Minutes of Council Meetings
   


MINUTES OF A MEETING OF FINNINGLEY PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY,
ON TUESDAY, 18th JUNE 2013 AT 7:00 PM

 

PRESENT:

Cllrs R Johnson (Chairman), Mrs I Batunas, A Elder, B W Lifsey, D Lindley, Mrs M Lindley
Mrs J Worthington, Clerk

IN ATTENDANCE:

Ward Cllrs Mrs P Schofield and Mrs Y Woodcock
30+ residents – with regard to item 10

 

 

 

Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes was allowed for Public Participation.

 

 

1

TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES
RESOLVED to accept apologies received from Cllr E Tatton-Kelly.

2

DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS
Cllr Johnson declared an interest in Item 8
Cllr MrsBatunas declared interests in Items 8 and 12
Cllr Elder declared interests in Items 11 and 14
Cllr Lifsey declared interest in Item 14
Cllrs D Lindley &Mrs M Lindley each declared an interest in Item 17.

3

REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS/AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
Cllr Mrs Woodcock advised that DMBC Environmental Services has installed noise monitoring equipment in a dwelling following concerns re noise/vibration from trains.
She further advised that reviews are being undertaken by the Boundary Commission and all parishes will be contacted for comments with regard to reducing the number of councillors per ward.
Cllr Mrs Schofield expressed concern regarding Hill House School who are erecting a sports pavilion on a field that has already been purchased in Blaxton, and feels it will affect the viability regarding the pavilion already planned for the Joint Playing Field. She wished the representatives on the JPF to take note.

4

POLICING ISSUES
The SNT Newsletter for May was received and is to be circulated to members.

5

TO APPROVE MINUTES OF ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 21 MAY
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.
Cllr Lindley wished it noted that he had been in the Chair for 10 years and thanked colleagues past and present for their support.

6

MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
Trinity Gate, footpath provision
The clerk has sent a reminder requesting update on the request.

Mitchells & Butlers plc re Harvey Arms – repairs to chimney stack
The Brewery advises it is not connected in any way with the Harvey Arms.
RESOLVED that the member who raised the issue ascertains information of the owners.

Cogitamus Ltd
Following a presentation at an earlier parish council meeting, Cogitamus Ltd had invited a member to attend a Stakeholders’ meeting at Spalding. However, no member could attend the event and the Clerk has advised accordingly.

7

ISSUES RAISED BY RESIDENTS UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Residents present expressed strong objections with regard to application 13/00531/TIP and many have already submitted concerns to DMBC, including local capacity processing. The Chairman advised that all views would be taken into account when discussed at Item 10 and that, if approved, the Environment Agency would oversee and monitor the activities.Also concerns were raised in connection with application 13/01158/FUL, not the least of which being that the barn should not be sited so near to the railway line.

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ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Dog Control Orders, update from Blaxton Parish Council
Blaxton Parish Council has decided to hold off on progressing the Order for the time being and expects an update from Legal Section, at its next meeting on 20 June.

Reply from SY Police re drug issues
Response is that patrols have been carried out each day during working shift and staff have engaged with local youths. A search was made of the skate park and shelter and no drug evidence was found. However, 5 youths were identified as subjecting a couple to ASB on Lindley Road. Two of the main offenders have been issued with referral letters.

Faded Pick up/Pay signs
DMBC has spoken with a member of the JPF Committee and will also check all post mounted signs and replace any where necessary.

9

FINANCIAL MATTERS
A) Signing of cheques
270.00 Andy’s Property Maintenance (work at pond) 100779
 27.23 Cliff Hampson (825 newsletters) 100780

B) Approval of BIB payments
£ 60.00 Need A Hand Ltd (flower bed maintenance) BIB.102
£ 18.75 Mat & Mouse (computer issues, half cost) BIB.103

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PLANNING ISSUES
a) Applications
13/00986/FUL Replacement of existing flat roof with pitched roof to existing integral annexe, internal alterations to link annexe to existing dwelling and alterations to existing boundary wall to remove 1 gate opening, Manor Farm, The Green
RESOLVED to raise no objections.

13/00531/TIP Erection of inert waste transfer station and material recycling facility to be located in purpose designed building (approx. 25.0m long and 25.0m wide and 7.2m high to ridge) including formation of screen bund, erection of ancillary buildings and formation of car parking, Ferndale Aggregates Ltd, Bank End Quarry
RESOLVED that a full response is compiled by members, including the Wildlife list and forwarded to the Clerk; members do not wish to see this application go ahead.

13/00158/FUL Change of use of land from quarry (sui generis) to equine related use (Class D2) including erection of stable barn (1.30x14.38m) land off Bank End Quarry
RESOLVED to forward comments to DMBC, prepared from residents’ consultations.

It was noted that Cllr Lifsey had spent many hours of his time on these two applications, e.g. obtaining information, delivering leaflets etc.

RESOLVED that, following a letter from Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP to Cllr Lifsey, that the MP’s office be requested to forward further correspondence to the Clerk.

Ash Holt
It was pointed out that vehicles are being cut up and dismantled at the site.
RESOLVED to contact DMBC to ascertain if this activity is covered under the current conditions.

Hedge, Blenheim Drive/Trinity Gate
It was reported that the hedge, belonging to the Developer, at the rear of No 9 Blenheim Drive requires cutting to a manageable height.
RESOLVED to bring to attention of DMBC.

