Minutes of Council Meetings
   


MINUTES OF A MEETING OF FINNINGLEY PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY,
ON TUESDAY, 19th NOVEMBER 2013 AT 7:00 PM

 

PRESENT:

Cllrs R Johnson (Chairman), A Elder, Mrs I Batunas, D Lindley, Mrs M Lindley, E Tatton-Kelly
Mrs J Worthington, Clerk

IN ATTENDANCE:

3 residents

 

 

 

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 from Cllr B W Lifsey for reason given.

2

DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS & ANY UPDATES TO EXISTING MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr Johnson declared an interest in item 8;
Cllr Mrs Batunas declared an interest in item 8.
Cllr Elder declared interests in item 9
Cllrs D and Mrs M Lindley declared an interest in item 19

3

REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLOR
Cllr Allan Jones was contacted regarding a question he had raised with the Mayor at a meeting of Doncaster Council, ie referring to future planning possibilities for the Finningley Ward.
RESOLVED to respond expressing concerns that there appears to be confusion between Finningley Ward and Finningley Parish and members’ wish is that Finningley Parish is a no-growth village.

4

POLICING ISSUES
SNA Monthly report received for October. Also received information from SNT Team re Finningley Village Walk etc.

5

TO APPROVE MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 15 OCTOBER
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

6

MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
a) Response re Trinity Gate footpath
i) DMBC advise a footpath is included on an approved plan relating to the site.
RESOLVED to ask DMBC for update.
ii) Regarding the footpath issue raised by Cllr Tatton-Kelly some months ago, ie from entrance to Blenheim Drive, it was felt that when the area is cleared this provision would be made.
RESOLVED to monitor until such time as the area is cleared.

b) Response re pathway outside properties 3-3b Lindley Road
DMBC advise responsibility would be with the developer unless out of contract, and then the onus would fall upon the property owner.
RESOLVED to note the information.

c) Debris, Wroot Road
DMBC advised safety equipment was required to complete the work thus reason for delay.
RESOLVED to point out that some items still remain, e.g. plastic bags.

d) HGVs along Wroot Road, update from DMBC
DMBC advises flashing amber warning lights (FAWL) are now programmed centrally so they are site specific in covering times children are coming and going from school.
If a crossing patrol warden is present during lunchtime, the FAWL will be programmed for this time also. Other activities during the school day wouldn’t be covered by lower speed limits.
RESOLVED to respond advising there is no FAWL at this location.

e) Condition of road surface, Wroot Road (leading to Candy Farm)
DMBC has passed information to Highways – ref no 54245.
RESOLVED to note the information.

7

ISSUES RAISED BY RESIDENTS UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Harvey Arms Bonfire Night Event
Concerns expressed regarding number of vehicles parked on the grass and yellow lines, and general congestion.
RESOLVED that the Licensee be contacted suggesting that, for future events, such issues could be discussed with the Highway Authority/SY Police. Also that thanks be expressed for a successful community event.

Grass overgrowing onto footpaths
RESOLVED to advise DMBC of areas around the village and, in particular, the area where the bus shelter is sited on the main road.

Bus Service 91
Following a change in the route from Doncaster to Finningley there does not appear to have been any consultation.
RESOLVED to contact SYPTE asking if consultation has taken place as the service to Finningley village is now delayed.

8

ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
RESOLVED to raise the issue of dog fouling in the next Newsletter and to request visits by DMBC Dog Wardens.

The Chairman updated members on issues discussed at the recent committee meeting.
RESOLVED to contact DMBC requesting answers to questions raised re s106 Monies.

9

ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
Response from DMBC Conservation Section re material to apply to outside brickwork
The Chairman reported on a recent meeting which had taken place with an Officer from DMBC responsible for listing buildings, the vice chairman and the Clerk.
It was established that problems with the brickwork could be a paint issue. It was pointed out that any remedial work could be quite costly and thus funds would need to be included in the forthcoming budget.
Mr Thomas had contacted a firm specializing in such matters and a response had only been received from the company shortly before the meeting.
RESOLVED that members consider the information for discussion at the next meeting.

10

ISSUES RELATING TO POND
a) To consider quotations received for pathway provision
Two quotations received, AES Europe in the sum of £2660.74 (£1091.33 for drainage and £1569.41 for pathway works as per schedule); Design Ambitions in the sum of £1494.00 (£921.00 for drainage and £573.00 for pathway).
RESOLVED to accept the quotation from Design Ambitions.

b) Update re camera provision
Thanks expressed to Chairman and Vice Chairman for erecting the camera, and the signs one of which is in the Notice Board.
RESOLVED the costs be reimbursed to Cllr Johnson, ie £11.65 and that further signs are obtained.

c) Doncaster Electrical Services re pond electrics
The company has been contacted for a date re fitting/testing new time clock, however the Clerk advised no response had been received to date.
RESOLVED to request a response within the week and, if not, a quotation from another Company be obtained. Also to point out that the faulty switch still needs replacing and if this is to be carried out by another Company then the invoice will be sent to DES.

d) LaFarge Metal Plaque – DET Matlock
The Chairman advised that he and Cllr Elder had sited the plaque inside the notice board adjacent to the pond pending approval by the parish council, as this would serve to ensure it was not removed/vandalized.
RESOLVED that the plaque remains in the notice board and the clerk forwards the photographs, showing the plaque, to DET Matlock as per its request.

