Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes
was allowed for Public Participation.
REPRESENTATIVES FROM LAFARGE WERE PRESENT TO DISCUSS THE LAST
PHASE FOR THE QUARRY AND RELEVANT PLANNING SUBMISSION
Messrs D Atkinson, D McCormack and P Clarke were present to give
an update on the proposal to submit a planning application to DMBC
in the near future, relative to the site. They advised that a leaflet
drop to households (not all) in Finningley was made earlier.
Booklets and drawings were distributed to councillors and members
of the public, showing the application area/proposed additional
extraction areas. The information also highlighted agricultural
restoration, nature conservation with grassland and reed beds/open
water and nature conservation with grassland/woodland.
The Chairman thanked the visitors for attending and for the information
|TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES
RESOLVED to accept apologies from Cllr E Tatton-Kelly for reason given.
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS
Cllrs R Johnson and Mrs I Batunas each declared an interest in item 9
Cllrs A Elder and B Lifsey each declared an interest in item 10
Cllrs Mrs M Lindley and D Lindley each declared an interest in item 22.
| REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS/AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
Ward Cllr Jones suggested that consideration in the future could be
given to extending the current Conservation Area. He was asked if
he could advise his thoughts on this issue.
SNA Monthly Report
Report received from 1.7.13 to 1.8.13. Issues relating to Finningley
village were highlighted.
2 x thefts of motor vehicles, 2 x nuisance quads/bikes; 1 rowdy and
inconsiderate and 1 miscellaneous. A summer ASB programme has been
implemented, involving identifying hotspots and putting patrols in
place, plus supplying a double-crewed car to afters when the rest
of the team as on days. One motorist was advised about speed.
Neighbourhood Watch Meetings
It was pointed out that there was no police/PCSO presence at the meeting
held 19 August.
RESOLVED to ask SY Police why an officer cannot be present.
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 16 JULY
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the
Chairman after amending DMBC to read Developer at item 8, Trinity
MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
a) Trinity Gate, Footpath provision and boundary hedge.
DMBC advise that, as development is not yet finished and more units
will not commence until September, the footway will be implemented
later, agreed as part of the planning approval.
Thanks were expressed to Cllr Lifsey for his involvement in this
RESOLVED to respond saying that there should be no need to wait
until the development is totally finalised and should be implemented
now in the interests of safety.
b) Harvey Arms, repairs to chimney stack
Punch Taverns forwarded copy of letter from JMB Contractor, which
suggested three options:
1) to accept ageing as a natural process;
2) induce ageing for a more acceptable result;
3) paint the chimney to match the main body of the building.
RESOLVED to advise the third option is preferable, ie durable paint
to match existing.
c) Network Rail
Communication re noise concerns received. Planned works will be
effected which will result in complaints being removed. Network
Rail also advises it will map out and see what action can be taken
re sound/vibration, as a survey is to be carried out.
Cllr Lifsey is liaising with a contact at Network Rail.
d) Litter – Old Bawtry Road, reply from Cllr Mrs Woodcock
Cllr Mrs Woodcock advises that it is hoped the Street Cleansing
Team will remove the litter.
Cllr Lifsey advised that Mr S Racjan, DMBC, is also dealing with
e) Pruning of tree on small green near The Bungalow, Rectory Lane,
affecting telephone wires to the property
DMBC has no objection to pruning taking place on this occasion.
An estimate for the work received from Need A Hand Ltd in the sum
RESOLVED to accept the quotation.
f) Smell nuisance
Environment Agency advises that an officer has investigated the
issue and appropriate action has been taken with the company concerned.
Cllr Lifsey confirmed that the problem does seem to have been resolved.
|ISSUES RAISED BY RESIDENTS UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Cycle Rack A resident expressed thanks for the recent provision of
the cycle rack.
Planning application 13/01520/OUTM some residents have already submitted
concerns to the Planning Authority. The Chairman advised that the
issue would be discussed at item 15.
|ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
a) s106 Monies, JPF Venture
Area Manager advised that the sum of £52,475 is earmarked for
the JPF venture. Re Manor House Farm development there are currently
no monies available in this respect. With regard to drawing down monies
a funding agreement would need to be drafted and a ‘funding
approvals form’ completed. Area Manager will liaise with Legal
and seek clarity on information needed in order for him to start work
on the funding agreement.
RESOLVED to await further response.
b) Update from Blaxton Parish Council re Public Spaces Protection
Blaxton PC has advised DMBC Legal that both parish councils have agreed
to defer consideration of the introduction of a Dog Control Order
pending possible Royal Assent in respect of Public Spaces Protection
Orders, in Spring 2014.
RESOLVED to note the information.
c) Contribution requested from Committee re annual donation, upkeep
Balance sheet also forwarded.
RESOLVED to authorise payment in the sum of £2,000.00.
ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
a) To discuss ACRE Model Document for village hall
The document was circulated to all members prior to the meeting.
A lengthy discussion took place on further information from RAY
which stated that it is possible just to amend the existing Agreement.
Suggested amendments to the current agreement, prepared by Cllr
Lindley, and an alternative suggestion, prepared by the Chairman
based on information from RAY, were also circulated to members prior
to the meeting.
