Chairman:  Mr T May  Tel:  01752 851031

Clerk:  Mrs Vicki White Tel:  01503 232771 Email:

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A meeting of St Germans Parish Council will be held at the

 Eliot Hall in St Germans on  20 August 2012 at 7.30pm

(Planning Applications will be available from 7.00 pm)


Public participation for a maximum of 10 minutes

1.        Police Report

2.        Apologies for absence

            Apologies had been received from Cllr May and Cllr Mackeen who are

            both on holiday and from Cornwall Councillor Olive Eggleston who is unwell.

3.        Approval of Minutes of Meeting held on 30 July 2012

4.        Matters arising from the previous minutes

4.1        Highways – ongoing issues

4.1.1    Highways – new items

4.2        St Germans and District Twinning Association – Report from Cllr


4.3       Update from the Port Eliot Liaison Meeting held on 16.8.12

5.        Playparks

5.1        St Germans

        Wicksteed has carried out the wet pour repair and hope the finished result

            meets with the approval of the Parish Council

            The fence repairs are underway and should be complete by 17.8.12        


5.2        Tideford


6.        Burial Ground

6.1       The amended Transfer Document has been signed by Cllr May and Cllr

            Barnes and has been returned to our solicitor with a cheque for £10238.00 –

            see 7.6


7.        Finance

7.1       Mole Valley Farmers receipt for self closing springs for the play parks

            purchased by Cllr Barnes - £14.04

7.2       Lloyds Bank interest rates from 12.6.12 – 9.7.12 and information about the


7.3       Barclays i-sure data back up for July 2012 - £3.30

7.4       Quercus invoice for grass cutting, levelling 3 graves, hedge trimming at Burial

            ground and play park - £1195

7.5       EDF invoice for Tideford lighting from 1.5.12 – 31.7.12 - £27.85

7.6       Draft Completion Statement from our solicitor for the purchase of land to

            extend the burial ground - £10238.00

7.7       St Germans Under Fives requesting a donation of £1000 for a replacement

            shed and outdoor sports equipment/books

7.8       Clerks expenses for August - £47.05

7.9       Audit Commission has completed the Annual Audit for 2011/12. The Notice

            of Conclusion of Audit and Right to Inspect the Annual Return has been

            posted on all notice boards


8.        Planning Applications

            The following applications have been received by Cornwall Council:


8.1       PA12/06346

            Trerule Farm Trerulefoot                                                W H Bond & Sons

            Alteration and extension of former agricultural buildings to provide office

            suite, office manager’s accommodation, car port and file store together with

            upgrading of access track and amendments to access

            This application had been received after the July Agenda had been published.

            It is carried forward to this meeting for ratification

8.2       PA12/07033

            Little Swallows, Tideford Cross                                          Mrs P Braund

            Demolition of existing outbuilding and construction of annexe, change of use

            of agricultural land to domestic cartilage and installation of a septic tank

8.3       PA12/06193

            Ridge House, Trerulefoot

            Demolition and reconstruction of existing workshops

9.        Planning Decisions

            The following decisions have been made by Cornwall Council:

9.1       PA12/06051 - APPROVED

            5 Heskyn View Mill Road, Tideford                                Mr & Mrs D Carter

            Erection of ground floor rear extension with flat roof balcony over and

            incorporating steps to rear garden

10.        Planning Correspondence and Reports

10.1     Cornwall Council acknowledgement of our objection to PA12/05854, the

            installation of free-standing solar photovoltaic arrays at Lanthrone, Tideford

            Cross Lane

            Mark Evans confirms that the application will go to Strategic Planning

            Committee and asks to be kept informed regarding the Community Benefits

            offered by the developer

10.2     Cornwall Council acknowledgement of our objection to PA12/05275, the

            erection of a single wind turbine, new vehicular access and associated

            infrastructure at land adjacent to Bake Sawmills

10.3     East Sub-Area Planning Committee – 15.8.12 at Camelford

10.4     Acknowledgement from Sheryll Murray MP of our objection to the Solar

            arrays at Lanthrone

11.        Correspondence Received

11.1     Parish Online News – August Edition

11.2     CALC advice that failure to complete and register the ‘register of members

            pecuniary interests form’ is a breach of the Code of Conduct and leaves the

            member open to potential criminal prosecution.   

11.3     Draft Sustainable Energy Action Plan for Cornwall – emailed to all Cllrs

11.4     Cornwall Community Flood Forum 1st Conference – 21.9.12 at St Austell One

            Stop Shop

11.5     Cornwall Community Foundation’s grant programmes

11.6     Rural Services Network – Rural Opportunities Bulletin August 2012

11.7     Cornwall Council Funding Bulletin – Arts & Culture, Business & Economy,

            Community, Environment & Heritage, Health, Schools & Education

11.8     Achieve ISO 9001 Certification in 30 days

11.9     Saint Petroc’s Society asking for us to display their poster – on the St Germans

            notice board

11.10   CALC’s The Week – issue 23

11.11   Nut Tree – July edition

11.12   Rural Services Network – weekly email news digest

11.13   Cornwall Conversations Town & Parish Council Events – September and

            October 2012. Liskeard – 24.9.12, St Austell – 27.9.12, Camborne – 2.10.12,

            St Ives – 8.10.12, Bude – 15.10.12

11.14   Cornwall AONB/World Heritage Site Photo competition

11.15   SLCC News Bulletin

11.16   Cornwall Gateway Community Network – meeting notes from 18.7.12 plus

            Community Renewable Energy in Cornwall, Cornwall Council Governance

            Review, The Green Cornwall Programme (not printed but available from


11.17   Sheryll Murray MP enclosing a letter from the Minister Bob Neil MP

            regarding the abolition of the Standards Board/Openness on Councillors


11.18   Inter-Link Cornwall bulletins will now be called The Signpost Bulletin

11.19   Cornwall Council Consultation – Charging Framework for Traffic

            management at Community and other events.

12.        Informal Correspondence