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Minutes April 2016
SHIPLEY PARISH COUNCIL
Parish Council Meeting
MINUTES OF SHIPLEY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD
TUESDAY 26th APRIL 2016
THE SHIPLEY PARISH ROOM, THE FIELD, SHIPLEY
COMMENCING AT 6.30 P.M.

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In Attendance:-

Councillor Greg MacDonald (Chairman)
Councillors Mrs. M. Jackson, Mrs. T. Skelton, K. Stevenson, P. Taylor & D. Wood.

Also in attendance: Mrs. Sharon Bamford and Mr. Dean Watson, Mr. D. Hollingsworth.

150/2016 APOLOGIES

The meeting received apologies from Parish Councillors Dr. C. Perko, Derbyshire County Councillor Paul Jones, Borough Councillor Richard Iliffe, Ripley Neighbourhood Police Team.

RESOLVED:- The apologies received and accepted.

151/2016 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

The following Members declared an interest in agenda matters:-

Councillors Mrs. T. Skelton & D. Wood declared a personal interest in agenda item 13(a) Shipley Parish Room Trust, as members of the organisation. The member only updated on the Trust’s activities.

RESOLVED:- Noted.

152/2016 TO CONSIDER PARISH COUNCIL CO-OPTION

Mr. D. Watson and Mrs. S. Bamford addressed Council to express their interest in becoming a co-opted Parish Councillor for the Shipley Parish.

The Chairman, on behalf of the Parish Council, extended appreciation to both applicants for their informative addresses.






153/2016 EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC ORDER

RESOLVED:-

That in accordance with section 100a(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, in view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted, it is advisable in the public interest that the public and press be excluded from the meeting and they be instructed to withdraw.

154/2016 VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLOR – CO-OPTION (One)

RESOLVED:-

That Mr. D. Watson of Nutbrook Cottage, The Field, Shipley duly co-opted onto the Parish Council.

155/2016 PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY

The Chairman reported on receipt of a letter of resignation from Councillor Paul Taylor, submitted as the Member is moving away from the area.

RESOLVED:-

The Clerk advised the Borough Council would be advised and the formal notices to be displayed accordingly.

NON-EXEMPT BUSINESS

156/2016 MINUTES

The following Minutes were circulated for consideration by Council:-

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held Tuesday 23rd February 2016.

RESOLVED:-

That the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 approved. The Chairman, on behalf of the Parish Council, signed the document as a true record of the proceedings.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

157/2016 BOROUGH COUNCIL REPORT

Apologies for absence received from Cllr R. Iliffe.

