A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday December 1st 2004, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)               Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)    Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                           Cllr. Brian Baldwin      

Cllr. Michael Garrick                            Cllr. John Gregory                               

                        Cllr. Barrie Pountain                Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Richard Cheetham                         Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn 

Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                      UDC Cllr. Jackie Cheetham 

 

In Attendance:   UDC Cllr. Richard Harris      Cllr. Michael Mew  Mrs. Margaret Underwood    

    ECC Cllr. John Whitehead  Mr. John Hamilton

                PC.J.Smith & ASBOfficer E.Stanley

 

Minutes:         The minutes of the November meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising: A058/04 - UDC Community Achievement Awards

The Chairman announced that Mr & Mrs Coleman & Mr & Mrs Lodder had been selected for this years award & offered congratulations to them.

 

OPEN FORUM

F017/02 - Vandalism & Local Policing Levels

The Chairman welcomed Anti Social Behaviour Officer Eloise Stanley & PC.Jo Smith from the Hatfield Heath Community Policing Team, to the meeting.

A lengthy discussion took place on how best to identify, arrest, bring offenders to the courts

& issue an ASBOrder following conviction. Offenders must be identified, arrested, witnesses prepared to give evidence & court proceedings successfully concluded before an ASBOrder can be imposed. TPC clearly felt that police resources were stretched beyond acceptable limits & the local service levels were poor. The new Section Inspector from Gt.Dunmow would be asked to discuss matters with TPC at a future meeting.

Cllr.M.Garrick would consider strategies to influence good behaviour using peer group pressure.

 

A025/04

Intermediate Audit 2003-2004

Lubbock Fine were still considering TPC’s accounts.

 

All note

A086/04

Standards Board – Code of Conduct

The Clerk highlighted new standards for individual Cllr’s who were members of other organisations & lobby groups.

All note

A096/04

Co-opted Cllr’s – Allowances

The Clerk confirmed that travel & subsistence allowances were now available to Co-opted Cllr’s.

All note

 

B015/00

Station House Refurbishment

The Chairman & Clerk had attended a recent meeting with Paul Skeet (ECC Officer), to discuss lease arrangements for the refurbished Station House. It was agreed to now reconsider the arrangements, with ECC retaining overall responsibility & a local Management Group running the resource on a day to day basis from Sept.2005.

More thought would now go into the structure of the Management Group.

 

 

 

 

January Agenda

A071/04

NALC/SLCC – Clerks National Conditions of Service & Salaries

New conditions would be considered at the next Finance Committee meeting on 9.12.2004.

 

 

All note

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

 

B036/04

 

 

November Planning List

TPC had no objections to:

UTT/1900/04/AV - South Gate Site, Stansted Airport

UTT/1792/04/AV - Harrods Aviation Ltd, Stansted Airport

UTT/1918/04/FUL - The Old Mill, Takeley Street

UTT/1939/04/FUL - 5 Orchard Close

UTT/1867/04/FUL & UTT/1868/04/LB - Sanders Furniture Sales, Takeley Street - with conditions that restrict parking to the site & not the road or footway - hedge planting to front boundary to continue street screening.

 

TPC did object to:

UTT/1735/04/AV - Holiday Inn, South Gate Site, Stansted Airport

Reasons:- unacceptable level of intrusive light pollution - loss of amenity to properties N & NW of Takeley.

UTT/1915/04/AV - FLS Hanger, Stansted Airport

Reasons:- unacceptable level of intrusive light pollution - loss of amenity to properties in Takeley - not in keeping with rural location.

UTT/1899/04/AV - FLS Hanger, Stansted Airport

Reasons:- unacceptable level of intrusive light pollution - loss of amenity to properties in Takeley - not in keeping with rural location.

UTT/1798/04/DFO - The Old Bakery, Takeley Street

Reasons:- Overpowering & disproportionate design not in keeping with location or character of The Clock House (adj).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

B033/04

BAA – Noise Protection Schemes

TPC would send a non-response to the consultation, as the Takeley area was again excluded from the scheme.

 

Clerk to write

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Legal Challenge

It was proposed by Cllr.B.Baldwin, seconded by Cllr.M.Garrick & agreed unanimously, to

‘confirm actions to progress legal action as outlined in Richard Buxton’s letter dated 22.11.2004, following full endorsement at the public meeting on 18.11.2004’ (Apx.A).

The Chairman signed a copy of the formal agreement between TPC & Richard Buxton.

The Clerk outlined the main points arising from the ‘Working Group’ meeting held on 1.1.2.2004. (Apx.B).

A response from the Dept.of Transport was expected by 14.12.2004.

A review meeting would be held with Richard Buxton early in the new year to clarify progress, costs & individual Cllr’s exposure to liability etc.

The local community would be kept informed of progress by newsletter.

 

 

 

 

All note

 

ROADS

 

 

 

 

C036/04

Coopers End Entrance to Stansted Airport

Careful consideration would be given to TPC’s policy on the continued use or closure of Coopers End. Any decision would have both positive & negative implications for communities in the north & south of the Parish.

 

 

January Agenda

C023/04

Stansted Airport ‘Fly Parking’

UDC Cllr.R.Harris would investigate ‘resident only parking scheme’ models to be adopted by UDC, following the decriminalisation of parking enforcement, with particular reference to Takeley’s problems.

 

 

January Agenda

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D015/99

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the site was in good order, with the exception of full litter bins.

 

 

All note

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

In Cllr.E.Jones’ absence, no report was available.

 

 

All note

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F060/04

UDC – Civic Amenity Skip 2005

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously to discontinue the skip service for 2005. Costs of £186 per manned visit were not considered good value & the Gt.Dunmow & Bishop Stortford tips were convenient for Takeley.

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st November & 30th November 2004 were tabled & agreed.

It was proposed by Cllr.C.Pratt, seconded by Cllr.J.Gregory & agreed unanimously, to donate £100 towards Xmas parcel gifts for Takeley widows of the Royal British Legion.

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday January 5th 2005 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

The meeting finished at 9.45pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       5.12.2004

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday November 3rd 2004, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)               Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice Chairman)   

Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                       Cllr. Richard Cheetham            

Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn                          Cllr. Michael Garrick               

Cllr. John Gregory                                Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones

Cllr. Michael Mew                                Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Brian Baldwin                                Cllr. Barrie Pountain        

UDC Cllr.Richard Harris                      ECC Cllr. John Whitehead  

 

In Attendance:   UDC Cllr.Jackie Cheetham  Mr & Mrs Kraay  Mrs.Margaret Underwood

                         

Minutes:         The minutes of the October meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising: None.

 

The Chairman expressed TPC’s deepest sympathy to Cllr.B.Baldwin & family following the recent death of their daughter.

OPEN FORUM

F055/04 Local Bus Transport – Mrs.M.Underwood updated TPC on developments re. bus services via the Tesco store outside Greta Dunmow.

 

CODE

ADMINISTRATION

ACTION

A072/04

TPC Councillor Vacancy

The Clerk confirmed that Mr.Michael Mew had signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office & the Register of Members Interests as laid down in the National Code of Conduct, as a newly Co-opted Councillor to TPC.

Clerk to inform

UDC

A071/04

Finance Committee Report

The Finance Committee would meet on 9.12.2004 to discuss precept levels for the 2005-06 financial year.

It was proposed by Cllr.J.Gregory, seconded by Cllr.C.Pratt & agreed unanimously, to appoint Cllr.M.Mew as a member of the Finance Committee following Mrs.M.Sellwood’s resignation.

All note

A071/04

Risk Management Policy

It was proposed by Cllr.C.Pratt, seconded by Cllr.R.Cheetham & agreed unanimously, to accept TPC’s Risk Management & Financial Risk Assessment policy as outlined in Apx’s A & B.

 

All note

 

 A025/04

Intermediate Audit 2003-04

Lubbock Fine (External Auditors) had still not completed the audit & required more information on variances on accounts between 2002-03 & 2003-04. Cllr.R.Cheetham would try to remedy the problem.

 

 

December Agenda

A058/04

UDC – Community Achievement Awards

The Chairman agreed to complete the nomination forms for return to UDC by 5.11.2004.

 

 

All note

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

 

B030/04

 

 

October Planning List

Cllr.M.Mew, as the newly appointed Cllr. with responsibility for planning matters, outlined the October recommendations.

TPC had no objections to planning applications:-

UTT/ESS/74/03UTT - Crumps Farm

UTT/1734/04/FUL - Little Jets, Stansted Airport.

 

TPC did object to:-

UTT/1749/04/FUL - Land opp. Taylors, Takeley Street

Reasons - development outside Takeley development limits.

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Public Meeting

Legal advice on a Human Rights challenge was now being actively sort (see Clerks Report – Nov.2004).

A public meeting had been arranged for 18.11.2004 (Silver Jubilee Hall at 8pm), when local residents would be informed of TPC’s intentions in planning a positive way forward in support of all the Takeley community.

A pre-meeting had been arranged with TPC’s solicitor to clearly establish TPC’s agenda.

