Parish Council Meeting Agenda 16.9.20

To all Members of the Council


You are hereby summoned to attend an ordinary meeting of the Salford Priors Parish Council to be held via Zoom on Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 7.00pm for the purpose of transacting the following business only.

Donna Bowles
Clerk to the Council                                                                                                                         
Thursday 10th September


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)

Chairman to Move: To close the adjournment and the suspension of Standing Orders

4.       Minutes:

To approve the Minutes of the Extra Ordinary Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 3rd August 2020 via Zoom.

5.       Planning Matters:

Planning Matters To Consider :

20/02427/TREE – T1 silver birch – reduce one limb away from parking space and remove large branch overhanging property boundary at 2 Meadow View, Evesham Rd, WR11 8UU.

Please note all planning matters considered and decisions received are in the Clerk’s Progress Report.

6.       Clerk’s Progress Report :

To note report in agenda pack.

7.       Playing Field:

Inspections –

a)     3/5 weekly playing field inspections have taken place to the Clerk’s knowledge

b)     To consider the playing field risk assessment enclosed with agenda pack.

8.       Highways :

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

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

9.       Garden Allotments:

a)     To move forward with garden allotment competition now the Ivor Penn trophy has been located.

b)     To note 4 more allotment plots have been created and leased bringing the total from 12 to 18.

c)     A new water trough will also be installed close to the new plots.

10.    Rights of Way :

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

11.    Working Groups Update: 

a)     Christmas Tree Switch On – it was agreed at the July meeting that although the Christmas tree would be in place the usual Switch On Event would not take place this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

b)     Communications – to receive update from Cllr Pattison regarding Welcome to Village booklet and Book of Walks

c)     Streetlights – no further update at this time

d)     CIL – to consider plans drawn up by Highways regarding traffic calming

e)     Amenity – meeting to be arranged to discuss the tender

12.    Community :

a)     To receive report from Cllrs Maude & Shale regarding Zoom meeting with TOPs Management Committee (in agenda pack).

b)     To consider the way forward with the TOPs building and lease which terminates 31st March 2021.

c)     To consider holding a Civic Appointment meeting regarding Honorary Freeman of the Parish

d)     To receive update from Cllr A Green regarding verge areas and large green open space area at the CALA development.

e)     To consider way forward regarding the Arrow & Avon Greenway Project as per working group meeting on 26th August.

f)      Cllr A Green to provide feedback following attendance of Zoom meeting regarding changing from 3 tier system to a Unitary Authority.  Paperwork in agenda pack

13.    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).

14.    Consideration of Correspondence Received :

a)     To consider response to the consultation of the Government’s proposed changes to the planning system

b)     To consider adopting an Equality & Diversity Policy – example in agenda pack

c)     To consider CALA correspondence regarding agenda items 6f & 6g.

15.    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).

a)     Updates to various planning policies at Stratford District Council (emailed 28.7.20)

b)     Salford Priors Memorial Hall has not charged Salford Priors Parish Council rent for the office for the last 2 quarters

c)     To note new national salary pay scales, emailed 9th September 2020

d)     An anonymous letter has been received regarding a local business.

16.    Finance : General (Pink Papers)

a)     To note first quarterly bank reconciliation, account balances and income and expenditure budgets have been signed by Cllr R Green.

b)     To note the approval of payments and transfers listed in Appendix A for June & July have been signed by Cllr A Green & Cllr Shale.

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

17.    Date of Next Meeting:

To confirm the date of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting at 7.00pm on Wednesday 21st October 2020 by Zoom or at the Memorial Hall Salford Priors.

18.    Closure of Meeting :



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