May 2015

Clerk: Mr C E Williams, 2 Jockeyfields, Ludlow. Shropshire SY8 1PU
Telephone 01584 874661 Email: ericwilliams@southshropshire/ Website:
The Draft Minutes of the Annual Public and Annual Meeting of the Parish Council Meeting held at Ashford Carbonell Village Hall on Wednesday 27th May at 7.00pm
1. Present:
Councillors: Mrs E Marrs (Chairman), Mr G Jones, Mr M Bowen
2. Apologies:
Mr D Brundrett, Mr N Tilt and Shropshire Councillor Mrs V Parry
1. Annual report of the Chairman
Cllr E Marrs presented her annual report highlighting the items that had been dealt with during the year, which included Highway, Amenity and
Planning issues.
Council Reps attended the meetings of the Ludlow and Clee area local Joint Committee which had discussed Local Police Matters, Planning issues, Developments within Ludlow and Youth Commissioning.
The Council continued to provide grants to Local Organisations which included the Village Hall Committee and Ashford Carbonell PCC.
The Chairman thanked members of the public for attending Parish Council Meetings and for the assistance through the year by fellow Councillors & the Clerk to the Council.
The Council had bank balances of £4,930.78 at the 31st March 2015 and had made a Precept of £4,822 for the financial year 2015/16.
2. Annual Report of Ashford Carbonell Village Hall Committee
The Parish Council received a copy of the Chairman’s Village Hall Committee Annual Report which was read out at the meeting and which included details of the use of the hall, improvements that had been undertaken during the year.
The Parish Council recorded its appreciation for the valuable work undertaken by the Village Hall Committee in providing a valuable community social asset.
3. Items from Members of the Public
No members of the public present.
4. Election of Chairman:
Cllr E Marrs was re-elected Chairman for the ensuing year
5. Election of Vice-Chairman:
Cllr N Tilt was elected Vice-Chairman for the ensuing year.
6. Appointment of Representatives for the Year:
Ludlow and Clee Hill Area Joint Committee – Cllr Mrs E Marrs
Ashford Carbonell Village Hall Committee – Cllr Mr D Brundrett
7. Declarations of Interest:
8. To approve the Minutes of the Previous Meeting:
The minutes of the meetings dated 1st April 2015 were approved by the council and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.
6. Matters Arising from the Minutes:
No matters arising from the minutes on items not included in the agenda.
7. Chairman’s Communications
The Parish Council were pleased to hear that Cllr D Brundrett was now back at home and wished him a speedy recovery due to his illness. The Parish Council granted Cllr D Brundrett leave of absence as a Perish Councillor.
8. Planning Items:
a) Planning application 14/01650/FUL – Land to the rear of Oak Villa, Huntington Lane Ashford Carbonell – erection of a single detached dwelling and garage – The Parish Council object to the application as it does not meet the type of housing contained in the Shropshire Council Core Strategy in respect of Countryside development CS5 and CS11. In the village design statement and submission to SAMDev which was the subject of community consultation the Parish Council has confirmed that it wished to remain classed as country-side which does not permit marketable development.
b) the Clerk to complete the Shropshire Council Planning Consultation in relation to the current Committee process for determining major/contentious planning applications where it was proposed to discontinue the existing three area committees and replace with one area committee. The Parish Council were of the opinion that the existing three area committee structure should be retained.
9. Highway/Amenity Items:
a) The Clerk to report to the highway agency the overgrown verge at the Caynham Road/A9 junction.
b) The Parish Council noted that Shropshire Council had cleared the ditches along Huntington Lane
10. Financial items:
a) The following accounts were approved for payment
SALC – Annual subscription – £178.60 K L Adams – Internal Audit Fee – £86.75
Came and Co – Annual Insurance – £265 C E Williams – salary – £352
Inland Revenue – Tax – £88 Number Plus – Defibrillator Phone – £118.80
The Parish Council approved the Annual Audit and Governance Statement for 2014/15 and noted that the accounts had been certified by the Coun-cil’s Internal Auditor Mr K Adams
11. Next Meetings:
Wednesday 15th July, Wednesday 16th September, Wednesday 18th November, Wednesday 13th January 2016
Wednesday 16th March 2016, Wednesday 11th May 2016. The meetings will commence at 7.00pm