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 MrsBatunas declared interests in Items 8 and 12
Cllr Elder declared interests in Items 11 and 14
Cllr Lifsey declared interest in Item 14
Cllrs D Lindley &Mrs M Lindley each declared an interest in Item
|REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS/AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
Cllr Mrs Woodcock advised that DMBC Environmental Services has installed
noise monitoring equipment in a dwelling following concerns re noise/vibration
She further advised that reviews are being undertaken by the Boundary
Commission and all parishes will be contacted for comments with regard
to reducing the number of councillors per ward.
Cllr Mrs Schofield expressed concern regarding Hill House School who
are erecting a sports pavilion on a field that has already been purchased
in Blaxton, and feels it will affect the viability regarding the pavilion
already planned for the Joint Playing Field. She wished the representatives
on the JPF to take note.
The SNT Newsletter for May was received and is to be circulated to
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 21 MAY
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the
Cllr Lindley wished it noted that he had been in the Chair for 10
years and thanked colleagues past and present for their support.
|MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
Trinity Gate, footpath provision
The clerk has sent a reminder requesting update on the request.
Mitchells & Butlers plc re Harvey Arms – repairs to chimney
The Brewery advises it is not connected in any way with the Harvey
RESOLVED that the member who raised the issue ascertains information
of the owners.
Following a presentation at an earlier parish council meeting, Cogitamus
Ltd had invited a member to attend a Stakeholders’ meeting at
Spalding. However, no member could attend the event and the Clerk
has advised accordingly.
|ISSUES RAISED BY RESIDENTS UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Residents present expressed strong objections with regard to application
13/00531/TIP and many have already submitted concerns to DMBC, including
local capacity processing. The Chairman advised that all views would
be taken into account when discussed at Item 10 and that, if approved,
the Environment Agency would oversee and monitor the activities.Also
concerns were raised in connection with application 13/01158/FUL,
not the least of which being that the barn should not be sited so
near to the railway line.
|ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Dog Control Orders, update from Blaxton Parish Council
Blaxton Parish Council has decided to hold off on progressing the
Order for the time being and expects an update from Legal Section,
at its next meeting on 20 June.
Reply from SY Police re drug issues
Response is that patrols have been carried out each day during working
shift and staff have engaged with local youths. A search was made
of the skate park and shelter and no drug evidence was found. However,
5 youths were identified as subjecting a couple to ASB on Lindley
Road. Two of the main offenders have been issued with referral letters.
Faded Pick up/Pay signs
DMBC has spoken with a member of the JPF Committee and will also check
all post mounted signs and replace any where necessary.
A) Signing of cheques
|| Andy’s Property Maintenance (work at pond)
|| Cliff Hampson (825 newsletters)
B) Approval of BIB payments
| £ 60.00
|| Need A Hand Ltd (flower bed maintenance)
| £ 18.75
|| Mat & Mouse (computer issues, half cost)
13/00986/FUL Replacement of existing flat roof with pitched roof
to existing integral annexe, internal alterations to link annexe
to existing dwelling and alterations to existing boundary wall to
remove 1 gate opening, Manor Farm, The Green
RESOLVED to raise no objections.
13/00531/TIP Erection of inert waste transfer
station and material recycling facility to be located in purpose
designed building (approx. 25.0m long and 25.0m wide and 7.2m high
to ridge) including formation of screen bund, erection of ancillary
buildings and formation of car parking, Ferndale Aggregates Ltd,
Bank End Quarry
RESOLVED that a full response is compiled by members, including
the Wildlife list and forwarded to the Clerk; members do not wish
to see this application go ahead.
13/00158/FUL Change of use of land from quarry (sui generis) to
equine related use (Class D2) including erection of stable barn
(1.30x14.38m) land off Bank End Quarry
RESOLVED to forward comments to DMBC, prepared from residents’
It was noted that Cllr Lifsey had spent many hours of his time
on these two applications, e.g. obtaining information, delivering
RESOLVED that, following a letter from Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP
to Cllr Lifsey, that the MP’s office be requested to forward
further correspondence to the Clerk.
It was pointed out that vehicles are being cut up and dismantled
at the site.
RESOLVED to contact DMBC to ascertain if this activity is
covered under the current conditions.
Hedge, Blenheim Drive/Trinity Gate
It was reported that the hedge, belonging to the Developer, at the
rear of No 9 Blenheim Drive requires cutting to a manageable height.
RESOLVED to bring to attention of DMBC.
Lafarge Tarmac – Finningley Quarry
Request received for a representative to attend a parish council
meeting to explain proposals for the final phase of sand and gravel
extraction, prior to submission of planning application.
RFESOLVED to suggest either the July or August meeting and to point
out that a 15 minute timescale is allowed for public participation.
b) Decision Notification
13/00815/FUL Byland House, Old Bawtry Road, domestic
ext – GRANTED
12/02728/WCC Finningley Quarry, realignment –
ISSUES RELATING TO POND
Update re camera provision
Cllr Elder produced information for a camera costing £25 plus
a rigid sign, and 5 fluorescent window signs.
