AGENDA 15th May 2019

To all Members of the Council


You are hereby summoned to attend an ordinary meeting of the Salford Priors Parish Council to be held in the Memorial Hall, Salford Priors on Wednesday 15th May 2019 directly following the Annual Council Meeting at 7.00pm for the purpose of transacting the following business only.

Donna Bowles
Clerk to the Council                                                                                  Thursday 9th May 2019


1. To Receive & Accept Apologies:
2. Register of Interests:

Members are reminded of the need to keep their register of interests up to date.

Members are reminded that they must act solely in the public interest and should never

improperly confer an advantage or disadvantage on any person or act to gain financial or other

material benefits for themselves, their family, a friend, or close associate.


Disclosure of Interests
Members to disclose any disclosable pecuniary interests in items on the Agenda and their nature.


Members to declare any other disclosable interests in items on the Agenda and their nature.

3. Open Forum


Chairman to Move: The Meeting & Standing Orders be now adjourned:


a. Open Forum:

At the Chairman’s discretion residents are invited to give their views and question the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda, or raise issues for future consideration.  Members of the public may not take part in the Parish Council Meeting.  There will be no discussion by members of the Council during this session but the views expressed may be considered later as part of particular agenda items.  During this period, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, members of the Council who have a disclosable interest (but not a disclosable pecuniary interest) in an item on the Agenda may also make representations, answer questions, or give evidence relating to that item.


b. Open forum for the under 18s.

c. To receive the Ward Member’s reports (3 minutes maximum each Ward Councillor)

4. Chairman to Move: To close the adjournment and the suspension of Standing Orders.
5. Minutes:

To approve the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 17th April 2019 at the Memorial Hall, Salford Priors.

6. Clerk’s Progress Report :

To note report in agenda pack.

7. Planning Matters:

Planning Matters To Consider :

Planning Applications to Note :

a)     19/00897/FUL – construction of a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) including change of use of the site from horticultural to recreational (Class D2) at Orchard School of Cookery, Evesham Rd, Salford Priors.  Following correspondence via email Clerk returned a response of “No Objection”

Planning Decisions :

b)     18/03712/FUL – Amendments to previously approved permission (17/0821)FUL. Conversion of existing buildings to 3 dwellings with all associated works, single storey rear extension to Unit 2 and proposed new garage at Tothall Farm, Tothall Lane, Salford Priors, Evesham.  Planning Permission granted Subject to Conditions

c)     19/00542/ADV – Installation of 2 post mounted signs at land off School Rd, School Rd, Salford Priors. Consent Refused.

8. Playing Field Inspections –

To note the monthly playing field inspection took place on 25th April with nothing to report.

To consider request from resident to extend the skate park.        Decision Required

9. Working Groups Update:

a)     Christmas Tree Switch On – meeting September

b)     Communications – to set date to consider questionnaire results

c)     Streetlights – no update

10. Highways :

a)     To note Lengthsman’sjobs issued from last Council meeting; comment on progress

b)     To consider future tasks to be issued to the Lengthsman.

11. Garden Allotments:

To note Clerk has sent a reminder to all leaseholders who have not paid the invoice for the annual rent.

12. Community :

a)     To note the suggested street name given to the cul-de-sac off School Rd as part of the new development is Cedar Close.

b)     To consider applying for County Councillor Grant Fund 19/20.  Closing date 7thJune.

c)     To note the response from John Crossling WALC, confirming the use of Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 s19 “Power to provide sports facilities in or outside the Council’s area or contribute towards the expenses of any voluntary organisation or local authority that provides sports facilities in or outside of the Council’s area. Furthermore it provides the power to provide and contribute to a wide range of recreational facilities in or outside the Council’s area.  This is in relation to a request from the Cross Parish Cycle & Pathways Project for £3,000 towards the cost of a feasibility study towards the proposed cycleways project.

d)     To note the response from the recent Parish Council Questionnaire sent to all residents regarding Q8 (Would members of your household support a multi-parish initiative to create a new cycle way from Evesham to Alcester which will incur expenses for the Parish Council?).  58% were in favour of this out of 208 responses received.

e)     To consider the Sustrans proposal to the Parish Council regarding the creation of a new multi user path between Evesham and Alcester.   Decision Required

13. Rights of Way :

a)     To receive report from Cllr Penn on the Public Rights of Way within the Parish

b)     To note a request received for 2 kissing gates to be installed on public footpath AL42A leading on to Wood Bevington Lane as the new tenant farmer is putting cattle in the field and the boundaries need to be secure.

14. Matters raised by Councillors:

Matters raised by Councillors are considered under this item. Councillors are also invited to use this opportunity to report minor matters of information not included elsewhere on the agenda and to raise items for future agendas. (At the discretion of the Chairman Councillors may raise items at the meeting if considered necessary and urgent).

15. Consideration of Correspondence Received : (Yellow Papers)

To consider Community Grant Fund request from Friends of Dunnington School in the sum of £2000 towards the new school website

16. Correspondence to Note:

(‘Correspondence to Note’ items are held in a Circulation Folder available to Councillors during Parish Council Meetings. The Clerk will provide individual copies of correspondence for retention if required).


17. Finance : General (Pink Papers)

a)     To consider Section 2 – Annual Governance and Accountability Return – Accounting Statements – Salford Priors Parish Council Accounts FY 2018/19    Decision Required

b)     To consider renewing the fixed for business contract with EDF for a further 3 years.    Decision Required

c)     Consideration and approval of the payments and transfers listed in Appendix A

d)    To agree 2 Councillor Signatories to sign the cheques/BACS remittances for payments listed in Appendix A

e)     To note the bank account balances

f)     To note the first precept payment from Stratford District Council has been received in the sum of £32,500

18. Staffing Confidential:

To receive report following recent annual review for Clerk.

19. Date of Next Meeting:

To confirm the date of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting at 7.00pm on Wednesday 19th June at Dunnington Baptist Church Hall.

20. Closure of Meeting :



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