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 from Cllrs B W Lifsey and E
Tatton-Kelly for reasons given.
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS
Cllr Johnson declared an interest in item 10
Cllr Elder declared interests in items 14 and 19b
Cllr Mrs Batunas declared interests in items 10 and 18
Cllr D and Mrs M Lindley each declared an interest in item 22.
|REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS AND/OR AREA OFFICER
Information from SY Police urging caravan owners to secure their homes
when taking holidays.
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HELD 19 MARCH
The minutes were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
|MATTERS ARISING FROM ABOVE MEETING
– a further meeting is scheduled with Planning Dept on 9 May
to discuss possible alternative sites.
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 19
The minutes were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
|MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
from Orion Homes re making good grass at Old Bawtry Road
No response to further email. It was pointed out that the other side
of the green area is also being churned up.
send further communication.
Missing warning sign, Wroot Road, suggestion it be relocated
in original place
DMBC advises the sign would be quickly obscured by dense vegetation.
In addition DMBC has to be mindful of the number of signs located
in case they become ineffective. Also as some responsibility must
be placed on drivers, it is not intended to provide the replacement
Trinity Gate, footpath provision
Planning Dept reiterate there was no requirement on the above for
a pavement to be provided.
Suggested Highways Section might consider the request.
to contact Highways Section asking for footpath provision.
Wroot Road, Yorkshire Aggregate Vehicles
The Clerk has contacted the Armthorpe office with the request not
to use this stretch and has received acknowledgement. It was pointed
out that the problems continue particularly early mornings and around
RESOLVED to contact Y.A. again and also The Green
|ISSUES RAISED UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
A resident suggested that provision could be made to secure bicycles
outside the Village hall for users. Cllr Elder advised this would
first be discussed at the next meeting of the Village Hall Committee.
|ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Dog Control Orders
Blaxton Parish Council requests that Finningley Parish Council considers
whether or not the Order should be made again in view of the doubts
expressed by DMBC as previously reported.
Blaxton Parish Council clerk will process the matter.
that the Order should be made again and Blaxton PC to be advised accordingly.
Working with Charities, update from JPF Committee - Pending.
A) Signing of cheques
|| NALC (Subscription Local Council Review)
|| YLCA (Annual subscription)
|| Cllr R Johnson (trav exps to Seminar at Harrogate)
|| Cllr A Elder (reimbursement,cost of cigarette
B) Approval of BIB payments
|| YLCA (2x seminar Village Green/Common Land)
| £ 12.00
|| Communicorp (Subscription Clerks/Councils direct)
| £ 45.00
|| Open Spaces Society (Annual subscription)
| £ 32.50
|| Mat & Mouse (half towards power supply unit,computer)
|| HMRC (tax/insurance to 31.3.13)
|| DMBC (dog bin emptying, Chapel Lane)
| £ 15.52
|| DMBC (litter bin emptying, pond)
The Clerk presented the quarterly audit for signature by council auditors.
Quotation for maintenance
The Clerk reported that Need A Hand Ltd has submitted his usual quotation
which has not increased over the last 3 years. Flower Beds £60
per visit; trim top/side of holly hedge, annual visit £85; strim
grass adjacent car park £35 per visit; attention to weeds in
village hall car park £30 per visit.
accept the quotation.
|TO RECEIVE ACCOUNTS FOR YEAR ENDING 31.3.13
The Clerk presented the accounts for signature by the Chairman.
RESOLVED: to accept the accounts and copy to be circulated
to members, and that
Mr J Hutchinson continues as the Internal Auditor.
13/00667/FUL erection of single storey pitched
roof ext to side of detached dwelling, 1 Gatesbridge Park
RESOLVED to raise no objections but to comment materials
should be in keeping.
12/00393/MIN Yorkshire Horticultural Supplies,
Bank End Road, change of use of part of corrugated steel building
and erection of conveyor in connection with 24 hour operation of
compost oversize processing plant – GRANTED
Street naming and numbering
DMBC seek views for street naming, new development adj Holly House,
Old Bawtry Road.
Suggestions by developer: Priory Grove, Priory Court, Priory Gardens.
RESOLVED to put forward own suggestion of ‘Church Grove’
Repairs to chimney stack, Harvey Arms public house
It was pointed out that the brick repairs are not in keeping and
do not appear to be aesthetically pleasing
RESOLVED to contact the brewery – Mitchell & Butler
– expressing disappointment.
WORK BEING UNDERTAKEN LAND R/O MOSS QUARRY, WROOT
ROAD PLOUGHING, THINNING OF BOUNDARY HEDGE, UPROOTING OF SMALL TREES
Following the request for information as to where the local wildlife
site is situated, DMBC advise website address for further information
– this was circulated to all members via the Clerk. The area
of land of concern is not designated a local wildlife site. Re nesting
bird query, birds are protected by law but only when actually nesting,
ie from March to August. It is not a criminal offence to clear material
birds might use to nest between these dates if no birds are nesting
at the time. Any disturbance can be reported to the Wildlife Liaison
Officer at the local police station. Cllr Lifsey has submitted update
to residents of progress to date.
Cllr Lifsey was thanked for his hard work on this issue.
Planning Dept advises that consent would be required to erect buildings
such as stables and to create a new access. To date no application
has been received for this site.
