Churchill & Blakedown
Parish Council Agenda

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Clerk : Roger Gurney, 56 Malvern Road, Powick, WORCESTER  WR2 4RT

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You are summonsed to attend a Meeting of Churchill and Blakedown Parish Council on WEDNESDAY, 21ST MARCH 2012, at 7.30 pm in the PAVILION, BLAKEDOWN SPORTS CENTRE, Birmingham Road, Blakedown

Councillors Mrs S Cartwright, P A Dearden, Ms S E Fowler, Mrs P V Hayward, M R Keys, J W Long,
B A Pitt, R J Shade and M Swindells


1.    Chairman’s Remarks

2.    To receive and consider apologies for absence 

3.    To receive any Declarations of Interest

4.    Community Policing: to receive a report from the Beat Officer/CSO (enclosed)

ADJOURNMENT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Residents are invited to give their views on
matters of concern

5.    Affordable Housing: Sally Horne Housing Officer, Wyre Forest DC, will be attending to talk on this issue, with some reference to the Nurseries site

6.          To consider Planning Application WF/12/0114,    Change of use from garden centre to
residential use with 42 dwellings comprising 7 bungalows, 33 houses and 2 flats, together
with parking, former Blakedown Nurseries, Belbroughton Road, Blakedown

7.    To receive reports from County Councillor and District Councillors  

8.    To consider and adopt the Minutes of the Meeting held on 15th February 2012 (enclosed)

9.    Progress reports for information:
(1)    Parish Web Site (Gordon Stevens)
    (2)    Handyman/Lengthsman (Mark Jones)
    (3)    Parish Plan Review Working Group, including Local Listing progress
    (4)    Holly hedge, Birmingham Road, Blakedown
    (5)    The Big Tidy Up
(6)    PACT meeting, 21st February
(7)    Diamond Jubilee celebrations
(8)    Proposed development at Top Hagley,

 10.    To consider Planning Applications.
(1) Applications received 
WF/12/0074    Single storey side extension, Fir Lodge, Brake Mill, Stakenbridge
WF/12/0111    First floor side extension and alterations, 81 Belbroughton Road,  Blakedown
WF/12/0115    Fell beech tree in rear garden and 3 pine trees in front garden, 11A Wannerton Road, Blakedown
WF/12/0142    Removal of single storey conservatory and erection of single storey rear extension with monopitch roof, 8 Birmingham Road, Blakedown
WF/12/3006/DEM    Demolition of Blakedown signal box, Mill Lane, Blakedown
(2) Planning decisions
WF/11/0662    Change of use from restricted sales to retail sales of bird and pet food,  Hodge Hill Nurseries, Birmingham Rd, Kidderminster - WITHDRAWN
WF/11/0736    Installation of 42 solar PV panels, Hodge Hill Nurseries, Birmingham Road, Kidderminster – GRANTED
WF/12/0008    Change of use from restricted sales to retail sales of bird and pet food, Hodge Hill Nurseries, Birmingham Road, Kidderminster – GRANTED
WF/12/0034    Extension to 2 classrooms, Blakedown C of E Primary School, Birmingham Road, Blakedown - GRANTED

11.    To consider a request from Blakedown Bolt for a grant (letter enclosed)

12.    Finance
(1) To note the current statement of accounts
(2) To receive the Receipts and Payments for 06.01.12 – 06.03.12 (enclosed)
(3) To consider and approve the following accounts for payment:
        Staples (UK) Ltd    £65.18 + £10.22 VAT (3 invoices)        £  75.40
        R D Gurney     salary, (Feb/March)                    £566.74
                expenses (Nov/February)                £  44.00   
                reimbursement for laptop battery £33.00 + £6.60 VAT    £  39.60
        HMRC     (fourth quarter)                            £189.05
        Open Spaces Society – subscription for 2012                £  40.00
        Churchill & Blakedown Sport & Recreation Committee – room hire    £  90.00
        Westcotec Ltd (traffic signs)    £5,250.00 + £1,050.00 VAT              £6,300.00
        Worcestershire CC (for 2 grit bins)    £270.00 + £54.00 VAT        £324.00
        Mark Jones    Handyman                        £280.00
                Lengthsman                        £160.00
13.    To receive an update on the Speed warning cameras.

14.    To consider highway matters, including variation of Traffic Orders, Birmingham Road   

15.    To receive an update on matters relating to The Avenue

16.    To receive an update on the acquisition of the Village Green

17.    To receive an update on the village car park, including the meeting with WFDC (letter enclosed)

18.    To receive an update on the Blakedown signal box

19.    To confirm arrangements for the Parish Meeting (18th April 2012)

20.    To receive a report on matters from CALC

21.    Correspondence (for noting)
(1) WFDC – consultation on draft South Kidderminster Enterprise Park
(2) Charter Trustees for the Town of Kidderminster – request for support for a Town Council
(3)Magazines etc, Newsline, Open Space, Clerk and Councils Direct
    (4) Neighbouring Parish Council agendas, etc – Kinver, Bewdley, Chaddesley Corbett

22.    Items of Parish interest for information only/Items for next meeting
23.    Next Meetings:
Annual Parish Meeting; Wednesday, 18th April 2012, at 7.30 pm in Blakedown Sports Pavilion
Annual Parish Council Meeting; Wednesday 16th May 2012 in Blakedown Sports Pavilion

16th March  2012            Roger Gurney, Clerk to the Parish Council

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