Agenda for 19th May 2016


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 Annual Meeting of Hanley Castle Parish Council to be held after the Parish Meeting on Thursday, 19th May 2016 in Hanley Swan Village Hall.


1 Election of Chairman 2016/17 & 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, 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 and agree all requests from Councillors for the Council to Grant a Dispensation (S33 of the Localism Act 2011) for the term of office post election – Councillors to consider all committees/groups they are involved with

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

4 Election of Vice Chairman 2016/17

5 Election of Representatives

Staffing Committee (3)
Environmental Working Group (3)
Worcestershire County Association of Local Councils (2)
Village Hall Committee (1)
Bus Passenger/Transport Representative (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, 21st April 2016 (copy attached)

9 Matters Arising and Progress Reports for information:

Min 69c/13: Anne Ballinger gift – Costs of Noticeboards & Plaques (S Darwent)
Min 98c/15: Speed Check on Welland Road
Min 176b/15: Road safety improvements at Cross Hands

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 – External Audit Declarations

d) Min 45a/16: Café Market’s proposal to purchase of a VAS

11 Planning:

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

16/00581/PDN Oaklands, Picken End, Hanley Swan, WR8 0DQ
Notification for a Proposed Larger Home Extension

16/00586/HOU Quakers Farm, Welland Road, Hanley Swan, WR8 0DA
Proposed single storey extension and internal alterations to existing

16/00588/LBC Quakers Farm, Welland Road, Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, WR8 0DA
Proposed single storey extension and internal alterations to existing kitchen.

16/00572/ADV Industrial Units At (Os 7985 4366), Blackmore Park, Hanley Swan,
New signage on building

16/00566/FUL Home Farm, Blackmore Park, Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, WR8 0EF
Erection of a timber framed general purpose agricultural building (retrospective)

16/00556/FUL Offices Rear Of, The Balconies, Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, WR8 0DN
Change of use of existing first floor office to domestic study in association with the Dwelling.

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:

2 Dwellings on White Cottage

e) Details of enforcement action: None received

12 Highways Matters

a) Report & Works for the Lengthsman

b) Update on reported issues –

i) Gilberts End
ii) Coverfield section – road ownership and pothole repair

13 District & County Councillors Reports: for information

a) District Cllrs Mike Morgan & Andrea Morgan

b) County Cllr Tom Wells – Update on his recovery

14 Report of the:

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

b) Pond Wardens (Neil & Gigi Verlander) – Received in Parish Meeting

c) Playing Field Warden (Graham Holmes) – Received in Parish Meeting

d) Local Police – Received in Parish Meeting

15 Environmental Matters

a) Report of the Environmental Working Group

b) The Big Lunch

16 Neighbourhood Development Plan

Update by Cllr Lamb

17 Correspondence

a) Three Counties Tickets

18 Topics raised by Councillors, Committees, Clerk & Parishioners

19 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.

20 Date of next meeting:

To confirm the date of the next scheduled meeting as 16th June 2016

The public and press are cordially invited to attend