Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 13 September 2011 in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Tattersall, Brooks, Starbrook, Cocking, Benson, Boughey, Ayre
Apologies: Cllrs George (training course), Freeman (family commitments)
11/064 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
New Proposal Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre - Dr Patrick Candler
NCC are still committed to creating a new, exciting, innovative all weather, all year round Visitor Centre. Due to a reduction in the funding available (now £5.2m), the new proposal, which is being put to Cabinet on 14th September is to invite applications from interested parties who will work in partnership with NCC. The process to agree a partner is expected to take 6-9 months.
The business objectives which will guide the process are:
Regular updates will be given to the Parish Council during the process.
Cllr J Peck felt it important not to miss this opportunity to create a new visitor centre that would promote Edwinstowe as the gateway village to Sherwood Forest and the legend of Robin Hood. It is also important for the local businesses and economy to get some 'spin-off' from the new development.
Dr Candler responded - The vision for the new visitor centre/attraction is: -
"To create a new visitor attraction which promotes and enhances the global reputation of Sherwood Forest, the legend of Robin Hood and the broader history and heritage of Nottinghamshire"
There were some concerns whether the new development would be a 'theme park' however; restrictions were placed on the land when it was sold by Thoresby Estates which would not allow this.
There are no plans to close Swinecote Road but there will need to be a method to allow the safe crossing from the Naish's Field site to Sherwood Forest.
Cllr Brooks asked whether visitors could use the facilities i.e. restaurant and toilets etc without having to pay an admission fee.
Cllr J Peck asked whether Lottery funding had been reconsidered as the previous application had been for a national competition.
Dr Candler asked for feedback concerning the recent Robin Hood Festival which this year ran for five days instead of seven and involved the closure of Swinecote Road. NCC considered this year to be a success with over 20,000 visitors.
Feedback so far - as follows:
Councillors were asked to give any further feedback to Alice to be passed on.
1930hrs Dr Candler left the meeting
11/065 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Cllr George - work commitments
Cllr Freeman - family commitments
All apologies were approved and accepted.
11/066 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllr Benson - grant application, Sherwood Forest Ploughing Match
11/067 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 12th July 2011
Minutes were approved and signed as accurate
11/068 MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
11/069 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
Mr Parkhouse requested support from the Parish Council for an ongoing application to reopen public rights of way - some of which pass through Edwinstowe Parish. Agenda item 11/073
11/0070 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr Tattersall recently carried out an audit of all the seats in the village with David Stocken. Two were considered in poor condition and unsafe; the one outside the Co-op (belongs to NCC) and one halfway along Rufford Road (belongs to the Parish Council). NCC have removed the bench from outside the Co-op. The remaining seats will be repainted. Clerk to enquire with NCC about possible replacement of Co-op bench if required.
Cllr Brooks asked the meeting to consider whether the bench on Rufford Road needs to be replaced and feedback at next meeting. Agenda - October
There was a discussion about offering residents the opportunity to place memorial benches in alternative locations around the village. Clerk to give option when requests received
Cllr Cocking asked whether the 'clean up after your dog' signs were visible and sufficient in the Henton Road dog park.
