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Annual Warsop Parish Council Meeting Minutes - Monday 17th January 2005

Warsop Parish Council
Town Hall, Church Street
Market Warsop, Mansfield, Notts.NG20 0AL
Tel: 01623 846011

MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 17th January, 2005 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop at 18.30 hours.
Present: Cllrs. J. Kerr Vice-Chairman, B. Smith (Nottinghamshire County Council), R. Morton (Mansfield District Councillor), S. Shields (Mansfield District Councillor), D. Priest, V. Jennings, D. Avison, P. Crawford and L. Graham

Chad reporter, A Warden, Warsop Police Beat Manager and members of the public.

Apologies for Absence: Cllrs: J. Allin Chairman, A. Wetton, (Mansfield District Councillor), M. Kavanagh, and. Apologies noted and accepted.

In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, John Kerr chaired the meeting.

7279. 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 - Cllr. L. Graham
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.

7280. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Minutes for the meeting Monday 15th November, 2004 were accepted as a true record.

The Chairman closed the meeting to allow an open session for Public Participation
THE MEETING WAS RECOVENED

7281. MATTERS ARISING OUT OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
None

7282. CRIME AND DISORDER
Mark Carrington, Neighbourhood Warden gave a report on the wardens progress. Warsop Police Beat Manager, Steve Skevington was introduced and answered questions from Councillors.

7283. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
a. Former Wood Bros Site, Spion Kop - Residential development of 65 dwellings.
The Clerk was asked to request detailed plans from Mansfield District Council and when any site visits are planned that a member of the Parish Council be present. Cllr. D. Priest asked about a village hall, the Clerk replied that she had been informed that provision has been made for a community centre and it will be run by WPRA.

7284. MEDEN VALLEY MAKING PLACES
The Clerk read out an e-mail from MVMP which stated that the demolition project would start in February and that they were in discussions with Pizza Stop. Cllr. S. Shields asked the Clerk to set up a meeting with the sub-committee and MVMP before the next full council meeting for an update.

7285. WARSOP NMT - Nothing to report

7286. WARSOP AND DISTRICT NEWS
Clerk reported that the February edition is in the process of being put together with more new advertisers and good article content. She added that her aim is now to continue to raise the advertising revenue to pay towards the extra hours involved in producing the paper.

7287. MEDEN VALE 2000
Minutes were circulated to all members for information only.

7288. TOWN CENTRE GROUP - Minutes not yet received.

7289. AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDING 2003/2004
The Clerk reported that the Annual Return has now been audited by Hacker Young.

7290. ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDING 2004/2005
The Finance and General Purposes Working Party recommended that the reserve funds be transferred to future projects as follows:
Balance as of 31st March 2004 ……………………. £31,921
Represented by :
General Fund ………………. 8252
Earmarked Reserves:
Millennium Fund ………….. 4439
Landmarks fund (WLCA)… 14730
CCTV ……………………... 4500
These monies were spent but have continued to be included in the accounts:

It has therefore been recommended by the Finance and General Working Party at a meeting on 17th January 2005
1. To transfer £23669 (from Millennium Fund, WLCA & CCTV) to the General Fund
2. To transfer £5000 from General Fund to Xmas Lights (Xmas lights paid for this year (2004/2005)
3. To transfer £5000 from Carr Car Park to General fund (Carrs car park paid for BBC Notts CC Initiative)
4. To transfer £8000 from the General Fund to New Council Offices
5. To transfer £5363 from the General Fund to Wood Street
6. To transfer £11,655.51 from the General Fund to Capital Reserve Fund (New
Council Offices)

New General Fund of ………………………£6892.49
Earmarked Reserves:
New Council Offices ……………………..£19,655.51
Wood Street……………………….. 5,373.00
Balance as @ 31st March 2004 …………. £31,921.00
This was proposed, seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

7291. BUDGET & PRECEPT 2005/2006
The Finance and General Purposes Working Party recommended that the Precept be set at £42,456 this was proposed, seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

7292. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
Lloyds TSB Current Account - 29 Oct 04 ………… £9,971.83
Lloyds TSB Premier Account - 18 Oct 04 ………… £13,472.43

It was agreed, unanimously, that the following accounts would be paid:
V0153. Delivery of John Mann MP leaflets (agreed at F&GP) ………… £180.00
V0154. Delivery of Warsop News - cash…........................................... £180.00
V0155. Postage ………………………………………………………. £35.00
V0156. Notts County Council -office rent Oct-Dec04 ……………… £562.50
V0157. Hacker Young ……………………………………………….. £773.75
V0158. SLCC Subscription ………………………………………….. £115.00

7293. CORRESPONDENCE
a. Netherfield Infants School - The Clerk read out a thank you letter for the section 137 payment granted of £200 towards a portable stage.
b. Kenneth Harry Bletcher - Each member was sent a copy of an e-mail asking for the Parish Council to give recognition for a lifetime achievement to Mrs Elsie Stubbins (Miss Elsie Caunt) for education of Warsop pupils and her involvement in various groups that helped the social life better for everyone in Warsop. Cllr. B. Smith suggested a letter be sent from the Parish Council thanking her.

7294. WARSOP CEMETARY
The Clerk has arranged a meeting with members of Mansfield District and Warsop Parish Council for Monday 24th January.

7295. TRANSPORT GRANT
The Clerk reported that the Parish Council have now received half the grant of £5,000 and the second payment of £5,000 will be paid at a later date. She also reported that she had taken legal advice from SLCC as to whether the Parish Council could be agents for the monies from Notts County Council to purchase a bus in order to claim the VAT back, this can only be done if the Parish Council own the bus.

7296. NOTTS. COUNTY COUNCIL
Cllr. B. Smith commented on various issues including the recent achievement award given to the County Council, footpaths, home safety checks being offered by the Fire Service and the temporary closure of Welbeck Youth Club, he also reported that the polling station for Warsop Vale would now be at Malcolm Sargison Centre.
The Clerk reported that she had submitted 3 suggestions to the Local Transport Plan, lay-bys outside the chemist and the Willows on Church Street, a crossing outside Kwik-Save and unused bus shelters to be moved from Church Warsop to Meden Vale.

7297. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL
Cllrs. S. Shields and R. Morton had nothing specific to report as there has been no meeting but reported that the problem of motorists parking on pavements in being looking into in all areas in the district. All members where handed a letter from Joanne Favill asking for the Parish Council's support on a business support project call Bizz Fizz, a mobile unit offering business advice, is was agreed to send a letter of support.

7298. WAR MEMORIAL
The Clerk reported that she had spoken to the secretary of the Royal British Legion, Alan Priest and Rev. Kathryn Herrod regarding the problems on Remembrance Sunday, a new sound system has been purchased, there is funding in place for a band and arrangements have been made for Meden School band to play at the Cenotaph. Rev. Kathryn Herrod suggested part of the service take place in church. A meeting will be arranged with them before the next full council meeting.

7299. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
Monday 21st February, 2005

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.30pm

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

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