Parish Council Meeting Minutes - Monday 20th September 2004
Town Hall, Church Street
Market Warsop, Mansfield, Notts.NG20 0AL
Tel: 01623 846011
MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 20th September, 2004 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop at 18.30 hours.
Present: Cllrs. J. Allin Chairman, J. Kerr Vice-Chairman, R. Morton (Mansfield District Councillor) S. Shields (Mansfield District Councillor), Cllr. B. Smith (Nottinghamshire County Council), V. Jennings, P. Crawford, M. Kavanagh, L. Graham and D. Priest.
Chad reporter and members of the public.
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs: D. Avison (family commitments) & A. Wetton, (Mansfield District Councillor) (on holiday).
7212. 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/Warsop Carnival - 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 and M. Kavanagh
Friends of the Carrs/JAG - Cllr. L. Kingdon
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.
Cllr. S. Shields declared an interest in WAVES
7213. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 19th July, 2004, were accepted as a true record and were duly signed by the Chairman.
The Chairman closed the meeting to allow an open session for Public Participation
THE MEETING WAS RECOVENED
7214. MATTERS ARISING OUT OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
The Chairman asked the Clerk to note the points raised during this session and arrange a site meeting with the Portfolio Holder for Mansfield District Council to look into the unkempt state of the cemetery and the collection of moss on Rectory Road.
7215. CRIME AND DISORDER
Elijah Porte MacIntyre, Neighbourhood Warden gave a report on the wardens progress so far and that there had been a big clean up on the Royal Estate with Meden Valley Making Places and Mansfield District Council, taking away all the rubbish from the back gardens and all the blue and green wheelie bins from empty properties.
7216. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
a. Land adjacent to 52 Church St, Warsop - Bungalow & garage
b. Lloyds TSB - New shop front and installation of ATM machines
c. 29 & 29a Church Street, Warsop - Conservation consent for demolition
d. 12 Forest Road, Warsop - Conservatory
e. 88 Hamilton Drive, Warsop - Detached garage
f. Premises above 34&36 High St, Warsop - Change of use
g. 35/37 High St, Warsop - Change of use
h. Land at Wood Lane, Church Warsop - Landscaping and footpath
i. Meden School - Double mobile unit (full plans available for inspection)
j. Nettleworth Manor - Proposed extension and renovation of outbuildings
It was noted that the planning application for Hadida House, Warsop Vale had gone to appeal and Mansfield District Council will inform us of the outcome in due course.
No comments were made regarding any of the above.
a. Letter from Ann E. Guthridge.
Cllr. Brian Smith reported that he had put in a bid to the NottsCC, BBC initiative regarding the additional footpath along Eastlands Lane, Coggins Lane and Netherfield Lane and it had been successful, and has advised Ann of this.
b. Letter from Reverend Kathryn Herrod, The Clerk read a letter asking for funding towards refurbishment of the Tudor Barn and fencing around it. Cllr. L. Graham offered to help find funding for this project and asked the Clerk to get Kathryn to get in touch with her direct.
7218. WARSOP NMT - Cllr. B. Smith wished to record a vote of thanks to Cllr. J. Allin for all his hard work as Chairman on the Neighbourhood Management Team.
7219. WARSOP AND DISTRICT NEWS
Clerk reported that the October edition has been put together and is with the design team Pen-it Graphics, again the revenue would cover costs and the article content was very good. The Chairman thanked Tania for all her continued hard work on the paper.
7220. MEDEN VALE 2000 - Minutes were circulated to all members for information only.
7221. TOWN CENTRE GROUP - Minutes were circulated to all members for information only.
7222. WARSOP PARISH REGENERATION AGENCY - Minutes were
circulated to all members for information only.
7223. AREA ASSEMBLY - Minutes were circulated to all members for information only.
7224. PAYMENTS AUTHORISED by F&GP on Friday 6th August
V0132. Cash - delivery of Town Centre leaflets . £180.00
V0133. Cash - postage . 35.00
V0134. Pen-it Graphics W&DN August edition .. 528.75
V0135. Mortons W&DN August edition 1,030.00
V0136. Hartwood - New monitor and repairs 493.31
V0137. Notts County Supplies . 87.16
Payments were approved.
7225. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
Lloyds TSB Current Account - 20 Sep 04 £8,248.52
Lloyds TSB Premier Account - 12 Sep 04 £13,404.76
It was agreed, unanimously, that the following accounts would be paid:
V0138. Delivery of Warsop News £180.00
V0139. Delivery of Warsop Learning Guide £50.00
7226. SIX MONTH BUDGET REVIEW
The Clerk presented the six month budget review, handing each member a copy. Although monies are tight because of the low precept, there is enough money to pay the accounts for the next six months and still a small amount of section 137 grants available.
7227. COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
Cllr. B. Smith proposed that the Complaints Procedure be adopted, Cllr. R. Morton seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. This procedure is now in place.
7228. STANDING ORDERS
Cllr. B. Smith proposed that the Standing Orders be adopted, Cllr. R. Morton seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. These Standing Orders are now in place.
a. Financial Regulations - The Clerk handed each member a copy and it was agreed to adopt them with any alterations at the next meeting.
7229. TRANSPORT GRANT
Cllr. M. Kavanagh reported that the application had sent in and she was waiting to hear if it has been granted, she also reported that Notts CC had given a grant of £20,000 towards a new mini-bus.
7230. GRANTS - The Clerk reported that there were various funding sources that could be applied for by the Parish Council for community projects. The Notts CC Building Better Communities Initiative, Cllr. B. Smith spoke of various projects and Cllr. J. Kerr asked to speak to Cllr. B. Smith about a project he has in mind. The People's Places Award Scheme provides grants up to £10,000, UK Coal provide grants of up to £500 and the Heritage Lottery Fund Grant from £500 upwards. She asked members and the public if they know of any community groups in need of funding, she has all the details.
7231. NOTTS. COUNTY COUNCIL
Cllr. B. Smith reported that Notts. County Council has been awarded a Good Council Status through their Culture and Community Department but were now waiting to hear if they have been awarded an Excellent Council Status. They have put a lot into delivering services to the public to achieve this status.
7232. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL
Cllr. R. Morton reported that Mansfield District Council are now going to include a Public Participation open session as part of their meetings in future.
The Chairman asked the District Councillors if they could investigate a report of Spion Kop not having a road sweeper for 18 months.
7233. WAR MEMORIAL
A site meeting has been arranged for tomorrow at 1.30pm with Tim Downes, Parks Officer at Mansfield District Council, representatives of the Royal British Legion and any members of Warsop Parish Council, the Clerk will be present.
7234. ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA
a. Financial Regulations to be adopted.
The Clerk is to be informed of any items 7 days prior to the next meeting.
7235. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING - Monday 18th October, 2004
Chairman Warsop Parish Council