Broad Street Wrington
Minutes of a Meeting of Wrington Parish Council held in the John Locke room on
                Friday 20th May 2005, incorporating the Annual General Meeting of the   
Mr T R Clements
Ms E P Irving
Mrs G J Bigg
Mrs J Gallop,
Mr D W Glynn
Mr G A Matthews,
Mrs G Moss,
Mrs C A Phillips
Mr R L Thorn
Mrs D J Yamanaka
Mr T W Yearsley

Apologies: Mrs A Atkins, Ms J Erskine, P.C. K Tacchi

The Chairman opened the Meeting at 19.30 hours.
Before moving onto the election of officers for the year Cllr. Clements addressed the Meeting. It had been brought to his attention that in making a submission in the Replacement Local Plan for land between Rickyard Road and the Recreation Field to have the “amenity” tag removed that this was against the submission of the Council. The reasoning behind this decision was due to the fact that as the Football Club has an alternative site in Mill Lane and the Bowls Club are established that this is no longer required as amenity land. The matter had been raised by NSC who indicated that they may raise the issue of conflict between the Parish Council and Cllr. Clements. Cllr. Clements stated that there was never an intention to mislead the Council in its deliberations on the Local Plan and that this was a genuine oversight. It was appreciated that he could not enter into any future discussions on this topic. Cllr. Irving said that the Council has been aware on the past of the Clements family interests in this parcel of land.

After further discussion it was moved by Cllr. Thorn and seconded by Cllr. Matthews that:-

1) Cllr. Irving takes the Chair temporarily.

2) Having had a report before the Council concerning the apparent conflict between the Council and the applicant over the Replacement Local Plan submission:- “ whilst it would have been helpful to have known at the time and it was unfortunate that it was not disclosed at the time however the explanation has been accepted.”

This motion was passed.

Election of Chairman: Nominated Cllr. Clements proposed by Cllr. Gallop seconded by Cllr. Thorn.

Nominated: Cllr. Irving proposed by Cllr. Bigg and seconded by Cllr. Glynn.

On a show of hands 6 voted in favour of Cllr. Clements with 2 against and 1 abstention.

Cllr. Clements took the Chair.

Elect ion of Vice-Chair. Nominated Cllr. Irving. Proposed by Cllr. Gallop and seconded by Cllr. Thorn. Passed

Election of Planning Committee Chairman. The Chairman thanked Cllr. Glynn for his hard work in getting the Planning Meetings up and running. Cllr. Glynn indicated that he did not wish to stand but after some discussion and change of arrangements Cllr. Glynn was persuaded to stand. Proposed by Cllr. Bigg and seconded by Cllr. Matthews. Passed.

Appointment to Memorial Hall & recreation Field Committee. Proposed by Cllr. Matthews and seconded by Cllr. Thorn that the existing 8 Parish Councillors be elected en-bloc. Passed. Regarding the 4 outside members the Clerk advised that 5 nominations received viz. Mrs. Judd (Gardening Club), Mrs. Yeoman (W.I.), Mr. M T Clements (Cricket Club) and Mr. Cowgill (Drama Club) – all existing Committee Members. In addition the Football Club wished to nominate Mr. Missen. It was proposed by Cllr. Bigg and seconded by Cllr. Thorn that the existing 4 committee members be re-elected and that Mr. Missen be invited to attend Committee Meetings to speak on matters concerning the Football Club. Passed.

Appointment to other bodies:

1) NALC- North Somerset Group-Nominated Cllr. Glynn Proposed by Cllr. Bigg and seconded by Cllr. Gallop. Passed.

2) Bristol Airport Consultative Committee. Nominated Cllr. Atkins (in her absence). Proposed by Cllr. Irving and seconded by Cllr. Bigg. Passed.

3) Parish Council Airports Association. To be left that any Councillor can attend.

4) Tree Officer. Nominated Mrs. Judd. Proposed by Cllr. Matthews and seconded by Cllr. Bigg. Passed.

5) Wrington Parish Charities. The Council has 2 representatives on this currently Mr. M M Collins and Mr. I Ashman. Election is on a 4- year cycle and this year no re-election needed.

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 19th April were adopted with one amendment:

- under Clerk’s report item 10 add the word “useful” after proved on line 2.

Clerk’s Report.

1) By-law re restricting use of fireworks at private functions.- still waiting for further news from NSC

2) Bullhouse Lane- work completed.

3) Village of the Year- forms have been altered. Cllr. Bigg is undertaking the task of compiling a new Village map of Wrington.

4) Standards Committee- details of a complaints hearing held 10th May. At the hearing the matter was cleared. The standards Committee meeting scheduled for 23rd May has been cancelled due to lack of business.

5) Brue, Axe and North Somerset Streams CAMS- Managing Water abstraction- acknowledgement received that the Council will receive the consultation document. A booklet “Managing Water Abstraction” has been received.

6) Avon Youth Bus- summary of figures for January to March. Wrington figures very low for January and February but picked up a bit in March. Redhill holding its own.

7) Golden Lion- Notice of Transfer of Licence-from Philippe Taylor Giorgetti to Phillippe Taylor Giorgetti and Judith Gail Giorgetti.

8) Application for the removal of the Justice’s On-Licence to the new premises. The Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club BIA. Licensees to remain the same.

9) Butcombe Brewery Visitor Centre. Application for final order.

10) Goblin Combe Environment Centre- details of Spring and Summer courses.

11) Community Action Transport Conference- to be held Tuesday 28th June at BAWA Club, Filton Bristol- 9.30 am to 4.00pm.

