Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes
was allowed for Public Participation.
Mr Alex Elder spoke about the fluctuation in the duck population
at the pond and discussion took place concerning the options available
to protect the ducks.
TO AGREE ITEMS TO WHICH THE PUBLIC AND PRESS SHOULD
BE EXCLUDED UNDER THE PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSIONS TO MEETING) ACT
1960 - None
|TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES– All members
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS AND ANY UPDATES TO
EXISTING MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr R Johnson declared an interest in Item 10
Cllr Miss C Clayborn declared an interest in Item 14
Cllr Mrs J Tuff declared an interest in Item 11
Cllr Mrs C Styring declared an interest in Items 11 & 14
Cllr B Worsfold declared an interest in Item 10
Cllr Mrs I Batunas declared an interest in Items 11 & 14
RESOLVED that the clerk would speak to the SNT Team regarding
no report being received and to ask that a more comprehensive report
is provided in the future. CLERK
REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS
Councillor A Jones advised that DMBC will be planting wild flower
seeds around the area in the near future.
Councillor J Cox spoke about the Doncaster Local Plan and their
engagement with Parish Councils.
The Chairman noted that he was pleased by the presence of two Ward
Councillors at the meeting.
|TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES RAISED UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Reference the suggestion by Mr Elder of “artificial islands”
in the pond to provide ducks with refuge the Parish Council decided
that more time was required to explore all options. To be discussed
further under Item 12.
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD
RESOLVED the minutes be approved
as a true record and signed by the Chairman.
MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING FOR NOTING
Response from DMBC re Wellington Drive (Formerly Trinity Gate)
Councillor A Jones advised that he has sent a report to Richard
Purcell (Head of Planning DMBC) advising that work should be undertaken
to open up the footpath from Wellington Drive along Old Bawtry Road.
Access from Wellington Drive onto Blenheim Drive
Discussion took place regarding ownership of the ransom strip between
Wellington Drive and Blenheim Drive and Councillor Jones stressed
that as the pedestrian link is on the plans this should be enforced.
Councillor Mrs J Tuff noted that residents were holding a meeting
with David Wilson Homes to discuss the matter further.
Footpath top of St Oswald’s Close to Church Gate
It was noted the Parish Council had been unable to establish ownership
of the path and also who is responsible for the maintenance. Councillor
A Jones agreed that he would make further enquiries with DMBC regarding
Stephen Racjan (DMBC) advised that he had been in contact with the
Probation Service regarding assistance in clearing the path by the
Community Payback Team and provided details of other contacts that
also may be able to assist.
It was also noted that the Finningley Community Group have also
agreed to help with the clearing of the footpath if this was to
be done as a community project.
Village Green Lighting
RESOLVED to chase up on the request for higher intensity
lighting sent to D. Moore (DMBC – Senior Engineer). CLERK
North East Bassetlaw Community Liaison Group (Fracking at Misson
The Chairman advised that the next meeting was to be held on Thursday
The clerk advised that only one quote had been received (Finningley
Home & Garden Maintenance £180), this was unanimously
agreed but it was noted that work was also required to a fifth flowerbed
and the clerk was asked to liaise with the contractor on this.
Parish Council Noticeboard and new Community Noticeboard
It was noted that Councillor Miss C Clayborn had purchased more
magnets required for the noticeboards.
Airport Consultative Committee Meeting
Councillor Miss C Clayborn advised of the feedback received from
Peel regarding the complaints raised concerning the recent training
RESOLVED to write back and advise that the feedback does
not address the concerns raised and that the airport is not being
seen as a good neighbour. CLERK
It was also agreed that an article would be put in the next newsletter
asking residents to contact the Parish Council if they have any
TO DISCUSS FURTHER ACTION ON THE MANAGEMENT OF TREES
IN THE VILLAGE
The Chairman gave an update on the work carried out by Viking Trees.
It was noted that as the two dead trees removed were in a conservation
area these will need to be replaced but that this does not have
to be done immediately and not necessarily in the same place. The
logs from the trees were left for residents use and were all taken
away on the day of removal.
RESOLVED that a future walk around with Viking Trees will
be arranged to discuss the ongoing tree management. CHAIRMAN
ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Playing Fields Dog Control Order
Stephen Racjan (DMBC) advised that he would liaise with Mr Hattersley
regarding the dog fouling and that he would be asked to keep a log
of incidents over the next month to monitor the frequency. Mr Racjan
also noted that he is looking at obtaining testimonials that can
be used to provide evidence of the problem.
The Chairman advised that the field is patrolled by Mr Hattersley
and a colleague every morning and that all instances of dog fouling
are removed by them so the full extent of the problem is not apparent
to users of the playing field.
Pavilion Project – Sport England Grant Application Approval
The Chairman reported that further information had been requested
which has been provided and that no further response had been received.
Pavilion Project – Planning Application
The Chairman reported that the planning application had now been
submitted to DMBC and explained that the planning application fee
had increased due to the increased floor area (to include canopy).
It was noted that the Playing Fields Committee had agreed to the
increased costs and that a completed submission has been sent to
DMBC to call in the Section 106 money.
ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
It was noted that the restoration work had commenced and that access
to the hall/back of the hall is to be made available on a daily
All work to the village hall car park and grass has been completed
by Finningley Home & Garden Maintenance and it was agreed that
this should be maintained regularly.
