Virtual Noticeboard

 LOWER PENN PARISH COUNCIL www.lowerpennpc.co.uk
NOTICE OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING To be held at
THE VICTORY HALL, LOWER PENN on THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2024 at 7.15pm
The Meeting will be open to the public during the Public Participation session.
AGENDA
1. Apologies
2. Approval of Minutes of Council Meeting held on 7 December 2023 to be agreed and signed
3. Declaration of Interests
4. Police Report
5. Local Plan Update
6. Update from DC Officers – Kelly Harris and Helen Benbow re Lower Penn Issues
7. County Council Report
8. District Council Report
9. Public Participation
10. Planning Applications
a) Current
b) Mid-Meeting
c) Pending
d) Appeals
11. Matters Arising
a) Enforcement Issues - AFC Old Wulfrunians
b) Sandhills Nursery - Breach of Condition 4
c) STW – Drainage Project – Lower Penn/ Wolverhampton
d) Dimmingsdale Bridge – safety barrier/update (VW)
e) Broken Railings STW – Dimmingsdale (VW) (RR)
f) Pot Holes Springhill Lane/Drains Greyhound Lane (VW)
g) Battery Storage Facilities
h) Temporary Caravan – The Lindens, Penstone Lane (RR)
i) Community Speedwatch/SID’s
j) Fly Tipping/Litter Picks
k) Victory Hall Update
l) Castlecroft Playing Field
m) WhitePosts–SpringhillLanecrossroads(HF)
n) Penstone Lane – Footpaths/street lighting (KC)
12. Any Other Business
Staffordshire Parish Councils Association Role of District Councillors (SM)
13. Accounts/Finance
14. Financial Risk Assessment
15. Date of Next Meeting
Mrs Jan Footman
Clerk – Lower Penn Parish Council
COMMUNITY LITTER PICK Saturday 27th January 11am. Meet at Langley Road layby near Drivefields.
 LOWER PENN PARISH COUNCIL www.lowerpennpc.co.uk
NOTICE OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING To be held at
THE VICTORY HALL, LOWER PENN on THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER 2023 at 7.15pm
The Meeting will be open to the public during the Public Participation session.
AGENDA
1. Apologies
2. Approval of Minutes of Council Meeting held on 2 November 2023 to be agreed and signed
3. Declaration of Interests
4. Police Report
5. District Council Officers: Planning Discussion – Parish Council only
6. Local Plan Update
7. County Council Report
8. District Council Report
9. Public Participation
10. Planning Applications
a) Current
b) Mid-Meeting
c) Pending
d) Appeals
11. Matters Arising
a) Enforcement Issues incl. Three Ridings Radford Lane, RFU and Old Wulfrunians
b) Sandhills Nursery - Breach of Condition 4
c) STW – expansion of drainage programme – Lower Penn/ Wolverhampton (RR)
d) Dimmingsdale Bridge – safety barrier (VW)
e) Broken Railings – Dimmingsdale (VW) (RR)
f) Pot Holes Springhill Lane/Drains Greyhound Lane (VW)
g) Battery Storage Facilities
h) Temporary Caravan – The Lindens, Penstone Lane
i) Community Speedwatch/SID’s
j) Fly Tipping/Litter Picks
k) Victory Hall Update
l) Castlecroft Playing Field – Forest of Mercia (HF)
m) RepairCafé
n) Heritage Assets
o) White Posts – Springhill Lane crossroads
12. Any Other Business
a) Community Engagement – Member Working Group
13. Accounts/Finance
Budget 2024/25
14. Financial Risk Assessment
15. Date of Next Meeting
16. Mrs Jan Footman Clerk – Lower Penn Parish Council
LOWER PENN PARISH COUNCIL www.lowerpennpc.co.uk
NOTICE OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING To be held at
THE VICTORY HALL, LOWER PENN on THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2023 at 7.15pm
The Meeting will be open to the public during the Public Participation session.
AGENDA
1. Apologies
2. Approval of Minutes of Council Meeting held on 5 October 2023 to be agreed and signed
3. Declaration of Interests
4. Police Report
5. Local Plan Update
6. County Council Report
7. District Council Report
8. Public Participation
9. Planning Applications
a) Current
b) Mid-Meeting
c) Pending
10. Matters Arising
a) Enforcement Issues incl. 58A Springhill Lane, Three Ridings Radford Lane, RFU and Old
Wulfrunians
b) Sandhills Nursery - Breach of Condition 4 & Nursery number increase
c) STW – expansion of drainage programme – Lower Penn/ Wolverhampton (RR)
d) Dimmingsdale Bridge – safety barrier (VW)
e) Overgrown Hedges – Castlecroft Road (VW)
f) Community Speedwatch/SID’s
g) Fly Tipping/Litter Picks
h) Victory Hall Update
i) Castlecroft Playing Field – Forest of Mercia (HF)
j) Repair Café
k) Heritage Assets
11. Any Other Business
a) White Posts –Crossroads
12. Accounts/Finance
Budget 2024/25
13. Financial Risk Assessment
14. Date of Next Meeting
Mrs Jan Footman
Clerk – Lower Penn Parish Council

IMPORTANT RE: PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 7th SEPTEMBER

