Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 11 October 2011 in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Brooks, Cocking, Boughey, Benson, George, J Peck, K Peck, Tattersall, Ayre, Starbrook, Freeman
11/081 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair made the following announcement;
"We now have a magnificent new clock on the High Street which can be viewed from both the top and bottom of the street."
"A big thank you goes to Jill and Ashley Sansom for providing the clock in memory of Jill's late father John Faben. Many people will remember John as a friend, businessman and local councillor and it is lovely to have such an asset for the village with which to commemorate him."
11/082 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
11/083 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
11/084 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 13th September 2011
The minutes were approved unanimously and signed by the Chairman.
11/085 MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
11/086 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
Presentation by Reg from 2pointB - Sherwood Forest 10km Trail Run Reg told the meeting about the popularity of the Edwinstowe 10km annual run, now in its 5th year. 2pointB are well supported by the local scout group and St John’s Ambulance but need more volunteers to help with marshalling. It was agreed that the race is an excellent opportunity to bring people into the village. After a discussion, the meeting agreed to advertise for volunteers on the website, in the new magazine and on the noticeboards. Clerk to organise
11/104 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES) - commenced 1930hrs
Cllr Brooks suggested placing polite notices on vehicles parked on verges as they are destroying the grass and causing damage to the verge. Clerk to check legality It was agreed to write a piece in the new magazine and look at the possibility of planting shrubs along the verges.
Cllr Tattersall reported that N&SDC have still not removed the asbestos in the Abbey Road garage. Clerk to report again
Cllr George reported asbestos in the jitty between Mansfield Road and Fourth Avenue.
Cllr Ayre questioned why the public toilets were locked at 12.00pm on a Saturday. It was explained that the toilets have been locked due to the amount of vandalism recently. The Chair decided to take a vote to ascertain if this issue needed to be added to a future agenda. Vote 4 keep closed, 3 to open and 4 abstentions. Since the vote was in favour of maintaining the status quo, no further discussion is needed at this time.
Cllr Freeman had been a victim of an attempted burglary recently. He praised the police response.
11/088 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE,
WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
11/090 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|Ollerton CAB||Grant Thank You Letter|
|Sherwood Ploughing Match||Grant Thank You Letter|
|Home-Start||Grant Thank You Letter|
|Boundary Commission for England||Proposals for new Parliamentary constituencies|
|CPRE||8-step Guide - Planning Application Response|
|Chief Executive - Nottinghamshire County Council||Budget Conversation 2011/2012|
|Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue||Response Newsletter|
11/091 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR SUB-COMMITTEES OR
11/092 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
11/093 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|05.09.2011||Edwinstowe Village Hall Mgt Committee||Gas to 05.09.11||£156.80|
|14.09.2011||N&SDC||Christmas Event Licence||£21.00|
|30.09.2011||Clement Keys||Audit Fee 2011||£1,050.00|
|30.09.2011||Intervend UK Ltd||Water & Machine Rental||£18.00|
|23.09.2011||Town & Country||Village Cut||£1,342.80|
|28.09.2011||Tuxford Road garage||Petrol||£209.72|
|27.08.2011||Phs Group plc||Mansfield Road Toilets||£83.94|
|31.08.2011||Intervend UK Ltd||Water Machine Rental||£6.00|
|31.08.2011||SAS Trade DIY||Brush/bolts/hose connector/timber/fixings/handles||£69.43|
Approved and signed by the Chair.
11/094 GRANT APPLICATIONS
11/095 PLANNING MATTERS
Decisions - all approved except for 20 Church Street.
Edwinstowe News - Cllr J Peck has recently spoken to N&SDC Planning Dept. The application cannot be progressed as they are awaiting the owner's signature. Cllr Peck will monitor the situation.
11/096 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
District Councillors have continued their work on behalf of the people of Edwinstowe.
Several planning issues have been raised with us. John Peck took the Chair of the Planning Committee at Newark and Sherwood District Council round the Edwinstowe area to look at outstanding planning applications.
We are keen that the Jug and Glass development can move forward as this is now the main area of concern on the High Street. We are pleased that other empty premises are being put into use following interventions by both Parish and District Councillors.
We shall be pressing for a resolution to the problems concerning the planning application for developing the Mansfield road site opposite the Village Hall.
John Peck also toured the village with Mike Keeling, a senior officer from Notts County Council, to look at Highways' concerns around Edwinstowe.
We have meetings pending with the police to ensure that the Safer Neighbourhood Group is as effective as possible in making Edwinstowe a safe and secure environment for its residents.
There is a Parish Conference with Newark and Sherwood Council on November 7th and a report back will be made at the next Parish Council Meeting on November 8th.
The Local Development Framework plan for Edwinstowe is open to public scrutiny at the Atrium, Sherwood Forest Craft Centre on October 22nd from 10.00am to 3.00pm.
11/097 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 8 November 2011
Meeting Closed at 2035hrs
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