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Parwich Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council Minutes.
 
Click this link to read the draft minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 16th November 2022.

Andrew Martin

Clerk RFO. Parwich Parish Council

e-mail: clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk

tel: 01335 216238

address: Fernlea, Parwich, Ashbourne, DE6 1QJ

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Pavilion Roof Repairs

Pavilion roof repairs.

The Parish Council is tendering for work to be done to repair the roof of the pavilion on Parsons Croft.

More tender details can be found here.

Please bring this to the attention of any contractors you feel may be interested in this work. Some contractors might prefer not to click on a link in an e-mail you send them. In this case you can let them know that they can search for the Parwich Parish Council home page which has a direct link to the tender.

Regards

Andrew Martin

Clerk RFO. Parwich Parish Council

e-mail: clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk

tel: 01335 216238

address: Fernlea, Parwich, Ashbourne, DE6 1QJ

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Affordable Housing Sites

The need for up to five new affordable dwellings in Parwich has previously been established.
Link to the Housing needs Survey here.

The process for delivering this, if possible, is being led by Derbyshire Dales District Council who are the Housing Authority.

On Wednesday the 16th of November the Derbyshire Dales Housing Enabler, Peak District National Park planners and the Peak District Rural Housing Association visited Parwich to familiarise themselves with open spaces in, and around, the village. Two councillors and the Clerk guided them around the village and offered local knowledge, when available, about current land use and ownership.

Their aim was to visit ALL areas in, and on the edge, of the main settlement. This is the first step in gathering information which might establish which, if any, site might be suitable for new housing.

The next step will be for them to review what they have observed, gather further information and decide if they think there are any sites which,

  1. The Planning Authority would be likely to consider granting planning permission for.
  2. The Housing Association consider could be economically developed.

If there is such a site, they will approach the owner of the land to see if they would be willing to make it available. And if the land could be made available then plans can be drawn up to be submitted for formal planning approval.

When, and if, a proposal gets this far residents will have their normal right to input to the planning process, before a decision is made, as to whether approval should be granted.

Although no site has been formally ruled in, or out, at this time it was indicated that,

  1. The Planning Authority would only consider developments which include two off road parking spaces per dwelling.
  2. The Housing Association would be unlikely to consider building less than five dwellings in a single location to be financially viable.

The Parish Council does not expect to be updated on any further progress until the new year at the earliest.

This, and previously shared, information on affordable housing can all been seen in the news section of the Parish Council’s website.

Should you have any further questions for the Council please send them at the Clerk at clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk

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The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Wednesday the 16th November 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.

Parish Councils are no longer permitted to meet using video conferencing so this meeting must be held in person.

Risk management measures including sanitising and distancing will be in place. The number of attendees may not exceed 30. All attendees may be required to wear face masks (unless exempt).

The agenda is here.

Andrew Martin

Clerk RFO. Parwich Parish Council

e-mail: clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk

tel: 01335 216238

address: Fernlea, Parwich, Ashbourne, DE6 1QJ

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The Parish Council has recived the following responses from DDDC’s Rural Housing Enabler to comments made in an earlier post:

Who are the houses for?Eligibility for any new houses that are built is determined by the policies of the Planning Authority (Peak District National Park Authority). These stipulate that in the first instance, houses would be made available to people with a connection with Parwich Parish or the immediately adjoining parishes. These are the parishes that took part in the Housing Needs Survey with Parwich, namely: Ballidon, Bradbourne, Eaton & Alsop and Newton Grange.

‘Local connection’  could be on the basis of a person or household’s residency, or if moving to the village to be cared for by a resident, or to take care of a resident. The qualifying residency period is ten years. This can be a continuous period of ten years (or more), or any ten years within the last twenty.

If new houses were not taken up by qualifying applicants from Parwich, or the immediately adjoining parishes, they would become available to applicants from further afield within the Peak District National Park. .
 
Has the council looked at sites?
In short, no. The local Housing Authority is Derbyshire Dales District Council. It will be their responsibility to select and secure a suitable site. They will do this with the Planning Authority and Housing Association (likely to be Nottingham Community Housing). The Housing Authority will make an initial assessment of potential sites on the 16th of November along with planners and the housing association.
 