The Chairman urged all TPC Cllr’s to help in the distribution of publicity posters to all households.

 

 

 

 

All note

B033/04

BAA – Noise Protection Schemes

A consultation response would be considered at the December meeting. Deadline – 21.1.2.2004.

 

December Agenda

 

 

 

 

ROADS

 

 

 

 

C036/04

Coopers End Entrance to Stansted Airport

Careful consideration would be given to TPC’s policy on the continued use or closure of Coopers End, as any decision would have both positive & negative implications for communities in different areas of the Parish.

 

 

December Agenda

C023/04

Stansted Airport ‘Fly Parking’

Following the decriminalisation of parking enforcement & devolvement to UDC, consideration would be given to strategies for relief for Takeley residents. Further discussion & advice was necessary.

 

 

December Agenda

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D015/99

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that the site was in good order, with the exception of firework litter.

 

 

All note

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that the site was in good order, although some branches needed trimming.

 

 

All note

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F017/02

Local Policing Levels

Cllr.M.Garrick outlined his newsletter article drawing the attention of parents to the increasing levels of vandalism & the financial cost to TPC. The Clerk estimated that over £2500 had been spent on damage repairs since April 2003.

Strategies to ‘name & shame’ culprits would now be considered, using UDC’s Anti Social Behaviour Order Officer & the Community Policing Team, & Cllr.M.Garrick would act as TPC’s Liaison Officer.

 

TPC’s letter to Chief Superintendent Harrison, would be forwarded to Mr.Robert Chambers, Chairman Essex Police Authority for his attention.

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st October & 31st October 2004 were tabled & agreed.

 

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday December 1st 2004 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.45pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       7.11.2004

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday October 6th 2004, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)               Cllr. Brian Baldwin  

Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn              Cllr.John Gregory        

Cllr. Barrie Pountain                 Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (ViceChairman)   

Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                       Cllr. Richard Cheetham     

Cllr. Michael Garrick                            Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                         

UDC Cllr.Jackie Cheetham                   ECC Cllr. John Whitehead  

 

In Attendance:   UDC Cllr.Richard Harris       Rev.Laurie Bond          Mr.John Hamilton

                             Mr & Mrs Kraay                 Mrs.Margaret Underwood

                         

Minutes:         The minutes of the September meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:

A 49/03– Hatfield Youth Football Club

A rental invoice for the 2004-2005 season would be sent to HYFC asap.

 

The Clerk informed the Chairman that the meeting was quorate under TPC Standing Orders.

 

CODE

ADMINISTRATION

ACTION

A072/04

TPC Councillor Vacancy

Following published notices & approval from UDC, it was proposed by Cllr.J.Eichhorn, seconded by Cllr.J.Gregory, & agreed unanimously to co-op Mr.Michael Mew as a Councillor to TPC.

 

All note

A071/04

Finance Committee Report

It was proposed by Cllr.B.Baldwin, seconded by Cllr.J.Gregory, & agreed unanimously to adopt the recommendations outlined in the Finance Committee Report dated 29.9.2004. (Apx.A).

 

All note

A071/04

Risk Management Policy

It was agreed that the draft Risk Management & Financial Risk Assessment policy would be reviewed & adopted at the November meeting.

 

All note

 

 A025/04

Intermediate Audit 2003-04

Lubbock Fine (External Auditors) had still not completed the audit & required more information on variances on accounts between  2002-03 & 2003-04.

 

 

 

All note

A062/04

Takeley Parish Plan 2003-2007

It was proposed by Cllr.J.Eichhorn, seconded by Cllr.J.Gregory, & agreed unanimously, to adopt the Takeley Parish Plan (Apx.B), as a statement of TPC’s intent over the duration of its elected period which ends in 2007.

 

 

All note

A083/04

Uttlesford Association of Local Councils

It as proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to support UALC by accepting changes to their constitution to enable them to carry out their business efficiently.

 

 

Clerk to write

A058/04

UDC – Community Achievement Awards

The Chairman agreed to complete the nomination forms for return to UDC by 5.11.2004.

 

 

All note

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

 

 

B030/04

 

 

September Planning List

TPC had no objections to planning applications:-

UTT/1528/04/OP – Runnacles, Takeley Street

UTT/1601/04/OP – Arduli, Stane Street

TPC did object to:-

UTT/1430/04/FUL - Land at Takeley Street.

Reasons - over development & poor design, as stated before.

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

B025/04

DfT – Night Flying Restrictions Post 2005

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously to adopt SSE’s summary as the basis of TPC’s response to the consultation.

 

 

Clerk to write

B017/02

BAA – HOSS Consultation Response

TPC expressed great disappointment & anger over BAA’s HOSS response. An open letter of concern over the divisiveness & unfairness of the scheme would be sent to BAA Stansted’s Managing Director (Apx.C).

Legal advice on a possible legal challenge was now being sort.

A public meeting would be called as soon as TPC had devised a strategy pointing to a positive way forward in support of all local residents.

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

ROADS

 

 

C038/04

ECC – Planned Parish Visits

Cllr.B.Baldwin agreed to consider local road maintenance items in readiness for ECC’s planned visits & responsd to ECC asap.

 

All note

C030/03

ECC – A120 Questionnaire

Cllr.B.Baldwin agreed to fill in the questionnaire on behalf of TPC.

 

All note

C015/04

ECC - Speed Management Strategy

It was agreed to request that Jacks Lane be added to the application for 30mph local speed limits.

It had been confirmed by ECC that Warish Hall Road & Bambers Green Road were already on the District Locally Determined Budget list.

 

It was agreed to request that the Police be asked to attend with a mobile speed camera on Takeley Street to deter speeding vehicles.

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

 

D015/99

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick’s written report stated that the site was in good condition. Subsequent vandalism to the entrance gates had resulted in the need for new metal gate posts to be installed.

 

 

 

All note

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

The safety surface to the slide had been renewed.

Concern was expressed re. increasing levels of vandalism & the financial cost to TPC. Recent damage to the fence, seats, litter bins, & chains to the adventure play equipment, had made emergency repairs necessary.

Vandalism issues & their costs would be drawn to the attention of local residents in the next village newsletter.

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F047/04

NHS – Consultation on Neonatal Intensive Care Provision

Cllr.E.Jones would consider the proposals & recommend a suitable response – deadline 12.11.2004.

 

November Agenda

F049/04

Mole Hill Green Village Hall - AGM

Cllr.B.Pountain outlined the main points arising from the recent AGM (Apx.D).

 

All note

F017/02

Local Policing Levels

It was agreed to ask a senior office from Braintree Police District to attend a TPC meeting to discuss concerns re. poor policing levels in the local community.

 

 

Clerk to write

F055/04

Local Bus Transport

Following advice from Mrs.M.Underwood, it was agreed to write to ‘Stansted Transit’ expressing concern that the 133 Service no longer stopped at the Tesco store in Gt.Dunmow, much to the inconvenience of Takeley residents.

 

 

Clerk to write

F048/04

Silver Jubilee Hall Committee

Cllr.T.Allen was nominated as TPC’s a representative for consideration by the Silver Jubilee Hall Committee.

 

All note

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st September& 30th September 2004 were tabled & agreed.

 

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to donate £500 to Takeley Primary School towards the Annual Village Fireworks Display.

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday November 3rd 2004 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.35pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       8.10.2004

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday September 1st 2004, at 7.30pm at Mole Hill Green Village Hall.

 

Present:                      Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)               Cllr. Brian Baldwin  

Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                       Cllr. Richard Cheetham            

Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn                         Cllr. Michael Garrick               

Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                      Cllr. Mrs Marion Sellwood           

Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:                  Cllr.J.Gregory                                       Cllr. Barrie Pountain

Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (ViceChairman)

UDC Cllr.Jackie Cheetham                   ECC Cllr. John Whitehead  

 

In Attendance:           UDC Cllr.Richard Harris

                         

Minutes:         The minutes of the August meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:

B017/02 Stansted Airport Generation 2 Project

Cllr.R.Cheetham requested that TPC’s further donation of £2000 to ‘Stop Stansted Expansion’ should be paid asap.

 

ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ORDERS

Fiona Gardiner UDC’s ASB Officer (01799 510546) outlined her role to co-ordinate local agencies (including the police) in the route towards obtaining ASB Contracts for persistent offenders.

ASB Orders were a further deterrent which were obtained through the court process.

Individuals & Parish Councils were urged to consider taking this course of action with support from UDC’s ASB Team in attempts to prevent cases of persistent anti social behaviour & intimidation.

 

 

CODE

ADMINISTRATION

ACTION

 

A052/04

UDC – Town & Parish Charter

Following a detailed analysis of the relevant sections, it was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to sign the Parish Charter with UDC.

 

All note

 

A049/03

Hatfield Youth Football Club

HYFC’s lease of one soccer pitch at the Sports Field was due to expire in July 2006.

The rent for the 2004-05 & 2005-06 seasons would remain at £350 per year.

