Draft Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 8 October 2013 at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, Village Hall, Edwinstowe
Present: Cllrs Benson, Boughey, Cocking, Starbrook, Brooks, Tattersall, J Peck
Apologies: Cllrs Ayre, K Peck, George - prior commitments, No apologies received from Cllr Freeman
13/080 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN INCLUDING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chairman opened the meeting and welcomed all present.
Councillors are invited to the Official Opening of Edwinstowe Fire Station on Saturday 19th October 11.00am - 3.00pm.
13/081 RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES AND REASONS FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were approved unanimously.
13/082 DISCLOSURES OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS (AND EMPLOYEES) IN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllrs Starbrook and Tattersall for item 13/093 ii
Cllr Benson for planning reference 13/01279/FUL
13/083 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD
ON 10th September 2013
Minutes approved and signed by the Chair
13/084 MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
13/085 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC (20 MINUTES)
13/086 TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILLORS (20 MINUTES)
Cllr Cocking commented that this year's floral displays were beautiful, the best ever. Thanks to Tracey for providing the baskets and David and Andy for maintaining them throughout the summer. The cost of the baskets is covered by the businesses. The Parish Council covers the cost of watering and maintenance.
Cllr Boughey agreed with Cllr Cocking.
Cllr Starbrook reported overhanging trees on Greendale Avenue, St Mary’s Drive and Paddock Close. David to obtain addresses so letters can be sent
Cllr Starbrook has received complaints about cars parking on streets and especially on the entrance to West Lane car park. A resident has requested signage be placed at the entrance to the car park informing drivers to only park in designated spaces. There are already signs in place
Cllr Starbrook has received a request for a light on Boy Lane jitty. Cllr Brooks replied that this has already been looked into and has been refused due to there already being an alternative route which is lit.
13/087 TO RECEIVE AND CONSIDER REPORTS AND MINUTES OF ANY COMMITTEE, WORKING GROUP OR SUB-COMMITTEE
13/089 Correspondence(COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS)
|Holocaust Memorial Day Trust||Invitation to participate in Holocaust Memorial Day in 2014||Noted. Put on website for information.|
|Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service||Prince's Trust Team Community Project||Noted|
|Newark & Sherwood District Council||Public Consultation on the Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan Document Issues Paper and the Draft Developer Contributions and Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire Branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England||The Valerie Gillespie Cup 2013||Noted|
|Nottinghamshire County Council||The Budget Challenge||Noted. To be displayed on Village Hall noticeboard|
13/090 ANY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS OR
SUB-COMMITTEES OR OTHER BODIES
13/091 FINANCIAL MATTERS (TO BE REFERRED TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, if necessary)
13/092 CHEQUES/INVOICES FOR APPROVAL
|DATE||PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||AMOUNT inc VAT|
|25.09.13||Village Hall Mgt Cttee||Electricity||£87.81|
|27.09.13||Town & Country||Grass Cutting - Village||£1,588.80|
|30.09.13||Grant Thornton||Audit Fee||£480.00|
Cheques were approved and signed by the chair.
13/093 GRANT APPLICATIONS
After a discussion it was agreed to award the following amounts.
13/094 PLANNING MATTERS
See separate planning minutes Here.
13/095 REPORTS FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
(VERBAL REPORT AT MEETING; COPY OF REPORT TO CLERK)
District Councillors Report
Attending planning meetings - a lot of applications for wind turbines at the moment.
Cllr Brooks has received 3 complaints from residents who are suffering from lack of communication with Newark & Sherwood Homes.
County Councillors Report
Still working on the budget savings. The living wage will be introduced for County Council employees from 1st April 2014.
The 20mph speed limit will be introduced outside the first 50 schools next year.
13/096 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 12th November 2013
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