Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes
was allowed for Public Participation.
TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES
All members present.
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS AND ANY UPDATES TO EXISTING MEMBERS’
Cllr Mrs Batunas declared an interest in item 8
Cllr Johnson declared an interest in item 8
Cllr Elder declared an interest in item 9
Cllr Lifsey declared an interest in item 9
Cllr Mrs Batunas declared an interest in item 9
Cllrs D Lindley and Mrs M Lindley each declared an interest in item
|REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS
No ward member in attendance and no reports received.
RESOLVED to contact the three ward members expressing concerns that
the litter bins at the viewing area at the top of Old Bawtry Road
are full and overflowing, with debris in the hedge, asking that clearance
takes place on a more regular basis. (See item 19) Also to copy in
Robin Hood Airport and Mr S Racjan, DMBC.
SNT Bulletin for December received
No reports included for Finningley village.
South SNA Monthly Report 1.12 to 31.12.13
Next PACT meeting will be held at Kilham Hall, Branton on 18 February
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 17 DECEMBER
RESOLVED the minutes be signed as a true record.
MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
Response re Trinity Gate footpath and Blenheim Drive/Wellington
Senior Planning Officer advises the developer fully intends to lay
the footpath to the boundary with Blenheim Drive when the open space
provision is implemented. There is a trigger tied into the legal
agreement to ensure the work is carried out.
With regard to the connection of the footpath through to Blenheim
Drive, the boundary/land at the other side of the boundary is not
within the developer’s or DMBC’s ownership. DMBC is
currently awaiting the result of a further, more detailed land registry
search so any options can be investigated. Cllr Tatton-Kelly offered
to pursue the issue with an officer at DMBC.
The footpath on Old Bawtry Road is also to be implemented however
no timescale has been given. Discussions are ongoing with the developer
to resolve these matters and details will be passed on to the parish
RESOLVED to forward photograph taken showing planting has taken
place alongside the grass verge, thus there is no indication that
a path is being implemented, and pointing out that members are unhappy
with the responses received and suggest a meeting on site to discuss
the matter further.
HGVs along Wroot Road, update from DMBC
The 30mph limit will still stand from a legal perspective and is
still the official speed limit. The reduction to 20mph is an educational
tool to encourage drivers to reduce their speeds when in operation.
This advisory will not have any impact on the school crossing patrol.
Work on designing and arranging the electrical suppy will begin
Reply from Yorkshire Aggregates Ltd
Company apologises for HGV’s travelling along Wroot Road,
particularly at school times. Each driver has been asked not to
use this road at any time. There are real time tracking devices
which will be monitored closely. The use of Wroot Road quarry site
has reduced significantly as operations have moved to Armthorpe.
Cllr Lifsey highlighted members’ attention to a Notice in
the Doncaster Free Press – Goods Vehicle Operator’s
Licence – which referred to a proposal to change the existing
licence to keep an extra 9 goods vehicles and 0 trailers at the
operating centre at Wroot Road Quarry, Finningley.
RESOLVED to point this out to Yorkshire Aggregates Ltd and
ask for their comments.
ISSUES RAISED BY RESIDENTS UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
WWII Event - A member of the Finningley Village Community Group
advised that for the WWII event in May, it will be necessary to
park vehicles etc in the village. Three sites were suggested and
discussed. Members were not in favour of utilising the village green
due to road safety aspects and if the Group wishes to use the grassed
area near Blenheim Drive then DMBC should be contacted for consent.
RESOLVED that the Group could utilise the Village Hall car park.
Dog Fouling, Joint Playing Field – suggestion that notices
could be erected on the wall to the area. As this is within Blaxton
Parish it was agreed the matter be referred to the Blaxton Parish
Council by Cllr Johnson.
|ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Reply from s106 Officer, Christian Foster
SSAR – Mr Foster is liaising with Area Manager and a meeting
is due to take place with ward members, after which feedback will
be given to the parish council.
|ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
Samples taken by Cllr Elder despatched to Hirst Conservation and information
Village Hall Hirers’ Agreement
Clerk obtained information from RAY which has been passed on to Mrs
McNulty and issue is now resolved. Cllr Lifsey expressed thanks to
the Clerk for her assistance.
|ISSUES RELATING TO POND
Response from AES Europe
Still waiting for reply from contact in China.
Doncaster Electrical Services
Cllr Lindley advises liaison has taken place with DES who confirms
contactor is installed and battery in back of timer is charged by
mains. It is confirmed that the work is as per the parish council’s
Heating in electricity box (and other measures to reduce condensation)
RESOLVED to monitor for a year, ie beginning of December, during which
time Cllr Lifsey will carry out frequent checks.
Press release, and photographs taken at Pond on 13 January
Members attended for the photographic session, along with Mr D McCormack
Work to path carried out by D Atkin
It was stated by members that the work has been carried out in a very
satisfactory manner and the invoice could be processed. The Clerk
stated that Mr Atkin had been requested to provide details of his
business account but had not done so to date.
RESOLVED to thank Mr Levine for allowing the equipment to be sited
on his land whilst the works were carried out.
RHA advise anything acting as an attractant for bids will be discouraged
but liaison is taking place and feedback will be given.