 

All note

A062/04

Parish Plans

It was agreed that the Chairman, Vice-Chairman & Clerk would discuss the outline for TPC’s 2004-2007 Strategic Plan & produce a draft for discussion.

Cllr’s were advised of the Essex Training Partnership course on

‘Future Planning of Village/Community’ – 19.10.2004.

 

 

 

 

All note

A058/04

UDC – Community Achievement Awards

Final recommendations would be decided at the October meeting.

October Agenda

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B030/04

 

 

August Planning List

TPC had no objections to planning applications:-

UTT/1310/04/FUL - 3 Takeley Park

UTT/1357/04/FUL - Land fronting Binfield, Brewers End –

but noted that there had been no listed building consent for the removal of the wall at ‘Attridges’.

UTT/1464/04/SA - Land at Stansted Airport –

but recommend that conditions be imposed regarding lighting levels & raised concerns re. extra noise from vehicles for nearby residents.

 

TPC did object to:-

UTT/1244/04/FUL - Green Man Public House, Takeley Street.

Reasons - plans are inadequate & do not give clear dimensions to the wall height. If the height is 1.5m, it is not a low wall !

UTT/1421/04/OP - Land south of The Laurels.

Reasons - lack of privacy due to insufficient space between new dwelling & The Laurels. Not true infilling, more a tandem development not in keeping with street scene.

UTT/1430/04/FUL - Land at Takeley Street.

Reasons - over development & poor design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

B025/04

DfT – Night Flying Restrictions Post 2005

Cllr.R.Cheetham agreed to draft a response for consideration at the October meeting – deadline 29.10.2004.

 

 

October Agenda

 

ROADS

 

 

 

C015/04

ECC - Speed Management Strategy

Following research by Cllr.B.Baldwin & Cllr.P.Barber, an application for a 40mph limit on Warish Hall Road, Bambers Green Road & Jacks Lane would be submitted to ECC asap.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D015/99

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that vehicle prohibition notices would be erected asap.

 

 

All note

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that all facilities were in order, but that the footpath needed weeding & one litter bin had been damaged by fire.

 

 

All note

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F047/04

NHS – Consultation on Neonatal Intensive Care Provision

Cllr.E.Jones would consider the proposals & recommend a suitable response – deadline 12.11.2004.

 

All note

F048/04

Silver Jubilee Hall Committee

The Chairman had received a letter from Mr.Sid Brown resigning as TPC’s representative on the committee due to ill health.

TPC thanked Mr.Brown for his work & would now discuss a suitable replacement with the Silver Jubilee Hall Chairman.

 

 

 

All note

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st August & 31st August 2004 were tabled & agreed.

 

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to re-invest the maturing HSBC High Interest Deposit Bond of £10000 for a further 6 month period.

 

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to continue the £50 annual subscription to the Rural Council for Essex.

 

 

The Chairman read a letter of resignation from Cllr.M.Sellwood.

 

TPC accepted Cllr.Mrs Marion Sellwood’s official resignation with regret.

Cllr.Sellwood had served TPC since 1991 & her contribution to local affairs & planning issues in particular would be greatly missed.

The Chairman presented Cllr.M.Sellwood with a small token of thanks for her work for the local community.

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday October 6th 2004 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.10pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       6.9.2004

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday August 4t 2004, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)               Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (ViceChairman)

Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                       Cllr. Richard Cheetham            

Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn                         Cllr. Michael Garrick               

Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                      Cllr. Barrie Pountain

Cllr. Mrs Marion Sellwood                   Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Brian Baldwin                                ECC Cllr. John Whitehead

                        UDC Cllr.Jackie Cheetham                   UDC Cllr.Richard Harris

                           

In Attendance:      Mrs. Margaret Underwood  

                         

Minutes:         The minutes of the July meeting, which had been circulated previously, were

agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising:

B017/02 Stansted Airport Generation 2 Project

TPC’s agreed further donation to ‘Stop Stansted Expansion’ would be sent when requested.

 

OPEN FORUM

D001/04 - Recreation Ground:- Mrs.M.Underwood expressed concern that the positive atmosphere she had experienced in the recreation ground was spoilt by large amounts of litter, much of it deliberately tipped out of the litter bins.

C020/03 - Mole Hill Green Footway:- Cllr.B.Pountain expressed concern that the asphalt footway adjacent to School Villas was urgently in need of maintenance.

 

CODE

ADMINISTRATION

ACTION

A025/04

Annual Audit Return 2003-2004

The intermediate audit papers had been returned to the external auditor as requested.

 

All note

A058/04

UDC – Community Achievement Awards 2004-2005

It was agreed to consider nominations at the September meeting. (Deadline - 31.10.2004

 

September Agenda

A059/04

NALC – Clerks Salary Award 2004-05

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to accept the recommendations outlined in the national Local Government Employees pay award for 2004-05, backdated to April 2004.

 

All note

 

A062/04

Parish Plans

It was agreed that the Chairman, Vice-Chairman & Clerk would discuss the outline for TPC’s 2004-2007 Strategic Plan & produce a draft for discussion.

Cllr’s were advised of the Essex Training Partnership course on

‘Future Planning of Village/Community’ – 19.10.2004.

 

 

 

 

All note

A049/03

Hatfield Youth Football Club

The annual review of the HYFC lease at Takeley Sports Field would be held during August.

 

Clerk to organise

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B022/04

 

 

July Planning List

TPC had no objections to planning applications:-

UTT/1098/04/FUL – Amara, Brewers End

UTT/1160/1161/04/FUL – The White House, Smiths Green –

with the condition that the use of the building should only be ancillary to the occupation of the main house.

UTT/1227/04/FUL – Fantasia House, Bambers Green

ESS/35/04/UTT – Crumps Farm, Little Canfield

UTT/1286/04/FUL – Hawthorns.

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

B024/04

UDC – Local Plan Modifications

TPC approved UDC’s decision not to modify the Inspectors recommendation that:- ‘Takeley Village’, inset para.19.4 ‘should consider the effect of the new runway on the location of the Primary School site’ – as UDC’s Local Plan makes no provision for a new runway. Airport expansion has not yet been accepted as part of the Regional Planning Strategy & therefore does not have to be mentioned in the Local Plan.

 

 

 

 

All note

 

B023/04

BAA – Scoping Report

Comments on the areas of study included in the Scoping Report for the 35mppa planning application, would be discussed at the September meeting.

 

 

September Agenda

B025/04

DfT – Night Flying Restrictions Post 2005

Cllr.R.Cheetham agreed to draft a response for consideration at the September meeting – deadline 29.10.2004.

 

 

September Agenda

 

ROADS

 

 

 

C015/04

ECC - Speed Management Strategy

An application for a 40mph limit on Warish Hall Road would be investigated by Cllr.Barber, Cllr.Gregory & Cllr.Baldwin.

 

 

September

Agenda

C018/04

ECC – B1256 Road Traffic Orders

It was proposed by Cllr.R.Cheetham, seconded by Cllr. P.Barber & agreed unanimously, that not withstanding ECC’s current criteria, TPC would continue to object to the proposed traffic order retaining the 40mph speed limit on Cooks Hill. TPC consider it confusing & illogical.

 

Clerk to write

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

 

 

D022/04

Recreation Ground Fence

Following recent damage, the Chairman & Clerk had temporarily repaired the fence adjoining the cricket ground. It would now be fully strengthened.

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, that TPC were responsible for maintaining all the fences at the Recreation Ground.

 

 

 

Clerk to organise

D015/99

Sports Field Report

Cllr.M.Garrick’s expressed concern re. anti social behaviour from youths at the Sports Field & Recreation Ground. The Chairman had made the police aware of motor cyclists using these public spaces & urged the public to be vigilant in reporting incidents of this type.

It was agreed that notices would be published prohibiting unauthorised motor vehicles from the Sports Field & Recreation Ground.

Community Police Officer PC.J.Smith would be invited to attend the September meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that all facilities were in order (except the fence).

Work to repair safety surfaces (slide) would begin asap.

The Chairman would approach the Village Handyman re. the litter problem.

 

 

All note

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F040/04

British Telecom – Community Payphone Consultation

TPC could find no overriding reason for objecting to the proposed removal of the pay phone at Bambers Green, but would ask that the red phone box be donated to TPC.

 

Clerk to write

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st July & 31st July 2004 were tabled & agreed.

 

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday September 1st  2004 at Mole Hill Green Village Hall at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.05pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       7.8.2004

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday July 7th 2004, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)               Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt  (Vice-Chairman)

Cllr. Brian Baldwin                               Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber          

Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn                          Cllr. John Gregory       

Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                      Cllr. Mrs Marion Sellwood                  

Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Richard Cheetham                         Cllr. Michael Garrick                Cllr. Barrie Pountain

                        UDC Cllr.Jackie Cheetham                   ECC Cllr. John Whitehead                     

  

In Attendance:   UDC Cllr.Richard Harris   Mrs. Margaret Underwood    Mr.C.Bennett                      

Minutes:         The minutes of the June meeting, which had been circulated previously, were

agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

OPEN FORUM

No items.

