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Warsop Parish Council Meeting Minutes - 20th Feb 2006
Town Hall, Church Street
Market Warsop, Mansfield, Notts.NG20 0AL
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MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 20th February, 2006 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop at 18.30 hours.
Present: Cllrs. J. Kerr (Chairman), P. Crawford (Vice-Chairman), J. Allin (Nottinghamshire County Councillor), A. Wetton, (Mansfield District Councillor), R. Morton (Mansfield District Councillor), S. Shields (Mansfield District Councillor), B. Smith, M. Kavanagh , V. Jennings and D. Priest.

Also Present: CHAD reporter.
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs. D. Avison and L. Graham and Wardens. Apologies noted and accepted.

7510. 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/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. J. Allin, 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, J. Allin, S. Shields and R. Morton.

7511. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Minutes for the Parish Council meeting Monday 16th January, 2006 were accepted as a true record.

AS THERE WAS NO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION THE CHAIRMAN DID NOT CLOSE THE MEETING.

7512. CRIME AND DISORDER
A copy of an e-mail from Inspector Sam Wilson was given to each member updating the situation with officers in Warsop, another response officer has been transferred to Warsop and his shift works the opposite pattern to the other response officer based at Warsop, therefore the two will provide very good cover. She also advised that the new PCSO will be hitting the streets soon with an experienced PCSO working with her.
The Clerk read out the Warden's report which detailed the walk round Warsop's hot spots with John Mann MP and that large groups of male and female teenagers who are terrorizing residents around the Bainbridge area are being filmed and evidence gathered towards prosecution.
Cllr. J. Allin reported that John Mann MP is looking to getting funding for more Wardens to cover the whole of the Parish. Cllr. S. Shields is also looking at a small pot of funding from Neighbourhood Renewal to fund another Warden for just a few hours per week.

7513. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
a. Bradford & Bingley plc - sign
b. 16 King Road - single storey rear extension
c. Former Warsop Main - units to house minegas pumps (plans available)
d. 16 Hamilton Drive - single storey rear extension
e. Royal Estate - Residential Development 106 no. units (plans available soon)

7514. MEDEN SWIMMING BATHS
A copy of a letter from Ruth Marlow, Managing Director of MDC, was sent out to all members in reply to our last letter asking about a current lease. Apparently, there is no lease and the legal term 'holding over' means they can carry on as per the old lease. Discussion took place regarding the future of the baths and Cllr. A. Wetton gave a talk on the history of Meden Baths. The Chairman stated that MDC should have maintained the baths to a high standard and this has never been the case, whilst Water Meadows had a massive maintenance budget and has been maintained to a very high standard. He was also annoyed that he had not been invited to any of the meetings regarding the future of the baths, the Parish Council represent the people and should be involved in any decisions with any issues in the Parish. All members agreed and it was suggested that a letter be sent to everyone involved in the future of the baths stating that the Parish Council will continue to campaign to keep a wet facility in Warsop and that the Chairman be invited to all future meetings, all members agreed. Cllr. S. Sheilds added that if the facility was to move to Mansfield Woodhouse, swimming would be taken out of the school curriculum and all the children in the Parish would suffer.

7515. TREES - ROBIN HOOD AVENUE
An Investigator from Network Rail has been to look at the overgrown vegetation and recommended that a hard pruning would be necessary but he needed a tree expert to come and check the safety of some of the more mature trees before this goes ahead, it may take some time. It was decided to keep the item on the agenda.

7516. DERELICT BUILDING AT SIDE OF TOWN HALL
The Clerk reported that Elizabeth Sanders, Property Services, NCC is still on sick leave. Cllr. J. Allin stated that he has a meeting with NCC Leader, Cllr. Kirkham on Wednesday to discuss the matter and will report back to the next meeting.

7517. CEMETERY
At a recent F&GP meeting it was recommended that a letter be sent to Sally Curtis stating that the Parish Council are only interested in the grass care of the cemetery and would like to know what budget is put aside for Warsop before we can proceed any further. All members agreed.

