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HORTON PARISH COUNCIL

 

You are invited to attend the

ANNUAL MEETING OF HORTON PARISH COUNCIL

Which will be held on Wednesday 5th May 2021

To Be Held Remotely Via Zoom at 7.30pm

Joining Details Below:-

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AGENDA

 

 

PRESENT:

 

APOLOGIES:

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

 

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

 

MINUTES:  Minutes of the meeting held on 27th January and 24th March to be confirmed and signed as correct.

 

MATTERS ARISING:

Councillors – Anything to report?

Cllr Mrs Patricia Trull – Anything to report?

 

 

AGENDA ITEM:

Public Participation – any member of the public wishing to speak will be given 3 minutes to speak on items on the agenda.  If they wish to raise any other matters, they should write to the clerk for inclusion in the next meeting or may do so at the Chair’s discretion

Co-option of new councillor – PC to hear applications.

Village Safety – Any safety issues to report? 

Review of Standing Orders.  Councillors have been emailed full details of it’s standing orders for review.  These include Code of Conduct, Complaints Procedures, Procedural Standing Orders, Data Protection Procedures, Financial Regulations.  These were adopted in 2015 - approval should be made for these orders to be formally adopted by councillors for a further year with any amendments if found necessary.

Councillor attendance policy

Zoom Meetings and Temporary Delegation to Clerk

Website – clerk to update

 

RECENT CORRESPONDENCE:

Information was distributed to villagers via the village email tree with help on how to complete the census and also a booklet on how to avoid scams which are on the increase nationwide.

 

PLANNING:

 

P21/00488/CLEA Notice of Decision email has been received in respect of continued use of the property as a single independent dwelling house.  Decision is Approve with Conditions.

P21/00897/F Notice of Decision email has been received in respect of the erection of a lean-to extension for a farm machinery store at Horton Farm, King Lane, Horton.  Decision is Approve with Conditions.

P20/19270/F Notice of Decision email has been received in respect of application for change of use from agricultural to campsite and siting of 5 no glamping pods at Widden Hill Farm, Horton.  Decision is Approve with Conditions.

P21/00605/CLP Notice of Decision email has been received in respect of application for demolition of existing building and erection of a detached garage.  Decision is Approve with Conditions.

Details of all planning applications may be found at www.southglos.gov.uk/planning

                                                      

FINANCE:

Accounts for year ending March 2021 and audit paperwork – for checking and approval.

Council to approve the Internal Audit Report.

Review and approval of Governance Statement 2020/21 – The RFO has signed in advance of the meeting – Chair to sign the statement after agreement that it is correct.   

 

Review and approval of Accounting Statement 2019/20 – The RFO has signed in advance of the meeting - Chair to sign the statement after agreement that it is correct.

 

Certificate of Exemption – This certifies that Horton Parish Council has an annual gross income and annual gross expenditure of less than £25,000.00 and does not exceed this amount. The RFO has signed in advance of the meeting - Chair to sign the document as his confirmation and return to PKF Littlejohn.

Dates for the Notice of Public Rights to be approved.

Chq no 431 was signed between meetings in the sum of £360.00 for 50% deposit needed to start new website as agreed and budgeted for in the January meeting when setting the precept.

 

Chq no 432 to Scribe Accounting in the sum of £154.08 to be signed for annual subscription to accounting system and support.

 

Chq no 433 to Paul King in the sum of £75.00 to be signed for internal audit carried out in April 2021.

 

Chq no 434 to Clerk in the sum of £130.74 for expenses including printer ink, Zoom subscription, internet access, A4 paper and computer virus protection.

 

 

Insurance Renewal – £594.95 – increase of £14 on previous years.

 

AOB

Date of Next Meeting:

Jo Baker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: My Meeting

Time: May 5, 2021 07:30 PM London

 

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VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 – SECTION 87(2)

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for HORTON PARISH COUNCIL

 

 

An election will be held to fill the vacancy if notice of a request for such an election is given to the Returning Officer, South Gloucestershire Council, PO Box 1953, The Council Offices, Badminton Road, Bristol BS37 0DE by ten Local Government electors for the said electoral area no later than 5pm on 31st March 2021.