 

 

CODE

ADMINISTRATION

ACTION

 

A025/04

Finance Committee Report

It was proposed by Cllr.P.Barber, seconded by Cllr.B.Baldwin & agreed unanimously to accept the recommendations outlined in the Finance Committee Report 24.6.2004. (Apx.A).

 

All note

 

A025/04

Annual Audit Return 2003/2004

Following the submission of the audit return, the external auditor had now requested an intermediate audit as  expenditure/income had exceeded £100,000 in the 2003/04 financial year.

Further information would be forwarded to the external auditor asap.

 

Clerk to write

A052/04

UDC – Parish & Town Council Charter

Cllr.M.Sellwood outlined the main points of the proposed Charter between Parish Councils & UDC. TPC would discuss the merits of inclusion when the formal document was published.

 

 

August

Agenda

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B018/04

 

 

June Planning List

TPC had no objections to planning application:-

UTT/0826/04/FUL – 125 Takeley Park

UTT/0857/04/FUL – Arduli, The Street

TPC objected to:-

UTT/0998/04/FUL – 47 Garnetts - Reason – extension plan acceptable but insufficient car parking space to be in accord with Local Plan.

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

ROADS

 

 

C015/04

Essex Speed Management Strategy

An application for a 40mph limit on Warish Hall Road would be investigated by Cllr.Barber, Cllr.Gregory & Cllr.Baldwin.

 

 

August

Agenda

C024/04

Essex Winter Service Review

TPC would recommend that the contract for snow clearance on rural lanes be returned to local farmers.

Cllr.B.Baldwin would return the questionnaire to ECC.

 

 

All note

C028/04

A120 Trunking - Stansted to Marks Tey

TPC had no objections to ‘Highways Agency’ Order 20 for the planned extension of the A120 to the A12.

 

 

All note

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

 

 

 

D016/04

 

 

 

Mole Hill Village Green

TPC would arrange to meet Essex Police to discuss future strategies in the management of the Village Green asap.

TPC would continue to consider requests for the legitimate use of the Village Green on the individual merits of each application, & authorise them only if they were within legal limits.

 

 

 

 

All note

 

D015/99

Sports Field Report

In Cllr.M.Garrick’s absence, the Clerk reported that graffiti had now been removed from the MUGA surface.

 

 

All note

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that the facilities were in good order.

 

 

All note

 

 

D017/04

 

ROSPA Report

It was agreed to begin a rolling programme of renovation to the safety surfaces in the recreation ground.

This year the surface to the slide would be repaired.

 

 

 

Clerk to organise

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F033/04

Disability Access Act – October 2004

It was proposed by Cllr.B.Baldwin seconded by Cllr.J.Eichhorn & agreed unanimously, that TPC considered that wheel chair access at the recreation ground & sports field was of an acceptable standard.

 

 

 

All note

F040/04

British Telecom – Community Payphone Consultation

BT proposed to remove the telephone box in Bambers Green as part of their rationalisation programme of loss making community pay phones.

TPC would discuss their response at the August meeting.

Comments by 12.8.2004.

 

 

August Agenda

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st June & 30th June 2004 were tabled & agreed.

 

It was agreed to renew annual subscriptions to St.Clare Hospice £10 & CVUS £10.

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on

Wednesday August 4th 2004 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.15pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       10.7.2004

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday June 2nd 2004, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)               Cllr. Brian Baldwin  

Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                       Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn                         

Cllr. Michael Garrick                            Cllr. Barrie Pountain                            

Cllr. Mrs Marion Sellwood                   Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Richard Cheetham                         Cllr. John Gregory       

            Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                      Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt   

                        UDC Cllr.Jackie Cheetham                   UDC Cllr.Richard Harris                                 

ECC Cllr. John Whitehead                    Mrs. Margaret Underwood

  

In Attendance:           Mr.P.Cloonan & friend

                         

Minutes:         The minutes of the May meeting, which had been circulated previously, were

agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

OPEN FORUM

No items.

 

CODE

ADMINISTRATION

ACTION

A044/04

Annual Election of Chairman & Vice-Chairman

It was proposed by Cllr.B.Baldwin, seconded by Cllr.J.Eichhorn & agreed unanimously, to re-elect Cllr.T.Allen as Chairman of TPC for the year 2004-2005.

 

It was proposed by Cllr.B.Pountain, seconded by Cllr.M.Sellwood & agreed unanimously, to re-elect Cllr.C.Pratt as Vice-Chairman of TPC for the year 2004-2005.

 

All note

A025/04

Annual Audit Return 2003/2004

It was proposed by Cllr.B.Pountain, seconded by Cllr.M.Sellwood & agreed unanimously, to delegate the final ratification of the 2003-2004 audit return to the Finance Committee at a date later in June, in order for the 5.7.2004 audit deadline to be met.

 

It was proposed by Cllr.M.Sellwood, seconded by Cllr.B.Baldwin & agreed unanimously, to accept the Internal Auditor’s report for 2003-2004.

 

All note

 

 

 

 

A020/04

Annual Parish Meeting

The recent Parish Assembly was attended by 27 members of the Parish & was very successful.

 

 

All note

 

A045/04

EALC - Cllr. Training Day

Cllr.M.Garrick agreed to attend the next EALC Training Day.

 

All note

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B017/04/

 

 

May Planning List

TPC had no objections to planning application:-

UTT/0657/04/FUL - Moat Cottage, Smiths Green

UTT/0834/04/FUL - 80 Longcroft

UTT/0737/04/FUL - 17 Longcroft

UTT/0780/04/FUL - 29 Takeley Park

UTT/0570/04/FUL - Whitegates, Parsonage Road

UTT/0570/04/FUL - 15 Hawthorn Close

UTT/0724/04/FUL - Cambridge Service Station - with the condition that the footway (shown as being owned by the developer) is made wider & kept clear, accessible & safe for pedestrians.

TPC objected to:-

UTT/0792/04/FUL - Lilac Cottage, Brewers End.

Reason: a 2 storey building would affect the privacy & amenity of neighbouring properties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

B002/03

Old School House – Takeley Youth Service

Cllr.J.Eichhorn reported on the recent meeting of the Uttlesford Youth Strategy Group where suggested options for the Old School House premises & future Youth Service provision were discussed.

Cllr.P.Barber would investigate the possibility of obtaining listing building status for the Old School House.

 

 

All note

 

 

ROADS

 

 

C011/04

Warish Hall Road Verges

TPC thanked Warish Hall Farm for their work in reinstating the damaged verges.

 

 

Clerk to write

C015/04

Essex Speed Management Strategy

Cllr.B.Baldwin outlined the new system for applying for 30 & 40 mph speed limits within the parish.

Cllrs. would now consider if there was a case for the inclusion of Bambers Green Road, Warish Hall Road & Elsenham Road by applying the tariff scoring system.

Findings should be forwarded to Cllr.B.Baldwin.

 

 

 

July Agenda

 

C018/04

B1256 – ECC Traffic Regulation Orders

TPC had registered its objection to ECC’s traffic regulation orders confirming the continuation of a 40mph speed limit on Cooks Hill, & recommended that the proposed 30mph limit be extended along the length of Takeley Street through Brewers End to Little Canfield.

 

 

 

All note

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

 

 

 

D016/04

 

 

 

Mole Hill Village Green

It was proposed by the Chairman, & agreed unanimously, that TPC publish clear notices on Mole Hill Green (Apx.A.) outlining their legal ownership of this registered Village Green & the restrictions for its authorised use.

Copies of the notice would be sent to local organisations for information.

 

TPC were grateful for the advice & co-operation from Essex Police in the management of the recent demonstration on the Village Green, & would continue a positive dialogue with them.

 

TPC would continue to consider requests for the legitimate use of the Village Green on the individual merits of each application, & authorise them only if activities were within legal limits.

The metal tank would be removed asap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

No report in Cllr.E.Jones’ absence.

Overhanging branches would be removed from the gateway.

 

 

All note

D015/99

Sports Field Development

Cllr.M.Garrick reported that all equipment was in good order, but graffiti had appeared on the playing surface of the MUGA.

 

The official opening of the MUGA & Skate Board arena was now confirmed as Saturday 10.7.2004 at 11.00am.

Invitations would be posted to local groups. Takeley Scouts & HYFC would be asked to take part.

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

D017/04

ROSPA Report

Mr.P.Tucker would be asked to consider the recent ROSPA report & recommend a programme of any necessary remedial work.

July Agenda

 

 

C019/04

Flitch Way Group

The Chairman & Cllr.M.Garrick would attend the next meeting of the group.

 

 

All note

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F033/04

Disability Access Act – October 2004

Cllr.C.Pratt would update TPC at the July meeting.

 

July

Agenda

F005/04

Mobile Police Station

Concerns had been raised by TPC & supported by Little Canfield PC re. the absence of the mobile police unit for the entire 2004 schedule.

