Meeting 16 September 2020

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Members of the Council are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Elsworth Parish Council for the purposes of considering and resolving the business to be transacted at the meeting as set out below.

DATE: Wednesday 16th September 2020 TIME: 7.30pm VENUE: Via Zoom link:

Meeting Zoom Link Meeting ID: 775 8008 9643 Passcode: 0C207v
Mrs Elizabeth Sim, Clerk/Proper Officer to Elsworth Parish Council, 9th September 2020

COUNCILLORS: 7 QUORUM: 3 The public and press are cordially invited to be present

AGENDA 2020/09

2020/09-1 To receive and approve apologies for absence
1.1 Chairman’s address. Procedures for the meeting and update on Covid 19 issues

2020/09-2 To receive declarations of interest & requests for dispensations
2.1 To receive declarations of interest from councillors on items on the agenda
2.2 For declarations of interest received, Councillors to inform the Chairman if they wish to speak on the matter at the agenda item prior to discussion
2.3 To receive written requests for dispensations for disclosable pecuniary interests (if any)
2.4 To grant any requests for dispensation as appropriate

2020/09-3 To sign & approve the Minutes of the Council meetings dated 15th January 2020
3.1 Matters to Report from the previous Minutes
3.2 To receive the Clerk’s Report

2020/09 -4 County Council Business
4.1 Highway Maintenance. Updates and new issues
4.2. Interactive Speed signs. Update on installation

2020/09-5 District Council Business

2020/09-6 Finance
6.1 To approve payment of accounts.
6.2 Notice of receipts received
6.3 To present and approve accounts for financial year 2019-2020 for audit:
To note completion of the Annual Internal Audit Report 2019/20 by the Council’s appointed Internal Auditor
Section 1 – Annual governance statement
RESOLUTION: That this Council has considered the findings of the review of the system of internal audit and approves the Annual Governance Statement for the year ended 31/03/2020
Section 2 – Accounting Statements
RESOLUTION: That this Council has considered the accounting statements shown in Section 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return and approves said statements for year ended 31/03/2020

2020/09-7 Village Matters
7.1 Play Area. To review maintenance identified in the annual safety inspection and approve the work required and to note the re-opening of the play area and review its use.
7.2. Risk Assessment – to approve Covid-19 Risk Assessment re the play area site and equipment
7.3 Community Payback Teams. To receive an update on the possibility of Community Payback Teams work in the village
7.4 Street Lights (5). To mandate the Chairman and Clerk to seek quotations and accept the best price for power supply.

2020/09-8 Planning
8.1 To note planning applications received
20/1783/TTCA 3 Brockley Road Elsworth CB23 4JS Mrs R Ross
Proposal: T1 Walnut – Fell to ground level.
Tree warden’s comment: The tree has outgrown its location and if it has a significant fungal infection, I have no comment.

20/02961/HFUL Low Farm Brook Street Elsworth. Mr Thornton
Proposal: Demolition of existing outbuilding, porch, garage, conservatory and the erection of single storey garden room with link extension to side, replacement garage with annex above, replacement rear conservatory and alterations to include replacement of 8 windows, installation of skylights, conversion of existing outbuilding, refurbishment of existing well and repositioning of entrance gates
PC recommendation: The Parish Council was split on the recommendation for this application. The Council members’ voting on the application was: Support – 3 members No recommendation -2 members Declaration of interest (neighbour) 1 Abstention 1member absent on leave. Comments sent to District Council.

20/1900/TTCA The Avenue Business Park Brockley Road Elsworth. Mr Edward Davison
7 days notice of intention to remove an Ash tree in a dangerous condition at Avenue Business Park, Brockley Road, Elsworth, CB23 4EY which is sited within the Elsworth Conservation Area.
PC response not required as permission will have to be granted for safety reasons