A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 8th September 2010 at 7.30pm in the Cator Hall



Mr R Neale, Mr R Howes, Mr D Brozyna, Mr L Haslam, Mrs S Wilson, Mr R Brown, Cllr A Stewart and 5 Parishioners



Mrs M Curry



The minutes of the meetings held on 9th June and 9th August were read.  It was proposed by Mr D Brozyna, seconded by Mr L Haslam and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record.


Matters Arising

1. Bus Shelter – this is now complete and it was generally agreed that it is a ‘nice piece of work’.

2. Emergency Plan – Mr Haslam reported that work on this is almost complete and it will be presented to the PC at the October meeting.


County/District Councillors

It was noted that the District Councillors had not been seen at a PC meeting recently and the Clerk was asked to place a personal invitation to them when the next agenda is sent out.

1. Cllr Stewart explained some of the restrictions that balancing budgets might impose but he did say that roadworks planned for Eakring Road are to be carried out.

2. Mr Howes expressed his concern about the junction onto the A617 and Cllr Stewart promised to see what could be done.



1.      NSDC Register of Members Interests – Councillors were asked to update their forms.

2.      NCC Season Decorations Applications, Christmas Lights

3.      NALC AGM Wednesday 17th Nov 2010 Delegates

4.      NCC Archives Dept PC records lodged in the archives.  The PC decided they had no other records to send to the archives at the present time.

5.      From Andy Stewart re Chipping Works, Eakring to Caunton Road

6.      NCC NCC Launches the Big Budget Conversation

7.      NCC Delivery of Local Services

8.      NSDC Devolution of Power to Parish/Town Councils

9.      NCC Parish Walk Abouts / Highways Liaison Officers.  Councillor Stewart explained the thinking behind these new initiatives.

10. Tree Works, Cratley, Back Lane,


Items Circulated: (35)

1.      MacMillan Charity

2.      RCAN Mobility Strategy for Notts

3.      NSDC re Scheme of Delegation

4.      NHS Healthcare in Notts

5.      Clerks & Council Direct July 10

6.      J Parker catalogue

7.      NSDC SHLAA

8.      Mobile Rural Contact Point Poster

9.      Countywise Issue 31

10. Being a Good Employer Booklet

11. Village Signs

12. NCC Planning and Landscape Briefing July 10

13. PO Branch Temporary Closure Letter

14. NCC 31, 32, 33 Bus Timetables

15. NSDC Newark & Sherwood Core Strategy Submission for Examination

16. Longhurst Group Brochure

17. Victim Support

18. SMP Playgrounds Brochure

19. NSDC Standards Training 6.9.10

20. NCC Travel and Transport Briefing July/Aug

21. Glasdon Brochure

22. The Playing Field Summer 10

23. Care and Comfort Community Services

24. NSDC Citizen of the Year

25. NHS Notts County Annual Public Meeting 2010

26. NCC Planning and Landscape Briefing

27. Bassetlaw, Newark, Sherwood Community Safety Partnership Meeting 25.10.10

28. Commander Update

29. No Need for Nuclear

30. Bassetlaw, Newark, Sherwood Safer Neighbourhood Group Directory of Information 2010

31. Newark and Sherwood Funding Issue Group Workshop 30.9.10

32. NHS Annual Public Meeting 21.9.20

33. Clerks and Councils Direct Sept 10

34. Notts and Nottingham Waste Core Strategy

35. Travel and Transport Briefing Sept 2010



Application Number 10/00860/FUL

Householder application for single storey rear and first floor extensions

Laburnum House, Wellow Road, Eakring

Circulated and returned 26.7.10

For 7, Against Nil


Application Number 10/00534/FULM

Demolish existing dwelling and erection of replacement farm dwelling, conversion of barns to domestic use, erection of barn extension for agricultural use and erection of general purpose agricultural building

Coultas Farm, Kirklington Road, Eakring

Circulated and returned 3.8.10

For 7, Against Nil


Application Number 10/00436/FUL (amended)

