Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on

              Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 7.30 p.m. in the Cator Hall

Present:Mrs M Curry, Mr R Brown, Mrs S Wilson, Mr T White, Mr J Sweeney, Mrs N Kirk, Cllr R Jackson (NCC),Cllr L Tift (NSDC) and 7 Parishoners.

1.Declarations of Interest:

1.1: Mr Brown: In relation to 3.3 Proposed purchase of Cator Hall.

1.2: Mrs Wilson:In relation to 3.3 Proposed purchase of Cator Hall.


2.1:The Minutes of the meeting held on 9th March 2016 were circulated prior to the meeting.It was proposed by Mr J Sweeney, seconded by Mr R Brown and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record.

3.Matters Arising:

3.1:Bilsthorpe Incinerator Planning Appeal update.Mrs Curry said the excellent news was that the Company running the Tees Valley Incinerator had withdrawn due to ‘design and operational challenges’. As a result the Secretary of State had deferred his decision on the Bilsthorpe Incinerator to allow Interested Parties to comment on these developments as they affected the proposed development at Bilsthorpe(Closing date 26 April). The Parish Council agreed unanimously that Mrs Curry should submit an Email on their behalf pointing out that the experimental technology had not worked in one place and there was no evidence that it would be a success in Bilsthorpe.

3.2:Wind Farm update: Mrs Curry announced that sound monitoring equipment would be positioned  at 3 sites, internal and external,in the next three weeks.

3.3:Cator Hall purchase reply from Diocese: The Clerk revealed that no letter had been received. The Parish Council decided to send another request for information.

3.4:The Clerk reminded Councillors of:

a.16th April: 12.00 Midday unveiling of Mompesson Cross Interpretation Board.

b.23rd April:10.00a.m Litter Pick.He confirmed that he had contacted NSDC who would supply bags; to be left in Church Porch on Thursday or Friday, and pick up full bags on Monday after event from outside Cator Hall.

4.Public Questions and Comments:

4.1: There were no public questions or comments but Mr White took the opportunity to point out that he had received complaints about hedge cuttings on the footpath by the allotment. It was agreed that a letter would be sent to the hedge owner.

5.County/District Councillors:

5.1:Cllr Tift sought the views of Parish Councillors on Dog Wardens and other pest control services offered by NSDC.

5.2: Cllr Tift sought the views of Parish Councillors on Hospital services. Comments were particularly made on parking and voluntary drivers.

5.3: Potential developments with the Bilsthorpe Incinerator in the light of the Tees Valley closure were discussed.

5.4: Cllr Jackson said the proposed 50m.p.h.  limit on the Eakring/Kirklington Road  would not take place which was particularly disappointing as there had been some minor accidents in that area recently, demonstrating what a danggerous road it was.

5.5: Cllr Jackson said the new recycling system had come into force where you need to register your vehicle to enter the Site but that it was not enforceable until September.


6.1:Mill Lane Boat 25: Email from NCC Rights of Way Officer: The Lane has a width of 3m and anyone may place things on private verges. This differs from roads through the village including verges which are maintained by the Highway Authority.The Parish Council had questions of ownership and safety which they decided to pass on the Footpaths Officer.

6.2:NSDC:Parish Council Insurance Scheme Renewal 1 June: Do the Parish Council wish to renew ? Most were generally in favour but Mrs Curry said a 2nd quote should be obtained and the Clerk was instructed to contact AON.

6.3: Invitation to a presentation from INEOS Shale:9 May

6.4:Sherwood and Newark CAB: Grant Aid Application 2016/17.

6.5: Items Circulated:

a.NCC:Recycling Centre Service Changes for 2016.

b.RAGE over Incinerator continues.

c.Crime Commissoner:’The Beat’-March 16.

d.NSDC:Planning Committee agenda-5.4.16.

e.NALC: Funding and Grants Bulletin -18.3.16

f.NSDC:Removal of Standards Committee.

g.CVS:Defence and Military Welfare Service.

h.NCC: Consultation on the Notts Transforming Care Programme2016-Events-5/6.4.16

i.NCC: Countdown to Notts County Show.

j.Tesco:Local Community Scheme.

k.NSDC: Special Planning Committee Meeting 20April.

l.Beaumond House:Future Events.

m.NALC.’Watch Out’ Magazine.

n.NSCc: Newark and Sherwood Community Infrastructure Consultatio on proposed changes to List of Infrastructure Projects to be funded by CIL.

o.Cllr Jackson: Emaail re.Kirklington Rd?Eakring Rd.

p.NSDC: Planning Committee agenda 20.4.16.


7.1:The following planning application was considered at the meeting.


      Conversion and extension of stable block to form a two storey dwelling

      Stable Block opposite Lynton Cottage, Brail Lane, Eakring

A vote was called: For 6 Against. Nil. The Meeting agreed to send a comment that they believed that a covenant should be placed on the planning permission that the property could not subsequently be extended as the need was for small properties in Eakring.

The following applications had been received:

7.2: No.16/00475/FULM

       Application for the removal/variation of condition 04 attached to application

       13/0117/FULM; Erection of 6 T-pylons, overhead lines, associated access tracks

       and a detached storage, training and welfare building to be used as part of

       existing training centre.

       Field Reference Number 9054 Triumph Road, Eakring

       Returned 7.4.16

       For 6 Against Nil Absent 1

7.3: No.16/00476/FULM

       Application for the removal/variation of condition 04 to application

       14/00658/FULM; Erection of a Double Gantry terminal tower and overhead lines

       to adjoin the proposed Eakring pylon maintenance training centre

        Land at and adjacent to National Grid Training Centre, Kirklington Road,Eakring.

        Returned 7.4.16.

        For 6 Against Nil Absent 1

8.Cator Hall:

8.1:Report from Cator Hall Committee representative: Mr Brown said that he had nothing to update the Parish Council on.

9.Recreation Ground:

9.1:  Report from Chairman of Playing Field Committee: Mr Sweeney told the Meeting he had been in touch with Karen Tarburton (RCAN). Mrs Curry said a cheque had been received for £15,000 from National Grid which was good news,however the bid to NCC under the LIS programme had been unsuccessful.

9.2: Condition of Playing Field: Mr White asked if the field could be mowed. The Clerk said that Eakring Farming had done a cut with a tractor the previous Friday but it was thought that possibly a lower cut was needed. Mrs Kirk offered to obtain a quote from Marc Hazard which the Parish Council agreed to.

10.Mompesson Cross:

10.1:The area has been strimmed by Mr Brown and the non slip strips for the bridge have been acquired and fitted.


11.1:Accounts for payment:

   EON-Electricity Supply for Telephone Box                                                  £ 32.49

   Cator Hall Rent  ( Oct-Mar)                                                                           £ 60.00

It was proposed by Mrs S Wilson,seconded by Mrs N Kirk and agreed unanimously that the above accounts be paid.

12.Other Agenda Items:

12.1:The Parish Council and Dukes Wood: Mr Curry said that she felt the Parish Council should establish closer links with Dukes Wood and in particular the Museum.It was decided to contact Mr Kevin Topham and ask how the Parish may be of assistacein the short term and in the longer term.Concern was raised about the possible sale of Rusfford Abbey and how this might affect the future of the Oil Parct Warrior statue. It was decided to ask Cllr Jackson to see if he had any information.

13.Next Meeting:

13.1: There being no futher business the meeting closed at 8.35p.m

13.2: The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th May 2016 after the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council Meeting which will begin at 7.30p.m in the Cator Hall.