Parish Council Meeting Minutes - 20th October 2008
Town Hall, Church Street
Market Warsop, Mansfield, Notts.NG20 0AL
Tel: 01623 846011
MINUTES of the meeting of the Parish Council held on Monday 20th October
2008 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop.
Present: Cllrs. M. Kavanagh (Chairman), S. Moody, (Vice-Chair), J. Allin (Nottinghamshire County Councillor), J. Kerr, P. Crawford, S. Shields, B. Lilley (Mansfield District Councillors), E. Hill, D. Priest and J. Heald.
PC Paul Bacon, PCSO Karen Pride, members of the public and CHAD Reporter.
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs A. Wetton (Mansfield District Councillor) and B. Smith
8110. 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.
Warsop Carnival – Cllrs. S. Moody, (Chairman), S. Shields and E. Hill (Liaison)
CCTV/Age Concern – Cllrs. J. Allin, P. Crawford (AC) and B. Smith (AC)
WPRA – Cllrs. J. Kerr, P. Crawford and B. Lilley
Warsop Town Centre Action Group/Welbeck Colts - Cllr. A. Wetton
Warsop Town Centre Action Group – Cllr.B. Lilley
Meden Vale 2000 – Cllrs. S. Shields and J. Kerr.
Meden Vale Community Association – Cllrs. J. Kerr and S. Shields
Warsop Vale Community Association – Cllrs. J. Kerr and S. Shields
Meden Under 8’s & Warsop Plough Jnr FC - Cllr. M. Kavanagh.
Warsop Community Panto – Cllr. S. Moody
Warsop NMT – Cllrs. S. Moody (Chair), J. Kerr and B. Lilley
Meden Vale the Future – Cllrs. J. Allin and S. Shields
Warsop Plough FC - Cllr. M. Kavanagh
Assoc of Labour Councillors – Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, S. Shields, D. Priest, J. Kerr P. Crawford and Stuart Moody
8111. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - The minutes of the last Parish Council meeting on Monday 22nd September 2008 were circulated and accepted as a true record.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION – The Chairman closed the meeting to allow the public to speak. A member of the public addressed the meeting with ideas for next year for fund raising for the Carnival, a fun run in the spring and a bonfire in November. He also asked, in light of the recent accidents on Sherwood Street, a 20 mile per hour speed limit be enforced and a traffic warden.
8112. MATTERS ARISING OUT OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Members agreed that the ideas were good but to implement them would be difficult as volunteers would be needed to develop them. Cllr. Crawford agreed to be on the steering group for the bonfire event. Cllr. Allin said that he would ask highways about a 20 mile speed limit. PC Bacon told the meeting that Parking Enforcement Officers have been in Warsop as he has received several of complaints about fines being issued.
8113. CRIME AND DISORDER – PC Paul Bacon and PCSO Karen Pride attended the meeting and reported on the youth anti-social behaviour at Meden Vale, since PC Booler and the Neighbourhood Wardens have left, the situation has got worse. Criminal damage has been caused to the Police car and young adults in their 20’s have been throwing fireworks at cars, buildings and people, this is an extremely dangerous situation as the fireworks are the large ones used in displays, the police would like to hear from anyone who knows who the supplier of these lethal bombs is. Reports of racial abuse in both Meden Vale and Warsop Town have been received and PC Bacon said “This is not acceptable behaviour and it will not be tolerated.” These and other issues, including domestic violence will be taken into our schools by the Police Team. A meeting about the problems in Meden Vale will be held on Wednesday. Members agreed that letters should be sent about the lack of policing in the area to The Chief Superintendent, Nick Holmes at Mansfield, John Clarke, Chairman of the Police Authority, NCC and Danny McCrossan, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection, MDC.
8114. PLANNING & APPLICATIONS received up to 3rd October
a. 7 North St – conservatory to front
b. Netherfield School – single storey extension – NCC
c. Greenacres, Oakfield Ln – Stables and Barn
d. 37 Forest Rd – single storey extension to side
Decisions up to 10th October
a. Hall & Purchase, Carr Lane – replacement perimeter fencing - granted
The above were discussed, no comments were made.
8115. WORKING NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP –
The “YOUR VOICE COUNTS” survey was discussed, a meeting has been arranged for Thursday 23rd October at 4pm in the Council Chamber, representatives from the community have been invited to comment. The survey is scheduled to be delivered with the November paper. The community award will be presented to Andrew Melles, Arkela of the 2nd Warsop Scouts Group, at the next NMT meeting (AGM) on Monday 3rd November. The Warsop Area Assembly will be handed over to the Parish Council soon with full support from MDC.
