Minutes of a meeting of the Parish Council held on

        Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 7.30p.m in the Cator Hall.

Present:Mrs M Curry, Mr R Brown, Mr R Howes, Mrs S Wilson, Mr T White, Mr J Sweeney, Cllr J Peck (NCC), Cllr L Tift (NSDC).

Mrs Curry congratulated Cllr Peck on his election to the County Council and Cllr Tift on her appointment within NSDC.

Prior to the meeting commencing the Chairman asked for a Minutes Silence to remember those who had been affected by the fire in the Grenfell Tower.

1.Councillors’Declarations of Interest:


2.1:The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 10th May 2017 were circulated prior to the meeting.It was proposed by Mrs S Wilson, seconded by Mr R Brown and agreed unanimously that they be signed as a true record.

3.Matters Arising:

3.1:Bilsthorpe Incinerator update:no change.

3.2:Wind Farm update:Noise no feedback received-Community Fund Grant no further action taken on application

3.3:Planning Inspectorate decision: awaited next week.

3.4:Consideration of a new Parish Council Solicitor:Cllr Peck suggested contacting the Clerk to Edwinstowe PC.

3.5:Emergency Plan update: Mrs Curry explained that she had not managed to compile a flier but would organise it for next month.

3.6: The Clerk pointed out that as Mrs Kirk had confirmed her resignation from the Parish Council her had completed the necessary vacancy form for display on the notice board and would send a copy to the Returning Officer at NSDC. Electors had 14 working days to request an election or the Council could declare a Casual Vacancy.

4.Public Questions and Comments:

There were no members of the public present.

5.County/District Councillors:

5.1:Cllr Peck thanked the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Clerk for sparing the time to walk round the village with him.He said he particularly enjoyed the visit to Mompesson’s Cross which he had not visited before.

5.2: Mrs Curry said she was impressed with the speed he had managed to sort the pot holes on Back Lane. He said that the Council should contact him if things needed sorting as often NCC Councillors could get results quicker. He explained that the type of tarmac used in potholes now was ‘more elastic and ‘presses down with wear.He also explained he would be having a site meeting with Mike Keeling(NCC Highways) to talk over other issues raised by the Parish Council.

5.3: Councillor Peck enquired about the Council’s stance on fracking and talked about local developments to date.The Parish Council decided that they would put it on the agenda for the next meeting. They decided they would canvas views of Parishoners with a simple yes/no questionnaire.

5.4:Cllr Tift raised the possibility of Grant Aid for boards to explain about the Oil Museum and its relocation.


6.1:Correspondence at Meeting:

a.NCC:Details of Closure of Eakring Road Bilsthorpe: 29July-3Spt.

b.Seafarers UK: Fly Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day3 Spt:The PC considered purchasing a red ensign to fly on this day but voted instead to fly the Union Flag.

c.NCC:Planning Development : Land at Stud Farm Rufford: Notice of Revised layout and design of buildings, surface water lagoon and related structures/plant of approved Anaerobic Digestion Plant. The PC decided they had no comments to make.

d.NCC:Civic Service 25 June Southwell Minster: invitation.

6.2:Correspondence Circulated:

a.CVS:Notts Community Commemoration Fund.

b.NCC:Withdrawal of Draft Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan.

c.NALC:Transparency Fund you can apply again.

d.NSDC: Planning Committee Agenda 6 June.

e.NCC: Tour of Britain Stage 4 details.

f. NALC Plant a Tree-Charter Legacy Tree scheme details


7.1:The following decision notice has been received:


       Variation of Condition 2 of Planning Permission 16/0883/FUL (demolition of

        Southernmost Existing Cottage (no.2 Tenters Cottage) & Erection of

        Replacement Two Bedroom Cottage, Demolition of Derelict Outbuildings

        (Nos 1&2 Tenters Cottage),Erection of Pair of Two Bedroom Semi-Detached

        Cottages,Erection of Tree Bedroomed Detached Dwelling and Creation of New

        Access to No.1 Tenters Cottage  which requires that Phase B(Demolition and

        Reconstruction of No.2 Tenters Cottage) should be completed before Phase C

        (New Pair of 2 Bedroomed Semi-Detached Cottages) and replace with Condition

        That new pair of cottages cannot be occupied before the demolition and

        Reconstruction of No.2 Tenters Cottage is complete.

        Application Permitted Full Planning Permission 7 June 2017

8.Cator Hall:

8.1:The Cator Hall Representative, Mr Brown announced that he had nothing to report.

9.Recreation Ground:

9.1:Mr Sweeney as the Chairman of the Playing Field Committee was called upon to give an update on developments. Nothing had come back from Groundworks but he had supplied them with the original plans for the proposed field development and the land levels.

9.2: The Clerk suggested that Councillors might like to visit the field and view the edges as they were becoming overgrown and encroaching on the field. Mr Sweeney said he had observed this. It was agreed that Marc Hazard could be contracted for one hour in June and one hour in July to strim round the edges.

10.Mompesson Cross:

10.1: Update on Condition of Area: It is in good order.

10.2:A request had been made for a quote for painting the bench and railings and the Council agreed to wait for this.


11.1:Accounts for payment:

                       Clerk’s Salary (Apr-Jun)                                                                    £ 267.93

                       Office Sundries                                                                                   £   11.01

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

11.2:The Parish Council considered and approved unanimously the Annual Governance Statement for 2016/2017.and it was signed on their behalf by the Chairman and Clerk.

11.3:The Parish Council received, considered and approved unanimouly the Accounting Statements for 2016/2017.They were signed on their behalf by the Chairman.

12.Other Agenda Items:

12.1:The Chairman said that the Parish Council needed to consider the Clerk’s salary in the light of changing circumstances in that the nature and complexity of the job had hanged over the years with computerisation and different legislation such as  HMRC Real Time PAYE. At present the Clerk received 2.1 hours per week, the suggested formula for a Clerk in any community was 3hrs per week and raising 4hr sper week in those with over 100 homes. Eakring had in the 2011 Census 419 people in 170 homes As a comparison the meeting heard that the Clerk to Rufford Parish Council had 18hrs a month to complete their work. The Parish Council voted unanimously to set the new scale at 4hours per week.

13.Next Meeting:

13.1:There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.20p.m.

13.2: The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th July at 7.30p.m in the Cator Hall.


David Ottewell