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Marsworth Parish Council Meeting Minutes and Agenda

 

 

Agenda of meeting to be held on 12th November 2018 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm

 

1)   Present:
Apologies for Absence: 

 

2)   Adoption of Agenda: – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

 

3)   Declarations of Interest:

 

4)   Minutes of meeting held: 8th October 2018 – have been circulated, approved and
signed as a true record.

 

5)   Public Participation:

 

6)   Matters Arising:

 

7)   Clerks Correspondence:

a)   Cllr. DB attended meeting with engineer from Caloo re placement of new Adult Exercise Equipment.

b)   Railings outside number 4 Startops End – Resident concerned over the damaged protective barrier.

c)   LCAS - Tree Liabilities, Cemetery & Memorial Safety.

d)   Cllr. DB has put in a request for S106 monies for towards polish sign.

e)   Barrier between Millennium Hall and 1 Vicarage Road Cllr. DB has reached an agreement
with Richard Booth.

f)    Remembrance Wreath delivered to Cllr. EK
         

Other matters in hand

h)   Running Track – Tennis Court

 

8)   AVDC Report: – Cllr’s Jenkins and Town

     

9)   BCC Report: – Cllr Wight

 

10)          Police

 

11)          Planning Matters

a)   Plans for consideration:

 

18/03015/APP – Marsworth - 5 Marsworth Wharf, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire HP23 4BW.

Construction of freestanding balcony to south elevation of dwelling (Part Retrospective).

 

b)   Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth – Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.

Proposed change of use of land and existing buildings currently used for the purposes of agriculture, repair and storage of generators, storage of heavy goods vehicles, industrial tanks and theatrical equipment to B1 use facilitated through the refurbishment of identified existing buildings, demolition of other buildings, re-instatement of vehicular access to Long Marston Road and retention and restoration of land to agricultural use.

 

18/01450/APP Marsworth Canal Bank House, Watery Lane, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire HP23 4LY.

Redevelopment of Canal Bank House and erection 6 dwellings and revised access.

 

18/01538/APP Marsworth  – The Old Manor Church Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LX.

Erection of garden shed, 3.5m wide by 5m long by 2.4m high on an earth base.

 

18/03299/APP – Marsworth  – 4 Wellington Place, Cheddington Road,  Marsworth, Buckinghamshire LU7 9AD.

Single storey rear extension.

 

c)  Permission granted/refused: None

 

12)   Environment and Amenity Matters:

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for October 2018 - Cllr. DB
Equipment check report for November 2018 at December 2018 meeting - Cllr. EK

b)      Adult Exercise Equipment – Delivery and installation week commencing 5th November 2018.

c)     Trees (Vicarage Road – opposite Millennium Hall) to be cut back/tidied up this autumn.          

 

13)   Village Hall: Cllr. EK to report.

 

14)   Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 31st October 2018

 

Current a/c:                                                               

Business Reserve a/c:                                           £                                                                                                                             

Cheque No. 001607 J Dickinson                            £211.20

Cheque No. 001608 HMRC                                     £44.40  

 

Direct Debit payments:          

Eon                                                                               £24.94

Eon                                                                               £

 

Receipts:   

Bank Interest                                                               £             

                                      

 

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

15)   Date of next Meeting: 

         Monday 10th December 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.


 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 8th October 2018 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 

18/81. Present: Cllrs. D. Brake (Chair), D. Brown, R. Brown E. Kempster, R. Kennedy, G. Monks.

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. D. Cornwall

 

18/82. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

18/83. Matters Arising: None.

   

18/84. Declarations of Interest: Cllr. DB and EK Re: 18/87 d and e

 

18/85. Minutes of meeting held: 10th September 2018 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

18/86. Public Participation: John Woodruffe from 43 Lower Ickneild Way, Marsworth, Herts. See 18/87 (f)

 

18/87. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   Precept Payment received 21st September 2018

b)   Adult Exercise Equipment; after reviewing various quotations, a decision was made to place a purchase order with Caloo Ltd. The PC is to apply for S106 funding to cover cost.

c)   Letters have now been sent by Rob Anderson of TfB to residents regarding the overhanging tree branches in Vicarage Road, Marsworth. Unfortunately these letters were addressed incorrectly so further letters are to be issued. NB. Some branches have already been cut back by Network Power.

d)   Linda Brake requested to hold the annual Marsworth Bonfire and Fireworks Night at the recreation ground on Saturday 3rd November 2018. – MPC agreed to this request.

e)   Millennium Hall Car Park – Request from Village Hall Committee to have the car park area near the fire door exit painted with “hatched yellow. For safety reasons the MPC agreed to this request – Cllr. EK to implement.

f)    Resident of 43 Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth, expressed concern regarding the effectiveness of the safety barrier on the boundary of the village hall car park and 43 Lower Icknield way. After discussion, it was agreed once building works are completed that the resident is to make good the post foundations. MPC felt that once the posts have been reset the barrier would be sufficient.

 

Other matters in hand

g) Exercise Equipment – Running Track – Tennis Court.

 

18/88. AVDC Report:

Cllr. Jenkins: Apologies for absence, Cllr. Town: Apologies for absence.

 

18/89. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight:

  • Brownlow Bridge Closure Dates and TfB Update
    Planned completion date - 23rd October. The road closure is between 0930-1500 each weekday. Temporary traffic lights will be in place at all other times. See full report for details.
  • Anglian Water Sewer Works in Pitstone
    Full 24 hour road closures will be in place across three phases. There will be no access for buses during these times and diversionary routes will be in place. See full report for details.
  • Remembrance Day Services and Events
    Full timetable of the days events available. See full report for details.
  • Virtual Parking Permits Delayed
    Due to a delay the launch date has been pushed from 27th September 2018 to 30th October 2018.
  • Early Help Consultation
    Launched on 4 October and will run for 10 weeksSee full report for details.
  • Time to Change
    Bucks County Council has recently announced its support for the Time to Change campaign, which is hoping to change the way people view mental health issues so that they are treated and thought about in more or less the same way that physical health issues are viewedSee full report for details.

 

Full report, available to view at: marsworth.org.uk

 

 

 

18/90. Police: Nothing to report.

 

18/91. Planning Matters

a)   Plans for consideration:

18/03299/APP – Marsworth  – 4 Wellington Place, Cheddington Road,  Marsworth, Buckinghamshire LU7 9AD.

Single storey rear extension. MPC No objection.

 

b)   Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth – Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.

Proposed change of use of land and existing buildings currently used for the purposes of agriculture, repair and storage of generators, storage of heavy goods vehicles, industrial tanks and theatrical equipment to B1 use facilitated through the refurbishment of identified existing buildings, demolition of other buildings, re-instatement of vehicular access to Long Marston Road and retention and restoration of land to agricultural use.

Clerk to request Cllr. DT to get update status.

 

18/01450/APP Marsworth Canal Bank House, Watery Lane, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire. HP23 4LY.

Redevelopment of Canal Bank House and erection 6 dwellings and revised access.

 

18/01538/APP Marsworth  – The Old Manor Church Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LX

Erection of garden shed, 3.5m wide by 5m long by 2.4m high on an earth base.

 

c)  Permission granted/refused: None

 

18/92.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

 

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for September 2018 - Cllr. DaB – New benches appear to have worked loose, this to be attended to.
Equipment check report for October 2018 at November 2018 meeting - Cllr. DB.

b)     Trees (Vicarage Road – opposite Millennium Hall) to be cut back/tidied up this autumn, quotation

         £450.00 accepted Cllr. EK to arrange works to be carried out within the next two months.

c)      Benches (opposite Millennium hall) to be sanded and varnished Cllr. EK to source quotation.

         Village Sign also requires some maintenance.

d)      Street Lighting – Clerk to contact Forde and McHugh with various issues.

e)      Traffic Lights, White Lion Bridge – Clerk to contact Transport for Bucks.

f)       Erection of Polish Sign to be addressed once Adult Exercise Equipment in place.

 

18/93.    Village Hall: Cllr. EK Nothing to report.

 

18/94.     Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 30th September 2018

 

Current a/c:

Business Reserve a/c:                                                                    

                                               

Cheques agreed & drawn:               

Cheque No. 001605 J.Dickinson                                     £207.58

Cheque No. 001606 HMRC                                              £44.40

 

Direct Debit payments:   

Eon                                                                                         £63.58

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                                       

AVDC                                                                                     £8,445.00             

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

18/95. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 12th November 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 10th September 2018 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 

18/66. Present: Cllrs. D. Brake (Chair), D. Brown, D. Cornwall, E. Kempster, R Kennedy, G. Monks.

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. R Brown.

 

18/67. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

18/68. Matters Arising: None.

   

18/69. Declarations of Interest: None.

 

18/70. Minutes of meeting held: 13th August 2018 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

18/71. Public Participation: None.

 

18/72. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   Salvation Army request  for siting a Salvation Army clothing recycling bank on private land. It was agreed
that unfortunately Marsworth has no suitable area to accommodate recycling bank.

b)   Further quotation to be obtained for Adult Exercise Equipment at recreation ground.  

c)   Marsworth Charity Letters sent to Matthew Carter, Margaret Johnson and Chris Kew, thanking them
 for their service as trustees. Cllr. BK To liaise with Rev. Adrian Manning with contact details for two
new potential members.

Other matters in hand

d) Exercise Equipment – Running Track – Tennis Court.

 

18/73. AVDC Report: - Cllr. Jenkins and Town.

Cllr. Jenkins: Attended police meeting, it was revealed that the police were attempting to recover some of the money from Central Government that was spent on covering major events in the region in the past year.

Cllr. Town: Some slight teething issues with bin collection schedules.

Airfield and White Lion car park planning applications still awaiting decision.

 

18/74. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight:

Brownlow Bridge closure dates and TfB update

The planned completion date for Stoke Hammond Bypass is Sunday 7th October so to avoid conflicting diversion signs and inconvenience to residents work will start at Horton Road Canal Bridge on Monday 8th October with planned completion on 23rd October. The road closure will be from 09.30-15.00 each weekday.

 

Household Recycling Center Service Consultation

Current consultation can be found on the Buckinghamshire County Council website. 

What we are consulting on:

Whether to close one site or two (Bledlow and Burnham)

To close Aylesbury (Rabans Lane), Burnham and Chesham sites two days a week.

Whether to charge residents from outside Buckinghamshire for using our sites, stop them using the sites altogether or continue to allow them the same access as Buckinghamshire residents. For further Information see full report.

 

Parking Permits

On the 27th September 2018 Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) will launch ‘virtual permits’ for on-street
parking, along with online applications for all other permit types. All current permit holders are being written to
with further details.

 

Children in Care

As the number of children in care is rising nationally and in Buckinghamshire, it is becoming even more important for us to find people willing to come forward as foster careers. If you feel that you might be interested in becoming a foster career, or for more information  see full report.
 

The Chiltern Walking Festival

The Chiltern Walking Festival will be taking place between the 6th and 21st October. For more information see
 full report.

 

 Full report, available to view at: marsworth.org.uk

 

 

 

18/75. Police: Nothing to report.

 

18/76. Planning Matters

 

a)   Plans for consideration: None

 

b)   Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth – Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.

Proposed change of use of land and existing buildings currently used for the purposes of agriculture, repair and storage of generators, storage of heavy goods vehicles, industrial tanks and theatrical equipment to B1 use facilitated through the refurbishment of identified existing buildings, demolition of other buildings, re-instatement of vehicular access to Long Marston Road and retention and restoration of land to agricultural use.

 

18/01450/APP Marsworth Canal Bank House, Watery Lane, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire. HP23 4LY

Redevelopment of Canal Bank House and erection 6 dwellings and revised access.

 

18/01538/APP Marsworth  – The Old Manor Church Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LX

Erection of garden shed, 3.5m wide by 5m long by 2.4m high on an earth base.

 

c)  Permission granted/refused:

18/02198/APP – Marsworth  Dry Dock Building Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire.

Removal of earth to the rear of the listed building and construction of retaining wall and pathway with surface water drainage. AVDC approved.

 

18/677.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

 

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for August 2018 - Cllr. GM – All good nothing to report.
Equipment check report for September 2018 at October 2018 meeting - Cllr. DaB.

b)     Watery Lane Pond Railings. Welding work repairs now complete.

c)      Trees (Vicarage Road) Clerk to contact TfB again re letters to be sent to some residents regarding

         overhanging tree branches.    

 

18/78.    Village Hall: Cllr. EK Nothing to report.

 

18/79.     Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 31st August 2018

 

Current a/c:

Business Reserve a/c:                                                     £20,633.39

Cheques agreed & drawn:               

Cheque No. 001600 Cancelled

Cheque No. 001601 Cancelled

Cheque No. 001602 J.Dickinson                                     £188.20

Cheque No. 001603 Marine Engineer                            £65.00

Cheque No. 001604 HMRC                                              £44.40

 

Direct Debit payments:   

Eon                                                                                         £65.70

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                                        £0.89

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

18/80. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 8th October 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 13th August 2018 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.


 

18/52. Present: Cllrs. D. Brake (Chair), R. Brown, E. Kempster, R Kennedy, G. Monks

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. D Brown, D. Cornwall.

 

18/53. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

18/54. Matters Arising:

   

18/55. Declarations of Interest: NONE.

 

18/56. Minutes of meeting held: 16th July 2018 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

18/57. Public Participation:

 

18/58. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   Richard Booth (1 Vicarage Road) – Erection of barrier – Cllr. DB to liaise.

b)   Vicarage Road Overhanging branches – Rob Anderson (TFB) to contact various residents.

c)   Vicarage Road – Street Lamp on all day – Clerk to Contact Forde and McHugh.

d)   Further quotations to be obtained for adult exercise equipment.

Other matters in hand

c)   Exercise Equipment (brochures distributed for consideration) Clerk to obtain additional quotations –
Running Track – Tennis Court.

 

18/59. AVDC Report: - Cllr. Jenkins and Town.

Cllr. Jenkins: New Leader Angela McPherson working on the Unity project.
AVDC Antisocial Policy to be sent through.

Cllr. Town: NPPF New version out, all planning applications being reviewed, requests for updates
on various applications.

 

18/60. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight:

Brownlow Bridge closure dates

The Brownlow Bridge is due for traffic light refurbishment and these works will be carried out only while the road is closed.  The closure is planned for September, from 9.30am to 3.00pm with dates yet to be finalized.

 

Fix My Street

Potholes, hedges and other highways issues, our road works teams have asked all councillors to remind residents that the best way to report these issues is online using the Fix My Street.

This allows for a log to be created of the issue and also generates a reference number for follow-up of the issue.

 

London Luton Airport Ltd Non-Statutory Expansion Consultation

London Luton Airport are consulting on expansion plans and have invited communities and stakeholders to participate. The consultation runs until 31 August, 2018 and  information can be accessed via this link:

https://futureluton.llal.org.uk

 

 See full report, available to view at: marsworth.org.uk

 

18/61. Police:

Recreation Ground – Drug Issue – PSO Jackie Dodson has spoken to people involved and notices have been

put on gates stating CCTV in operation.

 

 

18/62. Planning Matters

 

b)   Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC):

 

15/00374/APP Marsworth –  Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.

Proposed change of use of land and existing buildings currently used for the purposes of agriculture, repair and storage of generators, storage of heavy goods vehicles, industrial tanks and theatrical equipment to B1 use facilitated through the refurbishment of identified existing buildings, demolition of other buildings, re-instatement of vehicular access to Long Marston Road and retention and restoration of land to agricultural use.

Scott Hackner New Planner appointed – Extension until 25/7/18. 

 

18/01450/APP Marsworth Canal Bank House, Watery Lane, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire. HP23 4LY

Redevelopment of Canal Bank House and erection 6 dwellings and revised access.

 

18/01538/APP Marsworth  – The Old Manor Church Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LX

Erection of garden shed, 3.5m wide by 5m long by 2.4m high on an earth base.

 

18/02198/APP – Marsworth Dry Dock Building Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire.

Removal of earth to the rear of the listed building and construction of retaining wall and pathway with surface
water drainage.

 

c) Permission granted/refused:

 

18/01780/APP Marsworth – Unit 40 Old Airfield Ind. Est., Cheddington Lane, Marsworth, Bucks. HP23 4QR

Erection of portal framed structure workshop for storage – AVDC approved

 

18/01771/APP – Marsworth  6 The Crescent, Marsworth, Bucks. HP23 4LP

Two storey side extension with enclosed porch – AVDC approved

 

18/63.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

 

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for July 2018 - Cllr. DB – Bird droppings on benches.
Equipment check report for August 2018 at September 2018 meeting - Cllr. GM

b)     Watery Lane Pond Railings. Cllr. EK to organise welding works to be carried out.

c)      Trees (Vicarage Road – opposite Millennium Hall) to be cut back/tided up this autumn.          

 

18/64.    Village Hall: Cllr. EK New cupboard fitted, fire doors to be replaced.

 

18/65.     Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 31st July 2018

 

Current a/c:

Business Reserve a/c:                                                     £21,010.80

Cheques agreed & drawn:               

Cheque No. 001595 HMRC                                              £44.40

Cheque No. 001596 J.Dickinson                                     £208.20

Cheque No. 001597 All Saints Church                           £200.00

Cheque No. 001598 Marsworth C of E School             £200.00

Cheque No. 001599 Marsworth Village Hall                 £60.00

 

Direct Debit payments:   

Eon                                                                                         £65.70

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                                        £0.93

 

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

18/66. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 10th September 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 16th July 2018 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.


18/37. Present: Cllrs. D. Brake (Chair), D. Brown, R. Brown, D. Cornwall, E. Kempster, R Kennedy.

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. G. Monks, Cllr. Jenkins and Cllr. Town.

 

18/38. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

18/39. Matters Arising:

   

18/40. Declarations of Interest: NONE

 

18/41. Minutes of meeting held: 11th June 2018 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

18/42. Public Participation:

 

18/43. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   Richard Booth (1 Vicarage Road) – request for barrier to be erected between
village hall car park and residential driveway, clerk to contact Richard Booth.

b)   A donation of £60.00 to Village Hall.       

c)   A grant of £200.00 to All Saints and Marsworth C of E Infant School.

d)   Copy of Annual accounts distributed to all councillors.

e)  Complaints from residents about noisy party at College Farm going on into the small hours, a suitable license had been granted but timeframe exceeded, clerk to contact licensing department at AVDC:
      1/ To ensure Marsworth residents are aware before event takes place.
      2/ Time frame of event. 

f)    Concern raised by local resident regarding drug dealing/usage at the recreation ground –
Police contacted Ref: 637 5/7/18 (Clerk awaiting to speak to PSO Jackie Dodson).

g)   MPC had no objection to a request by two local residents to film, using a drone camera, the
Dolly Parton Night – scheduled for September 2018.

Other matters in hand

h)   Exercise Equipment (brochures distributed for consideration) – Running Track.

 

 

18/44. AVDC Report: – Cllr. Town.

Communications received re the VALP currently under examination of the formal hearing.

Enquiry from Marsworth resident re the recent private music festival at College Farm was answered confirming
  a suitable licence had been granted but noted the time frame was exceeded.

The issue of pavement parking was raised at the recent LAF at Stewkley.

The strange arrangement of traffic lights at the White Lion bridge was also raised, the BCC rep
  agreed to investigate

 

18/45. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight.

• Arriva Bus Changes

From 30th July 2018 route 61 will be operated by Red Eagle instead of Arriva. Red Eagle are based in Aylesbury and a sister company of Redline Buses who run Service 164 to Cheddington. Full timetables for these changes can be found on the BCC website.

Rural Bus Survey

At the moment, Bucks County Council is in the process of reviewing views on rural bus routes until 20 July on the BCC website.  We would like as many residents as possible to provide their views.

London Luton Airport Ltd Non-Statutory Expansion Consultation

As Pitstone residents have been vocal in their concerns to me about aircraft noise and particularly night flights, London Luton Airport are consulting on expansion plans and have invited communities and stakeholders
to participate.

Early Help Consultation planned for October

The Council will be starting a new consultation process on how families are supported through its
Early Help services.

See full report, available to view at: marsworth.org.uk

 

18/46. Police: No comments

 

 

18/47. Planning Matters

a)  Plans for consideration:

18/02198/APP – Marsworth Dry Dock Building Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire.

Removal of earth to the rear of the listed building and construction of retaining wall and pathway with surface water drainage. MPC No objection.

 

b)   Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth –  Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.

Proposed change of use of land and existing buildings currently used for the purposes of agriculture, repair and storage of generators, storage of heavy goods vehicles, industrial tanks and theatrical equipment to B1 use facilitated through the refurbishment of identified existing buildings, demolition of other buildings, re-instatement of vehicular access to Long Marston Road and retention and restoration of land to agricultural use.

Scott Hackner New Planner appointed – Extension until 25/7/18. 

 

18/01450/APP Marsworth Canal Bank House, Watery Lane, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire. HP23 4LY

Redevelopment of Canal Bank House and erection 6 dwellings and revised access.

 

18/01538/APP Marsworth  – The Old Manor Church Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LX

Erection of garden shed, 3.5m wide by 5m long by 2.4m high on an earth base.

 

18/01780/APP Marsworth – Unit 40 Old Airfield Ind. Est., Cheddington Lane, Marsworth, Bucks. HP23 4QR

Erection of portal framed structure workshop for storage.

 

18/01771/APP – Marsworth  6 The Crescent, Marsworth, Bucks. HP23 4LP

Two storey side extension with enclosed porch.

 

c) Permission granted/refused: - None to report.

 

18/48.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for June 2018 - Cllr. RB – All good nothing to report.
Equipment check report for July 2018 at August 2018 meeting - Cllr. DC

b)     Watery Lane Pond Railings. Cllr. EK to organise welding works to be carried out.

c)      Bin area at Red Lion Bridge – Cllr. DB to contact Canal and Rivertrust regarding overflowing bins

and rat infestation.

d)      Request for donation for Marsworth War Memorial, it was agreed that Marsworth Steam Rally
be approached.         

 

18/49.    Village Hall: Cllr. EK New cupboard fitted, fire doors to be replaced.

 

18/50.     Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 30th June 2018

 

Current a/c:

Business Reserve a/c:                                                     £21,330.56

Cheques agreed & drawn:               

Cheque No. 001593 J Dickinson                                     £188.20

Cheque No. 001594 HMRC                                              £44.40

Direct Debit payments:   

Eon                                                                                         £65.70

PWLB                                                                                     £1,701.14

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                                        £0.92

Refund from Land Registry                                                               £40.00

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

18/51. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 13th August 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 11th June 2018 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.


18/22. Present: Cllrs. D. Brake (Chair), R. Brown, D. Cornwall, G. Monks, E. Kempster, R Kennedy.

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. D. Brown

 

18/23. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

18/24. Matters Arising:   

   

18/25. Declarations of Interest: NONE

 

18/26. Minutes of meeting held: 14th May 2018 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

18/27. Public Participation:  

John Keen, David Holmes and John Minshull attended the meeting to discuss proposed planning for rear of former White Lion Public House. Questions were asked by John Minshull regarding MPC requirements to enable the development to move forward. John also expressed their frustration about the lack of response and positive attention from AVDC planning department. Cllr EK suggested contacting local MP, Cllr. Jenkins agreed to contact Carol Paternoster to request action.

 

Sandra Costello

Jubilee tree at recreation ground. – Pruning discussion, Sandra agreed to do necessary works.

Polish Sign – Status requested, Cllr. GM will look into this next month.

Helena Winter-Brown 
MPC agreed to Helena’s request for use of Recreation Ground on 14th September 2018 6.00pm – 10.00pm for ‘Dolly Parton’ event.

18/28. Clerks Correspondence:

7)   Clerks Correspondence:

a)   Internal audit – completed by Neil Waterman – Invoice received and cheque raised (£50.00).

b)   PWLB Loan payment due 20th June 2018.

c)   External audit – Documents signed by Clerk and Cllr. DB to be forwarded to PKF Littlejohn.

d)   Bucks Playing Field Association Subscription Renewal £20.00

e)   BMKALC and NALC Subscription Renewal £128.02

f)    Registration of Gravel Pit – Documents completed and sent to HM Land Registry.

g)   Marsworth Traffic Lights Clerk to contact Transport for Bucks – time in changing.

h)   Clerk to look into additional adult and toddler (under five) recreation playground/exercise equipment.

 

Other matters in hand

h)   Exercise Equipment – Running Track – Tennis Court – Ping Pong Table.

 

18/29. AVDC Report: – Cllr. Town – Apologies for absence

Cllr. Jenkins  – Unitary Update

Following a recent meeting between the four District Leaders and Bucks County Council leader. Regardless of the final decision by the Secretary of State on unitary it's obvious there'll need to be some close working between all authorities so that when it happens they can hit the ground running when that decision is made. The timescale could be tight and any work they can do beforehand will put the new organisation in a much stronger position to align services. There was a consensus that, whichever proposal is adopted, this new local authority must endeavour to provide value for money to our residents.

  

18/30. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight – Apologies for absence

See full report, available to view at: marsworth.org.uk

 

18/31. Police: No comments

 

18/32. Planning Matters

a)  Plans for consideration:

18/01538/APP Marsworth  – The Old Manor Church Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LX

Erection of garden shed, 3.5m wide by 5m long by 2.4m high on an earth base. MPC No objection although concerns raised re materials to be used and that height be kept within criteria for a listed building.

 

18/01780/APP Marsworth – Unit 40 Old Airfield Ind. Est., Cheddington Lane, Marsworth, Bucks. HP23 4QR

Erection of portal framed structure workshop for storage. MPC No objection.

 

18/01771/APP – Marsworth  6 The Crescent, Marsworth, Bucks. HP23 4LP

Two storey side extension with enclosed porch. MPC No objection.

 

b)   Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth –  Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.

Proposed change of use of land and existing buildings currently used for the purposes of agriculture, repair and storage of generators, storage of heavy goods vehicles, industrial tanks and theatrical equipment to B1 use facilitated through the refurbishment of identified existing buildings, demolition of other buildings, re-instatement of vehicular access to Long Marston Road and retention and restoration of land to agricultural use.

 

18/01450/APP Marsworth Canal Bank House, Watery Lane, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire. HP23 4LY

Redevelopment of Canal Bank House and erection 6 dwellings and revised access.
 

c) Permission granted/refused:

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden. AVDC Approved.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden. AVDC Approved.

 

18/01229/APP Marsworth  – Amalgamated Ind. Park 25 The Old Ministry Site, Cheddington Lane,
Marsworth,  Buckinghamshire. HP23 4QR

Demolition of existing building and erection of portal framed building. AVDC Approved.

 

18/01547/ALB – Marsworth Dry Dock Building Bulbourne Canal Works Bulbourne Tring Herts HP23 4NG

Removal of earth to the rear of the listed building and construction of retaining wall and pathway with surface water drainage. AVDC No planning required.

 

18/33.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for May 2018 - Cllr. BK
Equipment check report for June 2018 at July 2018 meeting - Cllr. RB – Nothing to report

b)      Recreation ground  – Overhanging tree branches above bench cut back.

c)     Watery Lane Pond Railings – Cllr. EK To organise welding works.

d)      Sale of Gravel Pit – received information discussed. – Cllr. BK to respond to Marsworth Charity Trusties.

e)      Bus Service  – Cllr. BK to contact bus company regarding possibility of a trial service.

 

18/34.    Village Hall: Cllr. EK Nothing to report

 

18/35.     Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 31st May 2018

 

Current a/c:

 

Business Reserve a/c:                                                     £24,179.22

 

Cheques agreed & drawn:               

Cheque No. 001587 BALC                                                               £128.02

Cheque No. 001588 Bucks Playing Field Assoc          £20.00

Cheque No, 001589 HMRC                                              £55.00

Cheque No. 001590 J Dickinson                                     £299.71

Cheque No. 001591 N Waterman                                   £50.00

 

Direct Debit payments:   

Eon                                                                                         £61.54

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                                        £1.40

HMRC – Vat Reclaim                                                          £3,371.51

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

18/36. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 16th July 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 14th May 2018 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.


18/1. Present: Cllrs. D. Brake (Chair), D. Brown, R. Brown, D. Cornwall, G. Monks, R Kennedy.

  Apologies for Absence: Cllr. E. Kempster.

 

18/2. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

18/3. Matters Arising

a)    Election of Chairman: Cllr Dick Brake (Proposed by Cllr RB; Seconded by Cllr. GM)

b)    Election of Deputy Chairman: Cllr Monks (Proposed by Cllr DB; Seconded by Cllr. DC)

c)    GDPR comes into force 25th May 2018 – Government has stated that PC’s are exempt for the need of

a data processing officer. Personal data held by MPC is in the public domain via website and in village newsletter.  

d)    Governance Issues Cllr. BK highlighted that the agenda must be issued with three clear working days

       before the meeting. Decisions taken on items added after that or under any other business cannot stand,

       these would need to be ratified at the next meeting.

 

18/4. Declarations of Interest: NONE

 

18/5. Minutes of meeting held: 9th April 2018 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

18/6. Public Participation:  

  

18/7. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   Internal Audit to be carried out by Neil Waterman

b)   Precept Payment – Received

c)   VAT reclaim for end of April 2018 completed

d)   Footpath to Pitstone – Work completed – Grand Opening Walk 12th May 2018 Local residents that attended

      enjoyed the walk, two large bags of rubbish was collected along the way.

e)   1st June 2018 Zurich Insurance Policy – MPC agreed to renew.

f)    1st June 2018 SLCC & ALCC Subscription MPC agreed to renew.

g)   Resident request for Ping Pong Table at Recreation Ground – Under consideration.

h)   Once a month Mobile Library to cease to exist for Marsworth Village on 15th May 2018

i)    Land to the rear of the White Lion (Marsworth) Discussion re revised plan - Clerk to invite planning consultant David Holms and applicant John Keen to next mpc meeting.

j)    Bus route 61 – Petition in Anglers Retreat has over 150 names, survey to be widened to the The Red Lion and Bluebells Tearooms and suggested that Tring residents also be included in survey.

 

Other matters in hand

k)   Exercise Equipment – Running Track – Tennis Court – Further equipment for toddlers, under consideration.

 

18/8. AVDC Report: – Cllr. Jenkins – Apologies for absence

Cllr.Town

The Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust (VAHT) has introduced a new £250,000 per year community investment grant system called Thriving Communities Fund. It will not replace the New Homes Bonus scheme.

The fund has three categories:

Cat A - Springboard Grant up to £300

Cat B - Micro Grant for small projects up to £1,000

Cat C - Project Grant for larger projects such as capital expenditure, or core running costs up to £10,000

 

18/9. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight

Single Unitary for Buckinghamshire

Should the government take a final decision to implement a single unitary - the result would be a brand new council to replace the existing five district and county councils across Buckinghamshire. An Implementation Executive (made up of elected members from each of the existing five councils) would be established to work together to lead the preparations for the new council and make decisions about future arrangements.
 

Potholes and Damaged Road Surfaces

At the recent Full Council meeting Buckinghamshire County Council voted to release £1.234m of County Council reserves to supplement existing funding to provide for predominately high quality plane and patch type repairs.
This will be in addition to the £1.1 m of funding for pothole repairs which has been given to Bucks County Council by the national government.

 

Questions to the Cabinet Member for Transportation

My Question on Freight Strategy to Cabinet Member from his Report to Full Council, as taken from the public record on the Bucks County Council website.

 

Marsworth Traffic Lights

Due to a resident expressing concern about the position of the secondary traffic light at the Marsworth bridge after the lights were recently replaced, I have raised this issue with TfB and am awaiting their response.

 

National Paralympic Heritage Trust Chairman and Trustee Recruitment

The NPHT is looking to appoint up to three independent Trustees, ideally with an understanding of, and access

to, important networks or contacts in the sport and/or heritage sectors, who are also committed to NPHT aims

and values, and to equality and diversity.

 

Anaerobic Digester

Over the last month the owners of the Westcott facility have been in contact with BCC about their intention to sell this facility. BCC only recently had it confirmed that it has been sold to Olleco, who already operate a similar facility next to the Arla factory just off the A41. Officers at Buckinghamshire County Council have since held a meeting with Olleco and from their early conversations it seems that to date there are no intentions to close the facility at Westcott.  


Road works on Cooks Wharf, Cheddington

There will be a road closure on High Street, Cheddington some time between 9th April and 13th July 2018 for the distance from the 30mph sign to Cooks Wharf.  This will affect traffic on Cheddington High Street, Mentmore Road, Long Marston Road, Cheddington Lane, Tring Road, Wingrave Road, Lower Icknield Way, Cheddington Road and vice versa. Diversions will be in place.

 

See full report for additional information, available to view at: marsworth.org.uk

 

 

18/10. Police: No comments

 

18/11. Planning Matters

 

a)   Plans for consideration:

18/01547/ALB – Marsworth Dry Dock Building Bulbourne Canal Works Bulbourne Tring Herts HP23 4NG

Removal of earth to the rear of the listed building and construction of retaining wall and pathway with surface water drainage. MPC No objection.

 

18/01450/APP Marsworth Canal Bank House, Watery Lane, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire. HP23 4LY

Redevelopment of Canal Bank House and erection 6 dwellings and revised access.
MPC Objected – Cllr. DB to present a report.

 

18/01229/APP Marsworth  – Amalgamated Ind. Park 25 The Old Ministry Site, Cheddington Lane,
Marsworth,  Buckinghamshire. HP23 4QR

Demolition of existing building and erection of portal framed building. MPC No objection.

 

b)   Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC):

               

15/00374/APP Marsworth –  Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.

Proposed change of use of land and existing buildings currently used for the purposes of agriculture, repair and storage of generators, storage of heavy goods vehicles, industrial tanks and theatrical equipment to B1 use facilitated through the refurbishment of identified existing buildings, demolition of other buildings, re-instatement of vehicular access to Long Marston Road and retention and restoration of land to agricultural use.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

c) Permission granted/refused:

18/00850/APP Marsworth – Startops House 9 Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire. HP23 4LN

Replacement of flat felt roof to existing entrance porch with new pitched tiled roof to match main dwelling.

AVDC Approved.

 

18/00999/APP Marsworth Unit 17 Old Airfield Ind. Estate, Cheddington Lane, Marsworth, Bucks. HP23 4RQ

Proposed building for office and storage use (Unit 17). AVDC Approved.

 

 

18/18.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for April 2018 - Cllr. EK
Equipment check report for May 18 at June 2018 meeting - Cllr. BK

b)      Recreation ground – Further cutting back of branches over bench to be carried out.

c)     Watery Lane Pond railings to be repaired.

d)      Marsworth Gravel Pit – Clerk to register in MPC name.

e)      Concerns raised regarding the amount of rubbish being left at recreation ground –
Marsworth Newsletter to do an article.

f)             Street light in Vicarage Road (opposite entrance) to Norvic Road permanently on –
Clerk to contact Forde and McHugh

    

18/19.  Village Hall: Cllr. EK

 

         Other matters in hand

a)      Fire doors – to be repaired/replaced – Locks to be repaired

b)      New under stairs cupboard

c)      Toilets to be refurbished

d)      Heaters to be cleaned

 

18/20.     Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 30th April 2018

 

Current a/c:                                                                        

 

Business Reserve a/c:                                                     £36,543.38                                          

                                                                                                                               

Cheques agreed & drawn:               

Cheque No, 001579 HMRC                                              £53.00

Cheque No. 001580 J Dickinson                                     £243.00

Cheque No. 001581 Ringway Jacobs Ltd                     £14,020.04

Cheque No. 001582 Wicksteed Leisure Ltd                  £54.00

Cheque No. 001583 R Brake                                            £50.00

Cheque No. 001584 SLCC                                                               £41.00

Cheque No. 001585 ALCC                                                               £30.00

Cheque No. 001586 Zurich Municipal                            £1,233.49

 

Direct Debit payments:   

Eon                                                                                         £61.54                                                                                  

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                                        £1.33

AVDC                                                                                     £8,445.00                                                             

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

18/21. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 11th June 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 9th April 2018 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.


17/164. Present: Cllrs. D.Brake (Chair), R.Brown, D.Cornwall, G.Monks, E.Kempster, R Kennedy.

  Apologies for Absence: Cllr. D.Brown

 

17/165. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/166. Declarations of Interest: Cllr. DB – Planning Application 18/00850/APP

 

17/167. Minutes of meeting held: 12th March 2018 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/168. Public Participation:
 

17/169. Matters Arising:     

 

17/170. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   Application to use Recreation Ground for the Fun Run on 13th May 2018 has been approved.

b)   43 Lower Ickneild Way – Concern over Metal Fence being robust enough. It was agreed that no further action by MPC will be carried out.

c)   Wicksteed Inspection at recreation ground carried out 4th April 2018 – report sent on to councillors.

d)   No 61 Bus Route Service – To date: twelve responses received from local residents.

e)   Complaint from resident re article in Marsworth News regarding dog waste – Waste Bin at Red Lion Cllr. DB to look into as also a problem regarding dog waste.

f)    Street Light outside number 8 Vicarage Gardens remains on throughout the day – clerk to contact Forde & McHugh.

g)   Forde & McHugh – Quotation received no increase for maintenance cost to 2018/19 contract, mpc agreed to renew for a further year.

 

other matters in hand

h)   Footpath to Pitstone – Work almost complete – A Grand opening walk has been suggested for 12th May 2018

      (date to be confirmed but details can be found at: marsworth.org.uk)

i)    Exercise equipment and running track in recreation ground, a response from a local resident requested more under age five play equipment, all councillors agreed that there was sufficient equipment for this age group.

 

17/171. AVDC Report: – Cllr.Town – Airfield South Side: Are traders paying council tax/business rates? Cllr. Town to look into. Issue also raised if canal boat dwellers council tax, it was suggested that this maybe covered by mooring fees.

 

17/172. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight


Should the government take a final decision to implement a single unitary - the result would be a brand new council to replace the existing five district and county councils across Buckinghamshire. An Implementation Executive (made up of elected members from each of the existing five councils) would be established to work together to lead the preparations for the new council and make decisions about future arrangements.
 
Potholes and Damaged Road Surfaces

To help improve road surfaces, Buckinghamshire is getting over £1 million from the government for the roads for repairs and road surface maintenance.  

Children’s Centres The council wants to do more to capture the views of residents and local families before implementing the new service and will be carrying

Freight Strategy Consultation

The Freight Strategy Consultation is still running until 9 April, 2018.  Please encourage as many residents as possible to participate.

Road works on Cooks Wharf, Cheddington

There will be a road closure on High Street, Cheddington sometime between 9th April and 13th July, 2018

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week will run this year from 30th April - 6th May​

See full report for additional information, available to view at: marsworth.org.uk

 

17/173. Police: No comments

 

17/174. Planning Matters

 

a)   Plans for consideration:

18/00850/APP Marsworth – Startops House 9 Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LN

Replacement of flat felt roof to existing entrance porch with new pitched tiled roof to match main dwelling.

MPC No objection.

 

18/00999/APP Marsworth   Unit 17 Old Airfield Ind. Estate, Cheddington Lane, Marsworth, Bucks. HP23 4RQ

Proposed building for office and storage use (Unit 17) MPC No objection.

 

b)   Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC):

               

15/00374/APP Marsworth –  Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.

Proposed change of use of land and existing buildings currently used for the purposes of agriculture, repair and storage of generators, storage of heavy goods vehicles, industrial tanks and theatrical equipment to B1 use facilitated through the refurbishment of identified existing buildings, demolition of other buildings, re-instatement of vehicular access to Long Marston Road and retention and restoration of land to agricultural use.

Clerk to contact Devcon for an update of status.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

c) Permission granted/refused:

 

18/00212/APP Marsworth Former White Lion PH Startops End Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth,  Buckinghamshire. HP23 4LJ

Change of use of vacant public house to 2 residential properties and ancillary development. AVDC approved.

 

17/04833/APP Marsworth – 28 Startops End Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Bucks HP23 4LJ

Part single storey rear extension and alteration to side door to form window opening. AVDC approved.

 

17/175.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for March 2018 - Cllr. DB – Water logged Cllr. EK to check again once water levels down.
Equipment check report for April 18 at May 2018 meeting - Cllr. EK

b)      Recreation ground – Messy bench – Further cutting back of branches to be carried out.

c)     Watery Lane Pond railings – Cllr. EK Quotation received – This to be put on hold and reviewed once footpath

         to Pitstone work complete, in the interim some welding works to be carried out to make safe. Cllr. EK

d)      Marsworth Gravel Pit – Request to Marsworth Charity for land to be sold – No objections providing it is a true

          market value.            

e)      Lower End – Road appears to be completely failed – Water running over it from the moat, instead of under

         it. Cllr. AW to report to transport for bucks.

 

17/176.  Village Hall: Cllr. EK to report – Main Hall floor cleaned and sealed. New fridge in Mike Frost Room.

 

         Other matters in hand

a)      Fire doors – to be repaired/replaced

b)      New under stairs cupboard

c)      Toilets to be refurbished

d)      Heaters to be cleaned

 

17/177.  Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 31st March 2018

 

Current a/c:                                                                         £0.00

Business Reserve a/c:                                                     £29,252.23                          

 

Cheques agreed and drawn:                                                                           

Cheque No. 001575 HMRC                                             £44.40

Cheque No. 001576 J Dickinson                                     £217.20

Cheque No. 001577 E Dumpleton                                  £370.00

Direct Debit payments:

Eon                                                                                         £57.80                                                  

Eon (Recreation ground)                                  

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                                        £1.17

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

17/178. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 14 May 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 12th March 2018 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.


17/149. Present: Cllrs. D.Brake (Chair), D.Brown, R.Brown, D.Cornwall, G.Monks, E.Kempster.

  Apologies for Absence: Cllr. R. Kennedy, Cllr. D Town.

 

17/150. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/151. Declarations of Interest: None

 

17/152. Minutes of meeting held: 12th February 2018 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/153. Public Participation:
• A local resident has raised the question, due to safety issues, if the council would support/consider reducing the legal speed limit to a 20mph Zone on Vicarage Road.

              • Canal Bank Farm Planning Scheme – Two members of the public asked about thoughts on the scheme. The PC responded: planning application has not yet been submitted. Therefore the PC cannot comment at this stage as that would be would be speculating.

 

17/154. Matters Arising:     

 

17/155. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   AGM Meeting 9th April 2018 – Invitations to local organisations sent out. Main hall to be booked.

b)   Startops Spring Clean Up – Friday 16th March 2018 Between 10.00am – 3.00pm

c)   Two Invoices received from Cheddington Parish Council 2017/18 and 2018/19
Recharge 20% of the cost of 2 x 12 Month Mobile Vehicle Activated Sign Maintenance Contract.

d)   No 61 Bus Route Service – To date: eight responses received from local residents. It was suggested that Marsworth Newsletter to a follow up article, also suggested a partition be put in to the two local pubs.

 

other matters in hand

e)   Footpath to Pitstone – Work in hand.

f)    Exercise equipment and running track in recreation ground – no response from the Newsletter article.

g)   Benches in recreation Ground – Now secured into ground.

h)   E-On Renewal fixed price plan for kiosk at recreation ground agreed for further year.

i)    Unaccompanied Annual Inspection by Wicksteed for equipment at recreation ground given the go ahead.

 

17/156. AVDC Report: – Cllr. Jenkins

 

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan

Subject to Parliamentary approval and further discussions, the locally-led proposal to replace the existing five councils across Buckinghamshire with a single council for the area. if established, it is likely to improve local government and service delivery in the county, generating savings, increasing financial resilience, facilitating a more strategic and holistic approach to planning and housing challenges, and sustaining good local services.
 

17/157. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight

 

Freight Strategy Consultation

The next phase of the Freight Strategy Consultation will run from 26th February until 9th April 2018. Please

encourage residents to participate, as their viewpoints are essential to ensuring the best possible outcome.

 

Temporary Traffic Lights on Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth.

Starting on 5 March 2018 works will begin to replace the expired traffic signal equipment on Canal Bridge, Lower Icknield Way in Marsworth. These works should be finished by 23rd March 2018

 

Safe in Bucks Consultation

A short questionnaire to help us evaluate your priorities for making Buckinghamshire a safer place to live.

https://www.research.net/r/safeinbucks

 

Next Local Area Forum Meeting

Will now be held at 7pm on 19th March 2018 at Mentmore Hall.

 

National CSE Awareness Day – helping to keep children safe from exploitation

Pledge your support and know the signs of abuse to help keep all children safe against child sexual

exploitation – National CSE Awareness day on Sunday 18 March 2018 – see full report.

 

See full report for additional information, available to view at: marsworth.org.uk

 

17/158. Police: No comments

 

 

17/159. Planning Matters

 

a)  Plans for consideration: None

 

b)   Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC):

               

15/00374/APP Marsworth –  Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.

Proposed change of use of land and existing buildings currently used for the purposes of agriculture, repair and storage of generators, storage of heavy goods vehicles, industrial tanks and theatrical equipment to B1 use facilitated through the refurbishment of identified existing buildings, demolition of other buildings, re-instatement of vehicular access to Long Marston Road and retention and restoration of land to agricultural use.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

Response from Hazrat Hussain – Parish Liaison Officer. Having caught up with the case officer he has informed that the application is being held up due a tree being in the way of the proposal. As the tree is in the conservation area the tree officer has to intervene. Tree officer is aware of the situation and is currently working on a solution so that the planning officer can continue to work on the application.

18/00212/APP Marsworth Former White Lion PH Startops End Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth,  Buckinghamshire. HP23 4LJ

Change of use of vacant public house to 2 residential properties and ancillary development.

 

17/04833/APP Marsworth – 28 Startops End Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Bucks HP23 4LJ

Part single storey rear extension and alteration to side door to form window opening.

MPC still object to this application.

 

 

17/160.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for February 2018 - Cllr. Dab
Equipment check report for March at April 18 meeting - Cllr. DB

b)      Recreation ground – Messy bench – Tree branches to be cut back.

c)     Watery Lane Pond Railings – Cllr. EK Quotation received – This to be put on hold and reviewed once footpath

         to Pitstone work complete, in the interim some welding works to be carried out to make safe.

d)      White Lion – concerns raised re increasing dilapidation of building and glass falling on to public pavement

         from windows, clerk to contact AVDC to get this urgent situation addressed.

e)      A number of complaints from residents regarding dog waste not being cleared up and disposed of correctly

         throughout the village, most especially at the recreation ground, Church Lane and Watery Lane.

 

17/161.  Village Hall: Cllr. EK to report – Heaters checked, some electrical work still to completed.

         Other matters in hand

a)      Fire doors need attention

b)      New under stairs cupboard

c)      Toilets to be refurbished

d)      Heaters to be cleaned

 

17/162.  Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 28th February 2018

 

Current a/c:                                                                         £0.00

Business Reserve a/c:                                                     £29,619.88                          

 

Cheques agreed and drawn:                                                                           

Cheque No. 001572 HMRC                                             £44.40

Cheque No. 001573 J Dickinson                                     £188.20

Cheque No. 001574 Cheddington Parish Council       £360.00

Direct Debit payments:

Eon                                                                                         £52.22                                                  

Eon (Recreation ground)                                  

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                                        £1.16

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

 

17/163. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 9th April 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 12th February 2018 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.


17/135. Present: Cllrs. D.Brake (Chair), D.Brown, R.Brown, D.Cornwall, G.Monks, E.Kempster.

  Apologies for Absence: Cllr. R. Kennedy, Cllr. A. Wight

 

17/136. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/137. Declarations of Interest: None

 

17/138. Minutes of meeting held: 8th January 2018 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/139. Public Participation: Pond in Watery Lane – Keith Foster representing Flood Working Party at Tring Rural Parish Council required information about recent dredging/disposal of waste and costs incurred.

 

17/140. Matters Arising:     

 

17/141. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   Community Car Scheme/Drivers – Marsworth – Should MPC start its own scheme? no decision made. It was mentioned by Cllr. DC that a few Marsworth residents already help out driving to others to appointments etc.

b)   Invoice from AVDC for (Dog Waste Bins) – Paid.

c)   Forde & McHugh – Street lamp outside 9 &11 Lukes Lea – now repaired.

 

Other matters in hand

d    Footpath to Pitstone – Purchase order raised from MPC and construction underway.

e)   Pond in Watery Lane – Now dredged.

f)    Overgrown vegetation at the entrance to Startops car park. Clerk had meeting with Emily Nicholls from Canal and River Trust on 18th January 2018. A spring clean task force is due to take place on Friday 16th March 2018 between 10 – 3pm. Posters requesting volunteers to help to be circulated and placed on notice boards and within local public houses.

g)   Quotation of £150.00 for benches in Recreation Ground to be cemented in – permission granted to proceed.

 

17/142. AVDC Report: – Cllr. Jenkins – Budget set, Council Tax meeting next week – Council Tax WILL
increase. Police services also to be added increasing the Council Tax even further.
Cllr. Town – Bucks was announced as number one for worst roads for pot holes in the country!

 

17/143. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight (see full report online)

Station Road roadwork’s in Cheddington

While the works for these are ongoing and expected to be completed sometime within the next few weeks, there have been reports of residents moving the Diversion signs near the King’s Head and the Church at Ivinghoe, as well as some barriers in Cheddington. Moving signs associated with roadworks or diversions are against the law.  

 

Pitstone to Marsworth Footpath

This has now been commissioned by TfB and the works are scheduled to commence from the 5th of February for 8 – 10 weeks. 

 

Marsworth Airfield Planning Application 15/00374/APP

I have commented to oppose the application and Bucks County Council is also opposing the application on the grounds of highway safety. This application is likely to go to Committee at AVDC sometime in the next few weeks. 

 

LLACC and Heathrow Expansion consultations

At the LLACC meeting on Monday 22 January the subject of aircraft noise was raised by councillors from surrounding councils.  It was noted that noise complaints were up significantly between July to September 2017.

 

Opportunities in Bucks

The Opps in Bucks website is a really useful tool for any local businesses who would like to get involved in offering young people in our area apprenticeships or work opportunities.

