meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 11th June 2008 at
7.30pm in the Cator Hall
Mrs M Curry, Mr D Brozyna, Mr R Howes, Mrs
S Wilson, Mr L Haslam and 2 parishioners.
Mr R Neale, Mr R Brown, Cllr A Stewart
The minutes of the meeting held on the 14th
May were read. It was proposed by Mrs S
Wilson, seconded by Mr L Haslam and agreed unanimously that these be signed as
a true record.
- The Clerk reported that there was an outstanding Enforcement
Notice in the village dating from 2001.
- Although Newark and Sherwood Homes have not fixed the fence
between the Recreation Ground and Triumph Close garages, a ‘No Fly
Tipping’ notice has been erected.
- Mr Catchpole has been out to the village to deal with two tree
related issues on Back Lane.
- Madame Chairman reported that although the wind farm appeal had
originally been planned for August, it now looked more likely to go ahead
No representatives were present.
- From Mr M Catchpole (Trees and Woodland Officer) NSDC re ‘what
is a tree’ and offering advice on what is permitted work.
- The Planning Inspectorate: acknowledging receipt of PC’s views
on wind farm planning application and desire to speak at appeal hearing.
- NSDC ‘Partnerships with Parish Councils’ questionnaire.
- NSDC ‘Invitation to Parish Community Resilience’ meeting.
- NSDC ‘Standards Committee Agenda’ (11th June 2008)
- Tree works – Cherry Cottage, Church Lane
- NCC Travel and Transport Briefing (May 08)
- NCC Nottinghamshire Highways 2007/08 into 2008/09.
- Glasdon brochures
- Newark and Sherwood Health and Wellbeing Alliance Event
- NALC An introduction to Chairmanship course
- Sutcliffe Play Equipment brochure.
As a matter of information the Clerk
reported that decision notices had arrived on the Pond Farm planning
applications since the agenda had been circulated.
There was no report as Mr Brown was absent.
Mr Brozyna said that various plans had been
drawn up for equipment for the playing field and funding was the next
stage. Madame Chairman raised the
question of whether another Parish Councillor getting involved at this stage
might be beneficial. It was decided to
revisit this matter at a future PC meeting when other councillors were
available to consult.
- The Clerk reported that he had not had an invoice for the
Annual Insurance and he would need to pay this before the PC met again in
September. It was proposed by Mr D
Brozyna, seconded by Mrs S Wilson with all in agreement that a payment
could be paid as long as it did not exceed +10% of last years premium
- The audited figures for 2007-2008 (ending 31.3.2008) were
presented. It was proposed by Mr D
Brozyna, seconded by Mrs S Wilson with all in agreement that these be
accepted. They were signed by the
Chairman and Clerk. The Annual
Governance Statement was approved by the PC and signed by the Chairman and
- It was agreed to send a letter of thanks to the Internal Auditor,
Mr Peter Walker.
- Community Resilience Store: Mr Haslam reported on a meeting at
Kelham Hall attended by himself and the Clerk. After discussion the National Grid site
remained the first choice of site for the store. Mr Haslam will contact the National Grid
Facilities Officer to ascertain his views on the container style of
storage and the planning permission issue.
- Partnerships with Parish Councils questionnaire. This was filled in.
- Concerns were raised about the possible contamination of the
lake behind Bleak House. Clerk to
contact Environmental Department as a matter of urgency.
- Dog Fouling and stray dogs, particularly in the Triumph Road
area. Action: 1) Clerk to contact
the Dog Warden, 2) note in Eakring Echo.
- Discussion took place on the state of the roads in particular
- Mr Brozyna pointed out that the 30 sign on Wellow Road was
- Mr Howes warned that a gang was operating in the area stealing
There being no further business the meeting
closed at 9.15pm.
Next meeting scheduled for 10th
Signed M Curry 10.09.08