12) Publications- Volunteer Centre. Clerk & Councils direct. YANSEC-details of grants available.

13) Job vacancies- Volunteer Centre and ChAt. Clerk has details

14) CPRE- Annual Tea Party- Sunday 26th June 3-5pm. Entrance £2.00.

15) Premise Licence Application- NSC will produce a bi-monthly list in future. It was mentioned at this juncture that the Golden Lion application for variation of opening hours has been withdrawn. The application has created quite a stir in the Village and the Broad Street community have united- they are also considering setting up a Neighbourhood Watch group. The landlord at the Golden Lion has decided to rethink the application.

16) DE matters- May edition.

17) NSC – guide to charges & fees.

18) South Area Committee meeting dates.

Highways Matters – The Clerk gave details of the Highway Services Information Sheet for April.

Letter received from NSC re Vehicle Activated signs and their proposed locations- the Clerk is to include this in the next Wrington Journal.

Details of road closure for a period of maximum 3 weeks from 20th June 2005. Location Silver Street from junction with Church Walk to Rickyard Road.

Community Action- Transport Needs Assessment. An offer from CA to come and talk about it. It was agreed that this should wait until the Parish Plan results available.

Cllr. Glynn touched briefly upon the Parish Voice submission which was basically in support of Congresbury Parish Council’s own submission and concerned speed limits on country lanes.

Problems of parking in Broad Street raised and the Clerk will bring this to the attention of PC Tacchi.

Police – In the absence of PC Tacchi the Clerk read out a brief report. During the period 17th April to 13th May 9 recorded crimes.

Lighting- Clerk mentioned no further forward with the replacement light at Apricot Cottage- being chased by Mr. Reed of Bennetts. Details received of lights out at Butts Batch and West Hay Road

FINANCE REPORT 20th May 2005

ALCA 540.88
Connect South West 728.37
Glasdon UK 675.02
SWEB 712.05
M Hicks (VO2) 215.63
CPRE (subs) 20.00
Allianz Cornhill 2541.53
DG Maintenance (play areas maintenance) 238.50
SITA (UK)    27.91
T Yearsley   428.92
Redhill Village Hall 3200.00
Felton Village Hall   800.00
PCC All Saints   500.00
PCC Christ Church   100.00
T Yearsley (payments on behalf of MemHall)   473.27
Avon Blast Cleaning   411.25
Bank Balance: Current Account nil
Business Reserve £53753.01c
Capital Reserve £ 7373.44c

Budget Budget Actual %
Precept 57390 28695 50
Grants 0
Allotments 310 250
Insurance 0
VAT Recovered 8955.7
Interest 600 0 0.00
Sundries 1001
Other 0
Total 58300 38901.7
Allotments 200 0 0
Open Spaces 12000 1052.37 8.77
Highways 1000 0 0
Street Lighting 7500 1225.89 16.35
Admin. Expenses 11600 2970.45 25.61
Sundries 26000 5913.66 22.74
Other 0
Total 58300 11162.37
Hall Grants 20000 4752.78 23.76
Mobile Youth 2600 0 0
Cemetery 600 600 100
Public Conveniences 1600 0 0
Parish Plan 0
Section 137 200 0 0
Odds and sods 1000 560.88 56.09
Total 26000 5913.66

Payments made on behalf of the Memorial Hall & Recreation Fields Committee
from agreed grant

Avon Blast Cleaning £350.00 +VAT

Travis Perkins & Fountain Forestry £402.78 + VAT (payments made by Treasurer).

The Clerk made mention that the subscription to the PCAA in the sum of £25 due. Proposed by Cllr. Bigg and seconded by Cllr. Glynn that it be paid –passed.

To enhance the Cyber Room it would benefit from Broadband and it would also enable the Council to have use of this for downloading planning applications etc. Proposed by Cllr. Gallop and seconded by Cllr. Matthews that the Council cover the cost of this for the next year- anticipated to be £180. Passed.

With regard to the year end accounts the Clerk mentioned that some amendments to the notes attached required and that the revised notes would be submitted prior to the next meeting.

Memorial – request for alcohol


Bristol International Airport – Cllr. Atkins report handed out. Mention made that in paragraph 2 for Graham Turner read Karuna T…..

Cllr. Glynn also mentioned that the Airport Surface Access Strategy will be discussed at a forthcoming Airport Transport Forum Meeting on which he will be sitting.

ALCA – The Clerk reported on correspondence received. Cllr. Glynn mentioned that he had attended a planning session and would be writing a report on this.

Parish Plan

Still short of data imputers

Freedom of Information Act- Code of Practice for dealing with complaints
as submitted to the April Meeting was adopted. Proposed by Cllr. Irving and seconded by Cllr. Gallop.

The Clerk mentioned that the Council for the purposes of the Data Protection Act will have the following added to its Notification “This data controller states that they are a public authority under the Freedom of Information Act 2000”.


Standards Board “A Code for the Future”. Responses have to be in by 17th June- to date no comments received.

Review of Bye-laws.

The Clerk reported that NSC has undertaken to review all current bye-laws many of which are out-of-date. The interesting schedule which covered new or laws to be revised was not included. Cllr. Yamanaka will look into this.

District Councillor’s Report – as per pre-meeting paper

Open Forum

1) Drains outside the Doctors' surgery blocked.

2) The sign by the doctor’s surgery damaged. Cllr. Matthews has already taken this up with the Practice Manager.

3) Photocopiers- Cllr. Bigg mentioned the availability of second hand copiers from a Bristol based organisation.

There being no other business the meeting was declared closed at 21.40 hours.

Mr. T R Clements