Ordinary Minutes 13 12 2021

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Held at: Victory Hall, Neen Sollars, DY14 0AL  

Date: 13/12/2021        Start: 18.00 Hrs


   Cllr Chris Jones (Chairman)                       01584 890486

Cllr David Jones (Vice Chairman)              01299 271204

Cllr Steve Painter                                        01299 832981

Cllr Mazella Witts-Hewinson                      01299 271258

Cllr Anne Horsley                                        01299 271225

Clerk Tony Price                                          01299 271535



Proceeding will be conducted observing Covid 19 distance and hygiene guidance and new restrictions current to meeting date.



Parish Council meeting will now start at 18.00Hrs until further notice



  1. Apologies: None


  1. Declaration of Pecuniary Interest: None


  1. Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting 23/08/2021

Signed as true record. Motion raised DHJ Seconded SP agreed unanimously.


  1. Accounts
    • Current account balance £10,901.01
    • Community Benefit  £4376.42
    • Election account £752.24


  • Invoices signed off

£50.84 Yellow Beware Children signs


  • Community Benefit

Note: The C/B first payment was made in March 2017, 10 payments are scheduled to be made. (i.e.,10 Years)


  • Parish Assets

Neen Sollars ~ £4,769.35

Milson           ~ £2,388.35

Note: New Village signs to be added when installed.


  • Receipts to Council.



  • Environment Maintenance Grant (EMG)

Application for grant of £1500 for 2021/22 agreed, but not paid, and application for next three years (2022~202024) submitted.


  1. Open Reach/DCMS Voucher Initiative

Update: Installation being carried out In line with March 2022 going live.

Activity seen around village.


  1. Salt boxes alongside roads/hills

Decision to purchase 25Kg bags and place in hi-risk areas of the village prior to Winter, replacement bags provided on request.

DHJ confirmed that two pallets of salt have been distributed around the Village and the scheme has been received well.


  1. General Data Protection Regulations 2018

No updates


  1. Defibrillators –
    • Parishioner Gavin Hamilton has agreed to take over the day to day running of the scheme and will report back to the PC on any changes/updates. GH will undertake to train as trainer for first responders.


  1. Lengthsman progress
    • Work sheets made available to Council on request.
    • Report of missing drain covers between Milson and Trapnell bridge images to be provided to Highways.


  1. Web Page.
    • A new site partner has been investigated called “”. They offer a Windows based platform with the graphics style of the current site.


  • Visit web page:

Websites For Parish Councils


  • The setup cost is £399.00 +VAT, the build will be much quicker than the current web page as all the work has been done, the ongoing cost is £200 per annum which is £50 more, and the domain name will have to have a diverter which will cost £15 per annum unless we can get the title back off Upperbridge. The page has all the social media interfaces.

The current site is complicated and labour intensive, the Windows based pages from Netwise are drag and drop.

Motion raised to change provider by DHJ and seconded AH agreed                                                                 unanimously.


  1. Dogs fouling footpaths.

Quantity and location of new signs required from DHJ.




  1. Footpaths, Stiles and Gates

Complete footpath update on work implemented and ongoing,

see attached.


  1. Neighbour Watch Scheme

Updates being issued via web page when available.



    • Reference: 21/03827/PMBPA  (validated: 04/08/2021)
      Address: Proposed Barn Conversion To The South Of, Neen Sollars
      Proposal:  Application for prior approval under Part 3, Class Q

Applicant: Mrs N Hamilton (Hardman’s Dale, Milson,  DY14 0AT



  • Reference:  21/04085/FUL  (validated: 07/09/2021)

Address:  Hilltop Barn, Neen Sollars, Kidderminster, Shropshire, DY14 0AL

Proposal:  Replacement of septic tank and soak away with a new BIO-3 Sewage treatment plant

Applicant: Mrs Anita Rose



  • Reference:  21/03499/FUL

Proposal:  – Conversion of former pig shed/store into residential use

Applicant: Wood Farm, Neen Sollars, Kidderminster, Shropshire, DY14 0AS.



  • Update on Piggery Corley CJ. No change to current status


  1. LTN Legal Briefings Updates



  1. Place Plan

Update on Shropshire Place Plan available on request.


  1. Public Participation

Suspended until further notice. A view on Public Participation to be gained in light of new Covid conditions!



  1. Public Correspondence.
  • Parishioner requesting each Child in Milson and Neen Sollars receive a £5 voucher Christmas present from the Village.

Funding will be approx. £100, Motion raised by CJ and seconded MWH agreed unanimously.

The criteria for receiving the Voucher Children must:

Be under 16 Years

Live in Parish(s),




  • Parishioner requesting £197.91 for lights and decoration for the Christmas tree at Jubilee Garden (to remain property of Parish Council)

Motion raised by CJ and seconded SP agreed unanimously.


  • Parishioner has identified the increased number of Children in Neen Sollars and requests a review of relevant signage i.e., Beware Children at play.

Signage has been purchased, but waiting to be installed.



  1. Meeting Dates 2021/22:

Monday: 13/12/2021 Ordinary Meeting

Monday: 24/01/2022 Precept/Annual Governance

Monday: 21/03/2022 Annual return / Ordinary Meeting

Monday: 16/05/2022 Annual Meeting



  1. Meeting Closed: 18.35 Hrs

Motion raised by CJ to start future meetings at 10.00 Hrs starting 24/01/2022. Seconded DHJ agreed unanimously.





  1. Communications from SSC:


  • BDLs –                       NALCs News letters/Updates
  • SALC Bulletins –                       John Champion ~ PCC Newsletters
  • SSC news in Brief
  • Clerks net working
  • Clerks Knowledge training
  • Planning White paper
  • Community reassurance update
  • Many Covid 19 related correspondence
  • Census updates and correspondence
  • Gwilym Butler Monthly updates
  • Various updates and training sessions see on request.
  • SS Area Committee report held 06/12/2021
  • Defra Consultation paper



Signed …………………………………………..