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

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

††††††††† Wednesday 9th. November 2011 at 7.30.p.m. in the Cator Hall.


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

Apologies: Mr R Neale, Mr R Howes, Mrs S Wilson


Minutes:The Minutes of the meeting held on 12th. October 2011 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.


Matters Arising:

1.Allocations & Development Management Options Consultation Report and Consultation on Landscape Character Assessment Supplementary Planning Document: This had been circulated prior to the meeting and comments gathered. Mrs Curry summarised the comments which she said expressed concerns at the loss of the village envelope. Eakring needs more Main Open Areas including fields on the edge of what was the village envelope. The Parish Council still thought that it was worthwhile drawing up their own Local Development Plan for Eakring although they were concerned about the influence it would carry at NSDC.The meeting discussed areas in the village which they did not feel were appropriate for development and then identified three strips of open land that should be protected from development a)Back Lane(West side)from Ancaster Villas to Cherry Lea. b) Mill Lane(West side) from Side Lane junction to FP 25. c)Kirklington Road(East side ) from Hillcrest to National Grid.

2. Annual Parish Conference: Mrs Curry, assisted by Mr Lambert and Cllr Stewart, who also attended, reported on this event that took place at Kelham Hall on 7 November. She was pleased to have heard thatthe changes in the Fire and Rescue Service provision were due to rationalisation and meeting current needs. The workshops on Stimulating Economic Growth in the area, Affordable Housing and Waste Collections all raised talking points. The Parish Council were particularly interested to hear that the question of improved broadband provision in rural areas was raised by those attending.

3. Street name sign posts: A source for these has been found at £22.97 each. It was decided to wait for Mr Nealeís return and then contact NSDC to agree placement of the signs before ordering posts.

4.Mansey Common: A letter had been received from the Head of Estate Management at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust responding to the Parish Councilís concerns about their proposals for Mansey Common. He suggested a walk round the site in May so he could explain what they had in mind. It was decided to invite Mr Langtree to the Feb 2012 Parish Council Meeting.


County/District Councillors:

1. Cllr Stewart said that he understood the LIS bid was proceeding through the system.

2. Cllr Stewart was able to say that the issue with the bus stop at National Grid had been resolved.

3.The new NCC street light policy that is to be implemented in parts of the County will not affect Eakring explainedCllr Stewart.



1.NSDC. Allocations & Development Management Options Report:The consultation period has been extended until 25 Nov.

2.NALC. AGM16 Nov- Agenda.

3. Turner Atkinson& Ward: Re: lease for access to land off Triumph Road- write to say they have update on reasons for hold up.

4.NCC : re:- Winter Service: including Snow Wardens will be issued with a high visibility jacket and a snow shovel. Farmers will be offered £45 per hour if they are called out to clear roads.It was noted that our 5 bags of salt had now arrived in the village and Mr Haslam agreed to collect them and distributeas appropriate.

Items Circulated:

1.      Notts Fire and Rescue; Re: The Queens Jubilee Beacons.

2.      NCC: Developing a Notts approach to Localism.

3.      Notts Police: Future Estate and Access to Services

4.      RCAN: The Playing Field-Autumn 2011.

5.      Clerks and Councils Direct-Nov 2011.

6.      Notts County NHS: Choose Well Campaign materials

7.      Bassetlaw,Newark and Sherwood Community Safety Partnership leaflet.




Cator Hall:

Mr Brown reported that some of the latest schemes of refurbishment being considered for the Cator Hallwere quite large scale and if proceeded with they would have to consider involving the services of an architect.

The Clerk reported that he had contacted the solicitor regarding the extension of the lease and she had promised to investigate the hold up.


Recreation Ground:

The meeting heard that it was hoped that the LIS bid relating to the ground redevelopment would be considered in January. A submission for assistance had been made to Aeolia and they had requested further information.



†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Churchyard maintenance grant††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††£ 180.00

It was proposed by Mr L Haslam, seconded by Mr P Lambert and agreed unanimously that this account be paid.


Any Other Business:

1.      Jubilee Update: Mrs Curry reminded everyone of the next two fund raising events: the Race Night ( 19 Nov ) and Christmas Fayre ( 26 Nov ) and asked for Councillors to encourage people to participate.

2.      Christmas Tree arrangements: Mrs Curry told the meeting that Mr Howes had agreed to arrange the tree and its setting up. A date ofFriday 2nd. December was chosen for the lights to be lit with mince pies and mulled wine provided by the Parish Council. A letter to be sent to a local store to ask for donations.

3.      Eakring to Caunton Road: The results of a traffic survey carried out by Jo Horton , District Manager, Newark and Sherwood, NCC Highways, were read out. These showed that on one Monday morning whilst a number of cars used the road per hour( up to 186) few HGVís were noted. It was decided not to request the deployment of an road tube at present but wait for the opening of the new Bilsthorpe Depot and review the impact this had on traffic through the village.

4.      New Noticeboard: Mr Lambert provided the dimensions ofthis structure viz; Width 1350mm. Height 900mm. It will be made of Japanese oak with toughened glass and be fixed to the wall in front of the Cator Hall grass. We will look into the issue regarding ifagreement is required for this site.


There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.55 p.m.