A 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.


Matters Arising

  1. 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.
  2. Community Speedwatch.  The cameras have been  repaired and it was agreed that another session should be arranged in 2008 when the days are longer.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Any comments or issues written on circulation sheets to be brought to Madame Chairman’s notice immediately.
  6. 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.



  1. 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.
  2. It was agreed that the Council would not comment on the plans for the Potterdyke development in Newark.
  3. Information re new Parish Council Insurance Scheme from Care and Company.
  4. Travel and Transport Briefing Dec 07.
  5. Register of Electors
  6. NHS Public Board Meeting notice 31.1.08 on noticeboard.
  7. Notification of publication of Draft East Midlands Plan Panel Report.
  8. Shaw & Son Brochure
  9. Glasdon brochures.



Application Number 07/01501/FUL

Proposed detached garage and outbuilding

Jasmine Cottage, Kirklington Road

Circulated and returned

For 7 Against Nil


Cator Hall

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.


Recreation Ground

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.


Any Other Business

  1. 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 justified.
  2. 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.
  3. Plans for lay-by on Kirklington Road on-going.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Dec.


Signed: M Curry 12.12.07