Agenda for 21st May 2015


Clerk to the Parish Council: Rebecca Abunassar, 12 Court Road, Strensham, Worcester WR8 9LP
Tel: 01684 292115, email:

To: All Members of Hanley Castle Parish Council

You are duly required to attend the Meeting of Hanley Castle Parish Council to be held after the Parish Meeting on Thursday, 21st May 2015 in Hanley Swan Village Hall


1 Election of Chairman 2015/16 & signing of Declaration of Acceptance of Office

2 Welcome & Apologies

3 Declarations of Interest & Dispensation Requests from Councillors

a) Register of Interests: Councillors are reminded of the need to update their register of interests.
b) To declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in items on the agenda and their nature.
c) To declare any Other Disclosable Interests in items on the agenda and their nature.
d) To Consider Written Requests from Councillors for the Council to Grant a Dispensation (S33 of the Localism Act 2011) – written requests to be with the clerk at least 4 days prior to a meeting

Councillors who have declared a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, or an Other Disclosable Interest which falls within the terms of paragraph 12(4)(b) of the Code of Conduct, must leave the room for the relevant items.

Failure to register or declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest may result in the commission of a criminal offence.

4 Election of Vice Chairman 2015/16

5 Election of Representatives

Staffing Committee (3)

Environmental Monitoring Group (3)

Worcestershire County Association of Local Councils (2)

Village Hall Committee (1)

Bus Passenger/Transport Representative (1)

Housing Association Development Liaison (1)

Lead Finance Member

Lead Neighbourhood Plan Member

Business Focused Member

Upton Library Representative

Hanley Castle Parochial Charities (2) – to note the existing appointments run from 2013 – 2017

6 To Confirm the Bank Signatories & amend the Mandate where necessary

7 To Confirm the Appointment of the Internal Auditor

8 Minutes:

To consider the approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday, 16th April 2015 (copy attached)

9 Matters Arising and Progress Reports for information:

Min 69c/13: Anne Ballinger gift, to propose ideas for usage of the money gifted to the Parish Council and discuss previous proposals

Min 70d/13: Cycle Route – Update, Cllr Adeney

Min 164/14: Cemex Application – Update Cllr Lamb

Min 45b/15: Bus Stop at Blackmore – Update

10 Finance:

a) To consider and APPROVE any payments notified in writing prior to the meeting.

b) To receive notification of receipts received.

c) Q4 Report/End of year Finances

11 Update on Projects Relating to the Section 106 Funding.

a) Cricket Club: Legal agreement currently being drafted,

b) Parish Council: Update on the installation of benches and signage,

c) Request for possible future projects for Section 106 Consideration: Simon Rowles

12 Planning:

a) To Consider the following application referred by MHDC for consultation:

15/00592/FUL   Aalps College, The Rhydd
2 no. 300KW biomass heating systems

b) To consider under the Scheme of Delegation any Planning Applications received between the publication of this agenda and the Meeting

c) Details of Decision Notices Received to-date:

14/01158/FUL & 14/01158/LBC – Hanley Hall, Gilberts End
Change of use of existing agricultural buildings & construction of a pool house
Approved 30th April 2015

15/00253/FUL – Serenity Spa, Upton Road, Hanley Castle
Change of use from Spa to outbuilding
Application withdrawn 12th May 2015

d) Details of Appeal Notices Received to-date:

None received

e) Details of enforcement action:

None received

13 Highways Matters

a) Report & Works for the Lengthsman: VAS agreement and new rota

b) Update on reported issues: Cllr Smith’s response & meeting with the school regarding parking

14 District & County Councillors Reports: for information

a) District Cllrs Mike Morgan & Tim Perry

b) County Cllr Tom Wells

15 Report of the:

a) Parish Paths Warden – (Peter Goodyear): Update on work agreed to be funded by the Parish Council 

b) Pond Wardens (Neil & Gigi Verlander)

c) Playing Field Warden (Graham Holmes)

d) Local Police

16 Environmental Matters

a) Report of the Environmental Working Group – to include verge project & Chapmans Orchard

b) The Big Lunch

17 Neighbourhood Development Plan – Update by Cllr Lamb

18 Correspondence

a) Three Counties Tickets

b) CALC Training Bulletin

c) Fire damage to the Youth Shelter

19 Topics raised by Councillors, Committees, Clerk & Parishioners

20 Councillors reports and items for future agenda: Each Councillor is requested to use this opportunity to report minor matters of information not included elsewhere on the agenda and to raise items for future agendas.

a) Coverdale Wood: possible community asset issue – Cllr Adeney

21 Date of next meeting: To confirm the date of the next scheduled meeting as 18th June 2015

The public and press are cordially invited to attend