meeting of the Parish Council was held on Wednesday
8th December 2010 at in the Cator Hall
Mrs M Curry, Mr R Neale, Mr R Howes, Mr D
Brozyna, Mrs S Wilson, Mr L Haslam, Cllr A Stewart and 8 parishioners.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 10th
November were read.It was proposed by
Mrs S Wilson, seconded by Mr L Haslam and agreed unanimously that these be
signed as a true record.
Triathlon 2011 – Mrs Curry reported on a meeting she had had
with Mr Ian Hamilton, the organiser of this event.It is proposed that cyclists will be passing
through Eakring (up Wellow
Road, right at the
Saville Arms and down Bilsthorpe
Road) twice on race
day (Sunday 24th July).There will be signs up, marshals in position and no roads closed.
Interpretation Board – this is now in position.
Christmas Tree – the lighting up ceremony took place on
Saturday 4th December.Mrs Curry said thanks were due to Mr Howes.She also wished to record thanks to Mr
Neale for his work on the electrics and to Mrs Haslam and Mrs Neale.
Salt Bags – these have arrived with two distributed to the
Cator Hall, one to the church, and two to the junction of Back Lane/Church Lane.Mr Howes expressed the
view that the alleyway by the post office was a vital spot for treatment
and Mrs Curry redirected one bag from the Cator Hall for use at this spot.
Emergency Plan – Mr Haslam announced that the first draft of
the new Emergency Plan was ready and each parish councillor received a
Central Networks Lease – Jakes and Co have written asking for a
copy of the Playing Field title deeds. The PC discussed the problems of
acquiring and keeping the deeds for an extended period of time.
Highways Information Pack for Parishes – NCC Highways Dept has
supplied a printed copy of this information.
Cllr Stewart tried to explain some of the
difficulties NCC was experiencing due to the extreme winter weather.At the start of the spell of snow the
Authority had 15,000 tons of grit in stock but 10,000 tons of this was used in
a week.£2.65m had been spent on salt
this year.They were sourcing new stocks
from as far away as Peru but as a result of the effects of supply and demand, costs were
rising all the time.Cllr Stewart said
the gritters were working 24hrs a day but use was having to be restricted to
main roads.A number of the PCs said
they believed the County Council had done an excellent job.
Cllr Stewart had to leave to attend another
The PC pointed out that although the back
roads might not have been cleared, Eakring was luckier than many villages with
two roads in and out of the village cleared.
Tesco New Ollerton – donation of 2 x £10 vouchers towards
Christmas Tree light up.
St Andrews PCC acknowledging £180 donation.
Clement Keys – 23 Nov amount overdue letter (audit fee £58.75)
actually paid 10 August. Cheque found in Clement Keys file!
NSDC Land South of Newark Bowbridge Lane, Balderton, planning
NCC Draft Local Transport Plan (1 Apr 2011 – 31 Mar 2026) circulated.
Tree works – Grassmere, Back Lane
NCC Gully Emptying Cleansing Policy
Roger Snodin Internal Audit A Better Way Forward
NALC Responsibilities for clearing snow and ice on highways
Householder application to erect brick
built garden room and workshop, rebuild rear boundary wall
Forest Cottage, School
Circulated and returned 30.11.10
For Nil, Against 7
The following decision notice has been
Application Number 10/01301/FUL
Householder application for the erection of
a conservatory to the rear elevation
Chapel House, Church Lane,
Approve full planning permission 28.10.10
Mr Neale reported that the Hall was being
well used and gave the example of the pantomime which is already extended over
5 nights which are almost fully booked.
Concerns about the heating turned out on
inspection just to be misadjusted controls
Mrs Curry informed the PC that because of the
pantomime in February the Cator Hall would be unavailable on the 9th
for the PC meeting.The PC agreed rather
than to change the date of their meeting to relocate their 9th
February meeting to St Andrews Church 7.30pm.
Mrs Curry has a meeting w/c 14th
December with Phil Beard and a landscape architect on the recreation ground.
Eakring Echo Sponsorship £20.00
The PC voted unanimously to pay this
The Precept for 2011/2012 was
considered.The PC were presented with
estimated funds at 5.4.2011 and estimated expenditure for 2011/2012.It was proposed by Mrs M Curry, seconded by
Mr L Haslam and agreed unanimously to set a cap of £1,000 as the grant for the
Cator Hall insurance.It was agreed that
the estimated expenditure should remain as last year (2010-2011) except for the
audit fee which should be allocated £60.The exception was the section headed Community Initiatives.
It was proposed by Mr D Brozyna, seconded
by Mr R Howes that the total Precept 2011/2012 should be £3,100, voting for 2,
against 4, absent 1.It was proposed by
Mr L Haslam, seconded by Mr R Neale that the total Precept 2011/2012 should be
£3,350, voting for 4, against 2, absent 1. £250 will be allocated to community
NSDC Community Infrastructure Levy – Mrs Curry read a letter on
this subject from NSDC.The PC
discussed the subject and found anomalies in the groupings with Eakring
grouped in the Ollerton area and Wellow grouped in the Southwell area in
the residential section.They were
concerned that a lack of information made it difficult to make
judgements.They agreed that Mrs
Curry would fill in the questionnaire on behalf of the PC.
Jubilee 2012 – Mrs Curry gave pre-warning that ideas would be
required from any sources for how this might be celebrated locally.
Computerisation Mrs Curry wondered about having the minutes of
Eakring Parish Council meetings presented by computer generated sheets
which would be distributed to the PCs prior to PC meetings.The PC began to express a variety of
differing views on this subject when arrived and Mrs
Curry suspended further discussion until the next Parish Council meeting.
8.00pm Mr Colin Walker, Head of the Planning Department at
Newark and Sherwood District Council joined the meeting – a full and frank
exchange of views took place between Mr Walker, the Parish Council and the
parishioners present on a range of planning related issues.
There being no further business the meeting
closed at .
Next meeting scheduled for 9th February 2011 in St AndrewsChurch at