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 Cllr B W Lifsey for reason
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS & ANY UPDATES TO EXISTING MEMBERS’
Cllr Johnson declared an interest in item 8;
Cllr Mrs Batunas declared an interest in item 8.
Cllr Elder declared interests in item 9
Cllrs D and Mrs M Lindley declared an interest in item 19
|REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLOR
Cllr Allan Jones was contacted regarding a question he had raised
with the Mayor at a meeting of Doncaster Council, ie referring to
future planning possibilities for the Finningley Ward.
RESOLVED to respond expressing concerns that there appears to be confusion
between Finningley Ward and Finningley Parish and members’ wish
is that Finningley Parish is a no-growth village.
SNA Monthly report received for October. Also received information
from SNT Team re Finningley Village Walk etc.
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 15 OCTOBER
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the
|MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
a) Response re Trinity Gate footpath
i) DMBC advise a footpath is included on an approved plan relating
to the site.
RESOLVED to ask DMBC for update.
ii) Regarding the footpath issue raised by Cllr Tatton-Kelly some
months ago, ie from entrance to Blenheim Drive, it was felt that when
the area is cleared this provision would be made.
RESOLVED to monitor until such time as the area is cleared.
b) Response re pathway outside properties 3-3b Lindley Road
DMBC advise responsibility would be with the developer unless out
of contract, and then the onus would fall upon the property owner.
RESOLVED to note the information.
c) Debris, Wroot Road
DMBC advised safety equipment was required to complete the work thus
reason for delay.
RESOLVED to point out that some items still remain, e.g. plastic bags.
d) HGVs along Wroot Road, update from DMBC
DMBC advises flashing amber warning lights (FAWL) are now programmed
centrally so they are site specific in covering times children are
coming and going from school.
If a crossing patrol warden is present during lunchtime, the FAWL
will be programmed for this time also. Other activities during the
school day wouldn’t be covered by lower speed limits.
RESOLVED to respond advising there is no FAWL at this location.
e) Condition of road surface, Wroot Road (leading to Candy Farm)
DMBC has passed information to Highways – ref no 54245.
RESOLVED to note the information.
|ISSUES RAISED BY RESIDENTS UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Harvey Arms Bonfire Night Event
Concerns expressed regarding number of vehicles parked on the grass
and yellow lines, and general congestion.
RESOLVED that the Licensee be contacted suggesting that, for
future events, such issues could be discussed with the Highway Authority/SY
Police. Also that thanks be expressed for a successful community event.
Grass overgrowing onto footpaths
RESOLVED to advise DMBC of areas around the village and, in particular,
the area where the bus shelter is sited on the main road.
Bus Service 91
Following a change in the route from Doncaster to Finningley there
does not appear to have been any consultation.
RESOLVED to contact SYPTE asking if consultation has taken place as
the service to Finningley village is now delayed.
ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
RESOLVED to raise the issue of dog fouling in the next Newsletter
and to request visits by DMBC Dog Wardens.
The Chairman updated members on issues discussed at the recent
RESOLVED to contact DMBC requesting answers to questions
raised re s106 Monies.
|ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
Response from DMBC Conservation Section re material to apply to outside
The Chairman reported on a recent meeting which had taken place with
an Officer from DMBC responsible for listing buildings, the vice chairman
and the Clerk.
It was established that problems with the brickwork could be a paint
issue. It was pointed out that any remedial work could be quite costly
and thus funds would need to be included in the forthcoming budget.
Mr Thomas had contacted a firm specializing in such matters and a
response had only been received from the company shortly before the
RESOLVED that members consider the information for discussion at the
|ISSUES RELATING TO POND
a) To consider quotations received for pathway provision
Two quotations received, AES Europe in the sum of £2660.74 (£1091.33
for drainage and £1569.41 for pathway works as per schedule);
Design Ambitions in the sum of £1494.00 (£921.00 for drainage
and £573.00 for pathway).
RESOLVED to accept the quotation from Design Ambitions.
b) Update re camera provision
Thanks expressed to Chairman and Vice Chairman for erecting the camera,
and the signs one of which is in the Notice Board.
RESOLVED the costs be reimbursed to Cllr Johnson, ie £11.65
and that further signs are obtained.
c) Doncaster Electrical Services re pond electrics
The company has been contacted for a date re fitting/testing new time
clock, however the Clerk advised no response had been received to
RESOLVED to request a response within the week and, if not,
a quotation from another Company be obtained. Also to point out that
the faulty switch still needs replacing and if this is to be carried
out by another Company then the invoice will be sent to DES.
d) LaFarge Metal Plaque – DET Matlock
The Chairman advised that he and Cllr Elder had sited the plaque inside
the notice board adjacent to the pond pending approval by the parish
council, as this would serve to ensure it was not removed/vandalized.
