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Warsop Parish Meeting Minutes - Monday 20th November 2006

Warsop Parish Council
Town Hall
Church Street
Notts NG20 0AL
01623 846011

MINUTES of Parish Meeting held on Monday 20th November, 2006 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop at 18.30 hours.
Present: Cllrs. P. Crawford (Chairman), M. Kavanagh (Vice-Chair), A. Wetton, (Mansfield District Councillor), J. Allin (Nottinghamshire County Councillor), J. Kerr, B. Smith, V. Jennings and D. Priest.
PC Paul Bacon, CHAD reporter and members of the public.
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs. S. Shields (Mansfield District Councillor), R. Morton (Mansfield District Councillor), D. Avison and L. Graham.
Neighbourhood Wardens
Apologies noted and accepted.

7686. 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. Declarations remain the same. Cllr. B. Smith declared an interest in agenda item 14. Warsop United Charities.
CCTV/Age Concern – Cllr. J. Allin, P. Crawford AC
Christmas Lights/Welbeck Colts - Cllr. A. Wetton
Meden Vale 2000 – Cllrs. S. Shields, R. Morton, J. Kerr and V. Jennings
WAVES – Cllrs. J. Allin, R. Morton, S. Shields and M. Kavanagh
Friends of the Carrs - Cllr. L. Graham
Church Warsop Tenants & Residents Association/Meden Under 8’s - Cllr. M. Kavanagh.
Leicester Housing Association – Cllr. V. Jennings
Market Warsop Traders Association – Cllr. A. Wetton
Warsop in Bloom – Cllr. B. Smith
Warsop NMT – Cllr. J. Kerr
Assoc of Labour Councillors – Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, S. Shields and R. Morton.

7687. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - The minutes of the last Parish Council meeting, on Monday 16th October, 2006 were circulated and accepted as a true record.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION – A member of the public raised concerns about a car boot sale being held on Carnival Day. The Chairman said that he would attend meetings of the Carnival Committee and report back to future council meetings and would invite the Committee to give updates to the Parish Council and articles in the Warsop News each month.

7688. CRIME AND DISORDER – Pc Paul Bacon, Beat Manager for Warsop answered questions from Councillors regarding the policing of Warsop and the Parish highlighting problems and how they were being addressed. The biggest problem being on a Friday evening between 300 – 400 youths dotted around Warsop in several groups, some of them coming from Mansfield, Clipstone, Forest Town and Shirebrook. Together Police Officers, PCSO’s and Wardens are adopting a friendly approach to build a relationship, asking them what they want, to which a lot have replied, shelters down Carr Lane and lighting. The Parish Council, WPRA and WNMT are working in Partnership to look at sources of funding to try and provide these facilities and others for our youth.
7689. PLANNING & APPLICATIONS - Between 7th October & 3rd November
a. 103 Sherwood Street – single storey side extension
b. 101 Mansfield Road – 2 storey & single storey rear extensions.
c. Warsop Library – Erection of perimeter security fencing and gates.
d. 19 Mosscar Close, Spion Kop – Demolish garage & construct new bungalow with garage
e. 23 Lime Crescent – Change of use from retail & residential to residential.
f. Nettleworth Manor – Delete conditions (closure of access road)
g. 21 Oakfield Avenue – Single storey rear extension and re-roofing to garage
h. 4a Burns Lane – consent for fast food illuminated sign
Decisions: None for Parish

7690. TOWN HALL – The Clerk read out an e-mail from Christina White, Property Services, MDC, which stated that until NCC inform MDC of their intentions nothing more can be discussed. Cllr. J. Allin suggested a letter to Elizabeth Sanders asking her to get in touch with Christina White and he will speak to her.

7691. CEMETERY – All members received a copy of a letter sent from the Clerk to Sally Curtis after a lengthy telephone conversation with her regarding the cemetery. For the time being complaints will be monitored closely working in partnership to see the nature of complaints and to resolve them quickly. The grass growth retarder has been put on earlier this year and has been successful, leaving less grass cuttings, the retarder will be put on again early next year reducing the cuttings even more.

