Minutes of Council Meetings
   


MINUTES OF A MEETING OF FINNINGLEY PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY,
ON TUESDAY, 24th NOVEMBER 2015 AT 7:00 PM

 

PRESENT:

Cllrs R Johnson (Chairman), Mrs I Batunas, W Bedford, Mrs J Tuff, Mrs C Styring and B Worsfold
Mrs J Leighton-Eshelby – Clerk

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mr Roy Hattersley
Stephen Racjan (DMBC)

 

 

 

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

 

Stephen Racjan advised that the Finningley & Blaxton Neighbourhood Watch Scheme have secured funding for a new printer and materials from the Helping Hands Fund.

The Chairman advised of the following three issues that had been raised by a resident:-
Harvey Plaque on the Village Hall, Dog Fouling and Parking on Lindley Road particularly outside Herose (White House).

 

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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 – Councillor Miss C Clayborn

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DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS AND ANY UPDATES TO EXISTING MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr R Johnson declared an interest in Item 12
Cllr Mrs J Tuff declared an interest in Item 8& 13
Cllr Mrs C Styring declared an interest in Items 13 & 16
Cllr B Worsfold declared an interest in Item 12
Cllr Mrs I Batunas declared an interest in Items 13 & 16
Cllr W Bedford declared an interest in Item 8

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POLICING ISSUES
The clerk advised that she had contacted Dennis Taylor – Neighbourhood Watch Trustee and asked to be added to the circulation list, awaiting response.

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REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS
No Ward Councillors present

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TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES RAISED UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Harvey Plaque on Village Hall
The Chairman advised that a resident had complained that he was not happy with the pink colour and could not see the writing.
RESOLVED that in the opinion of the members the lettering was readable and the plaque should remain pink as this matches the lintels.

Dog Fouling
It was noted that a resident had reported 17 instances of dog fouling on pavements and 4 on the playing fields on Wednesday 18th November.
RESOLVED to consult with Stephen Racjan (DMBC) to arrange renewal of the pick-up/pay-up stencils on pavements throughout the village.

Parking on Lindley Road
The Parish Council discussed a complaint received from a resident regarding cars from the business units parking on Lindley Road making two way traffic movement difficult and causing a back-up of traffic on Doncaster Road (A614).
RESOLVED to write to the business unit and advise of the concerns raised. CLERK

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TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 20.10.15
RESOLVED that with one amendment, the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

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MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING FOR NOTING

Wellington Drive (Formerly Trinity Gate) Footpath
The Chairman read out an email received from Ward Councillor Allan Jones advising of the background to the footpath and the possible resolutions and it was noted that the clerk had contacted DMBC to enquire about taking formal action against the developer.
RESOLVED to discuss further at the December meeting once the Parish Council have received a response from DMBC.

Councillor Mrs J Tuff advised that work was required to trees which have been fenced off between Blenheim Drive and Wellington Drive.This is another issue left by the developer following completion of this site and was noted.

Footpath top of St Oswald’s Close
It was noted that the ownership of the link between Church Gate and St Oswald’s Close was still in doubt.
RESOLVED that a meeting would be held on Friday 4th December with Stephen Racjan and DMBC Officers to discuss possible maintenance of the footpath.

North East Bassetlaw Community Liaison Group (Fracking at Misson Site)
It was noted that the fracking application for Springs Road, Misson had been submitted and that two public exhibitions had been held.
The Chairman talked about the main access roads to the site & estimated vehicle movements and read out a letter received from a resident of Finningley objecting to the fracking application.
RESOLVED that the letter of objection would be referred to David Petrie (IGAS) for a response.

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REPORT ON PCJCC
The Chairman gave an overview of the meeting held on Wednesday 11th November.

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED NEW BUS NETWORK
It was noted that the proposal is to discontinue the 91 service and replace it by extending the current 57 service to run to Blaxton/Finningley. The service would be every 10 minutes on its current route with the extended circuit to Baxton/Finningley every 20 minutes and will not go via the airport but will serve Hayfield Lane.

The Chairman reported that he had received a complaint from a resident concerning the 91 service and had advised him to respond to SYPTE via the current consultation.

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TO DISCUSS FURTHER ACTION ON THE MANAGEMENT OF TREES IN THE VILLAGE
It was noted that the Chairman and the clerk had spoken to Viking Trees and they had responded that the work will be carried out before Christmas.

