A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 11th February 2009 at 7.30pm in the Cator Hall



Mrs M Curry, Mr R Neale, Mr R Howes, Mr D Brozyna, Mr L Haslam, Mr R Brown, Cllr A Stewart and 2 parishioners.


Apologies: Mrs Sue Wilson



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


Matters Arising

  1. Verges – a letter had been received by the PC concerning verges in the village.  Cllr Stewart mentioned the availability of markers from NCC.  The PC considered a variety of views on the subject.
  2. Refurbishment of street signs – Mr Neale reported that many of the street signs were fitted to rotten back boards and posts. NSDC Clerk of Works is due to make a site visit to assess the situation.
  3. Clerk’s Salary – A different Clerk’s contract appears to be in general use.  Mrs Curry agreed to investigate this and its implications for the Clerk’s salary.
  4. The repair has been completed to the slab at the end of Sikey Lane.
  5. A Playing Field Committee has been formally established and is about to meet.
  6. FP8 – the Area Rights of Way Officer notes the problems with the handrail over the bridge at this point.  He hopes to deal with this and plans to widen the bridge when resources allow.
  7. Summer Fete – A meeting of interested parties has not yet taken place.


County/District Councillors

Cllr Stewart had nothing to report.


Cator Hall

Work on the toilets is about to commence.  It will be completed in stages so that the Hall can remain in use.  The roof needs repairs and investigations are taking place into the best way to proceed.  Mr Brown reported that bookings for the Hall are good.



  1. St Andrew’s Parochial Church Council – thank you for £180 grant.
  2. NSDC re Newark and Sherwood Local Development Consultation on Development Policies.
  3. NSDC Disposal of surplus grass mowers.
  4. NALC Training Questionnaire 2009
  5. NALC Data Capture Questionnaire 2009.


Items Circulated:

  1. Rural Voice Edition 7 2009.
  2. Clerks and Councils Direct Jan 09.
  3. Padding Tipping 2009 Contact and Calendar Card.
  4. NCC What will your Christmas ….
  5. Glasdon Brochure
  6. ICO Freedom of Information
  7. NCC Rufford Craft Centre Exhibition Programme.
  8. NHS Public Board Meeting Notice 29 Jan 09.
  9. Communities and Local Gov: Communities in Control Consultation doc.
  10. Planning and Landscape Briefing Dec 08.
  11. NSDC Community Newsletter Dec 08.
  12. NALC Countywise Dec 08.
  13. NSDC Register of Electors (full)
  14. Notts Fire and Rescue: Response Winter 08
  15. NCC Roads in winter
  16. NCC Travel and Transport Briefing Dec 08
  17. Countylink Dec 08
  18. The Playing Field Newsletter Winter 08/09
  19. Ollerton and District CAB Annual Report 07/08
  20. Community Consultants Ltd Rural PC Insurance Scheme
  21. NCC Improving accessibility Jan/Feb 09.
  22. Travel and Transport Briefing Jan/Feb 09.
  23. Lens May-Aug 09.
  24. NCC Improving Accessibility
  25. Wickstead brochure



The following decision notices were received:


Application Number 08/01895/OUT

Erection of Detached Dwelling

Land adjacent Ivy Cottage, Kirklington Road

Refuse outline planning permission 11.12.08


Application Number 08/02097/TEM

Siting of 2 temporary static caravans for use whilst dwelling is constructed

Land at Hunger Hills, Wellow Road, Eakring

Refuse temporary permission 19.1.09


The following appeal notice was received:

Pond Farm, Kirklington Road


Recreation Ground

Quotes for mowing – the PC will ask for quotes for the 2009 season from NCC and Ulyatts of Blidworth.  The fence on the south side of the recreation ground is still down for an 8 metre section near the Triumph Road entrance.


Any Other Business

  1. Telephone Box

a)     The PC have received the signed agreement from BT saying an e-mail will be sent confirming transfer of ownership once the phone has been removed.

b)     The PC noted that the phone has been removed.

c)      An agreement has been signed for an unmetered electricity connection between the PC and Eon.

d)     The Insurance Officer at NSDC confirms that the telephone box is covered under the Parish Council Insurance Scheme for Public Liability subject to the PC making regular checks on the box.  There is no property insurance.


  1. Freedom of Information – It was proposed by Mr R Neale, seconded by Mr L Haslam with all in agreement that the new model publication scheme provided by the Information Commissioners Office be adopted by the PC.
  2. Mr Haslam agreed to carry out the annual Green Lane inspection.
  3. Mrs Curry felt it was important we had a representative at the Parish/District Community Safety Liaison Group meetings, as she understood mobile interactive speed signs could now be loaned via these events.
  4. Reports were heard of Transco vans racing through the village.  Residents were reminded to record times of incidents and numbers of vehicles so that details could be passed to National Grid so offenders could be dealt with.
  5. The PC heard of the help certain farmers gave to motorists in the recent bad weather.  It was noted that the bins were not collected.
  6. Mr Brown reported that resurfacing work had started on Sandy Lane near its junction with Newark Road.  Mr Neale agreed to investigate.


There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.40pm.


Next meeting scheduled for 11th March 2009.


Signed:  MJ Curry 11.03.09