7692. JOHN MANN MP – The Clerk has asked his office to arrange a meeting to discuss the Local Government White Paper, date still to be arranged.

7693. WARSOP AND DISTRICT NEWS - The Clerk told the meeting that the December edition of the Warsop & District News is almost finished. Cllr. J. Allin wished to thank Tania for all her hard work and continued success with the paper.

7694. PARISH PLAN – Cllr. J. Kerr reported that a questionnaire had been printed in the November edition of the Warsop News and boxes had been placed around the Parish, they will be collected up at the end of this month.

Cllr. B Smith asked members if anyone would like to come onto the committee, The Chairman said that he would like to, he was nominated, seconded and it was agreed unanimously. Cllr. B. Smith asked the Clerk to put the nomination in writing.

Lloyds TSB Current Account – 20 Nov 06 …………….. £6,309.61
Lloyds TSB Premier Account – 20 Nov 06 ………… ….. £37,175.14
Paid in for W&DN 17 Oct - 20 Nov 06…………………… £2,115.00
It was agreed unanimously that the following accounts be paid
V0298. Cash – Delivery of W&DNews – Dec Edition …………… £240.00
V0299. Mortons Print – W&DNews – Dec Edition ………… £1061.00
V0300. Design2 – W&DN Dec Edition …………………………… £480.00
V0301. Postage ……………………………………………..…….. £40.00
V0302. Notts County Supplies – new telephone …………………….. £58.75
V0303. Notts News affiliation fee …………………………………… £10.00
V0304. Oaklands (Past Chairman’s Allowance Donation) ………… £250.00
V0305. Welbeck Estates Band – Remembrance Day Parade ……… £500.00
V0306. NALC – Subscription for Local Council Review …………. £156.00

a. Circular from NALC – The Vice-Chair gave a report of NALC’s Annual General Meeting which she attended with the Chairman on Wednesday 15th November, both agreed it was a very interesting meeting and well worth attending.

The Chairman commented that it was one of the best attended parades he had ever been to, Welbeck Estates Band did an excellent job and the morning went very well. The members that attended agreed. Cllr. A. Wetton commented on the continual removal each year of our wreaths in December and asked the Parish Council to send a letter to MDC Parks department that they are not to be removed. It was agreed to send a letter.

7699. MEDEN VALLEY MAKING PLACES – Each member received a copy of an
update, demolition continues and building should start in March 2007.

7700. MEDEN VALE 2000 – Minutes were circulated for information.

7701. WARSOP AREA ASSEMBLY – Minutes not received in time for meeting.

7702. WPRA/TOWN CENTRE GROUP - Minutes were circulated for information.
Cllr. J. Allin told members that the market cross would be installed soon and the High Street improvements are continuing.

The subject of NCC becoming a Unitary Council was discussed and will be discussed again at great length when more information is available. Cllr. J. Allin gave a report on a meeting he had with Gordon Albery, Highways Manager on Highways issues in the Parish. The 40mph speed limit will be moved further up Cuckney Hill, an anti-skid surface to be in place on A60 opposite the junction of Eastlands Lane, a filter arrow to be installed in the traffic lights outside the Town Hall for right turners coming down the A60. Also discussed was a 40mph limit from the bridge up to the windmill roundabout and Clumber Street to become one-way and residents on Manvers Street have asked that the grassed areas be tarmac. The bus shelter outside the Meden Vale Health Centre is in progress.

Cllr. A. Wetton reported that it would not be feasible for MDC to become a Unitary Council and it is not like that Mansfield & Ashfield would go together. If County do become Unitary, the Parish Council would become bigger, be in complete control of all services and decisions within the Parish.

7705. DATE OF NEXT MEETING - Monday 15th January, 2007.
A list of all the meetings for 2007 was presented and accepted.

The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.

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


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