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Warsop Parish Council Meeting Minutes - Monday 21st February 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 21st February, 2005 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop at 18.30 hours.
Present: Cllrs. J. Allin Chairman, J. Kerr Vice-Chairman, A. Wetton, (Mansfield District Councillor), M. Kavanagh, B. Smith (Nottinghamshire County Council), R. Morton (Mansfield District Councillor), S. Shields (Mansfield District Councillor), D. Priest, V. Jennings, P. Crawford and L. Graham

Chad Reporter and Neighbourhood Warden.

Apologies for Absence: Cllr: D. Avison. 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/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.

Minutes for the meeting Monday 17th January, 2005 were accepted as a true record.

The Chairman did not close the meeting as no members of the public were present

The clerk read out a letter received from the Police asking for the Parish Council to provide 6 volunteers for a Community Speed Watch and for the Parish Council to pay for the insurance to cover the volunteers. It was agreed not to support this project.
The clerk read out a copy of a complaint letter received from residents on Oakfield Lane regarding the nuisance being caused by motorbikes and quad bikes a copy had also been sent to Environmental Team at Mansfield District Council, Warsop and Mansfield Police. The clerk reported that she had spoken to Andy Smith, our Community Police Support Officer and he had been monitoring the situation and would be issuing "Motor Cycle Nuisance warning letters", if they are caught offending again within twelve months the vehicle will be seized and a release fee of £105 will have to be paid plus storage costs. Andy has give the Warsop & District News an article explaining the law and what will happen if they are caught causing a nuisance, this will appear in the March edition.
The Neighbourhood Warden gave a report on the Wardens progress reporting that a big clean up of the Bainbridge area had been organised for Saturday 12th March.

a. Spion Kop - update - Cllr. Andy Wetton reported that the plans had been changed to 49 houses and a community centre.
b. Nettleworth Manor - single storey rear extension
c. Land at Mosscar Close - detached dwelling
d. 33 Titchfield Street - extensions
e. Warsop Ex-Servicemens Club - wheelchair access ramp
f. 214 Egmanton Road, Meden Vale - retention of conservatory
Planning Applications received after agenda set:
Hall Farm, Sookholme - Change of use from Barns to 4 Residential Units.
2 Burns Lane, Warsop - Change of use A3 to A1 including seating area and toilet.
217 Sherwood Street - Replace conservatory to rear.
Warsop Health Centre - Discharge of condition 4 walls, fences & means of enclosure.
Land at Carr Lane - 10 No. 3 Bedroomed semi-detached houses.
Primary Health Care, Church Street - Discharge of conditions 5 & 10 Floodlighting and details of materials for window frames, roof lights, gutters, down pipes, quoins and copings.
1 Moorfield Cottages, Bishops Walk - Roof light & French Doors to listed building.
More information is required for most of the planning applications and it was suggested that we request plans for all future applications in the Parish to be automatically sent to the Clerk each week.

Each member had received a copy of the press release issued by UK Coal. Cllr. D. Priest read out a letter from John Mann MP which had been sent out to residents in Meden Vale. Discussions took place but the general feeling was that the pit would close with a loss of 170 jobs in the Parish, on a positive note the new business park opening in Shirebrook would provide job opportunities.

Each member had been sent a copy of the newsletters issued to the residents of the Royal Estate and Warsop Vale. The Chairman reported on a meeting on 10th February and explained the Low Cost Term Ownership Scheme, Cllr. Brian Smith attended a public meeting with John Mann MP for the Royal Estate residents and Cllr. Sheila Shields had attended the meeting at Warsop Vale. Many residents still have concerns but they seem to have had more information at the meetings. Demolition commenced today with 12 properties in the first phase, the next phase 16 properties will be demolished, it is hoped that they will be able to knock down Pizza Stop in the first phase.

7306. WARSOP NMT - The clerk read out a report of the funds they have allocated for 2004/5 including £25,000 towards alterations at Sherwood School, a contribution of £5,000 to High Street improvement works. With the Local Delegated Pot, 20 local projects have been supported will allocations ranging from £300 to nearly £5,000. West Notts College in partnership with Meden School and Leisure Centre is to run a 30 week programme of after school alternative sports activities - hopefully attracting a wide range of ages to take part. This programme will be launched on Monday 11th April, 4-6pm on Meden School field. The Neighbourhood Management Team will be holding a promotion event in conjunction with the launch with displays of the projects funded and their impact in the community. It has been confirmed that in addition to the Local Delegated Pot, there will again be an allocation made for a large local project for 2005/6, though no sum has been announced yet.

