OUTWOOD IN SURREY "The Village with the Mill"
OUTWOOD PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday 1st October 2019
at the Church Room
Present Cllrs J Howard, N Wyer, B.Gosling, R Yeldham, and M Baldock. Parish Clerk: L Charlesworth
Also present: Cllrs Thorn and Bourne ; Mr I Frow and Mr N Shaw; Mrs F Mellington and Mrs P Hewitt.
01/1001 Apologies Cllr Fitzgerald
01/1002 Minutes The minutes of the last meeting were approved and signed.
01/1003 Declarations None
01/1004County Councillor Cllr Thorn reported that Reigate fire station may close. There have been reports of mud on road from Etheringtons and recent accidents at that corner. A response is still awaited on points made by Surrey Highways to Sawmills application; Cllr Thorn to follow up with Surrey Highways. SCC aren’t likely to supply a bus stop but Cllr Thorn will ask again.
01/1005 District Councillor Cllr Bourne reported that the van on the verge on Rookery Hill has been removed. He told the meeting that TDC is now 10% over-budget and emergency measures are being put in place, with large scale projects put on hold. Cllr Bourne is hopeful that services won’t be cut.
01/1006 NT Cllr Baldock reported on recent NT volunteer activities including new waymarking posts on the common. 3 trees have been taken down in front of the Gables. Concerns were expressed about over-night camper vans in NT carpark and increased fly-tipping on NT land The NT are hoping to get a grant to extend the surfaced footpath on Outwood Common. The proposed trim trail is being investigated further; a GACT grant to be applied for.
01/1007 Planning Sawmills most recent application also discussed. New application on Green Lane not notified to OPC (2019/1584). OPC have indicated to TDC that they will not require paper plans, to save paper and postage costs.
01/1008MUGA/Wells Field More quotations for grass-cutting in 2020 to be sought
01/1009Training Cllrs Gosling and Baldock to attend SSALC AGM on 15th October in Dorking
01/1010 Sustainability Fi Mellington advised of the Village Meeting on 25th November in Lloyd Hall , A speaker from 10/10 Climate Action to inform on possible environmental initiatives and projects for consideration. Banner sitings to publicise meeting discussed. Judith Calver to be approached to possibly help with design.
01/1011Law and Order Police – apologies received.
Neighbourhood Watch –Cars in Miller’s Copse broken in to.
Speedwatch –Mr N Shaw presented a report on recent activity.
01/1012Reports Highways and Speed Limits – Cogmans Lane re-surfacing to take place this month. There were reports of some damaged and missing road signs.
Lloyd Hall – Cllr Gosling reported on the LHMC’s difficulty with their cleaning contract. Next meeting 14th November.
Aviation and Transport-Mr Frow reported on the RACC meeting of Thursday 19th September where the new MD was introduced.
Community matters- Community litter-pick on 28th September – 8 volunteers. The St John stonework repairs have been shortlisted for the King of Prussia award.
01/1013 Finance 011013/1 The payments list was approved.
011013/2 Report from Clerk accepted. Clarification of invoice for swing.
01/1014 Next agenda
01/1015 Next Meeting The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th November 2019.
Signed…………………………………. 12th November 2019