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Warsop Parish Council Meeting Minutes - Monday 20th June 2005

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

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 20th June, 2005 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop at 18.30 hours.
Present: Cllrs. J. Kerr (Chairman), P. Crawford (Vice-Chairman), J. Allin Nottinghamshire County Councillor), A. Wetton, (Mansfield District Councillor), S. Shields (Mansfield District Councillor), D. Avison, B. Smith, D. Priest, V. Jennings, L. Graham and M. Kavanagh.

Chad reporter and members of the public.
Apologies for Absence: Cllr.R. Morton (Mansfield District Councillor) and Neighbourhood Wardens. Apologies noted and accepted.

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 - 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, S. Shields 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.

Minutes for the Annual Parish Council meeting Monday 16th May, 2005 were accepted as a true record.
The Chairman spoke briefly about the Parish Meeting called by Mr. D. Howd and 6 electors and commented that it was good to see so many people turn out to vote to retain the Local Nature Reserve on the Carrs, it was an overwhelming majority and he wished to thank everyone who came. Cllr. S. Shields confirmed that Local Nature Reserve Status had been approved.

The Chairman closed the meeting.
Points raised by members of the public were:
1. The Parish Meeting - A representative of Friends of the Carrs wished to thank the Parish Council for their support and The Clerk for all her hard work. The launch for the three LNR's will be on the Carrs on Wednesday 20th July at 1pm
2. Robin Hood Avenue - Trees overgrown and blocking light into homes from the railway banking.
3. Highway Safety - A couple of incidents have been reported regarding the danger of turning right into the cemetery off the A60 with cars overtaking and speeding.
4. Carnival - Stuart Moody announced that the programme will be available tomorrow, this year it has been designed by the schools and printed by Meden School.
He formally invited the Chairman and all the members of the Parish Council and thanked them for their support.

The Chairman asked members for their comments on the points raised in Public Participation.
1. The Chairman opened by thanking Friends of the Carrs for their comments and assured them of the Parish Council's continued support.
2. Cllr. J. Allin reported that the trees had been cut about 6 years ago but the job had not been completed. The responsibility lies with Railtrak and asked that the Clerk write to request the trees are cut.
3. Cllr. J. Allin suggested that double white lines from Bishop's Walk to the cemetery maybe a solution and as he is scheduled to meet with Highways NCC this along with other highway safety issues in the Parish are to be addressed. Discussions took place and Cllr. P. Crawford reported that a meeting had taken place early in the year with Gordon Albery, Highways Manager, NCC but nothing has been done. The Clerk to write for a report on any developments and Cllr. J. Allin to report back after his meeting.
4. Cllr. B. Smith wished the new committee all the best.

The list was amended by the members and approved.

In the absence of the Neighbourhood Wardens the Clerk read out their report. Some members reported that the Police Station had been closed again when it should be open. Discussion took place and Cllr. P. Crawford asked that the Clerk invite the new Inspector to the next Parish Council to address the issue of Warsop Police Station and the number of Officers for the Parish. The Clerk to action.
The Chairman reported that himself and the Clerk had recently attended a seminar given by the SLCC featuring Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 which will directly impact on Parish Councils. He suggested that it be put on the agenda for the next meeting.

a. 13 Cupar Close, Church Warsop - side extension
b. The Old Dairy, Warsop Vale - retention of static caravan
c. Netherfield Lane Infants School - extension & alterations
d. Crates & Grapes - alterations to ground floor
e. Royal Estate - further demolition 42 properties
d. Cllr. A. Wetton commented that work had stopped awaiting Conservation Officer planning permission. No other comments were made.

Cllr. A. Wetton wished to comment on the Surestart building as it is almost finished and is a lovely building, Cllr. J. Allin said the official opening is on 9th July. Cllr. M. Kavanagh said that the interior will be finished and they will be open for business on Monday 27th June. Cllr. S. Shields commented that without the Parish Council it wouldn't have happened.

