Present: Cllrs V E Tiso P Timmis P Whitehouse Mrs V Turner A Tingey
In attendance: Ms C A Gilbert (Clerk) Two residents
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.