Parish Council Meeting Minutes -
16th May 2005
Notts NG20 0AL
MINUTES of the Annual Parish Council meeting held on Monday 16th May, 2005 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop at 18.30 hours.
Before opening the meeting, Cllr. J. Kerr wished to pass on regards, on behalf
of the Parish Council, to Cllr. J. Allin for a speedy recovery and asked the
Clerk to send him a get well card. He also congratulated him on his new post
as Nottinghamshire County Councillor.
Present: Cllrs. J. Kerr (Chairman), P. Crawford (Vice-Chairman) A. Wetton, (Mansfield District Councillor), R. Morton (Mansfield District Councillor), D. Priest, V. Jennings M. Kavanagh.
Chad reporter, members of the public and Neighbourhood Wardens.
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs. J. Allin Nottinghamshire County Councillor), S. Shields (Mansfield District Councillor), D. Avison, B. Smith and L. Graham. Apologies noted and accepted.
7358. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN
Cllr. A. Wetton proposed Cllr. J. Kerr, R. Morton seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
RESOLVED: Cllr. J. Kerr - Chairman
7359. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN
Cllr. A. Wetton proposed Cllr. P. Crawford, R. Morton seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
RESOLVED: Cllr. P. Crawford - Vice-Chairman
7360. DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
Signed and witnessed.
7361. CHAIRMAN'S ALLOWANCE
The Chairman's allowance of £250.00 was set as agreed in the budget - to be donated to a charity of his choice.
7362. DECLARATIONS BY MEMBERS OF PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTEREST
The Chairman drew the attention of Members to the requirement for them to declare any personal or prejudicial interests related to agenda items.
CCTV/Warsop Landmark/Age Concern - Cllr. J. Allin
Christmas Lights/Welbeck Colts - Cllr. A. Wetton
Meden Vale 2000 - Cllrs. S. Shields, R. Morton, J. Kerr and V. Jennings
Warsop and Villages Enterprise Society WAVES - Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, B. Smith, R. Morton, S. Shields and M. Kavanagh
Friends of the Carrs - Cllr. L. Graham
Church Warsop Tenants & Residents Association/Meden Under 5's - Cllr. M. Kavanagh.
Leicester Housing Association - Cllr. V. Jennings
Market Warsop Traders Association - Cllr. A. Wetton
Warsop in Bloom - Cllr. B. Smith
Association of Labour Councillors - Cllrs. A. Wetton, B. Smith, S. Shields and R. Morton.
7363. FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES WORKING PARTY
a. Members - Same except Cllr. V. Jennings would like to be taken off, Cllr. M. Kavanagh said she would like to take the place if the meetings could be held on a Friday afternoon, the Clerk replied that it would not be a problem.
b. Minutes of last meeting were circulated to members for information.
The Chairman commented that it had been the recommendation of the F&GP Party not to pay a donation to Childline but to pay a section 137 payment of £100 to Meden Vale 2000 for their Meden Vale in Bloom entry. All members agreed.
7364. APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES
The list was amended by the members present but may need further adjustments after consultation with those members not present at this meeting. To be presented again at the next meeting.
7365. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Minutes for the meeting Monday 18th April, 2005 were accepted as a true record.
The Chairman closed the meeting.
Points raised by members of the public were:
1. Any truth in the rumour that Meden Sports Centre is to close.
2. Would the Parish Council call a meeting regarding the Nature Reserve on the Carrs. Discussions took place with other members of the public and members of the council.
3. Regarding the Nature Reserve one member of the public commented that the public consultation had been done and out of 221 replies only 21 objections were raised.
4. Would Meden Valley Making Places be approaching Eastwoods for some of their land.
THE MEETING WAS RECONVENED
The Chairman asked members for their comments on the points raised in Public Participation.
1. Cllr. A. Wetton said that as far as he is aware it is just a rumour no plans have
been submitted but Mayor Eggington will be at Area Assembly on Wednesday
evening to discuss the possibility of a new sports facility. He urged people to
attend this meeting as the Carrs Nature Reserve is also on the agenda.
2. The Chairman announced that he would not call a meeting as the Parish
Council had already been consulted and had agreed to the plans, the
consultations had been carried out correctly and that everyone had had an
opportunity to have their say. Cllr. A. Wetton also commented that the Friends
of the Carrs had done a lot of hard work to enhance the area and deserved
recognition for the improvements they have made so far.
3. Already been answered.
4. The Parish Council are not aware of any plans at the moment, Cllr. A. Wetton
declared an interest as his family also own quite a lot of land in this area but
was not aware of Eastwoods being approached.