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

Coultas Farm, Kirklington Road, Eakring

Meeting held 9.8.10

For Nil, Against 7


Application Number 10/00968/CAC

Demolition of bungalow

Southlands, School Lane, Eakring

Circulated and returned 11.8.10

For 2, Against 5


Application Number 10/00967/FUL

Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of 3 storey house (re-submission)

Southlands, School Lane, Eakring

Circulated and returned 11.8.10

For Nil, Against 7


Application Number 10/01039/FUL

Erection of replacement dwelling

Stentons Croft, Church Lane, Eakring

Circulated and returned 24.8.10

For 7, Against Nil


The following decision notice has been received:

Householder application for erection of single and two two storey extensions

Rudwyan, 1 Church Lane, Eakring

Approve Full Planning Permission 28.7.10


Cator Hall

1. Extension of lease update – two letters have been received from Rothera Dowson Solicitors. Ms Amanda Redgate informed the PC she had been instructed by Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Board of Finance to act for them.  She offered to act for the PC in preparing and submitting the Land Registry application to register the new lease.  (She estimated the costs of be £200 + VAT with a Land Registry Fee of £50).  The PC voted unanimously to accept this estimate.

2. Post Office – Mr Brown and Mr Neale explained to the PC the negotiations with the PO to provide a PO service 2 hours a week in the Cator Hall.  Mr Neal said that there were a few details to be finalised but if it worked out it was a project worth proceeding with as it involved no cost, no upheaval whilst providing a service to the village and a potential income of £1000 p.a.


Recreation Ground

A section of fence on the south side of the field has been removed.  The Clerk will try to obtain quotes for its replacement.



Audit 2009-2010.  The external auditors have approved the accounts for the year ending 31st March 2010.  The Clerk read out a letter from Clement Keys dated 2 July 2010.


Parish Council Insurance     £163.10

Audit Fee                               £58.75

Cator Hall Insurance £1028.67


It was proposed by Mr D Brozyna, seconded by Mr R Howes with all in agreement that these accounts be paid.  Mr Neale agreed to follow up the telephone refurbishment invoice.


Any Other Business

1.               Interpretation Board (a) the PC agreed to sign the maintenance responsibility contract; (b) Mr Neale said there was some question exactly where the interpretation board should stand.  It was suggested a site meeting should take place.

2.               Recycling Scheme – Recycling Ollerton and Bougthon hope to introduce a fortnightly collection of glass and textiles into Eakring in late Autumn.  The PC agreed they were in favour of the scheme.

3.               Green Lane – proposed tree work – West Coast Network Services wish to complete some tree work under power lines viz fell 2 – 4 trees, cut 2 lengths of hedge to 5ft high, coppice a section of scrub between the hedges and lines of trees.  In exchange they are prepared to compensate the PC with 36 native species trees.  The PC agreed to permit this work.

4.               Dog Fouling Signs – The Clerk reported that FP officer could not supply Dog Fouling Signs for the problem areas by the allotments and across the FPs adjacent but that he had no objection to you posting signs that you obtained from NSDC. These signs cost £1.80 each (sold in packs of 10).  The PC decided to purchase a pack of signs.  The PC were read a letter from a Parishioner concerned about dog mess being placed in ordinary lamp post bins. The possibility of proper dog mess bins was raised and considered.

5.               Planning Signs – the PC were of the opinion that site notices for planning applications, many long out of date, were making the village untidy and decided to place a note in the Eakring Echo to ask for out of date ones to be taken down.

6.               Bus Shelter – Mr Neale expressed the opinion, supported by many other PCS, that now the village had a new bus shelter it was a pity to damage it with notices pinned or stuck to it.  He suggested supplying a couple of boards (cork?) so that notices could be put up safely.

7.               The PC considered a Planning Application received late for land at Stonish Hill and former Bilsthorpe Colliery, Eakring Road, Bilsthorpe.


There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.45pm.


Next meeting scheduled for 13th October 2010.


Signed: M Curry 13.10.10