Warsop Parish Council Meeting Minutes - Monday 23rd February 2004
Warsop Parish Council
Notts NG20 0AL
MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 23rd February, 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, D. Avison, S. Shields (also Mansfield District Councillor), R. Morton, (also Mansfield District Councillor), J. Kerr, M. Kavanagh and P. Crawford.
Dianne Matthews and Elijah McIntyre,
Chad Reporter & Members of the Public
Apologies for Absence:
Cllrs., L. Kingdon (training course), V. Jennings (on holiday)
7060. 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.
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 and R. Morton
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.
7061. MINUTES OF PARISH
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 19th January, were accepted as a true record.
7062. MATTERS ARISING
OUT OF MINUTES
7016. TOWN HALL TOILETS - The Clerk reported that she still had no reply.
7063. NEIGHBOURHOOD WARDENS
Dianne Matthews gave a report of their achievements to date, although there are still problems with anti-social behaviour, a number of arrests have been made including the arrest of a man for the armed attack on the shop on Wood Street. Fly tipping is down, working closely with MDC the areas affected have been cleared and 2 cases are facing prosecution. All cars that are not displaying a tax disc have been reported and they will all receive an £80 fine. There has been no truancy this month, the Pavillion on Carr Lane has been refurbished after the fire, the play park on Carr Lane is complete and the Skatepark is being well-used.
7064. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
1. A member of the public asked about the persistent quad bike rider, speeding around the town. Dianne Matthews answered she has spoken to the person in question and reported it to the Police but he has to be caught actually riding the vehicle for the Police to proceed.
2. A resident on Queen Street spoke again on behalf of a group of residents on Queen Street present at the meeting and thanked the Council for their support and reported that the new draft plans would be available on Thursday. The Chairman had tried to set up a meeting with all parties involved including John Mann MP but hasn't has yet managed a suitable date. He reported that he has had a meeting with Meden Valley Making Places and was showed the plans, he stressed that these were not definite plans but more of a visionary idea with total clearance but this idea could change and there would be lots more meetings to come. He handed a petition against the new proposed road from Riverview and this has now been removed from the plans. He suggested that everyone use Ian Sandy for their valuations as he has a better knowledge of property in Warsop, the Parish Council are trying to get the valuations increased and support the residents fully.
Discussion followed between the public and Councillors.
3. A member of the public asked for help regarding the mess of the piece of waste ground outside his property and gave the Clerk details.
The Chairman closed Public
THE MEETING WAS RECOVENED
7065. MATTERS ARISING
OUT OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
1. Cllr. B. Smith suggested that a meeting be arranged as soon as possible and suggested a letter to John Prescott's office be sent from the Parish Council. The Chairman agreed with all the points made and will arrange a meeting with the sub-committee and the residents.
The Chairman reported that Mansfield District Council, again was not going to include information regarding the Parish Council in the Council Tax but have allowed us some space in their leaflet to put the following:
WARSOP PARISH COUNCIL PRECEPT
The Parish Council is levying £30,000 for 2004/05.
Achievements include the successful completion of the clearance and redevelopment of the infamous 'TOP CAT CORNER' site, along with other projects including Town Centre Improvements, the War Memorial and the re-opening of Wood Street.
The Parish Precept has reduced from £47,500 last year to £30,000 for 2004/2005, this is around a 37% reduction !
Urgent action taken by the Parish Council solved problems that had, for too long, blighted the lives of Warsop Townsfolk. Our future looks brighter - the Parish Council will continue to work tirelessly with our partners, Mansfield District Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, The Police, P.C.T. and other agencies to ensure the whole Parish of Warsop is a better, safer place to live and work.
Chairman Warsop Parish Council
More details will appear in the April edition of the Warsop & District News. Cllr. P. Crawford commented that it was good that the Parish Council were informing the public where their money is being spent.
7067. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
- Full list presented to all members.
a. Land off Manor Road, Church Warsop - Sewerage alignment
b. Sandilands, Old Sookholme Lane, Warsop - Erection of 4 dwellings
c. Island at Mill Pond, The Carrs - Coppicing of Trees
d. 17 Tissington Avenue, Church Warsop - Conservatory to rear
e. 4 Church Street, Warsop - Change of use and new access door
f. St Peter & St Paul's Church - new extension, entrance & car park
g. Former Rail Yard, Mansfield Road, Warsop - Retention of concrete plant
h. Hallcroft, Clumber Street, Warsop - 2 storey side extension
i. 42 Mansfield Road, Spion Kop - Works to pond
j. 23A Prest Avenue, Meden Vale - Change of use
k. Welbeck Miners Welfare Bowls Club, Meden Vale - New irrigation
l. Mount Pleasant, Mansfield Road, Warsop - Rebuild new house
m. 32 Morven Terrace, Warsop - 2 storey side extension
More information was requested by members for applications b. & l.
a. Letter from Hacker Young, external auditors, querying figures entered on the annual return. The Clerk had a meeting with Accounting Solutions, corrected the figures and returned the Annual Return to HackerYoung. Copies of the amendments were handed to each member and were approved. Cllr. J. Allin asked what provision for an internal auditor was being made for the next financial year. The Chairman replied that Sue Ford had been approached and had agreed to be our internal auditor, it was felt that she had a better understanding of Local Government accounts, all members agreed unanimously that she be appointed.
