Parish Council Agenda June 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 19th May 2023, (not before) 7.30 pm in The Chapel, Church Path

Public Participation:
A. If you would like to address the Council, please contact the clerk to request a speaking slot.
B. If attending the meeting, please turn off mobile phones and do not hold private conversations.

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

2. Minutes of the meeting held on: Monday 15th May 2023 (LGA 1972 para 41(1))

3. Declarations of Interest

4. Summary of actions from the previous meeting

5. County Councillor report

6. Highways
a. Westhay Road traffic speed
b. Wheelwright Terrace signage
c. Parking on the bend in Westhay
d. Parking near the former telephone box in Westhay

7. Parish Matters including:
a. Playing Field update
i. Guidance on locating an owl nest box
1. Where is the box to be located?
2. Who is to undertake this task?
ii. CCTV power supply
iii. Review of notice board key holders
iv. Use of the playing field by a commercial Hot Air Balloon company
v. Installing a new gate from the play area & replacing the existing 12’ gate.
vi. Anti climb paint on containers
vii. Inclusion of a dedicated disabled car parking bay.
b. Playing Field sub-committee – outcomes from recent onsite meeting
c. Village Hall update

8. Power supply to Recreation Field – 3 year quote from EDF Energy received

9. 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.

10. Website –
a. inclusion of local and commercial events on the Parish Council website.

11. Parish Magazine To consider the most cost effective format of producing and distributing parish information.

12. Footpaths – accessibility

13. Finances

a. Presentation of income and expenditure
b. Summary of Account
c. Invoices paid since last meeting
e. Invoices to be paid
i. Clerk’s expenses
vi. Any other invoices to be paid
f. Future of Barclays Bank account, possibly as a dedicated resource for youth           funding
g. Defibrillator purchase and donation

14. Correspondence

a. LCN meeting 19th July at Crispin Hall
15. Actions arising from this meeting

16. Next meeting will be on Monday 17th July 2023, 7.30pm in the Chapel


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.