Minutes of Council Meetings
   


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

 

PRESENT:

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

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mr Roy Hattersley
1 Resident

 

 

 

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

 

A member of the public expressed her concern regarding the increase of dog fouling around the village.

Mr Hattersley advised that he had kept a record of the dog fouling incidents as requested and reported that between 01/02/15 – 14/03/15 he had cleared 44 instances of dog fouling which he has reported to Stephen Racjan (DMBC).

Mr Hattersley also reported that the problem with moles on the playing field is still ongoing.

 

 

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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 - None

2

TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES
RESOLVED to accept apologies from Cllr BW Lifsey for the reason given.

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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 19
Cllr D Lindley declared an interest in Item 19

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POLICING ISSUES
SNT Monthly Report to 28th February 2015
Burglary (Dwelling) x 1
Criminal damage to vehicles x 3 (2 were from a domestic incident)

It was noted that the Safer Neighbourhood Team had been unable to attend the meeting due to incompatible shift patterns and the clerk advised that she spoken to PCSO Katy Martin regarding the recently raised issues of ducks being shot at by the pond and sugar beet falling from lorries.

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REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS
No ward member present.

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TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES RAISED UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
The clerk read out an email received from Neelam Jangra (DMBC) advising that it was not possible at this stage to proceed with the dog control order as due to the proactive work being carried out by Mr Hattersley the need is being eradicated.

RESOLVED to write back to Neelam Jangra including a copy of the record kept by Mr Hattersley and advise that the Parish Council disagree in the strongest terms that there is not a problem and the fact that Mr Hattersley is endeavoring to clear up the mess does not detract from this. CLERK

The Chairman advised that the mole problem will be raised at the forthcoming playing fields association meeting and that the committee will need to take further advice on this.

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TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD17.02.15
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

Response from DMBC reWellington Drive (Formerly Trinity Gate) footpath
No further response received.
RESOLVED to write to Richard Purcell (DMBC) and copy in to DMBC Mayor Ros Jones requesting a site meeting to resolve the ongoing issue. CLERK

Footpath top of St Oswald’s Close to Church Gate
Clerk awaiting a call back from DMBC.
RESOLVED to continue to chase. CLERK

Smell Nuisance
The clerk advised that she had spoken to Jo Ball – Environment Officer and gave an update on the current situation regarding the smell monitoring equipment.
RESOLVED to write to Freeland who are operating the site to make them aware that the Parish Council are continuing to receive complaints regarding the smell. CLERK

Parish Council Noticeboard
The quotes received were discussed and it was proposed by Councillor D Lindley, seconded by Councillor A Elder and unanimously agreed to purchase 2 noticeboards from Greenbarnes Ltd at a total cost of £1,366.33.

RESOLVED to contact Greenbarnes to place the order and agreed with the Postmaster that both noticeboards are to be situated outside the Post Office, one to be used for Finningley Parish Council and the other to be used for Community Notices. CLERK

Litter at airport viewing area, Old Bawtry Road
It was noted that DMBC have removed the litter bin for health and safety reasons until land ownership can be established.

Village Green Lighting
Clerk has submitted a request to DMBC for LED lights to be put into the lamps at the pond.
RESOLVED to continue to chase. CLERK

North East Bassetlaw Community Liaison Group
Cllr R Johnson advised that the last scheduled Liaison Group meeting had been cancelled and a letter sent to IGas Energy from Misson Parish Council was noted.

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MANAGEMENT OF TREES IN VILLAGE
It was noted that the clerk had contacted Viking Trees regarding the work required and that she was awaiting a response.
Councillor Mrs M Lindley reported overgrowing trees on the public footpath at the pond and it was agreed that this would be added to the schedule for Viking Trees.
RESOLVED to continue to chase Viking Trees. CLERK

10

ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Update from Cllr R Johnson
Councillor R Johnson gave an update on the progress of the Section 106 funding and it was noted that although the money could be drawn down jointly it could not be paid into a joint account and must be paid into the bank account of one council or the other.

With the majority vote it was agreed that the Parish Council would not want it to be paid into the bank account of Blaxton Parish Council.

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ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
Outside renovation to building
It was noted that an invoice had been received for the 25% deposit required with a starting date to be confirmed on receipt of the deposit. The Clerk advised that Bonsers have also confirmed that the inside of the villagehall would still be available for use once the work has started.

Funding Update
Cllr R Johnson advised that he is awaiting contact from New Horizons and that he also attended the “Dosh for Donny” funding event and is looking into other possible sources of funding.

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POND ISSUES
It was noted that the pump is still to be checked and cleaned out so it will not be turned back on until this has been done.

13

RESURFACING OF VILLAGE GREEN ROADWAY
Report received by Cllr D Lindley.

14

ALLOTMENTS PROVISION
No further update.

15

FINANCIAL MATTERS
To approve BIB transactions
£457.95 J Leighton-Eshelby (March Salary/Office Allowance & Mileage) BIB.209
£ 12.00 Clerk & Councils Direct (Subscription Renewal) BIB.210

 

RESOLVED not to renew the subscription to the Open Spaces Society.

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PLANNING ISSUES

a) Planning Updates
RESOLVED to continue to chase DMBC enforcement regarding Blenheim Drive. CLERK

b) Application 15/00387/FUL Repositioning and extension to existing pitched roof sun room at Manor House Farm, The Green, Finningley. No Objections

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MARCH/APRIL NEWSLETTER
Topics for inclusion
The Chairman advised that he was in the process of putting the newsletter together and discussion took place regarding items for inclusion.

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HIGHWAY ISSUES
The Chairman advised that the village walk around is to take place early April.

RESOLVED to report that the lay by on Bank End Road (opposite pumping station) is littered with rubbish. CLERK

RESOLVED to report to Highways that the road into the village from Austerfield needs attention due to mud on the road and in the gullies. CLERK

RESOLVED to obtain price for the renovation of the seat situated at the Elm Drive/Wroot Road junction. CLERK

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WEBSITE ISSUES
Councillor D Lindley agreed to continue to manage the Parish Council website at present and it will be discussed further following the May elections.

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

The Chairman advised of the answers given in relation to the questions for the Mayor put forward by the Parish Council at the February meeting.
It was also noted that the proposal from the Finningley Village Community Group to purchase 30mph wheelie bin stickers was also raised at the meeting and as both DMBC and the Police were not happy with the proposal advice was given to the group.

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TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 19TH MAYAT 7 PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL

 

 

 

Chairman: ………………………………………………..