pump track design

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting: 13th December 2022, 7:30pm

Councillors Present: David Cottis, Jon Elford, Stephen Marsh, Jon Sebright (Chairman of the meeting) and Mark Wilson
Also Present: Philip Edwards (Cerk)


There were no members of the public present at the meeting.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Box, Cass, Neary and Warden
Apologies for absence were received from Dst Cllr Wood.


There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary or personal interests.


RESOLVED: The Parish Council meeting minutes of Tuesday 8th November 2022 were confirmed as an accurate record and signed by Chairman.

2212_[5] REPORTS

(a) Chairman’s Report

  • The Chairman reported on a successful Christmas tree switch-on event. The Chairman thanked all the volunteers who helped arrange the event including:
    • Richard Jordan from Cam Bridge Barn for gifting the Christmas Tree
    • Neil and Bev from Old Court Temple Cloud for providing electricity for the lights
    • Paul, Kayleigh and Morgan from Paul’s Tree Services for cutting down, delivering and dressing the tree
    • Steve Branch from Taylor Plant and Jon Sage and Louika for erecting the tree
    • Dave Wood for arranging and coordinating the volunteers and event
    • The Cameley School team captains for switching on the lights
    • Philip Edwards for help organising and dressing the tree and Joseph Edwards for help selecting and dressing the tree.
  • The Chairman thanked the Clerk, Philip Edwards, for his work throughout the year.

(b) Clerk’s Report

  • The annual playground inspection had been completed and no major concerns were reported. A copy of the report has been forwarded to council members. The council recommended purchasing a bag of self binding cotswold stone to maintain the footpath.
  • Following the breakdown of the heater in the village hall foyer, a new Mitsubishi AC heater with wifi control had been installed. The emergency scheme of the delegation to the Clerk had been used to proceed on an urgent basis following consultation with the Chairman, Vice Chairman and available councillors. Two comparative quotations were obtained. Recommendations on models were independently confirmed. The cost of repairs to the old system was expected to have been greater over the next two years than the cost of a new replacement with a 5 year warranty. Details of the breakdown, quotes and options had been emailed to all councillors for consultation.
  • The Clerk had received enquiries regarding the long term plans for the playing field net. It was reported that archive correspondence suggested the district council had originally installed the net and that B&NES could be approached to ask about help with maintenance.
    RESOLVED: The Parish Council confirmed the preferred longer term plans for the net. The parish council would prefer approaching B&NES about a safety survey of the net structure and the option to replace with a new net. The parish council requested that residents of properties protected by the net should be consulted before any removal of the net.
  • The council had received a request to promote a consultation survey to install wind turbines and solar panels in the countryside around Temple Cloud and Hinton Blewett. The council requested the Clerk not to promote the survey following concerns raised by residents and attendees of the consultation event. The parish council had planned to discuss these concerns with a representative, however, the expected representative was absent.

(c) Members Reports

  • Feedback was received on the warm spaces community event in the village hall. Two Thursday morning events were reported as successfully going ahead. The new heating in the foyer had provided a warm space for visitors, with the new remote access to the heating allowing the foyer to be pre-heated before the event.
  • There were no other reports from council members on responsibilities or attendance of outside bodies.

(d) Pump Track Report:

  • The crowdfunding supporters page has been published on the website. The council expressed their thanks to all the crowdfunding supporters for their generous donations to the project. A separate page had also been published of community donations expressing the council’s thanks to other supporters of the project.
  • A response to Sport England has been submitted to the planning officer.
  • An offer of pro-bono consultancy services from Brown & Currie had been shared with the pump track contractor Velosolutions. A copy of the correspondence has been emailed to council members. The Council expressed their thanks to Brown & Currie for the offer of pro-bono consultancy services.

2212_[6] FINANCE

Payments and income – see appendix 2022-12 Finance Reports

  1. RESOLVED: payments approved as listed in the finance reports. Cllrs Sebright and Marsh had checked the invoices and bank payments.
  2. Noted: payments and Income
  3. Noted: Bank reconciliation


A finance working party had been held prior to the meeting to review the details of the budget, plans and expected expenditure for 2023-24. Recommendations from this working party were received by the council for review.

  • RESOLVED: Acceptance of grass cutting quotation for 23-24 from C Light
  • RESOLVED: The annual budget for 2023-2024 was set at £47,006
  • RESOLVED: The precept for 2023-2024 was set at £39,518


There were no outstanding consultation requests.


RESOLVED: Date of next meeting: Tuesday 10th January 2023, 7.30pm

There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 20:42

Agreed as a correct record,
signed by the Chairman of the meeting: _______________________ on:_______________
(Chairman initial all other pages)