Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 9 May 2017 immediately after the AGM in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe.
Present: Cllrs Ayre, Benson, Brooks, Brown, Peacock, J Peck, K Peck, Starbrook, Tattersall, Troop
17/009 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting, welcomed all present and asked if anyone was recording. One person indicated they were.
Tour of Britain
The Tour of Britain will be travelling through Edwinstowe on 6th September 2017.
RESOLVED: - Take to Events Sub Committee for discussion.
17/010 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Cllr McLaughlin – Reasons were approved unanimously
17/011 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllr Brown 17/015 (i) Allotments
17/012 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 18th APRIL 2017
Minutes were approved unanimously and signed by the Chair
17/013 MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
17/014 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (10 MINUTES)
Cllr Ayre raised the matter of the dog walker still taking their dog on the Henton Road play area despite signs stating ‘No Dogs Allowed’.
To report to new dog warden who is coming to the Safer Neighbourhood Group Meeting this Thursday.
Cllr Ayre reported the tree roots damaging the pavement outside Abbey Road Centre.
D/Cllr Brooks to take to N&S Homes this week.
Cllr Brown reported the loose stones outside the library causing two people to trip recently.
RESOLVED: - Clerk to report to Highways.
Cllr Brown reported that previous reports of tractors speeding on Mill Lane are not correct as some tractors have limiters restricting their speed to 23mph. Cllr J Peck has met recently with NCC Highways who have spoken to local farmers unions to remind farmers to drive considerately through the village.
17/015 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
17/017 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
17/018 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
17/019 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
17/020 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|09.03.2017||NCC||Pension – Month 1||£2,188.16|
|09.03.2017||HMRC||PAYE/NIC – Month 1||£1,911.26|
|20.04.2017||Post Office||Van Tax||£240.00|
|19.04.2017||PPE Work Solutions||Work Gloves||£14.99|
|20.04.2017||Town & Country||Village Grass Cutting||£1,504.80|
|21.04.2017||Bunzl (Inv)||Cleaning Materials||£148.57|
|21.04.2017||Konica Minolta (Inv)||Photocopy Hire||£100.37|
|31.03.2017||Ashfield Effluent (Inv)||Emptying Septic Tank (SF)||£200.40|
|20.04.2017||Platts Harris (Inv)||Mower Repairs||£205.15|
|20.04.2017||Platts Harris (Inv)||Lawnmower||£420.00|
|24.04.2017||ALCC (Inv)||Clerk Membership||£10.00|
|24.04.2017||SLCC (Inv)||SLCC Membership||£177.00|
|25.04.2017||A Buckingham||Grave Dig||£250.00|
|28.04.2017||Central Garage||Van Service, Repairs & MOT||£223.93|
|02.05.2017||Konica Minolta||Photocopier Charges||£43.69|
|03.05.2017||Swinton Insurance||Van Insurance Renewal||£469.00|
After a discussion on some cheques the list was approved unanimously and signed by the Chair.
17/021 GRANT APPLICATIONS
N&SDC are inviting grant applications for grants between £200 to £2,000 from local communities.
RESOLVED: - Advertise widely
17/022 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
D/Cllr Peacock and N&SDC are meeting with CISOW to look at how they can work together to better support ex mining communities.
D/Cllr Brooks has been working on local issues involving housing and grass cutting at N&S Homes properties. The Planning Committee has looked at four sites in the district that are being considered for council housing – not Edwinstowe at present.
County Council - congratulations to John Peck on the recent election result
C/Cllr Peck praised the honourable and respectful campaign unlike the recent publication – Edwinstowe Inquirer. This publication has been sent out on behalf of the Allotment Association however, some members were not aware it was being produced or of the content; much of which is untrue and many facts have been left out. There are no details of who to contact regarding the publication.
The magazine was published to coincide with the recent County Council Elections and contained a libellous claim about a statement C/Cllr Peck was alleged to have made in a Parish Council meeting which the writer tried to link to an alleged death threat which was made by a stranger on the High Street a few days later. C/Cllr Peck denied making any threats and had never named any individual in a Parish Council Meeting.
C/Cllr Peck has reported highways issues.
C/Cllr Peck, as a County Councillor, is opposed to fracking.
17/023 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) - 15 MINS
A resident questioned various invoices/cheques on the agenda.
A resident made statements concerning the allotments.
A resident asked questions concerning the Rufford Pastures development. D/Cllr Brooks requested the questions in writing to take to N&SDC for response.
1. Application No: 17/00361/FUL
Applicant: Mr Brown
Proposal: Householder application for detached garage
Site Address: 2 Fifth Avenue, Edwinstowe, Notts
2. Application No: 16/01436/RMAM
Applicant: Mr Powell
Proposal: Application for reserved matters (relating to planning application no 14/01596/OUTM) for erection of 67 dwellings with associated public open space and infrastructure
Site Address: Land at Rufford Road, Edwinstowe, Notts
DECISION: Application permitted reserved matters major
The Chair informed the meeting that N&SDC Enforcement Officer is investigating the planting at the Solar Farm and an issue on Church Street.
17/025 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 7pm.
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