A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 9th February 2011 at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church



Mrs M Curry, Mr R Neale, Mr D Brozyna, Mrs S Wilson, Cllr A Stewart, Cllr N Armstrong and Cllr B Laughton.



Mr R Howes, Mr L Haslam, Mr R Brown



The minutes of the meeting held on the 8th December 2010 were read.  It was proposed by Mrs S Wilson, seconded by Mr R Neale and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record. 


Matters Arising

  1. Jubilee 2012 – Mrs Curry proposed writing a letter to all the organisations in the village inviting them to a meeting to discuss what event Eakring should stage to celebrate this event.  Although Mr Brozyna expressed the opinion that beginning planning was a ‘bit premature’ it was pointed out that marquees would be in a big demand and at least quotes should be sought now. It was hoped to hold the event on the refurbished playing field and if liaison took place now it would avoid a clash with another village organisation planning an event.
  2. Playing Field Refurbishment – Mrs Curry said that Phil Beard had informed her that the funding appeared to be in place for the first phase of development as agreed at the 19th January meeting (although due to funding conditions this was now coming not from the Lottery but a different source).  Initial steps required the moving of a sewer pipe by Severn Trent Water.  Mrs Curry asked the PC’s permission to sign a form to permit this work on their behalf.  The PC agreed unanimously.
  3. Computer Update – The PC agreed to have the minutes of their meetings written up and presented on computer generated sheets.


County/District Councillors

  1. Parish Walkabout – this had taken place with Jo Horton (NCC Highways Dept),  Mrs Curry and the Clerk on 5th October and a schedule of works agreed as no work had been carried out by the end of January 2011.  Jo Horton was contacted.  The explanation was that funding had been withdrawn.  Update – work promised within next month.
  2. The PC asked Cllr Stewart about the state of Wellow Road.  He provided a copy of a Roadwork’s Bulletin showing resurfacing work due to commence 14th March for 2 weeks.
  3. Mr Brozyna asked Cllr Stewart if he could look into the 2nd Bilsthorpe junction onto the road from Eakring to the A614 which is a ‘Give Way’ rather than a ‘Stop’ sign and as such is a highway hazard.
  4. The PC said that the ROB collections were going well with efficient collections every fortnight.  Nr Neale commented that there had been some comments about the NSDC collections being very early on School Lane (6.24am).  It was pointed out that someone had to be first on the rounds.  Cllr Laughton said that NSDC had managed to keep up the service in the snow unlike a number of other authorities and as such they should be applauded.  Mrs Curry said a village Litter Pick was being organised in March and Cllr Armstrong agreed that the PC could borrow litter pickers from NSDC.
  5. Cllr Laughton said that the CC budget was £18m underspent so far so the good news was that this could be put back into funds and reallocated.
  6. Planning concerns were discussed.  Mrs Curry pointed out that a member of the Planning Committee stated at the last Parish Conference that 19/20 planning decisions go in line with the PC’s views.  This was not happening in Eakring.  Recent decisions were pointed out to District Councillors.  PC then outlined their concerns about the proposed development at Highbury, Back Lane, which Cllr Armstrong noted and promised to follow up.



  1. Eon Parish Council Pack – a suggested pack in the event of a power cut.  The PC decided to keep the demonstration pack in the Cator Hall.
  2. Dukeries Communities Workshop – The PC considered an application for a grant.  They came to the conclusion that they had very limited funds at their disposal and that if they could not help with a reasonable sum it was not worth helping at all.  They decided unanimously not to make a grant (a letter expressing disappointment at this decision to be sent. Agreed 3, Against 1 DB).
  3. NSDC Clean It Up Anti Dog Fouling Signs.  It was decided to arrange a walk around the village to ascertain the best sites to place the signs.
  4. A resident brought to the PCs attention a smell over the village. The PC decided to investigate possible sources.
  5. NSDC Register of Members Interests – the need to notify changes in members interested to the Monitoring Office were brought to the PC’s notice.
  6. NSDC Register of Electors 2010/2011 arrived at PC


Items circulated

  1. Cottage Gardens grass maintenance contractor
  2. NSDC Precept Estimates 2011/2012
  3. NALC Localism Bill 13/12/10
  4. Notts Fire and Rescue Response Winter 10
  5. Christmas Card Mark Spencer
  6. Countywise Dec 10
  7. NALC Annual Report 2010
  8. NSDC At Your Leisure
  9. Splash of Colour Brochure
  10. NHS Board Meeting 27.1.11
  11. Clerks and Councils Direct Jan 11
  12. Rural Voice No 13
  13. Newark Amateur Operatic Society Poster
  14. Notts Police Authority ‘Become Independent Custody Visitor’ poster
  15. SIA poster
  16. NAL Training CILCA



 Application Number 10/01679/FUL

Construction of four new houses and extension of existing property

Highbury, Kirklington Road, Eakring

Circulated and returned 24.1.11

For nil, against 7


Application Number 11/000/79/FUL

Householder application for the erection of conservatory to read of Rhodwyn, Wellow Road, Eakring

Circulated to be returned 5.2.11


The following decision notice has been received:

Application Number 10/015/FUL

Householder application to erect brick built garden room/workshop, rebuild near boundary wall, Forest Cottage, School Lane, Eakring

Approve Full Planning Permission 5.1.11


Cator Hall

The pantomime is fully booked for all 5 performances. Mrs Curry reported that she had details of two Insurance Companies that insure village halls at reasonable rates and it was agreed that details would be passed to the CHMA.


Recreation Ground

The PC recognised that the tendering process to acquire contractors to carry out the first phase of the development work will take a little while to complete.



Christmas Lights Event Expenses  £52.55


It was proposed by Mrs S Wilson, seconded by Mr R Neale with all in agreement that this account be paid.


Any Other Business

  1. Organised Litter Pick – it was decided to organise a litter pick on Saturday 12th March from 10am to 12 noon meeting at the Cator Hall.  A letter to all the village organisations to publicise the event.
  2. Green Lane Inspection – Mr Neale agreed to undertake the annual inspection
  3. Light out – Mr Neale reported a light out on the FP at the end of School Lane (between Main Street and Church Lane).  Clerk to report to NCC
  4. The PC discussed the setting of snare traps close to residential properties.  They pointed out the danger of this practice to dogs, cats and young children.


There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.00pm.


Next scheduled meeting is in the Cator Hall on Wednesday 9th March 2011 at 7.30pm.


Signed:  M Curry 09.03.11