Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 18 April 2017 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe.
Present: Cllrs Ayre, Benson, Brooks, Brown, J Peck, K Peck, Starbrook, Tattersall, Troop
16/159 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chair opened the meeting, welcomed all present and asked if anyone was recording. No.
The Chair made the following announcement: - The Parish Council has come under criticism lately on Facebook and a in locally distributed publication. Actions will be taken in regard to all unfair comments. This is a hardworking and diligent Parish Council and will not tolerate its name being brought into disrepute.
16/160 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Cllr McLaughlin – prior
Cllr Peacock – work
Reasons were approved unanimously
16/161 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllr Brown – 16/165 (iv), Allotments
16/162 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 14th MARCH 2017
Minutes were approved unanimously and signed by the Chair
16/163 MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
16/164 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (10 MINUTES)
Cllr Brown has been approached by a resident reporting vehicles speeding along Rufford Road/Mill Lane/Sherwood Pines using the route as a circuit.
RESOLVED: - Residents to be encouraged to report incidents to the police. Take to SNG
Cllr Brown has been approached by a resident suspecting youths smoking cannabis in the forest car parks.
RESOLVED: - Clerk to contact Visitor Centre. Residents to be encouraged to report incidents to the police. Take to SNG
Cllr Ayre reported a resident taking a dog on the children’s play park on Henton Road despite signs stating “no dogs”. Need more information.
RESOLVED: - Report to dog warden when more information received.
Cllr Troop reported the speeding vehicles on Rufford Road.
Cllr Starbrook was not happy being named in the recent publication circulated around the village. She did not do any of the actions mentioned in it.
16/165 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
Available from Parish Council Office.
16/167 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
16/168 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
16/169 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
16/170 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|09.03.2017||NCC||Pension - Month 11||£1,176.35|
|09.03.2017||HMRC||PAYE/NIC - Month 11||£1,102.14|
|14.03.2017||A Busby||Newsletter Delivery||£200.00|
|14.03.2017||HMRC||PAYE/NIC - Month 12||£1,166.40|
|14.03.2017||NCC||Pension - Month 12||£1,193.32|
|25.03.2017||Thoresby Estates (Inv)||Allotment Rent||£370.10|
|27.03.2017||N&SDC (Inv)||Dog Bin Contract||£1,881.86|
|28.02.2017||N&SDC (Inv)||Cemetery Refuse Collection||£566.80|
|20.03.2017||JKE Web Design (Inv)||Website Maintenance||£350.00|
|24.03.2017||CISWO (Inv)||Playground Rent||£81.84|
|30.03.2017||Dean Thomas & Co (Inv)||Legal Services||£366.00|
|05.04.2017||NCC (Inv)||Rent (Jubilee Park Site)||£1.00|
|06.04.2017||E.ON (Inv)||Car Park Lighting||£589.16|
Cheques were approved unanimously and signed by the Chair. Cheques are not sent out until after approval unless under contract or within the Clerk’s designated power to authorise between meetings.
16/171 GRANT APPLICATIONS
After a discussion Cllr J Peck proposed £250 for Thoresby Sporting Trust; seconded Cllr Starbrook
Cllr Ayre proposed £500 for Mansfield Community First Responders; seconded by Cllr Brown
RESOLVED: - Clerk to write cheques
16/172 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
Mill Lane – Highways have investigated; the agricultural vehicles are within the allowed tonnage. NCC have raised the issues with local farms/companies and the NFU – all have confirmed they will speak to drivers requesting they drive with due consideration.
Potholes/streetlights have been reported.
Cllr Peck has contacted RSPB and Derek Higton (NCC) about the Fun Park and stressed the urgent need for the hard standing and electric hook up asap. The fun park owners are being kept informed.
Cllr Peck has been monitoring vehicles parking on grass verges around the village causing damage. His previous campaign outside Bright Beginnings to get knee rails installed on the verge was successful so he will continue to look at possible solutions with Highways.
Parking at Robin Hood Avenue is making it difficult for the bus to get through. Cllr Peck will revisit with Highways
There are now two full planning meetings a month due to the increased number of planning applications. The new housing bill means planning laws will be relaxed somewhat.
N&SDC are building 330 new homes across the district – they will all need planning permission.
The new district council offices will be open August/September. N&SDC did not allow enough money in the budget to replace the lorry park where the offices have been built. N&SDC need £800k to replace the spaces and are seeking committee approval to allocate the funding.
District Councillors on the west of the district including Edwinstowe and Clipstone are continually pressing for money to be spent in our side of the district and not just in Newark.
16/173 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
Resident asked what the Parish Council’s response to the recent publication concerning the allotments. It is not obvious what the problems are or who’s behind the publication.
The Chair responded that at all site visits, there is a pleasant atmosphere. New plot holders are content to work on their plots. The issues mentioned in the magazine date back to when the Parish Council decided to take over the administration of the allotments.
Some of those behind the publication are not plot holders and will not let matters lie.
Resident asked about parking on Robin Hood Avenue; the situation is not getting any better. There is a particular vehicle involved. Residents were encouraged to report at the beat surgery next Thursday (27th) at 11.00am
Resident fully supports the decision to award a grant to Mansfield Community First Responder.
Ended 2032 hrs
1. Application No: 16/01631/FUL
Applicant: Mr Turvill
Proposal: Change of use of land for seasonal fairground and temporary siting of live/work mobile homes for a period of March until November (inclusive)
Site Address: Land at Church Street, Edwinstowe, Notts
2. Application No: 16/00135/FULM
Applicant: Robert Woodhead (Holdings) Ltd - Mr David Woodhead
Proposal: Mixed use development comprising: demolition of cottages at Edwinstowe House and surrounding structures. Remodeling & extensions of part of Edwinstowe House Centre for Business Excellence to form remodeled offices, new main entrance and café/restaurant facility. Configuration of associated car parking with Edwinstowe House. Erection of 34 no dwellings (use Class C3) to land east and south of Edwinstowe House Centre for Business Excellence. Associated highways works and landscaping. Associated public open spaces.
Site Address: Edwinstowe House Centre for Business Excellence, High Street, Edwinstowe, Notts
DECISION: Application permitted full planning permission major
3. Application No: 17/00250/FUL
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Hogg
Proposal: Householder application for single storey extensions to front and side
Site Address: 25 Robin Hood Avenue, Edwinstowe, Notts
16/175 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Annual Parish Meeting 19th April 2017 at 7pm. Tuesday 9th May 2017 (including AGM) at 7pm.
2035hrs - meeting closed.
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