A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 9th September  2009 at 7.30pm in the Cator Hall



Mrs M Curry, Mr R Howes, Mr D Brozyna, Mr L Haslam, Mr R Brown, Mrs S Wilson, Cllr A Stewart and Cllr B Laughton.


Apologies: Mr R Neale



The minutes of the meeting held on 10th June were read.  It was proposed by Mr R Howes, seconded by Mr D Brozyna, and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record.


Matters Arising

  1. Street signs – a) the signs either side of the fingerpost at the Wellow Road junction have now been reset equidistant from the post; b) old street name plates are in safe keeping.  It was proposed to review if the old supports are worthy of refurbishment or require replacement.
  2. Telephone Box – action on refurbishment is pending.
  3. Speed signs – a) requests for a temporary interactive speed sign have been made both via the Safer Neighbourhood Group and via Inspector Gann at Southwell Police Station.  PC are allowed to purchase their own but must meet certain criteria before they are allowed to be erected; b) a letter received from NCC explained that small (30) signs cannot be put up in 30mph zones.
  4. NCC Landscape Services supplied an invoice for lost years of mowing of the recreation ground at the end of July.  Confirmation of the 2009 contract price has still not been received.  Cllr Stewart offered to follow these matters up.
  5. HGV passing through the village are still causing problems.  Cllr Laughton explained that NCC would be considering a long term strategy for moving vehicles with the possibility of Lorry Exclusion Zones and a grid system in certain areas.


County/District Councillors

  1. Cllr Laughton was told of the public meeting at Bilsthorpe in July about road safety on the A614 and received a copy of proposals for road improvements drawn up by the Chairmen of Bilsthorpe, Eakring, Edwinstowe and Rufford PCs which is to be sent to NCC.  He explained that as there was a backlog of routine maintenance work on highways he understood that over the next 2-3 years a lot of money would be prioritised in that area.
  2. Mr Haslam asked when NCC introduced the new policy of sending visitors from Rufford Abbey via Wellow and Eakring thus increasing traffic flow through the village.  He produced a map given out to visitors to a ceramics exhibition at Rufford Mill.  Cllr Laughton promised to investigate.
  3. Cllr Stewart said that he hoped there would be progress on replacing the bus shelter when more money became available, hopefully through BBC.



  1. Rufford Parish Council: Road Safety on A614. Mrs Curry signed a letter to be sent jointly by the PCs of Eakring, Rufford, Bilsthorpe and Edwinstowe to NCC with proposals for improvements to the A614.
  2. NCC 30mph speed limit – Eakring village.
  3. NSDC Fly Tipping Satisfaction Questionnaire
  4. KKP Management Consultants – Newark and Sherwood Community Green Space, Provision and Improvement Plan Questionnaire
  5. Beckett Builders – contractor instructed to attend to hedge.
  6. Thoroton Society – Conservation Areas at Risk – English Heritage’s survey of conservation areas - to be consulted to see how it applies to Eakring.
  7. NALC Annual General Meeting 18th Nov 2009 – delegate and election forms.


Items circulated:

  1. Letter from Andy Stewart to Chief Constable – Speeding Traffic in Villages
  2. Letter from Notts Police to Cllr A Stewart re Speeding in Villages
  3. Message from Cllr A Stewart re bus shelter
  4. Fly the Flag for Armed Forces poster
  5. Sherwood Foresters – invite to unveiling of memorial in Ypres 24.10.09
  6. NSDC Newark and Sherwood Shop Fronts and Advertisements Design Guide (SPD)
  7. Notts Fire and Rescue Response Magazine
  8. NCC Rufford Craft Centre
  9. NCC Travel and Transport Briefing June 09
  10. NCC Planning and Landscape Briefing June 09
  11. NHS Public Board Meeting 23.7.09
  12. EMDA News
  13. NSDC Draft SHLAA Consultation – Results of Consultation
  14. Clerks and Councils Direct July 09
  15. Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood Safer Neighbourhood Schemes
  16. Longhurst Group Brochure
  17. J Parker Catalogue
  18. NHS Notts County’s Annual Public Meeting 24.09.09
  19. East Midland Assembly Regional Plan Partial Review Options Consultation
  20. NCC Travel and Transport Briefing July 09
  21. NSDC Housing Survey poster details
  22. NCC Countylink July 09
  23. NCC Planning and Transport Briefing
  24. NSDC Floods of 2007 – an update of progress
  25. RCAN The Playing Field
  26. Contact – Visits of Mobile Rural Contact Point 2009
  27. NSDC Parish Council Toolkit
  28. Mencap
  29. NHS Annual Public Meeting Public Board Meeting Poster
  30. NCC Planning and Landscape Briefing Aug
  31. BT Payphones, Adopt A Kiosk, Win £500 for your local community.
  32. NSDC Citizen of the Year 2009
  33. NCC Travel and Transport Briefing Aug/Sept 2009



The following planning applications have been received:


Application No 09/0909/FUL

Householder application for erection of a summer house and porch to the rear


Rhodwyn, Wellow Road, Eakring

Circulated and returned 30.7.09

For 6, against 0, absent 1


Application No 09/00483/FUL

Change of use of farm building to games room for domestic use

Manor Farm, Bilsthorpe Road, Eakring

Circulated, to be returned by 5.9.09


The following decision notices were received:


Application No 08/02289/FUL

Householder application for the erection of single and two storey extension

Laburnum House, Wellow Road, Eakring

Refused Full Planning Permission 10.6.09


Application No 09/0909/FUL

Householder application for the erection of a summer room to the rear elevation


Rhodwyn, Wellow Road, Eakring

Approved Full Planning Permission 26.08.09


Cator Hall

Mr Brown reported that at the Annual Meeting all committee members were re-elected.  The work on the toilets has now been completed and the floor is receiving treatment at the present time.


Recreation Ground

The Playing Field Equipment Committee held a table top sale in the Cator Hall to raise funds.  It was proposed by Mr L Haslam, seconded by Mr R Brown, that the PC should make a donation of the cost of the rent of the Cator Hall for this event.



Recreation Ground Mowing 2008 £420.00

Cator Hall Insurance £979.68


It was proposed by Mr D Brozyna, seconded by Mrs S Wilson with all in agreement that these accounts be paid.


Any Other Business

  1. Positioning of Planter – after discussion it was proposed by Mr R Brown, seconded by Mrs S Wilson, with all in agreement that the best place to site the planter was the Remembrance Garden.  Mr Brozyna suggested that to help preserve it a plastic liner should be used before it is filled.
  2. Resilience Store – Mr Brown believed that the PC should contact those householders in the village whose properties were in danger of flooding in the event of storms.  (A note would be put in the Eakring Echo).  Their potential needs could then be assessed.
  3. Mrs Curry reported on an NSDC Housing Market Assessment Seminar she had attended on 2nd Sept.
  4. Concern was expressed about overhanging branches and foliage alongside footpaths and pavements.  It was decided as a first step to put a strongly worded reminder in the Eakring Echo.


There being no further business, the meeting closed at 9.15pm.


Next meeting scheduled for 14th October 2009.


Signed:  MJ Curry 14.10.09