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HEATH  RESIDENTS  ASSOCIATON

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 20 NOVEMBER 2017

AT THE ‘KINGS ARMS’ PUBLIC HOUSE, HEATH

 

Chair: Carl Mills                                                                     There were 26 Members present

 

1.      Apologies for Absence

 

Apologies were received from: Joe & Barbara Fisher, Eleanor Wallis, Kath Platt, David Eggleston.

 

2.      Minutes of the last Meeting

The minutes of the last meeting, held on 4 September 2017, were taken as read.

They were proposed by Veronica Smith, and seconded by Grahame Platt.

 

3.      Matters Arising – Not on the Agenda

 

Commons Liaison Meeting– The last meeting was held on19 September 2017, and issues discussed included: The Transport Rally, Fly Tipping, the Horse Chipping event – 17 Horses and Kirkthorpe Stocks – passed to the Parish Council and subsequently repaired.

The next meeting is scheduled for 9 January 2018.

 

Bunding at the bottom of the Common – The wood chippings have been removed, and a bund provided to prevent further access at this point.

 

Damage to Old Hall Pillars – Gordon Ellis confirmed that the Old Hall Residents were dealing with this, and that he would report back with any progress.

 

Horses on the Common – The numbers remain low, and no problems have been identified.

 

4.      Replacement of the Logs

The Chair reported that Harvey Stringer had been approached, and was happy to carry out the fixing of the logs, free of charge. It was agreed to ask that the logs be re-sited as near as possible to the edge of the tarmac.

 

5.      Treasurer’s Report

Jackie updated Members on the Income and Expenditure details for the period ending 20 November 2017.

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The total funds were represented as follows: REDACTED

                                                                                                                                                                             £

Deposit Account                                                                                                                                      

Current Account                                                                                                                                       

Cash                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                   Total                                         

 

6.      Correspondence

 

There was nothing to report on this matter.

 

7.      Planning Matters

 

The following Applications were discussed:

 

13/00309/FUL – Ivy Cottage, Boatyard, Heath – Temporary CoU of land to form 4 No Traveller’s Pitches.                                                                                               Application Approved

16/03081/LBC – Heath Hall Stables, Heath – CoU of existing Bothy to 2 Bedroom Dwelling.

                                                                                                                                 Decision Pending

17/00893/FUL – Land at Heathlands, City Fields, Doncaster Road – Proposed Retail Centre & Car Parking Etc,                                                                                            Decision Pending

17/01698/FUL – Yorkshire Scare Grounds, Hell Lane, Heath – Erection of 2 Buildings & Covered Canopy Etc (Part Retrospective).                                                             Decision Pending

17/02066/FUL – Rose Cottage, Heath – Proposed ground works – Partial removal of Boundary wall & Installation of Gates.                                                                             Decision Pending

17/02642/FUL – Cobblers Hall, Heath – Insertion of a conservation roof light into roof of new utility room.                                                                                                          Decision Pending

17/02563/LBC – Priest’s House, Heath – Replacement of modern Chimney Pot and internal alterations.                                                                                                                  Decision Pending

 

8.      Events on the Common

 

·       The Vintage Bus Rally took place on 9 July 2017.

There were a number of complaints regarding the unofficial closure of roads across the Common. Accordingly, the matter was raised at both the Parish Council and the Commons Liaison Committee. At the Commons Liaison Committee, the organisers were

 

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 present and taken to task on this issue. In the end it was agreed that, in future, the arrangements will be discussed beforehand with representatives of all the interested parties.

 

·       The Annual Wakefield Kite Festival was held on Sunday 24 September 2017.

It was a glorious day, with enough wind to fly all the professional and amateur kites, A good profit was made on the day by both the Residents Association and St Peter’s Church. It is felt that there should be a number of changes made to the event next year, and these will be put forward to a future meeting.

 

9.      Website

 

Colin asked for copies of past meetings to be Emailed to him.

 

10.  Social Events

 

The next Social Event will be the Annual Christmas Dinner, which will be held at the ‘Kings Arms’ on Friday 8 December 2017.

 

Details were included in the Meeting Flyer, and all those wishing to be present were asked to let Julie & Carl to have menu choices with payment by 1 December at the latest.

 

11.  Additional Matters/Items for the next Agenda

 

·       A Printer/Copier for the Chair & Secretary has still to be purchased.

·       Colin suggested that copies of Minutes should be circulated by way of Email, Those wishing to use this system were requested to provide their Email address,

·       Colin also raised the issue of the provision of a light in the village car park. After much discussion it was agreed to put this matter on the main Agenda for the next meeting.

 

12.  Date/Time of the Next Meeting

 

 

It was agreed that the next meeting of the Association, which will include the AGM, will be held at the ‘Kings Arms’ on Monday 8 January 2018.

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HEATH  RESIDENTS  ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 4 SEPTEMBER 2017

AT THE ‘KINGS ARMS’ PUBLIC HOUSE, HEATH

 

Chair:  Carl Mills                                                                       There were 20 Members present

 

1.       Apologies for absence

 

Apologies were received from: Kath Platt, Graham Ward, Barbara Fisher, The Archers, Roger & Daniel Vasey.

 

2.       Minutes of the Last Meeting

 

The Minutes of the last meeting, held on 3 July 2017, were taken as read.

They were proposed by Grahame Platt and seconded by Veronica Smith.

 

3.       Matter Arising – Not on the Agenda

 

Commons Liaison Meeting – The last meeting was held on 27 June 2017, and was reported upon at the last Residents meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for 19 September 2017.

It was agreed that the apparent closure of a road across the Common during the Vintage Bus Rally, held in July, should be raised at the next Commons Liaison Meeting, and also at the next Parish Council Meeting.

 

Bunding at the bottom of the Common – This has now been completed, and the gap has been filled in.

Bunding has also been provided at other access points onto the Common.

The wood chippings tipped onto the Common are to be removed and the access point will be bunded.

 

Damage to the Old Hall Gateway Pillars – The Old Hall residents group have decided to tackle this matter themselves, and will keep the Residents Association informed.

 

Footpath No 4 – Car Parking problems – It was agreed to look into the provision of signs reading: No Parking/Residents Access Only. This is to be passed to Engie, as is the repair of the Stocks at Kirkthorpe.

 

Horses on the Common – The numbers remain low – 25 horses & 4 foals – and no problems have been identified.

 

4.       Replacement of Logs

 

The issue of how to fix the logs in position, where this is considered to be necessary, was discussed again, and the Chair stated that he would speak to  Harvey about this as to whether he could help the Association in this instance.                                            1

5.       Treasurer’s Report

 

Jackie updated Members on the Income and Expenditure details for the period ending 4 September 2017.

 

The total funds were represented as follows: REDACTED

                                                                                                                                                               £

Deposit Account                                                                                                                         

Current Account                                                                                                                           

Cash                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                   Total                          

 

6.       Correspondence

 

There was nothing to report on this matter.

 

7.       Planning Matters

 

The following Applications were discussed:

 

13/00309/FUL – Ivy Cottage, Boatyard, Heath – Temporary CoU of land to form 4 No Traveller’s  Pitches

Decision Pending  ( Section 106 Issue)

16/03081/FUL & LBC – Heath Hall Stables, Heath – CoU of existing Bothy to a 2 Bedroom Dwelling.

Decision Pending.