Cllr. A. Wetton reported that on Saturday 3rd July there will be sports events on Carr Lane, including football, Skateboard Heaven and a BMX meet. On Sunday 4th July on the Carrs The Royal Artillery will be the main attraction with their Flying Gunners Motorbike Display Team and and The Black Knights Parachute Display Team. They will have a rolling rock wall and tethered hot air balloon rides. There will also be "Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display Team, Rothervalley Shire Horse Display together with the parade and all the usual features.
7070. 3 PARISHES WALK
The Clerk reported that the date will be Sunday 16th May and will be advertised in the March and subsequent editions of the Warsop News. She is working with Glascraft on a medal and is in the process of preparing a poster which is to be placed all around the Parish and will be sent out to all community groups. She is also preparing information packs to be available by the beginning of March and will organise a meeting during March.
7071. SURESTART SITE
The Chairman reported that the Parish Council had received a cheque in respect of rent paid for the advertising hoarding of £948.00, the loan has been repaid (voucher no. 0077) and building work is progressing well. Cllr. J. Allin reported that Jude Burgess from Surestart will attend the next Parish Council meeting to give an update and has apologised that our name does not appear on the recognitions board which was provided by Mansfield District Council but will try and get this rectified.
7072. WOOD STREET
Warsop Parish Council were requested and accepted to front the bid and manage the project to re-open Wood Street. Work is near completion and the monies have been drawn down from the NMT, the Clerk will now draw down the money from the SPV and request that all invoices be presented in order that they be paid before the end of March.
7073. ROYAL ESTATE
There was no more to report on the Royal Estate as this had been covered at length in Public Participation
7074. WARSOP AND DISTRICT
The Clerk reported that as anticipated there was a shortfall for February but the March edition was looking up with new advertisers. Hopefully, the delivery problem has been resolved for the time being with two new deliverers joining the team.
7075. CRIME AND DISORDER
There was no report from Insp Dave Shardlow this month but the report from the Neighbourhood Wardens have highlighted a problem that is increasing and needs to be addressed, the illegal riding of quad bikes on the highway and motorbikes with the rider and passenger not wearing crash helmets, the main problems seems to be actually catching them in the act. All members agreed that this problem needs to take priority with our local Police and a letter to Insp Dave Shardlow insisting that they focus their attention on this problem and get it stopped before someone is injured. Cllr. J. Kerr said he would like to become more involved in the Policing of our Parish and will liaise with Cllr. Dennis Priest who is already involved in the action group.
7076. HIGHWAY MATTERS
Cllr. B. Smith reported that the work outside Hetts Lane had started, he requested that in future Highway matters be taken off the agenda and he would report under the agendas item for Notts C.C.
7077. MEDEN VALE 2000
Minutes were not received.
7078. AREA ASSEMBLY
Minutes were not received. Information regarding the next meeting handed out to all members at the meeting.
7079. TOWN CENTRE GROUP
Minutes were circulated to all members and no comments were made.
7080. WARSOP PARISH REGENERATION
Minutes were circulated to all members and no comments were made.
7081. BANK BALANCES AND
ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
Lloyds TSB Current Account - 30 Jan 04 . £5,963.92
Lloyds TSB Premier Account - 03 Feb 04 £13, 999.42
Co-op Bank Current Account - 30 Jan 04 . . £6,537.31
Co-op Bank Deposit Account - 30 Jan 04 £10,951.12
It was agreed that the
following accounts would be paid:
0078. SLCC Membership Subscriptions 2004 £97.00
0079. Delivery of Warsop News . £160.00
0080. Postage .. £30.00
0081. Pen-it Graphics Warsop News - February Edition £528.75
0082. Mortons Printers Warsop News - February Edition . £1,030.00
0083. NALC - Membership Subscription 2004 £1,201.32
0084. Notts. County Supplies - stationery £57.30
0085. CPRE Membership .. £25.00
7082. NOTTS. COUNTY COUNCIL
Cllr. B. Smith pointed out several articles in the Countylink which may be of interest to the Council. The Chairman asked if Cllr. Smith could find out the cost of bus shelters as they are being continually vandalised and suggested a public appeal to report all acts of vandalism to appear in the next edition of Warsop News.
7083. MANSFIELD DISTRICT
Cllr. R. Morton informed all members that there will be a training session of Standards and Appeals with Mansfield District Council and asked the Clerk to arrange a date.
7084. ITEMS FOR THE NEXT
To be presented to the Clerk 14 days prior to the next meeting
The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.20pm
7085. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING - Monday 15th March, 2004
Chairman Warsop Parish Council