Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 12 April 2016 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe.
Present: Cllrs Ayre, Benson, Brooks, Brown, J Peck, K Peck, Tattersall, Troop
Apologies: Cllrs McLaughlin and Peacock - personal reasons, Cllr Starbrook - illness
15/160 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting, welcomed all present and asked if anyone would be recording the meeting. Nobody indicated that they would be. The Chair informed the meeting that although the council records the meeting, it is only kept to assist with the minutes.
The Chair informed the meeting that there was a very disappointing turnout for the last Safer Neighbourhood Group Meeting - only three councillors attended. Please encourage as many residents to attend the meetings as possible.
15/161 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Reasons were accepted and approved unanimously.
15/162 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllrs Benson and Brown for item 15/172(i) Edwinstowe Cricket Club Grant Application.
15/163 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 8th March 2016
Minutes were approved unanimously and signed by the Chair.
15/164 MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
15/165 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr Ayre reported dog fouling in the jitty between Abbey Road and Beardsley Road.
RESOLVED: - Clerk to report to dog warden.
Cllr Troop will be visiting The Big House on 21st April 2016 at 11.00am. Councillors welcome.
Cllr J Peck requested feedback from the visit.
Ended - 1909hrs
15/166 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
Available from Parish Council Office.
15/168 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
15/169 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
None. These will be allocated at the AGM in May. Let Clerk know if you have any preferences.
15/170 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
The Chair proposed moving the following to the Finance Committee.
15/154 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|02.03.2016||Bullfinch Gas Equipment Ltd||Gas Fuelled Beacon for Queen's 90th Birthday||£358.80|
|03.03.2016||Severn Trent||Water Charges for Allotments||£30.27|
|04.03.2016||Mrs H Randall||Delivery of Newsletter||£200.00|
|04.03.2016||EOn||Electricity for Christmas Lights||£64.09|
|08.03.2016||Notts County Supplies||2 x Rubbish Bins for Fourth Ave Play Area||£325.68|
|08.03.2016||JPK Services||Ride on Mower Repairs||£199.85|
|09.03.2016||A Buckingham||Grave Dig||£250.00|
|09.03.2016||Dean Thomas Solicitors||Legal Charges re Fourth Ave Lease||£1,242.00|
|10.03.2016||The Art Department||Bungee Cords for High Street Banners||£78.00|
|14.03.2016||Thoresby Estate||Ollerton Road Allotment Rent||£330.00|
|March||Wages & Salaries (incl Pension/PAYE/NIC)||£7,567.95|
|16.03.2016||Premier Flags||Flags for High Street||£56.28|
|16.03.2016||Severn Trent||Water Charges for Cemetery||£71.83|
|17.03.2016||Village Hall Mgt Cttee||Electricity to 17.03.2016||£71.11|
|24.03.2016||Platts Harris||Mower for Cemetery||£390.00|
|29.03.2016||NSDC||Legal Charges re Allotments||£114.68|
The Parish Council have received donations from businesses and organisations in the village which will cover the cost of the beacon and the gas bottles.
Cheques were approved and signed by the Chair.
15/172 GRANT APPLICATIONS
After a discussion the following grant applications were approved unanimously (by those able to vote): -
RESOLVED: - Cheques to be raised. It was proposed to carry forward the remaining £200 to the October meeting - unanimously agreed
15/173 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
Cllr Peck is having regular meetings with the Director of Culture regarding the new visitor centre including offers made to the Fun park owners. Cllr Peck attended the two open sessions at Edwinstowe Cricket Club and Youth Hostel which were well attended. Final plans should be submitted May/June.
Various pot holes have been reported around the village - especially outside the fire station.
There is a government white paper on education which includes a proposal that could have an effect on our two primary schools. If the paper is adopted, the schools could have no governing body and no provision for parent governors.
D/Cllr Brooks has been working on planning and housing issues. N&S Homes and N&SDC are building more houses. The building of the new council HQ should be completed by 2017. It will be in the centre of Newark.
1. Application No: 16/00337/OUTM
Proposal: Outline application (all matters reserved) for residential development on the site of the former Thoresby Miners Welfare and including the hardstanding and play area opposite.
Site Address: Miners Welfare Institute, Fourth Avenue, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: The Council supports the proposal in principle, but asked that careful consideration be given to the age groups the development is aimed at. Elderly residents have different needs to younger ones, and mixing age groups is not always conducive. Consideration should also be given to residents with mobility issues & disabilities.
2. Application No: 16/00443/FUL
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Turner
Proposal: Householder application for erection of single storey side extension
Site Address: 69 High Street, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: Support Proposal
1. Application No: 16/00111/LBC
Applicant: Notts County Council
Proposal: Demolition of single storey brick store and small aluminium fabricated porch; make good remaining attached outbuilding wall using bricks from demolition
Site Address: Edwinstowe Hall, Church Street, Edwinstowe, Notts
DECISION: Application permitted listed building consent
PLANNING - OTHER(NOTICE OF APPEAL)
1. Application No: 15/00875/FULM
Appeal Ref No: APP/B3030/W/15/3141404
Appellant: Mr Kebby-Jones
Proposal: Construction of a 4.64MW Solar Farm, to include the installation of solar photovoltaic panels with transformer inverters, substations, security fence and gate and other associated infrastructure
Address: Land south off Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe, Notts, NG22 9DX
15/175 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 asked about the new audit regulations for smaller authorities as specified in the 'Changes to the smaller authorities' local audit and accountability framework: a guide' and the impact it will have on the parish council.
A resident reported a recently repaired potholes are already breaking down.
A resident reported the speed indicator on Ollerton Road is faulty again. Clerk to report
A resident asked what provision was being made to make residents aware of the new visitor centre plans. To be put on the website and village noticeboards
A resident asked who was responsible for the footpath between Paddock Close and the forest. Clerk to find out and send letter to resident
A resident reported speeding vehicles on High Street/Rufford Road. Chair to report to PCSO and at the next Safer Neighbourhood Group
15/176 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 10th May 2016 (inc AGM)
Meeting Closed - 2030hrs
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