Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 7.15 pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe.
Present: Cllrs Ayre, Benson, Brooks, Brown, McLaughlin, Tattersall, Troop
Apologies: Cllrs Peacock, J Peck, K Peck, Starbrook
16/125 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting, welcomed all present and asked if anyone was recording. One member of the public indicated that they were.
16/126 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Reasons were approved and accepted unanimously.
16/127 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllrs Brown and McLaughlin - 16/131(i)
16/128 APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 10th January 2017
Minutes were approved unanimously and signed by the Chair.
STANDING ORDERS SUSPENDED FOR TALK BY PAULINE STOJANOVIC
- ADVISOR, NHS SELF CARE HUB
Pauline gave an overview of the self-care hub and gave out leaflets explaining their service.
RESOLVED: - Clerk to put link on website and forward lists of activities in the various centres around the village to Pauline.
Thank you to Pauline. Standing Orders reinstated 1930hrs
16/129 MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
Fracking - there is nothing further to report at the moment but the Parish Council will continue to monitor the situation and agenda when appropriate.
16/130 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (10 MINUTES)
Drivers are failing to stop at the school crossing on Mansfield Road and vehicles are speeding on Fifth Avenue. Could we meet with the school to discuss options?
RESOLVED: - Take to Safer Neighbourhood Group
There have been three burglaries recently; two on Beardsley Road and one on Rufford Road.
RESOLVED: - Discuss further at Safer Neighbourhood Group
Incidents of dog fouling have increased around Abbey Road and Beardsley Road.
RESOLVED: - Clerk to report to Dog Warden
Is there an update on the planning application for the fun park? The application is being held up due to conservation issues.
Were the comments on the Rufford Pastures development available at the N&SDC planning committee? Yes
There have been reports of antisocial behaviour at the skate park.
RESOLVED: - Discuss further at Safer Neighbourhood Group
There may be improvements to the traffic lights at the top of the High Street following a recent meeting with Mark Spencer MP. The sequencing of the West Lane traffic lights also needs looking into.
RESOLVED: - Clerk to speak to Highways
16/131 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
Available from Parish Council Office.
16/133 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
16/134 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
16/135 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
16/136 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|09.01.17||EON||Car Park Lighting||£602.26|
|11.01.17||Sherwood Forest Trust||Christmas Lights Installation (High Ropes Work)||£180.00|
|12.01.17||Maxine & Danny||Christmas Event Fee||£100.00|
|16.01.17||A Buckingham||Gravedigger Fees||£1,000.00|
|18.01.17||NCC||Month 10 - Pension||£1,176.36|
|18.01.17||HM Revenue & Customs||Month 10 - PAYE/NIC||£1,076.96|
|01.02.17||Konica Minolta||Photocopier Charges||£40.91|
|01.02.17||Town & Country Grounds||Removing Spikes from 4th Avenue Gate||£84.00|
|01.02.17||Notts Fire Safety Ltd||Extinguisher Checks||£6.00|
|01.02.17||Central Garage||New Battery for Van||£102.00|
|02.02.17||Premier Flags||Flags for High Street||£56.28|
|03.02.17||NCC Supplies||Notice Board||£24.72|
|07.02.17||Edwinstowe Village Hall||Gas Charges to 07/02/17||£342.06|
|08.02.17||DA Williams||PAT Testing||£75.00|
VAT Receipt - October - December 2016 £2,242.78
Cheques were authorised unanimously and approved to send.
16/137 GRANT APPLICATIONS
16/138 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
C/Cllr Peck and D/Cllr Peacock were not in attendance.
D/Cllr Brooks is dealing with housing matters at the moment. N&S Homes are in the process of applying for permission to build around 350 dwellings over the next three years. There is a possibility that there could be additions of this in future. There is currently a waiting list of almost 4,000 people in the district.
Warmth scheme information has been received from N&S.
RESOLVED: - Clerk to advertise Warmth Scheme across the village. Cllr Ayre to distribute to community centres.
16/139 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 expressed thanks to D/Cllr Peacock and disappointment with D/Cllr Brooks for their representations at the recent N&SDC planning meeting. During this agenda item, the Chair pointed out that discussion about the N&SDC planning meeting is not a Parish Council matter.
A resident enquired whether councillors were aware of any large planning applications in/around Edwinstowe. Only the Thoresby development
A resident expressed a desire to be part of a Community-led Plan or Neighbourhood Plan working group. Please pass details to the Clerk
A resident was concerned that exploratory drilling could take place in Sherwood Forest without the knowledge of residents/Parish Council. The Parish Council will always inform residents of any applications etc
A resident informed the meeting that a friend had received a parking ticket on the High Street. They had parked at the top and then moved their vehicle and parked at the bottom of the High Street. This has been discussed previously - article in magazine to make users of the High Street aware
A resident asked whether there was any green belt land around Edwinstowe. No there is only green field land and not green belt
2055hrs standing Orders reinstated
1. Application No: 16/01499/FULM
Applicant: Mr Frazer
Proposal: Erection of new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre with associated car parking and environs including diversion of bridleway
Site Address: Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, Notts
DECISION: Application permitted full planning permission major
PLANNING - OTHER (APPLICATION FOR TREE WORKS: TREES SUBJECT TO A TREE PRESERVATION ORDER AND/OR NOTIFICATION OF PROPOSED WORKS TO TREES IN CONSERVATION AREAS)
1. Application No: 16/02127/TWCA
Site Address: 21 Maythorn Grove, Edwinstowe, Notts
2. Application No: 17/00037/TWCA
Site Address: White Gates, Royal Oak Court, Edwinstowe, Notts
16/124 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 14th March 2017
2105hrs - meeting closed.
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