158/2016 COUNTY COUNCIL REPORT

Derbyshire County Councillor Paul Jones had submitted his apologies. A written report was received by Council as attached:-
Derbyshire County Council
For 2016/17 we have committed the following to Greenway maintenance
The Field Shipley-essential bridge repair £27,000
Bell lane Bridge providing access Flat Meadow Farm £50,000
Compulsory Acadamisation of Local Authority Schools
We've pledged to do everything we can to oppose government plans to turn all the county's schools into academies.
The proposals were laid out a meeting of the full council on Wednesday 13 April 2016, along with the warning that the Government's new proposed compulsory academy programme could have a negative impact on the county's schoolchildren, particularly in rural areas.
It was agreed we'd support schools to ensure all children in Derbyshire get the best education they can to fulfil their potential.
Our cabinet member for children's services Councillor Jim Coyle said:
"There's absolutely no evidence that academies improve outcomes for children, so it mystifies me why the Government insists on pressing ahead with this stance.
"There's no appetite for it in Derbyshire and we will do all we can to support parents and schools opposing the move."
Chancellor George Osborne announced during the budget last month a proposal to turn all schools into academies by 2022.
All schools in special measures or with serious weaknesses must, by law, be issued with an academy order and be compelled to academise. But the latest proposal for compulsory academisation for all schools has prompted county councillors to act.
Nationally, academies make up 22.4% of schools, 14.5% of primary schools and 61.4% of secondary schools.
In Derbyshire, the numbers are much smaller − 4.3% of primaries and 44.4% of secondary schools are academies.
Local authority schools control their own budgets and run their own affairs. But we play a role in:
• supporting and challenging schools to be the best they can be
• championing all children and their families.
• helping groups of Derbyshire schools work collaboratively to improve standards.
Academies are funded directly by central government and are run by trusts, some of which are national chains.
Rural schools would be worst hit if compulsory academisation is introduced as the new funding formula for schools would make small schools unviable.
We plan to fight the Government's proposals by:
• Lobbying Government
• Supporting parent groups working to oppose academies
• Supporting schools to resist academisation if they're good or outstanding.
Talk fostering events
Drop in to one of our friendly, informal events to speak to Derbyshire foster carers about their experiences of fostering.
Bring the family, no need for an appointment. There's free parking and fostering staff will be there for advice and information, tel: 0800 083 7744 if you'd like more details in advance.
2016 Events
• Wednesday 18 May between 2pm and 5pm, William Greg Leisure Centre, Heanor
• Saturday 21 May between 10am and 12pm, Queen's Park Sports Centre, Chesterfield
• Saturday 21 May between 10am and 2pm, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
• Monday 23 May between 9am and 5pm, Rink House, Rink Drive, Swadlincote
• Tuesday 24 May between 5pm and 7pm, County Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock
• Wednesday 25 May between 4pm and 6pm, West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton
• Wednesday 6 July between 5pm and 7pm, County Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock
• Wednesday 16 Nov between 5pm and 7pm, County Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock
We're re-launching our Blue Badge crackdown campaign
We're warning people caught misusing their Blue Badge parking permit that they face having it confiscated and being fined £1,000 in a new crackdown on cheats.
Blue Badges are issued to people with severe mobility problems and a badge holder can display their badge in their car or any vehicle they're travelling in, to park closer to where they need to be. In some areas displaying the badge also allows them to park for free.
We've launched a new crackdown campaign and our parking enforcement officers will step up the regular checks they carry out in the county's parking hotspots.
Strict rules govern the use of a Blue Badge and people shouldn't use one if:
• it doesn't belong to them − it must not be borrowed or used after the genuine badge holder has died
• the badge holder is not in the car, including when the car is being parked
• the holder no longer qualifies for the badge or it is out of date.
There are currently just over 52,600 Blue Badge holders across Derbyshire and 5,600 new applications were approved last year.
Changes introduced to the scheme by the Government in 2012 have improved administration and made it easier to stop fraudulent production and illegal use of the badges, ensuring only genuine users benefit.
All new applicants and people re-applying also have to undergo an assessment to see if they should qualify for a badge.
Information on all applicants is held on a national database and the Blue Badges are now designed to a higher specification, making them more difficult to copy.
As well as the increased number of parking hotspot checks, we're also launching an amnesty and appealing to anyone who has or uses a badge that they shouldn't to send it back.
Our parking enforcement officers will be paying particular attention to areas where disabled people have reported misuse of Blue Badges, and will be checking that the Blue Badge holder is with the car it's being displayed in.
If they suspect a badge is being misused, they may phone a Blue Badge holder's home to check they're not at home while their Blue Badge is being used by someone else.
People caught misusing the badge risk having it taken off them or fined, and latest figures for 2014 show that our parking enforcement officers handed out 26 penalty charge notices for failure to display a valid Blue Badge.
People can now report Blue Badge cheats by phoning Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 or they can email parking@derbyshire.gov.uk
Child sexual exploitation review
We're reviewing how child sexual exploitation can be prevented and how victims are supported.
Our Improvement and Scrutiny People Committee wants to understand people's awareness and understanding of child sexual exploitation, about the help which is available and how they think children can be better protected.
Residents − as well as organisations that help safeguard children − are being encouraged to contribute to the review.
Victims of abuse are being contacted directly to gather their views about support services.
The online consultation will close on 28 March 2016.
The committee will use the contributions to write a report which will be considered by our Cabinet in the summer.
Our Improvement and Scrutiny People Committee Chair Councillor Diane Charles said:
"Child sexual exploitation is a national problem that hurts the most vulnerable people.
"We're carrying out this review to make sure the council is doing everything it can to keep children safe and support victims.
"We want to hear from as many people and organisations as possible − and we would urge anyone who has been a victim of abuse but hasn't come forward to report it to the police immediately."
Residents can contribute to the review online.
Organisations can contribute to the review online.
To complete the survey in paper format email: david.rose@derbyshire.gov.uk or contact David Rose on tel: 01629 538263.
New Youth Council decided
More than 22,000 young people had the opportunity to cast their votes to decide the line-up of the next Derbyshire Youth Council.
Results of our Big Vote elections were announced yesterday (Thursday 10 March 2016) at our headquarters in Matlock.
During a week of voting, pupils in a total of 42 schools, special schools, academies and colleges voted. They chose which of the 117 hopefuls would take up a seat on the youth council.
There were 42 seats up for grabs and the successful candidates will be youth council members for the next two years.
The youth council represents secondary schools, special schools, colleges, and children in care and will be made up of elected members aged from 11 to 19.
The full council meets for a full day conference every two months to work on projects and issues important to young people, and they attend other partner meetings.
The date of the first conference for the newly elected councillors will be Saturday 19 March 2016 at County Offices, Matlock.
Young people in Derbyshire were able to canvass for a place, with support from schools, parents and our staff.
Schools helped promote the elections and encouraged young people to get involved.
Students in schools and colleges as well as children in our care each had a vote to decide who their local representative will be.
Our local representative on the Youth Council is New members of the Derbyshire Youth Council by area are:
• Heanor Gate Science College, Gracie Routledge
2016 Community Transport - Local Bus Consultation
Consultation opening date17 February 2016
Consultation closing date 24 April 2016