 

Royal British Legion News

With Remembrance being led by the Legion since 1921, the commemoration of the end of the First World War is going to be one of the most memorable and significant moments in the history of the charity and the entire nation.

 

Local Area Forum Meeting

The next LAF meeting is scheduled for 1st March at 7pm at Ivinghoe Village Hall.

 

See full report for additional information on marsworth.org.uk

 

17/144. Police: PCSO Jackie Dodson C9770 replaces Frank Callaghan as officer for parish.

17/145. Planning Matters

 

a)   Plans for consideration:

18/00212/APP Marsworth Former White Lion PH Startops End Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth,  Buckinghamshire. HP23 4LJ

Change of use of vacant public house to 2 residential properties and ancillary development.

MPC approved With a view to work commence promptly.

 

17/04833/APP Marsworth – 28 Startops End Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Bucks HP23 4LJ

Part single storey rear extension and alteration to side door to form window opening.

MPC Objected at present, concern’s raised over neighbouring property losing natural light. A request to be made to planning department to enquire if neighbours have agreed to this application.

 

b) Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC)

15/00374/APP Marsworth –  Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.

Proposed change of use of land and existing buildings currently used for the purposes of agriculture, repair and storage of generators, storage of heavy goods vehicles, industrial tanks and theatrical equipment to B1 use facilitated through the refurbishment of identified existing buildings, demolition of other buildings, re-instatement of vehicular access to Long Marston Road and retention and restoration of land to agricultural use.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

 

17/145.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

a)            Recreation Ground:
• Equipment Inspection report for January 18 Cllr. GM Nothing to report

                • Equipment check report for February at March 18 meeting Cllr. DaB

b)            It was suggested that one of the new benches be moved slightly or branches from tree cut to
avoid bird droppings.

c)            General waste bin in front of Substation next to 40 Vicarage Road – This is constantly being used by residents to dispose of dog waste, (despite previous notices being put on bin) this is unsightly and very unpleasant. MPC agreed to contact AVDC and have the bin removed.

d)            Estate Agent Boards – Being placed in positions away from marketed property –
Cllr. RB to contact Estate agents to have these removed.

e)            Watery Lane Pond Railings – Cllr. EK to request quotations for these to be fixed.

f)             Bus service number 61 – Suggested that the village newsletter do an article requesting members
of the public to contact parish Clerk. If enough support MPC would campaign to try and get bus
service reinstated.

      

17/146.  Village Hall: Cllr. EK to report – Electrical work carried out, heater to be checked, new fans installed.

                Other matters in hand

a)            Fire doors need attention

b)            New cupboard

c)            Toilets to be refurbished

 

17/147.  Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 31st January 2018

 

Current a/c:                                                         £0.00

Business Reserve a/c:                                     £30,372.62                          

 

Cheques agreed and drawn:                                           

Cheque No. 001568 AVDA                                               £103.50                                

Cheque No. 001569 HMRC                             £44.40

Cheque No. 001570 J Dickinson                     £188.20

Cheque No. 001571 Mason Grab Hire           £360.00

Direct Debit payments:

Eon                                                                         £57.80                                                  

Eon (Recreation ground)                                  

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                        £1.40

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

17/148. Date of Next Meeting: Monday 12th March 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 8th January 2018 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.


17/120. Present: Cllrs. D.Brake (Chair), D.Brown, R.Brown,  G.Monks, E.Kempster, R.Kennedy.

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. D.Cornwall and Cllr. S.Jenkins

 

17/121. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/122. Declarations of Interest:

 

17/123. Minutes of meeting held: 11th December 2017 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/124. Public Participation: Members of the public attended meeting to discuss the Airfield South Site planning application.

Chairman Dick Brake said that the PC’s objection on the grounds that the road was unsuitable still stands.
It is a narrow and windy road with poor visibility and there are no footpaths or an adequate bus service to support the application. The application is now due to go to full planning committee sometime in February. The public has until
31st January 2018 to submit any comments.

 

17/125. Matters Arising: None

 

17/126. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   2018/19 Parish Tax Base Information – request for precept to made via email by 19th January 2018 with an increase of 3% agreed by all councillors present.

b)   Clerk to contact Forde and McHugh re street light between 9 and 11 Lukes Lea, Marsworth (stays on throughout the night).

c)   Permission has been granted by mpc for a Royal wedding village party to be held at Marsworth Rec on 19th May 2018.

      Use of electricity will be supplied but no other costs or responsibility to be met by the council.

d)   Quote from Reg Porter (Grass cutting) mpc accepted quotation – clerk to contact Reg Porter to inform.

 

Other matters in hand

e)   Footpath to Pitstone – The following resolutions were passed in respect of the footpath scheme:

·  To grant approval to commission the scheme for the final quoted cost of £207,023.06 plus VAT from TfB/BCC with an exposure for Pitstone parish council of £195,339.69 (£188.848 funded by NHB grant, £4,500 held by the parish council for this project, £1,150 grant provided by Cllr Davies, and a further £841.69 from other Parish funds), and an exposure for Marsworth Parish Council of £11,683.37 all sums plus VAT.

·  To request a single invoice for the Marsworth element (£11,683.37 plus VAT) on completion of the works - with the balance being invoiced to Pitstone PC on terms they have separately set out and agreed to.

f)    Pond in Watery Lane – Cllr. DaB A favourable quotation in and all councillors agreed to having pond dredged. Cllr. EK to source quotation for repairs to fencing around pond.

g)   Overgrown vegetation at the entrance to Startops car park, clerk and Cllr. DB meeting to be rearranged with Emily Nicholls from Canal and River Trust, awaiting a response from Emily with new date.

 

17/127. AVDC Report: – Cllr. Town VALP gone through, on target for submission at end of March 2017, if local plan does not go through a new set of rules will apply.

 

17/128. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight

 

Station Road Cheddington Diversions

From 10th January for approximately one month, Station Road, Cheddington will be closed completely from the junction of Mentmore Road for 640 meters. Diversion routes are being set up which will include Long Marston Road, Cheddington Lane, Tring Road, Wingrave Road, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth Road, High Street, Church Road, Station Road, and Horton.

These works are expected to cause minor delays for local residents and restrictions on road parking in that area, but they are necessary due to Anglian Water pipe repair in Cheddington.

 

LLACC and Heathrow Expansion consultations              

In the next few weeks, many residents in Bucks will receive a Heathrow Airport Expansion and Airspace Principles Consultation Leaflet. This will provide details about the next public consultation, which will start on 17 January and run until 28 March 2018.
See full report for additional information.

 

Brexit Summit                                                                         

Buckinghamshire County Council has been proactive in taking a strategic lead in preparing for Brexit, recognising the Council’s place sharping role and the potential for the county to thrive in a post-Brexit environment.  Buckinghamshire’s unique strategic location and entrepreneurial dynamism mean it is perfectly placed to be the national economy’s growth engine leading the way in growing productivity and delivery the government’s Industrial Strategy.

The Council has taken early action to recognise the local implications of Brexit and is taking steps to mitigate negative impacts and maximise emerging opportunities.
See full report for additional information.

17/129. Police: Nothing reported.

 

17/130. Planning Matters

 

a)   Plans for consideration: None

 

b) Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC)

15/00374/APP Marsworth –  Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road, Marsworth, Buckinhamshire.

Proposed change of use of land and existing buildings currently used for the purposes of agriculture, repair and storage of generators, storage of heavy goods vehicles, industrial tanks and theatrical equipment to B1 use facilitated through the refurbishment of identified existing buildings, demolition of other buildings, re-instatement of vehicular access to Long Marston Road and retention and restoration of land to agricultural use.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/131.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground:
    • Equipment Inspection report for January 18 Cllr. GM

    • Equipment check report for February at March 18 meeting Cllr. DaB

                

17/132.  Village Hall: Cllr. EK to report – Nothing to report

 

17/133.  Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 31st December 2017.

 

Current a/c:                                                           £0.00

Business Reserve a/c:                                         £30,697.77                             

               

Cheques agreed and drawn:                                                              

Cheque No, 001562 J Dickinson                         £202.72

Cheque No. 001563 HMRC                                   £44.40

Direct Debit payments:

Eon                                                                         £57.80                                                    

Eon (Recreation ground)                                     £21.63

 

Receipts:              

Bank Interest                                                          £1.37

UK Power Networks                                                              £17.49                                                    

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

17/134. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 12th February 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 11th December 2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 


17/105. Present: Cllrs. D Brake (Chair), D. Brown, R Brown, D Cornwall, E Kempster.

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. R Kennedy, Cllr. G Monks

 

17/106. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/107. Declarations of Interest:

 

17/108. Minutes of meeting held: 13th November 2017 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/109. Public Participation:
 

17/110. Matters Arising:

 

17/111. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   2018/19 Parish Tax Base Information – request for precept to made via email by 19th January 2018 with an increase of 3%

b)   As at 20th November 2017 all reported street lights are now repaired with the exception of one in Vicarage Road (opposite Stepnells) awaiting repairs by UK Power Networks.
Street light positioned between 9 and 11 Lukes Lea, reported as staying on all night – Clerk to inform

Forde & McHugh.

c)   Street light in Church Lane now connected.

 

Other matters in hand

d)   Footpath to Pitstone – Construction quotation’s received. Cllrs. approved expenditure – work to start before
1st March 2018 (Hedge removal at least due to bird’s nesting).

e)   Railing at Startops – Repair works carried out.

f)    Pond in Watery Lane – Cllr. DaB still looking into costs and disposal of the sludge once dredged.

g)   Overgrown vegetation at the entrance to Startops car park, some cutting back has been carried out, clerk and
Cllr. DB meeting to be rearranged with Emily Nicholls from Canal and River Trust early in the New Year.

H)  Watery Lane and Church Lane overgrown vegetation – Some cutting back has been carried out.

 

17/112. AVDC Report: – Cllr. Jenkins and Town

• Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – Concern raised that development plans have not taken into consideration parking facilities at Tring Station. Additional residents commuting would require parking and the car park is already fully used.
No infrastructure plans have been put forward from Bucks County Council.
Unity – No update to report as yet.

 

17/113. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight

Station Road Cheddington Diversions

Discussions are still ongoing at TfB as to the final diversion routes for works in Station Road, Cheddington.

 

Dacorum Local Plan

Our counterparts in Hertfordshire are busy with their consultation on the Dacorum Local Plan. Although this plan is still in its early stages, BCC is aware of the potential impact of the DLP on some of our own villages which border Herts.

See full report for more information: www.marsworth.org.uk

 

Winter Preparedness

Residents can find a helpful checklists and information on how to stay safe and well through this winter on the

https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/community/ready-for-winter/

 

Bucks County Council Appeal for Presents for Vulnerable Children

County councillors have this week launched their annual Christmas present appeal to help Buckinghamshire’s vulnerable children and young people. See full report on website for information on how to donate:

https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/news/councillors-launch-county-council-christmas-present-appeal-for-vulnerable-children/  

 

Adult Social Care Consultation – Overview

We are consulting on our proposals to change the amounts we charge for some social care services. The charges apply to people who can afford to pay the full cost of their care or part of the cost.

See full report on how to have your say. Full report on: www.marsworth.org.uk

  

 

 

 

17/114. Police: Nothing reported.

 

17/115. Planning Matters

 

a)   Plans for consideration: None

 

b) Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC)

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use.

The change of use application is going to a full planning committee and  has been given a deadline of 5th January 2018. Enforcement of other issues arising at the airfield will then be made.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

c) Permission granted/refused:

17/03195/APP Marsworth – Grand Union Canal

Installation of a re-routed pipeline beneath the Grand Union Canal, removal of existing pipe bridge over the
Grand Union Canal and associated works – AVDC approved.

 

17/03913/APP Marsworth – 18 Vicarage Road Marsworth Bucks HP23 4LR

Single storey side extension and part garage conversion into living accommodation – AVDC approved.

 

 

17/116.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground:
    • Equipment Inspection report for November 17 Cllr. DC – Nothing to report. Benches approved by all.

    • Equipment check report for December at January 18 meeting Cllr. GM

                

17/117.  Village Hall: (Cllr. EK to report) – The Christmas Bazaar was successful but quieter than previous years.

 

17/118.  Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 30th November 2017.

 

Current a/c:                                                         £0.00

Business Reserve a/c:                                     £35,130.10

               

Cheques agreed and drawn:                                                           

Cheque No, 001562 J Dickinson                     £213.70

Cheque No. 001563 HMRC                              £44.40

Cheque No. 001564 Reg Porter                       £2,436.00

Direct Debit payments:

Eon                                                                         £55.94                                                  

Eon (Recreation ground)                                   £24.08

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                        £1.16

AVDC (s106)                                                        £1558.00

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

17/119. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 8th January 2018 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 13th November 2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 


17/90. Present: Cllrs. D Brake (Chair), D. Brown, R Brown, D Cornwall, E Kempster, R Kennedy

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. G Monks

 

17/91. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/92. Declarations of Interest: Cllr. D. Brown – reference to 17/96 (d)

 

17/93. Minutes of meeting held: 16th October 2017 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/94. Public Participation:
Hedge alongside No 43 Lower Icknield Way and Village Hall car park:

Resident’s intending removal of existing hedge and to put up a retaining wall with a fence on top, along the boundary. Concern over vehicles going over the drop that will become. Cllr. EK to request estimates for installation of curb stones.

 

17/95. Matters Arising:

 

17/96. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   Delivery of 4 benches for Marsworth Recreation Ground received Cllr. EK to get quotation for fitting.

b)   Netball back plate – removed.

c)   Broken Bench – removed.

d)   Angler’s Retreat and Red Lion Public Houses – Nomination for registering as an asset of community value – declined by AVDC. Cllr.Town to look into why these have been turned down as an asset.
 

Other matters in hand

e)   Footpath to Pitstone – Cllr. RK chased – costs should be in this Friday (17th) figures are within budget, there was some concern over risk element.

f)    Street Light, Church Lane. Cllr. DB to chase again, Cllr. BK suggested we complain to Ofgem and agreed by councillor’s that if situation is not progressing then this will actioned.

g)   Railing at Startops – Works scheduled for repair 11th – 12th December 2017

h)   Pond in Watery Lane. Cllr. DaB Various quotations for dredging received – still ongoing.

i)    Overgrown vegetation at the entrance to Startops car park, concerns raised re obstruction of vision of oncoming
vehicles whilst leaving car park – Cllr. Wight going to look into.

j)    Watery Lane and Church Lane overgrown vegetation – Cllr. Wight going to look into.

 

17/97. AVDC Report: – Cllr. Jenkins and Town

Vale of Aylesbury plan finalised, Marsworth is still listed as a medium sized village – but to date nothing additional planned for Marsworth.

 

17/98. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight

  • BCC Budget Public Consultation (see report for full details)
    Next year’s budget for Buckinghamshire is going to be shaped in the coming weeks.
    Read more about the draft plans for getting the best value from next year’s budget on the BCC website.
  • LLACC Consultations (see report for full details)
    There are currently two LLACC aerospace consultations in which residents are invited to participate. 
    The first relates to views on the revised draft airports national policy statement.

    The second relates to resident experience of aircraft noise. 
  • Station Road works planned in Cheddington (see report for full details)
    Roadwork’s with diversions are planned for Cheddington from the junction with Mentmore Road. Full closures will be necessary from 8 January 2018 for one month. 
  • Marsworth Bridge works (see report for full details)
    The Marsworth Bridge closure will take place on the roadwork’s in Station Road, Cheddington have been completed.  No date is currently set.
  • Startops Railings
    Startops railings are due to be repaired on 11th and 12th December. 
  • Mobile Library Consultation (see report for full details)
    End Fragment BCC are proposing that from May 2018 the current mobile library service is discontinued. 

 

See full report on: www.marsworth.org.uk

 

 

17/99. Police: Nothing reported.

 

17/100. Planning Matters

 

a)   Plans for consideration:

17/03913/APP Marsworth – 18 Vicarage Road Marsworth Bucks HP23 4LR

Single storey side extension and part garage conversion into living accommodation – MPC approved.

 

b) Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC)

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/03195/APP Marsworth  - Installation of a re-routed pipeline beneath the Grand Union Canal, removal of existing pipe bridge over the Grand Union Canal and associated works.

 

c) Permission granted/refused: Nothing to report.

 

17/101.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground:
    • Equipment Inspection report for October 17 Cllr. RB – Nothing to report.

    • Equipment check report for November at December 17 meeting Cllr. DC

    • 4 New benches delivered to be installed – Cllr EK to get quotation re fitting.

 

17/102.  Village Hall: (Cllr. EK to report) – Bonfire and Fireworks evening a good success.

Concerns raised regarding bin being used by public – Monitor if possible.

 

17/103.  Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 30th October 2017.

 

Current a/c:                                                         £0.00

 

Business Reserve a/c:                                     £33,855.42                                                          

Cheques agreed and drawn:                                                           

 

Cheque No. 001559 GoPlastic Ltd                  £1905.60

Cheque No, 001560 J Dickinson                    £188.20

Cheque No. 001561 HMRC                              £44.40


Direct Debit payments:

Eon                                                                         £58.80

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                        £0.32


Section 137 Payment(s): none

 

17/104. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 11th December 2017 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 16th October 2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 


17/76. Present: Cllrs. G Monks (Chair), R Brown, D Cornwall, E Kempster, R Kennedy

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. D Brake, Cllr. D Brown

 

17/77. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/78. Declarations of Interest: None.

 

17/79. Minutes of meeting held: 11th September  2017 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/80. Public Participation:
Two residents attended meeting. Concerns raised re planning application 15/00374/APP
• Lack of enforcement as well as frustration at unacceptable delay by BCC in responding to the application.   
  MPC continues to try to get a response.
• Concerns also for operations license being exploited.

• Additional entrance to the site is being used by traffic throughout the night.

 

17/81. Matters Arising:

 

17/82. Clerks Correspondence:

a)   Change of contact details at recreation ground.

b)   Permission granted by Marsworth Parish Council to Lynda Brake re request to hold the annual
Marsworth bonfire and fireworks night at the recreation ground on Saturday 4th November 2017.

c)   Forde and McHugh Ltd, Phase out of the SOX Lamps – Agreed lamps to be replaced when old lamps need repair.

d)   1st Interim invoice in from Forde and McHugh Ltd. (Electrical contractor).

e)   Objection from Susan Marshall, Gurneys Farm House, Marsworth - Re Cycle Path at recreation ground.

      Cllr. RK has been in touch direct to state it is a walking/running path not a cycle path.

f)    S106 Funding in for benches x 4 for Recreation Ground, councillor’s approved purchase.
Cllr. EK to arrange forklift for off loading.

g)   Precept payment in.

h)   Maintenance of Marsworth War Memorial – Cllr. EK to arrange of cleaning only.

i)    Bridge Cottage, 98 Vicarage Rd, building work – Councillor’s comments communicated on to property owner.


Other matters in hand

j)    Footpath to Pitstone – Quotation due in November, subject to approval of quotation works could commence

      January – March 2018.

k)   Street Light, Church Lane – Cllr. DB to contact contractor once again.

l)    Railing at Startops - Contractor still awaiting to be placed on register – Cllr. AW from BCC offered to look into this.

m) Pond in Watery Lane – Ongoing.

n)   Overgrown vegetation at the entrance to Startops car park. – Parish clerk to contact Canal and River Trust again.

o)   Watery Lane and Church Lane overgrown vegetation – Parish clerk to contact tfb requesting an enforcement notice be put in place.

 

17/83. AVDC Report: – Cllr’s Jenkins and Town – Apologies for absence.

 

17/84. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight

Roadworks in Ivinghoe Division

Some road closures in our division due over the next four weeks.

 

1) 2nd October to 21st October - B488 at Horton. 

 

2) After 18th October  some time (date to be announced) - Marsworth Bridge 
    See Report on website for details.

 

17/85. Police: Nothing reported.

 

 

 

 

17/86. Planning Matters

 

a) Plans for consideration: Nothing to report.

 

b) Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC)

 

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/03195/APP Marsworth  - Installation of a re-routed pipeline beneath the Grand Union Canal, removal of existing pipe bridge over the Grand Union Canal and associated works.

 

c) Permission granted/refused: Nothing to report.

 

17/86.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground:
    • Equipment check report for September 17 at October 17 meeting - Cllr. BK - One of seats unsafe.

    • Grass to be cut before Bonfire and Fireworks evening, Cllr. EK to contact Reg Porter.

    • Cllr. EK to address overgrown weeds on hard standing area.

 

17/87.  Village Hall: (Cllr. EK to report) – Floor still to be cleaned and treated, possibly use a contractor.

Leaves have been swept around outside of hall, second clean up will be required in near future.

 

 

17/88.  Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 30th September 2017.

 

Current a/c:                                                         £0.00

 

Business Reserve a/c:                                     £36,607.86                                                          

Cheques agreed & drawn:                                                               

 

Cheque No, 001555 J Dickinson                     £188.20 

Cheque No. 001556 HMRC                              £44.40

Cheque No. 001557 Mazars LLP                    £120.00

Cheque No. 001558 Forde & McHugh Ltd     £438.62


Direct Debit payments:

Eon                                                                         £55.94

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                        £0.25

AVDC                                                                     £8,200.00


Section 137 Payment(s): none

 

17/89. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 13th November 2017 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

 

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 11th September 2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 


17/62. Present: Cllrs. D Brake (Chair), E Kempster, G Monks.

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. D Brown, Cllr. R Brown, Cllr. D Cornwall and Cllr. R Kennedy.

 

17/63. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/64. Declarations of Interest: None

 

17/65. Minutes of meeting held: 14th August 2017 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/66. Public Participation: Marsworth Airfield -  A number of residents from around the airfield attending meeting.

Use of Airfield was raised – various activities taking place way beyond light Industrial use. One resident reported that the site is contaminated with engine oil due to scrap vehicles being stored. New businesses setting up which may have not been approved or business rates being applied. No regard is being made to any wildlife on site.

 A large number of articulated lorries are using the site on a constant basis going in and out of airfield outside the restricted time of 8am-7pm. Residents are very concerned that the road is not wide or suitable enough, the damage to trees as they pass and bright lights into homes. Cllr. DB explained that the council was aware of the breaches; he explained that the PC has no powers of enforcement. He suggested that residents all write into AVDC

 

Luton Airport - The issue of low flying aircraft over Marsworth, residents have been monitoring movement and feel it is an unacceptable level, along with the strong smell of jet fuel at times.   

 

17/67. Matters Arising: Planning application 16/03702/APP  – Land to the Rear of Former White Lion PH.
Erection of six dwellings. An appeal has been lodged following the refusal of this application.

 

17/68. Clerk’s Correspondence:

a)   Change of date for October meeting from 9th October to 16th October 2017 – Agreed.

b)   Planning application 1500374/APP – Response from Lydia Fowler, Mr Hussain & Jay Signh for this
application, forwarded to councillors.

c)   Doors to Notice Board at Red Lion Car Park now removed.

d)   Overgrown vegetation Church Lane/Watery Lane, Both landowners denying responsibility, a land registry search has been done confirming the landowners are responsible, so a further letter to be sent.

e)   Clerk to chase up Canal and River Trust re overgrown vegetation at the entrance to Startops car park.

f)    Contact details for clerk at Recreation Ground – Cllr. EK to organise.

g)  Remembrance Day - Cllr. Wight advised that the Parish Council are entitled to a free ‘County’ wreath to lay at our War Memorial, which the PC gratefully accepted.


Other matters in hand

g)   Assets of Community - Ongoing

h)   Footpath to Pitsone - Ongoing

i)    Street Light, Church Lane – Cllr. DB waiting to be informed of progress

j)    Railing at Startops - Ongoing

k)   Pond in Watery Lane - Ongoing

l)    Recreation Ground New Seating – Awaiting response of request for S106 funding

 

17/68. AVDC Report: – Cllr’s Jenkins and Town 

No news of Unitary authority

 

17/69. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight  
Freight Strategy Update

I was delighted to have been able to spend a morning recently with Sarah Gibson, from BCC’s Freight Strategy team, along with Stephen Lott and Claire Bamber to see how effective the sentinel traffic monitor is as we watched the rush hour traffic into Ivinghoe. Sarah noted the number of HGVs into the village and afterwards we both went to Horton via the Brownlow Bridge to examine road conditions there.  As one of the key officers who will be helping to formulate the Freight Strategy, Sarah is keen to ensure that she has a full understanding of road conditions along the B488 and B489.

 

Lower End Jet patching

I am very happy to report that I have commissioned jet patching for the section of road from Church Farm Lane to the Red Lion canal Bridge (Lower End) out of my additional TfB councillor funding which has only just been made available to us. It is currently being surveyed by the LAT, Rob Anderson, and he has confirmed that it will be jet patched within the next few months. I will be passing on a schedule for the repair once I know it, as it would be helpful if residents could be informed so that they are able to move their vehicles off the roads for the repair date, since otherwise the repairs may end up incomplete. Apparently, this has been something of a problem in the past during jet patching repairs.


 

 

Pitstone Report of aircraft noise/jet fuel smell
We had one report of aircraft noise and the smell of jet fuel from a Pitstone resident and his wife over the past few weeks.  If this is noticed and/or a problem for other residents, please let me know as we are monitoring it to see if it is a recurring issue.

 

17/70. Police: Nothing reported.

 

17/71. Planning Matters:

 

a)   Plans for consideration:

17/03195/APP Marsworth  - Installation of a re-routed pipeline beneath the Grand Union Canal, removal of existing pipe bridge over the Grand Union Canal and associated works. MPC Approved

 

b) Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC)

 

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business use) Awaiting results of traffic survey.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

c) Permission granted/refused:

 

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire.

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. 
AVDC Approved – Subject to 28 Restrictions

 

17/63.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

 a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for July 17 - Cllr. DB
                                      Equipment check report for August at September 17 meeting - Cllr. EK – No issues reported.

No issues reported.

 

17/64.  Village Hall: (Cllr. EK to report) – Floor still to be treated.

 

17/65.  Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 31st August 2017

 

Current a/c:                                                         £0.00

 

Business Reserve a/c:                                     £28,898.03                                                          

Cheques agreed & drawn:

                                                               

Cheque No, 001553 J Dickinson                     £188.20

Cheque No. 001554 HMRC                              £44.40

 

Direct Debit payments:

Eon                                                                         £57.80

Eon                                                                         £27.57                                                  

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                        £0.28

 

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

17/66. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 16th October 2017 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 14th August 2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 


17/47. Present: Cllrs. D Brake (Chair), R Brown, D Cornwall, R Kennedy, G Monks.

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. D Brown and Cllr. E Kempster

 

17/48. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/49. Declarations of Interest: None

 

17/50. Minutes of meeting held: 10th July 2017 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/51. Public Participation: None

 

17/52. Matters Arising: Planning application 16/03702/APP  – Land to the Rear of Former White Lion PH.
Erection of six dwellings. An appeal has been lodged following the refusal of this application.

 

17/53. Clerk’s Correspondence:

a)   Notice Board adjacent to the Red Lion pub – PC agreed to remove defective doors and make notice board
available to all.

b)   Pond in Watery Lane – Cllr. DaB, Three quotations received, required repairs becoming somewhat complicated than first thought, due to depth of pond and amount of dredging required.

c)   Recreation ground seating – Quotations received, PC may go for four new seats as opposed to two originally required. Cllr. DB to contact Joe Houston for S106 funding. Also agreed that more adult fitness equipment required.

d)   Clerk to again contact Canal & River Trust re overgrown vegetation at the entrance to Startops car park.

e)   Footpath to Pitstone – Transport for Bucks putting together final figures and plans, once received the PC will be able to seek competitive quotes for the works. The Work was originally due to commence end of September this year but this may well now be delayed due to costings.

f)    Rats at rubbish area opposite Ship Lane – Situation seem’s much improved, PC still to monitor.

g)   Watery Lane and Church Lane overgrown vegetation – Clerk to ask Rob Anderson at BCC to once again contact landowners to remove/clear overgrown hedges and vegetation, it was agreed that should this not take place PC will have work carried out and charge on to landowners.

h)  Clerk to contact AVDC re planning application 15/00374/APP status.

i)    Assets of community Vale. All Cllr’s. In attendance agreed applications for Red Lion and Anglers Retreat to be completed and sent in.

j)    Street Light, Church Lane Cllr. DB to look into again.

k)   Railings at Startops, still awaiting decision from BCC.

 

17/54. AVDC Report:

  • Cllr. Town AVDC are looking into reasons why in 2016 some planning application
    were not sent through to the PC.
  • VALP – AVDC have moved away from the proposed percentage approach when allocating new housing to settlements and instead are looking at an approach based on whether a settlement has the capacity to accept further development.
  • Cllr. Jenkins to look into Marsworth’s categorisation as a medium village rather than a small village.
  • AVDC are holding a further scrutiny session on 26th September 2017 and will keep us updated.

 

17/55. BCC Report: – Cllr. Wight   For full detailed report see: www.marsworth.org.uk

  • Buckinghamshire Strategic Infrastructure Plan (BSIP)
    The BSIP is intended to take a positive approach to development and outcome maximisation, influencing the delivery of services and the nature and location of strategic infrastructure investment.
  • Public Consultation:  Improving early help services for children, young people and families
    Buckinghamshire County Council is seeking views on a proposed new approach to supporting children and families earlier to prevent them needing help from social care services in the future.  The consultation is available online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/earlyhelp until 22 September.
  • A new Library for Aylesbury
    On Monday 24th July Cabinet formally agreed a proposal to integrate lending and reference provision in Aylesbury and to undertake community engagement on the design for a new and modern library for Aylesbury.
  • Pitstone Quarry Meeting
    I met with Thames Valley Police as well as other stakeholders from Pitstone and Aldbury villages for a discussion about swimming in the quarry.  It was agreed that Thames Valley Police would approach the landowner to see whether improved fencing and/or CCTV might be possible on the site. 

 

17/56. Police: Concerns were raised via Everything Marsworth about a gardner approaching house’s and
not taking no for an answer when asked to leave property.

 

17/57. Planning Matters:

 

a) New Plans for consideration: None

 

b) Decisions awaited: (AVDC & BCC)

 

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business use) Awaiting results of traffic survey.

 

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire.

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. 
BCC Highways require several alterations to the vision splay and the turning space for larger vehicles.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

c) Permission granted/refused:

 

17/02024/APP – Marsworth Manor Farm Cottage Lower End Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NA

Erection of conservatory. AVDC Approved

 

17/58.  Environment and Amenity Matters:

 a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for June 17 - Cllr. DaB
                                      Equipment check report for July at August 17 meeting - Cllr. DB

No issues to report; but it was noted that cyclists are using perimeter and apparatus are being used regularly.

 

17/59.  Village Hall: (Cllr. EK to report)

 

17/60.  Finance Matters:  Monthly Finance status at 31st July 2017

 

Current a/c:                                                         £0.00

 

Business Reserve a/c:                                     £29,502.14                                                          

Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001548 All Saints Church           £200.00                                                                

Cheque No. 001549 Marsworth C of E           £200.00

Cheque No, 001550 J Dickinson                     £205.03

Cheque No. 001551 HMRC                              £44.40

Cheque No. 001552 R Kennedy                      £69.56   (Land Registry Document Search x 2)

 

Direct Debit payments:

Eon                                                                         £55.94                                                  

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                        £0.28

 

Section 137 Payment(s): None

 

17/61. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 11th September 2017 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 10thJuly  2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 


17/33. Present: Cllrs. D Brake (Chair), R Brown, D Brown, G Monks, E Kempster, D Cornwall.

 

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. R Kennedy

 

17/34. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/35. Declarations of Interest: 

 

17/36. Minutes of meeting held: June 2017 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/37. Public Participation: Elaine Stanton from Village Newsletter passed on thanks to Cllr. RK for involvement with village sign and website.

 

17/38. Matters Arising:

 

17/38. Clerk’s Correspondence:

 

a) MPC agreed to grant of £200.00 each to All Saints Church, Marsworth and Marsworth C of E Infants School.

b) MPC agreed to further donation of £70.00 to Marsworth Village Hall.

c) Clerk to contact Signs Realm to update Clerk details at the recreation ground.

d) Grass verges, Church Lane – Clerk to contact Rob Anderson to request landowners to cut back verges.

 

17/39. AVDC Report:

Cllr. Jenkins (see website for full report – www.marsworth.org.uk)

We still have not heard from the Secretary of State when he’s likely to determine which proposal to recommend
(if either). We are in contact with him and Paul Rowsell - his advisor. A date of later in the year has been mooted

although the Government has quite a lot of important matters on its agenda and the creation of new unitaries

may not be top of the list.

Size of Marsworth Village, Cllr. Jenkins will raise this issue again to redesignate it as a small village rather than medium.

 

17/40. BCC Report: Cllr. Wight – Report (see website for full report – www.marsworth.org.uk)

Marsworth Airfield

The Development Control hearing to discuss the retrospective planning application for a change from empty skip storage to waste processing on the Marsworth Airfield site took place on 19th June. Despite the many objections, the planning application was approved, subject to routeing restrictions.

Freight Strategy

The Freight Strategy public consultation closed on 6th July and had 1092 responses, which was an excellent response rate for an online public consultation.  The B488 and B489 are affected.

Pitstone Quarry - Illegal Swimming

I had a brief meeting with Thames Valley Police after the issue of swimming in the quarry near Pitstone was brought to my attention. Parking, rubbish, health and safety and swimming in unregulated waters are main concerns.

 

17/41. Police – not in attendance

 

17/42. Planning Matters:

 

a) Plans for consideration: None

 

 

b) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

 

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business use) Awaiting results of traffic survey.

Still awaiting response from AVDC

 

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire.

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. 
BCC Highways require several alterations to the vision splay and the turning space for larger vehicles.

 

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/02024/APP Marsworth Manor Farm Cottage Lower End Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NA

Erection of conservatory.

 

 

c) Permission granted/refused:

 

    CM/17/17 Old Ministry Airfield Unit 25B Marsworth Airfield North Side Cheddington Lane.

    Change of Use from parking of empty skips to waste storage and sorting.

 

17/01527/APP – Marsworth  8 Stepnells, Marsworth, Bucks.HP23 4NQ – First floor rear extension.

 

 

17/43.  Environment & Amenity Matters:

a)   Equipment check report for June at July 17 Meeting Cllr. DaB

b)   Equipment check report for July at August 17 meeting – Cllr. DB

c)   Seating in Rec – Cllr. RB to pass on details of supplier for plastic seating to Cllr. DB

d)   Startop’s Railings – Contractor is awaiting approval from BCC

e)   Netball Post, back plate Cllr. EK and Cllr. DC to look into repair options

f)    Cllr. EK also raised issue of Ragwort (poisonous weed) Church Lane and Lower Ickneild Way.

g)   Cllr. DB in constant contact with CRT re Rat infestation at bridge 130 rubbish point (opposite Ship Lane).

 

17/44. Village Hall:

Cllr. EK – Main hall floor to be cleaned and sealed.

 

17/45. Finance Matters:

 Monthly Finance status: as at 30 June 2017

 

Current a/c:                                                         £0.00

Business Reserve a/c:                                     £29,834.16

 

Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001542 Mrs J Sheils                    £59.00                                  

Cheque No. 001543 Kehoe Contractors        £420.90

Cheque No. 001544 Marsworth Village Hall                 £70.00

Cheque No. 001545 Signs Realm                   £168.00

Cheque No. 001546 J Dickinson                     £188.20

Cheque No. 001547 HMRC                              £44.40
                               

Direct Debit payments:

Eon                                                                         £57.80  

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                        £0.34


Section 137 Payment(s): none

 

17/46. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 14th August 2017 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 12thJune 2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 


17/18. Present: Cllrs. D Brake (Chair), R Brown, D Brown, G Monks, D Cornwall.

 

Apologies for Absence: Cllr. R Kennedy and Cllr. E Kempster

 

17/19. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/20. Declarations of Interest: 

 

17/21. Minutes of meeting held: 8th May 2017 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/22. Public Participation: Village Sign, Project now completed, unaveiling took place on 10th June 2017 which was well attended, officiated by High Sheriff, Peter Kara, followed by a History of Marsworth exhibition in the village hall. It was suggested that school children may like to plant some bulbs and small plants around the sign.

 

17/23. Matters Arising:

 Emergency Plan Review: Details forwarded onto Stephanie Buller, AVDC

a) Marsworth Millennium Hall, Vicarage Road, Marsworth, Herts. HP23 4LR

b) The hall could accommodate around 160 people in the daytime - sleeping capacity 80 people.

c) Keyholders: Richard Brake & Francis Brown contact numbers given for emergency out of hours.

 

17/24. Clerk’s Correspondence:

  1. MPCV Asset Register – Agreed Defibrillator and Housing needs to be added.
  2. Clerk to contact Reg Porter re cutting of grass on and around hard standing areas at recreation ground.
  3. Annual return for Audit – Documents signed ready to be sent to Mazars.
  4. AVDC Emergency plan review – Clerk to pass on requested details.
  5. Canal & River trust to be contacted again re continued issue of rats in and around the rubbish area opposite Ship Lane.

 

17/25. AVDC Report:

Cllr. Jenkins – Cllr. Town – Absent

 

17/26. BCC Report: Cllr. Wight - Report

Due to the general election, the last county council meeting on 18 May was held during Purdah. Consequently, there was a limited session as no political debates were able to take place.  The next county council meeting will take place on 13 July and will be webcast.

 

Road Conditions Since many residents have already contacted me regarding road conditions, potholes, and repairs in their local area, I will be inspecting all villages in Ivinghoe Division with our BCC local area technician personally over the next few weeks. 

 

Marsworth Airfield

The Development Control hearing to discuss the retrospective planning application for a change from empty skip storage to waste processing on the Marsworth Airfield site is scheduled for 19th June.   The additional HGV and large skip lorry vehicle movements which have already resulted from this change is naturally of great concern across the villages, and objections and comments have now been submitted.  I hope to be able to speak at that hearing on behalf of residents, and will report back as soon as any decision has been taken.

 

Freight Strategy

Since many residents have also expressed concerns in general at the increasing number of HGVs and lorries associated with housing construction and industry across our local area, BCC has refreshed its Freight Strategy initiatives and are in consultation with the communities to develop an effective strategy which will ensure a balance between industry needs and resident concerns.  Paul Irwin, Deputy Cabinet Member for Transportation, is heading up the initiatives, and a full public consultation is planned for the coming months. 

 

Meet and Greet Sessions

I am hoping to hold some Meet and Greet drop-in sessions in the autumn so that residents can come to have a chat about anything they might want to discuss, or simply pop in to meet me and your district councillors while having a cup of tea and a biscuit.  The dates and locations for these sessions will be forthcoming.

17/27. Police:.

 

17/28. Planning Matters:

 

a) Plans for consideration:

 

17/02024/APP Marsworth Manor Farm Cottage Lower End Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NA

Erection of conservatory. MPC has no objection.

 

 

b) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

 

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business use) Awaiting results of traffic survey.

Still awaiting response from AVDC

 

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire.

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. 
BCC Highways require several alterations to the vision splay and the turning space for larger vehicles.

Listed Building Consent has been granted.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

17/00754/ALB – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

    CM/17/17 Old Ministry Airfield Unit 25B Marsworth Airfield North Side Cheddington Lane.

    Change of Use from parking of empty skips to waste storage and sorting.

 

17/01527/APP – Marsworth  8 Stepnells, Marsworth, Bucks.HP23 4NQ – First floor rear extension.

 

c) Permission granted/refused

 

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

 

16/03802/APP - MARSWORTH - Land to rear of former White Lion PH Startops End Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire Erection of six dwellings. AVDC Refused.

 

17/29.  Environment & Amenity Matters:

a)   Equipment check report for May at June 17 Meeting Cllr.GM
Nothing to report – Cutting of grass on and around hard standing area to be addressed.

b)   Equipment check report for June at July 17 meeting – Cllr. DaB

c)   Seating in Rec – quotation received from Safe & sound, not accepted as too high.

      Cllr. RB to look into plastic seating at Ivinghoe Golf Course.

d)   Oak tree (still under warranty) in the Rec has still not been replaced, Cllr. DB to look into.

e)   Pond in watery Lane – Urgent need of dredging, a contractor is being sought to carry out work.

f)    Startops Railing – MPC has been trying to resolve the issue with Transport for Bucks since 2014

      and is in constant communication with various parties trying to get the repairs carried out.    

 

17/30. Village Hall: Blinds in hall cannot be adjusted, pulley system too high, replacement pulleys are on order.

 

 

 

 

17/31. Finance Matters:

 

Monthly Finance status: as at 31/05/17

 

Current a/c:                                                         £0.00

 

Business Reserve a/c:                                     £36,479.90

                                                               

Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No, 001532 The Gatemakers            £204.00

Cheque No. 001533 HA Kempster & Son      £66.00

Cheque No. 001534 Zurich Municipal            £1,205.53

Cheque No. 001535 SLCC Membership       £38.00
Cheque No. 001536 ALCC Membership       £10.00

Cheque No. 001537 Cancelled

Cheque No. 001538 J Dickinson                     £260.07

Cheque No. 001539 HMRC (PAYE)                                £55.20

Cheque No. 001540 N A Waterman                               £55.00

Cheque No. 001541 Signs of the Times        £4402.80


Direct Debit payments:

Eon                                                                         £55.94                                                  

 

Receipts:             

Bank Interest                                                        £0.22


Section 137 Payment(s): none

 

17/32. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 10th July 2017 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 8th May 2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 


17/1. Present: Cllrs. D Brake (Chair), R Brown, D Brown, G Monks, E Kempster, D Cornwall.

 

Apologies for Absence: Cllrs. R Kennedy

 

17/2. Election of Chairman: Cllr Dick Brake (Proposed by Cllr. GM; Seconded by Cllr. DaB)

 

17/3. Election of Deputy Chairman: Cllr Monks (Proposed by Cllr. DB; Seconded by Cllr. DC)

 

17/4. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/5. Declarations of Interest:  

 

17/6. Minutes of meeting held: 10th April 2017 Circulated approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/7. Public Participation:

 

17/8. Matters Arising

a)   Light in Church Lane – Cllr. Brake to follow up progress again with D Pitcock.

b)   Marston to Pitstone Footpath - Cllr D Brown attended recent meeting, funding concerns were raised re costs of Phone line/Electrical cabling and water mains, a contingency fund of 40% is recommended.
- Suggested Pitstone Council should have funds.
- Alan Purchase in charge of tenders to contact BCC re Vat issues.
- Tender date – When the start of work would commence i.e. hedge clearance to be carried out and this can only be done at certain times of year. A Further meeting to be held on 21st July 2017 Members of Marsworth Parish Council required to attend.
- District Councillor Derek Town suggested the Public Works Loan Board for projects, which may help Marsworth PC to pay for the VAT. However, the PC already has outstanding loans so this will not be possible.
- Cllr Town also advised that there is a New Homes Bonus payment coming that could be substantial. The PC are advised to keep AVDC updated with progress and any funding requirements, and also to put in for the contingency now.

c)   Cutting of hedge and verge in watery lane carried out – Invoice to be paid.

 

 

17/9. Clerk’s Correspondence:

  1. Pro Forma Invoice from AVALV – No to donation, covered with BALC Subscription.
  2. Recreation Ground Seating – Cllr. RB to look into.
  3. Recreation Ground Seating – Cllr. DB in contact with Safe and Sound.
  4. MPCV Asset Register with Internal Auditor to be discussed at June 2017 meeting.

 

 

17/10. AVDC Report:

Cllr. Jenkins –

a)   Government White Paper issued earlier in the year is still being considered.

b)   There are concerns that Neighbourhood Plans are expensive to produce and are then not always adhered to, (Marsworth does not have a Neighbourhood Plan). It was discussed and agreed MPC could not afford to implement as no funds are currently available. The question was raised:- is it necessary as much of Marsworth is mainly protected under ‘conservation area’.

c)   Definition of small village to medium village – Cllr. GM to look into re evaluation again as no response has been received from the previous objection raised.

d)   A petition is circulating to change the gentlemen’s agreement that major parties will not stand against Speaker John Bercow, which voters claim this denies them the right to a democratic vote. Cllr Town reminded us that the Speaker has three deputies with the same agreement in their respective constituencies.

e)   Cllr. Town advised that issues continue with regard to the Waste King operation at the airfield. Bucks County Council are dealing with reports of a feint but strange smell in the air described as maybe burning rubber or polystyrene, Is product being burnt rather than going to landfill – AVDC responsibility.

 

 

17/11. BCC Report: Cllr. White (Not available)

 

17/12. Police: A van at the Anglers Retreat was broken into during May, reports suggest the involvement of a white van. There have been a number of thefts in and around surrounding area recently, which also involve a white van. CCTV at Anglers is being checked.

 

 

17/13. Planning Matters:

a) Plans for consideration

 

17/01527/APP – MARSWORTH - 8 Stepnells, Marsworth, Bucks. HP23 4NQ – First floor rear extension.
MPC Approved

 

 

b) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

 

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business use) Awaiting results of traffic survey.

 

16/03802/APP - MARSWORTH - Land to rear of former White Lion PH Startops End Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire Erection of six dwellings.

 

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. 

 

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. 
BCC Highways require several alterations to the vision splay and the turning space for larger vehicles.

 

17/00290/AAD – Marsworth The Timbers Lower Incknield Way Marsworth Bucks HP23 4LN

Erection of Village Sign. – AVDC APPROVED

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

 

c) Permission granted/refused

 

CM/17/17 Old Ministry Airfield Unit 25B Marsworth Airfield North Side Cheddington Lane.

Change of use from parking of empty skips to waste storage and sorting. MPC objected this planning application. Cllr. DB Letter sent to planning department with reason for objection.

 

 

17/14.  Environment & Amenity Matters:

a)   Recreation Ground: Equipment Inspection for May 17 –
Cllr. DC – Nothing to report on playground equipment,.
Requested grass to be cut – Cllr. EK to organise.

b)   Equipment check report for May at June 17 meeting – Cllr. GM

 

 

17/15. Village Hall:  Nothing to report. – Donation of £50.00 for use of the hall for MPC meetings throughout the year agreed by all councillors.

 

 

17/16. Finance Matters:

 

Monthly Finance status:                                          
Current a/c:                                                                   £0.00

Business Reserve a/c:                                                £26,876.49

 

Cheques agreed and drawn:                                  
Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No, 001525 Wicksteed Playgrounds        £54.00

Cheque No. 001526 BALC                                        £127.59 – Cancelled

Cheque No. 001527 BALC                                        £10.80

Cheque No. 001528 J. Dickinson                             £190.50
Cheque No. 001529 HMRC/ PAYE                           £44.00
Cheque No. 0015230 R.Brake                                  £50.00

Cheque No. 001531 Marsworth Village Hall          £50.00 - Donation

 

Direct Debit payments:
EON                                                                                £52.85

Receipts:

Bank Interest

Marsworth Newsletter                                                  £3,465.79

AVDC                                                                              £8,200.00


Section 137 Payment(s): none

 

 

17/17. Date of Next  Meeting:
Monday 12th June 2017 at 8.00pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

 

There being no other business the meeting closed at 9.00pm

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 10th April 2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 


17/287. Present: Cllrs. D Brake (Chair), R Brown, D Brown, G Monks, R Kennedy, E Kempster, D Cornwall.

 

Apologies for Absence:

 

17/288. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/289. Declarations of Interest:  Asset of Community Vale - Cllr. BK Sign Planning Application

– Cllr. DAB for Anglers Retreat.

 

17/290. Minutes of meeting held: 13th March 2017 Circulated, approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/291. Public Participation:

 

a)     White Lion Car Park – progress update – nothing to report

b)     Villlage Sign –  Order Placed, unveiling to take place 10th June 2017  

 

17/292. Matters Arising

 

a)      Light in Church Lane – Cllr. Brake to follow up progress again with D Pitcock.

b)      Asset of Community Value – Cllr. BK to complete paperwork.

        

 

17/293. Clerk’s Correspondence:

a)      Clerk to request Neil Waterman to carry out Internal Audit.

b)      Wicksteed Report – Issue with Cross Rider – Safe and Sound to carry out repair.

c)      Subscription to BALC approved for 2017-2018

d)      Mike Frost room to be used for Parish meetings when available.

e)      Clerk to contact AVDC planning office re planning application 15/00374/APP status.

f)       Village Sign – MPC to cover unforeseen and ongoing costs.

 

17/294. AVDC Report: Cllr. Jenkins Absent – Cllr. Town - Report

 

Waste Processing at Cheddington/Marsworth old airfield site.

AVDC Planning Application Consultation 17/01064/ACC

The item in italics below is an extract from AVDC Planning Enforcement bulletin for November 2016.

This was the subject of a significant appeal a number of years ago (10 years !) for a similar installation that was beyond the existing planning conditions for the Cheddington/Marsworth airfield site. The subsequent outcome was against the waste operator (not Waste King but a now defunct company called Cairns).

This application makes no reference to lorry movements per day or any local employment prospects. The previous application was refused and the subsequent appeal dismissed. Cheddington PC investigations to support the respective objections to this development identified significant possible traffic movements made up of skip lorries and very large mineral trucks delivering waste from north London and beyond for processing.

16/00427/CON3 PITSTONE And CHEDDINGTON WARD

Alleged unauthorised:

1) Installation of a Picking station/trommel/screener

2) Storage of large amounts of waste

3) Skip lorries/cage vehicles entering site during 0630hrs-1900hrs 6 days a week including bank holidays

4) Waste equipment used everyday including Saturdays

Waste King Limited Unit 25 Marsworth Airfield North Site Cheddington Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire

At present information is minimal but it does appear Waste King intend to establish a facility/hub to concentrate, process and re-distribute construction and demolition materials.  The consequences of this  could be experienced by local villages as an increase in lorry movements across all roads and lanes; possibly airborne pollution as dust from the ‘trommel’ plant; potential water pollution to the brook that flows along the eastern site boundary (is this another problem for Thames Water ?). The fact is, as we all are aware,  the roads in this district were never built for such HGV traffic, the condition re potholes is confirmation already to what is expected to become worse.

