Minutes of a meeting of the Parish Council held on Wednesday 10th May 2017 after the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council Meeting.

Present:Mrs M Curry,Mr R Brown,Mr R Howes, Mrs S Wilson, Mr T White

Apologies:CllrJ Peck (NCC)

1.Councillors’ Declarations of Interest:


2.1: The Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 12th April were circulated prior to the meeting. It was proposed by Mr R Howes, seconded by Mr T White and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record

3.Matters Arising:

3.1:Bilsthorpe Incinerator Planning Appeal update:Nothing to report but Mrs Curry reminded Councillors that RAGE still meets on the first Thursday of the month.

3.2:Wind Farm update:Mrs Curry said she had sent the Community Grant details as requested but had not received a reply nor one concerning the noise monitoring.

3.3:Planning Appeal update: no news received.

3.4:Consideration of need for new Parish Council Solicitor: Mr Brown enquired if communications had been received from the current Solicitor regarding ongoing issues and received a negative answer.As Councillors had no suggestions for an alternative solicitor Mrs Curry agreed to consult Cllr Tift and another source for suggestions.

3.5:Emergency Plan update. In view of the present response to this month’s appeal in the Eakring Echo for volunteers to be included in the plan Mrs Curry proposed preparing a flyer asking for names and it was agreed that Mr Brown would coordinate its production.

4.Public Questions and Comments:

4.1: There were no members of the public present.

5.County/District Councillors:

5.1: There were no County/District Councillors present.


6.1:Correspondence at Meeting

a.NSDC:Parish Council Insurance Policy: Notice from NSDC that due to increased diverse and complex needs of Councils it will no longer be organising Insurance-see 12.1

b.NCC: Advanced Roadworks Bulletin- Closure of Kirklington Road 13. June-15 June

c:Clerks and Councils May P.26

6.2:Correspondence Circulated:

a.NALC: Information from Notts Police regarding Rural Crime.

b.McAfee Offer-N.B.Parish Council Computer protection run out.

c.Police and Crime Commissioner :The Beat.

d.NSDC:Planning Committee Agenda-9 May.

e.Hags:Special Offers for Town, Parish and Community Councils.


7.1:Late agenda item:

The following planning application was sent from NSDC on 4th May and it was decided to consider it at this meeting:


   Application to vary condition 3 of planning permission 16/00883/FUL to allow

   The following amendments:

   Addition of a rear two-storey extension to the existing No. 1 Tenters Cottage and

   the replacement of No. 2 Tenters Cottage and

   substitution of new design for the pair of new semi-detached cottages on

   Tenters Lane.

   Tenters Cottages, Tenters Lane, Eakring.

The proposal was debated and a vote called for For Nil Against 5 Absent 2. The reasons the Parish Council opposed the application were a) The original application, which the Parish Council supported, proposed to restore the Tenters Cottages which are in a Conservation Village.This new extension is not a restoration and would be out of keeping.  The extended areas on the buildings on this proposal when added up would make the total of building on the land out of proportion to the land available on the site.

8.Cator Hall:

8.1: Mr Brown said he has nothing to report. When asked if any progress had been made on getting the wall repaired between the Cator Hall and the Rectory Grounds Mr Brown had no positive news.

9.Recreation Ground:

9.1: Report from Chairman of Playing Field Committee: Mr Sweeney was absent but Mrs Curry said that she could tell Councillors that Mr Sweeney had been in touch with Mike Bradham of Groundworks and that a rough plan had been put together including elements of the original plan , although she explained a problem concerning the original plan.Mr Bradham would then be in a position to draw up a plan to send to funders. One issue that had arisen was the need for a proper fence round the field.Mrs Curry said that stopping people illegally crossing the field from the corner near Triumph Close Garages was a priority. She proposed initially a sign and it was agreed that Mrs Curry would seek sources/quotes for a sign/s.

10.Mompesson Cross:

10.1: Whilst it was agreed that the area around the Cross looked very tidy everyone agreed with Mrs Curry’s view that the painting of the bench and the railings would further enhance the area.The Clerk was instructed to obtain a quote for the work from Mr McCool.


11.1:The Following Accounts were presented for payment:

         Toner for Parish Council Computer Printer                                                     £  49.98

         Annual Parish Council Insurance (see 12.1)                                                    £280.00

It was proposed by Mr R Howes, seconded by Mr R Brown and agreed unanimously that these accounts be paid.

12.Other Agenda Items:

12.1:The Parish Council had been circulated with Insurance quotes and accompanying policies from AoN and Came&Company for the year from 1st June 2017. After discussion  it was proposed by Mrs S Wilson, Seconded by Mr R Brown and agreed unanimously to opt for the quotation of £280 p.a for three years offered by Came & Company.

13.Next Meeting:

13.1:There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.30p.m.

13.2: The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 7.30p.m. in the Cator Hall.


David Ottewell