Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes
was allowed for Public Participation.
TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES
All members present.
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS AND ANY UPDATES TO EXISTING
Cllr Mrs Batunas declared an interest in items 8 and 9
Cllr Johnson declared an interest in item 8
Cllr Lifsey declared an interest in item 9
Cllr Elder declared an interest in item 9
Cllrs D Lindley and Mrs M Lindley each declared an interest in item
|REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS
No ward councillor present.
A resident had contacted the Clerk asking if DMBC has a Dogwatch scheme
(ie getting dog walkers to play a positive role) in place in the borough.
RESOLVED to forward query to Mr S Racjan/ward members.
SNA Monthly Report received 1.1.14 to 31.1.14.
RESOLVED to contact SYPolice requesting police presence, ie
local officers on the ground, from time to time.
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 21 JANUARY
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the
MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
Response re Trinity Gate footpath and Blenheim Drive/Wellington
DMBC advises discussions are ongoing between DMBC and David Wilson/Barratt
representatives and the legal team. Cllr Tatton-Kelly advised that
he had received a similar response following his enquiry.
Reply from Yorkshire Aggregates Ltd
Advice received that use of Wroot Road has fallen from 22 lorries
to 2. Reason for remaining two is that drivers of these vehicles
are residents in the parish and it is at their request. All drivers
are under strict instruction to not travel down the residential
area of Wroot Road.
The application to extend the Operators’ Licence is to have
ability to increase the number of lorries which can operate in order
to grow the business. The advert referred to also includes provision
to keep the additional lorries at the Armthorpe Recycling Centre.
It is the intention that any additional lorries would be kept at
Refuse, Old Bawtry Road, adjacent Airport perimeter
DMBC will book a few hours with unpaid workers to cleanse the area.
There has been no written response from any of the three ward councillors
despite two emails being sent. However, the Clerk advised she had
mentioned this to one of the members in another forum and was advised
clearance took place on 3 February. Members pointed out there is
still litter in the bushes/hedges.
RESOLVED to contact DMBC asking if this could be cleared.
Refuse, land at rear of 57 Lower Pasture
DMBC Environmental Health has forwarded the photograph and information
on to the relevant officer.
RESOLVED to request update.
Request to DMBC for organisation chart showing roles of officers
for the ward
This has again been requested.
Closure of Residential Homes – DMBC
The Mayor forwarded a comprehensive response explaining the current
situation. 90% currently commissioned from the independent sector.
The proposal in the budget is for the Council to close its homes
and provide the required residential care beds in Doncaster through
these independent providers. Over the coming weeks meetings are
to take place, and in the event of a decision to close homes this
would be phased over an 18 month period from September 2014 until
March 2016. The Mayor concludes by advising of the unprecedented
financial situation faced by DMBC as a result of the Government’s
RESOLVED to thank the Mayor for such a comprehensive reply.
|ISSUES RAISED BY RESIDENTS UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Car Park, Joint Playing Field
Mr Hattersley pointed out that chippings are required in the car park.
RESOLVED that some members make personal contact with LaFarge.
|ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Update on further meeting at Civic Office to discuss s106 issues etc
Cllr Johnson attended the meeting on 12 February with the Officer
concerned and reported on significant progress. S106 monies are in
place and the SSAR has already been passed to DMBC.
With regard to a query that interest from s106 monies would be put
into DMBC coffers, it was advised that, with £109m cuts which
the Authority has to make, the s106 interest is an option. However
the legality of this option is extremely complex and no decision has
been made to date. The parish council will be informed of progress.
|ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
Hirst Conservation has forwarded the analysis of paint on brickwork
which states the current paint system is a modern vinyl type paint
on underlying traditional lime washes, and the paints are not compatible.
It is suggested the resin paint can be removed by the application
of a non-caustic chemical paint stripper followed by steam cleaning
which would also prepare the surface for further redecoration with
lime wash. The company is happy to price for this work.
RESOLVED to ask if there is a charge for a quotation should it be
decided to proceed.
|ISSUES RELATING TO POND
The Clerk has forwarded an invoice to the Area Manager to claim from
DMBC s106 monies for the recent pond project, in the sum of £17k.