 

 

 17/295. BCC Report: Cllr. Davis - Absent

 

17/296. Police:

 

17/297. Planning Matters:

a)          Plans for consideration

 

b)          Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business use) Awaiting results of traffic survey.

 

16/03802/APP - MARSWORTH - Land to rear of former White Lion PH Startops End Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire Erection of six dwellings.

 

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. 

 

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. BCC Highways require several alterations to the vision splay and the turning space for larger vehicles.

 

17/00290/AAD – Marsworth The Timbers Lower Incknield Way Marsworth Bucks HP23 4LN

Erection of Village Sign.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

Permission granted/refused

 

CM/17/17 Old Ministry Airfield Unit 25B Marsworth Airfield North Side Cheddington Lane.

Change of use from parking of empty skips to waste storage and sorting. MPC objected this planning application. Cllr. DB to do letter to planning department with reason for objection.

 

17/297.    Environment & Amenity Matters:

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment  Playground – Safe and Sound to repair Cross Rider

b)      Equipment check report for March at April 17 meeting – Cllr. RB

            

17/298. Village Hall:  Cllr. Kempster – Minor electrical items need to be attended to, floor to be cleaned.

Loose kerb stone, in hand, awaiting repair.

 

17/299. Finance Matters:

 

Monthly Finance status:  31/03/17            
Current a/c:                                                                   £0.00

Business Reserve a/c:                                                £26,876.49

 

Cheques agreed and drawn:        
Cheque No. 001521 – BPF Asso Asso                    £20.00                          
Cheque No. 001522  - A. Muskett                             £122.82         

Cheque No. 001523 -  J. Dickinson                                   £186.50

Cheque No. 001524 -  HMRC                                 £65.00                                                                            

 

Direct Debit payments:
EON                                                      £52.85

Receipts:
Interest                                                  £0.23

Section 137 Payment(s):
None

 

17/300. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 8th May 2017 at 8.00pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

 

There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.45PM
 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 13th March 2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 

16/273. Present: Cllrs. D Brake (Chair), R Brown, D Brown, G Monks, R Kennedy, E Kempster, D Cornwall.

 

Apologies for Absence:

 

16/274. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

16/275. Declarations of Interest: None.

 

16/275. Minutes of meeting held: 13th February 2017 Circulated, approved and signed as a true record.

 

16/276. Public Participation:

a)      Anne White introduced herself as a Conservative candidate for the Bucks May 2017 Elections.
Anne originally from America has lived in the UK for the past 25 years.

b)      Villlage Sign – Cllr. BK to make a formal request to AVDC for funds from S106 monies to cover
balance for the purchase of Marsworth Village Sign.

c)      Discussion took place re cost of excavation licence from Bucks County Council, the PC agreed that
the project could proceed a without licence, Cllr. EK to speak to Michael Kehoe.

d)      Polish Sign - Cllr. GM to look at Polish Club, Amersham.

 

16/277. Matters Arising

a)      Light in Church Lane – Cllr. Brake to follow up progress with D Pitcock.

b)      Street light opposite Stepnells on all day.

c)      Rec – Additional exercise equipment and path/track around entire perimeter requested.

d)      Startops railing repairs  – Cllr. Davis will look into delay of decision.

e)      BPFA subscription.

f)       Best kept village – It was agreed that Marsworth would not enter contest.   

g)      Asset of Community Value – Should Marsworth protect their assets of value?

         This is normally done through a neighbourhood plan, which Marsworth do not have at present.

         Cllr. BK to investigate further.

 

16/278. Clerk’s Correspondence:

a)      Clerk to contact Andy Muskett re Street light opposite Stepnells.

b)      BPFA Subscription – MPC agreed to a further year.

 

16/279. AVDC Report:

a)      Cllr. Jenkins – There will be no changes to building proposals in the vale.

b)      A proposal for Bucks/Berks/Oxon area for the creation of local healthcare (hubs) to address the issue of so-called bed blocking. A pilot scheme is currently in place in Thame and Marlow.

c)      Unitary Council – A decision from the Secretary of state is due in next month on which a proposal will be approved. 

d)      White Paper – More new houses – implication will effect area, further information to follow.

e)      Cllr. Town – Waste processing at Marsworth Airfield. Concern was raised, operator Waste King are operating without the appropriate waste and mineral transportation license.  Planning enforcement notice from AVDC in progress. Particular concern is the increase in operations causing a much larger volume of traffic through Marsworth and the effect of weight and strain on bridges in and around the Marsworth area – potential air pollution issues were also raised.
Cllrs. Town to send report.

  

16/280. BCC Report: Cllr. Davis – Absent

 

16/281. Police:

 

16/282. Planning Matters: Plans for consideration

 

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden. – MPC No objection.

 

Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

16/03802/APP - MARSWORTH - Land to rear of former White Lion PH Startops End Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire Erection of six dwellings.

 

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. 

 

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. BCC Highways require several alterations to the vision splay and the turning space for larger vehicles.

 

17/00169/APP – MARSWORTH 31Vicarage Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire. HP23 4LT Extending dropped kerb.

 

17/00023/APP – MARSWORTH 5 Vicarage Gardens Marsworth Buckinghamshire. HP23 4NJ Retrospective application for erection of single car port.

 

Permission granted/refused

17/00035/APP - MARSWORTH 6 Stepnells Marsworth Buckinghamshire. HP23 4NQ Single storey rear extension, porch modifications and window alterations. – Extension requested. – AVDC Approved

 

16/283.    Environment & Amenity Matters:

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment  Playground – Repairs now completed.

b)      New Seating X 4 - Cllr. DB to look into.

c)      Further enquiries to be made re additional fitness equipment, perimeter path and funding opportunities.

d)      Lower end – Gulley cleared but not footpath, Rob Anderson to sort.

e)      Road surface to be sorted after April 2017

f)       White Lion Bridge pot holes also reported but deemed not deep enough for repair.

f)          Startops railing repairs – BCC checking to see if insurance money is available to carry out repairs.

d)      Equipment check report for February at March 17 meeting – Cllr. BK Nothing to report.

            

16/284. Village Hall:  Cllr. Kempster – Nothing to report

 

16/285. Finance Matters:

 

Monthly Finance status:  28/02/17       
Current a/c:                                             £0.00

Business Reserve a/c:                             £27,292.89

 

Cheques agreed and drawn:  
Cheque No. 001518  - AVDC               £55.00 
Cheque

Minutes of meeting held on 10th April 2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

 


17/287. Present: Cllrs. D Brake (Chair), R Brown, D Brown, G Monks, R Kennedy, E Kempster, D Cornwall.

 

Apologies for Absence:

 

17/288. Adoption of Agenda: Additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

 

17/289. Declarations of Interest:  Asset of Community Vale - Cllr. BK Sign Planning Application

– Cllr. DAB for Anglers Retreat.

 

17/290. Minutes of meeting held: 13th March 2017 Circulated, approved and signed as a true record.

 

17/291. Public Participation:

 

a)     White Lion Car Park – progress update – nothing to report

b)     Villlage Sign –  Order Placed, unveiling to take place 10th June 2017  

 

17/292. Matters Arising

 

a)      Light in Church Lane – Cllr. Brake to follow up progress again with D Pitcock.

b)      Asset of Community Value – Cllr. BK to complete paperwork.

        

 

17/293. Clerk’s Correspondence:

a)      Clerk to request Neil Waterman to carry out Internal Audit.

b)      Wicksteed Report – Issue with Cross Rider – Safe and Sound to carry out repair.

c)      Subscription to BALC approved for 2017-2018

d)      Mike Frost room to be used for Parish meetings when available.

e)      Clerk to contact AVDC planning office re planning application 15/00374/APP status.

f)       Village Sign – MPC to cover unforeseen and ongoing costs.

 

17/294. AVDC Report: Cllr. Jenkins Absent – Cllr. Town - Report

 

Waste Processing at Cheddington/Marsworth old airfield site.

AVDC Planning Application Consultation 17/01064/ACC

The item in italics below is an extract from AVDC Planning Enforcement bulletin for November 2016.

This was the subject of a significant appeal a number of years ago (10 years !) for a similar installation that was beyond the existing planning conditions for the Cheddington/Marsworth airfield site. The subsequent outcome was against the waste operator (not Waste King but a now defunct company called Cairns).

This application makes no reference to lorry movements per day or any local employment prospects. The previous application was refused and the subsequent appeal dismissed. Cheddington PC investigations to support the respective objections to this development identified significant possible traffic movements made up of skip lorries and very large mineral trucks delivering waste from north London and beyond for processing.

16/00427/CON3 PITSTONE And CHEDDINGTON WARD

Alleged unauthorised:

1) Installation of a Picking station/trommel/screener

2) Storage of large amounts of waste

3) Skip lorries/cage vehicles entering site during 0630hrs-1900hrs 6 days a week including bank holidays

4) Waste equipment used everyday including Saturdays

Waste King Limited Unit 25 Marsworth Airfield North Site Cheddington Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire

At present information is minimal but it does appear Waste King intend to establish a facility/hub to concentrate, process and re-distribute construction and demolition materials.  The consequences of this  could be experienced by local villages as an increase in lorry movements across all roads and lanes; possibly airborne pollution as dust from the ‘trommel’ plant; potential water pollution to the brook that flows along the eastern site boundary (is this another problem for Thames Water ?). The fact is, as we all are aware,  the roads in this district were never built for such HGV traffic, the condition re potholes is confirmation already to what is expected to become worse.

 

 

 17/295. BCC Report: Cllr. Davis - Absent

 

17/296. Police:

 

17/297. Planning Matters:

a)          Plans for consideration

17/00035/APP - MARSWORTH

  1. Email: parishclerk@marsworth.org.uk
  2. 6 Stepnells Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NQ 
  3. Single storey rear extension, porch modifications and window alteration
  4. 17/00035/APP - MARSWORTH
  5. Email: parishclerk@marsworth.org.uk
  6. 6 Stepnells Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NQ 
  7. Single storey rear extension, porch modifications and window alteration
  8. 17/00035/APP - MARSWORTH
  9. Email: parishclerk@marsworth.org.uk
  10. 6 Stepnells Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NQ 
  11. Single storey rear extension, porch modifications and window alteration

 

b)          Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business use) Awaiting results of traffic survey.

 

16/03802/APP - MARSWORTH - Land to rear of former White Lion PH Startops End Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire Erection of six dwellings.

 

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. 

 

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. BCC Highways require several alterations to the vision splay and the turning space for larger vehicles.

 

17/00290/AAD – Marsworth The Timbers Lower Incknield Way Marsworth Bucks HP23 4LN

Erection of Village Sign.

 

17/00753/APP – Marsworth – The Old Manor, Church Lane, Marsworth, Bucks HP23 4LX

Repair and rebuilding of a brick wall in like for like materials. Re-instating steps on the bank from the road to the wall, including a new gate as entry to the garden.

 

Permission granted/refused

 

CM/17/17 Old Ministry Airfield Unit 25B Marsworth Airfield North Side Cheddington Lane.

Change of use from parking of empty skips to waste storage and sorting. MPC objected this planning application. Cllr. DB to do letter to planning department with reason for objection.

 

17/297.    Environment & Amenity Matters:

a)      Recreation Ground: Equipment  Playground – Safe and Sound to repair Cross Rider

b)      Equipment check report for March at April 17 meeting – Cllr. RB

            

17/298. Village Hall:  Cllr. Kempster – Minor electrical items need to be attended to, floor to be cleaned.

Loose kerb stone, in hand, awaiting repair.

 

17/299. Finance Matters:

 

Monthly Finance status:  31/03/17            
Current a/c:                                                                   £0.00

Business Reserve a/c:                                                £26,876.49

 

Cheques agreed and drawn:        
Cheque No. 001521 – BPF Asso Asso                    £20.00                          
Cheque No. 001522  - A. Muskett                             £122.82         

Cheque No. 001523 -  J. Dickinson                                   £186.50

Cheque No. 001524 -  HMRC                                 £65.00                                                                            

 

Direct Debit payments:
EON                                                      £52.85

Receipts:
Interest                                                  £0.23

Section 137 Payment(s):
None

 

17/300. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 8th May 2017 at 8.00pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

 

There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.45PM

 

 

 

Minutes of meeting held on 9th January 2017 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

16/228. Present: Cllrs D Brake (Chair), R Brown, B Kennedy, E Kempster G Monks

Apologies for Absence – D Cornwall, D Brown, D Town

16/229. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

16/230. Declarations of Interest - None

16/231. Minutes of meeting held 12th December 2016– have been circulated, approved and signed as a true record.

16/232. Public Participation.

Village Sign – Marsworth Newsletter reported that AVDC require a public acknowledgement of the £1000. Donation when the sign is erected, and the Newsletter felt that any acknowledgement should include all the organisations, companies and the general public who have contributed should be included in the acknowledgement, Parishioners are to shewn a draft of the display for the sign, with a request to offer suggestions/opinions for any alterations by the end of February. Costs of a colour display of the sign by the suppliers would be £150, and The Council agreed that they could meet this cost. Clerk to enquire of Joe Houston whether or not funds from Section 137 Payment might be available for the project.

16/233. Matters Arising

a) Precept and Budget for 2017-2018 -an increase to £16,400, 2% above last years figures was agreed. And this will be forwarded to A G Skeggs, Finance Manager AVDC by 20th January 2017.

b) Play Around the Parishes – it was agreed that the costs are too high and Marsworth will not be involved.

c) 6 applications have been received for a replacement clerk to date and the successful applicant will be advised after the closing date of 15th January, 2017.

d) Councillor B Kennedy agreed to attend Great Brickhill, Wing and Ivinghoe Local Area Forum meeting on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at Wing Village Hall at 7pm. There will be a drop-in session between 6.30pm and 7pm where local representatives from Transport for Buckinghamshire and Thames Valley Police will be available. The agenda will be published on the Council website a week before the meeting.

e) Options for unitary government in Buckinghamshire - proposal for two unitary Councils in Buckinghamshire Summary of the Districts’ case - The District Councils are drawing up a proposal to the Secretary of State for two new Councils - one North in the Vale of Aylesbury and one South in the Chiltern Hills. Full summary to be circulated.

f) Quote from Safe and Sound Playgrounds of £3,200 plus VAT for replacing 2 benches and netball stand was considered too high. Clerk to source more quotes.

g) Railings by The pond adjacent to The Anglers’ Retreat and the Star Tops cottages – a written quote will be obtained and sent to BCC for them to carry out repair

16/234. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) Lighting maintenance – The council accepted quote from Forde & McHugh Ltd - £731.04 per annum, to be invoiced 6 monthly in arrears. UK networks to be chased regarding non-connection of street light in Church Lane.

b) SLCC – note for new clerk - – Next Bucks and MK Branch meeting Tuesday 14 March 2017 at West Bletchley Council.

16/235. AVDC Report – Cllr Jenkins

16/236 BCC Report – Cllr Davis - absent

16/237. Police –

16/238. Planning Matters

a)Plans for consideration:

No planning notifications have been received since November

b)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

c)16/03802/APP - MARSWORTH - Land to rear of former White Lion PH Startops End Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire Erection of six dwellings

16/03584/APP – MARSWORTH Gurneys Farm Church Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LYTwo storey rear and side extension, first floor front and side extension.

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion. BCC Highways require several alterations to the vision splay and the turning space for larger vehicles.

Permission granted/refused -

16/02794/APP – Marsworth Canal Bank Farm Watery Lane Marsworth HP23 4LY – Erection of 5 detached dwelling with associated garages and formation of new access. - REFUSED

16/239. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a)Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Dec 16 – DaB - Playground Equipment suppliers to be contacted yet again to inspect the large circular swing and an adult exercise machine to carry out any necessary repairs or adjustments.

Clerk to research suppliers and costs of replacing 2 concrete and wooden benches which are beyond repair, and replacement of netball stand.

Request to use the rec for a fun run 14/5 granted, Cllr Monks to tell organiser

Equipment check report for January at February 17 meeting – EK

Equipment check report for February at March 17 meeting – BK

16/240. Village Hall (Councillor Kempster to report)

A fridge will be purchased for the upstairs room and bookings for the room are increasing

. Cllr Kempster will get quote for potholes and organise repair

16/241. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 31/12//2016 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: not available

b) Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001513Cancelled

001514C Kelly£ 242.20

001516Andy Muskett Ltd£ 122.28

Direct Debit payments:

EON £ 51.15

PWL£ 1701.15

a)Receipts:Interest

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

16/242 Date of Next Meeting:

Monday 13th February 2017 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

There being no other business the meeting closed at 9:00 pm

Minutes of meeting held on 12th December 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

16/198. Present: Cllrs D Brake (Chair) D Cornwall, R Brown, B Kennedy, D Brown, E Kempster G Monks

Apologies for Absence – None

16/199. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

16/200. Declarations of Interest - None

16/201. Minutes of meeting held 14th November 2016– have been circulated, approved and signed as a true record.

16/202. Public Participation. Thanks were accepted for pursuing the placing of a footpath between Marsworth and Pitstone.

16/203. Matters Arising

a) Village Sign - Application for funds for Village Sign from Celebrate were not granted, but a payment of £1000 was received from Community Chest Grant. Current total of funds is approximately £3217, giving a shortfall of around £1,800.

b) Marsworth to Pitstone Footpath. Planning application has been accepted for hedge At Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire Removal of a 250m (approx) section of hedgerow and replacement with timber fence and detailed design is being drawn up Aylesbury Vale District Council’s New Homes Bonus Funding Scheme has agreed to contribute up to £200,000 towards subject to various conditions.

c) Information booklet circulated – Options for the future of local government in Buckinghamshire October 2016 – prepared by Deloitte. Cllr Bob Kennedy attended a meeting earlier in the evening and reported extensively on said meeting. Precis - The upshot is a reduction in the required housing numbers by 6500 down to 26800 over the plan period.

AVDC Planning are now considering how to apply that reduction to their first draft, it seems most unlikely to be applied as an across the board percentage reduction.

‘There was considerable support at the meeting for the reduction of numbers to match the levels in agreed Neighbourhood Plans where this was applicable, and naturally there was support from the affected areas for not creating the 2 large new settlements previously envisaged.

There was resistance to reclassifying villages as small from medium, or as medium from large since Planning believe their classifications are right.

I could obtain no feedback regarding Marsworth specifically. The intention is for AVDC to issue their Revised Plan around late February prior to forwarding it on to the Planning Inspectorate for examination and approval.

I don't believe any further representations are called for from citizens or Parishes.’

d) Following the resignation of the current clerk, 6 applications have been received for a replacement following the post being advertised.

e) Precept and Budget figures to be prepared for agreement at next meeting and forwarded to A G Skeggs, Finance Manager AVDC before 20th January 2017.

16/204. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) BCC – Deadline of 16/1/17 for application for children’s reception admissions (children born between 1/9/2012 and 31/8/2013.

b) Free winter driving workshops – poster for display with various dates and venues.

c) 2017/18 Parish Tax Base Information – request for percept to be made via email by 20th January 2017.

d) The contractor responsible for street lighting in Marsworth has been advised that the street light opposite 38 Lukes Lea is faulty and on all day.

e) Andy Muskett has given 5 months notice on his maintenance agreement, clerk to find a replacement.

f) Waste permits – Changed to digital application, but with facility to apply at local libraries for those without computer or smartphone access.

g) Tring Rural Parish Council – request for information to forward to Herts CC:

h) 1. A contact for the Marsworth pound lockkeepers cottage (the one that is sandbagged)

i) 2. A Marsworth Parish Council contact to help with historic information regarding surface drainage and specifically drainage into the canal.

Cllr E Kempster making enquiries.

16/205. AVDC Report – Cllrs Jenkins and Town – absent

16/206 BCC Report – Cllr Davis - absent

16/207. Police –

16/208. Planning Matters

a) Plans for consideration:

No planning notifications have been received due to a fault with AVDC computer program

b) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

16/03584/APP – MARSWORTH Gurneys Farm Church Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LYTwo storey rear and side extension, first floor front and side extension.

16/02794/APP – Marsworth Canal Bank Farm Watery Lane Marsworth HP23 4LY – Erection of 5 detached dwelling with associated garages and formation of new access.

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/209. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Dec 16 – DaB - Playground Equipment suppliers to be contacted again to inspect the large circular swing and carry out any necessary repairs or adjustments.

Clerk to research suppliers and costs of replacing 2 concrete and wooden benches which are beyond repair, and replacement of netball stand.

Equipment check report for December at January 17 meeting – DB

Equipment check report for January at February 17 meeting – EK

16/210. Village Hall (Councillor Kempster to report)

The Christmas Bazaar was very successful, raising money for good causes. The rest of the chairs are due to be replaced. There is still sometimes a problem with the fire doors, possibly because of them not being shut correctly, hirers have been shewn the correct way to close the doors.

16/211. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/11//2016 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £29,299.36

b) Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001511Reg Porter£1,974.00

001512C Kelly£ 242.20

Direct Debit payments:

EON £ 29.45

EON£ 52.85

a) Receipts:Interest 0.48

b) Community Chest Grant£1,000.00

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

16/212 Date of Next Meeting:

Monday 9h January 2017 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

There being no other business the meeting closed at 8:45 pm

Minutes of meeting held on 14th November 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

16/168. Present: Cllrs D Brake (Chair) D Cornwall, R Brown, B Kennedy, D Brown, E Kempster G Monks

Apologies for Absence – None

16/169. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

16/170. Declarations of Interest - None

16/171. Minutes of meeting held 10th October 2016– have been circulated, approved and signed as a true record.

16/172. Public Participation

16/173. Matters Arising

a) Village Sign - Application for funds for Village Sign from Celebrate has been acknowledged, and BCC have acknowledged receipt of application to erect the sign. It was felt that a wooden post would be more practical than metal with less maintenance required.

b) Marsworth to Pitstone Footpath. Planning application put forward for hedge At Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire Removal of a 250m (approx) section of hedgerow and replacement with timber fence. Aylesbury Vale District Council’s New Homes Bonus Funding Scheme has agreed to contribute up to £200,000 towards subject to various conditions.

c) Information booklet circulated – Options for the future of local government in Buckinghamshire October 2016 – prepared by Deloitte. Cllr Bob Kennedy attended a meeting earlier in the evening and reported extensively on said meeting. Precis - The upshot is a reduction in the required housing numbers by 6500 down to 26800 over the plan period. AVDC Planning are now considering how to apply that reduction to their first draft, it seems most unlikely to be applied as an across the board percentage reduction. There was considerable support at the meeting for the reduction of numbers to match the levels in agreed Neighbourhood Plans where this was applicable, and naturally there was support from the affected areas for not creating the 2 large new settlements previously envisaged. There was resistance to reclassifying villages as small from medium, or as medium from large since Planning believe their classifications are right. I could obtain no feedback regarding Marsworth specifically. The intention is for AVDC to issue their Revised Plan around late February prior to forwarding it on to the Planning Inspectorate for examination and approval.

I don't believe any further representations are called for from citizens or Parishes.

16/174. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) BCC – Deadline of 16/1/17 for application for children’s reception admissions (children born between 1/9/2012 and 31/8/2013.

b) Free winter driving workshops – poster for display with various dates and venues.

c) 2017/18 Parish Tax Base Information – request for percept to be made via email by 20th January 2017.

d) The contractor responsible for street lighting in Marsworth has been advised that the street light opposite 38 Lukes Lea is faulty and on all day.

e) Andy Muskett has given 5 months notice on his maintenance agreement, clerk to find a replacement.

f) Waste permits – Changed to digital application, but with facility to apply at local libraries for those without computer or smartphone access.

g) Tring Rural Parish Council – request for information to forward to Herts CC:

h) 1. A contact for the Marsworth pound lockkeepers cottage (the one that is sandbagged)

i) 2. A Marsworth Parish Council contact to help with historic information regarding surface drainage and specifically drainage into the canal.

Cllr E Kempster making enquiries.

16/175. AVDC Report – Cllrs Jenkins and Town – absent

16/176 BCC Report – Cllr Davis - absent

16/177. Police –

16/178. Planning Matters

a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

16/03584/APP – MARSWORTH Gurneys Farm Church Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LYTwo storey rear and side extension, first floor front and side extension.

16/02794/APP – Marsworth Canal Bank Farm Watery Lane Marsworth HP23 4LY – Erection of 5 detached dwelling with associated garages and formation of new access.

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

b) Plans for consideration:

16/03402/APP – Marsworth - Gurneys Farm Church Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LY Replacement garage/domestic barn – no objection

16/03664/APP – MARSWORTH - College Lake Wildlife Centre Upper Icknield Way Pitstone Buckinghamshire HP23 5QG Erection of a timber outdoor classroom to be sited adjacent to existing education buildings. – no objection

16/03707/APP - MARSWORTH - Mill House Watery Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LY Alteration and extension of existing outbuildings. – no objection

16/03802/APP - MARSWORTH - Land to rear of former White Lion PH Startops End Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire Erection of six dwellings – Council do not object in principal but are concerned that the Building known as The White Lion has remained untouched since being granted change of use in 2013, and feel that if planning permission is granted for the 6 dwellings at the rear of this building then it will be neglected further

16/03830/APP – MAR SWORTH - Startops Haze Church Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LX Part first floor extension, demolition and rebuilding of living room area, single storey front, side and rear extensions, replacement of roof and alterations to undercroft to provide additional residential accommodation. - noobjection

16/03835/AHR – MARSWORTH - Hedge At Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire Removal of a 250m (approx) section of hedgerow and replacement with timber fence- no objection

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use. – Clerk to enquire further into the progress of this application

16/179. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Nov 16 – GM - Playground Equipment suppliers to be contacted to inspect the large circular swing and carry out any necessary repairs or adjustments..

Equipment check report for October at November 16 meeting– GM

Equipment check report for November at December 16 meeting– DaB

16/180. Village Hall (Councillor Kempster to report)

Best ever bonfire on the recreation ground, field all cleared away. A donation to be made to The Village Hall at the next meeting.

16/181. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 31/10//2016 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £30,229.02

b) Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001508 Andy Muskett Lt
245.64

001509 Mazaars LLP
360.00

001510 C Kelly
242.20

Direct Debit payments:

EON
52.85

a) Receipts: Interest
1.2

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

16/182 Date of Next Meeting:

Monday 12th December 2016 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

There being no other business the meeting closed at 9:15 pm

Minutes of meeting held on 10th October 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

16/138. Present: Cllrs G Monk (Chair) D Cornwall, R Brown, B Kennedy, D Brown

Apologies for Absence –Cllrs. D Brake, E Kempster

16/139. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

16/140. Declarations of Interest - None

16/141. Minutes of meeting held 12th September 2016– have been circulated, approved and signed as a true record.

16/142. Public Participation

16/143. Matters Arising

a. Equality and Diversity Policy has been approved and adapted and will be published on the website

b. The White Lion – No further progress has been made on planning application.

c. Community Chest Application was prepared and agreed .

d. Railings at Star Tops – AVDC being approached to ascertain any progress.

e. AVDC Planning Dept. to be contacted with regard to the state of the railings at Star Tops.

16/144. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) Tring Reservoirs Liaison Group Meeting on Tuesday 1st November at 2pm.

b) On Thursday 22nd September The County Council approved the business case for a single unitary authority in the county.

c) Active Bucks posters displayed

d) TfB The Ecology Report (regarding the hedgerow which TfB will need to remove if the footpath goes ahead) has been issued.

e) Permission was granted for a bonfire to be held on he Recreation Ground on 5th November.

f) Sports Education Week – 22nd – 30th October Beginners Jogging sessions Tuesdays 7-30 – 8:00 from 4th October, Pitstone Memorial Hall.

g) Notice of the Annual General Meeting of AVALC to take place on 5th November 2016 at 10 am, Watermead Village Hall, The Piazza, Lakeside, Watermead, HP19 0FX

h) The PC has applied for a Microgrant from the Vale of Aylesbury Community Chest to help fund the Village Sign and extra Funding available through Celebrate for The Village Sign

i) Commemorative plaque re Polish visitors to Marsworth. – it was felt that any decision on the plaque should be made after The Village Sign has been approved and nearing erection.

16/146. BCC Report – Apologies for absence from Cllr Davies

16/147. Police – PCSO Frank Callaghan attended the meeting to give a six month interim report of local crime, from April 2016, he and his colleagues have been patrolling Watery Lane and they found no parking issues. The PC agreed this situation had eased since correct signage had been installed. There is no record of anti-social behaviour in Marsworth for this period. A number of dwellings and vehicle thefts have occurred including a leaf blower from a workman’s trailer – despite CCTV being provided by a village resident; this case has not yet been solved. Overall, thefts from motor vehicles have dropped in the last few months. Three males were arrested in relation to these offences and are presently on police bail pending further enquiries. A number of thefts from outbuildings/ sheds/farms were reported and there was one person arrested earlier in the year who received a prison sentence. The same person has been charged with similar crimes from a house in Lower Icknield Way, and power tools stolen from a lock-up on Marsworth Airfield. Power tools were also stolen from a van overnight during October. Reported criminal damage to vehicle tyres was found to be domestic related and has been dealt with.. Items stolen in this period include cabling from a driveway in Vicarage Road, jewellery and a hedge trimmer from a house in Lower Icknield Way,

16/148. Planning Matters

a)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

16/02677/APP – MARSWORTH - 22 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NH

Single storey rear extension and relocation of garage to form side extension.

22 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NH

Single storey rear extension and relocation of garage to form side extension.

22 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NH

Single storey rear extension and relocation of garage to form side extension.

22 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NH

Single storey rear extension and relocation of garage to form side extension.

22 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NH

Single storey rear extension and relocation of garage to form side extension.

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

b) Plans for consideration:

16/02677/APP – Marsworth - 22 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NH Single storey rear extension and relocation of garage to form side extension.

16/02832/APP Marsworth- 25 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghmashire HP23 4NH Single storey front extension.

16/02794/APP – Marsworth Canal Bank Farm Watery Lane Marsworth HP23 4LY – Erection of 5 detached dwelling with associated garages and formation of new access. MPC objects – not within courtledge of village, land is flood plane, will cause excess traffic in an already busy road.

16/02654/APP – MARSWORTH 6 Vicarage Gardens Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NJ First floor rear extension.

16/02749/APP Marsworth1 New Canal Cottages Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire, two storey rear extension

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/149. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Sept 16 – DC Playground Equipment suppliers to be contacted to inspect the large circular swing and carry out any necessary repairs or adjustments..

Equipment check report for October at November 16 meeting– GM

16/150. Village Hall (Councillor Kempster to report)

16/151. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/08/2016 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £30,529.94

b) Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001507 C Kelly
251.06

Direct Debit payments:

EON
51.15

a) Receipts: Interest
0.97

AVDC – Precept 7975.00

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

16/152 Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 12th December 2016 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

There being no other business the meeting closed at 9:00pm

Minutes of meeting held on 12th September 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

16/108. Present: Cllrs D Brake, D Cornwall, R Brown, E Kempster, G Monks, B Kennedy.

Cllrs A Davies (BCC) and D Town (AVDC)

Apologies for Absence - None

16/109. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence were dealt with during the meeting.

16/110. Declarations of Interest - None

16/111. Minutes of meeting held 8th August 2016– have been circulated, approved and signed as a true record.

16/112. Public Participation

Lengthy discussions were held with Staff of The Marsworth Newsletter regarding the erection of a village sign, and the feasibility from funding by CIL or Section 106. It was decided that the Parish Council will co-opt the services of the Newsletter to make all the relevant enquiries regarding the erection of a sign

16/113. Matters Arising

CIL & S106 Workshop Material - Local Priority Datasheets will be drafted with The Parish’s plans and aspirations for the improvement of facilities for the village. . It was felt that CIL was more advantageous to parishes than S106 had been in the past, with fewer restrictions on how funds can be used.

a. The White Lion

David Holmes comments to jane.hennell@canalrivertrust.org.uk-

The scheme is at the stage of pre-con. We have had a helpful meeting with the Parish Council (and the general public). Some ideas emerged from that discussion which I have discussed in broad terms with Mick Denman at AVDC. The key ideas were:-The ridge height needs to be reduced; Parking should be at the front of the proposed 6 houses with no integral garages (in this case the front faces away from the canal & towpath); In principle 6 houses are acceptable. Historically it seems that there is evidence (admittedly of some age) that there were residential properties on this site; Thoughts on materials are not fixed but we were thinking in terms of roofs being slate, walls brickwork and windows and doors softwood; We think we have a reasonable approach to the canal side treatment but welcome your thoughts; Most of the trees on site are to be retained.

The PC expressed its insistence that any future planning permission for housing behind the White Lion should contain conditions that preclude their completion sign off until the White Lion building itself has been signed off

Action – Clerk to write to D Holmes and J Hennell,

b. Footpath between Marsworth and Pitstone

It was noted that the New Homes Bonus Grants Committee have recommended funding the project but subject only to a 10% contingency compared to the 40% contingency proposed by Transport for Bucks in their draft costing. This is subject to ratification by AVDC later in September. It was agreed that councillors Davies, Town and Kennedy will follow up the matter with TfB and Pitstone PC to try to resolve the issues before the final decision is made.

16/114. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) TRING STATION ISSUES Meeting to discuss ways forward Thursday 15th September, 8pm Pitstone – Memorial Hall (in the millennium room) Vicarage Road Pitstone Leighton Buzzard Buckinghamshire LU7 9EY-Councillor D Town will attend, and has agreed to put forward any comments or observations which the Council wish to have presented.

b) AVDC Register of Electors- Notice of alteration (September 2016)

c) Bucks CC have arranged for representatives of Buckinghamshire County Council to attend a meeting of The Parish Council on December 12th 2016 to discuss proposals for streamlining local government in Buckinghamshire. MKBALC have hosted a set of workshops and circulated a survey they are conducting, to help ensure that the scope of the business case they are developing responds to the concerns and issues facing town and parish councils.

d) NatWest Bank will not be contacted re: wrong name on correspondence; as it is felt that having failed to take the appropriate action, given the 2 previous letters, and on past performance over appointing signatories, it is unlikely to make a difference.

e) BCC- Temporary Road Closure - Church Lane, Marsworth, 3/10/16, approx. 07:00 – 19:00

f) Invitation to attend NHS Aylesbury Vale and NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups' annual general public meetings on Thursday 15 September 2016, 6.30pm to 8.00pm

g) Complaint about litter on the recreation ground – The complaint was greeted with considerable surprise as any rubbish which can be burned after Bonfire Night is burnt on the remains of the fire, and teams of volunteers clear the rest of the rubbish immediately following the event. Remains of the burnt out fire are disposed of when the ashes are cooled.

h) Invitation to South East Annual Partnership Meeting 2016 At Simpson Village Hall, Simpson Road, Simpson, Milton Keynes, MK6 3AD Monday 19 September 2016 7pm.

i) Wording put forward for inclusion in the S106 agreement:

‘Improvements or refurbishments to sport and recreation facilities at Marsworth Recreation Ground, Marsworth’

j) Buckinghamshire Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Consultation for circulation.

16/115. AVDC Report – Cllrs Jenkins and Town

16/116. BCC Report – Cllr Davies

16/117. Police

16/118. Planning Matters

a)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

16/02677/APP – MARSWORTH - 22 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NH

Single storey rear extension and relocation of garage to form side extension.

22 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NH

.

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

b) Plans for consideration:

16/02677/APP – Marsworth - 22 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NH Single storey rear extension and relocation of garage to form side extension.

16/02832/APP Marsworth- 25 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghmashire HP23 4NH Single storey front extension.

16/02794/APP – Marsworth Canal Bank Farm Watery Lane Marsworth HP23 4LY – Erection of 5 detached dwelling with associated garages and formation of new access.

16/02654/APP – MARSWORTH 6 Vicarage Gardens Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NJ First floor rear extension.

16/02749/APP Marsworth1 New Canal Cottages Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire, two storey rear extension

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/119. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Sept 16 – DC

Equipment check report for October at November16 meeting– GM

16/120. Village Hall (Councillor Kempster to report)

16/121. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/08/2016 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £23031.03

b) Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001504 Signs Realm
62.40

001505 BALC
116.79

001506 C Kelly
252.36

Direct Debit payments:

EON
44.05

EON
25.84.

EON
45.51

a) Receipts: Interest
0.96

Interest
1.05

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

16/122 Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 10th October 2016 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

There being no other business the meeting closed at 9:20pm

Minutes of Meeting held on 8th August 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

16/78. Present: Cllrs D Brake, D Cornwall, R Brown, E Kempster, G Monks, D Brown, B Kennedy,

Apologies for Absence: Cllr Avril Davies (BCC)

16/79. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

16/80. Declarations of Interest - none

16/81. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 11th July 2016 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

16/82. Public Participation – Meeting held in The Main Hall

94 members of the public attended to discuss Concerns over the designated number of houses to be built, and the sites proposed. The Council and members of the public will write to the planning department expressing their opinions and Requesting to have the village redesignated as a small, not medium, sized village.

Mr John Keen’s representatives addressed the meeting to present a proposal to build 6 new dwellings on the land behind The White Lion. Objections were raised over the proposed number and height of the new buildings. It was suggested that there should be a proviso that the 2 dwellings already granted permission in place of The White Lion Building should be completed before a formal application is made for any additional new builds.

16/83 Matters Arising

a) Bucks CC are supplying signage for Watery Lane

b) Marsworth to Pitstone footpath, submission has been made.

 16/84. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) TfB - Overgrown kerbs, TfB have replied that Villages are responsible for the spraying of weeds with the exception of noxious and injurious weeds – which TfB will continue to treat. Report to www.buckscc.gov/telltfb.

b) AVDC Register of Electors – Notice of alteration(August 2016)

c) The Stowe House Christmas Gift Fayre, Saturday29th and Sunday 30th October 2016 – notices to be displayed and notification emailed to Marsworth Newsletter

d) AVDC Register of Electors received and noted..

e) Paul Rance has been contacted to estimate for overhaul of bench opposite the Hall,

16/85. AVDC Report –Cllr Derek Town (not available)

16/86. BCC Report

16/87. Police Matters

16/88. Planning Matters

Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

16/02832/APP Marsworth- 25 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghmashire Hp23 4NH

15/03789/APP single storey rear extension at The Lodge, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

b)Plans for consideration:

16/02654/APP – MARSWORTH 6 Vicarage Gardens Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NJ First floor rear extension.

16/02749/APP Marsworth1 New Canal Cottages Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/89. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for August 16 – EK

Equipment check report September at meeting – RB

b) Sign with new contact details has been erected

c) The oak tree is shooting from the base, Majestic Trees will be requested to go and inspect it.

d) S106, money for sport

16/90. Village Hall: (Cllr Kempster) New chairs have been bought and others will be replaced as and when needed. The exterior needs attention, and it is deemed that The Parish Council will meet the cost

16/91. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/04/16 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £ Not available

b) Cheques were agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001503- C Kelly
224.20

a) Direct Debit payments:

EON
45.51

d) Receipts:

Interest

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

16/92. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 12h September 2016 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no other business the meeting closed at 9:20

Minutes of Meeting held on 11th July 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

16/48. Present: Cllrs D Brake, D Cornwall, R Brown, E Kempster, G Monks, D Brown

Apologies for Absence: Cllr, B Kennedy, Avril Davies (BCC)

16/49. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be de1lt with during the meeting

16/50. Declarations of Interest - none

16/51. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 13th June 2016 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

16/52. Public Participation – Concerns were raised about the designated number of houses to be built, efforts are in hand to have the village redesignated as a small, not medium, sized village.

The Play Group have cleaned the bus shelter following it having been used as a urinal. Sign to be erected and an eye kept for people behaving suspiciously in that area.

TfB to be notified of overgrown kerbs.

16/53 Matters Arising

a) Transport for Bucks – Hedges in watery Lane, TfB are still maintaining that the hedges are not their responsibility, but have been request to cut back such hedges as they consider to be their responsibilty.

b) Watery Lane – Following an email from David Cairney, BCC, suggesting that it is the responsibility of MPC to provide signage about no parking and emergency access needed at all times, a further communication will be issued as this is a matter of emergency access, and an A4 notice as suggested will not be sufficient.

c) Marsworth to Pitstone footpath, submission to be completed for 18/7/2016 Marsworth and Pitstone to contribute £5,000 each. It was noted that there was a dangerous cross-over point and that permission would be needed from The Church to cut back some of the hedges

d). AVDC Planning was questioned with regard to The Airfield Planning Application and the non-advice of planning applications to The Parish |Council, the reply was that all planning notices were posted at the appropriate time, and subsequently a number of planning application notices have been received and reviewed by The Parish Council.

16/54. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) Estimates for concrete/outside table tennis table received

b) External audit – Documents forwarded to Mazars

c) AVDC Register of Electors received and noted..

d) Request for Bucks Best Kept Village for 2017 under consideration, the feeling being that with the state of The White Lion being boarded up on entry to the village would create a negative effect.

e) Councillor D Brown has elected to attend a meeting on 15th July re: future infrastructure programmes and discussions with developers

f) Play Space for All on Marsworth Rec. Quotes have been received for various equipment. A request has been received for an adult slide. A request is to be made for an amount of the £62,700 S106 required for sports equipment for the recreation ground. Acknowledgement of request with a list of possible equipment will be made.

g) Wicksteed Inspection report received

h) Bucks County Show leaflet to be displayed.

i) Paul Rance will be contacted to estimate for overhaul of bench opposite the Hall

16/55. AVDC Report –Cllr Derek Town (not available)

16/56. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

16/57. Police Matters

16/58. Planning Matters

a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

16/02407/APP - MARSWORTH

20 Lukes Lea Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4NH

Demolition of existing garage. Single storey and two storey extension rear and side extension.

16/02084/APP - MARSWORTH Unit 5 & RPM The Old Ministry Site Cheddington Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4QR Erection of new portal framed structure for storage and specialist work.

16/01933/APP - MARSWORTH Unit 22 The Old Ministry Site Cheddington Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4QR .Demolition of existing building. Erection of new portal framed structure (storage and workshop).

16/01931/APP - MARSWORTH

Unit 21 Marsworth Airfield North Site Cheddington Lane Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4QR

Demolition of existing building. Erection of new portal framed structure (storage and workshop).

b) Decision:

PERMIT

15/03789/APP single storey rear extension at The Lodge, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth

15/00317/NON Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth Non material amendment sought on planning permission

ACCEPTABLE

15/03298/ALB 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth - removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

16/00599/APP - 23 Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LN

Two storey side and rear extension and storm porch to front.

16/00690/APP - 3 Norvic Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LS

Erection of single-storey front garage extension (infill) and conversion of loft with 2no. front rooflights, 1no. side rooflight & construction of rear facing dormer.

15/03297/APP 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth - removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/00317/APP relating to proposed dormer windows removed from existing conservations roof lights added, north east elevation existing central part – proposed French door removed ; south west elevation existing central part – existing porch canopy remove, doorway blocked new window added; proposed north west elevation – fenestration changed; internally ground floor – existing centre section – modified layout & internally first floor – existing centre section – modified bathroom layout

PERMIT

a) Plans for consideration:

under consideration by AVDC

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/59. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for June16 – DaB

Equipment check report June for @ July meeting – EK

b) Josie Kempster to be requested to redo sign with new contact details

c) Wicksteed – playground inspection report will be discussed at the next meeting.

16/60. Village Hall: (not available)

16/61. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/04/16 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £27,601.85

b) Cheques were agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 0014500 – Zurich Municipal 1,175.02

0014501 – N Waterman
55.00

0014502- C Kelly
270.95

b) Direct Debit payments:

PWLB
1,701.15

EON
45.51

d) Receipts:

Interest
1.10

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

16/62. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 8h August 2016 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no other business the meeting closed at 9:20

Minutes of Meeting held on 13thJune 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

16/29. Present: Cllrs D Brake, B Kennedy, E Kempster, G Monks, D Brown

Apologies for Absence: Cllrs, D Cornwall, R Brown

16/30. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be de1lt with during the meeting.

16/31. Declarations of Interest - none

16/32. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 9th May 2016 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

16/33. Public Participation – Concerns were raised about the rubbish being dumped beside the bin at the end of Church Lane, beside the entrance to the wharf. CRT and Environmental Health Office will be informed.

The matter of increased activity at the airfield was also raised and the AVDC will be asked to clarify the situation. It was noted that no notice of planning applications had been issued to The Parish Council, also no notices of planning had been displayed until after the closing date for comments.

16/34. Matters Arising

a) Transport for Bucks – Hedges in watery Lane, complaint lodged and there will be a response .by 23/6/16

b) Watery Lane – Signs are to be requested - No parking at any time, access needed for emergency vehicles – it was also suggested that a white line be painted.

c) Light in Church Lane – UK Network progressing.

d) Marsworth to Pitstone footpath, submission in preparation for next meeting Marsworth to contribute £5,000..

e) AVDC Planning to be questioned with regard to The Airfield Planning Application and the non-advice of planning applications to The Parish |Council.

16/35. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) Play Space for All on Marsworth Rec – Marsworth Newsletter will put in an appeal to villagers for suggestions for new equipment..

b) Internal audit – Neil Waterman has agreed to do audit this year

16/36. AVDC Report –Cllr Derek Town.

16/37. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

16/38. Police Matters

16/39. Planning Matters

a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

b) Decision:

PERMIT

15/03789/APP single storey rear extension at The Lodge, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth

15/00317/NON Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth Non material amendment sought on planning permission

ACCEPTABLE

15/03298/ALB 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth - removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

16/00599/APP - 23 Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LN

Two storey side and rear extension and storm porch to front.

16/00690/APP - 3 Norvic Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LS

Erection of single-storey front garage extension (infill) and conversion of loft with 2no. front rooflights, 1no. side rooflight & construction of rear facing dormer.

15/03297/APP 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth - removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/00317/APP relating to proposed dormer windows removed from existing conservations roof lights added, north east elevation existing central part – proposed French door removed ; south west elevation existing central part – existing porch canopy remove, doorway blocked new window added; proposed north west elevation – fenestration changed; internally ground floor – existing centre section – modified layout & internally first floor – existing centre section – modified bathroom layout

PERMIT

a) Plans for consideration:

under consideration by AVDC

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/40. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for June16 – DaB

Equipment check report June for @ July meeting – EK

b) Josie Kempster to be requested to redo sign with new contact details

c) Wicksteed – playground inspection report will be discussed at the next meeting.

16/41. Village Hall: (not available)

16/42. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/04/16 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £27,601.85

b) Cheques were agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001498 – C Kelly
297.90

001499 – UK Power Networks 670.80

c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
45.51

d) Receipts:

Interest
1.33

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

f) Insurance – quote from Zurich awaited for 1, 3 and 5 year periods

16/43. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 11h July 2016 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no other business the meeting closed at 9:20

Minutes of Annual Meeting held on 9thMay 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

16/1. Present: Cllrs Cornwall, R Brown, Kennedy, Monks, Brake.

Apologies for Absence: Cllrs E Kempster, D A Brown

16/2. Election of Chairman – Cllr Dick Brake (Proposed by Cllr Kennedy; Seconded by Cllr Giles)

16/3. Election of Deputy Chairman – Cllr Monks (Proposed by Cllr Brown; Seconded by Cllr Cornwall

16/4. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be de1lt with during the meeting.

16/5. Declarations of Interest – none

16/6. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 13th April 2016 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

16/7. Public Participation - None

16/8. Matters Arising

a) Transport for Bucks – hedges by the bridal path have been cut by a person/persons unknown.

b) Watery Lane – Signs are to be requested - No parking at any time, access needed for emergency vehicles – it was also suggested that a white line be painted.

c) Light in Church Lane – UK Network to be contacted to connect power now that ducting has been installed.

d) Marsworth to Pitstone footpath, report is being chased.

16/9. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) Play Space for All on Marsworth Rec – A proposition was made for a concrete table for table tennis to be installed – enquiries to be made for quotes for table and surrounding area to be reinforced.

b) SLCC- Clerk membership is being renewed

c) Internal audit – Charlotte Brooks is unable to do audit this year and an alternative is being sought.

d) Asset Register for June 2016 was discussed and approved.

16/10. AVDC Report –Cllrs Sarah Jenkins and Derek Town (not available).

16/11. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

16/12. Police Matters

16/13. Planning Matters

a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

b) Decision:

PERMIT

16/00599/APP - 23 Lower Icknield Way Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LN

Two storey side and rear extension and storm porch to front.

16/00690/APP - 3 Norvic Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire HP23 4LS

Erection of single-storey front garage extension (infill) and conversion of loft with 2no. front rooflights, 1no. side rooflight & construction of rear facing dormer.

15/03789/APP single storey rear extension at The Lodge, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth

15/03297/APP 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth - removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/00317/NON Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth Non material amendment sought on planning permission 15/00317/APP relating to proposed dormer windows removed from existing conservations roof lights added, north east elevation existing central part – proposed French door removed ; south west elevation existing central part – existing porch canopy remove, doorway blocked new window added; proposed north west elevation – fenestration changed; internally ground floor – existing centre section – modified layout & internally first floor – existing centre section – modified bathroom layout

ACCEPTABLE

15/03298/ALB 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth - removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

PERMIT

a) Plans for consideration:

16/01080/ALB British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/01079/APP British Waterways Repair Yard Bulbourne Road Marsworth Buckinghamshire

Redevelopment of existing site to include the refurbishment and extension of four existing dwellings, creation of 21 new dwellings (5 new build & 16 conversion within existing buildings) including the extension of building No. 1 to provide two additional floors of accommodation, provision of a Canal & River Trust depot and offices within the ground floor of building 1 and construction of pedestrian bridge across the canal. Provision of associated car parking and landscaping, alterations to the existing vehicular access, provision of new electricity substation and new drainage systems. Demolition of buildings and extensions to buildings, internal and external alterations to the existing buildings to facilitate conversion.

16/14. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for April 16 – Tree has died, suppliers to be contacteds

Equipment check report for May @ June meeting – DaB

b) Josie Kempster to be requested to redo sign with new contact details

c) Wicksteed – playground inspection report will be discussed at the next meeting.

