Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Thursday 13 November 2014 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Brooks, Cocking, Benson, Starbrook, Tattersall, J Peck. K Peck, George
Apologies: Cllr Ayre - prior commitments
No Apologies: Cllr Freeman
14/098 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed all present.
The Chair expressed thanks to those involved with the organisation of this year's Remembrance Parade the previous Sunday and Tuesday's service at the War Memorial both of which were well attended. The large poppies on the lamp posts looked really effective and will be used in the future.
Phil Jones from the British Legion has sent an email of thanks
We have received an email from NALC requesting nominations for the Smaller Council's Committee. For information a small council is defined as one with less than 6,000 electors, Edwinstowe has just over 4,000. Let Clerk know if you wish to be nominated.
14/099 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Boughey - Dispensation
Apologies were received and accepted unanimously.
14/100 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllr Brooks for Planning.
14/101 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 9th October 2014
Approved unanimously (by those who were present) and signed by the Chair.
14/102 MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
14/103 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
The Chair asked if anyone would be recording the meeting, a member of the public indicated they would be the Chair was also recording. If any member of the public does not wish to be filmed during this section, they can ask that the equipment be turned off.
The signs on the High Street still state that the parking limit is only 30 minutes, should it state one hour - agenda item 14/106 (v)
A resident stated that she had never said the Parish Council will sell the land and did not put the notice on the noticeboard but researched on the internet when she read the notice. Cllr J Peck responded that this was a very different view from what had actually happened and reminded the meeting that it is illegal for a Parish Council to be a limited company. The resident offered an apology and stated that NCC had told her that the Parish Council is a legal entity.
Jim Rhodes, President of the Allotment Association - is still waiting for a reply to a letter he sent to the Clerk after the last meeting. Will he receive a replay? Chair to respond
Mr Rhodes asked when the council would be informing all allotment holders of the working group's findings and decisions. Has the working group included complaints and disciplinary procedures - Agenda item 14/105 (ii)
A resident questioned why in a recent leaflet delivered to all residents concerning the allotments (not produced by the Parish Council) it stated that it costs Bassetlaw District Council (BDC) £11,000 to manage their allotments? The resident had enquired with BDC and they do not pay £11,000 on any of their sites. Will the Parish Council write an article dispelling this rumour?
A resident stated the BDC website stated there is a Bassetlaw Allotment Strategy which is running a pilot scheme on one site to encourage the take up of plots and have set aside £11,000 to see if the scheme would work.
Mr Rhodes stated this confusion would not have arisen if the council had met with the allotment association in January. The Chair responded that the council did not know their intentions in January.
14/104 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr Tattersall has been made aware of a complaint concerning the cemetery. If the person concerned would like to visit the cemetery with councillors, please contact the Clerk to arrange.
Cllr J Peck expressed his exasperation at the disruption in recent council meetings by certain members of the community, especially those who are currently setting themselves up as a community group. Do members agree that the behaviour of a small minority of the electorate has at times been reprehensible? Electors can disagree with elected members but should do it in a polite manner. The Parish Poll was a waste of £1,600 of elector's money; a further wasted £500 will be discussed later in the agenda. The Parish Council has been threatened with judicial review. The Chair has been subjected to abusive behaviour not least a Nazi salute at a public meeting. There are vile and unpleasant posts on social media made about Parish Councillors and staff.
Cllr Brooks reported the incident of the Nazi salute to the police. The offender refused to apologise or accept a police caution so the Crown Prosecution Service took it to court. The offender pleaded guilty and was given a conditional discharge for one year and ordered to pay £100 compensation to the Chair which she has presented to the Holocaust Centre.
14/105 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
Available from Parish Council Office.
14/107 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|Nottinghamshire County Council||Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire County Council||Media Release re postponed Bilsthorpe Energy Centre Report||Cllr J Peck will be speaking against this on behalf of Bilsthorpe Parish Council|
|Edwinstowe Bowls Club||Thank You Letter||Noted|
|Mansfield District Council||Addendum update to the MDC Strategic Flood Risk Assessment||Noted|
|King Edwin Primary & Nursery School||Thank You Letter||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire County Council||Consultation on Spending Proposals 2015/16 - 2017/18||Noted|
|Local Government Boundary Commission||Electoral Review of Nottinghamshire||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire County Council||Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire||Noted|
14/108 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
14/109 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
14/093 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
Approved and signed by Chair.
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|03.11.14||Konica Minolta||Photocopy Charges||£49.68|
|04.11.14||Town & Country||Grass Cutting - Sherwood Fields||£242.40|
|06.11.14||Need Input||Remembrance Booklets||£225.00|
Agreed and signed.
14/111 GRANT APPLICATIONS
14/112 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
District Council Report
Currently concentrating on the High Street conservation area and we should hear about the Jug and Glass in the very near future.
Individual case work on behalf of residents.
County Council Report
Budget consultation - saved £77m last year with a further £77m still to be saved which is proving extremely difficult as services have been considerably reduced already. NCC is trying to protect the vulnerable/front line services.
The management of the country parks is currently being looked at - there is a consultation currently.
14/113 PLANNING MATTERS
Cllr Brooks left the meeting.
1. Application No: 14/01938/FUL
Applicant: Mr Drury
Proposal: Householder application for erection of single storey extension and erection of two storey side extension above and to rear of existing single storey garage area
Site Address: 21 Paddock Close, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: Approved
2. Application No: 14/01705/FUL
Proposal: Erection of ground mount solar PV panel array including extension to pump building to house the solar inverters, erection of security fencing and erection of CCTV cameras
Site Address: Field reference number 9176, Retford Road, Boughton, Notts
EPC DECISION: Noted
3. Application No: 14/01914/FUL
Applicant: Mr Share
Proposal: Householder application for 2 storey rear extension and the construction of a dormer window to the front elevation
Site Address: 12 Rufford Road, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: Approved
1. Application No: 3/14/01521/FULR3N
Applicant: NCC Children, Families & Cultural Services
Proposal: Retain existing temporary classroom
Site Address: King Edwin Primary School, Fourth Avenue, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: Granted
OTHER PLANNING MATTERS - APPLICATION FOR TREE WORKS
1. Application No: 14/01922/TWCA
Proposal: Removal of 1 No. dead Hawthorn tree leaning dangerously on to adjacent external oil tank
Site Address: The Big House, Church Street, Edwinstowe, Notts
OTHER PLANNING MATTERS - FOR INFORMATION ONLY
1. Application No: 14/01797/FULM
Applicant: Marstons Inns & Taverns and Wildgoose Construction Ltd
Proposal: New build Milestone Rotisserie Pub & Restaurant
Site Address: Former Tourist Information Office, Worksop Road, Ollerton, Notts
14/114 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Thursday 11 December 2014 (if required), Thursday 8 January 2015
Meeting closed at 2045hrs
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