Minutes of a meeting of the Parish Council held on

            Wednesday 14th March 2012 at 7.30.p.m. in the Cator Hall

Present:Mrs M Curry, Mr R Howes, Mr L Haslam, Mr R Brown, Mr P Lambert Cllr A Stewart , Cllr B Laughton and 1 Parishoner.

Aplogies:Mr R Neale, Mrs S Wilson, Cllr N Armstrong.

Minutes:The Minutes of the meetings held on the 8th February and 20th February were circulated prior to the meeting.It was proposed by Mr R Brown, seconded by Mr L Haslam and agreed unanimously that the minutes of the 8th February (7.00p.m.) meeting be signed as a true record. It was proposed by Mr L Haslam, seconded by Mr R Brown and agreed unanimously that the minutes of the 8th February (7.30 p.m.) meeting be signed as a true record. It was proposed by Mr L Haslam, seconded by Mr R Brown and agreed unanimously that the minutes of the 20th February meeting be signed as a true record.

Matters Arising:

1.Organising Litter Pick: A number of Councillors queried whether NSDC  could not come out and clear at least some of the litter  and the Clerk was asked to contact them. Mrs Curry agreed to contact Cllr Armstrong about the availability of equipment, as used last year, and then a suitable date would be arranged.

2.Results of Green Lane Inspection: Mr Haslam reported on the inspection carried by himself, Mr Neale and the Clerk with no problems found. Central Networks appeared to have removed the trees as agreed. Clerk to contact Central Networks to confirm we will receive the trees as agreed in return, ready for planting in the Autumn.

3.Street Name Signs: Mr Gaddass (NSDC)  has acknowledged the list of signs which need attention. These will be inspected within 4 weeks. Action, if necessary,will follow but they are dealt with in batches of villages for reasons of economy.

County/District Councillors:

1.Salt Bags. Cllr Stewart enquired if the invoice for these had been received yet and to keep him updated on the sum asked for.

2.LIS Bid. Cllr Stewart explained that although Eakring was not on the preliminary list sometimes projects took 2-3 years to reach the stage where they are ready to progress. Mrs Curry updated the Parish Council on the NSDC funding.

3.A614. Mr Howes noted the positioning of the speed cameras. He said he was disappointed not to have received a reply to either of his two Emails sent to NCC regarding traffic using villages including Eakring as cut throughs to avoid the speed restrictions on the A614. Other Councillors agreed there had been an increase in Bilsthorpe residents travelling through Eakring to and from Ollerton.

4.Bilsthorpe Depot. Mrs Curry asked Cllr Stewart if he could follow up the increased amount of traffic using the Caunton Road to and from the new Highways Depot and the speed it was travelling.

5. Mr Howes noted, as the NCC appointed Snow Warden for Eakring, he was still waiting for his shovel and jacket.


1.CPRE: Best Kept Village Competition2012: The Parish Council opted not to take part.

2. NSDC: Training on the Revised Ethical Framework. 21 Mar-Noted.

3.NALC.Launch of the Notts NALC Website-Noted

Items Circulated:

1.NCC: Seminar on Localism in Notts-17 April

2.NSDC.Items to be Considered at Planning Committee -6Mar

3NSDC: Re Allocations and Development Management Development Plan Document

4.NCC;Adoptive and Foster families Campaign+poster

5.Clerks and Councils Direct-March

Planning:The following decision notices have been received:

                       Application Number 12/00021/FUL

                       Proposed (42 No Parking Space) open air surface car park comprising the

                       relocation of 12 No existing parking spaces & addition of 30 No new

                       parking spaces

                       National Grid Transco Plc Kirklington Road Eakring

                       Application Permitted Full Planning Permission 2.3.12


                       Application Number 11/01694/FUL

                       Householder application for erection of granny flat

                       Nalah Cottage School Lane Eakring

                       Application Refused Full Planning Permission 7.3.12

Cator Hall:

Mr Brown informed the Meeting that a drains inspection had been carried out at the rear of the Hall using a video and the results were now being analysed. Prior to the Meeting two members of the Cator Hall Management Committee had received a cheque from Cllr Stewart.

Recreation Ground:

Mrs Curry confirmed that with the news about the LIS bid and no progress from the NSDC funding the whole playing field project was at present on hold.

Mrs Curry said that Eakring Farming were available to mow the field at the same time as they did their own adjacent field. The Parish Council decided to continue with the present arrangements.


                             NALC Subscription 2012/2013                                                 £ 78.12

                             Clerk’s Salary                                                                            £224.31

                             Office Sundries                                                                          £  17.04

It was proposed by Mr R Howes,seconded by Mr R Brown with all in agreement that these accounts be paid. Mr Haslam asked for three cheques for the Jubilee Committee:

                             Heather Brown                                                                           £   85.57

                             Cator Hall Management Committee                                          £   40.00

                             Barry Binch                                                                                £ 100.00

Any Other Business:

1.Jubilee Update. Mr Haslam and Mrs Curry told the rest of the Parish Council of the latest things that had been arranged to take place on the 3rd June including a treasure hunt after the Church service. The afternoon events are planned to start at 2.00 p.m. and a children’s entertainer has been organised. There will be a break before the evening BBQ where people will cook their own food and be entertained by a band that has been booked.

2. NCC : Street Lighting Energy Saving Proposals. The Parish Council studied the proposals of the County Council which involved switching off many village lights between 12.00 and 05.30 a.m. Their counter proposal is to leave on a light at the main road junctions as a matter of safety.

3.Kirklington Road –Planned Resurfacing May 2012: Although residents have been informed about this work the Parish Council have not and concern was expressed about various issues including where diverted traffic might go (Back Lane? ), where cars might park?, access? and what impact this would have. Cllr Stewart suggested contacting the designated NCC person in charge of the scheme for clarification and the Clerk was instructed to do so.

4.Review of Fixed Assets: After discussion the Parish Council decided there were a number of questions arising before they could proceed and decided to contact NALC for advice.

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