Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 8pm


1.    Public Session. Limited to 15 minutes.  

2.                        Acceptance of Apologies:

3.                        Dispensations:  

4.    Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 3rd January 2017

5.                  Matters Arising:  a. Website. 

     b. Update on rights of way works after last meeting.

6.                  Shropshire Council Local Joint Committee:  a.

           7.   Updates from Councillors: as per areas of interest. 

           8.   Planning: a. to be considered at meeting:  17/00417/FUL Conversion of 2 Barns with infill extension into a single dwelling and installation of a septic tank.  Proposed Barn Conversion NE of Chatwall Lawn Chatwall Church Stretton.

               b. Considered between meetings using delegated powers:

               c. Decisions: 16/04955/FUL: Erection of a two-storey rear extension: including insertion of dormer windows and roof lights.  5 The Hollies Cardington (No Objection). Grant full planning permission.

·      16/04736/FUL: Erection of an agricultural straw store.  Lower Brook Farm Church Preen.  (in Church Preen Parish.) (No objection). Grant full planning permission.

·      16/05670/FUL Erection of two storey infill between main house and existing barn and associated works.  Manor Farm Cardington.  Grant full planning permission.

d. Shropshire Local Plan: Consider Response. 

e.  Any other planning matters including any new planning applications received just before the meeting.

 9. Finance: a. Invoices to pay:    1. Vision ICT £360.00 chq 220. Website.

                         2. Mr Parry no more than £3000.00 chq 221 Highway maintenance.

                         3. Mrs J Madeley £539.98 Chq 222

                         4. HMRC £90.60 Chq 223

                         5. Cardington Village Hall

      b. Noticeboards.

      c. Consider further grant application to transparency fund.  (recommended by SALC.).     

      d. start to prepare bank mandate for new council.

      e. Approve internal auditors for the current financial year.

      f. Consider joining SALC £199.50

10. Work with St James’ PCC.  

 11. Shropshire council report.

         12. Cemetery: 

      a.  Wood sale.     

      b. Topple testing headstones.        

      c. Grass cutting contract.         

13  Highway Maintenance scheme: a. update.

       b. Contract for 2017-18

       14. Correspondence: a.   Information from residents about condition of stiles on rights of way.

               b. Clerks and Councils Direct

               c. Thank you correspondence regarding hedge cutting.      

       15.  Elections 2017.

       16. Lent Lunch 2017.

       17. Any other essential business- Note no decisions can be made under this item.        

  18.  Date of next meeting 16th May 2017.  Annual Parish Meeting and first meeting of the New Parish council. 















5b.  rights of way.  The countryside unit replied to the query re works on the rights of way network through the parish.


There are no immediate plans to work on paths in Cardington unless they are flagged up as high priority.  If you can let me know if there are any issues that he parish council feel are high priority I will take a look.  Is there any interest nowadays in any local residents volunteering to help maintain paths in the parish?  In the past the Shrewsbury Ramblers volunteers have come down to work on your issues with my help.  I look forward to hearing from you.” David Hardwick Area Rights of Way Officer (Central Shropshire).


8d. Shropshire Local Plan.  Clerk has read the document.  A copy has been emailed to those on email.  In order to try to help with the debate clerk has completed the relevant sections of the questionnaire a copy is with the papers.



9b. clerk has asked for a quote from the local cabinet maker.  At time of preparing it has not arrived (asked for in January)  a reminder has been sent..


10. St James PCC have the relevant consent to carry out works on the cemetery wall.  The quotes obtained are dated February 2016.  Clerk would like to suggest quotes are obtained in accordance with financial regulations and in view of the impending election delegated power is given to the clerk to work with the PCC to determine the most appropriate contractor and arrange for contracts to be drawn up. 


12a. clerk has obtained the funds for the wood. 


12c. Topple testing.  After the last meeting, no addresses were provided to clerk however one family contacted the clerk on a Sunday evening at 9pm.  That family knew their stone was unsafe and were arranging for it to be repaired. Another widow wrote to the chair of the parish council.  She was a little upset and had arranged for the stone to be repaired.  Clerk wrote back explaining why the stone had been laid down.  The third family have not been written to because a councillor emailed clerk to say the stone mason had reapired the stones free of charge.  What action does the parish council wish the clerk to take regarding contacting the families to inform them?


12d.  Four quotes have been requested to date one has been returned.  Clerk has chased.