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HERITAGE COMMITTEE AGENDA

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED TO ATTEND THE MEETING OF THE HERITAGE COMMITTEE OF SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2009 IN COMMITTEE ROOM 2 OF THE VILLAGE HALL AT 19:00

MEMBERS: Cllr Dellow, Irwin, Martin, Mitchell
Councillor Wright (Chairman of the Council), Councillor Rand (Vice-Chairman of the Council)

 

Terms of Reference

  1. To decide what future maintenance/repair should be undertaken of the Grade II listed Pumphouse, its lead pump and oak seats.
  2. To recommend to the Finance Committee how future maintenance should be paid for and what grand aid applications should be made.
  3. To make the necessary arrangements as required by the funders including ways of involving the local community.
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H09/10.7 Apologies and reasons for absence.
H09/10.8 To receive any disclosure by Members of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the member regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct. Members are reminded of the need to repeat their declaration immediately prior to the commencement of the item in question.
H09/10.9 At the Chairman's discretion, prejudiced members will be invited to make representation, answer questions or give evidence to the Committee on agenda items after which they must leave the room if members of the public want to speak on the same subject.
H09/10.10 Public participation session. At the discretion of the Chairman, members of the public will be allowed to make representation, answer questions or give evidence with regard to items on the agenda. Please note that names will be recorded and representations etc. minuted.
H09/10.11 Minutes. To Resolve: That the Chairman of the Committee is authorised to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Heritage Committee held on 28/07/09.
H09/10.12 Scaled Drawing of the Pumphouse. To note that the scaled drawing of the Pumphouse has now been produced by Pumphouse Designs Limited.
H09/10.13 To receive reports regarding proposed repairs to the Pumphouse and seats.
H09/10.14

To note correspondence from the holder of the National Register of Village Pumps and that Sedlescombe's pump and pumphouse are now included in the register. The following description is included with the register entry:

An unusual pump under an imposing Grade II listed shelter at Sedlescombe. East Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks Paul. The pump, unfortunately needing to be protected by an ugly steel cage, is entirely covered in a lead veneer and is surmounted by a leaden urn. I've not seen this technique used anywhere else. There are worrysome (sic) signs that its internal structure is failing but there are hopes for its restoration by the local Parish Council, who have very helpfully put extracts from their old meeting minutes online and I've extracted some of these to illustrate a short history of the pump. One face of the pump carries the following inscription:

1900

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

SOPHIA ELIZABETH AND

HARRIETT CATHERINE PRATT

AND THEIR SISTER

MARY ANNE BUCKNILL

Markings: None other reported

Manufacturer: Unk, but replacement supplied by W.C.Till of Battle in 1933

H09/10.15

To consider issues regarding restoration of the pump. Possible scenarios are:

  1. An authentic restoration of the existing internal water pump to its original state and in full working condition and then restoration of the outer casing.
    1. Problems - Water table may have dropped significantly from its original level and the pump will no longer reach the water source. If the water is contaminated, it will not be allowed to be used. There may be special regulations as the Pumphouse is a listed building. It may be difficult, although not impossible, to access replacement parts. It is likely to be expensive.
  2. Installation of a modern replica pump to bring the pump to full working condition and then restoration of the outer casing.
    1. Problems similar to 1. above.
  3. A cosmetic renovation that aims to retain the original look of the outer casing only but is non-working.
    1. Problems - There may be special regulations as the Pumphouse is a listed building. It will not be cheap.
H09/10.16 To consider metal cage.
H09/16.17

Funding the work:

  1. Heritage Lottery
  2. Awards for All
  3. Rother District Council
  4. Other
 

Mrs P J Raymond

Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

E-mail: sedlescombe@freezone.co.uk
www.sedlescombe.org.uk

14/09/09