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Warsop Parish Council Meeting Minutes - 25 November 2002

Warsop Parish Council
Town Hall
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Warsop
Notts
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MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 25th November 2002 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop at 18.30 hours.

Present: Cllrs. A. Wetton - Chairman, J. Allin, B. Smith, E. Wright, D. Priest, D. Avison, R. Morton, C. Moon, S. Shields.

Apologies for Absence: Cllrs. H. Scott, C. Avison and V. Jennings.

Also Present: One Member of the Public

6790. 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 (NP) - Cllr. J. Allin
Warsop Footpaths & Countryside Group/Warsop Landmark/WEA Warsop Branch (NP)/Meden Valley Partnership (P) Cllr. C. Avison
Christmas Lights/Welbeck Colts/Warsop Carnival (NP) Cllr. A. Wetton
Warsop Landmark (NP) - Cllr. C. Moon
Meden Vale 2000 (NP) - Cllrs. S. Shields and R. Morton
Warsop Carnival Committee (NP) - Cllr. D. Avison
Meden Money Tree Credit Union (P) Cllrs. C. Avison and C. Moon
Warsop and Villages Enterprise Society WAVES (NP) - Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, C. Moon and B. Smith

6791. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 21st October were accepted as a true record with the amendment of minute number 6770, last entry, from Leicester Housing Project to Warsop and Villages Enterprise Society WAVES and to remove Cllr. H. Scott's name and add Cllr. A. Wetton.

6792. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The meeting was adjourned to allow members of the public to speak.

Carol Hill, Manager of the Telecentre at the Town Hall and Webmaster for Warsop Web offered to put the Agendas and Minutes of Council meetings on the Website in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

THE MEETING WAS RECONVENED

6793. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a. Revised drainage scheme for Shirebrook Colliery Tip
b. Construction of container units to house the mine gas extraction pumps, former Warsop Main Colliery
c. Construction of Cycleway/Footway and access road improvements former Warsop Main Colliery - Grant Permission
d. Restoration of derelict land to paddock, tree area and construction of footpath, Warsop Main Colliery - Grant Permission
e. Details of external finish colour and landscaping, Carr Lane, Warsop
f. Single storey side extension and new pitched tiled roof, 4 Stonebridge Lane, Warsop
g. Rear Extension - resubmission, Pleasley View, Mosscar Close, Spion Kop
h. Replacement boundary fence, Carter Lane, Warsop Vale

There were no comments made regarding any of the planning applications.

6794. MATTERS ARISING OUT OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Regarding the Warsop Web, Cllr. J. Allin proposed that the Agendas and Minutes should appear on the website as they are public property and for Carol to liaise with the Clerk. Cllr. R. Morton seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

6795. MATTERS ARISING OUT OF MINUTES

Cllr. B. Smith asked that in future WPRA be referred to as WARSOP PARISH REGENERATION AGENCY. The Clerk will amend the last minutes.

6796. WARSOP AND DISTRICT NEWS

The Clerk reported that the December issue had gone to the printers and hoped that everyone would feel that the paper is getting better. The revenue has been raised by 70% and the Clerk will provide a report for the next Council Meeting for the Income and Expenditure of Warsop and District News. The Clerk stated that she is striving for the paper to "stand on its own two feet". The December edition invoice from Mousetrap is to be presented at the next Finance and General Purposes meeting which it was agreed will be held on Thursday 12th December at 15 High Street at 5.30pm.

The Clerk requested payments for the Deliverers of the paper:

Fay Wood - £2.50 cash Malcolm Sargisson Centre - £5.00 cash
Julie Hill - £15.00 cash Paul Hill - £15.00 cash
Gemma Hill - £42.50 cash Jenny Ward - £30.00 cheque
Scott Smith - £25.00 cheque Kevin Barlow - £27.50 cheque

The Clerk continued with her full report stating that she was settling into her new position and has received her Contract of Employment from Mansfield District Council and will present it at the next Finance and General Purposes Meeting for approval.

The Clerk also wished to formally report the Chairman's approval of her extra hours and Sue Ford's hours for helping the Clerk with the accounts.

