Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 8 November 2011 in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Brooks, Cocking, Ayre, Tattersall, Benson, K Peck
Apologies: Cllrs George (Prior Commitments), Freeman (Family Commitments), Starbrook (Prior Commitments), J Peck (District Council Meeting)
11/098 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Official notification was received on 7th November that the Olympic Torch will travel through Edwinstowe on 28th June 2012. The Parish Council will be liaising with Nottinghamshire County Council for arrangements for the day.
11/099 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
All apologies were approved and accepted.
11/100 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
11/101 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 11th October 2011
Minutes were approved and signed as accurate by the Chair.
11/102 MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
11/103 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
A resident expressed concern over the position of the proposed new Rufford Road development as it was thought the area was Green Belt. Clerk to ascertain if still Green Belt and report back
Concern was expressed at the poor condition of the pavement on West Lane from the doctors car park to the Co-op. Clerk to report to NCC
11/104 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES) - commenced 1922hrs
Cllr Brooks proposed writing a letter of thanks to Dr Glazier as he is retiring at the end of November. Agreed unanimously; Clerk to write letter
Residents had contacted Cllrs K Peck and L Benson to report that the new streetlighting was considerably darker than the old lighting, especially on Fourth and Fifth Avenues. Clerk to contact NCC and invite for a site visit
Cllr Cocking reported that the blind corner at the bottom of East Lane would benefit from a streetlight. Clerk to contact NCC
11/105 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE,
WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
11/124 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|The Village Council of Kings Clipstone||Creation of Bridleway from B6030 Sherwood Pines entrance to Deerdale/Eakring Road||Clerk to write letter of support for reclaiming the bridleway|
|Clerks & Councils Direct||Magazine||Noted|
|N&SDC||Allocation & Development Management Options Report - Extended Consultation 25th Nov 2011||Noted|
|Newark & Sherwood Homes||AGM Thursday 24th November 2011 3pm Carriage Court, Kelham Hall, Newark||Noted - Cllr Brooks attending|
|NCC||Developing a Nottinghamshire approach to the Localism Bill||Noted|
|ODEF||Community Forum Thursday 24th November 2011 Dukeries College||Noted - let Alice know if wish to attend|
|The Playing Field||Newsletter||Noted|
|Came & Company||Parish Council Insurance newsletter||Noted|
|NCC Highways||Proposal to reduce speed limit from 50mph to 60mph A6075 Mansfield Woodhouse to Ollerton||Unanimously approved supporting the proposal - Clerk to write support letter|
|Queens Diamond Jubilee||How to take part guide||Noted - Events Working Group to discuss possible options and agenda in January|
|Notts Fire & Rescue||Consultation Extension from 23rd October to 13th November 2011||Noted|
11/108 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR SUB-COMMITTEES OR
11/109 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
11/127 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|10.10.2011||Village Hall Mgt Committee||Electric to 10.10.11||£103.46|
|13.10.2011||Business Gas||Pavillion Gas||£799.09|
|31.10.2011||AP Design||Remembrance Day Leaflet||£40.00|
|22.10.2011||Phs Group plc||Sanitary Disposal/Air Freshener||£486.65|
|21.10.2011||Town & Country||Village Cut||£1,342.80|
Cheques approved and signed.
11/111 GRANT APPLICATIONS
11/112 PLANNING MATTERS
11/113 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
District Council Report - November 2011
Both Councillors, John Peck and Celia Brooks, continue their individual casework as well as attending meetings at Kelham Hall Newark. Between them they attend Policy Overview and Scrutiny, Services Overview and Scrutiny, Planning, Licensing, and General Purposes Committee meetings.
Meetings are also held with officers on issues concerning Edwinstowe in particular. We recently had conversations about the transfer of ownership of the Village Hall from the District Council to the Parish Council and, similarly, the procedures for transferring the land adjacent to Friars' Park to the Parish Council.
Both District Councillors attended the Parish Conference at Kelham Hall. The main speaker was a representative from the Fire Service who explained the changes planned for the Service in Nottingham. The plans are out for consultation with the closing date having been extended to November 13th.
Workshops took place concerning Waste Collections and Disposal, Stimulation of Economic Growth in the District and Affordable Housing. The debate around Waste Collections included the question of brown bins for green waste which has been shelved for the time being. Apparently there was not enough take-up of the offer (£28 per annum charge) to make the scheme viable. However, I would like to see it proposed again both from the point of view of convenience for householders and also to reduce the amount of land-fill the Council has to pay for.
For the remainder of this year we shall continue to attend the above meetings and the AGM of Newark and Sherwood Homes.
11/131 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 13 December 2013 (if required) otherwise 10 January 2012
Meeting Closed at 2010hrs
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