Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council

Agenda for the Parish Council meeting 7.30pm on

Monday 28th March 2022

Meeting to be held at Halstock Village Hall.  The Council respectfully asks for face masks to be worn until seated and social distancing to be observed.

Public period for comments on issues on the agenda

Reports from Dorset Council Councillor and Police Liaison

  1. To receive and accept apologies and declarations of interest.


  1. To approve the draft minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 29th November 2021 (A).


  1. To discuss matters arising from the minutes not covered in this Agenda.


  1. To note the statement of expenditure to date and bank reconciliation (B) and to approve the schedule of payments since the last meeting. (C).


  1. To note/receive a maintenance update for the playground and outdoor gym (Verbal) TS


  1. Highways and Rights of Way
  •  To receive an update on replacement of stiles to gates (Verbal) DCh.
  • To note CPRE finger post £200 grant update –  (Verbal) NC/TS
  • To note Green Pond Halstock update (verbal) TS
  • To discuss the Speeding issue between Halstock and Higher Halstock Leigh – Neville Farm (D)
  • To note PROW minutes (E) DCh
  • To discuss the Government Landscape review public Consultation – Recreational vehicles on green lanes (F)
  • To discuss and approve initial funding for the Walks Guide for our Parish (G)
  • To approve replacement of the grit bin at Merrylands


  1. To consider and note planning applications and decisions. (H) TS
  • Unauthorised buildings update (I) (verbal) TS
  • Dorset Council planning forum update (Verbal) TS
  • Solar panels at Fry crossing (Verbal) TS
  • Sandpipers concern over failure to comply with original application designs (J) TS


  1. To approve the signing of licences for the Roman Villa land and Primrose corner. (K) HL


  1. To receive and note training update (Verbal) TS


  1. Policies update TS
  •  To approve and adopt the update to the Publication Notice, incorporating the ICO Model Publication scheme (L)
  • To approve and adopt the Terms and References for the Staff working Group Policy (M)
  • To approve annual review of Assets Register (N)
  • To approve annual review of Risk Assessment (O)


  1. Correspondence to be discussed and noted. TS
  •  Dorset Local Plan Campaign update (P) TS
  • To note letter sent to and response from MP Chris Loder regarding support for DAPTC and NALC request for PC to be allowed to hold zoom meetings if required.  – update (Verbal) TS
  • Electronic banking – Decision of staff working group and progress made in setting up a new electronic banking account. (Verbal) HL
  • To ascertain members’ interest in approaching a landowner with a view to establishing an allotment site in Corscombe – update (Verbal) TL
  • Dorset National Park update – Landscape Review and National Parks and AONB (Q) TL
  • Halstock request for more prominent signage for Defibrillator outside Halstock Village shop (Verbal) TL
  • West Dorset Litter Pickers initiative (Verbal) HL
  • Jubilee memorabilia (R) and commemorative trees
  • Bins Update (Verbal) TS


  1. Climate and Ecology emergency action to be noted
  • Update on Dorset Green living and other environmental initiatives. (Verbal) DCh
  • Does the PC want to respond to the 25 questions raised in the Government Response to the Landscapes Review – January 2022 (S)
  • Community Resilience Plan (T) TS
  1. To consider grant applications (U) HL


  1. To consider urgent matters to report from members and items for the next meeting.


  1. Date of next Annual Parish Council meeting, Parish council meeting 31st May 2022 at Corscombe and dates of Parish/Village meetings.


  1. To close the meeting to the public and press due to the confidential nature of the following business.


  1. Clerks’ performance and pay review HL


Clerk to the Council: Tessa Safadi, Tel: 01935 891068