Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes
was allowed for Public Participation.
The Chairman advised that it had been reported that one of the bungalows
on Lindley Road has had a fence replaced and that the old fence
has been found on the playing field. Mr Hattersley to speak to Stephen
Racjan (DMBC) about this.
TO AGREE ITEMS TO WHICH THE PUBLIC AND PRESS SHOULD BE EXCLUDED
UNDER THE PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSIONS TO MEETING) ACT 1960 - None
|TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES – Councillor B Worsfold and Stephen
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS AND ANY UPDATES TO EXISTING
Cllr R Johnson declared an interest in Item 10
Cllr Mrs C Sheriff declared an interest in Item 14
Cllr Mrs J Tuff declared an interest in Item 8 & 11
Cllr Mrs C Styring declared an interest in Items 11 & 14
Cllr Mrs I Batunas declared an interest in Items 11 & 14
Cllr W Bedford declared an interest in Item 8
No Police Officers/PCSOs present
The clerk advised of the following incidents reported during October
Burglary x 2
Anti-Social Behaviour x 5
REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS
Ward Councillor Alan Jones advised that at the Planning Committee
meeting held on 15th December planning permission was granted for
the erection of 14 houses with garages on land on the south west
side of St Oswalds Drive (15/02091/FULM).
Councillor Jones also spoke about water usage for the new properties
and the section 106 money that will be tied into the development.
|TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES RAISED UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No Issues Raised
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 24.11.15
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the
MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING FOR NOTING
Wellington Drive (Formerly Trinity Gate) Footpath
It was noted that the clerk had contacted Ward Councillor Allan
Jones to enquire about taking formal action against the developer.
Councillor Jones advised that he had not received a response from
the DMBC officers responsible for this and agreed to chase this
Councillor Mrs J Tuff advised that she had spoken to David Wilson
Homes who had confirmed that the land does not belong to them but
would not confirm the identity of the landowner.
It was agreed that a letter should be sent to the DMBC Chief Planning
Officer and Planning Enforcement asking them to attend a future
Parish Council meeting to explain why the development was signed
off when the footpath was not in place and to advise on what options
are available to the Parish Council. CLERK/CHAIRMAN
It was noted that the Parish Council will also raise with DMBC
the work that is required to trees which have been fenced off between
Blenheim Drive and Wellington Drive, this being another issue left
by the developer following completion of the site.
Footpath top of St Oswald’s Close
The Chairman advised that both himself and Councillor Mrs C Sheriff
had met with Stephen Racjan and 2 DMBC officers on Friday 4th December
to talk about the unpaved length of Church Lane, the footpath from
Blenheim Drive and the footpath from St Oswald's to the churchyard
gate and agree the work required.
It was noted that DMBC have cut back hedges and widened (swept)
the footpath along Blenheim to Church Gate and cut back the hedge
on the unmade part of Church Lane.
They have also (as a trial) put down some chippings on the footpath
from St Oswald's to the church gate to try to improve the surface.
Further treatment of the surface will be at the cost of the Parish
North East Bassetlaw Community Liaison Group (Fracking at Misson
Councillor W Bedford spoke about the IGas planning application and
it was unanimously agreed that the following should be included
in the Terms and Conditions should planning consent be granted.
“Neither IGas nor its contractors will use any part of Wroot
Road in Finningley for access to or from the B1396 Bank End Road
to visit the drilling site on Springs Road, Misson Springs, or gain
access to the A614. This condition will also apply to other sites
that may be approved in the future that choose to use the same route”.
Councillor Mrs C Sheriff also raised the views of a number of residents
that have spoken to her concerning construction traffic travelling
through the village.
RESOLVED to respond to Nottinghamshire County Council (cc to Wayne
Lake – DMBC) advising that if the above is included in the
Terms and Conditions Finningley Parish Council have no objections
to the application but if this is not part of the consent then Finningley
Parish Council object to the preferred Springs Road, B1396, A614
TO DISCUSS FURTHER ACTION ON THE MANAGEMENT OF TREES IN THE VILLAGE
The Chairman advised that the date for the work to be carried out
was still to be confirmed and that Viking Trees were awaiting permission
from DMBC to remove the Ash Tree on the Rectory Green.
ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Playing Fields Dog Control Order
It was noted that Stephen Racjan (DMBC) had advised that discussions
were still ongoing at officer level and that DMBC intend to hold
initial informal discussions with Parish Councils followed by a
As requested at the November Parish Council meeting Stephen Racjan
had also clarified that it is not an offence to remove bagged dog
waste from a resident’s property and deposit it in a council
Pavilion Project – Sport England Grant Administration
The Chairman spoke about the importance of getting on with the work
as this must commence by 25th March otherwise the Parish Council
could lose the Sport England funding.
Pavilion Project – Tendering Process
It was noted that the architect was awaiting four tenders on the
detailed technical drawings which are to be opened at the January
Parish Council meeting.
The Chairman also reiterated the Financial Regulations concerning
tenders and contracts.
Pavilion Project – 106 Monies
The Chairman stressed that it is critical that the funds are released
by DMBC as a matter of urgency as the request was submitted to DMBC
over five months ago and has been chased up by himself on a regular
RESOLVED to chase this up with DMBC. WARD COUNCILLORS ALLAN JONES,
STEVE COX AND JANE COX
ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
Village Hall Committee Meeting Report
Councillors Mrs C Styring and J Tuff reported that the Committee
was delighted with the Parish Council's decision to waiver the £1,500
donation towards the outside renovations and reported that unfortunately
the Village Hall had made a loss over the last year.