The Clerk requested a cheque to be made payable to NALC in respect of 2 books, "Governance and Accountability in Local Councils in England and Wales - A Practitioners Guide" @ £11.95 and Arnold Baker Local Government Administration Sixth Edition @ £40.00.

Cllr. C. Moon suggested that the Clerk also ask NALC for availability of training courses in 2003 she may wish to attend.

6797. TOP CAT SITE

Cllr. J. Allin reported that we are hoping to purchase the Top Cat site @ £20,000 and the Scrooges site @ £35,000. The amount of £55,000 is in place.

6798. HIGHWAY MATTERS

Cllr. B. Smith reported that the School Travel Plan is still being addressed and he will continue to report on this.

6799. WARSOP PARISH REGENERATION AGENCY

Cllr. B. Smith reported that the Project Manager position is to be advertised soon. The Clerk has sent a letter to the WPRA confirming the Council will provide funding and Cllr. B. Smith will advise the Council on the amount required.

6800. MEDEN VALE 2000

Cllr. R. Morton reported that the Meden Vale Community Garden has won the Green Pennant award. Meden Vale 2000 was just one of the 11 community groups in the country to win this award and the only group in the East Midlands to receive it.

Cllr B. Smith was pleased to report that Warsop had won 2nd place in the "East Midlands in Bloom" competition.

The Clerk reported that this would appear in the December edition of the Warsop and District News and the Meden 2000 award feature is to appear in the January edition.

6801. TENANCIES ON PERLETHORPE AVENUE, MEDEN VALE

Cllr. D. Priest was concerned that tenancies in the flats on Perlethorpe Avenue are being saved for ex-prisoners. The Chairman refuted the rumour, he has spoken to Mansfield District Council who stated that they did not have a policy to re-house ex-prisoners there, the flats are being held for impending action as part of the Regeneration Programme. The Chairman will continue reporting on this issue.

6802. REPLACEMENT NOTTINGHAMSHIRE'S MINERALS LOCAL PLAN

No comments made

6803. AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2002
a. Date of Audit - 9th December 2002

b. Approval of Income and Expenditure Accounts
The Chairman presented the accounts and reported that they have been prepared by Accounting Solutions and need to be approved and forwarded to the Auditors as soon as possible. Members unanimously agreed to approve the accounts. Cllr. B. Smith asked if a detailed summary of the accounts could be presented at the next Council Meeting, the Clerk made a note to do this.

6804. CORRESPONDENCE

The Chairman read a thank you letter from Warsop & Leisure Gardeners' Association thanking the Council for the funding they provided.

Cllr. Eric Wright brought the letter from the British Legion into correspondence as he felt it requires urgent action. He suggested the Clerk write a covering letter with the British Legion letter and send a copy to The Mayor, Craig Bonar and Martin Thurman. He also suggested a meeting be arranged with Gordon Bell as soon as possible.

6805. BANK BALANCES

The Clerk reported Bank Balances as respects the Parish Council.

Lloyds TSB Current Account - 23 Oct 02 £55,252.26
Co-op Bank Current Account - 23 Oct 02 £3,591.46
Co-op Bank Deposit Account - 23 Oct 02 £20,930.37

6806. ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT

It was agreed that the following accounts would be paid:

a. Shaw & Sons Ltd - Minute Book & Receipts and Payments Book - £163.92
b. Notts County Supplies - Stationary items - Total £73.12
c. Accounting Solutions - Stationary items - £23.46

6807. NOTTS COUNTY COUNCIL

Cllr. B. Smith proposed that Eric Wright be the new nomination for the vacancy of School Governor at Hetts Lane Infants School. Cllr. J. Allin seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

6808. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL

Cllr C. Moon asked if the Mayor had been invited to attend a council meeting. The Chairman has verbally invited him and waiting to hear from him.
Cllr. C. Moon suggested that the Council find out what the Key Issues are for the Carrs in the Parks and Open Spaces Review. The Clerk is to write a letter requesting more information.

6809. ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

Cllr. J. Allin presented a letter from John Mann MP regarding the building of a care home in Nether Langwith and asking for the Council to support this project and suggested that we request more information. The Clerk is to write to Bassetlaw District Council.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.50pm

6810. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING - Monday 20th January 2003

Signed …………………………………………..
Chairman Warsop Parish Council

Dated ……………………………………………

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