7518. WARSOP AND DISTRICT NEWS
It was with sadness that the Clerk had to report that Reg Freeman of the Warsop Allotments & Leisure Gardeners Association has passed away, she would be included a small piece in the March edition. All members agreed he will be sadly missed for all his hard work with the Association, Cllr. D. Priest suggested a letter of condolence be sent from the Parish Council, all members agreed.

7519. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
Lloyds TSB Current Account - 20 Feb 06 ………… £4,448.90
Lloyds TSB Premier Account - 20 Feb 06 ………… £17,906.30
Paid in for W&DN from 17/01/05 - 20/02/06 ………... £1,195.00

It was agreed, unanimously, that the following accounts would be paid:
V0227. Cash - Delivery of W&DNews - Mar Edition …….. £180.00
V0228. Cash - Postage …………………………………….. £40.00
V0229. Mortons Print - W&DNews - Feb Edition ………… £1061.00
V0230. Design2 - W&DN Feb Edition ……………………. £480.00
V0231. NALC - Annual subscription ……………………… £1,252.19
V0232. G. Reader - Electronic Portable Appliance Safety Testing £28.80
V0233. Notts.County Supplies - Stationery ………………. £38.88
V0234. NALC - Training Seminar ……………………….. £45.00

7520. CORRESPONDENCE
a. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister - Standards of Conduct
b. Nottingham East Midlands Airport - Draft Master Plan

7521. MEDEN VALLEY MAKING PLACES
A copy of a report was given to each member. Cllr. J. Allin reported that he had a walk round the pit reclamation scheme after Warsop Vale Community Association had asked for a BMX track but after discussions with MVMP and a survey of the area it was decided that as there are lots of new footpaths some jumps and ramps could be included. The Clerk reported that the new footpath would be incorporated into one of the 3 Parishes Walks and be launched on the day of the walks - Sunday 14th May, the Chad will be informed when final preparations are in hand.

7522. MEDEN VALE 2000 - Minutes were circulated to all members for information. Cllr. S. Sheilds talked about 2 new seats being sited.

7523. WARSOP AREA ASSEMBLY - Minutes were circulated to all members for information. Cllr. J. Allin talked about the future of Area Assemblies being brought to Town Councils and Cllr. B. Smith asked that the Clerk make enquiries to NALC into Warsop becoming a Town Council. How do we go about it and what benefits are there? All members agreed.

7524. WPRA/TOWN CENTRE GROUP - Minutes were circulated to all members for information. Cllr. J. Allin reported that the Town Centre Group have acquired £30,000 from NCC's BBC initiative and £30,000 from Neighbourhood Renewal, they are now looking for £30,000 from MDC to complete the Town Centre Improvements.

7525. BINGO - RENEWAL OF GAMING LICENCE
No comments where made. Cllr. S. Sheilds asked for it to be noted that herself and Andy Wetton are on planning and licensing.

7526. NALC - Planning Seminar
A training opportunity has been offered to clerks and councillors and it was decided that the Clerk, The Chairman and Vice-Chairman should attend, this training would be of particular interest as it features Parish Plans.

7527. NOTTS. COUNTY COUNCIL
Cllr. J. Allin reported that two of the BBC projects have been accepted: Lighting on Bainbridge Road and the Lay By at Meden School. He will also chase up Bishops Walk and the War Memorial as these should now be in progress. Cllr. V. Jennings asked that Cllr. J. Allin be commended for obtained the funding for the two new projects. Cllr. J. Allin added that he has been out with Highways to look at dropping the pavements on Jackson Terrace to improve the parking situation.

7528. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL
Cllr. A. Wetton suggested a letter be sent to the Parks Department to ask why they continue to remove the poppies from our cenotaph when the ones at Mansfield are still there.
Cllr. D. Priest made a request about tree pruning at Meden Vale, Cllr. S. Shield asked that it be brought to the next surgery at Melville Court.
Cllr. R. Morton told members that there is a meeting in the Mayors Office on Wednesday morning regarding Meden swimming baths and John Mann MP will be there.

7529. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
This will be the Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 20th March, 2006 followed by a full council meeting.

The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting at 7.30pm


Signed …………………………………… Dated ……………………
Chairman Warsop Parish Council

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