Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 12 March 2019 at 7pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe.
Present: Cllrs Ayre, Brooks, Brown, Peacock, J Peck, K Peck, Tattersall, Troop
Apologies: Cllrs McLaughlin and Starbrook – prior commitments
18/152 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed those present.
The Chair requested item 18/160(ii) be moved until after 18/155 to allow for a member of the public to participate. Agreed unanimously.
18/153 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Reasons were approved unanimously.
18/154 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
18/155 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 12th FEBRUARY 2019
Minutes were approved unanimously and signed by the Chair.
Standing Orders suspended to allow member of the public to speak.
As part of the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ initiative, an Edwinstowe litter pick has been arranged for Sunday 14th April between 11.00am – 2.00pm. Equipment is being provided by N&SDC. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara at the Pet Shop.
The council were supportive of the event however felt it was important to stress that our work force do an excellent job and the every area of the village is litter-picked at least once per week.
The areas that were identified for the litter pick were the rural areas at the village extremities and not the heart of the village.
Standing orders reinstated.
18/156 MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
18/157 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (10 MINUTES)
Cllr Peacock reported inconsiderate parking on Paddock Close.
Cllr Troop has been asked by residents why it is so difficult to get rented accommodation if you are in receipt of benefits and why it is difficult to get social housing in Edwinstowe. D/Cllr Brooks to raise at N&S.
Cllr K Peck reported the planning application for 9 bungalows on the Manvers Arms site. Plans have not yet been received.
Cllr J Peck asked whether the revised invoices have been received for the car park electricity. Clerk to chase.
Cllr Tattersall reported the chaos at the top of the High Street when the utility works were taking place.
18/158 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
18/160 Correspondence (COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
18/161 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
Cllr K Peck – Sherwood Education Partnership. Approved unanimously.
18/162 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
18/163 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|09.01.2019||NALC||Annual Subscription (19.20)||£797.64|
|08.03.2019||Cotgrave Funeral||Gravedigger Fee||£500.00|
|12.02.2019||NCC||High Street Banners||£398.40|
|14.02.2019||Konica Minolta||Photocopy Rental||£83.41|
|18.02.2019||JKE Web Design||Magazine Design||£500.00|
|26.02.2019||Konica Minolta||Copy Charges||£27.06|
|28.02.2019||N&SDC||Dog Bin Contract||£1,414.08|
Cheques were approved and signed.
18/164 GRANT APPLICATIONS
18/165 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
Around 20-30 potholes on Mansfield Road have been reported.
The pavement on Mansfield Road has been repaired.
At the budget meeting on 28.02.2019, the grant awarded to families with severely disabled children was withdrawn.
C/Cllr Peck is still awaiting the results of his 10 highways improvement requests. These will be published in May.
N&SDC have increased the budget by 1.4% which is in line with previous years. D/Cllr Peacock has worked hard on budget proposals for child poverty, health and equality. Agreement in principle has been given and the proposals now need to go through the committee system.
Housing continues to be a big issue and the authority is building more houses alongside the social housing being built by N&S Homes.
D/Cllrs have requested they are involved in the destination management group as Edwinstowe and Sherwood Forest are integral to the district’s tourism.
18/166 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
No public in attendance.
18/168 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY 2nd APRIL 2019 AT 7.00 PM – noted
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