17/00893/FUL – Land @ Heathlands, City Fields, Doncaster Road – Proposed Retail Centre with car parking etc.  Decision Pending.

17/01473/FUL – Cobblers Hall (Land at), Heath – Erection of Wooden Shed (Retrospective)

Refused by WMDC.  ( The Chair asked for it to be minuted that he abstained when the vote was taken to object to this Application at the last meeting)

17/01446/TPO – 2 Old Hall Courtyard, Heath – T1 Chestnut to Prune – Approved by WMDC.

17/01818/TPO – The Stables, Heath – Sycamore to draw back from Building – Decision Pending.

17/02066/FUL – Rose Cottage, Heath – Proposed ground works, partial removal of boundary wall and installation of gates (retrospective) – Decision Pending.

 

8.       Events on the Common

 

The Vintage Bus Rally took place on Sunday 9 July 2017. It was well attended on a glorious sunny day.

The comments regarding the closure of a road are covered under the Commons Liaison item.

 

The Annual Wakefield Kite Festival will be held on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Everything is in place, and we hope foe a fine windy day.

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9.       Website

 

Nothing to report on this issue. The Website Address is: www.heathresidentsassociation.co.uk

 

10.   Social Events

 

The Hog Roast was held at 1 Cobblers Hall on Saturday 2 September 2017.

This was a most successful event again and was well attended by Members and their families.

Special thanks are to be expressed to Julie & Carl for holding the event in the garden of the lovely new home, and for all the work involved.

The raffle was well supported and the event raised an amazing sum of £475 for Association Funds.

 

The next Social Event will be the Annual Christmas Dinner, which will be held at the Kings Arms on Friday 8 December 2017. A flyer giving details of this event is attached to these minutes.

 

11.   Additional Matters/Items for the next Agenda

 

·       The Printer/Copier for the Chair & Secretary has still not been purchased.

·       Concern was again expressed over the speed of vehicles passing through the village.

 

12.   Date/Time of the Next Meeting

 

Because of the impending refurbishment works to be carried out at the ‘Kings Arms’, it was agreed that the next meeting of the Association should be held on Monday 20 November 2017, at 7.30pm.--------------------------------------------------------------------

 

HEATH  RESIDENTS  ASSOCIATION            MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 3 JULY 2017         AT THE ‘KINGS ARMS’ PUBLIC HOUSE, HEATH

Chair:  Carl Mills                                         There were 21 Members present

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

 

Apologies were received from: Gordon Ellis, Laura & Tracy, Kath Platt, Gill & Martin Galdas and Colin Daley.

 

  1. Minutes of the Last Meeting

 

The Minutes of the last meeting, held on 8 May 2017, were taken as read.

They were proposed by Barbara Fisher and seconded by Paul Watts.

 

  1. Matters Arising – Not on the Agenda

 

Commons Liaison Meeting – The last meeting was held on 27 June 2017, and the next meeting is scheduled for 19 September 2017.

A horse passport and chipping event is to be held on Heath Common on 9 August for which there will be a minimum charge, c£35.

A report on the Jo Cox event, which went very well, was given.

The repairs required to the stocks at Old Kirkthorpe has been reported, but the work has not yet been carried out.

Dave Mee reported that the number of Countryside Officers has been reduced from 4 to 3 resulting in an increased workload for the remaining staff. He also advised that due to financial constraints it may not be possible to undertake all works requested.

 

Pinfold – The necessary repairs to the fencing have now been carried out, and the area has been sprayed.

 

Bunding (At the bottom of the Common) – The bunding is now looking a lot better, flowers are growing and it has been re-graded. An instruction has been given to close off the entrance area.

 

Car Park Lighting – As previously reported, no decision will be taken until the erection of a solar powered light at the Community Centre. However, the general opinion was that it was probably not required.

 

Horses on the Common – No major issues reported since the last meeting. At the last count there were 22 Horses and 5 Foals.

 

  1. Replacement of Logs

 

It was agreed that a number of logs, particularly along footpath No 4, required fixing in position, and that the best way was probably the forming of a shallow furrow into which the logs could be rolled. The Chair agreed to look into ways of achieving this.

 

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  1. Treasurer’s Report

 

Jackie updated Members on the Income & Expenditure details for the period ending 3 July 2017.

 

The total funds were represented as follows:

                                                                                                                        £

Deposit Account                                                                                      

Current Account                                                                                      

Cash                                                                                                           

                                                                                    Total                   

 

  1. Correspondence

 

The Chair reported that he had sent an Email to the Police, requesting that all patrol cars returning to the HQ at Normanton should use the route through the village rather than along the A655.

 

  1. Planning Matters

 

The following Applications were discussed:

 

13/00309/FUL – Ivy Cottage, Boatyard, Heath – Temporary CoU of land to form 4 No Traveller’s Pitches – Decision Pending.

16/03081/FUL & LBC – Heath Hall Stables, Heath – CoU of existing Bothy to a two bedroom dwelling, to include for internal & external alterations and a single storey glazed extension – Decision Pending.

17/00893/FUL – Land at Heathlands, City Fields, Doncaster Road – Proposed Retail Centre, comprising drive-thru Restaurant and food retail unit, with associated car parking and service areas with access from Wakefield Eastern relief Road – Decision Pending.

17/01473/FUL – Cobblers Hall (land at), Heath – Erection of wooden shed (Retrospective). – Decision Pending.

There was a full discussion on this Application, which resulted in a unanimous decision to object to this proposal.

17/01446/TPO – Old Hall Courtyard, Heath – T1 Chestnut to prune – Decision Pending.

17/01219/TCA – Manor House Cottage, Heath – T1 Chestnut to remove – Approved by WMDC.

17/01234/TCA – Manor House Cottage, Heath – Horse Chestnut to crown lift and crown thin etc – Approved by WMDC.

 

  1. Events on the Common

 

The Vintage Bus Rally will take place next Sunday, 9 July 2017.

The Annual Wakefield Kite Festival will be held on Sunday 24 September 2017.

The following elements have been completed:

  •  The WMDC Licence has been applied for
  •  The Professional Flyers have been booked

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  •  The Kite Maker has been booked
  •  The Children’s Rides have been booked
  •  St John Ambulance is being arranged – Maggie
  •  St Peter’s Church Cake stall is booked – Veronica
  •  Crumbs Caterers has been booked

 

Still to arrange

  •  Bouncy Castle
  •  Ice Cream Van – Joe Gueli
  •  Pins from Andrew Easter
  •  Dave Mee – Horses to be moved
  •  Publicity

 

There has been no response from Wakefield Rotary Club regarding a possible ‘Teddy Bear Drop’.

 

  1. WakefieldEastern Relief Road (WERR)

 

The new road is now complete and fully operative, and can now be dropped from the Agenda.

 

  1. Website

 

There was nothing to report under this heading.

The Website address is: www.heathresidentsassociation.co.uk

 

  1. Social Events

 

After discussion it was agreed that the next event would be a Hog Roast, to be held in the garden of Julie & Carl Mills, on Saturday 2 September 2017.

 

  1. Additional Matters/Items for Next Agenda

 

  •  The Printer/Copier for the Chair & Secretary has still to be purchased.
  •  Damage has been caused to the Old Hall Gateway Pillars. It was agreed that Gordon Ellis should be asked to provide the relevant information for an Insurance Claim to be made. Dan Vasey will look into the best way to do this.
  •  John Kerr raised the issue of the parking problem which occurs along footpath No 4. It was agreed to look into having signs made to say: ‘NO PARKING – RESIDENTS ACCESS ONLY’.

