OLDLAND PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on 17 January 2012
at Longwell Green Community Centre at 7pm
Present Members Officers
Cll N Barrett Cllr M Newton Mrs V Hicks
Cllr B Deeley Cllr T Olpin Mr S Skidmore
Cllr G Downing Cllr C Price Members of the Public
Cllr R Hardie Cllr G Rogers Bitton Parish Council – 3 representatives
Cllr P Hughes Cllr J Suffolk Mrs P Apps – Kingswood Bus Project
Cllr S Jay Mrs M Slucutt
Mr A Coward
Cllr Downing in the Chair
Received from Cllrs Calway, Farmer, Haddy and Williams.
It was resolved to allow an extended leave of absence to Cllr Calway on compassionate grounds.
239/11 Declaration of Members Interests
Cllrs Barrett, Olpin and Price declared an interest as a member of South Gloucs Council and in
particular with regard to planning and licensing matters.
Cllr Deeley LGCC, Senior Citizens Forum
Cllr Downing Royal British Legion, LGCC, Senior Citizens Forum
Cllr Hardie CHH, Clocktower, Senior Citizens Forum
Cllr Hughes CHH
Cllr Jay CHH, Grimsbury Farm
Cllr Newton LGCC, Senior Citizens Forum
Cllr Olpin BICSA, CHH, LGCC
Cllr Rogers LGCC, Senior Citizens Forum
Cllr Suffolk JUICE, WCG
The Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 20 December 2011 were agreed and signed by the
241/11 Chairman’s communications
a] Royal British Legion: The Chairman reported that to date the 2011 collection for the Bitton &
Oldland Branch stands at £18,965.
b] Newsletter feedback: The Chairman reported that various messages of support had been
received from parishioners regarding the newsletter.
Adjournment for Public Participation
1. Kingswood Bus Project: Pat Apps, of the Kingswood Bus Project addressed the meeting to
explain the work of the project, outline potential for services within the area and in particular to
detail the costs of providing a Friday night service starting at £7,878 for basic cover. Ms Apps
was thanked for her report and she agreed to provide further details to the Clerk. It was agreed to
defer this matter to the Community Investment Committee for consideration. Bitton Parish
Council was invited to attend upon that item being an issue of common interest to both parishes.
2. Obstructions to the visually impaired: Mr Coward addressed the meeting with a list of sites
that require attention. Some of these had already been raised by the Parish Council but it was
agreed that the list be deferred to the Planning & Highways Committee for urgent attention. Mr
Coward was also encouraged to present his concerns to the Hanham & Longwell Green Safer &
Stronger Group at the next meeting on 13 March 2012.
242/11 Matters arising
a] Youth Issues (Cadbury Heath & Oldland): The Clerk reported that South Gloucs Council
will soon be conducting a review of the youth services provided in the area and it was resolved
that the Parish Council be an active participant in this review.
b] Letters of thanks - Grants notifications: Noted.
243/11 Correspondence for action
a] Core Strategy document – South Gloucs Council: Noted.
b] Chair’s Awards 2012: It was resolved to recommend Pat Apps for an award for her work
with the Kingswood Bus Project.
244/11 Correspondence for information
a] Registry Office revised times: Noted.
b] South Gloucs Senior Citizens Forum newsletter: Noted. Cllr Price reported that the article
regarding PIN numbers is a scam.
c] Olympic Torch Route procession: Noted.
245/11 Committee Reports
a] Planning & Highways Committee
Minutes of the meeting of 29 December 2011 were presented by Cllr Rogers and were adopted
by the Council.
246/11 Other reports
a] Cadbury Heath Hall Development Plan (CONFIDENTIAL ITEM): The Clerk reported
that quotation for the services of a project manager are being sought and will be reported to the
Cadbury Heath Hall Management Committee at the next meeting.
b] Warmley Golf Course – future plans: Cllr Downing reported on the consultation events and
the PDS advised that it is very important, in projects like this, to keep the local community on
board with any plans. It was resolved that as the local council and as the Lead Organisation in the
Priority Neighbourhood Plan, that Oldland Parish Council be a key player in any discussion of
future plans for the golf course, youth centre and Tarzan Park.
c] Safer & Stronger Group reports: Cllr Suffolk reported on the latest meeting of the Parkwall
and North Common Group held on 5 January 2102. The following priorities were agreed: 1.
Youths in Oldland, 2. Neighbourhood Police Office, 3. Flooding at Cowhorn Hill, 4. Estate
parking in North Common.
d] Joint Parishes Forum: Cllr Downing presented the minutes of the meeting of 9 January 2012.
e] Newsletter competition: Six correct entries had been received and a winner was chosen. The
Clerk was asked to deliver the £10 cash prize.
f] Cadbury Heath Youth Centre Support Committee: Cllr Farmer had sent a report on the
setting up of the CHYC Support Committee and the successes being seen already. It was noted
that as part of the review of Youth Services and re-development plans for the site, that the Parish
Council will need to continue to support the CHYC.
The following accounts were placed before Council (including payments made since the last
British Telecom (PDS ‘phone) 117.39
Cadbury Heath Hall (PDS office rent) 200.00
Masters Pipeline (allotment water troughs) 2,200.00
Mrs Hicks Salary (January) 1,764.30
HMRC Hicks (January) 705.16
Avon Pension Fund Hicks (January) 470.58
Mr Skidmore Salary (January) 1,899.39
HMRC Skidmore (January) 845.63
Direct Payment Skidmore (January) 39.70
Mrs Hicks Expenses (January) 28.44
Payment of the above accounts was approved and cheques prepared by the
Clerk were referred to Cllr Newton and Cllr Downing for signature.