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Warsop Parish Council Meeting Minutes - 18 May 2009
Town Hall, Church Street
Market Warsop, Mansfield, Notts.NG20 0AL
Tel: 01623 846011

email: tbarlow@warsop.gov.uk

MINUTES of the Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council held on Monday 18th May 2009 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, A. Wetton, B. Lilley (Mansfield District Councillors), B. Smith, D. Priest, E. Hill and J. Heald.Police Team:
PC Wayne Bennett, PC Dave Booler and PCSO Matt Cooper, a member of the public, CHAD Reporter and CHAD Photographer.
Apologies for Absence: Cllr. S. Shields.
Cllr. M. Kavanagh, Chairman opened the meeting. The first business of the evening was to elect a new Chairman.

8205. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN
Cllr. A. Wetton proposed Cllr. S. Moody, Cllr. P. Crawford seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
RESOLVED: Cllr. S. Moody – Chairman

The newly elected Chairman thanked the out going Chairman Marion Kavanagh. Photographs were taken by the CHAD and Warsop Camera club photographer, Cllr. Eric Hill.

8206. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN
Cllr. Eric Hill and Cllr. John Heald were proposed and seconded to take the position of Vice-Chair, a secret ballot took place. The Clerk announced that there were 6 votes for Eric and 5 votes for John.
RESOLVED: Cllr. E. Hill – Vice-Chair

8207. DECLARATIONS OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
Declarations of acceptance of office of the Chairman was signed by Cllr. Moody and witnessed by T. Barlow, The Proper Officer.

8208. CHAIRMAN’S ALLOWANCE
The Chairman’s allowance of £250.00 was set as agreed in the budget 2008/09. The outgoing Chairman asked that her allowance be donated to Age Concern.

8209. 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. Changes were made as requested.
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.
Warsop Town Centre Action Group/Welbeck Colts - Cllr. A. Wetton
Meden Vale The Future – 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.
Market Warsop Players – Cllr. S. Moody
Meden Vale the Future – Cllrs. J. Allin, J. Kerr and S. Shields
Assoc of Labour Councillors – Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, S. Shields, D. Priest, J. Kerr P. Crawford and Stuart Moody.

8210. APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES - The list was amended and will be presented at the next meeting.

8211. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - The minutes of the last Parish Council meeting on MONDAY 20th APRIL 2009 were circulated and accepted as a true record.

The Chair closed the meeting for:

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION – Adrian Hardy spoke about the recent successful Youth Council meeting. The Chairman thanked Adrian for all his work and said he would speak in more detail about the meeting later as Youth Council is on the agenda.

THE MEETING WAS RECONVENED – The Chairman reconvened the meeting.

8212. MATTERS ARISING OUT OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: None

8213. CRIME AND DISORDER – Beat Managers PC Wayne Bennett and PC Dave Booler talked about the continuing problem of underage drinking and youth anti-social behaviour on Friday nights. The Police are working to engage the youngsters in other activities mainly themed around sport and have several initiatives they would like to try including an alcohol-free under 18’s pub. The Chairman assured PC Bennett that they will have 100% support from the Parish Council. PC Bennett also introduced the new PCSO Matt Cooper who is working half for Warsop and half for Mansfield Woodhouse but will be full time at Warsop in 6 weeks. Other issues were also discussed and PC Dave Booler invited Parish Councillors to come round with them on a Friday night to see the problems for themselves, Cllrs. Moody, Kerr, Crawford, Kavanagh and Hill accepted the invitation. PC Booler asked that the Councillors present the top 3 main priorities at the next meeting.

8214. PLANNING & APPLICATIONS - up to 1st May
a. 65 Mount Crescent – single storey front extension for disabled use.
b. Nettleworth Service Stn – Change of use to hand car wash.
No comments were made.

8215. WARSOP TOWN HALL - The Clerk announced that the Business Plan is now finished and copies have been circulated to all Parish Councillors, Jeremy Regan and Ajman Ali at MDC, David Kirkham, Glyn Gilfoyle, Richard Hodge and Raj Sharma at NCC. A meeting will be arranged with MDC in a couple of weeks to discuss it further. The Chairman wish to thank, on behalf of the Parish Council, the Business Plan Steering Group: Simon Taylor, Halina Kochanowski, Tania Barlow, for all their hard work and Jeanne Raspin, Carol Hill and Suzy Rai for their valued input to the plan. He particularly wished to thank Halina as all her hard work was given voluntary and suggested a thank you letter and a gift be sent to her.

8216. THE CARRS – Cllr. Kerr reported that he is still working with MDC regarding the Heritage Centre, working in partnership with WPRA. Cllr. Crawford has offered his MDC allowance to have the plans drawn up, if needed. Cllr. Lilley reported that the new bridge would not now be in place for the Carnival, Cllr. Allin could not understand this as he has been promised that it would be completed by then and as the money is in place (NCC – BBC funding) he could not see a reason why. Discussion took place it was suggested that a letter be sent to Richard Osbourne, Engineer at MDC, asking why it is taking so long. All agreed.