 

  1. Date’Time of the Next Meeting

 

It was agreed that the next meeting of the Association will be held on 4 September 2017, at 7.30 pm, at the ‘Kings Arms’ Public House, Heath.

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HEATH  RESIDENTS  ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 8 MAY 2017

AT THE ‘KINGS ARMS’ PUBLIC HOUSE, HEATH

 

Chair:  Carl Mills                                         There were 20 Members present

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

 

Apologies were received from Grahame & Kath Platt, Gordon Ellis, Sue Boulton, Roger & Maggie Vasey,

 

  1. Minutes of the Last Meeting

 

The Minutes of the last meeting, held on 6 March 2017, were taken as read.

They were proposed by Joe Gueli, and seconded by Paul Watts.

 

  1. Matters Arising from the Minutes – Not on the Agenda

 

Commons Liaison Meeting – The last meeting was held on 7 March 2017, and the next meeting is scheduled for 27 June 2017.

The new Memorial Seat Policy was discussed (£1500 for a Memorial seat for 10 years), and in this context the issue of the proposed Memorial seat for Connie was raised. This resulted in much discussion as to where the seat should be located, and it was resolved to await the proposals from the fund raising group before commenting.

The issue of Ragwort was also raised again, with WMDC stating that they are attempting to control it’s spread.

 

Pinfold – The Chair agreed to speak to Kim Taylor to seek to have the necessary repairs carried out as soon as possible.

 

Broken Stone Pillar (Bus Stop) – This has now been repaired.

 

Bunding (At the bottom of the Common) – Joe Fisher reported that he had spoken to WMDC regarding the state of this work. They have agreed to tidy up the bunding, and to close the remaining gap.

 

Car Park Lighting – There was a lengthy discussion on the pros & cons of this proposal, and it was agreed to await the proposed erection of a solar powered lamp column in the grounds of the Community Centre.

 

Horse on the Common – No major issues reported since the last meeting. The number of horses is below 25, and there only appear to be 2 or 3 foals so far.

 

  1. Replacement of Logs

 

Whilst this work has now been completed, the issue of keeping the logs in place was discussed. The preferred solution was felt to be the forming of a small furrow into which the logs could be rolled, and this will be followed up.

 

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  1. Treasurer’s Report

 

Jackie updated Members on the Income and Expenditure for the period ending 8 May 2017.

 

The total funds are represented , as follows: REDACTED.

                                                                                                                        £

Deposit Account                                                                                        

Current Account                                                                                         

Cash                                                                                                               

                                                                                    Total                      

 

Jackie reported that at the last minute she thought to check the cash for old £5 notes, and discovered several, which were exchanged for new notes just in time.

 

  1. Correspondence

 

Carl reported on Emails which he had sent to all 3 District Councillors.

 

  1. Planning Matters

 

The following Applications were discussed:

 

13/00390/FUL – Ivy Cottage, Boatyard, Heath – Temporary CoU of land to form 4 No Traveller’s Pitches – Decision Pending.

16/01977/FUL – City Fields, WERR – Full Application for 334 Dwellings etc. with access from WERR – Approved by WMDC.

16/03081/FUL & LBC – Heath Hall Stables, Heath – CoU of existing Bothy to a two bedroom dwelling, to include internal & external alterations and a single storey glazed extension – Decision Pending.

16/03125/FUL – 1 Cobblers Hall, Heath – Conversion from 3 Dwellings to 2 – Approved by WMDC.

17/00331/TCA – Manor House Cottages, Heath – H1 Leylandii hedge to remove – Approved by WMDC.

 

  1. Events on the Common

 

The Annual Heath Common Easter Fair was cancelled this year.

The Annual Wakefield Kite Festival will be held on Sunday 24 September 2017.

The Professional Kite Flyers have been booked, and the WMDC Licence is to be applied for imminently.

At this point in the meeting two Members of Wakefield Rotary Club reported that they were looking to hold a Car Boot Sale on the same day (but starting and finishing before the main event) as the Bus Rally.

Despite having the tacit agreement of Dave Mee, it was made clear to them that this would not have the backing of the Residents Association or the Parish Council.

A further suggestion of combining their ‘Teddy Bear Drop’ with the Kite Festival was given the approval of the Residents Association.

 

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  1. Wakefield Eastern Relief Road (WERR)

 

The work has now been completed, and the new road was opened to traffic on Thursday 27 April. There have been a number of traffic accidents already, and some amendments to signs etc will need to be made.

 

  1. Website

 

Colin reported that the problems he had been experiencing were probably Windows 10 issues, which hopefully had now been resolved. It as agreed to send electronically copies of the last two sets of minutes.

 

  1. Social Events

 

Carl reported that he had some thoughts on the form of the Summer Event, and that he would bring these to the next meeting, with a view to holding the event in August/early September.

 

  1. Additional Matters/Items for Next Agenda

 

The Printer/Copier for the Chair & Secretary has not yet been purchased, and is awaiting events in terms of it’s preferred location.

 

  1. Date & Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting will be held on Monday 3 July 2017, at 7.30pm, in the ‘Kings Arms’ Public House, Heath.

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HEATH  RESIDENTS  ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 6 MARCH 2017

AT THE ‘KINGS ARMS’ PUBLIC HOUSE, HEATH

 

Chair:  Carl Mills                                          There were 27 Members present

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

 

Apologies were received from Kath Platt and Maura Healy.

 

  1. Minutes of the Last Meeting

 

The Minutes of the last meeting, held on 9 January 2017, were taken as read.

They were proposed by Paul Watts and seconded by Veronica Smith.

 

  1. Matters Arising from the Minutes – Not on the Agenda

 

Commons Liaison Meeting – The next meeting is to be held on 7 March 2017.

Agenda Items include: 2 into 1 Ponds Project, Events, Coursing, and Memorial Seat Policy.

 

Pinfold – Kim Taylor has agreed to carry out the necessary repair work. The Chair agreed to contact him asap.

 

Broken Stone Pillar (Bus Stop) – Kim Taylor has also agreed to carry out this repair, and the Chair will also speak to him on this issue.

 

Bunding (At the bottom of the Common) – It was agreed to raise this at the Commons Liaison meeting and to point out that the entrance should now be sealed off to prevent fly tipping. In the same context, appropriate trenches should be dug to prevent  access onto the Common at other points.

 

Horses on the Common – No major issues reported since the last meeting. The number of horses has dropped to around 25, and a number of reasons why this has happened were discussed

 

  1. Replacement of Logs

 

This work is now complete as far as is considered necessary. There was a long discussion as to how the logs should be kept in place and prevented from being moved out of position. In the end it was agreed that the original method of staking at both ends was probably the best, and that we should try this out in the places where this problem was most evident.

 

It was agreed to ask WMDC if they were able to supply suitable stakes, but if not they need to be purchased from an appropriate supplier

 

 

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  1. Treasurer’s Report (Redacted)

 

Jackie updated Members on the Income and Expenditure for the period ending 6 March 2017.

 

The total funds are represented, as follows:

                                                                                                                        £

Deposit Account                                                                                       

Current Account                                                                                         

Cash                                                                                                              

                                                                                    Total                      

 

  1. Correspondence

 

Following a meeting of the Planning Sub-Committee, Emails were sent to WMDC Planning Services in support of the following Applications:

  •  1 Cobblers Hall, Heath
  •  Heath Hall Stables

 

  1. Planning Matters

 

The following Applications were discussed:

 

13/00390/FUL – Ivy Cottage, Boatyard, Heath – Temporary CoU of land to form 4 No Traveller’s Pitches – Decision Pending.

