||Car Boot Sales
The organisers of the car boot sales requested two additional dates (18th Sept and 2nd Oct). The committee agreed that both dates were acceptable, but should there be bad weather/heavy rainfall then they might need to be cancelled. The Asst Clerk would ensure this was included in the hire agreement.
Proposed by: Cllr Porter Seconded by: Cllr Martin
The committee reviewed the hire charges of facilities (including tennis courts, football pitches) and decided that they would remain at the current rate.
Proposed by: Cllr Porter Seconded by: Cllr James
||Tree Safety Survey – tree works
The Asst Clerk reported that the TPO had been submitted and that once it was approved quotes would be sought from at least three tree surgeons to carry out the work.
||Burkes Wood Pond Survey
The SWT report on the pond survey that was carried out in May 2021 was not received in time to distribute before the meeting and it was distributed the following day. The committee agreed that any issues and actions arising from the report would be delegated to the Asst Clerk.
Proposed by: Cllr Martin Seconded by: Cllr Taylor
||Tree Warden Report
The Tree Warden gave a verbal report on the work that he and his Tree Crew have carried out. The two memorial trees (oak and cherry) have been planted. The Tree Warden would like to get more community involvement by having Tree-Frienders and would write some words for Cllr Porter to include in his next Melton Messenger article. It was asked if we can get some ‘excuse the weeds’ signs for Bury Hill and that we should offer to plant trees on the new parcels of land that we own should residents request them. It was suggested that residents could be invited to nominate areas ‘to be wild’. The committee expressed their thanks to the Tree Warden and the Tree Crew.
||Melton Woods Festival
The committee considered a report from a resident wishing to hold a festival in Burkes Wood (REC(21)39.04). They thought it was a lovely idea but they had some reservations and questions about the event namely around funding, insurance, security, toilets and over usage of the woods. It was suggested that the field could be used instead of the woods. The Asst Clerk would contact the resident with the committee’s concerns and invite him to the Full Council meeting on the 16th June.
||Queen’s Green Canopy
There was a short discussion about the Jubilee tree planting project – https://queensgreencanopy.org/ Further information will be available in June and the Tree Warden may be able to obtain trees as an individual rather than the Parish Council purchasing them.
||The SWT report about the land by the river had not been received before the meeting so would be circulated by email when available. Cllr Porter suggested that owl boxes could be installed in the Burkes/Leeks Hill woods. A consultation will be carried out regarding the Hall Farm Sports Ground once Covid restrictions are lifted. Cllr Holmes raised concerns about the planning application submitted for 24 Wilkinson Way and the damage that this will inflict on trees that are on MPC land.
The Maintenance Officer has carried out his usual tasks of grass cutting, litter picking and play park checks. In addition he has installed the new SID on Wood Lane and moved the original SID to Melton Road. A new memorial bench has been installed at the playing field and he oversaw the car park project. The committee expressed their thanks for all the work he does.
DC/21/2094/TPO Melton locations
DC/21/2229/TPO 66 Saxon Way
DC/21/2455/TPO The Cottage
There were no comments on these TPO applications.
||CIL and Grant Funded Projects
||It was noted that Hall Farm Road Sports Ground should be the recipient of CIL/grant funded projects.
An additional noticeboard will be purchased for Old Maltings Approach. A second is proposed for St Andrews but it might be too close to the one at the Burness. It will be reconsidered at Full Council on the 16th June.
There is no update on the Playing Out scheme but Mrs McBurney expressed an interest in attending any meetings regarding the scheme. https://playingout.net/
||Melton, Woodbridge and Deben Peninsula Community Partnership Grants
There was not enough time to put in an application for this round of grants.
Cllr Gradwell was not available to give a report. The Asst Clerk reminded councillors to report any incidents for ASB to the police via 101 (online is easier).
||Committee Chairman’s Urgent Business
||To receive a report on urgent business not otherwise on the agenda
Cllr Holmes reported that someone had died at The Grove but not been discovered for some months. He was advised to contact Cllr Smith-Lyte as this is the third death in Flagship owned property in recent times where the body has lain undiscovered for a period of time.
||To agree items for inclusion in the Melton Messenger/In Touch
Dogs under control and Tree-Frienders
||Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th July 2021 commencing at 19:00 at the Melton Parish Council offices. There being no further business the meeting finished at 21:05.