Pillaton Parish Council Meeting Minutes - September 2011

Meeting held on 21/09/2011


Cllrs. Dolley, Hoskin, Edwards, D. Floyd, S. Floyd, Martin and District Councillor Egglestone


Cllr Harris.

Declarations of Interest

Cllrs Hoskin, Dolley, S. Floyd and Martin declared a personal interest in payments in respect of the Village Hall improvements.

Public Forum

There was one member of the public present. Mr. Millward thanked the Council for erecting netting behind the goal but queried the colour and position of the salt bin at the top of the village. Mr. Millward also complained that the dog bin contents had overflowed. It was explained to Mr. Millward that it was easier to move salt downhill from the salt bin rather than carry it uphill hence the siting of the salt bin and that yellow was a suitable colour to identify health and safety equipment. The Chairman told Mr. Millward that the overflowing of the dog bin was a one off caused by the non attendance of the collection vehicle. However Cllrs Hoskin and Martin kindly volunteered to supply bags should a similar event occur in the future. The Chairman also told Mr. Millward that the position of the dog bin was dictated by ensuring the safety of the persons using the bin.


The Minutes of 18th July 2011 meeting were accepted unanimously.

Matters Arising

The Clerk was requested to ask Highways if the ribbed lines at the entrance to the Village would be restricted to 3 lines and to ask who had erected the road closed signs at Mushton Lane.

Village Hall Improvements

Cllr Martin gave a detailed update on the progress of the Hall Improvement scheme and was thanked by the Chairman for his efforts.

The Council decided to pay the Kernock Park Plants invoice of £1,863 (from grants received) having been assured there were sufficient funds to pay for planting.

Planning Permission

The Council drew the attention to the work being carried out at Polborder to District Councillor Egglestone who undertook to raise the matter to Cornwall Council enforcement officer.


The Bank position of Current account £595 and deposit account £4,942 was noted.

The following payments were approved;

  • £26.57 for repairs at the field,
  • £60 village hall hire,
  • £60 audit fee.

A commitment was made to accept a quotation of £824.80 for completing the fence at the field.

Any Other Business

Cllr Edwards was thanked for completing safety inspections for the play park equipment and carrying out repairs.

District Councillor Egglestone informed the Council that she had received confirmation from Cornwall Council that the repair of Mary Moon Close was in hand.

The Chairman said that there was a proposal to raise funds to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

Chairman Mr. Dolley
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