Ordinary Minutes 19 10 2020

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

Date: 19/10/2020        Start: 19.00 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


NOTE: All Councillors must observe the 2m Rule and sanitise their hands upon arrival and when they leave, also when necessary during the meeting.

Each Councillor is responsible for their own protection.


  1. Apologies: Cllr A. Horsley


  1. Declaration of Pecuniary Interest: None     


  1. Minutes of the Annual Meeting 13/07/2020

Signed as true record Motion MWH seconded SP


  1. Accounts
    • Current account balance £13,096.29
    • Community Benefit  £7,751.42
    • Election account £752.10


  • Invoices signed off

Universal Silk Prints (Put in Bin Notices) £5.92


  • Community Benefit



  • Parish Assets

Neen Sollars ~ £4,769.35

Milson           ~ £2,388.35


  • Annual Governance and Accountability review

Cllrs CJ has full account privileges and DJ has read only access to Parish Accounts.

To review procedures at next meeting.


  1. Community Benefit Applications.
    • 4 x A2 Community Notice boards and upgrade of existing Parish Council notice boards. The supplier has informed the Clerk he is unable to fulfil the order. New quotes will be obtained and presented to next meeting as requested.




  1. General Data Protection Regulations 2018
    • No updates



  1. Defibrillators –
    • No Activity – Communication to all responder’s service is suspended until further notice.
    • New Pads and Stick batteries required year end 2020, on-going.


  1. Lengthsman progress
    • Work sheets made available to Council on request.
    • Request for blocked drains information issues to Madge Shineton.


  1. Web Page.
    • Still Issues with posting News and Events on web page.

There has been one outage this month.


  1. Electoral Changes.
    • None


  1. Dogs fouling footpaths.
    • Cllr DJ reported an increase number of incidents, it is suspected the improved footpath access and more free time/visitors due to Covid-19 has some impact. It has also been observed that notices with the fine explained work better.

12 Additional ridged signs required 6 x DJ & 6 x MWH Agreed

Clerk requested to contact Cleobury PC for details on their signage.


  1. Neighbour Watch Scheme
    • Updates being issued via web page when available.


    • Reference:  20/03725/FUL  (validated: 02/10/2020)
      Address:  PearTree Cottage, Neen Sollars, Kidderminster, Shropshire, DY14 0AN
      Proposal:  Change of use of garage to form self-contained habitable area ancillary to main dwelling
    • Reference:  20/03834/FUL  (validated: 06/10/2020)
      Address:  The NashFarm, Milson, Kidderminster, Shropshire, DY14 0AY
      Proposal:  Erection of steel portal frame building for agricultural storage of fodder and machinery
      Applicant: Mr Paul Hulland (The Nash Farm, Milson, Nr Kidderminster, Milson, DY14 0AY)
    • CJ to appraise Council on Corn Brook Environmental Action Group incorporation track.
    • CJ to appraise on Nickless Coppice Waste management and on-going operations

CJ updated the Council on current position,

It was unanimously agreed to wait until an application had been submitted and review. It was also agreed not to join in the action group or fund any activity until further notice. Motion raised DJ seconded MWH.



  1. LTN Legal Briefings Updates None



  1. Crime Reduction Group meeting (CM)
    • Cllr C Jones to email report to Councillors if meeting held or any communication.

Not attended


  1. Place Plan
    • Update on Shropshire Place Plan available on request.


  1. Public Participation
    • Suspended until further notice


  1. Public Correspondence.

Tim Weller. See attached


  1. Meeting Dates 2020/21:

25th January 2021 ~ Precept/Ordinary Meeting/Governance

25th May Annual Meeting


  1. Meeting Closed: 57



  1. Communications from SSC:


  • BDLs –                       NALCs News letters
  • SALC Bulletins –                       John Champion ~ PCC Newsletters
  • Pot holes (Madge Shineton)
  • Flue Jab invitations
  • SSC news in Brief
  • Clerks net working
  • Virtual Leadership
  • Planning White paper
  • Madge Shineton Oct PC report
  • Community reassurance update
  • Many Covid 19 related correspondence