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Minutes of the Rock Parish Council Meeting held in Callow Hill Methodist Hall on Monday 28th January 2019 commencing at 7.00pm.

Present: Councillors Christopher Price (Chairman); Douglas Godwin; Christine Sankey; Jim Lawson; Sandra Woodhouse; Pat Pain; David Nott; Colin Thornton; Alistair Scott; Richard Williams; Andrew Croot; Sue Morris; Calne Edginton White

In attendance: Mr S Clee Clerk, Colin Link, Roger Coleman, Rob Matthews, Master Oscar Matthews & Glenn Ruston.

Apologies: District Councillor Anna Coleman & County Councillor Rebecca Vale.

2035 Confirmation of the Minutes

The minutes of the last meeting held on 17th December 2018 as previously circulated were approved and signed by the Chairman.

2036 Declaration of Interest for a) The Meeting and b) Any Changes to be notified to the Registers of Interests and Gifts & Hospitality;

A) There were none. B) There were none.

2037 Public Participation:

Mr Rob Matthews spoke about the Beavers & Cubs Club potentially closing and asked if the Parish Council could help secure its future. The Clerk agreed to speak with Pete Johnson and report back to Mr Matthews.

Post meeting. The Clerk had spoken to the Scouts Leader for Far Forest and he confirmed the Beavers unit at Far Forest had now reduced to just 3 people. The District Commissioners will be holding a meeting in late February with parents to discuss the situation and way forward. It was confirmed the Cubs Unit at Far Forest was still a strong unit.

2038 County & District Councillor’s Report

In the absence of our Councillors there were no reports.

2039 Correspondence & Update Sheet:

The Clerk informed Council a letter of thanks for the grants awarded in November had been received from Rock & Far Forest Nursing Charity.

2040 Planning

18/0788/FULL Application for: SINGLE STOREY EXTENSION TO PROVIDE TOILET BLOCK at YEW TREE FARM CARAVAN PARK, POUND BANK, ROCK, KIDDERMINSTER, DY149TH.

RESOLVED to support.

19/0014 Site Location: BULLOCKHURST FARM, ROCK CROSS, ROCK,DY14 9SE – Permission to remove hedgerow.

RESOLVED to support.

0435 19/0018/Full Application for: PROPOSED SINGLE STOREY SIDE EXTENSION at PROVIDENCE COTTAGE, DARK LANE, ROCK, KIDDERMINSTER, DY149YN.

RESOLVED to support.

19/3001/PNRES Change of use from a barn to dwelling house at Bine Lane, Bliss Gate.

RESOLVED to support.

18/0487/FULL Revised access at Berwyn Cottage, Bliss Gate Road, Rock DY14 9YA

RESOLVED to support.

2041 Parish Magazine

Councillor Andrew Croot is writing tonight’s report for the Parish Magazine and Councillor Alistair Scott in February.

2042 Worcestershire CC – Energy from Waste Consultation

Council considered the email from Worcestershire County Council dated 19th December 2018 regarding increasing the throughput of the EnviRecover Energy from Waste Facility from 200,000 to 230,000 tons per annum. It was RESOLVED to fully support this proposal as it was the best alternative to Landfill.

2043 Accounts for Payment

a) Council noted the income & expenditure sheets to date for 2018-19.

b) Council approved expenditure amounting to £655.61.

2044 Date of the next Meeting

There being no other business the meeting ended at 19.20pm. The next meeting will be held on Monday 25th February 2019.

Chairman
25th February 2019

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