meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 10th December
2008 at 7.30pm in the Cator Hall
Mrs M Curry, Mr R Neale, Mr R Howes, Mr D
Brozyna, Mrs S Wilson, Mr L Haslam, Mr R Brown, Cllr A Stewart and Cllr B
The minutes of the meeting held on 12th
November were read. It was proposed by
Mr D Brozyna, seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously that these be
signed as a true record.
- Mr D Brozyna commented on how nice the fingerpost (at the
junction of Wellow Road) looked after its repainting. All the PC
agreed and Mrs Curry thanked Cllr Stewart for this efforts in encouraging
NCC to carry out the work.
- Refurbishment of Street Signs.
The PC received 2 quotes for the work. It was proposed by Mr Neale, seconded by
Mr Brown, with all in agreement that the lower quote of £25 per sign plus
materials, submitted by Mr McCool, be accepted. The work to be carried out on all the
signs in the village. A group of
Parish Councillors led by Mr Neale will inspect the signs prior to
ordering the work.
- Mr Neale suggested that NCC Highways Dept Contractors had
carried out a ‘good job of work’ with the ‘least possible’ upset to
villagers during the recent road resurfacing and that a letter of thanks
should be sent from the PC.
- Mr Brozyna suggested the bridge repair on FP8 was
unsatisfactory and needed inspecting by the Area Rights of Way Officer.
- The Highways Action Team responded quickly to remove leaves etc
- Councillors noted that stones remained on verges along Church
Lane in spite of a reminder in the village newsletter. Cllr Laughton said he had passed the
matter on to NCC Highways Dept.
- Summer Fete. Mrs Curry planned
to send a letter to village organisations inviting them to send
representatives to a meeting after Christmas at which plans would be set
- Cllr Laughton was thanked for contacting the 2 landowners on
Wellow Road who have cut back their hedges. Mr Neale pointed out 2 sections that
were still close to the road.
- Answering questions Cllr Stewart explained that the Gateway
Project could not proceed until the necessary
legal steps had been undertaken.
- Mrs Curry said that often documents from NSDC and NCC gave a
short deadline before the PC had to send their response.
- Cllrs Stewart and Laughton warned that the new road surface
could be slippery until it had been worn in. It was suggested a note be put in the
- NSDC re Planning and Consultations. The PC opted not to receive planning information
- National Grid – apology for speeding drivers.
- NSDC re listing of BT K6 kiosks.
- NSDC re BT’s Proposals to realign payphone provision.
- NSDC tree notices: a) Cratley, Back Lane; b) Tenters Cottage,
- The Rural Services Network.
- Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Revenue Budget and
Council Tax Consultations 2009/10.
- NSDC Clean Neighbourhood Environment Act 2005: Dog Control
- NCC Planning and Landscape Briefing Nov 08.
- NALC AGM Agenda
- Palace Theatre Pantomime Flier
- Emda News Autumn 08
- NSDC Standards Committee Agenda 1.12.08
- NSDC Precept Estimates 2009/10
The following appeal notice was received:
Southlands, School Lane.
The following withdrawal of appeal notice
Middle Farm, Church Lane, Eakring
It has been necessary to change the main
contractor for the toilets project. The
work is now expected to be completed by end February/March. The new oil tank has been connected.
A number of Parish Councillors visited the
Recreation Ground to view the fence near the garages. Mr Brozyna was concerned about the lack of
disabled access to the field while Mrs Curry thought the sign needed updating.
Mr Curry proposed that a Playing Field
Management Committee, along the lines of the Cator Hall model, should be
established. A meeting will be called in
January at which Mr Brozyna, Mrs Curry and Mr Haslam will represent the PC.
Eakring Echo Sponsorship £20.00
It was proposed by Mr R Neale, seconded by
Mr L Haslam with all in agreement that this account be paid.
The precept for 2009/10 was
considered. The expenses were raised to
£120 and the Eakring Echo donation to £20 while it was agreed to put aside £250
for the Election Account. Mr Neale
believed that the level of the Clerk’s salary was set externally. It was agreed that the Precept requirement
for 2009-2010 was £3350 - £1000 was allowed for the Cator Hall insurance.
- Overhanging trees had prevented an oil tanker reaching the old
peoples bungalows on Triumph Close.
After numerous phone calls involving Newark and Sherwood Homes, NCC
Highways, NCC Tree Officer and site inspections from representatives from
all 3, Newark and Sherwood Homes have agreed to cut the offending branches
- Mr Neale suggested the telephone box might be turned into a notice
board when the PC acquire it.
- A York stone slab is raised at the end of Sikey Lane and will
There being no further business the meeting
closed at 9.00pm.
Next meeting scheduled for 11th
M J Curry 11.02.09