Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Thursday 12 February 2015 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Starbrook, Ayre, Tattersall, Cocking, Brooks, K Peck and George
Apologies: Cllrs Benson and J Peck - prior commitments, Cllr Boughey - illness
14/132 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed all present.
14/133 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were approved and accepted unanimously.
14/134 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
14/135 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 8th January 2015
Minutes were approved and signed by the Chair.
14/136 MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
14/137 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
Will the Parish Council write to Nottinghamshire County Council to oppose the closure of care homes including Bishop’s Court. Agreed unanimously. Clerk to write letter
This afternoon children have been climbing over the security fencing around the new play area at Jubilee Park. Chair to visit site in the morning, Clerk to speak to contractors
A resident reported that he deemed a response he had received from the Chair to be rude and wished to take the matter further. His understanding is that grievances will be investigated by a panel which includes the Chair which he feels is unacceptable. The Clerk explained that the grievance should be addressed to the Clerk and the panel will not include any named councillors.
A resident asked whether the recent rumour that more houses would be built on Ollerton Road was true. The Chair responded that the Parish Council has not received any planning applications relating to Ollerton Road.
A resident stated that she has reported the leaking tap on the Ollerton Road allotments to Severn Trent Water.
A resident stated that when he visited the Parish Council Office earlier this week to go through the allotment files, he could find no evidence of complaints received from allotment holders as previously stated at Parish Council meetings. Agenda item 14/139 (ii)
1907hrs Cllr George arrived
A resident reported a person who is visiting the allotment site is in contempt of court. The Chair interrupted as this is not within the Parish Council's remit. The resident continued that the Chair had promised to seek guidance from the national association in November. The Chair informed the meeting that the Parish Council does not have to record decisions made about the letting of allotments. The resident responded that he will be contacting the legal advisor of the national association.
A resident reported that at the November meeting a councillor identified her as the person who had potentially wasted £500 of tax payer's money as she had referred a matter to the auditors. The reason the resident referred the matter to the auditors was that she had not received a satisfactory reply. She asked the councillor to check his facts. See agenda item 14/143 (ii)
A resident of West Lane reported the condition of the wall to the west side of West Lane and asked that it be reported to Nottinghamshire County Council for inspection. Clerk to enquire
A resident reported that there is nothing for younger children on the play area at Jubilee Park. The Chair requested that the resident wait until the works are completed and then report back if still not happy with what has been installed.
A resident requested support from C/Cllr Peck regarding the proposed closure of local care homes. The resident was advised to contact C/Cllr Peck as he was absent from the meeting
A resident asked how long it takes to receive a reply for a question asked at a meeting.
A resident asked when all allotment holders be consulted about the new agreements/proposals. Agenda item 14/139 (ii)
A resident asked why was it stated that £2,000 has been saved on grass cutting when there is only a difference of £6 from the previous year with fewer cuts. Clerk to investigate
14/138 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr Starbrook wished to express thanks to the team for keeping the village brilliantly clean.
Cllr Ayre reported the lights on Newberry Close are still not working. Clerk informed the meeting that this is being chased and will write a letter
14/139 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
Available from Parish Council Office.
14/141 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|Nottinghamshire County Council Media Release||Broadband Update||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire County Council||Tobacco Consultation||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire County Council||Proposed Alterations to Speed Restrictions on Rufford Lane, Wellow||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire County Council||Refreshing the Police and Crime Plan 2015-18||Noted|
14/142 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
14/143 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
14/144 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
Approved and signed by Chair.
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|18.12.14||Town & Country||50% Deposit Jubilee Park Eqpt||£10,000.00|
|22.12.14||Doctoremote||Website Hosting Renewal||£21.60|
|22.12.14||Special Event Organisers||Dutch Organ||£170.00|
|22.12.14||St John Ambulance||Christmas Event||£79.20|
|06.01.15||Forest Holidays||Christmas Tree||£80.00|
|13.01.15||County Supplies||Cleaning Materials||£19.92|
|15.01.15||Town & Country||Tree Works||£510.00|
|15.01.15||Grant Thornton||2014 Audit Fee||£720.00|
|16.01.15||Savers UK Ltd||Office Fridge||£71.99|
|16.01.15||Severn Trent||Allotment Water||£25.43|
|03.02.15||Premier Flags||Flags for High Street||£56.28|
Cheques approved unanimously.
14/145 GRANT APPLICATIONS
14/146 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
County Council Report - read by Cllr K Peck
NCC is commencing the second phase of the feasibility study of extending the Robin Hood Line to Edwinstowe and Ollerton. C/Cllr Peck continues to raise this matter at every opportunity.
C/Cllr Peck has had assurances that the extra parking bays for residents of the bungalows on Boy Lane have been agreed by N&S Homes and will be done during financial year 2014/5.
Potholes have been reported on Mansfield Road, High Street, Boy Lane and Cavendish Avenue.
Street lights on Newbery Close have been reported to N&S Homes and C/Cllr Peck has been assured that the work will be carried out soon.
C/Cllr Peck has managed to get a flooding problem on Clumber Avenue attended and sorted out.
C/Cllr Peck has presented cheques to Helping Hands lunch club, youth club and Village Hall Management Committee for new equipment.
District Council Report
Other than already reported by C/Cllr Peck...
D/Cllr Brooks has been dealing with planning matters and N&S Homes issues particularly the increase to the supported and social housing rents are to rise by 2.2% (including Lifeline charges)
14/147 PLANNING MATTERS
1. Application No: 14/02163/FUL
Applicant: Mr Hawkes
Proposal: Householder application for 2 storey rear extension to form sitting room and utility to ground floor and 2 bedrooms with relocated bathroom to first floor
Site Address: 52 Sixth Avenue, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: APPROVED
2. Application No: 15/00037/FUL
Applicant: Mrs Hannah
Proposal: Householder application for erection of two storey side extension
Site Address: 8 Welbeck Drive, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: APPROVED
1. Application No: 14/01909/FUL
Applicant: Mr Green
Proposal: Retain isolation stable/field shelter
Site Address: Land rear of Mill Lane, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: Permitted
2. Application No: 14/02120/FUL
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Smith
Proposal: Householder application for single storey side/rear extension
Site Address: 2 Manvers Crescent, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: Permitted
14/148 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Thursday 12th March 2015
Meeting closed at 2010hrs
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