Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 14 July 2015 at 7.00pm or immediately after the Annual General Meeting in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Ayre, Benson, Brooks, Brown, Cocking, J Peck, K Peck, Starbrook, Tattersall
Apologies: Cllrs Peacock - other commitments, McLaughlin - holiday
15/041 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting, welcomed all present and reminded that there was CCTV in operation in the room.
Contrary to the agenda, councillors question time is now 10 minutes and public participation is 15 minutes.
15/042 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were approved and accepted unanimously. Cllr Ayre requested permission to leave the meeting at 8.15pm - approved unanimously
15/043 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllr Starbrook for agenda item 15/052
15/044 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 9th June 2015
Minutes were approved unanimously and signed by the Chair.
15/045 MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
15/046 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr Brown asked for the result of the Solar Farm application. The Parish Council approved the application.
Cllr Cocking asked if the half wheels outside Thoresby Colliery could have a protection order placed on them. Cllr Brooks to speak to Planning Department.
Cllr J Peck asked what was happening since the enquiries made concerning the banners and signs around the High Street. Cllr Brooks has written to the Enforcement Officer to investigate and will chase up especially as the signs contravene N&SDC conservation rules.
15/047 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
Available from Parish Council Office.
The Chair of Each Working Group/Committee will report back to the meeting. Copies of the reports are available from the Parish Council Office (subject to usual charges)
15/049 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|The Local Government Boundary Commission - Electoral Review of Nottinghamshire County Council||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire County Council - Notts Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire County Council - Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Update||Noted|
|Newark & Sherwood District Council - Consultation on its Statement of Gambling Policy||Noted|
15/050 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
Events Working Group
Cllr McLaughlin has requested to be on the Events Working Group. Agreed unanimously
15/051 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
15/052 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|03.06.2015||Thoresby Estate||River Maun Land Licence||£50.00|
|04.06.2015||Ridgewood Plants||Hanging Baskets||£1,109.00|
|16.06.2015||Mr & Mrs Rock||Allotment Rent Refund||£13.20|
|17.06.2015||Notts ALC||Training Course Fee||£25.00|
|22.06.2015||Pets Paradise||Bedding Plants||£75.45|
|24.06.2015||Village Hall MC||Electricity Charges||£102.12|
|24.06.2015||EvoWeb||Edwinstowe Village News||£2,165.00|
|25.06.2015||The Mower Shop||Mower Repair||£349.18|
|01.07.2015||Town & Country||Grass Cutting||£2,203.20|
|07.07.2015||Mrs H Randall||Newsletter Delivery||£200.00|
|08.07.2015||Newark & Sherwood District Council||Temporary Event Notice Fee||£21.00|
|08.07.2015||Robin Hood Colts||Septic Tank Emptying||£240.00|
|08.07.2015||Notcutts Garden Centre||Weedkiller||£19.99|
The Chair made the following comments on the cheques
Hanging Baskets - we receive money from the businesses for hanging baskets which covers the cost but not the cost of the overtime for watering.
The refund for Mr & Mrs Rock was because their allotment was re-let immediately.
Edwinstowe Village News - the rumours recently spread around the village stating that the magazine cost residents £7,000 per year are incorrect. We receive approximately £1,600 from advertising per issue therefore costing £1 per year per residence.
Robin Hood Colts reimburse the cost of their grass cutting to the Parish Council.
The laptop has been purchased as one of the computers has stopped working. We had had the computer for 8 years.
Cheques were approved by all councillors excluding Cllr Starbrook and signed by the Chair.
15/053 GRANT APPLICATIONS
15/054 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
The Culture Committee is considering the new Visitor Centre bids, there will be an announcement over the next few weeks. Once chosen the preferred design will need to go through full planning and consultation processes. The new centre should be up and running by 2017.
Robin Hood Line - there was recent meeting with the Chair of Transport & Highways, Mark Spencer MP, NCC Chief Executive and County Councillors to discuss the Robin Hood Line. The Chancellor made an announcement in the summer budget supporting the project. The feasibility study should be received by September.
The Regional Park is continuing to move forward.
Planning is dominating district council work at the moment with extra planning meetings.
N&S Homes - individual work for residents which has been carried out quite quickly.
15/055 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)
Questions were asked about the following: -
The amount of time taken up with often repeated queries and examination of local accounts;
'A' boards on the High Street specifically near to the Robin Hood statue
A fence that has been placed on Fourth Avenue jitty
Responses are available on request
15/056 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 8 September 2015
Reference to the closing of Thoresby Colliery, the Chair extended best wishes to all concerned and reassured the Parish Council will press for the best possible use of the site.
Meeting closed at 2019hrs
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