Minutes of Council Meetings
   


MINUTES OF A MEETING OF FINNINGLEY PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY,
ON TUESDAY, 17th FEBRUARY 2015 AT 7:00 PM

 

PRESENT:

Cllrs R Johnson (Chairman), A Elder, Miss C Clayborn, B Lifsey, Mrs M Lindley, D Lindley
Mrs J Leighton-Eshelby – Clerk

IN ATTENDANCE:

Ward Councillor A Jones
Mr Roy Hattersley
1 Resident

 

 

 

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

Mr Hattersley advised that he had walked the playing field with Stephen Racjan (DMBC) last week and is keeping a record of the dog fouling incidents in order to give an indication of the problem. This information is to be used in connection with the Dog Control Order.

 

 

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TO AGREE ITEMS TO WHICH THE PUBLIC AND PRESS SHOULD BE EXCULDED UNDER THE PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSIONS TO MEETING) ACT 1960
RESOLVED that the public and press be excluded from item 17a and b.

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TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES - None

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DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS AND ANY UPDATES TO EXISTING MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr R Johnson declared an interest in Item 10
Cllr A Elder declared interests in Items 10 and 11
Cllr Miss C Clayborn declared an interest in Item 14
Cllr Mrs M Lindley declared an interest in Item 21
Cllr D Lindley declared an interest in Item 21
Cllr B Lifsey declared an interest in Item 11

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POLICING ISSUES
SNT Monthly Report to 31st January 2015
Criminal damage to vehicles x 1
Burglary (Other) x 1
Theft from motor vehicles x 1

RESOLVED to write to Safer Neighbourhood Team and request their presence at the March meeting. CLERK

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REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS
Councillor Jones spoke about the changes to the DMBC Neighbourhood Management Process and the finalised document coming out from the South Yorkshire Police.

Report on Wellington Drive/Blenheim Drive Access
Discussion took place regarding the access difficulties and Councillor Jones agreed to look into this further.

Councillor Jones was also informed about other outstanding issues including the Wellington Drive sign, lack of planning information and the continuing problem with rubbish at the airport viewing area and he agreed to take these up with DMBC.

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TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES RAISED UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
It was noted that the Parish Council had not heard anything further since the meeting held on 16th December 2014 to discuss the implementation of a Dog Control Order.
RESOLVED to write to Steve Thomas (DMBC) for an update.CLERK

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TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 20.01.15
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

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MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING FOR NOTING
Casual Vacancy
Cllr R Johnson advised the Parish Council of the advice received from DMBC regarding the casual vacancy.
RESOLVED not to advertise the casual vacancy due to the forthcoming elections.

Response from DMBC reWellington Drive (Formerly Trinity Gate) footpath
No response received and the Wellington Drive sign is still propped up against a tree.
RESOLVED to continue to chase DMBC (Councillor Jones informed)CLERK

Footpath top of St Oswald’s Close to Church Gate
The footpath has still not been cleared, this has been chased up on numerous occasions with DMBC and the clerk has recently reported this again through the Customer Relationship Management System.
RESOLVED to continue to chase DMBC. CLERK

Smell Nuisance
The clerk advised that she is still awaiting a response from Jo Ball – Environment Officer.
RESOLVED to chase smell monitoring equipment and write to the director of Yorkshire Horticultural Supplies Limited to make him aware that the Parish Council are continuing to receive complaints regarding the smell. CLERK

Parish Council Noticeboard
Cllr A Elder advised that he had looked at the village hall noticeboard and that the rubber seal was badly damaged and needed to be replaced.
RESOLVED to contact the company who supplied the noticeboard for a replacement.     CLERK

Cllr R Johnson reported that he and Cllr A Elder have spoken to the postmaster and discussed the three possible locations for the new noticeboard. It was noted that the postmaster had indicated that he would like a larger noticeboard to display both Parish Council and Community notices.
RESOLVED to obtain prices for two independent aluminum boards which will be discussed further at the March meeting.

Litter at airport viewing area, Old Bawtry Road
No further update (Councillor Jones informed)

Village Green Lighting
It was noted that a request for lighting on the village green has been received from the Finningley Village Community Group.
RESOLVED to write to DMBC to request that brighter bulbs are put into the lamps on the green.

North East Bassetlaw Community Liaison Group
Cllr R Johnson gave a report of the meeting held on 12th February and it was agreed that Cllr Mrs M Lindley would raise the issue of fracking at the next Airport Liaison Meeting.

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MANAGEMENT OF TREES IN VILLAGE
The Chairman advised of the further work required around the village and this was agreed.

Bus Shelter/Green
The split trunk tree (rabinia) is recommended for removal as longer term either trunk may fail and it would provide growing room for the other tree at the rear.

Rectory Lane Green
One tree recommended for removal as it will continually be a threat to the telephone wires. After removal it is recommended that it be replaced by a flowering bush to bring colour to the green area.

The Pond
Removal of the silver birch which is out of keeping with all the other trees on the green and cut back the two large trees which are growing into each other.

Chapel Lane Green
Pruning of the trees to reduce height and span as they are currently growing into each other, over the footpath and into the telephone wires.

