Parish Council Agenda April 2023

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Meare Parish Council

Langata, High Street, Aller, Langport – TA10 0QN


Mobile: 07854 379938


You are summoned to a meeting of the Parish Council

To be held on Monday 20th March 2023, 7.30 pm in The Chapel, Church Path


Public Participation: If you would like to address the Council, please contact the clerk to request a speaking slot.

1. Apologies for absence. (LGA 1972 s85 (1))

2. Minutes of the meeting held on: Monday 20th March 2023

3. Declarations of Interest

4. Summary of actions from the previous meeting

5. County Councillor report

6. General Power of Competence, evidence of continued qualification

7. Website and Communications

8. Highways

9. Parish Matters including:

   a. An update on the transition of information between old and new Village Hall Trustees

   b. A short presentation from a Trustee of the Village Hall and Playing Field committee.

   c. Playing Field works programme:

      1. Trench and fencing contract – tenders.
      2. Review of the Terms and Conditions for use of the playing field facility
      3. Consider installing a new gate from the play area

   d. Appointment of a Parish Councillor to lead on the War Memorial

10. Insurance – progress on obtaining quotes for insurance cover

11. Internal audit – submission of detail

12. Presentation of the regularly paid standing orders and direct debits 

13. Defibrillator replacement

14. Planning:

     a. Application No 2023/0384/FUL.  Applicant: Mr M Jackson and Ms R Bliss

     Location: 49, Westhay Road, Meare, Glastonbury BA6 9TL

Proposal: Retrospective permission for the erection of a side extension to be used as a Health Treatment. Facility with overnight clients accommodation. Retention of the existing residential use of the main house and retrospective consent for the insertion of 3no. roof lights in the original roof. Change of use of the site to mixed residential (Use Class C3) and health treatment use. 

    b. Application Number: 2023/0487/HSE. Applicant: Mr Field

    Location: Sunnyside Farm, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury

    Proposal: Two storey extension to south east side of existing two storey house.

15. Finances

a. Shape Lottery grant receipt

b. Summary of Account

c. Invoices paid since last meeting  

d. Invoices to be paid 

     i. Clerk’s expenses

     ii. Any other invoices to be paid

     iii. Clerk’s remuneration

16. Correspondence

17. Actions arising from this meeting

18. Next meeting will be on Monday 15th May 2023, 7.30pm in the Chapel

19. Resolve to exclude the press and public (LGA 1972 ss 100 & 102) Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960

         i. To receive nominations and select the Villager of the Year award


Clerk to the Council

Gerard Tucker

The Council has a general duty to consider the following matters in the exercise of any of its functions: Equal Opportunities (race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, marital status and disability), Crime and Disorder, Health and Safety and Human Rights.

Prior to the start of the meeting, public participation will take place.

Questions and comments are invited from members of the public immediately prior to Council meetings. The session is limited to 15 minutes and to a maximum of three minutes for each participant.