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

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

††††††††††† Wednesday 8th October 2014in the Cator Hall

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

Apologies: Mrs S Wilson, Mr T White, Cllr B Laughton.

1.Councillorís Declarations of Interest:

The Chairman reminded members of their duty to declare any interests in agenda items at this point.

2. Minutes:

2.1: The minutes of the meeting held on 10th. September 2014 were circulated prior to the meeting. It was proposed by Mr R Brown, seconded by Mr L Haslam and agreed unanimously that these be signed as a true record.

3.Matters Arising:

3.1:By-Way 25 Modification Order- Implications of Inspectorís Decision.( Discussion of this subject also took place under section 4 of agenda so that contributions from Parishoners could be considered- Also the Clerk read out an Email from Parishoner, Mr Steve Abbott)

Mr Howes voiced a generally felt belief that many people in Eakring were unhappy with the Inspectorís decision. Mr Haslam pointed out that as a Parish Council the present body cannot break the law.

Mr J Meanley said he proposed to remove the locks from the gates across theBy- Way but the meeting agreed with the ideathat, as historically stock barriers had been in place in these positions, unlocked gates should stay in situ. It was suggested that a moveable metal arm could be placed across the central piece of the gates. The Parish Council members attending, with the exception of Mrs Chow, favoured this plan and Mr J Meanley was asked to provide a quote.

Mr Luke said that he had identified a number of anomalies/ discrepancies in the Inspectorís report and had written to the Inspectorto point them out. One particular point at issue was the width of 3 metres for a BOAT. The Clerk was asked to write to Tim Hart (NCC) for clarification.

3.2: Bilsthorpe Incinerator update: NSDC Planning Committee voted unanimously against this proposal at their meeting 7 October. Cllr Jackson praised Mrs Chow for speaking Ďvery well on behalf of the Parish Councilí at this meeting. He said he would be speaking against the Incinerator at the NCC Planning meeting on 21 October. Mrs Curry revealed that there is a meeting planned with Mark Spencer M.P. next week to brief him on the campaign against the Incinerator.

3.3:Eakring Illustrated signs update: Mrs Chow said that as the competition to produce designs for the signs had took place in October she felt there to be a pressing need to erect the promised signs. Councillors asked if she had any estimates of cost and when told that c. £1600 per sign was possible fears were expressed that they might be too expensive. Cllr Jackson indicated that he might be able to make a small grant but suggested to apply to theLIS scheme administered by NCC and Mrs Chow agreed to investigate this funding source.

3.4: Community Fund Consultation update: Mrs Chow explained that figures were awaited for the Cator Hall before the consultation could be carried out.

3.5: Lorries travelling Through Eakring: The Clerk told the meeting he had contacted Noble Foods at Rufford and received an Email to say that the letter had been passed to their North Scarle Depot for attention. The Parish Council agreed it was important to keep pursuing the matter.

3.6: Bus Stop Kirklington Road: This matter has been resolved by allowing Mansfield bound passengers to board the bus on the east side of the road outside Ivy Cottage and travel up to National Grid then back to Mansfield. Instructions have been placed in the Eakring Echo, on the Notice Board and on the bus stop.

4. Public Questions and Comments:

4.1 A suggestion was made that all incidents on By-Way 25 should be logged both by the Parish Council as well as reported to the police.

4.2:A Parishoner raised concern about MP, Mark Spencerís recent letter to local villages and how Eakring appeared to be ignored.

5. County/ District Councillors:

5.1: Cllr Jackson told the Parish Council that he has carried out an inspection of Kirklington Road, beyond National Grid and By Way 25 with Jo Horton ( NCC Highways).

6. Correspondence:

6.1: NCC: Winter Services to Parish Councils: The Parish Council would request the 5 free bags. Mr Haslam agreed to consult with Mr Gresswell at Eakring Farming to ascertain stocks of salt before a decision could be made on ordering any one tonne bags of salt.NCC have asked about the village snow warden details; Mr Howes indicated that he wished to resign from the post. It was decided to ask Mr White if he would like to take up the role before advertising it in the Eakring Echo.

6.2: Lightsource Community Benefit Offer: The Parish Council heard details of the new offer from the Company. They agreed unanimously to accept the terms of the new offer.

6.3: NCC; LIS Supporting Local Communities Scheme: Mrs Chow is to have the application form to see if the Eakring illuminated signs could form the basis of a bid.

3.4: Letter from Mr White: Explaining progress with wall between Cator Hall and Rectory grounds.

3.5: Items Circulated:

a.Planning Inspectorate: By-Way 25 Modification Order-Inspectorís Decision.

b. NSDC: Chairmanís Murder Mystery Event.-Raising Charity Funds.

c. NSDC: Agenda for Planning Committee 7 Oct.

d.NCC: Notts Integrated Ticketing Strategy Consultation.

7. Planning

The following planning applications had been received for consideration.

7.1: From NCC

†††††† Variation of conditions 16 and 19 of planning permission 13/11/00035/CMA

†††††† Oil Exploration/ Extraction

†††††† Whip Ridding Farm, Eakring Road, Kirklington

†††††† Circulated and returned 23.9.14

†††††† For 6 Against Nil

7.2: Application Number 14/00/839/FULM

†††††† Installation and operation of a solar farm and associated infrastructure

†††††† including photovoltaic panels, mounting frames, inverters, transformers

†††††† substations, communications building, storage building, fence and pole

†††††† mounted security cameras for the life of the solar farm.

†††††† Land to the North of Eakring Road Eakring

†††††† Circulated to be returned 1.10.14.

†††††† For 2 Against 3Absent 2

7.3: Application Number 14/01652/FUL

†††††† Householder Application to Remove Existing Porch and Replace with New Porch

†††††† Hogwin House, Church Lane, Eakring

†††††† Circulated to be returned 10.10.14.

7.4: Application Number 14/01272/FUL

†††††† Construction of all weather manege, change of use from garden.

†††††† Anderson Farm, Kirklington Road, Eakring

†††††† Circulated to be returned 13.10.14

8. Cator Hall:

8.1: Report from Cator Hall Representative: Mr Brown said that there was a need to reposition the oil tank as it was too near the wall. He also revealed that one quotation to repair the roof had been obtained at c.£14,700. The boiler had been serviced. The sad news was revealed that after many years (35+) the Oakring Club had been wound up.

9. Recreation Ground:

9.1: Report regarding Playing Field Committee: Mrs Curry informed the Parish Council that the transfer of the bank account had been completed. She felt it timely to regenerate the Committee.

10. Accounts:

10.1: For payment approval:

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cator Hall Rent†† ( Apr-Sept )††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† £ 52.50

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Transfer of money received for access across

††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††Playing Field to new Sub-Station, to

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Playing Field Committee††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† £500.00

It was proposed by Mrs J Chow seconded by Mr R Howes and agreed unanimously that these accounts be paid.

11. Other Agenda Items:

11.1: Transfer of land around Mompesson Cross to Parish Council ownership: Mrs Chow and the Clerk updated the Parish Council on the offer of this piece of land from Eakring Farming to the Village. It was confirmed the Mr Ward of Turner, Atkinson and Ward, who represented the Parish Council on the Sub-Station access issue, will again be acting for the Parish Council.

11.2: Arrangements for Switching on Christmas Tree Lights: It was agreed unanimously to continue with the tradition this year. Friday 5th. December, 6.00 p.m for timing. Mr Brown confirmed as lighting technician. It was agreed to buy wine for the auditor.

12. Next Meeting:

The meeting closed at 8.40 p.m.

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th. November 2014.


David Ottewell