Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes
was allowed for Public Participation.
TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES - All present.
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS & ANY UPDATES TO EXISTING MEMBERS’
Cllr Johnson declared an interest in item 8.
Cllr MrsBatunas declared an interest in item 8.
Cllr Lifsey declared an interest in item 9.
Cllr Elder declared interests in item 9.
Cllrs D and Mrs M Lindley declared an interest in item 19.
|REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLOR
Cllr Mrs Schofield gave an update on DMBC budgets as £109m has
to be saved over next 3 years, with £38m in financial year 2014/15.
The boundary commission is currently considering proposals to reduce
the number of councillors and later will debate boundary changes in
SNA Report for September received – one instance of theft from
motor vehicle and 1 burglary other reported.
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 17/9/13
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the
|MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
a) Response re Trinity Gate footpath
DMBC Highways advise the Planning Officer is liaising with the developer
and an update will be given in due course.
RESOLVED to point out to Planning Dept that there does not appear
to be have been consent given for the fencing which has been erected
with advertising signage. Also to again express concerns regarding
the footpath provision which, it has been stated previously, cannot
be commenced until the development is completed. Further to request
update on pedestrian pathway provision between the fence (Bury Farm)
and parallel with Blenheim Drive.
b) Reply from ward members, Skip provision
Ward members advise there is no funding allocation, thus skip provision
would need to be funded by parish/town councils. However, in addition
there would be a further cost for sorting out the various material
deposited after the skip is collected.
RESOLVED to note the information and to relay this information in
the next newsletter.
c) Reply from Cllr Mrs Woodcock schedule for clearing rubbish, Old
Cllr Mrs Woodcock advised that it is hoped there will be a regular
schedule in this regard.
d) Reply from DMBC re pathway outside properties 3-3b Lindley Road
DMBC advise the footpath is not a DMBC adopted footpath, being part
of the development. It appears to be in good condition so, on this
occasion, no action can be taken.
RESOLVED to seek clarification as to who is responsible for
the footpath, e.g. the Householders or Developer.
e) Highway issues previously raised with DMBC
Grounds maintenance team made aware of issues when grass cutting near
Litter on Wroot Road was to be removed by end September.
RESOLVED to advise DMBC that this is still in situ.
|ISSUES RAISED BY RESIDENTS UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
There were no issues which required action by the parish council.
|ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
It was reported that the next meeting of the Committee will be held
early November when it is expected to have detailed costings for the
ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
a) Update from RAY regarding amendments to original License Agreement
RAY advise it is in order to attach amendments to the original agreement.
RESOLVED to proceed with the Amendments as follows, to be signed
by the Clerk & witnessed and signed by the Secretary of the
Committee and witnessed:-
Clause 2: Amendment: Delete "2007" and add "each subsequent year"
Sub Clause 3c: Amendment:
i) Keep the interior of said building in a good and satisfactory
state of repair
ii) Maintain the interior of the outdoor enclosed play area located
at the side of the toilet block in a fit and proper condition
iii) The shed located at the rear of the toilet block and to the
side of the kitchen, together with its contents, is the property
of the parish council and, as such, the responsibility for the upkeep
of the said shed lies with the parish council
b) Reply from Messrs Wilkinson re work to outside brickwork
The company advises that the work was guaranteed for one year and
is thus now out of date. It was pointed out that the paint is peeling
off but is not deteriorating to the same degree on the ‘newer’
part of the building, thus the paint may not be compatible with
• to discuss this issue in the Spring and meanwhile monitor
• to seek advice from DMBC/English Heritage regarding ‘redecoration’
of external brickwork
|ISSUES RELATING TO POND
a) To consider quotations received for pathway provision
Messrs Walkers advise that they do not deal with Bodpave products.
Other quotations received from G Atkin (Acorn Gardening Services)
and AES Europe awaited.
b) Resident offered 6 ducks for the pond
RESOLVED that ducks are not introduced into the pond.
c) Reply from AES re introduction of fish
AES do not advocate goldfish and carp. Native species are suggested:
roach, rudd etc.
RESOLVED not to proceed with the introduction of fish.
d) To consider camera provision
It was suggested at an earlier meeting this issue would be re-visited.
RESOLVED to proceed with camera provision and warning notices.
Cllrs Johnson and Elder kindly offered to source a suitable unit.
e) Price from Doncaster Electrical Services re pond electrics
Doncaster Electrical Services advise cost of upgrading existing electro
mechanical timer to electronic timer operation would be £87.64
RESOLVED to accept price provided all inclusive and there is battery
f) Balance due from DET Matlock on grant paid
The Clerk advised that 2 forms have been submitted as requested and
a further completed and returned, subsequently the balance in the
sum of £681.36 has been received and banked. It is likely a
visit will be made to view the pond by an office from DET in the near
future. Meanwhile DET has supplied a suitable plaque which Cllr Elder
kindly offered to erect when members have agreed a suitable spot.
The Clerk was thanked for the work involved.
g) Blanket weed
RESOLVED to monitor over winter months.
