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Warsop Parish Council Meeting Minutes - Monday 15th March 2004

Warsop Parish Council
Town Hall
Church Street
Warsop
Notts NG20 0AL
01623 846011

MINUTES of the Parish Council 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), R. Morton, (Mansfield District Councillor) (meeting)

7086. DECLARATIONS BY MEMBERS OF PECUNIARY (P) AND NON-PECUNIARY (NP) INTEREST
The Chairman drew the attention of Members to the requirement for them to declare any Pecuniary or Non-Pecuniary Interests related to Agenda items.

CCTV/Warsop Landmark/Age Concern (NP) - Cllr. J. Allin
Christmas Lights/Welbeck Colts/Warsop Carnival (NP) Cllr. A. Wetton
Meden Vale 2000 (NP) - Cllrs. S. Shields, R. Morton, J. Kerr and V. Jennings
Warsop and Villages Enterprise Society WAVES (NP) - Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, B. Smith, R. Morton and M. Kavanagh
Friends of the Carrs/JAG (NP) - Cllr. L. Kingdon
Church Warsop Tenants & Residents Association/Meden Under 5's (NP) - Cllr. M. Kavanagh.
Leicester Housing Association (NP) - V. Jennings
Association of Labour Councillors (NP) - Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, B. Smith, D. Priest. S. Shields, R. Morton, V. Jennings, J. Kerr and P. Crawford.

7087. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 23rd February 2004, were accepted as a true record.

7088. MATTERS ARISING OUT OF MINUTES - None

7089. NEIGHBOURHOOD WARDENS
The Chairman read out a report from the Wardens

7090. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Lyn Clarke thanked the Parish Council for their support and for arranging a meeting of the sub-committee with Meden Valley Making Places, himself, Erica and Richard from WT Parker. The most important thing to push forward now is that the 20% affordable housing be built first and urged Parish Council to make this stipulation to Mansfield District Council Planning.
Discussion followed and it was decided that the Parish Council continue with their support of the residents and arrange meetings with MVMP to keep updated.

The Chairman closed Public Participation
THE MEETING WAS RECOVENED

7091. MATTERS ARISING OUT OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Already covered.

7092. SURESTART
Jude Burgess gave a report on the progress of Surestart and an update on the building situation, she confirmed that Hallamshire Construction has gone bankrupt and they were seeking new contractors which they hoped to get in place in approximately 2 weeks time she envisaged that project would be approximately 6 weeks behind schedule. She offered her apologies for Warsop Parish Council's name not being put on the list of contributors board but thanked them for all their support and would ensure that Warsop Parish Council were involved at every stage in the future. Karen from Unite gave a report of the arts projects being suggested to be put in place for the Surestart building, involving the local schools and asked if the Parish Council would like something commemorate their involvement in the building. The members agreed and Cllr. J. Allin asked if Warsop Parish Council could officially open the building. The Chairman thanked Jude and Karen.

7093. ROYAL ESTATE
Already covered in Public Participation.

7094. WOOD STREET
Warsop Parish Council working in Partnership with Notts County Council, Mansfield District Council/SPV and the NMT have seen this project now almost complete. Brian Smith was acknowledged for all his hard work and commitment for this project. The official opening will take place on Friday 26th March at 11am by The Chairman, Andy Wetton it is hoped John Mann, supporter of this project, will also attend. All supporters of this project have been invited together with the local press. The Clerk asked for £200 petty cash to provide refreshments afterwards in the Council Chamber. V0086

7095. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
a. Welbeck Farm, Netherfield Lane, Meden Vale - residential development
b. Birklands View, Oakfield Lane, Warsop - single storey rear extension
c. 4 Eastlands Lane, Church Warsop - 2 storey extension and conservatory
d. Spring Farm, Sookholme - Conversion and extension to barn
e. Land adjacent 'Lyndale', Oakfield Lane, Warsop - 4bed detached house
f. Nettleworth Farm, Sookholme - Conversion of outbuilding to extend
g. Bass Farm, Sookholme - Extension, rebuild and conversion of derelict barn
Comments were made of more information for a. & f.

7096. CORRESPONDENCE
a. Carol Hill - Re:Warsop Web - The Chairman read out the letter asking for financial help to support the website. All members agreed that Carol Hill had put in a lot of work, volunteering her time to keeping the website updated and agreed to pay £300 towards the development. It was also suggested that a meeting with Carol be arranged to discuss the future of the website and how the Parish Council can help.
b. Infotech - Letter of support - The Chairman read out the letter asking for a letter of support for more funding to develop the group, this was agreed and again it was suggested a meeting be arranged to discuss the future of Infotech and how the Parish Council can help.