16/01977/FUL – City Fields WERR – Full Application for 334 Dwellings etc. with access from WERR – Decision Pending.

16/02506/LBC – Blacksmith’s Cottage, Heath – Internal Works – Approved by WMDC.

16/03081/FUL & LBC – Heath Hall Stables, Heath – CoU of existing Bothy to a two bedroom dwelling, to include internal & external alterations and a single storey glazed extension. ( Email in support sent to WMDC Planning Services). – Decision Pending.

16/03125/FUL – 1 Cobblers Hall, Heath – Conversion from 3 Dwellings into 2 .

(Email in support sent to WMDC Planning Services – Decision Pending.

16/02774/TCA – Priests House, Heath – Horse Chestnut to remove – Approved by WMDC.

16/03053/TPO – Heath Hall, Heath – T1 Cherry to fell, T2 Sycamore to fell, T3 Sycamore to fell – Approved by WMDC.

17/00081/FUL – Manor House Cottages, Heath – Repair to existing boundary wall – Approved by WMDC.

17/00331/TCA – Manor House Cottage, Heath – H1 Leylandii hedge to remove – Decision Pending.

 

  1. Events on the Common

 

The next event on the Common will be the Annual Heath Common Easter Fair. Good Friday this year is on 14 April 2017.

 

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The regular liaison meeting was held on 21 February 2017. The fair is to be surrounded with Herris fencing with only two pedestrian access points, and a permanent vehicular access is to be formed off footpath No 4.

 

  1. Annual Wakefield Kite Festival

 

The Professional Kite Flyers have been provisionally booked for Sunday 24 September 2017. An Application for a licence will now be made.

 

  1. WakefieldEastern Relief Road (WERR)

 

Work is progressing rapidly, and to scheduled opening date of Spring 2017 looks likely to be met.

 

  1. Website

 

Colin Daley stated that there was nothing new to report, but pointed out the problem he was experiencing in terms of extremely poor Broadband service. This is common in this area, and it was agreed to send a letter to BT deploring this situation with regard to Heath Village and Old Kirkthorpe.

 

  1. Social Events

 

Carl said that he had some ideas in this context, but would prefer to discuss these at the next meeting.

 

  1. Additional Matters/Items for the Next Agenda

 

The following Issues were discussed:

 

  •  The need for Carl to have a suitable Printer/Copier to carry out his role was raised. It was Proposed by Barbara Fisher and Seconded by Paul Watts that one should be purchased by the Association. This was unanimously approved by the Members present.
  •  Colin Daley raised the issue of the Village Car Park, and the illegal and nefarious activities which regularly take place most nights. In his opinion there is a pressing need to have a street light in the car park. There was a prolonged discussion on this matter with an agreement that Emails should be sent to the Police, WMDC and our 3 District Councillors.
  •  Joe Whitehouse highlighted the ongoing problem of the proliferation of Ragwort all over the Common. It was agreed that this matter be discussed at the forthcoming meeting of the Commons Liaison Committee.

 

  1. Date/Time of Next Meeting

 

It was confirmed that in view of Mayday being the first Monday in May, the next meeting of the Association will be held on Monday 8 May 2017, at 7.30 pm. 

 

 

 

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HEATH  RESIDENTS  ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 9 JANUARY 2017

AT THE ‘KINGS ARMS’ PUBLIC HOUSE, HEATH

 

Chair; John Wallis                                        There were 24 Members present

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

 

Apologies were received from: Roger & Maggie Vasey, Grahame & Kath Platt, Joe & Barbara Fisher, Sue & Franco.

 

  1. Minutes of the Last Meeting

 

The Minutes of the last meeting, held on 7 November 2016, were taken as read.

They were proposed by Gordon Ellis and seconded by Jeff Kirk.

 

  1. Matters Arising from the Minutes – Not on the Agenda

 

Commons Liaison Meeting – The last meeting was held on 13 December 2016, and the next meeting is scheduled for 7 March 2017.

Items discussed included the forthcoming Heath Common Fair, and access onto the Common.

 

Pinfold – Kim Taylor has been contacted and will be carrying out the necessary repair and clearance works within the near future,

 

LadyBowles Tower– Still no contact from Zoe Kemp from Historic England. It was decided to take this issue off the Agenda.

 

Bunding – This work at the bottom of the Common appears to be almost complete. Agreed to raise the issue at the next Commons Liaison Meeting.

The Area of the Common opposite Woodland View has been ploughed around the edges to deter trespass by Travellers.

 

Horses on the Common – No major issues reported since the last meeting. Numbers within the agreed limits.

 

Broken Stone Pillar (Bus Stop Sign) – Kim Taylor has also agreed to repair this pillar.

 

  1. Replacement of Logs

 

All this work is now complete, and payment has been made to WMDC Forestry,

The missing logs in the vicinity of Briar & Vine Cottage have now been provided.

After discussion with regard to the removal of the old logs, it was suggested by Carl Mills that a working party should be set up to carry out this work. The first meeting was fixed for Sunday 29 January 2017.

 

                                                                 1.

 

  1. Treasurers Report

 

Following her report to the AGM earlier, Jackie confirmed the Income and Expenditure for the period ending 9 January 2017.

 

The total funds currently stand at (Redacted).

 

  1. Correspondence

 

The following Items of  Correspondence were reported upon:

 

  •  Emails to/from WMDC Planning Services.

 

  1.  Planning Matters

 

The following Applications were discussed:

 

13/00390/FUL – Ivy Cottage, Boatyard, Heath – Temporary CoU of land to form 4 No Traveller’s Pitches. – Decision Pending.

16/00230/FUL & 16/00231/LBC – West Pavilion, Heath – Erection of Detached Building to form Summer House & Garden Store – Approved by WMDC.

16/01977/FUL – City Fields, WERR – Full Application for 334 Dwellings etc. with access from WERR – Decision Pending.

16/02506/LBC – Blacksmiths Cottage, Heath – Internal Works.

(Email sent to WMDC Planning Services with regard to new glazed garage door and change of use) Application amended to include for new garage door – Decision Pending.

 

  1. Events on the Common

 

The next event on the Common will be the Annual Heath Common Easter Fair.

Good Friday this year falls on 14 April.

Veronica Smith reported that the Fair Liaison Meeting has been held.

 

  1. WakefieldEastern Relief Road (WERR)

 

Work on this scheme has progressed very quickly over recent weeks, and it does appear that the proposed opening date of Spring 2017 will almost certainly be met.

 

  1. Social Events

 

The Annual Residents Christmas Dinner was held at the ‘Kings Arms’ on Friday 9 December 2017.

The event was a great success attended by 24 Members and Friends, and the staff at the ‘Kings Arms’ put on the usual excellent spread,

A grand Raffle was held and raised £110 for Association Funds.

 

 

 

                                                                2.

  1. Additional Matters/Items for the Next Agenda

 

The following Issues were raised:

 

  •  It was agreed that a system of telephone/Email notifications be set up to inform Members of any reported illegal activity in the Villages. John Wallis & Carl Mills to liaise.
  •  It was proposed by Gordon Ellis and seconded by Paul Watts that the Subscriptions for membership of the Association be retained at £5.00 per head. This was unanimously approved by way of a show of hands.