 

 

If no request for an election is given, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

 

 

DATED this                    11th   day of March  2021

 

 

 

Signed…J E Baker……………

 

Clerk to: Horton Parish Council

 

Address:  The Saltbox, The Street, Didmarton, Glos, GL9 1DS

 

 

 

 

           SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL

(VARIOUS ROADS, VARIOUS WARDS - RESURFACING)

(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF USE BY VEHICLES, PEDAL CYCLES AND EQUESTRIANS) ORDER 2021

 

Notice is hereby given that South Gloucestershire District Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended intends to make an order the effect of which will be to close, temporarily, to vehicles, pedal cycles* and equestrians the roads and lengths of road specified in Schedule 1 to this notice.

 

*Pedal cyclists will be able to dismount and use the footway.

This order is required for the following reason: because of the likelihood of danger to the public consequent upon works to resurface the carriageway.

The order will be operative from 6 April 2021 for a maximum period of eighteen months.

The order will be operative from 6 April 2021 for a maximum period of 18 months.

The closures however may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only when traffic signs are in position and only for so long as is necessitated by the works which are anticipated to be of 10 days duration in respect of each road or length of road. For the alternative routes, see Schedule 2 to this notice.

PO Box 1953, Bristol, BS37 0DB John McCormack Monitoring Officer and Head of Legal, Governance and Democratic Services Schedule 1 - Closures – whole length unless otherwise specified  - Upper Chalkley Lane, Hawkesbury Upton

 

Schedule 2 - Alternative Routes – all vice versa unless otherwise specified -

Horton Hill. Hall Lane, Highfield Lane, Sandpits Lane, High Street, Hawkesbury Hill, Church Lane

 

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South Gloucestershire Council News Release

South Gloucestershire Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BS15 9TR, Tel: 01454 863200, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Web: www.southglos.gov.uk

 

Issue Date: 26/11/2020

 

Statement Re: Entry into Tier 3 - Very High Alert level - after period of National Restrictions

A statement from South Gloucestershire Council Director of Public Health, Sara Blackmore as the council area has been placed in Tier 3 - Very High Alert level - from December 3 after the period of National Restrictions ends: "Thanks to the hard work, sacrifices and the care people have shown for the wider community, the number of new cases we are seeing in South Gloucestershire is slowly reducing. However, the numbers of new cases are still too high and the health system under too much pressure for us to relax and so we have been placed in Tier 3, which is the Very High Alert level.

"This decision has been taken by central Government, based on a number of criteria including the data about the number of cases we are experiencing and the current pressure that our local and regional health and social care services are experiencing.

"While this Tier will allow for some easing of the restrictions imposed under the last national lockdown period, which I know you will welcome, it is still absolutely vital that we follow the new rules and restrictions that apply.

"Coronavirus is still circulating in our communities. Friends, family, neighbours and colleagues are still becoming infected. Only by doing the right thing, by continuing to follow the new rules and keeping risk of spread to a minimum by our own behaviours, will we continue to control the spread of the virus, building on the hard work and sacrifices made by our communities.

"Although we are now seeing slightly fewer new cases every day than we were a couple of weeks ago, there are still significantly more new cases recorded every single day in South Gloucestershire than in the spring. There are more people requiring hospital treatment and more people needing to self-isolate.

"It is OK to be pleased that we have made some progress, but it is not OK to relax and go back to the way things used to be.

"While Tier 3 allows us to do some more of the things we like, you must not meet with people you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, indoors, or gardens. In outdoor places, such as parks, beaches, the countryside or public gardens, you must not meet in a group of more than six people. This is the Rule Of Six you are already familiar with.

"At all times, continue to maintain hand hygiene and wear a face covering. While we are able to go out more and, for example, support local businesses, we must continue to do so responsibly. Follow guidance on the numbers allowed on premises, for example and do not be tempted to meet in larger groups than the rules allow.

"Working together we have done well. By continuing to work together we will continue to make progress towards a safe future for everyone."

For full details of the rules in place for Tier 3, please see: Local restriction tiers: what you need to know - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

ENDS

 

 

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   Please refer to the Documents section of the website and click on Finance for information

   Currently in light of the COVID19 pandemic, physical meetings of Parish Councils are prohibited and so all meetings will be conducted remotely     via Zoom. 

   Members of the public are still able to attend and joining instructions will be added to the agenda once issued.

  

   Due to the current COVID-19 situation our meeting for March has been postponed.  Notice of our next meeting will be posted here once the situation stabilises and further guidance is received.

  Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm

  Don't forget to vote!

 Election Day is Thursday 2nd May - Don't forget to vote!  Village Hall will be open for voting.

