Pillaton Parish Council Meeting Minutes - November 2012

Meeting held on 21/11/2012


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



Declarations of Interest

Cllr Martin declared a personal interest in cars on pavements.

Public Forum

There were no members of the public present.


The Minutes of 17th October 2012 meeting were accepted unanimously.

Matters Arising

  1. In response to a complaint from Mr Ian Edwards regarding cars parked on pavements it was decided to write to Mr Edwards explaining that the Council had taken full action within its powers and that he should contact County Councillor Egglestone, the Police or Cornwall Highways should he have further issues on the matter.
  2. Cllr Harris stated that a visit by the Police Authority had resulted in a fixed penalty notice for one vehicle on the pavement in Barton Meadow and the warning that cars parked within 10 metres from junctions at night were breaking the law.
  3. District Councillor Egglestone confirmed that she had received in writing from Cornwall Highways confirmation that the repair of Mushton lane on the Pillaton Parish side would take place in the next financial year.
  4. The Chairman said that the telephone box hinge had been repaired by Ray Crocker.

St Germans Cluster

The Council agreed there was no merit in joining the St Germans cluster as Pillaton was an active member of the Callington cluster.

Planning Permission

The Council approved the planning application for a garden room extension at Peters Park Barn.

Wind Turbine at Quethiock

The Council agreed to support the objection to the 81 metre high wind turbine at Quethiock which would dominate the skyline.


A precept of £1,930 was decided upon for 2013/14 being a reduction of 39% on the previous year.

The following payments were authorised; payments from Capital grant £168, Village hall Committee rent £24, grass cutting £450 and donation to Polborder Cemetery £50.

Feedback from Community Area Network

There had been no movement since the last meeting.

Any Other Business

Thanks were recorded to Richard Harnett for supplying wood chippings to control weeds; to Gary Bridgman for bringing the chippings to Pillaton and to the Chairman for putting the chippings down, all activities being done free of charge.

The Clerk was asked to draw Highways attention to the condition of the drain and road at Tiddlers well and to the broken signs in the Parish.

The Chairman reported that the Council had no control over the fence and gates put in place restricting access to the river.

Concerns were expressed about the stones placed on the verge at Larks Rise.

Cllr Harris undertook to seek to publish details about a community bus on the web site and Village News.

Chairman Mr. Dolley
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