Kingsbury Parish Council Minutes
Meeting of Kingsbury Parish Council held on Wednesday, 24th May
Present: Councillors: L Forsyth (Chair), B Moss, A Lewis,
I Thomas, M Moss,
Apologies: Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: A Jenns,
K R Cox
601 Declarations of Personal and Prejudicial Interests
It was proposed by Councillor H Phillips and seconded by Councillor A Lewis:
Resolved - That the minutes of the meeting held on 19th April 2006, are approved as a true record.
603 Kingsbury Link Signing (571)
Councillor Thomas met with WCC and agreed how the signs could be best altered to divert lorries away from the low bridge at Piccadilly.
A list of observations regarding the recently published Warwickshire Advisory Lorry Route Map 2005 was received from Warwickshire and West Midlands Association of Local Councils (WALC). Councillors agreed with all the comments made, adding just one observation that the Clerk would report back to WALC. It has been agreed that the map will be revisited by WCC 12 months after publication to take account of any feedback received.
604 Street Lighting, Hazelcroft and Hedge adjacent to Hazelcroft (572)
· Street lighting – All work is now complete and the invoice is awaited.
· Trees in Hazelcroft need cutting back – The work to trim the trees was carried out following a site meeting with WCC. However the resident reported that the tree in the hedge was still obstructing the street lamp. This would be further reported to WCC.
605 Road Safety Issues, Kingsbury (573)
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 yet to be received and would be followed up.
607 Public Realm Grants Scheme (575)
Due to unforeseen circumstances at NWBC it is not possible
at the present time to obtain a quote or get any work completed for the Parish
Council. Therefore, the proposed new
bench to replace the old one opposite the
608 Matters Raised (576)
609 Oil Terminals, Kingsbury (577)
An extraordinary meeting of Kingsbury Parish Council was
held to discuss safety concerns on behalf of local residents, following the
recent disaster at Buncefield Depot,
The Manager of the WCC Emergency Planning Unit issued a public statement which has been put on Kingsbury Parish Council’s Website.
Severn Trent Water would now assess the building of a
manhole chamber outside number 5 due to recurring problems with blocked sewers
611 New Street Lamps – Piccadilly (580)
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.
612 Request for a shelter for teenagers (581)
The consultation will hopefully be done by the middle of June and if the information has all been gathered from the public and the children in time for the June Parish Council meeting, it will be presented by representatives from NWBC. The outcome will then have to be discussed at length before a decision can be made.
613 Fibre optic speed signs (582)
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 had looked into the possibility of applying for this for Hurley using the criteria supplied but it was agreed that a site meeting would be helpful with Warwickshire Casualty Reduction Partnership to clarify whether it was a suitable area.
614 Kingsbury Doctors Surgery (583)
Councillor S Boydell reported that any new patients to the area would be very welcome at the surgery. Rumours of no spaces for new patients were unfounded.
615 Litter concerns (586)
The following matters have now been attended to.
616 Parish Council Swings, Kingsbury (588)
Due to unforeseen circumstances at NWBC it is not possible at the present time to obtain a quote or get any work completed for the Parish Council. Therefore, the painting of the swing frame will be attended to later in the year.
617 Broken Roof Panels in Bus Shelter,
A quote was received from Queensbury Shelters for the repairs to the two broken roof panels and 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
618 Post Box,
The Clerk wrote to Royal Mail requesting that the post box be repainted, but had not received a reply in time for the meeting. This will be followed up.
619 County Highways - matters raised (591)
The following matters were reported to County Highways:-
620 Lighting matter raised (592)
The following point was reported to WCC:-
621 Bus Shelters, Kingsbury (593)
The bus shelters on either side of the road by
622 Litter Problems raised (594)
623 Motorcycle Nuisance (595)
Vehicles with scrambling motorcycles in them were reported to be using premises on Kingsbury Link. The Clerk has written to the companies to make them aware of this.
624 Kingsbury Play Area (596)
A letter was received from a member of the public stating
concerns over the
Councillors discussed the possibility of contributing to this play area if it was to be put on the programme for new play equipment, the same as Piccadilly, Wood End and Hurley. Councillors agreed to contribute the same amount of £5000 to this area when it is time to be replaced. This was proposed by Councillor Phillips and seconded by Councillor Lewis and agreed unanimously.
RESOLVED: That the Parish Council would contribute £5000 to Kingbury play area when the Borough Council puts it on the programme for renewal.
625 Speeding Cars,
The Clerk received a letter from Warwickshire Casualty
Reduction Partnership stating that on the basis of the speed data collected in
626 Correspondence continued
627 Ditch, Knowle Hill
Councillor Lewis reported a ditch needed cleaning out
628 Remains of an old Lorry in
Councillor Jenns asked if anything could be done to move the remains of a lorry which has been there for a long time and now has vegetation growing through and around it. The Clerk has reported this to NWBC and is awaiting a response.
629 Litter problem in Hurley
Councillor Takrouri reported litter and disused furniture at the back of the mini-market. This is a walkway used by children to get to school. The Clerk would report this to NWBC.
630 Bus Shelter by
Councillor M Moss reported the bus shelter had been vandalised again and panels were dislodged. Again, due to unforeseen circumstances at NWBC it is not possible at the present time to obtain a quote for this repair but it will be looked at in the future.
631 County Highways matters raised
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.
633 Hurley Village Hall
The following matters were raised:-
634 Next Meeting
The next meeting will be at Hurley Village Hall - Wednesday 21st June.
600 Accounts for payment
It was proposed by Councillor B Moss and seconded by Councillor H Phillips:
Resolved: That the accounts listed below be approved for payment.
Clerk’s May Salary £491.61
Kingsbury Primary School-Hire of Hall for meeting £15.00
Admin Costs £45.88
Warwickshire Playing Fields Association Subscriptions £15.00
WCC Pool Hire Aquanauts £764.40
Greenbarnes Ltd – Noticeboard (Minute 490) £1066.04
Bank Balances 30th April 2006
Current Account £4027.28
Reserve Account (Clubs and Societies) £7635.81
Capital Reserve Account £17994.69