meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 12th November
2008 at 7.30pm in the Cator Hall
Mrs M Curry, Mr R Neale, Mr D Brozyna, Mr R
Howes, Mr L Haslam, Mr R Brown, Mrs S Wilson, Cllr A Stewart, Cllr B Laughton
and 2 parishioners.
The minutes of the meeting held on 8th
October were read. It was proposed by Mr
R Brown, seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously that these be signed
as a true record.
- Refurbishment of street signs: The NSDC Clerk of Works has been
contacted and permission is not required to undertake refurbishment. They have used SPG Construction in the
past. The PC heard an unofficial
estimate for work on 10 street signs and decided to contact SPG
Construction for an official estimate.
An estimate from a local tradesman is awaited. Meanwhile councillors will prioritise
which signs need attention.
- An application to ‘Adopt the Telephone Kiosk’ was submitted on
17th October to BT.
- The drains on Bilsthorpe Road and Main Street were cleared prior
to the road resurfacing.
- There is no further news on the interpretation board.
- Mrs Curry and Mr Howes reported on the wind farm appeal which
they considered to be very thorough, fair and even handed.
- Mr Neale had examined the playing field fence but is of the
opinion that a concrete replacement, at the trouble spot by the garages,
would be inappropriate. Mr Brozyna
said that he believed an entrance should be made at this point but Mrs
Curry pointed out that this could not be done without official approval.
Mr Neale suggested a group of councillors visit the site.
- Summer Fete – Mrs Curry said that local organisations consulted
about the possibility of such an event were responding positively. A committee would be formed to organise
it and ensure it did not clash with other events planned for the summer. There was some discussion as to what
funds raised from the event might be donated to.
- Cllr Stewart said he had received a BBC application for the
playing field equipment from Mr Brozyna and had passed it on.
- The present road resurfacing in the village was discussed and
the work about to be completed on the Caunton Road. Some comments were made about the choice
of colour of flagstones at the lowered kerb sections especially in view of
Eakring being a conservation area.
It was felt consultation should be undertaken with local
communities before such changes are made.
- Cllr Laughton was concerned about recent flooding/surface water
on Kirklington Road (just up from Brail Farm). Two other areas where surface water
gathered were also mentioned to him.
- Cllr Laughton announced that the County Council Elections would
be held on the same day as the European Elections next year – 4th
- Mr Neale asked if councillors could act on the state of hedges
on Wellow Road which were overgrown and meant that when a car pulled over
to avoid large oncoming traffic it scratched paint. Mr Laughton replied that in the first
instance the Clerk should contact the relevant landowner.
- Ollerton CAB: thank you for your donation.
- Sherwood Foresters: thank you for your donation.
- NSDC Supply of Register of Electors 2008-9. PC agreed to apply
for free copy of Register of Electors.
- NCC Notice of granting of planning application – drilling of a borehole
for exploration of oil – Whip Ridding Farm, Kirklington.
- NSDC Community Risk and Resilience Building Form
- National Grid Tenant Hand Book
Acknowledgement of application for ‘Adopt a Kiosk’ Scheme.
- NCC Mobile Rural Contact Point poster for 14th Nov
- NSDC Agenda for Parish Conference 10 Nov.
- Rural Community Action AGM (Annual Report)
- Rural Community Action Rural Voice No.6
- NCC Planning and Landscape Briefing Oct 08
- NCC Countylink Oct 08
- Wickstead brochure
- East Midland Regional Plan Partial Review
- NCC Road Bulletin – Newark and Sherwood Area
- Letter from Andy Stewart re road patching/re-surfacing
- Communities and Local Government: Communities in Control
- NSDC Visible Brochure
- Clerks and Councils Direct Nov 08
Application Number 08/1895/OUT
New detached dwelling
Land adjacent Ivy Cottage, Kirklington Road
Circulated – to be returned 6th
The following decision notices were received:
Application Number 08/01768/FUL
Ashlea, Main Street, Eakring
Approve full planning permission 29.9.08
Application Number 08/01707/FUL
Placing of resilience store
National Grid Transco Plc, Kirklington Road
Approve full planning permission 9.10.08
Application Number 08/01767/FUL
Forest Cottage, School Lane, Eakring
Approve full planning permission 21.10.08
Application Number 08/10650/FUL
Alterations and extension to bungalow
Southlands, School Lane, Eakring
Refuse full planning permission 24.10.08
Mr Brown reported an increase in bookings
for the hall.
After the news that the BBC bid had been
made, Mr Brozyna said that he hoped to arrange in the near future for a
presentation to be made to the PC of the proposals for the playground
development. This could include his
investigations into the insurance implications.
A 5 metre section of fence to the southern edge
of the recreation ground is down. There
has been some fly tipping of branches.
Mr Brozyna asked if the PC are still trying to dispose of the roller.
Churchyard Maintenance grant £180.00
It was proposed by Mr R Neale, seconded by
Mr D Brozyna with all in agreement that this account be paid.
- The Resilience Store is now in place and is mostly equipped
with sand and sandbags awaited. Of
the 3 sets of keys one was lodged with National Grid and it was agreed
that Mr Haslam and Mr Brown should hold the others. Their names are to be publicised in the
Eakring Echo and on the notice board.
Mr Haslam is to recover the £85 owing to the PC from NSDC in the
- Madame Chairman reported on the Parish Conference which took
place at Kelham Hall 10 Nov 2008.
- A parishioner had contacted the PC about a Transco van speeding
through the village at 9.32am (Tuesday 11 Nov). Although it was agreed that National
Grid try very hard to get their employees to obey the speed limits, a
letter from the PC to National Grid would be appropriate.
- FP4 by the allotments has now got a layer of stone on its first
section from Back Lane. The wooden
bridge over the dyke on FP8 has been repaired. The overhanging branches on FP23 have
been cut back. The leaves on the tarmac
on FP23 are still a hazard but the Area Rights of Way Officer suggests
this is a Highways Department issue.
Cllr Laughton suggested to the PC that they contact Jo Horton and
ask for the Highways Action Team.
- Concern was expressed about large stones appearing on
verges. It was decided to place a
note in the Eakring Echo.
There being no further business, the
meeting closed at 8.50pm.
Next meeting scheduled for 10th
M Curry 10.12.08