meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 9th April 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 N Armstrong and 3 parishioners.
Mr R Howes
The minutes of the meeting held on the 12th
March were read. It was proposed by Mrs
S Wilson, seconded by Mr D Brozyna and agreed unanimously that these be signed
as a true record.
- Post Office Update: Madame Chairman reported on the latest situation
with the imminent closure of the post office. She had held a meeting with the sub
postmaster and the MP Paddy Tipping.
A further meeting is arranged with the same parties for next week,
at which a representative of the P.O. would attend. Suggestions were made for ways to
resolve the situation.
- Paddy Tipping has agreed to approach B.T. about the
Mid-Lincolnshire telephone directory being supplied to the village.
- NSDC has not responded to the PC questions about the house
being built on Kirklington Road and a further copy of our letter has been
- Discussion took place about the PC and the use of e-mail in the
- Cllr Nora Armstrong mentioned that while NSDC were in the
process of identifying areas of building land this was the time for PCs to
make representations for ‘social housing’ in their communities.
- Cllr Armstrong gave an update on developments at Kirklington
Application Number 08/00257/FUL
Erection of detached
dwelling and garage.
Land rear of Highbank, Kirklington Road, Eakring
Circulated and returned 31.3.08.
For 2, Against 5
The following decision notice was received:
Application Number 07/01780/FUL
Proposed one No 4 bedroom family house
Land at Long Springs, Kirklington Road,
Refuse full planning permission 12.3.2008
- NCC Proposals for Eakring Village Gateway Scheme.
- From Post Office welcoming applications from potential retail
partners to run Eakring PO and meanwhile informing us of nearest
- From Paddy Tipping MP enclosing a copy of PO letter above,
asking if PC know of anyone who might be interested in running the PO.
- NCC informing PC that Kirklington Road lay-by scheme ‘put on
- NCC invitation to Building Better Communities Annual Event (17th
- NCC invitation to Sherwood Forest Regional Park Local
Councillors Event (11th April).
- NSDC questionnaire about burial sites in the parish.
- Details of 2008 best kept village competition.
- Parish/District Community Safety Liaison Group Meeting (28th
- Tree Works Notice: Ashling, Back Lane.
- NCC Update of NCC Parish
- Travel and Transport Briefing 3/08
- NSDC Visitors Guides 2008
- Local Councils Update
- Standards Committee Agenda 19th Mar
- East Midlands Development Agency News Spring 08
- Rufford Craft Centre Programme Apr-July
- Notts Fire and Rescue Service Magazine – Response – Spring
- Sutcliffe Play Brochure
- Wickstead Brochure
- Town and Parish Standard Mar 08
- Fund raising events planned include a Spring Concert and a Jazz
- An application for funding towards the disabled toilet which
was made to NCC has been rejected on the grounds that it was received too
late. Other sources of funding were
- The Clerk reported that as requested he had written to NCC
Landscape Services to see if they could match the other company’s quote
for mowing the recreation ground for the 2008 season. In reply, Landscape Services say that as
we are a ‘much valued customer’ to continue to mow the playing field on 14
occasions between April and October 2008 at £30.00 per cut. It was proposed by Mr R Neale, seconded
by Mr L Haslam, with all in agreement that this quote be accepted.
- The PC noted incidents of fly tipping on the recreation
ground. The culprits appeared to be
entering via a broken fence near the garages on Triumph Close. The Clerk will place a notice in the
Eakring Echo and approach the NSDC about the fence and signs.
Clerks Salary (1) £167.50
Clerks Salary (2) £167.50
Clerks Expenses (1) £9.65
Clerks Expenses (2) £40.94
Cator Hall Rent (Oct-Mar) £30.00
It was proposed by Mr R Neale, seconded by
Mr D Brozyna with all in agreement that these accounts be paid.
- Gateway Proposals: After discussion it was decided that in each
case the preferred position would be before the first house in the
village. The name sign should say
‘Eakring – Please drive carefully through the (our) village’. On leaving the village, it should say
‘Thank you for driving carefully’.
The 30 sign should come separately after the name sign. The roundels would be placed on the
road. Cllr Stewart arrived after the PC meeting had formally closed. He heard our proposals, and suggested a
site meeting involving NCC, himself, Madame Chairman and the Clerk.
- Speeding cars were a concern in the village. A reminder is to go in the Eakring Echo
and the Clerk is to contact Val Priestley, the Speed watch Co-ordinator.
- A planning issue was raised.
Clerk to contact NSDC.
- The PC discussed tree pruning on Back Lane.
There being no further business the meeting
closed at 8.30pm.
Next meeting scheduled for 14th
May after the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council Meeting.
Signed: M Curry 14.05.08