 

  1. Date/Time of Next Meeting

 

It was confirmed that the next meeting of the Association will be held on 6 March 2017, at 7.30pm.

 
 
HRA Minutes for 2016.

 

HEATH  RESIDENTS  ASSOCIATION
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
HELD ON MONDAY 11 JANUARY 2016, AT 7.30 PM
AT THE ‘KINGS ARMS’ PUBLIC HOUSE, HEATH
 
Chair: Mr John Wallis   There were 22 Members present
 
1. Apologies for Absence
 
Apologies were received from Julie & Carl Mills, Kath Platt, Roger Vasey, Sue Boulton & Franco Bluss, Barbara Parkinson, Cath & Derrick Archer.
 
2. Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
 
The Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting, held on Monday 5 January 2015, were taken as read. They were proposed by Veronica Smith and seconded by Paul Watts.
 
3. Chair’s Report
 
John Wallis gave a comprehensive report on all the activities and events of the previous year, during which we held our usual 6 meetings, where a number of issues were discussed and resolved. The issues covered were as follows:
• Horses on the Common
• Logs & Fences Etc.
• Events on the Common
• Warmfield cum Heath Fundraising Group
• Environmental Work on the Common
• WMDC Issues
• Association website
• Planning Matters
• Social Events
 
4. Treasurer’s Report
 
Jackie Watts circulated a set of Income & Expenditure Accounts for the previous Financial Year, together with a comprehensive Financial Report, copies of which are attached .They were accepted as a true record. It was agreed that Subscriptions will remain at £5 per head for the coming year. The reports were proposed by Grahame Platt and seconded by Barbara Fisher.
 
5. Election of Officers
 
Chair – Mr John Wallis – John agreed to stand for office again, and was duly proposed by Joe Fisher and seconded by Jeff Kirk. There being no other nominations he was elected by a unanimous vote.
 

             1,
Deputy Chair – Mrs Gill Galdas – Gill agreed to stand for office again, and was duly proposed by Barbara Fisher and seconded by Grahame Platt. There being no other nominations, she was elected by a unanimous vote.
Secretary – Mrs Eleanor Wallis – Eleanor also agreed to stand for office again, and was duly proposed by Veronica Smith and seconded by Colin Daley. There being no other nominations she was elected by a unanimous vote.
Treasurer – Mrs Jackie Watts – Jackie agreed to stand for office againand was duly proposed by Barbara Fisher and seconded by Eleanor Wallis. There being no other nominations, she was elected by a unanimous vote.
 
6. Planning Sub Committee
 
All Members of the Planning Sub Committee agreed to stand for office again, the Members  being: Mr John Wallis, Mrs Gill Galdas, Mt Gordon Ellis, Mr Jeff Kirk, Mr Martin Galdas, Mr Colin Daley, Mrs Veronica Smith, Mrs Sue Boulton, Mr Joe Gueli and Mrs Barbara Fisher. The Sub Committee Members were proposed by Colin Daley and seconded by Grahame Platt. There being no other nominations they were elected by a unanimous vote.
It was agreed that if other Members wished to be informed on Planning Matters, they should submit their Email Addresses to the Chair..
 
7. Commons Liaison Committee
 
The Association representatives on this Committee, ie Mr John Wallis, Mr Colin Daley & Mr Grahame Platt, all agreed to stand for office again. They were proposed by Barbara Fisher and seconded by Jeff Kirk. There being no other nominations, they were elected by unanimous vote.
 
8. Any Other Business
 
Thanks to all the Officers of the Association were proposed by Veronica Smith and seconded by Grahame Platt.
 
The meeting closed at 8.15 pm.

the next meeting of the Association will take place on Monday 7 September 2015, at 7.30 pm, at the ‘Kings Arms’, PH, Heath.

 

 

HEATH  RESIDENTS  ASSOCIATION
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 11 JANUARY 2016
AT THE ‘KINGS ARMS’ PUBLIC HOUSE, HEATH
 
Chair: John Wallis    There were 22 Members present
 
1. Apologies for Absence
 
Apologies were received from Julie & Carl Mills, Kath Platt, Roger Vasey, Sue Boulton & Franco Bluss, Barbara Parkinson, Cath & Derrick Archer.
 
2. Minutes of the Last Meeting
 
The Minutes of the last meeting, held on 2 November 2015, were taken as read.
They were proposed by Grahame Platt, and seconded by Colin Daley.
 
3. Matters Arising from the Minutes – Not on the Agenda
 
Commons Liaison Committee – The last meeting was held on 1 December 2015, and the next meeting is scheduled for 15 March 2016. Issues discussed included:
• Access onto the grazed Common – It has been agreed that any 2nd access point is to be for the use of the Easter Fair only, and not for horse owners. WMDC will wait until application for the Fair is received before any action is taken. The existing access point off Kirkthorpe Lane has been improved and the bollard is to be replaced.
• Pond improvement Works – Work was carried out last Autumn, and more work will be required this year. The introduction of a large rock would be beneficial, and the introduction of fish will be considered.
Pinfold & New Access Gate.
• The new access gate was used for the Kite Festival with no real problems, and should be OK for the Easter Fair. The key is currently in the possession of the Chair.
• The Chair reported that he had contacted Kim Naylor, who refurbished the Pinfold, and he has provided an estimate for repairing the ‘Birdsmouth’ fencing and stone wing wall in the sum of £425.82. It was proposed by Joe Fisher and seconded by Paul Watts that this quote should be accepted by the Association, This was unanimously agreed.
Horses on the Common
• It was reported that there have been no real issues concerning horses on the Common, and that the numbers have been within the level set.
Lady Bowles Tower
• Following the recent article in the Yorkshire Post regarding buildings on the Risk Register, the Chair reported that he had made contact with Historic England. Accordingly, a meeting has been arranged with Zoe Kemp, on 27 January at 9.00 am, to discuss the current state of the Mary Bowles Tower. Apparently there are Grants available to carry out any necessary repairs.
 

1.
Flower Tubs for Heath
• The Clerk reported on an Email received from Glynnis Wilson, regarding progress on this issue.
 
4. Replacement of Logs Etc.
 
At previous meetings it has been agreed that:
1) Telegraph Poles are acceptable, but following costing assessments would be too expensive,
2) Bunding provided by WMDC would not be acceptable, in terms of both appearance and the time taken to complete (NB Trial area at the bottom of the Common)
3) The use of ditches, with soil removed, would not be supported by the WMDC Conservation officer.
4) Therefore the matter should be referred back to the Commons Liaison Committee.
Accordingly, this issue was discussed at the Commons Liaison Meeting held on 1 December 2015.
Dave Mee was asked to provide an estimate for providing logs, at a cost to the Association, from WMDC (when available).
As a result an Email from Dave Mee, dated 07/12/15, gave the costs, as follows:
 
3.8 Metre length x 29 cm diameter are £12.86 each delivered. NB. Excluding VAT
Total cost of £15.43 each.
3.8 Metre length x 15 cm diameter are £7.82 each delivered, excluding VAT.
Total cost of £9.38 each.
 
It is considered that 15 cm diameter is too small.
 
Accordingly it was proposed by Veronica Smith and seconded by Paul Watts that we purchase sufficient 20 cm diameter logs to cover the area in front of the Manor House.
This was unanimously agreed by all Members present.
 