RESOLVED to agree in principle a sum not exceeding £60 for
the provision of the above equipment. Meantime, monitoring to take
place over the next 5 months by Chair and Vice Chair who will propose
whether or not to proceed.
Specification to be prepared for pathway provision to new table/seating
RESOLVED to discuss at the next parish council meeting.
Cllr Lindley has been in touch with AES Europe with pond weed and
small creatures living amongst the weeds. AES Europe advised the
pond weed is algae which will persist until it uses up the nutrients
in the water. Aeration and Siltex will help to prevent it growing.
Once a colony of detritivors establish, they will graze on the algae;
members to inspect the area around the aerator.
|TO DISCUSS ALLOTMENTS SITUATION
Report on meeting held with Peel Holdings 12 June and further updates
DMBC suggested the parish council should contact Robin Hood Airport
and a meetingwas subsequently arranged via Cllr Lifsey. The representative
from RHA advised he would explore how it may be possible for the Allotments
to proceed and he would contact other personnel at the airport and
also the Civil Aviation Authority.
Subsequently an email was received advising some initial research
has been conducted which indicates that any food stuffs increase the
likelihood of greater wildlife and bird population, and frequencies
will be determined regarding particular produce for particular species.
If the magnitude of risk is not increased then, in principle, such
would not impact on aircraft safety. The contrary is also true in
that increased bird and wildlife population would mean a greater likelihood
of aircraft strike, this could endanger aircraft safety and as such
is not tolerable.
RESOLVED to await further updates and thereafter decide whether or
not to proceed with an Ecological Survey.
Update re Voluntary Registration procedure
Cllr Johnson has obtained further information and advised that Form
44 needs to be submitted to DMBC after completion by the clerk.
RESOLVED to approve expenditure of £10 for an appropriate map
from DMBC to be appended to the Application, together with provision
of OS map via Anthony Snowden, Architect.
VILLAGE HALL ISSUES
Quotations received for fixing piping for cycle hoop
Two quotations received: Need A Hand Ltd - £30; Andy’s
Property Maintenance £65.
• To accept the quotation from Need A Hand Ltd in the sum
• To approve expenditure in the sum of £40 for piping
Cllr Elder kindly offered to pick up the piping from the supplier.
Emergency work carried out on building to prevent further water
It was reported that authorization has been given for expenditure
to the bell tower in order to prohibit further ingress of water.
It was noted that the Village Hall Management Committee has paid
the invoice in the sum of £85.
RESOLVED to forward copy of the Licence Agreement to members with
the next Agenda so the situation can be clarified with regard to
whose responsibility it is to fund expenditure for the external
fabric of the building.
Response from DMBC on points raised by Cllr Lifsey
DMBC advise stop signs will only be approved at a junction where
visibility is so restricted that it is essential for drivers to
actually stop before entering the major road. Regarding provision
of an additional bend warning sign and elderly pedestrian warning
sign, there is a reluctance for several reasons which are highlighted.
All points put forward were answered.
Regarding HGVs using Wroot Road, if a weight limit were to be introduced,
it would be except for access and these vehicles would fall under
the exemption, thus would not be of any advantage. If vehicles are
travelling when children are arriving/leaving school, DMBC will
contact Yorkshire Aggregates/Green Group and reiterate the point
RESOLVED to advise DMBC of a Yorkshire Aggregates vehicle travelling
along the road at 4pm on 12 June.
Buses not keeping to timetables
It was reported that buses appear to be unable to keep up with timetables
due to the number of times the level crossing barriers have to be
RESOLVED to contact SYPTE and First suggesting that the timetables
could be amended due to the increased rail traffic.
Speeding issues in the village, from last meeting
RESOLVED to await further information from the resident of Lindley
Road following her complaints to DMBC and the Police.
RESOLVED to contact SNT/Police re speeding along Old Bawtry Road.
Parking on grassed verges
Letter from a resident complaining about vehicles parked on the
grass at a property on Wroot Road. The Clerk has forwarded the concerns
Complaints by some residents of the nuisance caused, but others who
wish the birds to remain
Information received from a resident who has made many enquiries as
to where the new peahen may have originated, with limited success.
The resident details at length activities regarding the birds and
advises that incidents which cause the peacocks to call out are initiated
RESOLVED to forward a copy of the information to the two residents
who have written in with complaints and it was agreed this particular
issue is now closed.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the May meeting be forwarded to
Cllr Lindley for uploading to the Website.
|TO RECEIVE CORRESPONDENCE
Proposed traffic signal priority changes, Hayfield Lane/First Avenue
Information from DMBC that the change will involve two main road phases
running together, instead of in separate stages, whilst traffic light
reconfiguration is being processed.
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 16 JULY 2013, AT 7PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY
The meeting closed at 9.40 pm.