7344. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
a. 25 Manvers St - conservatory to rear (re-submission)
b. 131 Sherwood St - demolish and replace existing garage & conservatory
c. Sisal Cottage, Carr Ln - details of condition 4 (front boundary wall)
d.18 Greendale Cl - front Porch
e. 10 Saville Way - conservatory to rear
f. Netherfield Ln, Meden Vale - proposed residential development
No comments were made.
7367. CRIME AND DISORDER
The Neighbourhood Wardens gave their report stating that they are still dealing with motorcycle nuisance and wished to be excused from the meeting as they had just received a call about a motorcycle on the Carrs.
a. Copy of a letter from Stuart Whittle to Mayor Eggington.
Each member had received a copy of this letter and a copy of a reply from Richard Goad, Returning Officer, MDC but as the letters are not directly addressed to the Parish Council the matters contained therein could not be discussed.
7369. 3 PARISHES WALKS
The Chairman started by saying it was a very good turn out on a sunny Sunday morning then handed over to the Clerk who reported 83 walkers with large sums of money being raised for community groups. Raynet ran the communications with their usual efficiency, the volunteers were very well organised and everyone had a lovely day. The refreshments at the Parish Centre were provided by the Parish Council and at Warsop Vale by Malcolm Sargison Centre. The Parish Council also donated £10 to each organisation that walked, which everyone was most grateful for.
7370. WARSOP CARNIVAL
The Clerk reported that plans were coming along with most things now in place and was receiving minutes from their meetings she pointed out the average age of the Carnival Committee is 23 years of age and commented that it was good to see young people getting involved. The Chairman reported that Warsop Parish Council had now presented the cheque of £5,000 to the committee.
7371. WARSOP AND DISTRICT NEWS
The Clerk reported that the June edition was underway, again with a good balance of article content and advertisements, she went onto say that discussions had been started at the F&GP meeting regarding the way forward for the Warsop News and suggested that the possibility of employing an assistant next year to make the paper more viable. This would then free up the Clerk's time to concentrate on Government Legislation and requirements for Quality Status also allowing more time to attend seminars and training sessions.
7372. MEDEN VALE 2000 - Minutes were circulated to all members for information.
7373. TOWN CENTRE GROUP - Minutes were circulated to all members for information.
7374. WARSOP PARISH REGENERATION AGENCY - Minutes were circulated to all members for information.
7375. MEDEN VALLEY MAKING PLACES
Nothing to report.
7376. WARSOP AREA ASSEMBLY - Next meeting to be held Wednesday 18th May.
7377. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
The Clerk informed members that the precept has now cleared the bank.
Lloyds TSB Current Account - 18 Apr 05
Lloyds TSB Premier Account - 18 Apr 05 £11,561.52
It was agreed, unanimously, that the following accounts would be paid:
V0186 Delivery of Warsop News . £180.00
V0187 Postage .. £40.00
V0188 Pen-it Graphics Warsop News - March Edition £528.75
V0189 Mortons Printers Warsop News - March Edition . £1,055.96
V0190 MDC Payroll Service ...................................................... £11,816.34
Section 137 (free resource payments)
V0191 Welbeck Colts £50.00
V0192 Warsop in Bloom £1,000.00
V0193 Meden Vale 2000 .. £350.00
V0194 MWTA - Christmas Lights .. £1,000.00
V0195 DARE .. £500.00
V0196 CAB £700.00
7378. ANNUAL RETURN AND AUDIT FOR YEAR ENDING 31ST MARCH 05
Hacker Young require the annual return to be completed by 1st August, the Clerk will advise the internal auditor Barry Woodcock.
7379. NOTTS. COUNTY COUNCIL
In the absence of Notts County Councillor, J. Allin, Cllr. A. Wetton wished to thank Cllr. B. Smith for all his work during his time as County Councillor and all the best for his retirement. All members agreed that he has put a lot of hard work and supported lots of projects in the Parish.
7380. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL
Cllr. R. Morton reported that it is the AGM tomorrow.
7381. REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2005
The Chairman reported that himself and the Clerk had a very positive meeting with Rev. Kathryn Herrod, Mark Cantrill and the secretary of the Royal British Legion, Alan Priest. Alan has already arranged a new sound system, booked a marching band for the next 5 years, booked Meden School band to play at the Cenotaph and a bugler to play the last post. The only problem now was a permanent power supply, the Chairman had been in touch with MDC and they are to come and give a quote for the work.
7382. AQA QUALIFICATION
The Clerk reported that she had now passed and received her AQA Certificate in Local Council Administration accreditation proving competence in the role of parish/town clerk. The Chairman congratulated her on behalf of the Council.
7357. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
Monday 20th June, 2005
The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting at 7.00pm
Chairman Warsop Parish Council