Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes
was allowed for Public Participation.
The residents of No.1 Blenheim Drive raised their objections regarding
opening up the play area onto Blenheim Drive and advised that the
strip of land in question actually belongs to them and is on their
The Chairman advised that the original planning consent included
access from Blenheim Drive to the play area and a footpath at the
exit onto Old Bawtry Road, neither of which exist at present. Councillor
R Johnson explained that the Parish Council had received no confirmation
regarding the ownership of the strip of land and it was agreed that
Mr and Mrs Gibbins would provide a copy of their paperwork showing
ownership so this could be kept on file.
The residents advised that they have no objections to establishing
the footpath along Old Bawtry Road.
Mr Roy Hattersley advised that the nets on the tennis court would
be left up until after the half term holiday and that the moles
were still causing a problem on the playing fields.
TO AGREE ITEMS TO WHICH THE PUBLIC AND PRESS SHOULD BE EXCULDED
UNDER THE PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSIONS TO MEETING) ACT 1960 - None
|TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES – Ward Councillor Jane Cox
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS AND ANY UPDATES TO EXISTING MEMBERS’
Cllr R Johnson declared an interest in Item 11
Cllr Miss C Clayborn declared an interest in Item 15
Cllr Mrs J Tuff declared an interest in Item 8& 12
Cllr Mrs C Styring declared an interest in Items 8, 12& 15
Cllr B Worsfold declared an interest in Item 11
Cllr Mrs I Batunas declared an interest in Items 12 & 15
The clerk advised that the Safer Neighbourhood Team have advised
that due to funding cutbacks and time constraints they have stopped
producing a monthly SNT report.
RESOLVED to write to Detective Chief Inspector Melanie Palin and
Doctor Alan Billings (South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner)
and advise that the Parish Council are extremely unhappy about the
termination of the SNT report. CLERK
REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS
No Ward Councillors present
|TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES RAISED UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
It was noted that a complaint had been received from a resident regarding
seeds blowing across from the field and causing a nuisance on Gatesbridge
RESOLVED to write to Mr Higgins and advise him of the complaint received.
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 15.09.15
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the
MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING FOR NOTING
Wellington Drive (Formerly Trinity Gate) Footpath
Stephen Racjan (DMBC) advised that various owners own the land where
the footpath should be sited.
RESOLVED that Stephen Racjan (DMBC) would contact Darren
Sides (DMBC) for a point of contact so that the Parish Council can
chase this up with the developer.
RESOLVED to continue to pursue DMBC for a site meeting to
discuss the footpath.
Wellington Drive (Formally Trinity Gate) – Opening Up Play
Area onto Blenheim Drive
RESOLVED that as Mr and Mrs Gibbins had established land ownership
the opening up to the play area would not be pursued further. It
was also noted that it appeared that DMBC had not shown due diligence
in determining land ownership when considering and granting the
Footpath top of St Oswald’s Close
Stephen Racjan (DMBC) advised that the footpath has not been adopted
and that no owner can be established although DMBC have agreed that
they have adopted the lane that runs between Church Lane and Church
Gate and therefore are responsible for maintaining this.
RESOLVED that Stephen Racjan (DMBC) would request a site meeting
with Highways and Public Rights of Way to discuss what grounds maintenance
work is carried out on the lane and the maintenance of the footpath.
Village Green Lighting
It was noted that a response had been received from D.Moore (DMBC
– Senior Engineer) advising that DMBC is embarking on the
first stage of LED lighting improvements in residential streets
which are expected to take a year to complete and it is then hoped
that they will start on the main roads including The Green at Finningley.
RESOLVED to thank Mr Moore for his response and ask him to keep
the Parish Council updated. CLERK
North East Bassetlaw Community Liaison Group (Fracking at Misson
The Chairman advised that the meeting has continued to be postponed
until the planning application to drill 2 exploratory wells has
Councillor Mrs C Styring gave an overview on a recent visit to the
Doe Green (Warrington) site.
Waste & Recycling Focus Group
Councillor W Bedford advised that he had attended the first meeting
and reported that due to a change of contract in 2017 a number of
options have been put forward. It was noted that these options and
their impacts will be discussed by the group at future meetings
and the views of the members would be put forward.
REPORT ON AIRPORT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Councillor Miss C Clayborn reported on the issues raised at the
meeting and advised that EasyJet have agreed to vary the route of
their training flights to minimise the impact on residents.
Councillor Clayborn also read out a letter received from Mike Cotterill
– Peel Airports Management Finance Director in response to
a number of complaints that have been raised.
RESOLVED to respond to Mike Cotterill COUNCILLOR CLAYBORN/CLERK
TO DISCUSS FURTHER ACTION ON THE MANAGEMENT OF TREES IN THE VILLAGE
The Chairman advised of the quote received from Viking Trees (£730
+ VAT) for the further work required around the village and this
was unanimously agreed.
