Present Cllrs. Dr. S. Dawson.(chairman) M. Turville-Petre, D. Harrod. C. Horwood.
Dist. Cllr. K. Ward Seven member of the public J.Stibbons(clerk)
The meeting opened at 7.30pm
1. Apologies. Cllr. J. Wright
There were no Declarations of Interest
2. The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 14th July 2020 were approved by the members.
3. There were no matters arising from the Minutes.
District Councillor K. Ward – The application for a paid car park at Cley visitors centre has been granted with conditional approval for one year. There is an appeal pending on this decision.
If parking fees are introduced permanently it will lead to overspill car parking on the coast road. This was also an issue in Salthouse as paid car parking would tend to send more cars to park in Salthouse village.
North Norfolk have done well during the lock-down. Track and Tracing has been effective.
The Planning White Paper soon to be published could have a significant effect on North Norfolk.
5. Playing Field. The RoSPA inspection in June found the seat needed fixing more securely, but to do this the brambles need to be cut.
It was proposed by Cllr. Dawson that the brambles should be cut at a cost of £150. This was seconded by Cllr, Turville-Petre and approved.
When the brambles are cleared the final cut of the grass can then go up to the hedge.
The grass cutting contractor is to be informed.
6. Village Green The North side of the green is to be cut this week and the grass raked up. Volunteers have agreed to assist with this task.
7. Request to Install a Memorial Bench. It was agreed that a memorial bench could be installed on the village green. The parish council would first like to see the design of the bench and the proposed position. The cost of installing and maintaining the bench would be the responsibility of the person making the request.
8. Affordable Housing terms have now been agreed between Broadland Housing Association and Norfolk County Council to acquire land on Purdy Street for an exception housing scheme. Two schemes for the layout of the houses were suggested.
Broadland Housing Assn. are to be asked to show both options to the councillors in the village hall when the Covid restrictions are lifted. More information was also needed regarding the access and the road-side wall. Dist.Cllr. Ward will speak to Broadland Housing.
The meeting agreed that the village needed more young families.
9. Finances Bank Balances at 15/9/20 Current a/c £7878.45 Savings a/c £4752.63
The following invoices were approved for payment:-
J. Wright Grass cutting £480
J. Stibbons Salary and expenses £591.78
HMRC PAYE £109.25
10. Correspondence There was no correspondence
11. Matters for information or the next agenda.
There is a meeting of the Heath Trustees planned for Sunday 25th October when a report of activities for the year will be given.
12. Questions and observations from members of the public .
·Litter on the green has become a problem as the bins are not emptied as often as necessary.
There is also a problem with litter in Beach Road mainly due to overnight camping. District councillor Ward will follow this up with the District Council but there is a problem with Beach Road as the road is too narrow for the bin lorries.
It was suggested that the District Council should provide proper sites for overnight camping.
It was noted that Beach Road was named on two web sites as suitable for wild camping.
The Post Office will install a new poly-carbonate post box in place of the old one. The design was thought very appropriate and approved by the Parish councillors after the meeting.
There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.59pm.
The next meeting of Salthouse Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 3rd November 2020