Chairman:  Mr T May  Tel:  01752 851031

Clerk:  Mrs Vicki White Tel:  01503 232771 Email:

Website –

A meeting of St Germans Parish Council will be held at the British Legion, Tideford on 19 December 2011 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

3.        Approval of Minutes of Meeting held on 28 November 2011

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        Neighbourhood Planning Guidance – Cllr Barnes will give an update

4.4       Banking Arrangements

4.5       Xtravert Ramps

            The insurance is now in place for the Tideford ramp but signage is required.

            The clerk has guidance on wording and will order 2 signs ASAP.

            A letter was sent to the St Germans Recreation Group on 7.12.11.

5.        Playparks

5.1        St Germans

            The ash trees at the rear of 48 Lower Fairfield were not felled as planned on

            12.12.11 as the contractor was busy with emergency works.                        


5.2        Tideford

            W H Bond undertook the weeding and the laying of the new bark mulch on



6.        Burial Ground

6.1       E Pascoe & Son application to erect a memorial Tablet in memory of J H

            Lobb at Plot I2. (£35 cheque enclosed – see 7.15)  

6.2      Cllr Elliott met with Tim Randles from Cornwall Council to look at the

            visibility at the burial ground        

7.        Finance

7.1      Quercus – play park oak tree, leaves, cut a view area etc - £530

7.2       Burial Ground Fee of £30 paid by E Pascoe & Son for the Memorial Tablet at

            plot CR20 for Mr V J Weale (see 6.8 of the minutes of the November meeting)

7.3       Burial Ground Fee of £35 paid by HG Stacey Ltd for a Memorial Tablet at

            Plot A7 for Mr J P Stephens (see 6.3 of the minutes of the November meeting)

7.4       Cornwall Council Community Chest grant of £500 towards the cost of the

            Xtravert ramps

7.5       Cornwall  Mole catcher invoice - £35. (see 6.7 of the minutes of the November


7.6       RBL hall hire @ £12 per meeting paid for October, December and February –


7.7       Barclays i-sure data back up invoice for November 2011 - £3.30

7.8       Quercus grass cutting and leaf blowing of play park - £585

7.9       Came & Co – additional insurance premium of £25 for the Tideford Ramp

7.10     Quercus – to fell the trees on the hedge line at the burial ground - £750

7.11     Burial Ground Fee of £90 paid by Mr & Mrs Weale for the interment of ashes

            at Plot CR20 of Mr V J Weale

7.12     Clerks expense for December 2011 - £71.19

7.13     Victim Support asking for a donation towards their work to support people in


7.14     Cornwall Air Ambulance asking for a donation to keep the helicopter flying to

            save lives

7.15     Burial Ground Fee of £35 paid by E Pascoe & Son for a Memorial Tablet at

            Plot I2 – see 6.1

8.        Planning Applications

            The following application has been received by Cornwall Council:

8.1       PA11/09882

            Myrtle Cottage, Church Road, Tideford                         Mrs Ells

            Replacement of 9 white timber windows with upvc units

9.        Planning Decisions

            The following application has been approved by Cornwall Council:

9.1       PA11/06729

            2 Fore Street, St Germans                                           Mr & Mrs Battie

            First Floor extension to provide bedroom

10.        Planning Correspondence and Reports

10.1     Little Cutcrew - the applicant, Tess Patterson has advised that Cornwall

           Council are now set to recommend refusal of the application even though they

            had been told that it would be approved.

10.2     Planning Application PA11/08532 – Old Store House, Church Street, St

           Germans. Ward Members were advised that the Planning Officer had advised

            that they will be recommending refusal – it was decided that no further

            comment was necessary

10.3     Public Access/Consultee Access Website for Planning – the online planning

            system and the Cornwall Council website have been joined so only one

            username and password is needed to access both.

10.4    Cherokee Alpacas – EN10/03189. Cornwall Council advised on 30.11.11 that

            they were awaiting a response from the applicants Agent

11.        Correspondence Received

11.1     Christmas card from Sheryll Murray MP

11.2     Parish & Town Council Precepts for 2012/13 – the Government has confirmed

            that town and parish councils will NOT be subject to capping or referendums

11.3     Temporary Road Closure – Tideford Road, Landrake 23.1.12 – 26.1.12

            (7.30am to 6.00pm)

11.4     Temporary Road Closure – B3249 between the A38 and Gallery Lane,

            Tideford and Gallery Lane, Polbathic – 16.1.12 – 20.1.12 (8.00am – 4.15pm)

11.5     Temporary Road Closure – road from Axford Hill to Tideford Cross Lane,

            Blunts – 23.1.12 – 27.1.12 (7.30am – 6.00pm)

11.6     Leader of Cornwall Council to Members – budget and other matters

11.7     Leader of Cornwall Council to Members – New Homes Bonus Payment and

            other matters

11.8     Launch of Local Enterprise Partnership website – road show in Saltash

            Guildhall on 10.1.12 at 1.00pm

11.9     The Police advised of a postal scam – on all notice boards

11.10   The Police advise that a Saltash Police Page has been set up on ‘Twitter’

11.11   Rural Economy Growth Review forwarded by Cllr Eggleston

11.12   Rural Services Network – weekly email news digest

11.13   Nut Tree – December edition

11.14   Sustainable Gov – latest public service news

11.15   RTC Safety Surfaces Ltd – wet pour surfacing. Brochure included.

11.16   Superfast Broadband ‘Goes Live’ in Nine More Cornish Communities Three

            Months Ahead of Schedule

11.17   Big Lunch Captures Community Spirit – 3.6.11 – see


11.18   Communities on Route Newsletter – Olympic Torch Relay 19.5.12

11.19   SLCC – Cornwall Branch Newsletter December 2011

11.20   Arbor Age Magazine – first edition

11.21   Sustainable Options range of outdoor furniture and construction materials

11.22   SLCC Branch Conferences Dates and Branch Meeting Dates for 2012

11.23   Sovereign Design Play Systems offering their services to develop or improve

            outdoor play and learning spaces

11.24   Greenbarnes offering plaques and war memorials that aren’t a target for


12.        Informal Correspondence