Minutes 9th January 2023


At a meeting of Eardington Parish Council held on  9th January, 2023

Present   Mr.D.Hollyhead (Chairman), Mr.G.Gavin, , Mrs.C.Blaze, Mr.B.Williams,

               Mr. G.Hollyhead, Mr.J.Hodgkins  Mr.P.Williams   

In attendance   One Parishioner  

Apologies          There were no apologies.

Declarations of Interest Mr P.Williams declared an interest in Planning Application No 22/05493/FUL  The Swan Inn, Knowle Sands and took no further part in the conversation.

Minutes The minutes of the previous meeting, having been circulated were taken as read and confirmed as a correct record. 

Matters arising Problems with neighbour and police response. The  PCSO had been invited to the meeting but unfortunately had not attended. The clerk would contact her to obtain a progress report on the problems.   


Chairman  The Chairman referred to  various problems including Highways and recent Planning applications.    

Unitary Councillor    Cllr Tindall was unable to attend the meeting due to a medical condition    

Village Hall Report     There was no report

 Correspondence All SALC and other circulars had been forwarded to Councillors 

Councillors noted the documentation which had been forwarded from Shropshire Council in relation to the review being undertaken by the Boundary Commission for England 2023 relating to Shropshire. 12.17 TOWN AND PARISH COUNCIL BOUNDARY REVIEW Councillors noted the options to review parish boundaries but agreed that in the current circumstances no action need be considered.

 History Book  The clerk had obtained a copy of a History Book for £5 from Shropshire History department which covered Eardington and Quatt Parishes.  It would be kept in the Parish and made available for  any interested parishioners to read.

 Highways  Two dangerous potholes had appeared on B4555 one on the bend at the end of school Lane and one in Knowle Sands.   They had been reported to Highway

Planning      Consent for Application 22/03287/FUL erection of single-storey rear extension  at Ansteys, Eardington.

Application 22/05493/FUL  Change of use of a single Public House to a single residential dwelling at The Swan Inn, Knowle Sands, Bridgnorth, WV16 5JL  Councillors objected to the proposals

Application 22/05335/LBC  Erection of glazed link and single storey contemporary extension following the demolition of modern conservatory.  At Moor Ridding Farm, Halfway House Lane Eardington  WV16 6JP No objections .

Application 2203709/FUL  Conversion of agricultural buildings to 4 dwellings, including demolition of two outbuildings and amendments to two landscaping, car parking, installation of package treatment plant and associated works, amendments to two barns previously approved at the North of Halfway house Lane   No objections


Finance Clerk salary £866.66, HMRC £52.60, Lengthsman  £550. 

It was unanimously agreed that the above accounts be paid.

                             Request for grant towards Village Hall improvements.  This request was thoroughly discussed and it was agreed that the P.C. should be charged rental for its meetings.  The clerk said that the PC would help with any grant application made for the new car-park.

                              Confirmation of Precept 2023/4   This matter was thoroughly discussed but as information regarding the EMG (Lengthsman’s Grant) was not yet available from S.Council, it was not possible to set a figure.  This would be done as soon as details were available.  

Other Parish Matters   The clerk was asked to invite the local Neighbourhood Team to   attend the next meeting  

Date of next Meeting,   The next Meeting  would be held on Monday  6th March, 2023.

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