7097. 3 PARISHES WALK
The Clerk reported that a medal had been chosen and ordered from Glascraft and posters had been printed and distributed around the Parish and sent to local groups.

7098. WARSOP AND DISTRICT NEWS
The Clerk reported an increase in advertising revenue for the next edition and has secured 5 new 10 month contracts, as the paper develops she is now looking at the possibility of adding an extra 4 pages. Cllr. B. Smith asked if a meeting should be arranged with the F&GP committee and Tania to discuss her work load as it seems to be increasing rapidly, perhaps an assistant may be needed. The Clerk replied that she had thought of using the Telecentre to diversify her work load, this would help to keep employment within the Telecentre.

7099. CARNIVAL
The Chairman reported that arrangements were still well in hand.

7100. POLICE MOTORCYCLE
Cllrs. V. Jennings and D. Priest spoke about the Warsop Police Motorcycle and asked for the support of the Parish Council with funding as they had done in the past. The matter was discussed and the Chairman suggested a meeting be arranged with Insp Shardlow to discuss this matter further or for him to make a presentation or present a written report to the next meeting.

7101. MEDEN VALE 2000
Minutes were circulated to all members and no comments were made.

7102. AREA ASSEMBLY
Minutes were not available again, the Chairman suggested the Clerk write and ask why we are not receiving them. He gave a brief report of the last meeting he attended and told members that the Area Assemblies are to be changed.

7103. TOWN CENTRE GROUP
Minutes were circulated to all members. Cllr. J. Allin reported that the new signage for Warsop will be in place before the end of this month and The Chairman added that the two new benches outside Kwik-Save to replace the old ones will also be put in place before the end of the month. Cllr. B. Smith reported that the road markings for the pedestrian crossing outside the Talbot are scheduled to be re-painted soon.

7104. WARSOP PARISH REGENERATION AGENCY
Minutes were circulated to all members and Cllr. B. Smith said that he would attend their AGM.


7105. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
Lloyds TSB Current Account - 27 Feb 04 …………. £4,946.92
Lloyds TSB Premier Account - 23 Feb 04 ………… £69, 999.80
Co-op Bank Current Account - 30 Jan 04 .…………. £5,860.48
Co-op Bank Deposit Account - 30 Jan 04 ………… £10,951.12

It was agreed that the following accounts would be paid:
V0087. Delivery of Warsop News ………………………………. £138.50
V0088. Postage ………………………………………………….. £30.00
V0089. Pen-it Graphics Warsop News - February Edition ……… £528.75
V0090. Mortons Printers Warsop News - February Edition ……. £927.00
V0091. Hacker Young - external audit year end 31 March 2003 £459.72
V0092. Notts County Supplies - stationery ……………………. £29.70
V0093. Avery Weigh-Tronix - postal scale rate change ………. £3.57
V0094. Hartwood Communications domain hosting and e-mail £88.13
V0095. Zurich Insurance Company - Renewal ……………… £502.44
V0096. T. Barlow - expenses for year end 31st March 2004 ………. £107.48
V0097. Carol Hill - Expenses for Warsop Web ……………………. £300.00
V0098. NALC - Training …………………………………………. £50.00

7106. SECTION 137 APPLICATION
Spirit of Sherwood Archery Club request for £250 to be referred to next F&GP meeting to be held in April.

7107. NOTTS. COUNTY COUNCIL
Cllr. B. Smith pointed out an article in the Planning and Property Briefing leaflet detailing funding available under the Building Better Communities project. He has made 3 bids: -
Meden Vale shrub beds - clear the bigger one and retain the smaller ones with replanting.
School Travel Plan - A bus lay-by at Meden School. 2 new bus shelters in Meden Vale, move the ones from Church Warsop that are no longer used. He also intends to bid for the Car Park on the Carrs to be renewed and hopes to relay progress at the next meeting. He told members about the Citizen's Day to be held at County Hall on 20th March - a surgery for the young to talk to Councillors about what they want.

7108. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL
The Chairman reported that Mansfield District had announced their budget increase at 2.8%. Cllr. V. Jennings asked why Mansfield Market was to close 2 days per week, The Chairman will make enquiries.

7109. EXTERNAL AUDIT FOR YEAR ENDING 31st MARCH 2003
The annual return has now been completed by Hacker Young and will be made available to the public, a notice will be posted in the Parish Council notice board.

7110. ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA
Warsop Area Housing
Town Hall Toilets
Speeding on Netherfield Lane, Meden Vale
Wood Street - payments
The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.50pm

7111. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING - Monday 19th April, 2004


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

 

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