Each member had received a copy of a letter from the Chairman due to appear in the March edition, explaining the precept and the expenditure for 2005/6. A mistake was highlighted - Warsop in Bloom are to receive £1,000 not £100. This will be rectified in the April edition, Cllr. A. Wetton suggested that the Chairman's and members allowances be explained in detail.

7308. MEDEN VALE 2000
Minutes were circulated to all members for information only.

Minutes were circulated to all members for information only.

A copy of a complaint letter received from a resident of Meden Vale. It was agreed to reject the letter as there was no name or address on the letter, therefore the Parish Council can not reply to it.

7311. AQA/NALC
The Clerk reported that she had received her marksheet back for her AQA portfolio she had received 5 distinctions, 17 passes and 4 fails this made an overall fail. There is a opportunity to re-sit the fail sections at a cost of £45.00. It was agreed unanimously to move that the Clerk re-sit the qualification.
NALC have sent a form to be filled in by the Chairman and the Clerk for information on the Parish Council.

The Clerk reported that several licence transfers had been received: The Plough, Crates and Grapes, Gate Inn, Warsop Working Mens Club & Institute and the Strand Bingo and Social Club. The Chairman added that the licensees will soon be changing for The Hare and Hounds.

Lloyds TSB Current Account - 29 Oct 04 ………… £9,467.42
Lloyds TSB Premier Account - 18 Oct 04 ………… £13,472.43

It was agreed, unanimously, that the following accounts would be paid:
V0160. Delivery of Warsop News - cash…........................ £180.00
V0161. Postage ………………………………………….. £35.00
V0162. NALC - AQA Re-sit fee ………………………… £45.00
V0163. NALC - Annual subscription ………………….. £1,243.35
V0164. Hartwood Communications ……………………. £117.51
V0165. Mortons Print - W&DN Feb edition …………… £1,030.00
V0166. Pen-it - W&DN Feb edition …………………… £551.84
V0167. Warsop Footpaths - Insurance …………………. £363.65

Cllr. M. Kavanagh reported that she had now taken delivery of a new community bus with the funding from Nottinghamshire County Council and now need the transport grant. It was proposed, seconded and agreed unanimously to pay the £5,000.00. (Voucher No. V0168.) A vote of thanks was recorded for all the hard work and determination Cllr. Kavanagh had given this project of 2 years.

All members received a copy of the report from the meeting held with Sally Curtis (Registrar of Cemeteries), Cllr. Danny McCrossan (Portfolio holder for Leisure and Social), Tim Downes (Parks Manager) and for the Parish Council, Tania Barlow, Clerk and Cllrs. John Kerr (Vice-Chairman) and Sheila Shields. The Clerk highlighted the main points from the meeting and was assured by Mansfield District that everything was being done possible to improve the cemetery.

A report was given to each member from a meeting with the Highways Manager, Gordon Albery regarding various transport issues in Warsop Parish. The points made were taken on board and will be investigated and implemented on priority of need and budget available. Cllr. B. Smith was disappointed that he was not invited to this meeting and this has been noted. Cllr. A. Wetton, proposed that Cllr. Smith should be
recognised for all his hard work in the Parish, with various projects in Warsop Parish finally coming to fruition, it was seconded and carried unanimously. Cllr. Smith said "That's my job".

Clerk and Cllr. J. Kerr gave an account into there recent invitation to attend a Select Commission 2 meeting in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre, although the funding requested was not available as originally thought, the experience was one which both the Clerk and the Vice-Chairman were very grateful for.

The Clerk reported on a meeting with herself, Cllr. J. Kerr, Rev Kathryn Herrod and Mark Cantrill to discuss how to improve on the Remembrance Service but without, Alan Priest representative of the Royal British Legion, issues could not be moved forward. The Reverend would like to see part of the service in church with a slow parade down to the Cenotaph for the laying of the wreaths, another meeting is to be arranged in the hope that a representative from Royal British Legion will be present.

Monday 21st March, 2005

Before closing the meeting The Chairman wished to thank Cllr. J. Kerr for stepping in for him last month due to illness, he then closed the meeting at 7.30pm

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

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