Ryhall Parish Council – Aug 2021

Dave Amies – Chairman – The Post Office , Ryhall 

Adrian Gombault – Vice Chairman – Elm Tree Cottage, Belmesthorpe 

David Wilby – County Councillor – Orchard House Essendine Road, Ryhall Stamford PE9 4HE dwilby@rutland.gov.uk 

Richard Coleman – County Councillor – 5 Plover Road, Essendine Stamford PE94UR RColeman@rutland.gov.uk 

CLERK : Caroline Adams 1, The Paddocks, Carlby , Stamford Lincs PE9 4NH 01778 590671 caroline@ryhallparishcouncil.co.uk 

Full draft Minutes of 26th April Meeting will be on Noticeboards and Website. 

Website www.ryhallparishcouncil.co.uk 

The full draft Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on June 28th 2021 are on the Website and Noticeboards. 

Planning App Ref: 2021/0112/FUL Fancourt’s Farm Shop, The Square Proposal : change of use from butchers shop to fish and chip shop with single storey extension to the north and west to be used as a convenience store The planning committee had met on 16.06.21 and formulated a response. As a member of the planning committee, Cllr Amies had declared an expression of interest and had not contributed. The detailed response, which was to object strongly to this application, was read to the meeting and members of the public in attendance. The proposed development contravenes Policy CS22 of Rutland County Council’s Core Strategy Development Plan. Previous applications for residential purposes have been refused on this basis and in addition the planning committee listed ten other points for objecting. Not all the land shown on the plans is owned by the applicant. It was further noted that 95 objections had been registered on the Rutland County Council planning portal and 3 written objections had been received directly by the parish clerk. 

During public time it was noted that a factually incorrect anonymous letter has been submitted to Rutland County Council and had been published on their portal. The owners of the two premises named have responded and the response Is on the portal. Residents felt that although it was a democratic right to express opinion, it was inappropriate to include an anonymous letter. County Councilllor Wilby will highlight these comments to the Lead of the Rutland County Council Planning Department. 

Residents queried the process of notification by Rutland County Council. They stated that two immediate neighbours had received a letter and the yellow Notice had been posted only 7 days ago when the application had been validated and out for consultation since 9 June 2021. It was felt that a wider percentage of the immediate neighbourhood should have been directly consulted. It is the County Council’s responsibility to publicise and consult. The parish council endorsed the objection ob-servations presented and they will be submitted on 29/6/21 ahead of the deadline of 30/6/21. 

Public Time: Flooding on the corner of Great Casterton Road –noted this is an ongo-ing and potentially significant problem. The gully has been cleared and rebuilt which may help alleviate the flooding. Cllr Davis offered to investigate further. 

St John’s Church Clock Restoration This year will be the 250th anniversary of the installation of the clock. It was agreed in principle to support any restoration of the clock. Quotes need to be obtained and investigation of the possibility of grant funding. Cllr Wilby asked to produce a breakdown of costs of clock maintenance. 

Bus Services in the village Cllr Wilby highlighted the issue of lack of buses travelling through the village centre. Before the pandemic, bus companies did divert from the A6121 through the village offering a well used service. Cllr Wilby to press RCC to re-visit bus routing within the village. 

Highways Issues 

Speed Watch Update – Cllr Rolfe reported that the parish council await confirma-tion of the date in late summer. We will be sharing the equipment with Essendine. Need to decide which areas to target. 

To note the submission of the ITCP’s to Rutland County Council 

(1) Cllr Rolfe has submitted the request to RCC for data collection along Belmesthorpe Lane – the parish council will then discuss action request based on the data. 

(2) Parish Clerk has submitted on 5/5/21 a request ref: CONCER 0147 for traffic calming on Belmesthorpe Lane with rumble strips, road markings, 30mph signage and possibly a SID 

(3) Parish Clerk has submitted on 10/06/21 request ref: CONCER 0152 for surface dressing along Rutland Way through the village centre along Church Street and through The Square up to the junction of Lea View and along Bridge Street to end at the white bridge. Request for traffic calming on Rutland Way in the form of a SID (previously requested May 20 2019 and the parish council offered to contribute £500 towards this SID) Request for these village roads to be included in a 20mph zone with appropriate signage. Previously requested May 20th 2019) 

Correspondence from the Junior Travel Ambassadors of Ryhall CE Academy regarding traffic / speeding and suggesting solutions for the parish council to consider to improve road safety with the village for all at the School. The Ambassadors also invited the parish councillors to attend/ support their campaign on two days this week near the village library. It was agreed that Cllrs Rolfe, Markwell-Cook, Nebel and Smith would join this initiative and the Clerk to write to commend them for their letter and suggestions. 

Waste/ dog bin on A6121 start of footpath to Tolethorpe. Clerk to confirm exact location with Rutland County Council Highways and progress with this bin @ £100 to purchase from Rutland County Council. 

Duck Signage – Rutland County Council Highways have stated that the sign designs suggested by the parish council are not compliant with the Traffic Signs and General Directions 2016 Regulations and are therefore not permitted on the highway. This suggests that the objection is the compliance with standards not the principle of signage. The parish council is keen to pursue the signs for the safety of drivers and to protect the ducks. Clerk to ask again for Highways direction as to the correct signage. 

Parking Issues – End of Parkfield Road alighting onto Rutland Way. The meeting discussed the increased congestion and parking problems near the junction which could cause issues alighting from Parkfield Road onto Rutland Way. It was agreed that parking is a concern in many areas of the village. It was agreed to produce a note to be delivered to the Rutland Way householders to ask for help to alleviate the congestion 

Open Forum – Cllr Davis requested future consideration on methods of communication between the parish council and residents. It was agreed that the NHW Facebook was well used and in future, the parish council meeting dates could also be publicised on the NHW Facebook page. Cllrs concurred that a different avenue to engage with more people could be beneficial. The Chairman asked Cllrs to explore options, linking with existing media, read-only sites and to consider on a future agenda. 

The Minutes of the Meeting which was held on July 21st 2021 will be posted on the Noticeboards and website