16/15. Village Hall: (not available)

16/16. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/04/16 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £32,149.79

b) Cheques were agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001490 Ringway Jacobs Ltd
3705.18

Cheque No. 001491 Cheddington Parish Council 40.00

Cheque No. 001492 HMRC
132.20

Cheque No. 001493 HMRC
44.00

Cheque No. 001494 C Kelly
335.05

Cheque No. 001495 SLCC
82.00

Cheque No. 001496 R Brake
50.00

Cheque No. 001497 BALC
116.79

c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
45.51

d) Receipts:

Interest
0.97

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

f) Insurance – quote from Zurich awaited for 1, 3 and 5 year periods

16/17. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 13th June 2016 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no other business the meeting closed at 9:12pm

Minutes of meeting held 11thApril 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/225. Present: Cllrs D Brake (in the chair), R Brown, D Brown, R Kennedy, E Kempster, G Monks,

D Cornwall, Cllrs Jenkins, Town (AVDC) Davies (BCC) members of the public

Apologies for Absence:

15/226. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/227. Declarations of Interest – none

15/228. Minutes of meeting held on14th March 2016 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/229. Public Participation:  Residents asked if anything could be done about the slow broadband speed over the lines from the Tring exchange. Options are to request to be moved to Aylesbury exchange or ask for help from Village Networks, Digital Services in Tring or a similar company.

The question of dog waste being put in the litter bin near the school instead of in peoples home bins was raised, the council have the right to move the bin as the dog waste creates a health problem.

15/230. Matters Arising

a) Canal and River Trust – plans under consideration

b) Transport for Bucks –Reminder sent re hedges in Watery Lane and College Farm Bridle path which are still not cut

c) Light in Church Lane – Contractor is proceeding with the work.

d) Footpath between Marsworth and Pitstone, discussions on-going, application awaiting receipt of report.

e) Marsworh Fun Run 8th May – Council gave permission for use of the recreation ground for start of race.

15/231. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) A Muskett – 2 street lights repaired, UK Power Networks advised of supply fault on third.

b) Wickstead Playgrounds – annual inspection scheduled for 6th May 2016.

c) Council agreed to display posters advertising Art of Islam Festival posters in Marsworth

15/232. AVDC Report

15/233. BCC Report – Cllr Davies – Financial budgets have been severely cut, road Maintenance is a long time behind schedule, railway bridge by Cheddington Station is to be closed for a long time, it was proposed that weight limit signs be put on bridges, signage is needed to denote road closure on Watery Lane.

15/234. Police Matters

15/235. Planning Matters

a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

15/03297/APP 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth - removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/00317/NON Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth Non material amendment sought on planning permission 15/00317/APP relating to proposed dormer windows removed from existing conservations roof lights added, north east elevation existing central part – proposed French door removed ; south west elevation existing central part – existing porch canopy remove, doorway blocked new window added; proposed north west elevation – fenestration changed; internally ground floor – existing centre section – modified layout & internally first floor – existing centre section – modified bathroom layout

15/03428/ALB Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth part single, part two storey rear extension, alterations to single storey rear element to provide pitched roof and addition of dormers to sides (amendment to planning permission 15/00317/ALB)

b) Decision:

PERMIT

c) Plans for consideration: 15/03010/APP Unit 26, Marsworth Airfield North Site, demolition of existing building and erection of replacement unit

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

15/03298/ALB 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/03789/APP single storey rear extension at The Lodge, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth

NO OBJECTION

15/04055/APP Unit 14 Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of storage building

SUPPORT

15/04058/APP Manhole Covers Ltd, Compound J, Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of security store

SUPPORT

d) White Lion – AVDC enforcement informed of falling masonry and cracking

e) Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan – publication Noted

f) Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – issues and options, correspondence from Quainton PC Noted

15/236. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Apr 16 – DC

Equipment check report for March @ April meeting – DC

Jubilee Tree showing little sign of life, will be inspected again at end of May

15/237. Village Hall –Councillor Kempster reported

a) Fire doors – repairs in hand as rain still comes in

15/238. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 31/03/16 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: 24185.28

b) Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001489 Wickstead Leisure 54.00

c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
42.58

d) Receipts

Interest
0.88

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

15/239. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 9th May 2016 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9:15 pm

Minutes of meeting held 14thMarch 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/195. Present: Cllrs D Brake (in the chair), R Brown, D Brown, R Kennedy, E Kempster, G Monks,

Cllr Jenkins (AVDC) 2 members of the public

Apologies for Absence: D Cornwal

15/196. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/197. Declarations of Interest – none

15/198. Minutes of meeting held on 8th February 2016  – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/199. Public Participation – Concerns were raised over lighting in Lukes Lea following a recent Burglary.

15/200. Matters Arising

a) Canal and River Trust Planning Officer Philip Smith showed plans for 21 additional houses at Bulbourne, and the preservation of heritage Buildings. The Council raised a query with respect to the vision splay for traffic leaving the site, and suggested either traffic lights to control the flow or mirrors across from the exit.

b) Transport for Bucks - hedges in Watery Lane and College Farm Bridle path are still not cut

c) Light in Church Lane – Contractor is being requested to prepare the ground and cabling for connection.

d) Footpath between Marsworth and Pitstone, discussions on-going, application awaiting receipt of report.

e) Land & Partners – Company being advised that the Parish does not require their services.

f) Public Participation – to remain at its current position in the agenda.

g) Request for metal detector to be used on Parish land rejected – no applicable land.

15/201. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) A Muskett – quote for lighting maintenance for 2016/17 accepted.

b) BCC reduced their service provision to 4 grass-cuts in urban areas for the year 2016/17.

c) The White Lion – Strapping to the first floor has been carried out, owners to be advised of letter O unsafe.

d) Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration – Marsworth newsletter publishing request for local interest in supplying Commemorative Village Sign.

15/202. AVDC Report - Cllr Jenkins expressed concern over the number of pot-holes, they must be reported.

15/203. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

15/204. Police Matters

15/205. Planning Matters

a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

15/03297/APP 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/00317/NON Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth Non material amendment sought on planning permission 15/00317/APP relating to proposed dormer windows removed from existing conservations roof lights added, north east elevation existing central part – proposed French door removed ; south west elevation existing central part – existing porch canopy remove, doorway blocked new window added; proposed north west elevation – fenestration changed; internally ground floor – existing centre section – modified layout & internally first floor – existing centre section – modified bathroom layout

15/03428/ALB Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth part single, part two storey rear extension, alterations to single storey rear element to provide pitched roof and addition of dormers to sides (amendment to planning permission 15/00317/ALB)

b) Decision:

PERMIT

c) Plans for consideration: 15/03010/APP Unit 26, Marsworth Airfield North Site, demolition of existing building and erection of replacement unit

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

15/03298/ALB 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/03789/APP single storey rear extension at The Lodge, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth

NO OBJECTION

15/04055/APP Unit 14 Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of storage building

SUPPORT

15/04058/APP Manhole Covers Ltd, Compound J, Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of security store

SUPPORT

d) White Lion – AVDC enforcement informed of falling masonry and cracking

e) Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan – publication Noted

f) Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – issues and options, correspondence from Quainton PC Noted

15/206. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Apr 16 – DC

Equipment check report for March @ April meeting – DC

15/207. Village Hall –Councillor Kempster reported

a) Missing tile from roof – repair has been organised

b) Wind coming in under fire doors – repairs in hand

15/208. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/01/16 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: 26541.98

b) Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001484 Bucks Playing Fields 20.00

Cheque No. 001485 P Rance
190.00

Cheque No. 001486 A Muskett
120.06

Cheque No. 001487 C Kelly
476.36

Cheque No. 001488 Bucks County Council 1528.58

c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
45.51

d) Receipts

Interest
0.90

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

15/209. Date of Next Meeting: - Parish Meeting
Monday 11th April 2016 at 7pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9:40pm

Minutes of meeting held 8thFebruary 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/165. Present: Cllrs D Brake (in the chair), R Brown, D Brown, R Kennedy, E Kempster, G Monks,

D Cornwall

Town (AVDC) Cllr Jenkins (AVDC)

Apologies for Absence

15/166. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/167. Declarations of Interest – none

15/168. Minutes of meeting held on 4th January 2016  – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/169. Public Participation

15/170. Matters Arising

a) Transport for Bucks

  • Watery Lane now closed to through traffic, keys to bollards are held by the emergency services and
Mr D Brake.
  • Discussions re the damaged railings at Startops are still underway.
  • The Parish Council are liaising with Pitstone Parish Council about the provision of a footpath between Marsworth and Pitstone, with a suggestion of lighting being installed at the apex.
b) Light in Church Lane – UK Power Networks will be requested to reconsider their decision not to connect

the light due to the steepness of the bank.

c) A contractor has been appointed to clean the Marsworth Bus Shelter.

d) The erection of a commemorative sign to mark the celebration of The Queen’s 90th Birthday

is being considered.

e) Volunteers are being requested for North Chilterns Path Maintenance.

f) Consultations are ongoing with Aldbury Parish Council and relevant councils concerning parking facilities at Tring Station.

g) The outside of The White Lion has been inspected and is not considered to be a health hazard, an external structural survey of the premises from a safety point of view is still being awaited.

15/171. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) Chiltern all

b) Grebe all

c) Countryside Voice all

d) AVDC - Change of bin collection days delayed till early spring, householders will be advised after Easter Break

e) BALC Queens Birthday Celebrations 3-6-16 – Liaise with PCC over 2day event.

15/172. AVDC Report Cllr Jenkins – Budget increase by 1.99%

15/173. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

15/174. Police Matters

15/175. Planning Matters

a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

15/03298/ALB 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/03297/APP 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/00317/NON Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth Non material amendment sought on planning permission 15/00317/APP relating to proposed dormer windows removed from existing conservations roof lights added, north east elevation existing central part – proposed French door removed ; south west elevation existing central part – existing porch canopy remove, doorway blocked new window added; proposed north west elevation – fenestration changed; internally ground floor – existing centre section – modified layout & internally first floor – existing centre section – modified bathroom layout

15/03428/ALB Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth part single, part two storey rear extension, alterations to single storey rear element to provide pitched roof and addition of dormers to sides (amendment to planning permission 15/00317/ALB)

b) Decision:

15/03010/APP Unit 26, Marsworth Airfield North Site demolition of existing building and erection of replacement unit

PERMIT

c) Plans for consideration:

15/03789/APP single storey rear extension at The Lodge, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth

NO OBJECTION

15/04055/APP Unit 14 Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of storage building

SUPPORT

15/04058/APP Manhole Covers Ltd, Compound J, Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of security store

SUPPORT

d) White Lion – AVDC enforcement informed of falling masonry and cracking

e) Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan – publication Noted

f) Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – issues and options, correspondence from Quainton PC Noted

15/176. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Feb16 – RB

Equipment check report for Feb @ March meeting – RB

15/177. Village Hall –Councillor Kempster reported

a) Missing tile from roof – repair has been organised

b) Wind coming in under fire doors – repairs in hand

15/178. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/01/16 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: 26759.50

b) Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001481 Andy Muskett Ltd 120.06

Cheque No. 001482 D Slade
39.60

Cheque No. 001483 Chiltern Secure Shredding 15.60

c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
45.51

d) Receipts: HMRC
39.60

Interest
0.87

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

15/179. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 14th March 2016 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9:10pm

Minutes of meeting held 4th January 2016 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/137. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), R Brown, D Brown, Kennedy, Monks, Town (AVDC) Cllr Jenkins (AVDC)

Apologies for Absence: Denise Cornwall

15/138. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/139. Declarations of Interest – none

15/140. Minutes of meeting held on 7th December 2015  – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/141. Public Participation

15/142. Matters Arising

a) Transport for Bucks
  • Watery Lane closed to through traffic from 1st February 2016 following the installation of appropriate signage.
  • The railings at Startops have been damaged by a vehicle and need repair
  • The hedge at the exit from Startops Reservoir obstructs visibility
b) Mrs Christine Kelly has been appointed Clerk to Marsworth Parish Council

c) Light in Church Lane – An alternative site for the lamp is still being considered.

15/143. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) Chiltern all

b) Grebe all

c) Countryside Voice all

d) AVDC Music in Quiet Places 2016 – passed to All Saints Church for consideration

e) BALC – new councillor training session Noted

15/144. AVDC Report – Nothing further to report due to the Christmas Holiday period

15/145. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

15/146. Police Matters

15/147. Planning Matters

a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

15/03298/ALB 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/03297/APP 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/00317/NON Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth Non material amendment sought on planning permission 15/00317/APP relating to proposed dormer windows removed from existing conservations roof lights added, north east elevation existing central part – proposed French door removed ; south west elevation existing central part – existing porch canopy remove, doorway blocked new window added; proposed north west elevation – fenestration changed; internally ground floor – existing centre section – modified layout & internally first floor – existing centre section – modified bathroom layout

15/03428/ALB Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth part single, part two storey rear extension, alterations to single storey rear element to provide pitched roof and addition of dormers to sides (amendment to planning permission 15/00317/ALB)

b) Decision:

15/03010/APP Unit 26, Marsworth Airfield North Site demolition of existing building and erection of replacement unit

PERMIT

c) Plans for consideration:

15/03789/APP single storey rear extension at The Lodge, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth

NO OBJECTION

15/04055/APP Unit 14 Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of storage building

SUPPORT

15/04058/APP Manhole Covers Ltd, Compound J, Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of security store

SUPPORT

d) White Lion – AVDC enforcement informed of falling masonry and cracking

e) Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan – publication Noted

f) Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – issues and options, correspondence from Quainton PC Noted

15/148. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Jan 16 – BK

Equipment check report for Jan @ Feb meeting – BK

15/149. Village Hall

a) Fire escape doors to be sorted

b) Door lock on back door to be attended to

15/150. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/01/16 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: 29,419.91

b) Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001478 D Slade
238.87

Cheque No 001479 Signs Realm
115.20

Cheque No 001480 AVDC
101.70

c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
45.51

PWLB
1701.15

d) Receipts:

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

f). Budget 2016/17 –finalised with an increase of approx. 1.9%

g) A budget of around £200.00 was suggested for quarterly cleaning of the village bus shelter,

15/151. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 8th February 2016 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 8.41pm

Minutes of meeting held 7th December 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/108. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), R Brown, D Brown, Kempster, Kennedy, Monks, Town (AVDC) and 1 member of the public

Apologies for Absence: Cllr Jenkins (AVDC)

15/109. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/110. Declarations of Interest – none

15/111. Minutes of meeting held on 9th November 2015  – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/112. Public Participation

15/113. Matters Arising

a) Transport for Bucks

· Watery Lane will be closed to through traffic on 1st February 2016 following the installation of appropriate signage. It is hoped that hedgecutting in Church lane and Watery Lane will be carried out before the closure takes place and that Church lane is widened to the full extent of the highway.

· The railings at Startops have been damaged by a vehicle and need repair

· The hedge at the exit from Startops Reservoir obstructs visibility

b) Clerk's Vacancy – the closing date for applications is 18th December 2015

c) Light in Church Lane – the light cannot be connected to the power supply because the bank is too steep. An alternative site for the lamp is being considered.

15/114. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) Chiltern all

b) Grebe all

c) Countryside Voice all

d) AVDC Music in Quiet Places 2016 – passed to All Saints Church for consideration

e) BALC – new councillor training session Noted

f) Aylesbury Vale Transport Users Group – new members required. If interested, contact c.cashman@zen.co.uk or 01296 668565

15/115. AVDC Report Cllrs Town encourage councillors to consider the current consultation on the VALP. 31,000 additional homes are required to be built in the Vale over the next 20 years. The East/West rail link (Oxbridge Line) has been put back by 4 years. The Police report was circulated previously. A man in his 60's with a beard and wearing a khaki jacket and trousers is wanted by the Police.

15/116. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

15/117. Police Matters

15/118. Planning Matters

a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

15/03298/ALB 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/03297/APP 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations

15/00317/NON Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth Non material amendment sought on planning permission 15/00317/APP relating to proposed dormer windows removed from existing conservations roof lights added, north east elevation existing central part – proposed French door removed ; south west elevation existing central part – existing porch canopy remove, doorway blocked new window added; proposed north west elevation – fenestration changed; internally ground floor – existing centre section – modified layout & internally first floor – existing centre section – modified bathroom layout

15/03428/ALB Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth part single, part two storey rear extension, alterations to single storey rear element to provide pitched roof and addition of dormers to sides (amendment to planning permission 15/00317/ALB)

b) Decision:

15/03010/APP Unit 26, Marsworth Airfield North Site demolition of existing building and erection of replacement unit

PERMIT

c) Plans for consideration:

15/03789/APP single storey rear extension at The Lodge, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth

NO OBJECTION

15/04055/APP Unit 14 Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of storage building

SUPPORT

15/04058/APP Manhole Covers Ltd, Compound J, Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of security store

SUPPORT

d) White Lion – AVDC enforcement informed of falling masonry and cracking

e) Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan – publication Noted

f) Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – issues and options, correspondence from Quainton PC Noted

15/119. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Nov 15 – GM – no problems reported

Equipment check report for Dec @ Jan meeting – EK

8.50pm Cllr Cornwall arrived at the meeting.

15/120. Village Hall (Councillor Kempster to report)

a) Letter from resident re. wall – the PC are not responsible for the maintenance of the wall at Vicarage Road as it is not on the Hall land.

b) The Bazaar was reasonably well attended and most stallholders were pleased with the outcome. The kitchen is now finished, the store room had been painted and the Fire Door repaired.

15/121. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/11/15 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £30628.28

b) Cheques agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001475 D Slade (salary and expenses) 261.55

Cheque No. 001476 SLCC (membership) 77.00

Cheque No. 001477 Reg Porter 2160.00

c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
45.51

PWLB
1701.15

d) Receipts:

Interest
0.81

VAT Refund
8031.34

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

f) NALC – new audit regime Noted

g) Dial-a-Ride – as no-one in the Parish uses this service, no grant will be awarded. However, it was suggested that an article is placed in the Newsletter informing residents of the the service.

h)AVDC Play around the Parishes 2016 – the rates per day are now too expensive to be considered for Mars worth.

i)BALC – membership fees for 2016/17 were noted

j) LAF – some funded schemes may be dropped due to budget cuts. Ongoing projects will be retained.

k) Budget 2016/17 – to be finalised at next meeting

15/122. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 4th January 2016 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.13pm

Minutes of meeting held on 9th November 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/93. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Monks, R Brown, D Brown, Kempster, Jenkins (AVDC), PCSO Frank Callaghan and 1 member of the public
Apologies for Absence: Cllr Town (AVDC)

15/94. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/95. Declarations of Interest – none

15/96. Minutes of Meeting held on 12th October 2015 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/97. Public Participation
a) A member of the public requested an update on the closure of Watery Lane. (see 15/98a)

15/98. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – the overgrown hedges in Church lane and Watery Lane, and the damage to the highway at the entrance to Marsworth Wharf are being considered by TfB. It is hoped that the bollards will be installed shortly to close Watery Lane to through traffic and the appropriate signage will be installed.
b) Tring Reservoir Liaison Meeting on 20the October – minutes have been circulated. An update on the current works at Startops was given together with reports from CRT, Tring Anglers, Friends of Tring Reservoirs and Middx Wildlife Trust. The overgrown hedge at the entrance/exit to the Car Park at Startops was reported.
c) BCC Town and Parish Councils conference - 25th November 15 in Amersham Noted
d) Clerk's Vacancy – the closing date for applications is 20th November 2015

15/99. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) Clerks and Councils Direct all
c) Chalk and Trees all
d) Problem affecting Right of Way – footpath No. 3 Noted
e) Bucks Local Access Forum – nomination of parish representative Noted
f) AVDC hygiene facilities for recycling and refuse collection crew Noted
g) LAF Clean for the Queen Noted
h) Youth Voice Community Event - 7th December15 at Green Park, 16-18.00 Noted
I) War Memorials Trust Bulletin all
j) Changes to Bus Services – from 4th January 2016 the 164 Aylesbury-Cheddington-Leighton Buzzard service will change as follows:
• 16.30 Leighton Buzzard-Aylesbury on Monday to Friday will run as far as Cheddington
• 16.30 Leighton Buzzard to Aylesbury Saturday journey withdrawn
• 17.45 Aylesbury- Leighton Buzzard Monday to Saturday journey withdrawn
k) Light in Church Lane – UK Power Networks have not connected the new light although the matter is in hand.

15/100. AVDC Report – Cllrs Jenkins
a) VALP – Councillors and residents are encouraged to respond to the public consultation currently running on the Issues and Options document (closing date 4th December 2015) which is available at http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/vale-aylesbury-local-plan--issues-and-options-consultation

15/101. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (has been circulated)
a) The following matters were reported – A4146 Proposed reclassification and weight restriction, “Active Bucks”, Bucks and Milton Keynes Fire Authority Report, Childrens services and prevention of child sexual abuse (main priority)

15/102. Police Matters
a) PCSO Frank Callaghan reported that there had been 7 crimes in the village in the past 6 months. Councillors expressed their concerns about speeding traffic in Vicarage Road with a number of incidents recently involving young drivers and delivery vehicles. The council was advised that recurring incidents should be reported to the Police with date, time and registration number if possible. Car crime had reduced considerably but there had been a number of thefts of fuel and from garden sheds.

15/103. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use
15/03010/APP Unit 26, Marsworth Airfield North Site demolition of existing building and erection of replacement unit
15/03298/ALB 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations
b) Decision:
c) Plans for consideration:
15/03297/APP 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations
NO OBJECTION
15/A0317/NON Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage road, Marsworth Non material amendment sought on planning permission 15/00317/APP relating to proposed dormer windows removed from existing conservations roof lights added, north east elevation existing central part – proposed French door removed ; south west elevation existing central part – existing porch canopy remove, doorway blocked new window added; proposed north west elevation – fenestration changed; internally ground floor – existing centre section – modified layout & internally first floor – existing centre section – modified bathroom layout
NO OBJECTION
15/03428/ALB Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth part single, part two storey rear extension, alterations to single storey rear element to provide pitched roof and addition of dormers to sides (amendment to planning permission 15/00317/ALB)
NO OBJECTION
d) Canal and River Trust – concerns raised by the Council following the recent presentation on plans for Bulbourne Yard have been forwarded to AVDC (planning), Herts Highways, Transport for Bucks and Dacorum (planning).
e) Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – issues and options consultation 23 October-4 December 2015. The council consider that the village should retain its small settlement status and that development should be restricted to infill and small scale projects limited to no more that 6 properties.
f) BCC Traffic Orders – Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth for College Farm to Vicarage Road between 24th June and 31st December 2015
g) White Lion – it was reported that a crack has appeared in the wall. This will be reported to the planning department at AVDC.

15/104. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Oct 15 – DC(no problems reported)

Equipment check report for Nov @ Dec meeting – GM
b) Skip – removal and clearing of site has been completed
c) Car Park – a member of the public is concerned that the gate takes up a parking space but as it opens back to the fence, this issue does not arise. The area was used on Bonfire Night and may need to be extended in future.

15/105. Village Hall (Councillor Sempstress to report)
a) The Bonfire Night was very successful and raised £500.
b) The new cupboard and drawer fronts have been fitted and a broom cupboard added.
c) The bazaar will be held on 5th December 15
d) Defibrillator – will be fitted to the outside wall for community use and insured by the Parish Council as owners of the building.

15/106. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/10/15 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £22,941.61
b) Cheques agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001474 D Slade
239.97
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
45.51
Interest
0.90

d) Receipts:
Interest
1.22
AVDC (s106)
3207.00

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) NALC – auto-enrolment (pensions) Noted
h) Dial-a-Ride – request for funding. Further information will be requested on the service provided in Marsworth before a decision is made.
I) Budget 2016-17 – draft was discussed .

15/107. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 7th December 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Minutes of meeting held on 12th October 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/78. Present: Cllrs Cornwall, Brake (in the chair), R Brown, D Brown, Monks, Kempster, Kennedy and 1 member of the public
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs Jenkins and Town (AVDC)

15/79. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/80. Declarations of Interest – none

15/81. Minutes of Meeting held on 14th September 2015 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/82. Public Participation
A member of the public suggested a link from the village website to the police for an update on current issues.

15/83. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – the overgrown hedges in Watery Lane and Church Lane have been reported but no action has been taken. Contact will be made with the County Councillor in order to ascertain a date for this work to be completed. The damage to the highway at the entrance to Marsworth Wharf will also be reported.
b) Local Area Forum – the following matters were discussed at the meeting:
• re-routing juggernauts which currently access the M1 via Ivinghoe
• fruit and vegetable theft from allotments was reported to the police who were present at the meeting

15/84. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) BMKALC AGM – 3 November 15 Noted
c) AVALC AGM – 23 October 15 Noted
d) CRT – Forum 22 October 15 Noted
e) Bucks Playing Fields Assoc. Annual Report 2014-15 all
f) Parish Liaison Meeting - 14th Oct 15 Noted
g) Thames Water – residents with privately owned sewage stations are requested to inform the authority

15/85. AVDC Report – Cllrs Jenkins and Town (not available)

15/86. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

15/87. Police Matters

15/88. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use
15/03010/APP Unit 26, Marsworth Airfield North Site demolition of existing building and erection of replacement unit
b) Decision:
15/01926/APP Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of car wash facility
PERMIT
15/01927/APP Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of covered parking facility
PERMIT
15/02703/APP Startops Haze, Church Lane, Marsworth part first floor extension over existing structure, removal and replacement of roof, new balcony at gable end; single storey front, rear and side extensions
PERMIT
c) Applications to be considered:
15/03298/ALB 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth removal of lean-to from the outbuilding and erection of single storey side extension with internal alterations
NO OBJECTION
d) Canal and River Trust – following the presentation at the last meeting, plans for Bulbourne Yard are being amended to include additional resident parking. The concerns of Marsworth Parish Council will be forwarded to BCC(highways), HCC(highways) , DBC(planning) and AVDC (planning) for their information.

15/89. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Sept 15 – it was reported that the skip has been removed but debris and security fencing is still present. The earth bank near the new gym equipment will be seeded over.

Equipment check report for Oct @ Nov meeting – DC
b) s106 project – monies have been received from AVDC for the new playground equipment but the swings have not been re-painted. The turning area/car park has been completed and TfB will be informed that the road closure can now be enforced. The design for the bollards will be left to the discretion of the engineer. Signs will be installed to discourage parking in the turning area.
c) Footway to Pitstone – the 2nd feasibility study for a path alongside the B488 is awaited. Meanwhile, alternative routes are being investigated. It was suggested (but no decision taken at a meeting) that a path inside the hedge on the north of the road would be safer. The landowner has been contacted. Apologies were received since this matter had arisen without proper consultation. There were significant constraints to this proposal (law, rights and financial) which would need to be fully discussed and approved by the council before further action can be taken.
d) It was noted that the electricity pole in Church Lane is leaning over and will be monitored.
e) The meeting was informed that the Clerk to the Council had handed in her notice. Therefore, a vacancy exists. This is a part time (21 hours per month) position working from home with access to the internet. Anyone interested should contact the Clerk in the first instance.

15/90. Village Hall (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) Tree work has been completed. The kitchen units are being refurbished. The Bonfire Night will be held on 7th November and the Bazaar on 5th December.

15/91. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 30/09/15 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £65,131.24
b) Cheques agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001468 D Slade (clerk's salary and expenses) 246.61
Cheque No. 001469 Jonathan Burgin Ltd (turning/parking area) 5396.40
Cheque No. 001470 AVDC (Election)
125.00
Cheque No. 001471 Andy Muskett Ltd (street light maintenence) 120.06
Cheque No. 001472 Mazars (audit)
120.00
Cheque No. 001473Roderick Wilson (tree work) 564.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
44.05

d) Receipts:
Interest
1.22
AVDC (Precept)
7825.00
AVDC (s106)
32272.00

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Letter of thanks from All Saints Church

15/92. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 9th November 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.10pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 14th September 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/63. Present: Cllrs Cornwall, Kempster, Monks (in the chair), Kennedy, D Brown, Jenkins (AVDC) and 13 members of the public, 3 representatives from CRT
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs Brake, R Brown and Town (AVDC)

15/64. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/65. Declarations of Interest – Cllr Kempster in planning application Ref. 15/02703/APP

15/66. Minutes of Meeting held on 10th August 2015 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/67. Public Participation
A presentation was given by CRT on the proposals for Bulbourne Yard. The plans are being considered by AVDC as part of the consultation process. The site will be developed by H2O (as at Marsworth Wharf). The majority of the site is vacant and the buildings are in need of repair. A Heritage Audit has been completed and a pre-application was submitted to AVDC 2 years ago. This resulted in a reduction of units so a second pre-application was submitted which is the plans being consulted on now. The plans are for 25 dwellings with 35 parking spaces and a pedestrian bridge constructed beside the existing structure. Existing dwellings will be retained. There will be some moorings but not residential (48hours to 1 week). The blacksmith will be re-located.
Concerns were raised that there would not be enough parking spaces to accommodate residents, visitors and boaters on the site. Residents of Bulbourne are particularly concerned that the development would impact on access their properties if there were not enough parking spaces since CRT will also continue to work from the site.
CRT stated that the development will be marketed as 1 car properties with restricted parking. The proposal has been in preparation for 11 years with workshops, craft centre and museum/heritage uses being considered.
Members of the public then raised concerns about visibility and access and were informed that Bucks and Herts CC would be consulted on highway matters.
At 8.40pm, CRT and 12 residents then left the meeting.

15/68. Matters Arising
a) Canal and River Trust – following discussion of the presentation, it was decided to inform CRT of the concerns re. parking and access at the proposed development on the Bulbourne site. It will be reported that parking by boaters in the village in the summer has inconvenienced residents. Also, the hedge at Startops Car Park is overgrown and obscuring the traffic lights, making access difficult and reducing light to the properties at Startops End.

15/69. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Chiltern Society – Footpath 19, invitation to event on 25th November at 7pm (50 years), Chiltern Noted
b) AVDC News for the Parishes Noted
c) Clerks and Councils Direct all
d) Village News all
e) SLCC AGM on 16th October 15 Noted
f) Countryside Voice all
g) The Clerk all
h) LCR all

15/70. AVDC Report – Cllrs Jenkins
a) Information of relevance to councillors is forwarded regularly when available.

15/71. BCC Report – Cllr Davies

15/72. Police Matters

15/73. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use
15/01926/APP Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of car wash facility
15/01927/APP Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of covered parking facility
b) Decision:
15/01690/APP Startops Haze, Church Lane, Marsworth erection of agricultural storage building
PERMIT
c) Applications to be considered:
15/02703/APP Startops Haze, Church Lane, Marsworth part first floor extension over existing structure, removal and replacement of roof, new balcony at gable end; single storey front, rear and side extensions
NO OBJECTION
15/03010/APP Unit 26, Marsworth Airfield North Site demolition of existing building and erection of replacement unit
SUPPORT work being undertaken to upgrade the Airfield North Site
d) AVDC Planning Training Seminar - 17th September at 6.30pm in The Occulus
e) AVDC Economic Development Priorities – review of priorities Noted
f) AVDC Settlement Audit Assessment – there are considerably more employment opportunities in the parish than the report showed. This information will be forwarded to AVDC.
g) Neighbourhood Plan – Marsworth Fact Pack was produced by AVDC in 2011.

15/74. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Aug 15 – RB reported (by email) that the rubbish bin was overflowing. This has been reported to AVDC.

Equipment check report for Sept @ Oct meeting – DaB
d) Recreation Ground – use for Bonfire Night by Millennium Hall Committee was agreed.
e) Parking/turning area – work will commence on 21st September 2015.

15/75. Village Hall (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) Defibrillator – it was agreed that the insurance will be paid by Parish Council.
b) Trees – work to be carried out on 22nd September 2015

15/76. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/08/15 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £26,134.20
b) Cheques agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001462 D Slade
£255.67
Cheque No. 001463 AVALC
20.00
Cheque No. 001464 Millennium Hall Committee
60.00
Cheque No. 001465 Aylesbury Vale District Council (PATP) 400.00
Cheque No. 001466 Chiltern Secure Shredding Ltd
7.80
Cheque No. 001467Abacrete Ltd t/a Safe and Sound Playgrounds 38,730.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
45.51

d) Receipts:
Interest
0.81

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Annual return 31 March 2015 – completion of audit by Mazars. The asset register should not change unless items are acquired or disposed of.
g) Insurance – new playground equipment is within existing policy so no additional costs were incurred.
h) s106 Project – funds for play equipment have been transferred from AVDC
I) BALC – transparency funding for smaller councils Noted. Thanks were extended to Cllr Kennedy who regularly updates the website on behalf of the Parish Council.
j) AVDC Allowances for Parish and Town Councillors – outcome of review Noted
k) Nat West – changes to FSCS deposit protection Noted
l) Letter of thanks received from All Saints Church.

15/77. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 12th October 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.40pm.

Minutes of Meeting held on 10th August 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/48. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, R Brown, Kennedy, Jenkins and Town (AVDC) and 1 member of the public
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs Monks, Kempster, D Brown

15/49. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/50. Declarations of Interest – none

15/51. Minutes of Meeting held on 13th July 2015 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/52. Public Participation

15/53. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – matters of report
• the overgrown hedge in Watery Lane will be cut back at the end of the verge cutting season

15/54. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Canal and River Trust – representatives will attend the next meeting to discuss proposals for Bulbourne Works Noted
b) Policy Review – communications, complaints, Freedom of Information Publication Scheme Noted
c) Countryside Voice all

15/55. AVDC Report – Cllrs Jenkins and Town explained the changes to the system of developer contributions.
The new Community Infrastructure Levy will replace s106 payments and will be paid for a specific project. Councils are urged to draw up a “wish list” of projects required by the community and a Neighbourhood Plan may assist with this process.

15/56. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (has been circulated)

15/57. Police Matters

15/58. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use
15/01690/APP Startops Haze, Church Lane, Marsworth erection of agricultural storage building
15/01926/APP Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of car wash facility
b) Decision:
c) Applications to be considered:
15/01927/APP Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of covered parking facility
NO OBJECTION
d) Pitstone PC – Neighbourhood Plan presentation (at last meeting) was discussed. Although Marsworth is not currently expecting development, the possibility of drawing up a Neighbourhood plan to determine the location, scale and implications of expansion will be considered.
e) Marsworth Airfield South Site – current planning application is still pending consideration while additional information is being sought from the agent

15/59. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for July 15 – BK reported that the new equipment is being well used. The basketball net and frame needs to be maintained.

Equipment check report for Aug @ Sept meeting – RB
b) Play around the Parishes - 10th August (10-12) & 25th August (2-4) on Recreation Ground (in Millennium Hall if wet)
c) Marsworth/Pitstone Footway Feasibility Study – a site meeting has been held and alternative routes were suggested. Pitstone PC prefer a direct route along the road between the villages but an off-road route is also being considered.
d) Recreation Ground – access for skip while work is carries out at Bridgeways was approved pending consideration of insurance implications.
e) Watery Lane – concerns were raised by a resident about the planting of laurels in the hedge which are considered to be a non-native species. This is not a matter which can be considered by the PC.
f) Parking/turning area – a resident has raised concerns that the parking area will only be available for events. Councillors agreed to monitor the situation when the fencing is installed and make any improvements if required.

15/60. Village Hall: (Councillor Brake to report)
a) Defibrillator – the local NHS favoured supplier will charge £1628.10 if the equipment is placed on the outside of the Hall for village use.

15/61. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/07/15 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £26,448.91
b) Cheques agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001459 D Slade
£270.01
Cheque No. 001460 Marsworth C of E Infant school 200.00
Cheque No. 001461 All Saints Church, Marsworth 200.00

c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
45.51
EON
17.23
d) Receipts:
Interest
1.21
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Grant to Millennium Hall (£60.00) was approved
g) AVALC – donation of £20.00 was approved
h) s106 Project – playground equipment installed but waiting for inspection report before invoice (£38,730.00) can be paid. The maintenance work on the swings and existing climbing frame has still to be done. The car park/turning area will be installed during September having received satisfactory insurance information from the contractor.

15/62. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 14th September 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.16pm.

Minutes of Meeting held on 13th July 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/33. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Kennedy, Kempster, Monks, D Brown, R Brown, Town (AVDC), Jenkins (AVDC) and Kris Webber (Pitstone PC)
Apologies for Absence:

15/34. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/35. Declarations of Interest – none

15/36. Minutes of Meeting held on 8th June 2015 and of Extraordinary meeting held on 3rd July 2015 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/37. Public Participation
Kris Webber (Pitstone PC) was invited to address the meeting as Vice Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan (NDP) group and a member of Pitstone PC since the May elections. He outlined why a plan was needed and how a Neighbourhood Plan would enable Pitstone to make decisions about development in the parish. The NDP is effectively a planning document which should steer what developments look like and what Pitstone will get in return as AVDC has no current Local Plan. There has been public consultation (which has just finished), publicity, examination and then a referendum in Jan/Feb. A NDP cannot impact on decisions made by BCC (education, highways, transport) but sets out 8 land use principles which are pro-development but act as a protection policy so that the community can have a say in where and what development takes place.
The Chairman thanked Kris for attending and he then left the meeting.

15/38. Matters Arising
a) Watery Lane – it has been agreed by the BCC Cabinet Member for Transportation that the proposed “Prohibition of Motor Vehicles” TRO be implemented in Watery Lane, Marsworth, as advertised; and that its introduction be dependent upon/co-ordinated with the Parish Council works to widen the recreation ground access/create a turning area. The PC welcomed this decision.
b) Transport for Bucks – the following matters were noted:
a) the hedges in Watery Lane and Church Lane need to be cut back
b) Lower Icknield Way and Marsworth Road, Pitstone will be closed for carriageway works during July/August.

15/39. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) Chilterns Conservation Board – Appointment of Replacement Parish Member Noted
c) The Clerk all
d) Clerks and Councils Direct all
e) Grebe all
f) BCC Parish Liaison Meeting on 15th July @ 6pm Noted

15/40. AVDC Report – Cllrs Jenkins and Town
a) Neighbourhood Plan – if MPC consider creating a plan, it would be advisable to seek advice from local villages who have experience before commencing
b) Bucks Playing Field Association – grants are available for up to £750.00 for sporting activities.

15/41. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

15/42. Police Matters

15/43. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use
15/01690/APP Startops Haze, Church Lane, Marsworth erection of agricultural storage building
b) Decision:
c) Applications to be considered:
15/01926/APP Marsworth Airfield North Site provision of car wash facility
NO OBJECTION
d) Pitstone PC NDP – Councillors are concerned that Marsworth may not be protected from undesirable development although it was felt that the production of a plan is very expensive.
e) White Lion – advice from enforcement (AVDC) re. vacant and derelict buildings has been circulated but no action will be taken at this time.
f) s 106 Leisure Financial Contributions – change to Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) were noted.
g) AVDC Planning – training seminar on 17th September at 6.30pm in The Occulus. A representative will attend.

15/44. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for June 15 – EK

Equipment check report for July @ Aug meeting – BK
b) s106 Project – playground equipment installation has commenced.
c) Play around the Parishes - 10th August (10-12) and 25th August (2-4) on Recreation Ground (in Millennium Hall if wet)
d) Footpath to Pitstone – Pitstone PC and LAF are re-considering this project. In light of the previous feasibility study, Marsworth PC consider that the path along the road would be too dangerous as it is outside the 30mph speed limit. An alternative route via College Farm and the bridle path was suggested.
e) Streetlights – the lights in Lukes Lea are going off at 1am (not midnight) since the recent power cut. This will be reported to the maintenance engineer.

15/45. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) Defibrillator – provision at Millennium Hall is being investigated

15/46. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 30/06/15 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £26,964.75
b) Cheques were agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001457 D Slade
£274.71
Cheque No. 001458 Andy Muskett Ltd
120.06
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
44.05
d) Receipts:
UK Power Networks
9.30
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Grants to School (for swimming lessons £200) and All Saints Church (for churchyard maintenance £200) were agreed.
g) Recreation Ground – having considered 3 quotes, it was decided to employ J Burgin (£4497.00 + VAT) as the contractor for turning/parking area.

15/47. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 10th August 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.45pm.

Minutes of extraordinary meeting of the Council which took place on

3rd July 2015 in Millennium Hall at 9am to discuss the closure of Watery Lane and the car/turning area at the Recreation Ground.

Present: Cllrs Brake, Cornwall, D Brown and 4 members of the public

Apologies: Cllrs Kennedy, R Brown, Monks, Kempster

1) Declaration of Interest - none

2) Playground Equipment

• Safe and Sound Playgrounds will start to install the new play equipment on 6th July. It is expected that the work will take 7 working days.

• It was agreed to give the combination lock number to the contractors for opening/closing gates

• Cllr D Brown agreed that the contractors could use the toilets at the Anglers Retreat if necessary.

3) BCC Decision on road closure – the decision to close Watery Lane to through traffic is to be implemented with effect from 3 July 2015. The introduction of the “Prohibition of Motor Vehicles” TRO is dependent on/coordinated with the works to widen the recreation ground access/create a turning area. The members of the public expressed their concerns that the turning area/parking would encourage undesirable parking outside their properties and causing a nuisance whilst obstructing access. It was explained that the parking area would be locked and only used when there are events on the recreation ground. The provision of the turning area is a requirement of the TRO and must be implemented in order for motor vehicles to be prohibited from using Watery Lane.

4) Quotes for parking/turning area – in view of the controversy surrounding the location of the parking area, it was decided that a final decision of this matter should be taken at the full council meeting on 13th July.

5) As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.30am.

Minutes of Meeting held on 8th June 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/18. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), D Brown, R Brown, Monks, Cornwall, Town (AVDC), Jenkins (AVDC), 1 member of the public
Apologies for Absence: Cllr Kempster

15/19. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/20. Declarations of Interest – none

15/21. Minutes of Annual Meeting held on 11th May 2015 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/22. Public Participation

15/23. Matters Arising
a) Watery Lane – proposed closure has still not been decided. Contact will be made with TfB and BCC for update.
b) Transport for |Bucks – works to Watery Lane and Church Lane are still outstanding.

15/24. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) Chiltern all
c) Report of problem affecting RofW – Footpath 8 Noted
d) Chilterns Conservation Board – Appointment of Replacement Parish Member Noted
e) SLCC AGM – advice on Transparency Code was received.

15/25. AVDC Report – Cllrs Jenkins and Town
a) Information was given on Section 215 which can be used by enforcement on untidy land and buildings. This is in reference to the White Lion which is having a detrimental impact on the community and gives a poor first impression of the village. see Planning Matters webpage.

15/18. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), D Brown, R Brown, Monks, Cornwall, Town (AVDC), Jenkins (AVDC), 1 member of the public
Apologies for Absence: Cllr Kempster

15/19. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/20. Declarations of Interest – none

15/21. Minutes of Annual Meeting held on 11th May 2015 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/22. Public Participation

15/23. Matters Arising
a) Watery Lane – proposed closure has still not been decided. Contact will be made with TfB and BCC for update.
b) Transport for |Bucks – works to Watery Lane and Church Lane are still outstanding.

15/24. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) Chiltern all
c) Report of problem affecting RofW – Footpath 8 Noted
d) Chilterns Conservation Board – Appointment of Replacement Parish Member Noted
e) SLCC AGM – advice on Transparency Code was received.

15/25. AVDC Report – Cllrs Jenkins and Town
a) Information was given on Section 215 which can be used by enforcement on untidy land and buildings. This is in reference to the White Lion which is having a detrimental impact on the community and gives a poor first impression of the village.

15/26. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

15/27. Police Matters
a) It was reported that parking in Watery Lane is causing a traffic hazard when the chip van is parked on Saturday evening. Contact will be made with the local PCSO to rectify the situation.

15/28. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use
b) Decision:
c) Applications to be considered:
15/01690/APP Startops Haze, Church Lane, Marsworth erection of agricultural storage building
SUPPORT as replacing building burnt down some years ago.
d) AVDC Changes to planning system – this is a government initiative to speed up the planning system and reduce costs at district level.
e) Pitstone PC – draft Neighbourhood Plan is available for public consultation www.pitstone.co.uk/PitstoneNDP
f) White Lion – advertising sign has been removed.

15/29. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for May 15 – no issues reported

Equipment check report for June @ July meeting – EK
b) s106 Project – playground equipment has been ordered. Design of parking area is being delayed by outcome of proposal to close Watery Lane to through traffic.
c) Action Challenge - 27-28th June on Canal towpath
d) Wicksteed Leisure Ltd – inspection report has been considered and no work is required at this time.

15/30. Village Hall: (Councillor Brake to report)
a) Defibrillator – the Hall Committee is considering installing the equipment at the Hall. The Parish Council welcomed this initiative as a useful resource for the village.

15/31. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/05/15 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £27,792.21
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001452 D Slade
£249.12
Cheque No. 001453 R. Brake (Chairman’s Exps) 50.00
Cheque No. 001454 Bucks Playing Field Assoc. 20.00
Cheque No. 001455 Chiltern Society
25.00
Cheque No. 001456 Wicksteed Leisure Ltd
54.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
33.77
PWLB
1701.15
d) Receipts:
VAT Refund
1246.34
Interest
0.98
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Annual return 2014/15 – accounts were approved and accounting statements duly signed. The asset register was updated to reflect insurance values.
g) Insurance – policy reflects current situation but will need to be updated when new equipment is installed at the Recreation Ground.
h) AVDC Allowances for Parish Councillors – an allowance of £50 is paid to the Chairman on an annual basis to cover expenses.

15/32. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 13th July 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of Annual Meeting held on 11th May 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

15/1. Present: Cllrs Cornwall, D Brown, R Brown, Kennedy, Monks, Brake, Jenkins (AVDC), Town (AVDC) and 4 members of the public

Apologies for Absence: Cllr Kempster

15/2. Election of Chairman – Cllr Dick Brake (Proposed by Cllr Brown; Seconded by Cllr Kennedy)

15/3. Election of Deputy Chairman – Cllr Monks (Proposed by Cllr Brake; Seconded by Cllr Cornwall)

15/4. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

15/5. Declarations of Interest – none

15/6. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 13th April 2015 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

15/7. Public Participation

Residents of Watery Lane came to discuss the proposed closure and the positioning of the bollards and gates to the parking area on the Recreation Ground. Concern was raised that boaters, fishermen and dog walkers may park in the vicinity and restrict access to their properties. The Council agreed to consider these implications and seek a solution which would benefit all users. It was also reported that youths were driving round the Recreation Ground in a vehicle.

3 members of the public then left the meeting.

15/8. Matters Arising

a) Elections – Cllr David Brown was introduced to the meeting as the new Parish Councillor. Declaration of Interest and Declaration of Pecuniary Interest Forms were signed.

b) Watery Lane – proposed closure will be decided by the responsible member following an objection.

c) Transport for |Bucks – the poor state of repair in Watery Lane and Church Lane have been investigated but no response received.

15/9. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) TRPC Village News all

b) Tring Reservoirs Liaison Group Meeting – minutes Noted

c) Clerks and Councils Direct all

d) Grebe all

e) Chalk and Trees all

f) CRT 10 year Strategic Plan all

g) The Good Councillor’s Guide all

h) Smartwheelie – bin stickers Noted

I) Buckinghamshire Law plus – legal service Noted

j) The Clerk all

k) CPRE Buckinghamshire Voice all

m) NALC – letter to all councillors from Chairman

15/10. AVDC Report –Cllrs Sarah Jenkins and Derek Town asked questions re. the road closure in Watery Lane, clarification of the parking issues and the situation regarding the White Lion. They then left the meeting.

15/11. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

15/12. Police Matters

15/13. Planning Matters

a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use

b) Decision:

c) White Lion – the advertising sign should be removed by the developer. Enforcement are acting on this matter

d) Marsworth Airfield – the reported signage on the gate will be investigated by enforcement when the exact location is determined.

15/14. Environment & Amenity Matters:

a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for April 15 – no issues were reported but picked up some litter
Equipment check report for May @ June meeting – GM

b) Use of Recreation Ground for Dog Training – an alternative location has been found for this activity

c) 10K Fun Run – a very successful event with over 100 runners and very well organised. The funds raised will support the Flower Festival at All Saints.

d) Wicksteed – playground inspection report will be discussed at the next meeting.

15/15. Village Hall: (not available)

 15/16. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/04/15 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £31,938.43

b) Cheques were agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001446 D Slade £276.07

Cheque No. 001447 BALC (2xThe Good Councillor’s Guide) 6.00

Cheque No. 01448 BALC (Annual Subscription) 109.80

Cheque No. 01449 Zurich (insurance) 1193.15

Cheque No. 001450 CA Brooks (internal audit) 55.00

Cheque No. 001451 Roderick Wilson (tree works) 1464.00

c) Direct Debit payments:
EON 33.77

d) Receipts:

AVDC Precept 7825.00

Grant 250.00

Interest 0.81

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

f) Annual return 2014/15 – internal audit reported no issues

g) Introduction of the Smaller Authorities (Transparency Requirements) Regulations 2015/494 – Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Commencement Orders Noted

h) Insurance – quote from Zurich was accepted. Query over play equipment will be investigated and the asset register updated

I) s106 funding update – the order for the play equipment will be placed with Safe and Sound Playgrounds following confirmation from AVDC re. funding. The layout of the parking area will be re-considered after the comments from residents at the meeting.

 Date of Next Meeting:

Monday 8th June 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of meeting held on 13th April 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

14/168. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

14/169. Present: Cllrs Monks, Kennedy, Kempster, Kelly, Cornwall, Brake (in the chair), Brown, Cashman (AVDC) and 1 member of the public
Apologies for Absence:

14/170. Declarations of Interest – none

14/171. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 9th March 2015 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

14/172. Public Participation

14/173. Matters Arising
a) Elections – list of nominations is available. As Cllr Cashman is not standing for election, he was thanked for his helpful contribution to meetings and prompt attention to matters of concern.
b) Standing Orders and policies – review in progress
c) Watery Lane – consultation on proposed closure closed on 1st April.
d) Transort for Bucks – following correspondence from resident re. poor state of repair in Watery Lane, this will be reported to TfB. It was also reported that some white stones have been placed on the verge in Vicarage Road which could be a hazard to pedestrians. This will be reported to the highway authority. The widening of Church Lane to accommodate two way traffic as proposed last year will be discussed with the area manager.

