Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes
was allowed for Public Participation.
TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES
RESOLVED to accept apologies received from Cllr A Elder.
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS
Cllr Johnson declared an interest in item 8.
Cllr MrsBatunas declared an interest in item 8.
Cllr Lifsey declared an interest in item 11.
Cllr E Tatton-Kelly declared an interest in item 14.
Cllrs D and Mrs M Lindley each declared interests in item 22.
|REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS/AREA OFFICER
Cllr Mrs Schofield forwarded her apologies as she was unable to attend
Area Officer together with two unpaid workers have cleansed the path
adjacent to Cemetery and edged off grass verges on Rectory Lane.
Letter received from a resident re parking issues at Elm Drive, due
to the school having re-written the original intention by deciding
it will now have one age group leaving the main entrance and the other
age group via Elm Drive.
RESOLVED to forward the concerns to the Head Teacher with a request
that he responds to the parish council. If the problem is not resolvable
then further measures will need to be requested via DMBC.
The Chairman advised that vandalism regarding the new notices at the
pond, and to the Christmas tree lights, has been reported to the Police
who will endeavor to increase patrol frequency.
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 15 JANUARY
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a correct record and signed by
MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
Visit made by Green Mile Trees and it is considered tree
looks satisfactory. The top is sparse but should improve this growing
season. Advice is to feed again in the spring.
RESOLVED to respond advising the advice will be taken and contact
will be made in the future if the need arises.
Parking at Lindley Court when football matches take place
Cllr Johnson advised the issue is still not resolved and is with
the JPF Committee.
The Clerk stated she is waiting information from DMBC as to whether
or not Lindley Court has been formally adopted.
Further information re land r/o Blenheim Drive
DMBC advise the transfer to them is now complete.
RESOLVED to pursue the request made some time ago for two lighting
columns along the tarmac path.
Response from Planning Dept re 11 and 36 acre field
Officer has passed to Investigation Team and will report back in
Response from Open Spaces Society, small grassed area of land -
Latest booklet Getting Greens Registered has been requested. The
Society advises there is a need to show that local people have used
the land for recreation without being stopped or asking permission,
for at least 20 years. Members to peruse the booklet and issue to
be discussed at the next meeting.
RESOLVED to pay for this publication, in the sum of £10.
Response from SYPTE re bus shelter Wroot Road/Elm Drive
No response received to date.
Response from Cllr Ransome – recycling items deposited in
The Deputy Mayor advises that, during the Christmas/New Year holiday
period, measures were put in place to accommodate the increase in
materials which did include acquiring a small number of refuse collection
vehicles to assist with collection of recyclable materials presented.
However DMBC staff later hand sorted the materials.
Response from DMBC re litter, viewing area, Old Bawtry Road
The Area Officer advises he has been in touch with FODSA re this
matter. The bins are being used and there is less litter in the
area. The unpaid workers can also be utilised to clear accumulations
in the hedge bottoms. Cllr Mrs Woodcock is also pursuing the matter.
Members, although grateful the bins have been sited, felt the design
is not practical as litter can blow out into the adjacent area.
RESOLVED to discuss further at next Highways and Footpaths patrol
with the Area Officer.
Request for street name plate, Laurel Close
Cyden Homes advise a quotation has been accepted from DMBC and have
asked if the name plate can be provided as soon as possible –
time 4-6 weeks from accepting the quotation.
|ISSUES RAISED BY RESIDENTS UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No issues raised which required any action.
ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Dog Control Orders
Legal Section update is that officers have no recollection of a
Dog Control Order which, it is assumed, leads to the conclusion
there was no consultation with the primary authority and the Order
was not properly passed. In terms of going forward, the suggestion
is that evidence can be collated but, at the moment, DMBC only has
the power to deal with dog fouling on designated land. Alternatively
the Dog Control Order process could be restarted but this could
take some months. Whilst some discussion has taken place at DMBC
re Dog Control Orders, there are no plans to introduce them as yet.
• to ascertain information from DEFRA website re Dog Fouling
and Dogs on Lead as to whether the parish councils could make such
• to contact Blaxton parish for its views as above
Working with Charities, update from JPF Committee - Pending.
Section 106 monies from Chapel Lane development – update from
Area Manager states any balance (£15k agreed towards the Pond)
from the commuted sum (Manor Farm development) will go to the JPF
pot towards the pavilion.
