A Meeting of the Parish Council was held on

Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 7.30 p.m. in the Cator Hall.

Present: Mrs M Curry, Mrs S Wilson, Mr R Howes, Mr T White, Mr J Sweeney, and 6 Parishoners.

Apologies:Mr R Brown,Mrs N Kirk, Cllr R Jackson, Cllr L Tift

1.Councillors’Declarations of Interest:


2.1: The Minutes of the meeting held on the 9th November 2016 were circulated prior to the meeting. It was proposed by Mr J Sweeney, 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: Mrs Curry said there was no news.

3.2:Wind Farm update: NSDC had written regarding the 106 Fund for Parishoners experiencing television interference. NSDC require such people to supply details including costs of any remedial work carried out so compensation can be considered.

3.3:Pot Holes on Kirklington Road: NCC have begun some work filling in sides but it is considered to be ongoing.

3.4:Green Lane update: Mrs Curry said she was awaiting further contact from the Council’s Solicitors.

3.5:Sewage Leak under Recreation Ground: This proved to be a major leak and was dealt with by Severn Trent over a number of days in a variety of locations from the Recreation Ground to Newark Road.Mrs Curry said she was already querying the system’s capacity to handle the increased demands being placed on it.

3.6: Road Works on Kirklington Road: The Parish Council discussed various issues raised by the works carried out over  the last four weeks.

4.Public Questions and Comments and Comments:

4.1; A parishioner said he was having problems with local people walking their dogs on a field on Swish Lane. Mrs Curry said this was not in Eakring Parish and the Parish Council could not help.

5.County/ District Councillors:

5.1:There were none present.


6.1:Correspondence at Meeting:

.aNCC:Road works will resume on Kirklington Road 4.1.17 and last 4 weeks.

b.GPS Ltd: Notice that Coultas Farming are applying for planning permission on Triumph Road.

c.NCC: Email that they have considered concerns raised about buses turning at Main St/Wellow Rd junction but they consider it safe and alternative would be to lose bus service.

d.Email from resident re. traffic on Back Lane- Discussed problem and decided 1)Part of problem was misleading signage at Back Lane/Church Lane  junction recently 2) to refer issue to Cllr Jackson.3)To put notice in Eakring Echo about being more considerate when driving/parking on narrow village roads.                   

6.2: Correspondence Circulated:

a.NALC: Election of Notts NALC chairman and Vice Chairman.

b.SNB:Safe Notts Identifying Crime in Rural Areas- Consultation.

c.IMI: War Memorial Cleaning.

d.Dementia Information Service and Making Memories Befriending Service.

e.NSDC: Planning Committee addenda 6.12.16.

f.Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 update.

g.INEOS Shale:Invitation to a Meeting 29.11.16.

h.INEOS Shale:Copy of Presentation to Meeting 29.11.16.


7.3:Mrs Curry asked if this could be taken out of order and it was agreed:

      Mr Chris Parsons of Eakring Farming joined the meeting to explain a 106 proposal he intends to attach to a  planning application connected to the Eco Homes Development on Land to the South of Bilsthorpe Road.He explained that he would be appealing the Planning Decision and hoped to have a 106 agreement with the Parish Council whom he hoped to involve at an early stage.He said he had already had a number of meetings including with the Chairman of the   Parish Council,his own planning adviser, Mr Jon Pope and Mr Matt Lamb of NSDC to help formulate the 106 proposal before the Parish Council. Mr Parsons said he wanted to involve all local Parishes by which he meant those neighbouring Eakring. A variety of views were expressed but when Mr Sweeney said that with such an important issue he needed more time to think about his position Mrs Curry said that deferring further discussion to the next meeting might be appropriate and this was agreed.

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


       Erection of Single Dwelling

      Land Off Mill Lane Eakring.

After discussion a vote was called. For 4, Against 1(TW) Absent 2. It was agreed that comments should be submitted that the Parish Council felt that it would be appropriate to apply conditions to any planning granted viz: 1) That the ancient ridge and furrow should be saved 2) That the property in future should not be able to be extended upwards or beyond its footprint.

7.2: The following decision notice had been received:


       Householder application for the erection of a summer house in rear garden.

       Highbank, Kirklington Road.

       Received Full Planning Permission 30.11.16

8. Cator Hall:

8.2: Details of damage to wall in front of Cator Hall: The Cator Hall Representative was absent but he sent a report to say that the CHMC had engaged a Structural Engineer to view the wall and he had said that it was not likely to collapse soon.

9.Recreation Ground:

9.1: Mr Sweeney reported that the Playing Field Committee held an AGM on 16 November and a new committee was elected although more members are required.It is proposed to use Groundworks to carry out the work. Mr Sweeney said that he proposed, with the Parish Council’s agreement, to approach Laings for the first tranch of money (£22,500). Mr Howes said he thought the Parish Council should see a full plan first.Councillors indicated their approval that Mr Sweeney contact Laings.

10.Mompesson Cross:

10.1:A Mr Haynes had been in touch to say that a plaque to his parents had disappeared from the Area. Mrs Curry explained that she had arranged for it to be moved to a less prominent position as the conditions attached to ownership of the land stated no memorials. As the plaque’s owner was not known they had not been notified at the time. She would now contact Mr Haynes.

10.2: Mrs Curry said she had one quote for £550 to clear saplings and other work at the site. Mr Howes said it would be necessary to obtain a second quote and Mrs Curry agreed to try but said she had been unsuccessful to date.


11.1:Accounts for Payment:

        Clerk’s Salary (Oct-Dec)                                                              £ 265.29

        Office Sundries                                                                             £   25.50

        Eakring Echo Sponsorship                                                            £  20.00

        Sherwood and Newark CAB Donation                                         £  50.00

        Christmas Tree Lights Event Expenses                                        £  52.00

It was proposed by Mr J Sweeney, seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously that these accounts be paid.

11.2:Planning the Precept 2017/2018: The Clerk presented the Parish Council with estimated balances at 5.4.2017 and the breakdown of precept estimates for 2016/17 to help the Councillors calculate their precept requirement for 2017/2018. He reminded Councillors about participation rules.The Parish Council noted the Clerk’s Salary award added £24 p.a.

They increased the insurance allowance to £275and the Electricity supply to £36.They noted that this year they spent £100 on the Audit and £255 on Grass Cutting so allocated these funds for next year. Mrs Curry said ideally it would be nice to maintain the precept at the same figure.It was pointed out if the allocation to Community Iniatives was reduced to £97 this could be achieved. It was proposed by Mr R Howes, seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously that a precept requirement of £3660, the same as this year, be requested for 2017/2018.

12.Other Agenda Items:

12.1:The Clerk informed the Parish Council that there had been 4 by 4 activity on the green lane part of Mill Lane. There had also been a large group of trail bikes seen to ride down Main Street and then on to Sikey Lane last Saturday lunchtime(c.20). Concerns had been raised about the condition of Sikey Lane and Sandy Lane with extremely large ruts which made it dangerous even to walk on. Local residents reported vehicular activity on the lane late at night.The Parish Council began to discuss the issue but decided to put the matter on the agenda for the next meeting.

12.2:The Parish Council recognised the need to update the Emergency Plan and decided to put it on the agenda for the next meeting. They decided that the salt stocks for the winter needed to be distributed before Christmas and should be allocated as last year.

13.Next Meeting:

13.1:There being no other business the meeting closed at 9.00p.m. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 8th February 2017.


David Ottewell