Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held in
Hart Village Hall on Monday 2nd April 2012
Present: Chairman Parish Cllr. John Littlefair Vice Chairman Parish Cllr. Keith Brown;
Parish Cllrs’ Alan Bell; Frank Lancaster: Joanne Quarmby. Clerk R. Gray.
Meeting opened at 19:3hrs.
1. Apologies for absence Parish Councillors Kathryn Geddes; Joe Brown
2. Declarations of interest. Nil
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2012: Approved
4. Matters arising for information only: Clerk advised that he had not yet been
through to Durham Land Registry Office
5. Clerk’s report and correspondence
a. Audit Briefing – note on fees which are unchanged
b. Sheraton Wind Turbine Farm. Letter of objection has been sent to Durham CC
and Hartlepool BC
c. Bus Services. It was noted that Durham CC who fund the 33 service have
control over it. Hence the diversion of hart is in their province. The 22 service to
Durham is a commercial service controlled by Arriva.
d. Register of Members Interests. Overdue. These will be passed for copying to
6. Reports on:
a. Lights The defects reported in February await attention.
b. Roads and Paths The clerk was informed that Naisberry and Worset Lane
have been noted for repairs. Worset Lane will be an expensive rebuild. The date
for this is uncertain but hopefully within 12 months. Magdalene Drive is to be
repaired, to a higher level.
JL will follow up with Mike Blair HBC on the barrier situation and with school on
the car parking situation. JL will also speak to Nichola Bailey CEO HBC
regarding Chare Wall.
c. Amenities Complaints had been received that the Refuse Collectors were
leaving the bins in an untidy fashion.
a. The finances at 27 March were noted.
b. The accounts for year end 31 March 2012 were approved for audit.
8. Planning Applications:
H/2012/0159 Application to upgrade poultry unit High Volts Farm. Demolish 8 poultry
sheds; erect 3 replacement sheds and 2 service buildings with associated
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9. Minor matters
a) A back up notice to be displayed in both notice boards re the Village Green
meeting on 26 April. Note in Village Life report.
10. Matters for the next agenda: Report on Durham Land Registry visit.
The meeting closed at 19:55 hrs.
The next PC meeting is on Monday 14 May 2012 at 19:00 hrs in the Village Hall.
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