Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 15 May 2013 in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs L Benson, Cocking, Brooks, Starbrook, Tattersall, Ayre, Freeman, George, J Peck
Apologies: Cllrs Boughey - illness, K Peck - work commitments
13/012 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chairman opened the meeting and read the following statement from Nottinghamshire County Council concerning the new visitor centre.
"Contractual negotiations are still taking place between the County Council and Discovery Attractions. Both sides are working hard on the details of the contract. The site is a Natural Nature reserve, so a site of special scientific importance and because it is a complex proposal, it is taking a little longer than first anticipated to get through this stage of the process.
After contracts negotiations have concluded the next stage would be for Discovery Attractions to seek planning permission from Newark & Sherwood District Council.
However, Rob Gray, Marketing Director for Discovery Attractions, has said this week that the project is still on track to welcome the first visitors to the attraction in 2015, as initially forecast last October."
13/013 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Apologies had been accepted and approved at the AGM.
13/014 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
13/015 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 9th April 2013
Minutes approved and signed by Chairman.
13/016 MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
13/017 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
Residents from Friars Park estate (adjacent to Jubilee Park - site for the skate park) attended and raised various concerns about the skate park including -
The comments were noted however, no definitive response could be given as we do not currently have a design. All residents/interested parties will have an opportunity to voice their concerns/express their support for the scheme at the public consultations.
A copy of the outcome from the recent survey carried out by residents of Friars Park will be delivered to the Parish Council shortly.
Amby Tatla, General Manager of Forest Holidays (Sherwood Cabins) introduced himself. The cabins are extremely popular and a request for a further 21 cabins has been submitted.
Forest Holidays are keen to work with the local community and would like to contribute to the village - possibly donate a tree at Christmas.
13/018 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr George - potholes on the Avenues have been marked up but it does not appear that the ones near Nightingale Nursing Home have been included. Clerk to check
13/019 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
13/021 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|East Midlands Trains||Major resignalling works at Nottingham 20.07.13 - 25.08.13||Noted|
|Notts Association of Local Councils||Request for nominations for the Valerie Gillespie Cup - best community project to enhance local environment (nominations by 31.10.13)||Noted|
|Living Streets||Campaign to introduce 20mph speed limits||See agenda item - County Councillor report|
|St Mary's Church Rooms||Details on how to book Church Rooms||The Church Rooms can be booked via Wendy at Village Exchange or by ringing 07840 435796. The venue is proving very popular.|
|St Mary's Church||Thank you for grant awarded||Noted|
|Edwinstowe 1st Scout Group||Thank you for grant awarded||Noted|
|Village Hall Management Committee||Request to extend 2 hour stay at car park at rear of Village Hall||The Chairman has written to Andy Statham (N&SDC) to formally request informal exploratory discussions take place for the Parish Council to take over the village car parks. It may not be a financially viable option and nothing will take place without the full consent of the Parish Council.|
13/022 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
13/023 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
13/024 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|04.04.13||Rural Community Action Notts||Annual Membership||£25.00|
|04.04.13||N&SDC||Rates - Cemetery||£589.05|
|04.04.13||N&SDC||Rates - Mansfield Rd Toilets||£658.35|
|04.04.13||N&SDC||Waste Disposal - Cemetery||£523.64|
|08.04.13||David Playford - JKE Web Design||Website Design||£581.00|
|08.04.13||Village Hall Mgt Cttee||Electricity to 08.04.13||£86.68|
|08.04.13||Notts County Council||Salt Bags||£25.00|
|09.04.13||Post Office||Tax for Council Van||£215.00|
|15.04.13||Oak Industrial||Loo Rolls - Disinfectant||£49.20|
|15.04.13||Notts County Council||Jubilee Park Rent||£1.00|
|15.04.13||AON Ltd||Insurance Renewal||£6,325.90|
|15.04.13||B&Q (Trade UK)||Equipment||£92.32|
|16.04.13||S&E Timber||Bench Repairs||£34.56|
|17.04.13||Henry Perry||Henton Road Gates||£231.95|
|17.04.13||N&SDC||Planning Enquiry - Jubilee Park||£48.00|
|18.04.13||Society of Local Council Clerks||Annual Membership||£162.00|
|01.05.13||Town & County||Village Grass Cutting (5 weeks)||£2,149.20|
Approved and signed.
13/025 GRANT APPLICATIONS
13/026 PLANNING MATTERS April 2013
A discussion took place concerning when to hold Planning Committee meetings. It was agreed to hold them 'monthly' starting from Friday 31st May 2013, at 10.30am in the Council Offices.
Information concerning Community Infrastructure levy money (replacing s106 monies) has been received. Copies to all councillors, Agenda item for June meeting and for next Planning Committee meeting
13/027 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
District Councillors Report - May 2013.
The new committee system has been formally adopted which should be more democratic.
Both District Councillors have been working on individual casework especially concerning the bedroom tax, lifeline charges for non users.
County Councillors Report - May 2013.
Congratulations to John Peck on his re-election and is also the Lead for Children and Young Peoples Services.
Reference the 20mph campaign - there is a manifesto commitment to introduce this outside all Nottinghamshire schools. Zig Zag road markings will be compulsory.
Lansbury Road - resurfacing of two-thirds of Lansbury Road will commence in June. The concrete part will not be resurfaced as it is concrete and is structurally sound. C/Cllr Peck has campaigned hard to get this work done and will continue to be an active Parish, District and County Councillor.
13/028 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 11 June 2013
Meeting closed at 2040hrs
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