Kingsbury Parish Council Minutes
Meeting of Kingsbury Parish Council held on Wednesday, 21st June 2006, at Hurley Village Hall, Hurley
Present: Councillors: L Forsyth (Chair), B Moss, A Lewis, I Thomas,
M Moss, R Cox, A Jenns and H Phillips
Apologies: Apologies for absence were received from
F Takrouri and
636 Declarations of Personal and Prejudicial Interests
It was proposed by Councillor R Cox and seconded by Councillor A Lewis:
Resolved - That the minutes of the meeting held on 24th May 2006, are approved as a true record.
638 Public Questions
The following items were raised by a member of the public:-
639 Street Lighting, Hazelcroft and Hedge adjacent to Hazelcroft (604)
· Tree in Hazelcroft needs cutting back – WCC had carried out some work on the tree, however a resident reported that the tree in the hedge was still obstructing the street lamp. WCC have again inspected the tree and do not consider any more work to be necessary.
640 Road Safety Issues, Kingsbury (605)
Further developments to the concerns raised are as follows:-
Footpath leading to
Councillors were most concerned that the elevated footway had been totally removed without any prior consultation with Local Councillors or the Parish Council. An explanation/reply was received from WCC. Parish Councillors accepted their apology for not informing them, but are not in agreement with the action taken. It was also reported that the new path had bricks protruding from underneath. The Clerk would reply with Councillors comments/concerns.
642 New Street Lamps – Piccadilly (611)
The cost for three additional 5m lighting columns would be in the region of £5,240 to install and service. Councillors B Moss is still awaiting an answer from WCC to see if they can provide the funding for this.
643 Request for a shelter for teenagers and new bench (612)
A representatives from NWBC attended the meeting to report on the consultation carried out to obtain residents views on a shelter. It was felt that not enough residents who may be affected by a shelter on the recreation ground had been asked. A more thorough consultation will be carried out before the next meeting of the Parish Council. The outcome will then have to be discussed at length before a decision can be made.
Apparently it was agreed back in April 2005 at a meeting of YPSO Steering Group that a new bench would be supplied to replace the existing one on the recreation ground in Kingsbury. It appears this never materialised. It was proposed by Councillor B Moss and seconded by Councillor A Lewis and agreed unanimously
RESOLVED: That NWBC be given the Parish Council’s approval to go ahead with the replacement bench.
644 Fibre optic speed signs (613)
Information had been received by the Clerk of a scheme called ‘Speed Aware’ which is the use of temporarily fixed or mobile flashing Speed Aware signs. Councillor Takrouri and Councillor Cox put forward areas in Hurley and the Clerk would complete the relevant forms to apply for this scheme.
645 Parish Council Swings, Kingsbury (616)
NWBC have included the painting of the swing frame at a cost of £60 to be included with the annual costs for grounds maintenance and this will be attended to as soon as possible. This was agreed by all Councillors.
646 Broken Roof Panels in Bus Shelter,
A quote was received from Queensbury Shelters for the repairs to the two broken roof panels and also a cost for replacing all roof panels with aluminium ones that would be a lot stronger and more cost effective in the long term. It was proposed by Councillor B Moss and seconded by Councillor H Phillips and agreed unanimously:
RESOLVED: To replace all the roof panels with aluminium at a cost of £466.36
647 Post Box,
The Clerk wrote to Royal Mail requesting that the post box be repainted and a reply received agreed that it was in need of repainting, and a job would be raised for this.
648 Speeding Cars,
The Clerk received a letter from Warwickshire Casualty
Reduction Partnership stating that on the basis of the speed data collected in
649 Ditch opposite
This has been reported to the County Highways department but the ditch is the responsibility of the adjacent landowner. The Clerk has informed County Highways who will write to ask him to clean it out.
650 Remains of an old Lorry in
The remains of a lorry need removing from the
651 Litter problem in Hurley (629)
Litter and disused furniture is reported at the back of the mini-market. This area is privately owned and last time there was a problem a notice was served on the land owner. This has been passed onto Environmental Health, NWBC to action.
652 County Highways matters raised (631)
The following would be reported to WCC:-
Councillor B Moss asked the Clerk to write to BP Oil as they have sponsored the planting on the island in the past to see if they are continuing with this. As no response was received in time for the meeting the Clerk will chase up a reply.
654 Hurley Village Hall (633)
The following matters were raised and either no response has been received or further information is needed. The Clerk will write again to Waterloo Housing.
The Clerk reported on the following:-
Councillor Cox reported that the bench that the Parish Council agreed to maintain is overgrown with weeds. The Clerk will ask County Highways to inspect it.
657 Hedges need cutting along the ‘Black Path’ (T52)
This will be reported to WCC.
Councillor Phillips asked the Clerk to contact WCC to ask that the road be adopted by the County.
659 Fishing Trip
A letter was received asking for a donation towards a
fishing trip for 50 pupils of
RESOLVED: £350.00 be given to fund this trip.
660 Accounts 2005/2006
The internally audited accounts for 2005/2006 were circulated at the meeting. The Clerk explained the figures and significant variances to Councillors. It was proposed by Councillor I Thomas and seconded by Councillor A Jenns
RESOLVED: That the accounts for 2005/2006 be approved subject to external audit and the Statement of Assurance in the Annual Return be also approved.
Following the acceptance of the accounts, the Chair signed the Statement of Assurance and the Annual Return. These would be sent to the external auditor in due course.
661 Citizens Advice Bureau
A letter received from CAB informed us that local outreach advice sessions would be continuing in Kingsbury until September 2006. A request to support these sessions was contained in the letter. It was proposed by Councillor H Phillips and seconded by Councillor B Moss and agreed.
RESOLVED: That £250.00 would be donated to the CAB for this cause.
662 Next Meeting
The next meeting will be at Piccadilly Community Centre, Piccadilly - Wednesday 19th July.
663 Accounts for payment
It was proposed by Councillor I Thomas and seconded by Councillor A Jenns:
RESOLVED: That the accounts listed below be approved for payment.
Internal Audit of Accounts £125.00
Clerk’s June Salary £491.61
Inland Revenue £613.49
WCC Re-site Lamp post £1366.88
Hurley Community Centre-Hire of Hall for meeting £15.00
Admin Costs £133.14
North Warwickshire CAB (minute 661 June) £250.00
Kingsbury School Fishing Trip (minute 659 June) £350.00
Bank Balances 30th June 2006
Current Account £1841.12
Reserve Account (Clubs and Societies) £6164.68
Capital Reserve Account £18039.91