Minutes of Council Meetings
   


MINUTES OF A MEETING OF FINNINGLEY PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY,
ON TUESDAY, 21ST APRIL 2015 FOLLOWING ON FROM THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

 

PRESENT:

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

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mr Roy Hattersley
2Residents
PCSO’s Katy Martin and Gareth Sherratt

 

 

 

A period of up to 15 minutes was allowed for public participation – No further issues raised.

 

 

 

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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

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TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES
All members of the Parish Council were present.

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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 18
Cllr D Lindley declared an interest in Item 18
Cllr B Lifsey declared an interest in Item 11

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POLICING ISSUES
SNT Monthly Report to 31st March 2015
Crime – Theft from motor vehicle x 1
Anti-Social Behaviour – Speeding complaint x 1
Nuisance youths x 1

PCSO Katy Martin and Gareth Sherratt answered questions raised by the Parish Council regarding the content of the monthly police report, speeding vehicles and motorists using mobile phones whilst driving.
The Parish Council requested a regular police presence in the village and speed camera patrols particularly during school drop off/pick up times but it was advised that due to further restructuring within the force resources are very stretched.

PCSO Katy Martin and Gareth Sherratt left the meeting.

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REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS
No ward member present.

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TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES RAISED UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No issues raised.

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TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 17.03.15
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 re Wellington Drive (Formerly Trinity Gate) footpath
No further response received.
RESOLVED to write to Councillor Allan Jones (DMBC) and ask him to chase this up as promised at the February Parish Council meeting. CLERK

Footpath top of St Oswald’s Close to Church Gate
Councillor Miss C Clayborn advised that she had spoken to Stephen Racjan (DMBC) who advised that DMBC are not responsible for the footpath and she suggested that this should be made a community project.
RESOLVED to clarify the Parish Councils position with our insurers if the work was carried out by volunteers. CLERK

Smell Nuisance
Awaiting reply from Yorkshire Horticultural Supplies and Freeland.
Councillor B Lifsey reported continuing unpleasant odour coming from the site.

Parish Council Noticeboard
The clerk advised that the noticeboards have been ordered as agreed and that she is awaiting a delivery date.
It was agreed that Councillor A Elder would help with the erection of the noticeboards once received.

Litter at airport viewing area, Old Bawtry Road
Councillor Mrs M Lindley advised that at the recent Airport Consultative Committee meeting it was noted that the Ministry of Defence own part of the road and that talks were ongoing between DMBC, Peel Holdings and Land Registry to establish ownership of the remainder of the road.
It was also noted that Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (RHADS) have been asked to put a sign up at the viewing area asking people to take their litter home.

Village Green Lighting
The clerk advised that DMBC had closed down the request for LED lights to be put into the lamps at the pond in error. This has now been reopened and the clerk is awaiting a response.
RESOLVED to write to DMBC and request a site meeting to discuss further. CLERK
North East Bassetlaw Community Liaison Group
The Chairman advised that the next meeting would be held on Thursday 23rd April and that the group were offering a site visit to members.

30mph Stickers
The Chairman advised that the request from the Finningley Community Group for 30mph bin stickers to be placed on bins was raised at the Parish Council’s Joint Consultative Committee meeting (PCJCC) and that Gill Gillies (DMBC) was assisting the group with this.

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MANAGEMENT OF TREES IN VILLAGE
It was noted that the Chairman was awaiting contact from Viking Trees to discuss the work required.
RESOLVED to chase Viking Trees. CLERK

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ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Playing Fields Dog Control Order
The clerk advised that due to the change in area ward boundaries Donna Flicker was now dealing with the control order and that she was awaiting a response from her
RESOLVED to chase Donna Flicker (DMBC) for a response. CLERK

Update from Cllr R Johnson
Councillor R Johnson gave an update on the progress of the Section 106 funding and the services that could be provided by New Horizons were discussed.

Councillor Johnson also advised that a meeting had been held with Sport England to discuss grant funding of £50,000 for the project and that a positive response has been received.

RESOLVED that Councillor R Johnson would ask New Horizons to make a presentation to the Parish Council at a future meeting which could also be open to all interested parties.

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ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
Outside renovation to building
It was noted that a 25% deposit has been paid to Bonsers but due to concerns raised regarding the effect the work would have on village hall users it hasbeen agreed that the work will not commence until the 20th July.

Funding Update
Cllr B Lifsey advised that he has chased up Harris Brushes and is awaiting a response.

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POND ISSUES
It was noted that a moorhen has built a nest on the pump so it cannot now be removed until the chicks have hatched and flown the nest.
It was also noted that damage had been caused to the table on the green.

RESOLVED to obtain quotes for the renovation of the table on the green. CLERK

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

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ALLOTMENTS PROVISION
No further update.

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FINANCIAL MATTERS
A) Pre-Approved BIB transactions – For Information Only
£5,359.00 Bonsers (Village Hall Deposit) BIB.211
£    31.60 CJ Hampson (Newsletters) BIB.212

B) To approve of BIB transactions
£348.14 J Leighton-Eshelby (April Salary & Mileage) BIB.213
£ 83.80 HMRC (PAYE) BIB.214
£ 26.67 J Leighton-Eshelby (Stamps/Stationary) BIB.215
£131.47 DMBC (Dog Bin Emptying) BIB.216
£ 15.52 DMBC (Litter Bin Emptying) BIB.217
£ 19.64 Npower (Village Pond) BIB.218
£ 14.92 Anglian Water (Village Pond) BIB.219

C) Signing of cheques
£391.00 Yorkshire Local Councils Association 100804

 

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PLANNING ISSUES

a) Planning Updates
Councillor B Lifsey reported that he had been approached by a resident regarding empty green and white bags blowing onto his land from Freeland and Yorkshire Aggregates.
It was noted that the resident should contact the Environment Agency regarding his concerns.

Councillor Miss C Clayborn advised that she has spoken to Stephen Racjan (DMBC) regarding the enclosure of open space at Blenheim Drive and that she was awaiting a response from the Assets Department (DMBC).

The Chairman advised that he had been contacted by a resident regarding trees that have been cut back on Darkie Lane and gave an update on the outcome of enquiries made to DMBC.

b)Planning Applications Received – None

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HIGHWAY ISSUES
RESOLVED to report all issues raised from the village walkabout 9th April 2015. CLERK

Councillor B Lifsey reported that the school warning signs have been removed and are to be replaced with illuminating signs as soon as possible.

RESOLVED to accept the quote of £220.00 received from Peter Oliver for the renovation of the seat situated at the Elm Drive/Wroot Road junction and the refurbishment of the sign on The Green which is in a poor state and becoming a danger to passers-by. CLERK

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WEBSITE ISSUES
Clerk to forward the November minutes to Cllr Lindley for uploading and also to Cllr Miss C Clayborn to put on noticeboard.

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

Councillor B Lifsey advised that concern has been raised regarding the cutting back of hedgerow adjacent to the level crossing on Wroot Road and the potential impact on nesting birds.
RESOLVED to contact Network Rail to reiterate the concerns raised. CLERK

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

Chairman: ………………………………………………..