Mrs. B. Williams (Chairman)
Miss V. Aldridge
Mrs. J. Constable
Mrs. J. Gardiner
Clerk: T. Reynolds
Apologies received from: Cllr. Mrs. V. Chown; P.C.M.O. E. Grey
(RESOLVED that since Cllr. Mrs. Chown’s illness will see her miss meetings until after Christmas,
a bouquet of flowers be given to her with the best wishes of this Council. The Clerk to arrange.)
Cornwall Councillor M.A. Kaczmarek; D. Dyer, G. Nelson, L. Smith, B. Avert, C. Menear
Mr. Dyer asked what progress is being made with making Footpath 5 available to the public again. It was felt that the chances of this happening are extremely slim since the Ramblers Association did not back a previous attempt by this Council to have the path reinstated – the Clerk to obtain a statement from Cornwall Council. He also asked for a response to the matter concerning waste collection he had raised at the September meeting. It then transpired that an original e-mail, plus a follow-up, sent by the Clerk to C.C. Kaczmarek had not been received. The latter requested a third attempt so that he could give the situation his attention. Mr. Dyer commented that a number of street lights were not lit in the village on this evening to which C.C. Kaczmarek responded that Western Power Distribution were aware of the situation and were investigating. Finally, Mr. Dyer asked where a seat proposed for the triangle of grass adjacent to the Mills Hall on which a bus shelter stands is to be placed. He was informed that the matter is at an early stage of development and would be debated later in this meeting.
Mr. Nelson asked why this Council, when submitting no objections to his planning application to construct a kitchen and bathroom extension to his terraced cottage at Croft Row, had included a request that a condition of approval should be the neighbouring properties are not impaired by internal or external wall removals since this is not a planning matter, he claimed. Councillors took the opposite view, however, considering that it was appropriate that any structural changes to the applicant’s cottage must not have an adverse effect on cottages on either side.
Mr. Avent and Miss Smith, from Ponsanooth, spoke on the planning application they had submitted for the erection of a dwelling at Primrose Cottage, Consols Road, for which outline planning permission had already been approved by Cornwall Council. They were aware that this site is actually in Gwennap Parish, despite being so close to Carharrack village. Mr. Menear, their agent, also contributed facts on the application. C.C. Kaczmarek said that he aware of the application, having attended a Gwennap P.C. meeting last Friday, and, in supporting the application, was looking for more local stone to be incorporated in the front elevation of the building. This was duly acknowledged by the applicants.
The Clerk reported that during August there had been three reported crimes in Carharrack, these being a vehicle crime at Higher Park Stenak (investigation complete, no suspect identified); Anti Social Behaviour at Trevince Parc and the third under the Violence and Sexual Offence heading at United Road (under investigation),
Cornwall Councillor Mark Kaczmarek reported:
from Cory will not be forthcoming from Biffa.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Cllr. Mrs. Williams declared an interest in matters involving I.C.E. and Cllr. Martin concerning planning application 506.
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 19th September are a true and accurate record of proceedings and they were duly signed by the Chairman. Additional copies were made available for display at Carharrack Stars, Carharrack Club and the Mills Hall.
507 Construction of a domestic wooden shed and formation of a new pedestrian access
Mayfield Cottage, Squire Lane
SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd.
Councillors do not consider that they have the technical knowledge to oppose this application for an
extension of time to complete the restoration of the United Mines Landfill Site but they cannot agree to the
bridleways at the site remaining closed to public use for an extended period. It is considered that it should be
quite possible for SUEZ to have the bridleways open to public use in the near future, albeit with signage erected
directing the public to confine movements to the designated pathways and to be aware that there might be large
machinery operating nearby. Should it be necessary to close a bridleway for a short period because machinery is
actually working on or dangerously close to the bridleway, this would be acceptable but not the delayed,
permanent, closure. This Council is aware of the response submitted by Gwennap Parish Council along similar
lines and supports the observations made.
(It was noted that the conditions requested by this Council had been incorporated in the approval)
505 Mr. G. Nelson, 6 Croft Row
Proposed kitchen and bathroom extension
Cllr. Mrs. Constable left the meeting at this point 8.45 p.m.
An invoice had been received from Mark Herman, contractor, covering the second cutting of certain paths within the parish and in view of the very good condition of the finished work, as commented upon by Chris Cottell, Parish Footpath Officer, it was RESOLVED to settle his account. It was noted that the timber bollards normally on Footpath 13 (Sparry Bottom to the B3298) at the junction of Squire Lane are no longer there and Cllr. Garbett reported that there is mud/gravel on the surface of Footpath 7 (Little Carharrack to School Hill, St. Day) which requires removal. The Clerk to notify Gavin Henderson.
C.C. Kaczmarek left the meeting at this point 8.50 p.m.
Carn Marth Trust
Cllr. Garbett reported that he had attended a meeting of CMT in September when the continuation of the bracken poisoning by contractor at a cost of £1,000 had been the significant matter discussed. Their AGM will take place on Thursday, 3rd November.
