North Nibley Parish Council



Present: Mr. D Purnell (Chairman); Mr K Brown; Mr S Hale; Mr D Palmer; & Mr L Smitherman.

District Councillors: Mrs J Cordwell; Mr A O’Connor; & Mr P Smith

County Councillor: Dr. J Cordwell.

The Clerk: Mr R Symons.

  1. To Receive and Accept Apologies for absence.

Apologies were received and accepted from Mr K Larkin & Mrs K Glancy.

  1. Declaration of Interests.

The Chairman invited members to declare any interests. There were none.

  1. To Approve and Sign the Minutes of the Meeting held on 6 February 2012, as a true and accurate record. The Minutes of the February Meeting had previously been distributed to all members and displayed on the public notice boards and the website. All members agreed the Minutes should be signed, as a true and accurate record. The Minutes were duly signed.

  1. The Council noted Matters arising from the Minutes that were not covered by agenda items.

The Clerk referred to his Update Note, which had been issued prior to the Meeting. He also provided additional verbal information.

  1. The Chairman closed the Meeting for public discussion and invited questions. There were no questions. The Chairman re-opened the Meeting.

  1. The Council noted that Planning Consent has been Refused in respect of:

  1. The Council noted that the application for Planning Permission has been Withdrawn in respect of:

  1. The Council were briefed by the Clerk on the recent Core Strategy Meeting held by Stroud DC at Wotton Town Council Offices. It was pointed out that the current version of the Core Strategy, currently before the Council for Consultation, was broadly in line with the Council’s responses to the earlier version. During discussion the following points were made:

The Council agreed that the Clerk should draft a response to the Consultation Questionnaire and send it to Councillors for comment prior to submission to Stroud DC.

  1. District Councillor Mr A. O’Connor had previously submitted a written District Council Report. (See attached). The Council noted the contents of the Report. The Chairman thanked Cllr. O’Connor.

  1. County Councillor Dr J Cordwell provided a written report. (See attached). The Council noted the contents of the Report. The Chairman thanked Cllr. Dr. Cordwell.

  1. The Chairman invited Councillors & the Clerk to report on Committees and Meetings which they had attended.

  1. Parish Council Finances.

  1. The Council received and approved the Bank Reconciliation for period to end of January 2012. The Clerk explained that he was still awaiting bank statements for February 2012. The Reconciliation presented was based on the latest available statements, but didn’t include several deposits made and one cheque which had been drawn since 24 January.

  1. The Council approved one Invoice and drew-up and signed a cheque for item on the attached Payments Schedule.

  1. The Council received and approved two quotes from Geoff Crew Plant Hire, for installing water (£495.00); and for carrying out further land clearance (£212.50) at the Council land on Breakheart Hill. It was agreed that the work needed to be carried out as soon as possible.

  1. The Council agreed to reconsider their earlier decision (Minute 15(3)/02/2012) to purchase a laptop computer, projector and a screen (to be installed in Village Hall). The Clerk informed the Council that he should have obtained three quotes for the purchase in line with the Council’s Financial Regulations. (See Financial Regulations para.11.1 (b)). He was now in receipt of a further quote, which he presented to the Council.

Following discussion it was agreed that the Clerk should go back to Audio Visual Direct UK and seek to renegotiate the price on the basis that they guarantee a “Lowest Price Promise” and also that the installation of the projector isn’t required.

13 Cemetery Report. The Clerk reported that Mr Noah Loveridge had recently been buried in the Cemetery.

  1. The Council received a written report on Correspondence received by the Council. (See attached).

The Chairman reminded Councillors that the Parish Meeting is at 7.00pm on Monday 2 April. The Clerk will:

There being no further business the Meeting ended at 8.50 pm.

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Village Hall on Monday 2 April, to follow the Parish Meeting.