A Meeting of the Parish Council followed the Annual Parish Meeting

and the Annual Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday 11th May 2011 in the Cator Hall


Present:Mrs M Curry,Mr R Neale, Mr R Howes, Mr L Haslam, Mr R Brown, Mrs S Wilson, Mr P Lambert and 3 Parishoners.

Apologies:Councillor A Stewart.


Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on 13th. April 2011 were read. It was proposed by Mr R Neale, seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record.


Matters Arising:

1:Royal Wedding Street Party: Mrs Curry extended great thanks to the organisers of the event and said that everyone who attended had an enjoyable time. A letter was read out from the organisers returning the Parish Council’s £100 donation as the event had made a profit. It was suggested that the money could go towards fundraising for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.

2: Parish Clerk’s PAYE implementation. Mrs Curry informed the meeting that it had been difficult to obtain clarification of procedure from either HMRC or NALC. After discussion it was decided unanimously that the initial action of the Parish Council would be to register as an employer with one employee i.e. the Clerk.

3: National Grid Road Signage: National Grid have been informed of the problem of vehicles  trying to get to their site being sent down Triumph Road by Sat Navs in error and the need for a sign at the Kirklington Road/Triumph Road junction to offer correct directions. Mr Bryan Ashford of National Grid has emailed to say he has requested permission from NCC to put up a sign to prevent constuction traffic  passing through the village to NG site  and has been promised a reply by the end of May. The Parish Council decided to contact Cllr Andy Stewart to see if he could help.Regarding speeding Mr Ashford said that if he could be supplied with the registration numbers of  vehicles action would be taken against offenders.

4:Footpaths: The damaged  sign on FP18 has been noted by NCC and will be repaired as part of a group of repairs.

5:Parish Walkabout Taskforce: This was due in Eakring on 11 May.



1:NALC New Councillor Training Course ; 4 dates

2:Ollerton and District CAB: Request for Grant Aid 2011/2012; After discussion it was decided to defer a decision on this matter to a later date.

3:Jakes and Co Solicitors; will be closing 29 June 2011 and clients will have to find alternative solicitors. Mr Sinderson says he expects to complete Parish Council business prior to this date.

Items Circulated:

1:Newark and Sherwood Parish/District Community Safety Liaison Group Meeting 23 May: Agenda.

2:NSDC Adoption of the Newark and Sherwood Core Strategy Development Plan Document

3: The Playing Field. Spring 2011

4:Clerks and Councils Direct. May 2011

5:NALC Legal Briefing: Future Standards of Conduct of Members of Local Authorities in England.



A planning application was received for Hogwin House but lacked written details which it stated could be accessed on the NSDC website. The Parish Council reiterated their previously expressed views that the NSDC needed to provide a hard copy of planning details with all applications for Eakring Parish Council consideration.


Cator Hall:

Mr Brown reported that the CHMC were working through a list of jobs; at present at the top of the list being alterations to the bar in the kitchen area. Fund raisers in the near future are a cinema evening and a barbecue.


Recreation Ground:

1: Mowing: As development work had not begun on the field the grass had grown very long. Mrs Curry said she had spoken with Mr Neale and he had arranged with Mr James Meanley to mow the field. This had been carried out on 9 May. It was agreed Mr Neale would approach Mr Meanley about payment for a job promptly and well executed.

2:Mrs Curry said she hoped to hear from Phil Beard in about a month regarding development of the Recreation Ground.




Any Other Business:

1:Dog Fouling: The problem of dog fouling was raised and consideration was given to calling in the Dog Warden. Mrs Curry said it would help to pinpoint not only locations but times when it was happening. Mrs Wilson pointed out the new signs were available and arrangements were made to put these up.

2.Parish Noticeboard: Comments were passed on the poor condition of the noticeboard. Mrs Curry agreed and said it was a priority for the new Parish Council.

3:Election Results:A Parishoner raised with the Parish Council concerns that the results of the recent election had not been displayed on the village noticeboard. It was explained that no official results sheet had been received from the Returning Officer. It was felt that although the results could be found on the internet not everyone, particularly the elderly, had easy access to a computer.  It was decided to write to Mr Muter at Kelham Hall.

5:Councillors Old and New: A letter of thanks is to be sent to Mr Brozyna for serving on the Parish Council for 27 years. The Chairman welcomed Mr Lambert to the Parish Council.

6:Safer Neighbourhood Group: Mr Haslam reported that he had attended a recent meeting of this group. He had passed on how garden troughs appeared to be a target for thieves locally.

7: Overgrown Vegetation: Mr Howes pointed out that the stretch of pavement on Kirklington Road from Rose Cottage to National Grid was being obstructed by vegetation. NCC to be informed.


There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.45p.m.