posted 7 Jun 2011, 06:12 by Dawn Grove


Present:                      Cllrs V E Tiso  P Timmis  P Whitehouse  Mrs V Turner  A Tingey


In attendance:           Ms C A Gilbert (Clerk)  Two residents


Apologies:                  None


Declarations of Interest



Minutes of the Meetings held on 24th March and 14th April 2011, previously circulated, were

            approved and it was proposed by Cllr Mrs Turner, seconded by Cllr Whitehouse and agreed

            that they be signed.


Matters Arising

Flagpole and oak posts for Churchside – Cllr Tiso informed that grant available from the LMIS

            fund and application form on County Cllr Matthew Ellis’ website.  Clerk to follow up.


Play Area

Awaiting report from Councillors.



SCC Highways: Neighbourhood Highway Team visit dates for Harlaston during the weeks

            commencing 1st August 2011 and 28th November 2011.  Suitable tasks for attention to be

            notified to the NHT nearer to those dates.

SCC:   ‘Your Staffordshire Card’ for use by any Staffordshire resident under the age of twenty for

            reduced bus travel, paying only £1 for any journey starting or ending in Staffordshire. 

            Notice posted on noticeboard.  More information on www.yourstaffordshirecard.info

SPCA: Training courses available for new Councillors and Clerks.  Costs of courses are an

            allowable expense and information passed to Cllr Tingey.

LDC:   Minutes of Parish Forum held on 6th April 2011.  Next meeting 1st September 2011.

            Armed Forces Day on Saturday 25th June 2011 – request support to honour Armed Forces

            by flying Union flag for duration of week commencing Monday 20th June.



Balances:   NatWest Bank £11,655.01   Coventry BS £2,332.82

Payment received:  LDC Precept - £6,000

Following payment requests were approved and it was proposed by Cllr Whitehouse, seconded by Cllr Mrs Turner and agreed that they be paid: 

            Village hall hire for meetings year to May 2011 - £90;  Chairman’s allowance - £100;

Clerk’s salary and administration expenses for six months to May 2011 - £662.27;

B&N Garden Maintenance cuts in April - £170;  Insurance renewal for 2010/11 - £585.80;

Community Council of Staffordshire subscription 2011/12 - £22;  Campaign to Protect

Rural England subscription 2011/12 - £20;  Smith of Derby re annual service of Church

clock - £213.60 (inc. VAT)




Application Withdrawn:

11/00206/FUL – Mr & Mrs Taroni, Haselour Hall, Haselour Lane, Harlaston – erection of

a temporary 3 bedroom dwelling for a rural worker


Urgent Business at the Chairman’s Discretion

Resignation of Clerk – three months’ notice given with effect from 12th May 2011.  Job advert to

            be put in Parish Magazine and advised to SPCA for circulation.

Co-option of Councillors to commence to fill the two vacancies remaining following the

            uncontested election on 5th May 2011.  Notice to be posted on noticeboard and applications

            received to be considered at next meeting.

The Chairman advised of his intention, with the help of fellow Councillors, to review any

            outstanding issues, including the Parish Plan.  Also, to initiate monthly meetings with a

            short forum before and after each Council meeting to facilitate residents’ comments.

Leak on Main Road opposite Willow Lodge on approach to village from Tamworth, previously

            reported to Severn Trent.  Clerk to follow up.

Road surface breaking up in Scotland Lane between bridge and public house and also outside

            Village Hall.  Clerk to contact Highways.


Next Meeting

To be held in the Village Hall on Thursday 2nd June 2011 at 7.30pm.


There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.45pm.