Agenda & Notice of Parish Council Meeting, 14th September 2023 7:30pm

Clerk: Philip Edwards (CiLCA) | Tel: 07988 471568 | clerk@hintonblewettpc.co.uk
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To Councillors: C Elliott, D Cox, D Duckett (Chairman), D Huffadine (Vice Chairman), J O’Nians and P Young
You are summoned to attend a meeting of Hinton Blewett Parish Council to be held at Hinton Blewett Village Hall on Thursday 14th September 2023 at 7.30pm. The agenda for the meeting appears below.

Philip Edwards, Clerk, 10th September 2023


(15min) 7:30

Members of the public may raise any matter during this session for not more than three minutes, by addressing the Chairman. The rest of the meeting is closed to public participation. The public and press may attend the meeting unless the Council enters a confidential session, please notify the clerk of any intention to film or record.


2307_[2] Apologies for Absence

(2min) 7:45

To note and decide on apologies for absence.

2307_[3] Declaration of Interest

(2min) 7:47

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary or personal interests and consider any dispensation requests in accordance with the PC Code of Conduct.

2307_[4] Confirmation of Minutes

(3min) 7:49

TO RESOLVE: The Parish Council meeting minutes of Thursday 13th July 2023 are confirmed as an accurate record and signed by Chairman.


2307_[5] Chairman’s Report

(5min) 7:52

  • To receive a report from the Chairman
    • The Chairman attended the police Independent Advisory Group where a brief was received on the county lines effect on communities. The Chairman will report further at the next meeting.
    • Following reports of crime in the village, the Chairman liaised with the police. The police advised that for Hinton Blewett reports indicate a low crime rate, with one crime reported and one incident of antisocial behaviour reported. The public need to report incidents directly to the police for the police to be aware of local crime. Cllr Huffadine will give details of how to report to the police via the newsletter. It was highlighted that any reports of incidents made on facebook will not be picked up by the police.
    • The Chairman attended a meeting with the police commissioner, where a brief was received highlighting that 51% of crime is committed online. The Chairman will report further at the next meeting.

2307_[6] Clerk’s Report

(8min) 7:57

  • To receive a report from the Clerk
  • The Clerk attended the AONB training and presentation on planning applications in the AONB
  • To note: correspondence shared with council members (see appendix)
  • To note: BANES highways has been contacted on behalf of a resident concerning clear up required after Coley Hill works
  • Pension notifications for The Pension Regulator has been renewed as required.
  • The Chairman requested the Clerk to proceed with arranging painting the bench with wood treatment based on the £125 quotation reviewed in the previous council meeting. This included the parish council purchasing and providing basic materials and wood treatment.

2307_[7] Councillor Responsibilities and Meetings attended

(4min) 8:05

  • To note: any reports on councillor responsibilities and meetings attended
  • To note: Cllr Huffadine has produced the next newsletter for the Clerk to print.
  • To note: Action taken regarding the annual play inspection report
    • Cllr Ducket has removed the park bench as it is no longer safe
    • Cllr Ducket has checked the park goal posts and considers that they need no immediate remedial action
    • Cllr Ducket has offered to arrange repairs to the entrance gate
  • TO RESOLVE: Action required regarding annual play inspection report

2307_[8] Ward Councillor’s Report

(4min) 8:09

  • To receive a report from BANES District Cllr David Wood

2307_[9] FINANCE

(5min) 8:13

(a) Payments and income – see appendix 2023-09 Finance Reports

  1. TO RESOLVE: payments to approve listed in finance report
  2. To note: payments and Income listed in finance report
  3. To note: bank reconciliation
  4. To note: Year to date spend against budget


(5min) 8:18

TO RESOLVE: Application Reference23/03255/TCA
Application Address: The Old Rectory , Upper Road, Hinton Blewett, Bristol, Bath And North East Somerset, BS39 5AN
Proposal: T1-Ash, dismantle and remove to the height of the boundary wall. Evidence of Ash die back. (See planning portal for full proposal)

TO RESOLVE: Application Reference23/03160/CLPU
Application Address: 15 Lower Road, Hinton Blewett, Bristol, Bath And North East Somerset, BS39 5AX
Proposal: Erection of side and rear extensions (Certificate of Lawfulness for a Proposed Development).
To Note: The council has not received an official consultation request for this application.

Delegated responses to report:

Application Reference: 23/02984/REM
Application Address: Homefield, Whitehouse Lane, Hinton Blewett, Bristol, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 4PS
Proposal: Removal of condition 2 of application 12/03887/FUL
The Parish Council SUPPORTS this application. (with comments)

Application reference: 23/02769/ADCOU
Application Address: Glanville Farm , Lower Road, Hinton Blewett, Bristol, Bath And North East Somerset, BS39 5AT
Proposal: Prior approval request for change of use of agricultural building to 3 no. dwellings (Use Class C3)
The Parish Council DOES NOT OBJECT to this planning application. (with comments)

Recent planning application updates and parish council submissions/comments can be viewed online at:
https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/webforms/planning/search.html#advancedSearch (select ‘Hinton Blewett’ under ‘PARISH’ )


(2min) 8:23

TO RESOLVE : Date of next meeting: Thursday 9th November 2023, 7.30pm at Hinton Blewett village hall.

Schedule of council meetings: https://hintonblewettpc.co.uk/diary-of-parish-council-meetings/


Appendix of links to documents and reports:

2023-09 Finance Reports

Finance reports and payment schedules for the Parish Council meeting.

  • Posted: 6th September 2023
  • Version: 1.1

Jubilee Bench Treatment

Before and after photos of Jubilee Bench treatment on the Barbury

  • Posted: 14th September 2023

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting, 13th July 2023, 7:30pm

Minutes and associated documents for the parish council meeting.

Play Inspection report, 3-8-2023

Annual play inspection report

  • Posted: 17th August 2023

Appendix of correspondence:

To view appendices, please view this document on our website