Could the houses be bought and sold for profit on the open market?
No. A perpetuity agreement would prevent them being sold, or rented, to applicants who did not meet the qualifying criteria. This could only be changed by new legislation.
 
Will the rents be fixed at an affordable level?
The regulations governing rental of ‘affordable’ houses built on rural exception sites limit the rent that can be charged to 80% of the local market rate. In practice, rents are usually capped at the ‘Local Housing Allowance (LHA)’ rate. This is, broadly speaking, the maximum amount that could be paid in housing benefit to an occupant in receipt of it. The LHA rate is likely to be lower than 80% of the local market rate. 

A. Martin, Clerk to Parwich Parish Council

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Meeting of Parwich Parish Council

The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Wednesday the 19th October 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.

Parish Councils are no longer permitted to meet using video conferencing so this meeting must be held in person.

Risk management measures including sanitising and distancing will be in place. The number of attendees may not exceed 30. All attendees may be required to wear face masks (unless exempt).

The agenda is here.

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Previous Blog posts have been used to share the results of the Housing Need Survey carried out earlier in the year. This is identified that the level of need would support a planning application for up to five houses.

A public Q&A session was recently held with the Derbyshire Dales Housing enabler to understand what will happen next. These are some of the key points.

The lead moving forward will be taken by Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC) as they are the authority with responsibility for housing. This will be done in collaboration with the Parish Council, particularly so that they can tap into useful local knowledge. This means that DDDC will select the housing association to work with and consider sites. Then architects can be appointed, planning applications prepared and finance secured. The Parish Council will not have to take responsibility, or pay, for any of these.

The housing enabler will organise a walk through the whole village, and surrounding area, to consider possible sites. The Planning Authority will expect them to demonstrate that they have considered all possible sites before proposing one. This is partly so that if objectors suggest alternatives, it does not look like they have not considered them.

They will carry out the walk with representatives from the Planning Authority and Housing Association. Parish Council members are encouraged to join them so that they can share local knowledge. This is likely to happen in November. Further details will be shared when the Council has them.

The process does not always identify a suitable site, or one that a land owner is prepared to release. In this case they might try again another year.

More background information is also available on the Parish Council website.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact a member of the Parish Council or the Parish Clerk.

clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk

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Parish Council Minutes

Click this link to read the draft minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 28th of September.

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Meeting of Parwich Parish Council

The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Wednesday the 28th September at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.

The agenda is here.

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The next Parish Council meeting had been planned for the third wednesday on September which would be the 21st.

Agendas must be issued three clear days ahead of each meeting. The Derbyshire Association of Local Councils has confirmed that days of national mourning are not treated as clear days. This means that the agenda cannot be issued until the 20th of September at the earliest, which is too late for the planned meeting.

The meeting will be postponed by a week to Wednesday the 28th. 

The agenda for a meeting on this date will be issued on Friday the 23rd.

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The results of the recent Housing Needs Survey have been published on the Parish Council Website. To see the results use this link.

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Parish Council Minutes

Click this link to read the draft minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 20th of July.

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The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Wednesday the 20th July 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.

The agenda is here.

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Sandbags

Today’s rain is a suitable reminder that the Flood Agency advise preparing in advance of any flooding rather than during it! The Parish Council has provided sand and sandbags in the store at the base of the Sycamore flagpole. These are available to anyone who feels they would be helpful. If you think you might need sandbags please feel free to fill and take some any at time. Then you will have them if you need them. They work best if they are about two thirds full.

The Clerk also has a small number of “floodsax’ provided as a free sample. These are easier and lighter to store. They can be quickly deployed at the base of a door where they swell up to reduce any ingress of water. These are also best collected in advance, so if you would like one please contact the Clerk on clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk or 01335 216238 or call round at Fernlea.

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Parish Council Minutes


 Click this link to read the draft minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 16th June 2022.

