Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 12 November 2013 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Benson, Cocking, Brooks, Starbrook, Ayre, Tattersall, J Peck, George
Apologies: Cllrs K Peck, Freeman - work commitments, Cllr Boughey - illness
13/097 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chairman opened the meeting
13/098 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Apologies and dispensation approved unanimously.
13/099 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
13/100 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 8th October 2013
Minutes approved and signed by the Chairman.
13/101 MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
13/102 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
13/103 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr J Peck has received a request for a grit bin on Lansbury Road/East Lane junction. Clerk to ask Highways to carry out an assessment
Cllr Cocking had recently experienced a scary near-miss at the bottom of East Lane. She will be writing to Highways as a member of the public to ask them to reconsider the proposal for a one-way section of East Lane.
Cllr Ayre is reported that when residents of N&S Homes need the services of pest control they are being asked to pay £30 for an inspection and a further £30 if any work required. This is concerning as elderly residents are always told not to pay up front or anything before any service has been provided. Clerk to seek clarity with N&S Homes and D/Cllr Brooks to investigate
Cllr Tattersall was concerned that the cemetery is not currently being locked at night. Are we taking a risk? Agenda item for next meeting (Clerk to ask Kevin for a report of any incidents)
13/104 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
13/106 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|King Edwin Primary & Nursery School||Grant Thank You Letter||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire County Council||Notts Mineral Plan - Preferred Approach Consultation||The only impact on Edwinstowe is the possible extension of the spoil heap at Thoresby Colliery.|
|N&SDC||Citizen of the Year Award||Noted|
|Resident of Fourth Avenue||Request to reopen Youth Centre||Chair to reply|
13/107 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
13/108 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
Our insurers have agreed that we can install a central heating system in the pavilion. Finance Committee to discuss costs at next meeting
13/109 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|14.10.13||Oak Industrial Supplies||Bin Liners, Disinfectant||£152.66|
|16.10.13||B&Q||Cable Ties/Misc Items||£83.24|
|21.10.13||Quest Marquees||Christmas Event||£288.00|
|29.10.13||Town & Country||Final Cut||£494.40|
|31.10.13||Intervend||Water Machine Rental||£6.00|
|31.10.13||Ap design||Christmas Flyers & Banners||£70.00|
Cheques were approved and signed by the Chairman.
13/110 GRANT APPLICATIONS
13/111 PLANNING MATTERS
See separate planning minutes Here.
The Clerk alerted the meeting about two applications which will be discussed at the next Planning Meeting which may be of interest to Councillors. One to build bungalows on part of the Manvers car park and the other to change Sherwood House (Ollerton Road) to a dwelling. Noted
Cllr Cocking asked how long after home improvements/extensions are carried out is the council tax looked at and re-evaluated. Clerk to investigate
13/112 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
District Councillors Report
The District Council needs to lose 10% from the budget. A third of the councils across the country are planning to put the rates up.
N&SDC are linking with other district councils to look at services that can be shared which will cut costs and not impact on services currently provided.
D/Cllr Brooks is currently working on N&S Homes issues.
County Councillors Report
Still working on the budget for 2014/15 - the required reductions are worse than first thought but Councillors are working hard trying to mitigate cuts to protect the vulnerable. The consultation process is ongoing.
Highways department are changing the way potholes are repaired, they will now be cut/filled and sealed. This process will take longer but should last much longer.
The first 20 mph speed zone has been introduced outside a primary school in the county. This will be rolled out across the county over the next few years.
The Local Improvement Scheme funding has been dramatically reduced and many new applications will not receive funding.
The County Councillors divisional fund is also being halved.
Seven youth clubs out of the 38 across the county are closing and the youth bus service is being reduced from 10 to 4 this will affect Edwinstowe. The remaining services will target the most disadvantaged communities. NCC is trying to encourage communities to take over a service wherever possible.
The library closure list has not yet been announced.
In total 122 services are being cut across the county.
13/113 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 10th December 2013 (IF REQUIRED) OR 14th January 2014
Meeting Ended 2015hrs
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