Aston Flamville Parish Meeting
Wednesday, 26th October, 2011 7.00 p.m.

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Proposed venue: Aston Flamville Parish Church

Contact: Mrs D Johnson 0116 2727509 

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The minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2011,as circulated, were approved and signed as a correct record.


Matters arising from the Minutes


JF Powner Ltd – Green Waste Composting Plant,Manor Farm, Sharnford Road, Aston Flamville


The Chairman advised the meeting that a planning application in respect of permission for the site to operate on Sundays and Bank Holidays had been refused by Leicestershire County Council.


Since the refusal the application had been submitted for an appeal against the decision, however this had also been refused, so therefore deliveries would not be allowed  on Sundays and Bank Holidays.


Mrs Powner explained to the meeting why it was necessary for the site to have permission for the extra collections.


Mrs Powner also  informed the meeting that Hinckley and Bosworth lorries would still be travelling through the village.


Cllr White responded that if this was the case then to inform him, and he would look into the matter, he also commented that the conservation of the village must be upheld.



Telephone Kiosk


The Chairman reported that the telephone kiosk which was a listed structure had now been painted red and repaired which indicated that BT were continuing to maintain it.







Any Other Business


Blaby South Community Forum


The Chairman spoke to parishioners about the Blaby South Community Forum, and he explained that the County Council, District Councils, Police and Health Service want to work together to involve people in the services they deliver and to help local people influence the services they receive.


He outlined some of the matters that were discussed at the forum which included the following:


  • Planning matters and the Localism Bill
  • Housing needs for the whole area of South Blaby
  • Fosse villages


The Chairman advised the meeting that transport had also been discussed,  and had pointed out that the village only had a bus service twice a day.


Planning Items


The Chairman informed the meeting that there had been an application for two small extensions adjacent to Church Farm, other than that there had been no new developments within the last six months.


The Chairman also advised that he had met with F E Downes Ltd, the developer who owned the land next to the Manor House, in respect of the development of one house, it was agreed that a meeting would take place with the Blaby District Council planners, but to date no further action had been taken by the developer.


The Chairman reported that in respect of the issue of housing needs within the village it stood at a total of two proposed dwellings, which was assumed to be as previously named as the total requirement for the conservation area.




Highway Matters


Parishioners were concerned about traffic speeding through the village and asked whether illuminated speed restriction signs could be installed.


Councillor E. White said he would look into the matter.


Parish Website


The Chairman spoke to the meeting about the possibility of setting up a parish website, which he said would be very useful to advertise forthcoming events and notices for the village. He informed the meeting that he had been in touch with Tim Healey at Leicestershire County Council who had been really helpful, and he had advised the Chairman that because the parish did not have any funds there would not be any costs involved in assisting the Chairman in getting a website up and running.


Councillor E. White


Councillor E. White contributed to the meeting and gave some information in respect of the following:


  • Reductions in spending, including the reduction in school transport which was causing some concern.
  • That Blaby would not be  increasing the Council Tax
  • Blaby District Council had joined forces with Lloyds TSB to help first time buyers in the district onto the housing ladder. As part of the scheme the Council will help people who can afford the mortgage repayments but not a large deposit, to secure a house by quaranteeing up to 20 percent of the total value of the mortgage taken out with Lloyds TSB.
  • Achievement Awards which was a yearly event held by Blaby District Council and sponsored by local businesses.




Date of next meeting


The next Parish Meeting to be arranged for a date in May 2012 in consultation with the Chairman.