TPC would contact Inspector L.Weller outlining their concerns & disappointment & asking for further consideration.

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

F036/04

Bus Shelter Seat – Parsonage Road

TPC would consider a cheaper option for a seat at the bus shelter.

 

July Agenda

F039/04

Takeley Free Church & Christian School

Pastor P.Kraay & Mr.E.Humphries would be invited to attend a TPC meeting to discuss concerns re. the future of the Free Church & Christian School.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st April & 30th April & 1st May & 31st May 2004 were deferred until the July meeting.

 

A request for further donations to ‘Stop Stansted Expansion’ would be discussed at the July meeting.

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on Wednesday July 7th 2004 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.20pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       5.6.2004

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday May 5th 2004, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen  (Chairman)  Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt (Vice-Chairman)  Cllr. Richard Cheetham      Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn                                  Cllr. Michael Garrick                Cllr. John Gregory        Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                Cllr. Barrie Pountain                                         Cllr. Mrs Marion Sellwood                   Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:                  Cllr. Brian Baldwin   Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber   ECC Cllr. John Whitehead                  

In Attendance:           Rev.Laurie Bond  UDC Cllr.Jackie Cheetham  UDC Cllr.Richard Harris   

            Mr.John Hamilton      Mr.Michael Mew                    Mrs. Margaret Underwood

             

Minutes:         The minutes of the April meeting, which had been circulated previously, were

agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

The Chairman thanked TPC for their kind wishes, support & generosity following the sad loss of Mrs.Blanche Allen. Donations totalling £600 had been received for the Princess Alexandra Hospital - Lock Ward.

 

OPEN FORUM

Bus Shelter Seat – Parsonage Road

A Priors Wood Court resident had requested that TPC consider placing a seat in the bus shelter adj. Weston Homes to assist the elderly. TPC would consider costings & discuss the issue further in June.

 

CODE

ADMINISTRATION

ACTION

A011/04

Co-opted Member of TPC

The Chairman welcomed Mr.Michael Garrick to TPC as a recently Co-opted Councillor.

Cllr.M.Garrick agreed to the Code of Conduct & signed the ‘declaration of acceptance of office’ & ‘register of interests’.

 

Clerk to inform UDC

A025/04

Annual Audit Return 2003/2004

TPC awaited notice from Lubbock Fine of the audit date.

The 2003/04 accounts were nearly completed & would be inspected by Cllr.R.Cheetham, before ratification & acceptance by TPC at the June meeting.

The Internal Auditor would then inspect & report on the accounts ready for submission to the External Auditor when required

Attendance on an EALC  training course for the Internal Auditor was agreed.

 

June Agenda

 

 

 

A020/04

Annual Parish Meeting

Invitations had been circulated to representatives of local organisations to the Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 26.5.2004 at 8pm at the Silver Jubilee Hall.

 

 

 

All note

 

A042/04

Alexia Wilson Trust

Following the retirement of Mr.Sid Brown, it was agreed that TPC’s representative on the Trust should be Cllr.J.Eichhorn.

 

 

All note

 

A043/04

 

Long Service Presentations to Retiring Councillors

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, that a small presentation would be made to Councillors who left office having completed 10 years or more service with TPC.

 

 

 

All note

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B012/04/

 

 

April Planning List

TPC had no objections to planning application:-

UTT/0608/04/FUL - 17 Longcroft

TPC had no further comments to:-

UTT/0572/04/DFO - Former Hall Caravan Centre

TPC objected to:-

UTT/0647/04/FUL - Stanholm, The Street

Reasons - scale not in keeping with surrounding area or sympathetic to neighbouring properties, which would be dwarfed by the proposal.

A progress update had been received from UDC on the enforcement procedures re. the airport related car parking scheme at the ‘Three Horseshoes’, Mole Hill Green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

 

 

B017/02

DfT White Paper – Stansted Airport Expansion Proposals

 

It was proposed by the Chairman and agreed unanimously, to adopt (Apx.A) as TPC’s response to BAA’s ‘Home Owners Support Scheme’ consultation.

 

The one month extension now gave TPC the opportunity of publishing the response to the wider community, with a covering note from the Chairman urging individuals to send their own responses to BAA by 30.5.2004.

 

The Chairman thanked all members of the Working Group for their efforts in compiling the consultation response.

 

The Rev.L.Bond was thanked for including the TPC consultation response summary in the latest edition of the ‘Grapevine’.

 

TPC Meeting with BAA – 28.4.2004.

The Clerk outlined the report of the meeting (Apx.B).

 

Representatives from TPC were invited to attend a meeting with BAA to study the latest analysis of flight path movements.

A provisional date was set for 2pm on 26.5.2004.

 

TPC Meeting with Local Parish Councils – 27.4.2004

Cllr.M.Sellwood reported on the meeting with representatives from local Parish Councils to exchange views on the ‘HOSS’ consultation response.

Cllr.T.Allen, Cllr.M.Sellwood & the Clerk were present at Mole Hill Green Village Hall to receive representatives from Broxted, Great Easton & Little Easton Parish Councils, Tilty Parish Meeting & Duton Hill Residents Association.

 

The meeting was positive & mutual areas of concern discussed were:

  • Loss of community & culture
  • Noise contour too restrictive
  • Ground noise not included
  • Generalised bight – reduced quality of life & property values.

 

A further meeting would be arranged following publication of BAA’s reply.

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

ROADS

 

 

 

C018/04

B1256 – Four Ashes Traffic Lights

Concern was expressed that the new signalling strategy, to prevent build up at peak times on the new A120 at Little Canfield, was penalising Takeley residents.

TPC considered that little could be done to ease the problems of speeding & congestion on the B1256 & congestion on the A120 until the A120 was fully operational.

The provisional opening date for the completed A120 was 9.7.2004 – but likely to be delayed.

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that some safety surfaces & play equipment needed attention.

 

 

All note

D015/99

Sports Field Development

See Clerks Report.

 

The official opening of the MUGA & Skate Board arena was provisionally arranged for Saturday 17.7.2004 at 11.00am.

 

It was agreed to allow the Bishop’s Stortford Youth Football Team to use the MUGA facilities at the Sports Field for practice sessions.

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F033/04

Disability Access Act – October 2004

Cllr.C.Pratt outlined the results of her discussions with the Essex Playing Fields Association. It was considered that TPC did comply with the 1m width open access rule – but Cllr.C.Pratt would take a wheel chair to the Sports Field & Recreation Ground to check.

 

 

June

Agenda

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st April & 30th April 2004 were tabled & agreed.

 

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to donate £400 for grounds maintenance at Holy Trinity Church for 2004.

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on Wednesday June 2nd 2004 at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 9.30pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       7.5.2004

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday April 7th 2004, at 7.30pm at Mole Hill Green Village Hall.

 

Present:          Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt (Vice-Chairman)              Cllr. Brian Baldwin                                           Cllr. Mrs Patricia Barber                                                             Cllr. Richard Cheetham                                     Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn                                               Cllr. John Gregory                                                                    Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                            Cllr. Barrie Pountain                                         Cllr. Mrs Marion Sellwood                              

Mr.  David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Trevor Allen     Mr. Michael Garrick     UDC Cllr.Richard Harris    ECC Cllr. John Whitehead                  Mrs. M.Underwood   

 

In Attendance:   Rev.L.Bond  UDC Cllr.Jackie Cheetham  Mr.J.Hamilton   Mr.M.Mew  

             

Minutes:         The minutes of the March meeting, which had been circulated previously, were

agreed & signed as a true record by the Vice-Chairman.

 

TPC expressed their deepest sympathy following the sad bereavement of Mrs. Blanche Allen. The Vice-Chairman read a letter from the Chairman expressing his

thanks for the kindness & consideration shown by members of TPC during the recent weeks.

TPC unanimously agreed a donation of £50 to Lock Ward, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow & a letter of condolences would be sent to the Chairman.

 

The Clerk also announced the recent bereavement of Mrs. Angela Charlton. Her work as a valued passed member of TPC was noted & a letter of condolences

would be sent to the family.

 

OPEN FORUM

 

Mole Hill Green Village Hall

The Clerk, as Secretary of the MHGVH Trustees, welcomed TPC to the newly refurbished village hall & outlined the exclusive letting arrangement with ‘ADAS’. Further work to upgrade the exterior of the building would be considered when the future in relation to any impending compulsory purchase order from BAA became clearer.

It was agreed that future bi-annual meetings would continue to be held at Mole Hill Green Village Hall.

 

CODE

ADMINISTRATION

ACTION

A011/04

Co-opted Member of TPC

In the absence of Mr.M.Garrick, the declaration of office/interests would be concluded at the May meeting.

 

May Agenda

 

 

 

A020/04

Annual Parish Meeting

The date of the Parish Meeting was agreed for Wednesday 19.5.2004 at the Silver Jubilee Hall at 7.30pm. Notices would be published asap.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

A022/04

Mole Hill Green Cricket Club

It was proposed by Cllr.B.Pountain, seconded by Cllr.J.Gregory & agreed unanimously, to donate £250 for ground maintenance improvements.

