Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 12 February 2013 in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Cocking, Brooks, K Peck, J Peck, Ayre, Tattersall, George
Apologies: Cllrs Starbrook, Benson, Freeman, Cllr Boughey - no apologies
12/126 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chairman opened the meeting and requested as addition to the agenda at minute ref 12/133 iv Robin Hood Festival Meeting - agreed
12/127 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received and approved unanimously.
12/128 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
12/129 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 8th January 2013
Minutes were approved unanimously and signed as accurate.
12/130 MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
12/131 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
12/132 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES) - commenced 1940hrs
Cllr Cocking has heard there are plans to privatise fire stations and post offices.
Cllr Ayre reported a considerable amount of dog fouling around Abbey Road. There is an article in the latest edition of the Edwinstowe News asking people to make sure they pick up after their dogs. Clerk to contact the dog warden to inform of several sites around the village.
Cllr George informed the meeting of a large pot hole on Fourth Avenue near the play area. C/Cllr Peck to report.
Cllr Tattersall asked when Danny would be using his bike. Clerk informed the meeting he had said as soon as the weather improved.
Cllr Ayre reported various potholes at the beginning of Henton Road. C/Cllr Peck to report.
12/133 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
12/135 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|Sherwood Forest Trust||Repairs/Improvements to Signage||Noted|
|N&SDC Chairman||Invite to Chairman's Evening||Noted|
|Notts County Council||Lengthsman Scheme - Evaluation of Pilot Scheme||Noted|
|N&SDC||Final Modifications Consultation Document - Development Plan Document||No major changes to content, only minor typing errors|
12/136 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
12/137 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
We are on course to meet our projected targets for the end of the year.
12/138 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|14.01.13||Village Hall Mgt Cttee||Electric Bill to 14.01.13||£105.86|
|14.01.13||Intervend UK Ltd||Water Machine Rental||£6.00|
|30.01.13||British Gas||Boiler Service Plan||£323.68|
|31.01.13||D Playford||Website Design & Maintenance||£125.00|
|31.01.13||N&SDC||Car Park Rates||£1,293.75|
|01.02.13||Notts Fire & Rescue||Fire Extinguishre Service||£12.00|
Cheques approved and signed by Chairman.
12/139 GRANT APPLICATIONS
12/140 PLANNING MATTERS FEBRUARY 2013
1. Application No: 12/01337/FUL
Applicant: Mr Andrew Clay
Proposal: Construction of 3 bed dormer bungalow to rear of Hazel Grove, Edwinstowe
Site Address: Land to rear of 1 Hazel, Edwinstowe
DECISION: Refused full planning permission
2. Application No: 12/01630/FUL
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Stewart
Proposal: Erection of a first floor extension and new pitched roof to replace existing flat roof
Site Address: 7 Sherwood Avenue, Edwinstowe
DECISION: Permitted full planning permission
1. Application No: 12/01643/FUL, Variation of condition 04 12/00736/FUL
Applicant: Mr I Pritchard
Proposal: To allow retention of temporary building until July 2013
Site Address: Fire Station, 15 Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe
EPC DECISION: Noted
2. Application No: 12/01075/FUL
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Kerr
Proposal: Erection of wind turbine
Site Address: Lockwell Hill Farm, Kirklington Road, Farnsfield
SENT TO ALL LOCAL PARISH COUNCILS FOR INFORMATION
12/141 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
District Councillors Report - February 2013.
This is a very quiet time for formal meetings at Newark & Sherwood District Council. The next full Council Meeting in March will be the budget setting meeting.
Both Councillors were dismayed to see that Newark & Sherwood Homes rents were to rise again this year at a rate well over inflation. The rate is variable but averages out at well over 5%. Over 3 years, rents have risen around 20%, more in some instances. At a time when benefits and wages have been frozen or subject to a very small rise, this is a very worrying situation.
Council tax relief levels have also been cut, again hitting people on limited incomes most.
The District Council continues taking a keen interest in the future of Newark Hospital and has made many representations on the issue. We are also very concerned about the efficiency of the East Midlands Ambulance Service and continue to have input on improving the service offered.
Over the past 6 weeks the weather has been particularly cold and inhospitable. The emergency accommodation and facilities for rough sleepers have been put in place and opened in Newark.
The Council Officers concerned rely on information from the Public, Police or Charities to offer help to rough sleepers and can offer shelter, sleeping bags and hot food items.
County Councillors Report - February 2013.
12/142 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 12 March 2013
Meeting closed at 2035hrs
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