Notice of Parish Council Meeting

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

Steeple Morden Village Hall

On Monday 11th December  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







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 13th November   2017

4.2          The Parish Council Planning Meeting held on the 22nd November  2017


        5.    Matters arising and carried forward from last meetings

5.1          A505 junction

5.2          St Peter & St Paul –follow up from Church regarding grant

5.3          Update on request for litter/dog waste bins

5.4          Assets of Community Value –Update on The Jester application


       6.     Finances

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

               6.2          Update on Anglian Water Sewage Charges

               6.3.         Budget/Precept 2018/19

               6.4          Village Hall Hire Fees


      7.      Recreation Ground/Conservation Area

7.1          Recreation Ground Maintenance –working group update

      7.2          Play Area

7.2.1      RoSPA Play Area Inspection Report 2017 –list of actions

7.3          Upgrade to Car Park Lights

7.4          Purchase of Storage Facility for Parish Council equipment

7.5          ‘Children Playing’ sign


8.  Maintenance

8.1          Footpaths  

8.1.1      Footpath 7

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


           9.Proposed use of The Green telephone kiosk


         10.  Proposal for Path between Steeple Morden and Guilden Morden


         11. Speedwatch


       12. Planning/Tree work Applications 

               12.1       Planning Ref S/3927/17/FL

Northbrook End Farm, North Brook End –Demolition of existing outbuildings and construction of additional loose boxes and young stock barn, and conversion of existing barn to provide a residential unit, ancillary staff accommodation, office, staff facilities,tack/feed store, classroom and storage area

(D & S Harrison & Backhouse –North Brook End Stud)

               12.2       Planning Ref S/3949/17/FL

                              52 The Green –Single storey timber outbuilding for use as a garden room

                              (Alexandra Da Costa)

               12.3       Planning Ref S/4167/17/DC (for information only)

Unit 11 Wyndmere Park, Ashwell Road –Discharge of conditions 3 (Materials), 4 (Hard and soft landscaping), 5 (boundary treatment), 6 (hard and soft landscaping), 7 (Ecology), 8 (Ecology), 9 (Foul water drainage), 10 (Surface water drainage), 11 (Traffic management plan), 14 (Hours of operating), 15 (External lighting), 16 (Covered and secure cycle parking) and 17 (Hours of operating) of planning permission S/2629/16/FL              

(E W Pepper Ltd)


       13.   To consider correspondence received including;


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


        15.                 Date of Next Meeting – 8th January 2018