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PRESTON PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL 

HELD ON TUESDAY, 27 JUNE 2017

PRESENT:

Cllr Mrs J Tomblin (Chairman), Cllr Mrs S Cameron, Cllr Mrs P Chester-Master, Cllr G 

Edwards and Cllr N Price

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Mrs C Braidwood (Clerk)

1.

Apologies and Reasons for Absence  -  Cllr Mrs R Freyne

2.

Declarations of Interest & Code of Conduct

2.1 Member’s Declarations of Interest in Items on the Agenda  -  None

2.2 Updates to Members Register of Interests  -  None

3.

Minutes from Previous Meetings

3.1 Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 11 May 2017

RESOLUTION 23/17
The Minutes were unanimously agreed as a true and accurate record and were signed 

by the Chairman.

3.2 Minutes of the Annual Village Meeting held on 11 May 2017  -  Noted

4.

Matters Arising from the Minutes

Action: 
CB

Defibrillator
Following enquiries made with neighbouring Councils, Members were not supportive of 

the initiative and expressed concern about finding a suitable location for a defibrillator in 
view of the Ambulance Service 250 m distance criteria together with the ongoing costs 

and maintenance responsibilities.  It was agreed to consult Mrs Sutton on her return from 
holiday.

5.

Action: 
ALL

Co-Opt to Fill the Vacancy

As no one has yet come forward it was agreed to make further enquiries.

6.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Minutes of the Steering Group Meeting held on 30 May 2017  -  Noted
Process for Payment of Costs incurred Against Council Budget

RESOLUTION 24/17
It was resolved to delegate approval responsibilities for payments relating to the NDP to 

Cllrs Tomblin, Cameron and Freyne up to a value of £500.
Verbal Update

Cllr Mrs Tomblin advised Members about the Landowners Meeting planned for 20 July. 

7.

Report from County and District Councillor – Cllr Shaun Parsons  -  Not available

8.

Questions and Comments from the Public  -  None

9.

Playing Field 

Action: 

CB

Play Area Report

Cllr G Edwards reported that some older children have been seen hanging around the 
Playing Field but no damage has been done.  It was noted that the lawn cutters had 

damaged the edge of the safety surface where the ground is not level – Nick to 
investigate

Cllr Price confirmed that some of the trees and hedge will need cutting back in the 
autumn and it was agreed to discuss this at the next meeting when more detailed 

information will be available.
Removal of Redundant Stile and Old Slide

The Chairman reported that she, together with her husband and Cllr Edwards, had looked

Chairman   

7 September 2017

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Action: 
JB,NP,

GE

at the old slide and discovered concrete under the wood chip surface.  Mr Tomblin had 
kindly offered to bring a mini digger and breaker and to dispose of the concrete as well 

as to dismantle and dispose of the old slide.  Cllr Price agreed to provide top soil to repair 
the area whilst Cllr Edwards agreed to replace the damaged wooden plank on the 

monkey bars and also the rope ladder.  The old wooden construction could go as 
firewood.  He further advised that the old stile has now been removed.

10.

Village Hall  
Report and Update from the Last Meeting

Cllr Mrs S Cameron reported that a Safari supper had been held to raise funds and some 
maintenance has been carried out.

11.

Village Affairs

Police – Crime Report  -  Not available
Drain at the Bottom of Kingshill Lane

It was noted that the drain has been cleared and that Gloucestershire Highways has cut 
the central reservation.  Cllr Price advised that it is unlikely to affect the planting of wild 

flowers to mark the footway that was carried out last year.

12.

Finance

12.1 Bank Reconciliation and Budget Status up to 26 June 2017

RESOLUTION 25/17
It was resolved to adopt the schedule as attached.

12.2

Action:

CB

Bills for Payment 
RESOLUTION 26/17

It was resolved to pay the bills as detailed on the attached Schedule and to make the 
donation to the PCC in two parts and the first payment should be made as soon as 

possible.                              

13.

Planning

13.1 New Planning Applications  - None

13.2 Planning Applications Responded to Since Last Meeting 

17/01910/FUL  Abbey Home Farm Stow Road Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 5HA
Ancillary daycare nursery – No Objections

13.3 Decision Notices Received  

15/05165/OUT

 Land To The South Of Love Lane Cirencester Gloucestershire
Appeal Decision - Allowed

13.4 Urgent Planning Items Received since Publication of the Agenda

Email from CDC relating to 14/03485/FUL Wychwood, Preston

It was noted that the increase of 3 windows to 5 on the side of the building has been 
referred to Enforcement.

14.

Chairman's Report

Gigaclear 
The Chairman advised that she and Mr Stone had met with Gigaclear representatives 

and walked through the Village to identify the specific damage to the verges left by their 
contractor.  It was agreed that the contractor would return to the Village to carry out 

remedial work.  

15.

Correspondence - None

16.

Any Other Business 
Noticeboard at Village Hall – it was noted that the varnish is wearing off and needs 

attention.  The Clerk was requested to contact Gary Kendrick.  

17.

Date and Time of Next Meeting 

Thursday, 7 September 2017 at 7 pm in the Village Hall 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.47 pm

Chairman   

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