RESOLVED to produce a tender specification for the maintenance
of the exterior grounds of the village hall and car park to be agreed
at a future Parish Council meeting. COUNCILLORS MRS C STYRING &
Appearance of ducks on the pond
It was noted that twelve ducks have appeared on the pond and that
the Parish Council are aware of the source. Councillor B Worsfold
also reported that three Indian Runner ducks had appeared at the
pond but that these have been relocated to another pond due to them
disturbing the others.
It was also reported that a resident has raised concern regarding
a further increase in the duck population next year due to breeding
and has strongly recommended that no more ducks are introduced at
Councillor Worsfold advised that he had been contacted by the Finningley
Folk Group who have put forward a proposition to construct a duck
house and to take responsibility for the welfare of the ducks including
feeding, locking and unlocking the house.
Discussion took place concerning the options available and it was
agreed that the Parish Councils preferred option would be for a
duck island as an alternative to a duck house.
RESOLVED that a meeting would be arranged with the Finningley
Folk Group and Mr Elder to discuss this further. CHAIRMAN &
COUNCILLOR B WORSFOLD
RESOLVED that Acorn Gardening Services would be asked to
provide a quote for the duck island/materials. COUNCILLOR MISS C
Treatment – Siltex and/or alternative
It was unanimously agreed that no more Siltex will be applied to
the pond at present.
RESOLVED that Councillor Worsfold will look into other solutions
to pond weed growth.
Pump – weed clearance and cleaning
It was noted that the Chairman and Mr Alex Elder have cleared the
pump but that the switch keeps tripping and requires further investigation.
AES – plant growth and removal of staging
The Chairman expressed his disappointment in the service received
from AES and the state of the pond.
It was noted that as the ducks were using the staging as refuge
this should remain until alternative shelter is available.
RESOLVED to contact AES and advise that the Parish Council
do not want the staging to be removed at present and also do not
want any seeding to be done. CLERK
|RESURFACING OF VILLAGE GREEN ROADWAY
It was noted that a request had been received from a resident requesting
that the resurfacing be extended.
RESOLVED to obtain a
quote from the contractor.
CHAIRMAN & COUNCILLOR MISS C CLAYBORN
A) Pre-Approved BIB transactions - For Information Only
|| Finningley Home & Garden Maintenance (Village
|| DMBC (Pavilion Planning Application Fee)
|| Viking Trees (Tree Maintenance)
B) To approve BIB transactions
|| J Leighton-Eshelby (Clerks Salary & Mileage)
|| J Leighton-Eshelby (Clerks Expenses)
|| DMBC (Litter Bin Emptying)
|| DMBC (Dog Bin Emptying)
|| Anglian Water (Village Pond)
|| Npower (Village Pond)
C) To approve cheques
|| Mrs F Mary A Farman (Internal Audit)
1st Quarter Audit
To be completed by the Chairman and Councillor Mrs C Styring (Parish
a) Planning Updates
Councillor Miss C Clayborn brought to the attention of the Parish
Council a planning application that had been submitted to DMBC for
which the Parish Council had not received notification.
15/01316/FUL- Erection of a two storey extension
to front and side and single storey extension to rear of detached
house following demolition of existing garage/utility extension
at Keys Farm, Doncaster Road, Finningley.
RESOLVED not to raise any objections based on the information
received from Councillor Miss C Clayborn and to write to DMBC to
query why the Parish Council had not received notification.
b) Planning Applications Received
15/01202/FUL- Creation of two strip ponds with
a central island and associated fishing platforms at Bank End Coarse
Fisheries, Bank End Road, Finningley.
1) The Parish Council have expressed concern regarding the provision
of parking facilities for the additional volume of traffic that
will be generated.
15/01655/FUL- Erection of annexe following demolition
of existing garage at 8 Ashley Court, Finningley. No Objections
15/01712/FULFT- Formation of room in roof space
of detached dwelling, including installation of 3 dormer windows
to front elevation at 6 Lindley Road, Finningley.
15/01673/FUL- Erection of brick built external
store within grounds of The Rectory, Rectory Lane, Finningley. No
Highways inspection report 30th June 2015
Clerk reported to DMBC
RESOLVED to report uneven pavement on Wroot Road (just past
the turning for Chapel Lane) following the report of injuries sustained
by a resident who had fallen.
Issues relating to school parking on Wroot Road/Chapel Lane/Elm
The Chairman advised that he had received a number of complaints
regarding school parking on Tuesday 14th July (Sports Day) and that
he had spoken to a school Governor regarding this in the absence
of a Head Teacher.
It was noted that inconsiderate parking is an ongoing issue which
was made worse by the event and that this will be referred to the
Head Teacher once appointed.
RESOLVED to chase DMBC with regard to the flashing 20mph
signs that were promised and to send photographic evidence of the
parking problem to the Highways Department. CLERK
Parish Council Website
It was noted that talks were ongoing with the current web host.
|REPORT ON PCJCC MEETING 7TH JULY 2015
The Chairman gave a report on the recent meeting.
REPORT ON CUSTOMER SERVICES WORKSHOP 26TH JUNE 2015
The clerk advised that the workshop had been very informative and
gave an overview of the information given at the meeting.
|TO RECEIVE AND NOTE CORRESPONDENCE
to circulate to members in the usual manner.
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
RESOLVED to hold a meeting on Tuesday 18th August 2015 at
7pm in the Village Hall to discuss the Doncaster Local Plan and
to review the Budget & Precept Setting.