Cllr Lifsey reported that the main cabinet is dry and he will continue
RESOLVED to contact AES Europe for update regarding rating for the
motor and asking how the new reed beds are progressing.
Robin Hood Airport cannot support anything which brings wildlife attractants
near to the airfield. It is its belief that there are large numbers
of Rooks nearby and it is the desire to reduce the likelihood of there
being more which might foreseeably endanger aircraft in flight. Members
expressed disappointment with this response and the Chairman produced
information relating to other similar activities within the area of
RESOLVED to advise the parish council would welcome a visit to the
site if representatives of the airport have not already done so. Also
to mention other sites which attract birds, including the Airport’s
own nature reserve. Further discussion regarding all other facilities
closer to the airport which are bird attractants, would be welcome.
RESOLVED to advise the owner of the proposed site, of the current
A) Approval of BIB payments
|| Anglian Water (18.10.13 to 14.1.14 – Pond)
|| Hirst Conservation (testing samples, Village
|| Mat & Mouse (IT services, jointly with BTC)
B) Signing of cheques
| £ 36.90
|| R Johnson (trav exps to York, Chairs’ Seminar)
a) 14/00173/PD Replace existing conservatory roof with lightweight
tiled system and replace highlighted glass panels with brick work,
Wild Orchard, Rectory Lane. (NB Planning Portal states a letter has
been sent to applicant advising an application must be submitted as
issue is not ‘permitted development’)
b) Planning application 13/00531/TIP Jedidah
DMBC advises that the application, due to be heard by committee in
March, is the same as that originally submitted. Environment Agency
had been contacted as it had concerns when the application was first
to be considered by committee. However, these have been cleared and
the Environment Agency is now content.
Members expressed concerns regarding the application and Cllr Lifsey
has been in touch with residents who share the view.
RESOLVED that Cllr Lifsey will speak for 5 minutes at the Planning
Committee meeting in March outlining all concerns raised.
RESOLVED to forward list of concerns to all members of the Planning
Committee and ward members, requesting support due to the high level
of objections contained on the Planning Portal website, also asking
if a site visit could take place.
c) Old Bawtry Road It was pointed out that there appears to be a large
number of construction vehicles at Heathfield House, Old Bawtry Road.
Also at ‘Sandiago’ the empty property appears to be falling
into disrepair and possibly intended for total demolition.
RESOLVED to advise Planning Dept of the above.
|UPDATE RE REGISTRATION OF GREENS
RESOLVED to contact Messrs Warings again as it was stated information
would be available in February.
|PROTECTION OF BARN OWLS
Cllr Tatton-Kelly advised there are a number of these birds in trees
around the Rectory. It is felt that measures could be taken to try
and protect same. Website information is available in order to sign
a petition. The birds eat vermin which have taken poison laid by farmers.
RESOLVED to highlight details of the on-line petition in the forthcoming
Bawtry Road– Part of hedge blown down and blocking footpath
has been reported to DMBC.
It was also reported there are deep potholes on highway near entrance
to La Farge.
RESOLVED to report to DMBC.
Footpath, r/o St Oswalds trees rear of No 22 need to be inspected
as may be in an unsafe condition.
RESOLVED to contact DMBC.
Wroot Road – It was reported that HGVs continue to use Wroot
Road but the companies concerned are not known. This occurs mainly
RESOLVED to contact DMBC Highways re this increased activity.
Cllr Lindley will upload the minutes of the January meeting.
|TO RECEIVE AND NOTE CORRESPONDENCE
Finningley Post Office
Information re changes to the above and with regard to making any
RESOLVED to contact new owner asking if he would agree to the
siting of a parish notice board on the property, as used to be the
case a few years ago, and if he would wish to fund or contribute towards
Company advises of further works planned later in 2014 and suggests
a second attendance at a parish council meeting, which would be in
advance of another exhibition planned to take place in the village
hall, for members of the public.
RESOLVED to respond that an open meeting may be welcomed on
a Saturday in May and that a visit to the parish council could take
place at its June meeting.
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 18 MARCH 2014, TO FOLLOW ON FROM THE ANNUAL PARISH
MEETING AT 7PM VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY
The meeting closed at 9.20pm.