Agenda for 15th October 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, 15th October 2015 in Hanley Swan Village Hall.


1 Welcome & Apologies

2 Declarations of Interest & Dispensation Requests from Councillors

a) Register of Interests: Councillors are reminded of the need to update their register of interests, new ones were required to be sent to MHDC after previous meeting.

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 – Updated ones post election.

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.

Closure of the meeting to allow parishioners present to speak on any matters relating to the Parish. This item to be limited at the discretion of the chairman

3 Minutes:

To consider the approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday, 17th September 2015 (copy attached)

4 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 45b/15: Bus Stop at Blackmore

Min 98a/15: Parking at the high school

Min 98c/15: Speed Check on Welland Road

Min 145/15: Brickwalls Barn

5 Finance:

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

b) To receive notification of receipts received.

c) To receive Q2 financial report.

6 Update on Projects Relating to the Section 106 Funding.

a) Parish Council: Update on signage

7 Planning:

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

15/01205/FUL Oakmere, Oakmere Park Hanley Swan

Demolition of an existing store and an erection of a new office and equipment store for caravan park

15/01282/LBC Brickwalls Farm, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle

Replacement of existing windows, alternative to approval of 15/0445/LBC

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:

d) Details of Appeal Notices Received to-date:

None received

e) Details of enforcement action: None received

8 Highways Matters

a) Report & Works for the Lengthsman –

b) Update on reported issues – Ian Bamforth’s visit & Coverside section road ownership

9 District & County Councillors Reports: for information

a) District Cllrs Mike Morgan & Andrea Morgan

b) County Cllr Tom Wells

10 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

11 Environmental Matters

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

12 Neighbourhood Development Plan

Update by Cllr Lamb including consultation events.

13 Correspondence

a) Consultation on Twyning School becoming a feeder school for HCHS. (Details available on HCHS website)

b) Consultation on the forming of a multi-academy trust to include HCHS, Hanley Swan primary and Upton Primary. (Details available on HCHS website)

c) Consultation on revised statement of principles for the Gambling Act 2005 – MHDC – Papers circulated prior to meeting

d) MHDC Community News Letter – Circulated prior to the meeting

14 Topics raised by Councillors, Committees, Clerk & Parishioners

15 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.

16 Date of next meeting:

To confirm the date of the next scheduled meeting as 15th November 2015

The public and press are cordially invited to attend