Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 10 September 2013 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Benson, Cocking, Brooks, Tattersall, Freeman, K Peck, J Peck, George
Apologies: Cllrs Starbrook, Boughey and Ayre - illness
13/063 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting and requested permission to add an item under finance as there was a tight deadline for response. The item was winter weather - grit order
PRESENTATION BY AMBY TATLA, GENERAL MANAGER, SHERWOOD CABINS
Forest Holidays are now in the next stage of the development at the Sherwood Pines site. A planning application has been submitted for an additional 21 cabins aimed at the couples/family market however the plan is to build 19 which will give better privacy to all cabins. Based on existing figures the extra cabins will bring an additional £1 million to the local economy. Current occupancy is not below 98%. The anticipated completion date is March 2014. An extra 15-20 jobs will also be created.
Meetings are also being held to look at signage, better access and footpath routes into surrounding villages including the section of B6030 from the entrance to Sherwood Pines to the Dog and Duck.
Visitors are encouraged to explore the local area and not just stay on site.
Amby is keen to sponsor a Christmas tree for the village. Clerk to liaise with Amby
The meeting voted to formally support Forest Holidays - unanimous
13/064 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Approved and signed.
13/065 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllr Benson for item 13/071 iii
13/066 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 9th July 2013
Minutes were approved and signed by Chairman
13/067 MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
13/068 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
13/069 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr Cocking was delighted that Andy Mellors had been asked to cut the ribbon when the Co-op recently reopened. The store looks fantastic.
Work has been completed on the large tree roots at Gaitskell Crescent.
13/070 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
13/072 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|Resident Mansfield Road||Highways issues - Mansfield Road||Issues reported to NCC Highways and will be raised at SNG next week|
|N&SDC||Parish Conference Monday 7th October 5.30pm||Noted|
|N&SDC||Adoption of Allocations & Development Management Development Plan||Formally adopted by N&SDC on 16th July 2013|
|Sheffield Hallam University||World War 1 Commemoration Conference||Passed to Events Committee to discuss|
|NALC||Annual General Meeting Wednesday 13th November 7.30pm||Noted|
|Rural Services Network/The Rural Fair Share Petition||Letter and petition to safeguard and improve services to rural communities across England.||Noted|
|NCC||Media release - Superfast Broadband in Nottinghamshire||Noted|
|NCC||Media release - The Facts About Fracking in Nottinghamshire||Copy to Cllr Cocking|
|NCC||Application for a public bridleway at Sherwood Pines||Supported unanimously|
|NCC||Local Improvement Scheme Application Form||Noted. Village Hall Management Committee would like to submit an application for new chairs for the hall. Not appropriate but can write to C/Cllr Peck to request from divisional fund. Clerk to inform|
|Stephen Parkhouse||Proposal to support a King’s Clipstone Village Council LIS bid||Supported unanimously|
|Play Inspection Company||Annual Inspections - Henton Road and Jubilee Park||Noted. David currently carrying out maintenance work. Costs of larger repairs will be provided for consideration by Finance Committee and next Ordinary Meeting. Clerk to provide costs|
|East Midlands Trains||Nottingham Railway Station Reopening||Noted|
|NCC||Media Release - Vote for Sherwood Forest Nature Reserve (shortlisted for top award on BBC Countryfile)||Please vote.|
|N&S Homes||Update on severely overgrown hedges on Ollerton Road||Despite being requested on numerous occasions, this work is still outstanding. Confirmation has been received that the work will be completed within the next fortnight.|
13/073 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
13/074 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
13/075 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|01.07.13||King Edwin Primary School||Skate Park Meeting Room Hire||£53.25|
|02.07.13||Intervend UK Ltd||Water Machine Rental||£6.00|
|08.07.13||SAGE UK Ltd||Payroll Software Licence||£180.00|
|08.07.13||Oak Industrial Supplies||Work Boots||£50.71|
|08.07.13||AP Design||Newsletter Design & Flyers||£590.00|
|08.07.13||Cables Electrical||Alarm Service||£82.80|
|23.07.13||Tracey Robb||High Street Triangle||£180.00|
|23.07.13||Oak Industrial Supplies||Disinfectant/Loo Rolls||£49.20|
|26.07.13||Town & Country||Village Grass Cutting||£1,588.80|
|30.07.13||Glasdon (UK) Ltd||Dog Bin Replacement||£111.54|
|30.07.13||N&SDC||Temp Events Notice (Christmas)||£21.00|
|05.08.13||Intervend UK Ltd||Water Machine Rental||£6.00|
|14.08.13||Konica Minolta||Photocopy Charges||£44.86|
|19.08.13||County Supplies||Brush Heads x 6||£33.12|
|21.08.13||Radar Key Company||10 Radar Keys||£28.20|
|21.08.13||Town & Country||Village Grass Cutting||£1,588.80|
|22.08.13||Viking Direct||Ink Cartridges||£38.57|
|22.08.13||AP Design||Compliment Slips||£45.00|
|23.08.13||Oak Industrial Supplies||Bin Bags, Disinfectant, Toilet Rolls||£169.32|
|27.08.13||Severn Trent Water||Mansfield Road Toilets||£99.38|
Cheques were approved and signed.