7389. WARSOP CARNIVAL - Cllr. A. Wetton hoped that the Chad reporter would give the Carnival a mention in his report.

A lengthy discussion took place. Cllr. B. Smith referred to the Area Assembly minutes. Cllr. A. Wetton reported that District Council are looking at a long term wet facility in the area but not necessarily in Warsop, as the Meden Baths are in such a state a new build is the only solution. He proposed that the Parish Council petition District Council to retain a wet facility in Warsop, Cllr. D. Avison seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. Cllr. A. Wetton asked that a questionnaire appear in the W&DN September edition - the wording to be discussed at the next meeting. He also suggested that a letter to Leisure Management, Mansfield District Council asking for a quotation for a new build and look for either a private developer or a funding source. The Clerk to action.

Cllr. J. Allin reported that the County Council are still waiting for written confirmation from District Council to take this building out of the lease and hand it over to the Parish. Cllr. B. Smith could not understand why it is taking so long and suggested a letter to David Kirkham NCC with a copy to John Carter asking for a meeting to get things moving. Once we are in possession of the building there are lots of grants the Parish Council can apply for.

Planning permission has been submitted for the demolition of 42 properties on the Royal Estate.

The Clerk read out the main points of a report for the W&DN

The Clerk reported that the July edition is underway, there will be no August edition, the next edition will be September. Quotations are being received for the design and print of the paper as the 2 year existing contracts have come to an end. This is to be discussed at a Finance and General Purposes Working Party once all quotations have been received. She also reported that she will be moving offices on Monday 27th June when the telephone line has been moved and is looking at new furniture.

7395. MEDEN VALE 2000 - Minutes were circulated to all members for information.

7396. WARSOP AREA ASSEMBLY - Minutes were circulated to all members for information.

7397. WPRA/TOWN CENTRE GROUP - Minutes were circulated to all members for information.

Lloyds TSB Current Account - 20 Jun 05 ………… £23,503.75
Lloyds TSB Premier Account - 20 Jun 05 ………… £5,774.47

Paid in for W&DN from 16/5/05 - 20/6/05 ………... £1,135.00

It was agreed, unanimously, that the following accounts would be paid:
V0191 Delivery of Warsop News ………………………………. £180.00
V0192 Postage ………………………………………………….. £40.00
V0193 Pen-it Graphics Warsop News - March Edition ………… £528.75
V0194 Mortons Printers Warsop News - March Edition ……. £1,055.96
V0195 Notts County Supplies - Stationary ………………….. £67.84

a. Church Warsop Doorstep Green - all members received a copy of a report on the project which has finally started. The report also thanked the Parish Council for their support and any members who would like a site visit the Clerk can arrange it. Cllrs. J. Kerr and S. Shields would like a visit as they felt they could offer advice with their involvement in the Meden Vale Community Garden.
b. D.A.R.E. - The Clerk read out a thank you letter for the £500 donation
c. Meden Vale 2000 - The Clerk read out a thank you letter for the £350 donation
d. Age Concern - An information sheet had been received detailing an advice service available to do with the changes in payments of pensions and benefits. Cllr. J. Allin said this service was available at Mansfield.

7400. BT
All members had received a letter stating that 2 phone kiosks are to be removed one on Sherwood Street, Warsop and the other on Netherfield Lane, Meden Vale. And a change to the one in Spion Kop to a cashless kiosk. With many people now owning mobile phones, phone kiosks are no longer profitable. There were no objections.

Cllr. J. Allin reported that after his operation he had just started to attend County Hall and has started to arrange meetings, he will attend a BBC event at Boughton Pumping along with Cllr. J. Kerr and The Clerk. He reported that the footpaths on Woodland Grove are to be repaired and under BBC, provision of a bus bay and new footway on Burns Lane and improvements to street lighting in the Bainbridge Road area. He also added that he had met with John Mann MP regarding speed humps and alternative measures are being looked at on Sherwood Street.

Cllr. A. Wetton commented in the Local Development Framework and suggested that invitation to Alan Whitelaw for him to give another presentation at a future council meeting with specific information for the Parish. Cllr. S. Shields reported that the District were looking into the problems of on street parking in both the Meden and Birklands wards to see what can be done about this ever increasing issue.

A copy of the Local Development Framework has been distributed to all Parish Councils outside of their districts.

Hacker Young require the annual return to be completed by 1st August, the Clerk and the Vice-Chairman have a meeting tomorrow to go through the books and arrive at a balance figure and will advise the internal auditor Barry Woodcock come in to complete the annual return. A notice has been placed in the notice box advertising the dates when electors can inspect the accounts.

Monday 18th July, 2005

The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting at 8.00pm

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

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