 

 

Clerk to write

A023/04

Takeley Football Club Parking

It was agreed to express concern to Essex Police for the failure to respond to a recent traffic parking obstruction issue on Station Road.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

A021/04

E.Mail Distribution of Agendas & Minutes

It was agreed to continue using e.mail for distribution. Hard copies would also be delivered to Cllr’s who requested them.

 

 

All note

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B011/04/

 

 

March Planning List

TPC had no objections to planning applications:

UTT/227/03/FUL - Old Mill Public House
UTT/0431/04/FUL - Holy Trinity Church
UTT/0495/04/FUL - 2 Pincey Brook Cottages
UTT/0556/04/FUL - Brookside & 3 Pincey Brook Cottages
UTT/0570/04 - Whitegates, Parsonage Road
UTT/0572/04/DFP - Former Hall Caravan Centre - with
the conditions that
B8 warehousing use is excluded & conditions C90D & C90E relate solely to Uni-Shop & do not become a precedent for future use.
UTT/0584/04/AV - Southgate Site, Stansted Airport - with the condition that the sign is within the acceptable legal size limits.

TPC did object  to:
UTT/0462/04/FUL -
Land at Takeley Street - Reason: Over intensification of site, gardens do not meet the standards set out in Local Plan esp. plots 3/4.

Progress was requested from UDC on the enforcement order re. the airport related car parking scheme at the ‘Three Horseshoes’, Mole Hill Green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

 

 

B017/02

DfT White Paper – Stansted Airport Expansion Proposals

It was proposed by the Vice-Chairman and agreed unanimously, to accept the Working Group’s draft (Apx.A) as the basis for TPC’s response to BAA’s ‘Home Owners Support Scheme’ consultation.

The draft would now be published for further comment & fine tuning. A final draft would be agreed for submission at the May meeting. BAA had agreed a one month extension.

 

TPC would circulate the draft to all members of the local community with a covering letter from the Chairman encouraging individual responses. Rev.L.Bond had kindly agreed to include a summary of the draft in the next issue of the ‘Grapevine’.

 

Four members of TPC would meet representatives from BAA to discuss the ‘HOSS’ & the ‘Generation 2’ project on 28.4.2004.

 

Cllr.M.Sellwood, as Working Group Chairman, would arrange a meeting with representatives from local Parish Councils to share views on the ‘HOSS’ response after Easter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May Agenda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All note

B021/03

Takeley Youth Centre – ‘Old School House’

Cllr.C.Pratt & Cllr.J.Eichhorn updated TPC on their recent meeting with ECC Officers to continue the discussion on the future of youth provision in Takeley & the Old School House. Also in attendance were ECC Cllr.J.Whitehead & representatives from Takeley Scouts/Guides & the ‘Jack & Jill Play Group’. Assurances were given that there were no imminent threats to closure & creative strategies for the future funding of youth provision in Takeley, if the Old School House was eventually to be sold, were discussed.

 

 

 

 

Newsletter Item

B015/00

‘Takeley Station House’

UDC had recently agreed planning approval for 3 dwellings on the site & TPC were hopeful that the refurbishment project would now take place.

 

 

All note

 

 

ROADS

 

 

 C002/03

ECC – Roseacres Scheme

 Cllr.B.Baldwin updated TPC on progress: – street lights erected but not working – speed platforms on hold – road reinstatement works not completed.

 

All note

C015/04

Speed Management Strategy Meeting

Cllr.B.Baldwin hoped to represent TPC at the Uttlesford Agenda 21 meeting on 5.5.2004 to discuss ‘A Speed Management Strategy for Essex’.

 

 

All note

C014/04

Coopers End

It was agreed that TPC’s policy re. the future opening/closure of the Coopers End entry into Stansted Airport would be decided at the August meeting.

 

 

August Agenda

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that some safety surfaces & play posts needed attention.

 

 

All note

D015/99

Sports Field Development

See Clerks Report.

 

All note

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

D011/04

UDC – Flood Prevention Scheme

Following requests from UDC, it was proposed by the Vice-Chairman & agreed unanimously, that TPC could not contribute finance for the Jacks Lane project.

 

 

Clerk to write

F002/04

UDC – Amenity Skip

A Cllr.rosta for skip supervision at the Sports Field for 2004 had been now published.

 

 

All note

F031/04

UDC – ‘BEST’ Youth Project

Cllr.C.Pratt & Cllr.J.Eichhorn would represent TPC at the workshop on 19.4.2004.

 

 

All note

F030/03

EALC - Village Newsletter Competition

It was agreed that TPC would enter this years competition & Cllr.J.Eichhorn would co-ordinate the application – closing date 1.6.2004.

 

 

All note

F033/04

Essex Playing Fields Association – Disability Access Audit

This issue was deferred to the May meeting.

 

May Agenda

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st March & 31st March 2004 were tabled & agreed.

The estimated end of year balance was now £19237, with a £1075 VAT refund for the last quarter, still to come.

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on Wednesday May 5th at Takeley Community Centre at 7.30pm.

 

The meeting finished at 10.00pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       12.4.2004

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday March 3rd 2004, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Trevor Allen (Chairman)    Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt (Vice Chairman) 

Cllr. Brian Baldwin                               Cllr. Mrs. Patricia Barber                      Cllr. Richard Cheetham                               Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn              Cllr. John Gregory                                Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                         Cllr. Barrie Pountain                             Cllr. Mrs Marion Sellwood       Mr.   David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      ECC Cllr. John Whitehead                   

                                     

In Attendance:   UDC Cllr.Jackie Cheetham  UDC Cllr.Richard Harris    Mr.J.Dunkley   Mr.J.Hamilton   Mr.M.Mew   Mrs.M.Underwood       

                            Mr.Will Cockerell (UDC Principle Environmental Health Officer)

 

Minutes:         The minutes of the February meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Chairman.

 

Matters Arising: C011/04 – Warish Hall Road Verges

A meeting with ECC Highways, Balfour Beatty & Warish Hall Farm had still to be organised.

 

OPEN FORUM

Stansted Airport Noise/Air Monitoring

Mr.Will Cockerell (UDC Principle Environmental Health Officer) was present to outline UDC’s current programme of monitoring & data collection & the location of measuring devises in the Takeley area.

Mr.Cockerell would forward future monthly data summaries to TPC & would be prepared to advise TPC’s airport expansion ‘Legal Advice Working Group’, (formed to investigate the credibility of the 66 leq noise contour line & draft a suitable response to BAA’s ‘Home Owners Support Scheme’), if required.

TPC’s response should recommend the use of a composite noise contour line that represented 100% aircraft movements north & south of the runway.

 

CODE

ADMINISTRATION

ACTION

A011/04

Co-opted Member of TPC

UDC had received no request for an election to be held to decide the casual vacancy following Mr.S.Brown’s resignation.
TPC considered applications for the vacancy & following a ballot, agreed to invite Mr.Michael Garrick to become a Co-opted member of Takeley Parish Council.

 

Clerk to inform UDC

 

 

A005/04

UDC Corporate Life Plan

TPC noted & supported the issues outlined in UDC’s plan.

 

 

All note

 

 

A089/03

Hatfields Youth Football Club

It was proposed by the Chairman & agreed unanimously, to agree to HYFC erecting a sponsors board on the portakabin at the Sports Field. The request for a changing room shower would be considered again if health & safety issues were clarified.

 

 

 

All note

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B036/03

 

 

February Planning List

TPC had no objections to planning applications:

UTT/2227/2228/03/FUL&LB - The Old Mill, Takeley Street

UTT/0138/04/OP - Site west of Takeley Station House

UTT/0178/04/FUL - Westview Cottage, Dunmow Road

UTT/0186/04/DFO - Twin Ash, Takeley Street

UTT/0216/04/FUL - Land adj. Thorncroft, Takeley Street

UTT/0225/04/REN - Willows Cottage, adj. High House Farm - but had concerns re. the condition of the building & its present suitability for conversion.

 

TPC requested an update on planning enforcement procedures against the airport related car parking scheme being run at the ‘Three Horse Shoes’, Mole Hill Green.

 

TPC did object  to an application for a Goods Vehicle Operators Licence for Fanns Cottage, Warish Hall Road, as they did not believe that planning approval had been granted for this type of activity & were unhappy with increased vehicular movements on this protected lane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

 

 

B017/02

DfT White Paper – Stansted Airport Expansion Proposals

The Chairman outlined the main issues raised in the preliminary meeting with TPC’s legal advisers in London, also attended by the Clerk.

Vivian Ramsey QC had been handed a brief outlining TPC’s requests for the legal examination of issues relating to all aspects of support & compensation to be offered to local residents in BAA’s proposed schemes, & would respond with his initial thoughts within a fortnight, (see Apx.A).