RESOLVED that the plaque remains in the notice board and the clerk
forwards the photographs, showing the plaque, to DET Matlock as per
The chairman advised that Cllr Lifsey had visited various local farmers
personally in view of his unavailability prior to the parish council
meeting. Farmers approached unfortunately were unable to help as any
spare land is bound by EU regulations to off-set. The local quarry
had no land but did give details of a third party which might be able
Cllr Lifsey had spoken with the owners of a parcel of land adjacent
to LaFarge Quarry who were in agreement that this area could be utilized
for allotment purposes, pending of course the requisite planning consent.
The meeting express grateful thanks to Cllr Lifsey for his hard work
in this matter.
RESOLVED to contact Anthony Snowden, Architect, regarding pre-planning
advice and asking what the cost might be for such an approach. Also
to contact R.H.Airport for views on this latest information.
A) Approval of BIB payments
|| Mat & Mouse (Bullguard IT support)
|| Anglian Water (pond)
|| Cartridge World (Brother cartridges)
|| J Worthington (Half cost Bullguard download)
|| Need A Hand Ltd (weeds removal, Village Hall)
|| YLCA (Replaces BIB.130 returned/cancelled)
|| NPower (Pond)
| B) To consider purchase of ‘Local Councils Explained’
Cost £45 plus packing/postage
RESOLVED to purchase 1 copy of this book.
13/02354/FUL Erection of single storey pitched roof ext to side and
alterations to rear – Manor House Farm, The Green
RESOLVED to raise no objections.
b) DMBC Decision Notices
c) Rotherham Sand & Gravel
Following an approach to DMBC, it is advised that discussions are
taking place between both parties as part of the ROMP application.
DMBC is also currently negotiating an improved access for the site
and are aware of the issues re access/egress to and from the area.
d) LDF Sites & Policies Development Plan, DMBC Local Development
Framework, Post Consultation on Targeted Change from 30/10/13 to 11/12/13
in order to leave comments
e) NCC Minerals Local Plan, feedback between 23 October and 4 December
Information on website www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/minerals
A group has written to parish/town councils in the area asking to
attend a meeting and discuss the concerns, in view of proposals in
the media for a company to carry out an exercise near
York and near to Bawtry.
RESOLVED not to agree the request but to await any information from
Cllr Lindley wished his vote against to be recorded.
|UPDATE RE REGISTRATION OF GREENS
Information awaited from Messrs Waring Solicitors. The Clerk has circulated
all members with information from a recent issue of ‘Open Spaces’
RESOLVED to contact Messrs Waring asking if it is possible
to advise the cost of pursuing the matter.
|REPORT ON PC JCC MEETING 5 NOVEMBER 2013
Parish precept Grant from central govt – information received
from YLCA (circulated to all)
Restriction on parish council band D tax level 2014/15 – Information
Suggestion to all parish/town councils that the Budget/Precept levy
is not decided until January 2014, pending Government announcement
Cllr Johnson attended the PC JCC and has circulated a report thereon.
It was pointed out that a meeting of members of the PC JCC and all
parish clerks has been scheduled for Tuesday 26 November at 2pm in
the Civic Office.
Thus further information will be available at the next meeting.
|REVISED MODEL STANDING ORDERS
Suggestion from YLCA that a small number of members/clerk consider
the revisions in order to put the final suggestion to the parish council.
RESOLVED that the Chairman, Cllr Lindley and the Clerk meet
to discuss the revised Model with a view to submitting suggestions
to the council at the February or March meeting.
Discussion took place on various items to be included and it is anticipated
that the newsletters will be delivered mid-December.
|HIGHWAY ISSUES TO BE REPORTED TO DMBC
Report on Highways & Footpaths patrol
This has been submitted to DMBC for attention.
Other highway issues
The Clerk has reported blocked drains on Wroot Road which DMBC attended
to within a very short time.
RESOLVED to advise DMBC of scarring on Wroot Road following a car
which caught fire.
Cllr Lindley will upload the October minutes to the website.
|TO RECEIVE CORRESPONDENCE
Build your own - information requesting parish/town councils in the
country to ‘remember the past and plant for the future.
Goal is to encourage building ‘Remembrance Bedzz‘ by
transforming existing planted, lawn or barren areas into something
beneficial and worthwhile.
Information on http://www.mrbeesknees.co.uk
RESOLVED to note the information.
Training Programme YLCA – suggestions welcome as to members’
thoughts for 2014.
RESOLVED not to submit views at this time.
Public Rights of Way forum - next meeting 21.11.13, 10am at Carr House
RESOLVED Cllr Lindley would attend the meeting.
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER 2013, AT 7PM VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY
The meeting closed at 9.45 pm.