meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 12th March 2008
at 7.30pm in the Cator Hall
Mrs M Curry, Mr R Neale, Mr D Brozyna, Mr R
Brown, Mrs S Wilson, Mr L Haslam, Cllr Andy Stewart and 4 parishioners.
Mr R Howes
The minutes of the meeting held on the 13th
February were read. It was proposed by
Mrs S Wilson and seconded by Mr R Neale and agreed unanimously that these be
signed as a true record.
- The Clerk reported that the audit fee had been set at £50 p.a.
in 2006/7 and would remain in force until at least 2011/12.
- Madame Chairman pointed out that the Parish Council had already
made a grant of £50 to Ollerton C.A.B. this financial year and suggested
holding back for a period before the grant approved last month is
- F.P.3 has been cleared by the Rights of Way Officer. Jim
Meanley has lowered the height of the stile on F.P.3. NCC is responsible
for maintaining F.P.27 and they have been contacted and informed that it
- A letter has been received from NWT about the fence positioned
over the badger sett on Mansey Common.
They consider it is not harming the creatures.
- The Clerk reported that he had written to NCC over concerns
about debris on the road following hedge cutting on Wellow Road and
Bilsthorpe Road. This reply
repeated the reply received in November.
The Clerk also approached the landowner who acknowledged the PC’s
concerns. The PC resolved to
monitor the situation closely.
- Mr Haslam said he and the Clerk carried out the Green Lane
inspection and everything was in order.
- The Clerk had written to the PO asking about Post Office
provision in Eakring after the retirement of the Postmaster in April. The reply received apologised for the
‘temporary’ closure of the branch and assured the PC that they were doing
all they could to reopen it as soon as possible. Madame Chairman added that she had
phoned the PO trying to explain that it was not a temporary closure. Contact would be ongoing.
- Cllr Stewart reported that he had been to a meeting about the
proposed incinerator at Rainworth and it could potentially have implications
for communities like Eakring.
- Cllr Stewart hoped to have news about money for road repairs
- Asked about road signs restricting heavy lorries
in Eakring, Cllr Stewart replied that NCC would not sanction them as the village
was on an essential user route when the A617 was closed.
- Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment – Draft Methodology
- Invoices for mowing 2007.
- Direct telephone no. for Highways Inspectors at Kelham Road
supplied by Cllr Laughton.
- Glasden Brochure.
- Clerks and Councils Direct March 08.
- NSDC Visitor Guides 2008
- Local Councils Update
- Planning and Landscape briefing 3/08
- Countylink Feb 08
- Planning and Landscape Briefing 2/08
- NALC The Council as Employer Course 30/4 or 7/5
- Brochure ’Enjoy England’
- Safer Neighbourhoods Group Meetings
- NCC Travel and Transport Briefing Feb 08
- NCC Keeping Children Safe Leaflet.
Application Number 08/00195/FUL
Proposed 3 new dwellings and associated
Land at Bleak House Kirklington Road
For 1, Against 5, Abstain 1
The following decision notices were
Application Number 07/01516/FUL
Proposed replacement of existing dwelling
and garage (Revision 02/01269FUL)
Land at Hungerhills,
Wellow Road, Eakring
Refuse Full Planning Permission 15.2.08
Application Number 07/01775/FUL
Proposed new dwelling
Middle Farm, Church Lane, Eakring
Refuse Full Planning Permission 25.2.08
Mr R Brown reported that there had been no
meeting since last month. There was to
be a work day on 19th April and the next fund raising event would be
a cinema evening (12th April).
The Clerk said that there had been two quotes
for mowing for the 2008 season.
- NCC £32.17 per cut.
- Ulyetts of Blidworth £30 per cut plus VAT (£5.25) reclaimable.
Mr D Brozyna expressed the view, supported
by the other councillors, that NCC should be given the opportunity to match
Ulyett’s quote and the Clerk was instructed to contact them.
The Clerk reported that the roller had been
propelled down the hill to the bridge on the Recreation Ground. Mr R Brown agreed to supervise its removal.
A late agenda item was:
Nottinghamshire County Council (Mowing 2007) £437.36
Also: Oakring Building Services (disabled
It was proposed by Mr R Brown, seconded by
Mrs S Wilson, with all in agreement that these accounts be paid.
- Madame Chairman commented on some disquiet in the village about
the Mid-Lincolnshire telephone directory being distributed again this
year. She had spent a long time
talking to BT explaining that it did not cover our area. Mrs Curry suggested a notice in the
Eakring Echo with a phone number for BT customers to ring to request a
more appropriate directory.
- Mr D Brozyna expressed his concern about the positioning of the
oil tank close to the highway on the new house in front of Bleak House,
Kirklington Road. Clerk to
investigate the safety implications of this.
- Councillors discussed what form of drainage the above property
was having. For clarification the
Clerk was asked to contact NSDC and enquire whether the house would be
linking to mains drains or fitting a septic tank.
- Circulation of plans for land at Bleak House had been returned
and discussion of the proposals took place.
There being no further business the meeting
closed at 8.35pm.
Next meeting scheduled for 9th
Signed: M Curry 09.04.08