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									MINUTES OF SYSTON TOWN COUNCIL HELD AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, SCHOOL STREET, SYSTON ON THE 28th FEBRUARY 2006 Page 1 of 5

PRESENT: Cr K. Pacey (Chairman) Cr D. Houseman Cr T. Greatorex Cr E. Gamble (7.45 pm) Cr S. Gerrard Cr T. Griffiths Cr R. Gray Cr P. Wright Cr H. Screaton (left 9.30 pm) Cr M. Carnall Cr R. Jenkins Cr H. Midgley Cr J. Midgley Cr S. Moir Cr S. Hampson Cr J. Branston Cr I. Spibey Cr C. Dolan

Co. Cr M. Preston Boro’ Cr T. Noon Press - Mrs. C. Gregory, M.r C. March W.P.C. S. Stevens 3 members of the public

The Bidding 541 APOLOGIES: Cr P. Hackett

542 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS Cr S. Moir - personal interest in all cemetery matters Cr R. Jenkins - personal interest in all planning matters Cr D. Houseman - personal interest in all matters relating to County and Charnwood Borough Councils. 543 CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS i) Leicester Sound Radio Station - Syston had been nominated one of the Best Villages/Towns in Leicestershire and people were asked to vote on the 14th March for Syston to win. ii) Syston Volunteer Centre - announcement of merger with Shepshed Volunteer Service and Charnwood Council for Voluntary Services to be called Voluntary Action Charnwood but would remain as a single agency to provide local services within Syston. iii) Leics. County Council - notice of temporary road closure at Broad Street and St. Peters Street commencing 3rd April 2006 for approximately 8 weeks. iv) Leics. Constabulary - meeting with Inspector Alcott at Syston and Town Manager and Chairman on the 1st March with regard to vandalism in Syston. v) Cr Pacey informed members that he had spoken with Dr Chidlow who stated that the building of the new health centre was still set on course to start in March. vi) A summary document of the draft master plan of East Midlands Airport; available in the office.

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MINUTES OF SYSTON TOWN COUNCIL HELD AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, SCHOOL STREET, SYSTON ON THE 28th FEBRUARY 2006 Page 2 of 5 544 MATTERS RAISED BY THE PUBLIC

W.P.C. Stevens introduced herself and said that she had taken over from P.C. G. Fraser last November and was still acclimatizing herself to the post. She had attended a Crime and Safety Forum meeting and had taken a keen interest in the Youth Project and was liaising with Mr. Hastie, Youth Leader regarding the problems with under-age drinking and vandalism around Central Park. She then gave a summary of crimes in Syston within the last 30 days which included 4 burglary of dwellings and other, 9 criminal damage, 2 vehicle damage, 2 public order, 1 cycle theft, 7 theft from motor vehicle and 2 theft of motor vehicle and 2 thefts from store. She had also attended assemblies at Wreake Valley College with the Education Officer to speak to the students regarding problems being experienced in Syston such as litter, assault and general community awareness especially when they were out at lunchtimes in large crowds. 545 POTENTIAL GROWTH/DEVELOPMENTS IN THURMASTON AREA (Presentation by Mr. G. Longley of Charnwood BC) This item was brought forward for the convenience of Mr. Longley. Mr Longley gave a presentation with the aid of a projector of “Charnwood 2021 – Planning for our Next Generation” which covered the core strategy and science park to be established in Loughborough. This consultation had taken place over the last two years with a new planning policy which contained the new regional plan for 2020-26. He went on to say that there would be a three year project plan and there would be annual monitoring report which required to be sent to the government. He stated that 11,000 houses needed to be built by 2021 and illustrated some of the areas of suggested housing development, one of which was between Thurmaston and Hamilton. This brought comments from several councillors that all the proposed development for this area was on the east side which did not have sufficient road networks to facilitate this and was not sustainable as development had not been planned on transport corridors, e.g. dual carriageways and near a railway station. Mr. Longley was thanked for his presentation and then left the meeting.

546

FULL COUNCIL MINUTES

27.1.04

It was proposed by Cr Pacey seconded by Cr Carnall and carried that; These minutes be approved as a correct record and adopted, subject to the following amendment.

Chairman ……………………

MINUTES OF SYSTON TOWN COUNCIL HELD AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, SCHOOL STREET, SYSTON ON THE 28th FEBRUARY 2006 Page 3 of 5 AMENDMENTS - - Cr Hampson asked that the matter referring to CCTV in the town should read “upgrading of CCTV”. 547 COMMITTEE MINUTES