RESOLVED that the amendments proposed by Cllr Lindley be accepted
(minor changes to the current arrangements) with the Village Hall
Management Committee now being responsible for inside, and the outside
enclosed grassed area, and the parish council responsible for the
outside, including the parish council’s shed and contents.
Cllr Lifsey accepted in principle the new arrangement on behalf
of the Village Hall Committee, and advised this would be put to
the VHC at its next meeting and a response given at the next parish
council meeting. The Chairman wished his strong objections to the
decision to be recorded . These objections are listed in the file
on the subject.
Cllr Lindley left the meeting at this point.
b) Quotation from AndyHandy’s for single cuts on enclosed
The Clerk advised that the contractor is re-locating in the near
future and has not submitted a price.
RESOLVED this be discussed at next Village Hall Committee
c) Doncaster Community Forum Grant
Cllr Lifsey advised that a grant of £5k had been received
by the Committee from the Doncaster Community Forum.
|ISSUES RELATING TO POND
a) To consider purchase of ‘tap no more blanket weed’
at £15 per tub, total c£337.50
Information gathered by the Chairman. It was pointed out that a representative
from AES Europe had met with some members on site when AES felt sceptical
about the provision of this product.
RESOLVED to leave in abeyance for the time being.
b) Reply from AES re queries, ie best method to replace crazy paving
and to report any issues to AES which may require attention
AES advise various solutions which were discussed in detail.
RESOLVED to take no action at this time.
c) Pro forma setting out current expenditure etc
Chairman produced pro forma which was discussed and noted.
d) To agree if project can be considered complete in order to claim
remaining balance from DET Matlock
RESOLVED to agree the project complete and that the sum outstanding
now be requested from DET Matlock, ie £681.47.
e) Specification to be prepared for pathway provision to new table/seating
The Chairman circulated details of a product Bodpave 85 paving grids
priced at £30 plus vat for 4.5 x 11 metres; table to roadway
is 10 metres and a 1 metre wide pathway as agreed,Also level of grass
would need raising by 3/4cm.
RESOLVED to request quotations as per above from Need A Hand Ltd and
Messrs Graham Haslam for 10 packs x 4 each pack c£180 plus membrane
and carrying out the work.
f) Quotations from Need A Hand and Andy’s Maintenance to treat
None received. Following an approach to DMBC by Cllr Lindley, a job
no. ref 41798 has been issued re concerns about spraying of weedkiller
around the pond and feedback is awaited.
g) To consider costs for Bowser provision
Cllr Lifsey has tried to source bowser provision without success.
It was suggested that a tank be acquired to hold mains water as the
situation is becoming serious with regard to the water evaporating.
It was then suggested, as there is funding in the budget, to seek
the most cost effective means of topping up the pond and to this end
a resident would be approached to ascertain if he could assist.
RESOLVED that Cllr Lifsey discusses this issue with the resident concerned.
h) Pond electrics
Cllr Lifsey has met with the electrician, and further advice is awaited.
i) Work carried out by a resident
RESOLVED to send a letter of thanks to Mr P Oliver for the
time/money spent voluntarily at the pond.
|ALLOTMENTS PROVISION - Pending.
A) Approval of BIB payments
|| Zurich Municipal (Annual policy cover)
|| Anglian Water (Pond 16 Jan-4 July 13)
|| J Worthington (reimbursement, cartridges)
|| Need A Hand Ltd (flower beds)
|| Need A Hand Ltd (fixing piping, V.hall)
|| J Worthington (reimbursement ICO renewal)
|| BDO (annual audit y.e. 31.3.13)
|| NPower (pond 1.5.13 to 31.7.13)
B) Signing of cheques
| £ 2000.00
|| Blaxton&Finningley JPF Association (s137)
| £ 60.00
|| Royal British Legion (wreath/donation)
C) Ordering of Wreath for Remembrance Sunday, and top-up donation
RESOLVED to order wreath with donation totaling £60.00
D) To note increase in Clerks’ pay wef 1.4.13. of 1%
RESOLVED to note the increase as advised by NALC and update
E) Hard copies of 4th Edition – Good Councillors’ Guide
RESOLVED to order four copies of the Guide.
F) Completion of external audit y.e. 31.3.13
BDO has signed off the accounts as a true record and confirm there
are no matters which came to its attention which required the issuing
of a separate additional issues arising report.
RESOLVED to note the information.
|AUSTERFIELD FIELD STUDY CENTRE – REQUEST FOR VERBAL/FINANCIAL
Information circulated as parish/town councils are being contacted
for verbal and financial support as pupils from neighbouring schools
attend the Centre. A business plan has been compiled in order for
funding to be obtained to keep the facility open and this has been
RESOLVED to give support to the project but not to make a monetary
13/01520/OUTM erection of 54 residential dwellings, conversion of
barn to residential on approx. 1.60ha following demolition of existing
industrial buildings (approval being sought for access) land at
Old Bawtry Road
RESOLVED to make following comments:-
15 residents attended the Parish Council meeting 20th August 2013
with concerns about the proposed development 13/01520/OUTM on the
Trem's site. The proposal makes provision for 151 additional vehicles
whether using the proposed access to the site from Frobisher Grange
or the alternative possibility of Moize Lane which would create
a problem for current residents and road users in the area.
