A meeting of Odstock Parish Council was
held on 1st December 2004 in The Radnor Hall, Bodenham.
Present: Rod Poynting (Chairman), Cliff
Whitley (Vice-Chairman), Simon Martin, Colin Berry, Sue
Martin, Brian Clake, Sherwood Elcock, Richard Parsons (Clerk),
Wiltshire County Cllr Julian Johnson, Salisbury District
Cllr Bryan Rycroft, WCC Community Planner David Bunting
and six members of the public.
83/04 Open Public Forum: * A Nunton
parishioner raised the issue of increased noise levels
from the Playing field when in use. Concern was also
voiced regarding the maintenance of fencing behind the
goalposts. * Fast growing brambles are making the
pavements and walkways to Bodenham particularly
treacherous. * Another parishioner put forward the
opinion that there needs to be a lower speed limit on the
84/04 Declaration of Interest: Cllr
Simon Martin declared a personal interest in Nunton
Football Field matters.
85/04 Minutes of the PC meeting held on
15th September were agreed as a true record and signed by
86/04 Jubilee Gardens: Cllr Elcock
produced the results of a consultation that he had
instigated to determine how the eroded riverbanks might
be repaired and protected against future damage. Members
agreed that before any repair scheme could be considered,
ownership and responsibility for maintenance would need
to be established.
87/04 Wiltshire Waste: Household
recycling in the UK must increase from 20% to 33% by 2006
or financial penalties will be incurred. WCC is
introducing several initiatives to help increase
recycling rates. In conjunction with Wiltshire Wildlife
Trust, the 'shredder days' initiative is to be extended
in 2005. A suitable site must be available to take
advantage of this scheme and single days in Spring and
Autumn can be accommodated.
88/04 Skips: Members are concerned that
the community skip scheme does not provide equal
opportunity for use by all parishioners. Some other
Parishes are using the skip grant to fund extra visits by
the regular SDC refuse vehicles.
89/04 Grass and Hedge Cutting in the Nunton Field:
Cllr Clake reported that a parishioner had
offered to help with grass cutting. A figure of about £200
was mentioned as the likely cost. Cllr Simon Martin
reported that hedge cutting would be charged at a cost of
£15 per hour.
90/04 Other Uses of the Nunton Field: Members
agreed that the PC should be receptive to considering
alternative non-commercial uses for the field that might
include Tennis Courts and Cricket Nets.
91/04 Electrical Survey: Cllr Clake
reported that an electrical survey of the Pavilion was
needed. This might cost as much as £250. Members agreed
to this expenditure.
92/04 Developing the Nunton Field: Cllr
Whitley reported that he was in the process of submitting
a planning application to SDC for the proposed
improvements to the Nunton Field including erection of a
double garage as storage, improved road access and the
creation of a car park and a play area. A £55 planning
fee will be required.
93/04 Budget for 2005/06: Members
reviewed the prepared budget that indicated a precept of
£10,000. It was agreed that Odstock PC should issue a
precept of £10,000 on Salisbury District Council.
94/04 SDC Independent Parish Remuneration Panel:
Members agreed to adopt the recommendations.
95/04 Payments: The following were
H A C Joynt - Grass
cutting ------- 157 - £136.50p
Radnor Hall - Hire
for meetings ---- 158 -- £56.00p
R Parsons - Clerk's
fee on account - 159 - £360.00p
SDC - Planning
Application Fee ---- 160 -- £55.00p
Southern Electric -
Playing Field ---- 161 -- £73.93p
96/04 WCC Lengthsmen: The next visit is
scheduled for 18th/19th January 2005.
97/04 Traffic Management: Cllr Elcock
proposed that some form of traffic calming was needed on
the road outside Odstock Primary School. The high traffic
flow caused by the temporary traffic lights at the
Britford Park and Ride site is increasing the risk of
accident. Action: The Clerk will consult
with the Salisbury Joint Transportation Team for possible
solutions and Cllr Elcock agreed to negotiate with WCC on
behalf of the School.
98/04 Planning: * S/2004/2375
- FULL APPLICATION - BRICK WALL TO REPLACE FENCE at
HAZELMEAD NUNTON. No objections. * S/2004/2426
- FULL APPLICATION - BEDROOM EXTENSION AT FRONT at
OAKDENE NUNTON DROVE NUNTON - No objections.
99/04 Neighbourhood Watch: Members
believe that the PC should initiate a meeting to
determine public interest.
100/04 The next PC meeting will be held
at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 19th January 2005.
The meeting closed at 9:10pm
Signed without amendment by the PC Chairman, Cllr Rod
Poynting, on 19th January 2005.
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