Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 13 October 2015 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Ayre, Brooks, Brown, McLaughlin, Peacock, J Peck, K Peck, Starbrook
Apologies: Cllrs Benson & Cocking - illness, Cllr Tattersall - family commitments
15/074 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting, welcomed all present and made the following announcements: -
There are several meetings coming up, for Councillors only - public meetings will follow in due course
15/075 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were approved unanimously
15/076 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllr McLaughlin 15/080 (iv) Allotments
Cllr Brooks 15/088 Planning
15/077 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 8th September 2015
Minutes approved and signed by the Chair
15/078 MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
15/079 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr Starbrook reported that the work on the Jug and Glass has started and the rear of the premises is being tidied.
Cllr Peacock asked whether the Parish Council has a policy for glass recycling or uses ROB. Clerk to investigate
Cllr Peacock asked whether a letter could be sent concerning removing the 'cages' from the trees on High Street, West Lane, Mansfield Road as some of the trees are growing into the metal. Clerk to write letter
Cllr McLaughlin reported that the gate to the Edwinstowe Cricket Club is now being locked to prevent vehicles gaining access to the site.
Cllr Ayre commented on how lovely the street furniture on the High Street looks. Thanks to David for his hard work.
Cllr Brown requested an update on the banners and signs on the High Street. Clerk to write to N&SDC Planning
Cllr K Peck asked whether the Parish Council could send a copy of the conservation rules to relevant landlords etc. Clerk to arrange
15/080 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
Available from Parish Council Office.
15/082 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|NSDC - Consultation on N & S Local Development Framework Plan Review Issues Paper||The consultation takes place between October 5th and November 16th 2015. Comments can be made on www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/planreview or at 4 local consultation events - the closest for Edwinstowe is at Ollerton library on Saturday October 24th - 9.30am - 12.30pm. Place on website and letter in noticeboard.|
|NCC - Integrated Tobacco Control Services in Nottinghamshire||Noted|
|Notts Police & Crime Commissioner - Update on Rural Crime Initiatives in Nottinghamshire||Noted|
|NCC - State of the Voluntary & Community Sector in Nottinghamshire||Noted|
15/083 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
15/084 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
15/085 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|08.09.2015||Village Hall Management Committee||Gas Charges||£15.27|
|08.09.2015||Phs||Controlled Waste Collection||£86.34|
|08.09.2015||Notts County Supplies||Broom||£11.52|
|09.09.2015||Dukeries Gas||Boiler Service||£70.00|
|17.09.2015||CCTC Ltd||Christmas Tree Lights||£173.58|
|21.09.2015||Village Hall Management Committee||Electricity Charges||£98.23|
|22.09.2015||Cox Joinery||Skatepark Repair||£400.00|
|29.09.2015||Central Garage||Van Repairs||£66.40|
|29.09.2015||Town & Country||Grass Cutting||£1,420.80|
Cheques were approved and signed by the Chair.
15/086 GRANT APPLICATIONS
Cllr J Peck declared an interest in i) and ii), Cllr McLaughlin declared an interest in iv).
After a discussion, councillors agreed by majority to award the following grants;
Clerk to write cheques.
15/087 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
D/Cllr Brooks has been dealing with planning matters - meetings of the task and finish group looking into N&SDC Local Development Plan. (There are not many changes for Edwinstowe)
D/Cllr Peacock - there is a grant scheme available which looks at investing in growth and businesses. D/Cllr Peacock to provide link for website
The Robin Hood Line is making progress, further work is needed on the feasibility study. The project will rely on NCC funding and whatever is available from the Government Growth Fund.
C/Cllr Peck is receiving queries from residents about the impact of the new centre. Questions raised will be taken to the meeting on 2nd November.
C/Cllr Peck attended a meeting about Sherwood Forest Regional Park. The launch has been postponed until 2016.
The resurfacing of High Street is in the plan for next year, however the final decision will be made in February 2016. The resurfacing of Fourth Avenue pavement is on the reserve list.
1. Application No: 15/01716/OUT
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Marsden
Proposal: Demolition of garage and proposed erection of 1 No dormer bungalow
Site Address: Land to the rear of 24 Robin Hood Avenue, Edwinstowe, Notts
EPC DECISION: Support Proposal
Cllr Brooks returned to the meeting.
15/089 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
A resident of Rufford Road thanked the Parish Council, especially Cllr Brooks for her help when the gas repair works on Rufford Road caused chaos for motorists.
A resident suggested that the website is promoted in the newsletter as it is an excellent way to disseminate information.
A suggestion was made for local schools to rent an allotment as the cost was so reasonable.
Speeding vehicles on Swinecote Road was raised and the importance of looking at the issue before the new visitor centre is built. Also the issue of no dropped kerbs for wheelchair users. To be raised at meeting on 2nd November.
A resident questioned the cost of this year’s external audit and whether it could be claimed back from the objectors. An example of one of the objections was shared at the meeting - 'Why isn't the Cenotaph on the asset register?' The answer to which is that it is called the War Memorial.
Standing Orders were reinstated.
15/090 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 10 November 2015
Meeting closed at 2100hrs
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