RESOLVED to contact Viking Trees for a quote which will be discussed at the next meeting. CLERK

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ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Update from Cllr R Johnson
The amended plans for the pavilion project were viewed by the Parish Council and it was noted that they are to be submitted to DMBC as a pre-planning enquiry.

It was agreed that the Parish Council are happy to work with Blaxton Parish Council as a joint project to claim the Section 106 money or for Finningley Parish Council to claim the Section 106 money.
Cllr R Johnson to speak to New Horizons for funding advice.

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ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
Outside renovation to building
The quotes received were discussed and it was proposed by Cllr A Elder, seconded by Cllr Mrs M Lindley and unanimously agreed that the contract would be awarded to Bonsers.
RESOLVED to contact Bonsers and request an invoice for the 25% deposit required and a schedule of work. Clerk to also confirm that the village hall (inside) will still be available for use once the work has started. CLERK

Cllr B Lifsey provided the Parish Council with a copy of the Village Hall AGM minutes and a cheque for the Village Hall rent (£1.00) was handed to the clerk.

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POND ISSUES
It was noted that Cllr’s R Johnson and A Elder have been unable to remove the pump due to inclement weather and it was agreed to leave the pump in position and carry out a full check and clean instead.

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TYPE OF SURFACE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR GREEN AREA ADJACENT VILLAGE POND
Report received by Cllr’s B Lifsey and D Lindley.

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ALLOTMENTS PROVISION
Update was given by Cllr B Lifsey.

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FINANCIAL MATTERS
A) To approve of BIB transactions
347.95 J Leighton-Eshelby (February Salary & Mileage) BIB.207
419.95 HMRC (PAYE) BIB.208

B) Signing of cheques
£ 40.00 YLCA (Clerks Training Course) 100803

 

It was also noted that an estimated bill for the village pond had been received and it was agreed that a meter reading would be provided to Npower and a revised bill requested.

Precept for 2015/16
Form returned to DMBC.

Voided Payment
The clerk advised the Parish Council of the advice received from YLCA which confirmed that the council acted properly. Agreed that payment should be cancelled. Cheque number 100802 for £18.61 has now been voided.

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TO CONFIRM CLERKS CONTRACT
It was proposed by Cllr Mrs M Lindley, seconded by Cllr A Elderand unanimously agreed to confirm the clerks contract.

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PLANNING ISSUES

a) 11 Acre site/36 Acre Field- responses from Planning Dept & Ward Members
No further update.

b) 13/00531/TIP, inert waste transfer station, Bank End Road
Update given by Cllr B Lifsey.

c) Application 15/00245/COU Change of use of existing unit and land to form vehicle dismantling and breakers business to include resale of vehicle parts (Sui Generis) at Unit 11, Ash Holt Industrial Park, Bank End Road, Finningley. Strongly Object:

1) The Parish Council are unhappy about the lack of information available on the application
2) Concerns regarding oil, battery acid and coolants etc. getting into the water table.
3) Environmental Pollution
4) Air Quality Pollution
5) Increase in traffic and vehicle storage

Application 13/01520/OUTM Outline application for the erection of 44 residential dwellings and conversion of barn building to residential dwelling on approx. 1.60ha of land following demolition of existing industrial buildings.

A request was made to the Parish Council from Barry Lifsey and David Hirst for support in their endeavor to get a crossing on Doncaster Road/The Green.
Agreed to send a letter to Highways and Richard Purcell advising that the Parish Council support in principle a suitable crossing on Doncaster Road. CLERK

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UPDATE FROM DMBC TREE OFFICER FOR SOME TREES AT R/O GATESBRIDGE PARK TO BE COVERED BY PRESERVATION ORDERS
No further update.

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UPDATE RE REGISTRATION OF GREENS
No further update.

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HIGHWAY ISSUES
The Chairman advised that he had been contacted by the Harvey Arms for permission to display a sign on the green and that a copy of the letter of permission sent to the former landlord has been provided.

Cllr Miss C Clayborn reported the issue of sugar beet falling from trailers as they pass through the village and the clerk was asked to report this via 101.

Cllr B Lifsey advised that the school signs have been now been erected on Wroot Road and that we are still awaiting the 20mph signs promised for outside school.

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WEBSITE ISSUES
Clerk to forward the January minutes to Cllr Lindley for uploading and also to Cllr Miss C Clayborn to put on noticeboard.
It was agreed that the Parish Council website would be put on the agenda for discussion at the March meeting.

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TO RECEIVE AND NOTE CORRESPONDENCE
RESOLVED to circulate to members in the usual manner.

Questions for the Mayor

At its meeting on 17th February 2015 Finningley Parish Council resolved to forward the following questions for the Mayor.

1. "When you form your new cabinet in May, are there any services that you would guarantee to safeguard for the next 2 years?"

2. "Do the Cabinet and Council regularly refer to the Joint Charter in its decision making processes?"

3. We are led to belief that during the FARRRS Project DMBC are finding lots of parcels of land that should have been adopted by them in the past but were not. There are more of these throughout the Borough, at least one in Finningley, and they prove to be a constant source of problem for the Parish Council and DMBC. Now that DMBC has experience in sorting these issues (as part of the FARRRS project) will the Mayor ensure that DMBC sort the same issues throughout the Borough?

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TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 17TH MARCHAT 7 PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL

 

 

 

Chairman: ………………………………………………..