Bayford JMI School 19th November 2012
Parish Council Meeting
Present: Michael Wainwright (Chairman), Alan Fitzjohn, Bob Orme, Jane Honeyman,
George William Rowley, Maggie Broomer, (Clerk), Linda Haysey and 3 members of the
- Minutes of previous meeting
- Minutes of the previous meeting were read, signed and agreed by all the
- Matters Arising
Item 3:1 Peter Musk has yet to pollard the trees round the pond at Willow
Corner but has felled the ash tree in the playground.
Item 6:1 should read Peter Jessop and not Burton. GWR said that he had
thought it was a good idea that the council were looking at the parking
problem by the school not that the proposed yellow lines were a good idea.
Item 3:3 rail replacement buses are continuing to use Bayford Lane, David
Sitwell has rung Neal Lawson several times now but has as yet to have his call
returned. He will keep trying.
Item 6:7 the closure of Ashendene Road hasn’t taken place to date. No dates
for the work/closure of Bayford Lane, MB is pursuing this.
Removal of Section 106 at Burrowfield, Lower Hatfield Road, Bayford –
2 storey front extension and alterations to The Directors House, Bayfordbury,
Bayford – permission refused.
Demolition of existing dwellings and erection of replacement pair of semi -
detached dwellings for agricultural workers, 1 and 2 Penny Royal, Bayford –
New Entrance Gates and improvements to hedges, Bayfordbury Mansion –
- Payments since 17.09.12
BDO Audit x 2 cheques (full amount) 17.10.12 £180.00
John O’Connor September 17.10.12 £138.16
Peter Musk 30.10.12 £720.00
- Payments received :-
Precept 28.09.12 £2050.00
At 29.10.12 Current account balance is £10,097.26
At 28.09.12 Charity account balance is £2777.07
At 26.10.12 Business Saver Account balance is £828.72
The precept payment needs to be set for the financial year commencing 1st
April 2013, it was decided in view of the current balances in the accounts to
not increase the amount but to leave it at £4100.00.
- Any Other Business
Beryl Matthews of the Friendly Club has e-mailed MW asking for a donation
of £50.00 to help pay for either presents or drinks at the Christmas meal for
local residents. It was agreed by all councillors to pay this amount and also in
the future to give a donation towards an outing.
It has been reported to one of the councillors that there appears to be a new
access track created onto the bottom end of Bayford Lane from the fields.
AF to speak to Robert Sheriff who owns the field.
Mrs Dosser a resident of Ashendene Road has written to MW re parking on
the grass verge when there are events on in the village hall. Colin Taylor
chairman of the village hall committee has asked event organisers to ensure
that parking is primarily in the hall car park or sensibly on the road. CT to
speak to Gwen asking her to advise future hirers of the problem and also he
will meet with Mrs Dosser.
CT currently non executive chairman of Pre-school / chairman of village hall
committee has asked for a donation of £500.00 to help pay the pre school
fees. The councillors all voted unanimously to give the donation. The late
Cyril Judge in his will left money to the village hall. The flat roof of the front
porch has flooded badly and damaged pre school equipment. It has been
suggested to replace the flat roof with a low pitched roof and funding is
possibly available for this.The councillors all thought this was a good idea
and CT will approach EHDC planning dept. Pre school has raised the
£2000.00 needed for rails by the main side exit from the hall. Bill Brace asked
what celebration there maybe to mark the centenary of the village hall in 2013
CT replied that a luncheon and race night are currently being proposed.
JH was approached by Mr and Mrs Callaby re the ongoing flooding of the
village pond down Well Row. AF and MW have in the past unblock the drain
but with all the falling leaves it is probably reblocked. AF offered to attend to
the problem.Joyce Mentern commented that there is grass growing out of
some of the drains. There also appears to be diesel coming from the drains in
Well Row/alongside the field. JH to contact the Environmental Agency. AF
asked if the drains had been unblocked in Bayford Lane – MW to look into
GWR suggested a project for spring/next year to open up the Willow Corner
pond on the village side and dredge it as this has not been done since 1976.
Pollarding will help but whether this will be necessary if the pond is
redesigned. GWR to sketch a design and MW to put details in the next parish
BB asked about the ‘Rights of Way Improvement Plan’- no other plans at
BB asked if the black wheelie bin by the bus shelter could be removed – AF
to do this.
MB then read out the following correspondence:-
Hertfordshire Waste Development Framework – letter and CD received. Given
Herts draft LTP3 Inter-Urban Route Study has started and comments to be
made by 30.11.12- not applicable to Bayford
Community Car Scheme – our support, to utilise local knowledge and
contacts to promote the scheme is required – the church is implementing
New changes within Herts Highways – to report highway defect problems – on
website as before or Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4047.
Herts Building Preservation Trust – Annual report received.
EHDC District Planning Bulletin – received.
Boundary changes re local MP announced in local paper – Bayford proposed
to be under Welwyn and Hatfield.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
Next meeting is on Monday 21st January 2012 at 8.00pm
There being no further business the meeting ended at 9.30pm.