What this consultation is about
Tell us what you think about our proposals for subsidised local buses and community transport services.
By 2020 the funding we get from Government will be more than a third lower than in 2010.
We're protecting frontline services and vulnerable people as much as we can, supporting businesses and the voluntary sector and protecting local jobs.
We've done everything we can to keep services running while our budgets are cut back year-on-year. We've sold off land and buildings, reduced back office costs and significantly cut the number of senior managers.
But the size of the cuts mean we have no choice about scaling back most of the services we provide - particularly when, by law, we do not have to provide them.
It'll mean many of the services we provide will change and some will stop altogether. Legally we don't have to provide subsidised local buses or community transport Dial-a-Bus shopping buses.
Like every council, we've got difficult decisions to make about the cuts but we want local people to work alongside us to make these hard choices.
What else do you need to know?
Most bus services in Derbyshire are run commercially without any financial support from us, but we do pay for buses where there are gaps in service. These are subsidised bus services.
So tell us now what you think about our future plans for buses that we pay for and Dial-a-Bus shopping buses.
There are four proposals:
1. To withdraw all funding for buses paid for by the council - subsidised buses - from October 2017
2. To withdraw all funding for community transport Dial-a-Bus (DAB) 'shopping buses' from October 2017
3. To provide a new, limited, Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service in the place of subsidised and DAB shopping buses
4. To provide a new, limited, Door-to-Door Plus service for people who currently use DAB shopping buses and who would be unable to use the proposed DRT service.
To see the Cabinet reports about these proposals go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/subsidisedbuses (opens in a new window)
Before you complete this questionnaire, please make sure that you've read the information on this page carefully. Also read Appendices 1 and 2, attached.
If you'd like a paper copy of the questionnaire, please contact a member of your community transport scheme (opens in a new window) or pick a copy up at your local library.
Cabinet Decisions
COMMUNITY ASSET TRANSFER PROTOCOL – approved the introduction of a Community Asset Transfer Protocol to ensure applications for community asset transfers are handled in a consistent and transparent way across the County.