14/174. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) CPRE Countryside Voice all
c) LCR all
d) BCC – notice of road closure (Watery Lane) between 13/5/15 and 23/5/15 for 5 days whilst new power upgrade supply takes place Noted
e) South East Waterways Forum - 21st May 15, 7-9pm, Aylesbury Circus Fields Basin Noted
f) MVAS Results – available on website and reported in Newsletter. There has been no significant increase in speed since the road repairs on the Lower Icknield Way.
g) Beacon Village Society – at the committee meeting on 24th February 15, it was decided to that the society should become dormant.
h) VE Day Celebrations – event planning Noted
I) Licensing Act 2003 – AVDC review of licensing policy is available on website
j) Pole on Village Green – work now completed according to BT Openreach. However, manhole has not been removed.
k) Chilterns Conservation Board – appointment of replacement parish member Noted
l) Beacon Villages Community Library – AGM to be held on 20th June 2015 in Ivinghoe Town Hall at 10am Noted

14/175. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman (see Parish Meeting minutes)
He thanked the Parish Council for their kind words and said that it had been a pleasure to attend meetings at Marsworth as he always had great fun.

14/176. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (see Parish Meeting minutes)

14/177. Police Matters (see Parish Meeting minutes)

14/178. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use
b) Decision:
14/03656/APP 29 Vicarage Road two storey side extension and front porch
PERMIT
15/00317 & 318/ALB Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth part single, part two storey rear extension, alterations to single storey rear element to provide pitched roof and addition of dormers to sides
PERMIT
c) Applications received for comment from AVDC and BCC:
d) English Heritage – Heritage at Risk Survey Noted

14/179. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Mar 15 – no issues reported. A litter pick had taken place and the work to the trees and hedges completed.

Equipment check report for April @ May meeting – DC

b) s106 Project – quotes for the parking area are being sought. A site meeting has been held with Safe and Sound Playgrounds and an outline plan produced. The Council have decided the following:
• existing swings will be retained, rubbed down and repainted
• a bird nest swing will be erected
• a new clatter bridge will be fitted to the existing multi-play unit
• the existing adventure trail will be removed
• a new roundabout will be installed
• the springer will be retained
• 2 items of outdoor gym equipment will be installed near to the basketball court
• an item of climbing equipment for older children will be installed.
It is hoped that the refurbishment will be completed in time for the summer holidays.
c) Enquiry to use Recreation Ground for Dog Training – the Council decided it would be inappropriate to use the area for business purposes.
d) All Saints Church – a request has been received to use the Recreation Ground for the start of the 10k Run to be held on 10th May 2015 to raise funds. The Council were willing to support this initiative and also to allow parking if weather conditions are suitable.

14/180. Village Hall:
a) Councillor Kempster reported that the upstairs room was being well used. Decorating will take place in the summer holidays.

14/181. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/03/15 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £24,238.26

b) Cheques were agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001443 D Slade
£242.21

Cheque No. 001444 AVDC (Dog Bins) 99.66
Cheque No. 001445 Greenbarnes (Noticeboard) 977.44
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£33.77

EON (re-bill following error)
203.82

d) Receipts:
Interest
0.87

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Mazars – annual return 2014/15 received
g) Introduction of the Smaller Authorities (Transparency Requirements) Regulations 2015/494 Noted

14/182. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 11th May 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.05pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 9th March 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

14/153. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

14/154. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Kempster, Kennedy, Kelly, Monks, Cashman (AVDC) and 3 members of the public.
Apologies for Absence: Cllr Brown

14/155. Declarations of Interest – none

14/156. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 9th February 2015 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

14/157. Public Participation
2 residents raised their concerns about the planning application for Marsworth Airfield South Site (15/00374/APP). They believe that nothing has changed since the last application which was refused and all the reasons for objection remain the same. It was felt that the owner should consider the views of local residents. There are fears that the site may develop like the North site although the access is unsuitable. 2 enforcement orders are outstanding and Cllr Cashman will look into this matter.
The 2 residents then left the meeting.

14/158. Matters Arising
a) White Lion Bridge – CRT and BCC (RofW) are negotiating with the landowner to replace the stile with a kissing gate and improve the steps down to the canal. No handrail will be fitted as access for the less abled is available on the other side of the road.
b) Standing Orders and policies – review ongoing
c) Parish Elections will be held on 7th May 2015. Nomination papers will be available for 16/17th March and must be received by the Returning Officer by 4pm on 9th April.

14/159. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Parish Meeting - 13th April 2015 at 7pm in Millennium Hall – invitations to local organisations were distributed.
b) TRPC Village News all
c) Play around the Parishes – dates confirmed as 10th August (10-12) and 25th August (2-4) on Recreation Ground.
(Millennium Hall if wet)
d) Chiltern all
e) BCC proposed changes to library opening hours Noted
f) Clerks and Council Direct all
g) Doorstep all
h) NALC Legal Breifing – FOI Act Datasets Noted
I) Local Area Forum - 12th March 2015 in Wing Hall. The Council will be represented at this meeting.
j) AVDC Pub of the Year Noted
k) The Clerk all
l) Letter from resident re. poor state of repair in Watery Lane, Marsworth – the comments were noted.

14/160. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following:
a) Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – an article had been placed in the Village Newsletter to inform residents of the planning process and to update on the development of the Local Plan.
b) Unitary Authority – consideration is being given at AVDC but Cllr Cashamn felt that the time is not right to make such a decision due to the cost (£80,000) and the proximity of the election. Support was received but Cllr Cashman abstained.
c) Garden waste will be collected on 11th April not 6th as stated on the calendar.
d) 2 Neighbourhood Plans have been adopted following a referendum (Great Horwood and Wing). These can now be used as guidance by AVDC.
e) CRT and BCC are discussing the replacement of the railings at Cooks Wharf.
f) District Election – Cllr Cashman will not be standing for re-election after 16years. The Council thanked Cllr Cashman for his support and advice over those years.

14/161. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

14/162. Police Matters

14/163. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
14/03656/APP 29 Vicarage Road two storey side extension and front porch
b) Decision:
14/03610/AAD land adj. To Grand Union Canal, Lower Icknield Way display of a non-illuminated marketing banner advertisement for a temporary period of up to 12 months
WITHDRAWN
c) Applications received for comment from AVDC and BCC:
15/00317 & 318/ALB Cottesloe, 78 Vicarage Road, Marsworth part single, part two storey rear extension, alterations to single storey rear element to provide pitched roof and addition of dormers to sides
SUPPORT
15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use
OBJECTION
a) The proposal involves 66 car parking spaces which has potential to generate over 130 journeys per day extra during weekdays, in addition to trade vehicles visiting the site. The planning inspector in 2008 opposed development on this site on the grounds that the road network was unsuitable for handling such large vehicle volumes and this argument still stands today.
b) Contrary to the proposal's Travel plan statement the site is not well located for public transport, the service through Gubblecote is quite infrequent and the No. 61 service through Marsworth has been recently re-routed so that it doesn't pass through the village.
c) AVDC planning policy RA11 endorses the conservation and re-use of buildings outside built-up areas which are of permanent and substantial construction and generally in keeping with the rural surrounds for non-residential purposes. The proposal seeks to retain existing wartime low grade buildings which cannot be said to be permanent, substantial or in keeping with the surrounds. This is merely prolonging the life of an eyesore. We have supported the re-development and expansion of buildings at Marsworth North Airfield which is gradually replacing all its old wartime stock with modern, efficient, sustainable buildings and is better situated for transport access, and argue that there is no case for a further site to the south, especially using out of date buildings, for employment purposes locally. This argument is further supported by the recent changes of use from commercial to residential which have been consented at Gubblecote and Dixons Wharf nearby, following long periods of unsuccessful marketing for commercial use. AVDC planning policy RA29 says it will resist proposals for new employment buildings in the countryside.
We are disappointed that the site's owners have failed to engage with the Parish over the site's future, unlike the Canal & River Trust who have extensively consulted with us in regard to both the Marsworth and Bulbourne Wharf redevelopments, but have instead followed a policy of continued flouting of planning regulations. We believe this proposed development to be excessive but note favourably that the applicant is now recognising the need to remove redundant buildings and restore the site's appearance as part of any future re-development.
d) BCC – consult registration re. replacement Minerals and Waste Plan Noted
e) North Bucks Parishes Planning Consortium – AVDC advise that this organisation carries no more weight in planning consultations than parishes.

14/164. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Feb 15 – it was reported that the swing seat has split and needs to be monitored.

Equipment check report for March @ April meeting – RB

b) s106 Project – authorisation form has been accepted by AVDC. The Council considered the companies who had quoted to redevelop the Play area and decided to use Safe and Sound Playgrounds. A meeting with the representative will be arranged to take the project forward.
c) Woodland Trust – tree pack has arrived and will be planted in the hedge along Watery Lane. This is part of the project to plant 3 million trees to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.
d) Wicksteed Playscapes – inspection services will carry out the annual review.
e) Grass Cutting contracts – BCC and AVDC response was noted and will be monitored for 2015/16.
f) Use of Recreation Ground for Dog Training – a letter has been received from a local business to use the site for personal dog training. The PC will consider this request and decide at the next meeting.

14/165. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) the toilets are to be decorated in the near future
b) the kitchen units are to be updated with new doors and drawer fronts and generally tidied up.
c) Copies of insurance documents are required form all users.

14/166. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 28/02/15 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £25,004.46

b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001439 Cheddington PC 46.93
Cheque No. 001440 Andy Muskett Ltd 115.92
Cheque No. 001441 CPRE 36.00
Cheque No. 001442 D Slade 353.87
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£10.53

EON
26.30

d) Receipts: Interest
0.79

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Tree and Hedge Survey – the PC decided to accept the recommendation from Roderick Wilson to fell 2 trees at the Recreation Ground (Watery Lane), raise the height of the trees on the Rec. and lower the hedge on the left of the entrance. Works to remove dead branches on the tress at the Millennium Hall will take place in the summer.
g) Notice Board – it was decided to purchase a replacement from Greenbarnes at a cost of £977.44 inc VAT.
h) Proposed closure of Watery Lane – public consultation will commence shortly.
I) SLCC 2014-16 National Salary Award – it was agreed to pay a one-off award of £100 to the Clerk as recommended.
j) Zurich Insurance – cost to add bench to policy was £1.86 so the PC agreed to fund this.
k) Andy Muskett Ltd – quote for maintenance 2015/16 was accepted.
l) Mazars – contact details Noted
m) Internal Audit – the Parish Council reviewed the effectiveness and agreed that they were well-informed and aware of the requirements for audit. It was decided to appoint Charlotte Brooks as internal auditor for 2014/15.
n) The Pensions Regulator – new legal duties Noted
o) Audit Openness and Transparency – training course was attended. From July 1st 2015, all financial documents will need to be available on the website.
p) Beacon Villages Community Library – report from AGM Noted

14/167. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 13th April 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.28pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 9th February 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

14/138. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

14/139. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Kempster, Monks, Kelly, Brown, Kennedy, Cashman (AVDC) and 4 members of the public.
Apologies for Absence: Cllr Cornwall

14/140. Declarations of Interest – none

14/141. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 12th January 2015 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

14/142. Public Participation
3 members of the public addressed the meeting requesting the PC support to install a bench by the bus stop at Startops in memory of a local barge resident (Graham George) who has recently passed away. BCC, as the highway authority, have been generally helpful and suggested that the PC may add the item to its insurance. The PC will consider the implications of this and inform the public at the next meeting.
3 members of the public then left the meeting.

14/143. Matters Arising
a) White Lion Bridge – it was agreed that the steps are rather dilapidated so CRT will be contacted with a view to improving the access from the footpath across the field. Access from the village for the less able is available via the slope on the south side of the bridge.
b) Pole Objection, The Green, Marsworth – a temporary closure order will be applied while work takes place to place guards on the wires which pass through the trees.

14/144. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Watery Lane – temporary closure of Footpath 3 will continue until October 15.
b) TRPC Village News all
c) The Clerk all
d) NALC – parish councils enabled use technology, LTN 8 Elections Noted
e) Standing Orders and policies – review will take place at next meeting.

14/145. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following matters:
a) an application has been received by AVDC for development at Marsworth Airfield (South Site)
b) There will be no AVDC tax increase as the 1% grant offered by the government is to be accepted. Cllr Cashman did not agree with this decision and abstained from the vote.

14/146. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

14/147. Police Matters

14/148. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
14/03610/AAD land adj. To Grand Union Canal, Lower Icknield Way display of a non-illuminated marketing banner advertisement for a temporary period of up to 12 months
14/03656/APP 29 Vicarage road two storey side extension and front porch
b) Decision:
14/03497/ATC The Ship, Lower End, Marsworth remove one cherry tree
PROCEED
14/02853/ALB 17 Church Lane, Marsworth demolition and rebuilding of single storey side extension
PERMIT
c) Planning applications from AVDC/BCC
15/00374/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road change of use and refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 (Business) use
(This plan will be discussed at the next meeting when further information is available)
d) Cheddington PC – pre-submission neighbourhood plan, strategic environmental assessment and green spaces paper. The PC was supportive of the document produced and welcomed the inclusion of adjacent parishes in the consultation.
e) White Lion – alleged unauthorised erection of sign, condition of empty buildings in conservation areas. It is understood that enforcement officers have been informed.

14/149. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Jan 15 – no problems were reported

Equipment check report for February @ March meeting – JK

b) s106 Project – authorisation form has been completed and forwarded to AVDC for approval.
c) Watery Lane – the Council was disappointed to be informed (by TfB) that the legislation required to carry this matter forward has not been implemented due to deliberation of the recent representation from a resident expressing a re-consideration of support for the scheme. With the construction of the 2 pedestrian refuges and with concerns about access during snowy/icy conditions, the resident feels that Watery Lane should now remain open to two way traffic. The Parish Council have sought to remedy these concerns by ensuring that the salt bin located at the junction of Church Lane and Watery Lane is monitored and if additional supplies are required, the Parish Council have agreed bear the cost. Also, the pedestrian refuges, while welcome, will not accommodate parties of children walking from the School to use the Recreation Ground for outdoor activities. Watery Lane is essentially a narrow country lane barely wide enough for one vehicle with no passing places. The Council, therefore, while aware of the possible financial implications of the closure not taking place, is minded to proceed with the legislative process to close Watery Lane to through traffic as previously agreed.

14/150. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) Decoration, new taps fitted and gutter cleaning have taken place.
1 member of the public then left the meeting.

14/151. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/01/15 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £26,766.08

b) Cheques agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001436 UK Power Networks £780.00
Cheque No. 001437 D Slade £281.23
Cheque No. 001438 Andy Muskett Ltd £115.92 & £573.60
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£11.66

d) Receipts:
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Arborculturalist Survey – a local tree surgeon will inspect the trees on PC owned property and give an estimated cost of works required. The hedge at the Recreation Ground will be included.
g) Reg Porter – quote for 2015 season was accepted although an increase of approx 10% was surprising. It was suggested that the quote should not increase for the following season.
h) EON – new electricity prices have been negotiated.
i) NALC – consultation on local government finance settlement 2015/16 & members update Noted
j) Notice Board – the boards at the Millennium Hall are no longer fit for purpose and will be replaced by a wall mounted board.

14/152. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 9th March 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of meeting held on 12th January 2015 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

14/123. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

14/124. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Brown, Kelly, Monks, Kennedy, Cashman (AVDC)
Apologies for Absence:

14/125. Declarations of Interest – none

14/126. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 15th December 2014 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

14/127. Public Participation

14/128. Matters Arising
a) White Lion Bridge – the footpath across the field accesses the tow path via a stile and a very slippery slope. An option from CRT was to divert the footpath via the footbridge and then down the steps. Councillors believe steps would be preferable but will consider this option before the next meeting.

14/129. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Pole Objection, The Green, Marsworth – protective bands will be placed around the wires where they go through the trees by the road opposite the Green when the pole is moved.
b) BCC Parish Council’s Delivering More … working together with principal authorities - 24th February 2015, 10am-4.30pm at Adams Park, High Wycombe Noted
c) AVDC exploring unitary government for Aylesbury Vale Noted
d) BALC Audit Openess and Transparency course will be attended by the Clerk.
e) Clerks and Councils Direct all

14/130. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following:
a) Council Tax for AVDC is likely to be frozen for 2015/16 with the receipt of a 1% grant from government.
b) London Midland are closing the local line on 14/15 & 21/22 Feb. Services are likely to be affected on Monday mornings.
c) The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan should be prepared by 2017 as the previous plan was not implemented. A scrutiny committee has been convened to ensure that the best possible and innovative plan for the Vale is produced. (Councillor Cashman is a member of this committee).

14/131. BCC Report – Cllr Davies

14/132. Police Matters

14/133. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
14/03497/ATC The Ship, Lower End, Marsworth remove one cherry tree
14/02853/ALB 17 Church Lane, Marsworth demolition and rebuilding of single storey side extension
b) Decision:
c) Applications received for comment from AVDC and BCC:
14/03610/AAD land adj. To Grand Union Canal, Lower Icknield Way display of a non-illuminated marketing banner advertisement for a temporary period of up to 12 months
OBJECTION as inappropriate location behind traffic lights and not in keeping with Conservation Area.
14/03656/APP 29 Vicarage road two storey side extension and front porch
d) Cheddington PC – pre-submission neighbourhood plan, strategic environmental assessment and green spaces paper. Noted and will be discussed at next meeting.
e) White Lion – Councillors are concerned about the lack of development following the approval of planning permission. The site is an eyesore and there has been no effort to develop the site.
f) Marsworth Wharf – street naming and numbering (1-13) have been approved by AVDC.

14/134. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Dec 14 – EK

Equipment check report for Jan @ Feb meeting – BK

b) Recreation Ground – three proposals were considered from Sovereign, Wicksteed and Safe and Sound Playgrounds. It was decided that a refurbishment option would be preferable with the addition of some new equipment. AVDC will now be asked to authorize the scheme.
c) Hedge adjacent to Recreation Ground – a resident has noted that this is rather overgrown and untidy. Councillors agreed that this maintenance would form part of the works to improve the area.

14/135. Village Hall
a) Councillor Brake reported that the lobby has been decorated, a new baby changing unit fitted and the fence repaired.

14/136. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/12/14 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £28,717.76

b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001432 D Slade £238.87
Cheque No. 1433 D Slade
27.57

Cheque No. 1434 R Dumpleton 135.00
Cheque No. 1435 Reg Porter 270.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£11.66

d) Receipts:
BT Open Reach
£762.00

Interest
1.10

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) BCC Devolution of transport services – it is hoped to arrange a meeting with TfB to discuss the service provided.
g) Arborculturalist Survey – AVDC charge £500 per day to provide this service. The council will consider an alternative costing at the next meeting.
h) Cheddington Parish Council MVAS Maintenance Contract 2014-15 – it was agreed to share the cost (£187.73) with Cheddington, Ivinghoe and Horton and Slapton PC. It was also requested that the MVAS was used for 4 weeks in the near future to deter speeding on the lower Icknield Way.
I) AVDC – election costs were available for consideration during budget discussions
j) Budget/Precept – it was decided to request an additional £300 (£15900 including £250 grant) to cover services and costs in the 2015/16 financial year.
k) Nat West – the mandate was updated to take account of the current situation.

14/137. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 9th February 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of meeting held on 15th December 2014 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

14/108. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

14/109. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Kempster, Cornwall, Brown, Monks, Kennedy, Cashman (AVDC)
Apologies for Absence: Cllr Kelly

14/110. Declarations of Interest – none

14/111. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 10th November 2014 – have been circulated, were approved and sign as a true record.

14/112. Public Participation

14/113. Matters Arising
a)Marsworth Wharf – the developers have approved the name (Marsworth Wharf). A public consultation is now taking place.
b) LAF – transport related proposals need to be lodged before 31st December 2014.

14/114. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Letter from resident re. proposed closure of Watery Lane – concerns were raised about access along Church Lane in icy conditions. There is a salt bin near the site and this will be monitored by the Council and action taken if required.
b) SLCC Bucks Branch – issues on communications policy, volunteers, negligence and risk assessment were brought to the attention of the meeting.
c) Grebe all
d) The Clerk all
e) Chiltern all
f) Came and Co – council matters (insurance) all
g) TRPC Village Newsletter all
h) LCR all
I) Pole objection on The Green – a cable guard may be used on the section which goes through the trees as this would negate the need to cut the trees
j) John Bercow MP – funds are available to assist with works to churches. This letter has been forwarded to All Saints Church.
k) AVDC News for the Parishes – register of electors, parish precepts requests, devolution of services, recycling update.

14/115. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following:
a) AVDC Council tax is likely to be frozen
b) Thames Valley police have retained police numbers despite financial constraints
c) London Midland railways will be closed over the Christmas holidays.
d) Councillors were wished a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year.

14/116. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

14/117. Police Matters

14/118. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
b) Decision:
14/02617/APP 73 Vicarage Road, Marsworth single storey front/side extension (retrospective)
HOUSEHOLDER APPROVED
14/02800/ATC 9 Church Lane, Marsworth 30% reduction to two yews, one silver birch, one hazel and 2 lawson cypress
PROCEED WITH WORKS
14/02353/APP 31 Vicarage Road, Marsworth new side entrance porch, bay window to front and replacement of side dormer
HOUSEHOLDER APPROVED
c) Applications received for comment from AVDC and BCC:
14/03497/ATC The Ship, Lower End, Marsworth remove one cherry tree
NO OBJECTION
14/02853/ALB 17 Church Lane, Marsworth demolition and rebuilding of single storey side extension
NO OBJECTION
d) AVDC Changes to planning service – consultee access is now available
e) BT Openreach – application for consent for installation and maintenance of electronic communications apparatus on land at the Millennium Hall was approved by the Council.

14/119. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Nov 14 – GM reported no problems

Equipment check report for December @ January meeting – EK

b) Recreation Ground – 3 playground equipment suppliers have visited the site and are preparing plans and quotes. A local contractor will also be asked to quote to install the car park.

14/120. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) a successful bazaar was held on 6th December with a steady flow of people visiting the stalls.
b) 3 new panels are to be fitted in the fence at the rear of the Hall.
c) some painting will be carried out over the holiday. The kitchen taps are to be changed and the guttering cleared.

14/121. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 30/11/14 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £30,727.98

b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001429 D Slade £238.87
Cheque No. 001430 Reg Porter £2005.20
Cheque No. 001431 SLCC
£77.00

c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£11.28

PWLB
£1701.15

d) Receipts:
UK Power Networks
£16.98

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) BCC Devolution of transport services – further information re. costs have been received from AVDC. The council are concerned that by taking on this service, the precept would have to be raised to meet the fall in the funds being made available from BCC. The amount of hedge cutting stated was questioned. It was decided that a site meeting should be arranged with TfB to discuss the matter.
g) Budget/Precept – information and discussion took place. A final decision will be made at the January meeting.
h) AVDC Parish Elections 2015 – likely costs made available.
I) Marsworth Village Newsletter – no request for a grant will be made this year. It was agreed that funds would be made available if required.

14/122. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 12th January 2015 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 8.55pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 10th November 2014 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

14/93. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

14/94. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Brown, Kelly, Kempster, Kennedy, Cashman (AVDC)
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs Monks and Davies (BCC)

14/95. Declarations of Interest – none

14/96. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 13th October 2014 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

14/97. Public Participation

14/98. Matters Arising
a) BCC Devolution of transport services – further information from AVDC was available but no decisions can be made at present
b) RofW – clearance scheme will continue if devolved service option not taken. Ramblers Association reported that path not reinstated on Footpath 8. Residents concerns about handrail at White Lion Bridge will be investigated. The bridlepath to Bulbourne is overgrown and this will be reported to TfB.
c) Tring Reservoir Liaison - at the meeting on 14th October in Tring, the following matters were reported:
• 2014 has been a good year for birds
• vegetation work to far side of Startops will take place shortly
• a ringing demonstration was very popular and informative
• an event will be held on 29/30August 2015 by Tring Anglers
d) Marsworth Wharf – a proposal by the developers for street naming and numbering (Lock Flight) was not welcomed by the council. It was decided that Marsworth Wharf is more appropriate and this suggestion will be put to the developers.

14/99. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Letter from resident re. highway concerns will be reported to TfB
b) Arla Liaison Group Meeting - 17th November at 6.30pm in Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Noted
c) AVDC Hackney Carriage Unmet Demand Survey Noted
d) CPRE Notice of Branch AGM - 15th November at 2pm in St Mary's Church Hall, Princes Risborough Noted
e) Countryside Voice & Bucks Newsletter all
f) Clerks and Councils Direct all
g) Chalk and Trees all
h) Woodland Trust – free tree packs are available and will be applied for.
I) CRT – closer liaison with local councils is recommended
j) Letter form residents re. provision of gas – the estimated cost of connection would be £7,127.14 per property with a minimum of 70 properties required to ensure take up. The Council were not minded to take this matter forward.
k) TRPC Village News all
l) War Memorials Trust Bulletin all
m) Music in Quiet Places – sent to All Saints Church for their consideration

14/100. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman
a) Various issues relating to the new electronic planning system for Parish Councils were reported and have been dealt with by the officers concerned. It was stressed that enforcement is reactive and relies on the general public to report issues which will then be investigated. Local Development Orders have proved to be less popular than expected possibly due to the increased cost.

14/101. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (full quarterly report has been circulated to members)
a) The following matters were reported :
• Children's Services were judged inadequate by OFSTED this summer
• moves towards a more credible road maintenance strategy was welcomed
• Local Area Forum on 26th November will be in Ivinghoe Town Hall
• District Council elections in May 2015 will be held on new boundaries
14/102. Police Matters

14/103. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
14/02800/ATC 9 Church Lane, Marsworth 30% reduction to two yews, one silver birch, one hazel and 2 lawson cypress
b) Decision:
14/02077/APP Marsworth CofE School, Vicarage Road, Marsworth demolition of existing brick built chimney
PERMIT
14/02554/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road installation of electricity generation plant
REFUSED
14/02617/APP 73 Vicarage Road, Marsworth single storey front/side extension (retrospective)
APPROVED
14/02353/APP 31 Vicarage Road, Marsworth new side entrance porch, bay window to front and replacement of side dormer
APPROVED
c) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
14/03009/APP revised landscaping scheme for Marsworth Yard – for information
d) AVDC Planning Review – consultee access for new electronic system was discussed.

14/104. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Oct 14 – EK no problems reported

Equipment check report for Nov @ December meeting – GM
b) Recreation Ground – consultation has been considered and quotes to supply the required equipment will be sought.

14/105. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) Bonfire Night – a successful evening was held on the Recreation Ground with £250-300 raised for Hall funds.

14/106. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/10/14 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £31,387.74
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001427 D Slade
£245.23
Cheque No. 001428 Majestic Trees
388.23
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
11.66
EON
25.56
d) Receipts:
Interest
1.14
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footway to Pitstone – it was resolved that at this time of financial constraints and due to ongoing safety concerns, this project would be shelved.
g) Financial Regulations – adoption of updated model was agreed. The standing orders were amended accordingly.
h) Thames Water – stand pipe at Recreation Ground is too costly to consider
I) Budget/Precept – information and discussion in preparation for precept request
j) Play around the Parishes – it was decided to request this provision from AVDC at a cost of £400 for 2 sessions in the summer holiday.

14/107. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 15th December 2014 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.42pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 13th October 2014 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

14/78. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

14/79. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Brown, Kempster, Monks and Cashman (AVDC)
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs Kennedy and Cornwall

14/80. Declarations of Interest – none

14/81. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 8th September 2014 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

14/82. Public Participation

14/83. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – online parish zone now available.
b) RofW – the clearance scheme will now be included in the devolved services budget. If the council decide to take on this service, £709 will be available to clear paths in the parish. Negotiations with RofW and Cheddington PC are ongoing. Footpath 8 and 19 have been cleared by the Chiltern Society volunteer.

14/84. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Bucks Playing Fields Assoc – annual report 2013-14 all
b) TRPC Village News all
c) Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP – initiatives of interest to parish councils all
d) AVDC Buildings at Risk – The AVDC Heritage Team, working in partnership with English Heritage, are pleased to announce that they will soon be embarking upon a comprehensive Grade II Listed Building Survey across the Distrct to help informn a strategy for buildings at risk in the future. Interested parties should contact buildingsatrisk@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk Noted
e) Canal and River Trust – South East Waterway Forum on 6th Nov 14 from 7-9pm in Aylesbury Noted
f) Tring Reservoir Liaison meeting - 14th October in Tring. Clerk to attend.
g) News of the Woods all
h) LCR all
I) AVALC – AGM on 1st Nov in Quainton Village hall at 10am. Noted

14/785. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman
a) VALP 2013-33 – Cllr Cashman will attend a meeting tomorrow and is on the Scrutiny Committee
b) consideration is being given to holding Development Control meetings in the evening to make it easier for Parish Councillors to attend.

14/86. BCC Report – Cllr Daviesn (not available)

14/87. Police Matters
a) The Issue of Speeding – community speedwatch schemes should be used to deter speeding as the Police service no longer undertakes this role.

14/88. Planning Matters
a) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
14/02077/APP Marsworth CofE School, Vicarage Road, Marsworth demolition of existing brick built chimney
14/02353/APP 31 Vicarage Road, Marsworth new side entrance porch, bay window to front and replacement of side dormer
b) Decision:
13/02632/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road change of use, refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 use (Business)
WITHDRAWN
c) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
14/02554/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road installation of electricity generation plant
OBJECTION due to no development whatever on this site as a matter of principle following previous planning history and enforcement action still outstanding
14/02617/APP 73 Vicarage Road, Marsworth single storey front/side extension (retrospective)
NO OBJECTION
14/02800/ATC 9 Church Lane, Marsworth 30% reduction to two yews, one silver birch, one hazel and 2 lawson cypress
NO OBJECTION but consult and take advice from arborculturalist at AVDC
14/02838/APP 16 Stepnells, Marsworth single storey front and two storey side extension
NO OBJECTION
d) Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – meeting on 16th October at 6.30pm. Noted

14/89. Environment & Amenity Matters:
a) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Sept 14 – RB no problems reported

Equipment check report for Oct @ November meeting – EK
b) Recreation Ground – consultation with children is now complete. The authorisation form will now be completed for AVDC.
c) Millennium Hall Committee – request for Bonfire Night on 1st November 14 was approved.

14/90. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) The floor in the main Hall has been polished and the upstairs room is being used for coffee mornings and meetings.

14/91. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 30/09/14 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £34,160.23
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001423 D Slade
£238.87
Cheque No. 001424 A Muskett Ltd
115.92
Cheque No. 001425 T Clubb and Son
2382.00
Cheque No. 001426 Chiltern Secure Shredding
15.60
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
11.66
d) Receipts:
AVDC Precept Payment
7609.00
Interest
2.80
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footway to Pitstone – Stage 2 Audit will be required at a cost of £800.00. Councillors will consider a decision on this matter at the next meeting.
g) Thames Water – a site meeting has been arranged to discuss the provision of a stand pipe at Recreation Ground
h) Church Lane – it was resolved to accept the quotation (A Muskett Ltd £478.00 & £UK Power Networks £780.00) for an additional street light.
I) Oak Tree on Recreation Ground – it was decided that a replacement tree will be purchased from Majestic Trees. The company will also plant the tree and guarantee for 1 year.
j) Watery Lane – the council agreed to pay £5000 to TfB for promoting and implementing the proposal. This will cover all consultation and legal advertisement costs as well as the supply and installation of the necessary infrastructure to effect the prohibition on the ground. The council understands that in the unlikely scenario that retractable objections are received on the proposals thus stopping it going ahead on the ground, the Parish Council would still be liable for legal advertisement and staff time costs up to that point.
k) BCC Budget – residents survey available online at www.buckscc.gov.uk/budget

14/92. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 10th November 2014 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of meeting held on 14th April 2014 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/168. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

13/169. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Kennedy, Monks, Kempster, Cornwall, Kelly, Brown and 2 members of the public.
Apologies for Absence were accepted from Cllr Cashman

13/170. Declarations of Interest – Cllrs Brake and Kempster in item 13/180(1)

13/171. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 10th March 2014 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/172. Public Participation
A member of the public raised concerns about the number of HGV’s using the B489 particularly from Arla. The meeting was informed that contact has been made with the public relations team at Arla who stressed that although not an approved route, the B489 may be used for deliveries to local shops. If dates, times and registration numbers are taken, the company can investigate where the vehicles should have been and why the route was being taken.

13/173. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – the following matters were discussed:
• Road Safety Audit Report for B489 Lower Icknield Way – Footway extension. Councillors were disappointed that the report does not give a definitive yes/no to the plausibility of the footway. The actions required to make the route possibly will increase the cost considerably and maybe unviable. Further advice will be sought. The report will be forwarded to Pitstone PC for their consideration.
• The possibility of installing a street light in Church Lane will be considered following concerns raised by a resident.
• BCC has made an Order which will temporarily suspend the 13 tonnes weight restriction on the bridge in Church Lane.
• Funds have been allocated by BCC for capital footway projects.
• Riparian owners are encouraged to maintain ditches on a regular basis
• The timescale for the legislation required for the closure of Watery Lane will be investigated.
• The drain on the corner in Watery Lane has not been jetted.
b) LAF – refresh/priorities workshop will be held on 23rd April, 7-9pm in Edlesborough Memorial Hall
c) Village Green – a wayleave agreement has been received for the installation of telegraph pole. Councillors are concerned about the detrimental impact caused in the Conservation Area. Alternative sites were suggested and will be conveyed to BT.
d) Marsworth Wharf – the temporary footpath closure will continue until 2 October 2014.
e) Bucks Rights of Way – footpath clearance grant may be used to clear path towards Cheddington.

13/174. Clerk’s Correspondence
1. BCC Conference for Parish Councillors – 27th May 2014 Noted
2. LCR all
3. Countryside Voice all
4. Tring Reservoirs Liaison Meeting – it was reported that a second option for the visitors centre is being considered off Wingrave Road (CRT). No decision has been taken on cormorant control. Works are to commence on permanently lower the level of Startops Reservoir. Friends of Tring Reservoir are developing good relations with Herts Wildlife Trust but concerns were raised about option 2 because of the proximity to the reed beds. The information board at Wilstone needs to be replaced due to vandalism and a new seat is being installed at Tringford.
5. Chalk and Trees all
6. BALC Parish Liaison Meeting – 16th April at 5.30pm in County Hall. Noted

13/175. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman sent an email report to the Parish Meeting (see minutes)

13/176. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

13/177. Police Matters - (not available)

13/178. Planning Matters
i) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
13/02632/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road change of use, refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 use (Business)
ii) Decision:
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
iv) The Bulletin – 12/19/26 Mar & 2/9 April
v) AVDC Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan: Consultation on the scope of the new plan – to be discussed at next meeting.
vi) HCC Waste Development Framework – examination of waste site allocations document available at www. hertsdirect.org
vii) AVDC Review of scheme of officer delegated powers – to be discussed at next meeting

13/179. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Mar 14 – the flooding has receded. However, the fence/hedge along Watery Lane is damaged. Cost of repair/replacement will be investigated. The Jubilee oak may need to be replaced. Equipment check report for Apr @ May meeting – GM

13/180. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
1. Mike Frost Room – request for financial support for shelving was refused as this is not a capital project.

13/181. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/03/14 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £23,773.09

b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001402 D Slade £238.87
Cheque No. 001403 BMKALC £109.92
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£11.66

d) Receipts: Interest £2.59
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Zurich Municipal – insurance renewal (£1164.97) was approved for 2014/15
g) EON Standard Terms and Conditions Noted
h) NALC Financial Briefing – accounting for council tax support grant in a council’s annual return, electronic payments to HMRC, repeal of s.150(5) of the Local Government Act 1972 – Implementation (England), amended financial regulations to be discussed at the next meeting.
i) AVDC Confirmation of s106 monies received – a meeting will be arranged with the officer to determine the allocation procedure
j) BCC Council Tax - information Noted
k) Mazars LLP – end of year accounts to be discussed at the next meeting.
l) AVDC New Homes Bonus – Parish Element Noted
m) CPRE – increase in membership fees to £36.00 Noted
n) 10 Downing Street – changes to NI Employment Allowance Noted

13/182. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 12th May 2014 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.05pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 10th March 2014 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/153. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

13/154. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Kempster, Monks, Cashman (AVDC)

Apologies for Absence were accepted from Cllrs Brown, Kennedy and Kelly

13/155. Declarations of Interest – none

13/156. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 10th February 2014 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/157. Public Participation

13/158. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – a site meeting with the new LAT has taken place and all outstanding repairs were pointed out.
b) LAF – refresh/priorities workshop was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
c) Village Green – installation of telegraph pole. No further action has been taken.
d) Marsworth Wharf – a meeting was held with the site foreman and representatives from CRT. The following points were raised:
• Building work will start soon
• A piling machine will be required. Letters will be sent to residents of Church Lane and Vicarage Road informing them of the date the machine is expected.
• School times will be avoided for deliveries
• There will be no access for construction traffic along Watery lane
• The canal bridge has been strengthen to allow 40 ton vehicles to access the site
• A meeting is being arranged with Hyatt (builders)
• A fence will be erected alongside the churchyard to prevent damage.

Councillors were pleased with the outcome of the meeting and agreed to meet regularly during the construction period.
e) Canal and River Trust – South East Waterway Forum – 8th April 14 at 7pm in The Memorial Hall, Tring (was Red Cross Hall). This meeting will be attended by a representative from MPC.
f) Local Govt Boundary Commission for England – Electoral Review of Aylesbury Vale: Draft Recommendations. The Council agreed that changes were required following the expansion of Pitstone and welcomed the recommendation made.

13/159. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Chiltern all
b) AVDC The Big Jubilee Tidy Up Noted
c) AVDC Removal of Recycling Banks due to improved household collection. Noted
d) Parish Meeting – to be held on 14th April 2014 in Millennium Hall at 7pm. All residents are welcome to attend. Representatives from local organizations have been invited to give a report on their activities during the past year.
e) Rennie Grove House Newsletter all
f) Grebe (FOTR) all
g) TRPC Village News all
h) The Clerk all
i) AVDC Community Rights – workshop for councillors Noted
j) Clerks and Councils Direct all
k) Arla – a resident has raised concerns that lorries are accessing the site on the B489. The Council will inform the company
l) Anglian Water – first time sewerage application for household at Cooks Wharf Noted
m) Cambourne Energy Investments – event invitation (26th March) for proposed solar energy park at Great Seabrook Farm, Cheddington Noted

13/160. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following:
• The Council were encouraged to submit their comments about proposed boundary changes (see 13/158f)
• Concerns were raised about staff changes at AVDC due to lack of financial support from government. Conservation, historic buildings and design posts were not immune from cuts.
• The Cheddington Neighbourhood Plan has been held up by a challenge in court from a developer in Cheshire regarding Neighbourhood Plans in general.
• LAF is inclined to purchase a Sentinel traffic calming system which records vehicle registration numbers. This is hoped to be more effective as part of the education process to deter speeding.

13/161. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

13/162. Police Matters

13/163. Planning Matters
i) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
13/02632/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road change of use, refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 use (Business)
ii) Decision:
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
iv) The Bulletin – 12/19/26 Feb & 5 Mar 14

13/164. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Feb 13 – the flooding was caused by a blocked gulley/drain at the top of the Rec. which will be dealt with in due course. The Jubilee seat needs oiling. A litter pick will take place before the first cut. Equipment check report for Mar @ Apr meeting – RB

ii) Wicksteed Playscapes – annual safety inspection of play area will be arranged

13/165. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) The floor in the big hall has been polished but may need to be resanded professionally. The cupboard in the upstairs room has been lined. 3 quotes are being sought to improve the parking spaces.

13/166. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 28/02/14 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £24,937.56
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001397 D Slade £264.36
Cheque No. 001398 BFPA
20.00
Cheque No. 001399 CPRE
29.00
Cheque No. 001400 R Routh
600.00
Cheque No. 001401Andy Muskett Ltd 113.16
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£10.53
d) Receipts:
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Reg Porter – quote for 2014 season was accepted.
g) Review Internal Audit Procedure – the asset register has been updated, internal control was reviewed and internal audit process accepted. The internal auditor was appointed (Charlotte Brooks)
h) AVDC – confirmation that the sum of £50,881.45 has been received from the developer of Marsworth Wharf to be spent on local sport and leisure facilities determined by the Council in accordance with community needs as identified in the SPG within the next 10years. The Council will consider the documentation provided and discuss the matter further at the next meeting.
i) BALC – Local Government Bodies Regulations consultation Noted

13/167. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 14th April 2014 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.17pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 10th February 2014 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/138. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

13/139. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Brown, Kelly, Monks, Kennedy, Kempster, Cashman (AVDC)

Apologies for Absence: none received

13/140. Declarations of Interest – none

13/141. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 13th January 2014 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/142. Public Participation

13/143. Matters Arising

a) Transport for Bucks – a meeting will be arranged with the new LAT to discuss outstanding matters.

b) LAF – refresh/priorities meeting on 12th February 14. MPC will be represented.

c) Village Green – erection of telegraph pole is being considered by BT Open Reach fibre team.

d) Marsworth Wharf – the pedestrian refuges have been constructed. Footpath 3 has been closed to prevent access to the site.

13/144. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) TRPC Village News

b) Local Govt Boundary Commission for England – Electoral Review of Aylesbury Vale: Draft Recommendations. It is recommended that Cheddington, Marsworth Ivinghoe and Pitsone are combined into a new district council 2 member ward.

c) Canal and River Trust – South East Waterway Forum – 8th April 14 at 7pm in The Memorial Hall, Tring (was Red Cross Hall) Noted

d) Aylesbury Vale Transport Users Group – meeting to be held on 4 March 2014 in Town Council Chamber, Buckingham at 10am.

13/145. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following:

• AVDC have confirmed the 1.99% increase in Council Tax which amounts to a 5p per week rise for a Band D property

• The withdrawal of the VAP is confirmed leaving an unsatisfactory situation when speculative plans for the District can be submitted

• Jackie Wesley is leaving her post at LAF co-coordinator. Her replacement is Paul Hodson

• Recent flooding in Aylesbury was noted.

13/146. BCC Report – Cllr Davies quarterly report (by email) outlined the following matters:

• The new Local area Technician is Rob Anderson (TfB)

• BCC spending review has taken place – cuts to home school transport budget were highlighted, also educational psychology services and footpaths and rights of way.

• High speed broadband – 31st December 13 promise by BT did not occur. Public money has been given to BT to deliver high speed broadband to rural areas but timescales and transparency over spending the money are not forthcoming

13/147. Police Matters

a) Parking at Red Lion Bridge – response from Rural Neighbourhood Inspector was that this is a County matter but infringements will be noted by the local policing team

13/148. Planning Matters

i) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

13/02632/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road change of use, refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 use (Business)

ii) Decision:

13/03323/APP 7 Lukes Lea, Marsworth two storey side and single storey rear extension

PERMIT

iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:

iv) The Bulletin – 15/22/29 Jan & 5 Feb 14

v) VAP – withdrawal notice from AVDC

13/149. Environment & Amenity Matters:

i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Jan 13:

• Site is flooded in some areas

• Repairs will take place as soon as possible

• Damage to ropes caused by vandalism. If anyone knows the culprit, please inform a member of the Parish Council.

• The possibility of using s106 monies to revamp the Recreation Ground will be investigated.

• Equipment check report for Feb @ Mar meeting – EK

ii) Play around the Parishes – dates for 2014 confirmed as 11th Aug, 10-12noon & 26th Aug, 2-4pm on Recreation Ground, Watery Lane (in Millennium Hall if wet)

13/150. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster report)

1. the cupboard in the upstairs room is almost complete

2. an estimate for repairs to a disabled parking space will be sought

13/151. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 31/01/14 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £27,109.55

b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001393 D Slade £238.87

Cheque No. 001394 Reg Porter £1620.00

Cheque No. 001395 SLCC – CiLCA £150.00

Cheque No. R Brake (materials for cupboard) £298.03

c) Direct Debit payments:

EON
£11.66

d) Receipts:

e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

f) Andy Muskett Ltd – quote for annual street lighting maintenance 1/4/14 - 31/3/15 was accepted

g) EON – contract renewal was agreed

h) New Homes Bonus – an expression of interest has been lodged with AVDC for the footpath/cycleway to Pitstone. It is recommended that a joint bid is made with Pitstone PC and this was agreed by the Council.

i) Funding Fair – 27th February 14 in Aylesbury, 1-6.30pm Noted

j) NALC – final local government finance settlement has been approved. It is recommended that grants should be passed to Parishes.

k) SLCC – it was agreed that the PC would pay the registration fee (£150) for the Clerk’s Certificate in Local Government Administration

13/152. Date of Next Meeting:

Monday 10th March 2014 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.07pm.

Minutes of meeting to be held on 13th January 2014 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/123. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence to be dealt with during the meeting.

13/124. Present: Cllrs Cornwall, Kempster, Brake (in the chair), Brown, Kennedy, Monks and Cashman (AVDC)

Apologies for Absence: none received

13/125. Declarations of Interest – none

13/126. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 9th December 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/127. Public Participation

13/128. Matters Arising

a) Transport for Bucks – the following matters will be reported to the LAT:

• Flooding in Watery Lane caused by blocked ditches

• Pedestrian signs down at Recreation Ground (2)

• Parked cars at the Red Lion bridge are causing problems to other road users

• The failed road surface on the Red Lion bridge needs to be repaired asap

• Overgrown hedge and encroachment into highway in Church Lane

b) Watery Lane– it is hoped that the legislative work required for this action will be carried out in June/July 2014.

c) LAF – MVAS warranty contract & maintenance/service contract have been received. The meeting on 12th February in Edlesborough will be local priorities refresh workshop when the MVAS share will be discussed.

d) Village Green – no response from BT regarding the erection of new telegraph pole. However, copies of existing way leave agreements have been received.

e) Marsworth Wharf – the footpath across the site is subject to a TTRO and the fence will be repaired next week. Works to start on the site in February and will last 12 months.

13/129. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) BALC Parish liaison meeting – minutes of Oct meeting, next meeting on 22 January 2014 at 5.30pm Noted

b) AVDC – members seminar on HS2 Petitioning – 16th January at 6.30pm Noted

c) BALC – nominations for Buckingham Palace Garden Party Noted

d) The Clerk all

e) Action Challenge – event will take place along the towpath of the Grand Union canal on 28 & 29 June

f) Clerks and Councils Direct all

g) Inland Waterways Association – the 2 benches around trees at the White Lion Bridge are to be repaired in March

h) Residents’ complaint re. hedge in Church Lane will be reported to TfB

13/130. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following:

• VAP – the Inspectorate decided that the document was not sound due to a mismatch between housing and jobs which is not consistent with government guidelines. In the interim, National Planning Guidelines will direct policy.

• A 1.99% increase in AVDC Council Tax is likely to be approved. The funds raised will be ring fenced for job creation.

• Business rates are being paid on the White Lion Public House.

13/131. BCC Report – Cllr Davies

13/132. Police Matters

a) Chief Inspector Emma Garside has taken up a new appointment. Inspector James Davies, who has been covering the role since April, will now remain permanently in position.

b) Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner, Anthony Stansfield, will be holding a public meeting at the Aylesbury Multicultural Centre on 13th February from 7-9pm

13/133. Planning Matters

i) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

13/02632/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road change of use, refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 use (Business)

ii) Decision:

13/03003/APP The Old Ministry Site, Cheddington Lane, Marsworth demolition of existing dilapidated building. Erection of new portal framed structure for light industrial use

PERMIT

13/02581/APP Lucerne, Watery Lane two storey extension and loft conversion including insertion of front and rear dormer windows and change of use of land to residential garden. Amendment to planning permission 10/01522/APP incorporating rear balcony

PERMIT

13/02838/ACL Dragons Field, Gurneys Farm, Church Lane application for Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use of the Dragon Field (The Annexe) as an independent residential dwelling without compliance with condition 4 imposed on planning permission 94/00209/APP

CERTIFICATE OF LAWFUL USE

iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:

13/03323/APP 7 Lukes Lea, Marsworth two storey side and single storey rear extension

SUPPORT

iv) The Bulletin – 11/18/31 Dec 13 & 8 Jan 14

13/134. Environment & Amenity Matters:

i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Dec 13 – it was reported that the site is flooded and access is restricted by the work to the Canal Bridge in Church Lane.

Equipment check report for Jan @ Feb meeting – BK

ii) RSS Playmakers – contact has been made with the manufacturers/installers of the playground equipment for advice on repairs.

13/135. Village Hall: Councillor Kempster reported the following:

a) Tables for the upstairs room have been ordered.

b) Repairs to the gutters and drains have been completed.

13/136. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 31/12/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £27,648.99

b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001390 D Slade £292.52

Cheque No. 001391 Andy Muskett Ltd 113.16

Cheque No. 001392 AVDC (dog hygiene bins) 98.62

c) Direct Debit payments:

EON
£11.66


d) Receipts:

Interest
2.99


e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

f) AVDC – parish precept request for 2014-15 will be £15,600.00. This includes £382.00 from the national grant allocation. Councillors decided that a rise of 2% would allow services to be provided at the same level as currently and allow for repair and replacement of some items.

g) NALC Briefing – EU VAT Rules for Public Sector Noted

h) AVDC New Homes Bonus – an expression of interest in funding for the footpath to Pitstone will be made

i) AVDC Grant Support for Lunch Clubs for the elderly was noted.

13/137. Date of Next Meeting:

Monday 10th February 2014 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.15pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 9th December 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/108. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

13/109. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Brown, Kelly, Monks, Kennedy, Kempster and Cashman (AVDC)

13/110. Declarations of Interest – Cllrs Brake and Kempster in item 13/121j.