5. Treasurer’s Report.(Redacted)
 
Jackie updated Members on the Income and Expenditure for the period ending 11 January 2016.
The total funds are represented, as follows:    £
  Deposit Account            
  Current Account              
  Cash       
      Total         
 
6. Correspondence
 
The following Items of Correspondence were reported upon:
• Email from Glynnis Wilson, 09/11/15, re flower tubs.
• Email from I Rowland, 07/11/15,  re 2nd access onto the grazed Common.
             2.
• Email from D Mee, 07/11/15, re cost of logs.
• Estimate from Kim Taylor re repairs to the Pinfold.
 
7. Planning Matters
 
The following Applications were discussed:
 
13/00390/FUL – Ivy Cottage, Boatyard, Heath – Temporary CoU of land to 4 No Traveller’s Pitches Etc.- Decision Pending.
12/00301/SUB01 – ‘Kings Arms’ Public House, Heath – Discharge of Condition 2 (Electric Lantern Conversion) from Application No 12/00301/LBA – Decision Pending.
15/00154/FUL – Bellamy House, Heath – Proposede construction of Vehicular Access with Parking Facilities within Garden ( Re-submission of Application No 14/00951/FUL) – Decision Pending
15/00644/FUL – Rose Cottage Bungalow, Heath – Proposed Detached Garage – Decision Pending.
15/00360/FUL – Highcroft, Heath – Demolition of Existing Dwelling and Erection of Replacement Dwelling and associated works – Decision Pending.
15/02688/LBC – Groom’s Cottage, 3 Old Hall Courtyard, Heath – New Boiler, reconfigured Bathroom/Landing layout etc. – Approved by WMDC.
15/02346/TCA – Heath Hall Stables, Heath – T1 Sycamore, to draw back branches to 1m from roof – Approved by WMDC.
15/02647/TCA – Dower House, Heath – Removal of 2 No Scotch Pines close to house – Refused by WMDC.
15/02918/TPO – Old School House, Heath – T1 Cherry to remove – Decision Pending.
 
8. Events on the Common
 
The next event on the Common will be the Heath Common Easter Fair.
Easter is very early this year, with Good Friday on 25 March 2016.
Veronica confirmed that there is to be  Pre-Meeting this year, which has been scheduled for 9 February 2016.
 
9. Wakefield Eastern Relief Road
 
Work on the scheme is now well under way, and the line of the new road can clearly be seen. The construction of the tunnel under the Railway was completed as scheduled during the Christmas period. Completion is still expected by the Spring of 2017.
 
10. Website
 
The website can be viewed at www.heathresidentsassociation.co.uk
Copies of all recent minutes are displayed on the Website.
 
11. Social Events
 
    3.
The Annual Christmas Dinner was held on Friday 18 December 2015, at the ‘Kings Arms’, Heath. This was a particularly well attended (36 Members) and most enjoyable event. Thanks were expressed to the ‘Kings Arms’ staff. A raffle raised £155.00.
 
12. Additional Matters/Items for Next Agenda
 
1) Concern was expressed that Joe Gueli’s contribution to the Hog Roast had not been formally minuted, and that this should be addressed by these minutes.
2) Authority was given to Gill & Martin to move a log near their premises in order to keep traffic away from a large pothole.
 
13. Date of Next Meeting
 
It was confirmed that the next Meeting of the Association would be held on Monday 7 March 2016, at 7.30 pm, in the ‘Kings Arms’ Public House, Heath.

 

HEATH  RESIDENTS  ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 07 MARCH 2016 

AT THE ‘KINGS ARMS’ PUBLIC HOUSE, HEATH.

 

Chair: John WallisThere were 15 Members present.

 

1. Apologies for Absence

 

Apologies were received from Carl & Julie Mills, Grahame & Kath Platt, Gill Galdas and Roger Vasey.

 

2. Minutes of the Last Meeting

 

The Minutes of the last meeting, held on 11 January 2016, were taken as read.

They were proposed by Veronica Smith, and seconded by Martin Galdas.

 

3. Matters Arising from the Minutes – Not on the Agenda

 

Commons Liaison Meeting  The last meeting was held on 1 December 2105, and the next meeting has been postponed until 22 March 2016. Issues to be discussed include:

• The position of two new access points onto the Common to be used only as access for the Heath Common Easter Fair.
• The availability of additional logs.

The Pinfold

• Refurbishment work on the Pinfold has now been completed, with the damaged fence repaired, and the damaged stone wing wall rebuilt.
• An Invoice from Kim Taylor, in the sum of £425.82 (as per the Estimate) has been received, and a cheque for this amount was signed by the Chair & Treasurer.
• It was agreed that the cheque should be sent to Kim with a letter of thanks from the Chair.

Lady Bowles Tower

• The Chair reported that he had met on site with Zoe Kemp, of Historic England, on 27 January 2016.
• It was agreed that the Tower is generally in good condition, but some work is required, ie re-pointing etc.
• Zoe Kemp agreed to have a formal assessment carried out.

Flower Tubs for Heath

• There has been no further information received in respect of this issue.

Horses on the Common

• It was reported that there have been no real issues concerning horses on the Common since the last meeting. Numbers have been well within the level set.

 

4. Replacement of Logs

 

The logs around the area in front of the Manor House have now been replaced by the WMDC Countryside Services.                  1.

A total of 62 logs have been provided, at a total cost of £771.00, which has been paid to WMDC with a letter of thanks.

This works out at £12.435 per log, which is slightly less than the Ex VAT price initially quoted by WMDC OF £12.86 per log.

 

The issue now is whether or not we proceed with log replacement in front of Beech Lawns, and from Common Top to Briar and Vine Cottage.

 

It is estimated that approximately 90 logs would be required, which at £12,86 per log would cost £1157.40 (or at £12.435 the cost would be £1119.16)

 

During discussion it was felt that the triangle of land outside Grafton House should also be included.

 

Accordingly, it was proposed by Barbara Fisher, and seconded by Jeremy Cox that this replacement of logs should go ahead. This was approved by a majority show of hands.

 

5. Treasurer’s Report (Redacted).

 

Jackie updated Members on the Income and Expenditure for the period ending 07 March 2016.

The total funds are represented, as follows:      £

Deposit Account

Current Account  

Cash    

Total

NB: This includes payment for the logs in front of the Manor House, but does not include payment for the refurbishment of the pinfold.

 

6. Correspondence

 

The following Items of Correspondence were reported upon:

• Emails & Letters to/from WMDC Countryside Service regarding provision of logs etc.
• Email from Warmfield-cum-Heath Fundraising Group regarding a Poppy Display.

 

7. Planning Matters

 

The following Applications were discussed:

 

13/00390/FUL – Ivy Cottage, Boatyard, Heath – Temporary CoU of land to 4 No Traveller’s Pitches Etc. – Decision Pending.

12/00301/SUB01 – ‘Kings Arms’ Public House, Heath -0 Discharge of Condition 2 (Electric Lantern Conversion) from Application No 12/00301/LBA – Condition Discharged

15/00154/FUL – Bellamy House, Heath – Proposed construction of Vehicular Access, with Parking Facilities within Garden (Re-submission of Application No 14/00951/FUL) – Decision Pending          2.

