A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday 9th June 2010 at 7.30pm in the Cator Hall



Mrs M Curry, Mr R Neale, Mr D Brozyna, Mr L Haslam, Mrs S Wilson, Mr R Brown and 3 Parishioners



Mr R Howes



The minutes of the meeting held on 12th May were read.  It was proposed by Mrs S Wilson, seconded by Mr R Brown and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record.


Matters Arising

  1. Planning – it was agreed that proposed Government legislation regarding infill building by developers in gardens could affect future building in Eakring.
  2. Bus Shelter – the faults have still not been rectified. Mrs Curry said she had an assurance from David Watson (Development Officer Nottinghamshire Transport Services) that it was on the list of work to be completed in w/e 12th June.  Cllr Stewart had been updated on the problem.
  3. Interactive Speed Sign – NCC Highways Dept have placed Eakring on the list for a return of this sign. Next time on Kirklington Road.
  4. Tony Roberts, Leader of NSDC – Mrs Curry reported that Mr Roberts would be happy to meet the PC to discuss any problems and concerns that they may have.  The PC decided they would prefer the meeting to take place in Eakring. After discussion it was decided if possible to arrange the meeting before the September PC meeting and to invite representatives of other interested Parish Councils.
  5. Hedge Cutting Debris on Roads – Cllr Stewart wrote to the PC explaining that hedge cutting debris, like mud on roads, is a ‘hazard on a public highway’. He provided the number of NCC Highways Customer Services for such hazards to be reported to. The PC decided to publicise the number in the Eakring Echo.


County/District Councillors

There were no County or District Councillors in attendance.



  1. NSDC Parish Council/Meeting Insurance Scheme Renewal – The PC heard that the 2010-2011 premium is likely to be ‘not far off if not the same as last years’. It was proposed by Mr R Brown, seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously to continue in the scheme for the next year. The PC included the telephone box, resilience store, the Christmas tree and lights on the insurance proposal form as extras to its normal business.
  2. NCC seasonal decorations 2010 – hanging baskets.
  3. NCC Countylink – this publication will now cease due to budget pressures.
  4. NCC Local Improvement Scheme launch event 15 June – Mr Haslam agreed to attend on behalf of the PC.
  5. Tree works Chapel House, Church Lane.


Items Circulated:

  1. NCC Travel and Transport Briefing May 10
  2. NSDC Appointment of Parish Representative to Standards Committee
  3. NSDC At Your Leisure
  4. Notts Police Commanders update
  5. NCC Draft Library Service Contribution Policy Consultation
  6. NHS Poster Extraordinary Board Meeting 17.6.10
  7. NSDC Notice of Extension of time for submission of representations to N&S Publication Core Strategy.
  8. NSDC Standards Com Agenda 16.6.10
  9. Sutcliffe Play Brochure
  10. K&M Mowers letter
  11. Notts Fire and Rescue Response Summer 10
  12. NCC Development of the 3rd Local Transport Plan – clerk questionnaire
  13. NCC Blidworth, Bilsthorpe, Southwell area bus timetable.
  14. NCC Planning and Landscape Briefing June 10
  15. NCC Travel and Transport Briefing June 10



Application Number 10/00646/ELE

Erect the proposed overhead line diversion using wooden poles and 11,000 Kv underground cable on an existing 11,000 volt overhead line.

Land adj Coultas Farm, Kirklington Road, Eakring

Circulated to be returned 9.6.10.


Cator Hall

Mr Brown said that the maintenance day had taken place and the AGM was due on the 22 June.  A number of events were planned.


The Diocesan Board had set in train procedures to grant an extension of the lease.


Recreation Ground

The PC are trying to find a large scale map of the area to help with surveying levels of the playing field.



The audited figures for 2009-2010 (ending 31.3.2010) were presented.  It was proposed by Mr R Neale, seconded by Mr D Brozyna with all in agreement that these be accepted.  They were then signed by the Chairman and the Clerk.  The Annual Governance Statement was read out and approved by the PC and signed by the Chairman and the Clerk.


Any Other Business

  1. How Nottinghamshire County Council coped with the severe winter weather – the County Council have written asking the PC for their thoughts on this question.

Main thoughts for response:

a)     A lot of concentration on keeping the main road open but does not help if none of the access roads from the village to the A614 are gritted – need at least one access road to the village salted to provide safe passage to and from the main route.

b)     Roads do not appear to have been repaired quickly enough after the effects of the severe weather and then often it has only been temporary patching.

  1. Update on Emergency Plan Folder – Mr Haslam had reviewed the new folder. Like the previous Emergency Plan it involved listing the skills available in the village. Mr Haslam offered to co-ordinate updating the PC Emergency Plan.
  2. Hedges – The PC noted concerned about hedges overhanging footpaths and pavements hindering the progress of pedestrians and decided to place a reminder in the Eakring Echo.
  3. New Surface on Newark Road – Discussion took place about the new grit surface applied to sections of Newark Road. It was agreed to write to Cllr A Stewart and Cllr B Laughton and express concern about the work being carried out without consultation and question the necessity of the work on a stretch of road that was resurfaced within the last 18 months.
  4. The PC considered a recently received planning application for 1 Church Lane.


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


Next meeting scheduled for 8th September 2010.


Signed: R Neale 8/9/10