Update from DMBC, MessrsMell proposed development and possible inclusion
Planning Policy Manager advised that the Core Strategy identifies
Finningley as a Defined Village and indicates only quality infill
development within existing settlement limits. Thus this site is a
departure from the Core Strategy which means it is unlikely that the
application would be supported. Re the Sites & Policies Development
Plan, it is also unlikely the application would be supported. However,
all representations made will be sent to a Government Inspector who
will assess the plan in light of comments and whose approval is required
before the Plan is adopted. However, there may be other ways in which
the site could come forward, e.g. a Neighbourhood Plan could be initiated
by the parish council. A general discussion followed on the best way
forward in order to achieve a result.
RESOLVED: Cllrs Johnson, Lifsey and Mrs Batunas visit local farms/businesses
to ascertain if they have any areas which could be given over to provide
allotments possibly on a Lease basis.
Also DMBC to be advised that information from Community Profile document
states Bank End play area is in Finningley when in fact it is in Blaxton
a) Approval of BIB payments
|| AES Europe (Application of Siltex, pond)
|| YLCA (Seminar Learning Procedures/Legalities
1.10.13, Chairman and half cost of Clerk’s fee)
|| DMBC (Emptying litter bin at pond)
|| DMBC (Empty dog bin, corner Chapel Lane)
|| HMRC (tax qtr ending September)
b) Quarterly Audit to 30.9.13
The Clerk presented the Quarterly Audit for authorisation by Council
c) Maintenance quotation, flowers beds, holly hedge
Need A Hand Ltd has submitted quotation as follows:
• Flower beds £60 per visit, one visit every 4 weeks
from beginning of April to end September
• Trimming to top and side Holly Hedge, annual visit £85.00
• Strimming grass adjacent to car park £35 per visit
• Attention of weeds in village hall car park £30 per
RESOLVED to approve the quotations.
d) Removal of weeds in village hall car park
RESOLVED to accept price of £30 for the above at the earliest
DMBC Decision Notices
13/01158/FUL – change of use of land from quarry to livery yard
and equine grazing inc erection of stable barn, land off Bank End
Quarry, for Jedidah Ltd. - GRANTED subject to certain conditions.
|UPDATE RE REGISTRATION OF GREENS
RESOLVED to contact Messrs Warings to seek assistance in pursuing
the issue further, together with an estimate of the cost.
a) To agree procedure for approving content of newsletters
RESOLVED that the Chairman (Cllr Johnson) drafts the Newsletters
and forward to all Members, and ultimately he has the final decision
after any amendments are made.
b) Proposal by Cllrs B Lifsey and D Lindley that December newsletter
contains the statement that parish councillors are unpaid and ward
councillors are paid and political
A discussion took place and a vote taken.
RESOLVED the following is included in next newsletter:
Please note Finningley Parish Councillors are unpaid
|REPORT ON MEETINGS/SEMINARS
a) RHA Noise Monitoring & Environmental Sub Committee meeting
Cllr Mrs Lindley attended and advised that the main issue was a tour
of the Airport Fire Service building and a visit to the Control Tower.
Minutes will be available in due course.
b) Seminar at South Kirkby YLCA/Zurich on Health & Safety, Risk
Assessmentissues 25 September – attended by Clerk
The Clerk advised an interesting session with regard to these important
topics. It was suggested by Zurich that contact details for the company
are given on parish/town councils websites. However, other councils
had agreed to discuss the suggestion at the November Clerks’
group meeting as this could be construed as advertising.
RESOLVED to await information as above.
c) Seminar held at High Melton, 1 October, Learning Procedures &
Chairman and Clerk attended
The Chairman advised of an interesting and worthwhile session which
covered various topics.
|LEGAL TOPIC NOTE 22, DISCIPLINE & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES –
CIRCULATED VIA EMAIL
YLCA urge parish/town councils to adopt the procedure. The Clerk has
circulated members with copies of the Legal Topic Note.
RESOLVED that the Procedure be implemented.
|HIGHWAY ISSUES TO BE REPORTED TO DMBC
HGVs along Wroot road
Cllr Mrs Batunas has collated dates/times of hgv’s travelling
along Wroot Road when pupils are going and leaving school. The Clerk
has forwarded the information to DMBC but it is reiterated that there
is no prohibition in place. However, a 20mph speed limit when children
are entering/leaving school has been confirmed and this will involve
signs advising drivers that whilst flashing amber warning lights are
in use they should travel at the lower speed. It will remain 30mph
at all other times. This should highlight the school safety route
and assist in reducing all vehicle speeds. Re information on a possible
pond construction, Planning Deptadvise investigations will be made
to ascertain if a pond is being created without the benefit of planning
consent, in which case work will be halted. Further information is
RESOLVED to advise DMBC that there are other pupil activities occurring
at certain times during the school day.
Condition of road surface, Wroot Road (leading to Candy Farm)
RESOLVED to request an inspection by DMBC with a view to implementing
Cllr Lindley will upload the September minutes to the website.
|TO RECEIVE CORRESPONDENCE
YLCA Courses and seminars
Members to peruse the dates/topics and advise the Clerk if they wish
RESOLVED Chairman attends Course at York on 15 January, Chairmanship,
at a cost of £115.00p, if Blaxton parish council does not contribute.
Information from DMBC of Temporary Order affecting Finningley Level
Crossing during October and November from 9pm to 8am at certain days
RESOLVED to note the information.
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2013, AT 7PM VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY
The meeting closed at 9.40 pm.