Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 7th June 2010


Minutes of an Extraordinary Meeting of Upton Parish Council in the Village Hall on Monday 7th June 2010 at 8.30 pm

Attendees: Mr J Dickens (Chairman), Mr M Brown, Dr R Lott, Mr D Mason, Mr S Norman,

Mrs L Shaw, Mrs C Lightfoot (Clerk)

1. Apologies – there were no apologies

2. Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any personal interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting. Any Member arriving after the start of the meeting is asked to declare personal interests as necessary as soon as practicable after their arrival even if the item in question has been considered. Dr Lott declared an interest in planning application UPT/21068/1 and withdrew from the discussion on item 3.

3. Planning Application

UPT/21068/1 – double storey rear extensions and single storey rear extension, porch to front – re-submission. Applicant Dr R Lott, 5 Fieldside. This application differed very little from UPT/21068, which had been discussed at an Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 18th January 2010, and to which the PC had no objections. Following discussion the PC agreed that there were no objections. Clerk to advise the Vale accordingly. Clerk

4. Update on Bike Jumps: Dr Lott said that following the Uptonogood bike ride appearing on the web site he had received a call from members of Cyclox who volunteered to do a demonstration at the Uptonogood event. In advance of this they would be willing to construct jumps from the soil mounds in the Recreation Ground, a mini digger may be needed for this purpose. Dr Lott asked whether the Parish Council would be in agreement with making a contribution of £100 towards the hire of this equipment. After discussion, Dr Lott proposed that we make £100 available for the construction of bike jumps, subject to a member of the Parish Council supervising the work, seconded by Mr Dickens, with all in favour. The work is likely to take place between 16th & 19th June.

5. Any other business

Recreation Ground

  • Re-seeding Grass: Mr Brown reported that the due to the difficult growing season the grass seed planted around the patio area has not taken well. Mr Brown proposed that the Parish Council buy 50 square yards of turf at a cost of £100, seconded by Mr Mason, with all in favour. Mr Brown will purchase the turf and arrange for it to be laid before the bike ride. MB

Volunteers would be required to lay the turf.

  • George & Dragon Football Team: a letter had been received requesting the use of the football pitch, goal posts and the use of the village hall as a changing room for a Sunday League Team. After discussion the Parish Council was generally supportive of their use of the pitch and goal posts, and in particular welcomed the idea of youth training. There were however concerns about the use of bad language. Dr Lott will draft a response, drawing their attention to the need for them to address the issue of using the hall to UVHAT. RL

Meeting closed at 9.40 p.m.

Clare Lightfoot


8th June 2010