13/076 GRANT APPLICATIONS
13/060 PLANNING MATTERS April 2013
Edwinstowe News (Mansfield Road) and Thoresby Welfare
The Fire Service have referred the above properties to the Empty Properties Officer at Mansfield Fire Station to monitor.
A discussion took place concerning the current system for Planning Meetings. It was agreed not to make any changes but to monitor the situation.
1. Application No: 13/01158/FUL
Applicant: Mr Dickinson
Proposal: Householder application for two storey rear extension to replace existing garage and single storey side garage extension to replace existing extension
Site Address: 19 East Lane, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: Approved
2. Application No: 13/01205/FUL
Applicant: Mr Handley
Proposal: Householder application to convert existing conservatory to lounge extension
Site Address: 32 Henton Road, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: Approved
3. Application No: 13/00952/FUL
Proposal: Proposed erection of 1 No wind turbine and associated works and infrastructure and the decommissioning and removal of a previously approved Vergnet wind turbine and associated infrastructure at Rufford Forest Farm, Farnsfield. Rufford Forest Farm, Centenary Avenue, Rufford, Farnsfield, Notts
Site Address: Rufford Forest Farm, Centenary Avenue, Rufford, Farnsfield, Notts
EPC DECISION: Approved
1. Application No: 13/00850/FUL
Applicant: Mr Johnson
Proposal: Householder application to drop seven kerbs to create a new vehicle access onto the A6075 at Freshfields
Site Address: Freshfields, Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe, Notts
2. Application No: 13/00884/ADV (previous rev: PP – 02744171)
Applicant: Food Programme Delivery Orchid Group
Proposal: 1 x Externally illuminated by projector – LED, 1 x New LED troughlight, 3 x Non illuminated aluminium wall mounted panels
Site Address: Co-Operative Retail Services LTD, High Street, Edwinstowe, Notts
DECISION: Permitted Advertisement Consent
3. Application No: 13/00875/FUL (previous ref: PP-02741202)
Applicant: Mr Taylor
Proposal: Removal of existing shopfront, extension of unit, and erection of new shopfront and flat roof over new area
Site Address: Heavenly Interiors, 25A High Street, Edwinstowe, Notts
13/078 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
District Councillors Report
August is a quiet time at N&SDC. However, planning meetings are still held. The most controversial items being considered at meetings are wind turbines.
We have had a few contact difficulties with N&S Homes on different issues but I hope now that the holiday season is at an end this will be eased.
We are also aware of the further rent rises being mooted for tenants of N&S Homes and we intend to do our best to make sure these are as low as possible.
County Councillors Report
Potholes on Mansfield Road and St Edwin's Drive have been repaired. C/Cllr Peck requested the seams on the concrete section on Lansbury Road were sealed and this has now been done.
The main issue at NCC is the budget challenge. £154 million cuts need to be made over the next three years. The public are being urged to participate and give their opinions for which services they would like to continue. www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk and follow the link for Budget Challenge.
NCC has agreed to introduce the living wage next September.
13/079 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 8th October 2013
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