Parish Council Meeting Minutes
Town Hall, Church Street
Market Warsop, Mansfield, Notts.NG20 0AL
Tel: 01623 846011
MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on MONDAY 17th OCTOBER, 2011 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Market Warsop.
Present: Cllrs. S. Moody (Chairman), P. Crawford, (Vice-Chairman), J. Kerr,
(Mansfield District Councillors), J. Allin (Nottinghamshire County Councillor),
Cllr. D. Priest, H. Kochanowski, K. Smith and M. Needham.
PC’s Wayne Bennett and Dave Booler.
Apologies: Cllrs R. Dodman, D. Harrison and A. Wetton (MDC)
Absent: Cllr. M. Cunliffe - no apologies received.
8678. 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.
Lottery Interim Steering Group – Cllrs. S. Moody, J. Allin, J. Kerr, H. Kochanowski and K. Smith
Warsop Town Hall Management Group – Cllrs. S. Moody, J. Allin, P. Crawford, J. Kerr, S and H. Kochanowski
Warsop Carnival – Cllrs. S. Moody and K. Smith
SOS – Cllrs. S. Moody, J. Kerr, P. Crawford and H. Kochanowski
CCTV – Cllr. J. Allin
Warsop & District News – Cllr. K. Smith
Age Concern – Cllrs. J. Allin, P. Crawford and H. Kochanowski
Welbeck Colts - Cllr. A. Wetton
Meden Vale Community Association – Cllrs. J. Kerr.
Warsop Vale Community Association – Cllrs. J. Kerr.
Market Warsop Players – Cllrs. S. Moody and K. Smith
Meden Vale the Future – Cllrs. J. Allin and J. Kerr
Friends of The Carrs – Cllr. J. Kerr & P. Crawford
Warsop Footpaths & Countryside Group & Unit 2000 – Cllr. H. Kochanowski
Assoc of Labour Councillors – Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, J. Kerr, S. Moody, M. Cunliffe and P. Crawford.
8679. MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - The minutes of the last Parish Council on MONDAY 19th SEPTEMBER, 2011 were accepted as a true record.
8680. CRIME AND DISORDER
As no Police were present at this point, they were called out to an incident, The Chairman held the item over for later.
PC’s Wayne Bennett and Dave Booler came in at item after 13 on the agenda and reported that petty crime is down on this time last year. However, the recent murder has increased serious crime by 100%. Unfortunately, ASB is on the increase, since Shine are now only able to offer 2 nights per week, due to lack of funding. Youth are gathering again on the streets as they have no-where to go. The Police team have supported the efforts of Kev Keegan and the Shine team for helping to offer activities for the youth, but now with the lack of facilities and the dark nights, the old problems are returning. Recently the fair created a lot of problems with the Police being called out to 13 incidents on one night.
All members agreed that Kev has done a lot of hard work to develop the project at the Adam Eastwood Venue but now with cuts in funding, he has no alternative but open when he can. The Chairman asked The Clerk to put Shine on the agenda for the next F&GP and suggested an annual donation be put in place. Several Councillors said they would look for some funding as it is an extremely important facility for the community and anything that helps the youth has got to be supported.
Cllr. Kerr commented that the Police Team are doing a great job for our community.
The Chairman closed the meeting as Cllr. Kerr wished to speak on behalf of a member of the public.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION – Edwin Tattersall told Cllr. Kerr that he was
nearly knocked down on the pedestrian crossing on Sherwood Street and asked
could be moved.
8681. MATTERS ARISING FROM PP – Cllr. Allin replied that Highways have looked at this in many previous occasions and maintain that it is in the correct place, so have no plans to move it. As the lorry driver would have had a clear view of the crossing he was clearly at fault. Cllr. Allin will get in touch with Edwin.
8682. PLANNING & APPLICATIONS
a. 5 Cottage Lane – rear conservatory
b. 46 Hamilton Drive – single storey rear extension
Scout Camp: On last month’s list. Planning application has been withdrawn.
8683. PROPOSED TYRE TO ENERGY FACILITY - There has been a lot of talk about this facility coming to Market Warsop, mostly rumour, no plans have been submitted and the information is a bit vague. The Parish Council will try to find out as much information as possible and make the public aware of any plans for the future. Radio Mansfield gave the impression that the Parish Council were against it, as this is the first time it has been discussed in a meeting and without any definite information members cannot comment. As soon as more information is made available with something definite, the PC will comment.