A letter of thanks received from Mr Barry Lifsey on behalf of the
Village Hall Committee was noted.
It was agreed that the Parish Council were happy for the Committee
to look at selling off equipment left over from the youth club to
put towards improvements.
Councillor Mrs C Styring advised that following their meeting with
Sharon Middler (DMBC) the Committee is pursing funding for three
hubs to be installed.
It was also noted that the See-Saw playgroup is looking to make
changes to the outside fenced off area and that the Parish Council
filing cabinet has been moved to another room to accommodate a second
one as requested.
Removal of tree stump
The quotes received from Viking Trees for the removal/grinding out
of the tree stump were noted.
RESOLVED to contact Viking Trees and advise that the Parish
Council is considering the options. CLERK
Protecting the ducks from predators (e.g Duck Island)
Nothing yet received from the Finningley Folk Group. No further
update available as Councillor B Worsfold was not present at the
The Chairman reiterated the Parish Council's position on any work
carried out at the pond.
Pump-weed clearance and cleaning; condition of pump
No further update
|RESURFACING OF VILLAGE GREEN ROADWAY
The Chairman reported that the residents who have expressed an interest
in the resurfacing have advised that they will not be pursuing this
until the spring and they will keep the Parish Council informed.
A) Pre-Approved BIB transactions – For Information Only
|| J Leighton-Eshelby (Dec Salary & Mileage)
B) To approve of BIB transactions
|| Yorkshire Sport Foundation (Sport England bid
(Sport England bid writing fee – to be claimed back from
the Playing Fields Association)
|| CJ Hampson (Newsletters)
The Chairman thanked all members for delivering the newsletters.
Budget/Precept for 2016/17
RESOLVED that the budget for 2016/17 would be £24,700
and that the precept for 2016/17 would be kept close to the same
as last year £23,745 (Funding Requirement £24,470 less
the grant from DMBC of £725), £230 to be taken from
Reserves. Precept form to be returned once received from DMBC. CLERK
a) Planning Updates
The Chairman spoke about the previous Parish Council response to
the Doncaster Local Plan.
RESOLVED that no further response was required.
(15/02091/FULM) erection of 14 houses with garages on land on the
south west side of St Oswalds Drive
The Parish Council discussed the potential projects for the Section
106 Money generated from the above development as listed below:-
• A Crossing somewhere on Doncaster Road / The Green / Wroot
Road to help those needing to cross the A614 to access the Doctors'
surgery or go to school (subject to conditions already discussed
• Tennis Courts re-surfacing on Joint Playing Field.
• Bowling Green on Joint Playing Field.
• Outdoor Training Facility on Joint Playing Field.
• Clearance Work around the Joint Playing Field.
• Removal of Wooden Play Area and redundant Basket Ball Area
and replace with adult exercise equipment on Joint Playing Field.
• Opening up of land to right of Church Lane (entrance to
the new development) as a meeting point for residents and / or a
dog exercise / socialising area (as an alternative to the playing
field which has a "dogs on lead" policy for the benefit
RESOLVED to respond to DMBC with the agreed list of potential projects.
b) Planning Applications Received
1) 15/02746/TPO –Consent to remove one Sweet Chestnut being
subject to T1 of Doncaster Borough Council Tree Preservation Order
No.29: Old Bawtry Road, Finningley at Wild Orchard, Rectory Lane,
Finningley. No Objections
2) 15/02890/FUL – Erection of detached house with integral
garage and detached bungalow with detached garage on land to the
rear of Cheswold, Old Bawtry Road, Finningley. Comment Only
1. It would be more in keeping with the Conservation Area to have
Plot 1 as the detached house and Plot 2 as the detached bungalow
and not as per the drawings.
2. Concern that the parking facilities are inadequate for the proposed
dwellings and the Parish Council would prefer that cars are not
parked on Blenheim Drive as this is very narrow.
Public Rights of Way Meeting
Councillor W Bedford gave an overview of the last meeting including
the opening of the FARRRS link road and the replacement of stiles
on both sides of the railway at Lower Pasture and Bank End Road.
Issues relating to school parking on Wroot Road/Chapel Lane/Elm
It was noted that the clerk had spoken to the school and that she
was awaiting a response in the New Year.
Village Walkabout Report
It was noted that the clerk had sent letters to the residents of
Lower Pasture requesting they check that the trees and hedges in
their garden bordering Finningley Footpath No.1 are trimmed to a
minimum height of 2 metres and cut back sufficiently to allow free
RESOLVED that as limited action had been taken this would be reported
to Stuart Horrocks – Public Rights of Way Officer DMBC. CLERK
Parish Council Website
No further update. RESOLVED to chase up. CHAIRMAN
TO RECEIVE AND NOTE CORRESPONDENCE
RESOLVED to circulate to members in the usual manner.
The Chairman advised that the CLG are holding a Brownfield briefing
in London on Wednesday 24th February and the Parish Council agreed
to support his attendance.
The Parish Council also gave permission for the Community Group
to store their gazebo in the Parish Council shed.
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY AT 7 PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL