Minutes of a meeting of the Parish Council held on

Wednesday 11th May 2016 after the Annual Parish Meeting and the

              Annual Parish Council Meeting in the Cator Hall.

Present:Mrs M Curry, Mr R Brown, Mr R Howes, Mrs S Wilson, Mrs N Kirk, Cllr R Jackson(NCC)  and 3 Parishoners.

Apologies:Mr T White, Mr J Sweeney, Cllr L Tift.

1.Councillors Declarations of Interest:

1.1; Mr Brown  in item 3.3

1.2: Mrs Wilson in item 3.3


2.1: The Minutes of the meeting held on 13th April 2016 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: Bisthorpe Incinerator Planning Appeal update: Mrs Curry said that all comments have been sent to the Secretary of State and a decision is awaited:probably in June.

3.2: Wind Farm update:Officials are coming to put  monitoring equipment in place on Friday. Mrs Curry reminded people if Residents experience issues of noise or shadow flicker they need to note the date and time of each incident and report it.

3.3:The Clerk said he had written again to the Diocese,as requested, but has still  not received a reply to the Parish Council’s questions. Mrs Wilson said that Mr Spraggins had taken contact details for the Rectory from her.

3.4:An Email has been received from NCC Rights of Way Officer regarding issues on ByWay25, Footpath 4 and Footpath 15. She is minded not to act on the first two and will look at FP15 when next in the area. Cllr Jackson offered to follow up the latter matter as the Parish Council expressed their concerns.

3.5: Annual Parish Insurance: The Parish Council considered a quote from AON and NSDC’s  vague ‘we are not expecting the premium to be significantly different from 2015’. It was proposed by Mr R Howes, seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously to continue with the NSDC scheme.

4.Public Questions and Comments:

4.1: It was pointed out that a few dog owners walk with their dogs off the lead on Back Lane/ Church Lane which is a hazard. It was decided to place a warning in the Eakring Echo.

5.County/District Councillors:

5.1: Mrs Curry enquired if Cllr Jackson knew anything about the disturbing rumour that NCC were considering selling Rufford Abbey. He said he had not heard this but other people present said it had been mentioned on Radio Nottingham. Mrs Curry said the concern locally would obviously involve what would happen to the Oil Patch Warrior statue. Cllr Jackson agreed to seek further information.

5.2: Traffic issues on Back Lane were discussed and possible remedies raised and rejected.Cllr Jackson provided a contact for the Community Speed Watch Car in Mansfield as he believed local resident policing of the issue was the solution.

5.3: Mr Howes raised the issue of potholes on local roads and the danger they posed.


6.1:Cycle Live Nottingham:Notification – Event Sunday 26 June 100mile and 125mile  rides will pass through Eakring.

6.2: items Circulated:



b.Clerks and Councils Direct-May2016.

c.NCC: Better Broardband for Notts.

d.NCC: Grant Funding for Environmental Projects.

e.NSDC: Planning Committee Agenda-3.5.16.

f.CVS:Tesco Bags of Help Programme open to applications(GB)

g.NCC:Better BroardBand in Notts Stakeholder Bulletin.

h.Westcotec Traffic Safety Systems.

i.NSDC: Stategic Priorities Consultation

j. NCC:Notts Digital Champions Events.

k. Rufford Colliery Wildlife Day details.


7.1The following planning application was considered at the meeting:

     NCC: Proposed Development.

     The planning application seeks to vary conditions for the importation of circa

      1300m/2000tonnes of clays and soils to enable the completion of restoration

      of the landfill site for an additional 12 month period. The application also seeks

      to retain the wheel wash and weighbridge facilities for a corresponding period

      Bilsthorpe Landfill Site,Brailwood Road, Bilsthorpe.

After discussion a vote was called. For 5, Against Nil

7.2The following decision notice was received:


     Householder Application for Single Storey Side Extension

     (Resubmission of 15/01993/FUL)

     Apple Cottage, Bilsthorpe Road, Eakring

     Permitted Full Planning Permission 27.4.16.

8.Cator Hall:

8.1:Report from Cator Hall Representative; Mr Brown revealed he had nothing to report although the CHMC had a meeting planned for next week.

9.Recreation Ground:

9.1:The Chairman of the Playing Field Committee not being present he could not report.

9.2:Condition of Playing Field: The field received a cut from Eakring Farming on Monday.

9.3: The Parish Council heard quotes to mow the field from Marc Hazard and Ulyetts.It was proposed by Mr R Brown,seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously to ask Marc Hazard to mow once in May and twice each in June, July and August i.e. 9 cuts at one hour per cut(£30).

10.Mompesson Cross:

10.1:Mrs Curry believed that the unveiling of the interpretation board was a good event and everyone was made very welcome. She also took the opportunity to thank those who participated in the litter pick during the following weekend.


11.1:Accounts for payment:

        Decking strips (non slip)                                                                               £ 10.44

It Was proposed by Mr R Howes, seconded by Mr R Brown and agreed unanimously that this account be paid.

12.Other Agenda Items:

12.1:Traffic on Back Lane:dealt with at 5.2.

12.2:Consideration of Recent Housing Survey Findings: A discussion took place. Mrs Curry offered a view that in some areas the two survey results were contradictory. Also the results depended on who was surveyed so a true result could only be achieved if it was done house to house.Whilst opinion could differ, fact would remain the same.

12.3: Mr Kevin Topham, Curator of Duke’s Wood Oil Museum, outlined with the Parish Council the possible future of the museum. Everyone felt strongly about its local connection. In the short term Mr Topham said his need was for volunteer helpers and the Parish Council agreed to consider how they might help in the longer term.

13.Next Meeting:

13.1: There being no other business the meeting closed at 9.20p.m.

13.2: The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 8th June 2016 at 7.30p.m in the Cator Hall.


David Ottewell