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Village Clean Up Day

The next village clean-up day will take place this weekend on Saturday the 18th of June. Please come and help us if you can. Full details will be finalised at the Parish Council meeting on Thursday the 16th of June. You can either do your own thing locally or look for Councillors around the village from 10:00am and they will help you find something useful to do!

Please contact the Clerk on clerk@pariwichparishcouncil.org.uk if you have any suggestions or questions.

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The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Thursday the 16th June 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.

The agenda is here.

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Village Clean up day

The next village clean-up ay will take place on Saturday the 18th of June. Please save the date and come and help us if you can. Details will be finalised at the Parish Council meeting on Thursday the 16th of June. Please contact the Clerk on clerk@pariwichparishcouncil.org.uk if you have any suggestions or questions.

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Parish Council Minutes

Click this link to read the draft minutes of the meeting of the Annual Meeting of Parwich Parish Council and the Parwich Parish Annual meeting held on the 18th of May.

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The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Wednesday the 18th May 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Memorial Hall.

The meeting will be adjourned at 8:00pm so that the Parish Annual Meeting can take place.

The previous minutes of the Parish Council indicated that we had hoped to present the results of the recent Housing needs Survey at the Parish Annual Meeting. However we have recently been advised by Derbyshire Dales District Council that this will not be available until the end of the month, so this will not be possible. The survey will be discussed at a future meeting of the Parish Council.

The agendas are here.

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The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council and the Parish Annual Meeting will be held in the Memorial Hall from 7.00pm on Wednesday the 18th of May.

The Parish Council is required to hold a Parish Annual Meeting each year. This meeting is not a formal Parish Council meeting and has no set format.


As in the years before the pandemic the Parish Council will take the opportunity to provide summaries of activities and finances during the past year.

We will also be sharing the results of the recent housing needs survey.


Village organisations are also welcome to talk about their own past and planned activities if they wish.

Can you let me know if the Blog would like to be represented? You can make a statement or provide one to be read out if you prefer – or you can simply come and hear about other organisations.

If you wish, copies of any statement can be saved on the Parish Council website as well.

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Parish Council Meeting

Parish Council Minutes.
 
Click this link to read the draft minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 21st April 2022.
 

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Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Thursday the 21st April 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.

The agenda is here.

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Parish Council Minutes


Click this link to read the draft minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 16th of March 2022.
 

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The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Wednesday the 16th March 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.

The agenda is here.

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Update from Parwich Parish Council Clerk.

Housing Needs Survey for Parwich is currently underway.

It is about halfway through and will run until the 22nd of March. 

Several questions have been raised by residents which I will try to answer for you.

Q. Will this result in new homes being built in the village?

A. Not necessarily. If there is a demonstrated local need then a housing association could apply for planning permission to build. If they did they would be subject to all the normal planning application processes. Without a demonstrated local need though a planning application would not succeed.

Q. How many homes might be built?

A. Developments are typically sized to address a third of the demonstrated local need.

Q. Will these homes be for those who identified their need in the survey?

A.  This is actually quite unlikely. Because of the time needed to develop new homes many people’s current needs may have been met some other way by the time they are built. Or unfortunately they may have found that they had to move elsewhere. The assumption is that if there is a need now, then there will still be a need when any homes are built. But it may not be the same people.

Q. Might these homes just end up becoming holiday lets?

A. Current legislation places restrictions on ownership and rental to prevent this. This restiction passess with the propoerty even if it is sold on. This was not the case in the past where ‘Right to Buy” legislation allowed some properties to end up in the rented holiday or second home sector.

Q. Would these just be starter homes for young people?

A.  No. They could be available to anyone will a suitable connection to the village who could not find housing here which was affordable. For example a relative who wanted to move to the village either to care for, or be cared for by, someone living here.

If you have any further questions please contact

clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk

Please encourage anyone who might have, or has had, a housing need which they could not meet in the Parish to complete the survey.

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Parish Council Minutes

Click this link to read the draft minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 16th of February.

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Damage to Verges

Yesterday a large vehicle appears to have been done significant damage to the verges on both Creamery Lane and Kiln Lane.

If anyone knows which vehicle caused this damage could they please share this information with the Parish Council.