 

It was proposed by Cllr.C.Pratt, seconded by Cllr.R.Cheetham & agreed unanimously, to form a ‘Legal Advice Working Group’, to act as a TPC sub-committee, to draft a response to BAA’s divisive ‘Home Owners Support Scheme’ by the end of April, (see Apx.B). As part of the response the Working Group would build a case to challenge the relevance & credibility of the 66 leq contour line as a basis for support in the HOSS.

 

It was proposed by Cllr.C.Pratt, seconded by Cllr.J.Gregory & agreed unanimously, that Cllr.M.Sellwoood should Chair the Working Group.

 

TPC would respond positively to Mr.T.Morgan’s invitation to a meeting at the airport to discuss the HOSS, but not a public meeting at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March Agenda

B021/03

Takeley Youth Centre (Old School House)

It was agreed that TPC would again express its concern to ECC over the future of the Youth Centre & enquire as to what stage consultation had reached.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

ROADS

 

 

 

C007/04

ECC – Variable Message Signs – 30/40/50mph Speed Limits

Following a meeting with ECC Officer Sonia Church, attended by Cllr.B.Baldwin & the Clerk, locations for inclusion in the scheme were agreed on Cooks Hill, Takeley Street, Smiths Green & Parsonage Road.

 

 

 

All note

 

 

 

 

 

 

C002/03

ECC – Roseacres Scheme

Final public consultation & legal notices were now underway.

All note

C034/00

ECC – Post By-Pass Improvement Measures

UDC Cllr.R.Harris announced that ECC’s design plan for the B1256 would be published by the end of March

 

All note

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that glass & litter needed to be removed from some play equipment.

 

 

All note

D015/99

Sports Field Development

See Clerks Report.

 

All note

 

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F021/04

ECC Bus Service 319

In response to the proposed withdrawal of the 319 service, Mrs.M.Underwood recommended that a twice daily service (am/pm) be preserved for the local community.

 

 

Clerk to write

F030/03

Village Newsletter

Cllr.J.Eichhorn was congratulated on her first efforts as Executive Editor of the newsletter.

 

 

All note

F020/04

Takeley Horse Show

TPC agreed in principle to support the resurrection of the horse show if full insurance liability was guaranteed.

 

 

All note

 

 

F003/04

Mole Hill Green - Village Green / Common Land

Mr.John Dunkley (local solicitor), outlined the legal position re. obstacles to planning approval when compulsory purchase orders had to be issued on village greens & common land. Matters were generally eventually decided at a public enquiry or by an Act of Parliament. The notion of equivalence had to be recognised in the process of redistributing assets ie: the authority had to provide equivalent resources or land within the community.

 

 

 

All note

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st February& 29th February 2004 were tabled & agreed.

£1500 donation from the West Essex Area Forum had still to be received.

It was agreed to subscribe to annual membership of Uttlesford Voluntary Bureaux (£10).

It was agreed to present Mr.Sid Brown with a small token in recognition of his 10 years service to TPC.

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on Wednesday April 7th

 2004 at 7.30pm at Mole Green Village Hall.

 

The meeting finished at 10.05pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       10.2.2004

 

 

STANSTED AIRPORT – BAA EXPANSION PLANS

LEGAL BRIEF

 

‘SSE’, the Stop Stansted Expansion group, will continue with objections & legal challenges to the proposals outlined for Stansted Airport in the Government’s White Paper.

Takeley Parish Council, however, has a duty & responsibility to support & help the local community affected by generalised blight resulting from these proposals.

 

Takeley Parish Council aim:

To advise & inform local residents of their legal rights when considering or discussing compensation & compulsory purchase issues with BAA.

 

To advise all residents, excluded from BAA’s support & compensation schemes, of their legal rights to redress & challenges for inclusion.

 

Takeley Parish Council have identified the following areas for legal examination:

 

Consideration should be given to the reasonableness or unfairness of the schemes & the anomalies resulting from them.

Consideration should be given to gauge the strength of legal challenges in support of excluded properties & tenants.

 

 ‘STANSTED EXPANSION LEGAL ADVICE WORKING GROUP’.

 

TPC’s Legal Advice Working Group shall be constituted as soon as possible & remain in operation for as long as is needed.

The Working Group shall report directly to full TPC meetings, including emergency meetings when required.

The Working Group (min. members 5 + the Clerk), shall be Chaired by a TPC member, & include other TPC members or suitable co-opted members.

 

Brief:

·        To consider professional legal advice provided on BAA’s ‘Home Value Guarantee Scheme’ & ‘Home Owners Support Scheme’ & recommend a programme of action for information & advice for local residents.

 

·        To consider & recommend a suitable response to BAA’s ‘Home Owners Support Scheme’ consultation document before 30.4.2004.

 

 

·        To investigate & recommend a suitable follow up plan to support residents excluded from any compensation & support schemes following the consultation process.

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday February 4th 2004, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt (Acting Chairman)  Cllr. Trevor Allen (Chairman)

Cllr. Mrs. Patricia Barber                      Cllr. Richard Cheetham                                    

Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn                          Cllr. John Gregory                                           

Cllr. Mrs Elizabeth Jones                      Cllr. Barrie Pountain                            

Cllr. Mrs Marion Sellwood                   Mr.   David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Brian Baldwin                                Cllr. Sid Brown

                                     

In Attendance:   UDC Cllr.Jackie Cheetham  UDC Cllr.Richard Harris     Mr.M.Mew           Mrs.M.Underwood       

 

Cllr.Trevor Allen thanked TPC for their warm welcome & good wishes on his return

following his recent operation.

 

Minutes:         The minutes of the January meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Acting Chairman.

 

Matters Arising: C023/03 – Airport ‘Fly Parking’

TPC had received a response from Mr.T.Morgan (BAA Managing Director), outlining BAA’s position & strategy re. fly parking on Elsenham Road.

 

***

The Acting Chairman read a letter from Cllr.Sid Brown announcing his intention to resign as a Parish Councillor from 1.2.2004.

It was proposed by the Acting Chairman & agreed unanimously, to express TPC’s gratitude to Cllr.Brown for his 10 years loyal service to the local community by proposing a vote of thanks & asking him to continue on the Silver Jubilee Hall Committee as TPC’s co-opted representative.

***

OPEN FORUM

B017/02 - BAA Stansted Expansion:- Mr.M.Mew (local resident) expressed concern that Takeley’s profile in the local & national media was low & consideration should be given to improve it.

 

CODE

ADMINISTRATION

ACTION

A011/04

Co-opted Member of TPC

It was proposed by the Acting Chairman & agreed unanimously, to advertise for a co-opted member of TPC as replacement for the vacancy resulting from Cllr.Brown’s resignation.

Closing date for applications – 2.3.2004.

 

March Agenda

 

 

A003/04

Takeley Cricket Club

In response to a request from the Cricket Club, & as a gesture of goodwill, the fence adjoining the cricket ground had been repaired. The issue of trees encroaching on an adjoining garden from the cricket ground should, however, be referred to the Church, as landlords.

 

Clerk to write

A005/04

UDC – Quality of Life Corporate Plan

UDC’s new corporate plan would be distributed in time for discussion & response at the March meeting.

 

March Agenda

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B036/03

 

 

January Planning List

TPC had no objections to planning applications:

UTT/0002/04/FUL - 65 Takeley Park

UTT/2235/03/DFO - Twin Ash, Takeley Street

UTT/0064/04/FUL - 71 Takeley Park

UTT/2227/04/FUL & UTT/2228/04/LB - The Old Mill, Takeley Street - with the condition that The Old Mill be placed on the UDC Listed Buildings 'At Risk Register'.

 

TPC did object to planning application:

UTT/0124/04/OP - Land rear of The Gables, Takeley Street.

Reasons: the application should be seen as 1 application not 4, PPG recommends a mix of housing styles, loss of employment site, & shared access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

 

 

B017/02

DfT White Paper – Stansted Airport Expansion Proposals

It was proposed by Cllr.M.Sellwood, seconded by Cllr.B.Pountain & agreed unanimously, to publish TPC’s policy statement to local parishioners asap. (Apx.A).

 

It was proposed by the Acting Chairman & agreed unanimously to request that BAA include TPC in the ‘Home Support Scheme’ consultation process & that the consultation model should include a forum for ‘face to face’ discussions with representatives from BAA.

 

The village green at Mole Hill Green & the common land between Waltham Hall & Mole Hill village green, could be earmarked for compulsory purchase in expansion proposals & consideration should be given on how to progress this issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March Agenda

 

B004/04

Commercial Advertising Signs

UDC Planning would be asked to advise on the acceptability of recent commercial advertising signs appearing around the Parish.

 

Clerk to write / photos

 

B003/04

ECC – Essex Minerals Local Plan

TPC noted the second review – first deposit draft, & had no comments for ECC.

 

All note

 

 

B020/03

BAA Stansted – Noise Insulation Consultation

Further examination of the results of the consultation report confirmed that none of the parish was to be included in the scheme.

