meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 10th February 2010 at 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 1
Cllr B Laughton
The minutes of the meeting held on 9th
December were read.It was proposed by
Mr D Brozyna, seconded by Mr R Howes, and agreed unanimously that these be
signed as a true record.
Gritting (a) Mrs Curry read a letter from a parishioner
raising concerns about the road surface at High Trees corner and a spate
of accidents.After discussion
about possible causes Cllr Stewart advised referring the matter to the
Highways Dept mentioning the need for regular gully clearing. (b) Mrs
Curry raised the issue of a lack of gritting boxes in the village.(c) Cllr Stewart said that village roads
had not been gritted due to difficulties in obtaining supplies of road
salt.A review of the winters
events will take place when new grit boxes etc will be able to be ordered.
New bus shelter after some misunderstanding it has been
confirmed that the new shelter will be as the design previously approved
by the PC.A completion date of
Feb/March has been given.
Anti-Skid Surface whilst this was completed before Christmas,
the PC pointed out to Cllr Stewart that the section on Stonish Hill did
not extend down the hill as they had been to believe it would.He suggested contacting Jo Horton at the
Highways Dept for clarification.
Telephone box Mr Neale reported that the work on
refurbishment would begin when the weather improved.He agreed to find a map of the village,
naming the properties in the village, which would be suitable for display
in the telephone box.
Cator Hall Lease A letter had been sent in December to the
Southwell Diocesan Board of Finance but no official reply has been
received as yet.
Planning Mrs Curry read out a letter that she had sent to
NSDC Planning Dept on behalf of the PC setting out the PCs objections to
the Long Springs planning application.
Cllr Stewart informed the PC of a planning application by
Oakwood Fuels Ltd at Brailwood
Cllr Stewart was made aware of the works taking place on Sandy Lane.
Ollerton CAB Grant Aid Application 2010/2011.After discussion it was proposed by Mr R
Howes, seconded by Mr D Brozyna, and agreed unanimously to make a grant of
£30 to Ollerton and District CAB in the year 2010/2011.
NSDC Register of Members Interests. Parish Councillors were
reminded of their obligations to notify the Monitoring Officer of changes
in their interests within 28 days of becoming aware of them.
NCC Temporary Road Closure, Newark Road, Eakring 22nd Feb 13th March
NCC Bus Stop Improvement Scheme Time tabled Feb/March.
NCC re offer of bagged salt for winter
Town and County, offer of quotes and brochure
NCC Travel and Transport Briefing Dec 09/Jan 10
NCC Countylink Dec 09
NCC Your CountyCouncillor
NCC Communities and Local Government War Memorials
Council Event, notes on meeting
Ollerton CAB Annual Report
SIA Charity Poster
NSDC Draft N&S Sports and Recreation Facilities improvement
East Midlands Fire and
Rescue Control Centre
Ward Fencing Brochure
Playing Fields Newsletter Winter 2010
NSPCC How to protect more local children
NCC Visit of Mobile Rural Contact Point 8.2.10
NHS Healthcare in Newark
NCC The Big Learning Weekend
NCC Planning and Landscape Briefing Feb 10
The Rural Services Community Network offer of membership
Application Number 10/00029/CAC
Demolition of retaining wall
Windy Ridge, Brail Lane,
Circulated and returned 2.2.10
For 7, against 0
Application Number 09/01853/FUL
Householder application for extension to
driveway to front and side of dwelling and erection of a retaining wall
Windy Ridge, Brail Lane,
Circulated and returned 2.2.10
For 7, against 0
Application Number 09/01654/FUL
Erection of detached dwelling and garage
(following demolition of building used in connection with former caravan site)
Land at Long Springs, Kirklington Road, Eakring
Circulated and to be returned 5.2.10
For 0, against 7
The following decision notice has been
Application Number 09/01578/FUL
Householder application for alterations to
garage roof space to create additional bedroom
Ivalo, Mill Lane,
Approve full planning permission 21.12.09
An indication has been given verbally that
the lease could be extended for a further 20 years.The entrance doors have been changed and the
external lighting to the hall improved.The uptake in usage of the hall is resulting in a corresponding increase
A quotation to mow the field for the 2010
season has already been received from Town and Country.It was decided to write to NCC Landscape
Services to see if they wished to submit a quote in time for the March PC
meeting (they would be asked if they would like to retain their fees at the
Mrs Curry reported that after extensive
discussion with interested parties, including Phil Beard (Parks and Amenities
Manager NSDC) and a landscape architect, it had been decided to stand down the
present Recreation Field Committee and relaunch the development of the
Recreation Ground in a new format favouring the concept of a community park.
The Clerk reported that a grant of £165 had
been received from Cllr Bruce Laughton.
Refreshments for Christmas Tree switch-on
It was proposed by Mr L Haslam, seconded by
Mrs S Wilson with all in agreement that this account be paid.
Interpretation Board after discussion it was proposed by Mr L
Haslam, seconded by Mrs S Wilson, that the design as presented be
accepted.The voting was for 6,
against 1. Mr Brozyna said that he could not approve the design as it did
not show where half the village population lived ie Triumph Road and Triumph Close.
a section of this green lane collapsed into a culvert on31st Jan. NCC have officially
closed off the lane at both the Wellow Rd and Newark Rd ends from 1st
21st February to effect repairs which are already underway.
Trees on Mill
reported what they considered illegal tree felling in a paddock at the end
of Mill Lane to the PC.The Tree
Officer has been made aware.
Motorcycles on footpaths towards Brail Wood there have been a
number of instances of trail bikes coming from the Bilsthorpe direction
into Brail Wood and then along footpaths towards the top of Mill Lane and
back round to Brail Wood (Sunday mornings 9.30 10.00am).Police and Rights of Way Officer aware.
Parish Plan Questionnaire Rural Community Action
Nottinghamshire has sent a questionnaire about the parish plan to the PC.
Each parish councillor has been given a copy for information and a PC
response will be returned.
Mr Neale reported concerns about the uneven surface on FP5 and
sections where items were blocking access.
Mr Haslam agreed to carry out the Green Lane
inspection with the Clerk.
It was noted the new planter is still not in its new site and
it was agreed to complete this task in the next few days.
A large amount of litter was noted around the village.Possible steps to alleviate the
situation were considered.Initially the PC will:
a)contact NSDC Litter Hit Squad
b)Put a note in the Eakring Echo
c)Contact EakringWI to see if a
joint campaign can be mounted.
Planning the PC decided to contact NSDC to obtain a written
answer to a planning query.The PC
considered a planning application for Stentons Croft, Church Lane.
There being no further business the meeting
closed at .