meeting of the Parish Council took place on November 14th 2007 in
Cator Hall at 7.30pm
Mrs M Curry, Mr R Neale, Mr R Howes, Mr D
Brozyna, Mr L Haslam, Mr R Brown and 3 parishioners.
Mrs S Wilson
The minutes of the meeting held on October
11th were read. It was
proposed by Mr R Neale, seconded by Mr D Brozyna and agreed unanimously that
these be signed as a true record.
- Dog Fouling. District
Councillor N Armstrong had reported that bins were available. It was agreed that we would prefer not
to have these. She also stated that
the Dog Warden would come to the village.
The penalty for not clearing up after your dog is £50. Item to this
effect to be placed in Echo.
- Community Speedwatch.
The cameras have been repaired and it was agreed that
another session should be arranged in 2008 when the days are longer.
- Safer Neighbourhoods. Mr
R Howes reported that the meeting had been well attended. The main emphasis is on anti-social
behaviour and related problems. Mr
R Howes to attend future meetings.
- Parish Conference. Mrs M
Curry and Mr L Haslam attended.
Issues covered included planning – introduction of standard
application form, central government targets and the need to find
land. Affordable housing means social
housing. Also Resilience Planning –
maps of all dykes and drainage systems to be produced and circulated. As there is 24 hour access to the
National Grid site, it was decided to ask if they could store sand for
sand bags in case of emergency. Mrs
L Haslam to enquire.
- Any comments or issues written on circulation sheets to be
brought to Madame Chairman’s notice immediately.
- The pavement near the Savile Arms has been cleared. Large branches have been trimmed from
hedges near Slant Lane and left on verge.
Clerk to inform highways.
- Request from Kirklington to support their opposition to the
development of Kirklington Hall (the old Rodney School) as a residential
school for ‘problem children’. It
was decided that more information was required and a planning application
before we could pass any comments.
- It was agreed that the Council would not comment on the plans
for the Potterdyke development in Newark.
- Information re new Parish Council Insurance Scheme from Care
- Travel and Transport Briefing Dec 07.
- Register of Electors
- NHS Public Board Meeting notice 31.1.08 on noticeboard.
- Notification of publication of Draft East Midlands Plan Panel
- Shaw & Son Brochure
Application Number 07/01501/FUL
Proposed detached garage and outbuilding
Jasmine Cottage, Kirklington Road
Circulated and returned
For 7 Against Nil
Showing of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ was
cancelled due to lack of support. A
Christmas film ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ to be shown in December.
It was agreed that the quote from Mr J
Meanley of £282.00 to replace the damaged gate with a wooden one should be
accepted. Cllr Andy Stewart offered £300
from the Community Fund.
Churchyard Maintenance Grant £180.00
It was proposed by Mr D Brozyna and
seconded by Mrs M Curry with all in agreement that this be paid.
- Best Kept Village Entry.
Having studied the comments and suggestion made by the judges
following our entry in 2006, it was decided another entry was not
- C Cllr Andy Stewart reported that the man who restored the
finger posts has retired. A new
person is required to be found before our post can be repaired.
- Plans for lay-by on Kirklington Road on-going.
- Clerk to request review of position of 30 mph signs in
conjunction with promised Gateway Scheme.
Cllr Stewart stated that interactive signs must meet traffic
criteria for permitted installation.
- Cllr Bruce Laughton has asked that N&S District Council
formulate a written policy of guidance for wind farm applications.
There being no further business, the
meeting closed at 9.05pm.
Next meeting scheduled for 12th
Signed: M Curry 12.12.07