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 E Tatton-Kelly.
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS
Cllr Johnson declared an interest in item 8. Cllr Mrs Batunas declared
an interest in item 8.
Cllr Elder declared an interest in item 18. Cllr Lifsey declared an
interest in item 18.
Cllrs D and Mrs M Lindley each declared interests in item 22.
|REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS/AREA OFFICER
Victims of Burglaries
Information to prevent becoming a victim of burglary to be circulated
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 19 FEBRUARY
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a correct record and signed by
MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
Response from Headteacher, re parking issue at Elm Drive
Advice is that there is no policy about which entrance children/parents
use and children from all year groups use both Silver Birch Grove
and Elm Drive. The only time stakeholders were asked to use one
specific entrance was during heavy rain when Elm Drive side was
flooded. On speaking to a former head, the School confirmed that
children have always used both areas.
The offer is made by the Headteacher that parents can be contacted
asking them to be considerate of neighbours but road use regulation
is the role of other agencies.
RESOLVED to forward copy of response to the resident who raised
Response from DMBC re lighting provision
Request forwarded to Senior Lighting Designer Engineer who will
make the decision. During the current financial climate it is not
known whether the provision will go ahead and may well be of low
Response from Orion Homes re making good grass at Old Bawtry Road
Communication acknowledged and further contact will be made.
RESOLVED to write again as no further feedback received.
Response from DMBC re houses with block paving footway, Lindley
DMBC advise the standard block paved surface is in good order. Routine
Maintenance Technician will observe to see if there is anything
Response from Network Rail re frequency of freight trains
Network Rail advised that the situation has been brought about by
the landslip at a nearby colliery and it is hoped the matter will
be resolved by June. Residents also had letters from the company
towards the end of 2012 advising of increased freight traffic for
Response from DMBC following request for weight limit, Bank
End Road to junction with A614 Bawtry Road
Request being considered by Highways Section.
Missing warning sign, Wroot Road
DMBC advises it is considering a suitable location to erect another
sign as it should not become obscured and hidden by vegetation.
RESOLVED to suggest a sign is erected in the same place as
|ISSUES RAISED UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No residents/members of the public present.
ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Dog Control Orders
The Clerk has obtained information from the Govt website which states
Dog Control Orders replaced Dog Byelaws in April 2006 and can be
made by any parish council.
Blaxton parish council has been communicating with DMBC Legal Section
and expects to receive a response by 21 March.
RESOLVED to await further information from Blaxton Parish Council.
Working with Charities, update from JPF Committee
Cllr Johnson has obtained an update from the Charity Commission
RESOLVED to await further details from the Joint Playing Field Committee.
Approval of BIB payments
| £ 53.50
|| Mat & Mouse (reconfigure computer etc)
| £ 27.00
|| J Worthington (printer cartridges)
| £ 523.85
|| J Worthington (March salary, qtrly allowance/qtrly
|Reimbursement of payment from Npower relating to pond
The Clerk advised that Npower will reimburse the council in the sum
of £170.48. However, where there is a meter a standing charge
must apply, ie on this occasion £47.94p which cannot be reimbursed.
|INTERNAL CONTROL/RISK ASSESSMENT, ANNUAL REVIEW 2013/14
The Clerk circulated the document to members prior to the meeting.
RESOLVED to approve the document after adding information re the health
and safety policy for the pond, ie warning notice erected at the nearby
|TO RE-AFFIRM APPOINTMENT OF INTERNAL AUDITOR
RESOLVED to re-affirm the appointment of Mr J Hutchinson.
13/00441/WCC Erection of 1 dwelling on approx.
0.07a of land (without compliance with Condition 9, application
granted 12/022338/FUL on 16.11.12 window colour to be white) Land
adjacent to 37 Blenheim Drive
13/00449/FUL Erection of 2 storey pitched roof
ext to rear, following demolition of existing ground floor ext 30
13/00536/FUL Erection of 1 dwelling with attached
double garage on approx. 0.1 ha of land, r/o 38 Blenheim Drive,
RESOLVED to raise no objections to the above applications.
13/00500/TCON remove sycamore x 4 and reduce sycamore
x 1 by 30%, trees within Conservation Area, Chanlee, Old Bawtry
RESOLVED to suggest that pruning, rather than removal, may
be beneficial to the rooks in the area.
WORK BEING UNDERTAKEN LAND R/O MOSS QUARRY, WROOT ROAD PLOUGHING,
THINNING OF BOUNDARY HEDGE, UPROOTING OF SMALL TREES
Cllr Lifsey has contacted various officers at DMBC and other agencies
with regard to this issue, also meetings have taken place with residents.