15/00644/FUL – Rose Cottage Bungalow, Heath – Proposed Detached Garage – Approved by WMDC

15/00360/FUL – Highcroft, Heath – Demolition of Existing Dwelling & Erection of Replacement Dwelling and associated works – Decision Pending.

15/02918/TPO – Old School House, Heath – T1 Cherry to remove – Decision Pending.

16/00313 /TCA – Land Adjacent to Woodside, Heath – T1 Larch & T1-T4 Leylandii to Remove – Decision Pending.

16/00451/TCA – The Grange, Heath – T1-T2 Sycamore & T3 Oak to Fell.

16/00230/FUL & 16/00231/LBC – West Pavilion, Heath  Erect a Detached Building to form Summer House & Garden Store – Decision Pending.

 

8. Events on the Common

 

The next event on the Common will be the Heath Common Easter Fair. Easter is very early this year with Good Friday on March 25th.

There was nothing particular to report from the Pre-Meeting.

The key to the Access Gate was passed to Paul Watts, although it probably will not be used..

 

9. Wakefield Eastern Relief Road – WERR

 

Work is progressing steadily, with completion still scheduled for Spring 2017.

Work on the construction of the new Gyratory System at Heath is likely to start in early April 2016.

 

10. Website

 

In the absence of Colin Daley, there was nothing new to report on this subject.

 

11. Social Events

 

The next Social Event would normally be the Summer Soiree, which will be discussed at the next meeting.

 

12. Additional Matters/Items for next Agenda

 

1) Following on from the Email from WCHFRG about a poppy display, it was proposed by Veronica Smith and seconded by Barbara Fisher that the Association should provide a Wreath in future at the War Memorial. This was approved by way of a unanimous show of hands.
2) The collapsed wall in Kirkthorpe Lane is being repaired by Mrs Oddy
3) It was agreed that the schedule of listed Properties & Structures in the Conservation Area be posted on the Association website.

 

13 Date of Next Meeting

 

It was confirmed that the next Meeting of the Association would be held on Monday 25 April 2016, at 7.30pm, in the ‘Kings Arms’ Public House, Heath.

 

 

 

 

HEATH  RESIDENTS  ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 25 APRIL 2016

AT THE ‘KINGS ARMS’ PUBLIC HOUSE, HEATH

 

Chair: John Wallis                                        There were 20 Members present

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

 

Apologies were received from Martin Galdas, Roger Vasey, Maura Healey & Kath Platt.

 

  1. Minutes of the Last Meeting

 

The Minutes of the last meeting, held on 7 March 2016, were taken as read.

They were proposed by Veronica Smith, and seconded by Paul Watts.

 

  1. Matters Arising from the Minutes – Not on the Agenda

 

Commons Liaison Meeting – The last meeting was postponed, and held on 22 March 2016. In terms of access to the Common for the Easter Fair, whilst the new gates have been provided, it was still felt to be necessary to remove rocks and fill in the ditch. This is an matter which needs to be resolved before next year, particularly the issue of the cost of doing the work.

 

Pinfold – A letter of thanks, together with a cheque for £425.82, has been sent to Kim Taylor, and a receipt, with thanks, has been received from Kim.

 

LadyBowles Tower– Nothing has yet been received from Zoe Kemp of Historic England, with regard to the refurbishment of the Tower.

 

Flower Tubs for Heath – There has been no further information received in respect of this issue.

 

Horses on the Common – It was reported that there have been no real issues concerning horses on the Common since the last meeting. Numbers have been kept within the level set, and new foals are beginning to appear.

 

  1. Replacement of Logs

 

It was agreed at the last meeting that the Association should proceed with the replacement of logs in front of Beech Lawns, between Common Top and Briar & Vine Cottage and on the triangle of land outside Grafton House.

Accordingly, Dave Mee has been contacted and he has made the necessary arrangements for WMDC-Forestry to provide and place new logs in these locations.

Unfortunately, whilst we have been informed that logs are available, the Officer at Forestry who would provide the service is seriously ill, and the timing of the work is now uncertain.

 

                                                              

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report

 

Jackie updated Members on the Income and Expenditure for the period ending

25 April 2016.

 

The total funds are represented, as follows (redacted)                                                                £

                        Deposit Account                                                                    

                        Current Account                                                                      

                        Cash                                                                                           

                                                                                                Total               

NB. This includes for the expenditure on the refurbishment of the Pinfold.

 

  1. Correspondence

 

The following Items of Correspondence were reported upon:

  •  Letter sent to Kim Taylor re Pinfold.
  •  Receipt from Kim Taylor.
  •  Invoice from St John Ambulance.
  •  Letter to WMDC re West Pavilion.
  •  Email from WCHFRG re Music Event at Heath & Trip to Liverpool.

 

  1. Planning Matters

 

The following Applications were discussed:

 

13/00390/FUL – Ivy Cottage, Boatyard, Heath – Temporary CoU of land to 4 No Traveller’s Pitches Etc – Decision Pending.

15/00154/FUL – Bellamy House, Heath – Proposed construction of Vehicular Access with Parking Facilities in Garden ( Re-Submission of Application No 14/00951/FUL ) – Approved by WMDC.

15/00360/FUL – Highcroft, Heath – Demolition of Existing Dwelling & erection of Replacement Dwelling & associated works – Approved by WMDC.

15/02918/TPO – Old School House, Heath – T1 Cherry to remove – Approved by WMDC.

16/00287/TCA – Woodside, Heath – T1-T4 Lawson Cypress to remove – Approved by WMDC.

16/00313/TCA – Land adjacent to Woodside, Heath – T1 Larch & T1-T4 Leylandii to remove – Approved by WMDC.

16/00451/TCA – The Grange, Heath – T1-T2 Sycamore & T3 Oak to fell – Approved by WMDC.

16/00230/FUL & 16/00231/LBC – West Pavilion. Heath – Erection of Detached Building to form Summer House & Garden Store – (Letter sent to WMDC Planning ) – Decision Pending.

16/00544/FUL – Heath View, Heath – Replacement of single storey Conservatory & Alterations – Decision Pending.

 

  1. Events on the Common

 

The Annual Heath Common Easter Fair was held this year between March 27 & 29, with Easter being very early this year.      

The event went well with reasonable weather, but appeared to pack up early on the Tuesday.

The next event on the Common will be the Classic Car Rally, which is scheduled for Sunday May 29.

Following this there will be the Vintage Bus Rally, scheduled for Sunday 10 July.

This event went reasonably well last year, and it is hoped that all the regulations set out will be adhered to again this year. It was agreed to write to WMDC regarding these events on the basis that they should reflect some benefit to the Association and the Village

 

  1. WakefieldEastern Relief Road ( WERR )

 

Work is progressing steadily, and a notice warning of possible delays over the next 6 months at the Heath Traffic Signal Junction has appeared. Completion is still scheduled for Spring 2017.

 

  1. Website

 

The list of Listed Properties & Structures in the Heath & Old Kirkthorpe Conservation Area has been passed to Colin for posting on the Website, and a copy of the minutes of the last meeting will be Emailed to Colin following today’s meeting.

The Website Address is www.heathresidentsassociation.co.uk

 

  1. Social Events

 

The next Social Event will be the Summer Soiree, and Sue & Franco have very kindly agreed to host it again this year. They have requested that it be held earlier in the Summer, and after discussion it was agreed that the event should be held on Saturday 23 July.

 

  1. Additional Matters/Items for Next Agenda

 

1)      As previously reported, an Email has been received from Glynnis Wilson of WCHFRG pointing out that another Music Event is to be held in the grounds of Heath Hall on Saturday 10 September 2016..

