A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 10th November 2010 at 7.30pm in the Cator Hall



Mr R Howes, Mrs S Wilson, Mr L Haslam, Mr R Brown, Cllr A Stewart, Cllr B Laughton and Cllr N Armstrong.



Mrs M Curry, Mr R Neale, Mr D Brozyna


As both the Chairman and Vice Chairman were absent it was proposed by Mrs S Wilson, seconded by Mr R Brown with all in agreement that Mr Haslam chair the meeting.



The minutes of the meeting held on the 13th October were read.  It was proposed by Mrs Wilson, seconded by Mr Brown and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record.  The minutes of the meeting held on 2nd November were read.  It was proposed by Mr Brown, seconded by Mr Howes and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record.


Matters Arising

  1. Interpretation Board – the PC heard that this is to be fitted on the 11th November.
  2. Visit of NSDC Planning Officer – Mr C Walker Chief Planning Officer of NSDC has agreed to attend the December PC meeting.


County/District Councillors

  1. Cllr Stewart promised to pursue the PCs concerns about the junction from Bilsthorpe onto the Eakring Road (whether ‘Stop’ rather than ‘Give Way’ markings would be safer).
  2. Cllr Stewart said that he had given a grant to ROB so that the recycling project could be extended to Eakring.
  3. Mr Howes said that the Kirklington Road junction onto the A617 had now been cleared of overhanging foliage which made it much safer to use.
  4. Cllr Stewart enquired if the PC wished to pursue the LIS bid which was talked about that last month’s PC meeting. The PC said they were still weighing up the implications of the proposals.
  5. News was given that the new Highways Dept is to go ahead but no date has been set.
  6. The PC discussed with Cllr Armstrong their feelings about the proposed brown bin recycling scheme as applied to Eakring and the value for money of the Voice magazine.
  7. Cllr Stewart and Cllr Laughton announced that it was proposed to hold the Triathlon in Notts again in 2011.  Cllr Stewart said the organisers would be contacting the PC to explain their proposals.  Cllr Laughton displayed  a map of the course showing cyclists would pass through Eakring twice in the day on 24th July.



  1. NCC Highways Information Pack for Parishes – received as 86 page attachment to e-mail.  PC decided to request a hard copy and/or CD alternative because of the expense of copying this document.


Items circulated (9)

  1. NHS Public Board Meeting Poster 25.11.10
  2. NSDC Parish Conference 8.11.10
  3. RCAN The Playing Field Autumn 2010
  4. Countywise Oct 10
  5. NHS Review of Walk-in Centres
  6. Clerks and Councils Direct Nov 10
  7. NCC Roads in Winter
  8. NCC Consultation Right of Way Service Review
  9. NSDC Period of Representation on Community Infrastructure Levy – Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule



Application Number 10/01356/FULM

Erection of two storey building to incorporate workshops, classrooms and offices

National Grid Transco Plc, Kirklington Road, Eakring

Meeting held 2.10.10

For 5, against nil, absent 2


The following application notices have been received:

Application Number 10/00176/CAC

Demolition of dwelling

Stentons Croft, Church Lane, Eakring

Approve Conservation Area Consent 13.10.10


Application Number 10/01039/FUL

Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a replacement dwelling

Stentons Croft, Church Lane, Eakring.

Approve Full Planning Permission 13.10.10


Application Number 10/00436/FUL

Erection of a 54 metre high wind turbine and associated substation building

Coultas Farm, Kirklington Road, Eakring

Approve Full Planning Permission 14.10.10


Cator Hall

Mr Brown reported that PAT testing had been carried out.  Use of the hall was very good.


Recreation Ground

Nothing to report



Churchyard Maintenance Grant £180.00

Telephone Box Refurbishment £175.00


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


Any Other Business

  1. Proposed Reinforcement of Electricity Supplies Eakring.  The PC studied the contents of an e-mail from Keith Thompson of Central Networks dated 3 November related to proposed access from Triumph Road.  It was proposed by Mrs S Wilson seconded by Mr R Howes with all in agreement to accept the terms as outlined in the e-mail. It was proposed by Mr R Howes, seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously to employ Jakes and Co of New Ollerton (Mr Sinderson) to act for the PC in this matter.
  2. Update of Emergency Plan – Mr Haslam said that in most instances the plan remained as previously with a few amendments and was at present in the process of being printed.
  3. Severe Winter Weather Arrangements – The PC chose to take advantage of NCC offer of 5 free 25kg bags of prepacked salt.  They will be delivered to Mr Haslam’s house for onward journey to the resilience store.  The other items on offer at various prices were declined after debate.
  4. Christmas Tree – it was decided to switch the tree lights on at 6.15pm on Saturday 4th December.  It was agreed unanimously to allocate £50 towards refreshments for the light switch on.  Mrs Stokes is to be invited to turn on the lights.  The event is to be published in the Eakring Echo.


There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.20pm.


Next meeting scheduled for 8th December 2010.


Signed: M Curry 8 December 2010