11

ALLOTMENTS PROVISION
The chairman advised that Cllr Lifsey had visited various local farmers personally in view of his unavailability prior to the parish council meeting. Farmers approached unfortunately were unable to help as any spare land is bound by EU regulations to off-set. The local quarry had no land but did give details of a third party which might be able to help.
Cllr Lifsey had spoken with the owners of a parcel of land adjacent to LaFarge Quarry who were in agreement that this area could be utilized for allotment purposes, pending of course the requisite planning consent.
The meeting express grateful thanks to Cllr Lifsey for his hard work in this matter.
RESOLVED to contact Anthony Snowden, Architect, regarding pre-planning advice and asking what the cost might be for such an approach. Also to contact R.H.Airport for views on this latest information.

12

FINANCIAL MATTERS
A) Approval of BIB payments
34.75 Mat & Mouse (Bullguard IT support) BIB.135
27.13 Anglian Water (pond) BIB.136
33.70 Cartridge World (Brother cartridges) BIB.137
24.98 J Worthington (Half cost Bullguard download) BIB.138
30.00 Need A Hand Ltd (weeds removal, Village Hall) BIB.139
75.00 YLCA (Replaces BIB.130 returned/cancelled) BIB.140
161.62 NPower (Pond) BIB.141

 

B) To consider purchase of ‘Local Councils Explained’ Cost £45 plus packing/postage
RESOLVED to purchase 1 copy of this book.

13

PLANNING ISSUES
a) Applications
13/02354/FUL Erection of single storey pitched roof ext to side and alterations to rear – Manor House Farm, The Green
RESOLVED to raise no objections.

b) DMBC Decision Notices
None received.

c) Rotherham Sand & Gravel
Following an approach to DMBC, it is advised that discussions are taking place between both parties as part of the ROMP application. DMBC is also currently negotiating an improved access for the site and are aware of the issues re access/egress to and from the area.

d) LDF Sites & Policies Development Plan, DMBC Local Development Framework, Post Consultation on Targeted Change from 30/10/13 to 11/12/13
Information: http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/ldfsitesandpolicies in order to leave comments

e) NCC Minerals Local Plan, feedback between 23 October and 4 December
Information on website www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/minerals

f) Fracking
A group has written to parish/town councils in the area asking to attend a meeting and discuss the concerns, in view of proposals in the media for a company to carry out an exercise near
York and near to Bawtry.
RESOLVED not to agree the request but to await any information from DMBC Planning.
Cllr Lindley wished his vote against to be recorded.

14

UPDATE RE REGISTRATION OF GREENS
Information awaited from Messrs Waring Solicitors. The Clerk has circulated all members with information from a recent issue of ‘Open Spaces’ magazine.
RESOLVED to contact Messrs Waring asking if it is possible to advise the cost of pursuing the matter.

15

REPORT ON PC JCC MEETING 5 NOVEMBER 2013
Parish precept Grant from central govt – information received from YLCA (circulated to all)

Restriction on parish council band D tax level 2014/15 – Information from DMBC.
Suggestion to all parish/town councils that the Budget/Precept levy is not decided until January 2014, pending Government announcement mid-December.
Cllr Johnson attended the PC JCC and has circulated a report thereon.
It was pointed out that a meeting of members of the PC JCC and all parish clerks has been scheduled for Tuesday 26 November at 2pm in the Civic Office.
Thus further information will be available at the next meeting.

16

REVISED MODEL STANDING ORDERS
Suggestion from YLCA that a small number of members/clerk consider the revisions in order to put the final suggestion to the parish council.
RESOLVED that the Chairman, Cllr Lindley and the Clerk meet to discuss the revised Model with a view to submitting suggestions to the council at the February or March meeting.

17

NEWSLETTERS
Discussion took place on various items to be included and it is anticipated that the newsletters will be delivered mid-December.

18

HIGHWAY ISSUES TO BE REPORTED TO DMBC
Report on Highways & Footpaths patrol
This has been submitted to DMBC for attention.

Other highway issues
The Clerk has reported blocked drains on Wroot Road which DMBC attended to within a very short time.
RESOLVED to advise DMBC of scarring on Wroot Road following a car which caught fire.

19

WEBSITE ISSUES
Cllr Lindley will upload the October minutes to the website.

20

TO RECEIVE CORRESPONDENCE
Build your own - information requesting parish/town councils in the country to ‘remember the past and plant for the future.
Goal is to encourage building ‘Remembrance Bedzz‘ by transforming existing planted, lawn or barren areas into something beneficial and worthwhile.
Information on http://www.mrbeesknees.co.uk
RESOLVED to note the information.

Training Programme YLCA – suggestions welcome as to members’ thoughts for 2014.
RESOLVED not to submit views at this time.

Public Rights of Way forum - next meeting 21.11.13, 10am at Carr House Centre
RESOLVED Cllr Lindley would attend the meeting.

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TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER 2013, AT 7PM VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY

 

 

The meeting closed at 9.45 pm.

Chairman: ……………………………………………………