They require the blessing of HRA on the Event and approval to the use of the Heath in front of the Hall for parking purposes. This was given on the basis, as previously agreed, that they will be responsible for making good any damage which might occur.

Glynnis also reported that the Senior Citizens Trip this year will be to Liverpool, and will take place on Thursday 12 July 2016.

2)      There was concern expressed about the state of the ‘bunding’ being formed at the bottom of the Common from Grave Residues. The Chair agreed to take this up with Dave Mee.

3)      The issue of dog fouling was raised. Whilst this is an offence on footpaths etc, unfortunately, this is not the case on the Common. However, all dog owners should pick up foulings and place in the bins provided.

 

 

  1. Date/Time of Next Meeting – Monday 27 June at 7.30 pm.

 

 

 HEATH  RESIDENTS  ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 27 JUNE 2016

AT THE ‘KINGS ARMS’ PUBLIC HOUSE, HEATH

 

Chair: John Wallis                                         There were 11 Members present

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

 

Apologies were received from; Gill & Martin Galdas, Carl & Julie Mills, Gordon Ellis, Jeremy Cox & Kath Platt.

 

  1. Minutes of the Last Meeting

 

The Minutes of the last meeting, held on 25 April 2016, were taken as read.

They were proposed by Veronica Smith, and seconded by Graeme Platt.

 

  1. Matters Arising from the Minutes – Not on the Agenda

 

Commons Liaison Meeting – The last meeting was held on 14 June 2016.

It was agreed that the existing access to the Common be blocked off, and access be gained by the use of the new gates off the car park. This should also be the main access for the Kite Festival and the next Heath Common Fair.

It was also agreed that a letter should be sent to WMDC (Cllr Dagger) to ask that a larger fee be attached to the Bus Rally ( and any other large event from outside the Parish) to cover pre & post expenses.

The issue of fly tipping was raised, and it was felt that the change of access point would assist in this context.

 

Pinfold – After being repaired, this is becoming very overgrown. Agreed that the Parish Council should remind WMDC that there is an Agreement that they should maintain the surrounds to the Pinfold.

 

LadyBowles Tower – Nothing received from Zoe Kemp of Historic England with regard to the refurbishment of the Tower.

 

Bunding – The removal of the grave residue bunding at the bottom of the Common has been raised with WMDC Countryside Service. Apparently this was mistakenly removed by WMDC to provide for bunding elsewhere. This will be gradually replaced and landscaped.

 

Horses on the Common – No major issues reported since the last meeting. At the last count there were 25 Horses and 10 Foals.

 

  1. Replacement of Logs

 

It has been agreed by the Association that we should proceed with the replacement of logs in front of Beech Lawns, between Common Top and Briar and Vine Cottage and on the triangle outside Grafton House.

 

                                                                1

Arrangements have been made with WMDC-Forestry to provide & replace logs at these locations. This was raised with WMDC at the last Commons Liaison meeting, and the problems arising from the long term illness of the Officer responsible were discussed.

It was agreed that someone from Forestry would contact the Chair in order to take the matter forward. Such a contact has now been made, and a meeting arranged.

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report

 

Jackie updated Members on the Income and Expenditure for the period ending

27 June 2016..

 

The total funds are represented, as follows:   (information redacted)                                                     £

                        Deposit Account                                                                 

                        Current Account                                                                   

                        Cash                                                                                    

                                                                                    Total                      

 

  1. Correspondence

 

The following Items of Correspondence wee reported upon:

  •  Emails to/from St John Ambulance.
  •  Emails to/from WMDC re Logs.
  •  Emails to/from Barwick in Elmet Historical Society.

 

  1. Planning Matters

 

The following Applications were discussed:

 

13/00390/FUL – Ivy Cottage, Boatyard, Heath – Temporary CoU of land to 4No Traveller’s Pitches Etc – Decision Pending.

16/00230/FUL & 16/00231/LBC – West Pavilion, Heath – Erect a Detached Building to form Summer House & Garden Store – Decision Pending.

16/00544/FUL – Heath View, Heath – Replacement of rear single storey Conservatory & alterations – Approved by WMDC.

16/00871/TPO – Dower House, Heath – T1 & T2 Pine to crown & thin by 10% and to crown lift over garage – T3 Sorbus to remove – Approved by WMDC.

16/00932/NMC – City Fields – Substitution of the approved house types on part of the Developmenty – Decision Pending.

16/01217/FUL – 10 Old Hall Courtyard, Heath – S/S Extension to rear & 2 storey Extension to side of Dwelling – Decision Pending.

16/01241/LBC – Marsh Close, Heath – Garden Room – Decision Pending.

 

  1. Events on the Common

 

The Classic Car Rally – Held on 29 May 2016 – This event was blessed with good weather & was well attended.

 

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Vintage Bus Rally – Scheduled for 10 July 2016. It is hoped and expected that all the regulations will be adhered to again this year. This event now includes an American Classic Car Rally, and there is concern that this could become too large an event for the Common to host

Wakefield Kite Festival – Scheduled for 25 September 2016.

Agreement has now been reached with St John Ambulance that they will not charge for their appearance at last year’s event.

The following elements have been addressed:

  •  Licence Application made to WMDC
  •  Children’s Rides etc booked
  •  Professional Flyers booked
  •  ‘Crumbs’ Caterers booked
  •  St John Ambulance application made

 

The following are still to do:

  •  Liaise with WMDC Countryside re Horses
  •  Book Cake Stall with St Peter’s Church
  •  Steel Pins
  •  New Banner required
  •  Publicity
  •  Ice Cream Van to book
  •  Kite Maker to book

 

  1. WakefieldEastern Relief Road (WERR)

 

Work progressing steadily, but existing traffic signal junction not yet affected. This will happen soon, and will result in some delays.

Completion is still scheduled for Spring 2017.

 

     10   Website

 

The list of ‘Listed Properties & Structures’ in Heath &Old Kirkthorpe Conservation Area has been posted on the Website.

A copy of the Minutes of the last meeting will be Emailed to Colin.

The Website Address is www.heathresdentsassociation.co.uk

Following an approach via the Website from Barwick-in-Elmet Historical Society, a successful tour of Heath took place on Wednesday 22 June last.

 

11    Social Events

 

The next Social Event will be the Summer Soiree, and Sue & Franco have very kindly agreed to host it again this year.

It will take the form of a Fish & Chip Supper Royale, and will be held from 5pm on Saturday 23 July 2016. A notice is attached to the flyer sent out and Sue & Franco ask that those wishing to attend return this ASAP.

 

It has been agreed that the Christmas Dinner will be held at the ‘Kings Arms’ on Friday 9 December at 7.00 for 7.30pm.

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12  Additional Matters/Items for the Next Agenda

 

1) It was noted that the Gate onto the Common from the Car Park needs to be cleared of undergrowth so that it can be used for the Kite Festival etc.

2) The sign warning of road-works on Heath Common needs to be removed.

3) The state of the retaining wall around the bend as one is leaving the village appears to be getting worse

4) The site line to the left where Kirkthorpe Lane meets the A655 is obscured by the long grass

The Chair agreed to write to WMDC Highways in respect of these last 3 issues.

 

13    Date & Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Association will be held on Monday 5 September at 7.30pm, in the ‘Kings Arms’, Heath