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The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Wednesday the 16th February at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.

Parish Councils are no longer permitted to meet using video conferencing so this meeting must be held in person.

Risk management measures including sanitising and distancing will be in place. The number of attendees may not exceed 30. All attendees may be required to wear face masks (unless exempt).

The agenda is here.

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Kiln Lane Corner. You can help!

We’ve been asked by the Parish Council to post the following-

On several occasions the Parish Council have been contacted by residents concerned about vehicles getting stuck on the corner between Kiln Lane and Creamery Lane.

The Council is aware of the hazard and inconvenience this causes. Unfortunately the Parish Council has no powers install signage or other measures to reduce the risk. Previous attempts to get the Highways Authority, Derbyshire County Council (DCC), to install suitable warning signs have been unsuccessful.

However they did suggest that a record be kept every time this happens. This could be used to try again to justify some action.

The Council are asking residents who observe problems on the corner to e-mail the parish Clerk on clerk@parwichparishcouncil.co.uk .

Please include as much information as you can. This could include, but not be limited to:

  • Date
  • Time of day
  • What type of vehicle was it?
  • How long any vehicle was stuck?
  • Was a recovery vehicle required to move it?
  • Was the road beyond the corner blocked?
  • Was the vehicle damaged?
  • Was any property damaged?
  • Was there any other damage?
  • A photo if possible.

Even if is quickly resolved please make a report to add to the evidence.

… and don’t assume someone else will report it!

The more reports we get, even of the same incident, the more impact we hope this will have with DCC .

The number of incidents reported will be logged in the Parish Council minutes. When this makes what the Council feels is a compelling case we will write to them again.

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Parish Council Minutes


Click this link to read the

draft minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 19th of January.

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The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Wednesday the 19th January 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Memorial Hall.

This meeting will begin with a presentation and Q&A with Claire Wilkins from the Peak District National Park Authority covering Village, Neighbourhood and Conservation Area plans.

Parish Councils are no longer permitted to meet using video conferencing so this meeting must be held in person.

Covid infection risk management measures including sanitising and distancing will be in place. The number of attendees may not exceed 30. All attendees may be required to wear face masks (unless exempt).

The agenda is here.

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Parish Council Minutes

Click this link to read the draft minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 17th November 2021.

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Meeting of Parwich Parish Council

The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Wednesday the 17th November 2021 at 7:00 pm in the Memorial Hall.

The agenda is here.

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The clean up day is planned for tomorrow Sunday the 24th October and will concentrate on Pump Hill.

Please come to Pump Hill at 10:00am or find a member of the Council to discuss what you would like to do. The most useful task is likely to be the removal of invasive weeds.We will aim to finish by 12:00.Would participants please see the Risk Assessment posted on the Parish Council’s website and note in particular the footnote which reminds everyone that. 

“For the safety of all, Parwich Council expects volunteers to familiarise themselves with parts of this risk assessment relevant to any task they undertake and follow the associated control measures.”

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Parish Council Minutes

Click this link to read the draft minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 13th October 2021.

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The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Wednesday the 13th October 2021 at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.

The agenda is here.

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The next clean up day is planned for Sunday the 24th of October. This time work is to be concentrated at Pump Hill.

If you have any thoughts about what you would like to see done, what you might like to do or how this activity might be organised please contact the Clerk, Andrew Martin on clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk.

Final arrangements will be confirmed at the Parish Council meeting on the 13th of October.

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Parish Council Minutes

Click this link to read the draft minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 15th September 2021. Please note that the minute number 9-15-26 agreeing to the Oddfellows request to place 5 benches in the Village is the minuted decision of that meeting. This is unchanged by any subsequent discussion unless a new resolution is passed at another properly constituted meeting. An extraordinary meeting has been requested to allow this issue to be discussed. If this is agreed details will be posted on the Blog.

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Village Reports During 2020 Pandemic

Several Village organisations have provided reports of their activities during the unprecedented events of 2020. For the record these have been collected on the Parish Council website and can be seen on the page of reports for 2020-21. If any organisation would like to have a report added to this record please sent it to Clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk.

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