Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 10 March 2020 at 7pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe.
Present: Cllrs Ayre, Brooks, Brown, Carlton, Murphy, J Peck, K Peck, Troop.
19/145 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed all present, including the general public. Chair reported that the meeting is recorded by the Parish Council. Chair announced that due to current national crises, meetings may have to be cancelled in the future.
19/146 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Apologies received; - Cllrs Freeman, Peacock and Rogers.
19/147 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS
Cllr Carlton 19/153 Motion
Cllr Murphy 19/153 Asbestos
19/148 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 11th FEBRUARY 2019
Minutes Approved unanimously.
19/149 TO RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM THE CLERK FOLLOWING ACTIONS AT THE PREVIOUS
FULL COUNCIL MEETING (Not already covered on the agenda)
Chair reported that “Friends of the Earth” have agreed to plant and maintain a new flower bed at the junction to East Lane / High Street which has been created by the Parish Council Amenity Team. The group preferred a more visual and central location than Jubilee Park.
Hanging basket correspondence with new pricing has been issued to premises who have previously purchased. Orders are now coming in.
Chair asked if the council were in agreement to use previous supplier for hanging baskets. Agreed unanimously.
19/150 MATTERS ARISING (following NALC guidelines)
Chair asked if the council would agree to bring forward public questions.
Approved unanimously to raise public questions first. Standing orders suspended.
Members of the general public raised state of roads, with wires to traffic light pressure pads exposed. Clerk to write to highways.
Thoresby Development has standing water with no life buoys for safety.
Query for price on hanging baskets; how did the council work out the pricing?
Motion for a working group between traders and council.
Residents of Robin Hood Avenue raised concerns with bungalows overlooking properties.
Standing orders re-instated.
19/151 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS
Councillor Murphy mentioned the need to establish another Safer Neighbourhood Group meeting.
Councillor Ayre said that the cherry tree outside the Abbey Road Community Centre requires pruning.
Councillor Brown suggested that the Parish Council undertake Coronavirus planning.
19/152 TO RECEIVE DRAFT MINUTES AND REPORTS OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES, SUB-COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS
19/154 Correspondence (COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
Discussion resulting from Correspondence
Councillor Troop produce a coronavirus plan.
Councillor Brown action plan hand hygiene.
19/155 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
19/156 INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT (if applicable)|
|13.02.2020||Village Hall||Room Hire||£17.00|
|13.02.2020||Trade UK||Amenity materials||£94.48|
|14.02.2020||Cobb & Son||Grave Digg||£250.00|
19/157 DIRECT DEBITS FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT (if applicable)|
|12.02.2020||UK Fuels Ltd||Fuel||£88.65|
|17.02.2020||Sage UK||Payroll Software||£19.20|
|04.02.2020||UK Fuels Ltd||Fuel||£77.65|
|DATE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT (if applicable)|
|11.02.2020||Street Cleaning Contract||£4,702.50|
|14.02.2020||Cemetery GOR Burial||£460.00|
|Total||Street Cleaning Contract||£4,702.50|
|Income Sub Total||£8,406.50|
19/159 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; BULLET POINTS TO CLERK)
Report from District Councillor John Peck;
I have reported a number of potholes including Mansfield Road, Ollerton Road, Church Street, Fifth Avenue and a faulty street light on Lansbury Road.
I attended the County Council annual budget setting meeting, which set a 3.99% council tax rise to include the 2% adult social care levy which the Government expects principle local authorities to levy. I spoke in favour of an amendment to the budget which was defeated, but argued against prioritising a £28million programme of office refurbishment over such things as social care. I also criticised the poor state of the highways in the County and in my Division in particular. At the next Full Council meeting, I tabled a question asking for a progress report on the drawing up of a business case to extend the Robin Hood Line to Edwinstowe and Ollerton. My successful request to resurface Merryweather Close should be carried out on 10th March, weather permitting.
Report from District Councillor Scott Carlton;
Public Space Protection Order for Edwinstowe is to be voted at committee this Thursday. Officer recommendation is for revocation. I am taking part in generating the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Panels Annual Report. Due in June, post Police Crime Commissioner Elections in May. Asked for an update on Fly-tipping across the District, covering enforcements, Community Protection patrols and new powers the Council has. Will come to Leisure and Environment on the 17th March, as we have been seeing a spike again in this ward. Reported a number of Social Housing property issues to the Council. Liaised with members of the public over recent planning applications chiefly relating to Thoresby Colliery. Continued lobbying for greater resources for Newark and Sherwood for additional Police Officers. Undertaken a number of home visits to residents of Edwinstowe, on a number of issues on general casework. Spoke in support of an amendment at Full Council, calling on Her Majesty’s Government to implement its policy of removing Business Rates from Public Conveniences.
Report from District Councillor Michael Brown;
Put in an amendment that Thoresby Colliery temporary access for five years, officer’s recommendation to reject, will be a delegated decision. Speeding CPO’s car checks. Advisory board set up to bring in Newark Homes back within NSDC. Fly tipping has seen seven prosecutions in the district. Time to change will move into community health, Cllr Troop has offered services. Town and Parish Council funding set at £200,000 for this year, need applications to come in. Chased up Oliver Scott regarding planting around Solar Farm. Looking at Vape shop signage offices from NSDC.
19/160 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, STANDING ORDERS WILL BE SUSPENDED
(FOR THE DURATION OF THIS SECTION
Dealt with earlier in meeting.
19/161 PLANNING MATTERS
1. Application No: 20/00265FUL
Applicant: Harworth Group PLC
Proposal: Erection of a gateway entrance feature at the former Thoresby Colliery.
Address: Former Thoresby Colliery Ollerton Road Edwinstowe, NOTTS.
Councillor Michael Brown withdrew from the council chambers due to special interest.
Concerns were raised of possible noise, proximity to houses; send onto NSDC.
Councillor Scott Carlton raised information regarding two entry access points, has been reduced to one after Cllr Carlton had called in the application. Phase 2 changing in road layout of affordable housing, to reduce traffic congestion. Clerk write back concerns about amended plans coming in to the extent that they are in.
19/162 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 14th April 2020 at 7.00pm
Chair reported that the Annual April meeting is 28th April 2020, if you have any ideas for guest speakers to attend. Need seven clear days for the agenda.
Meeting finished 9.20pm.
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