Remove Ash Tree on Rectory Green, replace with Amelanchier Lamarckii
Grind out stump of Ash Tree
Trim back large Oak on the Glebe Green away from phone wires
Remove double leader on Rubinia to make room for single stem to
grow (bus shelter at Green)
All logs to remain on site for collection by residents with all
small waste removed.
ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Playing Fields Dog Control Order
The Chairman advised that DMBC are now proposing a borough wide
Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for dog fouling although a
formal consultation has not yet commenced.
Stephen Racjan (DMBC) advised that he is to collect the dog fouling
information collated by Roy Hattersley and will keep the Parish
Mr Racjan also reported that he would continue to patrol the Playing
Fields and asked the Parish Council to keep him informed of any
instances of Laughing Gas capsules (Nitrous Oxide) found on the
Pavilion Project – Sport England Grant Application Approval
The Chairman advised that he was delighted to announce that the
Sport England grant application has been successful and that the
project has been awarded £68,150.00.
Pavilion Project – Planning Application
The Chairman reported that the planning application has now been
granted by DMBC.
Pavilion Project – 106 Monies
The Chairman advised that DMBC has confirmed that the report is
being finalised which will go to cabinet for approval and that the
Section 106 money should be available mid to late November.
It was also noted that the original estimates were based on basic
plans, detailed technical drawings are now being prepared by the
architect and will be sent out again for final quotations administered
as required by the council’s financial requlations.
ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
Village Hall Committee Meeting
Councillors Mrs C Styring and J Tuff advised that two meetings have
been held to discuss a number of issues including gas and electricity
rates and increased hire charges from 2016.
It was noted that the committee are aware that some facilities are
not up to standard and that they are looking at making improvements.
Outside renovation to building
Correspondence received from Elaine McNulty – Village Hall
Caretaker expressing concern regarding a vehicle regularly parking
in the village hall car park was noted.
RESOLVED that a car left at own risk disclaimer will be put up in
the car park. CLERK
Village Hall Exterior Grounds and Car Park Maintenance Specifications
RESOLVED to ask Finningley Home & Garden Maintenance, Groundworks
and Need a Hand for a quote to carry out the work as per the revised
tender document. CLERK
Protecting the ducks from predators
It was noted that a member of the Finningley Folk Group was sourcing
a quote for a duck island.
Councillor Miss C Clayborn also advised that a quote has been received
from Acorn Gardening Services for gabion baskets – agreed
that it would not be declared at this meeting.
Pump – weed clearance and cleaning; condition of pump
Councillor B Worsfold advised that he has spoken to Viscum Water
Gardens and is arranging a meeting to discuss ideas for the pump.
Information to be circulated between meetings as in Item 20.
Specification for future maintenance work
RESOLVED that Councillors R Johnson and B Worsfold will put together
a schedule of work required and this will be looked at in the New
|RESURFACING OF VILLAGE GREEN ROADWAY
The Chairman advised that a further meeting is to be arranged for
himself and Councillor C Clayborn to speak to the two residents who
have expressed an interest in the resurfacing along with the DMBC
It was agreed that the Parish Council would remain engaged with this
a) Pre-Approved BIB transactions – For Information
|| Zurich (PC Insurance)
|| Bonsers (Village Hall Restoration)
|| J Leighton-Eshelby (October Salary & Mileage)
b) To approve of BIB transactions
|| DMBC – Dog Bin Emptying
|| DMBC – Litter Bin Emptying
|| Anglian Water (Pond)
|| Npower (Pond Electric)
|| BDO (External Audit)
£ 12,282.00 DMBC (2nd Half of Precept)
Playing Field Contribution
The request for payment of the annual contribution (£2,000)
was discussed and unanimously agreed.
Receipt of certified Annual Return for the year ended 31st March
2015 from BDO LLP was noted.
Agree Poppy Wreath Donation
A donation of £80.00 was unanimously agreed.
a) Planning Updates
The clerk advised of the changes that DMBC are making to the consultation
letters generated by Doncaster Councils Planning Department.
It was noted that the presentation from Barrie Corscadden has been
deferred to a later date due to new legislation and planning policies
that are being proposed.
b) Planning Applications Received - None
Issues relating to school parking on Wroot Road/Chapel Lane/Elm
RESOLVED to write to the Headmistress to try to find solutions to
the ongoing school parking problems. CLERK
Village Walkabout Report
RESOLVED to report all issues raised from the village walkabout
14th October 2015.
CLERK, COUNCILLOR MISS C CLAYBORN & COUNCILLOR W BEDFORD
Parish Council Website
Councillor Miss C Clayborn advised that she is still looking into
getting the domain name transferred over to the Parish Council.
RESOLVED that the Chairman and Councillor Miss C Clayborn will liaise
TO RECEIVE AND NOTE CORRESPONDENCE
RESOLVED to circulate to members in the usual manner.
It was noted that a request had been received from Mr B Lifsey
and Mr D Lindley to sort out the Christmas lights. A date was provisionally
agreed and Councillor Miss C Clayborn to confirm this with Mr Lifsey.
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 24th NOVEMBER AT 7 PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL