Pillaton Parish Council Meeting Minutes - November 2011

Meeting held on 16/11/2011


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


Cllr. Edwards.

Declarations of Interest

Cllrs Hoskin, Dolley, S. Floyd, Edwards 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.


The Minutes of 19th October 2011 meeting were accepted unanimously.

Matters Arising

District Councillor Egglestone informed the Council that she was pursuing the maintenance of Mushton Lane.

The Chairman explained that he had repaired the train at the play park after its removal by the suppliers.

Village Hall Improvements

The Chairman explained that there were concerns regarding the resurfacing of the entrance area to the Hall and it was recommended that the Village Hall Committee express the concerns to the Pillaton Playground Project.

The Council approved payments of £1,054.76 to Greenbarnes Ltd. for a notice board and £400 to the artist from the grants received for the project.

Planning Permission

The Council approved the planning application in respect of the construction of a conservatory and alterations to windows at Rowse.

Proposed Skate Park

The Council supported in principle the creation of a skate park in Pillaton with the following requirements on the proposers:

  • they must raise funds for the scheme through grants as in the case of the Hall extension and Play Park otherwise there would be an unacceptable increase in the Parish rate
  • they must obtain a suitable site which did not give rise to complaints of noise.


The Bank position of current account £765 and deposit account £4,502 was noted.

The following payments were approved: £14.89 for materials for the train repair and £38.98 toner.

The Council delayed approval of the proposed precept for 2012 to 2013 until prices had been received for a new notice board.

Any Other Business

Cllr. Harris gave feedback on his negotiations in respect of defining the route of the Smeaton to Trehill footpath.

Chairman Mr. Dolley
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