Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 14 February 2012 in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Brooks, Cocking, J Peck, Starbrook, Benson, Tattersall, Ayre, George, Freeman
Apologies: Cllr K Peck - prior commitment and Cllr Boughey - ill-health
11/132 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Update - Andy Mellors
Andy had his operation on 26th January and has been signed off work until at least 23rd March. The Clerk is in regular contact with him.
11/133 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were accepted and approved.
11/134 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllr Cocking for any discussion concerning East Lane.
11/135 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 10th January 2012
Minutes were approved unanimously and signed accordingly by the Chair.
11/136 MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
11/137 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
11/138 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES) - commenced 1905hrs
Cllr Starbrook had received complaints from members of the public concerning dog fouling around the village especially the Old Rufford School site. One dog walker in particular becomes aggressive when asked to clean up after his dog. This same walker is removing stakes that are supporting the newly planted saplings and throwing them for his dog. Other areas of concern are the Birkland Estate and Henton Road area. Agenda item for March
11/139 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE,
WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
11/141 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
Notts County Council Information Pack, Emergency Flood Risk Note
Notts County Council Minerals, Local Plan Consultation Noted
Notts County Council Developing a Nottinghamshire Approach to Localism Noted - copy to Cllr Cocking
NHS Sherwood Forest Hospital Trust Win a £100 Voucher of your choice by supporting your Local Hospital Noted
Newark & Sherwood District Council Annual Parish Conference Monday 1st October 2012 Noted
Newark & Sherwood District Council Training on the Revised Ethical Framework - Wednesday 21st March 2012 Kelham Hall Noted
Nottinghamshire Police Authority Notts police 2012/13 Budget & Precept Proposal. Have Your Say Noted
CPRE A Guide to Neighbourhood Planning Noted
Notts County Council Local Improvement Scheme Event 15th May 2012 Newark Showground Noted
11/142 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR SUB-COMMITTEES OR
11/143 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
11/144 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|09.01.2012||Tuxford Road Garage||Petrol/Diesel||£151.00|
|12.01.2012||PV Fox||Magazine Delivery||£137.50|
|12.01.2012||Ap Design||Additional magazines||£150.00|
|16.01.2012||Thoresby Youth Band||Christmas Donation||£50.00|
|26.01.2012||Swift Fire & Security||Final Payment||£75.30|
|26.01.2012||SAS Trade & DIY||Equipment||£29.10|
|26.01.2012||Blachere 2011||Christmas Lights||£2,199.00|
|26.01.2012||Tuxford Rd Garage||Petrol/Diesel||£80.32|
|26.01.2012||Village Hall Mgt Committee||Electric to 26.01.2012||£89.11|
|26.01.2012||N&SDC||Car Park Rates||£1,226.93|
|01.02.2012||Ken Mafham Cllr George||Planning Trg||£25.00|
|31.01.2012||Oak Industrial Supplies||Disinfectant||£24.41|
|19.12.2011||N&SDC||CCTV Monitoring Fee||£2,602.80|
|31.01.2012||SAS Trade & DIY||Equipment||£5.85|
|03.02.2012||N&SDC||2 x Places Localism Seminar||£20.00|
|31.01.2012||Intervend||Water Machine Rental||£7.20|
Cheques approved and signed.
11/145 GRANT APPLICATIONS
11/146 PLANNING MATTERS March/April 2012
It was agreed to hold the Planning Committee meetings half an hour before the ordinary meeting.
Edwinstowe News - plans for flats have been approved by the Parish Council but are still with District Council pending consideration. The Enforcement Officer is in regular contact with the owner to replace the broken windows.
Cllr Brooks has contacted planning department with regard to the recent refurbishments. An officer will be visiting the premises in the near future.
11/147 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
Both Councillors, John Peck and Celia Brooks continue to attend all meetings of the District Council and of the Committees on which they serve. At the most recent full Council meeting your Councillors were disappointed to learn that the rise in rents proposed by Newark and Sherwood Homes was to be over 8%.
It was also learned that a Cabinet decision had been made on the proposed rise and this could not be challenged or debated at full Council. Councillor Peck had raised questions at the Policy Scrutiny and Overview Committee previously but all to no avail. We both feel that such an over-inflation rent rise in these difficult economic times is not appropriate or fair.
We continue to work for people who come to us with an individual enquiry. These have included planning, licensing, highways and Newark and Sherwood Homes issues. We are also aware of policing problems, including anti-social behaviour and are seeking to strengthen the Safer Neighbourhood Group to allow representatives from as many organisations in the Village as possible to make a contribution to this group. We feel that all voices in the Village can and should be heard and that by working together we have the best chance of ensuring that Edwinstowe is a safe and secure place in which to live, work or go to school.
Please get in touch with us if you have anything you think we might help you with.
Both District Councillors have delivered leaflets to all residences affected by the rent increase. There was no opportunity given to the District Councillors to offer an alternative solution. Cllr Peck moved that Edwinstowe Parish Council formally object to the 8.7% rise in the council rents, seconded Cllr Tattersall - approved unanimously
The recent snow and cold weather was discussed and it was agreed that the Parish Council would review the situation for next winter well in advance.
11/148 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY 13 March 2012
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