††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† EAKRING PARISH COUNCIL


†††††††††††††††† Minutes of a meeting of the Parish Council held on

†††††††††††††††††††††† Wednesday 15th April 2015 in the Cator Hall

Present:Mr R Howes, Mrs J Chow, Mrs M Curry, Mrs S Wilson,Mr R Brown, Mr L Haslam,Mr T White, Cllr R Jackson (NCC) and 5 Parishoners.

1.Councillorís Declarations of Interest:

No declarations of interest were made.

2. Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 11th March were circulated prior to the meeting. It was proposed by Mrs S Wilson,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 told the Council that a Pre- Appeal Meeting had been arranged for the 24 June to organise a timetable for the actual appeal; Number of days etc. There was no date fixed yet but the venue would be South Forest, Edwinstowe and she understood that November was a possibility and a full week had been booked. The British Horse Association had now come out against the scheme but Mrs Curry emphasised the need to get as many sets of objectors to write and express their opposition as quantity counted.

3.2: Lorry Watch update: Mrs Wilson said she had circulated an Email received from Noble Foods in which they had agreed not to travel up Kirklington Road to the A617 but restrict their journeys to and from their Wellow Road depot. Mrs Wilson believed in general there were fewer lorries but said people should still note numbers and they could be checked with Trading Standards.

3.3: The Parish Council looked at the amended Fixed Assets register whichhad items valued at their acquired price value including the newly acquired land around Mompessonís Cross and Mompessonís Cross both valued at Nil. It was proposed by Mrs Wilson, seconded by Mrs Curry and agreed unanimously to accept the amended Fixed Assets Register.

3.4:Mr Howes said following on from last monthís discussion on improved Broadband provision for Eakring he understood that the village was not even scheduled for inclusion in Phase 5. Cllr Jackson replied that the roll out was BT led not NCCbut he would try to include NG22 postcodes and remote areas earlier. Mr Howes said we need to keep pushing on this.Cllr Jackson agreed but re-emphasised that it was BT led.

3.5: The Defibrillator has arrived and was on display at the meeting. Western Power Distribution have to give permission to connect in the telephone box and they have been contacted and this is being checked out.

3.6: Mrs Wilson pointed out that on the Fixed Assets Register the wooden bench on Kirklington Road is mentioned. She believes it to be broken. The Clerk agreed to investigate.

4. Public Questions and Comments:

4.1:Mr Colclough suggested that the address to send objections to the incinerator scheme should be published in the Eakring Echo.

4.2: Mr Colclough suggested it would be helpful if a reminder about Lorry Watch could appear in the Eakring Echo.

4.3: Mrs Bartle enquired if the Parish Council have had any independent legal advice regarding the proposed purchase of the Cator Hall. She was told No.

4.4: Mrs Bartle referring to the Cator Hall asked ĎDo you know if it is a designated property?í The answer was no.

4.5: Mrs Bartle said there is 4-5 years left on the lease why or what is the rush to purchase at present? It was pointed out that in the questionnaire circulated round the village 48% wanted us to buy it. Mr Colclough felt the questionnaire was weighted and some people did not grasp it.

4.6: Mr Colclough asked for clarification that the plan was to buy the Cator Hall and the land it sits on. He was told yes.

4.7: Mrs Chow said a Parishoner had asked if the Parish Council could deal with people cutting hedges and being inconsiderate. The Parish Council debated the issue and concluded that whilst hedges bordering footpaths and pavements and keeping clear access came within their remit boundary hedges did not.

5. County/ District Councillors:

5.1: Cllr Jackson said that the 7.5 ton weight limit signs could not be altered to larger ones

5.2: The Litter Pick was a great success and thanks was expressed to all who collected rubbish. Mr Brown explained the problem of disposing of the full bags at the Bilsthorpe Tip. Cllr Jackson said that it could be arranged for NSDC to collect the accumulated litter in future.

5.3: Problems with litter of the A614 from Bilsthorpe to Redhill Island caused by NCC workmen clearing ditches were raised with Cllr Jackson It was particularly unsightly as this is a major tourist route. He said litter was the responsibility of the District Council.

6. Correspondence:

6.1:Lightsource: The Solar Farm: Land North of Eakring Road has now been completed and connected to the National Grid: The Annual Community Benefit Payment will be: £17,689.50

6.2:NSDC: Diversion of Footpath No.17. Confirmed Order and Map.