Cllr Mrs Woodcock has information emailed from the Section 106 ProgrammesOfficer
that the balance held for s106 from land at Chapel Lane can be used
as a contribution towards the JPF’s project.
RESOLVED to advise the Area Manager of the contents of this email.
Blaxton and Finningley Joint Playing Field Association
It was pointed out that following a joint meeting of both Finningley and
Blaxton parish councils in 8 July 2010, it was agreed by the JPFA
to amend the Constitution. The amendments were confirmed at a meeting
of the JPFA on 23 Sept 2010 and signed by the then Chairman and
Secretary. However, following the joint meeting of the parish councils
and its meeting on 23 September the JPFA did not officially write
to the two parish councils with the confirmed Amendments. Thus the
matter was not discussed/agreed by Finningley and Blaxton parish
councils. Representatives on the JPFA now asked if the matter can
be concluded. Copies of the agreed Amendments were circulated by
the clerk to all members.
RESOLVED that the parish council agrees the Amendments and two documents
were duly signed by the Chairman.
A) Signing of cheques
|| Open Spaces Society (2nd edition Getting Greens
B) Approval of BIB payments
| £ 299.88
|| HMRC (tax/insurance to December 2012)
| £ 164.33
|| Anglian Water (pond)
ISSUES RELATING TO POND
Update re electrical cabinet
AES advise the electrician could fit a duplicate set of ventilation
grills but due to extreme variations of temperature and internal
humidity this may not completely alleviate the problem. The cabinet
may have to be fitted with a tubular heater and thermostat.
RESOLVED to contact DMBC to ask how it deals with similar situations.
RESOLVED to ask AES when the aerator is to be installed.
Following vandalism (see elsewhere in minutes) to consider whether
to install CCTV
It was pointed out there is some debris in the pond and this will
require clearing out.
RESOLVED to ascertain information from DMBC on this issue, e.g.
how any information would be used and the legal implications.
S106 monies for remedial work to pond
Area Manager advised £15k would come from Manor Farm development
to support pond work, balance to JPF project. However, no trigger
points have yet been reached.
|VILLAGE HALL ISSUES
Quotation from Andy’s Maintenance re brickwork repairs to building
Price received in the sum of £120.
RESOLVED to accept the quotation.
AGM and ordinary meeting of the Committee
Cllr Lifsey advised that a copy of the Treasurer’s report will
be circulated to members of the parish council. The Committee has
no objection to the provision of a cigarette butt container.
RESOLVED to discuss at next meeting when Cllr Elder is present.
13/00130/FUL erection of detached pitched roof summer
house to rear, following demolition of existing greenhouse and shed,
58 Wroot Road
RESOLVED to raise no objections.
b) Decision Notices
12/03043/WCC, Armstrong House, First Avenue Auckley - GRANTED
13/00083/TPO The Old Rectory – Exempt works
13/00135/TPO Wild Orchard Rectory Lane – Exempt works
c) Review of Notts County Council Statement of Community Involvement
Comments required by 1 March. Information can be found on www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/thecouncil/democracy/planning/local-development-framework/sci/
|REPORT ON MEETING WITH PLANNERS 8.2.13 TO DISCUSS PLANNING
ISSUES, INCLUDING PROPOSALS FOR DEVELOPMENT BY MELL HOMES
The Chairman and Vice Chairman attended the meeting at which two Planning
Officers were present. Planning is reluctant to create a precedent
as other developers would seek to do likewise, and DMBC has sought
an Opinion to this effect. However, this would not preclude an Application
being submitted although it would be unlikely to be recommended for
It was not thought that a Neighbourhood Plan would accelerate the
proposals by Mell Homes.The Planners agreed to look into reasons why
the council owned land at Bawtry Road cannot be utilised for allotments
(previously DMBC stated this area was contaminated).
|TO DISCUSS INFORMATION DISTRIBUTED TO MEMBERS BY MR MELL AT A PREVIOUS
It was felt, as in the past the parish council has supported an Application,
that there is nothing further to debate.
|ALLOTMENTS – ALSO DISCUSSED WITH PLANNERS
Information received from Architect that an Ecological Survey might
be helpful when submitting the Appeal, suggested format for which,
was circulated with the Agenda, and a quotation has been received.