FUNDING FOR LUNCHEON CLUBS AND SERVICES IN RECEIPT OF SMALL GRANT AWARDS IN 2016-17 – approved a permanent virement of £21,727,in 2016-17, from the Members’ Community Leadership Scheme budget to Adult Care to allow the Luncheon Clubs to continue to be funded; and changes to the amount available to each Member to allocate through the Members’ Community Leadership Scheme.

EXTENSION OF GRANT FUNDING IN 2016-17 ADULT CARE SERVICE STATUTORY PRIORITIES – Continue payments for services listed in Appendices 1 and 2 of this report provided by Voluntary and Community Sector organisations for up to a 12 month period from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017; review these services and develop commissioning proposals to ensure future service delivery meets Adult Care’s identified service priorities to meet statutory requirements as identified in the Care Act 2014; and further reports to be presented to Cabinet detailing the outcome of each of the proposed service reviews, including any consultation exercise undertaken on future commissioning arrangement
INDEPENDENT SECTOR HOME CARE FEES 2016-17 – Cabinet agreed (1) the proposed fee increases for the independent sector home care fees from April 2016, by 6.1% on all hourly rates for home care; (2) an increase of 6.1% on all travel/visit rates from 1 April 2016; (3) the introduction of a weekend sitting rate from 1 April 2016 of £9.92 per hour; (4) the introduction of a minimum call time of thirty minutes for all new packages located in rural parts of the County; (5) the introduction of a new model of travel payments with the funding being allocated by the postal ward where a client lives; (6) to make an inflationary payment of up to 6.1% for specialist home care placements where evidence was provided of inflationary pressures; and (7) to make an inflationary payment of 0.69% on all fees from 1 October 2016;

INDEPENDENT SECTOR CARE HOME FEES 2016-17 – Cabinet agreed to (1) increase the rate paid to independent sector care homes for the financial year 2016-17 by 6.17% per week as summarised in Appendix 3; (2) make an inflationary payment of up to 6.1% for specialist care home placements where evidence was provided of inflationary pressures; (3) an updated fee rate of £35.05 per session for a day care placement in a care home; (4) an updated dementia fee rate of £39.24 per week; (5) make an inflationary payment of up to 5% for well-performing block contracts in specific circumstances; and (6) make an inflationary payment of 0.98% on all standard care home fees from 1 October 2016
INCREASE IN THE CONTRACT VALUE OF THE CURRENT DEMENTIA SUPPORT SERVICE AND THE RE-PROCUREMENT OF THE SERVICE – Cabinet (1) approved under Protocol 10 of the Financial Regulations, a 10% increase in the funding, of the contract between the Council and the Alzheimer’s Society for the provision of the Dementia Support Service for the period of the remainder of the current contract to 30 November 2016; and (2) approved the re-procurement of the Service scheduled to commence from 1 December 2016 for a period of two years with an extension period of up to thirty-six months.

Derbyshire economic review-shows that for the 2nd quarter in succession economic activity levels dipped below the national figure. Economic activity in Derbyshire has been falling for the last 12 months and ,reflect a combination of falling employment including self-employment , and an increase in the number of working age people becoming economically inactive and leaving the labour market altogether. Average house price in Derbyshire £132,190( 30% lower than the national average )

Universal Credits will apply county wide from this month and there is national concern that the 6 week turnaround between people making a claim and receiving their benefit is actually causing hardship. DCC’s Welfare Rights team have confirmed that this is an issue in Derbyshire. It also suggested that there has been a tightening up of conditions for claiming UC which is resulting in an increase in claimants having their benefit reduced or stopped through benefit sanctions. Additionally, if UC claimants are in paid work, they can earn a certain amount before their UC is affected. However, from April 2016, this is to be removed for most categories of UC claimant and it is anticipated that this will cause financial stress for many people. The County’s Welfare Rights team support this concern