13/111. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 11th November 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/112. Public Participation

13/113. Matters Arising

a) Transport for Bucks –

• The Parish Council is considering taking on the grass cutting as a devolved service if financial support is available

• Feedback questionnaire on LAT service will be completed and returned

• Travelling on our roads in winter – leaflet distributed

b) Watery Lane– a letter explaining the Council’s proposal has been sent to Sian Thomas (TfB) and copied to the District and County Councillors.

c) LAF – Mobile Vehicle Activated Sign was installed for 5 weeks between 20th Oct and 23rd Nov. During the survey vehicles were monitored coming through the village along the Lower Icknield Way from the Pitstone direction. An analysis of the results highlighted the following points:

• 94178 journeys were recorded

• Only 3 vehicles per day were tracked as exceeding 50mph

• There is no evidence that behaviour changed during the trial

• The morning rush period was the quickest and overnight speeds are less

d) Village Green – erection of telegraph pole has been noted and enquiries made of BT

e) Marsworth Wharf – a notice of a road closure in Church Lane for repairs to Canal Bridge has been received. The bridge is to be re-pointing and strengthened. The site should be made secured by the end of the week. Councillors reported that parking at the Red Lion Bridge is dangerous and the matter will be reported to CRT.

f) Canal and River Trust – meeting held on 20th November was attended by a representative of the Council. The Reservoirs are to have a Visitor Centre, toilets and Car Park. The balancing ponds are to be upgraded and hopefully become useable. The completion of the Wendover Arm restoration would bring valuable water to fill the Tring Summit. Boaters are to be encouraged to produce less rubbish by placing more recycling bins at various places. CRT wishes to encourage boaters to move about and is introducing a new permit which will be for moveable moorings. The canal system has more boats on it now than in its heyday!

13/114. Clerk’s Correspondence

a) TRPC Village News all

b) Chiltern all

c) Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies – archive material has been deposited and will be available for public inspection

d) LCR all

13/115. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following:

• A recommendation of a 2% increase in AVDC Council Tax will be discussed on 10th December. A reduced grant from government (from £12 million in 2010 to £8 million in 2014/15) means that AVDC will only be able to provide services which are legally obliged.

• The Local Development Order has been adopted whereby there will be no requirement to apply for planning permission for certain developments e.g. extensions, garage conversions providing there is no objection form neighbours. The LDO will cost £200. Concerns about the impact on Listed Buildings were expressed by Councilor Cashman

• The collection of garden waste during December was questioned and the frequency of the mobile library was also discussed

13/116. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

13/117. Police Matters

13/118. Planning Matters

i) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):

13/02632/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road change of use, refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 use (Business)

13/02838/ACL Dragons Field, Gurneys Farm, Church Lane application for Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use of the Dragon Field (The Annexe) as an independent residential dwelling without compliance with condition 4 imposed on planning permission 94/00209/APP

13/02581/APP Lucerne, Watery Lane two storey extension and loft conversion including insertion of front and rear dormer windows and change of use of land to residential garden. Amendment to planning permission 10/01522/APP incorporating rear balcony

ii) Decision:

iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:

13/03003/APP The Old Ministry Site, Cheddington Lane, Marsworth demolition of existing dilapidated building. Erection of new portal framed structure for light industrial use

NO OBJECTION

iv) The Bulletin – 13/20/27 Nov & 4 Dec 13

v) Luton Borough Council – proposed alterations to Airport Way/Airport Approach Road, infill extensions and alterations to terminal buildings, extensions to existing mid and long term car parks, new taxiway (Foxtrot), extensions to existing runway (Alpha) and aircraft parking aprons (including 6 new stands) and new multi-storey car park linked to the terminal building will be discussed at the Dev Con meeting on 20th Dec 13.

vi) AVDC review of scheme of officer delegated powers relating to planning applications has been completed and returned. This Council is in favour of the changes to the system which enables Councillors to be present at the Dev Con meeting.

vii) Marsworth Airfield South Site – there are 8 properties rated for business rates of which 2 are currently empty.

13/119. Environment & Amenity Matters:

i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Nov 13 – the fraying ropes on some of the equipment will have to be dealt with shortly although is not presenting a hazard at this time. The blue handles on the climbing frame need to be tightened with a special Allen key. Contact will be made with the supplier (RSS). The wooden benches will need to be treated in the spring.

Equipment check report for Dec @ Jan meeting – DB

ii) Play around the Parishes – holiday activity programmes for 2014 have been booked but no dates are available.

13/120. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)

a) A very successful bazaar was held on 7th December. The recently refurbished upstairs room (The Mike Frost Room) was open to the public and good feedback received.

13/121. Finance Matters:

a) Monthly Finance status at 30/11/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £29,657.21

b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:

Cheque No. 001388 D Slade £238.87

Cheque No. 001389 SLCC
76.00


c) Direct Debit payments:

EON
£11.28


PWLB
1701.15


d) Receipts:

UK Power Networks
£16.09


e) Section 137 Payment(s): none

f) AVDC – parish precept request for 2014-15 was discussed. A final decision will be made at the next meeting.

g) Clerk’s Salary – an award of 3% pay increase was agreed from Dec 13. An allowance of £10.00 per month for use of telephone and home office was also agreed.

h) NALC – s137 expenditure limit for 2014/15 is £ 7.20

i) ACRE – European Commission Review of existing legislation on public bodies and tax exemption in the public interest. This information will be passed to the Hall Committee

j) Mike Frost Room -it was decided to proceed with the lining of the cupboard in the upstairs room to create a usable space. The Parish Council agreed to fund this project at an estimated cost of £850.00.

13/122. Date of Next Meeting:

Monday 13th January 2014 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.12pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 11th November 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/93. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

13/94. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Kelly, Cornwall, Kennedy, Monks, Kempster
Apologies for Absence: none

13/95. Declarations of Interest – Cllr Kempster in planning application ref. 13/02632/APP. He agreed to take no part in the discussions.

13/96. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 14th October 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/97. Public Participation

13/98. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – the following matters were discussed at a meeting on communications with Parish Councils:
• 19 Local Area Technicians (LAT) are being retained in Bucks
• The LAT’s should be the first port of call for Parishes
• An organisation chart for TfB/BCC is available
• TfB are aware of communication difficulties and are making changes to the website. Another meeting will be held in 6 months time to review the effectiveness.
b) Watery Lane– progress on the proposed closure is extremely slow. The Council have ear marked funding to pay for this project but are not getting the required support from TfB. A different approach will be used to try to take this matter forward.
Cllr Brown arrived at 8.10pm
c) LAF Speed Awareness Group – the 2 current schemes (Community Speed Watch and Mobile Vehicle Activated Signs) were discussed. The intention of the schemes is to deter speeding drivers. A MVAS has been installed in Marsworth and the results will be analysed in due course.
Cllr Cashman arrived at 8.15pm.
d) BCC Parish Liaison Meeting – the following matters were reported to the meeting:
• Emergency Planning – local resilience to emergency situations was highlighted. It is not a statutory duty for Parishes to have an emergency plan but it does help BCC to provide a local service.
• Chief Executive (Chris Williams) – austerity is likely to continue until 2020. £85 million in reduced spending has been achieved so far while protecting front line services. Trusts are being set up to provide some services. A 2% increase in the Council Tax is permitted without a referendum but Bucks residents are being asked to consider 4-5% which would trigger a referendum. The additional 2-3% would be ring fenced for roads. A larger role for Parish Council to provide services is being considered and a workshop will be held next year to discuss capacity building.
• Cllr Janet Blake (TfB) – admitted state of roads is poor and would take £300 million to put right. The last 3 severe winters have worsened the situation. It is not good enough to rely on reactive maintenance. Patching and planning has been successful and a right first time approach has been adopted. Drains, gulleys and footways have been sidelined because of the need to tarmac. Aware of grass cutting problems this season but have learned.
e) Tring Reservoirs Liaison Group – reports on the following:
• Canal and River Trust – no blue/green algae issues this summer, repairs to sewage system at Tring ongoing
• FOTR – successfully recruited new Chairman, Treasurer and Membership Secretary. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are heavily involved with the Reservoirs but a letter of understanding between the two groups have improved the relationship and reinforced FOTR reason for existence. A new website has been produced.
• Tring Anglers – Aylesbury Arm is still closed, cormorants are causing problems, Reservoir Day to be held August 2014, negotiations re-opened with landowner for field at far side of Marsworth reservoir, funding being sought for visitor centre.
• Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust – work is ongoing to keep willows under control, board walk installed for workers at Wilstone, plants recorded by County Recorder – special site for Herts. Ringing group recorded sedge warbler from Madrid, red kite and oyster catcher successfully nested.

13/99. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) Clerks and Councils Direct all
c) Countryside Voice all
d) Simply Walk (AVDC) – new walk consideration Noted
e) AVDC Music in Quiet Places – invitation to participate passed to All Saints Church
f) CPRE Notice of AGM in Princes Risborough on 30.11.13 at 2pm Noted
g) War Memorial Trust Bulletin all
h) The Clerk all
i) Village Green – enquiries were made about new telegraph pole which has been erected on the site.

13/100. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following:
• The container at the Anglers Retreat has been moved to another position. Planning permission is required.
• LAF – it is advisable to register an interest in the New Homes Bonus with AVDC for funding for the footpath to Pitstone as footpaths may not be a LAF priority next year. It was suggested that a meeting with Pitstone PC is arranged to liaise about sources of funding.
• London Midland and Virgin Trains – repairs are required to the line between Kings Langley and Bushey. These will take place on Bank Holidays and weekends next year with an 18 day closure in August.

13/101. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

13/102. Police Matters

13/103. Planning Matters
i) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
ii) Decision:
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
13/02632/APP Marsworth Airfield South Site, Long Marston Road change of use, refurbishment of existing retained buildings from agricultural storage and vehicle storage to B1 use (Business)
OBJECTION – the Council was shocked to receive this application as enforcement action has not been implemented at the site following the Planning Inspectorate decision and subsequent appeal in 2013. Several unlawful activities continue on the site and there are currently 8 properties rated for business rates of which 2 are currently empty. Why has the enforcement action not been taken? All the objections to previous applications still apply. Traffic issues, illegal use and lack of demand for commercial premises in the area e.g. Gubblecote and Dixons Gap indicate that this application should be refused. A recent application in the Parish to build in open countryside was refused on appeal. Marsworth Parish Council refer to the following AVDC and government policies in objecting to this application – GP8, GP35, RA2, RA3, RA29.
13/02838/ACL Dragons Field, Gurneys Farm, Church Lane application for Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use of the Dragon Field (The Annexe) as an independent residential dwelling without compliance with condition 4 imposed on planning permission 94/00209/APP
NO OBJECTION
13/02581/APP Lucerne, Watery Lane two storey extension and loft conversion including insertion of front and rear dormer windows and change of use of land to residential garden. Amendment to planning permission 10/01522/APP incorporating rear balcony
NO OBJECTION
iv) The Bulletin – 16, 23, 30 Oct & 6 Nov 13
v) AVDC – advance notification of the introduction of the AVDC householder extensions local development order Noted
vi) Chilterns AONB Management Plan 2014-19 – consultation response is to continue to conserve area at Startops Reservoir
vii) AVDC Draft Housing and Homelessness Strategy – consultation Noted
viii) Marsworth Wharf – a resident has informed the Council that the site is insecure and young people have been accessing the site and causing a nuisance to local residents. An update on the development of the site will be requested from CRT.

13/104. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Oct 13 – DB reported no issues

Equipment check report for Nov @ Dec meeting – EK
ii) Play around the Parishes – holiday activity programmes for 2014 will be supported by the Parish Council
iii) Action Challenge – inquiry for a 75km rest stop at Marsworth playing Field for a charity/fundraising walk on 28/29 June 14. It was considered that the Recreation Ground is not a suitable site for an overnight rest stop.

13/105. Village Hall: Councillor Kempster reported the following:
• The upstairs room is now complete and has been passed by the Building Inspectors
• Cups, saucers, tables and chairs will now be purchased
• A large storage cupboard needs to be panelled and shelved to make a useful space. Costing will be sought.
• £260 was raised at the Bonfire Night. A bazaar is being held at the beginning of December.

13/106. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/10/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £29,976.42
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001387 D Slade
£307.55
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£11.66
d) Receipts:
Interest
£2.55
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone –a safety survey has been commissioned funded by LAF
g) AVDC – parish precept request for 2014-15 will be discussed at the next meeting.

13/107. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 9th December 2013 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.40pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 14th October 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/78. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

13/79. Present: Cllrs Monks (in the chair), Brown, Kempster
Apologies for Absence were accepted from Cllrs Brake and Kennedy

13/80. Declarations of Interest – none

13/81. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 9th September 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/82. Public Participation
2 residents from Stepnells expressed their concerns about the street lights being switched off at 12 midnight because of the perceived risk of increased crime and ambulances visiting elderly residents during the night. The light in question has been faulty for some time. The engineer has been informed and it is hoped that the fault will be corrected shortly.
The Council accepted the concerns of the residents and agreed to review its decision on part night lighting after 1 year. Significant financial savings are being made and many residents are pleased with the result. Any suspicious activity should be reported to the Police.
Cllr Cornwall arrived at 8.30pm. The residents were disappointed by the Councils response and then left the meeting.

13/83. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks –
• It was reported that some verge cutting has taken place but the hedge opposite the White Lion has not been cut back. Repairs to Watery Lane are required and the hedge cut back.
• The Clerk will attend a meeting on communications with parish councils on 17th Oct at 4.30pm in Judges Lodgings, Aylesbury
• An update on the repairs to the Red Lion Bridge was requested
• A resident of Lower Icknield Way had complained about speeding traffic making it difficult to use the drive to their property. The Council is taking measures to deter speeding traffic by being involved with the local speed watch campaign and by installing a MVAS opposite the Millennium Hall.
b) Watery Lane – the Council was surprised to learn that a feasibility study is required to assess the impact of the closure on HGV`s. This followed a request to BCC Legal Services to carry out the work required to impose the TRO. Further enquiries will be made via the County Councillor (Avril Davies) with a view to a consultant being appointed by the Parish Council to take this matter forward. Paul Foot (LAT) will be invited to the next PC meeting to explain the procedure.
c) LAF – report on recent meetings have been circulated to Cllrs.

Cllr Kelly arrived at 8.50pm.

13/84. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) Bucks Playing Field Assoc. – annual report 2012-13 all
c) Annual Chilterns Forum 2013 – Radnage Village Hall on 8th November at 10am Noted
d) BCC Review of Mobile Library Services – proposed changes were explained to the Council
e) BCC Parish Liaison Meeting – 17th October at 6pm in New County Offices, Aylesbury. Clerk will attend.
f) BALC – What next for localism? Course on 24th Oct. from 10.00 to 16.00 Noted
g) Chilterns AONB management Plan – have your say. Noted
h) Canal and River Trust – Strategic Waterway Plan workshop – 21st November at 6.30pm in Holiday Inn, Hemel Hempstead Noted
i) AVALC – AGM on 2 Nov at 10am in Quainton Village Hall Noted
j) Beacon Villages – committee meeting to be held on 16th October, AGM in November. Noted
k) Chalk and Trees all

13/85. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following having arrived at 8.55pm:
• A new AVDC Cabinet and Leader have been appointed
• The VAP has been submitted to the Inspectorate for consideration
• London Midland Stakeholders Gathering was informed of a line closure for works near Kings Langley during 2014/15. A bus replacement service will operate.

13/86. BCC Report – Cllr Davies quarterly report was forwarded to Cllrs. The following matters were addressed:
• SAVE (Support Aylesbury Vale’s Environment) looks forward and back
• Creating a nature reserve – funding made available for advance purchase of book on College Lake
• TfB – highway maintenance, speed reduction measures and grass cutting “could do better”
• Connected Counties – high speed broadband update

13/87. Police Matters

13/88. Planning Matters
i) Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
ii) Decision:
13/01430/APP The White Lion PH, Startops End, Lower Icknield Way demolition of existing flat roofed area. Change of use A4 Class Use (public house) into 2 no. residential dwellings (Class 3 use)
PERMIT
13/01976/APP Hollydene, 4A Vicarage Road, Marsworth insertion of one front dormer window, installation of 8 x no. solar panels to front elevation (part retrospective), new roof lights to rear elevation
PERMIT
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
iv) The Bulletin 11/18/25 Sept & 2/10 Oct 13 all

13/89. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Sept 13 – GM reported that the equipment was generally Ok but some minor repairs are required

Equipment check report for Oct @ Nov meeting – DB
ii) Millennium Hall Committee – request to use Recreation Ground for annual bonfire night and fireworks display on 2 Nov 13 was granted
iii) Multi Charities Fund Raising Team – seeking location for marquees and lighting for large event (1500 participants) along the canal towpath in June 2014. The Council regret that there is no suitable location in the village but wish the organisers success with the event.

13/90. Village Hall:
a) The upstairs room is now structurally complete and the electrics are almost finished. Flooring and carpeting will be laid next week. Some enquiries for booking have been received.

13/91. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 30/09/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £30,590.43
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No. 001383 D Slade £227.80
Cheque No. 001384 Andy Muskett Ltd 113.16
Cheque No. 001385 Mazars
120.00
Cheque No. 001386 AVDC
120.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£11.28
d) Receipts:
AVDC (Precept)
£6938.14
Interest
2.55
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – drawings have been received which can be used for the feasibility study.
g) Letters of thanks – All Saints Church & Marsworth CofE Infant School
h) Vale of Aylesbury Housing – community chest funding available Noted
i) The Chiltern Society – Don Millar Fund for environmental projects Noted
j) Mazars – completion of audit for year ending 31 March 2013
k) BCC Budget review 2014/15 – the following matters were seen as priorities by the Parish Council:
• Support for rural services – maintain mobile library, local buses are vital
• Follow planning guidelines and enforce decisions
• Maintain and repair roads in a suitable condition
• Improve speed of action e.g. regarding road repair, grass/hedge cutting
• Less paper/more action
• Devolve services to Parish Councils – the PC have been trying to close a road with no success in spite of offering to pay and agreement from TfB

13/92. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 11th November 2013 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.40pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 9th September 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/63. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

13/64. Present: Councillors Cornwall, Kempster, Kelly, Brake (in the chair), Kennedy, Monks and Brown
Apologies for Absence were accepted from Cllr Cashman (AVDC)

13/65. Declarations of Interest – none

13/66. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 12th August 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/67. Public Participation
Members were informed that the funeral for Mike Frost had taken place. Mike had been a long standing member of the Council and was instrumental in seeking funding for the Millennium Hall. He will be sadly missed by the whole community. Sympathies were extended to his family and many friends in the village.

13/68. Matters Arising
a) BCC Highways – the following matters will be reported via. the website:
• The verge at Startops End has not been cut from the Canal bridge to the bollards
• The traffic lights at the White Lion, at Bulbourne and in Cheddington are overgrown by the hedge.
b) Watery Lane– Bucks CC Legal Services have been asked to consider the proposed Road Traffic Regulation Order in order to speed up the process.
c) LAF Speed Awareness Sub-group – meeting on 1st October at Charlotte Cottage, Wing BK

13/69. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) BCC Traffic Calming in Buckinghamshire – a guide for parish councils Noted
c) LAF meeting dates – 12 Sept 13, 21 Nov 13, 12 Feb 14, 13 May 14, 4 Sept 14, 26 Nov 14 Noted
d) The Oil Club – information available at www.oil-club.co.uk Noted
e) SLCC Notice of AGM – 18th October 13 at Hinkley Noted
f) Chiltern all
g) The Clerk all
h) LAF Activities and facilities for 11+ - workshop at Wing Village Hall on 23rd Sept at 4.30pm Noted
i) AVDC Open Session for Parishes – 25th Sept 13 at Gateway Offices, Aylesbury at 6pm Noted
j) Beacon Village Community Library – First AGM on 19th October in Ivinghoe Town Hall at 10am Noted
k) Clerks and Councils Direct all
l) LCR all
m) BCC Footpath 3 – Temporary Closure will continue in force until 2 April 14
n) LAF – next meeting on 12th Sept BK

13/70. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman (received by email)
Fracking
A number of district councillors, including myself, have been asked whether fracking is planned for any location in Aylesbury Vale. I have received the following advice from BCC: “At the present time, Buckinghamshire County Council has not been approached by any developers with a view to carrying out any Shale gas exploration or development in Buckinghamshire.”
Further details are contained in the advice note attached to the email conveying this report.
Fracking information is also to be found on the BCC website at: http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/environment/planning/fracking/#.UhjR-EZwZjo

My Allowance and Expenses
My allowance and expenses for the last full financial year (2011–12) were:
Basic allowance: £ 5,304.00
Mileage allowance: £ 550.00
Parking and Fares:
£ 31.00
TOTAL: £ 5,885.00
The above figure does not include any costing for the laptop computer on loan to me from the Council. The mileage allowance includes attendance at site meetings all over the Vale for the development control committee.

13/71. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

13/72. Police Matters

13/73. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
13/01976/APP Hollydene, 4A Vicarage Road, Marsworth insertion of one front dormer window, installation of 8 x no. solar panels to front elevation (part retrospective), new roof lights to rear elevation
ii) Decision:
AOC/11/20007/AWD at Unit 31 Marsworth Airfield North Site, Cheddington Lane – consultation on approval of details available at http://publicaccess.buckscc.gov.uk/online-applications/
PERMIT
13/01185/APP The School House, 54 Vicarage Road, Marsworth single storey rear extension
PERMIT
1202586//APP Martius Sylva, Watery Lane, Marsworth single storey side extension
PERMIT
13/01757/APP Appletrees, 94 Vicarage Road, Marsworth erection of front porch
PERMIT
13/01740/APP 11B Vicarage Road, Marsworth single storey front porch with conversion of garage into living accommodation
PERMIT
13/01718/APP & 13/01719/ALB (and amended plans) 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth demolition of existing store, single storey side extensions to existing rear extension with raised roof and two new dormer windows on the existing rear elevation
WITHDRAWN
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
13/01430/APP The White Lion PH, Startops End, Lower Icknield Way demolition of existing flat roofed area. Change of use A4 Class Use (public house) into 2 no. residential dwellings (Class 3 use) minor amended plans Noted
iv) The Bulletin 14/21/28 Aug and 4 Sept 13
v) London Luton Airport – DfT Guidelines consultation response (LLATVCC) Noted
vi) AVDC – Submission of VAP Strategy for Examination, delivery policies, Newsletter Noted
vii) The Chilterns – 11th Annual Chilterns AONB Planning Conference on 9th October 2013 at Princes Risborough Golf Club Noted

13/74. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Aug 13 – BK no problems reported

Equipment check report for Sept @ Oct meeting – GM
ii) Car Parking – a resident requested information on the plans to provide parking at the Recreation Ground. It is the intention of the Council to use the s106 monies generated by the development at Marsworth Wharf to provide hard standing for cars and improvements to the play equipment.
iii) Streetlight at Red Lion lit during afternoon – report to maintenance engineer.

13/75. Village Hall:
a) Councillor Kempster reported that the upstairs room was almost complete. Electrics and carpeting needs to be finished. An electric check of the whole Hall will be carried out at the same time.
b) It was suggested that the upstairs room be named after Mike Frost who was instrumental in seeking funding for the Millennium Hall.

13/76. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/08/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £24,375.20
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001382 D Slade £238.80
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£11.66
d) Receipts:
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – the safety audit will take place shortly
g)Village Newsletter – letter of thanks for grant Noted

13/77. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 14th October 2013 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 8.40pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 12th August 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/48. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

13/49. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Brown, Kennedy, Kempster, Monks, Poll (AVDC), Cashman (AVDC) and Davies (AVDC & BCC)
Apologies for Absence were accepted from Cllr Kelly

13/50. Declarations of Interest – none

13/51. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 8th July 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/52. Public Participation
Cllr Chris Poll (AVDC) explained (as manager of the unit for Cheddington, Pitstone, Ivinghoe, Marsworth and Slapton) that the use of the mobile vehicle activated sign had commenced in Cheddington. It was a 2 person job to install the sign and the information recorded can be downloaded to show speeds, frequency and mean average speeds of traffic. An average speed of 35mph had been recoded by the Recreation Ground in Cheddington. Representatives from Marsworth Parish Council were encouraged to attend the next meeting of the LAF Speed Awareness Sub-group to discuss the findings.
Cllr Poll then left the meeting.

13/53. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – the poor standard of verge and hedge cutting in the parish will be reported as Marsworth has never looked so untidy. Only 3 cuts have taken place within the 30mph zone. The meeting was informed that representatives from TfB would be bringing maps and schedules to the LAF meeting on 12th September in Wing.
b) Watery Lane– the Traffic Regulation Order will be processed by BCC later in the year.
c) BALC Parish Liaison Meeting on 17th July in County Hall – the Clerk attended this meeting and the follow matters were discussed:
1) Transport for Bucks – Jon Collett (Ringway Jacobs) addressed the meeting and explained the current situation regarding grass cutting which is proving an issue at the moment. The number of cuts has been reduced fro 13 to 10 within the 30mph zones and 2 cuts (reduced from 3) in rural areas. There is a £1million budget for grass cutting. Several other Parishes expressed concern that the regime was not acceptable and visibility splays were of particular concern. Parishes are encouraged to report safety issues as hedge cutting is reactive. The possibility of devolving services was considered as the contract for the north of the county is for 1 year only.
2) HS2 – Marcus Rogers explained that BCC have a 2 track approach – to campaign against the project but also to consider mitigation policy should the project go ahead. An appeal into the judicial review had been lodged in June 13 with the outcome announced at the end of July. There is growing support to review the optimised alternative as all the objectives could be met by improvements to the existing service i.e. upgrade the existing West Coast mainline. BCC, AVDC and some parishes along the route had employed a petitioner to government to co-ordinate activity wherever possible. It was stated that Bucks would not be a nice place to be during the construction phase.
3) Parish devolution – Paul Hodson reported that BCC were carrying out a review over the summer to determine the effectiveness of devolving some services to parish level. Examples of good practice were discussed.

13/54. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Local Government Boundary Commission for England -Electoral Review of Aylesbury Vale Noted
b) BCC – public consultation on a private bill relating to filming on the highway Noted
c) BALC Standards training session – the Clerk had attended and information given was circulated to members.
d) Community Impact Bucks – new licensing laws Noted
e) Countryside Voice all
f) SLCC AGM – Neighbourhood Planning and Localism and working relationships with officers at County level were discussed.
g) LAF Speed Awareness Sub-group – meeting to be held on 1st October 13 between 17.00 and 18.30 at Charlotte Cottage, Wing.

13/55. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman
The following matters were reported to the meeting:
• Electoral review – the Cheddington ward would remain but would include Marsworth, Cheddington and Ivinghoe (not Slapton as at present) This arrangement was electorally fair
• Vale of Aylesbury Plan – Cllr Cashman has been involved in discussions on type of housing, school requirements and demographics to ensure that the VAP is suitable for all needs.
• HS2 – despite being against spending money opposing the scheme, Cllr Cashman agreed to the £100,000 allocated for mitigation proposals in order that the least possible harm to the environment is caused. Estimated costs of HS2 are £32-42 billion while an upgrade of the West Coast Mainline and Chiltern Railway would cost £3.676 and £8.780 billion respectively. The required works at Ledburn junction would cost ¼ billion.
• Waitrose in Aylesbury – the new store opened last week and is hoping to attract different shoppers to the town. The impact on smaller shops in the High Street will be monitored.
• Cllr Steve Patrick (an able and professional politician) passed away last week.

13/56. BCC Report – Cllr Davies
The following report was given:
• The quarterly report is available on the Cllr Davies web site
• A grant for paint had been awarded to the Ivinghoe Centre from the localities budget
• Liaison with BBONT to publish a book on College Lake is ongoing
• LAF work is continuing with work on MVAS, speed watch and footpaths. The next meeting is on 12th September at Wing
• Ivinghoe Library had taken part in the Ivinghoe Festival and raised much needed funds
• Cllr Davies had been on a tour of the Arla Dairy and appeared twice on BBC Three Counties radio.

13/57. Police Matters

13/58. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/02586/APP Martius Sylva, Watery Lane, Marsworth single storey side extension
AOC/11/20007/AWD at Unit 31 Marsworth Airfield North Site, Cheddington Lane – consultation on approval of details available at http://publicaccess.buckscc.gov.uk/online-applications/
13/01185/APP The School House, 54 Vicarage Road, Marsworth single storey rear extension
ii) Decision:
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
13/01757/APP Appletrees, 94 Vicarage Road, Marsworth erection of front porch
NO OBJECTION
13/01718/APP & 13/01719/ALB (and amended plans) 98 Vicarage Road, Marsworth demolition of existing store, single storey side extensions to existing rear extension with raised roof and two new dormer windows on the existing rear elevation
OPPOSES as in breach of GP53, 35 and 8. Guidance of Listed Buildings Officer requested.
13/01976/APP Hollydene, 4A Vicarage Road, Marsworth insertion of one front dormer window, installation of 8 x no. solar panels to front elevation (part retrospective), new roof lights to rear elevation
NO OBJECTION
13/01740/APP 11B Vicarage Road, Marsworth single storey front porch with conversion of garage into living accommodation
SUPPORTS
iv) The Bulletin 10/17/24/31 July and 7 Aug 13
v) AVDC Draft Householder Extensions Local Development Order – consultation under Article 34 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010 Noted
vi) London Luton Airport – DfT Guidelines consultation response (LLATVCC) Noted

13/59. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for July 13 – DB reported that the necessary repairs had taken place. The oak tree is being watered regularly.

Equipment check report for Aug @ September meeting – BK
ii) Play around the Parishes – Friday 16th August 10-12noon

13/60. Village Hall:
a) Councillor Kempster reported that the work on the upstairs room has commenced. A full electric test will be undertaken shortly.

13/61. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/07/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £24,694.65
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001376 D Slade £225.60
Cheque No. 001377 Marsworth CofE School £180.00
Cheque No. 001378 All Saints Church £180.00
Cheque No. 001379 Newsletter £115.00
Cheque No. 001380 Stephen Wooler £22.19
Cheque No. 001381 Millennium Hall £60.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£11.66
d) Receipts:
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – it was agreed to use £3500 from the LAF allocated funds to carry out the safety audit required on Phase 1 of the footway (from Marsworth chiquane to the top of the hill).
g) Grants – Millennium Hall (£60.00) was approved.
h) Insurance – no additional premium for solar panels
i) SLCC – it was agreed that the Clerk’s salary should increase by 1% backdated to April 13 as recommended.

13/62. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 9th September 2013 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of meeting held on 8th July 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/33. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

13/34. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Kelly, Brown, Monks, Cornwall (arrived at 8.25pm), James Clifton (Canal and River Trust), Chairman of Tring Rural Parish Council and 2 members of the public.
Apologies for Absence were accepted from Cllr Kennedy and Cashman (AVDC)

13/35. Declarations of Interest – none

13/36. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 10th June 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/37. Public Participation
James Clifton (Canal and River Trust) outlined the Tring Reservoir Investment Plan. This is an important site on the canal system and has SSSI status. The plan seeks to enhance visitor enjoyment but must not unduly affect the wildlife status. The consultation process is at the very beginning. Talks have been held with Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust, FOTR and Tring Anglers. Internal negotiations at CRT are ongoing. A loo block and additional parking are seen as essential. The following points need to be taken into account:
1) Improve public and sustainable transport – cycle racks, cycle hire
2) Review and improve interpretation by upgrading current boards
3) Maintain paths in a suitable condition
4) Improve signage on the 3 existing circular walks and utilise Rights of Way
5) Improve and maintain bird hides
6) Provide a barbecue site
7) Create a permanent orienteering course
8) Encourage young people to get out and about – geocashing
9) Improve signage to Reservoirs – brown signs
10) Heritage Trail – include history of site and Tringford Pumping Station
11) Organise events and activities – involve FOTR, Bluebells and Tring Anglers
At Startops, an education block (two storeys) has been proposed which would include the provision of toilets and volunteer “meet and greet”. A campsite at the back of Tringford has been suggested and a car park with visitor centre at Marsworth Reservoir (off Wingrave Road).
The Chairman thanked Mr Clifton for involving the Council in the discussions and asked to be kept informed as the plan is developed. Mr Clifton then left the meeting.

Members of the public enquired about the appeal process relating to the land between Field End and The Timbers. An explanation of the Inspectorate procedure was given. The residents then left the meeting.

13/38. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – the standard of verge cutting was questioned as poor workmanship had resulted in the worst situation ever seen in the village. Specification of the cut and maps of the areas to be cut will be requested.
b) Watery Lane– The Parish Council will proceed with the proposed closure as no financial support is available from BCC
c) Street Lights – residents concerns re. Switching off lights at night was noted.
d) LAF – the groudscrew has been installed

13/39. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Tring Rural Newsletter all
b) Problem affecting RofW – Footpath 8 Noted
c) BALC – Parish Liaison Meeting on 17th July in County Hall at 6pm. Clerk will attend.
d) Richard Ashford Ltd – civil engineering and surfacing contractors Noted
e) LCR all
f) Clerks and Councils Direct all
g) The Clerk all
h) BALC – standards training course to be held on 24th July. Clerk will attend.

13/40. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman (received by email)
Cheddington Nifty Fifties Exercise Group
The Nifties Fifties exercise group which, for over twenty years, has provided weekly exercise class for older residents of Cheddington, Marsworth, Slapton, Pitstone, Ivinghoe and other adjacent parishes has succeeded in having the recently imposed 42% increase in its weekly charges revoked. Instead the increase is to be phased in over three years. In practice this will mean a 50 pence increase in the weekly charge in each of the three years.
13/41. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

13/42. Police Matters

13/43. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/02586/APP Martius Sylva, Watery Lane, Marsworth single storey side extension
AOC/11/20007/AWD at Unit 31 Marsworth Airfield North Site, Cheddington Lane – consultation on approval of details available at http://publicaccess.buckscc.gov.uk/online-applications/
ii) Decision:
13/01078/APP Appletrees, 94 Vicarage Road, Marsworth erection of front porch
REFUSED
13/01185/APP The School House, 54 Vicarage Road, Marsworth single storey rear extension
PERMIT
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
13/01430/APP The White Lion PH, Startops End, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth demolition of existing flat roofed area. Change of use A4 Class Use (public house) to 2no. residential dwellings (Class 3 Use)
OPPOSES the application for the following reasons:
1) Planning application should deal with the whole site as stated in the reason for objection to the previous application 12/01191/APP. The impact on other users of the site and local residents cannot be determined with a piecemeal development.
2) The removal of a black poplar tree is contrary to GP40 and would detract from the attractiveness of the area.
3) The proposal does not preserve or enhance the special characteristics of the Conservation Area as stated in GP53.
4) The Council regret the loss of amenity in a building which defines the character of the village. Councillors wish to retain the historic character of the building. (GP35).

iv) The Bulletin 12/19/26 June & 3 July 13
v) Appeal re. land between Field End and The Timbers, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth Noted
vi) AVDC Draft Householder Extensions Local Development Order Consultation Noted
v) Anglers Retreat – enforcement action has not been implemented despite attempts by the PC to notify AVDC.

13/44. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for June 13 – DC reported that the ropes on the Trail Blazer were worn. This matter had been noted in the inspection report (Wicksteed) and remedial action will be taken.

Equipment check report for July @ August meeting – BK
ii) Play around the Parishes – dates confirmed as Tuesday 30th July 2-4pm and Friday 16th August 10-12noon

13/45. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)

13/46. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 30/06/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £25,124.07
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001373 D Slade £225.60
Cheque No. 001374 D Slade £37.55
Cheque No. 001375 A Muskett Ltd £113.16
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£31.89
d) Receipts:
Interest
£2.58
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – it was agreed to express an interest in the AVDC New Homes Bonus Funding Scheme to support this scheme. The possibility of LEADER funding will also be considered.
g) Grants – Newsletter, Marsworth CofE School and All Saints Church will be granted donations.

13/47. Date of Next Meeting:

Monday 12th August 2013 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of meeting held on 10th June 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/18. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

13/19. Present: Cllr Brake (in the chair), Kelly, Brown, Kennedy, Monks, Cornwall and 1 member of the public
Apologies for Absence: none

13/20. Declarations of Interest – none

13/21 Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 13th May 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/22. Public Participation
A resident expressed concerns about the poor state of the former White Lion Public House and was informed that a planning application had been submitted and would be available to view at the next meeting. Concerns were also voiced about the proposed closure of Watery Lane to through traffic. It was explained that the project would prevent the lane being used as a rat run and make the route to the Recreation Ground safer for all users.

13/23. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – the following matters were reported:
• Watery Lane will be closed from 25/04/13 to 05/08/13 for works to be carried out on overhead power cables
• Debris has been left opposite school entrance, on village green and outside Field House following work by a telecom company
b) Watery Lane – the estimated cost of implementation of the closure would be between £7000 and £8000. The Council decided in principle to proceed but would find out the financial contribution from BCC. A local resident has offered to assist with the project as he has a Public Works Permit.
c) LAF – the ground screws for the Mobile Vehicle Activated sign will be installed shortly.
d) Streetlights – residents have expressed concerns about the part night lighting. The Council notified residents in the Village Newsletter of the intention to switch off some lights at 12 midnight and on again at 5.30am. The scheme was introduced to reduce light pollution and costs.
e) Grass Cutting – AVDC have advised that BCC are cutting their own grass on verges along roads/paths within the 30mph zones. Several issues have arisen with the new contracting arrangements. All reports about verge cutting should be made to Bucks County Council on 0845 2302882 or tfb@buckscc.gov.uk

13/24. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Tring Rural Newsletter all
b) Problem affecting RofW – Footpath 17 Noted
c) Chalk and Trees all
d) Chiltern all
e) Canal and River Trust AGM – Cllr Brake had attended this meeting. A representative of the CRT has asked to attend a Council meeting to explain future plans for Tring Reservoir.
f) BCC – invitation to take part in devolution review was accepted.
g) AVDC Adoption of section 45 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 – the Council have no knowledge of this legislation. Correspondence of that date has been deposited in the County Archives.

13/25. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman (arrived at 9pm)
The Local Development Orders and changes to the planning system were explained to the Council. In future, single storey rear extensions and first floor extensions above existing extensions will not require a full planning application if there are no objections from immediate neighbours. This change does not apply to Conservation Areas, AONB or Green Belt. The process will take 2 weeks (not 8-10 as at present) but Parish Councils will not be consulted.

13/26. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

13/27. Police Matters

13/28. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/02586/APP Martius Sylva, Watery Lane, Marsworth single storey side extension
AOC/11/20007/AWD at Unit 31 Marsworth Airfield North Site, Cheddington Lane – consultation on approval of details available at http://publicaccess.buckscc.gov.uk/online-applications/
13/01078/APP Appletrees, 94 Vicarage Road, Marsworth erection of front porch
ii) Decision:
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
13/01185/APP The School House, 54 Vicarage Road, Marsworth single storey rear extension
NO OBJECTION
iv) The Bulletin 15/22/29 May and 5 June 13
v) Planning Concerns – John Byrne (Head of Planning at AVDC) has reiterated the comments of Susan Kitchen (Development Control). Concerns over enforcement issues will be copied to these officers.
vi) AVDC – Cllrs Brake and Kennedy reported on training seminar on making comments on planning applications on 23 May. In future, more explanation of objections to proposals will be required.
vi) AVDC Enforcement – an update on the container at the Anglers Retreat and Marsworth Airfield South Site was requested

13/29. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for May 13 – JK reported that ropes are fraying on the adventure trail.

Equipment check report for June @ July meeting – DC
ii) Play around the Parishes – dates confirmed as Tuesday 30th July pm and Friday 16th August am
iii) Wicksteed Playscapes – inspection report also highlighted fraying ropes. A decision on replacement/decommissioning will be made at the next meeting.

13/30. Village Hall:
a) Cllr Brake reported that the stairs are in place and upstairs room is taking shape.

13/31. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/05/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £27,124.55
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001370 Zurich Municipal £1131.07
Cheque No. 001371 D Slade £225.60
Cheque No. 001372 Chiltern Society £25.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£51.31
PWLB
£1701.15
d) Receipts:
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – the landowner has agreed that the footpath may go through woodland at the far end. A safety audit will be now be carried out to ascertain whether the path is viable.
g) Request for funding – the memorial seat adjacent to Marsworth Church is in need of refurbishment. The Council agreed to fund the materials for the Men’s Benefice Group to carry out the necessary repairs.
h) End of year 2012/13 – statement of accounts was duly signed.

13/32. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 8th July 2013 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.38pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 13th May 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

13/1. Election of Chairman – Cllr Richard Brake was elected as Chairman (Proposed by Cllr Brown: Seconded by Cllr Kennedy). Cllr Giles Monks will act as Vice Chairman (Proposed by Cllr Brown and seconded by Cllr Kennedy)

13/2. Representatives on Outside Bodies – Cllr Kempster will represent the Council on the Millennium Hall Committee

13/3. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

13/4. Present: Cllr Brake (in the chair), Brake, Kelly, Kennedy, Monks.
Apologies for Absence were accepted from Cllrs Kempster and Cornwall

13/5. Declarations of Interest – none

13/6. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 8th April 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

13/7. Public Participation

13/8. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – the following matters will be reported to the Area Technician
• The cost of the consultation on the proposed closure of Watery Lane will be requested. A resident of the village has offered assistance with the project.
• The footpath has been damaged by contractors working at a property on the Lower Icknield Waythe kerb at the Millennium Hall has not been repaired as expected
• A street sign for Vicarage Road opposite the Hall is required

13/9. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Tring Rural Newsletter all
b) CPRE Improve Travel Choices Where You live all
c) Clerks and Councils Direct all
d) The Clerk all
e) Problem affecting RofW – a horse on Footpath 6 has bitten a member of the Ramblers Association
f) Emergency Planning – Parish Community Response Team will be updated
g) AVDC – changes to Bucks Home Choice all
h) BCC – changes to welfare benefits Noted
i) BCC – advance notice of review of bus services. The reduced service in Marsworth will be highlighted.
j) Tring Reservoirs Liaison Meeting – minutes all
k) Local Government Boundary Commission – electoral review of Aylesbury Vale Noted
l) LAF – next meeting on 23rd May 13 in Edlesborough GM
m) Reducing speeding traffic within the Great Brickhill, Wing and Ivinghoe area (LAF) – a speed monitoring device is available for use in the villages

13/10. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman (arrived at 9.10pm) gave the following report:
• AVDC Enforcement – the officers are aware that the system is not effective at present and are seeking ways to improve
• The Vale of Aylesbury Plan submission document has been prepared and is awaiting submission
• Local Development Orders may be introduced to allow development of certain types of extensions without the need for full planning consent. A decision would be made within 2 weeks but would cost more. Parish and Town councils would not be consulted. Developments in the Green Belt and Conservation areas would require full planning permission.

13/11. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

13/12. Police Matters

13/13. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/02586/APP Martius Sylva, Watery Lane, Marsworth single storey side extension
AOC/11/20007/AWD at Unit 31 Marsworth Airfield North Site, Cheddington Lane – consultation on approval of details available at http://publicaccess.buckscc.gov.uk/online-applications/
ii) Decision:
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
13/01078/APP Appletrees, 94 Vicarage Road, Marsworth erection of front porch
OBJECTION as inappropriate within Conservation Area and would unbalance view of 17th century cottages
iv) The Bulletin 10/17/24 April & 1/8 May 13
v) Planning Concerns – response from AVDC has been received but does not address the Council’s concerns about the planning system. Another letter will be sent to John Byrne (Head of Planning at AVDC highlighting the current issues.
vi) AVDC – training seminar on making comments on planning applications on 23 May at 6.30pm DB & BK
vii) AVDC Publication of the Vale of Aylesbury Plan Strategy – proposed submission BK
viii) AVDC Vale of Aylesbury Plan Newsletter all

13/14. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for April 13 – EK

Equipment check report for May @ June meeting – JK
ii) Play around the Parishes – dates confirmed as Tuesday 30th July pm and Friday 16th August am
iii) Wicksteed Playscapes – inspection report will be discussed in detail at the next meeting
iv) Grass Cutting – an update on times for verge cutting by AVDC was requested

13/15. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) Work on the upstairs room has commenced.

13/16. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 30/04/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £29,906.47
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001365 D Slade £245.18
Cheque No. 001366 Andy Muskett Ltd £1197.00
Cheque No. 001367 Wicksteed Playscapes £54.00
Cheque No. 001368 C Brookes £55.00
Cheque No. 001369 R Brake (Chairman’s exps) £50.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£49.67
d) Receipts:
VAT Refund
£913.94
AVDC Protection payment & grant 2013/14 £1423.73
AVDC Precept 2013/14
£6938.14
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – a meeting has been held with Pat Smythe (TfB) to determine the possible route and the surfacing requirements. A tarmac surface and kerbing would be required as the path is close to the road with a crossing point at the top of the hill. A safety audit will be required which may establish that a path is not suitable in that location. The possibility of routing the path through the copse on the south side would make the project feasible. It was decided to ask the LAF to commission a safety audit and then proceed with what is legally acceptable.
g) Request for funding – the memorial seat adjacent to the war memorial is in a poor state of repair. Councillors will consider the matter and decide at the next meeting.
h) AVDC Community Spaces – new dog bin costs Noted
i) Zurich Municipal – insurance quote was accepted for 3 years.
j) End of year 2012/13 – internal audit recommendations have been implemented. The Statement of Accounts will be prepared at the next meeting.
k) Street lights – the sensors have been fitted and the lights are going off at 12pm and on at 5.30am. A resident has complained about the increased risk of criminal activity but the scheme has been generally well received. Contact will now be made with EON to reduce the tariff.

13/17. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 10th June 2013 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of Parish Meeting in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 7pm on 8th April 2013

1. Chairman’s Report – Councillor Dick Brake
Welcome to the 2013 Annual parish Meeting for Marsworth. Whilst the Parish council is well represented here I would stress that the meeting is not a Parish council Meeting but is one for the whole village to participate in. Our task is to ensure the meeting takes place, and is properly managed and recorded, and also to report on the main aspects of the Parish council activity over the past year.
Firstly I want to thank my fellow councillors and clerk for their efforts over the past year. Councillors give their time freely and often this involves hours of commitment and inconvenience. Additionally I want to thank our District Councillors who has worked tirelessly for everyone in the Whittington Ward.
This year has been relatively quiet for the Parish council. We lost the 61 bus route but gained the 164. not quite what we wanted, and following the Queens Jubilee, Councillors have planted an Oak Tree on the Reek in memory of the event. We continue to pursue the state of our roads and understand that the repair crews will be coming in the very near future.
Issues such as the footpath to Pitstone alongside the B489 are still being pursued; the re-development of the White Lion is still one of the villages concerns, as is the development of Bulbourne Road.
I will close now and so we can continue with our guests and local organisations giving their reports.

2. Canal and River Trust – Aiden Johnson-Hugill
Aiden Johnson-Hugill and James Lazarus presented a progress report on the development of Bulbourne Yard. The site was originally used for the construction of lock gates but has fallen into disrepair. As some of the buildings are listed, this has given cause for concern. A scheme has been proposed to maintain the historic and heritage interest. Consultation has taken place with stakeholder bodies with the following concerns highlighted: maintain heritage, pedestrian access around the site and possible traffic issues with the bridge.
The current proposals are not a finished product but hope to encourage ideas and thoughts which can be taken into account and adjustments made accordingly.
There are 3 distinct areas on the site:
1. the Canal House which will be retained as a whole with possible extension to the rear
2. The listed buildings will be retained and converted for housing
3. Some infill will also take place but the emphasis will be residentially led with some commercial use. The CRT will continue to operate from the yard.

In order to address the concerns raised during the consultation, the following actions will be taken.
• Public access will be maintained with the construction of a pedestrian bridge adjacent to the road bridge. The crane and parking area near Hammer and Tongs will be retained as an open area.
• Covered parking areas on site with additional discreet parking elsewhere. No additional parking off site will be generated.
• The site line from the road and canal tow path will be unadulterated

In response to questions, no definite detail on the number of dwellings or parking spaces is currently available. Concerns were also raised about the discharge of conditions applied to the planning permission at Marsworth Wharf. The meeting was assured that there would be greater liaison with AVDC and a more proactive approach from the developers. CRT apologised for the errors at Marsworth Wharf and will ensure that similar events will not take place at Bulbourne. It was also noted that residents of Bulbourne are in Hertfordshire and wish to be consulted during the planning process. Indicative plans will be placed on the website for further consideration and a planning application should be submitted by the end of the year.

4. London Luton Airport Anti-Terrorism Strategy
The meeting was updated by the Flight Path Protection Team who monitor the area for a credible threat to civilian aircraft from surface to air missiles. 260 areas have been identifies as possible sites for missile launchers and these are patrolled regularly. A community engagement strategy has been developed to work with farmers and local residents to provide extra eyes and ears and gather intelligence. Any unusual activity e.g. digging, burying, laptops, note taking should be reported to 01234 842706 but without putting yourself at risk.
The dangers of laser pens/pointers were also highlighted as these have been pointed into the cockpits of aeroplanes. Ivinghoe Beacon and Dunstable Downs have been identified as possible sites. Although it is not illegal to own these devices, harm can be caused to drivers.

5. BCC - Avril Davies Report from County Councillor Avril Davies to the Annual Parish Meeting 2013

A great deal happens in a year and it is very difficult to distil in to something meaningful on a sheet of A4, but I’ll try.

Austerity is the backdrop to everything, with the County Council having to manage within severely reduced financial limits. If current trends continue the outlook by 2030 will be very bleak with the cost pressures of continuing just the one service, adult social care, being predicted by some to consume 90% of council funding, unless services are radically transformed.

Last year BCC proposed a big change for Adult Day Services, from 30 or more day centres, to just 6 day opportunity centres, at the hub of a diverse offer of community opportunities. These centres are now being built, thanks to an unexpected increase in capital grant from government.

