Minutes of the meeting of Tintern Community
Council held on
Present: Chairman Cllr Mrs. Shewell.
Councillors: Francis, Mrs. Saunders, Mrs. Floyd, Hoskins,
Two members of the public present plus PC Cowburn.
The Chairman welcomed Mrs. Greatorex-Davies as the new clerk. Mrs. Floyd thanked Mr. Hopson, the outgoing clerk, for his services and hard work.
544 Police Report: PC Cowburn updated us on various issues including a few burglaries locally and warned everyone to be vigilant.
545 Apologies all present.
546 Declarations of Interest Cllr Hayward declared he had an interest re Fryers Wharf.
547 The minutes of the meeting of
Unanimously agreed. Cllr Shewell thanked Cllr Webb for doing the minutes since Mr. Hopson retired.
548 Planning Applications
DC/2008/00921 Landslide Stabilisation Works. Cllr Saunders proposed that the Committee recommend approval of these works. Cllr Hoskins seconded this. Everyone was in favour.
549 Approval of Accounts for Payment
SLCC Subscriptions £70
Tintern Recreation Centre, April-June £36
Monmouthshire Beacon Clerk Advert £61.10
Tintern News July £5
Nigel Hoskins Grass Cutting £30
(July already paid receipt needed. Just send payment for August).
Lap-Top Computer & Printer for Clerk - Cllr Smith had looked into this matter and found one at a total cost of £480 from Dell. The Committee agreed to him purchasing this on behalf of the Council and invoicing them. All payments approved.
MCC Local Development Plan - noted
One Voice Wales re meeting 11th October
MCC S.E. Wales Transport Plan Cllr Hoskins took letter
WAG Guide to our Framework
ROSPA Playsafe Ltd
MCC Chairmans Charity Golf Day
Alan Carter re Barbadoes Cottage
551 Updates from previous meeting
552 WAG Review of Electoral Arrangements
Cllr Saunders asked if we have enough representatives on the County Council as a result of the letter from WAG. Cllr Williams said we should reply saying yes.
553 Members representing Council on outside bodies
A letter from Cllr Floyd was read out re Cllr Francis. He reported that Cllr Floyd was not in fact at the meeting and stated he attended to the meeting as a local businessman only and not as a Councillor. Cllr Shewell said all councillors should be aware of their obligations and accountabilities when attending meetings and thanked Cllr Floyd for drawing these matters to the Councils attention.
554 Extension of 30 mph speed limit past Old Station
Cllr Shewell suggested we write to MCC asking if they could extend the limit north by 25 metres past the Brockweir lay-by. Proposed by Cllr Williams. Seconded by Cllr Shewell.
Cllr Floyd had written to ask if we could have advance notice of closures. She had had a response from David Davies and Cllr Webb had received a letter from Peter Neale saying MCC were not on their global list. Cllr Williams suggested that when we have our web site address it could be put on this.
556 Grant Applications
557 Reports from outside bodies
Tintern Village Hall nothing.
Friends of Tintern they have now bought a printer but would like financial assistance with printer paper. We agreed to allocate £300 for this but Cllr Hoskins was asked to contact them and get a written request and a copy of their recent accounts.
Council Sub-Committees Cllr Shewell said the sub-committees need to have a meeting and requested they all meet before 29th September.
& Tourism Cllr Shewell was concerned that members all have businesses and
consequently have a conflict of interest and therefore
Tintern Business Forum meeting arranged for
Survey 2006 Cllr Floyd asked for a meeting last month but this did not happen. Will arrange a date to meet with Cllrs. Hoskins and Williams.
Finance Cllrs Shewell & Saunders sorting a meeting.
558 Any Other Business
559 Date of next meeting
560 Adoption of new Code of Conduct Cllr Saunders suggested we confirm this. Murray Andrews to be advised and requested to include Tintern Community Council in the press release.
There being no further business the meeting closed at .