Parish Council Meeting Minutes
Town Hall, Church Street
Market Warsop, Mansfield, Notts.NG20 0AL
Tel: 01623 846011
Warsop Parish Council, Town Hall, Church Street, Market Warsop, Mansfield, Notts. NG20 0AL Tel: 01623 846011 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on MONDAY 18th JANUARY, 2010 in
the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop.
Present: Cllrs. S. Moody (Chairman), E. Hill (Vice-Chair), J. Kerr, S. Shields, A. Wetton and B. Lilley (Mansfield District Councillors), B. Smith, D. Priest, M. Kavanagh, J. Heald and J. Allin (Nottinghamshire County Councillor).
PC’s Wayne Bennett & Dave Booler, PCSO’s Gina Fletcher & Sara Gilbert, Neighbourhood Wardens Phil Bennett & Geoff Lomas and CHAD Reporter.
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs. P. Crawford (Mansfield District Councillor)
8327. DECLARATIONS BY MEMBERS OF PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTEREST - The
Chairman drew the attention of Members 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.
Warsop Town Centre Action Group/Welbeck Colts - Cllr. A. Wetton
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.
8328. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - The minutes of the last Parish Council meeting on Monday 16th November, 2009 were accepted as a true record.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION - The Chairman did not close the meeting as there was no public to speak. An award ceremony was scheduled for Iain Gilbert of Infotech to receive the Warsop NMT Community Award for his voluntary services. Unfortunately he could not attend but sent his apologies and thanks for the award.
8329. CRIME AND DISORDER – PC Wayne Bennett introduced Geoff Lomas our new Warden for Birklands and Sarah Gilbert our new PCSO. PC Dave Booler gave the report, highlighting the problems experienced, incidents with snowballing, fires in Meden Vale, Carr Lane and the Cricket Pavilion on Sherwood Street. On saying that ASBO and criminal damage figures are down. Carr Lane is still a problem with youth anti-social behaviour, the signs have now been erected warning that alcohol may be confiscated. He added that the Police Team are still putting football matches on and looking into getting a boxing club on Friday nights.
8330. PLANNING & APPLICATIONS
No applications received.
8331. WARSOP TOWN HALL – All members received a copy of a letter from Christina White, Property Services, MDC stating conditions for WPC to accept. All members rejected some of the conditions and Cllrs Crawford and Kerr are to have a meeting with Cllrs Heather Henshaw and Roger Sutcliffe to amend the conditions to meet with earlier conversations they have had. The dilapidations also need to be included in the conditions.
8332. BOUNDARY REVIEW – Cllr Kerr reported that the recommendations and various ideas have now been submitted to the Boundary Commission, the final decision will be announced in November.
8333. CARNIVAL – Cllr. Moody thanked Andy Wetton for donating his member’s allowance which makes them in the black, they have received a letter from NCC that there will be no grant aid for this year. The committee still have not had their AGM and it is looking doubtful that the carnival will take place this year. Cllr Kerr suggested that the Chairman arrange a meeting with the Mayor to confirm that the carnival will definitely be part of Mansfield’s “Summer in the Streets”.
8334. YOUTH COUNCIL - Cllr. Moody told the meeting that they held their AGM on 4th December and elected Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and they have written their own constitution. They have suggested an Awards Evening for the community to take part with best retail outlet, happiest street, best hair and beauty, best take-away etc. They will be organising their own petition to keep the swimming pool open. At the F&GP meeting it was recommended to agree to pay the s137 application of £300 to be held in PC bank account until required and The Clerk to order document wallets for each member.
8335. THE CARRS – Cllr Hill told the meeting of the very bad act of vandalism which involved the feeding platform being ripped apart and the fencing thrown into the dam making the platform very unsafe for children. Litter bins were also ripped up and thrown in the dam. He also informed the meeting that the new bridge has finally been finished and ground works will start on Monday. Cllr. Kerr said funds have been secured to pay for the plans for the Heritage Centre.