The Beacon Villages Community Library is another example of how changes must be made. There has been much goodwill from both the Council and all the communities to make a success of this library, with residents from all villages in the division taking part as volunteers or on the management committee.

At a local level the Area Forum has continued to develop cooperative working between parish councils. The forum has prioritised work on footpaths and cycle ways and having achieved three major projects (Great Gap circular walk, Cheddington to Pitstone footpath, Aston Abbots footpath) combining funds from the parish, the forum, and grants, is on its way to repeat the success and fulfill, in time, other long held ambitions, such as Pitstone to Marsworth, Ivinghoe Beacon road to the windmill car park, feasibility for four cycle ways in Edlesborough, and others.

The speed awareness sub group has also achieved success, with the loan of the Cheddington parish council equipment and help from the county road safety team and the police, groups of volunteers have identified four hot spots where further work will enable drivers to keep to the limits. These four parishes are meeting shortly to discuss this with Transport for Bucks.

Networking prior to each Local Area Forum is a fruitful opportunity to speak to other parishes, council officers, and the police, and the forum meetings, with wide and varied district and county content and opportunities to question and debate issues such as speeding, are well attended, attesting to their value.

The roads are the worst I can recall them after this winter of extremes. In November I inspected all the roads with our local area technician Paul Foot and we recommended our full quota of five locations for priority improvement, including the B489 to Leighton Buzzard, and the travellers rest roundabout. Since then the state of the roads has completely deteriorated, and the schemes put forward will be just a drop in the ocean to what needs doing.

I and my group would like to see the roads invested in with capital borrowing, as in Sussex and other counties, instead of borrowing as planned for the Calvert waste incinerator. Our residual waste after recycling can be disposed of in waste plants already under construction just over the borders. Interestingly we have a lot of support for this from members of the ruling group, but not the leader.
The energy from waste proposals have been robustly challenged and the judgment for judicial review is expected imminently. The County have also been party themselves to applying for judicial review against HS2 rail in conjunction with other local authorities, and were unsuccessful in 9 submissions, bar the HS2 consultation on compensation. One proposal of that group of councils is to upgrade the west coast main line, but even though Bucks have withdrawn from that position under duress at full council, I think they still believe this line should take the hit.

Paying for travel from home to school is still badly affecting families who live in rural areas. The county officers have applied the new County policy to the letter, resulting in messiness in villages such as Cheddington and Pitstone, unfairness to families, and an unintended knock on effect on secondary school admissions, affecting their budgets. Because of an item brought to Bucks scrutiny committee, the cabinet have promised to review the application of the policy (not the policy) 'in the new year' but this is very slow in appearing and I fear is in the very long grass prior to the elections and may never emerge. Meanwhile I continue to battle. Not only does every grammar school place for country children have a cost attached, over £900 pa, so do many places at Cottesloe.

As a member of the scrutiny committee (like a parliamentary select committee) I have led a review this year into the relationship developing between the County Council and the secondary school Academies to enable the County to meet its statutory duties, without statutory power, to ensure school for all children, particularly those difficult to place, continuing improvement of standards, and adequate school places in the future. I have also taken part in a review of the care of the elderly in Bucks hospitals, and the reconfiguration of the south midlands hospitals including the Luton and Dunstable and Milton Keynes. Other scrutiny groups have reviewed the readiness of Bucks for the Olympics, the 2013 - 14 budget, the contract with transport for Bucks, and the whole committee keeps a watching brief on policy development and service delivery within the county.

The police and crime commissioner elections in November were just half of the changes to police accountability in England. At the same time police and crime panels were established to hold the commissioners to account. The maximum size of the panel, by law, means that each local authority in Thames Valley has only one representative, as there are 17 councils. The panel is chaired by Trevor Eagleton formerly the chair of scrutiny at Bucks, and Bucks led on the formation of the panel, and the administration.

And finally, Trading Standards in Bucks have been very active recently, with an unplanned activity, doing a great job within a very much reduced budget, establishing for Bucks consumers if horse is being traded as beef.

Avril Davies
March 2013

6. AVDC – Cllr Corry Cashman

DISTRICT CONCILLOR’S REPORT TO
MARSWORTH ANNUAL PARISH MEETING 2013

First, I would like to thank the Parish Council for always making me welcome at its monthly meetings.

Introduction

From the high of the Olympic torch passing through Aylesbury Vale, to the low turnout of only 13% for the police and crime commissioner election, it has been an interesting year. I touch on some of the main issues below.

Financial matters

Council Tax 2013-14

AVDC has increased council tax by 2%. This means that a band “D” household will pay an extra 5 pence a week or £2.62 a year.

It is worth noting that since 2010 the council has lost over £4 million, nearly 40%, of its government grant funding. This represents a reduction of £68 for every household. Also AVDC has reduced spending for 2013-14, by identifying a further £1.19m worth of savings.

The Thames Valley Police element of council tax is also to increase by 2% (£3.08 a year for a band “D” household). Buckinghamshire County Council and fire authority elements of council tax are not to be increased.

To put the district council tax in context, it constitutes approximately 10% of the total council tax bill payable. The remaining 90% of tax is levied by the county council, parish/town council, police and fire service.

Council Tax Bands for Marsworth 2013-2014

The total council tax payable in Marsworth Parish is set out below:

Band A: £984.74
Band B: £1148.86
Band C: £1312.99
Band D: £1477.11
Band E: £1805.36
Band F: £2133.61
Band G: £2461.85
Band H: £2954.22

Vale of Aylesbury Plan

The South East Plan

The government’s intention was that each planning authority should have a new local plan in place by March 2013. However, many local authorities, including Aylesbury Vale, do not have a new plan in place. One of the reasons for this is that the South East Plan (SEP), which the government undertook to revoke two years ago, was only revoked two weeks ago on 25 March. Prior to this, the Vale of Aylesbury Plan (VAP) proposals for 13,000+ dwellings conflicted with the SEP proposals for 26,000+ dwellings over twenty year periods. While the SEP remained unrevoked the VAP proposals were less likely to be approved by an inspector at examination stage. Consequently the VAP proposals could not make further progress until the SE plan was revoked.

“Saved” policies from the Aylesbury Vale District Local Plan 2004

After the revocation of the South East Plan and prior to 27 March, planning applications made to the district council still had to accord with planning policies found in:

(a) The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
(b) “Saved” policies from the Aylesbury Vale District Local Plan 2004.

On 27 March matters changed with respect to the “saved” policies: planning applications made to the district council from that date have to be in accordance with planning policies found in:

(a) The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
(b) But only policies in the Aylesbury Vale District Local Plan 2004 that do not
conflict with those contained in the NPPF and the South East Plan.

As I have already said the government’s intention was that each planning authority should have a new local plan in place by now (March 2013). However, many local authorities, including Aylesbury Vale, do not have a new plan in place. This effectively means that:-

- They will lose the support of the “saved” local policies, which did much to guide development in a way sensitive to local communities and their environments.

- Old local policies which do not conflict with national policies will still apply.

- Where a local policy might have supported growth and development in ways sensitive to different locations, now such a policy may be deemed not to be in conformity (e.g. not sufficiently pro-growth) with the NPPF and have to be ignored.
However, as the Vale of Aylesbury Plan gets nearer to adoption it can be used to give weight to and to inform planning decisions. The nearer it is to being adopted then the more weight it will have in helping to determine planning applications.
Once the new Vale of Aylesbury plan is adopted, then it will be able to guide appropriate growth and development in a way that has been informed by the people of the Vale. This is highly unlikely to happen, in my opinion, before 2014.
Between the end of March and the adoption of the VA plan there will exist a period during which opportunistic/speculative planning applications may be made and the ability of the council to resist them will be severely constrained without the support of a strong and robust local plan.
Note: The above information is correct to the best of my knowledge but if you are making or involved in a planning application please contact the professional officers at AVDC. Email: east@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

Marsworth and Planning Applications

From now on, if Marsworth parish council takes a contrary view to that of an AVDC planning officer on a planning application in the parish, it will only be referred to development control committee, for a final decision, if the parish council is prepared to send a representative to speak on the matter. Written representations by the parish council, in such situations, will no longer guarantee that an application will be referred to the committee, other than where the chair of the committee deems it appropriate. These changes are for a “trial period” of 6 months.

I am unhappy with these changes and have made my views known to the district council. The failure to consult with Marsworth and other parish councils before introducing the changes represents, in my view, a unilateral reduction by AVDC in the local democratic aspect of the planning process.

Changes to the Buildings Regulations Service

From April there will be changes to the buildings regulations service presently provided by AVDC. There will be a choice of either a “Basic” or a “Premium” service. Both services will cover matters such as health and safety, but the premium will aim for “quality” and to place the “owner in control”. Recent government legislation places a greater emphasis on sustainable construction, and the premium service will aim to make sure that the best of what is shown on a plan is actually built. There will also be a database of builders which will also identify “poor” builders.

The Fencrete Development

Recently issues, associated with this development, have arisen which have been a cause of concern to residents. Both the parish council and I are pursuing them with both AVDC and, where appropriate, BCC.

Other Matters

Refuse and Recycling

The launch of AVDC’s new refuse and recycling scheme in September 2102 was, despite the occasional hiccough, a success. Since then the district council’s recycling rates have more than doubled.
In the first four months of the new system (September to December 2012) 54% of waste created was recycled. This compares with 24.5% recycling in the same period in 2011.

District Electoral Arrangements and the 2015 District Elections

Twelve out of the 36 wards in Aylesbury Vale have variations in their number of electors of more than 10%. In other words, in such a ward a district councillor may represent a significant number of people in excess of, or below, the ward average for Aylesbury Vale. The matter is presently being reviewed by the boundary commissioners, and ward boundaries are likely to be redrawn in quite a number of cases. Cheddington ward has only 3.9% more people in it than the ward average for the Vale. While this variation would not necessarily merit redrawing the ward’s boundary, it is possible that a “ripple” effect from other ward boundaries being redrawn could affect Cheddington. Pitstone ward, for example, has 28% more people than the Vale ward average. Any changes to Pitstone could have a “ripple” effect on Cheddington. Any agreed changes will be in place for the 2015 district election.

Cheddington Station

As you may already know Cheddington station ticket office closed on Friday 29 March.

However, thanks to the timely action taken by Dave Stevens, supported by commuters and passengers, London Midland arranged for the waiting room and toilets to be open for extended hours from Tuesday 2 April onwards. These hours are 6.40 to 12.00 noon on Monday to Friday.

Train tickets can be purchased from the ticket machine outside the waiting room. The machine only accepts credit cards. Travellers buying their tickets with cash may do so on the train.

London Midland executives attend the summer local area forum where issues relating to the station and train services are aired. I, as local area forum representative, attend and report back from the annual LM stakeholders’ conference.

South East Charter for Elected Member Development

In 2012 AVDC was awarded the South East Charter for Elected Member Development. The council will keep this Charter status for 3 years. It is awarded in recognition of the council’s commitment and achievements in providing training, learning and development opportunities for elected Members. AVDC are the first District Council in Buckinghamshire to get the Charter status.
The training, learning and development opportunities provided to councillors are designed to ensure that they do their jobs as councillors more effectively. Their contribution to the work of the council should be more informed, relevant and useful than it might otherwise have been. A budget of £9,200 has been provided for this in the current year. There are 59 councillors on AVDC.

Change to Political Composition of Council
The composition of the Council is now 36 Conservative, 17 Liberal Democrat, 2 Independent, 2 Labour and 2 UKIP Members. This follows the resignation, earlier this year, of Councillor Richards (Wendover) from the Conservative Group to become an Independent councillor.

Aylesbury Vale Transport Users Group
The Aylesbury Vale Transport Users Group, which represents the bus and train users of the Vale intends to focus, in future, not just on the important everyday provision of train and bus services, but also to plan for the future of transport provision in the Vale. It will be investigating the potential for evening / night services on some routes (e.g.: Aylesbury to Milton Keynes and Aylesbury to Watford, following on from the recently provided Aylesbury to Oxford service) and the possibility of a regular through service from High Wycombe to Northampton via Aylesbury, Buckingham and Silverstone. I am the AVDC representative on this group.

My Responsibilities, Allowances and Expenses

I am member of the following committees and groups:

Development control committee
Standards committee
Environment and living scrutiny committee
Member development group
Bucks historic environment forum
Aylesbury Vale transport users’ group
Wing, Great Brickhill and Ivinghoe area forum.

My allowance and expenses for the last full financial year (2011–12) were:
Basic allowance: £ 5,304
Mileage allowance: £ 550.00
Parking: £ 4.50
Train fare: £ 27.70
TOTAL: £ 5,886.20

The above figure does not include any costing for the laptop computer on loan to me from the Council. The mileage allowance includes attendance at site meetings all over the Vale for the development control committee.

Looking to the year ahead 2013-14

Certain issues seem likely to feature in the headlines over the coming months.

The Vale of Aylesbury Plan. This moves towards adoption in 2014; meanwhile, major development applications are likely to be made between now and then (already referred to above).

HS2. The focus is now likely to be increasingly on compensation levels for residents affected, and on mitigation measures.

Neighbourhood Plans. These are becoming increasingly popular with town and parish councils. While they will increase local democratic control of planning, cost of preparing a plan remains a significant issue. However, grants continue to be made available from time to time, with a further tranche open for bidding in April.

District Council Budget. Next year’s budget will aim to continue providing core services in the face of ongoing draconian government cuts (already referred to above).

Corry Cashman
Tel: 01296 668565
c.cashman@zen.co.uk

7. All Saint’s Church
There is an established pattern of services which provide a choice, both traditional and modern, in order to cater for the needs of the present congregation
Church attendance remains stable with festival services being very well attended. Services are conducted by the Rev. Tracey Doyle, with help from her 2 lay readers, together with canon David Holloway, a retired priest living within the benefice.
The fabric of the church, particularly the roof as noted in last year’s report, is in urgent need of attention. English Heritage has been contacted and subsequently, following a site visit and report, English Heritage has offered a substantial grant towards the cost of the project. This offer has been accepted by the PCC and a contract signed. Obviously we will still need to raise a large amount of money ourselves, but at least the church will be secure for the future.
The churchyard remains well looked after thanks to local residents who do the mowing on a regular basis. We also had help from the benefice men’s group who, in the spring, trimmed the hedge and generally tidied up the churchyard.
We also have a group of volunteers who keep the church clean and polished on a weekly basis.
Our own charities and donations are: Royal British Legion £138.00, The Children’s Society £452.00, MS Society £749.00, Marsworth Newsletter £115.00. Fourteen fund raising events were held raising a net profit of £4,358. It is an uphill struggle to keep the church viable. Luckily this year (2013) we have the flower festival to help with funds, although there is a danger of funds being spread too thinly.
Other church activities:
Our bell ringers, who ring in conjunction with St Giles, Cheddington and St Mary’s, Mentored, go from strength to strength and are now offering quarter peals, as a fund raiser, to anyone who would like to book for a special occasion.
The church organist and choir continue to play an important and active role in services as well as being involved in various fund raising shows.
A group of flower arrangers make sure the church is decorated appropriately and especially for festivals such as Easter and Christmas. This is seperate to the flower festival when everyone, including the flower arrangers, is involved.
The Sunday Club continues to meet on the first and third Sundays of the month. The average of the children attending is three to eight years.
The benefice men’s group continues to thrive holding many social events but also carrying out churchyard clean ups as and when necessary.
Apart from the PCC, we have an active fund raising committee to instigate fund raising events such as concerts, quiz nights, jumble sales etc. the flower festival is organised by a seperate committee, although many members are common to both. A rambling group was started in November 2012 as part of our Mission Action Plan. The church has also become involved in Food Bank services.
All Saints continues to be a living church under Rev Tracey’s leadership together with the assistance of many willing volunteers from across the community.

8. Village Newsletter - see newsletter webpage

Minutes of meeting held on 8th April 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.30pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Kelly, Brown, Kempster, Kennedy, Cashman (AVDC) and Davies (BCC)
Apologies for Absence: Cllr Monks

3. Declarations of Interest – none

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 11th March 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation

6. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – a site meeting has been held with the Local Area Technician (Paul Foot) to discuss the location of the Mobile Vehicle Activated Sign ground screw which will be purchased by the Parish Council. The cost of proceeding with the closure of Watery Lane will be detailed and the work required in Church Lane (hedge cutting and road reinstatement) was discussed. The works to resolve the flooding at the White Lion Bridge are scheduled to take place shortly. The poor state of repair on Lower Icknield Way was also reported.
b) Marsworth Wharf – it is understood that the fencing will be put back shortly.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Tring Rural Newsletter all
b) Countryside Voice all
c) Mediation Buckinghamshire all
d) Pitstone PC – support to bring adult education classes to the villages was welcomed by the Council. A survey outlining possible courses is available on the web site.
e) Letter from resident re. Lower Icknield Way (see matters arising) and ivy growing up tree at top of Lukes Lea will be dealt with as appropriate.
f) Problem with Rof Way – finger post on Footpath 8 needs replacing

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman stated that important items were included in the annual report.

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies reported that a Literary Festival will be attached to the Ivinghoe Festival to raise funds for the Community Library.

10. Police Matters

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/02586/APP Martius Sylva, Watery Lane, Marsworth single storey side extension
AOC/11/20007/AWD at Unit 31 Marsworth Airfield North Site, Cheddington Lane – consultation on approval of details available at http://publicaccess.buckscc.gov.uk/online-applications/
ii) Decision:
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
iv) The Bulletin 13/20/27 March & 3 April 13
v) Planning Concerns – correspondence with AVDC has not been dealt with as yet.
vi) AVDC Changes to the scheme of officer delegated powers Noted
vii) Dept of Communities and Local Government – supporting communities in Neighbourhood Planning 2013-15 Noted

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for March 13 – GM

Equipment check report for April @ May meeting – EK
ii) Play around the Parishes – dates confirmed as Tuesday 30th July pm and Friday 16th August am
iii) Planting –hedging will take place before the end of the month. The jubilee oak tree has been planted with a tree guard and plaque installed.

13. Village Hall: Councillor Kempster reported that current matters had been included in the annual report.

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/03/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £21,318.86
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001360 D Slade
£225.60
Cheque No. 001361 Andy Muskett Ltd £110.40
Cheque No. 001362 Signs Realm £57.60
Cheque No. 001363 AVDC (dog hygiene bins) £62.09
Cheque No. 001364 Manor Farm (tree guard) £72.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£51.31
d) Receipts: Interest £2.09
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – a site meeting with Transport for Bucks will take place in 16th April to discuss the safety implications and to determine the specification of the proposed route.
g) Request for funding for book about College Lake – the Parish Council is unable to fund initiatives of this kind
h) Mazars – notice of audit of accounts for year ending 31 March 2013 Noted
i) Street lights – part night sensors should be fitted by now. A defective light near Moat Farm will be reported to the engineer.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday l3th May 2013 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.13pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 11th March 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Cllrs Brake, Kennedy, Monks, Brown
Apologies for Absence were accepted from Cllrs Cornwall, Kelly and Kempster

3. Declarations of Interest – none

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 11th February 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation

6. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – the following matters will be reported:
• The drain by the Red Lion bridge has not been cleared
• The street cleaner did not clean Lower Marsworth where the footpaths are covered with debris
b) Watery Lane proposed closure – support from residents was confirmed and the issue will now be passed to Transport for Bucks to take forward
c) Marsworth Wharf – footpath diversion order has been confirmed. The temporary diversion will be implemented in April.
d) Parish Meeting – to be held on 8th April 2013 in Millennium Hall at 7pm. Representatives from the Canal and Rivers Trust will attend to outline their plans for the Bulbourne Works site. Beds Police Anti Terrorism Branch will also attend. Local organisations will be invited to give a report.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Tring Rural Newsletter all
b) Grebe all
c) Chiltern all
d) Clerks and Councils Direct all
e) Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Association of Local Councils – continuing to work for you all
f) LCR all
g) The Clerk all

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following:
• Marsworth Wharf – the pre-development conditions have been outlined by the Planning Officer. Information passed to CRT will also be reported to the Planning Officer and Cllr Cashman.
• Changes to the system for making planning decisions were outlined. Concerns were raised by Councillors and the matter will be discussed at the next meeting
• Aylesbury Vale Transport Users Group will now have a more strategic role and a committee has been set up to plan for the future e.g. long distance route to Northampton, late night buses
• Local Lists of Historic Features – a good response has been received from Parishes
• Building Regs – new schemes (basic and premium) are to be introduced

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

10. Police Matters

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/02586/APP Martius Sylva, Watery Lane, Marsworth single storey side extension
AOC/11/20007/AWD at Unit 31 Marsworth Airfield North Site, Cheddington Lane – consultation on approval of details available at http://publicaccess.buckscc.gov.uk/online-applications/
ii) Decision:
13/00005/APP extension of car park by 40 parking bays at College Lake Wildlife Centre, Upper Icknield Way
PERMIT
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
iv) The Bulletin 13/20/27 Feb and 6 Mar 13
v) Planning Concerns – correspondence with AVDC has received no response to date

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Feb 13 – RB

Equipment check report for March @ April meeting – GM
ii) Play around the Parishes – dates confirmed as Tuesday 30th July pm and Friday 16th August am
iii) Litter pick – will take place on Saturday 16th March 13
iv) AVDC Oak Tree – planting and installation of tree guard will also take place on Saturday 16th March

13. Village Hall:
a) Cllr Brake reported that the contractor for the upstairs room has been confirmed and work will commence after Easter.

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 28/02/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £21,648.72
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001356 D Slade £231.60
Cheque No. 001357 CPRE £29.00
Cheque No. 001358 BALC £109.12
Cheque No. 001359 PL Rance £25.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£46.35
d) Receipts:
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – LAF Footways/cycleways subgroup will take place on 14th March 2013. Cllr Kennedy will attend.
g) Andy Muskett Ltd – part night censors for street lighting should be fitted by the end of March.
h) Beacon Villages Library – the Parish Council decided not to give financial support at this time

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 8th April 2013, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of meeting held on 11th February 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Brown, Kelly, Kennedy, Kempster, Monks and Cashman (arrived at 9pm)
Apologies for Absence: none

3. Declarations of Interest – none

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 14th January 2013 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation

6. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – concerns about Church Lane has been reported to the District Councillor by a resident. The Parish Council has been concerned for some time about the overgrown hedge and the reduction in the width of the carriageway. A letter will be sent to the landowner who has the responsibility for maintaining the hedge. At a recent site meeting, TfB agreed to maintain the highway and this will be monitored by the Parish Council.
b) Watery Lane proposed closure – support for the scheme has been verbally reported to the Council. Residents are asked to put their opinions in writing and send to the council by the next meeting (11th March 2013).
c) Marsworth Wharf – the following matters were reported:
• Footpath diversion order has been received for Footpath 3 but the implications are unclear. Contact will be made with RofW for clarification
• HGV’s continue to access the site using the weight restricted bridge. Councillors are very concerned that their reports are not being actioned by the Canals and River Trust or Bucks CC. The Parish Council will make their views known to AVDC, BCC and John Bercow (MP) to ensure that the appropriate action is enforced.
d) Thames Valley Primary Care Agency – determination of rurality of Ivinghoe and Pitstone and surrounds Noted
e) Bedfordshire Police Luton Airport Anti-Terrorism Strategy – representatives will attend meeting on 8th April at 7.30pm.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Tring Rural Newsletter all
b) Parish Meeting – will be held on 8th April 2013 at 7pm in Millennium Hall, Marsworth. All residents are welcome to attend.
c) Marsworth Charity – a resident has asked for information which will be made available.

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman arrived at 9pm and gave the following report:
• A 1.99% increase in Council tax has been approved by AVDC
• Recycling in Sept-Dec 12 has increased to 54%
• Funding for Neighbourhood Plans may be available form government
• The LAF meeting discussed transport issues in relation to bus routes
• A application for London Luton Airport hopes to use the existing runway more efficiently by increasing flights and passenger numbers (10m to 17m)

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

10. Police Matters

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/02586/APP Martius Sylva, Watery Lane, Marsworth single storey side extension
AOC/11/20007/AWD at Unit 31 Marsworth Airfield North Site, Cheddington Lane – consultation on approval of details available at http://publicaccess.buckscc.gov.uk/online-applications/
13/00005/APP extension of car park by 40 parking bays at College Lake Wildlife Centre, Upper Icknield Way
ii) Decision:
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
iv) The Bulletin 16/23/30 Jan and 6 Feb13 all
v) Bulbourne Yard – the opinion of the Parish Council will be forwarded to Aiden Johnson-Hugill.
vi) Local List of Aylesbury Vale’s Historic buildings and features – an initiative by Cllr Cashman was welcomed by the Council
vii) London Luton Airport – response to planning application 12/01400/FUL. The Parish Council is concerned about the impact of the increased flights and passenger numbers on local residents particularly if night flights are included. A letter of objection will be prepared.
viii) Startops End – the container situated at the Anglers Retreat is causing a nuisance to local residents. AVDC enforcement has been contacted but no action has been taken. The Parish Council will take up this matter.

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Jan 13 – BK reported no problems

Equipment check report for Feb @ March meeting – RB
ii) Play around the Parishes – dates for 2013 confirmed as Tuesday 30th July pm and Friday 16th August am
iii) Litter pick – this will be carried out before the grass cutting season commences
iv) Hedging – planting will take place during February to fill the gaps along Watery Lane
v) AVDC Oak Tree – this will be planted (with a tree guard) as soon as possible
vi) Watery Lane – the pothole on the bend is very dangerous and is made worse by the number of vehicles using the lane as a rat run. The matter will be reported to TfB.
vii) Annual Playground Inspection – this will be carried out by Wicksteed Playscapes
viii) AVDC Street Maintenance – the location of the litter bins was requested.

13. Village Hall: Councillor Kempster reported the following:
• 3 quotes to carry out the work upstairs have been received and the selected contractor is finalising details.
• The work should commence in the Easter holidays and be completed in the Summer

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/01/13 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £22,063.83
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001353 D Slade £233.40
Cheque No. 001354 Andy Muskett Ltd £110.40
Cheque No. 001355 BFPA £20.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£51.31
EON
£7.38
d) Receipts:
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – the application for funding from LAF is being considered
g) Andy Muskett Ltd – quote for 2013/14 street lighting maintenance was accepted. An update on the progress of the part night censors for street lighting was requested.
h) EON – a smart meter will be fitted in the box on the Recreation Ground. A new annual contract has been agreed for the street lighting.
i) AVDC Precept – budget request has been submitted (£15,300). The impact of the changes to the benefit system on the precept request gave cause for concern.
j) AVDC Grant support for Lunch Clubs for older people – Noted
k) Internal Audit – it was agreed to ask Charlotte Brookes to carry out the audit for 2012/13
l) Beacon Villages \community Library – request for funding was not agreed as the Council are unsure of the use by Marsworth residents.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 11th March 2013, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.
As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.52pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 14th January 2013 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Kelly, Brown, Kennedy and Kempster
Apologies for Absence were accepted from Cllr Monks

3. Declarations of Interest – none

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 10th December 2012 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation

6. Matters Arising
a) BCC Highways – the following matters will be reported:
• Pothole outside Startops Farm on bend of B489
• Poor pedestrian lighting on bridge at White Lion
• Potholes over Red Lion Bridge between Ship Lane and Church Farm Lane
• Rubbish accumulating in The Crescent
• Drain blocked at traffic lights on B489
It is requested that residents report highway faults direct to Bucks CC via their website www.buckscc.gov.uk. A reference number will be allocated to the repair and residents can then monitor the progress.
b) Watery Lane proposed closure - the aim from the Parish Council’s point of view is to create a safer route to the Recreation Ground and to prevent the use of the lane as a rat run particularly by traffic accessing the new development at Marsworth Wharf. This will result in Church Lane being used for two way traffic and as such, the hedge will need to be cut back and the original road edge reinstated. It is hoped that Bucks CC would take on this task. The entrance to the Recreation Ground will be improved (by the Parish Council) to create a small turn around for vehicles servicing the dwellings in Watery Lane and to form some parking spaces. Access for walkers, bicycles and horse riders will be retained as the circular route is very popular with current users. The rest of the village will now be consulted (in the Village Newsletter) to ensure that the project will benefit all residents.
c) Marsworth Wharf –the following matters of report will be made to CRT
• The fence is overhanging the lane and could be dangerous
• The hedge needs cutting back
• Vehicles are accessing the site which are above the weight limit.
d) LAF – next meeting on 11th February 2013 in St Michael’s School, Stewkley 7-9pm (drop in 6-6.45pm)

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Letter from resident re. overgrown hedges and water leaks Noted
b) Bedfordshire Police – Luton Airport Anti-Terrorism Strategy will be invited to address Councillors before a meeting.
c) Thames Valley Primary Care Agency – re. determination of rurality of Ivinghoe and Pitstone and surrounds. No appeals were received.
d) Letter from resident re. oil syndicates – an oil buying scheme is administered by Community Impact Bucks. Information is available in the Village Newsletter.
e) The Clerk all
f) Clerks and Councils Direct all

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman arrived at 9pm and gave the following information:
• A 2% increase in Council tax is proposed which would amount to 5p per week for Band D properties. It is hoped to provide services more efficiently to reduce costs
• AVDC are delighted with the response to the new waste regime which has resulted in a recycling rate of over 50%
• AVDC have agreed to oppose the new planning proposals outlined by the government

9. BCC Report –New Year review
Avril Davies
District Councillor for Pitstone and Ivinghoe
County Councillor for Pitstone, Ivinghoe, Cheddington, Marsworth, Horton, Slapton, Northall, Edlesborough and Dagnall

January will be long gone when you read this, but at the time of writing New Year's Resolutions are still fresh in mind. My first resolution was to set up this website independent of the County Council at http://avrildavies.mycouncillor.org.uk/ (done) and write something every week as well as carry on tweeting @avrilpitstone.
The down side of New Year is reviewing the list of 2012 unfinished business. The cycleway to Tring Station looks like being set to hang around for a while longer I think, but still very much a live issue on this side of the County boundary. And the cost of travel to school remains a bone of contention with me and many parents. By perseverance, using formal channels of the scrutiny committee, getting the views of head teachers, and with the help of others I have secured the promise of a complete review of the policy early this year, but I need reassurance it is going to really happen.
New Year, new plans. Luton airport have submitted their expansion plans to their owners, Luton Borough Council, and can be found on www.eplan.luton.gov.uk application number 12/01400/FUL. The consultation is open until February 18th. Both the County and District Councils will be submitting responses, including the views of councillors and residents.
It’s a bad time of year for potholes. Early in December I spent a morning with the County Council highways technician reviewing all the roads in the Division to prioritise planned maintenance for the next financial year. Since then a lot of unplanned maintenance, i.e. potholes, created by early frosts and relentless rain, not to mention heavy badly loaded vehicles, poor reinstatement by gas and electric work, and inadequate maintenance in the past, has totally changed the appearance of local roads.
You can report a pothole, see where the gritters are, and all highway information at the Roadworks Centre http://www.transportforbucks.net/Roadworks-Centre.aspx. Or follow @tfbalerts and see when the gritters are going out or where there are roadworks.
There is good news. The Beacon road was repaired in 2012, and the Travellers Rest roundabout and B488 are priorities for next year. The County, jointly with Herts, has also achieved funding for a high speed broadband programme. Ivinghoe Library, now the Beacon Community Library, has agreed its funding with Bucks County Council. Ivinghoe Village Centre has done a deal also on very favourable terms with the County Council which has enabled it to successfully apply for a big lottery grant to look after the fabric, money the County Council could neither afford, or gain access to. The Freight Quality Partnership Beacon FQP persuaded the cabinet member for transportation that having a strategy for the movement of freight on the roads was a good idea, and has been acted on.
The Great Brickhill, Wing and Ivinghoe Local Area Forum of which I am joint Chair has been very successful in 2012. The priorities workshop brought people from all the parishes together to join together on projects to reduce speeding, improve footpaths, and facilities for young people. Innovative ways have been found to achieve projects, very often using pooled resources and money from several council services and outside grant giving bodies. The community speedwatch has taken off thanks to dedicated volunteers and shown that as well as speed restrictions, other road safety measures are essential. There are some speeding and danger hotspots, for example in Wing and in Edlesborough, which the speed limit review failed to address. In 2012 the Local Area Forum is going to tackle these matters through the speeding sub group, and footpaths and cycleways through another working group.
This year I will continue to serve on the Strategic Planning Committee and the Economy and Business Development Scrutiny Committee at Aylesbury Vale District Council where I am deputy group leader and shadow spokesperson for economic development; and on the County on both the Scrutiny Commissioning Committee and the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee where I am also deputy group leader and shadow spokesperson for Health and Wellbeing. At the County all meetings are webcast, and each member’s contribution can be searched for here http://www.buckscc.public-i.tv/core/
Best wishes for 2013
Avril Davies

10. Police Matters – PC Jared Levens gave the following report to the meeting having arrived at 8.45pm
• A quieter New Year was experienced in 2013 which followed a good few months
• Diesel and oil thefts are a problem in the Chesham area and a plain white tanker may be involved
• There has been a reduction in the number of burglaries and thefts of catalytic converters.
• An improvement in the parking situation at the Red Lion was welcomed.
• It agreed to monitor the over weight vehicles accessing Marsworth Wharf
The Police then left the meeting.

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/02586/APP Martius Sylva, Watery Lane, Marsworth single storey side extension
ii) Decision:
12/01252/APP land between Field End and the Timbers, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth construction of 3 terraced dwellings
REFUSED

iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment:
AOC/11/20007/AWD at Unit 31 Marsworth Airfield North Site, Cheddington Lane – consultation on approval of details available at http://publicaccess.buckscc.gov.uk/online-applications/
13/00005/APP extension of car park by 40 parking bays at College Lake Wildlife Centre, Upper Icknield Way
SUPPORT to encourage visitors to the site
iv) The Bulletin 12/19 Dec & 2/9 Jan all
v) Bulbourne Yard – the following comments will be forwarded to CRT, Tring Town Council and Bulbourne Residents Association as a result of the presentation at the December meeting.
• The Council would prefer that the historic character of the site is retained
• The suggestion of a footbridge alongside the existing road bridge was welcomed
• No increase in demand for parking outside the site was agreed to be essential
vi) London Luton Airport – application no. 12/1400/FUL is now available to view at www.eplan.luton.gov.uk

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Dec. 12 – DB reported no problems

Equipment check report for Jan @ Feb meeting – BK
ii) Litter pick – this will take place around the edge of the Recreation Ground before the first cut
iii) Hedging – the gaps will be filled with hedgerow plants if costs are acceptable
iv) AVDC Oak Tree – a site has been identified and the sapling will be planted with a tree guard for protection.

13. Village Hall: Councillor Kempster reported that the floor had been polished, gutters and drains cleared. Tenders are being sought for the works to the upstairs room as full specifications are now available.

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/12/12 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £22,417.89
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001352 D Slade £245.37
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£51.31
d) Receipts:
Interest
£2.70
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – a LAF grant application form was completed and will be considered at the Footpaths/cycleway sub group meeting on 22nd Jan. The NHB funding implications were explained as this will eventually replace s106 payments.
g) Part night censors for street lighting – it was resolved (5:1) that Andy Muskett Ltd will be requested to place part night censors on the parish lights except those at Startops End, the junction of Lukes Lea and Vicarage Road, outside the bungalows on Vicarage Road, outside the Red Lion and at the bottom of the Crescent. The proviso was added that the action can be reversed. The street lights on the Lower Icknield Way are the responsibility of Bucks CC and are not affected by this decision.
h) Mobile Vehicle Activated Signs – LAF finance request was accepted in order that the ground works can commence when required.
i) Reg Porter – quote for 2013 season was accepted.
j) AVDC Dog Waste Costs for 2013 – the revised costs were accepted.
j) AVDC Precept – budget request for 2013/14 will be £15300. This represents a 2% increase from the previous year and reflects the reasonable reserve currently held.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 11th February 2013, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.40pm

Minutes of meeting held on 10th December 2012 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Brown, Cornwall, Kelly, Kempster, Kennedy, Monks, Cashman (AVDC), Aiden Johnson-Hugill (CRT), Jeff Whyatt (CRT), Cllr Nigel Nutkins (Tring Town Council), and 7 members of the public
Apologies for Absence:

3. Declarations of Interest – none

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 12th November 2012 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation
Aiden Johnson-Hugill (CRT) and Jeff Whyatt (CRT) were welcomed to the meeting and explained the current situation regarding Bulbourne Yard. Operation s ceased on the site in 2006 due to access issues and unsuitability for modern working practices. Some of the buildings are listed and a budget has been set aside for retention but future use must be viable. The future of the site is now being considered and the consultation process in underway. The managers house and iron structures have historic interest but the site is contaminated so funds will be required for development.
Several suggestions for use have been put forward including public access, voluntary activity, a network hub and heritage centre. The site may support local employment and be a mixed use scheme. There will be no boater facilities as local services are adequate but an annual event may be considered. An internal consultation commenced in the autumn of 2012 but a wider consultation is ongoing.
Cllr Cashman informed the meeting that as a member of AVDC Development Control Committee he would not contribute to the discussion. He would listen and take notes but not give an opinion.
Members of the public were then invited to ask questions. A member of Tring Local History Society requested that a heritage site be considered to preserve and enhance the listed status. A resident of Bulbourne raised concerns about parking which is already a problem because of moorings. It was explained that permanent moorers already park on the site and it was hoped that this would be retained. Also, visitor parking would be accommodated on site although space was tight. CRT are aware that access is a problem and suggested that a wooden footbridge constructed beside the existing bridge would create a safer route for pedestrians and provide a continuous path from Tring to College Lake.
It was suggested that a residential development with allocated parking would reduce the impact on the local community. CRT stressed there were no plans as yet for residential development. A question was raised about contamination of the site. Preservatives and chemicals were used in the manufacturing process but a Stage 2 investigation has not been completed.
The need to safeguard the listed status was emphasised although the site is no longer fit for purpose for the CRT. However, empty buildings deteriorate over time and action needs to be taken. Traffic and access are the main issues affecting the site but respect for the local community should be the priority in this case.
Aiden Johnson-Hugill and Jeff Whyatt then left the meeting along with 5 members of the public.

2 residents of Church Lane then addressed the meeting with their concerns about the possible closure of Watery Lane to through traffic. It was suggested that a one way system is introduced with hazard lights installed at the narrowest section. A traffic survey needs to be undertaken to establish the use as a rat run. Several other ways of controlling the traffic were suggested. A full report on the outcome of the consultation will be available at the next meeting.
The 2 residents then left the meeting.

6. Matters Arising
a) LAF – it was reported that Connected Counties (faster broadband in rural areas), highways gritting regime (school routes would be a priority) and suggestions for uses of the Cheddington Ticket office were discussed at the meeting held recently.
b) Marsworth Wharf – demolition is underway with concrete being crushed on site. It is hoped that the houses will be marketed in spring 2014.
c) Beacon Villages AGM – report has been circulated for members information
d) Thames Water (sewage issues) – the problem on the Lower Icknield Way has been resolved but there is still an issue in Watery Lane.
e) Transport for Bucks – Paul Foot (LAT) will be invited to a site meeting to discuss the proposed closure of Watery lane to through traffic.
f) Annual Chilterns Forum – ash die back, LEADER funding and the Chilterns Cycleway were discussed.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) Chiltern News all
c) All Saints Church – Cllr Kennedy agreed to be a reader at 9 lessons and carols in All Saints Church
d) Bus Timetable for North Bucks Noted
e) LCR all

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following items:
• AVDC have allocated £1million for infrastructure initiatives from the New Homes Bonus scheme
• Government proposals to relax planning rules will be opposed by AVDC
• Community Impact Bucks will support Neighbourhood Plans with £8000 in funding
• The refuse and recycling scheme for isolated properties is unsatisfactory at present. The same service will be available to everyone by summer 2013.

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available0

10. Police Matters
a) Neighbourhood Watch – a local co-ordinator is required for Marsworth. Residents may wish to sign up for community messaging at http://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/01252/APP land between Field End and the Timbers, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth construction of 3 terraced dwellings
ii) Decision:
12/02197/ATP 8 Vicarage Gardens, Marsworth remove dead branches and reduce crown of one field maple
CONSENT GIVEN
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment
12/02586/APP Martius Sylva, Watery Lane, Marsworth single storey side extension
NO OBJECTION
iv) The Bulletin 14/21/28 Nov and 5 Dec 12
v) BCC Adopted Minerals and Core Strategy Noted

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Nov. 12 – GM reported no problems

Equipment check report for Dec @ Jan meeting – DB
ii) Sovereign Play – plan for refurbishment of play equipment has been received and will be considered
iii) Problem affecting RofW (Footpath 16 and 3) Noted

13. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) The bazaar held on 8th December was quite busy.
b) The kerb stones by the notice board have not been replaced following damage by the school bus.

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 30/11/12 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £26,119.77
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001349 D Slade £236.24
Cheque No 001350 Reg Porter £1815.60
Cheque No 001351 SLCC £50.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£49.67
PWLB
£1718.36
d) Receipts:
UK Power Networks
£15.29
Zurich Municipal
£100.00
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – a LAF sub group has been set up to consider footpaths and cycle paths. An application for grant funding will be made.
g) Part night censors for street lighting – the Council is considering switching off some lights to reduce pollution and save costs. The lights on Vicarage Road and Startops End will remain on but all the rest will switch off at midnight and on at 5.30pm. Residents are asked to consider this matter for a final decision to be made at the next meeting.
h) Dispensations – the council passed the following resolution granting dispensations for:
1. Speaking and voting on an allowance, payment or indemnity for members and setting council tax or precept until the next ordinary election scheduled for may 2015
2. Speaking and voting on the determination of annual donations until the next ordinary election scheduled for May 2015
i) AVDC Precept – following uncertainty about the level of benefits following changes to the system by government, the final request will be decided at the next meeting.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 14th January 2013, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of meeting held on 12th November 2012 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Brown, Cornwall, Kennedy, Kelly, Monks, Kempster
Apologies for Absence were accepted from Cllr Cashman (AVDC)

3. Declarations of Interest – none

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 15th October 2012 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation

6. Matters Arising
a) LAF – community speed watch equipment is available from Cheddington Parish Council if required. The next LAF meeting will be held on 20th November in Wing Hall at 7pm.
b) Marsworth Wharf – various matters were discussed in relation to the current demolition work being carried out on site. Paul Foot (BCC) will be invited to the meeting in January to discuss the implications of closing Watery Lane to through traffic. A letter will be sent to residents of Watery Lane and Church Lane explaining the intention of the Parish Council in pursuing the closure.
c) TBS Hygiene Ltd – waste disposal specialists offering service for dog waste collection. AVDC have clarified the matter as the current contract is being reviewed.
d) Tring Reservoir Liaison Meeting to be held on 16th October 2012 at Tring Town Council – the Clerk reported that an event will be held on 13th January 2013 and the Aylesbury Arm is closed until 22 December for work on the lock.
e) Beacon Villages Committee Meeting – report has been circulated to all Councillors
f) Thames Water (sewage issues) – sewage is still being pumped into tankers parked on the Lower Icknield Way. Residents are concerned and the Parish Council is monitoring the situation.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) BCC Update from Cabinet Member for Community Engagement on approach to devolution to parish councils all
c) Grebe – Friends of Tring Reservoirs newsletter all
d) Clerks and Councils Direct all
e) Countryside Voice all
f) The Playing Field all
g) The Clerk all
h) CPRE (Bucks) – AGM on 1 Dec’12 at 2pmin Stoke Mandeville Community Hall
i) Chalk and Trees all

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies

10. Police Matters
a) Concern was raised that there is no Neighbourhood Watch Co-Ordinator in the village. Contact will be made with Thames Valley Police to enquire about this matter.

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/01252/APP land between Field End and the Timbers, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth construction of 3 terraced dwellings
ii) Decision:
12/01930/APP insertion of velux roof window into the north east roof slope at Millennium Hall, Marsworth
PERMIT
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment
12/02197/ATP 8 Vicarage Gardens, Marsworth remove dead branches and reduce crown of one field maple
NO OBJECTION
iv) The Bulletin 17/24/31 Oct and 7 Nov
v) Bulbourne Yard – representatives from British Waterways will attend the meeting on 10th December 2012. Tring Town Council will be invited to attend.
vi) Vale of Aylesbury Plan – further information on timescale for delivery has been received.
vii) HCC Waste Development Framework is available to view at www.hertsdirect.org/wasteplanningconsultation

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Oct. 12 – GM no problems reported.

Equipment check report for Nov @ Dec meeting – EK
ii) Sovereign Play – site meeting on 13th November at 3pm to produce plan for improvements.
iii) AVDC Oak Tree – no delivery received to date.
iv) AVDC Play around the Parishes 2013 – holiday activities scheme will be funded for next summer.
v) Footpath 3 – diversion plan was approved by the Council as it will remove current anomalies. Concerns were expressed about the safety of the diverted route and the matter will be brought to the attention of the Rights of Way Team.
vi) Outer Aylesbury Ring – new long distance footpath is being planned which will include paths around Marsworth. The initiative was welcomed by Councillors.
vii) Ash Trees – concerns were raised about trees infected with Ash Die Back. It was agreed to monitor the situation.

Councillor Cashman arrived at the meeting (8.40pm) and gave the following report:
• A ward walk with AVHT will, hopefully, lead to improved communication. Concern was raised about the number of empty properties but long term structural repairs are being undertaken.
• There are currently 4,453 names on the Bucks Home Choice housing list. Changes to the system are being introduced to ensure the local needs are being met.
• Additional explanation was given on the VAP which has yet to be adopted. A possible void between adoption (13,200 homes) and the withdrawal of the SE Plan (28,000 homes) may lead to applications for unacceptable developments.
• Precept – it is highly unlikely that Parish Councils will be capped. AVDC budgets will not be finalised until the end of Dec’12.

13.Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) Bonfire Night and Firework Display – the event this year was less successful than in previous years. A bench had been vandalised afterwards. Considering it was such a lovely evening, the turn out was disappointing.

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/10/12 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £26,557.09
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001347 D Slade £245.84
Cheque No 001348 AVDC £124.18
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£51.31
EON
£6.80
d) Receipts: none
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – a quote has been received (approx. £20,000) which would be feasible with grant funding and support from LAF and Pitstone Parish Council. The path would stay on the north side to the brow of the hill then cross over to the south and link into Westfield Road, Pitstone.
g) Part night sensors for street lighting – it was agreed to proceed with this initiative to reduce costs and light pollution. Councillors will consider which lights should be switched off at midnight and on at 5.30am till dawn.
h) AVDC Precept – it was agreed that an increase of £200 (£15,200) would be requested to cover the increased costs of services provided by the Parish Council.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 10th December 2012, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.35pm.

Minutes of meeting held on 15th October 2012 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Cllrs Brake (in the chair), Brown, Kelly, Kennedy, Kempster, Monks, Davies (BCC), PCSO Christina Pringle and 1 member of the public.
Apologies for Absence were accepted from Cllr Cashman (AVDC)

3. Declarations of Interest – Cllrs Brake and Kempster in Items 11.3 and 12.2.

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 10th September 2012 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation
A resident expressed concerns about the demolition currently taking place at the former Fencrete site (Marsworth Wharf). He had contacted Environmental Health about a bonfire and the disposal of asbestos. Concerns were also raised about the removal of rubble from the site and access over the bridge which has a weight limit.
Councillors explained that the situation is being monitored and regular contact is made with British Waterways about the site. Residents are asked to continue to observe proceedings and inform Councillors of any problems as they arise.
It was also reported to the meeting that drains are blocked outside the Red Lion and White Lion which caused flooding recently. Also, the gutter sweeper did not cover Lower Marsworth on its round today. These matters will be reported to the appropriate authority. Also, an overgrown hedge at 25 Lower Icknield Way will be reported.

6. Matters Arising
a) LAF – a community speed watch event was held on 3rd October on the Lower Icknield Way from 4-5.30pm. The event slowed traffic considerably and Councillors were encouraged by the results.
b) Marsworth Wharf – the following points were raised:
• Proposed road closure at Marsworth Wharf of Watery Lane to through traffic – BCC (Highways) have informed the Council of the procedure to implement this suggestion. Residents are asked to consider the implications of the road closure in order that the Council is fully informed before a final decision is made. The Council wish to prevent Watery Lane being used as a rat run and to improve the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders. The Lane would be closed with bollards.
• Demolition – the work is being monitored by Councillors and regular contact is made with the Canals and Rivers Trust (formerly British Waterways).
• Proposed diversion of Footpath 3 – the accuracy of the map provided was questioned. Enquiries will be made from the Rights of Way Team at BCC.
• Bulbourne Works – a meeting is requested by the Canals and Rivers Trust about possible development of the site. Councillors wish to invite a representative from Tring Town Council to attend. Enquiries will be made of the current planning status of the existing buildings.
• Sewage - a number of sewage leaks in the village are being dealt with by Thames Water. Concerns were raised about the increased capacity arising from the new development.
c) Arriva 61 Bus Service – this service will cease on 5th November 2012 to be replaced by the 164. Timetable for the new service is now available. Councillors were disappointed at the loss of this service to the community but have retained the link to Pitstone. Councillor Kelly reported that Community Transport Hub has been set up in Bucks which supports 90 organisations within the County who provide transport services.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Community Impact Bucks all
b) Problem affecting Right of Way- Footpath 16 Noted
c) TRPC Village News all
d) SLCC – The Clerk had attended a meeting held on 2 October 2012 and a presentation was given by an AVDC Planning Officer.
e) AVDC Standards Training – The Clerk had attended a meeting held on 28th September 2012 and was given further information on the new Codes of Conduct and the Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests.
f) Flight Path Protection Team – newsletter all
g) Chilterns Conservation Board – 16th November in Hastoe Village Hall. Clerk to attend.
h) Thames Valley Primary Care Agency – re. determination of rurality of Ivinghoe and Pitstone and surrounds. The area is determined to be rural.
i) BCC Strategic Plan – consultation BK
j) Tring Reservoir Liaison Meeting to be held on 16th October 2012 at Tring Town Council.
k) Diamond Jubilee Tree – AVDC have donated an oak tree to each Parish. The WI will arrange planting.
l) BCC Parish Liaison Meeting on 17th October 2012 at County Hall Noted
m) TBS Hygiene Ltd – waste disposal specialists offering service for dog waste collection
n) Beacon Village AGM on 28th November 2012 at Pitstone Museum.