6.3: Diocese of Southwell: Inviting offer for freehold interest in Cator Hall.

6.4: Cycle Live and Great Notts Bike Ride: !00milr Route through Eakring 21st June.

6.5: NCC: Proposed Development Bilsthorpe Disused Colliery:

††††††††††††††††† Removal and temporary storage 75,000 cu.m of colliery spoil from lagoon4

††††††††††††††††† Prior to the removal off site of approximately 40,000 cu.m of coal material;

††††††††††††††††† And any red shale arising from the works to be either used on site or exported.

Planning Committee meeting 28.4.15-opportunity to speak details.

6.6: NSDC: Tree Works: a.Ryalls Farm

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.Petlyn Cottage, Main St.

6.7: Items Circulated:

a.Affordable Housing:AFair Deal for Rural Communities.

b.East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association Newsletter-issue 6-Mar 15.

c.NSDC: Adoption of Statement of Community Involement.

d.NALC: Announcement of New Star Council Awards 2015.

e. RCAN: Best Kept Village Competition 2015 details.

f.NSDC: Notice of Election.

g.NALC: Sustainable Communities Act 2007ddetails of free workshop-Ansty Leics 29.4.15.

h.Police and Crime Commissioner: The Beat-Mar 15

i.NSDC: Planning Committee Agenda 7.4.15.

j.NALC: Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities-New Nalc Briefing.

k. NALC: Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity (England).

l.NCC: COMA Support Programme opens for applications.

m. NCC: Seasonal Decorations Licences 2015.

n. Beaumont House Events list.


No Items

8.Cator Hall.

8.1:Report from Cator Hall Representative Mr Brown who said there had been no meeting since the last Parish Council meeting.

8.2: The Council was brought up to date regarding the wall to the rear of the Cator Hall in that Mr White had been informed that 2 silver birch trees needed to be taken downas they were causing some of the problem and thatbuttresses could be designed and erected to help with the problem.

9. Recreation Ground:

9.1:Report regarding Playing Field Committee: no news.

9.2:Mr Haslam said that cutting of the field was in progress.

9.3:Regarding the rubbish in the ditch Mr Brown and Mr Haslam had been to view it but it was beyond their scope to move it. They were of the opinion that it could be just left as it was not causing a blockage.

10. Mompessonís Cross:

10.1:Mrs Curry said she was in Email contact with Balfour Beatty and they would look at the land around Mompessonís Cross this week and she would hear by the end of this week. There were issues of Health Assessment and Risk Assessment.

10.2: Mr Haslam revealed the new Mompesson Cross Sign which he said was his parting gift. TheParish Council thanked Mr Haslam.

10.3: The Clerk told the Meeting that the Insurance Company had agreed to waive the fee to insure the Cross until the renewal date in June.


†††††††††††††††††††† RAGE Donation†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† £ 250.00

†††††††††††††††††††† Cator Hall Rent (Oct-Mar)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† £†† 63.75

†††††††††††††††††††† Defibrillator + Cabinet etc††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††£2034.00

Late Agenda item

†††††††††††††††††††† EON (Electricity for Telephone Box)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† £†† 20.48

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

12.Other Agenda Items:

12.1:Consideration of the option of the purchase of the Cator Hall as the first priority of the Community Benefit money including the formulation of a response to the letter from Mr N Spraggins of Southwell Diocese regarding the option to purchase the Cator Hall: Mr Haslam explained that whilst he was in favour of buying the hall he strongly believed that any decision should be postponed until the first meeting of a new Parish Council when it could also be discussed at the Annual Parish Meeting prior to the Parish Council meeting. After discussion it was agreed unanimously to carry this item over to the next meeting.

12.2: Discussion took place on what stage the need for a Surveyor was required in the purchase of the Hall. It was proposed by Mr Howes, seconded by Mr White and agreed unanimously to enquire about the costs of a Surveyor.

12.3: As Mr Haslam completed his last Parish Council meeting after 8 years as a Parish Councillor he was thanked for his service by all the other members.

13: Next Meeting:

13.1There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.45 p.m.

13.2: The next meeting will take place on 13thMay after the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council Meeting which are due to commence at 7.30 p.m.


David Ottewell