MINUTES OF THE WENVOE COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
held on 19th March 2015 at 7.30pm
at Wenvoe Community Centre
PRESENT: Cllrs, J. Bird (Chairman),T.Case, C.Frost, N. Harmer, E. Jervis, V. Jervis, I. Moody, L. Owen, A.Smith, J.Smith, C.Thomas.
None, all present.
26/15 APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
Resolved: That the minutes of Council held 19th February 2015 be approved.
CPSO Adam Like and Emma Harris were in attendance.
Their report for the last month indicated instances of suspicious activities (5), anti -social behaviour (1), violence against the person (2), drugs (1), concern for safety (2), theft and handling (4), damage (1).
Resolved: That both officers be thanked for their attendance and that their report be noted.
The Chairman apprised Council of the decision by the Vale Council Cabinet and Scrutiny(Lifelong Learning) to proceed with the introduction of volunteer led libraries in St. Athan, Dinas Powys, Sully, Wenvoe and Rhoose.
Chairman adjourned the meeting to here representations from an action group formed to take forward a voluntary led library in Wenvoe.
(i)That the intention of the action group as above to submit an expression of interest to the Vale Council be noted.
(ii)That Cllrs Harmer and Jervis represent the Council on the action group.
29/15 PLANNING MATTERS
New Planning Applications referred for consultation:
(i) 2015/00089/FUL– 9 Grange Cl., Wenvoe – Demolition of existing dwelling and garage and replace with single two storey dwelling.
(ii) 2015/00242/FUL– “Brackendene”, Burdonshill Lane, Wenvoe – Retention of boundary fence.
updates, previously reported applications:
(i) Planning decisions since last meeting – details circulated and considered.
30/15 FINANCE AND PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
Consideration was given to a report from the Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer detailing receipts and payments 2014/15 since that last reported.
31/15 HEALTH & SAFETY MATTERS
32/15 REPORTS OF CHAIRMAN, CLERK AND MEMBERS
(i) “One Voice Wales” – Subscription 2015/16
Resolved: That payment in the sum of £219 be approved.
(ii)“Affordable Housing” Local Lettings Policy
Resolved: Working group to meet before next Council
(a) Allotment’s wall.
Resolved: Further £1500 approved to complete rebuilding work.
(b) Playing fields, access/ “Kissing gate”
Resolved: That the existing be renovated rather than replaced.
(c) Children’s play equipment – Monthly inspections
Consideration was given to the existing arrangements with the Vale Council for monthly inspections and the cost thereof amounting to approximately £500 pa.
Cllr Harmer indicated that she would be prepared to undertake the monthly inspections wef 01 April 2015 and report thereon to Council each month.
(i) That the current arrangements with the Vale Council for monthly inspections be cancelled wef 01 April 2015.
(ii) That the offer of Cllr Harmer to carry out the monthly inspections as above be accepted with thanks.
(iii) That the Vale Council continue to be retained to carry out the annual inspection.
Cllrs. A & J Smith advised that they would be standing down from Council at the elections in May 2017.