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Warsop Parish Council Meeting Minutes - Monday 21st March 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 March, 2005 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop at 18.40 hours after the Annual Parish meeting.
Present: Cllrs. J. Allin, Chairman, A. Wetton, (Mansfield District Councillor), M. Kavanagh, B. Smith (Nottinghamshire County Council), R. Morton (Mansfield District Councillor), S. Shields (Mansfield District Councillor).

Chad Reporter, Members of the Public and Neighbourhood Wardens.
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs. J. Kerr Vice-Chairman, D. Avison, D. Priest, V. Jennings, P. Crawford and L. Graham. 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, 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 meeting Monday 21st February, 2005 were accepted as a true record with the alteration of the dates of the bank balances to 21 Feb 05 - minute number 7313

The Chairman closed the meeting for public participation. He introduced Mansfield District Councillor June Stendall, Select Commission 1, who gave a short talk on the problems of on street parking in Meden Vale. A public meeting has been organised on 31st March at the Three Lions to discuss the situation.

A member of the public asked what is to happen with the shop on Church Street next to the Health Centre.


The Chairman thanked Cllr. Stendall for attending and reported that the shop on Church Street will be the new pharmacy to the new health centre and that plans were available for inspection at the meeting or in the Clerk's Office

The Neighbourhood Wardens gave their report which included patrolling with the Police on Hammerwater, Drive, reporting motorbike nuisance, reporting underage drinking on Carr Lane and the success of the big clean up of the Bainbridge area.

a. 46 Greendale Close - Extensions
b. 29 Saville Way - Conservatory
c. 123 Sherwood Street - Extension and porch
d. Bath Lane Farm, Sookholme - 2 storey extension
e. 6 Blankleys Yard, Church Warsop - Listed building consent to change interior
f. 40 High Street - Change of use, commercial to residential
g. Meden School - Extension to firm IT room
h. 19 Mount Crescent - extensions
i. Land at Welbeck Farm, Netherfield Lane - residential development
j. 39 George Street, Warsop - conservatory
k. 8 Saville Way - conservatory
l. 9 Halifax Avenue, Church Warsop - Conservatory
Concerns were raised about access from the development on Netherfield Lane and also for the proposed development on Carr Lane (planning application not yet received). Cllr. A Wetton suggested that Allan Whitelaw, Head of Planning, Mansfield District Council be invited to the next meeting to give a presentation on planning policies particular to the Warsop area. It was agreed that the Clerk invite him.

Each member had received a copy of the press release issued by UK Coal stating that they had deceided to suspend the phased closure of Welbeck due to new shift patterns. Cllr. B. Smith commented that whilst some may not agree with the new working regime, it is good that the Welbeck will remain open.

Cllr. A. Wetton gave a report of his 18 years as Chairman of the Carnival Committee and had decided to resign along with other long standing committee members. He welcomed the new committee and wished them every success for Carnival Day on Sunday 3rd July. Warsop Parish Council has confirmed their financial commitment to them and Mansfield District Council have also confirmed their support. The Chairman wished them all the best from the Parish Council. Cllr. S. Shields called for a vote of thanks for all the hard work that Cllr. Wetton has put in to make Warsop Carnival the success that is has been.

Each member had been handed an update on the progress of the demolition of properties on the Royal Estate.

7328. WARSOP NMT - The clerk read out a report of the projects they have supported including work on Meden School Sports Complex, financial assistance to the renovation of the BMX track, funding to Spirit of Archery, providing Warsop Football Club with a considerable amount of training equipment, enabled Infotech to purchase equipment and Town Centre improvements to paving and library car park pedestrian safe access. They are also working on new projects including re-establishing regular swimming lessons at the Meden Sports Centre for children in the community, enabling the Wardens to have some enforcement powers. Providing a FREE fun event for all at the Meden School on the 11th April, working with Mansfield District Council to establish ways to regenerate the area and working with numerous agencies to establish a needs based education provision.

The Clerk told members that she had been approached by Meden School to provide a work placement for one week for a media studies student, health and safety checks have been made and the Insurance cover checked, it was unanimously agreed to accept the placement.

