South Hill Parish Council, the meeting held on 21st February 2023 included the following topics:
THE VACANCY on the parish council has been filled by the co-option of Mr Jim Gale, who lives in Trevigro. Jim was a councillor for several years then stood down in 2020. Jim has valuable business skills and now has more time. Although he was the only candidate and councillors didn’t have to fill the role, they were very pleased to welcome Jim back onto the council.
PLANNING APPLICATION PA22/09010 to convert stables at Taylors Shop to 3 holiday lets was supported but the council had serious concerns about road safety and the location of the proposed access onto the B3257.
RECREATION FIELD : Quotations were received for the tree surgery required to make the trees in the recreation field and play area safe. A local contractor was chosen with the proviso that the work is soon completed..
A proposal to manage the Recreation Field differently with more thought given to wildlife was received from local resident Andrew Price. There were some interesting ideas which the Council will follow up, and have a site meeting in the field.
CHEESEWRING CRICKET CLUB is still interested in using the Field. There is work to do on the risk assessment, insurance and bookings before the agreement can be finalised.
FOOTPATHS: The footpath at Woodland House, Maders is still obstructed, and the council has not had a reply to the letter sent to the landowner. The obstruction will be reported to the Countryside Access Team at Cornwall Council.
Notices have been posted on the track from near Jenant to Kelly Bray, the track which joins this one from Maders AND Water Lane, Mornick. The Parish Council have not been consulted on these applications to change the status of these tracks so will make enquiries.
THE NEW REPLACEMENT DEFIBRILLATOR has been fitted, at the Parish Hall, Golberdon, the cabinet is not locked. As before, if you find someone having a heart attack, start CPR, ring 999 and get someone to fetch the defibrillator. Turn it on and follow the instructions. Some sessions are being planned so that anyone interested can familiarise themselves with the equipment. This is NOT First Aid training. To ensure the defibrillator is always available for use, a few simple weekly checks are required. If you are near the Hall regularly and could do this, sharing this task with others, please contact the Council.
THE HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY has been slightly delayed. It is expected that the survey will be live by the time you read this! Letters will be sent to all residents containing a link to the survey. The survey is intended to run for 6 weeks after which the Affordable Housing Team will analyse the data and produce a report on South Hill parish housing needs.
ALLOTMENTS: Two allotments are available to rent in the new allotments, next to the Jubilee Orchard. If you are interested in an allotment please contact Cllr. Carol Samuel 07777 695 870.
GRANITE TROUGH: There was some useful feedback on possible sites to re-locate the trough. The consensus was to keep it as near as possible to its original site near Lamberts Well. It was agreed to contact CORMAC in order to find out if recessing the trough further into the bank, so that it didn’t project into the road, would conform to their requirements. If this is possible, the landowner is supportive provided the stability of the hedge is not affected.
CORMAC will be asked to return the trough to the parish for safe keeping until the exact location is agreed.
PARKING CHARGES in Car Parks throughout Cornwall are changing. The Free Parking on Sundays is due to end, but parking everyday will be free after 4pm. In Callington, the free first hour was being paid by the COOP. Callington Town Councillor Andrew Long is working with Cornwall Council to have this re-instated. The Parish Council is supporting Cllr. Long as this will benefit businesses in Callington and those of us who use them.
UPDATE FROM: Cllr David Skelton. For fully accurate information as to council meetings, readers should consult the minutes of council meetings at http://www.south-hill-pc.gov.uk/
All communication should be directed to Jenny Hoskin (Parish Clerk) Telephone 07810 234417, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Branston Farm, Bodmin Road, Bodmin PL30 4BB
NEXT meeting March 21st, starting at 7:30pm at the Parish Hall. All Welcome.