Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 14 January 2014 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Cocking, Brooks, Starbrook, Tattersall, Freeman, Benson, J Peck, K Peck, George
Apologies: Cllr Ayre - illness, Cllr Boughey (6 months dispensation)
13/114 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Updated Village Trail Boards/Banners and commemorative sign for the John Benson Pavillion are currently in the design stage. These are being funded by a Local Improvement Scheme grant from NCC. Councillors will be given an opportunity to approve the designs when they are received. The money must be spent by the end of March 2014.
13/115 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
13/116 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllr Benson for minute reference 13/127 (ii)
13/117 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 12th November 2013
Approved and signed by the Chairman.
13/118 MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
13/119 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
The Chair reminded members of the public that this was not a time for discussion but to ask questions which may be answered during the course of the meeting or in writing at a later date.
13/120 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr Tattersall reported that the asbestos has now been removed from the garage at Abbey Road.
Cllr Cocking has received complaints about the recent flooding on the road near to Center Parcs. Highways have confirmed that the necessary works have now been completed.
13/121 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
13/123 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|Nottinghamshire County Council||Review of the Notts CC's guidance note on the validation of planning applications||Noted|
|Environment Agency||Heating oil tank campaign||Noted - on website/notice board|
|Nottinghamshire County Council||'Fair Deal for Nottinghamshire' campaign||Noted - on website/notice board|
|Bilsthorpe News Director||Proposed incinerator for Bilsthorpe||*See below|
|Newark & Sherwood District Council||Draft Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Document Consultation||Edwinstowe will be held at 6.00pm on 22nd January at Kelham Hall|
|Abbey Road Centre||Thank You Card for recent grant||Noted|
|Elsie Cowley||Praise for Village Magazine||Noted|
|Mike Keeling, NCC Highways||Peafield Lane Crossing||Noted|
*An email has been received concerning the proposals for an incinerator, five wind turbines and fields of solar panels at Bilsthorpe. The proposal is to place them on the top of the old pit.
Due to the proximity to Sherwood Forest Region and the site of special scientific interest, this would send the wrong message. It is a big issue for Bilsthorpe and surrounding area and could affect our tourist industry. Edwinstowe has not received any documentation from NCC and therefore have not been properly consulted. We should use the sustainable committees act - we have a right to complain.
Clerk to write to Mike Hankin, NCC requesting information, expressing our concerns and asking why we have not been consulted
13/124 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
13/125 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
13/126 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|11.11.13||Flower Room||Flowers for Remembrance Service||£60.00|
|18.11.13||DA Williams||Electrical Works - Lamp Columns||£840.00|
|18.11.13||AP Design||Newsletter Design & Print||£2,150.00|
|18.11.13||Konica Minolta||Photocopy Rental||£100.37|
|18.11.13||EVO Web||Remembrance Day Leaflet||£90.00|
|28.11.13||Location Audio||PA System||£325.00|
|28.11.13||Gavin Kenning||Christmas Stalls||£391.00|
|02.12.13||DA Williams||Addnl Works - Christmas Lights||£280.00|
|02.12.13||Konica Minolta||Photocopy Costs||£28.88|
|02.12.13||Cables Electrical||CCTV Recorder Repairs||£394.80|
|02.12.13||Dukeries Singers||Christmas Event||£80.00|
|02.12.13||M Godber||Punch & Judy||£150.00|
|06.12.13||N&SDC||Car Park Rates 01.04.13-31.03.14||£1,328.25|
|12.12.13||Intervend UK Ltd||Water Machine||£6.00|
|12.12.13||Central Garage||New Clutch for Van||£594.00|
|31.12.13||Village Hall Mgt Committee||Electric to 24.12.13||£96.31|
|03.01.14||Intervend UK||Water Machine Rental||£6.00|
Approved and signed.
13/127 GRANT APPLICATIONS
There is £250 remaining from the grant fund. After a discussion, it was agreed to share the remaining grant as follows: - (Cllr Benson abstained).
Grants are usually allocated twice a year in April and October. Due to exceptional circumstances (and the remaining £250), it was agreed to award the above amounts.
13/128 PLANNING MATTERS
See separate planning minutes Here.
13/129 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
District Councillors Report
Current focus is on budgets and the necessary cuts. There is disquiet over the 'hidden charges' from Newark & Sherwood Homes for things such as smoke alarms and pest control.
D/Cllr Brooks will be attending the Licensing Hearing for Bargain Booze on Friday and will be 'calling in' their planning application for consideration.
D/Cllr Brooks is currently working on N&S Homes issues.
County Councillors Report
There are still a few days remaining on the budget consultation. £85m in cuts has been identified over all departments with a further £60m of cuts still to make. Edwinstowe will lose the mobile youth bus which C/Cllr Peck requested when the Youth Club closed down however; he is working behind the scenes to try and find a solution.
C/Cllr Peck has made donations to South Forest Bowls Club and St Mary's Church.
High Street pot holes have been reported.
C/Cllr Peck visited Lyndene recently and was extremely impressed with the homely, family atmosphere and the dedicated workers.
Discovery Attraction have been given an ultimatum by NCC. There will be a visitor centre and it will meet the timescales but it will be lower key. C/Cllr Peck is working with the Chair of Cultural Services on the plan which will be revealed in due course.
13/130 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 11th February 2014
Meeting Ended 2050hrs
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