July minutes 2015


Clerk: J Coulson-Wright, 5 Dour Side, River, Dover, Kent CT17 0UX

Tel:  01304 820273   Email:  coulsonwright@aol.com  

website: www.templeewellpc.kentparishes.gov.uk

Minutes of the Temple Ewell Parish Council Meeting held on

Tuesday 28th July 2015, 7.15pm at Temple Ewell Baptist Church Hall




976.Present: Cllrs C Smithen, G Mousley, R Hamer, I Dean, N Doherty, Mrs A Worton, Mrs L End,


       Apologies: Dist Cllr Rose, A Stacey, S Pilcher, PCSO May.


       In Attendance: Mrs J Coulson-Wright (Parish Clerk) County Cllr Lymer.


977. Declarations of Interest

Councillors were invited to declare any agenda items in which they had a personal/prejudicial   interest. None were declared.


978. Minutes of Meeting held 30th June 2015

Proposed by Cllr I Dean seconded by Cllr Mrs L End, the minutes were then agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


979. Matters Arising from Minutes of last meeting:

(a) Wellington Road Parking – The Clerk has received copies of the following planning applications from DDC development control: 85/0977, 88/1168, 96/0806, however drawings of the nursing homes parking allocation were missing. DDC has confirmed that they do not have any further supporting documentation, therefore the Parish Council are unable to pursue this any further.

(b) Public Footpath – Templeside – The public footpath running along the back of Templeside properties remains blocked by a fallen tree & is still impassable. The Clerk will contact Public Rights of Way for an update.

(c) Informative Board Dragon Wood & Village Notice Board – The graphics for the informative notice board have been formally agreed. The installation of the new notice boards will take place in August. The Parish Council will retain the copyright of the artwork for future use if needed.

 Semi Automatic External Defibrillators – The Parish Councillors were not convinced that the Baptist Church was the best site to install the defibrillator, therefore a village walk around will take place on Monday 17th August at 12pm to consider other buildings and finalise a suitable location.
Historic Village Notice Board – After a year of chasing, the historic village notice board has finally been upgraded. No further action.
CCTV Quotations, KG V Playing field – Three quotes will be obtained for discussion at the next meeting.
School Redevelopment Letter of Support – The Parish Councillors unanimously agreed that the draft letter presented to them by the Clerk be sent to the organisation that made the decision not to award Temple Ewell Primary School funding for redevelopment. A copy will also be sent to the head teacher.








980. Public Contribution Time

    The pathway from the viaduct to the church gate and pathway from Lower Road to the train station are impassable due to overgrown foliage. Network Rail will be contacted again.


 981. PCSO Mays’ Report

         No Report


 982. Planning & Decisions:

Proposal: Erection of a two storey side extension incorporating external staircase

and screen and balcony, creation of driveway and installation of steps

Location: 2 Kearsney Villas, Egerton Road, Temple Ewell, CT16 3AF – No objection

 Proposal: Conversion of garage to habitable room

Location: 12 Riverside, Temple Ewell, CT16 3HW – No objection.

To note decisions made by DDC: 15/00499 | Installation of a 12.5 metre high Phase 5 monopole and a cabinet and associated works | Manor View Nursery, 32 Lower Road, Temple Ewell – Prior Approval Not Required

15/00528 | Erection of a single storey side and rear extension and amendments to front elevation (existing garage to be demolished) | 54 Lower Road, Temple Ewell – Granted


 983. Reports of County & District Councillor/Committees –

         Cllr Mrs S Pilcher – Village Hall Meeting. No report.

The Clerk took photographic evidence showing the felling of four trees, removed from land belonging to KCC, Green Lane, however Deborah Collick, Soft Landscape Team at KCC does not consider these trees to be on Highways land. This item was escalated as a matter of urgency and passed onto County Councillor Lymer who has also been informed that the land does not belong to KCC. It was agreed that the Clerk contact Land Registry to establish once and for all whom the land belongs to and to obtain copies of the deeds to the properties plus an ordnance survey map for Target Firs and Green lane.



     No reports



‘Best Allotment’ judging will take place on Tuesday 1st September. The Chairman, Cllr I Dean and Cllr Mrs A Worton will announce the winners at the next meeting.

The Clerk attended an allotment committee meeting. Three allotments have become overgrown and so letters will be sent to remind tenants of their responsibility. No other issues reported.











    Footpaths, Highways & Pavements

          No Report


         Playing Field Report

     Hard Standing – Damaged Drain Cover/Soak away – It was unanimously agreed for the drainage on the hard standing to be repaired at a cost of £300.

     Basket Swing Vandalism – A representative from Caledonian Play will be inspecting the play equipment on 18th August and securing the through bolts in the basket swing frame, which should prevent any further vandalism.

Cllr G Moulsey reported that the low level-balancing log requires replacing. The Clerk will contact Wickstead.

984.  Correspondence

The Up On The Downs, Big Summer Festival – A fun fortnight of exciting activities to celebrate the local countryside and heritage is up and running from Saturday 25 July to Sunday 9 August. The programme offers over 50 mostly free events, covering a variety of arts, wildlife and history activities, being held in venues across Dover, Folkestone and the surrounding areas.

The festival is being organised by the Up on the Downs Landscape Partnership Scheme, a 5 year Heritage Lottery Funded scheme that aims to conserve and enhance local countryside and heritage, as well as providing ways for local people to enjoy their local landscape.

Dog Microchipping – Dog owners are reminded that new laws mean all dogs must be microchipped from 6 April 2016 – and to help support local communities, Dover District Council is offering free dog microchipping at events and venues across Dover, Deal and Sandwich.

The events will offer people the chance to get their pets microchipped, to find out about the new rules, and to meet the dog warden team. Visitors will also be able to find out more about the new Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) that come into operation from 27 July. 

Burlington House – Dover District Council has secured full ownership of Burlington House, the County Hotel, multi-storey car park and surrounding complex along with several other small parcels of land.  This follows a successful Compulsory Purchase Order approved by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 26 February 2015. DDS Demolition is currently establishing a compound in Russell Street with works to make safe and strip out the multi-storey car park starting immediately. The contractors will also start the process of screening Burlington House in a scaffolding wrap.  The building will be made safe and stripped out internally prior to the removal of asbestos. Physical demolition of Burlington House is expected to get underway this autumn.


985. Chairman’s Announcements

      No report


986. Events Committee

The rounder’s event has been postponed due to bad weather. It has been rescheduled for Sunday 16th August. The parish walk will be organised for September.


  987. Clerks Financial Report, Statement of Accounts.

  The statements of receipts & payments for June 2015 were presented to the Parish Council. Proposed by Cllr G Mousley, seconded by Cllr Mrs L End and unanimously agreed.


    988. Any Other Business

Cllr Mrs A Worton explained that the funds ring fenced for a village hall projector have not been spent yet as further information is required before a decision is made.


The tree located on the bank in front of Lorna’s hairdressers has died. KHS will be contacted and asked for a replacement. Ref No – 170277


     There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.15pm.