RESOLVED to request update from RHA, pointing out the proposed area
is on the outskirts of the parish and, there are hundreds of rooks
roosting on wires along Thorne Road directly under flight path. On
that basis the proposed location should provide no immediate danger
A) Approval of BIB payments
|| YLCA (Local Councils Explained book)
|| Bawtry Town Council (error corrected, H&S
High Melton, Sept 2013)
|| Mat & Mouse (part of invoice for repairs
|| DMBC (Litter bin cleansing/emptying, Pond)
|| DMBC (Cleaning/disinfect/clearing, dog bin corner
|| HMRC (tax qtr ending 31.12.13)
B) Signing of cheques
| £ 35.00
|| Rural Action Yorkshire (annual membership)
| £ 1494.00
|| G Atkin (Acorn Garden Services) work, pond path
|Quarterly audit presentation
The Clerk presented the quarterly audit for verification and signing.
|CONFIRMATION OF PRECEPT FOR 2014/15
YLCA advise Government Statement re localisation of council tax support
grant, ie billing authorities will continue to carry on passing the
support to town/parish councils to help mitigate any reduction in
the tax base due to the local council tax support scheme.
Precept proposed at December meeting: £22,116.00.
RESOLVED to forward the Precept form to DMBC.
13/02594/ADV Retrospective display of 2 non-illuminated hoarding
signs, Sky Business Park, Delta Court, Auckley
Due to timescale Clerk advised, after consultation with Chairman,
13/02683/FUL erection of 8 detached dwellings and associated garages
on approx. 0.4ha of land, Land east of Bawtry Road, Finningley
RESOLVED to point out that the 30mph speed limit is almost at the
entrance to the site and should be moved back in the interest of
safety. On site parking within the development is restricted and
thus there is a temptation for visitors to park on Bawtry Road,
which again could cause a dangerous situation. It is also felt there
are too many houses for the size of the proposed site. Finally the
question is asked: Is this inside or outside the building line?
13/02183/FUL – erection of pitched roof ext and single storey
ext to rear to form convenience store with post office and apartment
over, following demolition of existing rear conservatory, Post Office,
Station Road, Blaxton
RESOLVED to raise no objections but to comment the signage spoils
the ambience of area.
b) DMBC Decision Notices
13/02508/FUL 17 Pickle Wood Court – domestic extension –
13/02354/FUL Manor House Farm, The Green – domestic extension
RESOLVED to note the information.
c) Concerns from FVCG re felling of tree at The Old Bakery
Matter referred to DMBC following concern received from Finningley
Village Community Group.
Tree Officer has the matter in hand.
RESOLVED to note the information.
d) Inert Waste Station, Bank End Road
DMBC advise it is likely the application will be considered at the
February meeting of the Planning Committee.
e) C&G Training, Bank End Road
DMBC advise as long as buildings are located within the quarry consented
area then permission is not required.
f) Rotherham Sand & Gravel
DMBC currently negotiating improved access.
RESOLVED to note the above replies.
|UPDATE RE REGISTRATION OF GREENS - Pending Messrs Warings.
|TO APPOINT INTERNAL AUDITOR FOR 2013/14
Parish Cllr I Swainston, former DMBC Officer, has indicated he will
carry out the internal audit.
RESOLVED to that Cllr Swainston acts as Internal Auditor for 2013/14.
|TO FURTHER DISCUSS AND AGREE REVISED STANDING ORDERS – YLCA
Some comments put forward by Chairman and Cllr Lindley.
RESOLVED the draft be put to the March parish council meeting for
adoption in April.
|FUNCTIONS – DMBC OFFICERS
RESOLVED to ask DMBC for an up to date organisation chart for the
area, showing duties and responsibilities of the various officers.
Proposed Community Cleanse - Refuse, Old Bawtry Road, adjacent Airport
Stronger Communities Officer wishes to explore the possibility
of working with landowners, community groups and interested volunteers.
DMBC will periodically remove waste if collected by volunteers and
will work alongside those who give up some time for the good of the
wider communities. The Finningley Village Community Group is aware
of the enquiries and the Clerk has posted a Notice on the board.
Refuse, land at rear of 57 Lower Pasture – a photograph had
been taken showing material dumped on land at the rear of the property.
RESOLVED to contact Environmental Services re clearance and the possibility
of ascertaining who has deposited the material.
Cllr Lindley is to upload the December minutes.
TO RECEIVE AND NOTE CORRESPONDENCE
YLCA – Guidance for councils on weekly bin collection via
RESOLVED to circulate in the usual manner.
Season’s Greetings, and thanks for supporting speed limit
outside school, from Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP
RESOLVED to note the information.
White Rose Update – issue 4/13 December 2013
YLCA Bulletin – w.c. 23 December
ROWIP (public rights of way improvement plan) – draft received
RESOLVED tocirculate all the above in the usual manner for
any comment at a later meeting.
PAGS (POSITIVE ACTION GROUPS) – DONCASTER COUNCIL
Information that an officer is looking at setting up PAGS- a group
of people who work for the communities in either a voluntary or
paid capacity to meet on a monthly basis to discuss the possibility
of arranging and facilitating activities which will benefit the
RESOLVED to circulate in the usual manner for later comment.
NETWORK RAIL PROJECT – STAKEHOLDER GROUP MEETING 11.2.14
Information from Cogitamus has been circulated to all members inviting
them to attend the above meeting at Spalding. The Clerk advised
the company that members could not attend and asked if a venue could
be found nearer the parish. The response is that this suggestion
will be taken into consideration.
DMBC BUDGET PROPOSALS
Concerns expressed that a number of Residential Homes in the Borough
are to be closed in view of budget cuts having to be made.
RESOLVED to contact DMBC asking what provision will be made
for the residents already residing in the various Homes, in order
that members can answer concerns put by any residents.
|REPORT ON CHAIRS’ SEMINAR, 15 JANUARY AT ROYAL YORK HOTEL
Cllr Johnson attended and reported on items discussed. Some information
forwarded to members and YLCA will email all the information in due
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Tuesday 18 February at 7pm in the Village Hall, Finningley
The meeting closed at 9.30 pm.