8217. MEDEN BATHS – Cllr. Lilley reported that she had shown the Mayor and Eddie Smith the photographs and the mayor agreed that things needed doing to refurbish areas and she has arranged a meeting with Martyn Thurman, MDC next week to discuss it further. She also added that she offered her £1,000.00 MDC allowance towards it, the Chairman and other Councillors commented that she should not need to do this. Cllr. Allin has pursued the idea of applying for a lottery grant for a new pool and NCC have agreed for Simon Taylor to help us with the bid.

8218. WARSOP CEMETERY – The Clerk reported that she had no complaints this month and Cllr. Crawford had a walk round last week and everything looked alright.

8219. 3 PARISHES WALKS – The Clerk reported that another successful day was had with around 80 walkers, the weather was good and everyone enjoyed the day. Dan Pendered-Wright, Manager at the Parish Centre provided the refreshments which were appreciated by all. Thanks go to RAYNET for providing the communications and the other volunteers who helped out on the day. It was suggested that a letter of thanks be sent to Dan. All agreed.

8220. WORKING NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP – Cllr. Kerr reported that the attendance at the last meeting was very poor and future meeting will be in Warsop. Warsop Parish Partnership Open Forum has now been formally adopted by MDC. The framework will have to change for the group to move forward. The old NMT has been disbanded and a new group will be formed to take the issues in Market Warsop to the forum, each village will have its own public meetings and bring their issues to the Steering Group of the Partnership. The next meeting will be held at St. Teresa’s Church Hall on 10th June at 6pm.

8221. YOUTH COUNCIL – Cllr. Moody reported that this was a very successful meeting, the children had lots of ideas and enthusiasm and whilst the adults involved thought they would be too young (year 7’s aged 12) their opinion was changed with the attitude of these youngsters. They were fascinated with the Council Chamber and are going out to try and encourage older children to join the next meeting.

8222. WARSOP AND DISTRICT NEWS – The Clerk told the meeting that the June edition is almost finished and revenue is slightly up.

8223. WARSOP CARNIVAL - Cllr. S. Moody gave an update of the progress of the Carnival and reported that everything was coming together nicely, most things are now booked but he is still waiting to hear from the Red Arrows as to whether they are able to do a fly-past. The committee are still waiting for feedback from MDC and Cllr. Lilley said she would chase this up.

8224. FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES WORKING PARTY MEETING
All members present received minutes and associated papers and Cllr. Crawford gave an overview of the meeting.

8225. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
Lloyds TSB Current Account – 18 May 09 …………… £4,844.00
Lloyds TSB Premier Account – 18 May 09 ………… £63,188.00
Paid in for W&DN 21 Apr 09 –18 May 09 …………… £1,543.00
Bank transfer of £10,000.00 from premier to current account
V0516. Cash – Delivery of leaflets ………………………..£300.00 (pd 27/04/09)
V0517. WOC Ltd – Circus for Carnival ……………… £1,641.62 (pd 28/04/09)
V0518. Zurich Insurance – Renewal ……………………. £576.75 (pd 11/05/09)
V0519. Delivery of Warsop News ………........................ £300.00
V0520. Petty Cash – stamps …………………..………… £45.00
V0521. Design 2 – W&DN June edition ……………… £800.00
V0522. Mortons – W&DN June edition ………………… £1,153.00
V0523. MDC - Rent 31/01/09 – 30/04/09 ……………… £562.50
V0524. NALC – LCR year commencing 1st April ……….. £156.00
The first half of the precept has now been paid into our Premier Account
Annual Donations – s137 agreed in 2009/10 budget.
V0525. Warsop in Bloom ………………………………… £750.00
V0526. WPRA Christmas Lights ……………………… £1,000.00
V0527. WPRA rent for storage of market stalls ………… £300.00
V0528. CAB ……………………………………………… £500.00
V0529. RAYNET – 3PW…………………….…………… .£100.00
V0530. Footpaths Group Insurance ………………………..£356.54
Other annual payments agreed in 2009/10 budget
V0531. C. Hill – Webcentre – update WPC page on website ……… £367.50
V0532. C. Hill _ Webcentre – transfer W&DN onto website ……… £462.00
Payments recommended by the Finance & General Working Party.
V0533. RBL – Comfort Boxes ………………………………………….....£200.00
V0534. Age Concern – Chairman’s Allowance ………………………….. £250.00
Market Cross – cheque to be presented on receipt of invoice …………. £2,000.00

8226. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL - Cllr. J. Allin reported that after receiving complaints from 4 Mount Crescent regarding the appalling state of the house next door he has been in touch with Leicester Housing Association who have agreed to board it up until it can be refurbished ready for re-letting. He is also pursuing possibilities for the piece of land in the middle of the estate. There are still problems with Veolia and Notts Re-Cycling lorries speeding up Sherwood Street, they are re-directed for a while then start up again, resident, Brian Holland is undertaking training to use a speed gun.

8227. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL – District Councils had nothing to report. Cllr. Lilley reported that one of MDC’s Directors had left, Steve Normington and that the Sand Quarry has been sold and understood that planning permission will be applied for a caravan park

8228. DATE OF NEXT MEETING - Monday 15th June 2009

The Chair thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.


Signed ………………………………. Date ……………………..
Chair Warsop Parish Council

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