Notice of Parish Council Meeting

I hereby give notice that Steeple Morden Parish Council will meet at

Steeple Morden Village Hall

On Monday 9th October 2017 at 7.30pm

All members of the Council are hereby summoned to attend for the purpose of considering and resolving upon the business to be transacted at the Meeting as set out hereunder.

All meetings of the Parish Council are open to parishioners and the public who may listen to but not take part in the discussion of the Council’s business.

Anyone wishing to raise a matter for consideration by the Council should write to the Clerk at the address below. Any letter received by the day before a Parish Council meeting is reported to that meeting. If information is readily available and/or the matter is on the agenda the Council may decide its action right away. If not then the item will be dealt with at the next meeting.

Sally Walmesley, Clerk






Co-option of Councillor


1.    Apologies for absence, declarations under the code of conduct and requests for dispensations


2.    Comments and observations from parishioners and members of the public


3.    County and District Councillors’ reports


4.    To approve the minutes of

4.1          The Parish Council Meeting held on the 21st August   2017

4.2          The Parish Council Planning Meeting held on the 30th August 2017


        5.    Matters arising and carried forward from last meetings

5.1          A505 junction

5.2          St Peter & St Paul

5.2.1       Funding of  Roof  Repairs

5.2.2       Agreement of grant towards burial ground grasscutting/tree work

5.3          Update on request for litter/dog waste bins

5.4          Odsey Scrap Yard


       6.     Finances

6.1          Agreement of Insurance Schedule 2017/18

6.2          To receive the financial statement and to approve the payment of bills

               6.3          External Audit 2016/17

               6.4          Update on Anglian Water Sewage Charges


      7.      Recreation Ground/Conservation Area

7.1          Recreation Ground Maintenance –working group update

7.1.1      Dangerous Willow Tree by Brook

      7.2          Play Area

7.2.1      RoSPA Play Area Inspection Report 2017 –list of actions

7.2.2      Damage to Play Area gate

      7.3          Disabled Toilet Light


8.  Maintenance

8.1          Footpaths  

8.1.1      Footpath 7

8.1.2      Footpath 10 –Minor Highway Improvement Scheme 2017/18 Application

8.2          Village Litter Pick


9.   CCC Minor Highway Improvement Bid 2018/19

      9.1          Speedwatch


10. The Jester Hotel –Application to Register as a Community Asset


       11. Planning Applications

               11.1       Planning Ref S/2997/17/FL

                              2A Cheyney Close –Two storey side extension

                              (Derek Powis)    

11.2       Planning Ref S/3011/17/NM

Northbrook End Farm (For information Only) –Non Material amendment to planning permission S/1405/17/FL: Addition of a window, altered internal arrangement, relocated parking and position of outbuildings and demolition of existing structures

(Brook End Stud)

               11.2.1    Payment of Public Open Space and Community Facilities Contribution –Signature of Indemnity Form

               11.3       Proposal for Land between 12-14 Station Road


       12.   To consider correspondence received including;

               12.1       Rubbish on Recreation Ground

               12.2       Aircraft Movements Correction of Information

               12.3       CCC Highway Depot Open Days 2017

               12.4       Steeple Morden PTA –Bonfire and Fireworks


       13.   Councillors' items for information and requiring the urgent attention of the Clerk


        14.                 Date of Next Meeting – 13th November 2017