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ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD

Playing Fields Dog Control Order
Stephen Racjan (DMBC) advised that there had been no further progress on the dog control order.
RESOLVED to provide a contact so the clerk can enquire about the progress of the borough wide Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for dog fouling and to enquire if this will cover pavements and verges as well as the Playing Fields. S RACJAN (DMBC)

Pavilion Project – Sport England Grant Administration
No further update.

Pavilion Project – Tendering Process
The Chairman spoke about the tendering process and advised that the architect was in the process of obtaining quotes in accordance with the Parish Council’s financial regulations.
It was also noted that the architect has now produced the detailed technical drawings and that a meeting would be held on Tuesday 1st December to discuss these further.

Pavilion Project – 106 Monies
No further update.
RESOLVED to chase this upwith DMBC.    CHAIRMAN

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ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL

Village Hall Committee Meeting
Councillors Mrs C Styring and J Tuff advised that a meeting was to be held with Sharon Middler (DMBC) on Thursday 26th November to discuss options for funding.

RESOLVED to request space to accommodate a second Parish Council filing cabinet. CLLR’S MRS J TUFF AND C STYRING

Outside renovation to building
RESOLVED to write to Alf Mell to advise that the renovation has now been completed and to request the £1,000 pledged. CLERK
RESOLVED to write to the Village Hall Committee and advise that following discussion the Parish Council have decided to waiver the £1,500 donation towards the outside renovations as they would prefer that this money is used towards improvements to the inside of the hall.CLERK
RESOLVED to ask Viking Trees to provide a quote for the removal of the tree stump in the Village Hall car park.CLERK

RESOLVED to erect disclaimer in the Village Hall car park. CHAIRMAN

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POND ISSUES

Protecting the ducks from predators
Councillor B Worsfold advised that he was still awaiting a quote for the duck island from the Finningley Folk Group.
RESOLVED to continue to chase up the quote and drawings. CLLR B WORSFOLD

Pump – weed clearance and cleaning; condition of pump
Councillor B Worsfold advised of the quote received from Viscum Water Gardens.

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RESURFACING OF VILLAGE GREEN ROADWAY
The Chairman advised that a meeting had been held with the two residents who have expressed an interest in the resurfacing along with the DMBC Conservation Officer and that the residents had requested tarmac not webbing which the Conservation Officer was not adverse to.

It was noted that the Chairman has contacted the contractor regarding the change of surface and asked them to liaise with the residents directly; he had also requested the residents to keep the Parish Council engaged in the process.

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ALLOTMENTS PROVISION
No Update.

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FINANCIAL MATTERS
a) Pre-Approved BIB transactions – For Information Only
£347.94 J Leighton-Eshelby (Nov Salary & Mileage) BIB.253

b) To approve of BIB transactions
£27.15 J Leighton-Eshelby (Stationary/Postage) BIB.254
£94.49 DMBC – PC Elections BIB.255

 

Playing Field Contribution
The clerk read out a letter of thanks received from the Blaxton and Finningley Playing Field Association.

Clerks Pension – Staging Date/Auto Enrolement/ Financial Implications
The Chairman advised of the new pension regulations.
RESOLVED to look into the pension arrangements required. CLERK

Draft Budget 2016-17
A copy of the budget was distributed to all members and each heading was discussed with the final budget to be agreed at the December meeting.


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PLANNING ISSUES
a) Planning Updates
The Chairman advised of a further consultation regarding the Doncaster Local Plan.
RESOLVED to put this on the December agenda to raise any issues and to decide if to issue a formal response.

b) Planning Applications Received - None

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HIGHWAY ISSUES

Issues relating to school parking on Wroot Road/Chapel Lane/Elm Drive
RESOLVED to chase up with the Headmistressfor a response to previous correspondence from the council. CLERK

Village Walkabout Report
RESOLVED to chase up all outstanding issues raised from the village walkabout 14th October 2015.

It was noted that the clerk had sent a letter to a resident of Wroot Road requesting that they make arrangements to cut back the hedge back to their boundary.
RESOLVED that as no action had been taken this would be reported to DMBC. CLERK

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WEBSITE ISSUES
Parish Council Website
No further update

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

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TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 15TH DECEMBER AT 7 PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL

 

 

Chairman: ………………………………………………..