A meeting had taken place on the morning of this meeting involving Cllr. Martin, Ben Dickinson of Cormac Solutions and the Clerk to discuss the flooding at Sparry Lane. Mr. Dickinson was able to see at first hand the problems caused by Cormac Solutions staff flail cutting the deep ditch running alongside Sparry Lane but leaving cuttings in the ditch rather than spreading them along the adjacent hedge row. The drainage pipe leading under the access road serving a property was fully blocked and water was about to overflow on to the highway and from there to the properties of Sparry Farm and Sparry Farm Cottage. Mr. Dickenson agreed to provide right away sand bags to divert such a flow of water and to get a team out as soon as possible to attend to the ditch.
Cornwall Council had advised that roads serving the Poldory View/Meadows/Villas housing development off Sparry Lane have become highways maintainable at the public expense from 27th September, 2016.
The Clerk reported that he had written to Mr. R. Ladd of Carnside requesting that he has his hedge running between Alma Terrace and Firtree Farm trimmed back since it was overhanging the footpath. Mr. Ladd had acknowledged the request and the hedge suitably cut back.
Cllr. Miss Aldridge reported a situation she had been informed of at Chapel Terrace where a notice concerning the need to clear away dog’s mess might be causing an obstruction to pedestrians. Cllr. Mrs. Gardiner offered to follow-up on the following day.
Mr. T. Harry of St. Day had written to invite Councillors to attend a meeting at St. Day Church Hall on Tuesday evening, 1st November at 7.00 p.m. to debate speeding traffic at both his village and Carharrack. The Chairman and Cllr. Miss Aldridge volunteered to attend as did the Clerk who had also notified Carharrack Neighbourhood Watch of the meeting since they have been deeply involved in tackling speeding issues.
It was noted that, without a request from this Council – not having received complaints from home owners/occupiers – a new tarmac surface has recently been laid for the full length of the comparatively little used Squire Lane by Cormac Solutions
It was RESOLVED to hold a further litter picking session on Sunday morning, 6th November commencing at 10.00 a.m. from the Mills Hall. The Clerk to book a room at the hall, obtain the litter picking gear from Cornwall Council and provide refreshments and Cllr. Garbett to place posters on the four notice boards inviting parishioners to join in. The Clerk also to dispose of the collected litter direct to the United Mines Site.
The Chairman reported that the item of play equipment taken away for repair by Cornwall Council and subsequently returned has again been taken away but without any contact from C.C. She intended to make the necessary follow-up.
The goal mouths in the mini football pitch had been returfed and it was RESOLVED to pay the invoice received for £85.00, this sum being half of the overall cost with I.C.E. paying the balance.
Carharrack News Quarterly Magazine
Cllr. Garbett, again congratulated by Councillors for the Autumn edition, reminded them that the copy date for the winter edition is 10th November. It was RESOLVED that two advertisers, who had not paid their invoices for advertisements that have appeared in previous issues despite having received a follow-up from the Clerk, should have them discontinued.
Grass verge adjacent to the Mills Hall
Karen Andrews of Cormac Solutions had responded to the Clerk’s suggestion that this Council would be prepared to provide a bench seat to be placed on the Cornwall Council owned verge to prevent vehicles from being parked on it by offering to provide quotations for installing the bench either on a concrete plinth or into concrete holes. It was agreed that this Council’s offer was to share the cost of locating a bench at this site not covering the whole cost and this would be conveyed to Karen Andrews.
UNITED MINES LANDFILL SITE
Cllr. Martin gave a full report on the latest meeting of the Liaison Group that he had attended which had concentrated on the reasons for SUEZ seeking to extend the period for the restoration of the landfill site to 31st December, 2018.
Nothing to record.
It was confirmed that the Annual Meeting of Plot Holders will take place on Saturday morning next, 29th October, commencing at 10.00 a.m. The Chairman would take along the revised prices for each plot to that gathering. The Clerk reported a number of enquiries for plots from both existing plot holders and newcomers which could be followed-up after the meeting.
of brambles was needed to help wild flowers to establish – this probably best being undertaken in February next year.
7. Mills Hall. Nothing to record.
8. Museum. Nothing to record.
9. Village Leaflets. Nothing to record.
Clerks & Councils Direct – magazine For circulation
E-mail from former Carharrack resident and CC Kaczmarek’s response For circulation
Trago Mills – Pensioner’s Discount Week, 21st to 25th November For circulation
Kernow Matters To You – Campaign re. ‘Devonwall’ For circulation
St. Day P.C. – Draft minutes for October meeting For circulation
Gwennap P.C. – Minutes of August and September meetings For circulation
Cheques were signed for:
£ 300.00 M.K. Herman Footpath cutting
£ 85.00 D. Evatt Returfing goals at the Recreation Ground
An Internal Audit for the quarter ending 30th September, 2016, had been carried out by Cllr. Martin and all found to be in order.
Monday, 21st November
The meeting closed at 10.15 p.m.