We've pledged to do everything we can to oppose government plans to turn all the county's schools into academies.
The proposals were laid out a meeting of the full council on Wednesday 13 April 2016, along with the warning that the Government's new proposed compulsory academy programme could have a negative impact on the county's schoolchildren, particularly in rural areas.
It was agreed we'd support schools to ensure all children in Derbyshire get the best education they can to fulfil their potential.
Our cabinet member for children's services Councillor Jim Coyle said:
"There's absolutely no evidence that academies improve outcomes for children, so it mystifies me why the Government insists on pressing ahead with this stance.
"There's no appetite for it in Derbyshire and we will do all we can to support parents and schools opposing the move."
Chancellor George Osborne announced during the budget last month a proposal to turn all schools into academies by 2022.
All schools in special measures or with serious weaknesses must, by law, be issued with an academy order and be compelled to academise. But the latest proposal for compulsory academisation for all schools has prompted county councillors to act.
Nationally, academies make up 22.4% of schools, 14.5% of primary schools and 61.4% of secondary schools.
In Derbyshire, the numbers are much smaller − 4.3% of primaries and 44.4% of secondary schools are academies.
Local authority schools control their own budgets and run their own affairs. But we play a role in:
• supporting and challenging schools to be the best they can be
• championing all children and their families.
• helping groups of Derbyshire schools work collaboratively to improve standards.
Academies are funded directly by central government and are run by trusts, some of which are national chains.
Rural schools would be worst hit if compulsory academisation is introduced as the new funding formula for schools would make small schools unviable.
We plan to fight the Government's proposals by:
• Lobbying Government
• Supporting parent groups working to oppose academies
• Supporting schools to resist academisation if they're good or outstanding.
Talk fostering events
Drop in to one of our friendly, informal events to speak to Derbyshire foster carers about their experiences of fostering.
Bring the family, no need for an appointment. There's free parking and fostering staff will be there for advice and information, tel: 0800 083 7744 if you'd like more details in advance.
2016 Events
• Wednesday 18 May between 2pm and 5pm, William Greg Leisure Centre, Heanor
• Saturday 21 May between 10am and 12pm, Queen's Park Sports Centre, Chesterfield
• Saturday 21 May between 10am and 2pm, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
• Monday 23 May between 9am and 5pm, Rink House, Rink Drive, Swadlincote
• Tuesday 24 May between 5pm and 7pm, County Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock
• Wednesday 25 May between 4pm and 6pm, West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton
• Wednesday 6 July between 5pm and 7pm, County Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock
• Wednesday 16 Nov between 5pm and 7pm, County Hall, Smedley Street, Matlock
RESOLVED:-
That the report received.
159/2016 POLICE MATTERS

Apologies for absence received from the Ripley Neighbourhood Team.

160/2016 ADDRESS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

Mr. D. Hollingsworth addressed the meeting and was pleased to see projects moving forward. The Chairman in turn extended the appreciation of the Council to Mr. Hollingsworth for his dedication in attending and supporting Council activities.

Report received of bus shelter on Hassock Lane required attention to the vegetation.

161/2016 CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCEMENTS

a) Celebration for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday update received on the event scheduled to take place on Sunday 12th June 2016 at the Shipley Parish Rooms organised by the Shipley W.I. from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Cllr Stevenson agreed to seek information regarding musical entertainment.
b) Shipley Lakeside clarification on the contamination issue following reports received following planning approval of the site.

RESOLVED:-
Noted.

162/2016 REPRESENTATIVES FROM OUTSIDE BODIES/COMMITTEES

a) Shipley Parish Room Trust Councillor Mrs. T. Skelton reported on re-decoration of the hall and use of the room by hirers.
b) Allotment Gardens, The Field Cllr K. Stevenson reported annual rents due for collection for the 2016 – 2017 period. Two applications received for the allotments. Information to be sought from Amber Valley Borough Council with regard to potential transfer of existing plot held by Borough Council to the Parish Council management. The meeting also noted a plot of land after the bridge on The Field was previously included within the allotment garden allocation. Request information from County Council.
c) Derbyshire County Council Liaison Meeting Next meeting scheduled to take place on Monday 27th June 2016 commencing at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at County Hall, Matlock.