RESOLVED the situation be monitored.
|MEETING WITH C&G PROPRIETOR (JCB etc training, Bank
Information re proposal and site layout received. Proposals are for
temporary new portacabin type offices and a stoned area to the entrance
to avoid mess onto the road. Also proposal is to plant hedgerow as
a screen. Information re portacabins also submitted and circulated
to members. In view of information submitted there is no requirement
for a meeting with C&G.
|TO DISCUSS GETTING GREENS REGISTERED BOOKLET,
RE LAND, MOIZE LANE
Following the last parish council meeting YLCA advised a Seminar had
been arranged, run by the Open Spaces Society on 6 April at Harrogate.
Cllrs Lindley and Johnson attended and reported on issues discussed.
Although the seminar was helpful and interesting, it did not really
answer the particular query pertaining to the parish.
Cllr Johnson has obtained information regarding 3 village greens registered
in the parish but these are listed as 0.1 hectares and the areas should
be larger. Further information can be obtained from DMBC at a cost
RESOLVED that £7 be expended to meet
the cost of obtaining further information and appointment to be made
with the appropriate officer at DMBC.
ISSUES RELATING TO POND
Update re electrical cabinet
DMBC advises a feeder pillar specification does not insist on low
wattage anti-condensation heaters but are installed if the project
engineer has carried out a risk assessment and considers the ambient
weather conditions around the pillar to warrant same. The heater
is fitted with frost thermostat to maintain minimum temperature
in pillar and hence reduce moisture. The Chairman advised condensation
is not present in the unit at the current time.
RESOLVED to leave until the visit by AES Europe and to enquire
when the visit will take place as originally stated it would be
Following vandalism to consider whether to install CCTV
Members given information at last meeting and a general discussion
RESOLVED that the Chairman contacts a nearby resident to
ask if a camera could be erected on his garage and Cllr Elder will
contact installer for costing.
Cllr Mrs Lindley had obtained details from a Doncaster based company
in the sum of £179 for a heavy duty unit plus £15-£20
Concrete base for pond picnic table – Quotations for cost
have been sent to Need A Hand Ltd and HandyAndy. The former declined
to submit a price. The price from the latter is £270.
RESOLVED that Cllr Mrs Lindley formalizes the order and that
the quotation from HandyAndy be approved with the request that contact
is made with the parish council re siting. Regarding bolting down,
Cllr Elder to speak with HandyAndy.
|TO DISCUSS ALLOTMENTS SITUATION
meeting with Planners to discuss any alternative sites
The meeting has been arranged for Thursday 9 May at 2.30pm. Cllrs
Lindley, Johnson and Lifsey will attend.
Ecological Survey, decision on whether or not to proceed
RESOLVED not to make a decision until after the above meeting
has taken place.
|VILLAGE HALL ISSUES
a) Provision of Cigarette Butt container
Cllr Elder was thanked for purchasing/fixing the item.
b) To receive quotations to apply membrane – rear wall of
Two quotations requested from Need A Hand Ltd and HandyAndy. Need
A Hand Ltd declined to submit a price due to the building being Listed
and as such an historic building requires different treatment to modern
houses/buildings. Treatment with modern materials may lead to problems
in the future and information re a website was given: www.spab.org.uk.
The Clerk advised members of information obtained from the website.
HandyAndy submitted a price of £185.
accept the quotation from HandyAndy.
Station Road –
proposed design submitted by Highways.
RESOLVED to agree
in principle with the proviso that it may be felt some signage should
be in a location other than suggested. Blaxton Parish Council to be
Cllr Lifsey has submitted highway comments to the Chairman and it
was agreed these be distributed to members with the next Agenda for
discussion when he is present.
Highways & Footpaths Patrol – carried out 9
April and all information submitted to Area Officer. Regarding repainting
double yellow lines on Rectory Lane, DMBC advises that there is still
a substantial amount of thermoplastic present on the existing yellow
markings so it is not practical to lay more on top. Old markings have
become visible due to erosion of the carriageway surface. Rectory
Lane is to be considered for future carriageway maintenance treatment.
HGVs speeding through village
RESOLVED to contact
the company concerned following a complaint from an unknown resident
that the driver was speeding and was rude when she gesticulated to
him to slow down.
|YLCA NOMINATION PAPER 2013, SOUTH YORKSHIRE BRANCH
Nominations required for Chairman of Branch, Vice Chairman and Joint
RESOLVED to nominate Cllr Derek Liddell
(Silkstone PC), Cllr Duncan Wright (Wadworth PC) and Cllr Mike Summers
(Bawtry TC) respectively.
RESOLVED to forward
the March minutes to the Chairman for uploading.
South Yorks Police
& Crime Commissioner: Working with Local Councils
YLCA has forwarded ideas from the Police & Crime Commissioner
on how local councils, the Commissioner and the police could further
take forward this agenda. An offer is made that the Police will match
pound for pound any new funding provided by a local council, to fund
a dedicated local PCSO. Examples of initiatives developed by local
councils which have reduced crime and anti-social behaviour are welcome.
RESOLVED to circulate the information for discussion at next
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 21 MAY 2013, AT 7PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY WHICH
WILL BE THE ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING.
The meeting closed at 9.27 pm.