meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday
9thDecember 2009 at in the Cator Hall
Mrs M Curry, Mr R Neale, Mr R Howes, Mr D
Brozyna, Mr R Brown, Mr L Haslam, Cllr A Stewart and 3 Parishioners.
Mrs S Wilson
The minutes of the meeting held on 11th
November were read.It was proposed by
Mr L Haslam, seconded by Mr D Brozyna, and agreed unanimously that these be
signed as a true record.
Telephone Box – a quote of £120 plus materials has been received
to refurbish the T.B. It was agreed unanimously to accept this quotation
and Mr Neale will contact the tradesman concerned.
Street name signs – SPG are unable to supply the required posts
and to date contact with the Clerk of Works Dept has not elicited the name
of a supplier.
Conservation areas at risk – work on gaining further details
from English Heritage is on-going.
Footpaths – the pavement between Rose Cottage and National Grid
has been cleared.FP23 between Main St/Church Lane. NSDC Refuse Depot have been called
out to have a second look at it.
Christmas Tree – the turning on of the
lights was enjoyed by over 50 local residents (thanks were expressed to Mrs
Neale and Mrs Haslam).It is hoped
to make it an annual event and the PC heard that arrangements are being
made for a permanent tree to be donated.
Anti-skid surface on Bilsthorpe Road – this has not all been laid by 9th December as
expected.Clerk to contact Tarmac
to investigate delay.
Interactive speed sign – there had been a number of positive
comments about the sign and its effect.
Cllr Stewart asked that once Eakring’s turn with the
interactive speed sign was over the PC contacted NCC with their views on
its success.He also suggested requesting
it for further sessions.Cllr
Stewart promised to find out the cost of the signs for PC’s wishing to
A discussion took place about road salting.Concern was particularly expressed about
the road out of the village towards Caunton.There were also comments about
difficulties experienced when driving from surfaces that have been salted
onto surfaces that haven’t and the feasibility of signing such transition
Cllr Stewart asked for the PC’s experience of the NCC Customer
Cllr Stewart presented Mr Howes with a Long Service Certificate
for 35 years as a Parish Councillor.
NCC Temporary Speed Restriction to allow convoy working on
Stonish Hill 7-8th December.
SPG Construction – re unable to supply posts for street name
NCC re new bus shelter – Mrs Curry reported that she and Mr
Neale had surveyed the proposed site of the new shelter.The bench that presently stood there was
in a poor condition and not fit to be relocated, although parts would be
recycled to repair other benches.Mrs Curry had contacted NCC to authorise the shelter and understood
it could be in place as early as the end of January.
NSDC copies of district council’s budget questionnaire for each
Parish Councillor to fill in and return.
Notts County NHS Newark’s Healthcare Review – the PC discussed the implications of
this review. Mrs Curry proposed to draft a letter on behalf of the PC in
NHS Post Extraordinary Public Board Meeting 7.1.10
NCC Planning and Landscape Briefing Dec 09
NSDC Standards Committee Agenda 9.12.09
Application Number 09/01654/FUL
Erection of Detached Dwelling and Garage
demolition of building used in connection with former caravan use)
Land at Long Springs, Kirklington Road
For 0, Against 7
Mr Brown reported that despite grants not
being available, orders had been placed for new doors for the hall.
A late agenda item.The invoice for the
recreation ground mowing 2009 was received after the agenda was prepared.
Eakring Echo sponsorship£20.00
Christmas Tree sponsorship£94.30
Christmas Tree fittings£28.70
NCC Mowing 2009£420.00
It was proposed by Mr L Haslam, seconded by
Mr D Brozyna with all in agreement that these accounts be paid.
The Clerk read notes from a letter from
NSDC headed Precept Estimates 2010/2011 and then presented figures for the
estimated expenditure for 2010/2011 together with expected balances at
5.4.10.It was agreed to include £1000
to cover the Cator Hall insurance.£20
would be allocated for the telephone box electricity supply. £240 was allocated
to Community Initiatives (a decision on whether this would include a grant to
CAB was deferred to a later date).It
was agreed the Precept requirement for 2010/2011 would be £3350.
There had been some fly tipping at the edge
of the field.
Discussion took place regarding the
difficulties of obtaining grants for the Cator Hall when it was not owned by
the PC.It was felt that having a longer
lease would aid grant applications and with this in mind the PC decided to
investigate the possibilities of extending their lease of the Cator Hall.
There being no further business, the
meeting closed at .