvements to the Institute & garden area with monies raised locally as well as grant aided. Community input at the school has meant the development of their allotment; continued efforts by the ‘team’ means things are looking good & are haven for wildlife in the churchyard. Also, with public subscription, a tree has been planted in the play park.

We look forward to seeing the galleries of children’s posters around the village, and hope anyone with a dog will continue to ‘scoop’ when out & about with their furry friends.

Please also think about picking up litter when you go around the lanes for a walk.

We are running the Best Hanging Basket or  Garden Tub Competition as usual, be encouraged to make the most of your gardening skills during these summer months.

We have a lot to be proud about to live in Church Eaton, let’s hope the judges think so too!”

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 3rd May in the Village Institute at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

The Clerk can be contacted on 01785 282922 or by letter to Ivy Cottage, The Green, Seighford, Stafford, ST18 9PQ or email diane@fellpony.me.uk

Copies of the agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting can be found on the Village notice board and web site.

 

CHURCH EATON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

Church Eaton Parish Council met in the Village Institute on Tuesday the 12th May 2015 the usual monthly meeting.  This was the first meeting following the recent elections where there was an uncontested election for Church Eaton Parish Council.

Church Eaton Parish Councillors are now as follows

Peter Harriman             Japonica Cottage

Chairman                        Marston

                                        Church Eaton

                                        Stafford ST20 0AS            01785 840877

                                        Email: pete@pharriman.com       

Sheila Dodd                   Heron Hall

Vice Chair                       Aquamoor    

                                        Marston

                                        Nr Church Eaton

                                        Stafford   ST20 0AS                    01785 840894        

Paul Bailey                    Tildesleys Cottage

High Street

Church Eaton

Stafford ST20 0AG            01785 824306

Email: pbailey306@btinternet.com

David Massie                Home Farm

                                        Wood Eaton

                                        Church Eaton

                                        Stafford ST20 0BB            01785  822563

                                        Email: massiefarms@btconnect.com

Simon Moore                Marston House

Marston

Stafford ST20 0AS            01785 841995

Email: moore_cepc@shropmog.co.uk 

 Karen Reeves             Apeton Smallholding

                                        Church Eaton

                                        Stafford   ST20 0AG                    01785 823674

                                        Email: reevesgreenman@btinternet.co

Please note that there is a vacancy on the Parish Council.  

There are two Stafford Borough Councillors representing the new Borough ward of Seighford and Church Eaton

Mr Stephen Leighton         07790 305099         steve@hasbean.co.uk

Mr R Sutherland                01785 244739         rsutherland@staffordbc.gov.uk

DOG FOULING:   There have been complaints about dogs fouling on the Glebelands sports field. Any person in charge of a dog who does not clean up after their dog might receive a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice or face prosecution with a maximum fine of £1,000. Being unaware that your dog has fouled or not having anything to clean up the mess is no excuse!  If you know of someone who is not cleaning up after their dog you can contact Stafford Borough Council in confidence by telephoning 01785 619000 or emailing dogs@staffordbc.gov.uk.  Please provide details such as name, location, times and dates.  Alternatively you can contact the Parish Council who will take this matter up on your behalf. 

PLANNING:  The Clerk had received several planning applications. The first for an extension at East Lodge and secondly an application for a single storey side and front extension at 5 Wood Eaton Road, Church Eaton.  There were no objections to these applications. More recently an application has been received for the conversion of buildings into eight dwellings at the Polish Camp, High Onn.  The Parish Council are not in principal against development of these buildings but will be expressing some concern over plans to raise the roof line and would hope that the water tower is retained.

HIGHWAYS:  It appears that some drainage works are taking place at Marston hopefully in preparation for the eagerly awaited and much needed road improvements.

There was major concern over more damage to the triangle at Marston. Chairman, Mr Peter Harriman is to contact Highways again over proposed plans to find a suitable means of protecting the edges from traffic erosion. 

POOR MOBILE TELEPHONE COVERAGE:  This matter was discussed again but it had proved difficult to obtain any more information regarding the Vodaphone Rural Open Sure signal scheme.  Due to time constraints, it was agreed to look at this again, hopefully with some more information at a future meeting. 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH:  It is hoped that at the next meeting in June, a representative from Neighbourhood Watch will be in attendance.

