Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 8 September 2015 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Ayre, Benson, Brooks, Brown, Cocking, McLaughlin, Peacock, J Peck, K Peck, Starbrook and Tattersall
15/057 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed all present.
The title deeds for the public toilets have now been received from our solicitors.
The next Safer Neighbourhood Group Meeting is in the Village Hall, on Tuesday 15th September at 6.00pm.
15/058 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
15/059 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllr McLaughlin for 15/064 (iii)
15/060 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 14th July 2015
15/061 'CHOOSE NEWARK HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN' PRESENTATION
Standing Orders suspended.
Tracey Wall, Hospital Matron and Hazel Saddington, Ward Leader gave an overview of the wide range of services provided at Newark Hospital both currently and intended and the challenges facing the hospital. (copies of the presentation are available from the Parish Council Office)
It was suggested that the services are advertised in the next Edwinstowe News and on the village website. Article to be sent
Standing Orders reinstated.
15/062 MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
15/063 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr Brown reported speeding vehicles and motorbikes on Henton Road and Gaitskell Crescent. This has previously been reported. Raise at next SNG meeting
Cllr McLaughlin reported speeding vehicles on Mansfield Road, Swinecote Lane and around King Edwin's School (especially and drop off and pick up times). Raise at next SNG meeting
Cllr McLaughlin reported youths gathering around the cricket pitch. Raise at next SNG meeting
Councillors to encourage residents to report incidents to the police.
Cllr Brown reported that the planters around Gaitskell Crescent have not been replaced since the upgrading work. Cllr Brooks to take to N&S Homes
Cllr J Peck requested an update on the High Street banners and shop frontages as they do not comply with conservation area rules. Request rules from N&SDC
Cllr J Peck requested a letter be sent to the Co-op as they are placing advertising sleeves over the decorative bollards. Clerk to write letter
Cllr McLaughlin asked whether anything can be done about parking in West Lane car park when visiting the doctors. Agenda item for October
Cllr Tattersall requested a letter is sent to Edwinstowe House concerning the wall that has been knocked down near British Telecom. Clerk to write letter
15/064 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
Available from Parish Council Office.
The Chair of Each Working Group/Committee will report back to the meeting. Copies of the reports are available from the Parish Council Office (subject to usual charges)
15/066 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|Letter of appreciation from Edwinstowe resident||Noted|
|Letter from Edwinstowe resident re maintenance to bridal path at Rufford Road||Noted|
|NSDC - Annual Parish Conference 2015||Circulate details with minutes. Let Clerk know if would like to attend.|
15/067 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
15/068 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
15/069 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|09.07.2015||Dean Thomas Solicitors||Legal Charges||£413.00|
|09.07.2015||Grave Digger||Grave Dig||£250.00|
|15.07.2015||Premier Flags||Bunting for High Street||£199.50|
|17.07.2015||Konica Minolta||Copier Charges||£60.79|
|24.07.2015||Grave Digger||Grave Dig||£250.00|
|29.07.2015||Town & Country||Village Grass Cutting||£1,582.80|
|29.07.2015||Konica Minolta||Photocopier Rental||£100.37|
|30.07.2015||Cables Electrical||Alarm System Service||£82.80|
|19.08.2015||NCC Supplies||Brush Heads||£43.20|
|21.08.2015||WCG Utilities Ltd||Sewage Works at Pavillion||£360.00|
|24.08.2015||Severn Trent||Water Charges for Public Conveniences||£124.00|
|26.08.2015||Bago||Litter Collection Equipment||£60.00|
|26.08.2015||Severn Trent||Water Charges for Allotments||£225.77|
|27.08.2015||Town & Country||Grass Cutting||£1,528.80|
|02.09.2015||Key Builders||Green Paint - High Street||£31.44|
Cheques approved unanimously.
15/070 GRANT APPLICATIONS
15/071 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
Planning - the six parking bays on Boy Lane have been approved. A request was made for parking bays to be placed on High Street (opposite Mill Lane)
High Street banners - there was a site visit by planning officers (8th September) including looking at the various shop fronts and banners on the High Street.
The Solar Farm has been refused by N&SDC although approved by the Parish Council.
There was a discussion concerning planning matters to be discussed by full Parish Council and those to be discussed by a quorate Planning Committee (4 councillors).
Cllr K Peck moved that the Planning Committee deals with day to day planning applications concerning domestic housing, issues that are not likely to have more than a local impact. Anything having a major impact on the community comes to full council meeting. There will also be a facility for a councillor to call a planning matter in for discussion by full council. Seconded Cllr Brown, vote 10 for and 1 against.
Robin Hood Line - progress is being made, various meetings are being held with key players including the MP. The transport committee will consider the feasibility study at their meeting in October. The next stage is for NCC to submit a bid to the Government growth fund.
Development of Thoresby Colliery - broad outline plans have been presented at an informal meeting. The plans include houses, industrial units and recreation areas.
C/Cllr Peck has requested the resurfacing of the High Street.
Both primary schools have a 20mph speed limit outside. Including Forest Corner for St Mary's. The zigzag lines outside King Edwin's also need extending.
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre - the preferred bidder is a consortium between RSPB, Sherwood Forest Trust, Thoresby Estates and Continuum. Contracts have not been signed yet. The preferred site is the Fun Park site. Cllr J Peck has raised issues concerning the location. NCC will be meeting with Alf/Winona to discuss various options.
There are also issues concerning access/parking and traffic management.
The NCC Director and RSPB representative have offered to come to a Parish Council meeting. Agreed unanimously. Clerk to organise meeting
15/072 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION - STANDING ORDERS WILL BE SUSPENDED
FOR THE DURATION OF THIS SECTION. PLEASE REFER TO GUIDANCE PROVIDED (ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE)
The Forestry Commission are closing areas of Sherwood Forest due to maintenance work. There is very limited information available. The Clerk has contacted Rights of Way and has left a message with Forestry Commission.
A resident asked questions about the allotment including follow-up questions to the meeting he had two councillors.
15/073 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 13 October 2015
Meeting closed at 2130hrs
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