It was agreed to request that UDC forward all future data, collected from noise monitoring machines in the Takeley area, to TPC for analysis.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

ROADS

 

 

 

C008/04

defra – Motor Vehicles Using Rights of Way

TPC’s response to the ‘defra’ consultation on the use of mechanically propelled vehicles on rights of way would recommend that a retrospective reclassification of Essex Byways be allowed to enable the creation of  ‘restricted byways’.

 

Clerk to write

C011/04

Warish Hall Road

Concern was expressed at the deteriorating condition of the protected lane near the new bridge & opposite the Warish Hall entrance. A site meeting with ECC, Balfour Beatty & Warish Hall Farm would be organised to consider verge management measures.

 

Clerk to organise

C002/03

ECC – Roseacres Scheme

Final public consultation & legal notices were now underway.

ECC Highways would be encouraged to begin work before current gas board road works were reinstated.

 

Clerk to write

C007/04

ECC – Variable Message Signs – 30/40/50mph Speed Limits

It was agreed that TPC apply to be included in the trials. Areas of the B1256 meeting the criteria for consideration for inclusion in the scheme, would be identified at a site meeting with ECC on 11.2.2004.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

Cllr.E.Jones reported that graffiti needed to be removed from some play equipment.

 

 

All note

D005/04

ECC – Rights of Way

ECC Officers, Katy Haynes & Paula Bartholomew, had attended a site meeting with the Acting Chairman, Cllr.M.Sellwood & the Clerk, to investigate the reinstatement of the footpath from Bambers Green to Lower Bambers Green, following completion of the new road bridge. ECC Minerals Dept. would be asked whether field reinstatement works had been fully completed. The condition of the bridge & bridleway across the field from the River Roding to Lower Bambers Green was considered dangerous & needed urgent attention.

Progress on the registration of Gore Lane would be discussed following conclusion of the 12 year rule period in June 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

 

D006/04

Greens Management

G.Coleman & Partners had confirmed their agreement to maintain the green areas for the 2004 season. The management of the village green at Mole Hill Green would be considered at the March meeting.

 

 

March Agenda

D015/99

Sports Field Development

Does Sport were having problems improving the drainage on the skate board area due to heavy rain. The water drainage collection chamber had been emptied but had refilled immediately, indicating a broken water main outside the sports field. The chamber would now be sealed from surface road water & the chamber re-emptied in hope of solving the drainage problem. Three Valleys Water would be contacted to investigate the broken water main. The chamber hatch would be secured with safety bars to prevent possible accidents.

Burst pipes in the portaloo had been repaired & electric heaters

re-installed.

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F002/04

UDC – Amenity Skip

Dates at the Sports Field for 2004:- w/ends 3/4 April, 17/18 July, &

16/17 October.

 

 

To be published

F019/04

Dog Bin – Garnets

TPC would investigate the possibility of installing a dog bin at the field end of Garnetts.

 

 

Clerk to write

F003/04

Mole Hill Green Village Hall

In the event of a possible compulsory purchase order on the village hall, the Charity Commission had advised the Trustees that they had the ‘right to let or sell the hall at any time if it was considered necessary or advisable to do so’. When the charity had been dissolved the ‘assets should be used to provide a replacement property, or towards other charitable purposes for the inhabitants of the area of benefit’, ie. Takeley.

A Trustees meeting, outlining the possible repercussions of a cpo, would be held in February.

 

 

 

All note

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st January& 31st January 2004 were tabled & agreed.

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on Wednesday March 3rd 2004 at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

The meeting finished at 9.45pm.

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       10.2.2004

 

 

A meeting of Takeley Parish Council was held on

Wednesday January 7th 2004, at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

Present:          Cllr. Mrs Carol Pratt (Acting Chairman)            Cllr. Brian Baldwin  

Cllr. Richard Cheetham                                     Cllr. Mrs Jan Eichhorn              Cllr. John Gregory        Cllr. Barrie Pountain                         Cllr. Mrs Marion Sellwood                               Mr.   David Fossett (Clerk)

 

Apologies:      Cllr. Trevor Allen (Chairman)                Cllr. Mrs. Patricia Barber                      Cllr. Elizabeth Jones                  Cllr.Sid Brown

                        ECC Cllr.John Whitehead 

 

In Attendance:   UDC Cllr’s.Jackie Cheetham & Richard Harris    Mrs.M.Underwood            

 

Minutes:         The minutes of the December meeting, which had been circulated previously, were agreed & signed as a true record by the Acting Chairman.

 

Matters Arising: C023/03 – Airport ‘Fly Parking’ – Concern was again expressed at the growing numbers of cars parked on the verges of Elsenham Road close to the Coopers End roundabout. BAA would be asked to considerer enforcement proceedings.

 

OPEN FORUM

Mrs.M.Underwood expressed concern with the condition of the village notice board. Repairs would again be ordered.

 

CODE

DETAILS

ACTION

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

A001/04

Finance Committee Report

It was proposed by Cllr.R.Cheetham, seconded by Cllr.J.Gregory & agreed unanimously, to accept the recommendations from the meeting held on 5.1.2004.

See Appx. A & B.

 

All note

A101/03

Parish Precept 2004-2005

It was proposed by the Acting Chairman & agreed unanimously, to set the precept for 2004-2005 at £40,000.

 

All note

A079/03

Councillors Allowances

It was proposed by the Acting Chairman & agreed unanimously, to adopt UDC’s policy PPN 47 in relation to Cllr’s Allowances, including a Chairman’s allowance as outlined in section 15(5) of the Local Govt Act 1972.

 

All note

 

 

PLANNING & STANSTED AIRPORT

 

B036/03

 

 

December Planning List

TPC had no objections to planning applications:

UTT/1797/03/FUL - High Trees, Parsonage Rd

UTT/1999/03/FUL - Woodview, Warren Close

UTT/2060/03/FUL - Dreadnought, Dunmow Rd

UTT/2197/03/FUL - 10 Parsonage Rd

UTT/2201/03/FUL - Warish Hall Farm - but expressed great concern re. excessive vehicle movements on the protected lane. TPC recommended that planning approval should ensure that traffic movements did not exceed those identified in the application ie:- 5 cars per day, 2 light goods per day & 1 heavy goods per month.

 

TPC did object to planning applications:

UTT/2051/03/AV - Radisson SAS Hotel 

Reasons: concern re. proliferation of light pollution & recommended low level illumination.

UTT/2071/03/FUL - St.Omer, Dunmow Rd.

Reason: front extension protrudes over building line of other properties. No objection to rear extension.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

 

 

B017/02

DfT White Paper – Stansted Airport Expansion Proposals

Following the publication of the white paper, it was agreed that TPC would proceed on two fronts:

  • To continue to support SSE’s realistic plans in objection to the proposals for further expansion.
  • To take specialist advice to ensure that all groups of the local community affected by BAA’s plans were fully informed of their legal rights to compensation.

 

It was proposed by Cllr.M.Sellwood, seconded by Cllr.J.Eichhorn & agreed unanimously, to instruct the Clerk to investigate an appropriate source for legal advice & invite them to meet TPC to discuss a way forward asap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All note

 

B020/03

BAA Stansted – Noise Insulation Consultation

Further discussion on the results of the consultation report would be discussed at the next meeting.

 

February Agenda

 

 

ROADS

 

 

 

 

C007/04

ECC – Variable Message Signs – 30/40/50mph Speed Limits

It was agreed that TPC apply to be included in the trials & identified areas of the B1256 meeting the criteria for consideration for inclusion in the scheme.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

C007/04

ECC – Variable Message Signs – 30/40/50mph Speed Limits

It was agreed that TPC apply to be included in the trials & identified areas of the B1256 meeting the criteria for consideration for inclusion in the scheme.

 

 

Clerk to write

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

D002/02

Recreation Ground Report

No report in Cllr.E.Jones absence.

 

 

All note

D005/04

ECC – Rights of Way

ECC Officers would be invited to a site meeting to investigate the reinstatement of the footpath from Bambers Green to Lower Bambers Green following completion of the new road bridge & to check progress on the registration of Gore Lane.

 

 

Clerk to contact

D015/99

Sports Field Development

Hatfields YFC request to build a shower in the changing room was refused on health & safety grounds.

 

 

All note

 

 

 

VILLAGE SERVICES

 

F040/03

UDC Day Centre – Best Value Review

An improvement action plan for the future development of local Day Centres had now been published.

 

 

All note

F014/04

Three Valleys Water

Further investigation would be made for the urgent reinstatement of works at Priors Wood Road.

 

 

Clerk to contact

F002/04

UDC – Amenity Skip

Arrangements were made for Cllr’s skip duty roster for the weekend of 10th/11th January 2004.

 

 

All note

 

 

FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS REPORT

 

 

Financial transactions between 1st December & 31st December 2003 were tabled & agreed.

 

 

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING of Takeley Parish Council will be held on Wednesday February 4th 2004 at 7.30pm at Takeley Community Centre.

 

 

The meeting finished at 9.30pm.

 

 

David Fossett                                     Clerk of the Council                                       10.1.2004