Minutes of a Parish Council Meeting held on

         Wednesday 11th. December 2013 at 7.30 p.m. in the Cator Hall

Present:Mrs M Curry, Mr L Haslam, Mr R Brown, Mrs S Wilson, Mr P Wilson, Mrs J Chow, Cllr R Jackson (NCC), Cllr B Laughton (NSDC) and 1 Parishoner

Minutes: The Minutes of the meeting held on 13th November 2013 were circulated prior to the meeting. It was proposed by Mrs S Wilson, seconded by Mr R Brown and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record.

Matters Arising:

1.Bilsthorpe Incinerator: Details of the Planning Application for this scheme arrived on Monday this week with a closing date for replies regarding comments of 26 December. A decision was made to request a consultation extension until after the February Parish Council meeting. Mrs Curry supplied a draft of a letter to send to NCC. Cllr Jackson said he understood the consultation had already been extended to 20 January and no date had yet been set for the Planning Committee to meet. Cllr Laughton said there was cross party opposition to the scheme.

Mrs Curry reported on RAGE ( Residents Against Gasification Experimentation) activities. Their next meeting is 12 December and they already have commitments of financial support to pay for a Planning Consultant to advise them and a number of other Parish Councils have been approached to see what support they will offer. Mrs Chow proposed that Eakring Parish Council should grant £500.00 towards RAGE employing a Planning Consultant. Mr Haslam seconded the proposal and it was agreed unanimously. Cllr Jackson asked the Parish Council to contact him in writing on this subject and he would make a contribution of £250.00.

2.By-way No.25 Modification Order: At present everyone is waiting to hear from the Planning Inspector in response to letters sent. Possibilities of a TRO were thought to be at best a very long drawn out process, representations would be made to NCC.

3.Illustrated Street Signs: It is hoped to make enquiries about these before the February meeting.

4.NSDC: Proposed Election Boundary Changes: Cllr Laughton enlightened  Councillors to discussions that had taken place so that new proposals placing Eakring in a single Councillor ward with Wellow, Rufford and NN1 of Rainworth ( the new estate by the by-pass island)  will be put to the Boundary Commission subject to the agreement of those areas involved. The Parish Council supported the idea as they had far more in common with these areas and agreed to write to the Boundary Commission rejecting the original proposals and supporting the amended scheme.

5.Playing Field Development: Mrs Curry outlined the scheme that she had mentioned last month with a section of the field being levelled and then topped with an all weather surface suitable for football, netball and basketball: the whole surrounded by fencing. The Scheme was put to the meeting who voted unanimously to proceed with it as outlined. Suggestions were made for sources of free soil for levelling and possible local contractors who might be approached and Mrs Curry said she would begin seeking quotes. It was suggested that at some stage a Management Committee should be formed on the lines of the CHMC to involve local residents.

Public Questions and Comments:

Nothing was added in this section.

County/ District Councillors:

Cllr Jackson and Cllr Laughton had contributed during Matters Arising.


1.NCC: Consultation on the Proposed Future Model for Adult Social Care in Nottinghamshire-noted.

2. NCC: Consultation on proposed Changes to Bus Services- Mrs Chow agreed to review this for the PC to see how it related to Eakring.

3.NSDC:Tree Works-  Land off Mill Lane

4. NSDC Tree Works- 4 New Villas, Kirklington Road.

Items Circulated:

1.NSDC: Items to be Considered at Planning Committee- 03 Dec

2.Sherwood and Newark CAB: AGM-10 Dec

3.ACRE: Briefing on Village Hall and VAT

4.Environment Agency: Please Check your Heating Oil Tank Campaign

5. NALC: AGM-Annual Report-where to read a copy.

6. Notts CC Planning: Consultation with Parish and Town Councils.


                         Clover Close, Wellow Road- Permitted Development.

Cator Hall:

Mr Brown explained about a bill that had been received and was being challenged.

Recreation Ground:

A letter of thanks will be sent to Eakring Farming for mowing the field during this season.


                          Clerk’s Salary                                                                            £ 226.54

                          Office Sundries                                                                          £   39.20

                          Filing Cabinet                                                                            £ 113.98

                          Eakring Echo Sponsorship                                                        £   20.00

                          Village Sign Competition Prizes                                               £   20.00

It was proposed by Mr L Haslam, seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously to pay the above accounts.


The Precept for 2014/2015 was considered. The Parish Council were presented with estimated funds for 5.4.2014 and estimated expenditure for 2014/2015. After noting the annual commitments the Parish Council made the following decisions: To move the  Clerk to the next pay scale  (SPC 17) – applicable April 2014- £925 in Precept. Increase Hire of Hall  Allowance to £150, Office Expenses £130, No Allowance for Audit fees as turnover under £10,000, Nothing into Election Account, £840 into Community Iniatives. The total Precept requirement for 2014/2015 was £3550. It was proposed by Mr L Haslam, seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously that the figure of £3550, the same as the precept received in 2013/2014, be adopted as the 2014/2015 figure.

Other Agenda Items:

1.Arrangements for the lighting of the Christmas Tree on Friday 13 December were discussed.


There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.50 p.m.






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