Annual Warsop Parish Council Meeting Minutes - Monday 15th March 2004
Warsop Parish Council
Notts NG20 0AL
MINUTES of the Annual Parish meeting held on Monday 15th March 2004 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop at 18.30 hours.
Present: Cllrs. A. Wetton, Chairman (also Mansfield District Councillor), J. Allin, Vice Chairman, B. Smith (also Nottinghamshire County Councillor), D. Priest, V. Jennings, D. Avison, S. Shields (also Mansfield District Councillor), J. Kerr, M. Kavanagh and P. Crawford.
Chad Reporter & Members of the Public
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs. L. Kingdon (training course) and R. Morton, (Mansfield District Councillor) (meeting)
6640. MINUTES OF ANNUAL
held on the 17th March 2003 (previously circulated)
6641. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and started his report with a question asked by a parishioner "What is the Parish Council for?" Having given it some thought sat here in the Council Chamber surrounded by all the name boards, the Chairman said he was proud to be a part of it. He pointed out Sue Ford's name on the Clerk's board, she was the clerk for 25 years and pointed out Tania Barlow's name and was pleased that the Parish Council had appointed her and hoped she would continue to be the Clerk for as many years. Since taking over the Warsop & District News, which was heavily subsidised by the Parish Council, she had single handily turned it round to stand on its own two feet in just over a year.
The Parish Council are the elected body to represent its parishioners to help and support lots of groups to get funding. This year has perhaps been the busiest with lots of projects being supported by the Parish Council, with members representing various groups including, The Town Centre Improvements, Meden Vale 2000, Doorstep Green, Town Centre Group, WPRA, WAVES etc. The most important project of this year has been the Top Cat corner, an eyesore for a long time, Warsop Parish Council acted promptly and through our actions, cleared the site and building in now well in progress.
The Parish Council have
always supported the Christmas Lights, given small grants to smaller groups
and helped larger projects to get funding, they are fully supportive of the
Carnival, an event which pulls all the community together, and support DARE,
CAB and 3 Parishes Walks. The War Memorial was also a project that had been
running for a long time and finally, before the remembrance parade, we had
railings put round the Memorial and arranged for hard standing to be put down.
Another thing that has been much talked about is SPV, a Government funding package that has finally come to Warsop, essentially the Parish Council has helped to get SPV in our area and have helped get the message across by supporting the residents. Finally, Wood Street is going to be re-opened after 25 years of closure, we have worked together with Nottinghamshire County Council and Mansfield District Council/SPV and the Neighbourhood Management Team fronting the bid and providing extra funding for this project to go ahead, we have also arranged an official opening of the road on Friday 26th March.
Summing up, Wood Street, Surestart and Town Centre Improvements have all happened in the last 12 months and on the horizon is the regeneration of the Royal Estate.
John Allin added that Warsop Parish Council had done lots of things in the past but had not told people but now with Tania as Editor of the Warsop & District News she has made sure that the minutes are published and that everyone is informed of all the projects in our Parish.
The Chairman closed the meeting at 6.45pm
Cllr A Wetton Chairman Warsop Parish Council