7330. MEDEN VALE 2000
a. Minutes were circulated to all members for information only.
b. Letter requesting donation - Cllr. S. Shields explained that the group would either like the Parish Council to sponsor a flower basket or make a donation. Cllr. B. Smith suggested they ask for the one they would they prefer and apply under section 137, Cllr. S. Shields to find out what they would prefer.

a. Letter from CAB - copy sent out to each member.
The Clerk read out the main points and reported that she had a meeting with The Town Hall Centre Manager who was displeased as the CAB contract is with Notts County Council, they should have approached her first as they are already provided with use of computers. The Clerk had already replied to the letter explaining that the Parish Council did not have the budget to provide 2 computers for their sole use with internet access and pointed out that they will receive a donation of £700 towards the provision of this service in Warsop. The Bureau Manager, Mr. Simon Jones telephoned the clerk to ask that the letter be presented to the Parish Council as without these 2 computers he would have to consider pulling the CAB services out of Warsop. Cllr. Wetton commented that he did not like the threatening nature of the letter, Cllr. Smith said that it was arrogant and that Notts County Council subsidise this service and he should have written to them. The Chairman said that is was nothing less than blackmail.
b. Complaint letter - no name or address - copy sent out to each member
This letter was rejected as it cannot be replied to. The Clerk reported that she had put a note in the April edition of the Warsop and District News explaining that anyone writing to the Parish Council must supply a name and address.
c. Letter from Meden Vale resident - copy sent to each member
The Chairman read out the letter which praised the construction of the new path to Meden Vale and thanked Cllr. Smith for taking it forward under Notts County Council's BBC initiative. The Chairman commented that it is always nice to received letters praising our actions. The Carrs car park has also been completed under the same scheme and more projects are being looked at.
d. Thank note from Mrs. Elsie Stubbins - to be read out
The Clerk read out this very nice letter thanking the Parish Council for her letter of achievement to Warsop Parish.
e. WRVS - request for funding - copy sent to each member
As they do not operate in the Parish funding cannot be provided.

Lloyds TSB Current Account - 21 Mar 05 ………… £6,738.40
Lloyds TSB Premier Account - 21 Mar 05 ………… £12,223.73

It was agreed, unanimously, that the following accounts would be paid:
V0169 Delivery of Warsop News ………………………………. £180.00
V0170 Postage ………………………………………………….. £30.00
V0171 Pen-it Graphics Warsop News - March Edition ………… £528.75
V0172 Mortons Printers Warsop News - March Edition ……. £1,055.96
V0173 NCC - rent Jan-Mar05 & photocopying for year …………. £900.50
V0174 Zurich Insurance Company - Renewal ……………… £530.53
V0175 T. Barlow - travel expenses for year end 31st March 05 … £175.66
V0176 Notts County supplies - stationery ……………………….. £82.76
V0177 D. Priest - travel expenses for year ending 31st March 05 .. £7.27

The Clerk reported that the license will be transferred for The Hare and Hounds.

7334. SECTION 137
a. request for £250 from Women in Focus - AGREED TO PAY - V0178
b. request for £100 from Cancer Support Warsop - The Chairman thought that this is a very worthy asset for Warsop and asked that he donate his allowance of £250 to them - AGREED TO PAY - V0179

The Chairman asked to appoint, Barry Woodcock as internal auditor it was unanimously agreed to appoint him for to audit for this financial year ending 31st March 2005

Cllr. Smith gave his report and included projects that have been put to the BBC - Burns Lane bus lay-by and new footway, Bottoms, Meden Vale extend chicanes, Eastlands School improve footpaths to school and Bainbridge Road improvements to street lighting.
Other groups had also made bids to the scheme.

Cllr. A. Wetton reported that we had not been given an opportunity to include an explanation of our precept in with the Council Tax bills. Mansfield District Council offered us space in the leaflet last year but this year we were not asking. Cllr. Smith suggested that we make our request now to be included every year. The Chairman asked that the District Councillors take back about the Carrs that the tree still needs removing from the river, the grass needs reseeding and the wall has been knocked down again.

The Chairman said a meeting would be arranged after Easter.

Monday 18th April, 2005
The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.15pm

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

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