8684. WARSOP TOWN HALL – It has been suggested to the Police that they look at the possibility of taking the whole of the top floor offices at a reduced rent as there is little space where they are. The new security gate at the rear will be fitted soon. Cllr. Kochanowski commented that she would like to see a plan before they install it. A Heating Engineer is coming on Thursday at 10am to quote for a new heating system, The Clerk and Cllrs. Kerr & Kochanowski are still pursuing the Bio-Mass option. Infotech are working with the conservation officer, applying for planning permission and Lottery funding to change the windows in their part of the building.
8685. THE CARRS – Friends of the Carrs had another litter pick on 10th October and have arranged another meeting on 15th November at 7.30pm everyone welcome.
8686. WARSOP AND DISTRICT NEWS – The Clerk in her capacity of Editor of the Warsop News told members that she has renewed design 2’s contract for another 2 years. Since the design was taken over by Karen the paper has increased in size, with an extra edition for the first time in September and plans to for a January 2012 edition have been decided, again a first for the News. The formula is right and the working partnership could not be bettered.
8687. CONNIE CLUB CAR PARK – Cllrs. Kerr and Crawford reported that the Club is soon to close, so proposed plans to use the car park are on hold. The club submitted a plan to build 3 houses in the car park but were refused permission.
a. Thank you letter – Friends of the Carrs.
b. The Chairman reported that a complaint had been received from a member of the PC suggesting that The Chairman is not running the meetings correctly by allowing too much cross talking. The Chairman replied that he may have allowed this to happen and will rectify it, but pointed out that as Chairman he has got the right to allow discussion when he feels it is necessary.
8689. F&GP MEETING – Monday 26th September, minutes for information.
The Chairman recalled minute no. 359. As there is no definite information as yet on the Library car park a decision cannot be made and the recommendation from the F&GP cannot be ratified at this meeting. NCC are obtaining 2 valuations 1 with the shop and 1 without, once full information is available a decision could be made.
8690. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
The second half of the precept has now been paid by MDC
Lloyds TSB Current Account – 17 Oct 11…………………….£83,891.49
Lloyds TSB Premier Account – 17 Oct 11 ………………… £14,165.48
Paid in for W&DN 20 Sep 11 – 17 Oct 11…………………… £3,792.00
Payments already made:
V0800. IFTS – New Gate …………………………………….. £834.00
V0801. T.Wood Roofing – Roof repairs ……………………… £270.00
V0802. TEC Electrical Repairs ………………………………… £180.74
V0803. Notts County Supplies – New Chair …………………… £96.00
Accounts for payment:
V0804. Delivery of Warsop News ………........................................£300.00
V0805. Petty Cash – stamps …………………..………………… £50.00
V0806. Design 2 – W&DN…………… …………………… ……£1,000.00
V0807. Mortons – W&DN …………… ………………………… £1,226.00
S137 Application – Market Warsop Players submitted an application for £750 to cover costs for scripts, costumes and scenery for their community Christmas pantomime of Aladdin. All members agreed.
V0808. Warsop Players - Panto s137 ……………………………… £750.00
V0809. C. Hill – Transfer of WPC & W&DN onto Warsop Web … £860.00
8691. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL – The Clerk read out an email from NCC regarding salt allocation, the Parish Council are to receive 5 free 25kg bags and have the option to purchase more.
Cllr Priest linked to his letter of complaint interrupted the discussion
by raising his voice and demanded that cross discussions should not take place.
The Chairman responded by pointing out that cross discussions were not taking
place, a question was raised by a councillor to which the councillor was receiving
the answer. Cllr Priest insinuated that cross discussion had taken place throughout
the entire meeting to which the chairman replied that 1 incident of cross
talking between members occurred at the beginning of the meeting and this
was dealt with accordingly. At no point during the meeting had other incidents
occurred and Cllr Priest needed to be reminded of this fact.
8692. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL – Cllr. Kerr told members that MDC are fitting 900 south facing council properties with PV panels but it’s not clear yet where.
8693. PARLIAMENTARY BOUNDARIES – Public meeting Monday 24th October 6.30pm in the Town Hall.
8694. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Monday 21st November, 2011.
Notts Fire & Rescue – consultation meeting 10th November, at William Kaye Hall, Mansfield 7-8.30pm.
Carnival AGM – Tuesday 15th November, Town Hall at 6pm.
Signed …………………………Chairman WPC Date …………………..