 For any concerns that you may have, and which are not an emergency, the local police can be contacted by telephoning 10

WELCOME PACKSThese have now been revised and updated. For more information please contact the Clerk.

BEST KEPT VILLAGE:  Please note that Church Eaton has again been entered in to this year’s competition.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 2nd June in the Village Institute at 7.30pm.  All are welcome to attend.

The Parish Clerk, Mrs D.M.Key can be contacted on 01785 822723 or email diane@fellpony.me.uk or write to Deerhurst, Newport Road, Haughton, Stafford, ST18 9JH. 

Copies of the agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting can be found on the Village notice board or web site.

 

CHURCH EATON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

Church Eaton Parish Council met in the Village Institute on Tuesday the 3rd March 2015 for the usual monthly meeting.  The main items of business were as follows.

DOG FOULING:   Just a reminder that any person in charge of a dog who does not clean up after their dog might receive a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice or face prosecution with a maximum fine of £1,000. Being unaware that your dog has fouled or not having anything to clean up the mess is no excuse!  If you know of someone who is not cleaning up after their dog you can contact Stafford Borough Council in confidence by telephoning 01785 619000 or emailing dogs@staffordbc.gov.uk.  Please provide details such as name, location, times and dates.  Alternatively you can contact the Parish Council who will take this matter up on your behalf. 

PARISH ELECTIONS:  This May will see not only a general election taking place but also elections for both the Borough Council and Parish Council. If you are interested in becoming more involved in your local community and would like to  consider putting yourself forward  as a local Parish Councillor please contact the Clerk who will be able to advise you on the protocols involved in making a successful nomination. Please note that Nomination forms can be collected from the Stafford Borough Council offices on the 23rd March but must be returned by Thursday 9th April 2015 - no later than  4pm.  Early delivery of your nomination forms is highly recommended.

HIGHWAYS:  Following Councillor Peter Harriman’s meeting in January with Staffs County Councillor, Mr Mark Winnington and Mr Chris Mitchell, Staffs County Council’s Community Infrastructure Liaison Manager, it would now seem that to carry out essential road repairs in Marston a road closure order will be required. This will no doubt result in yet more delays in getting the work done!

CIVIC AMENITIES VISITS 2015:  The Clerk has now received the dates for this year’s visits which will take place on the

18th April       25th July      21st November

The refuse lorry will be at the Royal Oak Car Park from 09.00am – 10.00am.  Please do not leave items for collection unattended.  We are indebted to the Royal Oak who allows these collections to take place on their property.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH:  It was reported during the meeting that more thefts of electric fencing units have occurred from local farms.

 For any concerns that you may have and which are not an emergency, the local police can be contacted by telephoning 101

The next meeting and the annual Parish meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th April 2015 in the Village Institute at 7.30pm.

The Parish Clerk, Mrs D.M.Key can be contacted on 01785 822723 or email diane@fellpony.me.uk or write to Deerhurst, Newport Road, Haughton, Stafford, ST18 9JH.  All are welcome to attend.

Copies of the agenda and the Minutes of the previous meeting can be found on the Village notice board or web site.

 

Church Eaton Parish Council met in the Village Institute on Tuesday the 6th January 2015 for the usual monthly meeting. This was a short meeting with the main items of business as follows.

PLANNING:  The Clerk reported on correspondence received from Gnosall Parish Council regarding their Neighbourhood Plan Consultation.  The consultation contains a survey which has now been circulated to all Parish Council members.

CIVIC AMENITY VISITS FOR 2015:  The Clerk had received a letter from Stafford Borough Council regarding requirements for the forthcoming year. Although the cost has now risen to £75.00 per visit, it was agreed to request the usual three visits with the third visit being free of charge. The dates for these visits will be publicised as soon as they are confirmed.

HIGHWAYS:  The poor condition of roads in the Marston area were discussed, with Staffs County Councillor, Mr Mark Winnington. The proposed inspection of these roads with Parish Councillor, Mr Peter Harriman and Mr Chris Mitchell, Staffs County Council’s Community Infrastructure Liaison Manager was also discussed.

It was also reported that in attendance at the December meeting was Emma Crout, a representative from Stafford Borough Council’s organisation, Streetscene. Emma described the wide range of services Streetscene could provide to the Parish Council included the gritting of car parks, tree removal and other ground maintenance jobs. Fly tipping was discussed at length.  The removal of graffiti, dog fouling and litter picking including the removal of sharp items are other areas Streetscene operated in.