Further information re wildlife on the site, obtained by Cllr Lifsey,
has been forwarded to DMBC via the Clerk. He is also awaiting further
advice from CPRE. Cllr Lifsey was thanked for his work in this regard.
A response has been received from the Planning Officer advising
there is no evidence that the site is being ‘developed’
in relation to the definitions held out in s.55 of the T&CPA
1990 (as amended). Further the Tree & Hedgerow Officer advises
there has been no breach of the Hedgerow Regulations and the owner
has been advised again that any future proposal for the site should
retain the Wroot Road frontage hedgerow.
The site is not designated as an SSSI but is close to a local Wildlife
RESOLVED to ask for the exact location of the local Wildlife Site
and advising that workmen were on site recently, ie during the bird
|MEETING WITH C&G PROPRIETOR (JCB etc training, Bank End Road)
Verbal update given by the Chairman and Cllr Lifsey. It was pointed
out that the training centre needs development and a planning application
will be submitted for portacabins etc.
RESOLVED to ask C&G if consideration can be given to reinstating
the hedgerow as a screen from the gate to the entrance with Moss Quarry
within the planning application, and to request drawing and photograph
which were promised.
|TO DISCUSS GETTING GREENS REGISTERED BOOKLET, RE LAND, MOIZE LANE
Cllr Lifsey advised he will speak with a resident for further information.
• to await feedback from the forthcoming DMBC
Footpaths meeting which the Chairman is to attend, when he will raise
• to contact YLCA to ask if a seminar could
be arranged locally on the subject of registering greens.
ISSUES RELATING TO POND
Update re electrical cabinet - Awaiting information from
RESOLVED to write again.
Aerator provision - AES Europe advise the Aerator will be
brought to site in April.
Following vandalism to consider whether to install CCTV
DMBC Legal Section has forwarded information on the legal situation
covering human rights and data protection. The Clerk circulated
all members with a copy of the email which shows a link to:
RESOLVED to discuss at next meeting when members have perused the
One brochure received and others have been requested.
RESOLVED to accept Cllr Elder’s kind offer to pursue
the matter with the contractor who made the Shed at the village
|TO DISCUSS ALLOTMENTS SITUATION
Receipt of further quotation, Ecological Survey
Two quotations now received.
RESOLVED, prior to taking any decision, to await feedback from
a second meeting with Planning Officers and to request this be arranged
as soon as possible. Cllrs Lindley, Johnson and Lifsey to attend.
The Group has kindly forwarded a cheque in the sum of £50 towards
the cost of an Appeal.
RESOLVED to thank the Group for its generous donation.
Land off Bawtry Road
Cllr Johnson has been in touch with DMBC re another site, land to
r/o the primary school, DMBC advised this was a former sand quarry
and is a SSI site thus not suitable for allotments.
Further clarification from DMBC states area is not SSI but a Local
Wildlife Site and, as such, would not be considered appropriate for
allotments in any event.
VILLAGE HALL ISSUES
Provision of Cigarette Butt container
The committee suggested a post mounted facility, and members felt
that it could be affixed to one of the fencing posts.
RESOLVED that Cllr Elder sources a container not exceeding a maximum
cost of £50.
Attention to rear wall of village hall
RESOLVED to request quotation from Andy’s Maintenance
and Need A Hand Ltd to paint waterproof membrane so rain does not
penetrate into the bricks.
|DRAFT AREA PLAN – DMBC OFFICER WILL ATTEND THE APRIL MEETING
The Clerk has forwarded the Area Plan to all members. Any issues will
be raised with DMBC Officer when she attends the April meeting.
|CLERK’S MEETING WITH KATE RIPLEY, SOUTH AREA WELL BEING OFFICER
Information circulated to members.
RESOLVED to upload the information onto the parish council website.
|TO REPORT ANY HIGHWAY ISSUES TO DMBC
Following concerns from residents regarding footpath provision it
was suggested they too should contact DMBC.
RESOLVED the parish council asks for a rethink on DMBC’s earlier
It was pointed out that Yorkshire Aggregates lorries are again using
RESOLVED to contact YA at Armthorpe office.
RESOLVED to contact DMBC re litter along Wroot Road, from railway
crossing, requesting that hedgerows be cut back, and potholes require
RESOLVED to forward the February minutes to the Chairman for uploading.
RESOLVED this be circulated in the usual way.
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 16 APRIL 2013, AT 7PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY
The meeting closed at 10 pm.