1. The Traffic survey although dated July 2013 is based on data
collected in February / March 2012. Since then the (almost adjacent)
Trinity Gate development has been completed. Traffic from 45 dwellings
on that site and the 7 dwellings on The Hollies site further down
Old Bawtry Road are not taken into account.
2. The proposed density / design is not in keeping with the area.
Notice should be taken of the existing housing density in adjacent
3. The play area located on the perimeter of the development and
adjacent to housing on Frobisher Grange has the potential to cause
nuisance to the residents of Frobisher Grange. It should be located
in the centre of the development so that control is more easily
exercised by the parents of the children who will use the area.
4. The development should be viewed in the context of all other
developments which have taken place in the village over the past
12 - 18 months. A significant increase in housing, traffic, the
demand on services and the potential loss of local employment site.
All these need careful consideration before adding 54 more homes.
5. Is access to the already approved housing development area (1998
UDP) dependant on the current employment area being re-designated
for housing development?
6. Will the development as planned extend beyond the current village
7. It is understood the north of the site is for housing, 50%, and
the south 50%, for employment and members feel the latter should
remain designated as such
8. The proposed site overlies Sherwood Sandstone Aquifer (information
from Yorkshire Water dated 16.8.13). This letter suggests that the
development may pose potential pollution risk to ground water -
could clarification be given on this point please?
The Parish Council share the concerns of residents, some of whom
have already written separately to Planning Dept.
b) Decision Notification
13/00986/FUL Manor Farm, The Green – replace existing flat
roof, alterations to existing boundary wall etc– GRANTED.
c) Doncaster’s Green Infrastructure Strategy Questionnaire
circulated via email
Members have perused the questionnaire and made various points.
RESOLVED to forward the final document to DMBC.
d) Update re Ash Holt Site, Bank End road – vehicle storage
DMBC advise that Environment Agency state vehicles are all for export
and not classed as waste. Site has been inspected with a view to
pollution prevention (no issues). The EA Officer will update DMBC
if any changes take place and updates forwarded to the parish council.
RESOLVED to note the information.
e) Doncaster LDF –available on website www.doncaster.gov.uk/sitesandpolicies
Representations due no later than 5pm on 23 September 2013.
RESOLVED that members view the website and that comments are collated
and considered for a response to DMBC.
f) Planning on-line facility
DMBC advise dates for drop-in sessions at Civic Office.
RESOLVED to note the information.
|MOTORCYCLE ACTIVITIES, BANK END ROAD C&G SITE
DMBC case officer advises it will give an update on the complaint
within 3-4 weeks from 23 July. However, Cllr Lifsey advised that the
operators have been instructed by DMBC that, if future activities
are to be held, then a planning application must be submitted.
Thanks were expressed to Cllr Lifsey for his work in this regard.
|UPDATE RE REGISTRATION OF GREENS
The Clerk advised that the form submitted to DMBC had been returned
with a few queries which are being addressed.
RESOLVED in the meantime to contact Bassetlaw DC for information as
it was previously responsible for areas of the parish.
RESOLVED to suspend Standing Order 1z to allow an additional 15 minutes
in order for the remainder of the business to be transacted.
|REQUEST BY SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS SUB COMMITTEE TO USE VILLAGE GREEN
AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE TO HOST THIS EVENT, USE OF THE LIGHTS FOR
THE TREE AND TO ERECT BANNERS IN NOVEMBER. THE EVENT DATE IS 2ND DECEMBER
COMMENCING AT 6.15PM
RESOLVED to agree the request and thanks expressed for the initiative.
| REQUEST FROM FVCG FOR DONATION TOWARDS FUND RAISING EVENTS WHEN
THE WW2 MOBILE MUSEUM COMES TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL AND THE GROUP IS SETTING
ASIDE THE SATURDAY FOR PARISHIONERS. THE COST TO BRING THE FACILITY
RESOLVED to make a contribution in the sum of £200 in principle
providing the event proceeds.
| UPDATE ON HIGHWAY PATROL 22.7.13.
Clerk has forwarded the report to DMBC, feedback on various issues
|HIGHWAY ISSUES RAISED SUBSEQUENTLY
Letter from resident requesting tree planting on verges
RESOLVED to forward to DMBC as the Highway Authority and to Blaxton
RESOLVED to forward July minutes to Cllr Lindley for updating website.
|TO RECEIVE CORRESPONDENCE
Meet the Mayor
Information from DMBC that Mayor Ros Jones will be present at Cantley
Community Centre on 22 August to meet residents.
Annual General Meeting – R.A.Y. 12 October at Pannal Memorial
Nominations invited for appointments to Trustee Board
DMBC Public Rights of Way forum
Minutes of meeting held 25 July 2013.
RESOLVED to note the above.
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2013, AT 7PM VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY
The meeting closed at 10.15 pm