6 December 2022 Minutes

Langworth Group Parish Council   
Serving the grouped parishes of Barlings, Newball, Stainton by Langworth and Reasby
E:mail: langworthgroupparishcouncil@gmail.com
Minutes of the meeting of Langworth Group Parish Council held at Langworth Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6th December 2022
Present:  Cllrs M Herbert (Chairman), H Stilgoe-McCombe, P Bowser, A Curtis, A Hyatt, S Taylor, K Tyrrell, 
D/Cllr A Welburn, Mrs M Vail (Clerk).  
No members of the public were in attendance. 
Meeting began at 7.31pm. 
1. Public Forum: No members of the public were in attendance.
2. Apologies: Cllr J Machin, Cllr R Waite, C/Cllr I Fleetwood, D/Cllr C Darcel and D/Cllr C Hill
3. Declarations of Interest: None received.
4. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 1st November 2022:
With a minor amendment to item 10a, it was RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 1st November 2022 as a true record, and these were duly signed. Action: Clerk.
Proposed: Cllr A Hyatt, seconded: Cllr K Tyrrell.  All in favour.
5. To review the Action Log:
The Action Log was reviewed, with many items having been completed. Those items which remain outstanding are all being progressed.  Action: Clerk to forward details of Archers traffic survey to Langworth Local editor for publication.
6. Comments from County Councillor, District Councillors and Chairman including:
C/Cllr I Fleetwood: 
o the November Briefing has been circulated.
D/Cllr A Welburn:
o the November report has been circulated. 
o more funding is becoming available for rural areas.
o a Household Support Fund has been approved; aimed at those who have not previously benefitted.
o D/Cllr A Welburn recently toured 7 local parishes with the new community policing Inspector.  PSCO visits to parish council meetings have ceased; and the Inspector is working towards establishing quarterly area meetings for parish council representatives. It was agreed that the Inspector should advise of the first meeting date (in February 2023), with Cllr H Stilgoe-McCombe, and Cllr P Bowser volunteering to attend if available, and with Cllr M Herbert as the reserve attendee. The Inspector has requested details of locations where parking is causing concern. Councillors then identified various locations.  Action: Clerk to report these to Inspector. Action: Clerk to circulate LCC’s response to a Parish Council letter/photos of parking concerns.
o Cllr M Herbert advised that the January Council meeting, in recent years, has become the precept setting meeting. Councillors were asked to consider any special projects and expenditure; and to bring any proposals and costs to the January 2023 meeting.  Once a 2023/24 budget and final precept figure have been agreed at this meeting, a final precept demand will be submitted to WLDC.  Action:  All.
7. Highways: 
a) resident letter suggesting a hard core standing outside of nos. 1, 2 and 3 Chamberlain Close:
The letter was read out and given consideration. Noted that the Parish Council is unable to take any direct action. RESOLVED that Cllr M Herbert will visit residents at Chamberlain Close.
Proposed:  Cllr M Herbert, seconded:  Cllr P Bowser.  All in favour.  Action:  Cllr M Herbert.
b) Information re. entrance gates to village:
Information on the supply and installation of entrance gates had been circulated by the Clerk.  Noted that the suggestion for gates had originated from a resident.  Agreed to defer the item.  
c) Village planter – update:
Cllr A Hyatt has spoken with a resident who might be interested in taking on the upkeep of the planter; and that he will speak with him again.  Noted that residents living near to the railway planter had been approached, but without success. Action: Cllr H Stilgoe-McCombe to bring costings for planter maintenance to the January precept meeting.
8. Correspondence
To note only:  
WLDC Parish News Edition 14; LCC Temporary Road closure Order - Stainton Level Crossing.  Period of restriction:06/12/2022 - 06/12/2022, 08:00 to 16:00; Civility & Respect Newsletter - November 2022; Post Office – Langworth branch temporary closure letter; and Active Communities Funding grant opportunity.
Noted that 1) there is a link within the Civility & Respect Newsletter to information on being a good employer; and 2) the Post Office contract had been terminated by the Memorial Hall Committee; and 3) no action is required in respect of the Active Communities Funding grant opportunity.
9. Planning:
a) To consider any update/required actions in respect of the Langworth Neighbourhood Plan:
Cllr A Hyatt provided an update on his progress to date.  WLDC, in its Community Infrastructure Levy information leaflet, suggests preparing a Parish Infrastructure Investment Plan, which can be included within a Neighbourhood Plan.  Having a Neighbourhood Plan will attract larger CIL payments to the parish. Action:  Cllr A Hyatt to bring this matter to the January precept meeting.
Noted that residents should be the driving force behind the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan; and that 
the existing Council action is for the creation of an advert to attract new members to the NP Group.
Cllr A Hyatt was thanked for his work thus far on this matter. 
10. Clerks Report
a) Pay Award 22/23 - an increase of £1.00 per hour plus, from 1 April 2023, an increase of one day to annual leave entitlement. 
b) To receive the financial report: A financial report was received. 
c) Approval of payments: RESOLVED to approve payments. Action: Clerk
           Proposed: Cllr P Bowser, seconded: Cllr A Hyatt.  All in favour.  
d) Pension: Note proposed employer rates as follows (as a percentage of payroll) and resolve to sign required declaration form to certify the contributions LGPC will pay over the next three years: 
01/04/2023 to 31/03/2024 – 23.9%
01/04/2024 to 31/03/2025 – 25.2%
01/04/2025 to 31/03/2026 – 26.6%
RESOLVED to sign required declaration form to certify the contributions LGPC will pay over the next three years. Action: Clerk
Proposed:  Cllr H Stilgoe-McCombe, seconded: Cllr S Taylor.  All in favour.  
e) Clerk’s AL – w/c 19 Dec and w/c 26 Dec: Noted. 
11. Date of the next meeting (Precept meeting): 
Tuesday 10th January 2023, 7.30pm, Langworth Memorial Hall
Meeting ended at 8.30pm.
01/11/2022,  OPENING BALANCE £6352.53
17/11/2022, SAGE £8.40 
17/11/2022, M VAIL SALARY NOV, £710.76
17/11/2022, M VAIL, EXPENSES NOV, £33.30
17/11/2022, LCC PENSION NOV, £220.73
01/11/2022 OPENING BALANCE, £38455.84
09/11/2022 INTEREST, £4.11
Accounts for Payment in December
Office Utilities Internet, M Vail, £22.50
Mileage 24 miles @45p/mile, post notices, M Vail, £10.80
M. Vail Parish Clerk Salary Dec (inc pay rise back pay), £1042.12
M Vail Pension Dec, £220.73
M Vail PAYE, NI, Dec, £218.20
Sage payroll, £8.40
TOTAL, £1522.75
Ear Marked Reserves
Elections reserve, £4,000.00
Total, £4,000.00
Michelle Vail – Clerk/RFO to the Council                                                  Dated: 4 January 2023