Due to the current high temperature and the fact that the Victory Hall has no air conditioning and air flow, we have decided that the meeting tonight will deal with only urgent/time sensitive matters and will be a maximum of 1 hour in length. The only matters to be dealt with tonight will be the co-option of parish councillors, 1 planning application, signing of cheques and completion of bank mandate form. If there was something you intended to raise with the Parish Council this evening, please do so by contacting the clerk, Jan, via email: jan2@blueyonder.co.uk

LOWER PENN PARISH COUNCIL www.lowerpennpc.co.uk
NOTICE OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING To be held at
THE VICTORY HALL, LOWER PENN on THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2023 at 7.15pm
The Meeting will be open to the public during the Public Participation session.
AGENDA
1. Apologies
2. Chairman/Vice Chairman
3. Co-option of Parish Councillors
4. Approval of Minutes of Council Meeting held on 1 June 2023 to be agreed and signed
5. Declaration of Interests
6. Police Report
7. Local Plan Update
8. County Council Report
9. District Council Report
10. Public Participation
11. Planning Applications
a) Current
b) Mid-Meeting
c) Pending
12. Matters Arising
a) Enforcement Issues incl. access Road/58 Springhill Cottage/New build 58A Springhill Lane/
Winander and Three Ridings, Radford Lane
b) Enforcement Issues – Sandhills Breach of Conditions/development rear of building
c) Overgrown Hedges – Castlecroft Road
d) RFU/Old Wulfrunians – building works
e) Dimmingsdale Bridge – safety barrier
f) Community SW/Speeding Issues
g) Fly Tipping/Litter Picks
h) Victory Hall Update – purchase of commemorative benches/maintenance work
i) Castlecroft Playing Field – Forest of Mercia
j) Lower Penn Social Club
k) Notice Boards
l) Red Telephone Box
13. Any Other Business
14. Accounts/Finance
15. Financial Risk Assessment
16. Date of Next Meeting
Mrs Jan Footman
Clerk – Lower Penn Parish Council
 6TH JULY 2023
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED
DUE TO INSUFFICIENT COUNCILLORS BEING AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE A QUORUM
Mrs J Footman – Clerk Lower Penn Parish Council
 LOWER PENN PARISH COUNCIL AUDIT 2022/2023
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED
31 MARCH 2023
Any person interested has the opportunity to inspect the Lower Penn Parish Council’s
accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023
These can be viewed, together with all relevant information, on the Parish Council’s website:
www.lowerpennpc.co.uk as from: 3rd July 2023
There is also an exercise of public rights option to view the documents at the Clerk’s address between the dates of 3 July 2023 and 11 August 2023 – please see details on website.
Mrs Jan Footman – Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
Lower Penn Social Club. Every Wednesday 10am till 12pm at the Victory Hall. Starting 17th May 2023 and funded until 5th July.

Local Elections May 4th 2023

There are local elections across South Staffordshire on May 4th 2023.
 
Nominations for the elections close at 4pm on 4 April 2023,meaning all paperwork and other documentation must be submitted and accepted by that date. You should make an appointment to submit your nomination forms so that they can be checked while the candidate is present and any errors rectified.
 
You can find nomination forms and all the info about standing as a candidate on the Electoral Commission website:
You can also contact the elections team at South Staffs council by emailing elections@sstaffs.gov.uk or calling 01902 696141
 

One page guidance to help you respond the the Publication Plan.

Some pointers to help with a more detailed response to the Publication Plan. Click the button at the bottom to download.


EXTRAORDINARY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

Wednesday 7th December, 7.15pm, Victory Hall, Greyhound Lane.

Regarding Local Plan Consultation.


LOCAL PLAN UPDATE NOVEMBER 2022

The Publication Plan (also known as pre-submission) stage of the Local Plan review sets out the council’s final proposed plan for public consultation. It contains sites for housing, employment and the Gypsy and Traveller community, and includes new policies to determine planning applications. This is a different type of consultation, set out in planning regulations (Regulation 19)

, which asks for views on the legal soundness of the Plan. This is your chance to tell the Council whether you think the Plan has been properly prepared, and whether the contents of the plan are sound and legally compliant.

Public consultation on the Publication Plan will run for 6 weeks from Friday 11 November until 12 noon on Friday 23 December 2022. As this is a formal stage of consultation, comments must be made in writing and can only be accepted during the consultation period. Please note that this means your comments are not confidential and will be in the public domain.

You can see all the documents that form this stage by clicking here

Local Plan in-person events 

Haling Dene Centre, Penkridge – Monday 14 November

Coven Memorial Hall, Coven – Wednesday 16 November

Essington Community Centre, Essington –  Thursday 24 November

Members Room, Council Offices, Codsall – Monday 28 November

Wombourne Civic Centre, Wombourne – Wednesday 7 December 

Please note that the in person events above will be 15 minutes slots by appointment only. The first slot will be 10.30am with the final slot 7.00pm. For residents wishing to book a slot they should call us on 01902 696423.


If you see a fire in the countryside don’t attempt to tackle it, call 999 and ask for the fire service immediately. Pass as much information about the location as possible, use the app What 3 Words if you have it to pinpoint the exact spot.

  • Never throw cigarette ends out of car windows 
  • Make sure cigarettes are put out properly and disposed of in dedicated bins 
  • Take your rubbish home or put it in a nearby bin 
  • Don’t leave glass bottles lying on the ground. Sunlight shining through glass can
    start a fire 
  • DON’T have BBQ or open fires in the countryside, they can easily set fire to the ground and spread 
  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children and young people