Stoke Ferry Parish Council


Minutes of Stoke Ferry Parish Council Meeting held in The Community Centre At 7.30pm on Wednesday 10 November 2010

Those Attending: Cllr Mrs T Mann (Chairman), Cllr Mrs S Lansdell-Williams (Vice-Chairman), Cllr Mrs M Leamon, Cllr D Summers, Borough Councillor C Sampson, Mrs C Hardy (Clerk), PCSO Sara Clipperton and 6 members of the public.

Apologies: Apologies were received from Cllr Nicholas-Letch, Cllr Mrs Markwell, Cllr Mrs Mendoza and Cllr Precey

Minutes of the last Meeting: Cllr Summers proposed acceptance, seconded by Cllr Mrs Leamon.

Police Matters – PCSO Clipperton reported there had been eighteen incidences reported since the last meeting. Four Anglian Water Manhole Covers had been stolen from the end of Lark Road. Criminal damage to a vehicle, problems at the Kebab Shop, also vehicle nuisance in School Lane. There are still a few reports of problems with motor bikes but still being monitored. The SNAP meeting was to be held on the 11 November when Stoke Ferry will possibly no longer be a priority. A member of the public reported problems with two dogs on the public footpath in Greatmans Way, PCSO Clipperton advised that Sergeant Rowe was in the process of dealing with this matter. It was also reported cars parking near the Old Wood Yard in Bridge Road late in the evening, may be a problem, this will also be looked into. There being no further issues the Chairman thanked PCSO Clipperton for attending.

Matters Arising:

a) Police Matters – the Police will continue to monitor the bikes on The Common and in the Playing Fields, but does not appear to be a major problem at the moment. The Chairman asked that all problems relating to motorbikes, off road bikes or any anti social behaviour etc should be reported to the Police at once – 0845 456 4567.

b) Letter to Police – Mr Stephen Bett, Chairman Norfolk Police Authority, and Superintendent Davison will be attending the Parish Council Meeting on 15 December. Any member of the public who has any questions or points to raise with Mr Bett’s please come along to the meeting.

c) Fence/Footpath near The Moorings/The Old Bull – the Planning Enforcement Officer has advised that the owner of this land’s original scheme was not viable, a new scheme is being prepared. He asked why we thought the fence was in the incorrect position. It was agreed to ask County Councillor White to respond to this point.

d) Buckenham Drive/Parking – as requested at the last meeting the Clerk has written to the Senior Housing Officer at Freebridge asking for this to be considered in their budget for 2011/2012. A response has not been received to date but will be chased up.

e) Potholes/Resurfacing – Furlong Road/Drove – as reported previously these works have been programmed but no date available as to when they will be carried out – to be monitored.

f) The Cemetery – Still no response had been received from the Probation Service regarding the return of paint, despite several letters and emails. It was agreed that the Clerk should have one more try by telephoning the office.

g) Spring Bulbs for Cemetery – These have now been planted with the help of children from James Bradfield School. The Chairman thanked those who helped with this project. A letter of thanks will be sent to the school and note placed in The Pump.

h) Part Night Lighting – Nothing further to report at this stage.

i) Lark Road Planning Application – The Chairman reported that this had been discussed at the Development Control Board and was Refused.

j) Parish Councils Elections – a response had been received to the letter objecting to charges being made, in which it states charges relating to any parish council election in 2011 will be invoiced but will not have to be paid until the following year. Those councillors present were still not happy with the situation and the Clerk was asked to write again.

k) Grit Bin – The Clerk informed the meeting that the Licence for the placing of the grit bin has been issued, a bin has been ordered and should be delivered within the next week. She was asked to obtain a quotation for the fixing of the bin – it was agreed that a sum up to

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