Minutes of a meeting of the Parish Council held on

                   Wednesday 14th. May 2014 in the Cator Hall after the

                   Annual Parish Council Meeting

Present: Mr R Howes, Mrs J Chow, Mrs M Curry, Mr L Haslam, Mrs S Wilson, Mr P Lambert, Cllr B Laughton (NSDC) and 3 Parishoners.

Apologies: Cllr R Jackson (NCC)

Minutes:The Minutes of the meeting held on 9th. April 2014 were circulated prior to the meeting.It was proposed by Mrs J Chow, seconded by Mrs S Wilson and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record.

Matters Arising:

1.By-Way No.25 Modification Order: Mr Lambert, as the Parish Council representative on the  By-Way Sub Committee, recommended that the Parish Council adopt the statement drawn up by Mr Andrew Woods. He explained that this had been done from a legal perspective. He said that Chris and Jenny Bartle had completed an enormous amount of historical research and had submitted individual statements as had he, Mr Lambert himself.

The Clerk pointed out that the closing date for replies to get to the Planning Inspectorate was 20 May and therefore the letter needed to be written by Thursday for posting by Saturday. Mr Lambert explained he was not a good public speaker and said Mr Woods had agreed to speak on behalf of the Parish Council.

2.Emergency Plan Update: Mr Haslam told the meeting that he awaited a reply from Bryan Ashford at National Grid and then he would be in a position to present a completed draft new plan for agreement.

3.Report on Annual Green Lane Inspection: Mr Haslam informed the meeting that he and the Clerk had inspected the Green Lane and all appeared in order although some areas of scrub required removing and ideally a working party of Parishoners could be formed to carry out the work.

Public Questions and Comments:

The Parishoners present did not wish to raise any points.

County/ District Councillors:

1.Cllr Laughton expressed pleasure to see that the new weight limit signs were being erected.

2.Cllr Laughton said he understood that the Planning Committee meeting for the Bilsthorpe Incinerator  would be in July at the earliest and more likely September.

3.When questioned about the 50 mph speed limit on the A614 Cllr Laughton revealed that there was a question due in full Council on 15 May and there was hope for a consultation on change as many held concerns about the effects on local villages of cars trying to by-pass the road.


1.National Grid: Re: Community Funding process and criteria for applications.

2.Bilsthorpe Wind Farm Limited: Community Fund Administration

The Parish Council discussed the above two letters and how to proceed. It was agreed that a sheet will be circulated to the village for consultation outlining projects and asking for other ideas. The composition of this will be agreed at next month’s meeting.

3.NSDC: Parish Council Insurance Scheme: The premium for 2014/2015 from 1 June has been confirmed as the same as this year £177.18. It was agreed unanimously to continue in the scheme.

4.Mr E A Norman: Copy of letter sent to Chief Executive of NCC raising questions re; if By-Way Modification Order 2005 is granted.

5.Email from Philip Doughty: informing Parish Council that Mr Ben Pollock of Bilsthorpe Wind Farm Limited would attend a meeting regarding noise and flicker problems being experienced by villagers. It was decided to invite him to the September meeting and also to include in next month’s circular about the Community Fund a section about the importance of keeping a log of incidents of noise and flicker so that they can be given to Mr Pollock in September.

Items Circulated:

1.Clerks and Councils Direct-May

2.Notice of Election of European Parliamentary Election –displayed.

3.Online Playgrounds brochure.

4.NCS poster- displayed.

5.Glasdon brochure.

6.Register of Electors 2014-filed.

7.Longhurst Group: InTune-business briefing

8.Gedling Film Festival poster-displayed.

9. NALC: Public Liability Insurance Cover and Play Equipment.

10.NSDC: Items to be Considered at Planning Committee-6May.

11.NSDC: District Wide Housing Needs Survey-details.

12.NALC: Making Localism Work Conferences 5 june,10 July, 18 Sept-details.

13.NALC: Consultation on the operation of the National Planning Policy Framework.


    The following planning application has been received:

               Application Number 14/00658/FUL

               Erection of a Double Gantry terminal tower and overhead lines to adjoin the

               proposed Eakring pylon maintenance training centre

               Land at & adjacent to National Grid Training Centre Kirklington Road Eakring

               Circulated and returned 6.5.2014.

               For 6 Against Nil absent 1 (RH )


    The following decision notice has been received:

               Application Number 14/00419/FUL

               Householder application for proposed front single storey extension & porch

               extension, two& single storey rear extension, window replacement (including

               garage door infill) & tree removal

               Linzee House Main Street Eakring

               Permitted Full Planning Permission 22.4.2014

Cator Hall:

Mr Brown was absent and therefore unable to offer an update.

Recreation Ground:

Mr Haslam said that the grass had been cut and that the encroaching scrub was due to be dealt with next. He also revealed that Eakring Farming had offered a source of top soil if required for levelling.


                  NSDC    Annual Insurance                                                                      £177.18

As the annual premium had become due it was proposed by Mrs Curry, Seconded by Mr Haslam and agreed unanimously to pay the account.

Other Agenda Items:

1.Proposal to transfer £500 received from Western Power Distribution for granting access across playing field, to Playing Field Committee Account.

2.Details of proposal to add section to Agenda format from June 2014.

The Clerk explained that the above two items were linked because as Mrs Curry, Mr Haslam and Mrs Chow were on the Playing Field Committee it was felt they should declare an interest in the first item- To avoid misunderstanding and bring Eakring Parish Council in line with a number of other Parish Councils with everyones agreement a section‘Councillor’s Declarations of Interest’ will appear on future agendas.

1..The remaining Councillors voted unanimously that £500 be transferred to the Playing Field Committee.(RN,SW,PL)

2.The Parish Council agreed unanimously to changes to the agenda.

The meeting closed at 8.45p.m.

D Ottewell