Response received from RHA re distance applicable from site is up
to a distance of 13 km but each item is reviewed on an individual
basis. Subsequent to the meeting an Officer had given the name of
a company which would undertake an Ecological Survey in order to pursue
• to request a further quotation for an Ecological
Survey from Messrs Thomson Ecology.
• to contact FVCG pointing out that an Appeal would be costly
plus a requirement to engage the services of a professional and would
the group be prepared to make a contribution towards these costs.
WORK BEING UNDERTAKEN LAND R/O MOSS QUARRY, WROOT ROAD PLOUGHING,
THINNING OF BOUNDARY HEDGE, UPROOTING OF SMALL TREES
Cllr Lifsey has contacted officials at DMBC as no planning application
or other notification has been received. E-mails have been sent
to Planning Officers, wardmembers, and Caroline Flint MP regarding
the work being carried out and DMBC Planning advise the investigation
team is pursuing the matter.
Cllr Lifsey advised that he is meeting with the Managing Director
of C&G Training and will report back to the parish council.
He has a copy of Doncaster Council’s LDF Mineral Sites Proposals,
(revised July 2012) and reported on the large number of wildlife
and trees on the site (71 different species) and all this information
having been submitted to DMBC. DMBC Principal Planning Officer advises
that the Planning Investigation Team is looking into the matter.
Also Ms Chan has spoken with the person undertaking work on the
site and advised he must contact Planning prior to carrying out
any works. Some will require planning consent but some will not,
depending on what is proposed which, at this stage, is unspecific.
Ploughing of the land does not require consent, thinning of the
boundary hedge has taken place and photographs taken of some uprooted
small trees. This will be reported to Hedgerows Section. Information
which Cllr Lifsey provided relating to the site dating back to 1995
will be scanned and retained on file. Ms Chan will forward a letter
to the person responsible reiterating the importance of contacting
planning prior to Works for advice given the proximity of the SSI.
Cllr Lifsey was thanked for the work he had undertaken in this
RESOLVED to contact Ms Chan asking that there should be a feasibility
study undertaken before any further work is carried out on the site,
on the basis of the wildlife as described above.
|TO DISCUSS ISSUES RE GENERAL POWER OF COMPETENCE
RESOLVED that as the criteria are met the parish council adopts the
General Power of Competence.
|TO DISCUSS ARTICLES FOR NEXT NEWSLETTER
The Chairman read from his draft.
RESOLVED to add certain items and copies of draft will be forwarded
|REQUEST FROM FVCG TO PLANT TREE ON ‘ALLOTMENT’ SITE
RESOLVED as the Allotment issue is pending that the Group be advised
the request will be considered when the Appeal result if known.
REPORT ON PC JCC MEETING 22.1.13
Cllr Johnson attended and his notes were circulated to members.
The Community Right to Bid was highlighted at the meeting.
RESOLVED TO SUSPEND STANDING ORDER 1Z TO ALLOW TIME FOR THE REMAINDER
OF THE BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED.
|TO DISCUSS HIGHWAY ISSUES
Parish Council’s green area, Old Bawtry Road
RESOLVED to contact the developer for written confirmation, as the
site foreman verbally advised the grassed area will be fully reinstated
after completion of building works.
RESOLVED to contact DMBC regarding the narrow, and slippery when wet,
block pavement outside Nos 3 – 3b.
RESOLVED to contact Network Rail regarding the increased volume of
trains passing through the line creating noise and vibration.
Section of Wroot Road from Bank End Road to junction with A614 Bawtry
RESOLVED to ask DMBC if a weight limit could be introduced in the
interests of safety, by way of deterring the size of lorries using
RESOLVED to forward the January minutes to the Chairman for uploading.
Information from DMBC re snow clearance and gritting – from
YLCA E-bulletins – from YLCA
South Yorkshire Branch Meeting – 23.2.13 at Ashton cum Aughton
An opportunity to attend and meet the new Police Commissioner for
NALC information from Minister dated 7 February that DPI Dispensation
is not needed to set Precept.
RESOLVED to circulate to members in the usual way.
Suggestion from a resident that the birds be offered to Yorkshire
Wildlife Park as they make a mess on driveway and on the vehicle.
RESOLVED to advise that following responses from previous newsletter
33 were in favour of retaining the birds and none against.
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 19 MARCH 2013 FOLLOWING ON FROM THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
AT 7PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY
The meeting closed at 10.17 pm.