meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday
9th February 2011 at 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
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.
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.
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.
Computer Update – The PC agreed to have the minutes of their
meetings written up and presented on computer generated sheets.
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been withdrawn.Update – work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.
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.
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.
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 ().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
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
A resident brought to the PCs attention a smell over the
village. The PC decided to investigate possible sources.
NSDC Register of Members Interests – the need to notify changes
in members interested to the Monitoring Office were brought to the PC’s
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,
Circulated to be returned 5.2.11
The following decision notice has been
Application Number 10/015/FUL
Householder application to erect brick
built garden room/workshop, rebuild near boundary wall, Forest Cottage, School Lane,
Approve Full Planning Permission 5.1.11
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.
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.
Organised Litter Pick – it was decided to organise a litter
pick on Saturday 12th March from to meeting at the Cator Hall.A letter to all the village organisations to publicise the event.
Inspection – Mr Neale agreed to undertake the annual inspection
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
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 .
Next scheduled meeting is in the Cator Hall
on Wednesday 9th
March 2011 at .