8336. CARR LANE PAVILION – Plans for the re-build will be available soon.
8337. MEDEN BATHS – All members were appalled at the news that MDC plan to axe the pool to balance their budget, there will be a meeting on Thursday 28th at Civic Centre. The pool has just been decorated with Cllr Lilley using her MDC members allowance to help to pay towards it and they have purchased a new pool cover. Cllr Kerr added that MDC could have applied for funding to refurbish the pool but they didn’t bother. The pool has been neglected by MDC for years but they have recently spent £5 million on the old Sherwood Pool renaming it The Rebecca Adlington Centre Mansfield now has 2 pools within walking distance of each other. A campaign will be started with a petition and a public meeting.
8338. CEMETERY – Members agreed that the cemetery is looks better than it has done in years.
8339. WARSOP PARISH PARTNERSHIP – Cllr. Kerr reported that the next meeting of the Steering Group will be held in the Town Hall on Tuesday 23rd February and the next Partnership Open Forum will be held in St. Teresa’s on Wednesday 17th March at 6pm. He added that the Magistrates Service would like to attend the meeting and give a talk at the meeting in March.
8340. WARSOP AND DISTRICT NEWS – Tania reported that she had accepted an increase of £200 per edition from Karen, starting with the February edition. She told the meeting that she had also received a cheaper quote from Nick Smith, Penit Studios (who previously designed the paper 4 years ago) but had decided to continue with Karen as together they make a good team and have made the paper go from a 16 page to a 24 page publication over the past 4 years. She asked the members for their support on this, a show of hands was taken, 10 out of the 11 present agreed, 1 member disagreed. RESOLVED: The motion was carried to continue using Design2.
8341. CHRISTMAS MARKET – A very successful evening, positive feedback has been received by the shops, charity groups and everyone involved. All members who attended agreed it was a fantastic evening. Cllr. Kerr wished to give to thanks to everyone on the committee, with a special thanks to Carol and Tania. It was suggested that a letter of thanks from the Chairman go to Trevor Hayes from Spencer’s for sorting all the Christmas Trees and giving up his time to be our trouble-shooter. Also thanks to him for helping the police with the traffic problems during the snow fall on the A60 and Cuckney Hill using his own grit to help vehicles that were stuck.
8342. F&GP meeting held Monday 11th January – A copy of the minutes were given to each member and Cllr. Moody gave a short report.
8343. PRECEPT 2010/11 – After lengthy discussion, the F&GP Working
Party recommended that the precept be raised by £10,000. This is the
first time in four years that the precept has been raised, with services being
cut and the PC probably taking over the Town Hall, members felt there was
no alternative but to raise it. Cllr. Kerr proposed the motion, seconded by
Cllr. Allin, the Chairman asked for a show of hands – result 9 in favour,
RESOLVED: The Precept be set with Mansfield District Council at £70,000
8344. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
Lloyds TSB Current Account – 18 Jan 10………….. … £8,112.22
Lloyds TSB Premier Account – 18 Jan 10 ………… £57,778.45
Paid in for W&DN 16 Nov 09 – 18 Jan 10 …………… £2,673.00
Paid in for Christmas Market up to 18 Jan 10 ………… £3,505.00
Agreed to pay:
V0583. 1st Galaxy Fireworks – Christmas Market ………………….. £575.00
V0584. Delivery of Warsop News Dec edition .....................................£300.00
V0585. Petty Cash – stamps …………………..…………………… £50.00
V0586. Design 2 – W&DN Feb edition ………………………… £1,000.00
V0587. Mortons – W&DN Feb edition …………………………… £1,194.00
V0588. S. Whittle – Camera for W&DN …………………………… £120.60
V0589. Notts County Council – photocopying ……………………… £74.66
V0590. SLCC – Annual subs ……………………………………….. £168.00
V0591. WebCentre – cleaning materials for the Town Hall ………… £44.22
Thank you letters were read out by The Clerk from Rev. Kathryn Herrod, for the letter of support, Royal British Legion for support for Remembrance Sunday and Welbeck Footlball Club for the donation of £300.
8346. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL - Cllr. Allin reported that the County Council are to set a 0% increase in their council tax at the expense of a lot of redundancies, closing Care Homes, closing County Contacts and lots other major cuts in services. The re-build of Meden School will take place and is scheduled to be open in 2012.
8347. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL – The Community Interest Plan regarding s106 money that may be available to use for leisure facilities, was discussed and each Councillor will make their comments direct with MDC.
8348. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Monday 15th February, 2010.
The Chair thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.
Signed ………………………………. Date ……………………..
Chairman Warsop Parish Council