meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday
13th April 2011 at in the Cator Hall
Mrs M Curry, Mr R Neale, Mr R Howes, Mr D
Brozyna, Mr R Brown, Mrs S Wilson, Mr L Haslam, Cllr B Laughton, 4 parishioners
and Mr Michael Evans.
Cllr N Armstrong
The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday
9th March were read.It was
proposed by Mr D Brozyna, seconded by Mr R Neale and agreed unanimously that
these be signed as a true record.
Royal Wedding Street Party Grant Mrs Curry said she had been in
contact with Mrs Anna Woods and understood 140 people would be attending
the event.She had already acquired
equipment such as bunting and insurance was being arranged.Mr Brown said that the Art Group had promised
a contribution of £96.Mrs Wilson
added that individual donations of food, drink etc had been made.The PC discussed their grant.Mr Brozyna was in favour of paying for
the insurance whilst other councillors favoured a cash donation.Mrs Curry suggested a figure of £100 and
called for a vote.For:6, Against 1 (Mr Brozyna said was voting against as he
believed in paying for the insurance).
Community Litter Pick Mrs Curry said it was a successful
event with 40 bags of rubbish taken to the tip, and thanked all those who
Smell from chicken farm after contacting NSDC Environmental
Health Dept the PC were informed that the premises were under the
supervision of the Environment Agency.Neil Ratcliffe from EA said they had not received any complaints
from other people.He provided the
number of their 24 hour pollution hotline (0800 80 70 60) and suggested it
be placed in the village newsletter.If concerned residents could contact the number each time there was
an incident they could monitor the situation and build up a record.
Lorries using new Highways Dept a letter from Jo Horton (NCC
Highways North) states that NCC vehicles going to and from the new
Bilsthorpe Depot will use the A614/Eakring Road junction.
Parish Council Clerks PAYE Implementation Mrs Curry reported
that both HMRC and NALC had been contacted but clarification was still
awaited as to how the new rules would apply to Parish Councils like
Water Seepage on Main Street the Clerk reported that this had been dealt with by NCC
Broken Light on FP23 the Clerk reported this was still out
(first reported on 10.2.11) Cllr Laughton provided a direct access number
to Kevin Aldridge (NCC).
Cllr Laughton said he believed the playing field project would
be an ideal scheme to bid for funding under the LIS.He believed that one large bid stood
more chance of success than two smaller ones.
Cllr Laughton accepted that some vulnerable sections of the
community might be affected by the recent Council Budget changes.He asked that if any PCs became aware of
any such cases they refer them to him so that he could help.
Outlaw Triathlon a letter from the organiser Ian Hamilton
outlining the selected route which did not include Eakring Cllr Laughton
believed that things are not yet fixed.
NCC Mobile Libraries the service to Eakring will now be
monthly on Mondays beginning 18th April.
NHS Public Board Meeting 24.3.11 poster
Clerk and Councils Direct March 11
CPRE Valerie Gillespie Aware 2011
NALC Parish/Town Elections 2011 poster.
NALC All about local councils
NALC it takes all sorts
HM Revenue and Customs Parish Council and Community Council
Clerks PAYE Implementation
Council grave diggers course 16th March
Notts Fire and Rescue Response magazine Spring 2011
NSDC Armed Forces Day 25th June fly a flag
NSDC Adoption of the Newark and
Sherwood Core Strategy Development Plan Document with CD
NHS Public Board Meeting 26.5.11 poster
Application Number 11/00363/FUL
to approved first floor extension to existing dwelling, to change roof lights
for windows in wall, including raised eaves level and additional brickwork.
Jasmine Cottage, Kirklington Road, Eakring
Circulated to be returned 14.4.11
For 7, Against Nil
Application Number 11/00373/FUL
Householder application for erection of
conservatory to rear elevation
Hogwin House, Church Lane,
Circulated to be returned 18.4.11
For 7, Against Nil
Mrs Curry announced a late agenda item a
planning application received
Application Number 10/01679/FUL
Construction of 4 new houses and extension
of existing property
access and design of plot 2)
Highbury, Kirklington Road, Eakring
Mr Michael Evans asked for permission to
address the Parish Council on behalf of the applicant.A full discussion of the scheme followed with
Mr Evans outlining what he saw as the benefits of the revised scheme and the
Parish Council, whilst noting that they were pleased to see that Highbury was
to be retained, believed the same concerns they had submitted about the
original proposal remained.The Parish
Council believed that if the village was to have new houses the need was not
for more 5 bedroomed houses but smaller bungalows.Mrs Curry called for a vote.For: Nil, Against 7.
Amanda Redgate (Solicitor) of Rothera
Dowson contacted the Parish Council asking for details, agreed with the
Southwell and Nottingham Board of Finance in February 2010 for the new Cator
Hall lease.Mr Brown reported a profit
of £2596.85 on the pantomime of which £1500 would go to the Cator Hall.
Mrs Curry told the meeting that STW had
found a sewer crossing the playing field which did not belong to them but was
privately owned. This matter was being followed up by Phil Beard.
Cator Hall Rent (Oct-Mar)£42.50
Royal Wedding Street
It was proposed by Mrs S Wilson, seconded
by Mr R Neale will all in agreement that these accounts be paid (although Mr
Brozyna asked note to be made of his vote on the Royal Wedding Street Party
National Grid Road Signage it was noted how an increasing
number of vehicles, lorries as well as cars bound for National Grid are
being misdirected by Sat Navs down Triumph Road.It was agreed to contact National Grid
pointing out the problem and asking if they could arrange for a sign to be
erected at the Triumph
junction.Whilst writing Mr Neale
asked if mention could be made of vehicles abiding by National Speed
Limited in all areas as there had been instances noted of speeding
vehicles particularly on the Eakring/Wellow Road.
Footpath Issues a leaning post on FP18 and overhanging
branches on FP19.It was agreed to
place a general reminder in the Eakring Echo.
Mrs Wilson asked if the anti-dog fouling signs could go up and
highlighted particular areas of concern including by the allotments.
Wellow Road Resurfacing Mr Neale praised the work done by NCC and its
contractors and it was agreed unanimously to send a letter of thanks.Whilst writing Mrs Curry asked to point
out to NCC Highways that the Task Force from the Parish Walkabout (October
2010) had still not visited Eakring.
Accounts Mr Brown asked if it would be appropriate to show
appreciation to the Internal Auditor for his work on the annual accounts.It was proposed by Mr R Brown seconded
by Mrs Sue Wilson and agreed unanimously to buy 2 bottles of wine for Mr
There being no further business the meeting
closed at .