11/071 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE,
WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
11/073 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|NCC||Waste Core Strategy||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire Police||Update Proposal Police Premises||Noted|
|RCAN||Playing Fields News Letter||Noted|
|NCC Highways||Information re replacement street lights||Agenda Item 11/079|
|NCC Highways||Speed restriction site visit Mill Lane||Agenda Item 11/079|
|NCC Highways||Tree planting on the Highway||Agenda Item 11/079|
|NCC||Response from Mr Anthony May||Move to Confidential|
|Royal Horticultural Society||Britain in Bloom||Noted|
|NCC||Response to Letter re Care Line||Noted|
11/074 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR SUB-COMMITTEES OR
11/075 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
11/076 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|19.07.2011||Leslie Tipping||Burial Grasses||£328.98|
|21.07.2011||Intervend UK Ltd||Water Machine Exps||£21.60|
|21.07.2011||SAS Trade & DIY||Equipment||£43.25|
|21.07.2011||Town & Country||June - Grass Cutting||£1,312.80|
|21.07.2011||Universal Fabrications||Repair to Sherwood Fields Gate||£84.00|
|22.07.2011||SAGE UK Ltd||Annual Subscription||£180.00|
|15.08.2011||St John's Ambulance||Cover for High Street Event||£40.00|
|16.08.2011||Intervend UK Ltd||Water Machine Rental||£6.00|
|16.08.2011||Konica Minolta||Photocopy Charges||£43.48|
|16.08.2011||SAS Trade & DIY||Equipment||£12.45|
|16.08.2011||Sherwood Community Bus||Summer Event||£16.00|
|16.08.2011||Town & Country||July - Grass Cutting||£1,342.80|
|16.08.2011||Viking Stationery||Stationery & Maintenance Supplies||£176.51|
|16.08.2011||Tuxford Garage||July Petrol/Diesel||£117.64|
|25.08.2011||JPK Services||Billy Goat Bag (Leaf Collector)||£131.00|
|31.08.2011||Sharpline Decorators||Work at Pavillion - Flood Damage||£4,458.00|
|31.08.2011||SPA Electrical||Work at Pavillion - Flood Damage||£2,106.00|
|02.09.2011||Town & Country||August - Grass Cutting||£1,342.80|
|02.09.2011||Severn Trent Water||Mansfield Road Toilets||£93.32|
|02.09.2011||County Supplies||Stationery/Litter Bins/Brush Heads||£192.24|
Cheques approved and signed.
11/077 GRANT APPLICATIONS
Cllrs J Peck, Brooks, Benson declared an interest in Home-Start.
Cllr Benson declared an interest in Citizens Advice Bureau
There is only £1,250 remaining in the grant allocation. The meeting agreed to look at all applications together. There was a general discussion around how much to allocate to each organisation.
Thoresby Band - Cllr Boughey proposed £500, seconded Cllr Tattersall - Vote 6 for, 3 against
Home-Start, Cllr Cocking proposed £500, seconded Cllr Ayre - Vote 4 for, 3 abstentions, 2 against
Sherwood Ploughing Match - Cllr Tattersall proposed £50, seconded Cllr Boughey - Vote 8 for, 1 abstention
Ollerton Citizen Advice Bureau - agreed to allocate the balance remaining - £200
11/078 PLANNING MATTERS
1. Application No: 11/01075/FUL
Applicant: Mr G Oliver
Proposal: Demolition of Existing Porch. Two Storey Rear Extension, Replacement Roof
Site Address: 59 High Street
EPC DECISION: APPROVED BY PARISH COUNCIL SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS
2. Application No: 11/01117/FUL
Applicant: Dr C Partridge
Proposal: Change of Use from Retail to Chiropractic Clinic
Site Address: 47 High Street
EPC DECISION: APPROVED BY PARISH COUNCIL SUBJECT TO THE COMMENTS AS PER THE ATTACHED LETTER
3. Application No: 11/01087/FUL
Applicant: Mr M Broomhead
Proposal: Demolition of Existing Bungalow and Erection of One Bungalow and 2 Houses
Site Address: 20 Church Street
EPC DECISION: REFUSED BY PARISH COUNCIL FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS:
N&SDC Licensing & Enforcement Department
Applicant: Enterprise Inns
Proposal: To permit structural alterations and extend Licensing Activities to new areas
Site Address: Royal Oak Public House
EPC DECISION: NOTED AND APPROVED
11/079 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
Agenda item 11/064 - Local Development Framework
Agenda item 11/071 (item iii) - Safer Neighbourhood Group
Agenda item 11/071 (item iv) - Residents and Tenants Association
Agenda item 11/072 (item vi) - Highways Feedback
Contrary to information given by C/Cllr Ward at July Meeting, a member of the public had recently tried to contact him and was told that due to ill health he was unable to help. Noted
11/080 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 11 October 2011
Meeting Closed at 2105hrs
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