To contact Streetscene ~ telephone: 01785 619401 or Email: info@staffordbc.gov.uk   

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH:  During the winter season, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been encouraging members of local communities to visit an older person for a chat and perhaps over a cup of tea just check that there are no home safety issues.  Warning signs can be the absence of working smoke alarms and other factors such as have

•Their circumstances have changed recently, for example have they had a fall or been diagnosed with an illness?

 •There is evidence of damage from previous fires

•They smoke in bed

•They are at an increased risk of fire from taking medication or drinking alcohol

•They have mobility issues

•They use a chip pan

•They have open fires or portable heaters

•They store a large amount of possessions in and around their home

•There are signs of scorch marks on clothing or furniture

•They own large numbers of electrical items and cables. Do they look worn

If you do have any concerns regarding an older person you can book a
FREE Home Fire Risk Check for them by calling 0800 0241 999
or visit
www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk to fill in an online form.

The elderly person might prefer it if you are there when a member of the Fire & Rescue staff come for the appointment.

FINANCE:  Financial arrangements for the forthcoming year were discussed and it was agreed that the Clerk would request no increase in the level of precept from Stafford Borough Council.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 in the Village Institute at 7.30pm.

The Parish Clerk, Mrs D.M.Key can be contacted on 01785 822723 or email diane@fellpony.me.uk or write to Deerhurst, Newport Road, Haughton, Stafford, ST18 9JH.  All are welcome to attend.

Copies of the agenda and the Minutes of the previous meeting can be found on the Village notice board or web site.

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Church Eaton Parish Council met in the Village Institute on Tuesday the 4th November 2014 for the usual monthly meeting.  The main items of business were as follows.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH:  The Clerk had received several emails from Neighbourhood Watch regarding local issues.  These included an alert regarding Nottingham Knockers operating in the area and a case of petrol being syphoned from a vehicle in Haughton. 

For any concerns that you may have and which are not an emergency, the local police can be contacted by telephoning 101

PLANNING:  One planning application had recently been received for a new agricultural cattle building with underground channel and reception pit at Manor Farm, Marston.  Following discussion of this application the Parish Council asked the Clerk to respond to Stafford Borough Council Planning Department with a request that the new building should be appropriately screened.  It was felt that this was necessary to reduce the visual impact of the new building on neighbouring properties.

The Clerk reported that Bradford Estates had invited Councillors to a site visit on Monday 10th December to discuss plans to replace Wood Eaton Manor with a new dwelling and landscaping. Several Councillors were available to attend. 

HIGHWAYS:  Mr Peter Harriman is to accompany Staffs County Councillor Mr M.Winnington on an inspection of Parish roads. It was reported that the new sign at Marston had been installed.  A large pot hole was reported near to Home Farm.

The Clerk informed the Council that at the meeting in December, Emma Crout would be in attendance to give a short talk about Stafford Borough Council’s Street Scene organisation. 

FINANCE:  It was agreed that the Parish Council would donate £500 towards the ongoing refurbishment works at the Village Institute.

VILLAGE TROUGHS:  Mrs Reeves reported on the re-planting of the village troughs. A big thank you was expressed to the Byford Family for all their hard work with the trough planting.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 in the Village Institute at 7.30pm.

The Parish Clerk, Mrs D.M.Key can be contacted on 01785 822723 or email diane@fellpony.me.uk or write to Deerhurst, Newport Road, Haughton, Stafford, ST18 9JH.  All are welcome to attend.

Copies of the agenda and the Minutes of the previous meeting can be found on the Village notice board or web site.

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CHURCH EATON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS - April 2014

Church Eaton Parish Council met in the Village Institute on Tuesday the 1st April 2014 for the Annual Parish meeting followed by the usual monthly meeting. 

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

Chairman Mr T. Houghton gave his report for the previous year’s Parish Council’s activities. Carla Whelton, manager of the Bradford Estates, was in attendance and spoke about developing good working relationships between the local community and the Estate.  Carla was thanked for the Estate’s role in supplying the new hedging whips for planting against the rear fence of the village playground which had been repaired by Tom Alexander.


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