   

 

   Please refer to our Reference Section for our Notice of Poll - Use Your Vote on May 2nd at the Village Hall

 Please refer to the Reference section under the Documents tab for the District Statement for those Nominated.  Horton is included in the Chipping Sodbury and Cotswold Edge Ward.

  Please refer to the Reference Section under the Documents tab for the Notice of Uncontested Election

   Please refer to our Reference section which can be found under the Documents tab for details of the Notice of the Parish and District Elections       2019.

  

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

 

CARRIAGEWAY PATCHING PROGRAMME

 

2018

 

 ROAD CLOSURE 

   

MAPLERIDGE LANE, YATE WILL BE REPAIRED

BETWEEN 26TH NOVEMBER – 05TH DECEMBER

 

The process will involve planing off and repairing patches on the carriageway surface. The resurfacing work will start at approximately 7.30am and will remain in place until approximately 4.00pm. Please note that adverse weather conditions or plant/delivery problems may affect these dates and times. 

 

 

On the days when these works are being carried out, it is essential that the road is kept clear of vehicles, as this will interfere with the works. Please ensure that all vehicles are parked away from the working area whilst the works are in progress. If there are vehicles parked on the road when the works commence, it may be necessary to involve the Police and have vehicles removed.

 

 

Pedestrian access to properties fronting the site will be available at all times. Vehicular access will be available where possible although delays may occur. There will be traffic management operatives on site who will liaise with residents and businesses. 

 

 

Every effort will be made to keep disruption to local residents to a minimum for the duration of the works. South Gloucestershire Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.

 

 

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL

 

STREET CARE – WORKS OPERATIONS

 

Tel No. 01454 868000 Mon-Fri 08:45 – 16:30

       

 

                         SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL (MAPLERIDGE LANE, HORTON)

                              (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF USE BY VEHICLES) ORDER 2018

 

Notice is hereby given that South Gloucestershire District Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended intends to make an order the effect of which will be to close, temporarily, to vehicles that length of Mapleridge Lane which extends from its junction with Wickwar Road to its junction with Horton Road.

 

This order is required in connection with carriageway patching works and will be operative from the 5 November 2018 for a maximum period of eighteen months. The closure however may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only when traffic signs are in position and only for so long as is necessitated by the works which are anticipated to be of TWELVE DAYS duration.

 

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE - Horton Road, St Johns Way, Wickwar Road and vice versa

 

PO Box 1953, Bristol, BS37 0DB John McCormack Monitoring Officer and Head of Legal, Governance and Democratic Services

 

 

 Please note that due to the closure of St Johns Way in Chipping Sodbury there will be no buses serving Horton on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th May.  For further information please contact South Gloucestershire Council.  SGC apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Department for Environment and Community Services

 

Date: 09 April 2018
Your Ref:
Our Ref: Upper Chalkley Lane5
Enquiries to: Darren Davison
Section: StreetCare
Tel: 01454 868000
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Road Closure – Upper Chalkley Lane, Horton/Hawkesbury

 

I am writing to update you on the closure of Upper Chalkley Lane in Horton and Hawkesbury Upton which has been in place since Thursday 21 December.

 

As you will be aware, we implemented an emergency road closure after identifying possible subsidence issues on the road.

 

We carried out an initial survey at the end of 2017 which found a more detailed technical investigation was required. This took the form of a geotechnical investigation with boreholes and a topographical survey.

 

We have now completed both of these activities and concluded that works are required to protect the carriageway for further deterioration.

 

We now have specific dates for these works to commence. This will also include a week of work by BT on a broadband project for the local area.

16th April (7 days) – BT ducting and cabling works.
23rd April (4 weeks work) – Road stabilisation works (SGC).

 

We anticipate all the works to be completed by the 25th May and the road to be fully open by this date.  To ensure we can carry out these works, and for the safety of both the public and our workers, the road will remain closed for the duration of the reconstruction. Heavy duty road closure barriers will be in place to make sure the closure is adhered to.

 

Please be aware that the plant on site and the work required on the road will not allow any vehicles through during this period. Please use the diversion route provided.

 

The closure is in place 24 hours a day. Access for residents is being maintained via the signed diversion route (see attached map for details).

We do understand that the closure is inconvenient and we apologise for the disruption caused. Public safety is our highest priority and we thank you for your patience.

 

We will update you on the progress of the works.

 

Yours faithfully,

Darren Davison, Asset Management, StreetCare


 

 

Department for Environment and Community Services

 

Date: 5 March 2018


Our Ref: Upper Chalkley Lane4
Enquiries to: Darren Davison
Section: StreetCare
Tel: 01454 868000
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Road closure – Upper Chalkley Lane, Horton/Hawkesbury

 

I am writing to update you on the closure of Upper Chalkley Lane in Horton and Hawkesbury Upton which has been in place since Thursday 21 December.

