Meeting 18 November 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 18th November 2020 TIME: 7.30pm VENUE: Via Zoom link:

Meeting Zoom Link Meeting ID: 730 3726 7744 Passcode: fqqYy1
Mrs Elizabeth Sim, Clerk/Proper Officer to Elsworth Parish Council, 11th November 2020

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

AGENDA 2020/11

2020/11-1 To receive and approve apologies for absence

2020/11-2 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
2020/11-3 Public Participation/Forum – 10 minutes
To allow members of the public to raise comments on items for future agendas or on items that are on the current agenda. To allow any members of the public and Councillors declaring an interest to address the meeting in relation to the business to be transacted at that meeting. Following this members of the public are not permitted to take part in the discussion.

2020/11 -4 To sign & approve the Minutes of the Council meetings dated 16th September and 23rd September 2020
4.1 Matters to Report from the previous Minutes
4.2. To receive the Clerk’s Update

2020/11-5 County Council and District Council Business
5.1 County Council Update
5.2. District Council update

2020/11-6 Finance
6.1 To approve payment of accounts.
6.2 Notice of receipts received
6.3 Insurance for the litter picking volunteers . To note that Paul Solon renewed the annual insurance cover wef April 2020 and is seeking reimbursement of the cost (£171.20)
6.4 To set a date and attendance for 2021-2022 budget meeting

2020/11-7 Village Matters
7.1 Play Area. To consider action required on Cradle swings and note the possible delay on discussions relating to the lease because of the current lockdown.
7.2. Parish Council Web site. a) To agree to engage a new website provider to enable the Parish Council to fully meet accessibility and transparency requirements and, if a) so agreed, to agree that Netwise be approached to provide support for a new transparent and accessible PC website at a cost of £499 Standard or £599 Premium.
7.3. A 428 Corridor. To discuss matters concerning the A428 Corridor
7.4 Luton Flight paths consultation. To consider a response to the consultation

2020/11-8 Planning
8.1 Planning applications received

20/04336/HFUL 16 Brook Street Elsworth CB23 4HX Mr & Mrs H. Higgins
Alterations and additions to dwelling and associated out buildings

20/02962/CONDA & 20/02962/LBC Low Farm Brook Street Elsworth CB23 4HX Mr Neil Thornton. For information only

Notification of tree works to protected trees and trees in a conservation area.

20/2073/TTPO Mr Farrow 16 Boxworth Road Elsworth CB23 4JQ
• crown reduce height by 3m
• crown reduce spread by 3-4m by target reduction of longest limbs on all sides
• reduce remainder to shape
• decayed area in base and main stem

20/2207/TTCA 6 Brook Street Elsworth CB23 4HX Ms Wendy Williams
Box maple tree, request removal. It is impacting on the surrounding sheds, wall and boundary to neighbour and light to other trees

20/2250/TTCA 4 Brook Street Elsworth CB23 4HX Mr Mark Goldsborough
Oak Tree situated at the front of property between the property and the Old bakehouse next door. Requires pruning to reduce shape and size by 20% due to impinging on property and neighbouring property

8.2 Decision notices
20/02961/HFUL & 20/02962/LBC Low Farm Brook Street Elsworth. Mr Thornton