Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe.
Present: Cllrs Ayre, Benson, Brooks, Brown, McLaughlin, Peacock, J Peck, K Peck, Starbrook, Troop
Apologies: Cllr Tattersall
17/094 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed all present.
Thank you to the Edwinstowe Branch, British Legion for the excellent Remembrance Day Parade.
17/095 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Reasons were approved unanimously .
17/096 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
17/097 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 10th OCTOBER 2017
Minutes were approved unanimously and signed by the Chair.
17/098 MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
17/099 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (10 MINUTES)
Cllr Peacock raised the mud on Mill Lane due to tractors harvesting. Clerk to contact Highways.
Cllr Ayre expressed thanks to Cllr Peacock, the Clerk and Laura (PCSO) for obtaining the personal attack alarms for distributing to the users of Abbey Road Centre.
Cllr K Peck asked whether British Telecom had responded to the letter concerning the poor condition of their building at the bottom of High Street. No response had been received. Councillors to inform Conservation Officer when visit arranged.
Cllr McLaughlin has received complaints concerning the cemetery. To be reported on at agenda item 17/100 (d)
Cllr McLaughlin asked if the council still wished to proceed with the Community-led plan. Agenda item January
Cllr McLaughlin asked for feedback from the meeting with the new Estates manager at Thoresby Estates. To be reported on at agenda item 17/100 (d)
Cllr McLaughlin reported that whilst collecting for the poppy appeal outside the co-op, a vehicle mounted the pavement. Noted.
Cllr McLaughlin asked for an update on the Anti-Fracking petition. The remainder to be collected this week.
Cllr McLaughlin reported further incidents of theft from vans on the Avenues. These incidents should be reported to the police.
Cllr McLaughlin raised issues about parking around the Craft Centre. This will be referred to Edwinstowe Cricket Club.
Cllr Brown informed the meeting that the St John’s car park will be open permanently for customers of the Craft Centre.
Cllr McLaughlin asked the progress with Twinning. This is currently on hold due to lack of interest from residents. Clerk to contact the Robiac-Rochessadoule after the Christmas Event.
Cllr Brown expressed thanks, on behalf of the council, to all the volunteers who helped with the Remembrance Parade especially the road closures.
Cllr Brooks had been told that the Parish Council wanted to cancel the Remembrance Parade. This is not true. If councillors hear any rumours concerning the Parish Council, please refer to the Parish Office for clarification.
17/100 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
Available from Parish Council Office.
Minutes are available from the Parish Council Office for Councillors to read.
The Chair requested to move agenda item 17/101 c to 17/100 b. Agreed unanimously
17/102 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
17/103 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
17/104 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
17/105 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|12.10.2017||Mansfield Community 1st Responders||Defibrillators & Cabinets x 2||£2,230.00|
|24.10.2017||NCC||Month 7, Pension||£1,920.50|
|24.10.2017||HMRC||Month 7, PAYE/NIC||£1,423.53|
|09.10.2017||E.ON (inv)||Car Park Lighting Electricity Charges||£656.98|
|12.10.2017||NSDC (inv)||Purchase of Furniture||£268.80|
|17.10.2017||Andrew Logan Joinery (inv)||Skatepark Repairs||£1,243.08|
|17.10.2017||Town & Country (inv)||Village Grass Cutting||£1,468.80|
|22.10.2017||Phs Group (inv)||Waste Disposal/Air Fresheners||£857.23|
|30.10.2017||Royal British Legion (inv)||Wreaths for Remembrance Parade||£102.00|
|01.11.2017||Pet’s Paradise (inv)||Gardening Supplies||£53.05|
|01.11.2017||Konica Minolta (inv)||Copier Charges||£35.15|
|03.11.2017||A Buckingham (inv)||Grave Digging||£250.00|
|03.11.2017||Festive Lights (inv)||Christmas Lights/Motifs||£639.88|
|06.11.2017||JKE Web Design (inv)||Remembrance Parade Leaflet Design & Printing||£173.00|
When NCC trimmed the High Street trees they cut through some of the new Christmas lights.
RESOLVED: - Cllr Brown proposed, Cllr J Peck seconded sending the invoice to NCC for reimbursement.
The Parish Council will be reimbursed for five wreaths.
Cheques were approved and signed.
17/106 GRANT APPLICATIONS
17/107 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
C/Cllr Peck has
NCC has withdrawn the paper on seismic testing. C/Cllr Peck is pushing for a policy to oppose all seismic testing on NCC land.
The draft capital programme for Highways has been released (this only accounts for 60% of works). The final programme will be in March.
So far, Church Street resurfacing and the pavements on the Avenues have not been included. Surface dressing the roads on the Manvers Estate and double yellow lines at Mill Lane/High Street corner and the weight restriction reduction on Rufford Road to 7.5tonnes in line with Mill Lane are included.
NCC have rejected extending the 30mph limit along Swinecote Road despite objections made by C/Cllr Peck and the Parish Council. This will be reviewed in six months.
Outline planning approval has been given to Harworth Estates for Thoresby Colliery site. The comments made by the Parish Council were included on the agenda and taken into account by the committee.
N&SDC have submitted a bid for Ollerton roundabout to the Government and should hopefully have a decision by Christmas.
Five Syrian families have moved into the district and have settled well. They are asylum seekers from refugee camps and have been housed in private rented accommodation funded by the Government.
17/108 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
Commenced - 2033hrs
Resident requested whether Rufford Road would be repaired (at the entranced to the new development). This has already been reported
Resident asked why Central Garage is still advertised on the side of the Council van. The Clerk gave details
17/110 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 19th December 2017 (if required), Tuesday 16th January 2018
Meeting closed 2037hrs
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