 

As you will be aware, we implemented an emergency road closure after identifying possible subsidence issues on the road.

We carried out an initial survey at the end of 2017 which found a more detailed technical investigation was required. This took the form of a geotechnical investigation with boreholes and a topographical survey.

 

We have now completed both of these activities and reviewed the results:

 

⦁ The geotechnical investigation concluded that the road is constructed on fill material, which is soft, sandy gravelly clay and silty clay. This soft material has become unstable in the top metre of the road surface and movement has caused cracking.
⦁ The cracking of the road surface has, in turn, allowed surface water in and this has caused further softening of the material under the road surface.
⦁ The top corner of the slope adjacent to the road surface is now unstable and can no longer support vehicles travelling over it.
⦁ The ground investigation found that the cracking to the road surface has NOT been caused by a deeper defect. This would have required a substantial retaining structure to have been constructed to support the road.

 

To rectify the movement which has been caused, and prevent a large slippage of the road into the adjacent field, we are planning to carry out a substantial reconstruction of the upper top metre of the road.

 

A reconstruction programme will now be designed by our engineers and we aim to have completed works on site within approximately 14 weeks.

 
To ensure we can carry out these works, and for the safety of both the public and our workers, the road will remain closed for the duration of the reconstruction. Heavy duty road closure barriers will be in place to make sure the closure is adhered to.

 

The closure is in place 24 hours a day. Access for residents is being maintained via the signed diversion route (see attached map for details). The road is passable to pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists.

 

We do understand that the closure is inconvenient and we apologise for the disruption caused. Public safety is our highest priority and we thank you for your patience.

 

We will update you on the progress of the works.

 

Yours faithfully,

Darren Davison, Asset Management, StreetCare

HORTON PARISH COUNCIL

 

CASUAL VACANCY

 

Due to the recent resignation of Councillor Bleaken a casual vacancy has now opened for position of Councillor on Horton Parish Council.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please come along to our next meeting which will be held on Wednesday March 28th, 7.30pm at Horton Village Hall.  Those wishing to apply for the position will be given 5 minutes to advise the Parish Council as to why they would like to apply and what they can offer the Parish Council and also to ask questions themselves.  Once heard, those applying will be asked to leave the hall whilst councillors discuss the applications and take a vote to confirm whom they would like to co-opt.  If you are unable to attend the meeting but would still like to apply, please send a written application to the Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will pass the application to councillors for consideration.

 

For information, the Parish Council meets approximately 6 times a year, usually on a Wednesday at Horton Village Hall.  For the purposes of this position, the term of office will be until the next election when all councillors will need to re-apply for election.  The applicant should have regular access to the internet in order to correspond by email and to view planning applications, public consultation documents etc. upon which they will need to provide comment.

 

Qualifications:-

 

The applicant must be a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or a relevant citizen of the EU and have reached their 18th birthday. AND –

During the whole of the 12 months preceding the 28th March, occupied, as owner or tenant, any land or other premises in the area; or

The principal or only place of work during that 12 months has been in the area; or

During the whole of the 12 months preceding the 12 months resided within 3 miles of the parish.

 

Disqualifications:-

 

A person is disqualified for being elected if:-

They hold any paid office or employment of the local council; or

They are subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order; or

Within 5 years before the 28th March have been convicted in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man of any offence and has been sentenced to imprisonment for not less than 3 months without the option of a fine

 

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact your councillors, Rex Isaac, Dave Morgan, Jim Fannon, John Hatherell or the Clerk, Jo Baker.  Contact details for all may be found on the Parish Council website at www.hortonparishcouncil.

Taken From the South Glos Council Website

 

GRITTER ROUTES

 

Our state-of-the-art fleet of snow ploughs and gritters are working around the clock to keep the roads clear.

 

You can now view gritted routes for areas in South Gloucestershire and the location of grit bins.

 

You can also view gritter routes via Elgin’s roadworks website. Enter your postcode and then choose the drop down menu options “Map layers”, “Advanced” and select “Winter gritting routes”.

 

We also have a document showing the footways and cycleways we grit.

 

If you should require any futher information all contact details for SGC may be found on their website at www.southglos.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following the resignation of Councillor Bleaken, a vacancy for a councillor has arisen.