Lafarge Tarmac – Finningley Quarry
Request received for a representative to attend a parish council meeting to explain proposals for the final phase of sand and gravel extraction, prior to submission of planning application.
RFESOLVED to suggest either the July or August meeting and to point out that a 15 minute timescale is allowed for public participation.

b) Decision Notification
13/00815/FUL Byland House, Old Bawtry Road, domestic ext – GRANTED
12/02728/WCC Finningley Quarry, realignment – GRANTED

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ISSUES RELATING TO POND
Update re camera provision
Cllr Elder produced information for a camera costing £25 plus a rigid sign, and 5 fluorescent window signs.
RESOLVED to agree in principle a sum not exceeding £60 for the provision of the above equipment. Meantime, monitoring to take place over the next 5 months by Chair and Vice Chair who will propose whether or not to proceed.

Specification to be prepared for pathway provision to new table/seating
RESOLVED to discuss at the next parish council meeting.

Pond weed/algae
Cllr Lindley has been in touch with AES Europe with pond weed and small creatures living amongst the weeds. AES Europe advised the pond weed is algae which will persist until it uses up the nutrients in the water. Aeration and Siltex will help to prevent it growing. Once a colony of detritivors establish, they will graze on the algae; members to inspect the area around the aerator.

12

TO DISCUSS ALLOTMENTS SITUATION
Report on meeting held with Peel Holdings 12 June and further updates from DMBC
DMBC suggested the parish council should contact Robin Hood Airport and a meetingwas subsequently arranged via Cllr Lifsey. The representative from RHA advised he would explore how it may be possible for the Allotments to proceed and he would contact other personnel at the airport and also the Civil Aviation Authority.
Subsequently an email was received advising some initial research has been conducted which indicates that any food stuffs increase the likelihood of greater wildlife and bird population, and frequencies will be determined regarding particular produce for particular species. If the magnitude of risk is not increased then, in principle, such would not impact on aircraft safety. The contrary is also true in that increased bird and wildlife population would mean a greater likelihood of aircraft strike, this could endanger aircraft safety and as such is not tolerable.
RESOLVED to await further updates and thereafter decide whether or not to proceed with an Ecological Survey.

13

REGISTERING GREENS
Update re Voluntary Registration procedure
Cllr Johnson has obtained further information and advised that Form 44 needs to be submitted to DMBC after completion by the clerk.
RESOLVED to approve expenditure of £10 for an appropriate map from DMBC to be appended to the Application, together with provision of OS map via Anthony Snowden, Architect.

14

VILLAGE HALL ISSUES
Quotations received for fixing piping for cycle hoop
Two quotations received: Need A Hand Ltd - £30; Andy’s Property Maintenance £65.
RESOLVED:
• To accept the quotation from Need A Hand Ltd in the sum of £30
• To approve expenditure in the sum of £40 for piping
Cllr Elder kindly offered to pick up the piping from the supplier.

Emergency work carried out on building to prevent further water ingress
It was reported that authorization has been given for expenditure to the bell tower in order to prohibit further ingress of water. It was noted that the Village Hall Management Committee has paid the invoice in the sum of £85.
RESOLVED to forward copy of the Licence Agreement to members with the next Agenda so the situation can be clarified with regard to whose responsibility it is to fund expenditure for the external fabric of the building.

15

HIGHWAY ISSUES
Response from DMBC on points raised by Cllr Lifsey
DMBC advise stop signs will only be approved at a junction where visibility is so restricted that it is essential for drivers to actually stop before entering the major road. Regarding provision of an additional bend warning sign and elderly pedestrian warning sign, there is a reluctance for several reasons which are highlighted. All points put forward were answered.
Regarding HGVs using Wroot Road, if a weight limit were to be introduced, it would be except for access and these vehicles would fall under the exemption, thus would not be of any advantage. If vehicles are travelling when children are arriving/leaving school, DMBC will contact Yorkshire Aggregates/Green Group and reiterate the point to them.
RESOLVED to advise DMBC of a Yorkshire Aggregates vehicle travelling along the road at 4pm on 12 June.

Buses not keeping to timetables
It was reported that buses appear to be unable to keep up with timetables due to the number of times the level crossing barriers have to be lowered.
RESOLVED to contact SYPTE and First suggesting that the timetables could be amended due to the increased rail traffic.

Speeding issues in the village, from last meeting
RESOLVED to await further information from the resident of Lindley Road following her complaints to DMBC and the Police.

RESOLVED to contact SNT/Police re speeding along Old Bawtry Road.

Parking on grassed verges
Letter from a resident complaining about vehicles parked on the grass at a property on Wroot Road. The Clerk has forwarded the concerns to DMBC.

16

PEACOCKS
Complaints by some residents of the nuisance caused, but others who wish the birds to remain
Information received from a resident who has made many enquiries as to where the new peahen may have originated, with limited success. The resident details at length activities regarding the birds and advises that incidents which cause the peacocks to call out are initiated by humans.
RESOLVED to forward a copy of the information to the two residents who have written in with complaints and it was agreed this particular issue is now closed.

17

WEBSITE ISSUES
RESOLVED that the minutes of the May meeting be forwarded to Cllr Lindley for uploading to the Website.

18

TO RECEIVE CORRESPONDENCE
Proposed traffic signal priority changes, Hayfield Lane/First Avenue Junction, Auckley
Information from DMBC that the change will involve two main road phases running together, instead of in separate stages, whilst traffic light reconfiguration is being processed.

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TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 16 JULY 2013, AT 7PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY

The meeting closed at 9.40 pm.


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