TIDDINGTON WITH ALBURY PARISH COUNCIL
Monday 3 March, – at Tiddington Village Hall
Present: Mr J Nowell-Smith (Chairman and District Councillor), Mr K Field,
Mrs E Horne, Mrs Z Knight, Mrs J Willis, Mrs J Stoker (Clerk) and Mr B Price
Mr K Poyser in attendance and one member of the public.
1. Apologies for absence
Mr D Turner (
2. Declarations of interest
3. Approval of previously circulated minutes
The minutes were approved and signed.
4. Appointment of Clerk
Mr Nowell-Smith proposed the appointment of Mr K Poyser and this was seconded by Mr Field and approved. Mr Nowell-Smith welcomed Mr Poyser.
5. Matters arising from previous minutes
a. No meeting yet arranged with Boris Johnson re pelican crossing.
Mrs Stoker agreed to follow up matter relating to speeds on A418 and noise abatement onM40. Closure of M40 J7 to begin July 2008 and last for 6 months. Meeting between contractors and County Council to be held on 18 March; local parties to be contacted by email. It is apparently not feasible to keep bridge partly open. Alternative routes to be signposted. Meeting with Tom Harris re M40 CEG group now on 26 March.
Mr Field has pointed out the main potholes to County Council.
SODC core strategy response – this has been dealt with as far as we can.
b. Commemorative tree
Situation as at last meeting. Nothing on website about guidance/rules for tree felling. Mr Price will follow up. Chestnut tree opposite entrance to village hall appears to be dying. Clerk to speak to Timothy Shickle at OCC.
6. Councillors’ responsibilities
As before with Mr Price taking on responsibility for health and safety and transport
7. Planning matters
P07/W1497 – Station Yard, Tiddington – will be considered at the planning meeting on 12 March. Mrs Horne to attend with other Parish Council members to present our objections. A lengthy discussion of this matter ensued.
P08/W1309/1310/LB Albury Grange, Albury. This has been refused by SODC.
P08/W0162/184LB Tiddington House, Tiddington – merely replicates structure which previously existed. No objection.
Sandy Lane Veterinary. Trading will cease and vacation will be by 6 April at latest.
Lassco tourism signage. Too many proposed on plan. Clerk to write.
P05/W0332 Three Pigeons Public House, Milton Common – development refused by SODC.
Parish remuneration Panel Report – Councillors do not receive remuneration but expenses considered on a case by case basis.
Code of conduct training. Training session on Thursday 10 April. Four members attending.
OCC review of Primary School provision – Surplus places in some schools and waiting lists for others. No intent to implement any closures.
9. Financial matters
Mears/Scion Estates payment for dog bins £164.50 proposed by Mrs Knight and seconded by Mrs Horne.
Clerk’s salary – payment to Mrs Stoker of £476.43 proposed by Mr Field, seconded by Mr Price.
SODC grant remittance - £3294 re toilets for village hall. Invoice to British Gas for £1413.51 to be paid on receipt of quotation in support.
10. Open Discussion
Deadline for copy for Newsletter is 16 March.
Damage to tug of war pole.
Bench in children’s play area needs to be anchored.
Letter of thanks to be sent to Richard Ilbury for hedge-cutting.
New planning application pending for Lantern Service Station.
A vote of thanks was given to Mrs Stoker for her past services and Mrs Stoker thanked councillors for their kindness to her.
11. Date of next meeting – Monday 7 April at .
There being no further business, the meeting closed at