RESOLVED:-

That the reports received.

163/2016 PIT LANE RECREATION GROUND

Cllr Stevenson reported on the following matters:-
a) Recreation ground inspections continued to take place to monitor the installations
b) Fencing surround to the play equipment considered following receipt of quotation in accordance with RoSPA standards to enclose the area sufficiently to provide a safe environment. The quotation received from Ilkeston Fencing in the sum of £5685.00 nett to install high quality metalled bow top fencing to enclose the existing recreational area.

RESOLVED:-

With reference to (b) above, that to improve the safety of the recreational site and provide maximum security from dogs entering in to the play area, to reduce the incidence of timber fencing breakages therefore reducing the risk of injury, that the quotation received from Ilkeston Fencing in the sum of £5685.00 nett as above approved. It was agreed the long term protection of the installation would benefit the community and users of the site.
The impact on the financial budget of the Parish Council would be minimal due to the £39,950 raised in grants to provide the facility in the community.

164/2016 DERBYSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL COUNCILS

Derbyshire Association of Local Councils circulars sent to Members for information.

165/2016 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Application as reported on the Amber Valley Borough Council planning register:-
AVA/2016/0369 11 Lower Maples Shipley – front and rear single storey extensions.

RESOLVED:- No objections raised.

166/2016 FINANCIAL REPORT

(a) A schedule of payments distributed to Council for consideration from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016 in the gross total of £69,085.66 as per attached summary.
(b) Annual internal audit to be carried out 28th April 2016 by Mr. B. Wood.
(c) External audit to be completed by Grant Thornton after submission by 17th June 2016.


RESOLVED:-

i. That the information noted.
ii. With reference to (a) above payments approved in the gross sum of £69,085.66.

167/2016 PARISH COUNCIL INSURANCE

It was reported the Parish Council insurance was due for renewal on the 1st June 2016. Consideration was given to a quotation received from Came & Co at a cost of £790.61 reduced to £751.08 for a three year fixed contract. This company provided insurance cover up to 1st June 2016.

RESOLVED:-

That insurance through Came & Co over a three year period at a fixed premium of £751.08 approved.

168/2016 PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER

Articles for insertion into the newsletter invited before mid-June 2016 to ensure production of the magazine for early July 2016.

RESOLVED:- Noted.

169/2016 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

The Chairman reported on the disappointing news that no entries had been received for the competition. A review would take place in due course.

RESOLVED:-

That local children and schools could be invited to submit photographs/illustrations/paintings featuring Shipley for print in the newsletters, with a prize donation from local businesses, if available.

170/2016 RECREATIONAL SITE LAND AT HASSOCK LANE SOUTH, SHIPLEY

The Chairman reported on the recent discussions held at the last working party meeting for potential uses of the land.

RESOLVED:-

That a community consultation take place through the next newsletter.
Quotation for maintenance of the site and hedging at Hassock Lane and Pit Lane from A. Steeples.





171/2016 ROAD SAFETY MEASURES THE FIELD, SHIPLEY

Cllr K. Stevenson updated the meeting that the County Council reported no issues with the area and no funding available towards improvements. The Council gave consideration to the existing layout of the road and funding availability towards improvement of the sleeping policemen.

Improved signage for The Field discussed with recommendation the existing metal post could be utilised to provide directional signage for The Field, Shipley Cricket Club, Shipley Parish Rooms etc.

RESOLVED:-

a) That the community consulted over the issue through the newsletter.
b) That Mr. Laxton to be invited to attend a Council meeting to discuss the matter further, including road layout and funding towards improvement of the safety measures and specification required.
c) Quotations for signage to be sought.

172/2016 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

RESOLVED:-

The Annual Parish Council meeting to take place on Tuesday 24th May 2016 commencing at 7.00 p.m. at the Shipley Parish Rooms.



There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.00 p.m.

 
 
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