AT A MEETING of the PARISH COUNCIL held in the Community College Trimdon on TUESDAY 12 MARCH 2013 at 7.00 p.m.

Councillors Appleton Brookes Dickinson Hughes Oliver Quinn Redden and Trippett.

Apologies for Absence were received from Councillors Burton Chapman D Davison M Davison G R Elliott M Elliott Terrans J Thompson K Thompson A Varty and C Varty.

The Minutes of the meeting held on 12 February 2013 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.Policing in the Parish
The Council received details of recent crime statistics and arrest rates.

The Police were requested to enforce a plastic glasses rule at the Fox and Hounds on those days in the year when the travellers are in the village.

3.Environmental Appraisal
Natalie Connor from Groundwork attended the meeting and gave an update on progress with the various projects currently being undertaken.

Cemetery Gates and repairs to boundary wall in Trimdon now fully funded and a misunderstanding about the need for Secretary of State approval for the works was corrected. Groundwork agreed to have advice confirmed by DCC legal advisor on Registered Village Greens.

Outdoor gym at Trimdon Colliery – 8 to 10 pieces of equipment to be provided as well as access improvements now has the support of DCC as landlord with grants from DCC,, Awards for All, Livin and AAP applied for

Woodland Trail at Trimdon Grange – local consultation underway and funding applications to be submitted to Premier Waste and the County Durham Foundation.

DCC as land owner was aware of and supportive of the project. Possibility of using the Probation Service to provide labour for the establishment of the paths etc.

Councillor Brookes declared an interest in the projects as a DCC Councillor.

There was also the possibility of providing a sensory garden in Trimdon Grange through UDF funding.

That the Parish Council continues to support the projects and accept future maintenance costs on completion.

4.Appointment of Clerk to the Council

Councillor Trippett on behalf of the Appointments Panel informed that Anne Delandre from Easington Village had been offered the post of Clerk to the Council by unanimous decision from a date to be agreed and subject to satisfactory references.

That the decision of the Appointment Committee be confirmed.

5.Correspondence –a) To consider

Planning Applications

Rear extension at 19 Beech Grove Trimdon
TCCA Youth Group:  Application for funding for youth worker


1.That no objection be raised to the planning application.

2.That a grant of £500 be given to fund the youth worker at the TCCA.

b) To Note

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6.Clerk’s Report – a) Cemetery Receipts
The Council noted cemetery receipts of £460 for February 2013.

b) Accounts Resolved
That the following accounts be approved for payment –
446 Coronation Press Binding of Minutes £108.00 447 I Liddle Hedge cutting £268.80 448 D Jordan Skerne £168.00 449 Printerbase Printer £238.79 450 W Clifford Gas £32.00 451 N Water Rates £311.25 452 HMRC Tax & NI £970.60 453 DCPF Pensions £523.54 454 Tr Utd Juniors Grant £100.00 455 Village Hall Grant £1000.00 456 Colliery Com Centre Grant £1000.00 457 Tr Gr Com Centre Grant £1000.00 458 TCCA Grant £1000.00 459 Srt Mary Magdalene Electricity £89.53 460 St Albans Grant £100.00 461 Methodist Churches Grant £100.00 462 MKM Builders Cement etc £172.08 463 DCC Trade Waste £216.00 464 Clerk Expenses £87.88 465 N End Garage Fuel £92.10 DD Jennings Ford Van lease £379.86

b) Summary Accounts

The Council received the summary of accounts to end February 2013.

c) Website

The Council noted that BT had agreed to refund payments for the development of the website and cancel the agreement.

A quotation from Design 365 of Newton Aycliffe for the development of a website was considered.

That the quotation be accepted.

c) Trimdon Colliery MUGA
That the Council agree to pay the cost of connecting the mains supply (£50) for the floodlights at the Trimdon Colliery MUGA.