DEVELOPMENT AND GENERAL PURPOSES

7TH FEBRUARY 2006

It was proposed by Cr Jenkins, seconded by Cr Gerrard and carried that: These minutes be approved as a correct record and adopted. MATTERS ARISING Item 503 - Cr Greatorex had thought that the developers were not invited to the meeting with Charnwood Officers to discuss the Ridgemere Centre, but from further enquiry it appeared that Mr. Lewis-Roberts of Charnwood BC had invited them. Item 507 - Artwork for Aldi Supermarket - Cr Houseman tabled a paper as he was most concerned with one of the conditions from the plan relating to the erection of gates. The Town Manager was asked to bring this up again with the planning authority. Item 502 - Cr Dolan was concerned that all the facts relating to a planning application at 28 Wanlip Road had not been presented to the meeting. Cr Houseman replied to explain a certain condition which had been imposed on this application which this Council would not normally have known. It was agreed that matters referring to planning applications be taken to the Development Committee and members needed to look at the plans prior to the meeting in order to save time on the evening. Item 505 - standardization of signs for floral displays - a template would be ready for the next meeting. Cr Greatorex commented that the builders had done a good job of protecting the tree on the frontage for the new Aldi Supermarket. Item 508 - seat/block paving in front of Melton Rd/Wanlip Rd junction - a letter had been written to the developer and a substantive reply was awaited.. Item 509 - Landscaping for St. Peters Court – need to write to Charnwood – will agenda this for the next meeting. Item 511 - Automated watering system - a letter had been written to Severn Trent and a quotation was still awaited. Item 510 - amount of disabled parking for car park at rear of Co-op – a letter had been written to Achurch Phillips (the agents) who replied that they had considered that two was sufficient. It was agreed to agenda for the next meeting and to contact Charnwood in the meantime to ask them to check any legal requirement. Cr Gamble stated that it was in order to park on the roadside provided the disabled badge was on display.

AMENITIES

14TH FEBRUARY 2006

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MINUTES OF SYSTON TOWN COUNCIL HELD AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, SCHOOL STREET, SYSTON ON THE 28th FEBRUARY 2006 Page 4 of 5 It was proposed by Cr Gerrard, seconded by Cr Griffiths and carried that: These minutes be approved as a correct record and adopted. Item 519 - Cr Hampson stated that he felt that “Jurassic Day” would be a good idea for Syston but would need the Council’s full support. Some members had been concerned that council staff may not be able to support this but the Town Manager confirmed that the office staff would be willing to play a role and a meeting was to be arranged with all interested parties. Further details about the event were tabled by Cr Houseman. Item 528 - There was still concern noted regarding the broken fencing by Whitakers on Melton Road by the railway bridge and the Town Manager replied that Network Rail had been contacted regarding this. RESOURCES 21ST FEBRUARY 2006

It was proposed by Cr H. Midgley, seconded by Cr Branston and carried that; These minutes be approved as a correct record and adopted. 548 PANEL CHAIRMEN’S REPORT Cr Pacey announced a meeting with the Syston Twinning Association on 1st March to establish a twinning panel to deal with the future of town twinning. 549 BOROUGH COUNCILLORS REPORTS

Cr Hampson - A budget had been set at 3.5%. There had been many complaints by local residents when the old Stuart Mensley site had been demolished due to the large amount of dust covering everywhere but a building inspector from Charnwood had been called out who went to see the residents and this problem was now resolved. Cr Houseman - He now had a report concerning the brook and hoped to go for the option which amounted to £100,000 and would be held in abeyance until sufficient monies were available. He was part of the committee which would choose the name of the new lake in Syston near the new visitor centre. There had been over 200 entrants for this competition. Cr Noon - He informed members that whilst alterations have been undertaken at the Hobby Horse roundabout it was to be completely closed for the following two weekends, but after negotiations two lanes were to be kept open. He also commented that he did not feel enough information had been given regarding the developments for the Ridgemere and Hamilton but urged members to make some comments or objections by the deadline of the 31st March so that any further decisions can be made at a later date – if no comments were made the planning authority would assume there were no objections. He also suggested that members may wish to consult the

Borough’s website for decisions of where money had been allocated for the S106 agreements.

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MINUTES OF SYSTON TOWN COUNCIL HELD AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, SCHOOL STREET, SYSTON ON THE 28th FEBRUARY 2006 Page 5 of 5 Cr Pacey - he had attended meetings and put in complaints at the Waste Management Scrutiny meeting. He had also asked for proof of figures of Syston’s input from the Citizens’ Panel as he felt most comments had come from Loughborough residents. 550 COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORT Cr Houseman - reported that he would be able to have access to facilities to arrange for some reindeer to attend Syston’s next Switching on of the Christmas lights. He also stated that the County Council had missed out on £10 million from the Government. Cr Preston - he informed members of some new waste management sites at Wanlip Sand & Gravel and Brooksby. He had been discussing with the doctors the forthcoming problems of parking when the new health centre building commenced. More consultations were taking place regarding traffic proposals resulting from the 342 housing development. County Hall had given £1,000 towards the Youth Project at Wreake College. There would be a second exhibition regarding traffic calming at Queniborough at the end of March. At this stage it was not known where the Syston Eastern Bypass was planned but it was in the second phase of plans for 2011 – 2015. 551 MATTERS ARISING BY PERMISSION OF THE CHAIRMAN Cr Houseman - he informed members that the new Syston signs were now in place. Cr Dolan - stated she would be willing to scrutinise the CBC Strategic Plan. Cr Gamble - an enquiry regarding additional water arising out of the development at Barkby Road going into Barkby Brook. 552 CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS There were no matters to discuss.

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