8116. WARSOP CEMETERY – The Clerk reported that no complaints had been received in the past month. Cllr. Kerr reported that it was still looking clean and tidy. Cllr. Crawford added that a grass cut is due with in the next couple of weeks.
8117. WARSOP AND DISTRICT NEWS – The Clerk told the meeting that the November edition is almost finished, it will again make 20 pages.
8118. WARSOP CARNIVAL – Cllr. Moody commented that there is still the issue of the bill from MDC that the Carnival has been asked to pay, Cllr. Crawford offered to take it up with MDC. Cllr. Lilley is to organise a meeting with Kate Allsop, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, MDC regarding future support of the Carnival. “Warsop’s got Talent” show will be held on Saturday 1st November and the rehearsals for the Panto “Cinderella” are well underway. A Carnival committee meeting will be held tomorrow night.
8119. MEDEN BATHS – Cllr. Kerr said the Parish Council must continue putting pressure on MDC to update the pool for now, particularly the changing rooms which are in an appalling state, and will continue to look for funding to build a new pool at the same time as the school. All members agreed that a letter be sent to Cllr. Eddie Smith, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, MDC and copy Ruth Marlow, MD in, regarding the state of the pool, stating that is not fit for purpose regarding children’s swimming. Cllr. Lilley spoke of MDC’s position regarding funding from Department of Culture, Media and Sports for free swimming for under 16’s being unable to apply but asked the Clerk to investigate into the possibility of the Parish Council applying for the funding for Meden.
8120. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
The second half of the precept has now been paid £30,000.00
Lloyds TSB Current Account – 20th Oct ……………..£10,300.74
Lloyds TSB Premier Account – 20th Oct …………… £72,410.40
Paid in for W&DN 22nd July – 22nd Sept …………….. £814.00
It was agreed unanimously that the following accounts be paid
V0466. Cash - Delivery of Warsop News ………..........................£300.00
V0467. Cash – Delivery of “Your Voice Counts” survey ………. £300.00
V0468. Cash – Postage …………………………………………. £40.00
V0469. Mortons – W&DN Nov edition ……………………… £1,153.00
V0470. Design 2 – W&DN Oct edition ……………………… £800.00
V0471. Royal Mail – Freepost Service for survey ……………. £116.50
V0472. Glascraft – 2 Tankards ………………………………… £35.50
V0473. WPRA – Pre-Development grant NCC ………………..£4,707.50
8121. WPRA/TOWN CENTRE GROUP – Minutes received for information only.
8122. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL - Cllr. Allin reported that the 2 chicanes on Sherwood Street will be taken out this month and replaced with plateaus, the humps outside the garage will also be replaced with a plateau and the humps outside Sherwood School will be replaced with a plateau in February when the school is closed. Interactive signs will be placed at the top and bottom of Sherwood Street, Cllr. Allin is still in talks with Highways to get the rest of the humps out on Sherwood Street. All new school signage is being looked at, Cllr. Allin is still pushing for a one-way system on Clumber Street, Wood Lane and Bishop’s Walk are scheduled to be resurfaced with new lighting columns to replace the existing concrete ones. He told the meeting about the success of the recent Health and Well Being event held at the Methodist Church by Age Concern. He read out a letter he had received from The Old Warsop Society regarding the signs being old, in need of maintenance and are surplus to requirements with the new signs in place. Could we have them dismantled and the shields used elsewhere? Members suggested a letter to Mansfield District Council to see if they will take them down, then see where they can be used. Cllr. Allin suggested that now Warsop is a Quality Parish Council, the Leader, Cllr. David Kirkham and the Chief Executive, Cllr. Mick Burrows should be invited to a meeting. The Clerk told the meeting that a fund of £500 is available for Quality Parish Councils to apply for, applications must be for projects which are linked to the objectives of the LAA.
8123. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL – Cllr. Lilley recently had a walkabout in Warsop, looking at appalling state of the pavements on King Road, a temporary emergency repair will be done and in the next financial year they will be re-surfaced with Tarmac. She has asked if the bollards, railings etc in Warsop Town Centre could repainted and will report at the next meeting.
8124. DATE OF NEXT MEETING - Monday 17th November, 2008
Before closing the meeting The Chairman informed members of the Remembrance Services Sunday 9th November, at Warsop. Start to gather on Carr Lane at 10am for the parade up to the Cenotaph. Tuesday 11th At Warsop Vale War Memorial at 10.50am. She thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.
Chair Warsop Parish Council