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman (by email)
District Councillor’s Report to Meeting of Marsworth Parish Council on 15 October 2012.
Please accept my apologies as I am unable to attend tonight’s meeting. My report is below. Please let me know if you have any questions for me arising out of it or from tonight’s meeting.
London Midland Stakeholder’s Conference
I attended this conference, in Northampton, as a representative of the Great Brickhill, Wing and Ivinghoe Local Area Forum on 21 September 2012. I have already sent a full report to the PC.
Set out below are the specific points relating to Cheddington Station and its Booking Office.
Cheddington Station
Whereas the closure of the ticket office has been confirmed, no date had yet been agreed for this.
Increased line/train noise at Ledburn junction was to be investigated
Asked whether the closure of Cheddington’s booking office was a prelude to the total closure of the station, Richard Brook, LM’s acting commercial director, said that while you can never say that something will never happen, he could say that he had never heard anyone refer to closing Cheddington station.
I asked Richard Brook if LM would be prepared to discuss handing over Cheddington station’s car park and its income to a local community as a means to help fund any community initiative for the ticket office. He expressed a willingness to discuss all ideas without preconditions. (Gabowen station ticket and car park is operated on such a basis)
Rebecca Freeman, LM’s general manager, has undertaken to provide a list of all works and projects scheduled to be carried out at the station. I will pass this on as soon as I receive it.
South East Charter for Elected Member Development
AVDC has been awarded the South East Charter for Elected Member Development. The council keeps this Charter status for the next 3 years. It is awarded in recognition of the council’s commitment and achievements in providing training, learning and development opportunities for elected Members. AVDC are the first District Council in Buckinghamshire to get the Charter status.
The training, learning and development opportunities provided to councillors are designed to ensure that they do their jobs as councillors more effectively. Their contribution to the work of the council should be more informed, relevant and useful than it might otherwise have been. A budget of £9,200 has been provided for this in the current year. There are 59 councillors on AVDC.
The New Refuse and Recycling Service.
Over the last two months AVDC has received a total of 32,126 calls to its Waste Phone Helpline. The voicemail service on that line advised callers to check the council’s web-site for further information. While the web-site answered the more general questions of many people officers nonetheless dealt with 13,114 telephone enquiries. A further 5,942 email enquiries were also dealt with by officers.
The number of complaints dealt with by Marsworth Parish council, and by me as district councillor, in the parish of Marsworth amounted to 5. (This includes one household where a number of issues had to be addressed). As far as I have been able to find out there were 5 households without the appropriate bins when the service started. Two households received two sets of bins. In Cheddington ward as a whole the number of complaints received by the three parish councils and me amounted to 17.
Ward Walk with Vale of Aylesbury Housing Association.
In reply to a question which I put to him on Friday’s ward walk, the Chief Executive agreed that VAHT would welcome Marsworth parish council, should it wish to do so, having annual ward walks with the local VAHT manager. One of the benefits of such walks would be that the trust could respond to any concerns which the PC might have in relation to VAHT’s housing in Marsworth.
I confirm that I raised the issues referred to me by the parish council (the settee and the tree in the vicinity of the street light). The trust will pursue the matter.

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies
County Councillors quarterly report October 2012
Police commissioner elections November 15th
Polling cards will be sent out shortly to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley on November 15th. The job of the Commissioner is to hold the Chief Constable to account on behalf of the voters. The Commissioner is also answerable to a Police and Crime Panel consisting of one councillor from each of the 18 local authorities in the Thames Valley area and two independent members. Prospective Commissioners need a £5,000 election deposit, which at the moment seems to be limiting candidates to the main political parties.
It has taken a long time to build up a local force of officers and PCSOs who are highly visible in our area and responsive to residents, and who regularly attend parish councils and the Local Area Forum. I hope that any new commissioner will still give the same priority to local accountability and policing in rural areas, and I hope if we get the opportunity we will be able to raise this with all the candidates.

Community Speedwatch.
As you know, this initiative has enabled local parishes wanting to tackle vehicle speeding concerns raised by residents, and I have found it very worthwhile going along to the various events which have also been supported by both the police and the county council. At the next LAF there will be a ‘wash up’ session with all the relevant officers to take forward any actions that may need to be taken as a result of the exercises held so far. If your speedwatch group has any views, proposals, or actions that need to be taken, it would be a good idea to bring them to the next LAF or speed awareness sub group to see how they can be developed. The speed awareness group is on Monday 14th October (bit short notice I’m afraid) and the LAF is on November 20th.
61 bus changes.
On 6th November new(ish) buses will run on the 61 route at long last. The reason this route has suffered such old buses for so long is because the new ones cannot make it over the canal bridges without grounding. The new route will be along Westfield Road, Pitstone. I am still in negotiations about routing the early and late buses via Tring Station. There will be some adjustment to the 164 Cheddington buses to compensate for the changes affecting Marsworth.
Community Leaders Fund.
So far I have had three bids for the fund this year. The main ones were from Slapton PC and Pitstone PC towards their skate parks. Unfortunately the Slapton scheme has hit the buffers, but the Pitstone one is, after a decade, about to be realized. The third bid is for £50 for the Ivinghoe and Pitstone Cubs to visit the Milton Keynes Materials recycling Facility.
Please let me know as soon as possible of any active projects, where the money can be spent this year that would benefit from a small injection of cash. Small amounts of money can often help local clubs and societies get a small venture off the ground quite quickly.
Re the MK recycling facility, strictly a District Council responsibility, so I hope Corry and Chris will forgive me for mentioning this. Previously our District recycling collection was processed at MK, but now goes to Shotton, in North Wales, and is sorted by lasers and air jets!
This is a video of how it’s done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T37lg3JAgEc
If anyone would like to go to Milton Keynes to see the same process in operation, please contact me and I will arrange a group visit, meeting the charge from the County Community leaders’ fund.

10. Police Matters
PCSO Christina Pringle was informed that parking at the Red Lion on Sunday was unacceptable due to a fishing match taking place. The situation will continue to be monitored. The meeting was informed that changes to shift patterns will lead to an increase in cover. Catalytic converter thefts continue to be a problem and advice and information on winter burglary was made available. Anti theft screws can be fitted to exhaust pipes as a deterrent and local garages are supporting the scheme.
The PCSO then left the meeting.

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/01252/APP land between Field End and the Timbers, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth construction of 3 terraced dwellings
ii) Decision:
12/01692/APP Marsworth Airfield North Site, Cheddington Lane, Marsworth erection of single storey industrial unit for B1 (light industry) use with parking area
PERMIT
12/01600/APP 37 Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth two storey side extension and loft conversion to provide additional living accommodation with roof lights and single storey front
PERMIT
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment
12/01930/APP insertion of velux roof window into the north east roof slope at Millennium Hall, Marsworth
SUPPORT
iv) The Bulletin 12/19 Sept, 3/10 Oct all
v) DBC Grovehill Future Project – proposed neighbourhood plan area Noted
vi) London Luton Airport Expansion Plans – LLATVCC response all

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Sept 12 – RB no problems reported

Equipment check report for Oct. @ Nov meeting – GM
ii) Millennium Hall Committee – request for use of Recreation Ground for Bonfire Night and Firework Display was accepted by the Council
iii) Sovereign Play – free quotes and plan for refurbishment are available. A site meeting will be arranged.

13. Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
a) The plans for the upstairs room have been submitted.

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 30/09/12 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £27,644.67
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001342 D Slade £255.03
Cheque No 001343 AVDC £100.00
Cheque No. 001344 BALC £15.99
Cheque No. 001345 Andy Muskett Ltd £110.40
Cheque No. 001346 R Dumpleton £120.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£49.67
EON
£7.93
d) Receipts:
Interest £2.30 (June) & £2.05 (Sept)
AVDC (Precept)
£7500.00
Zurich Municipal
£612.00
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – a meeting has been held with bucks Rights of way Team and Pitstone Parish Council to discuss the possibility of a route along the south side of the Lower Icknield Way behind the wood. However, this has proved to be impractible so a route along the roadside will be considered. Contact will be made with a contractor to provide an estimate of the costs involved in this solution. P4C funding can only be supported by private funds not s106 monies or precept.
g) All Saints Church and Marsworth CofE School – letters of thanks have been received.
h) Andy Muskett Ltd – costs for part night censors for street lighting were discussed. The implications for reducing costs were considered and EON will be contacted for further information. Residents are asked to consider any lights which could be switched off at midnight and on at 5.30am until dawn.
i) Aylesbury Vale Dial-a-Ride – request for funding Noted

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 12th November 2012, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of Meeting held on 10th September 2012 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Cllrs Monks, Cornwall, Brake (in the chair), Brown and Kelly
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs Kennedy, Kempster and Cashman (AVDC)

3. Declarations of Interest – none

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 13th August 2012 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation

6. Matters Arising
a) LAF – a community speed watch event will be held on 3rd October 2012 from 4-6pm meeting at the Millennium Hall. Councillors and residents are invited to attend. The aim of the event is to help facilitate potential volunteers and to enable residents to come along and ask questions about resolving speeding issues in Marsworth. Costings for the proposed mobile speed activated signs have been forwarded to Councillors for their information. The next LAF meeting will be held in Edlesborough Village Hall at 7pm on 13th September 2012.
b) Transport for Bucks – the proposed closure of Watery Lane at Marsworth Wharf was discussed. Unfortunately, no response has been received from TfB so contact will be made via. Cllr Avril Davies in an effort to bring this matter forward.
c) Arriva 61 Bus Service – concerned residents have contacted the Council about this proposal which would have a serious impact on some members of the community. It is hoped that a service to Pitstone can be maintained which would then access the hourly service to Aylesbury and Luton. Contact will be made with Cllr Cashman to highlight these concerns.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Community Impact Bucks – community bulk oil buying scheme Noted
b) Problem affecting Right of Way- Footpath 8 Noted
c) Chiltern News all
d) TRPC Village News all
e) AVDC Presentation: Gas Fracking – Success or Threat? – 19th Sept 2012 from 7pm at the Occulus Conference Centre, Aylesbury Noted
f) Clerks and Councils Direct all
g) The Clerk all
h) Bucks Playing Fields Association AGM on 9th October 2012 Noted
i) Street Light at Church Farm Lane – this has bee replaced and re-connected.
j) SAVE Awards – AVDC Awards for environmental work (nominations)
k) LCR all

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman (by email)
The District Council’s New Refuse and Recycling Service
The late delivery of new bins to households in various parts of Cheddington ward has caused considerable inconvenience to the residents concerned. The matter was further aggravated by the lack of timely advice on what to do in such a situation. I have raised a written question to council on these matters which I expect to be addressed at the September meeting of the council. I will report back on the council’s response.
I am sorry for all the inconvenience caused to the residents concerned.

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

10. Police Matters

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
12/01252/APP land between Field End and the Timbers, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth construction of 3 terraced dwellings
12/01600/APP 37 Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth two storey side extension and loft conversion to provide additional living accommodation with roof lights and single storey front

ii) Decision:
11/20007/AWD Retention of existing waste transfer station and associated plant and equipment (unit 32), soil screening, concrete crushing, storage (green waste for composting) and temporary timber storage (unit 33) and change of use of 32A from storage to waste storage in association with waste transfer station including one new building for storing recycled materials at units 32,32A, and 33 Marsworth Airfield North Site,. Cheddington Lane
PERMIT
12/01191/APP land rear of the White Lion PH, Startops End, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth erection of six dwellings with associated parking and widening of existing access
REFUSED
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment
12/01692/APP Marsworth Airfield North Site, Cheddington Lane, Marsworth erection of single storey industrial unit for B1 (light industry) use with parking area
NO OBJECTION
iv) The Bulletin 15/22/29 Aug & 5 Sept ’12 all
v) AVDC The Vale of Aylesbury Plan – Newsletter all
vi) London Luton Airport Expansion Plans available at http://www.london-luton.co.uk/en/
vii) DBC Draft Hemel Hempstead Town Centre Masterplan Noted
viii) Millennium Hall – notification of planning application to install dormer window and carry out changes to create upstairs room has been received.
ix) DBC Affordable Housing SPD Consultation Noted

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Aug 12 – BK (no problems reported)

Equipment check report for Sept @ Oct. meeting – RB
ii) Kissing Gate at Recreation Ground – the gate has been delivered and will be installed shortly.

13.Village Hall:
a) It was reported that new heaters have been installed.

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/08/12 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £20,118.33
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001340 D Slade £225.68
Cheque No 001341 D Slade £40.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£51.31
d) Receipts:
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – a meeting has been held with Bucks CC Rights of Way Officers to discuss a proposed route on the south side of the B489. S106 monies cannot be used for this purpose but an expression of interest form has been placed with Paths for Communities for funding.
g) Marsworth Village Newsletter – letter of thanks for donation (£115)
h) Audit Commission – Mazars have been re-appointed as external auditors from 2012/13.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 15th October 2012, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of Meeting held on 13th August 2012 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Councillors Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Kennedy, Monks, Brown, 3 members of the public and PCSO Jackie Dodson (arrived at 8.30pm)
Apologies for Absence: Councillors Kelly, Kempster and Cashman (AVDC)

3. Declarations of Interest – Councillor Kennedy in planning application 12/01252/APP

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 9th July 2012 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation
2 members of the public outlined their concerns about the proposed development of 3 dwellings on land between Field End and Timbers, Lower Icknield Way. The buildings would be on Green Belt land and may set a precedent for future development. The Council agreed to take note of these concerns when making their recommendation to AVDC.
A general discussion on the proposed development at the White Lion took place.
2 residents then left the meeting.

6. Matters Arising
a) LAF – the Council agreed to take part in a community speed watch project which would involve the installation of a mobile VAS and training in the use of a speed gun.
b) Transport for Bucks – it was agreed that emergency street lighting incidents would continue to be dealt with by TfB.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) Community Impact Bucks Showcase – 25th September 2012 from 4.30pm in The Occulus Conference Centre
Noted
b) Norwell Outdoor Gym Equipment all
c) Problem affecting Right of Way- Footpath 6, 7 & 8 Noted
d) NHS Thames Valley Primary Care Agency – determination of rurality of Ivinghoe and Pitstone and surrounds. The Parish Council would inform the relevant parties of their support for the retention of this service in the community.
e) Rothschild House Surgery – application for inclusion on pharmaceutical list (see above)
f) The Playing Field all
g) AVDC Licensing Policy – Gambling Act 2005 Noted
h) Countryside Voice all
i) Changes to 61 Bus Service – the Council were concerned about the loss of a direct link to social amenities in Pitstone and Ivinghoe and suggested that the 164 travels that route as an alternative.

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman (by email)
Apologies
Please accept my apologies as I am unable to attend tonight’s meeting.
Refuse and Recycling Changes in September
Letter from the District Council
Over the next two weeks each household in Marsworth should receive a letter from AVDC containing information as to which bins should be put out for weekly collection from 7 September onwards. It is important that the advice in each letter is followed to make sure that the new refuse and recycling service functions efficiently for the benefit of all residents.
Additional information on the new recycling bin.
All homes will have received a 240-litre recycling bin. Householders who wish to have a smaller, 140-litre, recycling bin can apply for it – but only after the first month of new collections has passed.

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

10. Police Matters
PCSO Jackie Dodson apologised for being late and gave an update on local crime rates and incidents. She then left the meeting.

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
11/20007/AWD Retention of existing waste transfer station and associated plant and equipment (unit 32), soil screening, concrete crushing, storage (green waste for composting) and temporary timber storage (unit 33) and change of use of 32A from storage to waste storage in association with waste transfer station including one new building for storing recycled materials at units 32,32A, and 33 Marsworth Airfield North Site,. Cheddington Lane
Plans available to view at http://bucksplanning.buckscc.gov.uk/publicaccesslive/
ii) Decision:
11/02740/APP The Barn, Cooks Wharf, Cheddington Road single storey rear and side extension and raising roof of existing rear projection
PERMIT
11/20000/AWD Greatmoor Farm at southern end of WRG`s Ownership of Land at Calvert: Disused railway line to A41, Pit 6 of Calvert Landfill Site, Brackley Lane energy from waste facility, incinerator bottom ash processing; air pollution control residue treatment; access road from A41, revision of Pit 6 restoration scheme; surface waster management and habitat management and that the application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement
APPROVED
12/01079/ATC Branwell Gate land off Church Lane, Marsworth pollard No.1 Grey Poplar and removal of overhanging limbs of No. 4 grey poplar
APPROVED
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment
12/01191/APP land rear of the White Lion PH, Startops End, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth erection of six dwellings with associated parking and widening of existing access
OBJECTION due to the following factors:
• Councillors regret the loss of this amenity in the village which served many purposes – public house, restaurant, parking and services for the many visitors who come to Marsworth. A lack of investment in recent years has led to the demise of a previously successful business.
• The loss of parking in recent months had caused considerable inconvenience to local residents and has led to congestion on the village roads. The Car Park was used by bird watchers, walkers and boaters visiting the Canal and Reservoirs.
• The planning application needs to deal with the whole site, not a piecemeal development, to include the former White Lion Public House.
• The 6 dwellings would be in the Conservation Area on a site where there were no previous buildings and would be a gross overdevelopment of the site.
• No site plan was included with the application.
12/01252/APP land between Field End and the Timbers, Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth construction of 3 terraced dwellings
OBJECTION due to the following factors:
• Councillors strongly oppose any development on the south side of the B489
• The proposal is within the Green Belt and on meadow/farm land which is currently used for agricultural purposes
• This proposal may set a precedent for more development in the future
12/01600/APP 37 Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth two storey side extension and loft conversion to provide additional living accommodation with roof lights and single storey front
NO OBJECTION
iv) The Bulletin 11/18/25 July 1 and 8 Aug `12
v) AVDC The Vale of Aylesbury Plan – Affordable Housing Consultation Noted
vi) Marsworth Wharf – the Canals and Rivers Trust (formerly British Waterways) have informed the Council that demolition will commence in the autumn and building in spring 2013. The pedestrian refuges in Watery Lane will be installed before development. The Parish Council decided to pursue the possibility of closing Watery Lane to through traffic.
vii) Anglers Retreat – the lorry body parked at the rear of the public house is causing a nuisance to local residents and will be reported to enforcement at AVDC.
viii) Marsworth Airfield South Site – the appeal decision was given in 12 May 2012 and must be adhered to within 1 year.

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for July 12 – DB (no problems reported)

Equipment check report for Aug @ Sept. meeting – BK
ii) Play around the Parishes – Wednesday 29th August 10-12am on Recreation Ground (in Millennium Hall if wet)
iii) Kissing Gate at Recreation Ground – this will be replaced with a gate supplied by BCC and installed by the Parish Council.

13.Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/07/12 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £20,680.25
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001333 D Slade £225.68
Cheque No 001334 Marsworth School £180.00
Cheque No 001335 All Saints Church £180.00
Cheque No 001336 Newsletter £115.00
Cheque No 001337 Millennium Hall £60.00
Cheque No 001338 Mazars £162.00
Cheque No. 001339 Andy Muskett Ltd £296.40
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£51.31
d) Receipts:
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – discussions with relevant parties is ongoing.
g) BALC – consultation on use of cheques Noted
h) Mazars – external auditor’s certificate and opinion received. No issues were raised and the completion of audit notice has been displayed.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 10th September 2012, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.

Minutes of Meeting held on 9th July 2012 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.00pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Cllrs. Brake (in the chair), Kelly, Brown, Cornwall, Cashman (AVDC), Monks and Kempster
Apologies for Absence: Cllr. Kennedy

3. Declarations of Interest – Cllr Kempster declared a personal interest in item no. 12(iii).

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 11th June 2012 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation

6. Matters Arising
a) LAF – Cllr Kennedy’s report on meeting held on 2nd July 2012 has been circulated to all members. The footpath/cycleway to Pitstone has not been granted funding but the project is still being considered.
b) Transport for Bucks – a mobile traffic device (Vehicle Activated Sign) is being considered which would be shared between 8 parishes. The installation of the groundwork (approx £500) would be paid for by each parish with the device being purchased by TfB.
The overgrown hedge in Watery Lane will be reported.
c) SLCC Conference held on 15th June 2012 – presentations on the new Code of Conduct, Declaration of Pecuniary Interests and designing playgrounds were given.
d) Code of Conduct – the Council decided to adopt (5:1 (Cllr Brown)) the NALC recommended Code. The Declaration of Pecuniary Interest forms must be completed within 28days and forwarded to the Monitoring Officer at AVDC.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) AVDC Garden Waste Collections on 13th June 2012 – delayed due to Diamond Jubilee
c) AVDC Recycling and refuse collections week commencing 9 July 2012 - delayed due to Olympic Torch relay
d) Connected Counties – faster broadband for Bucks and Herts. Register at www.superfastforbucks.org
e) The Clerk all
f) Clerks and Councils Direct all

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following:
• The new waste collections will commence on 7th September 2012
• A copy of the AVDC Local Distinctiveness Analysis planning document was made available to Councillors

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (forwarded to all Councillors)

10. Police Matters
a) Training in use of Speed Gun – arrangements will be made at the next meeting which will be attended by the PCSO

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
11/20000/AWD Greatmoor Farm at southern end of WRG`s Ownership of Land at Calvert: Disused railway line to A41, Pit 6 of Calvert Landfill Site, Brackley Lane energy from waste facility, incinerator bottom ash processing; air pollution control residue treatment; access road from A41, revision of Pit 6 restoration scheme; surface waster management and habitat management and that the application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement
11/20007/AWD Retention of existing waste transfer station and associated plant and equipment (unit 32), soil screening, concrete crushing, storage (green waste for composting) and temporary timber storage (unit 33) and change of use of 32A from storage to waste storage in association with waste transfer station including one new building for storing recycled materials at units 32,32A, and 33 Marsworth Airfield North Site,. Cheddington Lane
Plans available to view at http://bucksplanning.buckscc.gov.uk/publicaccesslive/
11/02740/APP The Barn, Cooks Wharf, Cheddington Road single storey rear and side extension and raising roof of existing rear projection
12/01079/ATC Branwell Gate land off Church Lane, Marsworth pollard No.1 Grey Poplar and removal of overhanging limbs of No. 4 grey poplar
ii) Decision:
12/00746/APP 27 Lukes Lea, Marsworth first floor rear extension
PERMIT
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment
iv) The Bulletin 13/20/27 June & 4 July 12 all
v) AVDC Changes to procedures for consulting Town and Parish Councils – information for Cllrs on comments and material considerations
vi) AVDC The Vale of Aylesbury Plan – Stakeholder Forums will not go ahead at this time due to change in approach.
vii) DBC Local Planning Framework – notification of submission of core strategy for public examination
viii) AVDC Changes to informal advice and pre-application charges – notification

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground:
Equipment inspection for June 12 – Cllr Cornwall reported that the grass has been cut and the equipment was in good order. The net for the basketball has been repaired and the site was very clean with no evidence of dog faeces. The kissing gate at the Watery Lane entrance is broken and this will be reported to Rights of Way.
Equipment check report for July @ Aug meeting – DB
ii) Play around the Parishes – Friday 3rd August 2-4pm and Wednesday 29th August 10-12am
iii) Recreation Ground – correspondence had been received from a resident regarding the gate and parking at the entrance to the Recreation Ground. The Council is aware that the current arrangement is not satisfactory and plans were initiated to improve the entrance and parking facilities when the s106 monies are available from the Fencrete development.
iv) Bus Shelter – the damage caused by vandalism will be repaired by a local contractor.

13.Village Hall:
Councillor Kempster report that new plans had been drawn and an application for planning permission will be submitted for the upstairs room.

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 29/06/12 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £21199.96
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001331 D Slade £334.64
Cheque No. 001332 A Muskett £110.40
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£49.67
d) Receipts:
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Donations to All Saints Church (£180) for grass cutting, Marsworth School £180) for swimming lessons, Newsletter (£115) and Millennium Hall (£60) were agreed.
g) s106 monies – application forms and advice have been forwarded to all Councillors for information. No application for funds can be submitted at present.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 13th August 2012, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.27pm.

Minutes of Meeting held on 11th June 2012 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.15pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence may be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Councillors Brake (in the chair), Brown, Kelly and Monks. Cllr Cashman (AVDC) arrived at 8.50pm.
Apologies for Absence: Councillors Kempster, Kennedy and Cornwall

3. Declarations of Interest – none

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 14th May 2012 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation

6. Matters Arising
a) London Luton Airport – a presentation had been given before the meeting by Michael Nidd (LLATVCC) about the proposed expansion plans. There have been 2 master plans being considered – one by the owners (Luton Borough Council), the other by the operator. These 2 plans are now being merged to produce a “best of both” master plan. The proposal is likely to include an increase in passenger numbers which will result in more flights and additional traffic. There is currently no restriction on night flights (23.30pm – 6am) as all aircraft currently in use are below the noise threshold introduced in 1998. 14 extra night flights are being allowed for the Olympics.
The additional traffic generated by the plans will inevitably place demands on the local road network with the likelihood of a rat run along the Lower Icknield Way.
Luton Borough Councils proposal includes an increase to 30 million passengers and an approach has been made to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration. The Council receives £2.56.8p per passenger. This would result in a three fold increase in traffic movements and the use of larger aircraft. The possibility of expanding the airport into Hertfordshire at the eastern end would have to be considered.
The operator has 15 years left on a 30 year lease and profits from car parking and concessions. They are not so inclined to put money into future development plans.
LLATVCC do not like the plans as there is no benefit to the local community. Luton Borough Council will reap financial rewards form an increase in passenger numbers. However, there are conditions under which the proposals may be acceptable e.g. no night flights, steeper descent. This Parish is affected by about 30% of flights when the wind is in an easterly direction. There needs to be mitigating circumstances for the proposals to be acceptable to local residents.
Councillors discussed the presentation and agreed to monitor the new set of proposals when published.
b) LAF – report on meeting held on 15th May 2012 at St Michaels School, Stewkley. This meeting was attended by Cllr Kennedy and a report has been circulated to members.
c) Transport for Bucks – the verge in Watery Lane has been cut once this year and will be included in the next round of cutting. Enquiries will be made to the PCSO regarding training for the use of a speed gun. The possibility of installing a mobile speed indicator device on the Lower Icknield Way is being considered by BCC.
d) Footpath/cycleway to Pitstone – P4C application is being investigated.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) Chalk and Trees all
c) Chiltern News all
d) BCC Public Path Diversion Order 2011 Path No. 1 Noted
e) LCR all
f) No doorstep selling signs have been installed in Lukes Lea

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following matters:
• The White Lion pay 100% empty rates on the basis that the premises have been unoccupied for more than 3 months (which is the exemption period).
• Marsworth Wharf - no further information is available on the footpath diversion: contact details are available for any contamination issues arising from the clearing of the site: contact details were made available for the distribution of s106 monies arising from the development.
• Vale of Aylesbury Plan 2011-31 – a proposal for 9000 additional homes and the creation of 6000 jobs is being considered.
• Community Chest – applications from the Cheddington Ward would be welcomed
• A review of electoral arrangements in Bucks is being considered. Changes in ward boundaries are being recommended to create an average number of electors per Councillor.
• Cllr Cashman does not have a Car Park pass and has not had one since 2009. He has claimed £4.50 for parking in the last year as most AVDC meetings are held in The Gateway where parking is free.

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

10. Police Matters

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
11/20000/AWD Greatmoor Farm at southern end of WRG`s Ownership of Land at Calvert: Disused railway line to A41, Pit 6 of Calvert Landfill Site, Brackley Lane energy from waste facility, incinerator bottom ash processing; air pollution control residue treatment; access road from A41, revision of Pit 6 restoration scheme; surface waster management and habitat management and that the application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement
11/20007/AWD Retention of existing waste transfer station and associated plant and equipment (unit 32), soil screening, concrete crushing, storage (green waste for composting) and temporary timber storage (unit 33) and change of use of 32A from storage to waste storage in association with waste transfer station including one new building for storing recycled materials at units 32,32A, and 33 Marsworth Airfield North Site,. Cheddington Lane
Plans available to view at http://bucksplanning.buckscc.gov.uk/publicaccesslive/
11/02740/APP The Barn, Cooks Wharf, Cheddington Road single storey rear and side extension and raising roof of existing rear projection
12/00746/APP 27 Lukes Lea, Marsworth first floor rear extension
ii) Decisions:
12/00654/APP 6 Long Marston Road, Marsworth single storey front and rear extensions and relocation of oil tank to front of property
PERMIT
12/00609/APP 14 Norvic Road, Marsworth demolition of existing conservatory and replacement with single storey rear extension
PERMIT
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment
12/01079/ATC Branwell Gate land off Church Lane, Marsworth pollard No.1 Grey Poplar and removal of overhanging limbs of No. 4 grey poplar
NO OBJECTION
iv) The Bulletin 16/23/30 May `12
v) Marsworth Airfield - Appeal decision re. land at units 13, 14,15,17,25, 20, 21,22,23,24 and 30 – a twelve month period for leaving the site has been recommended by the Planning Inspector (decision date 10th May 2012)
vi) BCC Minerals and Waste Core Strategy Submission Development Plan Document: Proposed changes public consultation – 21 May to 9 July 2012 Noted

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for May 12 – JK. No problems reported.

Equipment check report for June @ July meeting – DC
ii) Play around the Parishes – Friday 3rd August 2-4pm and Wednesday 29th August 10-12am on Recreation Ground (Millennium Hall if wet)
iii) Jubilee Celebration – a successful event was held on Tuesday 5th June. The commemorative mugs were distributed and well received. A village photograph was taken and will be available to residents.

13.Village Hall: Councillor Brake reported the following:
• Solar panels have been fitted
• The heaters have been replaced
• Plans have been drawn up for the upstairs room with alternative accommodation for disabled users. A WC and basin will be installed.

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/05/12 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £23,193.01
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001328 Zurich Municipal £1413.14
Cheque No 001329 D Slade £225.68
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£51.31
d) Receipts:
Tring Rural Parish Council £46.25
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Audit of accounts for 2011/12 – the Statement of Accounts was signed and will be forwarded to Mazars (external auditor)
g) Zurich Municipal – insurance policy has been renewed
h) Damage to streetlight – the matter is in hand. The maintenance contractor (Andy Muskett) is liaising with UK Power Networks Ltd.
i) Audit Commission – consultation on appointment of external auditor for 2012/13 and future years Noted
j) Village Sign – designs were considered and rejected due to the costs involved.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 9th July 2012, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.35pm.

Minutes of Annual Meeting held on 14th May 2012 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8pm.

Present: Councillors Brake, Cornwall, Brown, Kempster, Kennedy, Monks, Cashman (AVDC), 2 representatives from Beacon Villages Library
Apologies for Absence:

1) Election of Chairman – Councillor Dick Brake
Proposed by Councillor Denise Cornwall
Seconded by Councillor Evan Kempster
2) Election of Vice Chairman – Councillor Giles Monks
Proposed by Councillor Dick Brake
Seconded by Councillor Denise Cornwall
3) Representatives on Outside Bodies – Councillor Evan Kempster agreed to remain on the Millennium Hall Committee

Minutes of Meeting held on 14th May 2012 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8.15pm.

1. Present: Councillors Brake, Cornwall, Brown, Kempster, Kennedy, Monks, Cashman (AVDC), 2 representatives from Beacon Villages Library
Apologies for Absence:

2. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

3. Declarations of Interest – none

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 16th April 2012 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation
Stephen Swinbeck and Emma Huxley (Beacon Villages Library) explained that the community had decided to save the library from closure by Bucks CC. Ivinghoe and Pitstone will be the primary funders but if Marsworth PC is in a position to fund, this would be gratefully received. Although books are an important part of the service provided, the Committee hope that the facility will become a “one stop shop” for members of the community, visitors and tourists. It was stressed that the services are open to all, not just the residents of Ivinghoe hence the re-branding as Beacon Villages Library. The Library Manager is to be retained with the support of volunteers. An Open Morning is being held on 2nd June 2012 to launch the new service. Children’s activities will take place and refreshments will be served. The new library will be open on Tuesday and Thursday (2-5pm), Friday (2-7pm) and Saturday 10am-1pm).
The representatives from Beacon Villages Library then left the meeting.

6. Matters Arising
a) Parish Meeting 2012 – to confirm minutes of meeting held on 16th April 2012
b) Transport for Bucks – the footpath at Lower End will be cleared in due course. The 30mph signs have been extended towards Lower End. The installation of mobile Vehicle Activated Signs is being considered at County.
c) LAF – 15th May 2012 at St Michaels School, Stewkley from 7pm BK
d) British Waterways – the Tring Reservoirs Liaison Group meeting was attended by Clerk. This was a useful and practical session which highlighted concerns about parking and moorers.
e) BALC “New Deal” opportunities – Clerk reported that a meeting has been held to determine the partnership between BCC and the parishes.
f) London Luton Airport – an “open” meeting has been arranged for 11th June 2012 at 7.30pm when a presentation will be given by Michael Nidd (LLATVC) about the proposed expansion. Councillors from Tring Rural, Ivinghoe and Pitstone will be invited to attend.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) The Clerk all
c) The Playing Field all
d) AVDC Council Plan 2011-15 all
e) Clerks and Councils Direct all
f) Problem affecting Right of Way – finger post broken on Bridleway 10 Noted
g) AVDC Office Location – The Gateway and customer services Noted
h) BALC – playground inspection course on 4th July from 6-9pm at Stewkley Noted
i) SLCC AGM to be held on 15th June 2012 at Saunderton
j) Application for Street Party at Marsworth Recreation Ground Noted
k) AVDC – canvasser required for Wing, Wingrave, Cheddington and Elmhurst
l) BALC Matters Arising all

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following matters:
• No further information is available on the re-development of the White Lion
• Marsworth Wharf – no start date is available. Councillors posed questions about the footpath diversion, the weight limits on the bridge for the removal of spoil and the allocation of s106 monies.
• A representative from VAHT has agreed to visit the village and update Councillors on social housing, to view properties and explain long term planning. Councillors welcomed this initiative and Councillor Cashman will make the necessary arrangements.
• Refuse and Recycling – a leaflet had been delivered to all properties in the Ward explaining the new system

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (not available)

10. Police Matters

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
11/20000/AWD Greatmoor Farm at southern end of WRG`s Ownership of Land at Calvert: Disused railway line to A41, Pit 6 of Calvert Landfill Site, Brackley Lane energy from waste facility, incinerator bottom ash processing; air pollution control residue treatment; access road from A41, revision of Pit 6 restoration scheme; surface waster management and habitat management and that the application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement
11/20007/AWD Retention of existing waste transfer station and associated plant and equipment (unit 32), soil screening, concrete crushing, storage (green waste for composting) and temporary timber storage (unit 33) and change of use of 32A from storage to waste storage in association with waste transfer station including one new building for storing recycled materials at units 32,32A, and 33 Marsworth Airfield North Site,. Cheddington Lane
Plans available to view at http://bucksplanning.buckscc.gov.uk/publicaccesslive/
11/02740/APP The Barn, Cooks Wharf, Cheddington Road single storey rear and side extension and raising roof of existing rear projection
12/00654/APP 6 Long Marston Road, Marsworth single storey front and rear extensions and relocation of oil tank to front of property
12/00609/APP 14 Norvic Road, Marsworth demolition of existing conservatory and replacement with single storey rear extension
ii) Decisions:
11/02617/ATP 8 Vicarage Gardens, Marsworth fell one pine tree (T1)
Appeal to be held on 17th July 2012 in Meeting Room, The Gateway, Aylesbury at 10am.
10/01336/APP Marsworth Yard, British Waterways, Church Lane, Marsworth erection of 12 dwellings, conversion of former workshop to dwelling, upgrade boaters facilities, refurbishment of crane, associated access, parking and landscaping
PERMIT
12/00591/ATC 56 Vicarage Road, Marsworth fell acacia tree and no 5 leylandi. Reduce height of no 9 leylandi crown thin ash
Works can be carried out
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment
12/00746/APP 27 Lukes Lea, Marsworth first floor rear extension
NO OBJECTION
iv) The Bulletin 18/25th April & 2/9th May 12
v) Vale of Aylesbury Plan – Community Forum Notes all
vi) Hampden Fields Action Group – correspondence all

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for April 12 – EK reported no problems

Equipment check report for May @ June meeting – JK
ii) Wicksteed Playground Inspection – no high risk issues. However, the presence of dog faeces was criticised and Councillors have reported the matter to the AVDC Dog Warden. If anyone has information about dogs not under control on the Recreation Ground, please report to the Council so that the appropriate action can be taken.
iii) Play around the Parishes – Friday 3rd August 2-4pm and Wednesday 29th August 10-12am
iv) WI Jubilee Garden – planting will take place shortly and will be officially opened on 5th June 2012 at 12.30pm.
v) Grass Cutting – as BCC are no longer carrying out this service for the School, the Parish Council would take on the responsibility. It was agreed that Reg Porter would be contracted to cut the grass as necessary for the 2012 season.

13.Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)
The provision of an upstairs room is still being considered. The Hall is regularly being used for parties at the weekends and no nuisance is being reported.

14. Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 30/04/12 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £26,500.50
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001319 C Brookes (internal audit) £50.00
Cheque No 001320 R Brake (Chairman’s Expenses) £50.00
Cheque No 001321 D Slade
£230.00
Cheque No 001322 SLCC Enterprises Ltd £222.00
Cheque No 001323 AVDC (Dog Bins) £62.09
Cheque No. 001324 Wicksteed Playscapes £54.00
Cheque No. 001325 UK Power Networks £558.00
Cheque No 001326 We Brand It
£646.80
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£50.35
EON
£6.48
d) Receipts:
AVDC (Precept)
£7,500.00
VAT Refund
£619.91
NALC
£92.50
e) Section 137 Payment(s): £646.80 (Jubilee Mugs)
f) Internal audit of accounts for 2011/12 – the following points were raised during the completion of the audit.
1) Asset Register to be updated to 31/3/12
2) The total reserve was questioned as being more than the precept. Councillors are aware of this and have earmarked reserves for streetlight replacement and improvements to the facilities at the Recreation Ground.
g) Zurich Municipal – renewal of policy will be marketed to ensure value for money. Councillor Brown will advise the Clerk on this matter.
h) Damage to streetlight – the control box re-fitting needs to be paid for before the work can commence.
i) Jubilee Mugs – it was decided that the Parish Council would purchase the mugs to be presented to the children of the village.
j) Village Sign – The Parish Council will investigate the cost of a village sign to be placed on the verge at the junction of Vicarage Road and Lower Icknield Way.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 11th June 2012, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.20pm.

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2012 Meeting Dates Rota for reporting on Rec Ground and Notice Board
11th June 2012
JK
9th July 2012
DC
13th August 2012
DB
10th September 2012
BK
8th October 2012
RB
12th November 2012
GM
10th December 2012
EK

Minutes of Meeting held on 16th April 2012 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – additional items of correspondence will be dealt with during the meeting.

2. Present: Councillors Cornwall, Kempster, Brake (in the chair), Brown, Kennedy, Monks, Davies (BCC)
Apologies for Absence: Councillors Kelly and Cashman

3. Declarations of Interest – none

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 12th March 2012 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation

6. Matters Arising
a) Transport for Bucks – Speed Limit Review (Various Roads, Various Parishes in Area 13 (30 and 40mph Speed Limit) Order 2012 was noted. The possibility of installing a temporary SID on Lower Icknield Way will be investigated. It was reported that some bricks are loose on the northern wall of the White Lion Bridge.
b) LAF – the next meeting is on 15th May 2012 at Stewkley commencing at 7pm.
c) Damaged street light – a request from a resident for a baffler on the light when it is replaced will be investigated. The insurance claim is being pursued.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) Countryside Voice all
c) Anglian Water – Drought Matters all
d) AVDC Become a Community Energy Champion all
e) AVDC Garden Waste Collection Service all
f) London Luton Airport – following correspondence from a resident, the matter will be discussed at the next meeting. Rachel Webb will attend the next LAF meeting to update Councillors and members of the public.
g) Tring Reservoir Liaison Meeting – 17th April 2012 at 2pm in Tring Town Council Chamber
h) Right of Way Problem on Footpath 8 – Noted

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman (see Parish Meeting minutes)

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies (see Parish Meeting minutes)

10. Police Matters (see Parish Meeting minutes)

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
11/20000/AWD Greatmoor Farm at southern end of WRG`s Ownership of Land at Calvert: Disused railway line to A41, Pit 6 of Calvert Landfill Site, Brackley Lane energy from waste facility, incinerator bottom ash processing; air pollution control residue treatment; access road from A41, revision of Pit 6 restoration scheme; surface waster management and habitat management and that the application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement
11/20007/AWD Retention of existing waste transfer station and associated plant and equipment (unit 32), soil screening, concrete crushing, storage (green waste for composting) and temporary timber storage (unit 33) and change of use of 32A from storage to waste storage in association with waste transfer station including one new building for storing recycled materials at units 32,32A, and 33 Marsworth Airfield North Site,. Cheddington Lane
Plans available to view at http://bucksplanning.buckscc.gov.uk/publicaccesslive/
10/01336/APP Marsworth Yard, British Waterways, Church Lane, Marsworth erection of 12 dwellings, conversion of former workshop to dwelling, upgrade boaters facilities, refurbishment of crane, associated access, parking and landscaping (Minor Amended Plans)
11/02740/APP The Barn, Cooks Wharf, Cheddington Road single storey rear and side extension and raising roof of existing rear projection
ii) Decisions:
11/02617/ATP 8 Vicarage Gardens, Marsworth fell one pine tree (T1)
APPEAL LODGED

iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment
12/00654/APP 6 Long Marston Road, Marsworth single storey front and rear extensions and relocation of oil tank to front of property
NO OBJECTION
12/00609/APP 14 Norvic Road, Marsworth demolition of existing conservatory and replacement with single storey rear extension
NO OBJECTION
12/00591/ATC 56 Vicarage Road, Marsworth fell acacia tree and no 5 leylandi. Reduce height of no 9 leylandi crown thin ash
NO OBJECTION following consultation with arborculturalist
iv) The Vale of Aylesbury Plan – Newsletter Issue 8 all
v) The Bulletin 14/21/28 March and 4/ 11 April all
vi) National Planning Policy Framework – briefing note from AVDC all
vii) White Lion – concern was raised about the loss of parking space caused by the closure of the Car Park. Contact will be made with AVDC in the hope of incorporating spaces in the plans as other developments in the village have reduce the number and alternative provision for parking should be made available.

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for March 12 – GM. No problems reported. The playground inspection visit (Wicksteed) will take place shortly.

Equipment check report for April @ May meeting – EK
ii) Play around the Parishes – Recreation Ground on 3rd August (2-4pm) and 29th August (10-12am)
iii) Grass Cutting on the Recreation Ground – this has been carried out by BCC as the School uses the area for sports. However, this arrangement may cease. As owners of the Recreation Ground, the PC will consider alternative contractors.

13. Village Hall:
i) Councillor Kempster reported that solar panels are being considered but costs are still uncertain. The chairs have been cleaned. 6 small baize tables have been removed from the Hall. If anyone knows the whereabouts of these items, please contact a member of the Hall Committee.

14.Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 31/03/12 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £19,592.10
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001316 D Slade £225.68
Cheque No 001317 BALC 110.54
Cheque No 001318 Roderick Wilson 900.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£50.35
d) Receipts:
Interest
£2.02
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Mazars – notice of audit of accounts for 2011/12
g) Zurich Municipal – insurance renewal due shortly.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 14th May 2012, 8pm, Marsworth Millennium Hall.

As there was no further business, the meeting closed at 9.17pm.

Minutes of Meeting held on 12th March 2012 in Millennium Hall, Marsworth at 8pm.

1. Adoption of Agenda – the following additional items will be dealt with during the meeting: White Lion, WI garden

2. Present: Councillors Brake (in the chair), Cornwall, Kennedy, Brown, Kelly, Kempster, Cashman (AVDC)
Apologies for Absence: Cllr Monks

3. Declarations of Interest – none

4. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 13th February 2012 – have been circulated, were approved and signed as a true record.

5. Public Participation – there were no members of the public present

6. Matters Arising
a) Parish Meeting – to be held on 16th April 2012 in Millennium Hall at 7pm.
b) LAF – the footpath/cycleway to Pitstone has been highlighted as a priority by the Local Area Forum. Sources of funding will be researched and support gathered in order to produce a bid for consideration.
c) Transport for Bucks – the following matters were reported to the Council
• Watery Lane will be closed to traffic on 26th March. The pothole has been repaired.
• The damaged street light at Lower End/Church Farm Lane will be replaced and an insurance claim made
• The possibility of installing a permanent Speed Indicator Device on Lower Icknield Way will be investigated
• A site meeting has been held with the Area Technician to consider a Traffic Order on Watery Lane with access for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders only. It was suggested that a turn around could be created at the gate to the Recreation Ground. The possibility of an s106 agreement with the developers of the Fencrete site will be investigated.
• The switching off street lights energy saving trial (supplementary consultation) is available on the Transport for Bucks web site.

7. Clerk’s Correspondence
a) TRPC Village News all
b) Chilterns News all
c) Clerks and Councils Direct all
d) BALC Best Kept Village Competition 2012 Noted
e) AVALC Information and Discussion Event on 26th March 2012 in Church Room, Aston Abbots at 8pm – Understanding the New Code of Conduct Noted
f) Application for Street Party in part of Vicarage Road, Pitstone was noted. The Council had no objection.
g) Bucks Big Ticket Giveaway – London Olympic Games 2012 tickets may be available (see posters and web site for further details)
h) BPFA Newsletter all
i) LCR all
j) The Clerk all

8. AVDC Report – Cllr Cashman reported the following:
• Marsworth Wharf – a final decision is imminent
• Issues about bus and train services should be forwarded to Cllr Cashman as he will be attending the AVDC Transport Users Group
• New Refuse and Recycling Service will commence on 4th September 2012.

9. BCC Report – Cllr Davies report not available.

10. Police Matters

11. Planning Matters
i)Decisions awaited (AVDC & BCC):
11/20000/AWD Greatmoor Farm at southern end of WRG`s Ownership of Land at Calvert: Disused railway line to A41, Pit 6 of Calvert Landfill Site, Brackley Lane energy from waste facility, incinerator bottom ash processing; air pollution control residue treatment; access road from A41, revision of Pit 6 restoration scheme; surface waster management and habitat management and that the application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement
11/20007/AWD Retention of existing waste transfer station and associated plant and equipment (unit 32), soil screening, concrete crushing, storage (green waste for composting) and temporary timber storage (unit 33) and change of use of 32A from storage to waste storage in association with waste transfer station including one new building for storing recycled materials at units 32,32A, and 33 Marsworth Airfield North Site,. Cheddington Lane
Plans available to view at http://bucksplanning.buckscc.gov.uk/publicaccesslive/
10/01336/APP Marsworth Yard, British Waterways, Church Lane, Marsworth erection of 12 dwellings, conversion of former workshop to dwelling, upgrade boaters facilities, refurbishment of crane, associated access, parking and landscaping (Minor Amended Plans)
11/02740/APP The Barn, Cooks Wharf, Cheddington Road single storey rear and side extension and raising roof of existing rear projection
ii) Decisions:
iii) AVDC & Bucks CC Plans for Parish Council comment
iv) AVDC The Bulletin – 29th Jan, 15/22Feb & 7 Mar
v) AVDC Neighbourhood Planning – invitation to briefing session on 13 or 14 March 6.30-8.30pm, identification form Noted
vi) Vale of Aylesbury Plan Stakeholder Forums – 28th & 29th March 2012 Noted
vii) White Lion – concerns were raised about the future of the trees adjacent to the Canal which are a feature of the area should the site be re-developed. The meeting was informed (by Cllr Cashman) that as this is in a Conservation Area, planning permission would have to be required before the trees could be managed or felled.

12. Environment & Amenity Matters:
i) Recreation Ground: Equipment inspection for Feb 12 – RB reported no problems.

Equipment check report for March @ April meeting – GM
ii) AVDC Touring Arts and Holiday Activities Programmes – a request will be made for 2 x 2hr. visits in the summer holidays.
iii) Tree on Recration Ground – will be pollarded on15th March 2012 at 8.30am
iv) Wicksteed Play Area Inspection – request will be made for annual inspection
v) WI Garden – DB and EK will have a site meeting to discuss a suitable position for a white garden to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee

13.Village Hall: (Councillor Kempster to report)

14.Finance Matters:
a) Monthly Finance status at 29/02/12 – Current a/c: £0.00

Business Reserve a/c: £20,031.81
b) Cheques to be agreed & drawn:
Cheque No 001312 D Slade
£267.88
Cheque No 001313 Andy Muskett Ltd £103.50
Cheque No. 001314 Bucks Playing Field Assoc £20.00
Cheque No. 001315 CPRE
£29.00
c) Direct Debit payments:
EON
£50.35
d) Receipts:
e) Section 137 Payment(s): none
f) Buckinghamshire Community Funding Fair – BK had attended to research possible funding streams for the footpath/cycleway to Pitstone
g) Financial Regulations and Standing Orders – review has taken place and approved.
h) EON – updated terms and conditions available
i) Nat West Bank – mandate updated
j) CILCA Training Course – application for bursary for Clerk’s training was approved.
k) Marsworth Charity – it was agreed to grant £300 towards the purchase of Diamond Jubilee mugs for the children of the Parish.

15. Date of Next Meeting:
Monday 16th April 2012 at 8pm in Marsworth Millennium Hall.
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